Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Day!

This makes me happy!
The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day.  Maybe I am in a good mood because I made the time to create last night and I am quite proud of my design!  Have a look at how pretty it looks in the morning sun outside of my home. Created with a stencil (first inked and then using embossing paste), our new Impression Obsession stamp, Penny Black die and a few extra goodies....and voila.  I am in love...(again!).

Spellbinders & JustRite SALE
As mentioned yesterday, we will be offering ALL in stock Spellbinders and JustRite products at 40% off!    These items will no longer be stocked in the store but I will be happy to specially order them in for you at any time!  Get in and take advantage of these great prices!  And I mean great!  For example any of our $25.99 dies are now only $15.59!  Crazy cheap for sometimes 6 or more dies!

Upcoming Card Classes

Two beauties!
As promised, here are photos of the cards Debbie will be teaching in her upcoming classes.  Please remember that we welcome all levels of crafters.  Do not be intimidated.  You CAN do it!  Great cards for any occasion.  I could see the first card being used for an anniversary or change the stamp and make it a cute birthday card.  The happy birthday card is just perfect.  I love the colours!

Glitter Ritz, Dies, Punches, Stamping and more!  Great card!

Dies, embossing folders....great card for any occasion.
Dates:  Wednesday, March 12 OR Thursday, March 20
Time:  5:45pm (approximately 1.5-2 hours in length)
Cost:  $15
Required Supplies:  Adhesive and good scissors
Suggested Supplies:  Please bring an Ott-light if you have one!

Please call the store to register (519-351-5220).  Please no emails or FB messages.  Thanks!!

Hope to see you soon!


Store Hours
Wed.-Fri. - 10am-5pm
Sat. - 9:30am-3pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SPRING cleaning FEVER! Spellbinders & JustRite 40% OFF

I've got major SPRING CLEANING fever going on over here!  It started with my house and the basement and it is now continuing on to The Pickle!  Lucky for you!  We've got a MAJOR deal going on this week!

All In Stock 
Spellbinder & JustRite Items 
40% OFF!

This is the perfect time to add to your die and stamp collection.  The Paper Pickle will no longer be stocking these items, but please know that we will happily place orders for either of these fabulous companies.  These items can take as little as one week to come in (as long as they are in stock at our distributors) so ordering is very easy!  After looking around the store over the last few weeks, I realized it is best to stock the store with "unique" items that cannot be found elsewhere.

Shop early for best selection!  

Zonta Card Extravaganza
Ticket sales continue for the Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza on March 22.  Grab your registration form and a friend and have some fun learning new techniques!

Upcoming Classes
There will be two great upcoming card classes with Debbie!  I'm sorry but I left the cards at the store and do not have a picture to show you tonight!  All I know for certain is that the dates are Wednesday, March 12 at 5:45 and Thursday, March 20th at 5:45.  Fun techniques taught by a great teacher.  You will not want to miss out!  I will fill you in on rest of the details tomorrow night!

Scrapfest Kitchener!

I am excited to report that The Paper Pickle will be a part of Scrapfest this year!  Details can be found on this poster and on the event website!  I am SO pumped!!


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

Friday, February 21, 2014

Latest Penny Black Release

New release from Penny Black

I've been wanting to share these photos from CHA since taking them but thought it would be best to wait until the stamps were actually available.  All of these teasers can be just plain mean sometimes!  Especially when it takes months for the products to land at the store level. 
Amazing Sample Board

Well guess what?  The photos are now up on the blog and that means the stamps, dies AND these unreal sample boards are officially at The Pickle too!  

Techniques at their best
Penny Black has been a company we have carried at The Paper Pickle since the beginning.  The quality of their rubber, mixed with their classic designs can be described in one word - perfection.  And actually the stamps come in three formats:  wood mount rubber stamps, cling mount rubber stamps and photo polymer stamp sets.  All three formats stamp beautifully and have their own appeal and I am so glad that this latest order contained a perfect mix of each.

Penny Black Dies!
This release by Penny Black has brought gorgeous, wafer thin metal dies!  They pair perfectly with the various stamp sets or can be used on their own.  You can see how the dies have been used on the cards above and here is a closer look at them!

Maybe I better leave the post at that as I fear I may be inducing sensory overload at this late hour! Come in and see the boards and products for yourself.  Just like the little black dress is to any girl's closet, these stamps and dies will be to your paper crafting world.  Pure classics.  


Store Hours
Wed.-Fri. - 10am-5pm
Sat. - 9:30am-3pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW!! Stencils, Pastes & Dies

Time to play!!  Simple, little projects that make me SO happy!
It's funny but I have often told people that when my house is a mess, my life is a mess.  That may sound dramatic and exaggerated but it is the truth.  I have this anxiety...this unsettled feeling.  Do you get that too?  It's a terrible feeling.

Well I can confidently say that after this weekend, I have NEVER felt more comfortable....or more at peace.  All because I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing my basement (aka the dumping ground for toys and crafting related products).  This was EXTREME organization worthy of a reality television show.  Oh my.  My husband would say the show already exists called "Hoarders". Ok.  Ok.  Whatever.  I will admit that we may have almost been on the brink winning gold in this event but we did not let that happen!

So now that the craft room is cleaned AND organized, I feel absolutely free of guilt and obligation!  It is time to make my way to MY space.   It is time to CREATE people!!!  The picture above is me fooling around last night with some of the new stencils that we have in the store.  We have over a dozen new styles from Memory Box and MFT and they are fabulous!  Use ink and a sponge dauber to create beautiful backgrounds.  You can also use the new embossing pastes that we have in store to add dimension to your projects.  Or use with the new marker spritzing tool or ink sprays.  The possibilities are endless.  These products have got me playing again....exactly what I have been wanting to do since attending CHA!!  Ok.  Why does "playing" with paper make me so darn happy??

Demo Days
Get ready for a little show and tell!  I will be in the store from 10-5 on Thursday showing you what can be achieved with these stencils.  The possibilities are truly endless.

New Product
So by now you will have gathered that there is some new product in the store and this is just the beginning!  A massive order of Memory Box dies and stencils arrived yesterday!  I will argue that we have one of the most impressive inventory of Memory Box dies in the area!  Not sure what a Memory Box die is and why I get so excited about them?  Stop in Thursday and I will show you what they are all about!

Embossing paste was all the rage at CHA!  White, translucent, gold and silver are now in stock!  Add it to a card or layout to achieve 3-D results.  This product is SO fun to play with!  Just google embossing paste and watch some of the videos out there.  Here is Jennifer McGuire's video.  It is long but it explores just about every possibility of what can be achieved with this product.

Can you feel the energy and excitement I am feeling right now??  Guess what I will be doing tonight after American Idol?!?!  Ha!  Have a good one!


Store Hours
Wed.-Fri. - 10am-5pm
Sat. 9:30am-3pm

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's LOVE

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Thought I would share the kids completed valentines. Julia designed these all on her own from stamp choice to colour choice. The only thing I helped with included die cutting the hearts and tying the tootsie pop to the card. I know they were quite proud of these!  It makes me happy to know they both enjoy the hobby as much as I do!

Sale Continues
Two days left to save 40% off all 12x12 collection kits and 6x6 paper pads!  There is still a great selection in stock. Oh. Ribbon is also buy 1 get 1 FREE!

See you soon!


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10-5
Sat - 9:30-3

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sale Continues!

We had quite the Valentine Card production line going in our house last night!  It's so funny because in past years I wanted to create these masterpieces. You know...use all the glitter, ribbon, fancy paper and more. Everything HAD to be perfect. I was the one who put the valentines together and life was good. It has taken me some time to realize that the kids want to do their own cards and hey....the stamping may not be perfect but they did it themselves and they are SO proud of their work!  

This year's cards were a simple white heart (cut out using the spellbinder heart die) and stamped with various images including dinosaurs, cats, cupcakes or rocket ships!  We are going to use washi tape to add a tootsie pop or glitter pens to these cards. There is still time for you to stop in and grab some goodies for your cards!

SALE Continues
As you saw in my last post, we have 40% off all 6x6 pads and 12x12 collection packs!  All ribbon strands are also BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

I'm at the store until 5pm demoing the NEW marker spritzer!  We used it in our CRAFT-TEA Time card last Saturday and had SO much fun playing! Use it on its own to spritz some colour on your project or with stencils to add specific designs. The best part is that you can use pretty much any marker with this system including distress markers, copics and even the kids cheapy markers!  Come in and check it out!  Only $16.50 for loads of fun!!

See you soon!


Store hours
Wed-Fri - 10-5
Sat - 9:30-3

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I was so excited to get my mail today!  A package came from the Zonta Club of Chatham-Kent promoting their AMAZING event.  Their Spring Card Making Extravaganza is coming up on Saturday March 22 from 10am-4pm.  The cost is $42 (early bird rate) and you will get to make 9 projects (usually cards or could be tags etc) and lunch and a $15 tax receipt is included!  We have been a part of this event since the beginning  and all I can say is you certainly get your money's worth!  You spend 30 minutes at each table learning various techniques from the instructors and you walk out of there energized and refreshed and ready to take on the world!  I like this event SO much that I decided to ask for TWO tables this year!  That's right!  Get ready for two fabulous projects from The Pickle!!  

Tickets are now available at the store starting Wednesday or you can register on line.  If you are coming into the store to pay, please bring cash or cheques so I can easily pass payment on to the organizers.  I have a feeling this event will sell out, so get in as soon as you can to reserve your spot!

A Valentine Treat for YOU!
With Valentine's Day this week, I am feeling the love and wanting to share some with YOU!  All 12x12 Collection packs and 6x6 paper pads are 40% OFF!  Whaaaaat?  Really!  Stop in Wednesday-Saturday and save 40% OFF our entire in stock collection of pretty paper pads and 12x12 collection kits!  No coupon required!  Wink.  Wink.  Just 40% off the manufacturer's suggested retail pricing for ONE week only!  Just another reason to love The Pickle!

Want more?  How about all $1.00 strands of ribbon are BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!  Sweeet!

Better end this blog now before this kumbaya moments turns into me giving away the farm!  Ha!  Keep that smile going all day!


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

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Craft-Tea Time TODAY! New product ALERT!

You must get into The Pickle today (open 9:30-3).  Craft-Tea Time is happening from 10-2.  We will be showing off our NEW marker spritzing tool and an adorable Penny Black stamp set!

It is 6 days until Valentine's and with another winter storm in the forecast, now is the time to grab some supplies and allow yourself to have a craft day!  I did that last Sunday.  I got all my work done Saturday and since my hubby was all about the Superbowl, and as he has said "I don't know anyone who could care any LESS about football" ( it that obvious?!), I had the perfect excuse to spend the day crafting! "Work" began on my California scrapbook.  I cannot wait to show you once I get a little farther!  I chose to use a Project Life 12x12 album and the amazing Say Cheese line from Simple Stories.  It is coming together quickly thanks to these great products!

Another reason why you must get in, is because I just received a HUGE shipment of new product!  Stamps are beginning to invade the store once more....and I couldn't be any more excited!  We also received the new We R Pillow Box Punch Board, marker spritzing tool, MFT stencils, and more!  Fun times for sure!!

Better get going!  Lots to get ready before we open!  Have an amazing weekend!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Headquarters

What is the ultimate way to show someone you care about them?  Make them something!  Anything. When I make someone a handmade card for a shower or wedding, the thank you card from them often thanks me FIRSTLY for the card and secondly for the gift itself!  In this fast pace, digital world we live in, a handmade gift or card means more than ever. It shows you cared enough to give up some of your precious free time for THEM!  

Stop by The Pickle today for card stock, ribbon, glitter, embellishments and more to make a little something special for someone you love!  It's two weeks until Valentine's Day!  Plenty of time to get creative!!


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