(image from the TwitSig Zazzle page)
I immediately knew that I needed to get a mug for J, who is one of the most avid users of Twitter I know. In other words, a total Twitter whore.
However, when I tried using the TwitSig site, I wasn’t too impressed by the graphics. Here’s what you get when you plug in my Twitter account:
I wasn’t thrilled about the image resolution either, and I know what DPI is key when printing on items.
So I did what anyone who is Photoshop-saavy would do and created my own:
I chose one of our favorite quotes from one of our favorite movies, Zoolander.
12:07pm alludes to “our” number, 127 (my bday is 12/7 and his is 1/27). I couldn’t do 12:70 because that doesn’t exist…..but at the time, I had a momentary brain fart and completely forgot that I
could’ve chosen 01:27 instead. Doh!
And, April 18 2008 was our wedding day.
I also made sure to include the URL of his Twitter page.
Another advantage of creating my own design was that I wanted to keep the present a complete surprise, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that with TwitSig – I would’ve had to ask him to Twit exactly what I wanted on the mug.
I received the mug in the mail this morning and I couldn’t be more happy. J was ecstatic – he knew I was working on “a surprise” but he had no idea what it was. He was very, very happy about the mug.