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Call of the Wild

Your phone case is boring.

There I said it. I feel better, how about you? No?

Don’t worry–you may be committing social cellular suicide every time you whip that puppy out now, but I am here to help– and so is Denise Herida from, Unexpected Expectations!

Denise recently whipped out her wild side with this tribal design inspired iPhone case.

Image via Unexpected Expectations

 

Image via Unexpected Expectations

Well, doesn’t she just look super stylish and trendy!?

Want to be as cool as Denise and spice up your own cellular carry-all? Just pop on over to Unexpected Expectations for the full 411 ( may have taken this a little far, but sometimes you just gotta commit ;)

Happy DIY-ing, pretty people!

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Playin’ It Cool

Summer is officially here! The sun is out, the beaches are open, the pool is callin’ your name. So grab your towel, slather on the SPF and make a statement with these cooler-than-cool coolers.

From Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers to Sharpie Brush Tip and Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers- you have all you need to go cooler crazy.

Anchors Away! via Pinterest

Get those toes in the sand! Image via Pinterest

Show your sorority love! via Crushing on Coolers Blog

Beach weekend is here! image via http://www.frattysratty.com/

 

We have also seen some amazing tips on how to seal your cooler so your design won’t fade! We can’t promise anything but these claim to be tried and tested by other fans.

Suggestions:

* “Extra paint layers followed by mod podge and a layer of spray on sealer.”

* “Most people do layers of mod podge, spray on sealer, and miniwax.”

* “Outdoor mod podge”

For more tips and ideas check out:

Crushing on Coolers Blog

The Cooler Connecton on Facebook 

Sharpie on Pinterest

Start your summer with Sharpie and share how you’re staying cool in the comments!

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Cup’o Communication

No one is a morning person, even if they CLAIM they are. They are probably lying and by “probably…” I obviously mean they are. Who LIKES having to get out of bed, especially when you JUST found the perfect sleeping spot and the open air is frighteningly and shockingly less welcoming than your blanket cocoon?

What could possibly be even worse than that? The traumatic moment where you have actually managed to violently pull yourself out of bed but have yet to consume your morning wake-me-up beverage of choice. All you want is a straight caffeine shot to the face, but noooo you have to wait for water to boil and drinks to steep while making small talk with your roommie, slash bestie, who you love but at that pre-caffeinated moment, can’t remember why. Can you tell this is something I am intimately familiar with?

Enter Sharpie mugs who can say it alllll for you and possibly inject a smile into the AM routine we all love hate while working to get your day started off right. From your personal drink order (like Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess), to loving phrases like ” Don’t talk to me till this is empty” – your morning message is up to you!

Image and tutorial via A Beautiful Mess blog

All you need is a plain ceramic mug, a couple of Sharpie markers, a toasty oven and you have your own personal warning  to the world!

Now, it’s your turn, want to see how Elsie Larson made these cheery, daytime beauties? Just pop on over to A Beautiful Mess and check out her much sweeter version of “Good Morning!” and don’t forget to comment and let us know what you want to say!

**ALL instructions, tips and images are courtesy of  A Beautiful Mess Blog and methods have not been formally vetted by Sharpie.

**TIP from the community: designed items should be hand-washed only in order to preserve the integrity of the work.

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Goin’ to the Chapel…

It’s that time of the year again; the season of lace, dancing shoes and Sharpie! Wedding season is here and Sharpie is saving the date, one beautiful creation at a time. From cake toppers to creative guest books, Sharpie has the perfect permanent solution to make your perfect day one to remember.

These Sharpie keepsakes will last long after you say “I Do”…

All images via Pinterest

Thinking about tying the knot with some personalized Sharpie markers for party favors? How about a Sharpie-inspired wedding cake?  We are doing our best to dig up the cream-of-the-Sharpie-commitment-crop and share them with you on our “Love Is Permanent” Board on Pinterest! Take a peek and share your own by tagging them “sharpie.”

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Sharpie.Snap.Share…

…With Sharpie on Instagram!

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. Then share it with your friends on Instagram and  on a photo-by-photo basis on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. Additionally, if you specify a location with your photo, you can opt to have them check you in on Foursquare. Pretty nifty right?

In honor of National Photography Month and to celebrate that Instagram is now available on iPhone AND Android phones; I thought it was about time to introduce the world to our best kept secret, Sharpie on Instagram! Ok, ok, its not that well-kept, we already have more than 14,000 followers and growing ( #humblebrag ;) ).

Want to check out Sharpie on Instagram? 

1. Download the FREE Instagram app to your mobile device (NOTE: it is currently only available on iPhone and Android devices)

2. Create an account and get snapping!

3. Follow @sharpie and be sure to tag us in all your Sharpie-riffic photos!

Instagram also has a pretty sa-weet blog that showcases the best pictures from around the Instagram universe if you want to check it out, we highly recommend it!

Happy snapping!

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SHARPIE GETS TED

Ideas are what make the world go round.  They’re the foundation of the future.  They’re what inspire us to dream big dreams and climb big mountains and solve big problems.

At Sharpie, ideas come from our fans.  And they’re an inspired  bunch.  Have you seen what they’ve created?  Have you seen the ideas and inspirations and possibilities they’ve put out into the world using Sharpie as the conduit to creativity?  Maybe you’re even one of them.  Maybe your idea is one worth sharing.

Every once in awhile an idea comes along and somebody notices.  The TED award for “Ads Worth Spreading” recognizes great ideas in advertising, and today Sharpie was named one of 10 recipients of the 2012 award.

TED is a nonprofit group devoted to ideas. Since it started in 1984, it has become a driving force in advancing open dialogue, creativity and innovation in the areas of Technology, Entertainment and Design.  Through its annual conferences, TED brings together thought leaders from around the world to collaborate, learn, listen and engage toward a better tomorrow.

TED selected Sharpie’s webisode featuring pen cup artist Cheeming Boey to receive the award. It showcases Boey as he takes us on his artistic journey and the role Sharpie played along the way.

Boey was featured in Sharpie's print campaign, too!

The TED “Ads Worth Spreading” award is given to ads that become part of our cultural story, that amplify passion instead of ambushing viewers, that elevate the craft of storytelling while beautifully blending traditional and digital media.

But you be the judge.  Watch and weigh in with your thoughts.

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Pop that Collar

Spring is right around the corner, I can feel it… (as I watch the snow falling from my window) and I am totally on board with blogger, Kristen Turner from Glitter and Glue, and am all for starting Spring a little early!

So bring on the color and start popping your collar with Kristen’s brightened up button-downs and Stained by Sharpie!

Image via GlitterandGlue.com

Image via GlitterandGlue.com

Be sure to check out Kristen’s blog, Glitter and Glue, for more pictures and tips!

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XOXO, Sharpie

Courtesy of nerdvalentine.tumblr.com

Nothing says ” I love you, boo” than with a tool that stands the test of time.

This Valentine’s Day we have more than one way to say “be mine”… whether it’s with words, equations of devotion (math is SO not my thing), post-it proposals or declarations of love through a deck of cards; Sharpie is ready to play Cupid!

 

Sharpie Pen proposal for the lady in your life? Better than a box of chocolates, I’ll say!

You+ Me= Us… or this works too.

Image courtesy of weheartit.com/entry/19433673

Why give ONE card to show your unfading loce when you can give 52!

Image courtesy of mylittlegreenbird.blogspot.com

Love is spelled ARRRRGGGGHHHH in pirate.

Courtesy of mermag.blogspot.com/

Looks good enough to EAT… off of?

(Image courtesy of penandpaperflowers.blogspot.com)

Remember folks, Sharpie is for lovers and you only have a week left!!

XOXO,

Captain of the Sharpie Love Boat

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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!