Welcome to day 1 of the 11th Anniversary Papertrey Ink festivities. We have so much in store for you in the next 10 days as we count down to the 2018 February release on February 15th. Get ready for a whole lot of inspiration, announcements, contests, challenges, and fun!
We are so happy to introduce the 2018 Papertrey Ink team to you over the next few days. There are lots of familiar faces and also some new team members that we are so thrilled to introduce to you. Visit our Team Page for easy access to our team members’ blogs and social media.
This team is on the front lines, bringing you inspiration with all of the new Papertrey Ink products during release week and through out the month. We couldn’t be more proud of this ultra talented team of ladies! A special welcome back to Melissa Bickford who previously worked with Papertrey Ink as a product designer and is now rejoining us on our Design Team!
We asked the Design Team to choose a favorite project from this past year to share and created a sketch for each one that you can use to inspire new projects – including a project for the Sketch Challenge at the end of this post.
“I’m so grateful to be continuing for another year with the Papertrey family! Looking forward to a new year, full of creativity and innovation, new products and challenges…and to share it all with my fellow team members and the amazing customers that make up the Papertrey community!”
“I’m so happy to be staying on the design team for another year….I consider it an honor and one I’m super grateful for! I so look forward to using Papertrey’s products in ways that will hopefully provide a bit of inspiration plus the ladies on the team are the best coworkers around! Looking forward to another year of creativity!”
“Being a part of the Papertrey Ink design team has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I do a job that I love and work with such a talented team. This past year wasn’t the easiest at times, but knowing that I was part of such a great team helped me pull through and I am so excited for what is coming in the years ahead!”
“To have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most talented ladies I’ve worked with has been a blessing and a joy. This new year will be even more amazing, and I’m thrilled to be able to share all that we have in store with you!”
“I feel so incredibly honored to be a part of the Papertrey Ink design team for another year! Not only are the products fresh, unique, and all around brilliant but the ladies that I am lucky enough to work with are absolutely wonderful! These ladies embody kindness and their passion, talent, and creativity inspire me! I am so very excited to see all of the amazing things Papertrey Ink has planned this year and am grateful to be a part of it!”
“Papertrey was my gateway to stamping and it is a dream to continue working for such a wonderful company. I believe whole-heartedly in the amazing products and my colleagues are fabulous, creative women who inspire me every day. Who could ask for more? I’m truly looking forward to this year as we all grow together and find joy in the process of creating and sharing.”
“Being a part of the paper-crafting community has been such a blessing to me over the years. I am so very excited to be back as part of the Papertrey Ink Design Team and can’t wait to share all of the wonderful and inspiring things they have planned for the upcoming year!”
“Being part of the Design Team at Papertrey Ink has been and continues to be such a bright spot in my life. I still find myself enjoying the process of creating, being challenged by team members, loving the collaboration on special events, getting inspired by new and old products, and losing myself in the joy of stamping! I can’t wait too see what Papertrey Ink has in store for this new season…without a doubt it will be spectacular!”
“I’m so excited about what’s in store for Papertrey Ink in 2018….. more unique and innovative PTI products and more imaginative and creative designs from the DT- providing inspiration for one and all! I have loved PTI’s amazing style since day 1 and can’t wait to experience, and share, Papertrey Ink’s new designs with you!”
“This past year with Papertrey has truly been a dream come true. After a season of learning among some of the best, I am completely honored and excited to journey farther with this incredible team. I am so excited to see what this next chapter holds and can’t wait to spend another year with all of you and the Papertrey family!”
Interim Design Team
We couldn’t be happier to have Amy Sheffer stepping in to cover some of Dawn McVey’s design team contributions while she’s taking time off for her health concerns.
“Being part of the Papertrey family is such an honor. Fabulous products, the kindest and most talented and inspiring designers, and a fanbase and community like no other — all come together to make Papertrey so unique and wonderful. The upcoming year promises to be as exciting and innovative as ever. I’m so happy to be a small part of it!”
Traveler’s Journal Team
This team is geared up for this next year to bring you the best inspiration for using our Traveler’s Journal collection. Starting in March, be sure to watch out for this great inspiration! A special welcome to Kelly Lunceford who is new on our Papertrey Ink team! And welcome back to Ashley Cannon Newell who is rejoining the presentation team as well!
“I was completely delighted to be asked to join the Traveler’s Journal Team for Papertrey Ink last year. The products are awesome, but the best part has been getting to know this wonderful group of ladies! They are all so inspiring to me! I’ve been challenged with every project and love how much I’ve grown creatively… I can’t wait for what’s coming next!”
“Papertrey Ink has always had a special place in my crafty heart. I am over the moon that I get do what I love with people that I love. To help me keep up with everything, I use notebooks. So, I am thrilled to be joining the Traveler’s Journal team this year to share ways I document and organize life’s little blessings! I love creating and am happy to be back in a sharing capacity as well.”
“I am so thrilled & excited to be joining the Traveler’s Journal Team! I’m honored to be able to share with you my passion for documenting and preserving memories in such a creative way! The possibilities are endless and I hope to be able to inspire others along the way!”
We always look forward to Yana’s creations using Papertrey Ink products on the 24th of the month and are thrilled that we are continuing this inspiration.
“It’s been a pleasure to be on the team this past year and I’m excited for the year to come!”
Aren’t you just excited to see what this talented team is going to present to you in the next year? Tomorrow we will have more of the team to introduce to you, so be sure to stop back again!
Anniversary Sketch Challenge
Here’s a download of all of the sketches from the Design Team’s favorite cards from this past year – click the link below to download the file and then use one of the sketches to participate in the Sketch Challenge.
If you are joining along, here are the details for this Sketch Challenge:
- Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and one of the provided sketches for your project.
- Please enter new projects only.
- Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
- Add your project to our InLinkz list below. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
- You can also enter the contest by adding a comment to this blog post. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
- You will have until 6am ET, Saturday, February 10th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
- TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries on Friday, February 15th. Tune into our Release Party Live broadcast on February 15, 8PM ET on our Papertrey Ink Facebook page where the winners from this challenge will be announced! Winners will then be posted on our February 2018 Winners Page. The randomly selected winners will get a $100 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!
EDITED TO ADD RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNERS: