Tuesday, June 8

Ten!

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Oh yes people ... tis only TEN more sleeps until I get to rub shoulders and learn amazing stuff from Lord Tim of Holtz and Suze 'Meltpot' Weinberg and  Claudine 'collage' Hellmuth! Can you tell how excited I am ... Can you?? Huh??? Can you???

I had a long chat with Anneliese Bates yesterday on the phone ... I say chat ... it was more like 15 minutes of squealing really and we decided to mark the last 10 sleeps in true Lord Tim of Holtz style so without further ado ... Let the Tag countdown to Ranger U commence! Not quite as catchy as the 12 tags of Christmas ... but hey ... we have n't been trained yet :0) If you fancy joining us by making your own tags ... please do and link them here ... that would just be too cool! Anneliese will either be far more organised than me and blogged hers here already ... or she won't and she will blog it later :0)Tag10b0806

Right ... down to the nitty gritty ... I have used Ranger Distress Inks ... the colours I have used are Black Soot; Aged Mahogany; Rusty Hinge; Old Paper; Brushed Corduroy; Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey! I used Lord Tim of Holtz's mask, Ornate Frame and philosophy token ... oh yeah and one of his paper clips and his Grungepaper ... you know  Tim ... the man that can walk on water while carrying 15 smallish children to safety and entertain them all at the same time with just a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam and a Gold Acrylic Dabber ... talking of which I used one of those too ... oh aTag10c0806nd  some Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

The stamps I used are Tim's flourish and Wendy Vecchi's Rose, Butterfly and leaves.

Which just leaves me the opportunity to Thank you all for getting excited about this leg of my journey ... you all know what it is like ... trying to explain stuff like Ranger U to non-crafty people ... but you guys ... well ... just Thank you for getting it and for all your lovely comments!

Anyways ... enough of the mush already ... back to reality ... I am off to Happy Dance my way through a whole pile of ironing ... oh yes ... I am that excited :0)

38 comments:

Lou and Mel said...

Ooooooh you lucky girl! I'm feeling excited for you!

The tag is absolutely beautiful - Sir Tim would love it!

LynneForsythe said...

I am SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU....you are going to have SUCH an awesome time!!!

hehehehe....Non Scrappy friends thought I was now a "forest or park ranger" tooo funny!!

mustavcoffee said...

Can't tell you how much I like your work or... how jealous of you I am, I'd probably 'kill a small person'(can't say that, can I?............ There I've said it) to go to Ranger U, LOL xx

Netty said...

Terrific tag, love it. You are going to have just the greatest time......
Annette x

Alix said...

so excited you'll dance through the ironing??? lol
if you still feel like that when you're done...you're welcome here!!

Yours Artfully said...

You and Anneliese are going to have the bestest, bestest time ever! I've never known anyone want anything more than you want this. What worries me is how long it's going to take you to come down from cloud nine (aka distress ink heaven). Do you think I should email Tim and warn him what he's let himself in for?

Fab tag by the way, can't wait to see what tomorrow's tag is!!!

Lin x

Claireliz said...

You are going to have such a wicked time :)
xx

Wanda H said...

I am sooooo excited for you!!! I love your art, your blog, your funny posts, and your Tag countdown to Ranger U.

craftimamma said...

If you're that excited Linda, I'll send you the ironing that seems to have multiplied while I was enjoying myself in Bedfordshire, Lol!

And yes, I'm another one who is green with envy of the fab time you're gonna have.

The tag countdown is a great idea and I'll enjoy looking at them all. This one is a fab start.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I'm comment number 10..how cool is that!! Love the tag..can't wait for tomorrow!

xx

Angie said...

A wonderful idea and a exquisite tag ...your 10 will be a wonderful countdown.

Hels Sheridan said...

I am so excited for you I just did a little wee-wee (literally PMSL hun ;o))
AND, I looooove this tag loads.. so much that I am off to make a tag right now... and I will be back with a linky thingy to it :O)) Hugs... now, calm down and then once you have finished that ironing, get your bum over here and you can do mine to keep you occupied...time goes faster when you are occupied you know LOL x

Andrea said...

beautiful tag Linda and I am still singing the tune to 10 more sleeps to go, how sad am I ?????????? its totally your fault that I have lost the plot, soon be on the plane you will xx

Paper thoughts said...

Have a great time .... i bet you'll be struggling for sleep until after the Ranger thing :)
love the tag by the way very tattoo(ish) lovely colours x

Chatterbox Chum said...

Do you need anyone to carry your bags?? I'm free, I'm free - anytime to get a chance to speak to Lord Tim!!!! Give him my love - and have a ball ! Caroline

Lori said...

Down to 10 already! Seems like only yesterday is was 47. lol Lovely idea, making the tags for each day, would love to make one, but we'll see how the time goes. I love the colors you used on this one!

Anneliese said...

LOL ... knew you'd beat me (though had a governors finance meeting this afternoon as an excuse :P )
But your tag is gorgeous ..way better than mine .. can see I'm going to have to get my act together .. lol :D x

Helen said...

I think this is your best yet. Are you sure YOU won't be teaching THEM?!
These colours are just awesome.

Hels Sheridan said...

I is back with my tag... can't remember the code for the linking thingy so here it is in full LOL
http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/2010/06/go-on-admit-one.html

Hugs xx

Sid said...

Nearly there !!

Carmen said...

Aw what a brilliant idea. These 10 days are going to fly by. Wish you could bottle up this feeling and keep it forever :D

themessycraftroom said...

I'm so excited for you , but very green with envy. Your tags are fantastic I think this is the best yet. Simply gorgous.x Chris

Helen said...

Well, I found I had to make a tag to join in - you can see it (where's the bloody linky instruction!) right here

Alizabethy said...

Fab Tag - Have left you a little something over on my blog if you want to play along. No worries if you don't!!!!

tanya watts said...

from one Ranger Educator to one nearly Ranger Educator: YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!
i was there in 2008 with Lin, Leandra,... we had a blast!!! they still remember us as the paper hat crew lol

Jenny said...

Hope you enjoy every second hun, can't wait to hear about it. Love the countdown tags. xx

sam21ski said...

Great tag and hope you have a fantastic time xxxxx

Gillian said...

Ohhh how exciting Linda, enjoy every minute of it:)

Traceyr said...

Lucky you - great idea to countdown with tags. Love this one. :)

Cheryl said...

Ooo love the tag Linda and I am not Jeal at all lol, hope you have a fab time hugs Chiz x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Yeah yeah, enough already! No seriously, I'm thrilled for you and getting more excited every time I read your blog hehe
Gorgeous tag, will try to join in each day - ooh that means I should go and do one now at 2.54am so I can blog it with my WOYWW post :-/
Anne xx

Glennis said...

I can feel the excitement from here!!! BTW love your tag today

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous tag Linda, you know that if we made tags too, ours would be green, because we want to come too. Of course they'd be tastefully green like Bundled Sage and Forest Moss, but you know what I mean! Give Tim a big hug from all of us too won't you, any excuse to hug him a bit more won't be a bad thing. Looking forward to tomorrow's tag. Judith x

Debi said...

Fabulous tag! Absolutely amazing job on it! Everything you make is beautiful!! Wow...10 more days. I am getting excited for you! Enjoy getting ready for your trip!

Val said...

Fab Tag - just love it. I am so green (sage will do). Can't wait to hear all about it when I come to your workshops at LB Crafts.
Hugs
Valxx

Heidi said...

Cannot wait to meet you Linda! It will be a personal highlight for me. Lord Tim and my Queen Linda...OH and Wendy too...all in one place!!??? BIG BIG SMILES!!

Luv
Heidi

Paula Gale said...

what a beautiful tag... why don't mine ever turn out like that...?

Seriously counting down with you... yikes - in single figures now as i'm being slow at blogging just recently!!!

Paula x x x

Hazel said...

Love the idea of the countdown tags - wow! not many sleeps now x

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