Thursday, February 5, 2015

Papertrey News!

I have some exciting news to share — today, I am joining the Papertrey Ink release team! I could not be more honored! (And surprised and anxious and humbled and excited and a whole bunch of other things!) 

When I got the email invitation from Nichole, I was sure her email account had been hacked, and the next message would read, “We’re so sorry. Nichole’s email was hacked and hundreds of DT invitations were issued. There are actually no design team openings. (And we sincerely regret any soreness or injury caused by the backflips you've been doing.)” 

But that wasn’t the case, it’s all very real (surreal is more like it), and so here I am today, helping to kick off Papertrey’s EIGHT-year anniversary. First and foremost, congratulations, Nichole, on the successful company you’ve built! And congrats to the veteran designers as well!

A little background on me: I got my stamping start way back in 2003 as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. A few years later, in 2007, I started a blog to share my creations. My focus quickly changed from making cards for classes and workshops and sales to creating for the pure joy of it. I also started venturing out into the bigger stamping world and exploring other companies. It was truly a creative awakening for me. 

Papertrey was the first company to catch my eye. No surprise — Nichole was one of my first stamp crushes, since even before she started Papertrey. Time and time again, I would see a project that was just magical; time and time again, the designer was Nichole. I love how she’s brought that same class and style and magic to Papertrey, and I’ve loved watching PTI grow and grow over the years!

I’m excited to jump right in, and what a fabulous month to start! I made this "hello there" card especially for today:




The other designers are posting their eight favorite PTI projects today. You can find all the links on Nichole's blog. These girls are wildly talented and put on quite the show with each new release, so you know their cream of the crop picks are going to be sensational! 

The 8th anniversary celebration continues tomorrow and every day through the 15th. Be sure to follow along on Nichole’s blog for all the exciting new product introductions, contests, giveaways, and eye candy. It’s going to be HUGE!


92 comments:

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Congratulations and welcome Amy!! Can't wait to see more of your creations, love the "hello there" card!!!!!

VladuΕ‘ka said...

Great news, Amy. Congratulation and a lot of joy. Great card.

Joan Smith said...

CONGRATS AMY.....HOW AWESOME...YOU SO DESERVE IT. I love your card it is so beautiful and definitely packed with all your super clever and creative ideas and ways that you use all the crafting goodies. You definitely are a gal that creates with passion so thanks for all your shared inspiration.
YOU so ROCK!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Congratulations! What an honor! I think your style is a perfect for the team, and I can't wait to see your projects!

Cindy O said...

Welcome, Amy! I'm looking forward to all your PTI creations. Your card today is gorgeous, love how you used the cover plate cutouts for your banner and twine to weave through!

Amy Papale said...

Congrats! What a special honor to be on the team! Wishing you all the success and happiness you could ever imagine!

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations to you! What a beautiful post! I am looking forward to all of your lovely projects! Your hello card is gorgeous! πŸ˜„

Annheidel said...

Wow, big congratulations! That is so exciting for you! I can't wait to see all your new projects for PTI.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congrats on your wonderful news! Love the card and looking forward to your projects.

Deepti said...

Congratulations n the awesome news! can't wait to see more of your awesomeness :)

Lisa Lara said...

A super big congrats Amy. I love how you popped some of the circles out and used them in your cool design.

Marcia HIll said...

Congratulations and welcome! I'm so excited to have another designer to offer PTI inspiration! :0)

Birgit said...

Congratulations Amy! What an exciting adventure and I can't think of a better design team to join than PTI! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations. This card is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

BIG Congrats on your new gig! Your style will be a different perspective-- one that I am looking forward to!

Amy Rohl said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for you, Amy!! Huge congrats to you, and lucky PTI to have snagged you!

Jennifer Shults said...

Congratulations Amy! This seriously could not be more well deserved. I know you are going to do amazing things with their products! I love this card for today - brilliant to only punch some of the background - I wish I had thought of that! :)

Gina said...

Congratulations, Amy! I look forward to seeing your creations every month! Love this great "hello" from you. :)

Diana K said...

Congratulations! Based on this awesome card, I can't wait to get to know you better.

Tracy said...

hey sweetie - congratulations! Not only fabulously talented, one of the sweetest girls i know :-) You are going to add something crazy special to the PTI design team. Love your first card- just a sign of wonderful things to come

Cindy H. said...

Congratulations, Amy, on your appointment to the PTI DT! Beautiful card! I loved your story about getting the e-mail from Nichole - I can just imagine it all :) I'm looking forward to seeing all your new PTI projects.

Kendra Hernandez said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting Amy!! Woohoo! I have loved papertrey ever since they very first started...so happy for you!

dpkennedy said...

Congrats Amy! Well deserved! You'll rock these releases, just like everything else you do :)

Katherine said...

What exciting news! Look forward to seeing your projects for PTI!

AOK said...

Congratulations Amy on your appointment to PTI design team. Looking forward to all your inspiration over the coming year.

Kangels said...

Congatulations, I'm looking forward to seeing your creative ideas.

Charlene said...

How exciting Amy!! I am so Happy for you and you couldn't be a better fit!! You know I have loved your style forever and you are just plain awesome πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ congrats !!!

Rosemary said...

YAY!!! so excited that you are now a member of the PTI team!! can't wait to see what you create!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Huge congrats, Amy! So well-deserved. I can't wait to see what you make for each release!! :D

Bonnie said...

Holy CRAP!! How exciting and of course well deserved!! BIG Congratulations!

KayM said...

Congratulations Amy!!! That is such wonderful and exciting news! I'm so happy for you! I know you will make their products shine! Can't wait to see what all you do!

Tricia said...

Congrats, Amy! Can't wait to see all you do with Papertrey Ink!

Joyce said...

Welcome to the team, and nice to learn about you. Looking forward to lots of inspiration.

Judith Novak said...

Congratulations and welcome, Amy! Looking forward to your creativity and inspiration.

Beth H. said...

Congratulations! I am totally in love with PTI products and all of the inspiration provided by talented individuals such as yourself. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Broni said...

Well, congratulations to Nichole for having such fabulous taste in designers! You deserve this!!! Yay you!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Since you are one of my all time fave paper crafters, I'm not surprised that they would ask you! Big CONGRATS on this huge honor! They are a talented group and you are a perfect choice! Can't wait to see your creations as I'm a big fan of PTI! Use their paper and stamps a lot! Oh...I love your welcome card! :-)

kacee said...

Welcome Amy, I look forward to seeing your designs and no doubt stealing some ideas ;)!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see your projects each month! This couldn't have happened to a more deserving designer!!!

LauraJane:) said...

Hello and Congratulations Amy!
Looking forward to seeing your work at PTI:)

jw said...

Congratulations - you are joining an incredible design team! I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Alyssa S said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you :)

Leslie Webster said...

Huge congrats to you, I look forward to seeing many splendid projects.

Sheri Elmont said...

A big PTI welcome to you! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your creations. I'm adding you to my Feedly right now with the rest of the PTI girls.

Tracey McNeely said...

A huge congratulations to you Amy! I am so very excited for you and for me too. We get to see what you do with PTI every month now and I know it will be amazing! <3

Suzanne Russell said...

Welcome, Amy to my favorite creative team. I look forward to getting better acquainted with your style. Best wishes for much success during this first year with Papertrey!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Welcome to the PTI DT! Pinned your very cute card.

DIANA L. said...

Congrats Amy, what an amazing card. I look go reward to see what you come up with week at
Paper trey

Artyjen said...

Huge congrats!
Don't get much chance to play along but do love looking/drooling over the DT's fabby makes :)
xoxo Sioux

Mary Marr said...

Welcome aboard Amy, you will be
working with my favorite site. I like your style of stamping and will enjoy following you. Mary F. Marr

Natalie Winterstein said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see your projects each month! :)

Betsy V said...

Welcome, Amy! So happy you're joining us!

Mendi said...

Congrats! So excited for you and this new venture! Can't wait to see your cards and designs in the coming months! :)

Carolynn said...

A big, warm welcome to you!

Melody said...

Congratulation Amy!! So well deserved! I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see what you create. You have given so much inspiration over the years and I appreciate your support and encouragement when I was a new designer.

Leigh Penner said...

I was so excited to see that you were asked to join the PTI DT! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for them!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Amy! I am so happy to see you on the PTI DT. Big smiles over here 😊😊😊 for you and us out in blog Land! I am excited to see your beauties with each PTI future release. So Happy for You!
Hugs- Chriss

Patt H. said...

Congratulations, Amy! How exciting! I look fwd to checking out all your creations.

Debbie Olson said...

Yay, Amy! You'll rock PTI!

Megan Carroll said...

Congrats Amy! Looking forward to your creations each month!!

Dido said...

Hello there right back. Congratulations on your selection to the design team, I am sure it is well deserved. BTW, I envy you being able to do back flips...I can only manage virtual ones these days but the words do create a lovely image of youthful excitement and enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing your projects In the months to come.

Julia Aston said...

Wow Amy! what exciting news - big congrats to you! I know you'll do PTI proud!

MaryB said...

Amy, I've read your blog for years, and have also wished for years that you were on the PTI DT. Yea! Of course, no pressure or anything! You'll make amazing things.

Oliwiaen said...

Congratulations Amy, you surely deserve it :)

Marisa said...

So much for retirement LOL!! A HUGE congrats to you and a big cyber ((hug)) from across the miles. Can't wait to see what you create!

aggiesgirl said...

Congratulations and can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Lynne said...

Congratulations Amy for becoming a part of this amazing design team. I'm sure you will be just as amazing also. So love all of the Papertrey products and all of the beautiful inspiration I get from the team. By the way - love your card and am looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Vickie Z said...

Yowza!!! Big congrats!! Amy- you will be a fantastic addition to the DT!!

Susie said...

Amy, I was absolutely thrilled to see your bio on the 8th Anniversary newsletter from PTI today! Congratulations my friend. I couldn't be happier for you. You're perfect for this fabulous design team lineup. I'm really looking forward to a wonderful year of amazing designs!

jan metcalf said...

OMG Congrats on PTI! I didn't initially make the connection when I visited their site earlier today, always think of you as Pickled Paper :)

Bev said...

Looking forward to your ideas!

bjmartin said...

Welcome Amy! And a big congratulations! I am excited to get to know you!

Kim said...

Welcome to PTI! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Debbie said...

Congratulations, Amy! Love your Hello card and looking forward to seeing more.

Connie G said...

Congrats Amy! I have been following your blog for quite some time and now I can follow you through PTI. Just love their products and I can't wait to see what you will create!!!

LS said...

YaY!!!! I have loved and admired your work for many years, and have always felt your creativity and Papertrey were meant to be. Congratulations Amy!

Deann Donohue said...

Congrats to you!! I can't wait to see what you have to share :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Amy! Can't wait to see your beautiful PTI designs every month.

see mary stamp said...

It's always an exciting time when a new person joins the PTI team. Congratulations. It will be fun to get to know you through your card designs. A very warm welcome to you!

Silke Ledlow said...

Congratulations Amy! So thrilled for you...as you know I've been a BIG fan for many years and now I can't wait to see what you do with PTI!!! Have fun...hugs, ~Silke~

Susi Kelly said...

Congratulations, Amy! PTI definitely scored big in getting you on their DT. I'm sure you'll create amazing cards using their products.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations Amy. So happy for your girl! You will do wonders with PTI products. Can't wait to see.

Marsha Freer said...

Congratulations, Amy! Looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!!

Helen F. said...

Congratulations, Amy! Such a lovely post introducing yourself. Can't wait to see your PTI creativity. Best Wishes to ya!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations Amy. I'm a long time follower of your blog because of your talent. This is so well deserved!

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations Amy!!! I can't wait to see your designs!

nancy jane said...

How exciting for you, Amy. Your 'hello there' card has me looking forward to seeing your work with the PTI products.

Betty Wright said...
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Betty Wright said...

Amy, this is fantastic news! I am so excited for you! I, too, look forward to seeing more of your PTI creations!

Gail Wettengel said...

I have been reading your blogs for years and have been a client of PTI since the 2nd release 8 years ago. I am so excited by the news. What a terrific match!

Leslie L. said...

Welcome to the PTI design team. You are new to me and I am very excited to see your style. I love your card in this post.

Rachel S. said...

welcome to the team, love your design.... can't wait to see ore of your ideas...:)

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Amy,
I've been a silent fan of yours beginning back in your SU days and I couldn't be happier to congratulate you on this great accomplishment! You are so talented and I look forward to seeing you shine in this venture.