Friday, December 27, 2013

CHA - Here I Come!

Happy Holidays everyone!  Hope Santa was good to you.  I must have been pretty good this year, because I got absolutely spoiled!

CHA Baby!
Now that the flights are confirmed and the hotel is booked, I am thrilled to share my EXCITING news with you!  I will be attending THE show of all shows in 2014 - The Craft and Hobby Associations (CHA) Winter Show!  This is where all the craft related companies gather to promote their latest offerings!  It has been 5 years since I last attended with Kell and stocked Paris Hilton....why?  Seriously.  Why?  Let's just say I get a little star stuck!  Ha!  This year, I plan on stocking Tim Holtz and making him promise to visit us in Chatham!  Anyone want to place some bets?  I truly believe that positive thoughts will make this happen.  2014 is going to be a good year and big things are going to happen!  I can feel it!

Well 2013 is not over and there is still time to stop by The Pickle if you are looking for a little creative inspiration and something fun to do on your day off!

Here are our store hours over the next week or so:
Friday, December 27 - 10am-5pm
Saturday, December 28 - 9:30am-3pm
December 29 - January 1 - CLOSED
Regular store hours to resume January 2nd!
Thursday, January 2 - 10am-5pm (no more late night shopping....sorry!)
Friday, January 3 - 10am-5pm
Saturday, January 4 - 9:30am-3pm

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Three Days to Shop The Pickle!

Ok. How you doing?  Running the race or taking time to enjoy the season?  I must admit I am somewhere in between and I am fine with that.  Tonight "It's a Wonderful Life" is on the agenda and this will help to put it all in perspective for me. Love that movie. 

So did you get your hints in about Paper Pickle gift cards?  There are still THREE days to shop The Pickle before Christmas. 

Saturday December 21 - 9:30-3
Monday December 23 - 10-1
Tuesday December 24 - 10-1

Dekoko's is also open for your shopping convenience and they have great stocking stuffers including signature teas, only the most amazing caramels you have ever tasted and Doctor Who mugs and ornaments!

Keep calm and carry on people. 


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tag Love

My tag for the tag swap
I know I say this all the time but seriously, I am in love!  Nothing brings me more joy than creating and designing with paper.  The other night I took the time to slow down (which you know is hard for me!) and enjoy the season and the hobby.  It was exactly what I needed.  I am now re-energized and ready to take on the world!

Tag Swap (What a Joy!)
As you know we had a fun little event at the store where 12 people created 12 tags to be swapped with the other participants.  What I thought was THE coolest part of the event was seeing all the different creations.  Decisions on theme (ie. snowflakes, religious, snowman, santa, etc.), colour (traditional or not) and size where all factors in the final design.  I will not show you all the tags just yet as the majority of the tags have not yet been picked up (I hate to ruin the surprise!).  I do plan on sharing these designs so you can see how wonderful ALL the tags were!  I am SO proud of all my girls!

My Tag
You can see my finished product at the top of this post.  I was thrilled with how it turned out!  

MFT - Stitched Stocking Clear Set
May I add that this polymer from MFT stamps amazingly clear!

I must admit that I used scrap pieces of paper from my Craft-Tea Time project (seriously, it is a crime to through out these lovelies).  I must also admit that the final result was not exactly as I had orginally planned (this was a given).  The original plan was to include a popped out stocking from this amazing MFT Set of stamps with a sentiment...maybe.  I started "playing" and I just wasn't feeling it.  It seemed a little too "cute-sy" for me.  
I used the spool in the middle.  We also have the chubbier minis in stock!

I also KNEW I had to incorporate the unbelievable amazing wooden mini spools from Maya Road.  I have been eyeing these babies since they came in but did not know where or when I would put them to use.  They paired beautifully with the Stitched Sentiments stamp set.

Here is my tag without all the extra goodies!

So next thing you know, I stamped the sentiment and it JUST fit!  It was like it was meant to be.  I then chose the word "Joy" as it has been my theme word of 2013.  I like how they have given you other words like "peace" or "love" and have included them as separate stamps in the set.

The cheese cloth was a happy accident.  I ran out of my original choice (yarn) so I scrambled to find an alternative.  I absolutely LOVE how the cheese cloth added to the rustic feel of the tag. The rich coloured seam binding and natural twine (available at The Pickle) finished the look in my mind.

So what do you think?  These make me so happy.  And yes, the first thing I did this morning when I woke up was admire them!  Ha.  Nerd.

Christmas Hours
So I better tell you guys what I am planning for the next couple of weeks.  And better yet, please share with your loved ones just in case they were planning on getting you a fabulous gift like a gift card from The Paper Pickle!  Just print this schedule out and leave it in a NOT so subtle location!  

Here are our hours.  If you need anything on the days I am not open (excluding Christmas and Boxing Day oh and maybe New Year's Day) please email me and I will see if I can accommodate you!

This week business as usual at The Paper Pickle!

Next week....
Monday, December 23 - 10-1
Tuesday, December 24 - 10-1
Wednesday, December 25 - CLOSED
Thursday, December 26 - CLOSED
Friday, December 27 - 10-5
Saturday December 28 - 9:30-3
Sunday, December 29 - Wednesday, January 1 - CLOSED
With regular store hours resuming ....Thursday, January 2 - 10-5
Friday, January 3 - 10-5
Saturday, January 4 - 9:30-3

See you soon!


Store Hours for the rest of this week:
Thursday 10-8 (late night shopping - last of the year.  This will not return until market nights)
Friday 10-5
Saturday 9:30-3

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Product! - Gift Box Maker!!

Ok.  Check out how cool this new product is from We R Memory Keepers!  Now in stock at The Pickle ($21.50).  It is just as awesome as the envelope punch board if you ask me!!

Craft Tea Time
Tomorrow is the last Craft-Tea Time for 2013!  Join us between 10am and 2pm for a Christmas craft and drink for only $5!!

SMASH Book Promo Continues
Two days left to save on one of the coolest scrapbook going.  Smash books are BUY 1, Get 1 50% off!

Tag Swap
Just a reminder to anyone who signed up for the tag swap:  tags are due tomorrow!  Stop in during store hours to drop off your beauties.  Pick up will take place during store hours all of next week.

See you soon!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last Minute Shopping? No Problem! SMASH BOOK PROMO!

Crunch Time Alert!!!  Two weeks from today is Christmas Day.  I am still having a hard time comprehending this!

The Paper Pickle can help with your last minute shopping - "Just in Time Girl" and friends are here to save the day!  Have a look at the adorable collection of goodies above.  Perfect for that 5-16 year old girl on your list.  All items above $40.  Not a bad little package to make them smile and keep them occupied over the holidays.

Hey, why not sweeten the pot a little.  This week only, we will be offering ALL Smash Books - BUY 1, GET 1 50% off. Our regular price on full size smash books is $14.99.  What a great time to grab a little stocking stuffer for others or even yourself!

Memory Box Update
A little birdie told me that a HUGE order of Memory Box dies has arrived!  Debbie is busy entering items as I type this.  Everything should be in just after lunch time. Please note that the Grand Window and Door are still back ordered but we have a very nice selection of reorders and NEW items!

Hope to see you soon!


Store Hours
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-3pm

Friday, December 6, 2013

Paper Pickle Update - New Product, Tag Swap, etc.

How gorgeous is this paper from Kaisercraft?  Just in!
Hard to believe it has been a week since I last posted on the blog.  My head has been down and working hard to get things done!

New Product Update
A big order arrived yesterday.  Great stocking stuffers & gifts including:

  • tons of colours of rhinestones - $1.50 each
  • new colours of liquid pearls (majestic purple, peacock, etc) - $2.75 each
  • Beautiful new 6.5x6.5 paper packs from Kaisercraft - $9.99 each (these are a little more than other company's 6x6 pads as they are larger, come with specialty papers and die cut tags and borders
  • Basic Grey Calendars are back in stock!  There is still time to make an awesome personal gift!

Ok.  How easy will it be to make tags with this 12x12 paper from Kaisercraft?!
A few embellishments and you're d-o-n-e!
Tag Swap
Ok.  Guys!  Thanks for making my day/week!  The tag swap is now full.  I am excited to see what you design.  Please remember those of you who were lucky enough to get in (or brave enough to participate!) your tags are due by Saturday, December 14 and tag pick up will begin on Wednesday, December 18th.  Tags can be picked up anytime that week during store hours.

Craft-Tea Time
There will be one more Craft-Tea time this year!  Remember it is the SECOND Saturday of each month so that means December's Craft-Tea time will be NEXT Saturday, December 14.  I think something Christmas-y is definitely in order!!

For all those running the race (of life) right at this moment, I hope you're beating YOUR personal best!  Don't worry how the other "runners" are doing....focus on YOUR goal!  You can do it!!  The holidays can be busy but try to slow it down a bit and breath it all in!!  That is MY mantra these days!  Ha.  Inhale......exhale....inhale.....


Store Hours
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 9:30-3