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.


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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).


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