Juliet Popovic - Darttella
Bay View, WI
They asked me to be on the Dirty Dozen Team? Holy Cow! Me? Okay?! How could I say no? As everyone knows: I *love* a challenge. This one I took head on! I am just so flattered and honored to be among some of the finest artists on this site. A privilege indeed!

My real name is Juliet Popovic. I was born and raised in Oak Creek, WI (a suburb of Milwaukee), but I loved city life and moved to the Bay View area of Milwaukee when I was 18. Coming from an artistic family, art has been in my veins as long as I can remember. The only A's I received in school were the ones earned in Art Class. I've dabbled in just about everything from drawing to painting, from mosaics to sculpture. I've been involved in the local arts guild and have shown my mosaics during art shows and in galleries. Then I discovered stamping!

I went to my first Stampin' Up! Party in December of 2003, then another in February of 2004. Shortly after, I signed up as a demonstrator and have been happily stamping since! I started with a simple drawer cart with a few supplies and stamps. In a year's time I have moved into two 3 drawer filling cabinets and a desk full of stuff. Gradually, methodically, I'm taking over the dining room.

I've been married 5 years now and we have 3 great kids, a 4 ½ year old girl and a 2 year old little guy. I also have a 15 year old daughter who absolutely can not wait to start driving! Yikes!! I'm a stay at home mom and am able to stamp mainly during the little one's nap time or while they're playing; or when they're busy painting their hair and faces. But that's another story! The 15 year old thinks mom's hobby is cool, but music is more her "thing".

I consider myself to be a hobby demo, but I do teach a stamping class at our local community center and hold a monthly stamp camp in my home. I love learning new techniques and I've been catching on fast from the pros here at SCS! Everyone here has been such an inspiration to me and I just wanted to thank the Dirty Girls and Daven for this opportunity! Now I'm dirty too! Thank you guys so much!!