Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Scentsy Order

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

I just thought I would let you know that we will be placing a "Scentsy" order tomorrow night. If anyone is interested in adding anything on, please email me (Kell) at or call 519-358-1442. (There's no shipping if you place the order either of these ways)

You can see all the great products at

Looking for an amazing refreshing scent... try Whiteout! "Exhilarating blast of cool peppermint and sweet, golden apple, over frosty winter pine" mmmm, doesn't that sound awesome... it's our favourite!

I just have to share Annelyse's favourite Christmas gift this year... It's a plush lamb made by Scentsy, with a Vanilla Cream Scent Pak. She carries it around with her everywhere! Cute eh? Looks adorable and smells even better!

Have a Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2012.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope Santa was good to you.  Honestly, can you believe it is all over?!?  It always comes and goes so quickly.

I will have shortened hours this week so I can spend a little extra time at home with the kiddies.

Holiday Hours are:

Tuesday - Friday 10-4pm
Saturday - 10-2pm

See you soon....Kim

Monday, December 12, 2011

Late Night Shopping - TOMORROW December 13th

Join the Pickle tomorrow night from 6-8pm for late night Christmas shopping!  What a perfect time to send the hubby out to pick up a few things for your stocking!  OK.  Let's get serious here.....YOU are the one who buys your own stocking stuffers!  So come on out!  We will even be offering TAX FREE shopping!

This is the warmer YOU could win!
Also tomorrow night, Kell and I will be launching our latest venture.......SCENTSY!  Yes, that is right.  We are back in business again selling the uber popular product called Scentsy. Not sure what it is?  Check out the link or stop in tomorrow night to see (and smell) what it is all about!  We are IN LOVE!

Great prizes to be won!  Receive one ballot for every $25 spent. 
Here are the items to be won!!!
Silvervine Premium Full-Size warmer - $42 value
Home Sweet Home Scentsy Bar - $6 value
Whiteout Scent Circle - $4 value

Looking for any Scentsy product and can’t make it, order by
email or call Kell for FREE shipping 519-358-1442 or

ANY orders placed tomorrow will be GUARANTEED to be here before Christmas!  Hope to see you tomorrow night!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


So I had given a few of you a little sneak peek of our latest product on our Facebook page.  Not a fan of our page yet (shame on you!)?  Click here and it will take you there.  All you have to do is click 'LIKE' and you are in!  And then YOU can be the first to know!!

So without further ado, check out my latest LOVE......Smashbooks!

This is like art journaling for dummies.  I love the fact that they speak to everyone and anyone......from the busy mom, to the concert hopping 20-something, to the recipe clipping mama.  AND the price is right....just under $15 gets you one of 6 different styles of Smashbooks and the accessories are like $2.50.  Too fun!  I know a few people of my Christmas list will just go nuts for this product....especially after watching this CUTE video.  Happy Smashing!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Special

Have you noticed that more and more Canadian businesses are talking about their Black Friday specials?  I wonder if it is a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality and/or businesses trying to make a statement?  More than ever it is SO important to shop locally and if not locally, how about Canadian?

I will tell you that 100% of my Christmas purchases, this year, will be Canadian and most likely 90% of them will be from Chatham-Kent.  That is just how I roll....I like knowing that my Christmas spending will be with my friends like Christy from DeKoKo's (the not only fantastic coffee shop next door but our very own Chatham-Kent Etsy store front!), or Lesli from Ella Minnow Pea (awesome TOY store!!), or Barb from The Barrypatch (Canadian pottery and gifts), or Eddie from Boyes N Herd (men's clothing store) or Todd from Smith Cycle (a real traditional bicycle store) or Pauline from Eve Chocolatier (only like THE best chocolate store ever) or Jackie from Rachel's Room (fantastic women's clothing store....oh, hey wait.  Maybe I am the one hinting about a gift card from there!).  I could go on and on..... I'm sorry.  I don't like to use my blog to make political statements but sometimes people need to hear how important shopping locally and Canadian is.  Maybe if enough of us say it, the more will listen and the sooner we will begin to see improvements in our own community.

So without further ado, I present The Paper Pickle's very first Black Friday promotion......This Friday and Saturday ONLY:

  • Shop Tax FREE 
  • Amazing 50% OFF sales table with items from:
    • Pink Paislee, 
    • My Mind's Eye
    • Kaiser Craft and more
Just think of this as a little thank you to those of you who have chosen to shop locally this weekend.  I sincerely appreciate your business.  Truly I do......Kim

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mini Shaker Scrapbooking Class


Have a look at this fun album.....I am so thrilled to (finally) design a project for my son using photos from our family session a couple of years ago (with Fairytales photography).  This brand NEW paper line from My Minds Eye was THE paper I have been waiting for to make the perfect project for Coulter.  It is a nice heavy kraft cardstock with printed designs in either black or bright colours.  This is a Kaiser Craft album so you can expect a nice heavy weight and awesome quality.

 So what did Coulter think of the project?  Well, he said it was cool and then asked if he could shake it....

The cover....note the subtle title at the bottom AND in the star  are little beads and goodies that act as the shaker part of the project!

The inside pages....we will work with stickers, rub ons, buttons, embossed cardstocks and more.

Inside pages....We will stamp on acetate, use glitter ritz, rhinestones, punches, distress inks, etc.

Final two pages....We will stamp, use stickers, distress and work with various patterned designer papers.

So what do you think?  Interested in taking this class?  Here are the details....

Date...Monday, December 12th
Required Supplies...scissors, adhesive, 4 photos (4x6 size)

Please note that there will be tons of additional stickers and products available during the can adjust the stickers to better reflect your special someone (ie. a daughter, father, etc.).

Now, I know we are getting very close to Christmas, but wouldn't this make a great gift for someone?  In two hours, you could have them checked off your list!  Alright, maybe this date doesn't work......I can pull together a kit for $20.  This will include instructions and supplies for you to make this project when you get a chance.  

Please call the store to register if you are interested!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NEW Classes & Open House Winners

Hey everyone.  My gosh! What an amazing Open House on Sunday!  I think I am still recovering from all the excitement.  A HUGE thank you to all of you that came out to have a little fun with make and takes and enjoyed some pretty AMAZING goodies baked our in house baker extraordinaries, Jen and Kell!!!  Truly, did you see the detail on those sugar cookies and how precisely layered and cut each piece of yummy goodness was?!?!  I am a very lucky girl to have these talented girls on my side.  It was a day to remember!  Thank you again.

Winners of Open House Draw & Facebook Page
I had a couple of draws going on.  Instead of having just one winner for the Open House RSVP draw, I decided to go with 5.....aren't I nice!!  The winners of a $10 gift card are:

  • Kim Schmidt
  • Maureen Kettle
  • Jo-Ann Patterson
  • Heather Sullo
  • Jasmine Labombier
Congratulations ladies!  Stop by the store for your prize!!!

Now the winner of the Paper Pickle Facebook contest was Ashley Smyth!!!  I have a $10 gift card here for you too!!  And just in case you are not sure what this contest was....just log on to facebook and search The Paper Pickle Company.  Like our page and you will get updates on what is happening here!  It is as easy as that!  There will be more contests going on so "like" us today!!


As promised, we have some pretty amazing Christmas cards.  It is not too late to learn how to make these for your cards this year!!!  Have a look at the adorable classes here....

Cards by Pauline cute are these?!?  Learn how to throw some shapes together to create this gorgeous arctic winter scene.  You will also be using embossing folders, glitter, ink and more.  The warm and very stylish Stampingbella card is full of colouring and shading techniques.  You will also work with flocking, glitter, spellbinders dies, peel off stickers and more.  A perfect class for students of all ages and levels.

Dates:  Tuesday, November 29th OR Wednesday December 7th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  Prismacolor pencils (please get list from us at the store)

Cards by Debbie

Debbie has created two very gorgeous cards for you in this class.  I love the simple elegance of each.  On the poinsettia card, you will be working with the Stargazer watercolour paints, perfect pearls, distressing inks and more.  The card actually has a very creative opening that you may not have ever used before....what a great idea.  The white snowflake card is just so beautiful!  Let Debbie show you how to create an elegant card with an embossing folder, glitter embossing powder and spellbinders dies.....stunning!

A great class for students of all levels!

Dates:  Wednesday November 30th at 6pm OR Wednesday December 7th at 10AM (please note times!)
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, 

Scrapbooking Class
Here I go again.....late with my project!  Darn day job is getting in the way....ha!  I will be posting my project on Friday.  But I do have a little teaser for you.  I will be working with My Mind's Eye's LATEST collection called Kraft Funday (which is now in store just in case you are looking for it!!  Trust me.  It is every bit as cute as they promised in there initial photos of this collection.......all printed heavy weight kraft cardstock!!).

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Crafting & Confections with Eve Chocolatier

What could be better.....crafting with The Paper Pickle and learning how to make chocolate goodies with Pauline from Eve Chocolatier?  A match made in a heaven?  Perhaps.

November 20th will be the day when it all comes together for the first time in history!  Tickets can be purchased at the store for $30.  Seats are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment!

REMINDER.....only 6 more sleeps 'til our CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE!  
To quote one of my favourite movies of all time....."It's all happening."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

NEW Product Alert & Open House Reminder!

We are gearing up BIG TIME for our Christmas Open House which is ONE (short) week from today (on November 13th from 12-4pm).  Are you going to be there?  Make sure to stop into the store this week to rsvp to be entered into the draw!

Check out some of the new product we just got in!

Ranger Studio Paints & Accessories
So these paints were suppose to be here weeks ago but I am thrilled to say they are now here!  These are all the rage in the mix media world!  Did you happen to catch Linda's Mixed Media class this past Wednesday at the Pickle?  I couldn't believe how much ENERGY was in the room when I walked in after class!  Every one's projects looked unique and different BUT so amazing!  I am thrilled to get in on this Tuesday's class!!

What I think is the absolute coolest thing about these acrylic paints, is that they have 15 different colours, but they show you below how to turn these 15 colours into 51 different colours!  Check it out!

Little Black Dress by Basic Grey
This was one of my favourite releases at CHA this summer!  Look how versatile these papers are...they have a gorgeous sophisticated look....a staple in any girl's paper crafting closet!  Check out this link from YouTube which shows you all the product available in this collection.  Little Black Dress  I brought in the 6x6 pads, collection kits, brads/buttons page layout kit (which I cannot wait to make!) and all 18 double sided designer papers!  If you are looking for anything else, let me know and I would be happy to order it in for you!

Have a look at a layout from Basic Grey's designers using this collection....

NEW PAGE on Facebook
So I had to convert from a Paper Pickle group on facebook to a page, as the group was set to be archived and no longer available for you to use!  So search "The Paper Pickle Company" on facebook and "like" my page.  If you do, you will be entered into a draw which will take place at the Open House!!!  Come on.....I know you like us!!!

Well, maybe I will stop here for this post.  I have an entire acre of backyard FULL of maple leaves just calling my name!  Enjoy the sunshine!!

NEW Product Alert

We are gearing up BIG TIME for our Christmas Open House which is ONE (short) week from today (on November 13th from 12-4pm).  Are you going to be there?  Make sure to stop into the store this week to rsvp to be entered into the draw!

Check out some of the new product we just got in!

Ranger Studio Paints & Accessories
So these paints were suppose to be here weeks ago but I am thrilled to say they are now here!  These are all the rage in the mix media world!  Did you happen to catch Linda's Mixed Media class this past Wednesday at the Pickle?  I couldn't believe how much ENERGY was in the room when I walked in after class!  Everyone's projects looked unique and different BUT so amazing!  I am thrilled to get in on this Tuesday's class!!

What I think is the absolute coolest thing about these acrylic paints, is that they have 15 different colours, but they show you below how to turn these 15 colours into 51 different colours!  Check it out!

Little Black Dress by Basic Grey
This was one of my favourite releases at CHA this summer!  Look how versatile these papers are....

Little Black Dress

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Open House...November 13th!

Well it is that time of the year again.....mark your calendars!!! 

You all know how much we LOVE this event!  And I have a feeling you guys LOVE this event too!  (Check out the photos from last year!)  So hey, why don't you grab a friend and let them in on the best kept secret in town!   

PS......Just for fun, I have a special draw, which will take place during the Open House, for anyone who rsvp's for this event by dropping by the store between now and November 12th.  You must stop in during store hours to be entered!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's new in October? Part 1 of 2

I am not sure what has been wrong with me lately.  I have been on this mission to get organized and de-clutter.  This is true at both home and at the store.  I mean I have totes of clothes that are too small for Jules and Colts....why?  As a side....anyone looking for girls or boys clothes from newborn-size 5 give me a call!  Ha!

And yes, I did mention that I am getting organized at the store as well.....and that can only mean some CRAZY sales.  I have over 20 different Stampingbella designs all priced at $2.00 or less.  Most of these retail at $10+.  Classics including some Stellas, bellas, kettos and more.   In fact, most of the items on the sales cart are priced at 75% off or better!  Honestly, when I get in the mood to clean.....I do it right. a side, the regular price Stampingbella BOGO 50% sale ends Saturday!

So all of this cleaning has a is to make room for NEW!  We have some fabulous NEW product in the store.  Anyone looking for Crate Paper's two latest collections:  Random & Farmhouse?  I have brought in the 12x12 collection packs and 6x6 pads.

Random:  I love the colours and girly-vintage feel of this line. 

Random:  Check out the die cuts you get in the collection pack!  
Farmhouse:  This collection is just too cozy and full of love.  Such warm colours.
Have a look at this project posted on Crate's website......I am SO in love with their design ideas.  I have to admit that their layouts have me inspired and ready to tackle a 12x12 layout.  As I have told many of you, I am more of a mini album, card or wall hanging kind of girl.
Random Collection layout from Crate:  SUPER cute!  I am in LOVE!

Farmhouse Layout from Crate....WOW!
Hmmmm.....what else can I show you?  Well, I think layouts like this deserve to go in a pretty special album. And I found them.....have you seen We R's new Designer Scrapbooks?
Called Gumball.....I think Jules NEEDS this album!

This one is called Submarine!

They are all make with a faux leather and suede (even the inside covers are suede).  They are all the d-ring binders with a non-snag closure.  The books are in store now and I have a bunch of the different page protectors on the know the ones that let you just add photos like a photo album and those hybrids (photo/scrapbook-y layouts).  Check out all the different designs!

If you are either:  a) afraid of 12x12 layouts.....b) have limited time these days....c)  need to complete an album in a hurry.....or d) all of the above....then these are the pages for you!  Seriously, look at the options here!  Too cool.

What else?  How about a little My Mind's Eye.  Now I have to tell you that these collections are not in store yet......however, my credit card has been charged and that can only mean that it is in transit.  I am SO in love with the kraft.....and check out the designs.  We have individual papers, collections (12x12 and 6x6) as well as embellishments coming in.  Here I introduce Kraft Funday to you.....

New Stamps?  Of course....but I may have to save this for tomorrow.  I just looked at the clock and realized that I am about to turn into a pumpkin......poof!
Here is a picture of my new favourite pumpkin.....I just found fairytale pumpkins at the little veggie stand at the corner of McNaughton and Prince Albert.  They made the most gorgeous display by my front door!  Seriously...I must go!  Goodnight......Kim

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Class? OK!

So I heard that you guys were looking for some more GREAT Christmas card classes full of technique!  Pauline has a dill-ightful new class....check it out

Date:  Tuesday, November 1st
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, good scissors
Suggested Supplies (bring if you have):  craft knife and self-healing mat

This is a great class for students of all ages and levels.  You will be working with coloured pencils and learning shading techniques, using ink of shade, cutting with spellbinders, heat embossing, using pop-dots and multi-coloured card stocks to add dimension and intrigue to your cards, using water colour markers to shade, using stickles and other products to decorate your cards!

Seats are limited and filled up very quickly last time so give me a call (519.351.5220) or stop in to register!  Trust are going to LOVE these!  Can you just imagine what you friends will say when they get one of these babies in the mail from little ol' you?!?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Classes....and how about a sale?!?

First of all.....Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Can you believe how lucky we have been with our weather here in Chatham?  I spent the day tackling my garage and I didn't even complain once....maybe because the sun was shining and maybe because I had my two helpers keeping themselves busy and thus allowing me to be very productive!

And secondly.....Wow!  You guys REALLY loved the latest round of classes!  It is quite an eclectic mix of projects!  Thank you to those of you that signed up.....and for those of you that are on a waiting list, we have decided to add a new date for Linda's class as well as a great Christmas class by Debbie.

NEW Date for Mixed Media Canvas with Linda

The class on Tuesday November 2nd is full but we have added a NEW date.  If you are interested in this darling 6x6 canvas class, give me a call at the store.

As I mentioned, mixed media seems to be the hottest trend in paper crafting....why not check it out?  It is a great class for all levels!

NEW Date:  Tuesday November 8th at 6pm
Cost:  $25
Required supplies:  scissors

Christmas Paper Crafting with Debbie
Debbie has designed two projects that you may have to recreate a half dozen times (or more) this holiday season to wow all the people on your list!

  The stocking project is actually a gift card or money holder.

The gift bag show cases a really cool paper folding technique to create a Christmas tree.  You will also work with the ever popular peel off stickers, cuttlebug embossing folders, punches and more.  This is a great class for all levels and ages.

Date:  Tuesday October 18th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, pencil
Suggested Supplies(bring if you have):  bone folder, Scor-pal

Decorative Wall Hanging by Kim
There is still room in my class.  Now I know my pictures were not the best so I thought I should give you a better look.

The project is approximately 26" in length and 8" wide and is made out of Kaiser Craft's amazingly sturdy MDF board which is then decorated with paper, photos and embellishments.  You will be making the paper flowers using Spellbinder dies and learning a great technique using inks to "burn" your paper.  A perfect class for crafters of all levels and ages.

Date:  Monday October 25th
Time:  6PM
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  scissors, pencil, 3 photos (3"x3" size of inner measurement)

Sale - October 11-22
Oh....I almost forgot I mentioned something about a sale in my blog heading!  It has been a little while since my last sale so what the heck....I am celebrating the arrival of the long awaited Stampingbella stamps with a sale!  They should be arriving around 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday) for those of you who have been waiting for the Uptown girls and other stamps from the August release.

All Stampingbella stamps will be Buy ONE, get ONE 50% off for the next two weeks (October 11-22).  We have amazing selection (if I do say so myself).  Why not stop in and grab some stamps for Halloween or Christmas or even some of those great classics.

Hope to see you soon....Kim

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Classes

As promised here is the next round of paper crafting classes!  I am so excited to be offering some different classes this month including a mix media canvas project (a first for the store), a cool wall hanging and some great Christmas cards.  PLEASE call the store or drop in to reserve your spot!

Christmas Cards by Pauline
Pauline is working with some great new stamps from Artful Stamper.  I am so thrilled with these cards!  This is definitely a back to basics class perfect for a beginner or one looking for a refresher on some of those great  techniques you learned years ago.

The fall tree card is one you have to see in person to really appreciate it!  It is stamped and heat embossed and full of glitter and dimension galore!  On the red hat card, you will learn shading techniques using Tombow watercolour markers.  There is also great dimensional aspects to this card.  You will also be working with liquid applique and glitter.

Date:  Wednesday October 12th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies (bring is you have):  Tombow markers 26, 98, 177, 228, 837, 847, 969

Flourish Wall Hanging by Kim

I have had so many of you ask if I would ever consider doing this Kaiser Craft project as a class....well, I do like to please so here you go!  We just had my sister's wedding on the weekend so of course I HAD to work with some of the pictures from the big day!  Don't worry....I will be posting more from the event including all my stationery!

You will be learning how to distress the edges of the project using multiple colours of distress ink to give a "burnt" look.  You will also be making the paper flowers and learning tips on adding the right embellishments to dress your project.  Again, this is a great project for crafters of all ages and levels.  A perfect gift or keep it for yourself.

Date:  Monday, October 24th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  good scissors, pencil, three photos (opening frame area measures 3"x3")

Mixed Media Canvas by Linda
This 6x6 canvas is cuter than cute.  A perfect started project for those of you interested in the latest crafting craze called mixed media.  You will work with acrylic paint, Adirondack sprays, stencils, rub-ons and more. This is a great project for crafters of all levels!  Keep it for yourself or (if you can possibly part with it) give it as a gift this year for Chirstmas!  I would love a wall hanging like this!!

Date:  Wednesday November 2
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  Good scissors, adhesive