Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009: A Year of Beginnings

2009: the beginning of a new era in EmilyWorld...

I no longer work full time. I am thrilled to still be doing some consulting work for Luxe (love them), but am really excited to pursue some of my own creative goals & passions this year. Here's a breakdown of what 2009 has in store...

One thing I have figured out through my years in the scrapbooking industry. I love designing practical product. I am fixated on calendars, word art and clean, elementary graphic design because it is timeless, classic and can be used to compliment any style.

Now, I personally haven't converted to digital scrapbooking, but I use brushes and other digi elements and consider myself a hybrid girl. So the opportunity to create for PolkaDotPotato was just too good to pass up!

Catch 52 is a calendar line with attitude! I will be releasing a new piece of digital calendar art every week in 2009! (exclusively available at This line will have something for everyone - from funky & unusual to ultra traditional. I'm designing it as a hybrid user - so there will be brushes & printables as well as pure digi elements.

The first kit came out today...

IndieFrenzy will offer website support and marketing services on a level that is affordable to individual artists selling their own creations.

We are so excited to be helping independent artists in a market that's more locally focused, globally friendly and uniquely original. IndieFrenzy is handmade marketing for a handmade world.

If you're already on Facebook or Myspace JOIN FOR MORE INFO:
Facebook - become friends with Indie Frenzy
Facebook - join the group IndieFrenzy
MySpace - be our friend

Or you can visit our site
Or email us at

I'm starting I.F. with Ashley Smith & Kate Lynch. If you remember the names...YES, we are the "3 Amigos" from the original Magic Scraps. Back in the day, Kate & I worked for Ashley creating, educating, marketing, & selling Magic Scraps.


The button business is booming! Matt & I are having more fun than ever churning out new designs and look forward to having more time to devote to our shop. We've added a second ManHandled site on for 2009.

The Bookie

As the button business picked up, we realized we needed ManHandled to be a specialized site - which meant no more mixed shop. Matt & I love making journals {and he's especially good at it} and we both wanted a paper-anything-goes we just opened TheBookie.

As we talked through our shop specialization plans with the family, Meg came up with a shop concept she wanted to be the primary on that she wanted to do with me. StitchSlap! will be a softie toy, pin cushion & embroidery/miscellaneous punk sewing shop on etsy. More details coming soon...

Sign up for updates
So I'm *finally* dusting off my email newsletter list and will be starting a newsletter this year. So if you'd like details from on any of our new businesses, Luxe, PDP and occaisional coupons, special offers and exclusives please email and put "the list" in the subject line.

And if you're on am I {a lot!}. It's a great way to keep up with my day-to-day. When you request me as a friend just let me know you're a blog reader & I will add you!

Well...that should keep me busy this year!


Anonymous Debby Schuh said...

You are amazing...I always love the names you come up with!
Happy new year and lots of

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Gaby said...

What a busy woman! Best of luck with all your goals this year!!

I'm sure you'll have a lot of success!

Hugs, Gaby

12:51 AM  
Blogger angiesparkles said...

This all sounds like such fun! I hope you have an amazing year :)


4:06 PM  
Blogger cottagerca said...

All the best with your goals of 2009.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you and looking forward to all the things that 2009 brings from you. You are truely an inspiration. Love ya!!! - Amy H.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Margie H said...

Justing popping in to wish you a wonderful 2009...looks like you got a full plate!

Can't wait to see what you have of luck in your new adventure :0)


1:56 PM  

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