A farewell…

By May 15, 2012General

Lisa's headshot
I am writing today to let all of you know that Lisa Johnson will be leaving the Papertrey Ink family.  She has been with us since the very first day we opened our doors and has made numerous contributions to our company, both as a design team member and stamp designer.  We are grateful for all she has done for us over the years and wish her nothing but the very best in her future endeavors within the industry.

On my couch

I know that many of you were continuously inspired by her unique style and her amazing eye for design.  Some of her stamp designs, such as On My Couch and Life, are some of our best-selling sets to date and enjoyed worldwide.  She will certainly be missed on several different levels.   I hope you will join me in wishing her a fond farewell.

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    KnitterPam says:

    Oh, bummer, I just discovered Lisa through your website and her cards are amazing. I hope she is ok and that she will continue to blog.

  • 2
    Jill Norwood says:

    Oh my goodness! Lisa you will be missed but I wish you the very best on your life’s journey and pray that it is full of blessings as you begin a new direction. Thanks for all of the inspiration that you have provided and I hope that your blog will continue so that we can still see your beautiful design style and keep in touch via the e-waves! God Bless!

  • 3

    Oh man! That’s too bad!
    Of course you will be missed…we all appreciate what you’ve
    added here and for the designs, details and inspiration!
    Here is to your next adventures!



  • 4
    Linda says:

    I am sorry to see her go as well and I wish her the best in all her new endeavors.

  • 5
    Shelly says:

    Lisa, you were one of my faves!! I wish you the best in all that you endeavor to do. I’m really SAD to see you leave, but hope as this door closes, another will open.

  • 6
    Christine Nixon says:

    OH, no. I was privileged to meet Lisa last year at Stamp-A-Faire and she quickly became my favorite. She was so genuinely nice to everyone and there were a lot of ladies there that day! I love her style, her positive energy and her ideas. I will miss her terribly but wish her well in whatever avenue her life is taking her.

  • 7
    Joyce says:

    Oh no, I pray her health issues quickly heal so she can get back to enjoying life.

  • 8
    Dana says:

    I’ve been a Lisa follower since before PTI was even around, so although I’m saddened by her need to recuperate, I know she will still be creating amazing cards and projects for me to admire. Best of luck Lisa!

  • 9
    Leigh Penner says:

    What sad news! Lisa will definitely be missed!
    Wishing her all the best!

  • 10
    Donelle U says:

    I will really miss Lisa – her projects were always some of my favorites! I wish her the best!

  • 11
    Kris E. says:

    Aw, sadness. I love Lisa’s designs and ideas! Best of luck!

  • 12
    SueB says:

    Love Lisa’s work. I’m sure you will miss her greatly.

  • 13
    janet wilson says:

    OH this is a blow but I would like to wish Lisa the best of wishes and thanks for all the fabulous creativity she has shared.

  • 14
    MOI says:

    Wishing you all the best. Hope you are feeling better. Remember you were having neck and back troubles. At least that is what I remember. You will be MISSED. Thanks for sharing your creativity and your time. Hopefully you will ck into your blog now and again. Wishing you well in all of your future endeavors.

  • 15
    Colleen says:

    I wish you the best in the future and hope you are feeling like your old self soon! You will be missed.

  • 16
    Lisa Ragano says:


    First, I wish for your health to improve for that is the most important thing of all.

    Second, I wish you all the best of luck and success in your future. You will be sorely miseed.

    Lisa R.

  • 17

    Oh, how sad that you’re leaving! I hope and pray that your health will improve quickly! I wish you all the luck on your new adventures and I’ll keep an eye on your blog.

  • 18
    Ohhh Snap says:

    On My Couch is one of the first PTI stamp sets I purchased and is still one of my all time favorites (which is really saying something because I love so many of them)! Best of Luck on your new ventures and thank you so much for all the inspiration!!

  • 19
    Linda Richmond says:

    So sad that you are leaving PTI. Your projects are always among my favorites! I will really miss your style on the team. Hoping for happy days in your future!

  • 20
    Shelly says:

    I’m sooo sorry to hear you are leaving! I have found much inspiration in your awesome projects! I hope the future holds for you wonderous things!

  • 21
    Cynthia says:

    Lisa, best of luck to you. I really will miss you. I try to imitate your cards all the times. I hope you show up somewhere so I can follow your new designs. Sorry to see you go.

  • 22
    Anne Hartschlag says:

    One of the most inspirational things I have ever read was Lisa’s blog after going to Katie’s funeral. As a matter of fact it impressed me so much that I made a copy of it and read through it often. Lisa I was not aware of any health problems but be assured that I will pray for you and your little family. I know your faith is strong and He will see you through whatever. I hate to see you go but you will always be an inspiration to me.

  • 23
    Jill says:

    Lisa, you will be very missed by me–your style in designing both cards and stamps for PTI spoke to my mojo, and I will miss that. I wish you and your family the very best in the future, and can’t wait to see what you do with other companies’ stamps! God bless.

  • 24
    Sandy Kay says:

    Lisa, you will be greatly missed! I have “known” you long before PTI! I remember how excited I was when I saw that you had joined PTI! I hope you can eventually get back to blogging and sharing your amazing talent! In the meantime, best wishes and hugs to you as you continue your healing journey!

  • 25
    pat smith says:

    Lisa, you have always been a favorite. I enjoy your clean and simple style & will miss you. Do take care of yourself, and heal quickly.
    Hugs, pat smith

  • 26
    April Z. says:

    I’ve always loved Lisa’s style and am sad to hear she’s leaving, but wish her nothing but the best!!

  • 27
    Barb W says:

    Lisa, I am so sad to read the news about you leaving. I have followed you from day one and have learned so much from your posts both with PTI and your blog. Your simple yet elegant designs will always be some of my favorites. Best of luck to you with whatever you have planned for the future. As long as you have your blog I’ll be following.

  • 28
    Amber Daigre says:

    I remember sitting at the nail salon about two years ago and happening upon Poppy Paperie. I was IN LOVE! From there I discovered Papertrey Ink and I discovered a new world of stamping! Lisa is totally responsible for my love of Papertrey Ink and I will definitely miss her creativity!

  • 29
    Joy Hadden says:

    Oh, Lisa, you will be missed. I have always been inspired to be a better stamper and cardmaker by your blog. Thank you for years of inspiration. I will be praying that you get better really quick. Blessings, Joy

  • 30
    Deborah H says:

    Thank you for your ideas and inspirations. The best to you and yours.

  • 31
    Lisa says:

    So sorry to see you leaving the Papertrey Ink team Lisa, you will be missed. Best of luck and many blessings for your future adventures!

  • 32
    scrappyleigh says:

    Dear Lisa Johnson,
    God Bless you my sister in Christ! I will truly miss seeing your amazing designs here at Papertrey Ink!! I will pray for healing for your back/neck pain. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me. MY mother and mother-in-law both had L4-5 laminectomy and microdiscectomy this year,and last year,respectively, so you may e-mail me with any thing you would like to discuss in that regard.
    With Love,
    Leigh Ann Odynski

  • 33
    Lisa H. says:

    All the best in your new adventures Lisa! I have loved the work you have designed for PTI so I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create in this next chapter of your life (no pun intended lol).

  • 34
    Phyllis B. says:

    You will definitely be missed, Lisa, both by PTI and by all of us who have sought your advice and followed your style! Take good care of yourself and enjoy some “Lisa” time! My best to you, Phyllis Beaver

  • 35

    Aw, fiddlesticks! I am so sorry to see you go, Lisa, for you have always been one of my favorites…love your creativity and clean style. I have been “following” you for quite some time on your blog and PTI. I am praying for healing for you and your family and will continue to look for you at times on your blog. xxxoooxxx

  • 36
    Charlene R says:

    Lisa, I also have favoured your designs and will miss it. I have also felt a connection because I used to live in your neck of the woods (we moved 3 years ago and miss it dearly). Please take care of yourself and all the best to you and your lovely family in the future. Blessings, Charlene

  • 37
    Lori Winters says:

    Every time I came to the PTI website today and see the Farewell it saddens me…

    Lisa, you will be in my prayers for a quick recovery. You have been such a joy to follow and you have given me such inspiration over the years. God bless and take care.

  • 38
    paula e says:

    Most importantly, I hope your health problems improve. I have enjoyed your designs & creations as long as I have been following pti. On the couch is still one of my most used sets (I was getting ready to use it to make a card for a coworker recovering from knee surgery). Best wishes always for you and your family. Keep the faith & God bless. You will be missed

  • 39
    StepH says:

    My heart is crushed, as it is any time one of our designers leaves us. But at the same time, understanding of Lisa’s need to do what is best for her health and family. Best wishes Lisa! You will be missed!!

  • 40
    marybethL. says:

    You are going to be missed! Praying for a speedy recovery and complete healing. Love your cards and style. Take care.

  • 41
    Cindy O says:

    Lisa, thanks for all your creative ideas that you shared with us! Wishing you all the best.

  • 42
    Serendipity says:

    we love u & will miss u!!! Take time for you!

  • 43

    You will indeed be missed, Lisa. Best of everything to you in your future.

  • 44
    Diane Oliver says:

    Love love love Lisa’s work and I will miss her dearly. Good luck in your new adventures I hope to continue viewing your blog should you decide post. hugs.

  • 45
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    I am sorry to see you go, I LOVE your style and will miss you. All the best and TFS.

    Thank you to you also Nichole for sharing.

  • 46
    Bev Gerard says:

    Oh Lisa …
    This is such sad news.
    However, I have a feeling that you’re going to find something wonderful in your new path … and I’ll be looking forward to your next creative journey!

  • 47
    Megan says:

    Best wishes and love to Lisa and her family during her healing process. She will be very much missed!

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