Announcing our Picks and Punches Contest WINNER **TIM BARRETT**

Congratulations Tim Barrett.  You are our winner for the Picks and Punches Contest!  You have won a $250 gift certificate to use toward any of our products.  We love your idea, and your creativity.  You have come up with a new way to customize picks, that we had not thought of before!  Personalization from computer directly to picks.  We are excited to share your idea with our Pick Punch community.

Here is Tim’s entry, and stay tuned, as we will be posting ALL entries received in future blog postings.

Pick Punch show and tell

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Win a $250 Pick Punch gift certificate.  Enter our Picks and Projects Contest!

To enter:  Post a picture of your craft project, art, or jewelry made with PICK PUNCH.  Or, your customized picks with your band name or other type of customized art on your picks made with PICK PUNCH.  Show us how you made your picks, using our PICK PUNCH.

TAG us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using  #pickpunch  @pickpunch AND #pickpunchcontest

BE creative!  Anything goes! Look at our website www.pickpunch.com for inspiration, there is a “How To Videos” tab at the top of my page.  Watch our videos on YouTube. Look at our twitter feed #pickpunch. Check us out on instagram @pickpunch.

Winner will be announced Dec 29, 2015! GOOD LUCK! !

Fine Print:  NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The “Pick Punch Craft Contest” is sponsored Pickpunch.com (“Sponsor”)This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.
ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes begins at November 21 2015 Noon EST and ends at December 29th, 2015, noon EST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Facebook Page. Use @pickpunch #pickpunch AND #pickpunchcontest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Or email us at contest@pickpunch.com.  Include a picture of your craft project, art, or jewelry made with PICK PUNCH.  Or, your customized picks with your band name or other type of customized art on your picks made with PICK PUNCH.  Show us how you made your picks, using our PICK PUNCH.
You may enter as many times as you wish.
WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. The most creative idea will win.
The winners will be announced on or about December 29th, 2015 on or about noon EST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied or through the social media outlet the entry was submitted. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
PRIZES:
$250 gift certificate for our store at www.pickpunch.com  Expires 6 months from issue date.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
Pick Punch LLC
Fishers, IN, USA
Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Pick Punch Craft Contest at the following email  wholesale@pickpunch.com

**Pick Punch Contest** WIN $250 Gift Certificate!

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ANNOUNCING OUR CONTEST!

Win a $250 Pick Punch gift certificate.

To enter:  Post a picture of your craft project, art, or jewelry made with PICK PUNCH.  Or, your customized picks with your band name or other type of customized art on your picks made with PICK PUNCH.  Show us how you made your picks, using our PICK PUNCH.

TAG us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using  #pickpunch  @pickpunch AND #pickpunchcontest

BE creative!  Anything goes! Look at our website www.pickpunch.com for inspiration, there is a “How To Videos” tab at the top of my page.  Watch our videos on YouTube. Look at our twitter feed #pickpunch. Check us out on instagram @pickpunch.

Winner will be announced Dec 29, 2015! GOOD LUCK! !

 

Fine Print:  NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The “Pick Punch Craft Contest” is sponsored Pickpunch.com (“Sponsor”)This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.
ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes begins at November 21 2015 Noon EST and ends at December 29th, 2015, noon EST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Facebook Page. Use @pickpunch #pickpunch AND #pickpunchcontest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Or email us at contest@pickpunch.com.  Include a picture of your craft project, art, or jewelry made with PICK PUNCH.  Or, your customized picks with your band name or other type of customized art on your picks made with PICK PUNCH.  Show us how you made your picks, using our PICK PUNCH.
You may enter as many times as you wish.
WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. The most creative idea will win.
The winners will be announced on or about December 29th, 2015 on or about noon EST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied or through the social media outlet the entry was submitted. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
PRIZES:
$250 gift certificate for our store at www.pickpunch.com  Expires 6 months from issue date.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORS
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
Pick Punch LLC
Fishers, IN, USA
Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Pick Punch Craft Contest at the following email  wholesale@pickpunch.com

 

It’s Time to Start Planning Your Holiday Shopping

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It’s almost that time of year again.  Time to begin planning your holiday shopping.  It doesn’t come easy for everyone, but if you are one of the few that has this down, hats off to you!

First I recommend making a list of everyone you will be gifting.  There are plenty of online printable holiday shopping list planners, but I like to use lined paper.  I write the person’s name in pen and leave a blank line under their name.  I put my people in order, I start with my family and then go on to extended family members.  I like to list friends, teachers and others after.

Next, I brainstorm on what types of things I think everyone on the list would like.  What I might like to get them or ideas I need to investigate further. This is where I like to write in pencil, on the line under the gift receiver’s name.

Once an item has been purchased, I like to erase what I have written in pencil, change it to pen and mark where I have hidden the gift.  **This is key, as I have a tendency to lose items in my closet or forget which closet I have buried purchased gifts.  I also like to staple receipts to this paper list.  I have put receipts in an envelope in the past, and lost the envelope.  (It’s hard being me.)

Once the person on my list has a complete gift, purchased and put away somewhere in my house, I cross off their name completely with pen.  This makes me feel like I have completed something great.  I am a list maker and I love the feeling of crossing off anything on my list.

Now, off to make my list…and brainstorm….

 

 

Sanding Blocks Are A Great Add-On to Your Pick Punch Purchase

Make sure you check out our sanding blocks before you check out of our online store!

small-four-stage-sanding-block-10This is our small four-stage sanding block $2.50.  It has been specially designed for finishing guitar picks with 4 special surfaces:  rough, medium fine, fine, buffing.  And, this sanding block was designed to fit inside the handle of the Pick Punch tool! You can sand smooth bevels on the edges of your guitar picks and also sand the sides of the picks for more grip. 

 

large-four-stage-sanding-block-33This is our large four stage sanding block $4.99. This one also has the 4 special sanding surfaces.  Another use for sanding blocks. With just a ballpoint pen you can create custom stamps. Also when the sanding block wears out you can cut them and use all four sides for several custom stamps. 

 

 

Screenshot 2015-10-05 at 4.46.18 PMThis is our course large sanding block $4.99.  This specially designed Large Pick Punch sanding block has the same coarse sanding surface on all four sides (same as side 1 on the 4 stage sanding blocks). This sanding block is great for all the rough edge bevels sometimes desired. 

Consider buying all three sanding blocks. Keep one inside the punch so there is always one handy. The large sanding blocks are great for larger projects. We found that side 1 is used more than the other sides and therefore will wear out quicker so we created a large sanding block to handle those larger projects. If you are not sure which to get for gift giving consider all three to cover all situations.  

Music Videos

mtv After watching the VMA’s a few weeks ago, I can’t stop watching music videos…I keep searching for my favorite artists, and looking up the best places to view them.  Gone are the good ol’ days of MTV.  That was so easy.  Just sit down in front of the tube, and you were guaranteed to see some of your favorites within the hour.   I looked at my online guide to see when MTV plays videos.  It’s palladiamostly TV shows and not much music.  I have found I really love Palladia.  I can watch whoever is on.  Even if I may not be a huge fan of the artist, and it’s not always music videos.. something about the way Palladia presents their music is really great.  I wonder where everyone is going to watch their favorite artists these days?