Meet Our Team
My name is Angela and I live in North East Scotland with my wonderful husband Roddie and our 2 (mostly) great boys Grant and Phillip, 2 cats and now a dog too. Gina and I have been best friends for a long time, we met through a digital scrapbook site and clicked pretty much immediately. Although we only met up physically in 2016 we skype with each other every day and I look after anything computer related to do with the business.
My main hobbies include digital scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercraft, mixed media and photography. I also help a local charity called Friendly Access.
Dianna Bartles - Marketing Coordinator
I'm from the St. Louis, Missouri area but spent summers as a child at the family farm which is 150 miles south of St. Louis. My family includes a husband, 21 yr old daughter, 16 yr old son. I'm an avid reader and it comes through in my projects. My style is eclectic with art deco, steampunk thrown in the mix. I have been scrapbooking for 15 yrs with the last two focused on cards and mixed media. I love trying out new ideas and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts are a perfect blend for my crafts. Dianna's Blog
My daughter (Angela Drummond) came to stay with me about 7 years ago and brought her card making "ingredients" with her. I said that I would make just ONE because I couldn't be bothered to "mess around like that". and the rest they say is history.
I love making cards, and give most of them away to a charity here in England where I live, in a small village called Hurstpierpoint which is about 8 miles North of Brighton on the South coast. I love making things with Gina's designs chipboard too which takes my crafting in a different direction to cards sometimes.
There are very few pictures of me in existance as I, like Gina, hate having my picture taken so the picture here is of my garden
I have been scrapping for more than 15 years, and have taught and designed for many design teams including retail stores, manufacturers, wholesalers and magazines. I have been published many times in Australia, New Zealand, America and England. I'm looking forward to creating projects for Gypsy Soul that will hopefully be an inspiration for others.
My name is Ann Barnes. I am a wife and mother of two wonderful children. I live in Pennsylvania. Originally trained and licensed in architecture, I have a love for design and creating. My passion for crafting started as a child and has only grown over time. When the care of my children took precedence over my career, I began creating with my son. We started with stamping and it evolved from there. I love working with inks and paper, fibers, and mixed medias, as well as making cards and creating assemblage. I also love spending time with my family and creating in my craft space with my daughter; when I am not there I can be usually be found taking a walk outside appreciating and gaining inspiration from the beauty that nature has provided, admiring old historic buildings, or simply tucked into a chair reading a good book.
I am so grateful to be a part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts team. I look forward to creating with their awesome products, being inspired by these talented artists and, hopefully, inspiring others to create as well.
My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am so thrilled to continue designing for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts design team . I am a self-taught paper and mixed media artist, with my early beginnings making cards and gifts for family and friends. I picked up my first rubber stamp in 1995, before the internet had so much inspiration to offer up-and-coming artists. I love to learn, and I love to share what I have learned with others. I love adding dimension to my projects, and just about everything I make has it in some form or fashion. I am currently making YouTube video tutorials for the ColourArte Video Creator DT, and the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Quarterly Blog Hop DT. I have also been on design teams for DecoArt Mixed Media, Altered Pages, Craftwell eBrush, Sin City Stamps, The Robin's Nest, House of Cards Monthly Challenge, and Creative Paperclay. I have been published in several paper and e-magazines, as well as a contributing artist in a book. I was also asked and have gladly made samples for display at CHA, as well as being a guest designer for Eileen Hull, Craftwell USA, Unruly Paper Arts, and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. I call Memphis, Tennessee, my home, which I share with my wonderful husband of 35 years and two adorable Yorkie sisters, all of whom make my life fabulous.
Betsy Skagen is the paper crafter, altered art artist, writer and graphic designer behind Paper Calliope.
She built her eclectic style upon a foundation of good design principles, forged from years as a marketing communications professional. “Having a strong sense of design allows me to explore new techniques and trends without forgoing excellence,” Betsy explains. A few of Betsy’s favorite artistic subject matters include anything circus related, mid-century graphics, and vintage ephemera.
Betsy has long used paper crafting and mixed media arts to balance the hectic lifestyle of her ADHD, unicycling, tightrope walking and counter-surfing family. Betsy lives with her husband, son, daughter and two extra-large dogs (some of whom really do walk the high wire and unicycle) in the arctic circle of Minnesota, where long winters allow plenty of time for crafting.
I'm a retired engineer who lives on a small farm in the mountains of Virginia way too far from the nearest craft store. My husband of 30 years is an enthusiastic supporter of my crafty habits. We have a small flock of sheep, a handful of chickens and a hairless cat. I love travel, cooking, geeky stuff and making tiny things.
I’m Ginny Nemchak and I live in a sweet little town out in the country with my husband of 22 years and 2 almost grown boys. I am convinced that there is no better living than out on a dirt road….it’s a very blessed life I have. I have been crafting my whole life in some form…but my creative outlet is now focused on paper. I enjoy all types…layouts…mini albums…cards. I have recently discovered a new love for altered art and digital collage. I love all things vintage and shabby chic. Anytime I can add ribbon and flowers and buttons I am a happy girl.
Hi! My name is Jennalee, I live in the Salt Lake Valley with my husband and our dog, Pepper. I am a mixed media artist focusing on combining paper and textiles with what I call “messy stitching”. My studio is my happy place and where you can find me whenever I have free time. I have been creative for as long as I can remember. Glitter runs in my veins and the line of creative women I come from. My style is ever evolving. But my main focus has always been incorporating vintage style and pieces into my work. I have been published in Somerset Studios, Somerset Apprentice and Where Women Cook. I invite you to follow my full Art Journey at instagram.com/thepaperedsoiree and my blog thepaperedsoiree.blogspot.com
Hi, I'm Jess. I am a retail manager by day and a crafter by night. I have been crafting since I was a kid. I fell for rubber stamping over 20 years ago and that led to scrapbooking, which then landed me in mixed media. I was born and raised just north of Boston, but I now call Phoenix home. I have a lovely daughter, an awesome husband, and four kitties. In addition to crafting, I have a passion for junking and I am a voracious reader.
My name is Jon David Lowe, I am new to the world of mixed media. By day I am a sixth grade Math and Science Teacher but my evenings and weekends belong to my creative creations. I am a messy artist. I am a bull in a china shop and need to be bubble wrapped when it comes to my clumsiness. At any given time in my studio there are open bottles of paint, next to packets of metals embellishments, a tube of Weldbond my go-to universal adhesive, a stack of brushes both wet and dry depending on the technique I am trying, jars of gels, and a menagerie of other necessities. A cyclone of creativity, a thunderstorm of thought, a tsunami of techniques, an earthquake of expectations, a hurricane of hope, all these natural disasters may be found in my studio at any time. From the beginning of my mixed media journey I tried to do pretty and pristine but that is not what excited my clients. They were more intrigued by the messier more chaotic creations of my artistic aesthetic...which I sometimes describe as controlled chaos or eclectic enchantment. My art is a perfect union of form and function. From the madness that is me has escaped some outstanding pieces of art. I am thrilled to bring my perspective to the design team of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
My website http://crooked-tree-creations.com/index.html has many more wonderful examples of my work.
My Facebook Page https://wwwhttps://www.facebook.com/Crooked-Tree-Cottage-Creations- is updated more frequently with current items I am working on.
My personal blog https://crookedtreecreations.blogspot.com/ shares my artistic journey thus far where I am sharing Tried and True Technique Tutorials and the Peek-a-Boo Project Tutorials about the intricate details that go into designing one of my Treasure Books or Houdini-Hideaway Boxes that will also be featured simultaneously on this blog.
Lora Mahaffey happily lives in her own world of paper, paints and lots and lots of sparkly bits and pieces. She is an artist and teacher of arty things, a haphazard gardener and reader of many books. Lora lives in a big old friendly house full of life with a 'MacGyver' husband and an old Maine Coon cat who thinks she rules the known universe.
Take a look at Lora's blog Cackle and Hoot
Hey there! I'm an empty-nester from southwestern Ontario Canada and fill my days (and my house) with all sorts of papercrafting and mixed media projects. I've been scrapping since 2007, when I offered to create a little photo book for one of the kids' teachers who was retiring....once I got into the scrapbooking
section at the craft store, the "little" book blossomed into a full 12 x 12 album and I was hooked! I have several dogs and cats, have bottle-fed abandoned kittens, and once raised and cared for an orphaned baby squirrel. I also love to read, decorate cakes, and hang out with my BFF(which usually involves massive amount of tea, gabbing, and carbs!) Life is good! Crafting has opened my world to some terrific people, amazing products and fascinating techniques and I love it!
My name is Nancy Wethington and I’m from St. Louis, a hop-skip-and-jump from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. I am also a current member of Prima Marketing Education Team, Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog DT as well as an alumni of Graphic 45 Design Team. I have been creating with Gina (the owner of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts) for quite some time, writing directions and playing with this amazing product for a number of years. My husband and I have been married for 42 years and have a wonderful son and daughter-in-law, 2 dogs of our own and a grand-puppy-mom to 3 loving pit bull mixes. Our son named my craft room *Nancyland* years ago and it is definitely my happy place. Our home is decorated in a mix of antiques and traditional and you’ll find that same mix in my crafting projects. With an obsession for mini-books, cards and tags I love adding rubber stamps, mediums and flowers to any of my projects. You can find my work on my blog, Art-From-The-Heart. I also teach throughout the Midwest region: Art-From-The-Heart Workshop Schedule and produce Girlfriend Getaways weekend crops, where you’ll sometimes find Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts on-site store. Looking forward to a very creative year with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and you.
Maker of messes, believer in faeries... that just about sums it up. I am an absolutely passionate crafter and artist who dabbles in just about every medium. My goal as a maker is to create with enthusiasm and without an ounce of pretention. Hopefully I can encourage others to join in too. Nichola's Blog & YouTube Channel
Susan Killam of Killam Creative calls Maryland home. She makes shadow boxes using found objects, paper whimsies and greeting cards, as well as repurposed jewelry with vintage flair. She admits to being a chronic hoarder of scrapbook paper and is always on the hunt for the next paper purchase! Sometimes she uses it to alter tins, boxes and thrift store finds and has been known to over-embellish greeting cards, mini books and most things that aren't moving (too fast).
She collects vintage rhinestone jewelry from the heyday of affordable bling and is probably wearing something old and sparkly right now!
I would definitely consider myself a craft-a-holic and paper artist. I love to draw, paint, sew and make off the page projects ever since i can remember. I majored in graphic design and costumes growing up and in college and use my love for art to create projects for my family, friends and anything else I can make for them. I have been published both online and in print publications and in my spare time I teach classes to inspire others in this fun crafty field of cards, scrapbook pages and off the page projects.
I am married to my best friend and have 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am a So Cal native and when I have any spare time I love to cook, hike in the great outdoors, hang out at the beach, travel to amazing places, perfect my photography skills and work in my garden.
I am over the moon excited to be on the Gypsy Soul Laser Die cuts team with all the talented girls this year and hope that i can inspire you to make amazing things with all the gorgeous products that they carry.