Monday, January 31, 2011

7th Birthday Bash (aka SALE)!!!

This is THE post you have all been waiting for!  I can tell you have been holding on to those gift cards from Christmas just DYING for me to post the details!  That's right it is time to celebrate another birthday....number 7 that is!!  Can you believe we have been spreading cheer and love for that long?!?! 

This is going to be a little bit of a long post but honestly, stick around 'til the end because this is all good stuff and I will even share a little secret with you!!

7th Birthday Sale - Feb 1-5

This is going to be one of our biggest sales yet! 
  • ALL stamps are Buy one, get one FREE!!
  • Spellbinders and Copic markers 15% OFF
  • Rest of the store at least 25% OFF
  • Great sales tables with savings of 50-75% OFF
What do you think of that?  We have NEVER had BOGO on all our stamps!!!

You know the drill.....Remember to shop early and often as we love to add items to our sales tables each day!!

New Product Alert
Glitter Ritz has arrived!  You MUST try out this glitter.  The burnished velvet look is unlike anything you have ever seen!  Debbie is using this product in her upcoming classes so you may want to sign up and see what it is all about!!

Also, Basic Grey's Hopscotch line is here!

CHA Pre-Ordering
Have you been peeking at all the amazing product being released at CHA this winter!  All I can say is I'm in LOVE!!!!!  Oh how I wish I could be there stalking Tim Holtz....ha!

So here's the scoop....last week and over the weekend I have been SO busy pre-ordering (man, do I love this job)!!  Here are some of the companies I have ALREADY ordered from:
Anyone interested in pre-ordering anything, please let me know what you are looking for and I will make sure you are the first to get it once it is here!  (PS...those of you waiting for the Sew Easy tool....the distributor is expecting a shipment Feb 7th so we should see it some time just after that.  Those with their name in the book will have their tools set aside first!!)

I would love to hear what product you think is a must have from CHA-Winter!  Guaranteed I will need it too!!!  I plan on posting next week some more detailed reviews of the products.  Honestly I am so pumped and would love to chat away about it all right now but I am to pooped and really should think about bed sometime soon!!

Annelyse Antonia Deline

Oh my!  While I am so pumped and full of love, I should tell you all about a little adorable secret I have been keeping for the last few weeks.  The Paper Pickle is proud to introduce our newest stamper, Annelyse Antonia Deline, who was born at 8am on January 8th, 2011!!  She weighed 8lbs and 11oz and was 21 inches long.  (Do you think 8 will be her lucky number?)  I didn't mean to keep her a secret, but we have been extremely busy with renos (this is the reason you have not heard from me much lately....I have been battling 40 year old flocked wallpaper and it has been kicking my butt...but that is another story!)  She is such a beauty and I can't wait 'til she can stamp with me and her mamma and Jules!

Classes - Spots Still Available!
I just taught the nicest little group on Saturday!  We worked on the Kaiser Craft wall hanging and we had so much fun learning from each other!  It has been quite a while since I have taught and I must say it all came back to me.  You may even see a little more of my creations in classes in the future!

So you notice I used the word "little" to describe our group on Saturday?  We did have a few cancellations due to the weather but honestly ladies, our classes do not fill up at the speed they use to (remember they would be filled within an hour of posting the schedule?!?).  That was insane....well now I think you all believe that if you don't call right away, you will be out of luck.....NOT the case.  So call up a friend and make a date for one of The Pickle's classes!  You will have a blast and maybe even feel like a kid again!  We all need that every once in a while don't we?

See you this week! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Registration is going well for the new classes!  It looks like you are interested in our NEW day classes and even the weekend dates!  If you are interested in a class but the date does not work, please feel free to call in and we will add you to a waiting list.  If there are enough people, I will open up a new date (ie. some have been interested in my Kaiser wall hanging, but Saturday's just don't work.....I may be tempted to do a second class in the evening).  We are always willing to accommodate here at The Pickle!

Featured NEW Product!
Yes, you heard right.  I got a little excited over the holidays and ordered in a bunch of new product!  The much anticipated tool called Sew Easy is here!!  This tool by We R Memory Keepers allows you to created 7 beautiful stitches on your paper projects without having to pull out the ol' sewing machine.  It is a tool where the heads can be changed to create different looks.  Each head is sold separately so you can choose the designs you like best!  Have a look at this YouTube video I found using the Sew Easy tool!

We also brought a great line of boy and girl paper from My Mind's Eye called Alphabet Soup.  This is the boy line  and the girl line has more pinks.  Now this paper is just too darn cute and I don't know why I didn't bring it in sooner!!  We have a bunch of the embellishments too including the flash cards, brads, chipboard and collection packs!

Copic & Pencils for Linda's Technique Class - February 19 @ 2PM
As promised, here are the copics and pencils required for Linda's class.  Please let me know ASAP which pencils or markers you need for the class as I will have to order these in prior to the class.

E0000, E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E35
BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV02
YG21, YG93
RV0000, RV000, RV11, RV17, RV32, RV34
C00, C1

Prisma Pencils:
929(pink), 931(dark purple), 930(magenta), 939(peach),1033(mineral orange), 1005(limepeel), 1096(kelly green), 1090(kelp green), 1008(pauma violet), 996(black grape), 988(marine green), 904(light cerrulean blue)

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Classes

Well happy NEW YEAR everyone!  Can you believe 2011 is here?  I am so excited to see what this year has to offer!  And speaking about offerings, I thought I would share with you our latest class schedule. 

I am thinking about trying some new things this year with regards to classes.  I would like to try some morning classes as well as some weekend classes.  I think this will be a great way for some of you new people to get into the classes or just to change things up for you regulars!

I know I am posting at a strange time but please call the store and leave a message if you are interested in registering for a class or drop by during store hours.  I hope you can join us!

Scrapbooking with Michelle

Michelle has created another amazing one page layout!  There is a bunch of dimension and distressing.  You will work with punches, decorative scissors, pop dots and more.  Please note the title can be changed but should be kept to 6 letters.  Just let us know during time of booking.

Date:  Saturday, January 22
Time:  1PM
Cost:  $17
Required supplies:  scissors, adhesive, 4 photos roughly 4"x2.75"

Cards by Pauline

Not sure how to make an appropriate sympathy card  or looking to create a nice distressed, elegant  card?  Pauline has got you covered.  You will be embossing, working with decorative papers, making paper flowers, working with ribbon roses, making your own backgrounds with inks, stamps and more.

Dates:  Wednesday, January 19th OR Tuesday, February 15th
Time:  6PM
Cost:  $17
Required supplies:  pencil, adhesive, scissors, ruler, stylus

Cards by Debbie

Valentine's here we come!  What I like about Debbie's cards is that they work well for Valentine's day but could be used for an anniversary, wedding or any event.  You will work with a new product called Glitter Ritz, regular glitter, embossing folders, punches and more.

Dates:  Tuesday, February 8th at 10am  OR Tuesday February 8th at 6PM
Cost:  $17
Required supplies:  scissors, adhesive

9 Framed Wall Hanging by Kim

Well you asked for it....many of you asked if I would do a class of the Kaiser Craft project I got ready for the Christmas Open House.  You will work with Distress Inks, stamps, decorative film strips, various dies and more.  What a great project to keep for yourself or give as a gift!

Date:  Saturday, January 29th
Time:  1PM
Cost:  $40
Required Supplies:  adhesive, scissors, at least 4 photos

Copic Technique Class by Linda

First of all, I have to apologize for the blurry photo of Linda's cards!  This photo is horrible but I just wanted to get the details out tonight.  This is a technique class so you will be required to bring all of your own pencils and copic markers.  This is a great class for those of you looking to learn how to colour using your copic markers better!  Learn to colour like a pro!

Date:  Saturday, February 19th
Time:  2PM
Cost:  $20
Required Supplies:  Copic markers and pencils.....sorry guys, but I left the list at the store.....I will post them tomorrow!