Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Guest Designers, New Joe Rotella design, Hop Winners and LOTS LOTS MORE TO WIN!

YES! It is hard to believe it is August but it is here. Soon school will be starting and here at Want2Scrap we have two wonderful guest designers to inspire you this month:

First the lovely and talented......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)
And our second guest is the fabulous and super sweet

Jennifer has been involved in the papercrafting community for over 12 years. She lives in the High Desert of California with her supportive {and sometimes scrappy} husband, two kids, and two dogs. For the past 10 years, Jennifer has been teaching papercrafting classes at events, charity crops, and local retailers as well as online through My Creative Classroom. A love of sharing, a passion for teaching, and a happy, whimsical design style drive Jennifer's creative endeavors and characterize her work. A potpourri of styles from across the spectrum, Jennifer's work always includes a bit of humor and fantasy, a touch of the unexpected. Jennifer mixes her passion to try new things, push the envelope, and experiment with her affinity for techniques that are quick, affordable, and accessible by others. Her outlook on crafting is that it is a continual learning process, with every crafter at a different place in their crafty journey, each of us learning from one another.
Jennifer has represented multiple manufacturers as an educator and design team member as well as social media consultant and coordinator for several brands. In 2007, Jennifer launched Hydrangea Hippo, promoting the etsy shop and companion blog solely online through social marketing, As a result of her efforts and techniques, her sales have doubled each year since opening and her advice on marketing is sought by colleagues regularly. Jennifer founded HydrangeaHippoMedia in March 2012 to further her work in social media by networking with, coaching, and managing programs for designers & crafters, indie businesses, and craft manufacturers. She's been fortunate enough to have had her work published in top publications and books and is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association. When she's not papercrafting, Jennifer enjoys gardening, visiting local crafts fairs, watching reality shows on Bravo, and taking touristy day trips around California with her family. Jennifer is also an Army veteran, volunteer for local charities and dedicated mom and wife.
Come back on the 15th and the 31st of August to see the amazing creations by these two talented professional designers. We are thrilled and happy to have them with us this month!

We would like to thank everyone for joining us and WHAT fun it was!  
Winner of the $100.00 gift certificate for our Want2Scrap, Graphic 45 and Art Glitter Hop was:
From Want2Scrap Designer, Elise's Blog:

 Woops - she said, " You did a fabulous job! Great album!"
Our Facebook winner for "saying they joined the hop is":
Katie Robertson Botsford Wow! Awesome card... and why am I just now finding this page?! Love blog hops for just this reason! July 25 at 9:33am 
 She has won a $50.00 Gift Certificate!!

During this hop we were shocked about how many facebook crafters were just finding us...we have so many wonderful and loyal fans.....we just though everyone knew about our wonderful silhouettes, creative albums, talented designers and of course Want2Scrap's fantastic, wonderful, wonderful BLING!

Send your friends who do not know about Want2Scrap or just have not found us on Facebook and have them say they sent you and YOU and YOUR friend could win a $100.00 Gift Certificate if you are the fan who sends the most friends and one of your friends you sent will be put in a random drawing of all the friends you send. And will receive a Box of Bling!!! (Please no husbands or kids...unless they are crafters ;)  ). Remind your non crafting friends that our bling is great priced and can be used on cell phone cases and home decor! (looks stunning on mirrors and glass vases just to name a couple.) I have even blinged out my sunglass holder in my car and the center of my glove box.
So Invite your friends. The more friends you invite the better your chance you have to win but hurry this ends on on August 7th at midnight eastern time! IF YOU SEND OVER a 100 Scrapbook Friends and have the highest number over 100 you will also win a Fabulous box of Bling! WOW!! You will love that!

If your friend that you invited to "like Want2Scrap"  ends up send the most new fans  you will receive a bonus $25.00 gift certificate......SO MANY WAYS TO WIN!!

AND THAT IS NOT ALL...there is another way WIN ANOTHER PRIZE!

The fan of our Facebook Page who links the most post from our page, our designers or posts tagged with projects by you or anyone else's Want2Scrap posts our your Facebook Page will win a $50.00 Gift Certificate. You can even share your own and tag products you love as lone as you tag our page and add a photo of the product how many is up to you. We would  be thrilled to see the products you love!  Please email me at with links   (please put "I shared W2S" in the subject line so can keep track but please number your emails if you send more than one!
This starts today and ends August 15th midnight eastern time. You have plenty of time but hurry you do not want to miss this chance!

(here he is with Julie McGuffee of PBS Scrapbook Memories and currently Scrapbook Soup)

Check out their episodes on You Tube featuring Joe!
I linked one above to get you started! Tell Scrapbook Soup that Want2Scrap sent you! What a fun show it is!

And what you have been waiting for a NEW JOE ROTELLA Design!

Thank you for joining us



  1. welcome to Julie and Jennifer! :)

  2. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you create!

  3. I'll definitely be back to see what my friends Julie Ranae and Jennifer create! They're both crazy talented and I'm super excited to see their lovely creations.

  4. Congratulations to Julie and Jennifer. Looking forward to your creations.

  5. Congratulations to these two talented ladies. Sending a big shout out to Julie. She is fabulous!!!

  6. Woo hoo! Congrats, ladies! Way to go, Julie! :)

  7. Congrats ladies...big shout out for Julie:)

  8. Congratulations to Julie and Jennifer on being this month's August Guest Designers. Look forward to seeing your projects!!! Fabulous idea for a giveaway. Happy to share the love for Want2Scrap with my friends...hope they don't miss out by becoming a follower...tons of crafty inspiration!!
    Jessica S

  9. Ok ... i've just found you, and Anam Stubbington sent me xxx

  10. a BIG congrats to you both!!! woot!!!!!

  11. congrats to all ... such an honor!

  12. congrats to all ... such an honor!

  13. congrats to all ... such an honor!

  14. Thanks! Glad to be here!! I love the Want2Scrap team and their products!



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