Originally from England, Julie is an award winning, multi-talented designer, on-air personality, crafter, decorative painter, consultant and product developer. Professionally involved in the Arts & Crafts industry for over 25 years, she has authored over 50 "How To" craft books on a wide variety of crafts as well as feature columns in national and international magazines. For 14 years Julie hosted a popular TV show on scrapbooking which aired on Public Television stations in the US and internationally. She has also represented manufacturers on QVC, Shop at Home and HSN, taught countless workshops and conducted trade show seminars. Her projects, designed to promote product and crafting techniques, have appeared regularly on TV shows, in videos, books and magazines and her art has generated substantial revenue for a major arts & crafts retailer. She continues to enjoy her Life in the Craft Lane and her goal is to inspire others to be creative too!