Emma*Louise

An Illustrator, Designer and Pen Pal Fanatic. This is were I like to share my inspiration and work !

All Work Is Copyright Of Emma Louise Szostok Unless Other Wise Stated.

The front of my traveling notebook for the swap I’m hosting on swapbot. It’s been made public for the first round and sign up date is till the 30th September if your interested but after that it will be kept with in my UK Happy Mail Group. This is a UK Only swap so if you can’t find it or want to know more then message me on here or on swapbot and I’ll help. There are prompts on there also. #swap #swapbot #swapping #travel #traveling #travelingnotebook #cover #decorate #create #mail #notebook #journal #craft

The front of my traveling notebook for the swap I’m hosting on swapbot. It’s been made public for the first round and sign up date is till the 30th September if your interested but after that it will be kept with in my UK Happy Mail Group. This is a UK Only swap so if you can’t find it or want to know more then message me on here or on swapbot and I’ll help. There are prompts on there also. #swap #swapbot #swapping #travel #traveling #travelingnotebook #cover #decorate #create #mail #notebook #journal #craft

What I’m doing…..I got a job last week to create some invites for a friend for there engagement party. In the process of printing the inserts for 70 handmade invites. Hopefully I can get a bit of a production line going ! I’ll show you the finished product when there done =] #invites #engagement #engaged #happy #creative #design #designer #create #love #special #handmade #handcrafted #cards #invitations #invitation #inserts #insert #wip #widn

What I’m doing…..I got a job last week to create some invites for a friend for there engagement party. In the process of printing the inserts for 70 handmade invites. Hopefully I can get a bit of a production line going ! I’ll show you the finished product when there done =] #invites #engagement #engaged #happy #creative #design #designer #create #love #special #handmade #handcrafted #cards #invitations #invitation #inserts #insert #wip #widn

Emma has a nice new shiny printer ! Yayyyyy ! No more stressing about matt doing it or having to ask josh. I can now print from home. My room is now a mess though as I’ve literally thrown everything around so I could put it in its nice new home haha. A re think on my desk is in order ! #print #printer #epson #excited #new #newtoy #love #printing #stationery #work

Emma has a nice new shiny printer ! Yayyyyy ! No more stressing about matt doing it or having to ask josh. I can now print from home. My room is now a mess though as I’ve literally thrown everything around so I could put it in its nice new home haha. A re think on my desk is in order ! #print #printer #epson #excited #new #newtoy #love #printing #stationery #work

TBR Tag

Hello Lovelies,

Here are my answers to the TBR Tag.

I’ve loved reading everyone else’s answers so far.

Here we go:

  • How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10582331-emma-louiise I joined Goodreads back in 2012 which isn’t long ago but since then I’ve added and read so many fantastic books and I really don’t know where I’d be without it. I reminds me of all the books I’ve read when I have a blank moment. Please feel free to add me I’d love some new friends on there.

  • Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

I think I have more printed books than I have ebooks. I go through fits and starts with my ebooks. Sometime all I’ll read is my ebooks on my iPad and then all of a sudden like recently I just want a physical book and have something in my hands that I can read through on the bus or when I’m traveling.

  • How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

Again like many have already have said I like to see where the mood takes me. I have a book that I go half way through this week and stopped dead because I remembered I had a book I wanted to reread to discuss with one of my pen pals. Sometimes I stand there and look at my books and think hmm don’t want to read any of my physical books I have…whats on my TBR list that I can get.

  • A book that’s been in your TBR the longest.

Hmmm…This is a tough one. I need to consult my goodreads to have a look and see which has been on there the longest hehe. Turns out that the book that has been on the longest is Dead until Dark ( Sookie Stackhouse #1 ) By Charlaine Harris. I actually put that on my iPad a few weeks ago so I may start that soon. But like others I have a few that I’ve been thinking about reading for years such as Frankenstein and Dracula but I’ve never really put much thought into starting them.

  • A book you recently added to your TBR.

Well through having my wonderful partners send me there answers to the questions I think over the past hour of me reading I’ve add 7-8 more books. 

One’s that I’ve added today though that I bought last weekend are Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, Sepulchre by Kate Mosse and Teardrop by Lauren Kate.

  • A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

Many of my books in my TBR are based on the covers and my initial thought on the book. Autumn Rose by Abigail Gibbs, Shadow and Bone Leigh Bardugo are a few I was drawn too. I tend to find that books with beautiful and creative looking covers to me tend to be books I enjoy the most.

  • A book in your TBR that you never plan on reading.

It’s not on my Goodreads but on my Design & Illustration Book Shelf. My name is Charles Saatchi and I’m an Artoholic. I bought it when I was in college for an essay I was doing and decided I was changing my title so I had no need of the book. I’d maybe like to read it someday but I very much doubt I will.

  • An unpublished book in your TBR that you’re excited for.

Revealed by P.C Cast & Kristen Cast ! The days are ticking until I get to pre order this beauty. I’m rather sad at the same time as well as it’s the last book in this fantastic series and I will probably cry when I’ve read it knowing that I will probably not read about the characters again.

  • A book in your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

There’s a few Fault in our Stars, 50 Shades of Grey….I actually bought 50 Shades of Grey before it got a massive hype. Just for the pure reason as I loved the front covers. There now sat in my boxes with the rest of my books for now till my new little library is read and that’s where they will stay cause I have no intentions of reading them. I guess that’s also another one for the TBR that you never plan on reading. I think I will read Fault in our Stars eventually but I hate reading things people hype up as I don’t want to be disappointed but everyone is different.

  • Number of books in your TBR.

I have about 20 Physical books that I’ve not got round to reading yet but my ever growing Goodreads account is up to 208. Not as many some that I’ve seen but I only read a select genre(s) of books. 

Thank you for reading my answers and I hope you enjoy it.

Emma

@emmalouiise91

Wanting a bath but I told him he had to wait till tonight when matt got home and that he would bath him then haha he wasn’t happy ! #dog #dogs #doggy #lab #labrador #blacklab #ozzy #blacklabrador

Wanting a bath but I told him he had to wait till tonight when matt got home and that he would bath him then haha he wasn’t happy ! #dog #dogs #doggy #lab #labrador #blacklab #ozzy #blacklabrador

Finished my handmade postcard off for one of my swapbot swaps. I cut out the letters and used my copics. Uber happy with how this turned out ! #autumn #happy #postcard #postcards #swap #swapbot #mail #swapping #new #handmade #create #creative

Finished my handmade postcard off for one of my swapbot swaps. I cut out the letters and used my copics. Uber happy with how this turned out ! #autumn #happy #postcard #postcards #swap #swapbot #mail #swapping #new #handmade #create #creative

Having me a Panic ! At the Disco sesh on the way home from work ! God how I love their albums ! #panicatthedisco #patd #music #bus #buswanker #happy #love

Having me a Panic ! At the Disco sesh on the way home from work ! God how I love their albums ! #panicatthedisco #patd #music #bus #buswanker #happy #love

Drawn myself some new envelopes =] I’m hoping that I’m going to get some mail today so then I can reply to it using these envies. #mail #mailart #art #drawing #illustrate #illustration #illustrator #draw #happymail #happy #new #envelope #envelopes #envies #penpal #penpals #penpalrevolution #snailmail #snailmailrevolution

Drawn myself some new envelopes =] I’m hoping that I’m going to get some mail today so then I can reply to it using these envies. #mail #mailart #art #drawing #illustrate #illustration #illustrator #draw #happymail #happy #new #envelope #envelopes #envies #penpal #penpals #penpalrevolution #snailmail #snailmailrevolution

Walked past the Red Cross today and thought I would nip in and got these beauty’s ! So happy ! #book #books #love #tag #tags #stickers #happy

Walked past the Red Cross today and thought I would nip in and got these beauty’s ! So happy ! #book #books #love #tag #tags #stickers #happy

Had to come home early from as I was sick and had terrible stomach pains ! Met matt at asda to come pick me up and found all of this ! Some bits where 25p others where 50p I think the most expensive thing was the pencil case at 70p. #mail #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #happymail #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #pens #pen #stationery #gelpens #stickers

Had to come home early from as I was sick and had terrible stomach pains ! Met matt at asda to come pick me up and found all of this ! Some bits where 25p others where 50p I think the most expensive thing was the pencil case at 70p. #mail #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #happymail #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #pens #pen #stationery #gelpens #stickers

Today has been pay day so all of my mail has been sent yayyyy ! I’m sorry to all those that have had to wait a while but it’s now on its way ! I’ll tag those of you I can remember sending out today ! @mrschampion7108 @mummy_megan_xx @eeeayevee @xo_ashlieanne @ashdanson07 @bee_rachie @emmaadventures these are just a few I could remember but there was a lot more let me assure you ! #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #happy #handmade #happymail #mail #mailart #mailday #snailmail #snailmailrevolution  #payday #excited #create #outgoing

Today has been pay day so all of my mail has been sent yayyyy ! I’m sorry to all those that have had to wait a while but it’s now on its way ! I’ll tag those of you I can remember sending out today ! @mrschampion7108 @mummy_megan_xx @eeeayevee @xo_ashlieanne @ashdanson07 @bee_rachie @emmaadventures these are just a few I could remember but there was a lot more let me assure you ! #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #happy #handmade #happymail #mail #mailart #mailday #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #payday #excited #create #outgoing

Are you on swapbot ? And from the UK ? Have a look for us at UK Happy Mail in the groups and come join us ! I’ve got several swaps on there at the minute such as Notecard, Sticker and Handmade Postcard swaps. Happy swapping ! #swap #swapping #swapbot #swaps #happymail #mail #notecards #stickers #postcards #handmade #mailday #mailart

Are you on swapbot ? And from the UK ? Have a look for us at UK Happy Mail in the groups and come join us ! I’ve got several swaps on there at the minute such as Notecard, Sticker and Handmade Postcard swaps. Happy swapping ! #swap #swapping #swapbot #swaps #happymail #mail #notecards #stickers #postcards #handmade #mailday #mailart

New snailmail stationery ! #stationery #happymail #mail #mailart #mailday #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #new #design ##splat #fun

New snailmail stationery ! #stationery #happymail #mail #mailart #mailday #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #new #design ##splat #fun

I went to see Dude at the weekend ! He totally cheered me up ! Such a pretty little boy ! @scisserhands =] #lab #labrador #instapet #cute #pretty #blacklab #blacklabrador #sweet #dog #doggy #instadog

I went to see Dude at the weekend ! He totally cheered me up ! Such a pretty little boy ! @scisserhands =] #lab #labrador #instapet #cute #pretty #blacklab #blacklabrador #sweet #dog #doggy #instadog

Trying some new stationery. I think I’ll do some sketches and ideas whilst on the train. #stationery #happymail #mail #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #snailmail #snailmailrevolution

Trying some new stationery. I think I’ll do some sketches and ideas whilst on the train. #stationery #happymail #mail #penpal #penpals #penpaling #penpalrevolution #snailmail #snailmailrevolution