Thursday, October 19, 2017

Did you PLAY?


Did you play tonight or did you watch everyone else have all the fun?  I said enough surfing and grabbed a few supplies. 

A 6x6 pad of Halloween paper by Crate Paper called "After Dark". 

A 6x6 pad of paper by My Mind's Eye called "Trick or Treat".

A vintage tag Kit by Weddingstar.  This kit includes 10 tags, lots of twine and Kraft stickers. And honestly a few sequins and washi. 

Done. They are super simple but they make me so happy. My day is now complete. It CAN be this simple. 

Kim

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3rd Saturday. FUN FUN FUN!


Craft with us if you DARE......

This Saturday is the 3rd Saturday of the month so that means a FREE make & take at The Pickle!  We have been doing this every month for more than a year now and based on the turn out, I can tell you like them.  As always, ghosts and ghouls of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Drop in anytime between 10am-3pm.  This week is a Halloween themed projects.  Julia and I hope to show you a few TRICKS (of the trade) and send you home with a few TREATS too.  See you soon!!

PS....There are tons of new Halloween items in the store perfect for your favourite trick or treaters.  

Kim

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday the 13th......Trick or Treat


Friday the 13th?  I remember catching glimpses of that movie when I was in Grade 7 or 8.  I swear I couldn't sleep for a week!  If you're like me, let's just forget the scary stuff and focus on cute witches with outstretched arms or those who know how to work a broom (she's got the broom pose down!).  

This is My Mind's Eye's Halloween collection called Trick or Treat.  I love the expected halloween colours but THOSE cats!  So funky and fun.




 We have brought in the 4x6 journal cards.  These are great in a pocket style scrapbook or why not use them on treat bags.  Glue on the front of the bag, add a little baker's twine.....done!  Superstar....a-gain!
Same goes for this adorable pack of die cuts from this line.  Dress up little tags, bags and more!

Now these stickers were too adorable not to post here.  These are from Paper House.  Jules pointed me to these items because one of her favourite bloggers was showing a stash of paper goodies and these were included.  They are SO fun.  My little prodigy is on the right path.

More Paper House stickers.  These are puffy.  Oh how I love my puffy stickers.

So what do you think?  Scary movie or cute crafting?  I know which I would choose.  Maybe I'll even let my black cat "Mewoo" join in on the fun just to get a little crazy.  OOOOOOO......

Kim

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Classes - Still Time to Register



We have had one addition to the class schedule so I thought I would post all the classes again.  Please pop into the store to register or call the store (519-351-5220).  Each class is approximately 2 hours.  Grab a friend and have a little fun!  I think you will be amazed at what you create with your own two hands!!


Creative Cards by Hilary
Our resident queen of technique is back with two incredible cards.  You MUST come into the store to see these in person!  Work with distress inks, embossing folders, shimmer mist, dies, stamps, heat embossing and more.  See that incredible colour on the die cut leaves?  YOU create that using Nuance and pearl ex powders!  You will also get to free hand with Sharpies to create a playful border.  Many other sentiment stamps will be available for you to customize your cards.  As always, ALL levels of stamps are welcome.

Dates:  Wednesday, October 18 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $18+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  black sharpie (bring if you have one that you love, otherwise we will have some available)


Distress Oxide Backgrounds by Debbie
Aren't these card so bring and cheery?  You should see them in person!  Work with Ranger's Distress Oxide inks to create incredible backgrounds.  You will also work with dies, stamps, and more.  As always, ALL levels of stamps are welcome.

Dates:  Thursday, October 19 from 1-3pm OR Thursday, October 26 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $18+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive


Scrapbooking with Laura
Laura has created a 12x12 layout that really shines.  She has worked with my all time favourite line by Prima called Rose Quartz.  The incredible rose gold foil is amazing and will work with any photo of a loved one, fur baby, florals, scenery and more.  You will be working with prills, chipboard, glitter, etc.  The entire 12x12 layout is matted on a heavy duty chipboard mat and is sturdy enough to hang directly on your wall.

Date:  Wednesday, October 25th
Time:  6-8:30pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, 1-4x6 photo
Suggested Supplies:  personal trimmer, edge distresser (bring these if you have)


Journals with a Purpose by Kim
You may remember that I ran a class back in July where the students created TWO identical 6x8 spiral bound lined journals.  One was to be taken home and the other was to be donated to The Women's Centre.  I was overwhelmed with the response to this class.  Twelve amazing women signed up for this class sight unseen.  Everyone walked away with a project that they were proud of.  They were also happy to donate to these women and children who use these journals as place to voice their inner thoughts and feelings.  I have written in journals and diaries my entire life (I received my first diary from my parents when I was in Grade 5) and I know how important they have been to me. Why don't you join me?  Not only will you feel all warm and fuzzy, you will also learn A LOT!  We will be working with my favourite inks (Distress Oxides), stencils, stamps, heat embossing, glitter and more. Every student put their own spin on the design and I must say I was SO impressed with every journal and you will be too.

Date:  Thursday, October 19th
Time:  6-8:30pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  bone folder (only bring if you have one)


Everyone has put heart and soul into these designs and I hope you enjoy them and consider joining in on the fun. 

Kim

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


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yes! It's All Happening


I LOVE when the counter looks like this!  Incredible paper goods are arriving and my heart just sings.  Zoom in.....what lovelies do you see?  Beautiful dies from Elizabeth Crafts, Memory Box, Taylored Expressions.  Wonderful stamps from Hero Arts, Poppy Stamps, MFT, Stampingbella, etc.  Papers and Embellishments from Prima, One Canoe Two, My Mind's Eye.  Embossing folders, stencils and more.  THIS is the time of year that I love.  They are calling for rain for a day or two?  No problem.  Lock me in my craft room.  I've got some ideas floating around in my brain that need to take flight. 

Kim

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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Thankful


I was all smiles this weekend thanks to beautiful weather, incredible food shared with family and time spent creating. These little tags made me so happy and recharged my spirit. Julia and I spent the day crafting on our patio table and it felt so good chatting about designs and watching her get excited about her own creations. 

The Paper Pickle has brought so much joy to my life. I've watched you grow as crafters and I've learned so much from you. Paper crafters have to be some of the most thoughtful and caring people. We stress over designs because we care so much for our loved ones. We want them to love our creations. And guess what?  I would bet money that they love EVERYTHING you make. In this fast paced world, handcrafted cards and gifts get noticed because they are so rare.   

I want to thank you for supporting The Pickle over the past 14 years. It means so much. 

Kim 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Vintage Blessings

It is going to be a busy week....I'm not going to lie.  Prepping Thanksgiving dinners and parties, oh my!  But why not have a little crafty fun WHILE prepping for the party?

This line by Simple Stories will do just the trick.  Cut up this 12x12 sheet of paper and add a little crafty flair to your place settings.  Add on top of a napkin or dinner plate and voila.  Superstar!
 These little packs of ephemera are adorable too!  Glue onto place cards.  Punch a hole and use twine to tie to napkins.  Or make a fun little card and write inside why you are thankful.  These little gestures take under 15 minutes to complete but are so rewarding.  You are never too busy to show someone you care.  BONUS....you get to keep your sanity.  Crafting is my #1 stress reliever.  You got this girl!

Check out all the other beautiful products we have in store.  Back by popular demand.....I have brought in more muslin bags that are perfect little favours for your guests.  They come in two sizes (3x4" and 4x6").  Add candies, a special note of thanks, a small photo or more.  We sell these individually for under $2.

So why don't you stop by?  I know you can create something wonderful.  And don't forget to grab a gourmet dessert from Homebaked Kitchen too.

Kim

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


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Classes - Time to Get your Craft On



Creative Cards by Hilary
Our resident queen of technique is back with two incredible cards.  You MUST come into the store to see these in person!  Work with distress inks, embossing folders, shimmer mist, dies, stamps, heat embossing and more.  See that incredible colour on the die cut leaves?  YOU create that using Nuance and pearl ex powders!  You will also get to free hand with Sharpies to create a playful border.  Many other sentiment stamps will be available for you to customize your cards.  As always, ALL levels of stamps are welcome.

Dates:  Wednesday, October 11 from 1-3pm OR Wednesday, October 18 6-8pm
Cost:  $18+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  black sharpie (bring if you have one that you love, otherwise we will have some available)


Scrapbooking with Laura
Laura has created a 12x12 layout that really shines.  She has worked with my all time favourite line by Prima called Rose Quartz.  The incredible rose gold foil is amazing and will work with any photo of a loved one, fur baby, florals, scenery and more.  You will be working with prills, chipboard, glitter, etc.  The entire 12x12 layout is matted on a heavy duty chipboard mat and is sturdy enough to hang directly on your wall.


Date:  Wednesday, October 25th
Time:  6-8:30pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, 1-4x6 photo
Suggested Supplies:  personal trimmer, edge distresser (bring these if you have)



Journals with a Purpose by Kim
You may remember that I ran a class back in July where the students created TWO identical 6x8 spiral bound lined journals.  One was to be taken home and the other was to be donated to The Women's Centre.  I was overwhelmed with the response to this class.  Twelve amazing women signed up for this class sight unseen.  Everyone walked away with a project that they were proud of.  They were also happy to donate to these women and children who use these journals as place to voice their inner thoughts and feelings.  I have written in journals and diaries my entire life (I received my first diary from my parents when I was in Grade 5) and I know how important they have been to me. Why don't you join me?  Not only will you feel all warm and fuzzy, you will also learn A LOT!  We will be working with my favourite inks (Distress Oxides), stencils, stamps, heat embossing, glitter and more. Every student put their own spin on the design and I must say I was SO impressed with every journal and you will be too.

Date:  Thursday, October 19th
Time:  6-8:30pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  bone folder (only bring if you have one)

How to Register
Please stop into the store during store hours (see below for details) or call to reserve your spot (519-351-5220).  Pre-payment is required in order to secure your place in class (payment required 72 hours from time of registration).  If you are not able to attend, you are responsible for finding your own replacement (please feel free to call us to see if there are people on our waiting list and we may be able to help you out).  I'm sorry but no refunds are possible.  All instructions and supplies will be forwarded on if you cannot attend.

Everyone has put heart and soul into these designs and I hope you enjoy them and consider joining in on the fun.

Kim

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Perfect Saturday


So I've got your Saturday all planned.  Are you ready for this?  Ok so Saturday will be the perfect day to grab a friend and get downtown (I love how the downtown has been hopping these days!).  The Chatham Kent Etsy event is happening in the Downtown Chatham Centre's King Street Commons area (right in front of Sears).  They always have a fabulous offering of local artisans.  Have a look below.  Nearly 50 vendors!





Firefest is also happening in the downtown core.  This is a great family friendly event.  It's been happening for many years so they are certainly doing something right. 

Then after you've seen the sights around town, pop into The Pickle. Seriously the store is PACKED with incredible new product. Check these out. New items from Paper House. My daughter helped me ordering and I have to say I have a little prodigy. Adorable product that is very on trend. She's hired!

Stop in and say hi!  

Kim 

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Falling for Inka Gold


Fall is my favourite time of the year. I decorate my house more at this time of the year than any other time (yes, even more than christmas!). I find the colours so warm and cheery. The pumpkins and funky gourds catch my eye every time. 

Nature is beautiful in it's original form but why not take it up a notch?


Can you tell which gourds have been touched by the incredible Inka Gold?  Inka Gold is a beeswax based product that can be applied to many surfaces including gourds!  The key?  Apply with an old rag, sock or your fingers and buff! Buffing brings out the gorgeous shine! 

These gourds are in store now.  I can see them at my Thanksgiving table with a little placecard attached. Let everyone think you're Martha Stewart. Ha. Or just a girl who loves to add a little crafty joy to her life!

Kim

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Company - Flora & Fauna



Guys.  I have found THE cutest stamp company and I hope you like them as much as I do.  I have brought in a couple of sets just to try.  The quality is fabulous and the images make me smile.  AND you should see the Christmas release!  I promise to bring in more if these stamps are well received.  Have a look for yourself!


Birthday Set - Sample from Flora & Fauna's blog


Glass Dome - Sample from Queen Scene


For those of you who stopped in Friday for Downtown in the City, you will know that the store is JAM PACKED right now.  Fall, Halloween, everyday and Christmas are here!  I promise to share more new products with you in the upcoming days.  Or why not venture in?  We would love to see you! ♥

Kim

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


Saturday, September 16, 2017

3rd SATURDAY Make & Take


Join us today (10-2) for a free make & take. These happen the THIRD SATURDAY of each month!  Today we are creating this beautiful gift card holder. It is also the perfect size to hold an instax instant photo!

Well last night's Downtown in the City was a huge success. Thank you to those who stopped in. Your support means everything to me. Let's keep the party going!  Spend $25 before tax and receive one of these Stampers Anonymous stamp sets or Sizzix die sets absolutely FREE!  Yes!  This is a $25-30 value!

Kim

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

It's Here! Downtown in the City!


We are gearing up for an incredible night. Join us for 5-9 TONIGHT in downtown Chatham for Downtown in the City!  We've got some great promotions happening, new product reveals and this beautiful make & take. You will not want to miss this fabulous evening celebrating our downtown!

Kim

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Downtown in the City - FRIDAY, September 15


An incredible event is happening in downtown Chatham THIS Friday from 5-9pm!  It is the 2nd Annual Downtown in the City.  All of the fabulous participating merchants have planned some pretty cool things.  This is OUR chance to show you what we've got!  Here is a link to the Historic Downtown Chatham event's page for ALL the details.  There is also a passport card that you will want for the event as you have a chance to win a $100 gift card at the store of your choice.  Now how fun is that?!?  A printable version can be found at the link above.

Of course, 44 Fourth Street is stepping up BIG TIME.  We hope to charm you with our Parisian themed evening.  All of the items below are happening from 5-9PM on Friday, September 15th:
  • Live music by Dan Davidson & friends
  • Cute little artisan booths (RosieLee's Jewelry, Costume's by Heather, Sugar Puff's Slime and more)
  • FREE Parisian inspired Make & Take (I've got a beautiful gift card holder created by for you!) from 5-8pm.  EVERYONE is welcome!
  • Absolutely incredible NEW product reveals (the store is PACKED with gorgeous items from Spellbinds, Crate Paper, Flora & Fauna, MME, Memory Box, Ranger and more!)
  • Dill-ightful pickle sampling by The Pickle Station (our local pickle brand!)
  • Spend $25 before tax and receive a FREE GIFT (valued at $20-40!)...YES, you are reading this correctly!
  • Enter your name to WIN a sweet prize pack
  • The first 50 people to complete the make & take will receive a fun little paper grab bag including an exclusive Paper Pickle Mason jar to store your crafting goodies!
  • Artisan sweets and refreshments by Homebaked Kitchen Co.


So yes....we are pretty excited to celebrate the downtown AND our stores with you!  Grab a friend and make a night out of it!  The weather is suppose to be incredible.

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Thurs - 10am-5pm
Friday - 10am-9pm (SPECIAL EVENT HOURS!)
Sat - 10am-3pm


Friday, September 8, 2017

It's all happening


I call this photo "It's all happening".

September 15, 2017. Where will you be?

Kim

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


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tim Holtz - Stamping Platform


The Tim Holtz Stamp Platform has arrived and it is very nice.  For those of you who do not already own a stamping tool, this one's for you.  


These stamping tools allow you to stamp with both cling rubber and polymer stamps perfectly....because isn't that a pet peeve of all stampers?  When you stamp does not stamp fully?

Honestly, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this one because you have to change the top clear plate depending on the type of stamp you are using (cling vs. polymer).  And to tell you the truth, the plate glides out easy and it really isn't a big deal at all.

This stamping platform has a magnetic base which is really nice.  We also carry the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press as well.  It does not have a magnetic base but you just use a little washi tape and it works very well.

It is a heavy duty stamping tool and great value.  Stop in today to try it for yourself.  We have one open and you can see just how useful it is.

Kim

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Oxide Ink LOVE


Saturday's make & take was a blast!  We created mini journals using oxide inks, stencils and stamps. Everyone was able to play and work with stencils and stamps of their choice. The journals turned out awesome!  

I have been playing with these oxide inks for some time and I am so impressed with them. The chalk finish is so very matte and beautiful. I am also impressed at how well they stamp. The coverage on the rubber is excellent with no beading. The image seems to stamp beautifully every time. I've never really liked the way Distress Inks stamp but these I LOVE. 

Thank you to all those who came out SATURDAY for our monthly make & take. The turnout was awesome!  We had people from Sarnia, London, Toronto and Michigan. Over 40 journals were made!  Great job ladies. This was our best turnout yet. We hope you had fun!

Kim

PS...the store is filling with incredible new product (photo play, MME,Crate Paper and more). Plus sidewalk work is now complete in front of the store. Come for a visit. We'd love to see you!

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


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FREE Make & Take THIS Saturday


Woot.  Woot.  The 3rd Saturday of the month means a FREE Make & Take at The Paper Pickle Co!  Join Julia as she shows you how to work with oxide inks.  You will create an adorable little spiral bound album.  All ages and levels welcome.  Stop in between 10am-3pm.  Work with those beautiful hands. ♥

Kim

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SALE continues - August 2-5


Great sales continue at The Paper Pickle. Take 25% off ALL regular priced stamps, dies and paper!  There is also an incredible clearance table with up to 90% off!  Check out these Spellbinder dies...now 75% off!  

Hot Diggity Dog!  Don't miss out.

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dog Days Summer Sale - Starts TODAY


Two weeks of hot savings for you lucky dogs with 25% off all regular priced stamps, dies and paper. 

Plus have a look at this clearance table.....many new mark downs and many new items added to this table.

Journal Drive - Last Week
We have received over 2 dozen journals which will be donated to the Chatham-Kent Women's Centre.  Thank you so much for this support!  We will be collecting journals for one more week.  Please stop in and donate a journal or two.  Small acts of kindness never go unnoticed.  YOU can make a difference in someone's life.

Journal Class - Tonight @ 6:30pm
Thank you to everyone who signed up for my journal class sight unseen!  The class has sold out and I have a waiting list.  Awesome.  For those of you who have paid...you rock!  For those of you who have not yet paid...don't worry.  Please call the store today to confirm that you are coming.  I had so many people send comments on facebook, etc. and I want to make sure I got everyone in who thinks they signed up.  I am so proud of this design and I cannot wait to show you tonight!  The best part is that we will be adding another dozen journals to the journal drive.  My heart is happy. ♥

Kim

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