Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Make & Take PLUS New Product!

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and Witchiepoo said we MUST have a Halloween themed Make and Take.  Drop in anytime between 10am-2pm for a FREE paper crafting project.  Everyone is welcome and there is no need to register.  Pop in and work with those beautiful hands. 

NEW Product Alert

There is also a TON of new product in store.  Great new Christmas lines from: Authentique, Simple Stories, Photo Play, Crate Paper, Penny Black and more.

I know it seems crazy to be thinking of Christmas but I know you guys think of Christmas ALL year round!  It is THE biggest and best time to show off our skills and show our love.  Have a look at these gorgeous,  I mean GORGEOUS new products from your favourite companies.....

Authentique has always been a favourite of mine.
Their constant vintage vibe speaks to me.

Any dog lover will go bow-wow over this new release called Nostalgia.
Oh my....eh?  I am in LOVE.

Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Christmas' colour pallet is a treat

Simple Stories - Merry and Bright
I am not sure which I like better!

Ok.  Okaaaaayyyyyy.
Crate Paper's Merry Days HAS to be my favourite release of the season.
The skaters.  The plaid.  The colours. 

Merry Days......Swoon some more......

Merry & Bright......Stop it.  You are killing me with your designs.

Classic Penny Black
You can always count on this company to provide
elegant, classic designs year after year.

Penny Black.....sigh.  Your brush stroke stamps are incredible.

Oh....and for those of you not quite there yet for Christmas, we've got LOTS for you too!  Stop in and see what lovelies you can find.


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

Friday, October 12, 2018

CLOSED Saturday October 13

Just wanted to let you know that we will be closed Saturday October 13 to attend a wedding.  We appreciate your understanding.

Next week will be a great week.  Lots of new product is due to arrive PLUS we will have FREE make and take on Saturday.  It's going to be a Halloween project that you will HAVE to come to!

Enjoy the weekend and thanks again for being so great.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Don't Miss These Awesome Classes

Awe.  I hope you had an amazing holiday weekend.  I enjoyed a family wedding on Saturday, a Thanksgiving feast at my grandma Prada's on Sunday and a turkey dinner with just my three turkeys where we were all fancy eating in the dining room on Monday.  It was perfect.

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's time for a little "me time".  Why not sign up for one of our paper crafting classes?  The teachers have created these wonderful cards just for you!  Spots are available.  Give us a call at the store 519-351-5220 or stop in to register.

Dates and times can be found below The Paper Pickle logo.  

For full details, found on my last blog post, click here.  

Penny Black Love

Class is THIS Thursday!

Distress and Oxide Ink LOVE

Alcohol Ink Magic

Stencil and Ink Joy - Only 2 spots left!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

It's Back! - Glass Media Mat

Everybody has been going gag gag for the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat....even Jennifer McGuire.  Wondering if this product is for you?  Watch this video from Jennifer.  I adore her videos because she is so genuine and you always learns a thing or two.  Have a look.

This product took what seemed like forever to become available and now that it is.....it is getting scooped up very quickly.  We have lots on hand.  Priced at $52.99CDN...I think you with find this competitive.  Less that Amazon PLUS you are supporting a local business.  A win-win for everyone!

PS....there are so many fabulous new items in store now.  Stop in and say hi. 

PSS....did you see the fabulous classes from my last post?  Seats are still available.  Don't miss out.


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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Class Schedule - Sign Up Today

Cards by Pauline
We are thrilled to have Pauline teaching classes again after a 2 year break!  Check out these incredible cards featuring Penny Black stamps.  We are going to try something a little different here.  In this class you must bring a stamping tool (the Tonic Stamp platform, We R Memory Keepers Stamp Press, Misti Stamping Tool, etc) because Pauline will teach you how to apply ink in layers to achieve stunning results (card on left).  And because we will be working with our own tools, we will each need our own stamp.  In the class fee, you will walk away Penny Black's 'Becoming' cling mount stamp to use over and over again.  And for the card on the right, Pauline will show you how beautifully you can blend distress oxide inks to create seamless backgrounds.
This is the stamp you will take home
with your class fee

Date:  Thursday, October 11 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $40+hst - this includes class PLUS you will go home with Penny Black's 'Becoming' stamp of your own
Please bring:  A stamp positioning tool of your choice, scissors and adhesive

Cards by Hilary
Hilary is our Queen of Technique.  She adores playing and creating beautiful backgrounds with ink and stencils.  She has created two cards for you that have a masculine feel with such stunning choices of colour.  Hilary will help you bring out your inner artist working with distress inks and distress oxide inks.  Subtle accents including dies, eyelets and wink of stella are the perfect additions to her designs.

Dates:  Wednesday October 17 from 6-8pm OR  Thursday October 18 from 1-3pm
Cost:  $20+hst
Supplies Required:  adhesive

Cards by Debbie
Has anyone noticed that alcohol inks are everywhere right now?  I know some of you may even have a few in your stash but may not know how to use them.  Well you are in luck!  Debbie has created these perfectly paired cards which feature brand new Memory Box dies and alcohol inks.  You will work on yupo paper and learn how to blend these fabulous inks to create THE most stunning backgrounds.  This is going to be a great class!

Dates:  Wednesday October 24 from 6-8pm OR Thursday October 25 from 1-3pm
Cost:  $20+hst
Supplies:  Scissors and adhesive
Mixed Media Class by Denise Lush
We are thrilled to introduce a brand new teacher to The Paper Pickle.  Denise Lush is a Brand Ambassador for The Crafter's Workshop (only our FAVOURITE stencil company!).  Her creations caught my eye on Instagram and I am over the moon HAPPY that she is teaching for us!  You can find her work on her blog, Instagram, YouTube and more.  Have a look at her first project with us!

You will work with watercolour paper, oxide inks, stencils, stamps, art alchemy opal magic wax, washi and more to create this 12 page album.  The album measures 4x4.  It is the perfect sized mini album to add instant photos, beautiful journaling and more.

Two pages - there are 12 in total!
Date:  Wednesday, November 7 from 6-8pm (note: the class may run a little longer - possibly until 9)
Cost:  $30+hst
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, personal trimmer

How to Register
All projects are in the store for viewing.  Oh and they are so pretty in person!  If you are interested in a class, please give us a call (519-351-5220) or stop in during store hours.  All classes must be paid within 48 hours of registration in order to secure your spot.  If you are unable to attend after payment has been made, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.  We don't mind checking to see if there are people on our waiting list if you need help!  We hope to see you.....

♥  Kim

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Downtown in the City Extravaganza - TONIGHT 5-9pm!

Y'all better come out now ya hear!  The downtown will be full of life as we celebrate Positivity Day and The Downtown in the City Extravaganza.  Get out and support your local businesses!

We will have:

  • Flash sales happening tonight ONLY
  • A FREE make and take from 5-8pm
  • Showcasing the incredible new lines and products for fall
Gosh darn....it will be swell.  ♥


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!
 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.


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!


 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