Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NECC T-shirt

About a week ago, I decided to create a t-shirt to show my displeasure at having all the people I follow on Twitter go to NECC and leave me behind. I was bored and it seemed like something fun to do. I designed the shirt based on the Twitter status link that shows individual Tweets.

Here is the original design that I made.
I tried to keep things simple and just made everything in Word, and took a snapshot of it with the Print Screen command. I used Picasa to crop the image and convert the it to a jpeg.I uploaded the file to Zazzle.com and they showed me a preview of the shirt.


It looked good, but Zazzle warned me that the the image might pixelate. I was willing to chance it, so I went ahead and ordered one. My shirt arrived today and this is what it looks like-

It looks better than I had hoped for! The only problem is that I didn't order an extra large... As long as there is no shrinkage there should be no issues. The shirt has no tag in the back- I love that!

If you would like a t-shirt like mine, click this link! I tried to set up a Zazzle page to share and sell my t-shirt but I was not interested in making a profit. I thought that $17.45 was plenty to pay for a t-shirt without me trying to add on a 10% profit on all sales. So I sent myself an email with a link to to image on a shirt, and you can have the shirt for what I paid for it if you like it. If you have any problems with the shirt, let me know I will help.

I also searched Google for a Zazzle coupon (I embedded the search into the link), I found one for free shipping and paid only $17.45 to have the shirt sent to me.

Zazzle is only one of many online stores that will put anything on a t-shirt, mug, mouse pad, etc. I think making a t-shirt has never been so easy, even if you don't like mine- make your own!

12 comments:

Janene said...

Actually this twitter friend did bring you a souvenir...but to get it you will have to drop by your school.

Vicki A. Davis said...

I am laughing and laughing and laughing. I plan to share this link on my blog -- it should be there on Thursday. Thanks for this awesome shirt!

tmurdach said...

I was a no NECC'er this year, too! A bunch of my twitter friends did not go either! Thanks for the great tshirt! Too Funny!
-Tracy
traymur on Twitter/Plurk

Kim Caise said...

I just love this shirt! I didn't get to go to NECC and I love using Twitter! (I hope this isn't a duplicate comment - not sure if the one I wrote originally was submitted.)

You can also get this shirt printed at www.cafe.com and I think the prices are a bit less.

This is a fantastic idea (may we borrow your image? - is there a creative commons license with the image)? Reason I ask is my hubby and I started a small home based business printing t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, etc. at www.koolimprints.net and would be happy to make these shirts for anyone who is interested. I am thinking around $14 with shipping for the t-shirts. Please email me if you are interested.

Again, thank you for posting this t-shirt. I got a good laugh and I think it says a great deal with a few words. Take care!

Kim Caise

Al said...

Janene-
I can't wait to find out what I got!
:-)

Al said...

Vicki-
I am glad you enjoyed the shirt. It is always nice to make someone laugh!

Al said...

tmurdach-
I hope you get a shirt too! I don't think that those who did get to go to San Antonio should have all the fun.

:-)

Al said...

Kim Caise -
I am glad you liked my t-shirt. If you want to use the idea, design or whatever- go for it! I will be glad to have others wear it. If you share with me your businees info I will post it to my blog in case anyone else wants a less expensive shirt.
Thanks!

Kim Caise said...

Thank you very much for the offer. I am going to take you up on it. My husband and I are both educators so we needed to supplment our income (we know how much educators get paid!) We can print the shirts for you for around $14 including shipping. Feel free to contact us for a price quote at: http://koolimprints.net/default.aspx

Thank you again for the opportunity to share my shameless plug!

Kim Caise, NBCT

Sarah Stewart said...

Love the tee-shirt. I had a similar experience with all my friends going to a major midwifery conference. They brought me back chocolate but ate it on the way home!

jazmemo Zimminy said...

I may have to order one for myself!

PESD Techno Stuff said...

Love the shirt! Great idea!