DIY Personalized Notecards

August 29th, 2013

I love personalized notecards with names and monograms, they add something extra special to written correspondence. I decided to make my own notecards with designs I created so I that I had an abundance of choices when I needed to print and send a quick note as a thank you or to attach to a gift.

Adding fonts or typography to images can be done with Photoshop or Illustrator but many people don’t have access to that software. You can do it with Microsoft Word too as long as you have a template to start with and use the Text Box tool. Here’s how I created all of these personalized note cards with downloadable templates and Microsoft Word.

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NYC: Your Suggestions Please

August 28th, 2013

My friends, I’m very excited! I’m leaving for New York City at an early hour on Friday morning and I’m meeting my sister there for three days of uninterrupted “girls-in-the-city” time. It’s been 7 years since we made the trip together, the last time we went with just the two of us I was pregnant with my son so it was fun but in a limited sense (translation: morning sickness & no booze). We talked and laughed and acted like tourists until our voices were hoarse and we couldn’t talk anymore. Having a sister who gets your sense of humor and is willing to join you in a big metropolis for crazy new adventures makes for a good time.

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print via Carto Creative

I’ve been to NYC before on business and also for a few personal trips. I’ve done all the major touristy stuff: Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, The Met and Guggenheim, etc. We’re staying in Midtown so we can go anywhere quickly and we have tickets to Sleep No More so we’re excited about that.

My question is this, can you suggest any other ‘off the beaten path’ adventures? Quirky cool boutiques? Great little places to eat? Fun things to see?  Streets or neighborhoods to explore? Have you read any resident New Yorker posts lately that spill the beans on the best places to visit?  I’d love to hear your suggestions or read about your recent NYC adventures.  Thanks!

 

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