A goodbye and a hello…

By November 16, 2010General


It is always difficult to say goodbye to old friends but at the same time it can be exciting to watch new chapters unfold.  I am writing today to say a fond farewell to Kim Hughes.  She has decided to step down from her design team position with us to persue some new adventures.  Kim holds a special place in my heart as an adventurous stamper who is never scared to experiment and try new things with her paper crafting supplies.  I know that wherever her road takes her that she will find much success and fullfillment.  Myself and the entire team wish her all the best and I hope you will be sure to stop by her blog today and give her your best as well.  I know I am not alone in saying that I will be keeping up to date with her latest projects on her blog and continue to always leave inspired.


With Kim's departure comes a new arrival to our team.  The uber talented Jessica Witty will now be a memeber of our Design Team and contributing to our monthly releases.  If you don't already enjoy the projects she has published in Paper Crafts magazine as a Paper Crafts Go-To Gal, then you might remember her as one of our Guest Designers back in December of 2009.  Her clean & hip style has always been so inspiring to me and I just know that you will be waiting with baited breath to see what she will do each month with the new releases.  Her first projects with us will be appearing during the December release, so you don't have too long to wait.  Be sure to give her a warm Papertrey welcome to the team!


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  • 1

    Woo Hoo! Am I the first to respond?? I’m soooo excited to see Jessica on the team. Congrats, sweet friend! Your talent is going to be an inspiration to us all. Best wishes, to Kim. I hope your path is leading you somewhere wonderful!

  • 2
    Chris says:

    I will miss your signature style with a Papertrey spin. I will check in on your blog often for continued inspiration.
    On the other hand, welcome Jessica! Looking forward to seeing your designs!

  • 3
    Shelly K says:

    Jessica will be a great addition to the team! Good luck Kim…we will miss your fun style!

  • 4

    Wow, really, I can’t imagine a maximization of working for you, Nichole! Good luck, Kim, wishing you all the best for your new adventures!!! And huge congrats to Jessica! That must be a dream come true! Can’t wait to see your creations! Vanessa x

  • 5
    Susan T says:

    WE are really lucky. I love her creative style. I cannot wait to see what she brings to the table. Good luck to Kim and welcome Jessica!

  • 6
    Helen F. says:

    Best Wishes, Kim! I will continue to follow your blog to see what crafty goodness you are up to :o)
    Congratulations, Jessica–looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations here at PTI!

  • 7
    Kelly B says:

    How lucky are we? To have had Kim and now add Jessica? Great news and I wish both of you ladies all the best!

  • 8
    Broni says:

    Well, if you have to lose a great one, it’s always good to have a great replacement, and Jessica is surely one of the best! I hate to see Kim leave; I’ve always enjoyed seeing her unique spin on the PTI stamps. Jess will be a fabulous addition to your team!

  • 9
    Patty J says:

    Sorry to see Kim go, but also so happy to see the very witty Jessica will be on the best team in the business. Congrats!

  • 10
    Ellie says:

    BIG Hugs to you Kim and a HUGE welcome to Jessica I look forward to see your creations w/the PTI team!

  • 11
    Julia S says:

    So absolutely tickled to hear Jessica is finally going to be on this stellar team! Her work is just perfect for PTI!! My best wishes to Kim…

  • 12
    Angela W says:

    Much luck in all you do, Kim! Congrats Jessica! I can’t wait to see everything you do with Papertrey Ink!

  • 13
    Bev Gerard says:

    Very best wishes to the darling & talented Kim! Kim will always be an inspiration for me.

    My face doesn’t feel big enough to contain this delighted smile for you today, Jessica! You know I love what you do!


  • 14
    Jennifer K says:

    I’m so excited to see Jessica joining the team – what a wonderful addition. Best wishes to you, Kim!

  • 15
    see mary stamp says:

    While sad to say good-bye to Kim, Jessica is a great addition to the PTI team. Not only do I love her design style, but she is one of the wittiest bloggers I have ever read. So looking forward to monthly contributions from her.

  • 16
    Kathy H says:

    Good luck, Kim! Hi to Jessica!Can’t wait to see your work:)

  • 17

    Congratulations, Jessica! Love your style. Farewell, but not goodbye, to Kim, whom I sure we will be seeing TONS of everywhere!

  • 18
    Kasia says:

    Hello Nichole,

    There is a typo by Jessica’s picture. It reads “Welome” but I think it should be “Welcome” ;-).
    Please, remove this comment, once you read it.

  • 19
    Cindy Coutts says:

    Kim, whatever you’ve touched has always turned to gold and you know how much I adore you!

    Jessica, welcome to the PTI DT! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  • 20
    Diane Jaquay says:

    I’m sad to see Kim go, but thrilled to have Jessica joining the team! LOVE her work!

  • 21
    Dana says:

    I love Jessica’s stuff! I’ve been following her since her guest appearance here on your blog! She’s so “Witty!” 😉 Congrats!

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    Brooke says:

    Best wishes Kim. I hope we see more of your cute stamp designs somewhere soon.

    I can’t wait to see what things Jess will bring. The queen of (brackets) and 10 minute challenges. Should be fun.

  • 24
    Theresia says:

    Good luck Kim, welcome Jess hope you will be as inspiring as Kim.

  • 25
    willireb says:

    Nicole you get the best folks for you design team! Best of luck to Kim, and a warm welcome to Jess.

  • 26
    Pat Cirrincione says:

    Welcome aboard – and a sad farewell!

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