Hi Everyone. I’m taking a break from Grisaille, but stay tuned because I have another 30 +/- images to share with you and some of them are not to be believed, In the meantime, I don’t know if I told y’all. (I don’t think I did), but I’m going to be going to my first blogging conference which is March 2 – 4 in Atlanta.* If you happen to see this and are going, please let me know. I’m getting super excited about going away which I don’t do enough and of course, learning a ton of new stuff! If you have any interest in finding out what it’s all about, you can read about it here.
*(for all you internet stalkers ;] who might be thinking about stealing my Zuber screen in my absence, sorry, but my place will not be vacated.) ;]
Of course, I googled “the design blogger’s conference” to find out more info and I found someone who had some great recommendations (for all types of blogging conferences) and one of them was to carry around a big stack of business cards.
Oh, I’ve had many of them in the last 18 years but I always seem to forget them, however, did you know that you can create your own custom business cards and other such things online? Well, you can… on this slick site.
And no, haha! they are not paying me to say that and I am not in any affiliate program with them, but maybe I should be.
Here’s my new card.
This is a copy of what they sent back to me, but I’m sure that the finished product will be nice and sharp. My other card was and these are high res images. The template had three images in the sizes as shown, so I thought I would try it. I could’ve printed more on the back, but since these are primarily for the conference, I thought it would be good to leave the back blank in case someone wanted to write something there.
So, what is it like to design a card with Zazzle? This one took me about 90 minutes from start to finish, but I’m pretty fussy, (alright, yes, I’m an anal retentive nut-job!) about getting everything just so and, this is only my 2nd card. Naturally, I had to try at least 15 different colors for the font, etc. It’s pretty intuitive and quite clever, their program, but it does require a little practice to really get the hang of it. Once you do, though, it’s a lot of fun. If you get stuck, you can always contact the folks there and they are very friendly and happy to help you. The site gives you endless possibilities and you can upload your own images or use one of their thousands of ready-made templates. Or you can also customize one of their templates. Lots of options and card stock and on and on…
Oh, and they are very reasonably priced too. They run lots of promo sales and with my 20% off, I’m getting 100 very basic white cards for 26 bucks. AND. They are shipping out tomorrow. (of course, I had to pay for next day shipping fees because I should’ve done this a week ago.)
So, next on my geeky agenda… and don’t laugh… I’m not the slowest one out there…
Instagram, of course! I’m going to have to be totally mobile, so I’ll be forced (haha) to use my new smart phone (yes, the I-phone 5 with Siri) and I also went for broke and got an I-pad mini. So, by the time I get back, I should be quite proficient on my mobile devices.