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Our Story

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed to color, stamp, and play with paper to wash the stress away from teaching elementary school in south Louisiana. Even though she loved her children dearly, the girl was pulled into the creative world of cardmaking, altered art, and scrapbooking.

After eighteen years of sitting on the floor teaching children to read and watching them grow, she left it behind to teach on the road.

Eight years later, Picket Fence Studios was born from the determination that she could succeed in manufacturing her own line of stamps, inks, and paper.

You see, she had two secret weapons all along- her husband and mother-in-law. They believed that she could achieve her dreams.

Picket Fence Studios is a small family owned/operated business run out of Cajun country in the most southern part of Louisiana.

Designers

Angela Bode

Hi! I’m Angie, mom of two kind and talented people, and wife to one fascinating man.  We share our home with two outrageous felines who entertain us daily. I started stamping in 2011 after picking up a rubber stamp and a blank pre-folded card set at a craft store.  After I gave my handmade gift to my daughter’s teacher, she told me about Splitcoaststampers which launched my creative journey in the world of stamping! A year later, I was invited to join my first design team and the following year, I was honored and thrilled to accept a spot on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Team!  I am passionate about creating and sharing what I learn but most of all, I treasure connecting with people through art!  I am excited and delighted to be part of the Picket Fence Design Team!

Becky Roberts

Boise, ID

I’ve been stamping for 18 years and blogging about stamping for 12 years at Inking Idaho. Although cardmaking will always be my first love, making paper purses, paper flowers and all dimensional items run a close second. My style is pretty clean and simple with attention to every detail. I’m not much of a technique stamper – a little too OCD to make a big mess…and what if it turns out bad? ☺

I started stamping with the deaf community in Sacramento after I lost my own hearing with the birth of our first son. I needed to find a hobby that I could enjoy without having to ‘hear’ too much instruction. A friend suggested stamping and the rest is history and also the reason I use the hashtag #deafstamper on Instagram. With improvements in technology, I now teach stamping and talk about stamping all over the US.

I have been married to George Papadopoulos for 26 years and we have two college age boys, Benjamin and Nicholas. We also have a golden retriever named Daphne and a cat named Cheeto, so basically we will never be empty nesters and that is just the way we like it!

You can visit me on the web at:
www.inkingidaho.com
instagram.com/inkingidaho
facebook.com/InkingIdaho

Ceal Pritchett

Hi, I’m Ceal.
Mom of three and wife to one very supportive husband. We currently reside in the Smoky mountains of western North Carolina with our fur baby Shih Tzu, Willis. I have always been a crafter in some form since childhood and started papercrafting in 2004. I fell in love with card making because it didn’t take months to finish a card like it did scrapbooking. I am a clean and simple stamper and you can find me on social media by visiting my blog Simply Beautiful, on splitcoaststampers with the same username Simplybeautiful or on instagram as Cealp. I am super excited to be a part of Picket Fence Studios and can’t wait to share with you.

Erica A-B

Hi there! I’m Erica, and I’m a self-confessed craft-a-holic. I’ve always been creative in one way or another, for as long as I can remember. Sewing, wood working, metal working, stitching and embroidery etc etc. The list goes on.

My biggest love, however, is card making, and it has been for years now. I started with a christmas card kit some 13 years ago and it was a slippery slope from there on.

I love colouring and seeing projects come to life in front of me, it speaks to my soul on a deep level. If I didn’t have a crafty outlet, I’m 100% sure I’d go nuts. Or nuttier as some people would say…

You can find me on various social media
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/erica_cacacraft/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLI_WLw9Et5Zd-DONeY5XDg
Blog https://cacacraftblog.wordpress.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cacacraftandcreations/

Ilina Crouse

Hi, I am Ilina Crouse. I live in Atlanta, GA with my wonderful husband of 13 years and our 3 little monkeys: Anna-6, Milena-5 and Jason-3. As you can see I have my hands full. During the day I work as Electrical Engineer/Bid Manager for Siemens. I know doesn’t sound fun at all, but it is (at least for me), as it involves creativity, but different kind of one. Early in the morning I am a runner( I love long distance runs and it’s a way to burn off some stress everyday life brings) and at night I am crafter.

I have been making cards since I was a little child and still lived in Macedonia (South Eastern Europe) where supplies were limited so I had to get really creative.. I love simple and clean designs and I love to experiment with different techniques and coloring mediums.I am honored (and excited beyond words) to join the Picket Fence Studios Design Team and I hope to inspire you with my creations.

Judy Rozema

My name is Judy Rozema and I am so happy and humbled to be a part of this amazing team! An Arizona transplant, I currently live in Central Nebraska with my husband of 36 years, our water turtle (we have had him for over twenty four years!) and our sweet Lab/Jack Russell mix, Fiona. We have two grown children and two grandchildren. By day I am the Executive Director of our Community Theatre. I love going on junk jaunts, finding interesting things to photograph, and I love traveling and finding off the beaten path places. I love the hearts of fellow stampers – such sweet people! I have been crafting for a very long time, as my mom was an avid crafter. She probably started me on the journey, when she taught me to crochet in high school. I love mixed media, clean and simple, and everything inbetween. You can find me hanging out at my blog, Joy in a JAR, and on Facebook and Instagram by the same name! I am excited to share Picket Fence Studios with you!

Karen Reategui

My name is Karen Reategui and being part of Picket Fence Studios amazing Design Team is a dream come true. Since the first time I discovered this brand I fell in love with the style. I live in the Northeast side of the Peach State, Georgia with my three gorgeous kids. I have a bachelor in Marketing and Communications. My life as a mom is full of duties and crafting is my way to get out of my routine and have some time for myself. It brings so much happiness and joy to my life, it’s definitely my passion! I also have a love for chocolate, photography, decorating birthday parties and baking. I have a blog called “Little Blessings” where I share all my creations. My style leans towards artsy cards and I love using floral stamps. I like trying new techniques and using different materials on my projects. I’m so excited to have joined this team and start sharing some inspiration.

Lisa Henke

Hello from Cincinnati, Ohio. I live here with my husband, three amazing boys (11, 14 and 16), and our two handsome Golden Retrievers. I’m always on the go, keeping up with the crazy school and sports schedules. It’s a season of life that seems to be flying by! In addition to my soccer mom duties, I also hold two part time jobs-preschool teaching assistant and athletic trainer. In the midst of the chaos, I NEED my crafty time. It all started 20 years ago at a party. I am card maker, but have done a fair share of scrapbooking over the years. I love that I can color and get my girly fix through paper crafting. I am fortunate to be working on several design teams and am thrilled to be joining the Picket Fence Studios Design Team.

Michelle Lupton

Hello! I’m Michelle – I’m an Aussie who teaches Biology to uni students, sings in a choir, bakes yummy cupcakes once in a while, and makes cards all the rest of the time. I’ve made cards for years and years, but started blogging them in 2011, and shortly after discovered the wonderful online cardmaking community that I love. I am honoured and overjoyed to have been asked to join the design team at Picket Fence Studio, and am looking forward to sharing what I make with you!

Mindy Eggen

Hi everyone! I’m Mindy from Mindy Eggen Design. I live in Wisconsin with my supportive hubby, amazing two children and energetic dog. I have always had a passion for the arts and crafts. I had my daughter in 2006 and it’s wonderful that she shares my love for crafting. It makes great bonding time. My son was born in 2010 and we learned a year after that he is autistic. This prompted me to leave the work force so I started my own online business in scrapbooking where I could still provide some sort of income and still be here for my family. I started dabbling back into cardmaking in 2016 and still going strong! I adore my copic markers but I love experimenting with other mediums. I tend to have a bold style to my cardmaking. I sometimes consider myself a snare drum in a room full of flutes. I live on caffeine and sarcasm and if I’m not cardmaking then you’ll find me watching my all time favorite tv show Supernatural.

Susie Moore

I am Susie Moore from Arlington, Texas where I live in a renovated 1949 cottage in a quiet neighborhood with my husband Randall. We have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren. I am happily retired and consider myself a professional grandchild hugger.

Like many, I started scrapbooking in the late 1990s. I delighted in documenting our life – and I still do although now I scrapbook digitally. Early on I decided to use my supplies to make cards and I am passionate about it.

I love paper, ink, markers, stamps and all the tools. I can’t resist whatever is new, so I can’t say I have a particular style. I love it all. The only boundary I draw is getting my hands dirty. I resist that at all costs. You can find me designing, coloring, and crafting every single day in my studio…it is my happy place.