Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Distress Inks, Heidi Swapp & More

NEW Distress Inks are here!

How is your summer going?  It is wild to think that July is almost over!  Have a look at some of the great NEW product to hit The Pickle's shelves including Tim Holtz' Color of the Month Distress Inks.  We have 6 incredible new colours all perfect for stamping, creating stunning backgrounds and more!

Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 

 You may remember my post from June when I worked with Heidi Swapp's wanderlust wood veneers on fun frame.  I used the word beautiful.  Have a look at the other words perfect for that special project.

Smaller wood veneers including the words:  today, noted, memory and hello

 The Wanderlust Collection also featured two mini albums in keepsake boxes.  There is an oval and a square each complete with gold foil accents.

We have gold foil note books perfect for jotting down notes from your family vacation!

Memory Box & More
Many new dies have been appearing at the store.  I could not resist bringing in this stocking die in mid July!  Many more to come.

Stay cool....

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Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rainy Day? No problem. It will be SMASHING!

I often tell my kids that there is no point worrying about things you cannot control, like the weather for instance.  It is all about embracing what life and mother nature throws at you and making your own FUN.  And that is exactly what we did on a gloomy Sunday afternoon. 

Actually, Jules and I had a "smashing" date on Sunday and we would have probably just moved the party out to the patio table if it had been a gorgeous day.  This smashing date was LONG overdue!

 I really hope you guys are not tired of me and my smash book addiction because I will tell you it will never end.  And really, maybe it is not the smash books I love, but the way projects like these are so random and really lack structure and thought and they just work.  Hey, lack of structure and thought is VERY important after the wild weeks in the office or even just running the race of everyday life.

Want to know how you do it?  Here's how you Smash according to the pros (Jules and Me):

  1. You collect goodies.  
  2. You set aside some time to craft.  Smashing Dates are the best dates!
  3. You put the random pieces of your life where they fit best in your book.  
  4. You add a little journaling and embellishments.  
  5. You admire your work and how wonderful you are.
  6. You smile and cherish the time you spent together.

Wow Jules!  Your book is getting big!
You will be happy to know that my Smash Book that I started in December 2011 is now complete.  Yeah, it may sound like it took me a long time to complete but this is paper crafting.  There is no prize given to those with the most books or those completed in record time.  Competition is not allowed here.  This is my book filled with such sweet things as ticket stubs, beautiful stationery, photos and stamps, lists and more.  These are all things that mean something to me and I just love it.  And yes, I have been carrying it around the house with me over the past two days admiring it.  Ha.

I'll bring my book to the store this week so you can have a look if you like.  "Show and Tell Time" on Saturday is always welcome.  Stop in and share your work.  It will be "SMASHING", I promise.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LAST DAY - Sidewalk Sale!

This is it!  Last day to save big time on some amazing product including:

  • All Christmas - 50% off
  • All Embossing Folders - 50% off
  • Copic Sketch Markers - now only $3.25 each!
  • Select Designer Paper - $0.50/sheet
  • Many other items - 50%+ off
Open Saturday 10am-3pm!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Bird Crazy

The birds have landed.  I repeat, the birds have landed.  I know many of you have been going "crazy" for this stamp set from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.  They have been near impossible to 1) get in and 2) keep in stock.  I am happy to say a shipment has arrived.  

Not sure if you would use them on projects?  Have a look at the entries Tim Holtz received from his loyal blog followers....the possibilities are endless.  There are some amazing artists out there....

Sale Continues
Just a reminder that there are two days left to take advantage of our summer sidewalk sales!  More items will be added to the sales table including half price washi tape, designer paper and more.  Check it out!

Enjoy the sunshine.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sidewalk Days Continued - July 2-4

Well Saturday was somewhat a total washout so we decided to extend our Sidewalk Days!  Enjoy wicked, awesome, amazing SALES this week - July 2nd-4th!  
  • All Christmas 50% off
  • All Remaining Copic product - 50% off (that's $3.25 per sketch marker if you are doing the math!)
  • Select beautiful 12x12 collection kits 50% off
  • All sticky notes - Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
  • Lots of great product priced to move
Show and Tell Time
As a side note, I was chatting with an awesome girl last Saturday while I was in the store and she mentioned that it would be wonderful if there was a place we could share our creations.  Many of you come in Saturdays and show me in person and I ADORE this!  But wouldn't it be nice for us all to see each other's work?  Please feel free to message/email me your blog links and I would be happy to share these links on my blog (have you seen this section on the left called "Pickle People").  You can also post your creations to our facebook page.  A few of you have already and I encourage others to do the same!  Isn't this what this hobby is all about....sharing!?!?  Thank you Barbara for this suggestion.  If any of you have other ideas, please share.

Hope to see you (and your designs) soon.


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Sat - 10am-3pm