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
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 on several other design teams: ColourArte Video Creator DT, DecoArt Mixed Media DT, and the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Quarterly Blog Hop DT. I have also been on design teams for 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 34 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 have loved crafting since I was a little girl, I get it from my Mama. I am a 4th generation Oregonian and live in the country with my husband, son, our dog, and 3 cats. They truly rule the roost. I am most happy creating with my hands or making my house a home. I am pretty sure any paper project needs chipboard or ribbon...or it is naked at best.
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.
My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California, near San Diego. I am a Christian, a wife of 29 years, the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats. We are a homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last child now in his last semester of homeschooled high school.
I am a paper craft addict and hoarder! I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am in my studio making something out of paper! I also love new product and new tools.
I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including over six years with Graphic 45. I still create things now and again for G45. Besides being part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts team, I am on the team of a cardstock company called Cut Card Stock, and I continue to hop monthly with both Really Reasonable Ribbon and Heartfelt Creations. I also host a quarterly blog hop called Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work. Please visit my blog, Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com) for more inspiration and for links to my other "hang outs."
Jessica Armstrong, also known as the Crafty Goblin, is a miniature artist known for her detailed and often aged, creaky and archaic looking projects. She loves to focus on fantasy, horror and science fiction and anything and everything geeky. She's a mum of one adorable two year old and lives in the tip of Southern Ontario with her amazing husband who is super supportive of her crafting habbit. When she's not creating tiny things, she has a weakness for video games and board games.
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.
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
I reside in the Memphis TN area... home of Blues and BBQ. I am a wife to an amazing man that supports my creative endeavors, mom of 4 and grandma to 9 very amazing grandchildren. I love paper crafting, alter projects and making cards. Crafting wouldn't be quite the same without Diet Coke and chocolate! I enjoy working with paper, paint and other mixed media products. I love to make cards, scrapbook and mini albums. I would say my style is Vintage and Shabby with a bit of steampunk. My other interest besides family and creating involves photography, traveling and other crafty venues. I am blessed to be on several design teams and love being able to create with some of my favorite companies in the Craft and Hobby Industry.
Scrapbook Flair: Pam Bray Designs - http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/
Hi! My name is Sandy Trefger and I love crafting!! I’ve been creating or sewing for as long as I can remember, if you count cutting out paper dolls as a craft! I learned to sew when I was 9 so I could make my own Barbie doll clothes. My Grandmother loved to craft and I spent many summers creating with her—junk trinket boxes, melted crayon candle bottles and sea shells with googly eyes. I’ve always had a passion for photographs and spent many days as a teenager re-doing my parents old photo albums and creating scrapbooks with glue and newspaper clippings of my school sports and adventures. About twenty years ago I discovered “modern scrapbooking” and jumped in with both feet. At first I created the simpler style layouts and advanced to the layouts that used it all. Soon I was making cards and then about 5 years ago I wanted a special album for a Route 66 road trip. After watching several YouTube tutorials, I made my own album out of chipboard and cardstock and started designing my own albums and projects. I love paper crafting and think my “style” is eclectic. I love to use various collections and techniques. I even love to dabble with mixed media textures, sprays and paints.
I live in the great big state of Texas in the USA and I’m a real Texan. I was born here, have always lived here and will most likely die here. However, I do not own a horse, live on a ranch nor wear cowboy boots and I certainly don’t own any oil rights! But I do love living here and I must have real Tex-Mex for dinner at least once (maybe twice) a week. Along with paper crafting, I also love scrapbooking, card making, photography and quilting! I’ve been married to my best friend and soul mate, Eddie, for 43 years. We have three grown children, five wonderful grandkids and nine loveable cats—three inside and the rest outside of the house plus a few feral kitties that stop by and visit now and then.
I love to share my ideas and techniques with others through my blog, YouTube channel or at a class at the local scrapbook store.
Happy Crafting ~ Sandy
Visit me at my blog/website: www.sandyscraftycreations.com
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.