Certified Educators

Certified Educators at the CHA Summer Certification Course in Rosemont, IL, July 2012
{Clockwise from left: Kimberly Seldomridge, Kimberly Congdon, Joe Morgan, Cheryl Boglioli, Jennifer Priest, Candice Windham, Danielle Hunter, Kendra Wiggins, Betsy Burnett, Carole Lassak, Betty Scott, Joe Rotella, Steph Ackerman, Peggy O'Connell}

Website: http://scrappynan.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest has been involved in the papercrafting community for over 12 years. She lives in the High Desert of California with her supportive {and sometimes scrappy} husband, two kids, and two dogs. For the past 10 years, Jennifer has been teaching papercrafting classes at events, charity crops, and local retailers as well as online through My Creative Classroom. A love of sharing, a passion for teaching, and a happy, whimsical design style drive Jennifer's creative endeavors and characterize her work. Jennifer has represented multiple manufacturers as an educator and design team member as well as social media consultant and coordinator for several brands. She's been fortunate enough to have had her work published in top publications and books and is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association. When she's not papercrafting, Jennifer enjoys gardening, visiting local crafts fairs, junking and yard saling, and taking touristy day trips around California with her family. Jennifer is also an Army veteran, volunteer for local charities and dedicated mom and wife.

Website: http://hydrangeahippo.com 

Cheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  

Website: http://cherylswindow.com/

Kimberly Seldomridge has been paper crafting for 10 years.  She lives in Veedersburg, IN with her husband and two girls.  Papercrafting and mixed media have been a personal enjoyment and have grown to become business for her.  Kimberly has designed for Glue Dots and Your Memories Here. She is a Zutter Certified Instructor and a staff member at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Her work has been featured on websites and published in an online magazine. She teaches in home paper bag book classes to kids and adults. She does scrapbook birthday parties, baby and bridal showers and other special occasions. Her work includes mixed media journals, canvas, paper bag books, scrapbook albums, mini books and more. She has a FaceBook page called Creatively Fabulous where all her projects, ideas and tutorials are posted. She does custom orders and party decor. She takes pride in her work and is available to help you preserve your precious memories in a lasting and creative way.


I am a craft-a-holic who loves nothing better than spending time in my craft room creating. I create an assortment of projects - from cards and layouts to mix'd media and altered art.   My day is just not complete if I haven't spent some time crafting. I have a dedicated craft area where I work and teach a wide variety of classes for the beginner and the more experienced crafter.  I love using assorted tools  (Bind-it-all, Cricut, Sizzix, Spellbinders) plus inks and stamps in my work.  I am a firm believer in playing with your supplies because only then can you truly see their full potential.  I have been fortunate to have a number of my projects published.  I am a  Craft and Hobby Association Designer Member.

Website: http://www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Danielle Hunter is a multitasking mom of two creative girls and wife to her hubby of 12 years. She lives in Toledo, Ohio and has been dedicated to crafting since childhood. She launched her scrapbooker-for-hire business in 2007 and recently started teaching classes at her local hobby store. Danielle's focus is on eco-friendly scrapbooking and enjoys getting crafty by turning trash into treasure. She's in her third year as a Glue Dots Dottess and her past design teams include MemoryWorks and ScrapTiffany. 

Website: http://www.ecoscrapbook.com

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Candice Windham is an award-winning graphic designer, instructor 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 Candice Windham Design Studio, providing design, layout and illustration for brochures, fliers, annual reports, CD covers and other 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 from Fox/Chapel Publishing. Her work has appeared in a variety of paper arts and crafts magazines, including Make it MineStamper’s Sampler and Today’s Creative Home Arts. Her work also appeared in Make It In Minutes: MiniBooks, Make It in Minutes Party Favors and Hostess Gifts, Make It in Minutes Wreaths and Make It in Minutes Last Minute Gifts, a book series from Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. She is an instructor in rubber stamping, scrapbooking, mixed media acrylic collage and altered arts.
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 pups Pete and Sam.

Kimberly Congdon lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Which is pretty much in between Chicago and Milwaukee.   Kimberly has a classroom in her home where she has been teaching paper craft classes since January 2008.   You can also find her teaching in Illinois craft stores and in various Stores, Museums, and schools in her town.  Scrapbooking since she was 17,  is her first love but since she is running out of space for storing all of her albums (over 85) she has been doing more altered art projects.  Kimberly teaches between 3-6 classes per week.  Between card classes, cricut classes, scrapbooking, home décor, party décor, and kid classes, she is also busy designing items for a few local stores.  You can find her busy on line as well.  Kimberly is a big fan of pinterest, instagram, and facebook.  Now that she is adding the Zutter certification to her resume you will find her teaching zutter classes real soon.

Website: www.scrapitgirl.com 

Betsy Burnett *photo coming soon*

Kendra Wiggins *photo coming soon*
Website: http://www.ScrappinCricut.org

Joe Rotella *photo coming soon*

Joe’s mom started the family on crafting. As early as he can remember, his mom was crocheting. When she brought home a Brother knitting machine, he was fascinated and soon he was creating designs from Christening dresses to ski wear. He dabbled in macramé, string art and latch hooked rugs when they were hot in the 70’s. Now, in his mid-forties, Joe’s turned his eye to paper crafting. He loves detail and 3D work and paper piecing is his specialty. Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp ArtsJust Steampunk! andSomerset Studio Gallery Summer 2012 magazines. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (airs on PBS Fall 2011) and 2 segments for Scrapbook Soup TV(Season 2, 2012). He has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Artcontest (Ohio, August 2011). He’s on the Viva Las Vegastamps! and USArtQuest design teams. When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as CTO at Delphia Consulting and is the 2012 Web Optimization Expert for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA).

Website: http://www.createncraft.com/

Joe Morgan *photo coming soon*

Joe Morgan has always been fond of crafting. His favorite holiday is Halloween and, perhaps instinctively, his black cat is named Elphaba (after the wicked witch in Wicked). Joe enjoys stamping, embossing, card making, learning new techniques and scrapbooking, along with paper crafting home décor items – like garden lanterns with paper silhouettes and an antique finish. Joe is on the design team forViva Las Vegastamps! and has had his cards published in Scrap and Stamp Arts and Just Steampunk! magazines. After living across the US, Joe has settled in Columbus, OH with his partner. Joe is on the design team for Create & Craft, where he enjoys developing new class ideas and teaching an occasional class at stores or exhibitions.

Website: http://www.createncraft.com/

Carole Lassak *photo coming soon*

A jetsetter for ancient times, Carole enjoys traveling abroad to practice the dying art of handmade bobbin lace. The sounds of bobbins pattering against her bobbin pillow fill her home. At home, Carole acts out her fantasy as an Iron Chef challenger. Her favorite food is sushi, especially sea urchin. “I think any piece of raw seafood on a pillow of rice would delight me.

Website: http://www.createncraft.com/

As a child, Betty would sometimes wander away from the house as she gleefully picked flowers from the neighbors’ yards. As a young wife, she was creating sand painted terrariums. As an adult, that passion turned into a career as successful floral designer, owning her own shop for 40 years. Now she spends her free time paper crafting, where she applies her design talents to card making. She’s especially fond of iris folding and creating flowers using paper!  You can see one of her iris fold cards in the June 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine.

Website: http://www.createncraft.com/

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