Friday, May 22, 2009

Lil' Pickle...

Could this little onesie be any more perfect for a Paper Pickle Baby?!?! I found this a couple of weeks ago when I was out west visiting my sisters, for MY little Pickle!
Yes, for once in my life I can finally be happy about packin' on the pounds! (But please don't tell me you can tell already!)
I know many of you have come in this week to find out about the "secret", but if not, Matt and I (Kelly) are expecting our first child around November 14th!
A third baby to grow up at the Pickle! I can't imagine a better environment for the child's first year!
Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and encouragement! And... I apologize for any moodiness the past two months! I finally feel like me again!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Retrofest...Worth the Drive!

So this is our absolute FAVOURITE weekend in Chatham. It is Retrofest and the city is hopping. The weekend begins Friday night with a cruise. Thousands of vintage and classic cars come from all over to show their stuff! You may even see a car like the one to the left. This is a car owned by Miss Florence Pickles (love the name!) All of her cars were made especially for her with British Racing Green exteriors and green leather interiors. What a woman!
Then there is a movie in Tecumseh Park. This years feature is Dirty all time classic. My favourite line of the entire movie is when Baby first meets Johnny and says "I carried the watermelon". Lame I know, but that is what makes it so funny. Gets me every time!

Saturday night King Street and various sides streets will be closed and hundreds of cars race to get prime spots to park for the day. Thousands of people come out to see the cars and take advantage of the amazing shopping. Many of the stores are offering TAX FREE shopping. And we are no exception. Stop in any day this week and enjoy tax free savings. We also have a ton of amazing in store specials including 50% off the lowest price of items in our sales bin. I think I saw some items in there are 85% off!

Sunday you can visit the reason why Chatham is called Canada's Car Capital....RM Classic Car Exhibit is opening its door to the public. And for those of you who love "the hogs", stop in next door at Dukes Harley Davidson store. I have to admit I have never been to RM and I hope to venture in this weekend.

So for those of you that have never been to Chatham before, why not come and see the city at its best? Grab the keys to your dads MG, put the top down and enjoy the sunshine! Ans hey, why not stop by The Pickle to say hi....oh yeah...did you hear we had a secret? Just ask Kell what that's all about!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Basic Grey and More...

Well it is here! Basic Greys two new lines....Lime Rickey and Wisteria. Two totally different styles, yet two must have products. Check them out for yourself!

We also have a ton of new items in store. Stamping Bella's new stamps are in! Gamsol and stomps are back in stock. Spellbinders Impressabilities are here! We have some adorable bling from Basic Grey and Kaiser Craft.

Also, I want to fill you in on a secret. There is going to be a big announcement on the radio next week and you will not want to miss it! Secret you say? No. I will not share it here. You will have to wait until next week. Oh, we are so sneaky aren't we?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May Classes

Oh my! Where did April go? I was just checking out the date of our last post and honestly you guys must have thought that we jumped ship. April was THE most insane month for us...we had Scrapfest in Kitchener mid month but we spent the majority of the first two weeks preparing for the show. Then I had my head down for the rest of the month doing my financial statements for our tax return! I know I must be a sick individual, but I actually enjoyed doing my taxes. I am glad to be done now though!

Before we get to the cards, I would like to thank those individuals that made the trip to Kitchener to support us at Scrapfest! We had the most amazing time and the response was fabulous! A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our sponsors: Stampingbella (Emily was there doing make and takes!), and May Arts (for some of the fabulous ribbon for the VIP goodie bags). Also, last but not least, thank you to Linda Heavens, Pauline Godfrey and Debbie Prada-Shea for lending us their amazing creations for our Bella display board. Have a look for yourself....our booth would have not "bloomed" without their creativity!

New Product
For those of you waiting for the new flower're in luck! They are here! We have also some of the other new shapes including the octagon, reverse scallop, deckled edge, etc.
Crate Paper's new collections called Orbit (fun boy themed outer space) & Little Sprout (natural, whimsical and very cute) and here.
And don't tell anyone, but I have a secret. Basic Grey's new lines have shipped and they will be here Tuesday afternoon (if all is on time). How exciting!

May Classes
And now for the classes...
As always, advanced payment is required in order to reserve a spot. You can stop into the store or pay over the phone with a credit card. All spots must be paid in full 48 hours after reserving your spot. If you are not able to attend, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Please DO NOT email to sign up for classes. Thank you!

Cards with Debbie

Two great cards using Tombow watercolour markers, ribbon, various embellishments and fun decorative paper. Adorable kid and friends cards!
Date: Tuesday, May 26
Time: 6PM
Cost: $15
Mandatory Supplies: adhesive, pencil, scissors
Recommended Supplies: various Tombow markers

Cards by Pauline

A great technique class for various levels. You will work with chalks, embossing, watermarking, prismacolour pencils, etc.

Date: Thursday, May 28
Time: 6PM
Cost: $15
Mandatory Supplies: adhesive, pencil, scissors
Suggested Supplies: various Prismacolour pencils

Cards by Linda

Have fun learning how to work with prismacolour pencils, glossy accents, glitter, ribbon, etc. Too fun and cute for any occasion!

Date: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 6PM
Cost: $15
Mandatory Supplies: adhesive, pencil, scissors
Suggested Supplies: various Prismacolour pencils