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!
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 Café. 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!