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Making Things Happen: Our Last Tour

September 20, 2012

So many of you are new to my little blog and may not know about my involvement with the Making Things Happen movement. I’d love to invite you to read more about it here. See, four short years ago, I was a girl with a dream – of owning a little paper brand and making a difference with it. In a room in Watercolor, Florida, I met Lara Casey and Gina Zeidler, who became two of my very best friends. Now, we travel the country together meeting other men and women with passions, purposes and dreams for a life that really means something. It’s been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. And in two short weeks, we’ll be making our last tour: Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago (sold out!) and Atlanta. I cannot wait. It’s bittersweet to bring this chapter to a close. Those 550 of you who have become part of my heart will always be there. Life is too short to sit around and let life happen to you. If you have any questions about MTH, I hope you’ll email me directly or visit our site to learn how to register. We’re nearing sold out for this tour!

I posted today on our tumblr, a message about gratitude. Sometimes, as busy wives, mamas, businesswomen, sisters, friends, etc etc etc we get so caught up in the day to day. We forget to stop and literally smell the roses. We are so blessed. Even in our struggles, even in the trials God sends us through, we are so fortunate. A spirit of gratitude changes everything.

You can also read our Tumblr for daily inspiration here.

xo,

Emily

Our first ever Business & Branding Webinar Series!

February 15, 2012

Introducing the first ever Making Brands Happen three part Business & Branding Webinar Series!! Join us (Lara Casey and Emily Ley of Making Brands Happen… and a whole lot of other great companies we own), for a series of webinars that will transform your business and revolutionize (i.e. simplify!) the way you work.  We know branding, and we’re ready to dive in with YOU!  After droves of requests, we’ve decided to share our branding secrets via the wonderful world wide web and you get to join us from the comfort of your computer.  We suggest PJ’s and hot cocoa for the full experience!  From evaluating where you are, to digging deep into where you want your business to be, we’ll go into detail on the key things you need to know to take your brand to the next level and spread the word with strategic marketing.

We’ve created this curriculum as a SERIES OF THREE ESSENTIAL WEBINARS so we can cover all the essentials you need to know:  Get BrandedThe Client Experience and Get Published.  You are welcome to just take one, but you’ll be missing the total package!  Each area directly relates to the other.  We’ve made this super affordable so it’s a no brainer to join us for all three and really take things to the next level.  Our motto: Life is too short to play small!

Live Q & A will follow each webinar, including a live branding evaluation for one lucky attendee! (First come, first served with the single ticket above!)  This webinar series is open to any creative professional — whether new to the business or a seasoned pro — that wants to take his or her brand to the next level. Ready to make 2012 your biggest year yet?  Cancel that hair appointment and Get Branded!

Part 1: Get Branded Wednesday, March 14th from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Strong, powerful brands are built on foundations of passion, authenticity and unmatched attention to detail. Join us as we dive into these details and create an actionable plan for bringing authenticity and personal connection into every aspect of your business and into every step of your ideal client experience. Your brand should tell your story in every detail and should invite your ideal client to be part of an experience she won’t soon forget.

Part 2: The Client Experience Wednesday, April 11th from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Client experiences are viral. From start to finish and beyond, your client experience should be simple, streamlined and full of unexpected, personal touches. Together, we’ll create a strategy for mapping unforgettable client experiences and discuss how to utilize that experience to create a viral buzz around your powerful brand.

Part 3: Get Published Wednesday, May 16th from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Join Southern Weddings Magazine editor-in-chief/publisher, Lara Casey and art director, Emily Ayer as they discuss the key things you need to know to take your brand to the next level and get published in print and online media.

Location: Your computer.  Platform details to follow once you are registered.

Prepare: Have your branding and publication questions ready, your computer open and something to take notes with.

Follow: on Twitter for updates @PowerfulBrand

VERY LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. 

Please note: This intensive does not cover any of the Making Things Happen curriculum.  To register for Making Things Happen, click here.  Please note #2:  These webinars are just a very SMALL TASTE of the full Making Brands Happen experience.  They do not in any way replace it.  Please note #3:  After the webinar, a recording will be a available for attendees, as well as branding homework.

*Dates and times are subject to change.  Seats are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Space is very limited. 

Warning: this webinar series is awesome. ENTER TO WIN A SEAT HERE!

 

 

all new emily ley

November 12, 2011

Emily Ley Paper, Emily Ley Creative and this blog a makeover of sorts. My brand has always felt very authentic but over the past year I have changed so much… becoming a mother, starting an amazing new company with Lara Casey and developing a whole new set of priorities… it was time for a fresh new look. And y’all… this just feels so good. Like a comfy sweater on the first day of Fall.

Introducing crazy town my daily ventures above in this new blog header. No really, we actually referred to it as crazy town throughout the design process : ) Its a crazy, beautiful circus of the things that mean the most to me. Click around up there and visit my loves. Thank you to Ashley Brooke Quintana for her unbelievable illustration skills and Aeolidia for their beautiful work on all of these sites. They so beautifully took the brand I designed and created a web presence that is polished and clean.

The new Emily Ley Paper is a beautiful lookbook featuring my four collections. Also on the new ELP site — the Simplified Planner is now available for PRE-ORDER!! Thank you so much to K&K Photography for their beautiful talents, to Lauren Grove for her stunning styling abilities and to Gina Zeidler (a thank you to G for SO MUCH!) for my gorgeous headshots! And Jenni Bailey Photography as well! Jenni is a wonderful new photographer in the Orlando area and Making Things Happen alum! Stay tuned for the NEW ELP online shop coming soon!

Emily Ley Creative is now a true collection of my most treasured work. Here you’ll find Making Brands Happen, Making Things Happen, the Stationery Academy and ALL NEW — stationery brand consulting. My adventure taking ELP from a handmade, home-spun business working all hours of the night to pursue this dream and turning it into an internationally sold brand of four stationery collections has created such a passion for partnering with other big dreaming designers to take their products and paper goods to the next level. I love love LOVE the new ELC. 

I am so unbelievably proud of this… my partnership with Lara Casey and our labor of love for this entire year. I can’t say enough about Making Brands Happen. It is the total package. It’s the work that makes my heart SING!! In 2011 alone we launched over 30 luxury wedding brands and built them from the inside out. We don’t just design brands, we build SOLID, strong, beautiful, authentic, POWERFUL businesses. Take a peek around. An enormous thank you to Cathy Olson of Love-Inspired (amazing!!!! Cathy works with us on our MBH client websites and is a GEM), Marissa Kloess (our amazing Client Concierge and dear friend!), Nicole Yang (our Design Assistant and dear friend as well!) for making THIS happen. We’re sold out for 2011 launches and are booking Spring 2012 launches now!

As I head out for a long holiday to spend time with my sweet Brady Ley, I can’t thank everyone enough for the love, support and encouragement this year. Becoming a mother has shaken me to my core in the best way possible. It’s made me live a life full of grace, not perfection and dedicate myself to helping others build simplicity into their lives as well. Sunday I leave for engage!11 in Grand Cayman and I cannot wait.

xo

Emily

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