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Mary Smith Admin/Owner
Hello, I'm Mary Smith Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Design. I am a wife, been married to my hubby 33 years, he also served in the military for 20 years. He is also co-owner & designer of Createful Heart Digis & Design. My interest with making cards began in the early 1980's when I decided that Hallmark was getting just a little too pricey for me, and I thought, well hey, I think I could do this too! So, with a little imagination and some neat watercolor pencils I set up my crafting on the kitchen table... there I focused making cards for Anniversaries, Birthdays and so on... each card was created just for that person. Since I drew out each card, it would take approximately 1 to 2 hours. But I figured since we were first married and didn't have a lot of money to spend on extra's like birthday presents and such, then the card would be the "gift". I got started with making digital images back in 2002,.. when I first got PSP. I was determined to learn the process of making cool images... the process was a bit difficult at first, but I did learn. My first "scribble" came out as a vase with flowers...then I used to color in all my images...never thinking of just making them outlined. Not until 2011 that I decided to create outlined images...and first just offered them for "free"... I started my Createful Heart Digis & Design in February of 2017. I decided on the name Createful because I am reminded to be Grateful to God for all my talents.

I am a stay at home wife and an adjunct professor of 11 years at Kaplan University. I have been married to a wonderful man for the last 13 years, (we have been together since 2000). Together we have a wonderful blended family, of three sons and 5 grandchildren. I have been a crafter for years, however, about 10 years ago I became more interested in scrapbooking. I quickly moved past scrapbooking into a real love of Vintage and card making. I love working vintage designs, as well as shabby chic. I have learned I have a fascination with laces and the beauty they add to any project. I have been and always will be a “flower child”, which means I will add flowers to most any project I make. I am the type of crafter who likes to try just about anything. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful hubby who supports my habit, I mean crafting. In addition to my cards and scrapbooks, I am an entrepreneur. I have my own small Embroidery business. I specialize in Freestanding Lace, but also have other fun designs available. Lately, I have been making a lot of mug rugs. I love what I do and love how all of my projects all coordinate together so easily. I have a blog at please feel free to stop in for a visit.
                         Robyn Pixley Barber   DT/Admin                       
I am a stay at home wife and an avid paper crafter. I have been married to my handsome hubby for the last 12 years. Together we have a wonderful blended family, of three sons, three daughters, three sons in love, 4 grandchildren and two furry baby girls round us out! I have been a crafter for years, however, about 15 years ago I fell in love with paper crafting! I taught card making classes for 12 years and loved it! I love to make fun fold cards the most. I scrapbook for my grandchildren and for our travels. We will start to travel all over the US in May and I will be doing several travel journals. I am new to coloring but have always loved to color. I have begun to take coloring classes and am enjoying the new techniques! I am blessed to have a awesome hubby who supports my habit, even though space is tight! I have a blog so please stop by and visit!

I live in the north west of Britain on the Wirral peninsula which is close to Liverpool and north Wales.  I'm single and work full time as an Activities Coordinator for a charity called Abbeyfield which provides care for older people.  I also work part time as a class tutor for a local stamping company teaching workshops every other month.  Like lots of card makers I started off as a cross stitcher and then progressed to stamping after going to a card making workshop many years ago.  I love working with stamps and digi stamps and have an addiction for pretty papers and for Promarkers.

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