Design Team

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

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

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 38 years, our water turtle (we have had him for over 25 years!) and our rescue Coon Hound, Sophie. We have two grown children and three 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.

Larisa Hohman

I'm Larisa. I'm a high school English teacher married to my best friend who also works in education. We live out in the country with our six year old son and a house-full of animals (3 dogs and 1 cat). I enjoy photography, reading, and of course...crafting! Like most, I started scrapbooking many, many years ago. However, that quickly developed into a love of card-making and other paper-crafting projects. My favorite media are Copic Markers and I use them on just about every project I create. In fact, they are really what drew me into stamping in the first place. Coloring up images can be so therapeutic and I love that you can have a completely different look just by choosing different colors. I also enjoy working with inks, patterned papers, and stamps. Most of my projects include a combination of those to reflect my personal style which is probably a mix of bright, vibrant colors and cutesy images or embellishments. I absolutely love the extensive range that Picket Fence Studios has to offer and I can't wait to share my creations. I am so honored to be a part of this team and I'm eager to connect with and learn from you all.

Lisa Tilson

Hi everyone! I am Lisa Tilson and I blog over at My Card Trip. I live in the beautiful county of Somerset in England. The City of Bath is just under an hour away and I consider myself very lucky to live in such a picturesque place. I live with my partner Paul whom I have spent the last 20 years of my life with. Our new house is supposedly built on medieval ground, and I am hoping one day to discover a bronze suit of armour buried in the garden and I will make my fortune! We overlook the historic Cadbury Castle (formerly known as Camalet) which is a Bronze and Iron age hill fort. It has connections to King Arthur and he reportedly held court there during the 6th Century. This stuff fascinates me!

I have digressed a little. I discovered cardmaking about ten years ago when I was looking for a hobby to fill some time. I started with a card kit that I bought in a department store, and then started going to craft fairs and buying magazines. About 3 or 4 years in, I discovered Kristina Werner and then Jennifer McGuire on YouTube and never really looked back.

My style is sometimes quite clean and simple but I have been known on many occasions to cover my cards completely with lots of colour and I never mind getting my hands a little dirty in the process. I love to learn and often do classes to discover new techniques, and let’s face it, it’s just another excuse to buy all the things!

I was thrilled to be asked to join the Picket Fence Studios Design Team as I love to create with their products, and I really look forward to sharing my projects with you.

You can find me at:

  • Blog: https://www.mycardtrip.co.uk/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMcwYFP0zIdsQO6MZ3RG6QQ
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/lisatilson/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mycardtrip
  • 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!

    Sara Sherlock

    My name is Sara Sherlock, and I blog over at Much Love, Sara. I live in Boise, Idaho, with my husband, three dogs, and three cats. I am a Stepmom, Nana, and Great-Nana. I am also 1 in 100 - I was born with a heart defect, and have had several surgeries over my lifetime to keep my heart (relatively) healthy.

    Since I was young, I've had a wild imagination, and desire to create. I discovered card making nearly a decade ago - I knew it was love the first time I saw embossing powder melting! Over the years, I've dabbled in a lot of different styles, and with a lot of different types of paper crafts, but always seem to come back to simple, pretty, cards. I believe in the idea that EVERYONE is capable of, and needs, creativity in their life - sometimes it's just a matter of finding the right niche. I hope that by putting my own creations out into the world, it might help spark someone else's creativity. I'm so excited to have the chance to share projects with you, featuring the fabulous Picket Fence Studios products.

    You can find me at muchlovesara.com, and on social media @muchlovesara

    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.

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