Paulette Jarvey, owner and President of Hot Off The Press, believes EVERYONE is creative.
In fact, this belief inspired Paulette to establish her company, Hot Off The Press. I wanted to produce books and products to make crafters successful, she says. My mission wasand still isto foster confidence and self-esteem in crafters of all ages and any skill level.
The company began on Paulettes kitchen table in 1980 with the help of friends and family. She was raising a family while teaching classes on dough art at a community college. When students urged her to write a how-to book, she was inspiredand Hot Off The Press was born.
In 1995, the company published Snip Your Snapshots, the first book to showcase ideas for creating scrapbook
pages. It became an immediate best-seller. To support this incredible interest in scrapbooking, Hot Off The Press created Paper Pizazz patterned papers. Today, Hot Off The Press has a huge variety of Paper Pizazz books, cardmaking supplies, all kinds of brads and even stamps. Still the emphasis is on quality products that help the crafter succeed: Hot Off The Press has been honored with 31 PRIMEDIA Awards of Excellence and voted Best Patterned Papers by Creating Keepsakes readers two years running.
Paulette has taught scrapbooking classes and seminars across the United States and Canada, as well as at craft conventions in the UK and Australia. Scrapbook classes are a wonderful way to have fun while learning a new technique, she says. Teaching is one of my favorite things about being a part of the creative industry!