Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Meet Robyn...

Hi, I'm Robyn Correa and I am so excited to be a part of the Crafty Alley Design Team. As the other gals have mentioned, we have a lot of ideas to share using the latest and hottest products stocked at the Crafty Alley. I count it a true honor and privilege to work with Cathy and the other gals.

Just to share a little about myself, I have been involved in paper crafts for about 13 years. After my second child was born I started scrapbooking, but have been creating cards, layouts, 3-D items, mini albums, and altered art for the past three years on a very active basis. I got involved with card making about 2 1/2 years ago. One of the things I love about paper crafts is the ability to create unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for others, as well as scrapbook pages to preserve our family's special memories. It's a way of truly giving a part of yourself to those you care about.

I am married to my high school (secondary school) sweetheart for 17+ years. On the 12th of April we'll celebrate our 21st anniversary of our first date. ❤ We have 3 terrific children ages 16, 14, and 11. I also enjoy reading, cooking and baking from scratch, gardening, long walks in the country, and hanging out with my family. I enjoy being a stay-at-home wife/mom and homeschool our 3 kiddos.

You can find me on my website here as well as on my YouTube channel injoystampin.

I'm really excited to have the opportunity of getting to know you all as we share project ideas, tutorials, challenges, techniques and more. Also, be sure to check out the Crafty Alley ning network and get to know a really wonderful group of crafters. I'll be back very soon with our very first Crafty Alley Challenge!

Happy Creating!
❦Robyn x

Meet Michele


Hi! My name is Michele Roos and I live in Co Kerry, Southern Ireland. I'm a happily married SAHM to 3 children all under the age of 8. As you can imagine it's a busy household, so at the end of the day when I've tucked the kids into bed, I like to de-stress by making cards/projects. I've always enjoyed crafting but got completely hooked on card making last year when I started blogging. Apart from card making, I also love to make my own flowers and I'm always experimenting to see how versatile a die can be. I feel so honoured and excited to be part of this talented DT.

Why not pop over to my blog

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Louise.... Reporting For Duty!!

Hey everyone,

My name is Louise and I am another lucky member of Crafty Alley's very first design team. As you have already met Katie, I thought I would come on over  introduce myself. I am a relatively new crafter. I started making ATC's, Skinnies and Chunky Pages 2 years ago. In October last year I was introduced to Mini Albums, which I became addicted to!!! Recently I have branched out to 12 x 12 layouts and Card Making. I am a supply-a-holic and love love love papers!!!! I couldn't put a label on my style but I love all things Tim Holtz, distressed edges, vintage, bling and lace!! I love all colours too. I can also be found working in my art journal, painting, drawing.... I want to learn to knit, sew and crochet.... I need to find a way to add more hours to the day!! :):)

When I am not crafting or craft shopping, I am a Mommy to Finn who is almost 12 months now. My hubby and I just adore every second of him!! I work full-time as a nurse in an operating theatre which I love. This means that I do have to be super organized with my time but I manage!! I also love photography, reading, walking, cooking, baking, music, shopping etc... I am a girly girl!!

I am really excited about all that is to come on this creative journey. I am so proud to be a design team member for the Crafty Alley. You won't find better customer service in any shop in Ireland, and believe me I've shopped around!!! The products are the latest in the scrapbooking world, with Cathy and the girls being bang on trend. They are your one stop shop for all things Tim Holtz and the only stockist of the much sought after Graphic 45 in Ireland. With awesome deals on shipping, you have no excuse not to check them out!!!

If you would like to say hello to us, you can find all of us having crafty, inky fun over on our Ning network, swapping Mini Albums with Felicia, Crafty Alley Blog or on my own personal blog HERE. If you have any requests or questions, then just shoot me an email! Spread the word!

Louise xx

Welcome to the Crafty Alley Design Team Blog!!

Hello everyone,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself and welcome you all to a new creative adventure courtesy of the Crafty Alley ( !!

I'm sure most of you are already familiar with the fabulous products available over at the Crafty Alley, but for those of you who aren't, it is an Aladdins Cave of art and craft supplies, stocking many ranges exclusively in Ireland! If you haven't already, why not head over and see what is on offer, you won't be disappointed. With free Irish shipping on orders over 50EUR, and free European shipping on orders over 120EUR, what are you waiting for?

Firstly though, let me introduce myself. My name is Katie, and I am one of four very lucky ladies chosen to be part of the very first Crafty Alley Design Team. You can check out my work over on my personal blog here: . The other ladies will also be popping over to introduce themselves soon!

I am an arts and crafts addict and there isn't much I won't have a go at! It has been my hobby for as long as I can remember. When I am not playing around in my studio, I also love to read, cook, go for walks, take photographs, spend time with my family and pets and much more.

Well, that's all for now, but stay tuned as there are going to be some very exciting things happening here in the coming weeks!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Crafty Alley owner Cathy Giles, for the chance to be a part of this creative journey.

Katie xoxo