Julie Ranae comes from The Forest City of Rockford, Illinois. She has been married to her British-import husband Paul for 22 years and is the mother of two children and Mema 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. Celebrating its 3-year ‘blogaversary’, she is honored that over 1000 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 & co-creator of the Clean & Simple Challenge, CAS-ual Fridays . She is also the Design Team Coordinator for The Twinery & The Craft’s Meow and is a designer for EAD Designs. 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.
She is super excited to be coming aboard at StopandScrap.com as
Design Team & Social Media Coordinator
Even though I've only been on board for a short time, I am stepping down due to a designing opportunity that one just doesn't say "no" to. I would like to thank everybody for their confidence in me but hey, look who's coming on board!! I honestly did not or would not consider anybody else for the job. Thank you Julie! Please give her a very warm welcome :)