Saturday, February 2, 2008

I can spill the beans, Part II



"Everyday is a Gift" and today is no exception! Nichole Heady and Papertrey Ink have extended an invitation to me that I am so honored to have received. I am joining the incredibly talented team there!

For fear of sounding too much like a brown nose, I am essentially the president of the Nichole Heady fan club. For years now, I have known her work immediately in the pages of Paper Crafts Magazine, and last spring, when one of her creations was featured on the same page as mine, a little part of me felt like I had really 'arrived' in the paper crafting arena. Corny, I know. I am not the kind of person who is star-struck, but meeting Nichole in Chicago last summer was such a thrill. When she, Julie and Jane started Papertrey Ink, I watched each month with baited breath and credit card in hand - each release spoke to my stamping soul!

Fast forward to several weeks ago, when I receive a very exciting email from Nichole, laying out plans to include me (ME?!) in Papertrey Ink! I was at the airport, picking up my husband from one of his many trips to Hong Kong, and was reading the email on my phone. It had been a long, tough trip in the solo parenting department, and it seemed like my boys had been struck with a case of cabin fever (and the airport was the perfect place to rid themselves of it!). So, in this frazzled state of mind, I went from elated to dejected, as I was ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE that Nichole had sent this amazing email to the wrong Jennifer! (Let's face it, there are a few of us out there. I tend to call it the 'Jen-neration'.)

I've never been so happy to be wrong!

So, if haven't seen it, February is going to be a VERY EXCITING month at Papertrey Ink. I love the direction that this company is going in, so come along for the ride!

The above card is one that I did in about 10 minutes the other night, about midnight. The set is Out On A Limb, one of the January releases for PTI. It is a gorgeous, multi-purpose set. The reason I did it so quickly is because I was having a creative craving, and needed a quick fix. I've been really busy this week, creating 200 bar mitzvah invitations that look like this:



I've blocked out some of the information, but you get the general idea. This folds onto itself to a 5" x 7" mailer, and has a pocket to hold the response card and envelope. As I mentioned before, I created these for some dear friends. The husband works in print marketing, so the creation process was very interesting on this job - it was very cool to be working with someone who 'gets' the process. Anyways, he sourced the paper, and we encountered some problems, so I actually received the paper last Saturday. My deadline was yesterday, so I was working on these pretty much non-stop. It was a VERY good feeling to accomplish this!

In short, that explains why I needed to create something quick and beautiful! While I don't mind assembly line card making, I certainly don't mind a break during the process.

I will have some other things to share with you, too, as soon as I get the green light. My Spellbinders work is already on the way to CHA and my Paper Salon assignments are close to being wrapped up. And of course, I will be sharing some fun Papertrey projects with you in the middle of the month!

Thanks for letting me share my excitement - it has been so hard keeping all this joy inside! Be well! ~ Jenn

22 comments:

Deanna said...

Congrats! This Out on a Limb card is lovely! :)

liannallama said...

oh, HUGE congrats to you! You are on all the *BEST* CT's and your work is super. I don't know how you do it all!

Theresa Tyree said...

Jenn, I'm so excited for you!! Making the PTI DT is a well deserved honor for you. I can't wait to see what you come up with in the next year! Congrats!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Jennifer I am so happy to not only be worming with you, but getting to know you! Congrats

Catherine said...

Congratulations for making the New Design Team at PTI =)

Can't wait to see your futre creations.

Lynn Mercurio said...

And congrats to you too...what a sweet person you have been to me, giving advice so freely. I truly appreciate your help and hope to get to meet you in person some time SOON!

Lila H said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You will be a SUPER addition to this awesome and inspiring team. lila

Julia said...

I am so absolutely excited for you! That is absolutely wonderful! And I am completely envious of you getting to work with all those beautiful stamps! Can't wait to see what you create! CONGRATS~

Julie Brooks said...

Congrats!!! That is sooo exciting!!

carolyn peeler said...

Congratulations Jennifer. I'm sure you'll be a huge asset to her team.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

YEAH GIRL!!! I can't wait to rock the world with YOU!!! I hope it is the year of blowing people's minds!! BIG HUGE congrats!
Becky

Granna said...

Congratulations! What great creativity you express! I am sure this is a dream come true with Papertrey! Good Luck and may you continue to have great creative moments. Thanks also for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jenn! Can't wait to start this wonderful ride with you and all the rest of the team! I love that card you made, beautiful!

Geny

StamperSharon said...

Congratulations again, Jenn -- and to think I slept in the same room with you only a few weeks ago! Can't wait to see all of your awesome designs!

Debbie Olson said...

Love your Out On A Limb card, and a HUGE congratulations for making the PTI team!

Joan B said...

Well deserved!! **hands clapping sound**

Sherry Wright said...

WTG Jenn, what a great way to start off 2008. So happy for you! :)

Jennifer Kirk said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! It's SO well-deserved! I know what a joy you are to work with and I know that Nichole and the girls at Papertrey made a great choice!

Kelsey said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!
I'm be looking forward to seeing what you create! :)

Anabelle said...

Woooo Hooo, Jenn!!!! Such awesome news. I'm just thrilled for you. That card is fabulous. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

jeannen2 said...

Wow Jennifer! That's great that you're part of the team! What an honor for you I'll bet! I aspire to stap like you -- I love your style! I look forward to many great projects!! Jeanne

Melissa said...

I just love ya little girl and am so very, very, very excited for you. You deserve every good thing that comes your way!
Melissa