Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Cosmo Cricket is here!

Looking for new, bright & cheery papers? They're here! Three of Cosmo Crickets newest releases JUST arrived this afternoon! You just have to see for yourself how fun they are... I can't even decide which of the two sides is my favourite pattern on most papers! The new familes are Snorkel, Girl Friday, and Lil' Man. We also recieved a few patterns from Chemistry.

We have quite a few paper patterns to choose from, Rub-Ons from each collection, and also some stickers and chipboard stickers... come check it out!

Friday, March 27, 2009


The next round of classes are here and I think you will agree they are some of our girl's best yet! Now I know I say this every time, but honestly, they are constantly amazing us with their beautiful designs.
Linda and Pauline have two fabulous card classes and we have a new teacher, Laurie, who will wow you with her creativeness and eye for detail. Have a look below for information regarding the classes:
  • Please call or stop into the store to sign up for classes (DO NOT EMAIL)
  • Classes must be paid for within 48 hours or you will be bumped from the class
  • You can pay in person or call with credit card information
Kenya/Kitty by Linda

These cards speak for themselves! A must for any cardmaker interested in improving their skills of using coloured pencils and gamsol. You will also work with the Cuttlebug, nestabilities, embossing folders, glitter, creating backgrounds, working with decorative papers and ribbon.
Dates: Thursday, April 2nd OR Tuesday, April 14th

Time: 6PM

Cost: $15+gst

Required Supplies: scissors, adhesive

Suggested Supplies: memento inks, prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stomps

Squash Book by Laurie

This is THE coolest mini album EVER! You just HAVE to take this class. The books measures about 4x4 when it is closed and you can see it explodes with fun when it opens!
Date: Tuesday, April 7th

Time: 6PM

Cost: $20+gst

Required Supplies: adhesive, scissors, bone folder, personal trimmer, pencil, 6-8 photos (size= 3.25x3.25)

Suggested Supplies: cropadile
Whimsical Elegance by Pauline

Beautiful. Adorable. And just way too much fun for one class! Pauline will show you how to add dimension and beautiful embellishments to make your cards look very "professional". The Cuttlebug along with nestabilities and embossing folders will be used. You will work with gamsol and coloured pencils. Accents include glitter, ribbon, prima flowers, ribbon and more.
Dates: Wednesday, April 8th OR Tuesday, April 21

Time: 6PM
Cost: $15+gst

Required Supplies: adhesive, scissors, pencil

Suggested Supplies: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder

Bus to Scrapfest!

Seats are still available for the trip to Kitchener for Scrapfest 2009!
  • Date: Saturday, April 18
  • Cost of $49
  • Includes admission, bus ride and chance to win tons of goodies
  • Fun guaranteed!
  • See below for details

Friday, March 20, 2009

Let the Birthdays Begin!

Growing up in our house, each Birthday was such a HUGE deal! And, it should be... that is your very own special day! There are 7 people in our family, and all Birthdays fall between March and June, so it seemed like almost every other week we were having another birthday party!

Now that our family has expanded so much (with 3 spouses and 4 kids), our birthday season runs a little longer... from March to August we celebrate 12 Birthdays! (the other 2 are right after Christmas). Talk about a run of Birthdays!!! No wonder why cake is one of my favourite foods!

On the weekend we celebrated Julia's, my Mom and Kim's Birthdays. I was SO excited to have a chance to get out all my supplies and make some cards! After I gave the gifts, I quickly took the cards back, to take pic's, and they've now ended up in the store... that seems to happen alot!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Once again I am LOVING orange! This patterned paper is from one of the new companies we ordered from (g.c.d.)
If you zoom in to the pic, you can see I sanded the edges of the core'dinations cardstock... I love this cardstock! We actually replaced most of our 12x12 cardstock to this! The inside colour is actually different, so if you sand it or tear it, it shows!
The bird stamp is from Inkadinkado, and the Happy Birthday from Amuse.

Happy Birthday Kim!
Isn't this stamp just too adorable?!?
It is from Hero Arts. I stamped it once on white cardstock, and again on a light yellow g.c.d. paper. (You can see where I pieced the bird, leaf, heart and flower).
I added some of those awesome Karen Foster Sparkle Brads in the centre of the flowers, and of course added a bit of glitter! The yellow polka dot background is again g.c.d...
Happy Birthday Jules!
What's better for a three year old's card , than a big 3-d sparkly cupcake and lots of PINK!
This card took almost no time! I used Maya Roads raw chipboard (in the cute tins), and painted each piece. Each piece is separate, so you build your own cupcake, whatever size you want! After painting, I covered "celebrate" and the heart with glitter! The top of the cupcake I used liquid applique first and then covered it with glitter!
The striped paper is g.c.d. AGAIN... Hmmm, I'm starting to notice a trend here... am I playing favourites!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Krazy, Amazing KETTO Stamps are NOW in stock!

They're here!!!!!!!! Stamping Bellas new line called Ketto just arrived this afternoon. We were so excited we almost kissed the delivery guy!

Have a look to see how many we got. I think we ordered nearly everyone! I can't wait to ink these girls!

Also, we just wanted to let you know tickets are selling quicking for the bus trip to Scrapfest but there are still spots available! See below for details! Trust us...this will a day unlike any other!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hop on the bus to Scrapfest!

The Scrapfest bus is booked! This is going to be the best event we have ever planned and you honestly DON'T want to miss it!

Here are the details:

Bus will leave Chatham at 6:30AM sharp. We are leaving early so you will be able to sign up for 9AM classes (which there are still many amazing classes available. You can sign up for classes here)

  • We will be leaving Kitchener at 3PM which gives you lots of time to shop and do make&takes
  • The cost of the trip will be $49. This includes bus ride, admission, and all taxes.

  • There are only 26 seats so sign up early. Stop by The Pickle today to reserve your seat. Payment is required within 48 hours of booking in order to save a spot.

And here are the top ten reasons why you should ride with us:

1. So you don't have to worry about driving early in the morning!

2. So you can chat with your bff ALL the way to Kitchener and ALL the way back

3. Because there will be TONS of giveaways

4. There will be awesome challenges where you can win FREE stuff

5. Where else can you play with a Pickle Pult?

6. You will be able to make some new pickle buddies

7. You will be able to revisit your youth (those days of riding the bus to school) but only in style! There will be a tv, comfy seats and a bathroom!

8. You will be able to sit back and relax after a hard day of shopping....no worries about driving home!

9. You will be the first to learn the new 'Paper Pickle' song

10. Where else will you have this much fun?!?!

Sign up today by calling 519.351.5220 or stop in at the store!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Julia's 3rd Birthday Invite!

Kell has received her invite so I am now able to post Julia's invite! I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

You honestly don't know how long I looked at "the wall" to find the right stamps! I was going to use one of Amy Smyth's triple cupcake stamp (since my girl will now be three...already!).

Then I spotted it....Inkadinkado's new retro tree stamp. I just HAD to use it. Somehow Amy Smyth's bee stamp happened to come home with me and when I dumped out my supplies, the stamps collided and that was it!

Bee. Tree. Three!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Zonta Card Day - Saturday March 7th

I just wanted to let you know about a great event that is coming up THIS Saturday. It is the Zonta Card Making Extravaganza taking place Saturday March 7th from 10AM-4PM. You will rotate through the various stations and make 6-10 cards over the course of the day. We will be there too! It is a great event....grab a friend and treat yourself to a day to stamping and come craft with us!!

Please see the poster to the left for more information or call us at 519.351.5220. Tickets are available at the store!