Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014! Let's Make it OUR Year!

I don't know about you, but I have decided to make 2014 MY year....the year that I stop saying "I should" and really make things happen!  No more "we should get together" but rather "when can meet for dinner?" or "One day I will try that technique" but rather "What the heck....dishes can wait....let's try that now!"  I sometimes don't like to talk like this (in case I may jinx myself) but I feel like my life is falling into place.  I am very content with The Pickle's new home in Dekoko's and I have a feeling this is going to be The Year of The Pickle!  Ha.  

Paper Pickle Fun Fact #324
Did you know that The Paper Pickle celebrated our TENTH(!!) Birthday on December 16th??  I am very proud of this accomplishment and it is all thanks to YOU and your support of small business and your support of "The Pickle".  Many of you made me smile (and tear up) when I received your Christmas cards and they shared words of thanks and even called my store " Your happy place".  There are no kinder words ever spoken to a store owner and I am humbled.

I have always believed December 16th was a lucky day to start a business, as it was my grandpa Prada's birthday (my mom's dad).  He too had a small business called Prada's which was a hair salon on the corner of Gregory and St Clair in Chatham (currently Infinity Jewelers).  He ran a successful family run business for many years.  I even worked there as the receptionist/cashier.  I believe that it was this job that took me from the shy teenager that I was to a more outgoing girl and I thank my grandparent's for giving me that opportunity.  Ahhh....can you feel the love?!?  Ha.  

CHA Bound
So as I mentioned in my last post, I am off to The Craft and Hobby Association's MEGA Show in Anaheim (ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!).  This is the show were all the new lines are introduced!  And the SNEAK PEEKS have begun!  Check out The Scrap Reviews BLOG to see all the amazing and beautiful new product!!

One reason why I believe The Paper Pickle is still here after 10 BIG years is because I ask for feedback from YOU!  It is extremely important to know what products you are looking for and ideas on ways to make the store better.  

So here we go again......I am going to need your help!  Please let me know which lines and products you cannot live without and I will do my best to get them all ordered at the show!!  Webster's Pages Party Time Collection has caught my eye.  Soooo pretty!  Who knows?  There may even be a little draw once I return from CHA.  Heck.  Why don't we do that?  For every comment left on the blog, you will be entered into a draw for some amazing goodies!  Don't ask me what exactly but just know I will make it worth your while!  Only comments on here or facebook will count (please NO emails!).

Well I better get a move on here (I'm still in my pj's at 10:49am!).  There is lots to do in the next week!  Please make note of our store hours moving forward.  We will NOT be open Thursday evenings as it was just too quiet.  We are however continuing to be open on Fridays to serve you better!  We are open today, tomorrow and Saturday so pop in and grab some supplies.  This is the perfect day to get started on that project you have been saying you "should" do!


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


Nicole said...

You lucky girl! Have fun! I loved this contest last year! I had a look at the sneak peeks and would love to see these products at the Pickle:

Crate Paper Boys Rule collection
American Crafts DIY Shop

Jackie Plank said...

Kim I hope you are taking your camera and are going to post pics of the new lovlies that are going to be coming out so we get to see them :)

Have a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.

jroffel said...

Have a great trip!
Here is a start to my wish list:

Studio Calico Essentials Camera Chipboard in grey/black

Studio Calico Wanderlust paper and scrap pads

Jillibean Soup Mini placemats Smile and It is

Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque

Happy shopping and can't wait to hear about your adventures.

MomofTwoBeauties said...

Have an amazing trip, and please take lots of pics!!!!!
All i can say is Studio Callico has outdid themselves! eeek! Love all the sequins, and mini stickers, and geo tags ahhh love them all!
And Teresa Collins new line is gorgeous and beautiful!!! So many great products coming out!

Teresa Fink

Sharon said...

Good morning Kim; how exciting to be going to CHA! I enjoy following Scrap Review. Fancy Pants "Be Different" collection is my favourite, followed by Crate Paper's "Oh Darling. Also really liked all those mini placemats by JillibeanSoup. Hope to see you soon...Sharon Verbeem

Nicole said...

Hi Kim! Have you started packing yet? Don't forget to pack me!!! This morning I saw A sneak of the new Tim Holtz stamps and I would love to buy the random Qotes and Hashtags stamps from the Pickle!

CraftyViolet said...

I buy a lot of different products from various companies so not sure I have a favorite. I like the 6x6 paper packs a lot but again, I don't care who makes it. If I like it, I buy it. I have bought quite a few Memory Box dies from you and I really like them a lot - and Spellbinders. I see Die-namics dies on-line and they look good but I haven't bought any...same with JustRite dies.

Nicole said...

Checked out some more sneak peeks today and love Webster's Sweet Routine line and the Tim Holtz Stencils, especially the Doily one. How many sleeps til you leave? I noticed you still haven't packed me... :)

Nicole said...

Back with today's pick! I am loving the new Maggie Holmes collection, Style Board from Crate Paper. Hopefully, I'll see it at the Pickle! PS. I hope the weather doesn't affect your travel plans!

Debbie said...

Tim in Chatham! Good luck.
The Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque looks great. The Stampers Anonymous stamps are my favourite. Have a safe and fun trip.

Nicole said...

Just saw The Tim Holtz Honeycomb and Garden Greens!

Laina Millson said...

Have a blast Kim! So jealous! :)
Things that have caught my eye ;)
Jillibean Mini Placemats!
Jillibean Flash cards
Jillibean Spicey Social Soup Line with coordinating stickers, labels, mini alphas and even the stamp set are cute!
MME Chalk Studio II

Laina Millson said...

Oh there's more! Just checked out the TIme Holtz #hashtag stamp collection! VERY trendy!
Cosmo Cricket Wood Veneers
The Crate Papers - Boys Rule Album is totally hip!
Fancy Pants Nautical Line is cool.
Not sure if you will still get these, since you have left. Fingers crossed. :)

Laina Millson said...

Last one! Studio Calico! Can't go wrong with anything from their Essentials Line. Love the chipboard embellishments Geotags,Hearts, stars, cameras.
Love the cork embellishments and the new wood veneer stars!! I also love the vellum sticker words and alpha word stickers. Plus the upper and lower case alphas and label stickers!!! Little embellies to go with everything! :)

Betty Meyskens said...

I just got a glimpse of the Distress Marker Spritzer --- which looks really cool.

Sarah said...

Hope you had an amazing trip! Some of things that have been catching my eye are Studio Calico Lemon Lush collection, MME Chalk Studio II, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer, American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps and Tonic Shears.