Saturday, April 16, 2011

Your Favorite Color {A Winner}

Just popping in to announce the winner of the giveaway!

The winner of the necklace and hairpins and items from Mandipidy and Moonbeamwishes is...

...comment number 32, Gina from Hiya Luv!

Congrats Gina!

Disappointed you didn't win? Use the code BLOGFRIENDS30 for 30% off your purchase from Emerging Em until Wednesday, April 20th! Don't forget that I'm participating in Handmade With Purpose, and 50% of proceeds this month go to the American Diabetes Association. Please consider shopping for a worthy cause!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Your Favorite Color {and a giveaway}

Remember how I told you that I would host a giveaway for reaching 50 followers?

Well, here it is!
I've teamed up with two other bloggers to give you a whole lot of cute stuff!

First up is the very sweet Ms. Megan, who blogs over at moonbeamwishes and sells her beautiful paper magic on Etsy.

She is giving away a $10 credit to her shop!

Here are some of my favorites.

Next up is the adorable Mandy from Mandipidy, who sells fun prints (and now cards!) on Etsy.

She is giving away the winner's choice of print!

My favorite right now is this...

...and I own one of these.

Lastly, I'll be giving away items from my Etsy shop.

The winner will receive a Rosette Necklace...

...and a set of hairpins, both in the winner's choice of color!
(They don't have to be the same color, of course.)

That's 50 dollars worth of delightful items!

To enter:
Leave a comment telling me what color or colors you would choose for the necklace and hairpins if you win.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Become a fan of Emerging Em on Facebook.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you!

The giveaway will run through Friday, April 15th, and I'll announce the winner next Saturday!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Handmade With Purpose

I'm participating in Handmade with Purpose!

For the month of April, over 20 handmade shops and blogs have joined together to give back. Each of the particiating shops and blogs will be donating proceeds to the charity of their choice.

Please help us give back by:

-buying handmade goods from participating shops
-sponsoring participating blogs
-donating to designated charities
-spreading the word on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter

Please visit Handmade With Purpose, and specifically this post, to receive updates and to learn about the participating shops and blogs and the charities to which they are donating.

Thank you to Lindsay, of Paint Me a Picture, for organizing this exciting event!

Emerging Em's charity is the American Diabetes Association and the movement to Stop Diabetes®.

Join the MillionsSM in the fight to Stop Diabetes. Help build the momentum needed to put an end to diabetes once and for all. To learn more visit

"Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."

Every 17 seconds equals a new case of diabetes, and I have several very important people in my life affected by the disease. My boyfriend, Daniel, has had diabetes since he was three, and my little cousin Chris has also struggled with the disease for a few years. Both have been hospitalized from complications. I want to help them as well as the over 25 million people affected by diabetes in the United States.

That's why I'm donating


of the proceeds from Emerging Em for the month of April to the American Diabetes Association to Stop Diabetes®!!

You can buy one of these...

or these...

or these...

...and shop for a worthy cause!

I'm so excited about this opportunity, and I'm hoping you'll consider helping me give back!