HI THERE! I’M ELISA!
Born and raised in Southern California, I’m a beach lover, coffee addict, chips & salsa obsessed, and professional wine drinker. MLB fan in the Spring and NFL fan in the Fall. Big sister to two, daughter, friend, ex-collegiate softball player, full time event & wedding planner, and lover of all things arts & crafts!
What originally started out as a few side projects here and there turned into creative outlet that I can’t seem to get enough of. I have always had a love for designing and creating and being able to create these forever gifts and pieces for others has been a dream!
The idea of turning nothing into something and begin able to watch it evolve has always been so intriguing to me and during the beginning of my journey crafting custom signs, I realized that the concept of crafting is so much more than arts and crafts - it’s something that happens in every aspect of our lives. So with that realization, with custom signs at the forefront, it only seemed natural to share more aspects of my life that are being CRAFTED - The things that inspired me the most and more of what fuels my creativity; creating custom signs, designing my first home, my favorite foods, my work as an event planner, and my own personal growth.
So come say hi and take a look around. I hope you find things that inspire you, speaks to you, or something you relate to, and if not, lets work together to create it.
I look forward to meeting you and hopefully making something special for you soon!
Started as a Gift
February 2018, my little sister was getting married! The pressure was on to make sure I gifted her something really memorable, after all I am her big sister and was her Maid of Honor. I've always loved personalized gifts myself - the ones that have a special place in your heart because they have sentimental value. In my opinion, there is no better time than a wedding for a gift like that so it was really important for me to give her and her husband something they were going to be able to look back on that would bring them back to their wedding day.
After months of searching for something that was personalized to them, had meaning, and would subtly remind them of their special day when they saw it, I finally came up with a sign for their home that had their first dance lyrics on them - "Thank God I'm Yours" by Russel Dickerson (in case you were wondering). They cried when they opened it and it is now hanging front and center above their bed. Weeks later friends and family who found out I made their sign started asking for custom signs of their own, sparking the beginning of it all.
Inspired by Words
While searching for the “perfect” gift, I realized the power of words may be one of the strongest gifts we have been given. Whether they are to inspire, motive, reminisce, share feelings, or tell a story - it is the one thing that we can relate to.
With that in mind, I wanted to create something that inspired and brought your favorite words to life - your favorite quote, saying, verse, memory, or single word. There is so much beauty in knowing how much meaning each can have, what it can ignite when you read those words, and how amazing it is to know how different the meaning or importance can be from one person to the next.
With a love for designing and creating, when a personal need for a one of a kind personalized piece was needed, words were the obvious choice. Word spread, and with no expectation of a business, but simply a “hobby” as a creative outlet, more gifts were created and Crafted Home was established.