June 16, 2012

Goodbye to Papertrey...

Hi friends.  The June release will be my last month with Papertrey Ink.  I feel a change is needed so I am resigning as a member of the Design Team.  I've really enjoyed working with the products and especially designing new stamp sets.  I've also met some wonderful girls on the Design Team who I now call friends.  Thank you to Nichole, Jane and Julie for everything and for letting me be a part of the journey.  You have been so gracious with your product and I so appreciate the opportunities and friendships made.  And thank you so much to all of you wonderful followers and friends who have been so kind to me over the years.  Your comments, emails, cards and gifts that you've sent me have meant so much.  I wish Papertrey the best of success in the future.

So where do I go from here?  I'll be right here at my blog, continuing my role as a Project Life Creative Team Member, adding new items and kits to my shop, and creating fun new projects to share.  The creative journey continues and I'll be looking forward to any new adventures that come my way.

48 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Sad that you are leaving PTI but happy your blog will continue to inspire. Although I can never emulate your style I love to look at your projects and dream 'maybe one day...' ^_~

Unknown said...

Well, I have to say I was very, very sad to read on PTI's blog this morning that you were leaving. Your sets through PTI are some of my all time favorites and many sit on my crafting table at a perminate spot b/c I use them so much. I felt a kinship with your cards and stamp designs b/c they look and feel so much like my style. I think you have amazing talent in general in this industry, most certainly too as a stamp designer. I hope sometime in the future you will design again for stamp sets. But, in the meantime I will follow you as I always have, every day and enjoy and be inspired by your PL layouts (which are always AMAZING), your store and anything you do! I am grateful for you and the things you post on your blog and your time in posting on your blog. Thank you for your ongoing inspiration.

Barbara said...

Michelle, I have always loved your work and I will miss seeing your collaborative stamp sets. I hope that you get royalties for them!
I have quietly watched Papertrey over the past several months and while I love the stamps, it has been difficult to support the company. I have a new respect for you for recognizing that change, while difficult, can be a good thing. All the best in your future.

Linda said...

Sorry to see you go Mish.

Kris said...

You will be missed! I have always enjoyed your PTI creations but can appreciate your need to move in a different direction. Thank you for all you have contributed and your inspiration to use my PTI stamps. Best Wishes and I'll keep you bookmarked!

Kris said...

You will be missed! I have always enjoyed your PTI creations but can appreciate your need to move in a different direction. Thank you for all you have contributed and your inspiration to use my PTI stamps. Best Wishes and I'll keep you bookmarked!

Peggy Sue said...

Oh no! I will really miss you at PTI. First thing every day I check to see your new creations. You certainly are very talented. Wish you the best on your new adventure. I will continue to follow you on your blog. Continued sucess to you.

Susan said...

I am so glad you will continue your blog. I absolutely love your cards and use them as creative "fodder" for my cards. Best of luck in what ever you do. You are so creative!

Kristin said...

It's a long story, but through your blog I found PTI years ago. Then, after seeing so much inspiration about PL (along with another long story), this year I started PL for the 1st time and LOVE it. Can you believe I am up to date??

You've inspired me for years. My #1 favorite set of yours is Strawberry Patch! I did soooo much with it for end of school teacher gifts. LOVE.

I'll continue to read you here and on twitter :). And, I wish you the very best in your future journey in this industry!

Dana said...

Although I am not surprised, I am very sad to see you leave PTI. You have and will continue to be such an inspiration to me. I will continue to check your blog and I can't wait to see what you become involved in next. I wish you all the best of luck!

Robin said...

So sorry to hear of you leaving PTI. I read your blog daily and wish you well. I really enjoy your PL posts along with all the family things. Best wishes!

Queen Mary said...

Oh gosh Michelle, I will miss your contributions to PTI, but I've made sure I am subscribed to your blog so I won't miss your PL contributions! It feels awkward to say best wishes since I'm not really going anywhere and neither are you, but best wishes; and I hope your summer is rejuvenating!

Jenni Swenson said...

You are so talented, not just with paper but everything you do. I'm amazed at the ideas you come up with. Thank-you for inspiring me over and over again!

Cindy O said...

Thank you, Michelle - over the past few years since I found your blog, I've really enjoyed your PTI inspiration and especially your Copic coloring ideas! Best wishes as your journey continues!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

WOW Mish! I am so sorry to see you go. I will miss all of your AMAZING PTI posts! I dont't do Project Life, so....
You are an AMAZING designer and mother. Enjoy your girls while they are still home. My baby just graduated :( But... he is going to KU so not to far from OP!
Love ya Mish
Susan

Basement Stamper said...

sorry to hear this but always look forward to your creations whether it was PTI or not.

4Ucards said...

Mish Best Wishes you will be missed at PTI. Always enjoy all of your creations and your packing ideas. I will continue to follow you on your blog.

spip718 said...

Wishing you all the best with the next Chapter in your life. Love your blog and inspiration and glad that you will continue that.

WinterBerry Glen said...

I will be missing you at PTI but understand your need for change. I will still follow your blog for all of the creative ideas that you churn out and for the laughs you give me on a daily basis! Cheers

Moi said...

Sad that you will no longer be with PTI. Have always loved your stamp sets. Thanks for sharing your designs and creative talents with all of us. You will be missed.

crazymom said...

Oh so sad to hear this news!

Verona said...

We got to go to CHA at Orlando and meet you and the other PTI ladies and I've followed you ever since. (My daughter's nickname in college was MishMash) You were a big part of what I liked at PTI. I grew up on a farm and I identify with you in that too. I'm also a quilter, and trying to keep up with PL. My husband is doing chemo treatments right now which keeps us busy, but everything looks okay for our family to leave on a cruise next Friday for our 55th wedding anniv. from Montreal-Boston. Blessings, Verona

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

I have loved seeing your beautiful creations and have loved using the great products you have designed for PTI. While I will miss seeing your great inspiration during the releases for PTI, I'm sure we'll be seeing some more amazing things coming from you.
I definitely understand change can be a great thing and I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Frozenstamper said...

Michelle, Best wishes on new adventures. I've loved your designs and will be excited to see where your dreams take you!

Cathy Weber said...

You will be missed...I have cased more of your cards than I can remember, your style is beautiful and I have so enjoyed all of your Friendship Jar stamps sets! Good luck to you.

wanda50 said...

Oh No...say it ain't so...but life does bring about a change. You and the PTI crew are the reason I am PTI broke ... LOL...I am amazed by your talent and inspired by your creations. I follow your Blog daily. I will miss your PTI inspiration. So glad you will continue your blog. I love to read about the Reds.... :). I wish you much success in your future endeavors. Hugs, love and prayers.

wanda50 said...

Oh No...say it ain't so...but life does bring about a change. You and the PTI crew are the reason I am PTI broke ... LOL...I am amazed by your talent and inspired by your creations. I follow your Blog daily. I will miss your PTI inspiration. So glad you will continue your blog. I love to read about the Reds.... :). I wish you much success in your future endeavors. Hugs, love and prayers.

Nancy Guse said...

Michelle all I keeping thinking is are you crazy, do you know how many people would die to be on the design team, are you sure you want to leave?? I don't want you to leave, I would love to be on the design team, but I still don't want you to leave! I hope you still make cards and projects with Papertrey products. I am sad but I know you would like to do other things. My best to you!!

Kim H. said...

I have loved your stamp designs...cards..and everything over the years. Your style hooked me on pti. I have missed all your designs since you stepped ...and now you will totally be gone from the team. I hope you enjoy a bright new adventure...best of luck.

Sandy said...

Wow...big change here....I will miss your stamps. I just bought some today! I hope that you enjoy everything you are doing with Project Life and whatever else comes your way, you are one talented lady! :)

Joyce said...

Best of luck to you. I'll continue to follow your blog, occasionally shop, and be on the lookout for your next adventure. You are one talented gal, and I'm sure are destined for more great things.

Kim G said...

I will miss your PTI creations and contributions to stamp set, but always like to read about your family and all your flea market/antique finds!! You are very creative, best of luck in whatever you do!!

KAREN said...

I was lucky enough to meet you at Stamp-A-Faire last summer and had been hooked on your stamping style for a couple of years before that. To say that I will miss your PTI creations is an understatement!!!! I love visiting your blog and following your PL creations and ideas. I enjoy reading about your "reds" too. And Charlie too. You are such a creative person, I am sure that your creativity will take you down many interesting paths. I wish you the very best. I will always enjoy using your friendship jar stamps. Mish, you are the greatest!

KAREN said...

I was lucky enough to meet you at Stamp-A-Faire last summer and had been hooked on your stamping style for a couple of years before that. To say that I will miss your PTI creations is an understatement!!!! I love visiting your blog and following your PL creations and ideas. I enjoy reading about your "reds" too. And Charlie too. You are such a creative person, I am sure that your creativity will take you down many interesting paths. I wish you the very best. I will always enjoy using your friendship jar stamps. Mish, you are the greatest!

maryrose said...

Waaah! I'm bereft! Seriously, it's your fun and fresh country style that got me buying so many PTI stamps in the first place! If it had your name attached to it (Fr. Jars, Strawberry Patch, etc) then I knew it would be awesome. I'm excited to see what changes are in store for you and your blog, and I'm patiently waiting for you to announce that you're designing your own independent line. :)

Sheri said...

I've already been missing you as Sr. DT so now I will continue to miss seeing your wrap up projects. Your Friendship Jar series are some of my favorite stamps. Thanks for all the inspiration. I'll continue to follow your blog as I like seeing your PL. I'm not doing it as it's just my dog and I and we lead a very repetitive life. :) Maybe someday. Thanks again.

lam said...

I´m so sad to hear that you are leaving PTI but happy you will keep your blog, so I can continue coming here for inspiration. Your are so talented and I love loking at your project life. Is so inspiring

Pam W. said...

There is no doubt that you will be missed over at Papertrey, but I wish you all the best. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I'll look forward to visiting your blog to see what kind of crafty goodness you are up to.

Enjoy your time with the "reds", as these high school years will fly by.

Jennifer Scull said...

I am a long-time follower of your blog and will continue to be so. you are so much more than just a company, you are a woman filled with so much talent and love for life.

I guess I am in the minority when I see this as a very good thing for YOU. I have the greatest respect for you and wish you the very best in all you undertake. :)

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I am happy for you Michelle, I can't wait to see what new things you come up with for us;)

Katie Skiff said...

Glad you will still be here to inspire us!! Enjoy your new journey!!

Andrea said...

I wish you the best now and always! And I hope you enjoy your crafty adventures no matter what they are!

Unknown said...

WHA???? so sad, but happy for you and your new endeavors. you are SO amazingly talented!!! I have all of your stamp sets....at least we still have your blog :)

Unknown said...

WHA???? so sad, but happy for you and your new endeavors. you are SO amazingly talented!!! I have all of your stamp sets....at least we still have your blog :)

Jill Norwood said...

I was sad to hear that you were leaving Papertrey Ink as I so enjoy seeing your designs with the stamp sets but I love following your blog and can't wait to see what the future has in store.

Your stamp sets are some of my favorites and are always close at hand on my stamping desk. I hope you design more stamps in the future and I look forward to seeing what new opportunities arise and where life leads you. Your posts always make my day! :)

Blessings to you and your family! :) Jill / Seattle, WA.

Kari D said...

I am so sad to see that you are leaving PTI. Your wonderful sense of style, amazing stories, family-friendly recipes, and incredible artistry have enriched my life. SO GLAD I still can venture onto your blog and see what amazing projects you have up your sleeve! THANK YOU!

Barbara said...

I have already commented but I just wanted to add that I do hope that you continue to design stamps as you have an amazing talent for it. There are many wonderful companies that would be a great fit for you and I am sure that they would welcome you with open arms. :-)

Anne said...

Ah Michelle, PTI just wont be the same without your wonderful work. Your blog was always the first one I hit to read over the years. I was always guaranteed an "Ahhhhh" moment as I read about your family, antique shopping or just gazed at your wonderful projects. As a complete beginner to paper crafting I am proud to say I project "lifted" so much of your work to raise many thousands of euros over the years for charity. You have touched so many lives in such a kind and gentle way.
You continue to inspire by grasping the opportunities from change that life brings.
Wishing you continued happiness and joy with your family.
Anne

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