Girlfriends Getaway Pictures and Paper Wishes Gossip!

It was a record year for our annual Girlfriends Getaway with 163 participants! It truly was an amazing, fun-filled day packed with great projects, tons of goodies and prizes, and loads of laughter (plus the occasional burst of glitter and metal flakes)! Click each image to see a larger, clearer version!

The tables are all ready for our 163 participants!

The tables are all ready for our 163 participants!

The secret tables really piqued some people's curiosity!!!

The secret shopping tables really piqued some people’s curiosity!!!

Look at those goody bags!!! Because we all love free stuff.....

Look at all those prizes!!!

Successful ornament-makers!

Successful ornament-makers!

Paper Wishes' graphic designer Kristen - work hard, play hard!

Paper Wishes’ graphic designer Kristen – work hard, play hard!

Here is a picture of our Grand Prize Winner! Thank goodness she had the perfect vehicle to bring her prizes home…

The Grand Prize Winner and her slight logistics issue...

The Grand Prize Winner and her slight logistics issue…

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The 2014 Girlfriends Getaway was a fantastic success, and we especially want to thank all our participants who joined in the creative fun! We hope to see you all again next year!

Today is also the last day for Paper Wishes’ accountant Cory, and he will be greatly missed! Accountants are not typically known for their pranks and comedic qualities, so I have no doubt that his office shenanigans will be remembered and retold for a very long time. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!



Paper Wishes Highlights:

  • In other Paper Wishes’ news, we are just wrapping up a whole Week of Webisodes dedicated to our Scrapbooking Classes Personal Shopper kits! This is a fantastic chance to take a peek at the seldom-seen scrapbook pages that our Scrapbooking Classes members create each month. Be sure to take a look – you are going to get TONS of ideas for your own scrapbook pages!
  • Disclaimer: Blatant, unabashed marketing pitch…
    It’s also a great time to join Scrapbooking Classes Personal Shopper – members receive 24 gorgeous papers, 12 of which are created exclusively for Scrapbooking Classes members! Plus, your monthly kit includes lots and lots of embellishments, ribbons, accents and other coordinating products! The items are different each month, but in the past, the kits have included stamps, embossing folders, stencils and even Spectrum Noir™ pens! It’s a great value, plus a whole lot of fun! Click here for more information.
  • Our webisode this coming Tuesday is going to be another one you won’t want to miss, as it will feature projects created with some incredible, brand-new Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Dies! The cutting dies are designed to work with the Paper Shaping Tool Kit which allows you to add dimension and curve to your die-cuts!
  • Also, you still have four more days to complete your projects for the September Design Challenge! We’ve seen some fabulous entries already, but there is still plenty of time to create a card or page! The September Design Challenge will officially end at midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 30th, so roll up your sleeves, break out your stamps and submit a picture of your September Design Challenge project. You could win $15 to spend at Paper Wishes!

I think that about wraps it up for another week here at Paper Wishes! Next week I’ll be announcing our September Design Challenge Winner AND bringing you some inspiration just in time for the 9th annual World Card Making Day! Have a great weekend, and I hope you make a little time to create something amazing!



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