Tuesday, November 25, 2014

holiday shopping made simple....

psssst....
give your friends and loved ones the hint...
gift certificates from 
el&em
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!!  
woohoo!!


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 room....here 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:
SOFT OPENING
First Friday
in Old Town Battle Ground
Friday December 5th
4:00PM to 8:00PM

Hope to see you there!!!

Denise 

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


3:00-5:00-Workshop 
#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 
Exchange 
& 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!! 

xo
Denise