Thursday, July 31, 2014

Make & Take Time!

Superstar style + Super Easy = WINNER, WINNER.
Chicken Dinner!
Come into The Paper Pickle today between 10-5 for a fun and FREE make and take with my sister Jen!  She is only THE most adorable little pregnant lady and she was the inspiration for this card.  When you are working with amazing embellishments like Studio Callico's wood embellishments, you can keep your design simple and still be effective.  It is hard to see here, but I popped out the simple chevron decorative paper and added a little twine to enhance the card.  The stamp is from MFT and has a co-ordinating die set.  

Stop in and make one for yourself!


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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All that Glitters is GOLD!

8x10 Prints ready for framing!
Such an awesome, EASY DIY project!

One of the hottest design trends right now is GOLD!  Beautiful, shiny gold foil products are everywhere!  You are seeing gold used in home decor and you're seeing it in paper crafting as well!  I mean what girl doesn't love gold? Have a look at some of the beautiful product I have brought in from My Mind's Eye.  
Chipboard embellishments
12x12 Collection kit - 2 awesome styles to choose from
6x6 Paper Pads are perfect for card making
Another style of 8x10 prints.
There are actually 6 styles in one pack for $6.99
This 12x12 album is amazing with its gold glitter chevron pattern

For those of you who are into rustic, here is a great, versatile 6x6 pad featuring lots and lots of wood!

If you love rustic as much as we do at The Pickle, this pad is for you

Happy crafting!


Store Hours
Wed.-Fri.- 10am-5pm

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Happy Saturday!

Hey guys!  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. If you have time, pop into "your happy place" and check out our new goodies!  Open 9:30-3 TODAY!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's Thursday! You know what that means...

Come in and get your craft on!

That's right!  Every Thursday this summer, The Paper Pickle has FREE make & takes!  Drop in between 10-4:45pm and make this adorable card using a brand new stamp design from Hero Arts!

See you soon!


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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Finding Beauty in Everything...

Beautiful to me

So yesterday while I was running errands for my other job, my travels took me down the residential section of King Street in Chatham.  There were many items at the road with a sign saying "FREE".  And look what I found!  It was like winning the lottery!  It was dusty but I could see the beauty in this well crafted piece of furniture.  I washed "her" up last night and all that is left to do is sand down a few rough spots and add a little stain and she will be as good as new in my mind.  You are definitely going to see this girl in the new store (New store?  Better save that story for a post later this week!)

So the moral of the story is that one man's junk is another man's treasure and if you find beauty in something, celebrate it!  This can hold true for your crafting.  If you think what you created is beautiful, that is all that matters.  Don't compare yourself to others and make yourself feel unworthy!  It's all about celebrating the little things!

New Foil Tapes

Another shipment of gorgeous foil tapes from Little B have arrived!  Check out our treasure chest and see what you think.

Here are a few of the styles up close.  To tell you the truth, these images do nothing for this product.  When you see the tapes in person and see how shiny the foil is, you will be amazed.  I also love how these tapes stick and basically blend in with any project.  They don't have that tacky glossy shine that some tapes do.  They are like washi tapes taken to the next level and boy do I love it!

Well, I better get going here at my other job!  I'd hate to get fired.


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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FREE Make & Take TODAY!

This picture does not do this little tag justice.
Come in and make this tag and see how cute it is in person!

You guys have to come in today!  We have only THE cutest little make and take FULL of technique. 

We will be using Tim's acrylic paint daubers (which are fabulous and so easy to kids even painted rocks last summer using these!).  Then we will be stamping using Unity's adorable new party stamp and them adding colour with Prisma pencils!  The tag is then dressed with sequins, a brad and ribbon!  

This is the same technique as shown on our Penny Black idea boards that many of you have asked about.  Welcome to all so come out and have a little fun!!  Open from 10-5 today!


PS...a memory box order came in yesterday. A few new releases including some Christmas have arrived!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW Unity Stamps!

What a cute stamp!

Oh, Unity Stamp Company....Owl be your forever too!  I just got a huge shipment of their Itty Bitty stamps and I may be in love, yet again, with this fabulous company. 

Why do I love them so?  Because there designs are incredible...they've got it all from cute to vintage. And the rubber is so deep allowing for a perfect stamp any time.  And finally because they are all cling mount stamps, the price is incredible ($7.99 for multiple stamps!). 

Here is just a small sampling of what came in....
All these for $7.99?  What a deal!
I am going to use this stamp on Coulter's birthday card this year.
The ferris wheel reminds him of our trip to California.
Adorable for a bridal shower card or a thinking of you.
Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards.
I really liked this font and sentiment and the
bird image could be used for anything really, not just sympathy.
Again, a great versatile image and a nice sentiment with multiple uses.

Come in and have a look!  At these great prices, you could add a few to freshen up your collection!

Just a little hint, but guess what stamps we are working with during tomorrow's FREE make & take??


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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Summer Time.....Insta-FUN!

Adorable little projects using the
Farmer's Market Instagram jouraling cards

What a beautiful day!  We have been incredibly lucky to have such amazing weather!  It's funny, but why do we feel guilty this time of the year working on our scrappy projects?  This is no time to give up on crafting people!  This is when you take your projects outdoors.  On days and evenings like this, you can find me working on simple little projects on the patio table with the kids.  The other week, we worked on our Smash Books.  It is so easy to throw in some concert tickets and a few little thoughts.  I feel productive and my creative needs are satisfied.

Instagram Albums by We R Memory Keepers
Here is another product that I find to be quick and easy given the size (4x4) and cool accessories that go with it!  Instagram albums by We R Memory Keepers...

There are 5 yummy colours to choose from!
I love the faux leather finish.
Scrapbooking can be a snap with
SUPER cute albums and pre printed journaling cards
Here is a photo showing the album, journaling cards and pages
Various Instagram Journaling Cards (2x2 & 4x4)
What a quick and simple little project!
These products are in store now.  Pull together a quick album of your family vacation, trip to the beach or fun summer shots!  Not sure what Instagram is?  Don't worry about having an Instagram account.  You can use any of your photos and create something special.

Scrapbooking not your thing?  Have a look at how I used the journaling cards on a greeting card.  This was actually my Mother's Day card design with matching gift card holder (these cute bags are in store and come in kraft and white).

If all goes well, I will post a picture of me on my patio tonight with these sweet little goodies.  I can't wait!


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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's Thursday! That means a FREE Make &Take!

Make & Take FUN!  Join us TODAY!

It's back!  Our FREE make&take is happening from 10-5 TODAY!  We've got an adorable little cards featuring a letterpress technique using our NEW embossing folders. Don't you just love the simplicity of this design?  Stop in and say hello to Debbie and tell her how much you love her creation!  It's free and open to all levels of crafters!  Can't make this Thursday's craft?  We will be featuring a free make and take EVERY Thursday this summer!!

Sale Table
If you were away last week and just heard about our big sale (which took place last week) never fear!  There are still lots of great items just looking for a good home!  Embossing folders, paper pads, dies and more.  Check it out!

Enjoy this unbelievably beautiful day!


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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

LAST day to SAVE

Sidewalk Days are happening downtown Chatham and today is you LAST day to save big time at The Pickle!  Open until 3pm Saturday!!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Sidewalk Sales - Downtown Chatham

Wow.  These deals are hot. Two more days to save!  King Street will be closed today and tomorrow so get downtown Chatham and grab some deals from my friends and fellow merchants!

Today's additions include MORE MemoryBox and MFT dies (yay!), 10 sheets of 12x12 designer paper for $2.50 (you are loving those!) and a few other goodies. Come on in and see how good your bargain hunting skills are!  Ha. 


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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BIG Things are Happening - Sidewalk Sale

Oh, IT'S on!  Have a look at our incredible sales counter.  Stickers, paper pads, dies, embellishments, Capture albums and more.  

Today's additions include select MemoryBox dies (we never put these on sale btw), 10 sheets of 12x12 design papers at $2.50 (that's 75% off in case you're doing the math like any good bargain shopper does!). Get in while the gettin' is GREAT!  Sale ENDS Saturday!

NO Make & Take TODAY
I hope you don't mind, but there will be no make and take today.  It would be too crazy in the store for this today.  Join us next Thursday (and every Thursday for the rest of the summer for a FREE craft)!

Make this day as incredible as you can...


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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Big Things are Happening SALE - July 2-5

It's all happening, guys.  It really and truly is.  Can you guess what I am talking about?  Maybe I will leave you in suspense a little longer!

Sooooo anyways......Sidewalk sales happen in downtown this Friday and Saturday but as usual, we will start our sales early allowing you more time to shop!!  Stop in tomorrow through Saturday and pick up some real steals!  6x6 paper pads, embellishments, dies and more!  Items will be added to the sale tables daily so make sure to check in through the week!

Hope you had a great Canada Day and see you soon!


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