Ryann Salamon - rsalamon
San Diego, California
My name is Ryann Salamon and I'm a Dirty girl. Wow! Even typing it doesn't make it seem real! One January morning I logged in to find a private message from Jenn Balcer. CHA was fast approaching and I had posted about going to Anaheim for the shows, so I thought maybe it was something to do with that. I called Jenn and we had a short conversation. The shock of being asked to join the Dirty Dozen has driven the details of the conversation from my memory. All I know is I said an emphatic, "Yes!" Seconds later I was on the phone with my mom and we were screaming with excitement.

San Diego, California is the place I call home. I've lived up and down the west coast but I always end up back here. I share a home with my husband Mark and I share my craft room with a betta named Geppetto. He is one feisty fish! My weekdays are spent doing accounting in the "glamorous" video game industry. When I'm not counting beans, I enjoy a variety of other pursuits. Music is a huge passion of mine and we go to several concerts a year. I also enjoy reading, playing video games and cooking on occasion. Most of all, I love to play with paper and ink!

My mother is responsible for my introduction to the wonderful world of paper crafting. (Thanks mom!) One year for Christmas, she gifted me a large box of starter supplies hoping I would get bitten by the scrapbooking bug. I wasn't ready yet. Fast-forward five years. My mother had added card making to her craft arsenal, so I asked her to make my reception invitations. While looking for ideas in Paper Crafts magazines, I was finally bitten by the craft bug! I got out my old box of starter supplies, I joined Splitcoaststampers, and I was off and running...and shopping!

My two years at Splitcoaststampers has been varied and fun. I have particularly enjoyed the weekly challenges, hip hopping and the CAS challenge design team. I am in awe of the talent that is showcased daily and I am happy to consider many members as friends. I'm very excited to be a part of the Dirty Dozen and for this next chapter of my life to begin! Counting down to the big reveal has been delightfully agonizing. My name is Ryann Salamon and I'm a Dirty girl.