We have an awesome line up of teachers for our second event!
These instructors are coming from all over the globe to bring you the very latest and greatest in crafting. Included in this line up are authors, licensed designers and on-air personalities. It isn’t very often that you find this much crafty talent in one location. Don’t miss out!
Allie Gower has a knack for almost every craft! Allie is also a Designer on the Gina K Designs and StampTV team. Allie loves to make jewelry and anything paper craft related. She has an amazing talent at taking a complex technique and making it simple and fun for everyone. Allie also lives in the Minneapolis area. Allie has an amazing teaching style where she makes her students feel at ease and ready to tackle any project!
Ann Butler is a mixed media artist, licensed designer, author, instructor and consultant for the creative industries. Her designs appear in multi-authored books, magazines, booklets, manufacturer trade show booths and websites.
She has taught workshops, locally and internationally, for over 20 years and currently teaches online classes at Creative Work-shops. She regularly appears as a guest artist on TV and Web TV Shows. Inspiring others through teaching is one of Ann’s favorite things to do.
Beth Watson is a creative design professional, specializing in mixed media design, three dimensional crafts and home décor. Armed with a formal education in Marketing from Ringling School of Art & Design, Beth developed her professional skills in the restaurant industry before turning her focus to the craft world in 1998. Beth is a member of the CHA Designer Council and her designs have been published in numerous craft magazines and books. She enjoys bringing a unique twist to her designs by using traditional materials in unconventional ways. Professional design and promotional services include: product demonstration, advertising and marketing consultation, editorial and instructional writing, workshop teaching for adults and children, design team and contributing artist commitments; and project design for publication.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Candice Windham is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist, working in watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil, fabric, mixed media and paper and altered arts.
She studied design at the University of Memphis and retired from her graphic design work at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division to open Windham Design Studio, providing graphic design for printed materials as well as display design for various trade shows. She is also curator and designer of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Historical Museum.
Candice is the author of Scrapbooking for Home Décor, and her work has been published in a variety of paper arts and crafts magazines. She is an instructor in mixed media acrylic collage, rubber stamping, scrapbooking and altered arts. She has been published in a variety of craft magazines and books, including Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Altered Arts Magazine; Make it in Minutes Wreaths; Make it in Minutes Last Minute Gifts; Make it in Minutes Party Favors and Hostess Gifts; Make it in Minutes Mini Books and Today’s Creative Home Arts.
In addition to receiving numerous design awards from the Public Relations Society of America – Memphis Chapter, the American Water Works Association and the International Association of Business Communicators, her fine art has been accepted and won awards in local, regional, national and international juried exhibitions. Candice is past-president of the Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL), a group of more than 350 fine artists.
She was the recipient of the Craft and Hobby Association’s Designer Press Kit Award in Orlando, 2009.
Candice and her husband Larry have a son, Michael, and reside in Brighton, Tennessee along with Sam the Wonder Lab.
Chantal Johnson has been the recipient of God’s great love and has been given creativity as one of her many gifts. Her heritage is one of Southern hospitality and European style but her heart is pure Texan!! Her home, as well as her art, resounds with sentiments from a joyful, grateful spirit to that of faith and hope mixed with a touch of wonder. Her creative path began as a little girl with her mother introducing every form of creative arts from thread and fabric, yarn and hook to paper and paints. She loves all things that can inspire others to find joy in the everyday.
As a mixed media artist and designer, her many passions include but not limited to gardening, interior decorating, crocheting, cooking ,swimming, sewing, jewelry design, paper arts and antiques. But being with her children, husband and family bring her the most joy. Most days you will find her creating in her Art Studio that she and her husband designed.
Chantal lives in Rowlett, Texas and is married to Scott. They have three children, 3dogs and 6 sweet little hens. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Home, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire and Green Craft. She is currently on the ICE Resin®2015 Design Team. For teaching engagements, you may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her blog at chantaljohnson.blogspot.com or become her friend on Facebook to see her latest inspirations and see the joy in daily living.
Cheryl Boglioli is a mixed-media artist on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever-growing market. As a full-time Artist with a passion for teaching, you can find her Living the Art Life ™, traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide with her renovated 1970 vintage trailer, Glinda. If you see her along the way, she even gives tours and appearances with Glinda. See more of Cheryl and her adventures at www.cherylboglioli.com.
Cindy Shepard is an experimental artist whose focus is on recycled and mixed media art. Her whimsical, colorful style developed further after receiving her Certified Zentangle® Teacher status. The mindful patterns still find their way into her work to add energy and interest. Cindy has authored two successful books “Bottle Art” and “Stash and Smash Art Journal Ideas”, she is also co-author of “The Beauty of Zentangle” and has had many of her Zentangle-inspired designs published. Cindy shares her love of recycling and whimsey through teaching classes.
Eileen Hull grew up in a large family where there was always an art project in the works. Learning to think creatively has been a huge benefit throughout her life: from thirteen military moves and raising four children to developing product lines for craft manufacturers.
In 2009, Sizzix launched her signature line of ScoreBoards™ dies, which are specially designed to cut and score matboard and thicker materials. Her twelfth Sizzix collection was released in February, 2015.
Eileen also has a line of innovative inks called ColorBox™ Blends with Clearsnap.
She lives in Herndon, Virginia with her husband in their empty nest 🙂 The newest member of the family is a vintage camper which Eileen outfitted as a mobile studio. In September 2014, she drove cross- country, teaching and crafting for two months. Please visit her blog for the latest Paper Trail adventures and crafty inspiration!
Gina Krupsky was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, where she met her husband Tom. They moved to Wisconsin where he went to the University of Wisconsin and then on to Marquette Law school. They decided to stay because it was a great place to raise their two daughters, Alicia and Rina. Alicia is 19 and goes to college for film and directing. Rina is 17. She is a competitive swimmer and a junior in high school. Gina’s husband, Tom, worked for many years as an attorney. A few years ago he left his career in law and together they run Gina K. Designs and StampTV.
Gina found stamping like many other stampers out there. She went to her first stamping party and she was immediately hooked. Shortly after, she signed up as a demonstrator to “get the discount.” That turned into a full time business. She had a large downline, earned several cruises and did lots of workshops and classes. She loved the teaching aspect of the business. When the company she demonstrated for changed their career plan, she decided to change hers and Gina K. Designs was born.
Gina really wanted to build a learning community where everyone fits in. She started StampTV.com and offers weekly broadcast quality paper crafting videos. Not only do you learn a lot on StampTV, but you will find friendship and happiness. It’s a wonderful place to grow your creative wings with lots of love and support.
Gina’s goal is to continue to offer high quality products through Gina K. Designs and high quality videos through StampTV.com.
Lisa Rojas has been a mixed media artist and professional designer for the craft industry over 20 years. Her work has appeared in numerous craft magazines and books, on websites, national advertisements and tradeshow booths. Lisa has also filmed multiple television segments on Creative Living with Sheryl Borden. She works with many manufacturers using their products in her work, creating projects and teaching classes at tradeshows. Lisa is a member of the Craft and Hobby Association.
Lorine Mason is first and foremost a Maker. She loves creating projects to inspire others that are unique, homemade and above all personal. Sharing her creativity and the experience of creating something homemade is her passion. Lorine has authored 13 books and has had her work featured in print, online publications, on packaging and through television programming. She is a licensed artist and product designer. Whether through her design work, teaching or demonstrating, Lorine is at her best when sharing her love of creating something beautiful. Contact Lorine through her website or directly at email@example.com.
Marie Browning is a consummate craft designer who has made a career of designing products, writing books and articles, and teaching. As a bestselling author, Marie has writing numerous books with over 3 million in print, reprinted in seven different languages. Marie is also a Creative Consultant, assisting manufacturers in developing innovative products and identifying new ways to market their products to the craft consumer. She has taught classes, demonstrated at trade show shows and appeared on TV and videos. Marie is currently the signature designer for American Tombow.
Marie lives, gardens, crafts and colors in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island in Canada.
Rebekah Meier is a self taught, award winning mixed media artist, teacher, author, and designer. She has a special interest in fabric and paper, combining both to create collage and fiber art. Rebekah has a freeform and relaxed design philosophy, believing that when creating art, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. She likes to incorporate many textures into her artwork which is represented in her best selling books, Fabric Art Collage, 40+ Mixed Media Techniques, and More Fabric Art Collage. You can follow her at www.rebekahmeier.com.
Sean Fetterman is the Clean ‘N Simple King of card making! He is the Design Team Coordinator and a Designer for Gina K Designs and StampTV. Sean’s style is fresh, clean, simple and easy to mass produce. Originally from the east coast and raised in the Midwest, Sean moved to the Minneapolis area in the 90’s. When he is not in his craft room, he works in Human Resources for the largest consumer electronics retailer in North America. His teaching style is fun and full of laughs!
Theresa Cifali has nearly 20 years of experience working in the craft industry as a professional designer. Her work appears in books, magazines, trade show booths and websites. Theresa is also well versed in social media and emerging digital platforms. Her articles can be found on numerous websites and in trade magazines. She consults creative businesses on best practices in social media, provides management services and teaches social strategy.