And the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo Ticket Winner Is….

 

Hello everyone! It’s time to announce the winner of our FREE pair of tickets to the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara! This morning I put all the names and comments into a bowl, and asked Paulette draw our lucky guest. So without further ado, our winner is…

 

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Congratulations Jane!!!

 

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Congratulations, Jane! We hope you and a friend have a blast at the Santa Clara Scrapbooking Expo, and I’ll be contacting you soon so I can send you your tickets!

We will also be doing another free ticket giveaway to the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, CA coming in October, so Ontario-area folks should stay tuned for that! I’m so glad you’re having fun creating with some of Paper Wishes’ amazing summer crafting goodies. A big thank you to all who entered!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

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Here’s Your Chance—Win Tickets to the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara (Easy!)

 

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Hi everyone! Summer is truly flying by because we have less than a month until Hot Off The Press arrives at the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara, California. And because we want to see you all there, here’s your chance to win a FREE pair of tickets good for admission to this HUGE papercrafting event!

How do you enter? Two steps:

  • Comment at the bottom with your favorite Hot Off The Press product from our Summer Catalog and…
  • Subscribe to our blog (if you haven’t already) so I’ll have your email address if you’re chosen as the winner!

 

See? I said this would be easy! I’ll randomly choose a winner next week on Tuesday, July 21st. The winner will be announced on the blog and will be contacted by email. So go ahead—subscribe and tell me your favorite Hot Off The Press product! It could win you 2 free passes to some serious crafting fun. As always, feel free to post any questions you might have and I’ll get them answered! 😀

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

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Video Tutorial: Cardmaking Using Wildflowers Cutting Die With Sara Naumann

 

Hi everyone! It’s Friday and today’s my birthday!!! So to celebrate? I’m proofing the first pages of our upcoming Paper Wishes catalog! I know, I know… going a little wild here!

However, I just had to take a quick moment to share this video from Sara Naumann’s YouTube channel. Yesterday, Sara showed how to create a beautiful, mixed-media card using Hot Off The Press’ Wildflowers cutting die, along with Izinks and one of my favorite new products, Stick It adhesive sheets. Take a minute to watch—I just love how Sara doesn’t hesitate to dive right in and experiment with inks and paints and pigments of all sorts… so fun & inspiring!

 

 

You can check out Sara’s blog for Studio SN, here:

 

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I hope that watching this now has you racing for your craft table! Have a great weekend everyone, and I hope you all get the chance to do a little creating of your own! In parting, I’d like to share this quote that reminds me of myself today! 😀

 

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Cheers!

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

 

 

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Liberty, Freedom—and Retirement!

Last Wednesday everyone here at Hot Off The Press gathered to celebrate a truly momentous occasion—the retirement of Paulette’s husband, Mike Jarvey. Mike was right there along with Paulette for the very earliest days of Hot Off The Press, and it was even Mike who thought up the names, “Paper Wishes” and “Hot Off The Press!” Employees gathered to hear Mike and Paulette recall what it was like going into business and there were many laughs.

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Everyone had something kind to say about this man who seemed to happily take on whatever task was asked of him, from performing high-level business analytics to helping out in the warehouse. Mike also served our country as a Marine, and so with 4th of July coming this Saturday, it feels appropriate to say, “Thank you, Mike, for all you’ve done and accomplished!” You’ll be missed around the office (and so will your dog, Belle), but we wish you lots and lots of fun and adventure in this next chapter!

I wish you all a wonderful 4th of July! Stay safe, stay cool and have fun!!!

 

Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog

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