Creative Team

Cheryl Boglioli

Creative Team Director

I am a mixed-media artist on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever-growing market. I am the Design Team and Education Coordinator for The Crafter’s Workshop and the Gel Press Creative Team Director and Industry Advisor. I also work with many other manufacturers in the Craft & Hobby Industry as a Designer and/or Educator. As a full-time Artist with an intuitive painting style and a passion for teaching, you can find me Living the Art Life ™, traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide with my renovated mid-century vintage trailer, Glinda. If you see me along the way, give me a beep or send me a message as I also give tours and appearances with Glinda.

Keri Sallee

Assistant Creative Director

Keri Sallee has always been a lover of all things creative, from cooking to music to art. Before finding her place in the Arts and Crafts industry, Keri went to school to be a classically trained soprano and later to be a minister of music. It wasn’t until after her son was born that she took her first step into being an artist… by learning to scrapbook. It was then that she began to learn about the world of mixed media art and the world of imagination and color it had to offer. She is known for her faith-based artwork and bible journaling and is the signature designer for the Faith Impressions line for Gel Press. She currently resides in NW Arkansas with her husband Kendall, 3 kids (ages 17, 12 and 10) and a chunky bulldog, named Bubba Hamilton Sallee.

Creative Team

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Ana Bondu

Ana Bondu

Celia Buchanan

Celia Buchanan

Carolyn Dube

Lydia Fiedler

Lynne Forsythe

Micah Goguen

Betz Golden

Betz Golden

Simon Hurley

Jacqueline Jimerson

Jacqueline Jimerson

Cat Kerr

Jen Matott

Jen Matott

Rebekah Meier

Donna Salazar

Donna Salazar

Cheryl Waters

Ana Bondu

Ana lives in the South of France, in Avignon, with her husband, her 3 children, and her cat and dog. She is a materials and colors lover and it is “hands full of fiddle” that she conceives the happiness and that she lives her life.

She considers herself more as a laboratory assistant or a chemist than really as an artist. She likes combining, experiment, looking for effects, and for new depictions, exploiting materials, and sometimes unusual combinations.

For 9 years she has been traversing the roads of France and beyond (Spain, Belgium, and Italy) as a full-time Mixed Media teacher to share the results of these experiments through her workshops. During these workshops, she enjoys leading her students to discover their own creativity instead of simply replicating a project.

After various experiences with design teams and magazine publication and art directory, she joined the Carabelle Studio Creative Team, in 2013 and since 2015 she designs stamps and art printings for their line as well.

In July 2016, she opened her own studio in the town where she lives to hold monthly classes in small groups, in addition to her traveling workshops. It is both a dream and a luxury that she appreciates particularly.

In may she started to teach classes online.

Celia Buchanan

Celia Buchanan is a mixed media artist, printmaker and holds a B.A. in 2-D surface design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, and an M.A. in arts management in education from the City University, London. Celia’s work has been featured in galleries notably the Institute of Education, London, National Exhibition Center, U.K., and The London Design Center. Digital content creator, the author of several books and magazine articles on mixed media, surface design, and fiber arts, Celia has been working in her field for over three decades. She now works and lives in NY and teaches throughout the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Carolyn Dube

Carolyn Dube is a self taught mixed media art adventurer and educator who helps you let go and feel the freedom of play. You can find her designing stencils for StencilGirl Products, teaching in person and online workshops, her articles in magazines such as Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors, and sharing the message of O.O.P.S. through her YouTube videos and blog, aColorfulJourney.com

Lydia Fiedler

My name is Lydia Fiedler, and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two tiny feline overlords, Maddie and Splotchy. I’m employed full-time as the Community Manager of Splitcoaststampers and also do lots of freelance work in social media and marketing for crafty manufacturing companies. I’ve been stamping since my early teen years, and still, find more wonder and delight in paper arts every day. It’s a joy to be a part of such a creative industry. I describe my style as CAQ – clean and quirky – and when I’m creating, I usually have a small black cat perched on my shoulders, and a true-crime podcast playing. My favorite thing about papercrafting is that I believe it allows me to serve others in that small, magical way that only sending a handmade card to someone can do. I blog at www.understandblue.blogspot.com and I’m understandblue on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Lynne Forsythe

I hail from the small but Beautiful state of New Hampshire. I have 2 kiddos, Melysa, and Douglas, and they provide me with plenty to scrap! If was to classify my creative style I would say its Distress meets Shabby and always has a FLOWER!!!

Micah Goguen

Micah Goguen grew up in Central Georgia and obtained his Bachelors in Art and Art History and his Masters in Art Therapy from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. Residing currently in Macon, Ga., Micah focuses primarily on bringing art to the community and using art as a form of communication for those struggling to understand and cope with life situations. Goguen is a Certified GOLDEN Working Artist, SilverBrush Educator and an Ampersand Artist Ambassador.

Goguen produces work while teaching art to both adults and children. He also volunteers time at the local community center and works with adults in alcohol and substance recovery as well as uprooted and traumatized children. Goguen leads workshops in the Southeast United States. Using mural work, art for entertainment and art therapy for healing, Goguen collaborates with school systems, local shops, and non-profits to help unify and most importantly “spread a message”.

Micah’s own artwork conveys his interest in people as he uses a variety of media to create expressive portraits. Bold color choices and organic movement signify his style and you can most often expect a large confrontational composition that forces the viewer to take notice and interact. Micah works in a range of media and teaches workshops in Oil and Acrylic Painting, Ceramics, Textiles and Drawing. He is working on several mural projects and also founded a group of artists which hang and display art in privately owned local businesses. Goguen teaches students atelier style in weekly classes in the Middle Georgia Area. The overall vision is to focus and rededicate back to a buy local, shop local mentality that strengthens community through unity and purpose.

Betz Golden

I am a social media influencer, content creator, and designer in the arts and craft industry. I live in the southwest with my family of five, two dogs, and tank full of saltwater fish. In my free time I travel (A LOT), read, and dining out. I am a former educator holding a B.S. in Elementary Education with minors in US History and Political Science and have an M Ed in Children’s Literature. I left teaching to be a stay at home Mom in 1999. I have been in the arts and craft industry since 2005. My passion is teaching.

Simon Hurley

Simon fell in love with cardmaking because each card is a small canvas and it doesn’t take long to create a finished piece of art to brighten somebody’s day. At the age of 10, Simon explored Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks, and Dylusions Sprays and discovered his passion for creating inky backgrounds. Although he started with ink, Simon quickly branched out into the world of stamping, embossing, and coloring.

Simon films crafting tutorials and posts them on YouTube to share his creativity and love for art with the world. “My first videos were not great… at all, but if I waited until they were perfect I wouldn’t have shared anything at all.” As Simon continues to create crafting tutorials he has gained a loyal following that he enjoys interacting with! He is also grateful for the amazing industry that has welcomed him with open arms and has continued to show him support on his creative journey.

Jacqueline Jimerson

Jackie has been making fabric and paper goods since she was a child, with her grandmother being a strong influence. She loves learning (and experimenting with) new techniques, and over the years has ventured down various creative paths. Some of which have been, invitation and card making, Zentangle, art journaling, bookbinding, stamp carving, and most recently printmaking.

Jackie likes to think of herself as a creative enabler, and so she now focuses on making goods for the creative spirit — such as; journals, stamps, stencils and ephemera.

Cat Kerr

Cat Kerr is a Mixed Media Artist, Instructor, and Product Designer living in Central Florida. Her work has been featured heavily in numerous worldwide publications as well as appearing on multiple seasons of the PBS show “Make it Artsy”.

Cat currently teaches classes both online and at retreats around the country. She has collaborated with companies in the Arts industry and created multiple product lines including foam stamps, stencils, and texture plates. She is also a 2019 Product Educator for Gel Press and Marabu Creative USA.

Jen Matott

I’m a Mom, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, artist, scrapper, shopper, and wife. I’m sure there are many other things I am, but these are the ones that most define me.

Rebekah Meier

Rebekah Meier is a mixed media artist, fiber art maker, author, designer, consultant, product designer, and teacher. And those are just a few of her accomplishments and passions throughout her life.

Donna Salazar

I am a wife, a mom, a grandma to three of the cutest little boys on the planet, an artist, a designer, a foodie, and a Level 1 Sommelier. I love to play with ink and paint as well as with food to create edible pieces of art (because pretty food tastes better). When I’m making art, I love glitter and lace as much as distressed textures and chipped paint and I blend them together to create my signature “Girlie Grunge” look.

Cheryl Waters

Hello, I’m Cheryl Waters and reside in beautiful Southern California. I am so grateful for each day and want to ‘make each day count.’ I have always enjoyed creating from a very young age. Whether creative writing, painting, drawing, paper crafting, mixed media, gel printing, altered art, or jewelry making, I have always incorporated art into life around me.
In years past, I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with others when I was a lead ambassador for six years as a part of a grassroots brand ambassador program for a major arts and crafts company. I have also enjoyed spending time with like-minded creatives by teaching mixed media, sharing inspiration and tutorials on my blog, and sharing art and writing for art publications and calendars. I also enjoy living in a very art-focused community and have participated in exhibits in Laguna Beach, California.
All this sounds wonderful and it is, however, life doesn’t always go as planned. Even then, detours can serve as a strengthening surprise and even sometimes blessing. In late 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Art continued to play an important role in my life and healing, of which I’m grateful for both.
I live in Orange County, with my husband of 29 years, beautiful college-aged daughter, and lovely mother. I enjoy working in Public Relations for Orange County’s airport and spending time with family. I call California my home now, but in the past, I have enjoyed calling places like Madagascar, Zambia, and South Africa home for some years. I’m a faith-filled, hopeful, vintage-loving, grateful creative that wants to connect with others through life and art. We are better together.

Faith Impressions Team

Marjolaine Walker

Renae Davis

Marjolaine Walker

Marjolaine Walker is a Mixed Media Artist, Educator, and Product Designer living in Ottawa, Canada. Marjolaine teaches classes both online and in-person at churches, events, and in her studio Twelve Stones Art Studio. Her main focus in teaching art and creativity is to assist women to create fearlessly no matter their skill level. For her, art is less about the end result and more about the process and the enjoyment of creating. Marjolaine’s favorite type of creativity is art journaling in its different forms, especially bible art journaling and junque journaling.

Renae Davis

Mixed Media Art and Bible Journaler. Photographer. Daydreamer. Natural Redhead. Simply Southern.

Art journaling is my jam. I started out Bible journaling a couple of years ago that has now evolved into 20+ active luscious art journals of all sorts, sizes, and themes. I love making my own recycled art supplies and using every bit of scrap paper and pigment that I can get my inky hands on. I’m a former special needs teacher of all ages and grade levels and therefore a huge advocate for Autism Awareness.

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