Friday, October 21, 2011

Pinteresting, Very Pinteresting

I have a new obsession. It's Pinterest. Are you on Pinterest yet? I'm totally addicted. It is without a doubt my favorite web site in along time.
What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Pinterest is by invitation only, but if you leave me a comment including your email address, I'd be happy to send you an invite.

This is a screen print of my Pinterest.

You can find and follow me on Pinterest here:
Follow Me on Pinterest

You can find links and photos of all kinds of crafty, yummy, fashionable and funny stuff plus much, much more on Pinterest and save them all to your pinboards.  It's like a super, awesome visual version of  your favorites or bookmarks, but everything is organized on boards instead of in folders and each link has a photo, so you (and everyone else) can see it all in a glance.  I first discovered Pinterest right after I started writing this blog, when I realized that thousands of people were visiting my blog with the majority coming from Pinterest.  Thousands of visitors  from a site I had never heard of . . . I was definitely intrigued.  I'm so glad I checked it out, because I love it.

I made this and few other Pinterest signs below.  Feel free to grab it!

I have found Pinterest to be very well designed and user-friendly.  The only issue I ever have is that it sometimes runs slowly or gets overloaded, but it usually rights itself within a few minutes.  Could it be that too many pinners are pinning too many pins?  Nah . . . impossible!  I have a feeling the creators of Pinterest were just not expecting such a HUGE response quite so quickly.

Pinterest 101:
If you are new to Pinterest The Daily Digi has a great tutorial: http://thedailydigi.com/pinterest-101-a-tutorial/



And for the already well-initiated, here are some great Pinterest-related pins I've come across:

Officially Addicted to Pinterest

If you like it then you shoulda put a pin on it!
Pinterest is taking over my life (but I love it).


Pintervention . . . I may be headed down that road.

Go ahead and Curate the Internet. You know you want to.
I don't always repin . . . 
Here are few Pinterest Freebies that I made just for you.  If you like them, please feel free to grab them for your own use.  Linking back to this blog and following me on Google Friends Connect, Pinterest or Facebook are not required, but always appreciated.

These are .JPEGS on White Backgrounds:



These are .GIFs on transparent backgrounds:

26 comments:

  1. OMG I am so addicted to Pinterest! I could spend hours and hours on there.. well, actually, I HAVE spent hours and hours on there.. ha ha!! Love the "If you like it.." one, that's my favorite! Happy Pinning! :)

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  2. Hi, can you please send me a pinterest invite link? I've joined the waiting list yesterday but still haven't got the link to sign up yet. My email is san7859[at]hotmail[dot]com . Thanks, love your post on pinterest! :D

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  3. Heii, I don't have a blog but I've been searching for an invite to Pinterest for months now & would be greatly appreciative if you could send me one shannonvalle@hotmail.com !! I would be so thankful!

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  4. omgosh a pinterest invite would be hugely appreciated!! thanks a lot bberty@gmail.com

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  5. I would love an invite to Pinterest. That is the most interesting site. Thank you

    Barbara
    bcsister@aol.com

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  6. I discovered Pinterest months ago...and it was my cyber dream come true. (As you can tell if you look at how many pins and boards I have!!!! it's really quite insane actually...and it's driving my hubs crazy! :D) How did you create the GIF's with the Pinterest font? I need learn dang it!

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  7. I totally just blogged about Pinterest, too!! http://kaylacheatwood.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-found-it-on-pinterest.html I am so addicted to Pinterest, I'm losing sleep, staying up all night "pinning" ha!

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  8. Wow, Sher! You really do love to pin! I'm following quite a few of your boards now. I used Photoshop Elements 8.0 to create the GIFs. I think the Pinterest font is version of Bello that has been tweaked by the graphic designers. Bello is a font that you have to buy, so I don't have it. I just cut and pasted the "i" from the Pinterest Logo to use as my i, and then added the red push pins to dot the i's. You can find the .png versions of the pinterest logo here: http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

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  9. I just found your awesome blog and am loving all the inspiration for kid activities. I'd love a pinterest invite. Downdogdc (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you!

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  10. I've been waiting & waiting for an invitation from Pintrest! If you could pretty please invite me!!
    thecubanator@gmail.com

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  11. I found you through pinterest! THANK you for your great ideas! I'm a first time mom, staying at home fulltime, so I love all of your great ideas! I can get stuck in a rut pretty easily. Your ideas will help me out! I'd also LOVE an invite on Pinterest! markandrebeccahess@gmail.com

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  12. Ok. I'm dying to see what I've been hearing so much about. Send an invite please.
    rosemyers@otelco.net

    Thanks!

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  13. Can someone please send me an invite? myia.bennett@gmail.com. Thank you, thank you in advance :)

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  14. Can someone please send me an invite? alise.ballard@gmail.com THANK YOU SO MUCH. I AM ALREADY ADDICTED.

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  15. Please invite me meggirl06@hotmail.com

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  16. Can someone please send me and invite? seledbetter90@comcast.net Thank you!

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  17. Could you send an invite to greenorchid@gmail.com pretty please? xx

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  18. Please send me an invite! I would LOVE to have one! xoxo

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  19. I need your email address to send you a Pinterest invite, Jen.

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  20. I would love an invite.

    cherrih2omelon@yahoo.com

    Thanks, Catherine :)

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  21. Could you please send me an invite for pinterest i want to experience the love !!!!

    Nancyj.giacomini@gmail.com

    thank you and happy new year!

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  22. Can you please send me an invite

    dannii-xx@hotmail.co.uk

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  23. Can you please send me an Invite
    ajd12586@gmail.com

    thank you!!!!

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  24. I need one as well if you dont mind. It's a lovely website that I need greatly. kiraissupersmart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Thank you for the awesome images, I'm using one on a post about mi pinterest obsession.

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  26. Can you send me an invite ? I would love to be part of it
    cregister1@rgv.rr.com Thanks!

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