Introducing September Sketch Artist and Guest Designers

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Good morning and Happy Labor Day to our friends in the USA!

We are so thrilled to be introducing you today to our sketch artists and guest designers for September!!  First up is our sketch artist, Kim Kesti!

Kim Kesti is a self-proclaimed paper crafting addict. Her favorite thing to do is retreat to her cozy craft space and dive into new projects. She describes her style as bright, bold and a little bit funky. Kim started playing with paper when the scrapbooking craze was in full swing and was entered into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2005. After accumulating quite a bunch of supplies, she turned to card making and altered projects to get more mileage from her stash. Since then, paper crafting has become her first love. In addition to paper crafting, Kim also enjoys knitting, hand stitching, photography and organizing her scrappy space.  She feels very blessed in her life and considers being a Paper Crafts Go-to Gal a “dream job”.

Kim created 4 AH-MAY-ZING sketches that we will be using for our weekly sketch challenges this month.  The first one will be coming your way tomorrow.

Joining Kim this month are guest designers, Laura Bassen and Julie Ranae.

Laura Bassen is a wife and mom to five crazy kids living in central Illinois. She studied graphic design in college, but now card making has become her creative outlet.  Laura is very honored and excited to be guest designing for Skipping Stones Design this month.

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.  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.

We are so excited that these talented ladies are joining us!  September is going to be a great month!


Speaking of great, just a reminder that Skipping Stones is having an awesome stamp sale this week.  Buy any 3 sets, get 1 free!!!  To take advantage of this special offer, please send our owner, Heather, an email with your selections at madebyme33(at) and she will take it from there.  Happy Shopping!!

Have a great day, friends!


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