updated 02/13/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/15/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET
Emmy Rossum stars in Shameless, but did you know the 26-year-old actress also has a solo album out now? Catch her on the big screen for the upcoming Beautiful Creatures as well! This week she sat down to chat with PEOPLE:
Last vacation I took
I went to the Amangani resort in Wyoming for a week with my mom and best friend. We played in the snow and learned all about mating habits of the native animals. I just watched sheep and took pictures!
Last greeting card I sent
I don’t think I’ve sent one since I was about 12, and it was probably on Valentine’s Day. I usually use JibJab, where you put your face in a little online thing. People are usually horrified and delighted at the same time. Joan Cusack and her kids taught me.
Etsy. It’s such a time suck. I’m buying all these vintage brooches to use as hair ornaments, decoration, every-thing. They make it very easy; it doesn’t feel like you’re really even purchasing things. It’s a better eBay.