Meet The DT Members!
Mary Smith DT/Admin
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 https://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com 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! http://papercraftingwithmimi-1.blogspot.com
Jeanie Ellis DT
I am a wife of 46 years, a mother to 2 adult children, grandmother of 3, “mommy” to 1 kitty, and “mamaw” to 2 furbabies. My husband retired from the Army back in 1992. I got my first taste of crafting when my niece introduced me to scrapbooking back in 1997. That was my passion at the time, until I found the “world of papercrafting”. I was hooked! I love to make cards, altered art, mixed media, and making tags! (I have a lot of them!) I like the idea of having digitals, because it’s something that can be used over and over! I hope to inspire others to create, as well as to continue in my growth in learning! Please visit my blog at https://scrapbookingmamaw.blogspot.com/
Jana Forrest DT
Hello, nice to meet you! I'm Jana Trulove-Forrest. I live in the great state of Oregon smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Willamette Valley! My crafting adventures started when I was very young. My mama started teaching me to sew at 8 years old. From there we started crocheting. Next up was cooking and counted cross stitch. So I guess I have been creative just about all my life. Then one afternoon my daughters brought home 3 huge totes. Low and behold they contained items for scrapbooking. Rubber Stamps, paper, embossing powder, markers and a bunch of items I had no idea what were used for. YouTube helped. From there I decided to make some simple cards. Easier and didn't take as long (boy howdy I was wrong about the time commitment). Fast forward and I am now on design teams, have two blogs and a crafting space at work (I am a part-owner of our machine shop with my hubby, the bob) and sometimes more work than I can handle. But I am loving life. So grateful to my darling daughters for thinking of me. The DH Bob is amused and very very loving. Thank you for the opportunity to be on the Createful Heart Digi's Design Team. I love designing and creating smiles with my cards.
Helen Nile DT
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.