Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beautiful, Glorious Ribbon!

Well, it was time to replenish our "candy jars".  Have a look at the beautiful new ribbon!  All strands are $1.00 with the length varying based on how intricate the ribbon.

Have a look up close at some of the ribbon that came in!


Brand NEW denim ribbon perfect for any masculine card or project.
Both colours available at The Pickle!

I absolutely LOVE this pleated ribbon.  I have used it on a few cards in the past and fooled
many of you into thinking I stitched it myself!

Many bright new colours are NOW back in stock!  Beautiful and light yet the
subtle ruffle adds a touch of elegance to any project.
See you soon!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Retro LOVE - Just Awesome!

Wow!  We just got through only THE most amazing weekend right here in Chatham-Kent!  The 11th annual Retrofest took place and it was THE biggest and best one to date!  You all know that I am one of Chatham's biggest cheerleaders.  This past weekend made me so proud to call Chatham my home.

Have a look at the pictures from the weekend:

This is my youngest enjoying the HUGE sand box that was set up in front of the DCC.
 It was cool Friday night, but the kids did not mind as they dug in the sand!

At 8pm Friday night, I enjoyed 'A Night of Awesome' at The Capitol Theatre with three
of the most awesome girls that I know!  Neil Pasrica, the author of The Book of Awesome,
was a great guest speaker and such a nice person!
We even got him to sign our books after the show.....awesome!

I was thrilled when I walked up to the store Saturday morning
to see these vehicles parked in front of the store!  What a beautiful day we had!

Here is another look at the VW .  Notice my new (but temporary) sign?
Something a little more permanent is on its way but I am thrilled to have all my
old signage down at our previous location.

Ok.  How fun is this?  Big Boy was standing right in front of the Retro Suites!
We enjoyed dinner at The Chilled Cork before the BIG Trews concert in Tecumseh Park.
Oh yeah....the lead singer was dining at the table next to us.....ahhhh (swoon)!  
I cannot wait to add all of these little pictures to my SmashBook!  Actually, I am very tempted to start a new Smashbook to document only Retrofest related items.  The NEW Nostalgia themed album ($14.99) would be just perfect!  Here are the pre-printed pages in the Nostalgia album.  I think it will be perfect!

I am still on a high from the weekend's festivities!  I cannot wait to celebrate with Chatham again at this weekend's Blues Fest at The Capitol Theatre!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Retrofest & New Goodies

Hello Strangers!  Actually, sorry I have been the stranger over the last week but we are rushing around gearing up for a VERY huge weekend in Chatham!  Retrofest begins tomorrow with an unbelievable cruise.  Saturday is the car show, various activities downtown and a FREE concert by The Trews beginning at  7:30pm!  This is one of my MOST favourite weekends.  If you have never attended, believe me, you are missing out!!

We have been working towards having all of our decorating complete for this weekend as well.  Check out The Pickle's storefront now!  My mom is incredible!  She sewed this perfect little awning for the store.  I am just in love!

Feast your Eyes on This!  New Product!

We have also been very busy stocking the store for Retrofest Weekend!  Have a look at some of the BRAND SPANKIN' new product that you will find only at The Pickle!

  • Little birdie paper clips...what?!  Too cute!
  • Penny Black clear stamps with sentiments perfect for cards for all occasions!
  • My Favorite Things - Clear stamps to coordinate with their priceless dies (cassette tape and Rock theme)
  • Pebbles Mini Albums (perfect little albums like Smashbooks.  Great for Father's Day or a special little project for a child)
  • Memento Dye Inks - They're back!!
  • Quilling tools

Yes....there's more:

  • Great Spellbinder's dies (can be used in any die cutting machine)
  • Kaiser Craft's Base Coat 12x12 Collection kit
  • New dies from MFT 
Hope to see you this weekend!  Or stop in this afternoon to say hi!


Store Hours:
Wednesday - 10am-5pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 9:30am-3pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Memory Box in the House!

It's a beautiful day!  A huge assortment of Memory Box dies has just arrived at The Paper Pickle!  We definitely have the area's best selection of these amazing and intricate dies.  If you were lucky enough to get a Paper Pickle gift card for Mother's Day, now is the time to stop in and have a little fun!

Check out the gorgeous cards Debbie created this past weekend....

The best part about these dies is that they do the work for you to create a professional and beautifully elegant card.

Did your favourite arrive?  Have a look!

Hope to see you soon!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Introducing....Craft-Tea Time!

Here is another reason why I absolutely LOVE my new space!  Introducing....Craft-Tea Time!

You are cordially invited to The Paper Pickle Company and Dekoko's 
very FIRST Craft-Tea Time!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Drop in anytime between 10am-2pm
to create a cute little project for Mother's Day
and sip on a tea (or delicious drink of your choice)
for $5!

No need to RSVP!
Participants of all levels and ages welcome! 

The project will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be fairly simple, yet adorable, to make sure everyone is happy with their projects!  I mean this is our first Craft-Tea time so no pressure.  We will build each month on what we have learned.  What do you think?  This is going to be a lot of fun!  Besides, now is your chance to try some of Dekoko's custom blend teas or other delicious drinks AND do a much awaited for Make and Take at The Pickle!

A Special Thank You
So this leads me to my next know how I am always saying that I have THE best customers in the world?  Check out this beautiful layout that Jackie Plank made for me, showcasing the article from The Chatham Daily News!  What a nice surprise!  I love the colours Jackie chose as well as all the dimensional elements including flowers, beads, brads and more.  Thank you, Jackie, for making a girl feel so special!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Thursday, May 2, 2013

6x6 LOVE

Wow!  What a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!  I stopped into Dekoko's for my morning coffee and took a quick photo of 4 of the new Kaiser Craft 6x6 pads that are in store now! Collections include:  Remember Me, In the Attic, Elegance and Needle & Thread. These pads actually measure 6.5x6.5" and include specialty papers (foil, flocked, etc.) and die cut embellishments.  They are $8.99 because of all the beautiful extra goodies.  What I love about these pads is that the patterns are reduced just like all the other 6x6 pads from other companies and all the papers and embellishments coordinate to make designing cards or even layouts a snap.

Did you Know?
Did you know that The Paper Pickle has over 50 unique 6x6 paper pads on hand from the leading paper crafting companies including:  Simple Stories, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Glitz, American Craft, Crate Paper, Authentique, Jillibean Soup, Echo Park, Doodlebug, Teresa Collins and more.  These regular pads are priced at $6.00 (pretty much all except for the Kaisercraft).  If you have never worked with these little pads, you need to try them out.

Open today - Thursday 10am-4pm or visit me Saturday 9:30am-3pm!