Saturday, November 28, 2015

It's On - Shop the Neighbourhood

Today's the day!  Look for the cheery yellow balloons while out and about today.  These are the store participating in this event that celebrates small business and local shopping.

Our promotion today is TAX FREE shopping on all in store merchandise PLUS for every $50 spent, receive a kaiser craft 6x6 paper pad FREE (many styles to choose from!).  Hey, you guys know I am all about local shopping and think those with the same mindset should be rewarded!!

We are open from 10-4pm today.  Get out.  Shop local.  Have fun!


PS....A BIG thank you to the girls who added their names to the tag swap.  We got the EXACT number needed.  Just a reminder tags are due TODAY and pick up will be during store hours next week (Wednesday-Saturday).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TAG SWAP - Last Day to Register

So today is the last day to register for our third annual Christmas tag swap!  Please email me at or call 519-351-5220 to registered.  We have one FULL group and I am in need of 4 people to fill the second group.  Anyone who is interested should sign up because you are going to get 11 beautiful tags created by your peers plus your own.  Now I hope I didn't scare you off with my previous posts and you're worried your tags won't compare.  Guess what?  Your tags WILL be fabulous!  This is not a competition but rather a fun way to share your love of the hobby with others.  PLUS, if you use any Pickle products, you will be entered to win a prize.  Odds are 1:24.  Not bad.  Not bad.....

Anyone on the fence and want to help a girl out?  I will love you forever!


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Cards for Evelynn

A couple of friends had shared this image on facebook and I really wanted to pass this along on the blog.  (Note:  You may have to click on the image to see the write up clearly.) This really spoke to me.  I mean is this not what the holidays are all about?  I do not know Evelynn or her family and I can only image what they are going through.  But what a beautiful gesture this could be for you (and for me)!  Making cards is one of my favourite pass times and making a card for a little girl who has had such a trying time seems like the perfect way to spend an evening.  I hope you can find some time this holiday season to make this little girl (and her family) smile.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Shop the Neighbourhood - Nov 28th

I made mention of this event briefly in my last post and I have since had a few questions about it.  Well, this is an amazing event put on by The Yellowpages Group to celebrate small business and promote shopping within your own community.  We participated last year and it was a great day!  The downtown was bustling with activity and it was so nice to see.  Honestly, our community has so many unique businesses and shopping local really DOES make a difference.  

Here is a little video Yellowpages posted to YouTube to explain the event. I do love the adorable baker man but next year I'd love to see a young blonde baker girl!  Ha.   

And here is the link to get you to the promotions offered here in Chatham-Kent:

You will find us on page 2!  And now I think you loyal blog followers should be rewarded.  Mention that you read my Shop the Neighbourhood post and take advantage of the savings NOW.  That's right.  Instead of waiting until November 28, you can save the tax on all in store purchases at The Paper Pickle PLUS spend $50 and receive a Kaisercraft 6x6 pad FREE (Value of $9.99)!  That's 5 extra days to save just because you take the time out for me and my little blog.  You deserve a treat.  I thank you for the 12 of the most rewarding years of my life. I really do feel like we have built our own little community through our love of the hobby.  Keep sharing the joy and the love.  

Enjoy the day!


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 Tag Swap

The weather certainly is not prompting us to get moving on our Christmas planning but we all know it is on the way!  Time to get busy shopping, wrapping, and (my favourite) crafting.  Want to get in on a little fun game...paper crafting style?  Consider being a part of our 2015 Tag Swap!  Like a cookie swap but without the calories (Hey.  Forget the cookie swap.  I always leave the cookies up to the sister Jen of Homebaked Kitchen Co.!).  

I encourage crafters of all levels, ages, etc to participate.  We have had moms and daughters enter.  We have had Tim Holtz caliber entries (Seriously.  Like multiples!).  We have had simple yet elegant.  We have had traditional. We have had whimsical.  ALL are welcome including out of towners and Chatham-Kent-ers! 

This is our 3rd Annual (for those of you keeping track) and I must admit that each year, I have been blown away with the submissions....superstars I tell ya!  Have a look at these past blog posts and consider joining us!

Here are the Details:
  • You will make 12 tags of the same design to trade with the other participants
  • You can use any product you like and the design can be as simple or elaborate as you like
  • Please call the store (519.351.5220) or email me ( to register. You must register by Tuesday, NOVEMBER 24
  • Your 12 tags are to be dropped off no later than 3PM on Saturday, NOVEMBER 28
  • You can pick up your tags during store hours any day between DECEMBER 2-5
  • There is no cost to register or participate other than the cost of your product that you use
  • I will add a little twist to the tag swap this year.  Those of you who use Paper Pickle product, let me know which product you used (on a little note with your submission) and you will be entered to win a Paper Pickle Prize Pack ($50 value).
So what do you think?  You in?  Hope so!


PS...A couple dates to keep in mind:

  • Shop the Neighbourhood - Saturday, Nov. 28
  • Christmas Open House - Saturday, Dec. 5

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-5pm