written by Elisabeth Walsh ( aronawalsh.etsy.com )
A big cast welcome to this week's featured artist Emily! Emily has a giveaway item for those who participate. To win her "Follow your dreams" handmade greeting card, just go to her shop, come back here, and comment telling us which item you like the best! Winner will be chosen by random.org

 -Your name: Emily
-Your shop name(s) cardsbyemily (currently inactive) and invitationsbyemily
Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Emily, and I love creating unique handmade cards and invitations!
 -How did you get your start on Etsy?  I opened my online card shop on Etsy in February of 2008, and have loved being part of the Etsy community ever since!
-How did you choose your shop name?: My creativity doesn't help me out much when it comes to names. My mother suggested going simple with "Cards by Emily", and my family/friends agreed!
-What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts with reading and prayer, then answering emails, then work. Most of my time is spent on orders from my invitation shop, rather than the card shop. I am quite busy, but do my best to finish up work by around 7pm. It's a lot easier said than done!

-If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be? If I could be anywhere in the world, I think I would choose to visit Italy.
-When you buy supplies for your shop, what do you look for? When I am shopping for greeting card supplies, I look for bright and colorful papers that will brighten someone's day! My favorite tool in cardmaking is my Cricut machine, which is a diecut machine that cuts a variety of shapes and sizes.
-What is your favorite Bible verse? My favorite Bible verse right now is Proverbs 3:5-6
-What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature? My dahlias wedding invitation!

Where can we find you online?: cardsbyemily.etsy.com and invitationsbyemily.etsy.com

Thank you Emily for letting us get to know you a little! Everyone please go check out her shop and leave a comment!
And the winner from last week's giveaway by chocolatedogstudio is Angela! Congratulations! Someone will be getting in touch with you soon!

Comments (10)

On March 23, 2011 at 2:11 AM , Anonymous said...

Very nice to meet you Emily. Your invitations are beautiful! My favorite is the Delightful Damask invitation. Wonderful learning more about you. Blessings ~Vanessa :)

On March 23, 2011 at 6:26 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

Oh, I so like the damask one too, nice to meet you Emily...

On March 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM , sammysgrammy said...

I just love the idea of the "arty" invitation rather that those, oh, so formal, mass produced ones. You're doing a beautiful job, Emily. Love your shop and getting to know you a little.

On March 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM , Tricia said...

I love your invitations, they are awesome. As 'sammysgrammy' said above: so much better than the formal, mass produced invitations you can get anywhere.

On March 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Emily does a beautiful job on all her invitations but I have to agree - I LOVE the dahlias.


On March 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Very special items. So nice to get to know you a little, Emily!

On March 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM , sweetybird09 said...

Nice to meet you Emily, you make beautiful cards!

On March 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM , Art and Sew Forth said...

My favorite is the carved tree thank you card. I have a thing about trees! Nice to meet you, Emily!

On March 25, 2011 at 3:08 PM , mariewarner95 said...

Nice to meet you, Emily. The cards and the eggs, my favorites. God Bless.

On March 30, 2011 at 9:35 AM , CardsByEmily said...

So nice to meet you all! Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop! =)