Today I have a few team changes that I wanted to take a few moments to let you know about.
Michelle Wooderson has decided to step down from her position on our Design Team. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with her over the past few years. Especially collaborating on product concepts together. She have been such a valuable asset to our company and we really can't adequately express our appreciation for all she has done to contribute to our success. She is a great asset to the paper crafting world and everyone who has the opportunity to absorb creativity through her blog and her fantastic wit. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors; we just know she will be successful in whatever she chooses to do with her talents. Thank you for your years of dedication and commitment to Papertrey Ink, Michelle.
Beth Silaika has also opted to step down from her position as a stamp designer. She has been designing new products for us for a few years now and really has a unique sense of style that will be missed. Beth is going to be focusing more on her family, especially on her very special *6-pack*! She has a lot of talent paired with a heart of gold that is genuine and full of kindness. Her presence within the company along with her amazing design contributions will be missed here and we wish her nothing but the best as she moves forward in her life!
We also have a new designer joining the Design Team, someone that I have admired for quite some time now. Cristina Kowalczyk is now officially joining our ranks as a member of the release team. She will be contributing projects each month that will truly inspire you! For the July and August releases she will be taking things a bit easy and just contributing to the group posts because of some personal obligations, but then after that you will enjoy a full spectrum of projects from her each and every month!
Cristina's clean & simple style is refreshing and so incredibly inspiring to me. She is always thinking outside the box and coming up with the most amazing uses for stamps. I have fallen in love with so many of her creations over the years and just her overall perspective. Cristina loves using crisp white card bases and unique color combinations. She is a phenomenal stamper who definitely has a lot to offer all of you with her future contributions to the team. Welcome, Cristina!