First, and foremost, Taylor VanBruggen has decided to follow her dreams in a more dedicated fashion, which is great for fans of her work & store. Her style is always fun & fresh and who doesn't love Cupcake Fridays?! Sadly, though, it means that she has decided to step down from the Sr. Design Team. Luckily, we will continue to see her great work on her blog (and if you haven't been there, I highly recommend it!).
So, by domino effect, that leads to an opening at PTI, which the extremely capable and uber-talented Lauren Meader is stepping up to fill. So excited, and know that she will be giving us amazing ideas in the newsletter.
Speaking of the newsletter, a HUGE shout-out to Lynn Mercurio! Lynn has taken a promotion within PTI to Newsletter Editor. She has fantastic ideas that will make it an invaluable resource!
Which brings us to my promotion...I have taken on a role as Nichole's Gal Friday. I'm really looking forward to this new role, because for as creative as I like to pretend to be, my actual strengths lie in the business world. (Little known fact, before the Beav was born, I worked in international trade & logisitics with Fortune 50 companies - my background is Economics.) I'm really looking forward to using that skill set with such a dynamic, creative company like PTI - it's the best of both worlds! Plus, I hope to give Nichole more time to do what she does best - designing the MOST CREATIVE stamps in the industry! (Not to worry, though, I still fully intend to keep creating with PTI and posting it here!)
So, if you're keeping a tally, that leaves three spots on the Release Design Team, joining Becky Oehlers and Geny Cassady. Nichole has filled these three spots with Dawn McVey, Michelle Wooderson, and Niki Estes. Each of these super talented stampers are going to be bringing such creative energy and ideas to the PTI team, that I can hardly stand it!
It is a VERY exciting time for PTI! The growth and direction is just phenomenal, and I'm so fortunate to be a part of that. So, whether you're an established PTI fan, or just getting started, fasten your seat belts, we're in for an exciting ride!