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Friday, November 9, 2012

for the LOVE of DISTRESS!


YIPPEE!!




since the very first time I tried tim's distress inks...
I've been IN LOVE!

first the pads,

then the stains...

then the markers...

and now MORE beautiful stains

so now we have even MORE to LOVE...

and 
YOU will LOVE this...

being Ranger's senior educator has this cool benefit...

I have a set of these BRAND NEW STAINS
to share with a lucky commenter!

THANKS TIM!!!
THANKS RANGER!

I'll draw the random winner on Tuesday morning...
7am Chicago time...

a simple comment is your entry ticket!

good luck my friends!

off to the studio to...
make art!
wendy

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inkypinkycraft said...

Yippee now that is exciting!!!trace x

Audrey Mislan said...

Hi Wendy--

Would love to win a set of these. I enjoy using the stains as a way to add color to blank pages before beginning work.

AUdrey

Gabrielle said...

Oh my! That's such a generous offer! Thank you for sharing a set with us! I know I'd make 'em cosy here...!!!!

Patty Williams said...

WOW -- someone is going to be very lucky and grateful ! Thanks to Tim, Ranger and Wendy !

Patty said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would LOVE to win a set!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Lori said...

Thank you Wendy, Tim, and Ranger for being so generous. Would absolutely LOVE to win. Good luck everyone.

Nancy said...

SWEET!!!! I just read their announcement of these - what fun products the stains are!!

Scrapthat said...

SO STOKED!!
Mind you...it's gonna take forever to get to Canada AND in a store near me so sniff sniff...I guess I will have to TRY to be patient. In the meantime I hope to see your inspiration for when they finally to get to my itchy fingers!

Wilma said...

Wow, what a great give away. Love the stains, right now I'm shaking the tarnished brass to make a tag inspired by you :-)

Hel said...

Wow great stuff......This would be great to have..oh the fun.

PiHi said...

This is happy news! I love to use stains and also love those colors. I send also my thanks to Tim :)

Bearcrazyman said...

Wow..WOW
Pick me Please....

Bearcrazyman said...

Wow..WOW
Pick me Please....

SueB said...

OMG! What wonderful colors. You know we need them all! Cannot wait to get my hands on some of those.

Annette said...

Wonderful opportunity to win these. Thank you so much.

Tasha said...

YIPPEE! What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win! :)

Ramona said...

Oh my would love to have these....I have a few and love them. Thanks so much for the chance to win these.
Hugs~

Myrto said...

Wow what bright colors you have there. Stains are one of my favorite products ever. I have all the old stuff, but look now what Tim does! The bright side of life! Thanks for this AMAZING giveaway!

Marilyn said...

These stains are marvelous darling (Couldn't help myself...sorry)! I have some of Tim Holtz's stains and I love them! Great product!!

Anna said...

Whoo Hoo! Love these colors and it would be terrific to have them in stains! Thank you to you and Rangers for the chance to win them!

Helen said...

happy happy news! Thanks always to Ranger and Tim and you for giveaways. I promise to care for them if I were lucky!! Have a great weekend making art.

Vic said...

I will gladly make room for the yummy new stains!!

Magda Polakow said...

Oh, woow, thanks for the chance to win them!

Debby said...

I just saw these and I would love to have them!! I can think of all kinds of cool ways to use them using the journaling techniques you taught us!!!!!

linda-neff.com said...

I would so love me some of them new Distress Stain colors! I haven't even had a chance to add most of the old ones to my collection!

Leslie M. said...

hi, This is fabulous news!!!! So glad you can give away a set!!! Congrats to the lucky winner!

Meme said...

love
is that simple enough?

Debby said...

I'm excited they released the seasonal colors. thanks for the opportunity to win!

Liezbeth said...

Wow those are Great colors, fabulous give away

vicki follett said...

those are certainly beautiful - love! love! love! someone is going to have an early Christmas present

Ally White Cat said...

Yes I want the door and yes i want that stamp but omg I really want these...i am to excited now.
pick me :)
hugs,
susan s.

K of JK Designs said...

Can't wait to complete the set! Thanks for a chance to win them.

HermaF said...

Wow, what a great set! I would be glad to win it!
Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Jean Dunning said...

I would love the chance to try those out! I have the inkpads and it would be great to have the stains to match, so glad they've decided to produce stains for all the colors, now how about the markers??

Pat said...

Wow what a fantastic opportunity. Thank you Wendy Tim and Ranger

Linda said...

LOVE! Would love to win these and show them off in my shop!

Jayne said...

WOW!!!!! I love distress, too, and I just read about the new colors being made available as stains, too. Way too much fun!

Barbara said...

Oh, I am SO excited about this announcement! The stains are just my favorite, and to think all those mouth-watering seasonal colors are in stains now! I would LOVE to win this set!!!

andizee said...

i love distressed anything--except my daughter LOL

Terry said...

Wowwwwzerss the NEW distress Stains are amazing, fabulous colors Wendy just fabulous. And your right the first time you try out the Distress Stains, you will be in love, I just got the metallic ones and made a project with it I AM LOVING them lots....Thank you so much Wendy for giving us a change. AND have lots of fun in the studio, can't wait to see your new projects WITH the stains wohooooo Hugs Terry xxxx

Jean said...

WooHoo!!!! Awesome giveaway! You rock Wendy. Love my stains and would love even more to add these to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win and for the constant inspiration!

Cafe Crop said...

LOVE that the stains are now in these bright, fun, yummy colors. I can't wait to get them and play! Thanks for the chance to win them!

Becky T. said...

being Ranger's senior educator has this cool benefit...


You can say that again!!! :-)

finnella03 said...

Just love those stains, thanks Wendy.

Dorothy said...

Excellent stain! Excellent give away!!!
Thanks!!

Donna Lange said...

I love the distress stains, thanks for a chance to win some new colors!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a beautiful rainbow. Would love to break open these new stains and make art!

janine said...

ohmygod!! i'm going to faint!! thanks so much for the chance to win---the entire Distress line is so awesome :)

Annie Rose said...

Ooh exciting! These are GORGEOUS! :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Claudine C. said...

Shut the front door Wendy!! OMG, those colors are so fantastic!! Thanks SO much for the chance to win, I'm super excited about these new beautiful colors.

Midnightscrapper said...

yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy.... I want, no not want. I NEED these :-) thanks for the op to get my hands on some of these, have a awesome day :-)

julie case said...

Yeah! The wait is over! So excited about these! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Flo said...

Just when I almost had all the stains, then they add more. Not that I'm complaining, the new ones are some of my favorite bright vibrant colors. Thanks.

Scrapbookdoll said...

Yeah, I can't wait to get my hands on those lovely colors :-)
Marie-Anne

jan said...

The colors are way cool, or way hot! Either way, have got to have them!!

Janet said...

I just saw these on Tim's site. Way cool! Thanks for the chance to win.

christie said...

ooo, la, la!! i love tim holtz stuff!!!

Gail said...

Wow Wendy-How super cool and so nice of you to do this. I can't wait to get the new fun colors.
Thanks so much for the chance to win these.
Gail in Oklahoma

Carolyn Adams said...

What a great prize, would love to be able to try them! Fantastic range of colours!

Anita Houston said...

Love STAINS!!! They work so perfectly on your Parts...lol! They are a match made in creative heaven! Whoever receives these, will be getting the gift of the year!!! You are so generous!!! WOW!!! Good luck everyone!

Tona said...

I am so excited to see these new distress stains. I love my stains & use them a lot. Thanks for the cahnce at such a generous giveaway!

Kelly Massman said...

Awesome! I would love to win these! thanks!

Erin Glee said...

Oh, these new Distress Stains are YUMMY! I love the few I have so much!
Thank you Wendy, Tim and all the Folks at Ranger for this fantastic chance to get the cool NEW stuff!

sandee said...

I just discovered your blog and am very excited! I just started using all the TH/Ranger products and have been having a blast playing with them. This is such an awesome give away...I am blown away with the generosity! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Primitive Seasons said...

Can it get any better? Thanks for this wonderful prize

Jean M. said...

Love Tim's stains!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Susie said...

Oh My GOODNESS. What a giveaway! Thank you so much for being so generous.

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fabulous giveaway, would love to in, thanks for the opportunity

Stephanie Rodgers said...

What a wonderful surprise! Thanks Wendy & Ranger! For a minute there, I thought you were going to say the seasonal colors were now in stain ... well, they made it into the permanent line, so maybe in the not to distant future.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

OMG! I think these ARE the seasonal colors! Whoopeeeee!

Elise said...

Wow!! So much fun to be had with these new colors!!! Thanks for the chance to win Miss Wendy!!

texasbarb said...

WOO HOO!!! I love Distress Stains!! I know I NEED all the new colors! Thanks for the opportunity to dream for a bit!!

Athanasia said...

Wow! Thank you so much, you are so generous!!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Oh boy! I am going to be sooooo broke buying all of these.

Marilyn

Karen said...

Oh my goodness!!! So happy that these colors are now a part of the Distress Stains family!! YAY!!!!

Linda said...

Love the new colors! Hope they show up in my local store SOON!

Linda

J-Lin said...

Wendy, I love your blog and most off all your take on art in the world. I don't have a blog, but do support your life by using and loving the stamps your line has. I know my art parts will love the tone of these on them. Thanks for our update. (can't believe I live close to a major artist in the papercrafting world...I'm in Streator)
Thank you ,Wendy

jennifer said...

wonderful giveaway! thanks for the chance

Suzette said...

Wow, thanks for a chance to win new stains, yippee!

Saranne Valentine said...

WoW! This is awesome! Love giveaways and ranger!

Saranne Valentine said...

WoW! This is awesome! Love giveaways and ranger!

Jason said...

Wendy,

I Love your style and frequently check out what you have to offer on your blog for inspiration. I think this give away is awesome and would appreciate if you would pick me.

~Jason

Lauraline said...

Woohoo, great news, great give away! :) I love Distress Stains, thanks so much for sharing with us!

2amscrapper said...

Hi Wendy! They are one of my favorite products too! I especially like working with the metallic distress stains for holiday crafting. Love that there are more colors now. Helene

Snowflakescrapper said...

Ive been patiently waiting for these new colors to be available in the stain. I want all 12in colors!

Snowflakescrapper said...

Ive been patiently waiting for these new colors to be available in the stain. I want all 12in colors!

Snowflakescrapper said...

Ive been patiently waiting for these new colors to be available in the stain. I want all 12in colors!

Snowflakescrapper said...

Ive been patiently waiting for these new colors to be available in the stain. I want all 12in colors!

JPScraps said...

The colors of the stains look gorgeous! I would LOVE to win them (which pretty much guarantees I won't) Thanks for the chance.

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG, 12 more scrumptious colors of stains! I am in heaven!

CraftygasheadZo said...

WOW so need them. Thanks for the chance to win. Take care Zo xx

Sandy Young said...

A person can never have too many stains.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Distress stains are my favourite type of distress as I love the way they work. Thank you for this fab giveaway.

michelle said...

I am sure that you were a big part of why this happen so thank you for all our hint to Ranger! They are so pretty to just look at the picture makes me happy but oh to to play with them would be a million times more fun!

Minxy said...

Oh my, if I should win I would promise to stroke and love and cherish all the colours, and most of all I would use them lots and lots!
What an awesome give-away Wendy, thanks for the chance to win x I have everything and I mean everything crossed lol

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Ranger always knows exactly what we want. Just when I thought distress stains couldn't get any more we got some fabulous bright colours to cheer up the dreary winter months. Thank you Wendy for the chance to win. Tis' super generous.

Elaine said...

Great news - great colours!! They make a very pretty photograph too with all those bright colours. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan Leslie said...

This is fantastic news!! I love distress stains and ink and markers and now in 12 more colors, thank you Tim and Ranger and Wendy for the awesome giveaway!!!

Susan Leslie said...

This is fantastic news!! I love distress stains and ink and markers and now in 12 more colors, thank you Tim and Ranger and Wendy for the awesome giveaway!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Wendy...wow, such a generous give-away! Thankyou. OMG, these colours are just sooo gorgeous, a real "splash" of colour.
Dot x

Charley Walker said...

Oh Wow what a wonderful and generous contest. Thank you for the chance to win such a colorful prize.

Sharon Y said...

Double yippee! What a great give away! Thanks Ranger, Tim and Wendy.

The Mrs said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cathy said...

I absolutely love my distress stains and its great that the new colours are part of the palette. Thanks for the chance to win them
Cathy xx

Shanda said...

Now this is a great drawing. Count me in! :-)

Nannie of 3 said...

YIPPEEE, doesn't seem quiet enough. These are beyond awesome and there's not even one color that I don't want in the set, they are all fantastically beautiful. I'm pretty much in love here...they are just plain gorgeous.

Kelley said...

I don't have any of these, so I'd love to win this treat! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Shine on,
Kelley

Kate Burroughs said...

Are you kidding me??? All those are new colors??!! Well, I can see what I will be buying soon. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

Kaye said...

Well isn't this just inky dinky?

Kristen said...

Those are such beautiful colors! Can't wait to use them!

Sue Young said...

Wow! I ADORE these stains and would really LOVE to have them all! Thanks for the chance to win them!!!

Angie said...

OOOOOOOOOO PWITTY!! Love the colors...they are right up my alley, bright & beautiful! Thanks for offering this super awesome giveaway!

Marilyn C. said...

I agree with you - love the stains and all of Ranger's product lines. Cool beans!

charity said...

Love love love!

Heidi said...

I love that good things happen when you are patient!! Now just waiting for your big announcement on Tuesday...patience...good thing...just sayin...

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW! Jumping up and down!!! Can't wait to get these new and fabulous colors!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win them all at once!!

charity said...

Love love love!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What awesome news!!! I'm giddy that Peacock Feathers is now a stain, I am SO in love with that color LOL! How exciting that you're giving a set away woohoooo!! Good luck Everyone!!

Kristy Hansen said...

what a great new look to stains to bring even more color to our world! ksh

Unknown said...

This is so cool to have the seasonal colors. Distress stains are so versatile, and I love playing with them - can't wait to try the new colors !
Danita

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow what a great array of new colors! I would be thrilled to the moon the win these! Please and Thank You!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I was hoping Ranger would release the seasonal colours as stains. Way to go.

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful colors Wendy, but I am still waiting for my prize from last month!

Sherry Cheever said...

I've been hoping for these colors! YAH!!!!! couldn't be more excited!

Russell Stone said...

A Simple Comment.... Simply wonderful! Thank you Tim, Wendy and Ranger for everything you do.

Suzanne said...

Love the colors!! So very exciting!

Jackie Banyai said...

Omg these are the best and we will be using them this weekend at Girlfriends in Twin Falls Idaho, making some Tim and Wendy tags wearing our Wendy Vecchi sweat shirts. (Lisa's birthday present from me).
Pick me pick me.....

Wendy said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Must have these colors LOL ;) What a fantastic asset to a crafters toolbox!!!! Pick me!!!! :)

redmom said...

I'm with you, my love for all things distress started with the pads.....I can't wait to get these new stains!!!

Wanda H said...

I just saw this news on the Ranger blog... woohoo!!! Very exciting!!!!!

Julie said...

I love these 12 "limited edition" colors! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a set of stains to match!

Julie S. said...

OMG look at that rainbow! No need for a pot of gold...

SusanK said...

I wanna be stained by you, and nobody else but you...I wanna be stained by ... boop boop do boo!

jackib said...

Ok - who doesn't love the stains AND a giveaway!! Thanks to Wendy and ranger!!

jackib said...

Ok - who doesn't love the stains AND a giveaway!! Thanks to Wendy and ranger!!

prutsels said...

The missing link(s)!
Thanks for the change to win this stain set!

Nannie of 3 said...

Oh my gosh, they are ALL so gorgeous...I have the ink pads now I need the stain. Love 'em, that's all there is to it.

Cinimom said...

Oh my..what a generous giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity!

Cinimom said...

Oh my..what a generous giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity!

Cinimom said...

Oh my..what a generous giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity!

Cinimom said...

Oh my..what a generous giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity!

Pam said...

I am so happy to see the new stains - now we just need the markers to match. I know, I'm greedy! =0)

Kate said...

Another new addiction to be sure! I love these colors and can't wait to get them. Here's hoping to win!!

Tammy B said...

oh my gosh. oh my gosh. oh my gosh! i think i hear angels singing. someone is going to have a very happy mailbox. i promise i would give them a good home and play with them often so they don't get lonely!

Donna Gibson said...

Soooo excited about the new stains! Can't wait to add them to my collection!!!

Micki said...

OMG, I love my stains. Personally I think they need to come in quart sizes, lol. More colors, yipee!

Kari Leach said...

Please draw my name, please draw my name, please draw my name!!!!!!!!!!

marci said...

What a great bunch of colors. Thansk for sharing!

sue said...

I also love Tim's stains. They are so versatile.

Winnie said...

Thanks for the chance to win the stains in the new colors. I am currently using the metallic ones and having a blast! Can't wait to see what you make with these new colors.

marilyn said...

New colors...oh so much fun! Love Tim's distress inks, stains, and markers. Thanks for the chance to win!

4ft9inchcreator said...

Yummie yummie colours... Just love these.

Sharon said...

My fav colour is Iced Spruce, and am loving the metallic ones distress stains.
Thanks for the chance to win this generous prize!
Sharon
aka celticrafter

Sandi said...

Winning would be so cool! Can not wait to see all the new colors! As always thanks Wendy for all your inspiration and generosity.

lissy_lucy said...

OMG! Me, Me, pick ME Wendy! I LOVE these colors! Please, please, oh please pick ME! Lisa Serrano

Theresa said...

! These are fantastic! These colors are my go-to colors!!! I love them more than the regular ones!!! I love these colors!!!!!!

Cathy L. said...

Can't wait to get to these, thanks for the fun guessing game Wendy.

Barbara Mason said...

Great gift giveaway Wendy! Those colors are just beautiful !!!

Nicie Ibarra said...

Lucky you who gets to try all the new products before they're released to the public!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

mamachele said...

My prayers have been answered! Now if only I had these colors to go with my other colors...oh & I need some embossing paste...and what else can I think of! Lovely!

octlove said...

can't wait to get my hands on those yummy new colors...perhaps this post will keep my piggy bank from groaning:)

Erin said...

Wow! How generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I loved Distress inks since I attended one of your classes and discovered all kinds of inky goodness!

barbarayaya62 said...

Wow ! I lave distress stain, each color! Thanks Wendy for the opportunity!

margaeli said...

I love distress stains; don't own all of them quite yet, but I'm working on 'em!!! Thanks for sharing the good news & for the chance to win a set.

lin_anderson said...

wooo hoooo things just keep getting better and better!!!

craftimamma said...

Oh wow, what pretty colours. Definitely a must have to complete the collection. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandy G said...

Such gorgeous colours, thanks for the opportunity to give these products a home.

minnie_mac said...

What a glorious sight ! All those gorgeous colours now available as stains. Wooo hoooo ! Would so love to win.

Eileen Bellomo said...

this is just what we needed! Thank you Ranger! And thank YOU for the generous giveaway!

Redanne said...

Whoop, whoop! Can't wait until they hit the shelves....... A x

Gillian .... said...

How stinkin COOL is this having all these fab new colours in Distress Stains (woop). A mahoosive thanks to Tim, Ranger & YOU for this generous give away. Good luck everyone. x

Cardgenie said...

At Last!! Thanks Ranger and Tim, but most of all thanks to Wendy for the chance to win!

Cheri Reed said...

What a great giveaway! I would so like to win these. Thanks.

Sue C said...

Oh my, how gorgeous are they?!?! Thank you Wendy for the chance to win ! Sue C x

Therese said...

How exciting!!!! I need a surprise Pre Black Friday delivery package.....

Linda R said...

Gotta LOVE Ranger, LOVE Wendy - need those stains ;-)

Jackie said...

ooooh, fabulous, I would love to try these!

Cheryl Lynn 2011 said...

now that's a pretty rainbow of colors! Love the pads and own a few stains. would love to have these in my stash! thanks for a chance to win these!

Jackie Banyai said...

Did u c the pink?

snazzyoriginal said...

These look amazing, great for cheering up a grey winter day. Can't wait to get my hands on them xx

Jeanne said...

I've been away from my crafting so much...maybe this would be the nudge to pull me back? Thanks for posting this, Wendy!
Jeanne, Crystal Lake

Cher said...

well I guess everyone loves the stains like we do, eh Wendy? It has been a rough 6 months for my whole family...and u know what happens to the nurses in the family during crisis time...so I have been a busy gal...just not in my craft room that flooded this summer...it makes me ill to look at it still..have only just begun the *fixes*...but it will be FAB when I am done lol. Consequently, I have bought nothing new in months as I would just have to pack it away for now. I want these stains baaaaaad...want to be doing art, just cant yet...so toss my name in thy hat!pretty please! and good luck to all! ty Wendy xo

craftlyn said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win these great stains! They would certainly be put to good use!

Lorna said...

I love all the new colors of stains - I have wished for these many time :)

Bonnie D said...

I would love a set of these new stain colors

Inky Fingers said...

it's so awesome that you already have them. the colors are so cool. if i win i won't have to wait for Christmas. he shops at our LSS for me.

Li'l Pidge said...

oooh....some lovely colours, these brighter colours are stunning, especially for the drab winter season.
kyla

Julie Leake said...

OMG this will add to my new set i just bought yippie so pick me!

Julie Leake said...

I love the new colors

bkazoo said...

A Rainbow!!! I love these. Just in time for a Christmas list. Even better if I were to win them and could then get more of those new stamps too....

Lisa said...

Oh yummy! I love working these new colors in with the existing palette, it gives new life to my most used distress colors!

Julie said...

YIPPEE!! And I have just the project that is shouting out for those new Tim Holtz Distress Stains!!

SusanH said...

Oooooh! That's pretty - gotta have em all!!

Marissa said...

I love them too! I find so often when I take them to crops everyone is borrowing them because they are so cool!

Phazereyes said...

Such a great idea to bring these colors to the stains! Can never have enough of them, thank you for the chance to win some!

Alexandra said...

I'd love to get inky with these gorgeous new stains, love the colours. Thanks for the chance of winning.

Nikki said...

Oh my word, I need them! Will be keeping everything crossed! Thanks for the opportunity to win xxx

Sarah said...

Wow...just wow. Very exciting!!!

Carol said...

Love these colors - excited to use them as stains!

Susan C. said...

What a beautiful rainbow!
Thanks to Ranger and YOU for the opportunity to win!

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