Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Classes!

Hi ya....just me....little ol' Kim.  Things have remained busy, busy over here in Pickleland.  Wedding season is officially in full swing and that has been consuming the bulk of my time.  I have also been planning and designing invites for two very important people:  Julia (my daughter) and my mom (who happens to be celebrating the big 6-0 this year).  Both invites I plan on featuring on here as I am SO pleased with the way they turned out.  Let's just say it is all in the little details.

I have a couple of amazing classes for about a couple of cards and some mixed media?  Give us a shout at the store to register or stop in to see these beauties for yourself (please DO NOT email).

Cards by Pauline
I know I say this all the time, but my photos never do these cards justice.  Pauline has blown me away with her cards this month.  Both are full of beautiful design elements and technique.  I know these are two cards you may have difficulty parting with!

Here are the details.....You will be heat embossing big time in this class.  You will also be learning shading tricks and Pauline will show you how simple details and embellishments can take your cards to the next level. Great class for all!

SPECIAL NOTE:  We will be working with silicone in this class so if you are allergic, you may have to sit this one out.....sorry.

Date:  Wednesday, March 7th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  GOOD scissors (lots of fine cutting), pencil, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  Please bring a small paper trimmer if you have one

Mixed Media Canvas by Debbie
Have you noticed that mixed media is all the rage these days?  Have you ever wondered how to achieve these looks?  Debbie will give you some tips in this two hour class.  She has created a gorgeous 5x7 floral themed canvas.  The dimension and texture is fabulous.  You will work with acrylic paints, vellum, tissue, glitter, stamps, sprays, rub-ons, stencils and more....This beauty really has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.  Not sure if canvas work is your thing?  All of these concepts can be applied to other projects including cards and scrapbook layouts!  Another great class for all levels.

Date:  Wednesday, March 21st
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  scissors, and an open mind with all inhibitions checked at the door

Friday, February 17, 2012

NEW! Unity & My Mind's Eye

It has been quite fun at the store this past will remember that it started out with Jen's cupcakes on Valentine's Day.  I have to admit that numbers were up this past Valentine's.  In fact, they were up quite a bit thanks to Jen.  I managed to eat a total of 4 cupcakes (red velvet with cream cheese frosting, chocolate with pink frosting, chocolate with chocolate frosting and white with lavender frosting).  Then, because the kids from the Montessori did not eat all the mini cupcakes I made, I ate about 8 of those!  Whoa!  Maybe I better type the rest of my post while running on the treadmill!!!  This should be interesting.

Then.....all the new product started rolling in.  Anyone that was in the store Tuesday and Wednesday would admit that it was a little wild on the counter.....there was product everywhere.  Have a look at all the fun CHA product that has arrived....

Unity Rubber Stamps
I think I have admitted that Unity is one of my absolute favourite rubber stamp companies out there.  Their rubber is so deep and beautiful.  The images range from vintage to cute and whimsical.  They are cling mounts so they take up less space in your craft room (or drawer) and the price is always right!

Unity Itty Bitties
Here are some of their Itty Bitties priced nicely at $6.50 or 2 for $

Unity & Christy Tomlinson
I am so excited to tell you Mixed Media fans, that I have a bunch of Unity & Christy Tomlinson cling rubber stamps in.  They make fantastic backgrounds for cards, layouts and well, any project!  Have a look at some of the designs....

My Mind's Eye
Has anyone seen My Mind's Eye's latest creations?  Beautiful and perfect once again.  Their releases are always huge and filled with amazing new designs in various colours with gorgeous buttons, stamps, brads and embellishments to match.  All the 6x6 pads and embellishments are in.  We should see all the 12x12 designer paper in the next couple of weeks.

So what do you think?  Gorgeous!  Come in and have a look for yourself!  

Copic & Prismacolor Pencil Technique Class by Linda - NEW DATE ADDED
We have Lindabella in the house teaching her copic class tomorrow afternoon.....which is full by the way!  Anyone interested in her second date (Saturday, March 3rd @ 1pm - $20 class) should give me a call at the store to register!  Just as a refresher, here are the images your will be colouring and the colours required:

colorless blender
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 35, 37, 51, 53, 55
BG10, 11, 32, B0000, 00, YG0000
G82, 85, R20, 30, RV32, 34, C4

Prismacolor Pencils:
904 Light Cerrulean Blue
905 Aquamarine
1004 Yellow Chartreuse
1081 Chestnut
1029 Mahogany Red
930 Magenta
French Grey 50% and 90%

Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza 
Tickets are now on sale for the Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza!  I will post the poster on the blog next week, but here are the details:
  • Date:  Saturday, March 24th
  • Time:  10am-4pm
  • Cost $42 (if registered before March 1st)
  • Lunch and $15 tax receipt included
  • 8 stations where you will spend 30 minutes creating projects learning some new techniques
  • We will be there!  This is an amazing day for beginners and experienced crafters alike 
  • Tickets can be purchased at The Pickle!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Will you be my Valentine?

Happy Valentine's Day!  I don't know about you but I love Valentine's Day because it gives you the right to eat chocolate or cupcakes all day....even for breakfast.  That's a rule of Valentine's Day, right?  

So as a VERY special treat to my customers, I have asked my TRULY TALENTED sister, Jen to bake us up some of her famous cupcakes!  Here is a photo of what you can expect every time from Jen.....beautiful presentation, attention to detail and a high quality product made from scratch!

I am not sure if you have heard of Jen's baking yet, but trust me, it is SO delicious (and I am not just saying that!).  If you came to our Christmas Open House just last November, you would have sampled these melt in your mouth morsels of heaven.  Jen's cupcakes are bigger than a mini but smaller than a regular size cupcake....the perfect size if you ask me!  If you are ever interested in placing an order, I have Jen's cards available here at the store.  

So again I ask, will you be my valentine?  Say yes, and grab your cupcake today!  Oh yeah and since I have a very nice sugar high going on right now, how about 10% OFF your purchase if you mention you saw this post!  Ah....I believe it would be a much better world if we all started our day with a red velvet cream cheese cupcake from Jen!

Friday, February 10, 2012

I NEED your help!!!! Calling all RIBBON fans.

So I have a BIG problem.  I am working on invitations for a girl and only recently I found out that the ribbon that we were using is now is NO where to be found!  The bride has her heart set on this ribbon and I only have about half of what I need.  The ribbon is a beautiful eggplant organza ribbon with glitter all over it.  It is 7/8" in width.  We have had it in black, crimson, teal and eggplant (dark purple).  I think it is the only ribbon we have ever carried that was glittery like this.  We have carried for many years.  Here is a photo of the ribbon I am looking for.....

So this is where the deal gets sweet for you.................If you have this ribbon, I am willing to trade you whatever you have for 5 times of something else!  A win-win if you ask me!  Please give me a call at the store 519.351.5220 if you think you can help and let me know how much you have.  If I do not have enough by the beginning of next week, we will have to resort to Plan B.  Honestly, I truly appreciate you checking your stash for me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My HAPPY Post!

So a couple of weeks ago, I put a call out for paper crafting items to be donated to The Chatham-Kent Women's Centre.  And the response was UNBELIEVABLE!  I thought we would get some stickers and paper but never did I imagine we would get huge Fiskars paper trimmers, carrying cases, MOUNDS of beautiful paper, tons of envelopes and 100's of stamps!!!  Truly.  Have a look at what you brought in!!  I spent the afternoon trying to sort the product into categories so it will be easier to use.  I swear the counter wasn't even big enough to organize this amazingly generous stash.

All items will be passed on to the Centre this week and if all goes well, I will be teaching a class in the upcoming months!

This makes me happy.  You should all be proud of yourselves for helping to bring smiles to the women and children of the C-K Women's Centre!

8th Birthday Bash Winner
Thank you to all who came out last week to celebrate our 8th birthday!  Some of you shared stories about when you first discovered 'The Pickle' and even showed me some of our original 'rental cards'!  I even heard women chatting and describing the store as 'their happy place'.  Again, THIS makes me happy.  I am here to bring you the latest and highest quality paper crafting supplies....and maybe share a few smiles along the way.  

Oh yeah.  I was suppose to tell you who won our stash of scrapbooking and stamping supplies.  The winner is Laura Van Eerd!  Stop in to pick up your fun!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

LAST DAY - The Pickle's 8th Birthday BASH

It is the perfect day to take the drive and walk around downtown Chatham!  The temperature is a balmy 3C.  Items have been added to our sales about $4.00 for 20 sheets of premium Bazzill 12x12 cardstock?!?  I am here until 3pm today!  See you soon!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Party Continues TODAY

Looking to add a little colour to your life?!?  Beautiful paper and coloured pencils at 13-50% choose!  The Paper Pickle's 8th BIRTHDAY BASH continues ALL week!

Crazy sales tables with 50-90% OFF!

Did you hear new product is in?  Stampingbella and Penny Black stamps are here!  I am in LOVE!
Here is an adorable new image Pauline coloured and posted on her blog