2016 Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship Winners

Many know Customized Girl as a print on demand apparel and accessory company that specializes in trendy designs. While we may have started out selling custom t-shirts, we’ve evolved into a community of statement makers. It is empowering to make a custom shirt and to wear that statement across your chest. For the last four years, Customized Girl has offered a statement maker scholarship to help students accomplish their collegiate goals. This year we mixed things up a bit with our scholarship. Instead of one statement maker receiving $2500,  we selected five influential candidates who would each receive $500 towards their education costs.  

We are not only honored to announce these powerful young adults but also ecstatic to share their lives with all of you.  Customized Girl asked all winners three questions:

 

1.) Describe yourself in three words?

2.) What is your ideal career path?

3.) Why is this statement important to you?

 

We are still waiting to hear back from one of our winners so be sure to check those emails. Without further ado, meet Customized Girl’s statement makers for 2016! 

Chanyell Anderson

Statement: If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done.

 
1.) I would happily describe myself as determined, loyal, and punctual. These three things are very important qualities to me so I try very hard to always emulate them. I think it’s important that everyone have a goal and be very determined and unmoving when it comes to reaching those goals. My punctuality is one of the things I take pride in. It makes me physically ill to even think about being late! Loyalty is something I appreciate in others and so I can give them no less.
 
2.) Well, I am already living part of my dream. I am a teacher. Right now, my career path includes going back to school for another degree so I can get a job as an instructional specialist within my school district. This would enable me to teach more kids and help more teachers. I will also be able to work as a curriculum writer for my district. This degree will open up many doors for me that are closed right now. I look forward to what the future holds!
 
3.) Well, there are a lot of things I would like to change about my life, simply because I find that I’m not satisfied with where I am right now. To me, if I want change to happen, then I have to do things I’ve never done (such as moving to a different city and going back to school) or I’ll never achieve what I want in life. It’s scary for me but it’s necessary if I want better things for myself.
 

Taylor Martz

​Statement: ​Broken crayons still color

 
1.) Devoted, Sociable, Creative
 
2.) My ideal career path after I finish my Masters degree would be to work in the marketing communications field to establish myself. In a few years, I would love to return to the realm of academia and become a professor in the department of communications! I am currently teaching an undergraduate course for freshman, and have loved every minute- so I feel as if this could be a great calling later on in my career.
 
3.) “Broken crayons still color” has been a guiding mantra in my personal life. I’ve battled my way through numerous ‘storms’ and, sometimes, I have felt as if the rain wasn’t ever going to stop and sunshine was a thing of the past. However, I’ve never failed to let the waves break my bow. I truly believe that when we come out on the other side of our storms and stand to face the sunshine, we can turn around and see where the sun was the whole time. Even through dark clouds, the sun is still present. 

 

Storms may bend us or try to break us, but they’re bleak in comparison to the bright sunshine on the other side. I try to search for the positive in each day, no matter how crummy. Being able to find the good within the bad has helped me realize my true potential in all situations, not just the successful ones. Just because we feel broken during hard times does not mean we’ve failed to make an impact on the lives of others during the process. Something as simple as your smile to the stranger in the grocery store, holding the door open for a mother with full hands, or offering up your seat on the bus can turn another’s day around. In the midst of brokenness, we’re still adding color and touching the lives of others– so instead of falling victim to the hurt, we can use our inner light to help guide our way through current and future storms.

 
 

Nicole Davidson

Statement: Trust your passion to outshine your fears

 
1.) I would describe myself as positive, genuine, and determined. I try my best to live everyday focused on my goals while being the best person I can be.
 
2.) I am currently a graduate student at West Chester University in Pennsylvania studying Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs. I’m pursuing a career in higher education because I have a personal goal to help others and make a difference in a life wherever I can. I am an advocate for advanced learning for anyone who has the opportunity to pursue it. This field will allow me to work in an environment that opens me up to enriching experiences while providing opportunities for students to evolve and make an impact in the world around them. Universities help students find their passions in the world, without my college experience I would have never discovered my own. Throughout my career, if I can assist one individual, I’ve made a difference in someone’s life and that is important to me.
 
3.) “Trust your passion to outshine your fears.” This statement is important to me because it is so relevant in my life and what I see in the lives of many young individuals around me. As we transition from young individuals to adults, we all have goals and things we want to achieve. Sometimes I find myself hesitant or afraid for the possibility of difficulty or failure. But it is important to remember, if you are passionate about what you do or what you want to achieve, then no one can stop you from your version of success. You will always have fears or doubts but that should never keep you from pursing your dreams. Passion is enthusiasm, fascination, and obsession. There will always be challenges but never let a fear stand in the way of something you feel called to do.  
 

Brianda Barrera Olvera

Statement: Let success be measured by your happiness, not the other way around

 
1.) Organized, passionate, planner
 
2.) My ideal career path is to work in public relations for an agribusiness. I am fascinated by the importance of agriculture as well as public speaking and writing. The public relations department of an agribusiness just seems like the most ideal place for me to work. 

 

3.) This statement is important to be because I spent most of my high school junior year struggling what I wanted to do with my life. I had convinced myself to become a dentist but I began to lean towards a career in agriculture. When others heard of this, including my family, they began to tell me that a career in dentistry was the most successful thing to do and that I wouldn’t find much success in agricultural communications. Their thoughts almost became my thoughts but I had to remind myself that I defined my own success. I decided that whichever career would make me the happiest is the career I would be most successful in.

Thanks again to everyone who entered our scholarship contest.  We already cannot wait for next year’s entries and to hear all of your amazing and innovative statements. No need to worry if you missed out for Customized Girl’s scholarship in 2016. We host our scholarship annually before the start of every school so make sure to stay tuned with all things Customized Girl!

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Couple Shirts

Relationship Goals With Matching Couple Shirts

Ride or die and through thick and thin – your significant other is your one and only for a reason. Couples have to think outside of the box when finding new and unique ways to say “I love you.” Customized Girl loves helping couples celebrate their commitment and we’ve devoted time and effort to creating the answer to all your relationship woes with matching couple shirtsCouples shirts are one of the trendiest and greatest way to express your love for each other. Instead of giving traditional gifts this year for Valentine’s Day, create couple shirts that will last a lifetime!

Matching Couple Shirts

Like we said, Customized Girl’s gallery is full of the cutest and trendiest designs online. Our design center allows users to create exactly what they want. Take a design and simply swap out colors, art, and text or create your very own unique design. Your designs can be exactly the same, uniquely individual so you can wear them apart, or an inside joke between the two of you – that is what makes Customized Girl’s couple shirts the best ever.

Matching Couple Shirts

Maybe wearing your relationship status across your chest isn’t really your thing but you still want to express your love for your man or lady.  What makes Customized Girl better than other online retailers is that our designs are not only limited to apparel but also include accessories. Pillow cases, coffee mugs, phone cases – you name it. Find your favorite design from our gallery and customize it to any product that we offer at no extra cost. All you have to do is find the design you like and swap out the item in the design center. It’s really that easy.

If you’re looking for the ultimate relationship goals to help get you inspired make sure to check out our matching couples pinterest board.

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Custom Underwear

Valentine’s Day Custom Underwear For Her

Honey, sweetheart, or your bae – finding that perfect gift to surprise that certain someone can be difficult. With that being said, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you can’t wait til the last minute like years before. This Valentine’s Day let sparks fly with custom underwear for her!

Pick the perfect style of custom underwear for your girlfriend, wife, or that special someone. Browse our gallery of free and trendy art, or upload your own photograph for a more personalized touch. Add initials, a cherished quote, a special date, or a personal message of love to make it even more memorable.

Customized Girl has a great selection of intimates available for you to customize. We offer different options for women AND men. Choose from a variety of styles that include panties, boxers, briefs, and thongs then add your own art and text.  With our easy to use design center the user can take any design and switch it onto your product style and color of choice. You can even customize matching boxers with a funny design or your personal nicknames for one another!

Custom Underwear For Valentine's Day

Don’t stop there. Customize a matching camisole or tank top or maybe even pajama bottoms to go with the underwear. Our design center allows you to create matching designs across multiple products and with all-inclusive pricing you know what exactly what you are paying for. That’s right, no hidden fees and no setup charges.

Why wait for Valentine’s Day? Treat yo’ self and surprise that special someone right now!

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Funny Workout Shirts

Funny Workout Shirts and Gear

It’s time to face the real world because the holidays are over. There are no more excuses as to why you deserve that cookie and you can have one more drink. 2017 is the start of the new and healthier you. The only problem is, you know, that thing called motivation. You never realized tearing yourself away from that Netflix marathon and making your way to the closet gym would be so darn hard. The struggle is real. We know working out sucks and we really can’t help you there but we can at least give you and your fellow gym-goers a little giggle with some funny workout shirts.

Funny Workout Shirts

Buying and wearing workout gear has been proven to improve your overall attitude towards exercise and our collection of funny fitness shirts will do just that. They are a great source to inspire you every step of the way. Whether you are just beginning, working out your entire life, or training for a marathon. – Customized Girl wants to spark your inner Queen. Like we stated, it doesn’t matter what your level or preference may be, we have the perfect workout design for you. If you’re not into our laugh out loud designs, that’s okay too. With the Customized Girl design center you have the ability to add your own art and text. Don’t like style or color of the product you can simply switch it out onto another performance shirt.

You need all the motivation you can get, right? Customize a funny workout shirt today and get your heart pumping ASAP!

 

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December Instagram Selfie Winner!

A big congratulations to our selfie winner for the month of December!

Customized Girl Selfie Contest

Customized Girl’s selfie winner for the month of December is one of our favorites and a great way to go out with a bang. With the ability to use customization in our design center, our winner was able to recreate sweaters that were worn in a family Christmas photo from 1984. This is why we love what we do. Our team cannot applaud her enough for the clever idea and sentimental gesture.

Our Instagram contest is coming to an end but make sure to stay tuned for the announcement of the grand prize winner. One lucky selfie will receive a $250 Customized Girl Gift Card! Sounds like a lot of more selfie opportunities.

This may our last selfie entry for the year but you can always share your pictures with us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram @customizedgirl!

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Favorite Customer Photos

Customized Girl’s Favorite Customer Photos From 2016

At Customized Girl, we love all of the custom artwork and design ideas that come through our printers each and every day. What we love even more is to see those designs come to life and shared with us through customers photos. 2016 was a big year not only for amazing, one-of-a-designs but also for an abundant array of customer pictures through our Instagram selfie contest. Everyone at the Customized Girl office enjoyed every single image that was submitted and we thought we would share our favorite customer photos from 2016 with all of you!

Favorite Customer Photos

A lot of our customers are looking for supportive ways to cheer on their favorite athletes and we loved seeing it in action!

Favorite Customer Photos

Like father, like son. This picture pretty much speaks for itself.

Favorite Customer Photos

One of our favorite parody trends mashed together with a sassy selfie? Yes, please!

We’ve been making customers happy since 2004 and we want to make you happy too. By seeing and hearing all of our customer photos and reviews we are able to improve our quality and products every year. Customized Girl wants to personally thank each and everyone one of our customers for a successful 2016.

Like we said before, we cannot get enough of all the customer photos that are submitted to us and we want nothing more for everyone to share their custom apparel inspiration and stories with us! Share your photos via FacebookTwitter, or Instagram @customizedgirl or email us at customizedgirl@eretailing.com.

Thank you for a fantastic 2016 and  we can’t wait for what 2017 will bring us!

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