Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Want2Scrap Guest desinger Julie Ranae

We are proud to share August's

Guest Designer Julie Ranae.

Julie Ranae

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. Recently celebrating her 3-year ‘blogaversary’,she is honored that nearly 1100 ‘fabby friends’ 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, a designer for EAD Designs and Marketing Coordinator for

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/Create and Moxie Fab World.
She is a huge fan of Skype and is constantly in front of the mirror, checking her makeup...
just in case someone calls! (I love that)
Here are some LOVELY projects she has created for your enjoyment!
You are going to love what she does with Want2Scrap products!

love that pearl flourishes continue to be such a wonderful
accent to cards and that's what I chose to spotlight on this one.
Last week, I mentioned that I was kinda getting back to the
'BOO' idea (you can read about that HERE) so I pulled out
some great papers by BasicGrey for my 'wallpaper' background
that I got from
{they have THE BEST prices on all the NEW CHA stuff ! ! }
From there it really was a matter of layering all good things
until I was happy with the result.
I haven't played with a 'shabby-chic' look for awhile,
so it was fun to play with all these great textures.
Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: PBJ by BasicGrey from
Cardstock: from WeRMemory Keepers
Stamps: Ladies & Gents by The Craft's Meow
Embellishments: pearl flourish from Want2Scrap
net flower by Recollections, seam binding from Hug Snug
chevron ribbon by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Sentiment sticker by American Crafts
Alpha stickers by October Afternoon
Tools: Labels 18 by Spellbinders, Big Shot

I love this set of Stickerz called 'London Town' and thought it was
fitting for the festivities of the last two weeks.
These designs are all outlined in black and could easily be
colored in with your Copics or any alcohol-based marker.
I chose to keep it quite simple using bling from Want2Scrap
to light up the 'London Eye'
Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Pure Luxury by Gina K Designs
Embellishments: London Town Stickerz by EAD Designs
bling by Want2Scrap
 On Julie's last card she
thought the colors on this card worked really well
for the newest challenge over at The Play Date Café too! AND we this color combo. Once that is a great contrast and really highlight her design!

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Pure Luxury by Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice by Doodlebug Design
Stamps: Stitched Flowers & Sentiments by The Craft's Meow
Embellishments: pearls from Want2Scrap
Join us here again on August 30 as Julie share more ispriation. All of us here at Want2Scrap can not wait to see the next amazing creation by Julie!
A huge thank you to Julie for joining us and make sure you check out her blog and web pages to be insprired and to see the other great products as well as The Play Date Café  Color Challenge! Join in the fun at The Play Date Café and tell them you saw Julie and her wonderful creations here at Want2Scrap!
Visit Julie's blog to enjoy all her creative inspiration!
The winner from our blog hop with The Craft's Meow from right her at the Want2Scrap Blog is:

Love your elegant layout! Thanks for the blog's been fun!
Please email me at

We will announce the winner from the Hop comments on our designer's page today on Facebook! So keep your eyes open and join us at:

Remember you have until midnight eastern time to share post on our Facebook page to win a Gift get on Facebook and share your favorite Want2Scrap products, posts and projects!

Thank you so much for joining us! Have a Fantastic Wednesday and remember...from all of us here at:
"It ain't got a thing if it ain't got the bling!"


  1. Julie, your projects are wonderful. Love the pearls inside each flower on the last one. The CAS style of your Jolly Good Time card is superb! Love the blinged out ferris wheel! Congrats on your feature with Watn2Scrap!
    Jessica S



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