Julie Gearinger - Julie Gearinger
Frederick, MD
I am still in shock from Lydia’s email to give her a call regarding the SU! Creative Crew….she is so sweet and so “tricky”. At first I thought I may have posted something incorrectly but during the conversation, she asked me if I would be willing to become one of the “Dirty Dozen” and I could not believe it- what an honor! I am still pinching myself- am I dreaming or what!?

I live and work in Frederick, MD (full-time in accounting) and since I have been a very young girl, have loved art. I signed up with Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator in 1999 and discovered Splitcoast Stampers through a friend a few years ago.

Even though I was a demonstrator, I had not seriously stamped cards on a regular basis until the spring of 2010. In August of that year, I decided to create my blog and actively participate in weekly stamping challenges. The challenges help to keep me motivated and use colors/techniques that I possibly would not have chosen on my own.

Luckily, even after almost 30 years, my husband is very understanding of my crazy stamping “addiction” and knows being creative helps relieve my stress. At this time, we have two “fur-babies”- Angel and Victoria and they are my constant crafting companions (sometimes stirring up trouble but always faithful and loving:-)). I truly cannot imagine my home without a “kitty” by my side.

When I am not working or stamping, my husband and I volunteer in the Awana ministry at church (currently involved with the 5th and 6th) as well as teach Children’s Church (K-5th grade)on a rotational basis- we love working with the kids each week! We also enjoy driving to Shenandoah National Park and the beautiful views on Skyline Drive restore tranquility to our souls.

While I seem to gravitate towards a "shabby chic" stamping style, I am willing to try anything! I love the inspiration that I find on SCS and am so thankful to all of you who share your talent with us!

It truly is an honor of being part of the “Dirty Dozen” and I am looking forward to climbing onto the “Dirt Pile”.