Thursday, August 16, 2018

My Bright Life


Have a look at this adorable NEW collection from Jen Hadfield and Pebbles.  I don't know what it is but Jen Hadfield's designs speak to me.  I love the ever present rustic backdrop of browns and wood grains.  And this collection is so fresh with the wonderful pops of fuchsia and gold foil.

I have brought nearly the entire collection because I LOVE it so much.  Have a look and tell me what you think!

Card Kits - Everything you need to make 30 cards!

I love these card kits.  Everything you need to make 30 cards including envelopes!  Follow the instructions or get creative and do as you please.  Cards like this are perfect to whip up and have on hand.  I love working on these kits when I want to be creative and I don't want to think.....you know those days!
6x6 paper pad
 This 6x6 paper pad is perfect for card makers and planner people with it's reduced scale design. All papers co-ordinate making designing a snap!  Foiled papers are even included in this size paper which is a real treat.

12x12 Paper - 3x4 Cards perfect for cards etc.
You guys know how much I love these sheets of 12x12.  Chop them up to have adorable pieces on hand to create tags, cards and more.  She shoots....she scores with quick and easy crafting!  Thank you, Pebbles.
I am in love with embroidery hoops.  I collect them EVERY time I am at Value Village....ask Julia.  Ha.  She is like "Really mom?  More hoops?".  After looking at this adorable 12x12 paper, can you blame me?  The wheels are turning for my next class.
 Ok.  This sheet of 12x12 paper is IN-credible.  Again, chop up these 2x2 squares to make perfect little tags, use them in your planners, etc.  Add some glitter and you're done!  Yes.....crafting CAN be this easy!!


 You know what I'm going to say here.....so yeah.  Do it!
Ephemera
 Love.  Love.  Love.  A bazillion little cut outs ready to make you happy. (Yes, I counted).
Only THE cutest little stickers to match it all. 

So?  So?  Are you as pumped about this line as I am?  Pst.....we will be using this line for our upcoming make & take happening THIS Saturday (from 10-2pm)!  Pop in and get your craft on.

Kim

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sweet Summer Sale Continues - July 25-28

Start the car!  The Paper Pickle Sweet Summer SALE is on.
One week left to SAVE!


Have you been to The Paper Pickle lately?  Ummmm.....so I kind of went WILD and ordered EVERYTHING under the sun!  The 12 new colours of Distress Oxides are in!  The Lift Pad is in!  Brand NEW lines including:  Simple Stories Lil' Dude & Dream Big, Jen Hadfield's My Bright Life, and Alexandra Renke paper and washi and SO, SO much more!  PS....We are also fully restocked on Prima watercolor confections and pencils for all you watercolor artists out there.

The Good News
So the good news is that you will SAVE THE TAX on all regular priced items THIS week!  This includes ALL the new goodies too!  We also have a wonderful clearance table with prices priced to move.  So get in here and see what kind of pretty things you can find that will SPARK your creativity.

♥ Kim

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

THIS Saturday - FREE Make & Take!

A beautiful fridge magnet using Oxide Inks,
stencils and great new washi tape.

Oh my goodness.  Thank you to everyone who came out tonight for the ARTcrawl.  It was a blast!  Here is the little fridge magnet we made.  I couldn't have done it without the help of my incredible assistant AND daughter, Julia! 

Missed us tonight?  No problem at all.  We can help you get your craft on this Saturday from 10-3.  It is the 3rd Saturday of the month so that means a FREE Make & Take.  We do them every month!  All are welcome.

New Arrivals
Ummm....so like an unreal amount of new product has arrived including:
12 NEW Distress Oxide colours!

The incredible Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad and Refill are here!

The ENTIRE collection of Lil' Dude from Simple Stories is in!

Ahhhhh.....it HAS arrived!

A VERY wide range of fruit, veggie, BBQ, cooking,
etc line from Alexandra Renke is here! 
This includes very high quality 12x12 papers
and washi tape that is like NO other in my opinion.

NOW is the time to get into The PICKLE!  Shop TAX FREE on all regular priced items this week and next!

♥  Kim

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BIG SALE - July 18-21 & July 25-28



It was time for a BIG SALE at The Pickle.  Shop TAX FREE on all regular priced merchandise PLUS shop our HUGE clearance table!  We will be open LATE this FRIDAY (until 8pm) to get in on the action in the downtown core.  There is an ART CRAWL & the STRIP MALL is happening.  Enjoy a FREE make & take this FRIDAY from 5-8pm and then again on Saturday from 10-3 since it is the 3rd Saturday of the month!

Dill-ightful savings and fun are waiting for you at The Paper Pickle!

Kim

 PS....lots and lots of new product are set to arrive this week!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Daddy Daughter Dance 2018



Last Friday was the Daddy Daughter Dance and The Paper Pickle was there.  This is a big fundraiser for The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village.  The Safety Village is a non-profit who's purpose is to keep children safe through education and awareness.  My children have attended sessions at The Safety Village through their school and I am grateful.  We are very lucky to have them in our community.  And I wanted to give back.


This year, I prepped kits for 150 girls!  All supplies and my time are donated for this event.  The cards are kept very simple as there are girls ranging in age from 2-16.  I thought this line from Doodlebug was very appropriate.  


Now there are two reasons why I initially volunteered to be a part of this event.  First of all, I wanted to see why my daughter and husband look forward to this event each year.  They have been attending since it's inception (at least 4-5 years now) and would never dream of missing it!  I mean it must be pretty special.  Oh and is it ever!  The girls and dads are dressed up.  There is dancing (Shawn from PartyTime DJ is always there spinning the tunes), there is a photo booth by Captured Moments and two strips of photos are given to each - one for dad and one for daughter.  What a beautiful keepsake!  There is a sundae bar. There is pizza. There are flowers.  There are balloons.  It.  Is.  Adorable.

....best of all, you give me love. 

And the best part....and the reason why I offered to do this for a second year.......There is lots and LOTS of LOVE.....  Oh my goodness.  These next few photos are the reason why I run around like a wild woman sweating and helping and gluing and praising and laughing and smiling and.....

Love the curly font, Summer!

Bold and beautiful.

Best use of coloured pens and stamps.

Best in black and white.  Way to go Peyton!

Oh Bry....your love is apparent.
So yeah.  This is why I do it.  My heart was FULL after this event.  Thank you for the re-charge Barb and team at The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village.  See you next year!

♥  Kim

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hooray! The 3rd Saturday is HERE!



And what perfect timing it is!  Join us THIS Saturday for a FREE make & take.  We will be creating a VERY special card for DAD.  Just in case you are new here...we do this each month on the 3rd Saturday from 10am-3pm.  Stop in.  Have some fun.  Learn a little.  Work with those beautiful hands.

♥ Kim

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

Daddy Daughter Dance Sneak Peek

Happy Father's Day 

I am thrilled to be apart of THE most adorable event of the year - The Daddy Daughter Dance taking place this Friday at The Bradley Centre.  This is a huge fundraiser for The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village (a charity that does such amazing work in our community).  Have a look at the cards the girls will be making for their dads.  We are working with the So Punny line from Doodlebug.  Tickets are nearly sold out but you may time to snag a couple!  Click here for the ticket link.


PS....for those of you who love Doodlebug and their whimsical designs, you will be happy to know that the Sweet Summer collection is now in stock!

Pen to paper.....this is love.
We were also apart of the "Mother Son Date Knight" back in May which was also a fundraiser for The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village.  The boys created an emoji spinner card for their mom (remember that one from our make and take back a few months ago?) and they loved it. 

Honestly, I am happy to donate my time and supplies especially when I get to be rewarded with this.  Have a look at the picture above.  This boy who must have been around 9 or 10 must have spend about 30+ minutes putting his card together and then taking the time to write a very special note to his mom.  He truly was putting his whole heart into that card.  I watched him give his card to this mom and he was SO proud.  My heart is full after leaving these events.....this is why I do what I do.  It is amazing what a little ol' fashioned pen to paper can do for the soul.  I am looking forward to this Friday and all the smiles and love I am so lucky to witness.

♥Kim

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


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Card Classes!

I love paper.  It is a fact.  I know this is not breaking news.  But honestly, every time I look at what can be created with basic supplies....paper, ink, stencils.....I fall more and more in love.  I am in awe.  Get ready to fall in love yourself.... 

We are back with a couple of card classes this month that will bring out your inner artist.  We have plans for various classes throughout the summer too. Stay tuned.  And don't be afraid to send me a note with suggestions for classes.  I am always open to ideas.  Also, if there are any paper artists out there who may want to teach at The Pickle, please send me an email.  I would love to see what you have to offer.


Cards by Debbie
These cards are incredible.  Just look at the art Debbie has created using stencils, distress ink, distress oxide inks, stamps and dies.  I am blown away.  They are even more beautiful in person.  Stop in and have a look.

Date:  Thursday, June 14 from 1-3pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  adhesive



Cards by Hilary
This is going to be an awesome class.  Hilary will show you how just by changing papers, you can create two very different cards.  It's like the internet debate all over again.....Which do you see?  Pink with white laces or blue with grey laces?  I can see both.  I love both.  And as a bonus, create this incredible distressed tag using various stamps, inks, stencils and more.  It's shabby.  It's chic.  It.  Is.  Fun.

Date:  Wednesday, June 20 from 6-8pm OR Thursday, June 21 from 1-3pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  adhesive

How to Register
  • You can reserve a spot by calling the store (519-351-5220) or stopping in during store hours
  • All classes must be paid for within 48 hours of registration (you can call with a credit card)
  • If you cannot make it to class once payment has been made, it is your responsibility to find a replacement (please call if you are stuck though as we may have people on the waiting list).  
We hope to see you out!  Grab a friend and get creative.  See how happy a little paper can make feel.

♥ Kim

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We are on Instagram!


It's official.  The Paper Pickle is NOW on Instagram.  The above image is a photo of my very first post.  I will admit that my son, who is 9 (going on 19) did not think it was cool that I used the hashtag #myfirstpost.  Ha!  You can find us at thepaperpickleco.  That's us.  Look for many more posts!  PS....you can also follow us on Facebook - The Paper Pickle Company.



Here is a close up of last Saturday's make & take.  We celebrated the royal wedding with a pretty little card perfect for a spring wedding.  It was so fun.  Jules thought it would be nice to dress up for the big day.  We even cut some Soloman's seal from the garden as it reminded us of wedding bells.  It was THE perfect day of magical little details that I will remember forever.
 We used a little washi tape from Alexandra Renke....


And this incredible 12x12 designer paper.  Punch these circles out and craft like a superSTAR.

We've got a little bonus for you.  This Saturday is Retrofest.  That means the downtown will be hopping!  We will have special one day promos PLUS a great make and take!  It's free and it will be fun.  Work with those beautiful hands and see our downtown at ITS BEST!  More details to follow.

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-4pm



Saturday, May 5, 2018

TODAY is National Scrapbook Day



Today is National Scrapbook Day!  Why not celebrate it by visiting a store that has proudly marched to it's own beat since 2003?!?  For 15 years, The Paper Pickle has remained true to ourself and has never felt the need to copy the competition....and I think you love us for that.  Who knows?  There could be a little special promo or two today.  We like to keep you guessing....and I think you love us for that too.

♥  Kim

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Alexandra Renke LOVE


Well it has happened again.  I have completely fallen for another amazing artist.  Alexandra Renke has created some of the most beautiful 12x12 papers and washi tape.  The quality is like none I have ever seen.  


 Artist quality papers with gorgeous weight and texture....
 Unbelievable washi tape that blends almost seamlessly to the paper it is adhered to. 
 And it's not all about the florals.  She designed some of the cutest circus images too!
12x12 sheet of designer paper that is just waiting
 to be punched out to make simple baby/children's cards or layouts

 And don't forget the flamingos!  Hot.  Hot. Hot in the design world!
 And a little palm too?  Yes please!


This was the paper that got me hooked.  Remember my little make and take where we chopped up this 12x12 to create a simple, everyday card?  A little glitter and pretty complimentary paper and you're done!  Score one for the good guys/girls!

And don't think this washi is just for cards and layouts.  Add a little washi tape to a simple kraft for white box rather than wrapping?  An ah-ha moment, right?  Yes!

I adore this new line which has a more masculine feel.  There are a few different styles like this one.  So perfect.

What do you think?  Could you be in love too?  Thank you Alexandra Renke for your beautiful and inspiring work.  You make a quick card maker like me look SO good.

♥ Kim

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


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NEW - Watercolor Confections & Supplies

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Three BEAUTIFUL new pallets of watercolor confections from Prima have arrived at The Pickle.

Essence, Woodlands and Complexions
 Last spring we had local watercolour artist, Christy Obalek in the store teaching beginner watercolour classes (check out her beautiful Etsy shop here).  She taught using these Prima Watercolor Confections.  She loved the quality as well as how nice and compact they were....perfect for the artist on the go who likes to paint out in nature. 


The weather has improved and why not bring your art outdoors?  We have all the supplies you need including the full line of confections...


watercolor pencils....

 watercolor paper...
 water pens for the artist on the go....
and many 12x12 watercolor paintable sheets that are so easy for those who are a little shy painting free hand.  Fun and whimsical images are printed on high quality watercolor paper.  

It's time to unplug a little and get your craft on....

♥ Kim

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