Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NEW Classes

Wow! How is it the end of May already?!? Time flies when you are having fun I guess! How have you all been? Things have been busy here. Wedding invitations are keeping me hoppin'.

If you haven't stopped by in a while, you really should! We have TONS of new product in stock including Basic Grey's two new lines: Cappella & Max & Whiskers (oops, almost typed Max & Ruby....all you moms that watch Treehouse will know what this is!). There are also lots of great items for scrapbookers including letter stickers, embellishments, the new Prima flowers and more. Stampers will notice all the new Stampingbella stamps and the adorable Smooch Spritz in ALL colours!!

We have an extended Retrofest special going on....for this week ONLY, shop in our clearance area and save an EXTRA 50% off already reduced items! Honestly, the deals are amazing! I think I saw some Technique Tuesday alphabet stamps that were $42 and now are only $10.50! All of our 12x12 sale paper is now 4 for $1.00! Truly it is worth stopping in!

We are now on to our last round of card classes before we take our summer break. Michelle will still be offering her gorgeous scrapbooking layouts this summer every 4-6 weeks. If you haven't tried scrapbooking, you would honestly LOVE her layouts....this could be the summer where you start documenting your life or the life of someone special. It's so funny, but I am big on documenting the little things like how Julia always picks the pink Flintstone vitamins first and then the purple and then lastly the orange (why? I don't know) or how Coulter loves raspberries so much. It's those little things that you WILL forget.

NOTE: The COPIC technique class with Linda (scheduled for tonight) is CANCELLED due to her fractured wrist. We will be setting a new date within the next 2 weeks (it won't take place for about 6+ weeks from now...once Linda's cast it off). I will post details once confirmed.

Now on to the classes....
As usual, advanced payment is required for the class to secure a spot. You can call to register and pay via credit card or stop by in person. All classes must be paid within 48 hours of registering or your spot will be released.

Cards by Debbie
Masculine cards....I know you all struggle with these! Let Debbie take away your fears with these two great cards just in time for Father's Day. And these cards are packed with technique! You will work with Tombow markers, Smooch Spritz, edge punchers, twine, paper piercing, embossing and making embossed paper using a Scor-Pal.

Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: 6PM
Cost: $15
Required Supplies: scissors, adhesive,
Suggested Supplies: scor-pal, Tombows 026, 126, 177, 905

Cards by Pauline
Ooooh! Look how girly these cards are! Pauline has worked with two of Stampingbella's most gorgeous stamps. You will work with Prismacolor pencils and learn some shading secrets to really make your cards pop! What I like about these cards are the extra embellishments that you will make. Check out the paper rose and beautiful ribbon flower! Please note that this is a technique class and pencils are required.

Date: Wednesday, June 16
Time: 6PM
Cost: $15
Required Supplies: Scissors, adhesive, white thread, needle, Prismacolor Pencils (908, 912, 926, 928, 937, 943, 947, 988, 992, 993, 995, 1003, 1005, 1014, 1015, 1088, 1091, 1096, 1098) Each pencil is $1.75 and available at the store.
Scrapbook Layout by Michelle

Once again, Michelle has designed a gorgeous one page layout with lots of technique and dimension. You will learn how to create the flower and leave accents. She will also teach you a great folding technique (see the detail on the large circle). Of course, distressing and working with liquid pearls are also a part of this layout.

Date: Thursday, June 17
Time: 6PM
Cost: $17
Required Supplies: scissors, pencil, adhesive, photos (2 - 2.5x4, 1 - 3.5x5)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Big Things are Happening

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to touch base to let you know about some of the things coming up and things coming to a close at The Pickle.

Happy Hours
Last Friday's Happy Hour marked the end of our sessions for the season and it went out with a bang! Kell taught a gorgeous thank you card using the NEW Smooch Spritz ($5.50). This product is sure to leave your projects shimmering and you smiling!

We have been thrilled with the response and appreciate you coming out to the events. We had so much fun teaching you how to use some of the new products in the store! Now that the nicer weather is here, we will take a break and start up again in late fall.
Upcoming Classes

Scrapbooking with Michelle
Michelle has designed a gorgeous one page layout for her next class. You will learn how to make those crafty dimensional stars, work with baubles, chipboard and decorative paper. As usual, distressing will be a big part of the layout! Did I mention how much I love this girl's style?!?
Date: Thursday, May 20th
Time: 6PM
Cost: $17
Supplies: Scissors, adhesive, photos (1 - 4x6 and 2- 2x4...Michelle used black and white but you could use sepia or coloured photos)
Copic & Pencil Technique Class with Linda - Wednesday, May 26th @ 6PM
There is still room available in Linda's class. This will be Linda's last class until fall due to her ridiculously busy 'touring schedule'! So if you are debating about taking the class, just DO it! You don't want to miss out of learning how to use these amazing markers and pencils!
Linda will be working with two adorable stamps from StampingBella (available in store) - Izzie Has Balloons and The SK8R Boy
Here is a listing of the Copics and Pencils required for the class (call us if you need any of these items prior to class)
E 0000, 000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 41, 43
BG 0000, 10, 5
G20, 12, 24
W 3, 5
Cool grey 90%
PC1090 (kelp green)
PC941 (light umber)
PC947 (dark umber)
PC929 (pink)
PC1031 (henna)
PC1079 (blue violet lake)
PC1095 (black raspberry)
PC1005 (lime peel)
PC1096 (kelly green)
Cards by Pauline - Wednesday, May 19 @ 6PM
There are still a few spots available in Pauline's class. See below or follow this link to see the cards!
Cards by Debbie - Thursday, May 27 @ 6PM
There are still a few spots in Debbie's card class. See below or follow this link to see the cards! Give us a call at the store to reserve your spot.
Retrofest - May 21st & 22nd
As you know, one of our favourite weekends of the entire year is coming up....Retrofest! We will be offering some great in store specials all weekend long as well as an adorable make & take on Saturday. We will keep you posted...