Thursday, December 1, 2011

A December Introduction....

Hello friends!  Can you believe we have reached December already?  I feel like I blinked and November just disappeared.  Regardless, I'm thrilled that December has arrived...it's my favorite time of year.  We have so many fun things planned this month, and to get them started I thought I'd introduce you to our fabulously swell guest designer!

I'm so excited to finally be able to share with you all that our December Guest Designer is none other than the amazingly talented Julie Ranae!  Here's a bit about her, in her own words:

Julie Ranae comes from The Forest City of Rockford, Illinois.  She has been married to Paul, her British- import, for over 20 years, is a mom of two children and grandma to four grandsons. 

Her professional background in retail marketing & consulting eventually led into her opening the largest rubber stamp and paper-crafting store in Illinois.  She has gone on to organize paper-crafting events and workshop and retreat weekends which have drawn crafters from all over the world. 


In June 2009, she began a new journey with her creative blog Julie’s Open Window.  It quickly became an outlet for her passion of creative writing and a place to share her work.  Recently celebrating a 2- year ‘blogaversary’, she is honored that 800+ people have become followers and participate in a variety of blog hops, challenges and fun when they visit. 


She is the creator of the very popular weekly color challenge, The Play Date CafĂ©.  Her newest challenge is CAS-ual Fridays , which features the Clean & Simple Design style.  She currently the Design Team Coordinator for The Twinery and Sweet Stamp Shop, and a designer for The Craft’s Meow & Market Street Stamps.  Her work in the rubber stamping industry has been featured in a variety of trade publications and her designs have been featured in Scrapbook News & Review, Paper Craft Planet, CARDS and Moxie Fab World.


We are truly honored to have Julie with us this month, and can't wait to see what she has created to share with everyone!

6 comments:

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Congrats Julie!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Congrats Julie!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats, Julie:) Can't wait to see what you create/share:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats, Julie:) Can't wait to see what you create/share:)

Holly aka Toy said...

Yay!! Julie, it's so awesome to have you with us!! HUGS!

Shannon Fralish said...

Congratulations Julie! I'm excited to see the fantastic creations you come up with for Sweet & Sassy! Undoubtedly, they'll be awesome!!