Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Never Too Late to be Who You Want to Be


"For what it's worth, it's never too late, or in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be." - I saw this quote originally on Pinterest, attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald - when I looked it up to see if I could find who originally made the quote into a picture, I instead was led to a blog post by my local library: The Curious Case of Misquotation

"Well, it didn’t sound exactly like F. Scott Fitzgerald to me, so I thought I’d investigate. As it turned out my friend believed that it was a quotation from Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Happily we had a copy of the short story on the shelf … no such quotation in the story.
So … where else might it be? Well, I knew there had been a movie, and I found a copy of the screenplay. Here is the quotation I found:
“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
The screenplay for the film was written by a fellow named Eric Roth, so I think it is safe to say that he wrote these lines"

So anyway, I've re-done the quote - hopefully "the curious case of benjamin button" is more accurate, although "the curious case of benjamin button screenplay adaptaion by eric roth" may be more accurate, it doesn't quite fit :(

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY Printable Calligraphy Thank You Wedding Favor or Gift Tags

These printable Thank You gift tags are just what you've been looking for if you've been thinking of saving some money on your wedding with DIY wedding favor tags - what better way to say "Thank You" to your guests than these pretty printable calligraphy gift tags? They'd also be perfect for hostess gift tags or to go with your online order packaging, and the best part is that you can print them on any color paper you like to customize them for your wedding colors or packaging.
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For $4.99 (don't need them all? click here or scroll down for $.99 individual tags), you get a printable PDF that you can save to your computer that contains seven pages of tags - one page for each style of tag with ten business card sized tags per page, plus a page with all six "Thank You" calligraphy designs on it, just in case you don't need to print out a whole bunch. All payments are via Paypal, so you can be sure your purchase is secure.
  
Once you download the file, you can print it as many times as you like!
Please note you are buying a file that you print yourself, not pre-printed tags.

Clicking on "buy now" will take you to a screen where you'll be able to see a preview before you buy and a link for you to pay via PayPal, as well as Facebook and Twitter share options. After payment you'll be able to instantly download your file! A link will also be sent to your email address. Easy as pie!

Want your thank you tags to look just like the picture? Get your supplies here:

- Blueberry Divine Twine (blue and white string)
- Oyster Divine Twine (gray and white string)
- French Speckletone Cardstock in "Oatmeal" (brown paper)

other tools you'll need: printer, scissors (or paper cutter), hole punch

For best results:

  • print on "Hi resolution" or "Best quality" setting on an inkjet printer - it will be slower, but the text will be more crisp
  • use a paper cutter to trim the tags, or a metal ruler and an x-acto knife, for faster cutting and precise edges
  • use 110 lb cardstock (available at office supply stores or craft supply stores) for thicker tags
  • punch holes with a fun heart shaped hole punch



These gift tags are for personal use only - please do not sell them, claim them as your own.

Like one tag in particular? These printable calligraphy Thank You tags are also available as individual downloads for .99 each!





Here's a photo of all of them printed out - remember, you can print these up on any color paper you like, and use any kind of string or ribbon, so they are fully customizable!
Printable thank you tags for favors and gifts
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DIY Printable Naughty Nautical Valentines

Naughty Nautical Love Notes

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They're here! Naughty nautical love notes for your special someone who also happens to like awful puns! For the low, low price of $4.99 you get a printable sheet of EIGHT spicy Valentines designs that you can print on your own computer over and over again!  
Please note you are buying a file that you print yourself, not pre-printed cards.

Including:

"Do I tern you on?"
"Hey there good lookin'"
"Let's Shuck"
"Let's Cuttle"
"Ocean Sailors get blown offshore"
"It's wet down there"
"Who wants to go for a ride?"
"I'm stuck on you"

Clicking on "buy now" will take you to a screen where you'll be able to see a preview of the full printable sheet before you buy, and a link for you to pay via paypal. After payment you'll be able to instantly download your file! A link will also be sent to your email address. Easy as pie!

Naughty nautical love notes for personal use only (adult valentines perhaps?) please do not attempt to sell them, claim them as your own or remove my (tiny, almost invisible) web address from the cards!

Enjoy!





 Looking for something more G-rated?

Free Printable Valentines - Nautical Puns

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Free Printable Valentines - Nautical Puns!

Free Printable Valentines - Funny nautical valentines from Concertina Press

Ok friends! I hope you like puns because these Valentines are pretty punny! These are fun and best of all FREE print-your-own valentines for kids and adults alike.

Including:
"Happy Valentine's Day - Hugs and Fishes!"
"I'm glad you're a friend, not anemone! - Happy Valentine's Day"
"You otter be my Valentine!"
"I have an urchin message for you: Happy Valentine's Day!"

You're welcome to print as many as you like and give them out like crazy on Valentines Day, but please do not sell them, claim them as your own or remove my web address from the design. You are more than welcome to share them with your friends online - especially through Pinterest and Facebook!

Directions for downloading your free printable valentines:


1. Click here to download the free printable valentines PDF file
2. You can either print it directly from Google docs, or download it to your computer
3. click "Print"and make sure that "scaling" is turned off, or that "do not scale" is selected - this keeps the design from shrinking on the page
4. Print on white cardstock at a high quality setting for best results

Tips:
- if your printer is cutting off the edges because the margins are too narrow, try clicking "Scale to fit" or "Scale to fit page" in the print menu - you may have to trim the edges
- You can change the print settings to be high quality - for cardstock look for settings like "best print" "high quality" or "premium presentation paper matte"

To see more of my designs including nautical thank you notes and beach wedding invitations visit www.concertinapress.com




Looking for something a little spicier?

Naughty Nautical Love Notes





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