Saturday, December 20, 2008

Week 4...FREE Tag Make & Take

With only 5 days until Christmas, we decided to keep life simple and repeat our tag from Week 1. Besides, not many of you knew about the free make & takes that we were running as a part of Downtown's A Dickens of a Christmas. This will be the final week for the Saturday event which will run between 10am and 3pm. We will, however, begin our Happy Hours in the new year. Check back to get the scoop.

So if you have time and would like to venture out, please join us for a fun little tag! Thank you to all who participated.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Hours

Just wanted to let you guys now when we will be open over the holidays. Here is the run down...

Monday, December 22.....Just call, we will most likely be there but no real, set hours (just in case we have to run around for last minute items!)
Tuesday, December 23.........10am to 530pm

Wednesday, December 24....10am to 4pm
Thursday, December 25........CLOSED

Friday, December 26............CLOSED

Saturday, December 27........CLOSED

Sunday, December 28..........CLOSED

Monday, December 29..........CLOSED

Tuesday, December 30.........10am to 530pm

Wednesday, December 31....10am to 3pm

Thursday, January 1.............CLOSED

Friday, January 2.................10am to 530pm (regular store hours resume)

We would like to wish everyone a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday season and only the best in 2009! Look forward to LOTS of excitement at the pickle in 2009!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Week 3: FREE Make & Take THIS Saturday!

Hello Everyone!
Well, here we are at week 3 of 4 for our Christmas tags. If you haven't been in yet, why not stop in and take 5 minutes for yourself this Saturday (between 10AM & 3PM) and enjoy this adorable tag. We will be embossing Inkadinkado's Season's Greetings stamp on some Basic Grey paper, working with Hero Arts self-adhesive pearls and a little ribbon (of course). It is just too fun!
Yeah for me! I got this post up a whole 8.5 hours early this week! I am a new woman now that Coulter is sleeping through the night!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Free Make & Takes THIS Saturday

Have you ever had a day go NOT according to plan....well it has been one of those days for me. Sorry I am just getting this in at approximately 11:55 PM Friday. I guess I should look at it as doing better than last week when I posted Saturdays tag on Saturday. I am in the thick of the terrible twos and it has been a little rough. On the bright side, my son (who is almost 4 months) is now ALMOST sleeping through the night! Much better than having to wake up to feed every 2 or 3 hours! Now if only I could get them on the same schedule....

Here is the little tag we are making for this Saturdays A Dickens of a Christmas. The project is FREE so come out and have a little fun with us. We will be working with some fun decorative paper, flowers, ribbon and some fun Making Memory letter stickers that we just got in. I cannot believe how many stickers you get for just under three bucks.

There will be two more tags before Christmas. You will notice that these projects are quite simple. We are gearing these for the first time
paper crafter and children. We are hoping to start up our Happy Hours again in the new year. These make and takes will be a little more involved.....more details about this will follow.

Sweet Dreams...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Crop-a-what?!?!?!

I know when I start talking about scrapbooking and stamping products, my hubby has to grab for his handy decoder book that I made for him to know what the heck it is that I am talking about. I actually have a matching one that I use when he starts talking about his fantasy football league! I'm sure many of you have this same problem! This is why we have decide to have our Christmas Wish Lists available again this year. Come in.....write down exactly what you need/want and leave it with us. When your family comes in we will work with them (and their budget) to make sure their shopping experience is as easy as possible. We also have gift cards available if they would prefer to go that route.
This is so hilarious, but when I was looking for a photo of a crop-a-dile to upload for the blog, I came across a posting on YouTube on how to use a crop-a-dile. They really DO have everything on that site. I have attached it for your amusement or information. Check it out! I wonder if this girl is getting a commission from We R for this!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Make & Takes THIS Saturday

I just wanted to show you the adorable tag we will be making today at the store. We kept the project VERY simple as we did not know what to expect for our first session. For those of you that do not know, we are participating in Downtown Chatham's Dickens of a Christmas. Various businesses will be having little events in their stores for the four Saturdays before Christmas. The dates include
  • November 29
  • December 6
  • December 13
  • December 20
We will be featuring a different tag each Saturday.

project incorporates Stampingbellas new Christmas stamps (note...students may also choose a sweet snowman or a rocking reindeer....also from Bella). A new Bella shipment arrived yesterday so we just HAD to use some of these adorable designs! We also used Stickles, Nestabillities, a Tombow and very cute crystal brads from Making Memories (also new to the store this week). We know that many of you are beyond this level of stamping but we hope to see you out supporting your downtown
! week I ho
pe to post the project on Friday if all goes well! It will be up Saturday morning at the absolute latest.
I also promise to post more regularly....I didn't realize you guys would miss us that much!! (=

Saturday, November 15, 2008

December Classes (with photos)!!

How are you liking our blog.....

I think this is a great way to keep in touch with you! And now we are able to show you photos of the class projects too! How nice it that...

We will be offering three different class projects this month. Here we go...

The Rules

As always, we require payment within 48 hours of signing up in order to reserve a spot in the class. The best way to sign up is to call (519.351.5220). You can leave your name, number and desired dates and we will call you back for payment details. If you are not able to make it to class, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Christmas Cards with Pauline
Design 3 elegant Christmas cards in this class. We will be using some clear acrylic stamps from the Inkadinkado sets for 2 of the cards along with using the nestabilites, clear embossing, stamping, glitter and gorgeous decorative papers. The third card will be white and gold - using a cuttlebug tree folder, some sentiment peel offs, ribbon and to finish it off, some liquid pearls.
Dates...Wednesday November 26 OR Tuesday December
2 OR Tuesday December 9
Mandatory supplies...scissors, adhesive

Christmas Cards with Debbie
Two very different but amazing cards will be created in this class. For the Santa card, you will work with some amazing decorative paper, emboss, use glitter and punches. Gorgeous ribbon and brads help to embellish this card. The deer in flight card uses a very different Inkadinkado deer stamp . You will emboss, paint a little and then frame it with gold krylon. Again, lots of little extras are added to really set this card off.
Note....You will also make a cute little Christmas tag (not shown here).

Dates...Monday November 24 at 10am OR Wednesday December 3 at 6pm OR Thursday December 11 at 6pm
Mandatory Supplies...scissors, adhesive,

Christmas Cards with Linda
These two cards just scream elegance! Each card uses great mirror paper that we carry in store and incorporates beautiful ribbon. You will be working with the Cuttlebug to create a very nice background on the martini card. Beadazzles are another very cool product used to add that little extra to the ornament card. Nestabilities will also be used for each card.

Dates...Tuesday November 25 OR Thursday December 4 OR Wednesday December 10
Mandatory Supplies...scissors, adhesive


Honestly, what a wild week! Again, thank you for stopping in to visit us this week! We have had a blast. Our final day of sales is today. For Saturday, November 15th ONLY we will be offering TAX FREE storewide. That is 13% OFF! Our hours today are 10AM-3PM so don't miss out!

Friday, November 14, 2008

ONLY 2 Days to go!

So can you believe it is Friday already? Where did the week go? We are so glad you are enjoying this week of savings! So here we go know the drill. So for Friday, November 14th ONLY, we will be offering:
  • ALL 8.5x11 Bazzill Bling Paper at 50% OFF
  • Take an extra 50% OFF the lowest price on all items in our sales bin. This means HUGE saving for you!
  • Finally (and you will like this one) 15% OFF all Bellas! We just received a new order too! How fun.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Thursday, November 13th. You know what this means...

Another day of specials! For today only, we will be featuring all our decorative 12x12 paper (excluding Christmas...sorry!) at 25% OFF! What a great time to stock up. Are you enjoying these savings or what?!?!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Savings Continue - Wednesday November 12th

We have another great day of savings. For Wednesday, November 12th ONLY, we will be featuring:
  • ALL Maya Road Chipboard products at 25% OFF
  • ALL 8.5x11 Bling paper at 50% OFF (now only $0.30/sheet!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Special Week of Savings - November 11 - 15

We just had the most amazing Christmas Open House! Thank you to all of you that joined us. Because we are all starting to get in the Christmas spirit, we have decided to extend our sale for the entire week. Each day we will be posting a different sale so make sure you check back frequently!

So for Tuesday, November 11 ONLY, we will be offering 25% OFF all our polymer letter sets and 25% OFF all our wood mount stamps!!! Store hours are 10AM-5:30PM.

Hope to see you soon!

The Paper Pickle girls

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hello and Purpose of Blog

Well, here you go...our first post. Kell and I decided a blog would be the best way for us to inform you of the various happenings around the store. We are going to do away with the old fashion emails and rely on this as our main source of information. The purpose of the blog is to:
  • give you more information about the various paper craft classes we offer
  • inform you when new product has arrived in store
  • let you know about exciting new techniques
  • serve as a great place for friends to get together to share their love of the hobby
We hope you have fun following our site!