Monday, March 28, 2011

Class Schedule (finally)!

Sorry guys.....I told you that I would post the class schedule on Friday.  I think I may have jinxed myself though when I joked about the store being flooded.  Well the flooding wasn't at the store but rather at my house.  It was a rusted out pipe that led to the septic tank.  Well the problem was fixed today (finally!).  All I have to say is thank goodness for Coulter's potty.

Now that I have shared WAY too much, have a look at the amazing classes the girls have designed.  A few of these classes are coming up rather quickly so don't delay!  Give me a shout at the store to sign up (DO NOT EMAIL!)

Scrapbooking with Michelle (THIS SATURDAY)
I know I haven't left you with much time to think about signing up for this class, but who needs to think about it anyways?  This layout is gorgeous (as usual) and is jam packed with technique.  Spritzing, distressing, working with ribbon and more.  This is a one page layout but for those of you who insist on two-page spreads, additional paper can be purchased (or even an additional kit for $12) and Michelle will even make recommendations on what would look best.  A great class for scrapbookers of various levels.  Please note, title can be changed as you will be choosing from various die cuts.

Date:  Saturday, April 2nd
Time:  1PM
Cost:  $17
As mentioned, if you cannot attend the class but would like to purchase a kit to assemble at home, they are available for a price of $12 (includes all supplies and instructions).
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, photo

Cards by Pauline
Aw!  Two super cute cards perfect for spring!  A 'cute as a button' baby card and an Easter card are so adorable.  You will work with various punches and dies and well as learn colouring tips from the coloured pencil girl, Pauline.  Perfect for stampers of any level. 

Dates:  Wednesday, April 6th OR Tuesday, April 19
Time: 6PM
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  Scissors, adhesive

Cards by Debbie
Glitter....glitter and more glitter is all I can say to describe this class.  The microfine glitter queen has done it again.  So you think you know every way to use glitter?  I dare you to learn more during Debbie's class.  Please note, that my picture sucks.  You MUST see these in cards in person or better yet, sign up for the class!  Stampers of any level will be walking out of this class just shining!!

Dates:  Tuesday, April 12th at 6PM OR Wednesday, April 20th at 10AM
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  Scissors, adhesive

Copic Technique Class by Linda
We haven't discuss images for this class yet, but does it really matter?  Linda always works her magic and shows you how using just about any stamp imaginable!  I will share details once decided but thought a heads up might be nice!

Date:  Saturday, May 7th
Time:  1PM
Cost: $20
Required Copic Markers & Pencils:  TBA

Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza
Tickets are now on sale at the store for this awesome event!  You totally deserve to take a day for yourself to papercraft!  Saturday April 16th 10-4PM

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Talk about March MADNESS!

What the hay?!?  Has it seriously been ONE month since my last post?!?  What have I been doing you ask?  Well a little of this and a little of that.  I have too many business related items to talk to you about that I can't tell you that we FINALLY finished all our new home renos and moved into our place.  We took possession Nov 30 and JUST moved in two weeks ago.  It has been a long haul, but it was so worth it.  We love the place.  Goodbye 40 year old flocked wallpaper.....hello, kid's artwork!  Well no crayoned walls, just yet, but give it a month or so I am sure! 

Also I don't really have time to tell you that we celebrated a couple of BIG birthdays....."baby girl" turned 5!!  We celebrated with a family party and then her very first "friends" party a week later at The Pickle.  She was so proud to show her friends her mama's store including the washrooms (I mean what is it with girls and washrooms....even at 5!).  It is funny because I thought the party would have to be canceled because that same day, Coulter rolled out of his new BIG BOY BED and we spent the day in emerg only to find out he broke his collar bone.  He is doing fine and all we have to do is have him wear a sling and it should heal just fine....wait....a two year old boy and a sling?  How does that work?

I also had a BIG birthday....well, not THE big one but big enough.  The big 3-5.  I am still wondering how THIS has happened.

CHA Releases in store NOW

Spellbinders - NEW labels and more!
 NOW....onto business.  I took last week off because of March Break and I came back Saturday only to find the store FLOODED.  Yes, flooded with new merchandise!!!  If you have been in lately, you would have seen that I am not exaggerating here.  Most of it is new releases from CHA.  Companies like Crate Paper, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket and Spellbinders are now in stock.  Wow.  The new releases are seriously amazing! Have a look at some of the dill-ightful NEW items!

Basic Grey - Great refreshing and lively patters.  Sickers, collection packs, 6x6 pads, buttons and brads

Basic Grey - Fun Birthday themed product.  Paper, Collections, 6x6 Pads, stickers, brads and more.

Crate Paper - Awesome vintage boy paper, die cuts, collection packs, 6x6 pads (now reduced patterns!), etc.

Crate - Vintage girl....Paper. Collections, 6x6 pads, layered chipboard, die cuts, stickers

Crate - Super cute spring themed collection.  Paper, collections, stickers, die cuts, and more!

Crate - Elegant Vintage, Wedding Themed...Collections, paper, die cuts, stickers and more
Cosmo Cricket Upcycle - This is my NEW favourite line.  I had forgotten just how fun this company is!  Paper, collections, 6x6 pads, stickers, chipboard, buttons, etc.

Cosmo Cricket - Sea Salt.  Collections, paper, 6x6 pads, buttons, stickers and embellishments

Spellbinders - Great new dies from Donna Salazar.  Make your own dimensional flowers!

Shhhh.....BIG (I mean B-I-G) Sale coming SOON!
I am also up to a little somethin' somethin'.  Let's just say it starts with "truckload" and ends with "sale".    We cannot attend Scrapfest in Kitchener this year (due to a family wedding) so I decided to do a little something special right in your own backyard.  I know you love the deals and EVERYONE knows I cannot resist a good buy!  Look for details to follow but mark your calendars for MID-APRIL!

Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza
We will be a part of another sure to be amazing Zonta cardmaking event on Saturday April 16th.  The event runs from 10-4 at St. Clair College Thames Campus.  Tickets are on sale NOW at The Pickle for a special rate of $42 (if you register by April 4th) and includes lunch and up to 10 projects!  It is such a great event to pick up tips and techniques from local merchants and demonstrators with proceeds going to a great cause.  More details to follow in a future post or call the store for more info.

Classes - New Schedule
I will be posting the new card classes and scrapbooking projects Friday morning!  These are great cards I just know you will love!