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Custom Spotlight: A Starry Night Save the Date

I had so much fun getting to work on this project! I love designing any wedding stationery, but I really love when it gets to be fully illustrated and incorporate different mediums. With the big trend of watercolor texture, I wanted something that had more depth than just graphic shapes to represent Texas' beautiful hill country. And so I opened my set of paint and got to work. I absolutely love this one and can't wait to work with this couple on the rest of their wedding stationery. It's going to be a beautiful wedding. See more images here.

A New Year. A New Look

I'm so excited to share my new site today! I'm starting 2013 with a bang with Emilee Rose. I have big plans for this coming year and I'm excited to share them with you as they come. The first to-do was to design a new site that is more than just a blog. I wanted a home where people could come to read what I'm all about, what services I offer and see my portfolio in a more organized fashion. I also have two shops that I realize are not always as connected as I would like for them to be. And so now it's all one brand and I'm pretty excited about that.



I would love to share with you a little bit more about the site. First, I've added a Look Book! One of my favorite parts of Emilee Rose is working with clients to create the perfect design. Sometimes I get to work on really fun projects that I absolutely love and want them to have a place to live to revisit. Secondly, did you see the Wholesale page? That's right! It's been a while since I've had Emilee Rose in shops, but I'm excited to announce that I will be offering wholesale again.



Secondly, did you see the Wholesale page? That's right! It's been a while since I've had Emilee Rose in shops, but I'm excited to announce that I will be offering wholesale again.

Secondly, did you see the Wholesale page? That's right! It's been a while since I've had Emilee Rose in shops, but I'm excited to announce that I will be offering wholesale again.

Please take a moment to look around and to share with your friends. It's going to be a great year and this is just the beginning.

Weekend Vacation In Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Anyone that knows me, whether superficially or not, knows that I love Milwaukee. And if you don't know this about me, I will tell you know. I love that city. I love the people. The architecture. The weather (don't judge.) Anyways, it's a good place.

Things have been a bit rough as of late and every bone in my body was telling me, "Emily. You NEED a vacation." And I did. My parents also realized this and gave me tickets to Wisconsin for my birthday. Hallelujah! I was ecstatic. It had been almost a year and a half since I had been "home."

And so here is just a tiny snippet of my vacation.

Starting top left and going down the list... 1. Within an hour of landing in Wisconsin, I drank a Spotted Cow. Still my favorite beer. (And I'm still cursing the whole no-liquids-on-plane's bit, because I always want to bring cases of this beer home with me.)

2. Conojitos is not a fancy, pretty, nice restaurant by any means. But I love it there. It's super casual (think paper plates) and super cheap ($3 margaritas, anyone?)

3. & 4. Saturday morning brunch at Beans and Barley with Rachel and Heather. These ladies are seriously the coolest, most supportive gals anyone could ask for.

5. Made a quick stop by Altera for some coffee and Pastries.

6. I worked at Broadways Paper for years while I lived in Milwaukee. I still think that it was the best stationery store and the best place that I have ever worked. It's not a full trip to MKE without at least stopping by.

7. & 8. Locust Street Days was happening just down the block. And in true Wisconsin spirit, I made sure to get a corn on the cob. Sadly, I missed out on the cheese curds (why did I eat before the festival?!), but I love the sign anyways.

9. & 10. My last night was spent with another great lady, Erika. Her beau grilled up some kabobs and we sat outside, chatting and enjoying the weather for hours.

If you're not following me yet, feel free to find me @emileerosedesigns!

new colors, too!



In addition to a couple of new designs, I have added lots of new color options in the custom shop to personalize your stationery.

As always, if you see a color missing or want to use a specific PMS color, just let me know!

new baby announcements designs



It's official, the shops are back open!

I'm really excited about this and to be able to get back into everything. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with, well, life to be completely honest, and just needed a little break. I've also been working on illustration a children's book, which has used up quite a bit more time than I had anticipated. That project is almost complete and I'll definitely be sharing it as soon as I can.

In the mean time, I'll be adding product to the emilee rose shop slowly but surely.

And I'm working on filling up my custom shop with lots of new items. Eventually, the custom shop will be full of baby announcements, calling cards, party invitations, save the dates and eventually a wedding line. What I am most excited about is coming up with a full line of stationery that is very clean, simple, modern and totally awesome, of course!

I will keep posting designs as they come, but wanted to share a couple of new ones. Enjoy!





Temporary Vacation

It is with a heavy heart, that I have decided to temporarily close my little shop. I just have some other projects that I am working on and do not have as much time or energy to put into emilee rose at the moment.

I hope to return really soon!

Custom Wedding Design

I'm still wondering I will feel like I actually live here in Austin! It could be the lack of routine or lack of feeling of home, but I still feel like I'm on an extended vacation. With that said, staying focused has been very difficult. I have managed to finish up a little personal project. I wanted to start a design portfolio of pieces that I feel represent my aesthetic and represent the type of work that I would like to do. And these wedding pieces are what I have come up with. I'm thinking of adding that save the date to my custom shop. I think it could be super cute for any place in the U.S.! And all of this amazing photography? All by the oh-so-talented, Paige Newton. More information about the wedding designs can be found in the new wedding page.

Austin Lovin’

Image of the Greenbelt on a warm summer night. It's almost been 3 weeks since I've moved here and the time is flying by. I am loving absolutely everything about being here, with the exception of the job hunt. I'm feeling super inspired and active and outgoing. 2 of those things are highly unlike me...so as you can tell I've been trying to break out of my shell. Below are some photos that I've taken since I've been here. I thought I would share with you some of the reasons that I'm totally lovin' Austin! An image from Blues on the Green, a free concert series at Zilker Park. The people. Everyone here is so NICE. Whenever anyone finds out that I just moved here they all have the same response: "Welcome!" And it's a genuine welcome to the city. Lots of people smile and start up conversation with anyone who is near by. I was told that it would be easy to make friends here. I was skeptical since I tend to be on the shy side, but everyone was right. The fashion (or lack there of.) This is one of the most CASUAL cities that I've ever been to and I'm lovin' every minute of it! It's hot here. Mostly over 100 degrees everyday since I've been here. And unlike the people of Houston, people dress for the weather here. It's all about shorts and a t-shirt. Anything lightweight. Cool. And breezy. I'm pretty sure I even saw someone at a bar wearing a bathing suit top in lieu of a shirt. The food. Food trucks are big here and the food hidden inside of these trucks is phenomenal. Inside the one above we got some roasted beets, roasted sweet potatoes and a crazy delicious curried slaw. There are also tons of options for people with restricted diets. Vegetarian food is plentiful here and I've noticed that a lot of places will also specify if a food is also vegan or gluten free. The landscape. This city is GORGEOUS. I love being able to drive around and see glimpses of beautiful hills and tons of trees. The image above was taken at the Greenbelt. Apparently, this is the bottom of a river. Austin has been in a drought for months and this river is all dried up. I'm sure some day this river will flow again, but for now it's a big ol' hot mess (for real.) Even without the rain, the city is still pretty. Giant cactus remain and the trees seem to be holding up well. Already seen Wild Child a few times. LOVE them! The music. I've been able to go to a couple of shows here and have been thoroughly impressed with the quality of music. It seems as though everyone here is either into music or art or something creative. But in the mix are some pretty great things. Our apartment is pretty nice and we are nestled into a great little neighborhood. I'll try to post more interior images later. This is our little wall-of-art in the living room. And what would Austin be without this little one? Tilly is also having a great time here in Austin. She's been enjoying living with a new roommate (read: bothering a new person) and has adapted well to the slow pace of this city.
Everyone here is so NICE. Whenever anyone finds out that I just moved here they all have the same response: "Welcome!" And it's a genuine welcome to the city. Lots of people smile and start up conversation with anyone who is near by. I was told that it would be easy to make friends here. I was skeptical since I tend to be on the shy side, but everyone was right.

a trip to the zoo!

A few weeks ago...or what could now be a couple of months ago...my coworker and I made a day trip to the Houston Zoo. We were given free tickets from a customer last year, but wanted to wait until the African Safari was complete. The day was beautiful! Sunny and not too hot. Thank goodness we didn't wait to go until now! It's a sauna in Houston! And there were baby animals everywhere! The fence blocked some good pictures, but how adorable is that little monkey? The African Forest was much like going to Disney World. It had its own gift shop, different music and an entirely different feel than the rest of the zoo. Apparently you can feed the giraffes, but you had to pay and wait in line...so we passed. It was a fun day for all and I would highly recommend a trip here if you are in town visiting. The grounds have been redone since I was last there as a child and it is simply gorgeous!

last week in iphone pix: 2

Little miss Tilly on my afghan and on tissue paper as I was trying to wrap up an order. My coworker and I playing around with a giant foam cutout that turned out to look like a Polaroid...it was a total accident, but turned out pretty neat! Left: New summer sandles and a brightly colored spring pedicure. Right: A giant stack of yarn at Yarns to Ewe. (Side not, the yarn I have been using in my afghan has been discontinued, so I spend Saturday searching for it. Ending buying more on-line...) Left: No matter how old I get, I still think driving through a car wash is a blast. Right: Yummy Japanese candy from my coworker. Don't forget that 50% of my etsy sales from now until the end of the month will be donated here.
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