Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's What I Do

SEE UPDATE BELOW!

It's funny how things work out sometimes.

When I was a teenager, I did what a lot of teenage girls do. I talked on the phone too much, I spent Friday nights in the rain at the highschool football games, and I doodled all over the phonebook, my peechees and binders. I would create the most elaborate designs, sometimes spending days or even weeks adding to it. By the time I was done with the designs on my peechees and binders, friends at school always commented on how cool they were, and wanted me to design theirs too. That was a lot of work for a ballpoint pen, so I didn't do it too often, but I did customize a few binders in my day. I had all but forgotten that favorite hobby of yesteryear, until a few days ago.

One of my merchandise suppliers, zazzle.com has recently partnered with Avery, to offer fully customizable, personalized binders. When I heard this, I literally giggled out loud! One of the things I became known for in highschool a million years ago, is now available to me as a designer and I don't have to drain any pens to do it! Oh I was all over this news, and I've been busy creating some brand new, awesomely cool, fully customizable/personalized binders for my zazzle shop. The awesome thing is, you can add your own text (and color & text style) to any binder to make it uniquely personal, or remove the text completely and add your very own.

Here are a few samples:

Christmas Memories Nature Photography

Wedding Memories Binder Holiday Recipes Binder

You can see the full (and growing) collection right here. I plan to add some of those insanely intricate types of designs that I used to do by hand, very very soon! I have tons of ideas and only so much time in the day, so check back soon to see what's new in the Custom Binder department!

UPDATE:

And to sweeten the deal just a little...


free shipping on any custom binder!To qualify, one or more binders must be purchased. The coupon code BINDERLAUNCH must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for ground shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from October 6, 2009 through October 31, 2009 at 11:59pm PT. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer.

Graphic design by Carla Rolfe