Crafting Ireland Design Team
I our last issue we held a design team call to find crafters who are passionate about paper crafts. We received fantastic submissions from talented crafteres from all over the world.
It was really difficult to pick our team, but finally we were able to narrow it down and chose nine crafters who will be our very own Crafting Ireland Design Team.
Let me introduce them to you!
Aideen is from Co. Galway, Ireland. Being stay at home mom, who works only one day a week, allows her to craft which she loves. Her favourites are mini albums, layouts and altered items.
Her blog: http://www.piecesbyaideen.com/
Aki is from Tokyo, Japan. She works full time for a software company. She scrapbooks mostly about her children. Aki loves the simple but messy style.
Her blog: http://kawaiisb.blogspot.com/
Mary Jo Rhoda
Mary Jo is from Missouri, USA. She has scrapbooked since 1998 and she loves that she can tell stories of her family and children through her layouts. She travelled to Ireland in 2009 and since then she has been using the pictures on her scrapbook pages.
Mary Jo’s blog: http://scrapbooktreehouse.blogspot.com/
Krissy lives in a suburb of Houston, Texas, USA. She started scrapbooking in April 2009 because she was taking time off from work and wanted something to do that would fill up all my free time. Krissy developed an absolute passion for scrapbooking and that branched off into re-purposing or “upcycling” things and working with 3-D projects. She is 75% Irish (her great-great grandparents came to America in the late 1800’s) and she kissed the Blarney Stone during a trip to the Motherland two years ago so she has been assured the gift of gab…
Krissy’s blog: http://krissyclarkmckee.blogspot.com/
Eva lives in Limerick, Ireland. She began crafting in 2004 as a way to keep some sort of creativity in her life. She started with card making as she wanted to do quick projects, then she was introduced to Scrapbooking by a wonderful crafty gang she met online. Eva was quickly hooked and realised that techniques she learned could be used for all types of crafting. Eva recently started Scrapbooking Limerick, a monthly class not only for scrapbooking but all types of paper crafts.
Eva’s blog: http://evabirdthistle.blogspot.com/
Robin Chernosky Funge
Robin is originally from Canada, but now lives in Co. Wexford, Ireland. She started scrapbooking after she received a gift of a scrapbook done for her by her Mom for her wedding!!
Robin’s scrapbooking started to slow down when the 3 kids came along and she slowly started making cards since they are quicker to finish then a layout when you are short for time!! One of her favourite styles is clean and simple, but she also loves to do more shabby vintage cards with flowers, sewing and bling.
Robin’s blog: http://bosenberries.blogspot.com/
Felicia is originally from Kent in South East England but has lived in Killarney, Co. Kerry for 20 years. She has 3 children aged 21, 18 and 15, a very patient partner and a dog named Toby. Felicia comes from an artistic family and was always working on some craft or other. Her Mum taught her to knit and use a sewing machine.
Later when discovered paper crafting a whole new craft world opened up, that lead to mixed media art. Felicia’s proudest moment so far which was having her Christmas card designs displayed with an agent at the Surtex licensing show in New York.
Felicia’s blog: http://scrapzville.blogspot.com/
Eve is from South Africa, but has lived in Co Kildare, Ireland for over 6 years now. She is a photographer and scrapbooker. Eve enjoys creating mini album that she teaches at her monthly classes, Crafty Queens.
Eve’s blog: http://www.craftyqueens.ie/
We hope you enjoyed meeting our design team. We are super excited to see what they create for their first projects.
You will see their work starting in Issue 11. We can’t wait!