Thursday, April 6, 2023

Meet our Newest Design Team Members!

Welcome to the Divinity Designs Blog! We are excited to welcome Crystal Irwin, Joy Wilson and Karen Zook to our Design Team!  These designers will be joining us for our April Inspiration Posts and our May - June 2023 Releases!  Let's meet Crystal, Joy and Karen!

I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and then I found the love of cardmaking. When I am not crafting, I am shopping for crafts LOL, organizing, doing puzzles, working out, hiking, and spending time with my family. I have an amazing husband of 20 years, 2 wonderful children, 2 wonderful step children, 1 precious grand baby, and 3 super fun dogs

Hi, I’m Joy from the Northern Kentucky area and I’ve been paper crafting for 20 plus years .  If you count collecting stickers as a child, then I’ve been crafting much longer, but these days you will find me stamping, coloring, and card making. If I had to describe my style I would say I am clean and simple with a touch of "more". I love doing all things inky and am always glad to bring others along my journey. Besides my passion for paper crafting, I have a menagerie of fur and feather babies that I fuss over and love dearly.  I am very lucky to have a husband who supports and enables my passions and encourages me daily to do what I love.  

I have been creating with scissors, paper, and color for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents were extremely gifted in "creating". My mom could bake and cook to ultimate perfection; and my dad, well, he was a stickler for perfection. He built our home, upholstered furniture, could crochet, and once he even made a travel trailer. How blessed I am to have had that creative influence and heritage! 

My husband, of forty-eight years, and I have called South Florida our home for the past four decades, relocating from Illinois. (Yes, I was just a tad young when I got married.) I am, a mom and I have one sweet granddaughter, who loves card making with me. As a career, I was a physical therapist assistant, beginning my career working in a large hospital. Before retiring I was fulfilling my dream job and treating patients who were prescribed physical therapy in the home health atmosphere. I truly loved helping people! 

Besides card-making, I am extremely passionate about supporting our nation's veterans and active-duty military men and women. My support of "all things military" was birthed, primarily, when our only biological son was killed in action in the war in Iraq. Card making is, now, a therapeutic outlet for me, for which I am extremely grateful to have. 

So, if I'm not card-making, you can find me honoring the service of my son by volunteering countless hours within organizations and efforts that assist our nation's veterans, active-duty military, gold star families, and blue star families. 


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