November 1, 2011

Changes...

Hi everyone. If you've visited Nichole's blog today, you'll have read that there have been some changes at Papertrey. I have decided to step down from my Senior Design Team position for some personal and professional reasons. Maile Belles will be moving into my position and Ashley Cannon Newell will be joining the Papertrey gang as a Release Team member. I will be joining my good friend Debbie Olson in what we nicknamed *Team Lite*. I'm looking forward to have a little more relaxed work schedule and will be posting each month using some of the newly released stamps and products.

I'm also looking forward to spending some more time on some professional and personal goals that I want to attain. I've got some new ideas for my Etsy shop in 2012 plus I have lots of personal crafting and home decor projects that have been set aside far too long. Plus, my little reds are growing up so fast. No more little trick or treaters, no big visions of Santa, no more dolls and toys scattered all about. I've got sweet, young adults now and I want to soak in every fun moment with them that I can before they leave our happy little nest. I've dedicated a lot of time lately to scrapbooking our fun times together and catching up on my Project Life albums.

Soooo, keep watching for my Papertrey projects. Stay tuned for more fun Etsy items in the future. I've also had an exciting and unexpected surprise come my way in the last few days that I will share with you soon.

Thank you for always visiting my blog. Thank you for all the nice comments and support. I'll still be here with lots of fun creations. And a big congratulations to Maile and a warm welcome to Ashley.

61 comments:

Eveline said...

Good luck with all the changes in your life. I'll keep following your blog because I like your work.
Eveline.

Anne said...

Good for you Michelle ! As my hubby said to me early this summer, "You only have one life, live it to the full and embrace and enjoy the challenges". Thank you for all your have shared. You have inspired and motivated many around the world.

sarah said...

Congrats! & Best of luck new adventure's..will conti. to be
a follower..

Sandra said...

Sad to see you go but variety is the spice of life!
Good luck with all your other projects and goals. I always loved your work also PL.

Sandra :)

Sharon P said...

Michelle,
Congrats on making a decision that is the right one for you and for your family. Sometimes those are the hardest ones to make.
I'm excited to see what new projects and creations you'll be sending our way!
Wishing you all the best,
Sharon

Kristy Hansen said...

Your blog is the first one I check everyday. I know whatever is on the horizon will be good for you. I'm glad that I (we) will be able to see some of what is coming your way. I LOVE your art creations.......thank you for always sharing with us. Congrats to you.....ksh

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Michelle I so understand why you need to embrace your young adults--I have two in the same place myself. They need you more in their teens then as wee ones. Good luck on your ventures. I am glad you will still be around PTI and I qwill follow your blog faithfully too. Hugs.

Jennifer K said...

Sorry to see you go but there are times for all of us when we need to re-evaluate and change course a bit. Good luck with everything and I look forward to still being able to see your goodies. :)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I found when I started blogging and have loved your style and work ever since. I look forward to seeing what you have coming next. Best of luck and I am glad you'll still be contributing to Papertrey.

Heather Jensen said...

I have to say I am sad to see you step down, but happy you are not leaving for good. I totally understand your reasons. My little boy isn't so little anymore and time just keeps flying by. :)

Cindy said...

I am sure you are making the right choice for you. Children do grow up so fast. I can't believe how fast! I look forward to see what you will be up to next. I have enjoyed your blog so much since I discovered it a few years ago.

Cindy

KAREN said...

So sorry to see you going "lite" at PTI but I completely understand your reasons. I have a freshman in college and a freshman in high school and as we all know, time goes way too fast when our kids get to the teen years. Enjoy your family and I will continue to look forward to your wonderful projects!

Lynn said...

Michelle, I admire you. Saying no, so that you can say yes to your most important priorities can often be hard. Wishing you all the best with your next steps. Can't wait to hear all about it! And hug those reds and your dear hubby.

Ruby Craft said...

I hope you enjoy spending more time with your girls, I know you cherish your family. I may not comment often, but I always enjoy your post and will continue to follow your blog.

sarita said...

good luck with all that you do. Please know that because of you, your blog and your etsy goodies i have become a better crafter. thank you. look forward to what you will be doing in 2012. good luck

Kim H. said...

I am sad to see you go but I am so happy you are not leaving! Your blog is one of my favorites and I check it every day. Your style and creativity is incredible and I love to see what you come up with next. Your kids are SO important and whatever you have coming up - you will rock it! Good for you and your decision! Cant wait to see what you have planned for Etsy!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and look forward to more posts. You will be missed :)

Anonymous said...

as a mom of adult children, I so understand wanting to soak up those teen years. have fun with your girls!

Katie Skiff said...

Good for you girl!! Family is so very important, I've only been on a few small DT's but it is still time comsuming. can't wait to see what you share with us in the future.

Sarah O, in VA said...

Your girls will always appreciate the time you devote to them & your family. The internet will always be there...but we can never retrieve time lost with our kids. You'll always be the 2nd name on my bookmark list!

Rosie Lilya said...

Mish, you know I "stalk" you daily, that won't change! I admire you for doing what's right for you and your family. I know great things are ahead for you and I can't wait for you to share them with us.

Margaret said...

Good luck with your future plans and life. I'm glad to know that you're not going too far away and will be still sharing some of your incredible idea.

Barbara Axmacher said...

Good for you! You are so right that this time in the life of your reds is special. You are continuing to set the stage for the relationship you will have with your girls for the rest of your life! Selfishly, I am glad you are just stepping back a little. All the best!

DooDuhh said...

All the very best wishes for the next chapter in your life. You will succeed in any endeavor on your list. May God Bless Always.
Loves & Hugs

DooDuhh said...

All the very best wishes for the next chapter in your life. You will succeed in any endeavor on your list. May God Bless Always.
Loves & Hugs

Lynda said...

Good luck to you and your family, Michelle! I will still follow your blog, but am happy that you are able to make room for the new things in your life. It is sooo true that the kids grow up fast...in a blink of an eye, my "baby" turned 25 this October!! Hugs and best wishes ~ Lynda

Lisa said...

Wishing you the best in your new adventures Michelle. You have been such a strong inspiration in my crafting and I look forward to what you have in store for all of us in the future. Your girls are beautiful; enjoy them to the fullest.

Anonymous said...

I really like your work and I will follow your blog as you move to another design team. I have been so sad to watch the customer service issues at Papertrey and I think it's a good move professionally for you to distance yourself.

Holly Saveur said...

Hi Mish sorry to hear I will see less off your gorgeous PTI creations..but so happy you will continue making them!
Family comes first ..you can never go back in time..so enjoy every moment you have with your reds!
Mish wished you also had email suscribtions.....would be so much easier for me..please?

Julia said...

As a mother of two young adult boys (26&21) I can tell you that time does fly by fast. Enjoy these years before your girls leave the nest!

Judy Cook said...

I certainly understand your decision to cut back and spend more time with your girls. Time slips by way too fast so cherish every minute you have with them. I will greatly miss you as one of the PTI designers but I'll still be able to follow you on your blog so that makes it okay. I wish you all the best with your new adventures and will miss you. Best of luck.

Deb said...

Wishing you lots of luck, fun and most of all love with your family. I am so happy that you will still be part of the Papertrey family, but in the "liter" way. I always enjoy your blog and esty shop and I'm so very happy that you will have both. Your daughters are beautiful and I think it is wonderful to want to share and be a part of each others lives. Again, best of luck to you and thank you for always sharing and inspiring us.

Debbie R. said...

As an empty nester, I understand your decision to step back a little bit and spend precious time with your family. Your "reds" will be at home only a few more years, and are probably tickled to death to have more "mom time", even if they won't admit it. I'm really glad that you will still contribute to PTI and your blog. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Love your style and stamps. Will keep a close on your etsy shop. Happy to know your loved and comfortable to pursue your passion ( and enjoy time with your reds).

Anonymous said...

Really happy for you Michelle and that you are also staying on at PTI! Good luck!

Rebekah said...

Good luck with your new adventures. It's always so nice to see those that we look up to in the crafty world be honest and open with their lives and set a good example! TFS with us.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to keep watching you and what you're creating! Truly an inspiration to me!

Debbie H said...

Good luck to you Michelle, I sure am going to miss your PTI posts but look forward to your future postings.

Joyce said...

Good luck to you. I will miss seeing so much of you at PTI, but I'm sure there will be other interesting things to see. Have fun in your new adventures, and thanks for all the inspiration so far.

Donna K said...

I love your blog and projects and hearing about the family. I've enjoyed the kitty adventures and the yucky, giant snake episode. What a nice gift to give yourself - time with the family. I know you will continue to inspire us. Thanks for all the great Papertrey designs and projects.

Sheri said...

I wish you nothing but the absolute best in everything you do! I look forward to seeing what you have in store. I'm sure you'll be fantastic..no matter what you do. :)

donna calamari said...

You are one of my favorite stampers/crafters. As long as you post, I will be here. Enjoy your life an dfamily. I can not wait to hear about your new surprise.

Mary Sara P. said...

Good Luck Michelle. Change is good and gives us a fresh perspective and opportunities. I wish you all the best and I can't wait to see what your next chapter will be.

Jessie said...

Love reading your blog! I look forwards to see what you have in store! Enjoy your girls and what life brings you!!

Betty Sue said...

Love following your blog and will love seeing your new stuff! Good for you for following your heart and dreams.

Kathy Camasso said...

oodBest of luck in all that you do Mish; you're doing the right thing! Enjoy this time with your girls; it's precious!

Susan T said...

MIsh I am so happy for you!! Time really flies and taking time for the "reds" and the others stuff you what to do is so important to staying true to you! Love your creative spirit. Cannot wait to see what else the future brings. Good luck. I can say from experience that you made the right decision.

Anonymous said...

To my very favourite blogger, I say "good luck" with the change of direction. Family is our number 1 priority and I am so glad I will still see your wonderful projects!

Jo R. (Australia)

Diana F. said...

I am so sad to hear you are stepping down in the senior team role, but very grateful you are not leaving PTI all together. Your creations are the first I go to as PTI is releasing products. The things you create keep me very inspired and happy. I completely understand why you are doing it, family should be first always.
I will continue to be faithful in checking in with you daily, I may not comment everyday, but you are a huge inspiration in my life.

Nancy Guse said...

I wish there was two of you. Good luck and I will continue to watch your blog.

Jenn Copeland said...

You are a true motivation...your art work, your zest for life and the love for your family. Good luck and God bless you on your new road!

Kari D said...

Mish -- as an avid fan I just wanted to jump in and say thanks for all you do to make creativity a daily thing at our house! Your mix matchy style has given my scrap bin a whole new meaning! All the very best to you and your family....can't wait to see what you come up with next! You can't get rid of me that easily....still stalkin' your blog! :-)

Kim G said...

When I saw the post this morning it was like OH NO!! I truly understand it and will always keep on checking your blog. Always love what you make with PTI products and so glad you are still with them!! Will wait to see what new adventures you are up to! Enjoy your "reds" while you can they do grow up way to fast.

carol (krillsister) said...

Family first... That is so important. I totally understand your position as my two children are adults now living on their own. You will never be sorry with your decision of putting your girls/husband first. You will be missed. The PTI design team will not be the same. Good luck to you. I'll still check your blog as you are so inspiring.

Linda said...

Michelle i will miss your gorgeous creations on release day, but that said having teens a couple of years older than yours i know where you are coming from. I loved them when they were babies and toddlers but you know what i love them even more now as adults (19 & 17, the conversations we have, the meal times, going out its just ..cant describe it but i love it and cherish nearly every moment as i realise that they may not be at home for many more years. So enjoy your time and treasure every minute.

Loretta said...

I wish you well. You are so talented and hope that we'll get to see your creations often. All the best to you and your family.

barbie_love said...

Family first is a great motto and children grow up faster than weeds in your flower bed LOL. Good luck!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Mish, we will miss seeing more of you but I will still be a faithful follower and I know I will never be disappointed.
I understand needing time with your family. My baby is a Senior. It goes by so fast ~ enjoy every moment!
We love you girly
Susan

Lisa said...

How true your words are and you made the best decision for you. I hate to see you go "lite" for selfish reasons, but I truly do understand. Enjoy your "reds," family, and all the other new adventures, experiences, and memories that come your way.

Marybeth said...

You will be missed! But you have a beautiful family and they come first! Take care!

Holly Saveur said...

So true Mish totally understand it!

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