Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Resolution #1....

...Get CREATIVE!! 
and we have just the thing to help you along...
a GREAT line up of creative, fun and inspiring workshops!

January 10th
3:00 to 6:00
Calendar Class #1
(this is an on-going workshop)
We will craft 3 monthly calendar pockets, filler pages, journal cards and accents for the current quarter. Each months pocket can be prominently displayed on your refrigerator. During the month you can gather photos, mementos and ephemera in your monthly pocket. 

We will host an upcoming workshop 
to create the mixed media smash book to hold the monthly pockets and collections 
that have been created and curated.
(the mixed media books are a brand new item and not available 
to order just they become available we will hold this class).   
At years end you will have an amazing journal featuring 
all the special events and memories throughout the months. 
**(please watch for an upcoming Graphic 45 blog feature showcasing this project!!)

January 24th
Altered Pocket Keepsake
(choose your own paper to truly make this one your own!) 
11:30 to 1:30
cost: $25.00
This unique keepsake design will really ignite your creativity!! 
You will want to make one for every occasion! 

Shadow Box Configurations Workshop
January 24th
3:00 to 6:00
We supply the boxes, paper, ephemera and a yummy array of embellishments...
you bring a few favorite photos and special charms or trinkets 
to personalize your one-of-a-kind shadowbox.
Wonderful & unique art for your home or make this keepsake
for a very special, heartfelt gift. 

14 Things I LOVE about You Tag Books
February 6th  
4:00 to 8:00
(drop in class)
cost: $25.00
A wonderful handmade book just in time for Valentine's Day!
Craft this tag book then fill it in with all your 
favorite memories and thoughts and photos
 of your true love. 
Makes a fun book for kids to make for mom or dad too!
**drop in classes are offered on a first come first serve basis. 
You can reserve a kit thru our pay-pal deposit 
option if you want to ensure a seat- please simply note this selection upon check-out). 

He said, She Said Valentine Mini
February 7th
11:30 to 1:30
cost: $25.00
A perfect handmade Valentine for your love!!
This sweet little mini project features a double-sided cover...
one side  for "her" and one side for "him". 
Add photos, quotes, favorite songs and little trinkets
to complete this texturey, layered lovely. 

"True" Multi-Technique Keepsake Book
February 7th
3:00 to 6:00
cost: $15.00
This book features a dizzying array of bookmaking and collage techniques. 
Learn, new, hands on papercrafting techniques while 
assembling this power packed page turner keepsake! 
 (photo coming soon)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DIY Marquee Letter Workshop coming in February!!

Mark your calendars and save the date
for this super fun 
DIY workshop!!
Saturday, February 28th 
Create your very own customized 
Marquee Letter!

Make it fancy...

...color coordinate to match any theme... 

...keep it simple or bling it up!!

Date: February 28th 11:30-1:30
Cost: $30.00 
(for 1 light-up, personalized letter, 
additional letters can be ordered for you to personalize at home!!)

Please pre-register using our Pay-Pal button
and ***specify your letter choice upon registering. 
 Choose any letter A-Z or 
arrow, star or ampersand shapes are also available. 

you must pre-register and choose your letter by February 1st
to allow time for ordering, shipping and ensuring your letter choice is in stock.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Save the Date

Saturday January 31st
11:00am to 5:00pm

Grand Opening 2.0

Join us for 
creative MITIS, 
door prizes, 
ribbon cutting ceremony, 
DIY fun and more!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

holiday shopping made simple....

give your friends and loved ones the hint...
gift certificates from 
would be a 
perfect gift this year!!

Gift certificates in various amounts can be purchased 
HERE on our website or in person at the shop (once we open).

Purchase a gift certificate between now and Shop Small Saturday (November 29th)
and receive an extra $5.00 credit on your gift certificate!!  

shop local*shop small*support the makers

setting up shop

Keys in hand...
let's DO THIS!!

Our lovely front room where will showcase
all of our art supplies, papergoods, ribbon, paint, tools, charms, ephemera,
trinkets, mixed media books and more!

Cash & wrap area...a vintage soda shop counter will soon
live here. 
 Just beyond the check out area is the white we will feature
vintage goods & furniture pieces, upcycled finds and 
our amazingly talented artisan's handmade wares. 

The backroom AKA "the art studio"!!
Workshops, events and many fun celebrations to be held in this space. 

My awesome dad, stepping in to lend a hand.
(we call him the spackle king!!)

Check out this beauty! Getting a fresh coat of lovely AS gray...
a new/old, revitalized piece to share on opening day! 

Ahhh...the fun soda shop counter mentioned above. 
This patina is simply fantastic!

Lighting...going up!

A few days of packing & hauling...
  a few pieces placed in the front room, ready to house glorious, crafty treasures!

Temporary signage for the front window...
open, open, open!!!

And finally, new postcards to share with friends, family and the community.

Setting up shop is SO much fun!!
more photos and updates
as the progress continues....

and please remember to save the date:
First Friday
in Old Town Battle Ground
Friday December 5th
4:00PM to 8:00PM

Hope to see you there!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Amazing Cookie Exchange & Workshops

Mark your calendars and reserve your seat...
you will NOT want to miss this workshop!!

Saturday December 6th 
Cookie Exchange and Creative Workshops
***(location to be announced)

11:30-1:30- Workshop 
#1- Layered Christmas Keepsake
cost: $30.00

1:30-2:30- Cookie Exchange

#2- Vintage Inspired Bottle Brush & Spool Christmas Trees
cost: $25.00 (4 trees)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Save the Date

Our Annual 
Amazing Christmas Cookie 
& Workshop Day
is fast approaching!!
 Please Save the Date:
Saturday December 6th

we will have some crafty fun... 

some glittery goodtimes.... 

and best of all...
lots of amazing, yummy cookies!! 

See you there!!
(reserve your seat by making a paypal deposit on the workshop page)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday

Cold and stormy, rainy, inside days, 
but really feeling like showing Stella some love. 

This calls for an inside, crafty job. 
How about a Journal and Travelin' Art Case
customized just for Stella!?!

First, I crafted a fun, chunky art journal with tons of pages, pockets, tabs and layers.
I created title pages, themed sections and 
added lots of journaling pages & prompts
for telling Stella's story, reminiscing about our travels and 
jotting down the milestones along the way. 

Then, a case of course, 
to store basic supplies, tools and embellishments... 
everything I'll need while on the road. 

I've already started adding photos, mementos, dates and important notes....

I made a Snapguide walking you thru how to create 
my traveling crafters case...
check it out here: 

I'm so antsy not being able to work on Stella...but
crafting SOMETHING for her helped a little
Now I can't wait to fill my journal 
with all our adventures & memories!!