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2011, You’ve Been Great…

2011 is coming to a close and what a year it has been; from royal weddings and those that lasted 72 seconds (might as well have), Senator Kathy Gifford’s miraculous recovery, gripping legal battles, technology breakthroughs and devastating losses, Green and Yellow’s battle to the top, Egypt and Twitter made history, planking found its way across the globe (and even into our offices), “Occupy” became both a political movement and a catch phrase, great musicians were discovered (thanks YouTube!) and unfortunately, lost and the sports world had yet another lockout, just to touch on a few.

Why not take a look back and reminisce with friends and family as you ring in 2012 and leave a wish for the new year? Personally I think its truly a “winning” idea.. c’mon you can’t talk about 2011 without a good Charlie cameo.

So, to take a page from Real Simple, how about a little Sharpie scribble to bring in 2012 in style…

Image courtesy of Real Simple

To recreate this New Year’s wreath of well-wishes check out Real Simple online!

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Sharpie Season’s Greetings!

Roll out the tinsel, deck the halls and get friendly with your postman- the holiday card season is stuffing your mailbox!

What better way to show your friends and family how much you care by sending them something more… Sharpie… than the generic “happy holiday” card? Inexpensive and creative, these funky fresh tidings are guaranteed to bring spectacular Sharpie season’s greetings to one and all!

Make your holidays BOOM!

Want a closer look?

have a rockin' christmas

 

B-b-b-b-b BOOOM

 

Happy Holidays!

And to all a goodnight!

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Let’s Table It.

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it is officially December! Aka time for the holiday Sharpie spirit to strike!

 All through the month you can count on us to showcase our favorite holiday and winter inspirations and to start us off; how about a Sharpie tablecloth that says more than “dinner’s ready.”

D.I.Y Blog, Big Cricket Design, recently showcased a table worth giving thanks for, and it was completed all with Sharpie! Now, it may be a little late for turkey talk, but just change the words around and you have a holiday hit.

 

Want to know how to create this wordy winter wonderland? Head over to Big Cricket for the full tutorial!

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NEW Stainless Steel Pen is Your New Favorite Stocking Stuffer

In 2009, Sharpie® debuted our Stainless Steel Marker, the grand daddy of the Sharpie marker world. Sleek and stylish, the Sharpie Stainless Steel marker is a thing of beauty, encased in brushed stainless steel and finished with an etched Sharpie logo on the barrel. 

Well, we have done it again for the 2011 holiday season, and are proud to introduce the Sharpie Stainless Steel PEN!! A deluxe pen version designed specifically for everyday writing and perfect for the Sharpie lover on your list (especially the eco-friendly one given its refillable cartridge).  Its ultra-fine point tip and no-bleed ink make it perfect for taking notes, journaling, and adding a personal touch to holiday cards, gift tags and more. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving!  

The new Sharpie Stainless Steel Pen lays out the same bold, smooth, high-quality writing experience you have come to expect from Sharpie.  It’s also fade-, water- and smear-resistant when dry.   

Be a good Santa and drop one of these under your tree, into a stocking — or smuggle one away for yourself. ‘Tis the season to shine!

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Sharpie Spooktacular

October means two things here at Sharpie; Ink it Pink and Halloween.

The past couple of years we have presented the Sharpie world with our favorite creations surrounding “all hallows eve” and this year is no different.

Hold onto your broomsticks for this year’s edition of the Sharpie Spooktacular (cue creaky doors and creepy soundtrack).

BOOloons

A little air, an original black Sharpie marker, a dash of imagination and you have some gravity-defying decorations.

Images via MarthaStewart.com and Girly Do Blog 

Haunted House-wares

Need a solid muse for creating your macabre mansion? Start here, then add Sharpie paint markers and permanent markers and you’ll have yourself the best home in your ‘hood.

HINT: Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers work best for projects involving; glass, metal, pottery, wood, rubber, plastic, stone, and more. They are quick-drying and resistant to water (but not waterproof), fading, and abrasion!

Spidey stemware?

Inspiration and image by Etsy designer, MaryElizabethArts, (be sure to check out ALL of her other designs!)

 

Try a some spray paint and a Sharpie paint pen... or 2!

Inspiration and image via The Party Dress Blog

Who needs chalk when you have a Silver Sharpie!?!

Image and inspiration via Pottery Barn

Light their way to Doomsday with Sharpie milk cartons!

Image via Eighteen25

 Ghoulish Gourds

Make your Pumpkin carving more than just the standard orange orb. Add some Sharpie detailing and you’ll be the talk of the Pumpkin block!

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a little orange and BLACK!

Image via MarthaStewart.com

Be sure to check out ALL of the Sharpie Halloween havoc from years past. It’s pure, petrifying paradise:

Sharpie to D.I.Y For

Sharpie if You Dare

Halloween Highlights

Share your own spooky Sharpie creations with us on Facebook or in the comments section!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Celebrity Check-Up

As we are a little more than half- way through October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seemed the perfect time for a “who’s-who” in the autograph world for Ink it Pink! To date, we have collected more than 1,000 signatures (and counting) that are being uploaded to our gallery  by celebrities and fans alike!

Check out some of the Sharpie stars below and be sure to add your own at sharpie.com!

 

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Boss man

Today is National Boss’s day and why not celebrate the office head honcho with a Sharpie that makes a statement. (You know, assuming he/she isn’t something out of Horrible Bosses.)

Feels good to be on top.

Not only is the Stainless Steel Sharpie refillable and therefore good for the environment, (and the bottomline), it’s also the most powerful Sharpie out there- a Sharpie that will prompt them to think of their new favorite employee everytime they uncap…

Now, take a minute and honor the ORIGINAL boss and tell us; how does your boss rank as the “El Capitan?”  

 

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Ink it Pink and Support City of Hope

Grace inking it Pink!

Ready to Ink it Pink this October alongside your favorite celebrities, sports superstars and fellow Sharpie lovers?! This month we are making pink the new black in the autograph world as we kick off our annual “Ink It Pink” campaign to help fight breast cancer. 

We are challenging celebrities, our incredible fans and YOU to ink it pink for the cause.  For every pink autograph submitted to www.sharpie.com during the month of October, we will donate $1* to City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer research, treatment and education centers.

The movement is already underway as rock star, Grace Potter from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, has already signed on to the Ink It Pink effort!  Potter helped kick-off the campaign Saturday, September 24, during her band’s concert in New York City’s Central Park where she inked pink autographs for fans and encouraged them to do the same and send them over to sharpie.com!

You may remember last year was a HUGE success as hundreds of A-listers, from Hollywood movie legends and hall-of-fame athletes to revered rocks stars and respected media icons, lent their signatures to the effort.(Miley Cyrus’ Ink it Pink video is STILL our highest viewed on the Sharpie YouTube channel!)

Well this year is no different! The pink signatures have already started rolling in, including Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars and 19-time Olympic medalist,  Michael Phelps, and you can help, too!

Shay Mitchell from ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars

 

 

 

 

 

 

How YOU can Ink it Pink and support Breast Cancer Research 

Want to lend your own Sharpie-fied signature to help out the cause?
Just follow these few simple steps and you’ll have your name alongside your favorite celeb in minutes:

1. Visit www.sharpie.com, (where you can also check out all the celebrity signatures.)  

2. Accept the Ink it Pink challenge and submit yours!  

You can also support the Ink it Pink mission and City of Hope by picking up your favorite Pink Ribbon Sharpie products, including the NEW Sharpie Pink Ribbon Pen, Sharpie Pink Ribbon marker, the Sharpie Pink Ribbon highlighter!  Sharpie has been a City of Hope partner since 2006 and in that time has donated more than $2 million to City of Hope’s lifesaving research and treatment programs by commiting to donate ten cents from the sale of each pink ribbon product.

So, join us this October and Ink it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

 

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Talk like a Pirate Day

AHOY MATEY!!! Welcome to International Talk Like a Pirate Day; a day where we can threaten those around us with the plank, list swashbuckling as a favorite pastime and Johnny Depp is a celebrated international hero.

Aka, one of my favorite days of the year. So, whip out your stuffed parrot, brush up on your “Pirate” vernacular with this handy translator, grab an orange Sharpie for that hit of vitamin C power (possibly a real orange if you’re planning on taking this seriously; scurvy is no laughing matter…) and this handy Sharpie treasure map.

Want your own?

1. Grab yer’ favorite map makin’ tools; Stained by Sharpie fabric markers and a handy bandana.

 

2. Scrounge up an image of a map from that new’fangled Google or make up your own.

3. Trace or sketch out your map with Stained by Sharpie or a barnacle.4.Protect your booty! Keep those good-for-nothin’ mongrels you call friends from stealing all your loot and booby-trap your hiding place!

Feel free to add your own dastardly examples of the ultimate Pirate revenge, buried treasure, ship etiquette or  the most effective way to avoid a Kraken in the comments section.

X marks the spot ya’swashbucklin’ fools!