Wednesday, January 16, 2008

scribble away in style

I am a firm believer in sending hand written notes to people. In this techno-savvy world, you're far more likely to get a dozen e-mails a day than you are to get one hand written letter a week. Personally, I completely freak out when I get snail mail. Knowing that the person spent the time to write me an actual tangible letter makes me feel so special. By turn, I try to write people as often as possible, and I ALWAYS send thank you notes.

Sending thank you notes can be fun, not only because you get to let a person know how much their generosity affected you, but also because you get to use cute stationery (my fave part!). I have a plethora of stationery to choose from (I'm slightly obsessed), but my all time favorite is the stationery I designed myself at Here, you get to design an "e-doll" version of yourself and put it on whatever kind of paper product your littler heart desires. There is a designhergal for EVERYONE. I can't stress enough how many different options there are for hair, skin types, clothing, and accessories. If you can't manage to make a designhergal that resembles what you look like, I'm pretty sure you are a figment of your own imagination, because it's literally impossible not to find a girl that looks like you.

Not only do you get to create your own little version of yourself, but the stationery design is 100% customizable. The site provides dozens of pre-made layouts, but they can all be altered to fit whatever design you have in mind. Note pads run 4 for $45..and the more you buy, the less it is per note pad! Flat note cards are available 25 for $45. True, this stationery is a little pricier than a box set you could find in a store some where, but it is SO worth the extra bucks. I have one set of personalized note pad paper and I LOVELOVELOVE it! I get so many "OMG! CUTE!"s every time I hand someone a note on it. Mugs and bags (if you're into that sort of thing) are $17.50 and $29.95, respectively. Personally, I wouldn't want to walk around with a mini-version of myself on a coffee cup, but to each their own.

Here's a few I made today, the first is me and my boyfriend, the second is me and Tater Tot, and the third is my twin sister Noelle with her psycho cats. These pics don't really do justice to the cuteness of designhergals...they don't want you to just print them out yourself, so the quality of just saving a jpeg of your gal is low.

These all took me less than half an hour to create combined...but BE WARNED, it is easy to become addicted to designhergals.


Anonymous said...

That's funny, I kept pronouncing the name of the website "Design Hurgles (rhymes with hurdle" until I saw the picture: Design Her-Gals.

Anways, who's that guy in the picture supposed to look like/be?

strawberryshortcake said...

omg me and my cats RULE

Kate said...

To Do at work tomorrow: