Friday, July 30, 2010

Best Present Ever

I have a special love for exclamation marks. I use them so much because most of the time I'm super excited!

My awesome friend Tyler noticed that I put an exclamation mark after every sentence in my emails. So yesterday he stopped by and built me the best present ever....a giant button just for an exclamation mark!

I just plug it into my laptop, press the fun giant button and it types the mark right on the screen. It makes being excited even more exciting!
( yes, my head is currently exploding )

So just remember this image. This is probably what I'll look like every time I write a new blog post or email from now on.

We were talking about possibly making a bunch of these fun buttons together and selling them. If you had your very own button what would it be of? I think a heart would be adorable!

135 comments:

Margo said...

Mine would be "Haha." I'm always laughing!

anni said...

mine would be :D

Makay said...

A heart def! I love that! How fun! :)

Love, Makay

Larissa Wunder said...

oh a heart would be perfect for me... I always make little hearts when I'm writing someone...or a dot..because...I...mean...you..never...can...have..enough...awkward...silences :D

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

what a good friend- that is a pretty sick button!!!!

adam.and.e said...

i love that! soo perfect!

JC said...

I want one of those! :O I'd like one that does a ':|' as it'd make life easier :D

Jen said...

A heart would be adorable!

Stacy said...

ARGH, I totally want one too! I can totally imagine slapping the button in a righteous manner when I've written an exclamatory sentence, exclamation point!

Lindsy Carranza said...

OH that is just tooo awesome and sweet! I too use exclamation marks probably a bit too much! LOl!
That and LOL and :)

buttercup caren said...

Wow. Just. Wow!
Truly, that is a marvel to behold!!! :)

Lily said...

possibly the coolest thing ever!!!!!!

~Lily

AJ said...

I would want a heart, or an exclamation point, or a smiley!! :D I use them all a lot <3

colormekatie said...

@ stacy- Totally! It sort of feels like I'm giving a high five every time I hit it after writing an excited sentence, ha!

Carys said...

What a great gift!! I always put so many exclamation marks, this is such a lovely idea!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Ju Greco :D said...

It would be a 'haha' or a :), for sure!

bee. said...

omgggg, i want one!

SillyJaime | Jaime 2.0 said...

That's an awesome friend right there. And a wicked cool present!

Harris Graber said...

I use exclamation points quite a bit, too. I am aware that I do and sometimes try to cut back. However, they are very expressive, if not always proper punctuation, especially when several are used in a row. I'd go for a punctuation mark button!!!

Little Miss Tiara said...

aahhh!! Of course it'd be ♥ !!! ahahahaha XD

that's really an awesome gift!

un hamac said...

you should definitely venture into making oversized buttons!

Cassidy said...

can i please have one of those? I will even buy one if you can't just gift them. that seriously is the greatest thing EVER!!! oh i could have just used it three times right there! And again! Oh so prime.

C.Sarah said...

Ahahaha I love this! And that last image of you is too precious :)

Morgan said...

I would definently want one with a heart! I'm always making little hearts like this: ♥ ♥ ♥ It's so cute!

~ Morgan

Morgan said...

You should have a contest and give those away! You could have people say how they wanted to personalize it and everything! ♥

~ Morgan

Kelly Jean said...

So creative!! I feel ya about the exclamation marks though - I get way excited about so many things! PASSION! It makes life fun :)

DTDorrin said...

WOW! He made that?! That is awesome! I would want mine to have the smiley face emoticon. :-) Because sometimes (okay...a lot of the time) a smile face makes everything better. :-)

Linda Sue said...

ampersand- is that how & is spelled?

Jamie Lane said...

I don't even know you in person and I know that this is the perfect gift for you! You should have a whole board of smiley faces, hearts, and exlamation points to play like an instrument while you write!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

1. You have cool friends.

2. I also have a love of exclamation points and wrote up a whole post about it on my blog.

3. My post was not as cool because I do not have one of those fancy boxes! <-- Just for you! :)

Chess said...

My button would be the biggest smile you could think of. I'm always laughing and smiling. And a smiley is the one I use the most! :-)

Meagooo :) said...

This is the most adorable thing ever! Pressing shift + 1 isn't as fun as having a huge button! It's like an easy button or something! Too cool! :D

Dave said...

I'm with DT on the :-) I use that SO often it's crazy. I noticed it once while IM-ing with a friend and I said, "I'm just writing another line, so I can end it with a :-)"

colormekatie said...

A smiley face would be so cute!

andrea said...

This is so cool! Clearly needs to be done in a heart

Maria said...

stars please and maybe a thumbs up?

Jidhu Jose said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really nice

~Crystal~ said...

Love it!!! I'd have to have the exclamation mark too. What a blast to write a sentence, the slam the button like a buzzer in jepordy (sp??)!!!!

I'm Stacey... said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I would buy one of these in a heartbeat! And it would definitely be the exclamation point - can't get enough of those!

konner said...

Mine would be a combination "?!" button. Something to represent the feeling of "What the heck?!" because there are weird freaking things on the internet.

Laura said...

yes! i need an ampersand. : )

colormekatie said...

@Crystal- It's totally feels like a buzzer in Jeopardy! haha

najodleglejszy said...

mine button would be: ^^

Larysse Tavares said...

Oh, here it is a good present! You have the best friends Katie! I also love exclamation marks but I adore smile faces like this sone :)

Silly!

xoxo, have a teriffic Friday!

Taylor K said...

Either a heart or nervous face. :/ I make that one a lot!

lisanne said...

Cool!

Rolerkite said...

your friend is a genius.

Acire said...

Wow! That is amazing. I would have a :P I definitely use that one way too much!

cb said...

that is a great present! if i ever had to make a button it would also be an exclamation point too! i like using them...alot! hehe...periods are just too boring some times!!

happy friday!!!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

Holly Knitlightly said...

!!! That is the best thing EVER for you!

You're so adorable!

MeAgain said...

Mine would be

}:)

Allie said...

It'd be cool if there's one of :D and ): of course the most commonly used heart shape!

That's a really cool button!

Jenny said...

That's brilliant!!! :D

Cindy said...

What an AMAZING present!!!

Btw, I was just introduced to Tyler's music last night when watching an iphone video!! What a small world (:

Sarah said...

A universal symbol for awesome would be cool. Wait, the exclamation point is probably just that.

Priscila M. said...

COUNT ME IN!!!!

Lulu said...

oh that is SO COOL!! mine would be a smiley
=] or :) if you wanna be normal haha
i'm always using them.
or maybe a heart.
the "haha" is also a good idea. i'm constantly typing/laughing ^_^
ah this is just too amazing.

Khinna Kaminske said...

Such an amazing, and thoughtful gift. Is is possible to make a buttons of silhouette images?

Nicole Howell said...

I would want balloons

HeatherG said...

OK, I don't remember how I came across your site, but the day I did, I read every single solitary post from start of time to now and I love you!!!

Haven't commented until now, but what a fabulous gift!

I'd want the three dots...what are they called?...b/c I use them more than I probably should!!

Thanks for spreading happiness!!

colormekatie said...

awww you're so sweet HeatherG!!!

6h057 said...

My only question is have you listened to the music of !!! (also called chik chik chik)?

It's Legs! said...

a smiley face :)
i love smileys


postthesmiles.tumblr.com

ThursdayNext said...

Oh, it's so nice. I went looking for something I'd use, but I get too attached to too many things. Still ☃, which is snowman with a little fez (I think) is currently winning.
Or little flowers ❀❀❀❀❀
or snowflakes ❅❅❄❄
or umbrellas ☂☂☂

ok, my opinion's useless, I like the whole concept.

anna said...

That is such a great idea!. Reading the reactions I suddenly saw a keyboard before me consisting completely of seperate buttons, like dexters lab or something :). That's the fun thing about gifts they show you how much somebody knows you!

anna said...

(ps. sorry if my enlish is weird)

Rae said...

hahahha I love it! Mine would probably be an exclamation point too. You should definitely collaborate and sell these bad boys!

Patty said...

This is such a great idea! I think this would be a very profitable (and cute!) endeavor for you! Go for it! I'm definitely linking back to this on my blog today :)

Nina said...

a heart.

a star.

a smiley face.

Suzanne said...

"LOL"

I don't care how lame it is. I will never stop using it :)

paperheart said...

wow im so jealous.. haha best present ever indeed! <33

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very cute! Mine should be a palm tree, it would make me happy to end my emails with that, or a flower:)

catherine - aka sailorgirl said...

oooohhhh!!!!! i! want! an! exclamation! mark! too! please!

or a daisy!

Pieni Lintu said...

That was fun!!!! :)

PS- I love your blog. ;)

Karen said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses !!exclamation marks!! to the hilt!:> Oh yea...also use my smiley face quite a bit too! :>:>:> So glad you & your friends know how to have fun! :>

Kourtney said...

I have this same "addiction" with exclamation points... I have had to lay off a little though. It is so much more fun to have punctuation other than a boring period!!!!!!!!

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

that is the coolest idea ever! I think a heart or a smiley face would be fun. you guys should totally do it!

Anonymous said...

:D

Emily said...

exclamation points. or one that swore in icons - like in a comic strip.

Operation Smiley Face said...

I would want two. A smiley and a heart! :)

Yoshi said...

I would definitely buy one of these! But mine would have to be either:

:D

or

:3

Lauren said...

Awesome! I want a whole keyboard of these!

JD said...

<3.

Venassa said...

That is amazing! I would love to have one of those. I would like a heart as well. A button that types <3 would be just lovely.

liz said...

You are too pretty and that button looks like a lot of fun!

kBr said...

i likey!!!! boy, do i want one now!

Anee Dupaix said...

your photography is beautiful! how much should i plan on spending on a Canon 5D Mark?? :D

Heather says... said...

A ~ or just a plain ol' :) would be a fantastic button.

But that is flat out the most adorable thing ever! What a great friend! :)

Shannon said...

Mine would be XD

DesignTies said...

I need an exclamation point button too!! And a smiley button :-) Because I use both WAY more than I should!!

See?? :-)

Kelly

colormekatie said...

@Anee Dupaix- It's quite expensive but I definitely spent a lot more on the lenses for it! The glass in your lens makes a HUGE difference in the quality of your pics!

. s h e r r y * said...

:) I LOVE this. I would have a :) button. I use that way too much... ;D

Relsqui said...

That is so great--your friend is awesome.

Today, I've been studying Hebrew, so I would love a button to let me turn on the keyboard mode for typing the niqud (little dots and lines to express vowels) instead of (no joke) alt+shift, caps, shift again, and then the key for the niqud.

DeAnna said...

Mine would be a heart or a winking smily face. and you are totally adorable!

MaeDecember said...

so this post made me laugh..that was hilarious.

Actually you know how they sell seperate keypads for just numbers? you could make a tiny one that has different keys on it that maybe people use a lot on facebook and stuff. Like the heart, the music notes etc.

Mine would be an ampersand though, if you must ask.

&&&&&

it's not a punctuation mark but it's sooooooo beautiful.

Hem and Ha! said...

The iconic smiley face. I feel the same way about it as you do about exclamation points!

Lindsay Kay said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love that! ! !

Anonymous said...

lips! So that I can give someone far away a kiss everytime I like!
Brenda.

Mag said...

mine would look like this :P
i'm sticking out tongue quite a lot :)

bono said...

i would LOVE an exclamation mark. and maybe "haha" and a smile like this :) but mainly exclamation marks!!!

bono said...

i would LOVE an exclamation mark. and maybe "haha" and a smile like this :) but mainly exclamation marks!!!

sophiewearing said...

This is just so awesome! I wish he was my friend! Every single post of yours makes a day brightened!

colormekatie said...

@MaeDecember- That would be so fun!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

That is freaking adorable! Really! You look so cute!

My button would be CAPS. Just, CAPS. Because I love me some capital letters to get my point across. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN??!?!!!!

colormekatie said...

haha!

robiewankenobie said...

it really is the best! present! eveah!

(you need to do a star for all the gleeks out there)

robiewankenobie said...

oh! i know! my favorite punctuation mark! the interrobang!

seashmore said...

:)

clemen-t-ine said...

Mine would be "..."

lisette said...

How great!!!!! Mine would be ! too. I use it alllll the time..

Carolina said...

Indeed, a heart would be perfect.

Charlotte. said...

that is such an amazing gift! a heart would be so cute, but i'd just love a little peace sign (:

Leah said...

i think you should make a whole keyboard set:) that would be truly amazing, i mean think about it, you could just press all of the buttons instead of typing! it's a dream come true!!!!

Emma Driver said...

I would want one that says "Love You" I think it would be awesome to just be able to slap that one the end of every email... Hey! If you had one like that, you would say "Love you" with your foot! yay!!! Do you now use your toes to put "!" in your emails? <3

Kelsey said...

OF COURSE he should sell them!! Etsy all the way.

Travels in Heels said...

I totally overuse exclamation marks and love them!

xo,
Sara
www.travelsinheels.blogspot.com

Miki's scrapbook said...

That's an awesome device! I want one sahped like a black cat like my Dimitri! And a heart would be adorable, too.

Have a great week!

Miki.

A-M said...

I really need a special button for a dot, because my sentences almost always end with dots...

Breenuh said...

Omg how awesome is this! I would want an ampersand button :.)

Apple said...

awesome!!! i want the heart button! and the smileys!!! did you go to another shoot? you still have a tan!:p

katie! youre too adorable!!!<3<3<3

Jenn said...

omg so so so great!!! i want smileys smileys smileys!!!!!

Me, Laura E! said...

So cute!:) I would for sure get an exclaimation point since i use them all the time, but just for funsies I would want the little squiggly thing: ~~~~~~~
they look like little mustaches:)
Thanks Katie for brightening my day a little bit every time I look at your blog!:)
http://fictionalducks.blogspot.com

Raji said...

Thats the most amazing gift ever!!
Big big fan of exclamation marks!!! :D

lori* said...

Ahh! Best best best! A star, heart or exclamation would be just purrrfect for meeeee.

Mariella said...

I would definitely choose an exclamation mark. Awesome. :)

LiOneSs ShiRleY said...

what awesome present from your friend!!! so cool!!! i like it!!!

Miss Jaster said...

I have a thing for AMPERSANDS. :)

Lottie Loves said...

i'd love a heart button!

Britt said...

that's so cute!
I think mine would be an exclamation mark also I guess ^-^

B

Anja said...

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!! This is just made for me! I´m in love with exclamatinonmarks, too. So: where do i have to make my order?
another nice sign would be the
xoxo.
though you can use it only once in a mail.

Amy said...

THAT IS AMAZING. He's a genius! You look so cute and silly in that last photo. :)


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Anonymous said...

I want three dots... because every sentence in my email has them... seems like I could always more about things than I do...

Wedding Cakes Pictures said...

That is the best present ever!! I love exclamation marks too!!!

Just A Smile said...

I'd love to have one that types a smiley face :)

Sarah! said...

!!!!!!!!!!! omg! I love it!!!!
since design school I went ahead and tattooed an ! on my wrist.
this button is amazing! What an awesome friend!!!!!!
I want a button! I'd buy it!!!!!! hahaha