New Ranger Distress Minis, give away, and a video!


Oh happy Monday indeed! Today Ranger begins shipping three new sets of their Distress Ink mini ink pads!


Which set is my favorite? How did I create the backgrounds you see above? Here’s a video:

link to YouTube


I thought I would use the ‘patchwork’ tag base… I got to playing with layering color (via stencil) and such..


Then I changed my mind as I got stuck and wasn’t sure where to go next! So I set this aside and picked up a tag I’d started with set #9. I stenciled on a bit more stormy sky, added some stickers…


Then stitching. Because stitching in black always adds in more contrast and detail and texture. Oh, also? I love that when you’re stenciling and coloring you can TOTALLY layer on colors. THE SAME COLORS. And you’ll still see all the layers. How cool is that?


So all that color on and the stickers secured and it was time to play with trinkets and treasures.


Oh, and dye some ribbon with that lovely stormy sky ink for the top!


Just a bit of tarnished brass paint for effect- you know I love my metallics!


Then some word stickers (because they make everything better)



And we’re just about done!


I just love all the details and fun technique I was able to get with these mini ink pads. I hope you’ve enjoyed both my video and the project tutorial here on my blog.

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Supplies Used:

All the lovely inks I used are available now in full-size form at your favorite craft stores. The new minis are shipping now – so watch for them! Simon Says Stamp has all three sets (together or individually) available to order now.


I’ve got a give-away, as promised!

I have the three sets (#7-9) here ready to mail to one of you! For your chance to win, just leave a comment here before June 28th.

Thanks to Tim Holtz and my friends at Ranger for sharing these inks with one of my lovely readers!

Want even more? Well I’ve got it!! My newest on-line class Camp Scrap begins June 30th (registration + info here) and I’m giving away a spot in that class (or the class of your choice from my site) in addition to the inks!


What could be better? I’m going to give away a few extra spots too! Can’t help myself. I love sharing with you lovely readers! I will also note to you that if you’d like to get 20% off the class of your choice between now and June 30th just use one of the links here in my post and you’ll get it automatically! Oh yes – and of course if you win a spot I will refund your fee of course.

I think that about covers it for today! Thanks again to Tim and Ranger for asking me to create and play to celebrate this new release, and to you for reading! I hope you enjoyed seeing my creative process as much as I enjoyed making this tag to share with you.

Now I’m off to get inky and test out new ideas for these wonderful little ink pads!


  1. Patty Cadby says:

    I love how the new round mini blending pads fit under the new Mini ink pads! This is Rangers greatest creation yet – thanks for doing a give away!

  2. Laura C - Michigan says:

    Ohhh more yummy Timmy Inks. Off to watch your video!

  3. Shari Mortimer says:

    Wasn’t sure about getting the minis since i just completed my full size collection of ink pads. But after your video i just might need to get me some minis to try.

  4. I love these colors and how you showcased them! Thanks for the chance!

  5. I am loving those new minis-so easy to store and take with you

  6. I enjoyed watching your experimenting! I am loving the minis!

  7. I love all three sets, but set 8 has to be my favorite! I love how the colors layer so nicely!

  8. Love your tag and the colors you used…the buttons and pearls are a nice accent…thanks for video!!

  9. Wow I love your finished tag! You’re right, being able to stamp over and over in the same color and seeing it all is a killing feature!

  10. Margaret in NY says:

    Love how you used the colors. Great tutorial!

  11. Wow I am so glad I found your blog! Beautiful tags, very inspiring to experiment. I would love to win a mini set x

  12. I love all the cool effects you created, and the finished result is totally nifty! Your videos always inspire me to get crafty, and since I’m registered for Camp Scrap already, I’m just countin’ the days for more craftiness to begin!

  13. heather says:

    The finished tag is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Wow I am so excited about the new ink pads and LOVE your tag and video on your backgrounds and all! I always love getting your blog posts in my email with all the great ideas and techniques you share! I have the 1st set of ink pads and love them so thnx for a chance to win the new ones!!

  15. So much fun – I love your videos! Thanks for posting and for the giveaway. :-)

  16. I love this color combo. And thanks for the tip about the black stitching!

  17. Love your techniques and would like to try these minis myself.

  18. Sooo excited about the new minis! Nothing small about the creative bang these offer! Looking forward to the growing collection!

  19. Love the ever growing new minis! Thanks for hosting a great give away!

  20. love the colors of the new mini sets and I really love the video – especially the tag with the paint and distress inks, I never thought of that and now can’t wait to try it out!! Thanks for the giveaways and all of the inky inspiration!

  21. Cindy Schipper says:

    what a great give away, such a lovely colors. Always love inspiring videos.. so thumbs up for you

  22. thanks for the chance to win some minis, and for the techniques

  23. Teresa Zuehls says:

    Love your video and the tag, Create art every day. I am a fan of Tim’s Distress Inks and use them all the time. These new minis look like just as much fun to use and would be great when traveling along with the new mini blending tool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Barbara L says:

    Wonderful video and finished tags. Thanks for sharing and giving me new ideas. Love, love these minis!!

  25. I have been seeing lots and lots of things to do with these mini ink pads. I think they are just great and I read that the round blending pads fit under the mini ink pads that is just great as well.
    Greet give away.

  26. Stacie D says:

    Love distress inks and mini size, even sweeter! Thanks for the cool techniques, May!

  27. love the new minis but can’t seem to break down and buy them, but the way you use them make justifying them a little more easily…lol. thanks for the inspiration.

  28. bethann d says:

    ohh, lovely. I’d love to win, my budget took a huge hit after the recent loss of my DH, no spare money for craft supplies. and since im beginning to craft agin this would be fab.

  29. Love the new videos…you always manage to find something I’ve not seen before or a different take on something old. Would love to win a set of the newest mini distress ink pads…these color selections look great!

  30. Julia Mitchel says:

    Gorgeous tags, with all these wonderful distress mini’s. I have the first three sets and love them on my desktop, so small and handy and easy to grab. Would so love to be the winner of the new colors. Thanks.

  31. Velvet Pearson says:

    Love all your tags — they really show off the color combos. But the fractured doll is my fave!

  32. DISTRESSED IS THE BEST!!!!! – And of course so are you May!!!

  33. michelle t says:

    Oh wow, May, what an awesome tag! Thanks so much for the chance to win your generous giveaway. Michelle t

  34. I love the new minis, they are sooo awesome. and the round blending tool is heaven!

  35. Wow, I love how you’ve used these minis. They are just so darn cute. I haven’t gotten any f them yet, so winning would be great. Thanks for all your inspiration, May!

  36. Jennifer says:

    Camp Scrap would be amazing to win, but I would love the inks too!

  37. Melinda C. says:

    Gosh! All these wonderful opportunities to win!! Anxious to start following your blog.

  38. Great tutorial on these…would love to win them too…thanks for the chance…

  39. I love your tag, it’s so beautiful!

  40. Mary Beth says:

    Can’t wait to try these techniques. Need to get some on the mini inkpads.

  41. Bethany Rielage says:

    I would love to try out these new distress inks or take one of your classes! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  42. Thanks for all of the inspiration. I guess I DO have to get the new minis after all. Will check out your online classes as well. Can you tell me about the mending tag stamp? Very cool!

  43. Thanks for being such an inspiration to my art look forward to you posts

  44. Stephanie McKnight says:

    WOW! Love these delicious distressing ink sets and so much fun-ner to use! Love your video and the wonderful art you created before my eyes! Thank you May – you are fabulous dah-lin!

  45. Laura Mooney says:

    I love these mini sets! So cute!

  46. If it wasn’t for Tim’s mention of your site, I wouldn’t have found you. I really love love the tag with soft colors (the compass one). Have to go through the videos and old posts, how exciting to have found your site! PS: Orange is my absolute fav color!

  47. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful tag! I love all the little elements/items you added and the stitching too. Thanks for the chance at some great giveaways!

  48. Just bought some minis, so excited about using them.

  49. Great tags, especially the stamped one. The mini sets are wonderful and I do have the first three sets. I would love to have the new sets for my collection. TFS!

  50. Beautiful art as always, May! Thank you for sharing your process with us and for the chance to win the Distress minis!

  51. great tutorial May! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on these minis since their first release. you can do so much with them. love your tips and tricks in this video. thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!


  52. Leah Burgett says:

    Loved your videos! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  53. Great video, nice to ‘see’ you. Thanks for the chance to win some great inks – the stormy sky set is top of my list too!


  54. Thanks for showing us some of the possibilities of the mini distress inks. What I really like about them is the size. You can control where you add ink when using direct ink to paper contact and easy for storage. I have the original size inks, but would love more colours. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m off now to try some your techniques. :)

  55. beautiful! love the way you create!

  56. Terri Torrez says:

    Those inks and Camp Crap are on my shopping list for this month. I had to take a scrapbooking hiatus for a few months while I cleared the decks. Can’t wait to jump back in and play.

  57. I will definitely be trying these minis wether I win them here or not – I love the tutuorials I have been seeing using these!

  58. Liz Lumsden says:

    Your project is totally Tim-like (a new adjective). I would love to win the inks or a spot in a class! Thanks for the chance.

  59. Love those little ink pads, so hand to travel with them!

  60. Jeannie Barnes says:

    Those new minis look great! I love the stormy sky. I’ve already signed up for Camp Scrap and can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Great backgrounds! Hoping I win :) ! Thanks! Sue

  62. Pam Staley says:

    I am learning so much watching your videos and am so happy I signed up for your Distress class. I am totally hooked! Thanks for the chance to win the new ink colors and a new class.

  63. Margaret says:

    Love how you used the ink pads on your workspace. I want to try that. Also the different ways to use the ink pads, then putting the tags over them. Would love to win the ink pads and try this.

  64. Love your tag! I don’t take the time to stitch on much but you demonstrated how it certainly adds to the finished product!

  65. Love all the tags especially the “create art” and the “bright” idea tag with the layers and colors. thank you for sharing! I have most of the big stamp pads but switching to the smaller ones as so versatile on the stencils……love the latticework stencil.

  66. I really like your variety of backgrounds & the finished tag.

  67. Hi May!
    As much as I LOVE the new little Tim Holtz mini inks, (and I would love to win one) I would so much more LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, to win a spot in your Camp Scrap! Thanks for the chance. :o)

  68. Lorraine says:

    Love those mini distree inks!

  69. Sandra ltb says:

    lovely – thanks for sharing your tips!
    Sandra ltb

  70. Love these tags and love the TH minis!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  71. I love the totally fun layers on your tag May!! TFS!

  72. Lisa Tatem says:

    Looks so fun to play with these tiny ink pads. :) Love how the finished tag turned out…amazing artistic talent! Thanks for the chance to win some of these distress ink pads.

  73. Mrs Vandepants says:

    I love the techniques you used in this video! So much fun! I also love the size of the mini ink pads, I can only imagine all the possibilities for those! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. A great reminder to work in batches — if you’d only had one tag background ready, you might have walked away, but because you had multiple tags, you just switched horses and finished the race! #SportsMetaphorsRUs — lol

  75. I’ve got a set of minis from the first release and I love them! Your ideas and techniques are great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Love these mini’ and all the possibilities…. Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. Terrific effects and techniques!

  78. Vincentia Faddis says:

    Loved the messy -ish techniques – love the nail color (matches mine except my edges are all chipped away). To me if I’m not making a mess when I’m crafting something must be wrong. Thanks for the opportunity to post a comment and maybe win.

  79. Love the tags! The ‘create art’ tag is so fabulous! TFS!

  80. renee logan says:

    love this technique!!! thanks for sharing your art!

  81. Thanks for the great inspiration and the wonderful giveaway.

  82. Love this! Thanks for more great inspiration to use my Distress inks!!

  83. Tess Hackett says:

    Very neat. Always love a chance to win fantastic scrapbook products. (Especially Tim Holtz stuff)

  84. I have just learnt about these mini distress minis and l am so excited. I run a small art school for babies and children. My after-school children would love these. they would just the right size for little fingers.I often show your site to them, so they see how exciting making tags etc is.
    Good luck to all that enter. :) Lynda

  85. Marcie Lovett says:

    Great techniques, May. I’m wondering whatever happened to the light bulb tag….

  86. Thanks for the chance to win, I love the new minis perfect for using with stencils.

  87. May, so excited about Camp Scrap. I’ve already signed up. I would love to have a new set of Distress Inks. Or a spot in your class. Or Both. Thanks for the chance to win.

  88. Lynn Herrick says:

    Would love, love, love to win! Thanks.

  89. Jessica H. says:

    Wow. All these tags are amazing!! The mini distress inks are really great! And these new sets have a lot of colors I don’t have in the full-size pads so it would be so great to win them!! Thank you so much for the chance!

  90. Your tags are fabulous! Thanks for the give away.
    Hugs, Susanne.

  91. betty lou says:

    Gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!!

  92. durandconnie says:

    Lovely! so enjoyed your site and inspirations.

  93. I didn’t think I would need these Distress Minis, but oh how versatile they are. Love the tag backgrounds you created in you videos. I would love to start my collection off with these sets.

  94. Fran S. says:

    Love the projects, great colors. The mini’s are great. Thanks for a chance to win.

  95. Jenny Kozar says:

    Each technique just looked so fun and the outcome of them were just brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  96. Woot! Great giveaways..good luck everyone!

  97. Love the whimsical look of the patchwork with the lightbulb.
    So fun.

  98. Kathy G. says:

    Love your backgrounds. There are still a couple of distress colors I don’t have and would love to experiment with them with the Minis.

  99. Cim Allen says:

    I love your tags .. the bright colors are awesome ! The video is most helpful :) Thanks

  100. Deborah says:

    Love all the new minis. Would love to win so I can play with them too !

  101. angela ga says:

    Love these minis and your tags! The size is great for travel–perfect for being able to work on a mini album during a trip!

  102. Heather P says:

    Great backgrounds and I love how you’re so ready to experiment and try something new!

  103. Marilyn Lojek says:

    Great tag and use of the minis. Thanks for sharing your tips and the mini giveaway.

  104. SusanHnSC says:

    Love the minis! I can’t wait to have them all…thanks for the chance to win!

  105. Jenny McGee says:

    Those minis are so cute, I love them. Thanks for a chance, and a chance for your class sounds awesome too. Thanks.

  106. Dawn F. says:

    I am so looking forward to this year’s Camp Scrap! School will be out finally and I get to play! Thanks for the chance.

  107. LOVE the video, May. The last one was absolutely STUNNING and I’m glad you stopped where you did. Now I have to go over to my playground and give it a try. Thank you so much for your generosity as well as Tim’s and Ranger’s. Y’all ROCK.

  108. Marie Butler says:

    Love the new minis!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  109. These would be perfect to use in your class. I am having such a good time with it.

  110. Carol Watson says:

    What a fun video, how interesting to watch you create your wonderful tags. Love the minis, thanks for a chance to win.

  111. Wonderful tags! I do so love the distress colors and the mini’s are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Love your projects especially the one with the stencil technique. Must try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the mini inks & the class!

  113. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome tags! Love all the Distress ink colors! The class sounds awesome too!

  114. Wendy Goundrey says:

    I love using distress inks to make backgrounds! ” Come to mama, my pretty little minis!”

  115. Pamela Reed says:

    I’m new to art journaling I would love to win so I can get started

  116. Lucy E. says:

    Your tag is so cool! I love that died ribbon!
    I’d LOVE to win either the inks or a spot in one of your classes!
    I found a lucky penny today-
    Maybe it will help me to win :-)

  117. Great tags and tutorial! Love these little inks!

  118. Yay for distess tags and that Frozen Charlotte! Love those mini ink pads! Sure would love to have some of those new colors!

  119. Love the new minis! Thanks for the chance!

  120. Love that Stormy Sky combo! I hope you don’t get tired of receiving all our appreciation for the creative inspiration you provide day after day, because it really is appreciated. Thanks for the great giveaways that add extra incentive!! Camp Scrap was a ton of fun last year.

  121. Leanne in CA says:

    Awesome tags and colors in those inks! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. Looks like fun playing with the minis!!

  122. Victoria H. says:

    Oh I adore these backgrounds you have shown in this video! Thanks for sharing.

  123. Corissa Freeman says:

    Love the minis! Love your tags. Thanks for the inspiration.

  124. Ashley Brown says:

    Oh my goodness! That finished tag is just so awesome! I love how you used the inks in different ways. Love those mini inks!

  125. Barbara Albrecht says:

    Love how you’ve used the mini Distress ink pads!! I would have NEVER thought to make tag #3…you’ve totally stretched my imagination…THANKS! I don’t have any mini’s…yet…but NEED them. I’ve been holding out and after seeing your video I know I NEED them!!

  126. Awesome tag. Thanks to all for a chance to win. Love distress.

  127. Fabulous tag!! Loving the minis…gotta collect them all! Thanks for the chance to add to my collection!! :-)

  128. jpscraps says:

    Love the new minis and I LOVE the tags you created with them!

  129. Rosann Barnes says:

    Oh what fun background techniques… I think it’s cool that the minis fit so well in a small pattern like that! Must try the gesso background; love the look ! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win minis !

  130. Kathy Serrahn says:

    Awesome tag

  131. Karen Kellenberger says:

    I love how you used the inks with the gesso. I would not have thought of that! So very cool. And of course, your finished tag is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration and tips!

  132. Love those tags and yes – those minis are TOO CUTE! Love them and need them! Thanks for the giveaway.

  133. You really have some great ideas on how to use the mini inks. I wasn’t convinced that I needed them, but your video has changed my mind.


  134. Jo Aubrey says:

    Thanks for sharing your creative process with us!! Would love to get my hands on some mini distress ink pads!!!!

  135. Wonderful and imaginative background techniques. Thanks for your inspiration

  136. Linda J Pendergrass says:

    Thanks for showing those great tags. Love the minis and it would be great to have a set of the new colors. Linda from Alaska

  137. Gloria L. says:

    How fun and inspiring! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  138. bernicej says:

    Thanks so much to you and Tim at Ranger for giving one of us a chance to play with the new mini distress inks! Not going to lie, I hope it’s me!

  139. Cathy M. says:

    I enjoyed watching you create all 3 background tags, my favorite is the ink and water on the stamped image. Love the colors used!

  140. These are so pretty! I really like the white paint + ink trick. That’s pretty spiffy. :)

  141. Maxine B says:

    Love those techniques. I would love the win some of those inks. Loving set #7 right now even though I like the all.

  142. I love the mini inks. I could play with distress inks all day. I really love the new mini’s and the small round blending tool to go along, they are so much better to take with to crops, retreats and more. I love the tag.

  143. kathy marsh says:

    Love, love, love these tags. And the fact you are giving away the inks is a bonus! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us

  144. Woo Hoo for mini distress! Um haven’t gotten any of the minis yet but they look amazing. Crossing my fingers about winning your class as well, I don’t think I’ve missed one of those yet!

  145. Zoe Witcomb says:

    You are such a joy to watch! Thank you so much for the fun techniques, I love the mini’s and can’t wait to try these….you really made me smile when you said you are your own clean up crew – I love it! Your finished tag is beautiful, I am feeling super inspired now :D

  146. Jen Clark says:

    I absolutely LOVED watching you create these wonderful tags! You are just so wonderfully creative, and I never tire of seeing your lovely ideas. Your class looks super! And like I said on Tim’s blog, I totally did not think I needed these mini ink pads until I’ve seen so many incredible ideas from all of you lovely creative people, making me now long for them! Lol!

  147. tricia barber says:

    Thanks for the techniques that you shared! Love all the distress line!

  148. Nancy D says:

    Love these inks! The Distress inks seem to be all I want to use! Would love to have some minis to play with.

  149. I just love the size- they are so cute!

  150. I love these new sets! Your tags are really cool too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  151. Gorgeous tag and such great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  152. Carol K says:

    great tags . . . what a fun hop with such creative artists sharing their talents with the new minis. . . and a chance to win. . . . wooooooohooooo!

  153. Tiffany M. says:

    I have so many of the regular distress inks, I was wondering why I would by the mini ones. Well you just gave me some reasons! Thanks for the chance to win them as well as the spot in the camp scrap!

  154. love the finished look!
    Can’t wait to try this

  155. Susan V says:

    I love what you did with these tags, and I would be SO excited to earn a place in your class!!

  156. wonderful backgrounds, the mini inkpads are a must, so much versatility! thanks for a chance to win.

  157. Great video and use of the four inks in each pack. and all different ways to use them. I love the finished tags you did. Thanks for the chance to win.

  158. How cool! Wonderful work! Love the black stitching and all those layers of inks topped with embellis. You sure can work all those “Timmies” … products that is! LOL! ;):)

  159. KnitterPam says:

    OMG – that patchwork background is exactly what I saw in my head as something I’d like to try with these minis! It’s funny – I just listened to an ooooold episode of Paperclipping Roundtable that you were on (#22 or #23 I think) – I’m really behind. You’re everywhere, baby! :)

  160. Juanita M. says:

    Whoo hoo! Thanks for giving us a chance to win thes lil cuties! Loved the techniques, especially the checkerboard one!

  161. Great video! Love how each one turned out. Thanks for sharing

  162. Phyllis McKenna says:

    Love your tags! Thanks for the chance to win some minis.

  163. rhonda n says:

    Stunning tag May,thanks for the video and for the chance to win!

  164. MAy I love your works and your video! Mini distress ( and distress ink pad “normal”) are my fav inks!!!! <barbarayaya

  165. Love what you did with the tag. And, of course I would love to win the mini’s.

  166. Love how you created the blocked tag on the right, I will have to try that! Awesome finished tag, love how it came together! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  167. I love small ink pads I have from other companies so know I’ll love these too. Plus they are Distress Ink! Yeah! So many more possibilities with the new size.

  168. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    I love your backgounds. The minis work great with the stencils.

  169. Sue Kendrick says:

    The minis look like fun, and so many cool possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

  170. Hello. What a great set of colours. Love how each set coordinates…great backgrounds. Love using water with my regular distress inks…

  171. Love, love, love the tags. Thanks for the video and the chance to win!

  172. Janet Castle says:

    Great tags May…looks like I need the minis just to do the stencil work – LOL!
    TFS and for a chance to win!

  173. Oh how lovely fun! THX for the chance.

  174. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Your tag is wonderful. I think set #9 is my favourite – especially after seeing your tag.

  175. Denise Spillane says:

    Oh I love these tags and the video! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  176. Denise Spillane says:

    Absolutely beautiful backgrounds. I am already thinking of other ways to use them. I am in love!

  177. Wow I love your tag!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!

  178. Great tags. Would love to try these techniques out

  179. Laura Strack says:

    Oh, May, Thanks for the fun Video! Love the Mini Distress Inks. I purchased 1 set and love them, so now they are all on the top of my want list! I look forward to playing with each color. Thank you for the opportunity to hopefully play with them all very soon and play in your class, as well. It looks fab!

  180. Angelica Chambers says:

    Oh, love the tag!!! Definitely inspirational! I try to do a t least a little art every day. I would love to win these new mini distress ink pads and a spot in your class!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  181. Thanks for your nice ideas! And thanks for the chance to win!!

  182. Such fun tags! And I love the new mini sets! Thanks for the chance to win!

  183. PS – love the video too

  184. Nancy W says:

    I will definitely be adding these little guys to my ink collection. So handy and portable!!!

  185. Julie S says:

    You are SO VERY CREATIVE! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  186. Great tags and video! Thank you so much for the chance to win these fantastic sets! :-) xo

  187. Debby R says:

    Love the background you did first with the blended blocks!

  188. rt in GA says:

    More minis to add to the collection! Love those little guys.

  189. Marcia D. says:

    Love Tim’s distress inks for so many reasons. Thanks for the chance to win…

  190. What a great tag! Wow… my first time here; I will definitely be back as I have obviously been missing out on a lot of wonderful creativity here!

  191. Great techniques on those tags (loved the video) and the way you have finished them looks amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  192. thank you for the video. and for the chance to win!

  193. Janie T says:

    Awesome techniques. So excited for the Camp Scrap class.

  194. Dee in NH says:

    Great video! I love all your backgrounds! I have a really hard time picking a favorite set, I love them all and thanks for a chance to win a spot in your class too!

  195. sandy m says:

    Sigh! Now I know why I NEED these minis. Thanks for the video and the excellent giveaway

  196. jenni farnes says:

    i am so blown away! these tutorials are fabulous and i LOVE what you did with the stamping technique. these new distress inks are yet another must-have with ALL and EVERYTHING tim holtz. thank you for the chance to win and for your inspired tutorials this morning.

  197. You have the coolest toys.

  198. Jan Francis says:

    LOVE your creativity and thank you for sharing your talents.

  199. Love the backgrounds – especially the checkerboard. Your “gesso-messo” made me laugh. I love the stuff, but usually need a shower after using it! Such fun designs. Your finished tag is lovely. Such fun to watch you create. Thanks!!

  200. Great tags, love your work. Thank you for the opportunity to win some yummy mini’s

  201. Jennifer says:

    These little pads are so much fun endless hours of fun, thanks for showing the new colors!

  202. Mary Mac says:

    Just love all the beautiful layering on this gorgeous tag.

  203. marci piraro says:

    I love the colors and stenciling! Thank you for the chance.

  204. Your playtime made some great starting points for tags! I like all the techniques you did and plan on playing some. thanks for sharing and the chance to win mini dristress ink pads!!!
    stamping sue

  205. I love these tags and the new inks are fabulous!!! Thanks for the chance of winning!!

  206. Keathe s says:

    What a great post! Gorgeous tag and giveaways! Thanks so much for always inspiring :)

  207. Konnie Wren says:

    WOW!!!! how awesome would it be to win a set of the new minis?!!! It would be totally awesome. My city is craft challenged….these should be in our big box stores in a few years so it is totally great to have a chance to get them while they are still new. Thank you!

  208. Love the new minis. Great colors.

  209. Karen Sanville says:

    Great tags. Love your work

  210. Suzanne says:

    I love your stuff May. Thanks for the chance to win the minis!

  211. HelenRae Tarantino says:

    I I love your technics! I want to try them with the new inks….please! Thanks!

  212. I love the video! Thanks for the step by step on each tag. My favorite technique that you did was the patchwork – that background is AWESOME! That would be great with spring colors behind Tim’s bunny die for Easter – I can just picture it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  213. Roxanne says:

    Love all the colors and embellishments on this tag! Incorporating sewing is a great effect as well. Thanks so much for sharing! Love them!

  214. Kim Gyuran says:

    Wow…I would love to win a spot in your Camp! Thank you for all the wonderful giveaway opportunities. Your project is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

  215. I love what you did with the Ripe Persimmon set! And I am convinced that I need the minis now…of course. :)

  216. Angie Linton says:

    Great tutorials and tags. Thanks for the chance to win not only the ink pads but a spot in your class!

  217. Suzanne says:

    Oh, I already said I love the minis, but the chance to win a spot in your class….. Yeah!

  218. Marliese says:

    Love the new minis!

  219. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love your tags. Thanks for the chance to win Tim Holtz’s new Mini Ink Pads!

  220. Jeanie Gregory says:

    I love the techniques you did on your tags!! The finished tag looks great! Thanks for the video and chance to win…

  221. May, I always look forward to a new video made by you and I always learn something new. I love these mini distress ink pads and would be so very happy to win a set.
    Annie in DE

  222. Robin C says:

    Oooh, that looked like so much fun! I really love the patchwork and the gesso technique. I can’t wait to play at home!

  223. These new minis are a great addition to the Distress line! And needed! I hate to go any retreat without all my Distress pads, and this will make it so easy to carry them all with me!

  224. Great project – Thank you!

  225. Well, as soon as I opened your blog page, I was drawn to the tag created with pads 7-9! :-) All of your creations are wonderful, though. I need to try these tutorials! Thanks for this opportunity.

  226. Great projects! Thanks for the opportunity!

  227. Shanta Newby says:

    Oh I love this post and I can ‘t wait to get them all!!

  228. Ginger Jarnagin says:

    So much fun looking at everyone’s projects and checking out Timmy’s new minis.

  229. I really want to win me some new mini Distress, and it’d be really sweet to win some of your classes too!

  230. I would love a chance to get those lovely Distress mini’s, but a spot in one of your classes I would have to pass over, because I live in the Netherlands!

  231. Love your tag and the video!

  232. Thank you, May, for the fun tutorial video!! So true that the mini-distress inks give more options in their use!
    How fun for the winner to have access to one of your classes!! Best wishes and thank you for sharing…..
    ~Sandie Luck

  233. wonderful. Thanks. Have a great day

  234. I really found you video inspirational! I love the mini’s as well as anything distress……today I will be experimenting with the techniques you videoed! Thank you!

  235. Christine says:

    Great video and so beautiful tags. The distress minis have a super travelsize!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  236. Pam Jacobson says:

    Thanks for the video demo. I only have one set of the minis and now I can’t wait to get some more!

  237. Debbie in LA says:

    I would love a chance to win those great inks and a spot in your class.

  238. I had to laugh a little in sympathy over the tag you set aside when you got stuck. I just did that with one of my projects. I’m going to go do something different and then go back and see if I can finish the first project. But I can!!
    I love those minis and they are so easy to use, take so little space. What’s not to love?l

  239. Fantastic job with the backgrounds, May – awesome!

  240. Karen in Texas says:

    Thanks for sharing your art making! So many minis – so little time………..

  241. LOVE the new minis…would surely love to win. Thanks for the chance. I love your videos and appreciate you taking the time to share!

  242. Such a wonderful tag and I love the techniques with the inks. Thanks for sharing!

  243. Impressive what you are able to do with paper, ink and paint! Thanks for the video tutorial.

  244. Jani Howe says:

    Thanks so very much, May, for the great ideas for using mini’s. I have one set, and love them, am finding new ways to use them every day! Thanks to you, I now have MORE new ideas to add! Can’t wait to get to the work table to begin! Thanks for a chance to win!

  245. I am definitely going to have to try the mini’s after seeing your awesome video. It is one thing to see a new product. It is a whole other thing to have a expert show you lots of ways to enjoy that product. I’ve definetely found a new site that seems right for me. Thanks

  246. Your tag really looks great! The background is fantastic! I am super excited about the new inks!

  247. LOVE the tag!! :) I would love some of those mini ink pads…my girls & I could play and play and play!! :) Thanks for the chance. :)

  248. I love your tags. It gives me some new ideas :-) Your classes are fab….I’d love the chance to win one. I’m off to see what you are teaching! And, winning the mini’s would help me be prepared.. hint hint

  249. sharon p. says:

    Love your layering and stencil work. I have been wanting to try the mini’s so thanks for the chance to win them. I’m clearing a space for them right now. Positive thinking…

  250. Karen Seidlitz says:

    Absolutely love your mixed media tag. Would love to win the inks. Getting ready to dream.

  251. Mary Tilman says:

    So enjoyed watching you layer Distress inks–especially the gesso/wet ink experiment. Thanks for a chance to win some mini inks!

  252. Dorene Dean says:

    Thanks for the great video tutorial and chance to win

  253. Wow! Love all of these :o) the colours work together like magic!!

  254. Helen S says:

    Love your tag! I’d love to win these mini inkpads too.

  255. Barbara says:

    Love all the background techniques. Can’t decide which one to try first! Thanks for the chance to win some mini inks or a spot in your class.

  256. Rebecca Ross says:

    Love the minis to use with stencils

  257. I love this giveaway.
    Love the Tim Holtz ink.
    Enjoyed your video.
    xx Jenny

  258. Wow! That’s nice – a chance to win distress inks AND one of your classes! I love the colors on your tag!

  259. wow! A giveaway of new minis and a video! I feel like I hit the jackpot. Thanks for this wonderful informative video and giveaway.

  260. WOW!! SO FUN!! LOVING the New Mini Ink Collections!! =) I’d LOVE to win!! THANKS for sharing the Video too!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  261. Tommye Bell says:

    Love watching your process. That’s where I get off track sometimes. TFS for your talent and who wouldn’t just love to get those mini ink pads!

  262. Teri Terrific says:

    Good job on the video and the tag; thanks. Thank you for joining in the give-aways!

  263. Cynthia Clark says:

    Clever way to showcase these new minis! Thanks for the chance.

  264. Jane Ellen says:

    Love the mini inks and all those great colors. And love your tag (although the light bulb looks interesting). Thanks

  265. Beautiful works of art! I love how the black stitching really pops on the one tag. Great tutorials! Thanks for a chance to win both prizes, I would love to take your class.

  266. Great backgrounds. Beautiful tag! Thanks for the fun techniques.

  267. {Karen} says:

    Love, love, LOVE the new mini distress inks … thanks for the opportunity to win!

  268. Love these colors, thanks for the giveaway and the tutorial!

  269. nancy mayer says:

    Love the new minis!!
    Can’t wait to play.
    really liked the wet paint technique;]

  270. Linda W. says:

    Love the color combinations of the minis. Never thought of mixing distress inks with other mediums like gesso. Looks like so much fun that I’ll have to try it!

  271. Traci Lord says:

    Gorgeous! Love these little cuties! Hugs Traci

  272. Thanks for a chance to win the mini inks (and the class…). Very generous of you! Thanks!!!!

  273. bakazoo says:

    these are fantastic, thanks for the chance to win!

  274. I really like that set you used. The color combo is so pretty!

  275. Diana Evensen says:

    LoVe the idea of doing patchwork with the little pads!

  276. bobbie m says:

    love these minis and your examples thanks for sharing

  277. Tiffany Walsh says:

    I can not believe there are 9 sets already out… I am in Oklahoma and I only have #1 & #2 because they just started carrying those in my area! I love them and can’t wait to take them on-the-go to my next event! They are so cute and so fun!

  278. Thank you for the great tutorials for the tags, they really help! And thank you so much for a chance to win some minis, it is awesome!

  279. thanks for the chance to win both the inks and your class!

  280. Marti_L says:

    Loved your video : ) Thanks for the ideas. I am especially intrigued with the gesso/distress method, will try it!

  281. Gail S. says:

    That tag is something wonderful ! Thank-you for the tutorial. Now, if I could only win those minis, I could make one too !

  282. Great backgrounds and I love how the gesso one came out. Sometimes messy and unknown makes some of the coolest things. My favorite is also #9 for the same reason as you, it is Nature colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win and I would love to win a class as well.

  283. Linda Tupper says:

    I just love how you created the backgrounds. Thank you for sharing such great ideas.
    I just love the new minis.

  284. Camp Scrap sounds awesome

  285. Shelley C says:

    :ove what you did with the gesso and inks! What a unique look, and such messy fun!. Don’t have any minis, or any of the colors in set #9. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  286. I love the muted blue/greens of that tag – gorgeous!

  287. These minis look wonderful…distress inks are so fun and friendly to work with! Thanks for sharing your ideas. :-)

  288. I love how you created the backgrounds.
    Thanks for chance to win!

  289. your techniques are quite messy :o) but also a lot of fun – I think I will try the one with the gesso right away, maybe it possible to create kind of a woodgrain structure – I would love to win – thanks for the chance

  290. Thanks for video really inspiring and making want them more

  291. oh May you’re always so generous! love those little inks but even more I would love to win a seat in your camp. thank you for the chance :)

  292. Love the techniques you used, messy and fun. I love the distress inks and the mini’s rock, a great way to eventually own all the colors :)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  293. Lori H. says:

    I have never used distress inks but would love to try these techniques. So very fun!

  294. This is the first video of yours that I came across and I loved it! Such great techniques. My favorite was the stamped tag.

  295. It would be so awesome to win some distress mini ink pads. I’ve tried some of the techniques demoed on the various sites with stencil using larger pads and such it it is a lot trickier. It seems like you get better color blending and tones when you can have more colors in smaller areas. I’m interested in trying your gesso technique – just cause I’ve never used gesso. I love how there are just so many possibilities for sharing, learning, and creating. Off to the stamp camp info next to see what that’s all about :)

  296. Jackie Ion says:

    Wow, you sure make things look so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  297. Fab video. Loved the patchwork technique and the stamped background. The painty mess looks delicious. Would not have thought to try wet paint with wet ink. Off to find more videos and your follow button……

  298. Laura Strack says:

    Love the Mini Distress Inks and I can’t wait to have them all in my stash. Thanks so much for the pretty tag tutorial and the awesome giveaway.

  299. Jenny P says:

    My gosh, I want them all – I can see you would be able to do a lot with these little jewels.

  300. Carol D says:

    What fun! I love your free style – great video!

  301. Judy Moore says:

    I enjoyed your tag and can’t wait to try one for myself. I would love to win a set of the mini distress inks, thank you for the giveaway.

  302. Chelsea S says:

    These little minis are sooo cute, I would love to win them!

  303. Awesome Tags! I love that the colors are packaged to go together! Thanks for the chance to win!

  304. Super tags!!!
    Thanks to Tim & Ranger for these cool inks!!!!

    Would love to win a set, Thanks for doing a giveaway

  305. Really great tag-love the gears, and “do-dads”-my kind of thing. Thank you and Ranger for a chance to win=I’d be thrilled to have some. Size is perfect for my cramped space.

  306. WOW, May!! LOVE your tag!! I don’t know what I love more about it–the inks, the buttons, the stitching!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how your finished tag came out!! GREAT colors–Love those Mini’s!!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win these AWESOME new DI Mini’s!! XOXO-Shari

  307. I saw these on line and got SO EXCITED…they are perfect for travelling with me to my crops…

  308. Lovely tags! Love the techniques and your clear video instructions! It doesn’t matter that I have the full size Distress pads … the minis are too cool to miss!

  309. Shauna M. says:

    Thanks for sharing such awesome ideas for using the Distress Inks! And thanks to you and Tim and Ranger for the chance to win!!

  310. Suzette Lee says:

    Thanks for chance to win all 3 new mini distress ink pads. Also great tutorial and amazing tag.

  311. I love all the texture on your pieces. The mini DI pads are so cute!

  312. Love these! Thanks for the chance to win.

  313. BARB T aka MORMOR says:

    Wow, May, look at all those appreciative comments. I do love coming to your blog for all the fun and inspiration. I have thought the minis were cute, but up till now felt I could live without them. Well, leave it to May to change my mind. Of course winning a set would be real fine as well as winning a seat in your class. Yes, I have taken Camp Scrap before, but depending on my upcoming cervical and lumbar surgeries, I plan to take it again. I really need that special motivation you provide in your classes to get my mojo going again. Here I have this beautiful new scrap room and I am hardly ever in it. I know it will all pick up again with just the right spark.

  314. Cool tags. Thanks for the chance to win

  315. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful giveaways today!
    The camp classes sound fun
    and it would be fun to ‘attend’!
    Carla from Utah

  316. Julie Pike says:

    Love the tags and the mini distress inks! Thanks for a chance to win. :)

  317. Anjouli says:

    lovely tags! thanks for a chance to win the mini distress ink pads :)

  318. Kailash says:

    Amazing projects, love them!!! These inks would be a beautiful birthday gift for me which is on the 29th June:-)!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

  319. Kailash says:

    Your projects are amazing, love them. These inks would be a beautiful birthday gift for me which is on the 29th June:-). Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

  320. karen keiper says:

    Anything mini is essential isnt it!? :-} Thanks for the chance to win.

  321. Ada Frank says:

    These TH distress minis look like so much fun! I’d love to play with them this summer and create, create, create!

  322. Love your tags. The minis are so versatile!

  323. Pamela Palm says:

    Your finished tag is great with all that Stormy sky! Would love to see how you finish the tags that you got “stuck” on.

  324. Linda W. says:

    Great video. Would love to get my hands on some minis. Thanks for a chance to win.

  325. Kimberly Cobb says:

    What a beautiful tag and great tutorial on distress ink background techniques…love the checkerboard. Thanks for the opportunity to win the inks/a spot in your class!

  326. nancy faith says:

    Neat techniques on your tags…
    Thanks for the chance to win these fun mini’s….

  327. Jackie QH says:

    Wonderful tags! I would like a seat in your class and a set of minis would be great too!!

  328. Loved watching the new video May, wasn’t convinced by the new minis at first but after watching the video there just so handy! As well as being so cute! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  329. Oh I would love to win a set. I have yet to get any of the minis due to financial issues but would love to win a set. Thank you for the chance!! And thank you to ranger for providing them!!!

  330. I’ve been taking your distress class and waiting for camp scrap – would love to play with the new sets of inks during class. Thanks for the chance to win!

  331. Ohhhhhhh – love the video. Thanks so much for sharing. Thank you (and Tim and Ranger) for the generous giveaway. Y’all ROCK.

  332. TracyM #6773 says:

    LOVE your BLENDY AWESOMENESS, CLEVER inking, BEAUTIFUL backgrounds and DELIGHTFUL tag!!! … I feel the NEED to do create some BEAUTIFUL distressed checkerboard background :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your video tutorial and inky excitement about these marvellous minis, THANK YOU for the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS too!!!
    PS – good luck on finding inspiration to finish your other tags.

  333. I’m really excited to use these minis!

  334. I enjoyed your tutorial and thank you (and Tim) for the giveaways. It would be so much fun to take your class!

  335. love2craft says:

    Wow, loved the patchwork inking with the mini’s a lot!!! Looks like i need the mini sizes after all, ha! Thanks for sharing some great techniques!

  336. These tags are amazing! thank you for sharing!

  337. Love your classes/tutorials and love those inks! Thank you for having giveaways!

  338. wonderful techniques, thanks for sharing and thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  339. Lucy E. says:

    I really love your checkerboard tag!
    It is so fun and soft!
    I didn’t think that I needed these mini inks, but
    they sure do open up some fun and different
    options. It’s not so much a “need” as it is a “want!”

  340. Georgia-Rose Greer says:

    Hi! Like your channel. I’m just starting out in card making, and I have been buying everybody’s old stuff to not break my piggy bank. I would really, really, like to try some ditress inks. I don,t have any yet. Thanks, Georgia-Rose

  341. I want to these these inks.

  342. i just got kits 1 to 6 for my birthday they are really fun to play with hope i dont have till wait for my next birthday for the next six kits

  343. Laura Rude says:

    Your patchwork technique looks really fun!

  344. Nice tag! I love the colors. Now that there’s more mini distress inks to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one set. These inks are so convenient to use. They fit in your hand perfectly, and you can easily see what you are doing.

  345. Hi!
    Lovely tags and your new class looks great!
    I went over to register but I am not sure how well that went….will see tomorrow I guess..
    Well, I can always hope that I win a spot ;)


  346. Gabriele says:

    great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  347. Linda N. says:

    I love how messy you are when you craft – that’s so awesome! Proof of a true artist at work! Your tags are beautiful, thanks for sharing your techniques. Love the new Distress Ink minis too!

  348. Set #9 looks awesome! #8 is pretty good too. How exciting.

  349. So much fun! Love all the tags.

  350. Thanks for the chance to win those adorable minis!

  351. That light bulb stamp is so awesome! I love your tags, very cool.

  352. I Love the way the tag came out, you are always so creative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and videos with us, you do such cool, unique work.

  353. I so love these minis… I have wanted to collect so many colors but it’s not so affordable… until now! I love that they stack! So wish that the hero arts shadow minis would stack. Oh well.

  354. May, I loved your video about these mini ink pads. I just got my first set as a prize, but haven’t really used them yet. May have to get them out and play now! Love your finished tag, too–gorgeous colors and that stitching adds just the perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing, and the chance to win. Have a great day!

  355. Wow…love the minis. Can’t wait to get my hands on some and that little round blending tool. What a great idea. Thanks for showing us some techniques!

  356. Jessika says:

    I like that they are coordinating colors.

  357. Julia Colli says:

    Inspiring as usual, May! Those ink sets are lovely. And I’m so excited to do another of your Camp Scraps :)

  358. I must say that before watching your video I didn’t see the point in haivng mini pads. Thanks for showing how their sizes was handy, you hooked me. I’d love to win as et of them. Thanks for having a give away.

  359. I haven’t tried the minis yet, but they sure look like fun!

  360. such beautiful backgrounds! I would love to add these new minis to my collection :)

  361. carrie J says:

    I would love to win #8. Minis are so convenient to use on cards and tags. Love them all! Carrie


  363. Thank you for sharing your techniques! How fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  364. Love that wet gesso technique. Looks like a lot of fun. The minis are pretty awesome, at first i wasn’t sure if i needed them, but after buying the first set, i was hooked!

  365. Love your ways to use the new Distress minis. They are so stinking cute! Thanks for a chance to wib a set.

  366. May thanks for the video! Love to see you in action. Gesso technique came out cool, I liked the others too. I would love to win the Tim Holtz little inks. A spot in Camp Scrap would be awesome as well!

  367. Love the mini inks and your video. Thanks for the giveaway, May!

  368. Di Wong says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. These would be so much fun for mixed media and stenciling!

  369. Great tags and VT. Thank you for the chance to win one of your classes

  370. Great tags and vt. Thanks for this chance to win your class.

  371. I am just discovering your blog and classes. The mini distress cubes are really nice.
    I look forward to learning more as I take the classes and explore your blog.

  372. Bonnie Melody says:

    Those mini distress inks seem perfect for me. I want a lot of variety, but I don’t need a huge quantity. Thanks for the giveaway! Your classes look enticing!

  373. Sheri Hartley says:

    Oh I LOVE what you did with the tags! Your video is so happy and fun!!

  374. Love all things mini!


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