Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Classes - Alcohol Inks

 As promised, here are the details about a beautiful and exciting class!

Alcohol Ink Class by Hilary
Alcohol Inks are all the rage right now.  You can find every celebrity card maker out there working with them.  Want to get some hands on lessons in a small class setting?  Join our resident Queen of Technique for this incredible class.  You will create two very different cards using alcohol inks using yupo paper.  Discover the "ghosting" and "dropping" techniques for yourself.  Please note that results will vary as you are the artist and this is your art.  All who like to "play" and would like to learn something new are welcome to join.  

Dates:  Wednesday, April 25th from 1-3pm OR Thursday, April 26th 6-8pm
Cost:  $18+hst
Required Supplies:  Adhesive

To register, please call the store to reserve your spot as seats are limited (519.351.5220).  I encourage you to stop into the store to register as well during store hours.  These cards are gorgeous in person!

Looking for more classes?  
Please let us know the types of classes that interest you.  We would like to get more classes going now that the weather is getting better.


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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NEWSLETTER Time - ZONTA Details. NEW Product. 25% off SALE.

Beautiful NEW dies from Elizabeth Crafts
are in stock NOW!
Well hello there.  Long time no chat.  So for those of you who tune in regularly know that when I am not posting it means BIG things are HAPPENING!  Oh yeah.  Truly these last few weeks have been a whirlwind here at The Pickle! 

Zonta LOVE
We had a blast at the Zonta Cardmaking Extravaganza where we taught TWO cards.  Have a look!  A warm thank you to Corrinne from Rubies who taught this elegant card which featured Tim Holtz Glorious Bouquet stamp and oxide inks.  We also used a gorgeous butterfly stamp from Magenta and Tim's new border stamp set.

Elegant card perfect for any occasion

And here is the card that Jules and I lead.  This was an action packed shaker card which featured Memory Box's Mod Square die and some amazing new papers from Crate Paper, oxide inks (can you tell they are my fav?!?) and various other amazing stamps and product that we have in stock.  Both cards are in store now.  Come and have a look...I am proud of these designs.
Shake it....!

Everyone said they loved the cards....what do you think?  What an awesome event once again.  PS....the date has been set for the Christmas Event.....mark your calendars for November 10th!  ♥

NEW Dies!
 A ton of new dies and general product for that matter have been steadily arriving at The Pickle.  Have a look at some of the beauties.....

Basic shapes are back!

Incredible value from Elizabeth Craft

Love the NEW hot air balloon
- check out Pinterest for some incredible designs.

You could do SO much with this basket die

Dashing Circles

Dashing Squares

Dashing Rectangles

Bird Branch Circle Frame from Memory Box

Poppy Stamp - Fine Flamingo

Memory Box - Dragonfly Stems Left Corner

Poppy Stamp - Pierces Borders

Select Spellbinder Dies - 25% OFF
Is it time for a SALE?!?  Well we DO have to make room for these brand new dies.  Do you think you can help find good homes for any of these?  ♥  Just look at these dies are awesome ideas.

These are only a few of the Spellbinders that at 25% off!

Alcohol Ink Card Class
Tomorrow I will be posting details about TWO alcohol ink classes with Hilary!  Join our Queen of Technique and see why people are going crazy for alcohol inks once again!

Free Make & Take - THIS Saturday
Don't is the third Saturday and that means a FREE make and take at the Pickle!  Make a beautiful Mother's Day card with Jules.  10am-2pm THIS Saturday!  All are welcome.

Hope to see you soon!


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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Easter Treats! Try something NEW!

My Happy Place may be my FAVOURITE new line and may I be so bold to say my favourite line ever?  You've got llamas.  You've got bicycles (swoon).  You've got pretty flowers.  You've got....
12x12 Designer paper
....Caticorns?!?!  Sigh.  I. Am.  In.  Love.

8x8 Pad
 We have brought it the 12x12 collection pack and adorable 8x8 size.
 They have also introduced beautiful journals.  These are sold in two packs and come in two different sizes. 

12x12 Designer Paper
Why not try something different this year?  Give your kids (or yourself) the gift of CRAFT this Easter. 
More adorable 12x12 Designer Paper
 Work with those beautiful hands!
Neat & Tangled Sequins are in stock in many FRESH colour combos

Store Hours
Wed-Thurs - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm
*Closed Good Friday*

Friday, March 23, 2018

Card Making Extravaganza - April 7

Saturday is the LAST DAY to receive the Early Bird pricing for this incredible event.  You have heard me GUSH about how wonderful this event TRULY is!  Picture ENTIRE day of crafting, good food and FUN.  We will have TWO tables and I cannot wait to share my designs with you!

Tickets are still available.  Check out the details on the poster above about how to sign up.  This year you can even pop into The Pickle to register!  Open today 10-5 and Saturday 10-3.


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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NEW! Penny Black Spring Release

Spring is definitely in the air.....thanks to the gorgeous NEW release from Penny Black.  A wonderful selection of cling mount, polymer stamps and dies have arrived at The Paper Pickle.  You know Penny Black has been a favourite of ours since the beginning.  Speaking of that, did you know we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year!!??!!

Feast your eyes on these gorgeous samples I found on Penny Black's blog.  There is such wonderful inspiration. 

Here are just a few of the NEW stamps you will find!  I know a few of you have been waiting patiently for these.  Oh!  They are finally here.....

Many, many, MANY (oh my) other new products have arrived.  Designer 12x12 papers and coordinating embellishments.....alcohol inks....punch boards and more.  It's all here!  It is the perfect time to come to your Happy Place and see what catches your eye and your imagination.

♥ Kim

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Products & FREE Make & Take - THIS Saturday!

It's FUN. It's FREE. It's happening THIS Saturday at The Paper Pickle.   10am-3pm. Make a sweet little paper project with your hands.  Guaranteed you will have fun and you will be amazed at how awesome you are!  At least that's how I feel every time I make a card or tag.  Ha.

See you Saturday!  
Webster's Pages - My Happy Place
How can you NOT smile looking at this NEW line?
PS....there is like a million new papers, embellishments and more at The Pickle. New releases from Webster's Pages (My Happy Place, Good Life), Crate Paper (Flourish), Echo Park (Imagine Boy, Imagine Girl) and more are here!  The colours.  The designs.  Sigh.  You need a little cheer in your life.


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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Girl Power!

I came across this photo the other night and HAD to share....especially on International Women's Day. This is a photo of me and my three sisters at Scrapfest in 2013. This was always one of the BIGGEST shows we did each year.  

We were raised to work hard. We were encouraged to embrace our entrepreneurial spirits. 

This photo makes me smile because I can remember that weekend so clearly......running around like "wild women" trying to make the booth perfect for our customers.  From our faces you can see that even though we were working hard, we were having fun "doing it" TOGETHER....showing the world what The VanRoboys GIRLS had to offer. 

The support of these beauties and the support of all the incredible customers I have had the pleasure of meeting over the years is really what keeps me going. It's funny how a little retail store has created such COMMUNITY.  Girl power!  We have made friends through the love of paper.  I love it.  

All I can say is THANK YOU.  I am a very lucky girl.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

NEW Stamps - We've GOT 'em!

Looking for the latest and greatest in stamps?  You can find them at The Paper Pickle!  The incredible new release from Creativation are steadily arriving at The Pickle.  Have a look at just a few of the new beauties we have on hand.

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Anyone recognize this designer?  None other than Krista Schneider.  Remember those cube stamps we carried a dozen years ago with 4 coordinating images?  We loved her whimsical designs then and we love then just as much now!  These stamps are a clear polymer that stamp beautifully.

Cute Food

Flora & Fauna
More whimsical designs from a brand you guys are loving.  Me too!  Just think of how much fun you could have with these new polymer stamp sets.
Bee Kind

Love Bug
Stampers Anonymous
As always, Tim Holtz is blowing up the internet with unbelievable designs that EVERY famous stamper is using!  The blogs and Pinterest are full of gorgeous creations.  Have a look....

Glorious Bouquet
This stamp is HUGE!  Good thing it comes with its own block.  Genius!  Use portions of it or the entire design.  The possibilities are endless really.
A Card by Tattered Nest Designs - This is a wow!

Ornate Trims 
Notice how Tattered Nest Designs used one of these stamps to add detail to her card above?  Trust will get SO MUCH use out of a set like this!  The perfect accent to any project.
 This set caught my eye with its vintage feel.  Very masculine.  Very impressive.
A beautiful vintage card by Kath All That Glitters
Again.....the possibilities!  A tremendous amount of detailed bugs with a great background.  This set though!
Love these cards by Plays Well with Paper!
Have any of these caught your eye?  Many of these sets have made their way into my craft room as I prepare for the Zonta Card Making Extravaganza happening on Saturday April 7th.  I am creating TWO cards this session.  I wonder which stamps will be the winner and land on my cards?  Only those in attendance will see first hand.  Don't delay.  Sign up for this AWESOME event (full details on my last blog post).


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