Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Brand New Listing!

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional"

Originally created as a birthday card, but a good reminder for any day really.

Here's the link to the listing on Etsy:

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, 28 December 2009

Eat more cake!

I just listed this as an individual card on etsy last night:

For only $3, it's the perfect card to have on hand for anyone's birthday really. And as a little secret too- it's one of my favorite EmmyBo Originals!

xo Emily

Thursday, 24 December 2009

An Update

So now it really is almost Christmas- exciting, but not as exciting as a sale popping up fresh on my (well Dan's) computer- mine is, surprise surprise, nearly dead again. Honestly, every single morning I can't get to the computer fast enough, and throughout the day even... well it's turning into an addiction. Knowing that those orders will then be the property of someone else, to send to their friends or families, or even frame up around their house, is so very exciting to me.

Dan asked me yesterday what my New Year's resolutions are, and I panicked a bit. I hadn't really thought about it yet, and I don't want to take on something too hard, or not hard enough. I want to push myself, yet feel confident that I can do it- otherwise they'll be down the drain like resolutions are known for. Although, I must say- I was proud of keeping last year's- which was to improve on correspondence.

I thought that maybe I should focusing on following some of the advice from my own cards? Something like Danny Kaye says, "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on you can," from our Life is Beautiful collection (View/order here: ) I like that- and I'll take it, but I wanted something more concrete too. So I decided on- learn to separate your personal life from your EmmyBo Originals life.
What are your resolutions, any good suggestions out there?

Monday, 14 December 2009

Creased Cards

I feel like it's Christmas morning already! I woke up before the sun, and have been buzzing around ever since. We knew that the cards might be ready today, and Dan just got a message from Ray (our printer) confirming that they're "being creased, and will be ready by the end of the day," eek! To distract myself until we can actually pick them up, I've spent the morning perusing different stories from (a wonderful online site where you can buy and sell handmade items). I've come across an edenesque blog dedicated to lovely people who have "quit their day jobs" ( to sell their work full-time. I've always imagined an art-focused life to be my ideal one. I've been a bit skeptical...but I'm starting to think it's not so far off. I'm off to work on a new collage!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

A few of my Originals...

"It Was Her Favorite Kind Of Day"

This one is from the "Good Day/Bad Day" Collection

Buy the collection:

"Let's Spoon"

This one is from the Love Collection...ooh la lala

Buy it here:

There are 4 designs in each collection, and 5 collections currently available...this means you still have (20-2...) 18 more cards to see and enjoy! Head there now to collect em' all:

Why "from the floor"?

I'm certain that I'll end up writing all of my posts from the same spot- it's the place where I always end up crafting and creating my EmmyBo Original cards: -the floor in our lounge (British for "living room"). This isn't a new thing. I've always enjoyed working on the floor more than at a table. Perhaps "on" allows for more than "at"... the floor becomes my base, whether littered with cut-out images, or newly cleared, I find it safe and inspiring. Sat on the floor, unintimidated by the abyss before me, my creative mind and soul open up.