Design Team Changes

By October 31, 2011General

Our Design Team here at Papertrey Ink is a bit like family.  Once you're on board, we consider you a "lifer"!  But every once in a while there is a time for change and today I have a few announcements regarding just that.

Michelle Wooderson has been with us for several years and she has opted to step down from her position on the Senior Design Team and take on a lighter roll alongside Debbie Olson.  Michelle will still be creating a few projects every release, but she will no longer be participating in the group challenges and countdown festivities.  As many of you know, Michelle has two beautiful girls (her "Reds"!) that are growing up fast and she wishes to dedicate more time to them at this busy stage in their lives!  We will certainly miss the contribution of Michelle's amazing talents and creativity to the various challenges tackled by the Senior Team, but I am so pleased that she is staying on with us in a capacity that works better for her schedule.

The talented Maile Belles will be taking on the vacant position within the Senior Design Team and all of the new responsibilities with it.  Her clean & modern style will provide an even more versatile array of projects to each challenge and I know we all can learn so much from her.  Her clever creativity and unique perspective will certainly beneficial to all of us in this new capacity.

New to the team is Ashley Cannon Newell, stamper extraordinaire!  She will now hold a position on our Release Team and delight your creative side with amazing creations each and every month during Release Week!  I have had the pleasure of meeting Ashley in person and her personality & style leave a lasting mark.  She is unique, bold and a true trendsetter.  Her photography skills are absolutely amazing and I just know her projects will leave you feeling incredibly inspired!  Welcome, Ashley!

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the best inspiration in the business through these amazing gals along with all of our other existing designers!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Karen says:

    Welcome to the team for Ashley … for quite a while now I thought she would be great for the PTI team. I’m happy to see Maile step up to the senior team. I admire Michelle for putting family first … we need more of that too and best wishes to all of you.

  • 2
    Laura says:

    I am very happy for Maile and Asheley, I admire both! I’ll miss Michelle a lot and I’ll continue following her blog.

  • 3
    Gayatri says:

    Michelle will be missed 🙁 But welcome to Maile and Ashley:) I can’t wait to see Ashley’s creations 🙂

  • 4
    SueB says:

    No more Friendship Jar Fillers? Have loved Michelle’s contributions. Congrats to Maile and Ashley – love Ashley’s work. You always have the best Design Team ever.

  • 5

    Changes but not too bad! I’m glad Michelle will continue with you and not leave all together. I’m looking forward to Ashley’s contribution and wish them all well and lots of fun.

  • 6
    Linda in Aus says:

    Wishing you and the reds all the best Michelle, i will miss your monthly countdowns, but am so happy that you are still a part of PTI.
    Congratulations Maile and Ashley, how exciting.

  • 7
    Laura says:

    congrats to Maile and Ashley! well deserved!

    Michelle, I’m glad you’ll still be around. love your style!

  • 8
    Margie says:

    I’ll miss Michelle’s designs but understand her commitment to family.

  • 9
    Isabel Z says:

    I’m thrilled to see that Maile and Ashley will wow us with their amazing creativity and artistry but I will desperately miss Michelle’s many contributions. I did breathe a sigh of relief to see that she will still be around though b/c I LOVE what she creates. Such a talented group of women!

  • 10
    Noora says:

    I am sad that Michelle’s leaving the SDT, but happy that she is sticking around! Also so excited for Maile, and so happy to see Ashley in the team, she rocks and her style is so unique and bold!

  • 11
    angel says:

    I LOVE Ashley’s design’s!! And I’m so glad Michelle isn’t completely out!

  • 12
    Cristina says:

    Just when I thought the PTI team couldn’t get any better. Ashley!!!! Wooo! And hooray for Maile, who rocks my PTI-loving heart like no other. And very, very best to Michelle, who will always be part of the PTI family, no matter how much or how little she’s involved.

  • 13
    AOK says:

    Best wishes to Michelle. Delighted she is still involved. Just love her style and her work. Congratulations to Maile and a very big welcome to Ashley.

  • 14

    I wish Michelle the best and send a huge YAY!!! to Ashley! I may be partial, but I LOVE her gorgeous style and she is an absolute dream to work with! Congrats to Maile too! Nichole, you have quite the dream team!

  • 15
    Marybeth L. says:

    We will miss Michelle, glad she will be around a bit though. WELCOME Ashley!

  • 16

    so sad to see michelle go…but happy to hear she will still be around here and there. she is such a sweet lady, as i got the chance to meet her at stamp-a-faire this summer! congrats to maile and ashley on your new roles on the pti team! 🙂

  • 17
    naomi chokr says:

    im so happy you guys added ashley! she deserves it!!! So is so awesome!

  • 18

    Congrats, Maile! So glad to have you aboard, Ashley! Will miss you, Michelle, but am glad that you’ll still be around.

  • 19
    Laura Bassen says:

    VERY exciting news!!!! looking forward to Ashley’s work!!

  • 20
    cindi says:

    Welcome Ashley and best wishes to Michelle and Maile!

  • 21
    Connie F. says:

    Family always comes first in my book; we will miss you Michelle, but so glad you won’t be gone altogether. I will still be checking your blog for inspiration. Congrats Maile and Ashley! I have been following Ashley’s blog for quite some time and love her work. She will be a great addition to the PTI team. And, I am looking forward to seeing more from Maile.

  • 22
    Dina M says:

    I’m very happy that Michelle is still going to be involved in PTI-I enjoy reading her blogs and seeing her creations. Maile, congrats-you are someone who’s style I’ve always been in awe over!
    I’m excited to see more of Ashley’s work-I’ve always been drawn to her style each time I’ve seen her published work, now we get to enjoy more of it!

  • 23
    Jill Norwood says:

    Wonderful news all! I am happy that Michelle is still going to be part of the team in a way that fits her life with her beautiful girls and I love both Maile and Ashley’s work so it will be fun to see their styles added to what is always a wonderful PTI team! Blessings to you all!

  • 24
    Nancy Guse says:

    Michelle I wish there was two of you! Best of luck and I will still be watching your blog. Maile can’t wait to see more of your work, have always enjoyed it! Ashley this is the first time I get to view your blog and excited to see more. CONGRATULATION to each of you!!

  • 25
    Laura says:

    Best wishes to Michelle and Maile in their new roles and welcome, Ashley! I agree with others who’ve already said what a fantastic fit you (& your classy style) will be with PTI! 🙂

  • 26
    Helen F. says:

    Congratulations to Maile and Ashley! Happy for both of these ladies!
    Happy Michelle will still be around and happy she is taking time to be with her family more!

  • 27
    Charlene says:

    So sorry to see Michelle go but know her family will love having her time with them.

    Congrats to everyone!

  • 28
    see mary stamp says:

    Congrats Maile and welcome Ashley (whose name I recognize from many papercrafting publications.) Looking forward to seeing your contributions. Best of luck to Michelle, but glad to here she’ll be staying with PTI in some capacity. Best wishes to you all.

  • 29

    Yay, I love Ashley’s work!!

  • 30
    Stacia says:

    Sorry to see Michelle go, but hopefully this will work out great for her. I’m sure it will. And a big congrats to Maile!

  • 31
    Kimi says:

    I’ll miss Michelle but glad that I can still see her designs on her etsy. BTW, PTI when are the dies coming in. I’ve emailed customer service only to be told to put my name on the wait list, but hey, it’s been 17 days since release day. Pretty soon I won’t need it anymore – HELP!!!

  • 32

    very nice post and page)

  • 33
    Gina H. says:

    Best wishes to Michelle, I will be sorry to see her less often. But I love Maile’s work and Ashley ROCKS! Best wishes to everyone!

  • 34

    Good post really interesting!

  • 35
    Steph says:

    No one likes change, but this is all good! Will look forward to Michelle’s projects during releases. Congrats to Maile on your promotion! AND I am SO excited that Ashley is joining the team! I’ve followed her blog and Wednesday videos for a couple years and often thought she’d be a perfect fit for the PTI team. Welcome Ashley!

  • 36
    janet wilson says:

    Congratulations to Maile and Welcome to Ashley.

    I would like to wish Michelle the very best of wishes, I understand and admire you for putting family first, it is so easy to too involved in other things. Will be on the look for anything you do have time to create :o)

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