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The Robin’s Nest Creative

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Ever wonder about the people behind the Creative? Come on in and get to know the team and our story. We’re so glad you’re here!

 

History of The Robin’s Nest

In 1997 Dana and Robin started a new career path that changed their lives.

Robin opened a scrapbook storefront called “The Robin’s Nest.” She ran the store for several years until she started designing her own paper line. She originally started with only paper in 8.5×11 and 12×12. She also added stickers and cutouts to her paper line as time progressed.

During this time there were many trials; the first buying trip ended with Dana in a head-on collision with all the products for the store opening in the back of the minivan. With several surgeries ahead and months of recovery before he could work again, Robin took the reins of the company and started moving forward.

They purchased their own building three years later with a craft store business inside. The storefront at that time had all crafts, including scrapbooking, cake decorating, art supplies, and custom framing. They added home décor to the store a few years later.

About The Robins Nest owners Rachel OCrowley

The Robin’s Nest then had two divisions, the wholesale company that sold to other individual stores and the storefront that sold to the community where they lived. Over the years, the company developed into an international company, with products being shipped worldwide. Hundreds of stores began to carry The Robin’s Nest products.

The Robin’s Nest was known as the first company to introduce glitter to paper; our first item was a green Christmas tree with gold glitter stars. We were also the first company to introduce dew drops sold in cute bottles to adhere to the scrapbook page.

In 2008 the storefront was closed and the building sold. In 2009, Dana and Robin’s daughter Rachel took the company’s reins, and Dana and Robin went to Africa on a two-year humanitarian mission. Dana and Robin are retired, and Rachel is the owner of The Robin’s Nest. Ours is truly a family-owned and operated business with over two decades of history in the crafting world. Since the introduction of Dew Drops, there have been many copycats, but no one has been able to capture the beauty of these little gems as we do.

The Creative

About The Chattering Robins Blogspot

The Chattering Robins was started in 2008, as a blog for Dew Drop Lovers on Blogspot. Our crafting enthusiasts have been sharing their creations on the site for the past 15 years!

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Our Founders

Dana O'Crowley

Dana O'Crowley

Founder

Dana has a bachelor’s degree in business management, and a minor in accounting, thus his love for budgeting. He has run the business side of the Robin’s Nest with great care. His ability to manage inventory in and out is an amazing gift and keeps us all in line. He also loves to build and has ideas for keeping things new and fresh.

Robin O'Crowley

Robin O'Crowley

Founder

Robin has an associate’s degree in merchandising. Balance is key to making space flow even if it is on a piece of paper. She loves to design and is a self-taught graphic designer. She loves to work with people. She currently is spending her extra time learning botanical watercolor, but has done many other designs in watercolor as well.

The Design Team

Terri

Terri

Design Team Leader

Terri Sproul is a photographer who lives on top of Palomar Mountain in the San Diego area. Her passion for photography shows in her photos. Her dog and husband enjoy traveling around the world with her as she captures dream photos. She is the leader of the design team and loves creating beautiful things alongside the other designers.

Mifta

Mifta

Design Team

I’m Miftail Ahmed, 21 years old, graduating from University. I live in Bangladesh. I started my crafting journey in 2018. Crafting is my passion; I love card making, paper crafting, scrapbooking, and doing mixed media art. As a team player & a passionate crafter, I love to inspire others. It is a great opportunity and a wonderful experience to be a part of the design team at The Robin’s Nest Creative. It inspires me a lot.

Angela

Angela

Design Team

My name is Angela, known as Angie Scrapchild in this world. I began with scrapbooking for children, and now, it is one of my passions. Another passion is spending time with my husband and daughter. We live in Pamplona, in the north of Spain. I also like to try mixed media. I love to learn and love showing my projects for inspiration.

Christi

Christi

Design Team

I am a mom to eight cats, love to make all kinds of art, read & sleep. I moved from the East Coast to wonderful Colorado about 11 years ago with my fur family and my roommate. I enjoy upcycling, recycling, yard sales & garage sales. I love to share my art & inspiration! I make primarily cards, but when I get the time I LOVE making 3D art such as wall hangings and décor… Read her full author bio here

Tarin

Tarin

Design Team

My name is Tarin Jannat Zerin from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I love doing all kinds of memory-keeping paper crafts, mixed media projects, as well as resin crafts. I like trying out a variety of products, that’s how I came to The Robin’s Nest Creative team. I’m truly obsessed with their Dew Drops, it adds a 3D look to any simple project and makes it unique. Her Full Bio

Aimee

Aimee

Design Team

Aimee has been an artsy crafty girl all her life. She’s done gallery art shows, local craft fairs, worked in the local scrapbook store, and taught classes in rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking & mixed media all over Ohio. Now enjoying sunny Florida, crafting and sharing is Aimee’s main focus.

Karen

Karen

Design Team

Karen Sessions is a lifelong crafter who has enjoyed a variety of creative hobbies including: sewing, ceramics, jewelry making, calligraphy, knitting, and embroidery. Her loves for the past 12 years have been scrapbooking and card making but she also explores mixed media because she adores rubber stamping. Read her full bio here.

Nikita

Nikita

Design Team

I am Nikita Harney, the craftsperson behind CraftyVas. I am a grad student by profession and passionately invest a significant portion of my spare time by watching my like-minded crafters’ works around the globe. I love to experiment with unique die-cuts, fussy-cuts, and paper color combinations in my scrapbooks and explosion boxes… Read more

Becky

Becky

Design Team

Becky Conley is a mixed media artist living life creatively in Southern Maine with 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Active in the community, supporting veterans and their families while crafting on!

Lori

Lori

Design Team

I am a self-taught mixed media artist. Instructor and designer. It’s the texture of life that inspires me to bring the everyday into my artwork. My 3D Mixed Media and Steampunk art work feature a combination of collage, texture, and the use of repurposed materials and other found objects.
Ahnaf

Ahnaf

Design Team

Hello everyone. Hope everyone doing well. I’m Ahnaf Tahmeed jahin. Crafting is my passion. It has been about 4 years since I have been doing crafting. I started my crafting journey with card and other stuffs. After that I learnt mixed media stuffs too and now I made paper made scrapbooks, explosion boxes,photoframes etc… Read More on my Facebook Page:

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