Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Treats ONLY - No Tricks here!

The best part about Halloween being on a Monday is that you have the entire weekend to prep your treat bags!  I know.  I know.  There are many of you organized people out there that have had your treats prepped for weeks.  Well for all you "just-in-time girls" like me, stop into The Pickle to grab your supplies.  These were the little make and takes Jules taught a couple of weeks back.  We sell the kraft bags ($0.30each), twine ($0.10 per yard) and paper ($1.25 per 12x12 sheet) used to make these super cute.  We filled our small kraft bags with 2 dum dum suckers, 5 caramels and a few gummy worms.

Here is another similar design.  All supplies can be found at The Pickle.  And for all of you good girls and boys who stop in this week, make sure to say "Trick or Treat".  We will just HAVE to send you home with one of these bags.  Feel like a kid again....I dare you.

PS...We have Laura's scrapbooking class going on tomorrow (Thursday) night and I will be open late.  Stop in by 8pm for all your crafty needs!


Store Hours
Wed - 10am-5pm
Thurs - 10am-8pm (open late for class)
Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat -10am-3pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Suggestions Requested, Win a Free Class & Free Pumpkins

I need your help.  I would really like to get your ideas on the store and specifically classes.  

I found this quote from Bill Gates and I couldn't agree more.  Your feedback over the years has been invaluable.  It has helped me make decisions and has helped make "The Pickle" your store.

I need your help once again.  I would love to hear your ideas about techniques your are looking in the classes, pricing, timing, etc.  Any comments about the store in general are great too!  Don't hold back.  This is YOUR chance to have YOUR say!!

And as a thank you for your insight, I will be offering you a chance to join in on one of our two fabulous scrapbooking classes either:

Fall Fun - Thursday October 27 from 6-8pm

Or Frightful Night - Thursday, November 10 from 6-8pm

Please email your comment to, comment here on the blog or drop them off in person today (Saturday 10-3).  All comments must be received by Wednesday October 26 please.

As an added bonus for anyone who comments today, you will go home with a beautiful pumpkin from my friends from DeGoey's Nursery and Flowers.  Aren't they unique and beautiful?  They still have a wonderful selection of pumpkins and mums at their St Clair Street location AND they are all priced to move!  So stop in!

Clearance Table

While I was at the store last night for Harvestfest, I had some time to add to my clearance area.  I've got some crazy sales going on here!  Beautiful, beautiful product all looking for good homes.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the selection.

Enjoy the sunshine.


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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Harvestfest - THIS Friday - Oct 21

Tomorrow is the 3rd Friday of the month and Downtown in the City is happening....Harvestfest style!  The majority of the downtown businesses will be open until 8pm or later for your shopping convenience.  And yes....we will be participating!  This is a great time to stop in and check out all the new goodies I've been gushing about.

There are many fun events planned including:
  • On the Commons there will be a presentation of the Blenheim Golden Eagles Gymnastics Club; an exhibit by the New Animal Shelter; Autism Ontario C-K; and a demonstration from New Beginnings – sleep out awareness for homeless people.
  • At 5pm, we invite our little ghosts and goblins, princesses and super hero’s to come dressed in a costume and trick or treat at the participating businesses (we will have treats for children in costume!)
  • Then at 6:30 pm Work Force Chatham-Kent is offering a free movie that night, at the Chatham Capitol Theatre - Hotel Transylvania 2 
Hope to see you Friday night!


Store Hours
Wed-Thur - 10am-5pm
Fri - 10am-8pm (for Harvestfest)
Sat - 10am-3pm

Friday, October 14, 2016

It's all SO Beautiful

When I was in the store tonight, I couldn't help but snap a few photos.

 I know I am biased but the store is so incredibly beautiful right now. The new product is unending. The lines are unreal...Fall, Baby, Christmas, Party, Staples. Sigh. 

This proud momma is feeling the love and maybe I should share a little of it. SATURDAY only, enjoy TAX FREE on all Paper Pickle items. No need for a coupon. Just get in here and take it all in.

PS...Julia's FREE make & take is on from 10am-2pm. I think you will find it very sweet. 

Ditch the yard work. Hop in the car and come for a drive. It is a good day to spark a little creativeness. 


Store Hours
Wednesday-Friday - 10am-5pm
SATURDAY - 10am-3pm

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Make & Take + NEW! NEW! NEW!

The 3rd Saturday of each month, you can count on The Paper Pickle hosting a FREE make and take to say thank you to our customers.  Julia is really looking forward to leading this session because we will focus on Halloween.  It is a cute little project and I bet you will have FUN!

Make and Takes are FREE and run from 10am-2pm the third Saturday of each month.  No pre-registration or experience required.  All levels and ages welcome!!

NEW Shipments In (again!)
Well I don't know what's going on here, but someone MUST have stolen my credit card and has had too much fun ordering in product.  Like its all here.  Like everything.  I'm not even kidding.

One of my favourite new items...Prima's Vintage Lovers Watercolor Pencil set.  They are SO pretty and a great addition to the other collections.  They are ALL new colours so don't worry about any repetition.

Another beauty?  Crate Paper's Metallic Tapes.  Gold, silver AND rose gold?  SO SO pretty.

Come in and see what other beauties you can find.


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

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

NEW Scrapbooking Classes!

The one and only Laura Gilhuly has been busy creating incredible layouts for class.  Did I mention how lucky we are to have such a talented artist designing for our store?  Laura has been featured in Creative Scrapbooker EVERY issue in 2016!  Look out!  This is one hot artist.

Without further ado, here is Laura to describe the classes in her words....

Fall Fun - 12x12 Layout by Laura Gilhuly

Hi everyone and welcome to The Paper Pickle's October Scrapbooking layout class taught by Laura Gilhuly!
Fall is in the air and we are enjoying it with this fall or Thanksgiving themed layout!

In this class you will learn to alter die cuts, distressing techniques and how to alter beautiful resin pieces.  AND you get to work this beautiful line from Authentique!

The dies are from Tim Holtz and that incredible resin piece is from Prima and is so much fun to alter....looks like a great leaf pile to jump in!

Date:  Thursday October 27
Time:  6-8pm
Cost:  $22+HST
Required Supplies:  

  • trimmer
  • scissor
  • tape runner or adhesive of your choice
  • 4x6 vertical photo or TWO 4x3 horizontal photos fall or thanksgiving themed

Suggested Supplies (bring only if you have already):
  • edge distresser
  • stylus for embossing (one with a medium ball is perfect)

****Remember each class includes one sweet, gourmet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Company!***

Frightful Night - 12x12 Layout by Laura Gilhuly

Hi again!  I've got shivers running up and down my spine because I will be teaching this wicked class. So pull up your casket next to the cauldron and I will pour you a cup of witches brew....
We will fiendishly fussy cut, devilishly ink, make some horrific banners, frightfully emboss and alter some gruesome cheesecloth!  
You will work with some gruesomely eerie products including the spooky Mysterious line from Authentique, dreadfully wonderful Tim Holtz skulls and crossbones and his macabre stickles, shockingly fabulous molding paste and Kaisercrafts evilly bootiful black roses
So if these seems like a hair raising good time and you want to scream with delight, sign up for this spine chilling class!

Date:  Thursday, November 10
Time:  6-8pm
Cost:  $22+HST
Required Supplies:
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Small Paper Trimmer
  • 4x6 vertical photo or TWO 4x3 horizontal Halloween themed photos
****Did you hear each class includes one gourmet sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen?!?!***

How to Register
So what do you think?  Laura's layouts must be fully appreciated in person.  The detail!  It blows my mind the amount of technique on each page.  Stop into the store to sign up and see these for yourself.  You may also all to register (519-351-5220).  It will be a blast!  Guaranteed.

Make & Take Fun with Julia
I should also mention here that THIS Saturday is the THIRD SATURDAY of the month (yes, already!) and like every third Saturday, Julia will be leading a fun and FREE make and take.  This month she will be featuring a Halloween project.  There is no need to pre-register.  Just drop in during the hours of 10-2 THIS Saturday for a FREE project.  All levels welcome.  We would love to see you!


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