witticisms by Jess Witty

November 16, 2010

News for You(s)

More like... today is a new day. I'm joining the Papertrey Ink team! (If you can't believe it, either, take it from Nichole. I hear she's the one in charge.) What can I say? Yeah, I'm shocked beyond words a little surprised, too. Trust me. The sky must be falling down somewhere, but that worries me because of all the pigs that are probably flying around in it. I'm feeling pretty darned grateful. Both for Papertrey and Paper Crafts. Because I pretty much love them both immensely and am counting myself pretty darned lucky. But... it's a little bittersweet today. Because I *love* Kim Hughes. Kim and I go way back. Waaaaaaay back. As in, when Kim and I first became friends, I had a baby. Baby. Singular. That was like 2 other babies ago. Back when this crazy Party of Five was only a Party of Three. {Doesn't have the same ring to it and, therefore, we did not call ourselves that.} I remember the exact baby gift she sent me when Zeke came around and stole my birthday. So it seems kinda wrong to join PTI as Kim is leaving. But... um... yeah... I think I'm still gonna go for it. :) I leave you with a few more of my PTI faves from over the years... This is one of my first PTI cards that appeared in Paper Crafts. That made me double happy.I used a waterbrush to make the ink on the blooms seep out into the white space a bit. And one of my fave 10 Minute Scrap Pile Challenge cards. I've used that sentiment on approximately 1 million cards to date. You could call it a fave. Later, friends! {New Day} card Stamps - Blooming Button Bits Ink - Aqua Mist , VersaMark Cardstock - Soft Stone Other - Prisma glitter, Vintage Buttons {Bloom} card Stamps - Spiral Bouquet Ink - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, & Pumpkin (SU) Cardstock - Kraft, White; Elegant Eggplant (SU) Other - rhinestones, waterbrush {Color My World} card Stamps - Tiny Treats: Valentine Cardstock - White, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry Ink - True Black, Raspberry Fizz Other - Vintage Buttons , DMC embroidery floss, glassine bag (for the hearts), folk heart punch (EK Success)

50 comments:

Ann said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I LOVE Papertrey, and I love your work, so it's the perfect combo! Can't wait to see what you create!

Bernice said...

Congratulations, that's awesome news! I can't wait to see what you have in store!

Amy s K. said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see your new Papertrey Ink cards! It's been so fun to see all your work for Paper Crafts, and last year's Papertrey Ink cards. Your blog writing is always so creative and fun to read, thanks for sharing it all.

Laura said...

Congrats on the great new design team gig! PTI makes the most gorgeous stuff. Can't wait to see your December projects! :)

Stephanie said...

big congrats! I love admiring the work of the Papertrey girls & I love your work too, great partnership!

Shelly K said...

Congratulations! LOVE PTI and think you will be a wonderful addition!! Follow you from PaperCrafts, and already love your style.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Congrats! I <3 PTI, so I can't wait to see your projects! :)

Indigo Wings said...

Wow-congrats! I absolutely love your fabulous creations and can't wait to see your contributions to the PTI team!

Susan Winslett said...

Wow,i didn't think PTI could get any better! Was I ever wrong. Congrats to you a million times over, Jess! I am so excited to see your awesome creativity at work with PTI.

Helen F. said...

Congrats Jessica, this is a GREAT pairing ~ YOU and PTI! Looking forward to seeing your 'new' creations.

Kelly said...

Congratulations, Jess! We are so excited to have you join the PTI design team ... can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations!!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, congratulations! I remember how excited you were when you were a Guest Designer... I am thinking this is better!??!? :) I am not gonna lie, though... I am JEALOUS! :)

Broni said...

Well, this calls for a HUGE YAHOO!!! I'm so sad to see Kim go, but if you're taking her place, I think I'll survive the change!! Congratulations, Jessica! You are so deserving of this!!!

Suzanne said...

YAY, Jessica!!!!! I have been following since last year and I can't think of anyone more deserving! I am so thrilled for you (and for the rest of us who will surely enjoy all of your amazing talent.)

YIPEEEE!!! Oh, this is just the best news!!!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Jessica - congrats to you! That's super exciting! I absolutely love your blog; your creations are some of my very favorites! I look forward to your new stuff!

Nancy L. said...

yay!! congrats!! glad to see you back on the DT!

Jennifer K said...

Yea!!! So excited to see you joining the Papertrey team. Congratulations. I can't wait to see your spin on all their loveliness.

Susan said...

So, so, so, so, so VERY excited for you!!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us PTI addicts!!! :) Congratulations!!!

k a r i s a said...

Yay, yay, yay! Way to go girl! So happy for you!!

Sharon said...

Congrats! So happy to hear this news!

Julie Day said...

Congrats Jessica! Love your work, can't wait to see everything you create with Papertrey products :)

terisplace said...

:) :) :) :)
(YAY!)

see mary stamp said...

While I agree it is sad that Kim is stepping down, I am thrilled beyond words that you are a new PTI design team member. So, so, so, looking forward to your contributions. Hope you have a blast!

jen said...

Congrats!!! But honestly, not one bit surprised here!!! :)

Robin said...

Congrats - I love your creations and am so excited that you're on the PTI team!!!

Glenda said...

Congrats! They are lucky to have you! Great cards too...

Pam S said...

Congratulations!!! I was so excited to read you're joining the PTI design team, as I've been following your blog for aaaages and I LOVE your creations. Look forward to seeing your fabulous work!

Le Raskin said...

Congratulations! Very excited to see your future designs as a PTI design team member. I have loved your cards and style for a while and can't wait to see all the new beauties you come up with!

Charlene Austin said...

EEEK!! Seriously...I die.

I just clicked over the "bday" post and now your email makes sense....lol.

kasia c. said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see what fabulous craetions you come up with! :)

Winter said...

WOO HOO! Congrats Jessica! I LOVE PTI and I can't wait to see all the things you create with their stamps! :)

Smitha said...

Congrats!!!! Your work is so totally awesome, you deserve it :)
Thanks for the super kind words you left at my blog :)
You just made my day (kinda midnite now....)
:)

Sasha said...

Super Congrats girl .. SUPER

Amy K said...

Congratulations! PTI is lucky to have you aboard...great team!

Kim O'Connell said...

Ha! I love your sense of humor as much as I love PPTI! I look forward to being inspired by your creacreations! Congrats!

Kim O'Connell said...

P.S. I can't type on my phone. ;)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations on your DT appointment! Looking forward to your creative work.

jan said...

Welcome to PTI! Love the recent headband card post! So pretty!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Hey Jess, congrats on making the PTI team. That IS an honor because they are AWESOME! I totally cased your hearts card last week. It is one of MY faves too. Thanks for stopping by my blog too and leaving me some love!

Linda E said...

Congratulations, Jessica! I'm a big fan of yours and PIT so I can't wait to see what the future holds for you both. WOuld it be possible for you to add a subscriber or follower so I don't miss a post?

Denise said...

Welcome to PTI DT! Your blog is hilarious and a fun read, so I can't wait to follow your PTI creations and other fun tips. You're going to be a great addition to an already awesome design team and we're excited that you're joining PTI! Congrats!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Jess I'm overjoyed that you're joining the team! I live your creations but I also love the way you write your posts - they're so funny! Welcome on board and can't wait to see what you'll do! And I'm so honoured for the lovely comment you left on my blog, thank you!!

Amy said...

Congratulations!! I am SO excited to see your creations on the design team. I LOVE your work and your style of writing--I suspect we'd be great friends :) Enjoy!!

Dana said...

Congrats, Jessica!! I've popped over here from time to time since your guest appearance on PTI and when you blog over at PaperCrafts... You're so funny! ;)

Susie said...

Congratulations! The more I see the CAS look the more I like it. But...it has to have style -- and you've got!! Congratulations again.

Linda Beeson said...

Love your card, the simplicity is profound! Congrats on the new adventure too.

Brooke said...

Congrats Jess. I'd love to see more 10 minute scrap pile challenges PTI style.

Melissa said...

So happy for you Jess...I just adore you and your amazing style.
Melis

Michelle said...

Congrats to you! I recognize your name from the Paper Crafts magazine, but I'm new to your blog. I'm loving what I'm seeing on your blog and can't wait to see more of your projects.

Janelle said...

I'm way behind the times -- just had to add my congratulations to the pile. PTI is my favorite and I can't wait to see what you come up with each month. Way to go!