Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spotlight on Shopaholic Chick

This is one industrious girl! Here's her story . .

My store is an odd collection of things I like and things my friends liked and asked me to make for them.  I am a bit of a perfectionist so if they asked for something I would make 5-10 versions of what they asked for - and it would become a section in my shop - and sometimes a whole new shop!!  My "B is for Birds" shop started because my friends 2 yr old son was in love with flamingos and she could not find him a boy t-shirt with a flamingo - so I made a shop starting with them - it just exploded from there!

My stores:  

shopaholicchick - I love this because i think the environment is very imporant and reusable grocery bags and shopping bags are great for the planet! Live Green Bag
Graduation Station - I love this card it has an old man on the front with his diploma and say on the front "I heard you were graduating and I just wanted to say..." and inside it has "took you long enough!" - it is funny for someone who has been studying a long time to finish their degree - or decided to go back to school after retirement 
Old Graduate card
Old Graduate by GraduationStation
cards made online at zazzle
Binderific - this pretty yellow and white binder is perfect for a baby book.  available in all 3 binder sizes the front is customizable with the baby's first photo between the baby foot prints below that is the baby's name, the baby's initials will be placed down the spine, with the date of birth on the back.  it is so simple and pretty i just love it! Baby Book Yellow
KiKi Kitty - I love all my kiki kitty designs - but these shoes are just so punk and cute all at the same time 
Edibility - this pizza party card is my favorite - because - well - everyone loves a pizza party! Pizza Card
Peace People - I love all my peace people they are all hand drawn - and this poster shows them all and can be turned any way you want on your wall or placed flat on a table top 
Peace People print
Peace People by PeacePeople
Other posters from Zazzle
Same Sex Marriage - this old biracial same sex couple is so adoarble holding hands - showing everyone that you are never too old to be married - and spend your life with your true love Interracial gay couple t-shirt

Triple Goddess - i love the idea of the triple goddess, the 3 cycles of a woman's life maiden, mother and crone - and this is my take on that idea 
Anime Nation - Chiyemi looks like she is coming right out of the cup Chiyemi Mug
What If... - I have a degree in History and everyone who has every taken a college course on WWII or modern German history has asked themselves - what if Hitler got into art school? 
Occupation Station - i love every design in this shop so i randomly choose this girl who shows girls can do anything boys can do http://www.zazzle.com/occupationstation/gifts?cg=196242703646983068
Chasing the Gnome - my favorite is my kissing roses card - it is so simple and elegant 
Lovers Roses card
Lovers Roses by chasingthegnome
Create a notecard online at zazzle.com
Left Handed Cards - i love this one - it is upside down because that way it opens for a lefty - it reads "'cuz lefties never do it right" and inside it says "congratulations" Cuz lefties never do it right card
Thats My Baby - this cute little high chair is just adorable for baby first birthday cards 
B is for Birds - the wacky little bird just makes me smile - perfect for a morning coffee 
You know your a Zazzler when you tell someone "i can't... i have to finish this design for my store"

1 good piece of advice for new Zazzler's:
Read the forums - and check out my pages of free advise tips & tricks i have collected and put together http://www.shopaholicchick.com/zazzletutor/index.html

Spotlight on 'redneckhillbillys'

Redneck Hillbillies developed as an offshoot of our YouTube Channel, Facebook Fanpage and Blog under the same name. We're small town, back to basics type folk that live out of the city limits and we can laugh at the stereotypes of backwoods rednecks and hillbillies like ourselves!  We love our simple country living and identify with the confederate flag waving southern rebel rednecks with their big, muddy trucks and passionate beliefs. Our products range from funny redneck sayings or labels, to photography taken around our small farm. Visit our store here: Redneckhillbillies

Here's one of our favorite products:

I like this one because it's simple, easy to read and understand - and plays off modern culture as its a spoof of a popular song. It's cute, fun, lighthearted - and people usually smile and laugh when they read it. It has sold twice too, so that helps my opinion a little bit!
 "You know your a Zazzler when . . ."
Everything you see, hear and even smell has you wondering "Could I make a (tshirt, magnet, apron) out of this?

1 good piece of advice for new Zazzler's:
Try to find a niche that isn't already heavily saturated, and then do your utmost to create quality products that fit your theme.

Here's my favorite from their store:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spotlight on 'michelewebber'

Hi, my name is Michele, and I am an English watercolour artist and tutor. I opened a store on Zazzle foremost as a way of marketing prints, and images where I had already sold the original artwork. I have found it to be great fun putting images on lots of products, and although my store is very new, have had a couple of small sales. Product adding goes slowly, as my life and work keep me so busy. This is one of my most popular paintings, I sold the original in December 2009, it was bought as a Christmas gift, which is a lovely thought. It's a real English coastal scene: Beach Huts, Southwold

"You know you're a Zazzler when you no longer watch tv in the evenings because you are too busy adding products!"

Best advice to new Zazzler's: check out the pro-sellers to see how they do it.

Please see her store michelewebber at Zazzle. Here's one of my favorites:

Spotlight is on doracruceru

Zazzle store owner doracruceru:

Hi, My name is Dora Cruceru . I envisioned my store as a mixture of vintage chic with subtle nuances of pop culture . I think my designs would appeal to open minded people concerned with fashion and also old school charm. This is my favorite design : Lace Delight Bag

I really like this design . I find the lace print very graphic and gracefully appealing . I also added a bit of color to contrast the monochromatic feel of the print .

"You know when you're a Zazzler when you love love love funky , fashionable , original prints."

Spotlight on ArtformTheHeart

Hiya, This is my favorite dog item because Corkey  Joe always makes  me smile. He was very shy of the camera and as soon as he saw it coming  out he ran and hid at the end of the driveway, only very slowly and  cautiously creeping towards me along the edge of the 'morning glories'.  He finally paused and looked at me to see if it was 'safe' and I managed  to snap this shot.

My favorite of all my items is this one, I had so much fun drawing  it as I love recreating textures, definitely one of my all time favorites, not just a Zazzle favorite.

Artist Spotlight is on 'ruralfrance' at Zazzle!

Their favorite dog item from their store Rural France Photography is the: Jack Russell Mother's Day Card.   "Just because they were my jack russells doing what jack russells do,  and I love the way that older dogs take a new puppy "under their wing"  even when they're not related."

Here is their favorite overall photograph: "Picking an overall favourite is hard! Perhaps this one as it combines  two things I love - the countryside around here and horses Creuse poster. I  can see why artists like France, the light here is wonderful."

Rural France Photography
"This store contains products with photographs of landscapes, animals and  plants in France, but there are also images from the UK, and some from  the rest of Europe. You'll also find a good selection of birthday,  mother's day, other occasion, and blank notecards. Most images are  available on other products too, such as binders, stationery, shoes,  mousepads, mugs, and smaller gifts like magnets and keychains. I hope  you enjoy browsing."

Go check out this amazing photography gallery! The images are stunning, artistic and just beautiful printed on any product!