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