Saturday, July 09, 2011

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Official Video)



Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Official Video from his YouTube Channel) ... completely awesome song that has probably earned people playing the air drum on their steering wheel more "you're nuts" stares at traffic lights than any other song in history. :) What is your favorite song to jam to in a traffic jam?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sublime Stitching: Jenny Hart



Sublime Stitching: Jenny Hart - A video interview with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching. The video is interesting, and the site is full of how-to tips and kits to help people learn embroidery.

Something she said in the interview really caught my attention. Jenny Hart said someone once told her "that's just clip art" to which Hart responded "a lot of work went into making it look that way". I might not have the quotes exactly right, but I got the gist of the idea and it makes perfect sense to me! Not everyone wants an intricate tapestry hanging on their castle wall. Heck, some of us don't even own a castle. Some of us only need cute cherries on the corner of a hand towel in the hallway guest bathroom. Boils down to ... in art and design, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

How-Tuesday: Cocktail Umbrella Lantern



"Illuminate your outdoor soiree with a saucy summer lantern made from cocktail umbrellas." A pretty, colorful upgrade for your standard paper lanterns presented by Etsy.

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Print from Zazzle.com

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet print
Manual Photography Cheat Sheet by livinginthestills
Living in the Still also has this poster available in French ... and to link to that all the URLs in image below lead to Zazzle.fr.

This Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Print from Zazzle.com is currently the most popular and best-selling poster at the site. it comes from a store called Living in the Stills. It sure could help me out. It has been quite a few years since I learned to take pictures with my old Pentax and setting the aperture and shutter speed and such was so much easier on that old 35mm. My digital camera isn't quite so user-friendly, so this cheat sheet reminding me of what all the doohickeys do would be extremely useful. I don't have a DSLR, but I can set aperture, shutter and ISO though I haven't tried for awhile. If this poster is something you'd want too, they're on sale through the end of August. 35% off prints at Zazzle.com with the coupon code DECKTHEWALLS valid through August 31, 2011 11:59pm PT. More information on that promotional offer at Zazzle.

A little extra tidbit for fellow designers at Zazzle to be inspired by... This photographer/designer currently has only four total posters in his store and has the #1 best selling spot on all Zazzle. It can happen to anyone that creates something that is mostly unique and people need. So when you're wondering what to create next, you can either add to the cupcake creations or you can create that ???? that will be unique and useful and will rise to the top. I don't think today it will be my turn to be in the #1 slot because all of my unique items few people want to buy. But, there is always someday. LOL.

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous on posterous.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dwarf Galaxy NGC 4214 Iphone 3 Cases from Zazzle.com

"Ladies' Night" Sale at Zazzle today! For today only "everything" is up to 15% Off all purchases! 15% discount when the coupon code OHWHATANIGHT is applied at checkout. The exceptions to this sale are shipping & handling and the face value of stamps and probably a bit more info on Zazzle. This offer ends July 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PT.

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous on posterous.

Curly Moustache Smooches Postcard from Zazzle.com

Another find at Zazzle in honor of National Kissing Day! "Ladies' Night" Sale at Zazzle today! For today only "everything" is up to 15% Off all purchases! 15% discount when the coupon code OHWHATANIGHT is applied at checkout. The exceptions to this sale are shipping & handling and the face value of stamps and probably a bit more info on Zazzle. This offer ends July 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PT.

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Carina Nebula Avery Binder from Zazzle.com

"Ladies' Night" Sale at Zazzle today! For today only "everything" is up to 15% Off all purchases! 15% discount when the coupon code OHWHATANIGHT is applied at checkout. The exceptions to this sale are shipping & handling and the face value of stamps and probably a bit more info on Zazzle. This offer ends July 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PT.

A black and white monotone space image on an Avery Signature 2" Binder.

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More Kissing Themed Gifts at Zazzle.com

A round up of kissing-themed gifts at Zazzle in honor of National Kissing Day. Apparently Wikipedia folks think it's a big deal and had this to say: "Many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing's sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself." But, for those of us that aren't involved or married ... well, it is Friend Chicken Day! ;)



Lilo kisses Stitch shirt
Lilo kisses Stitch T-Shirt by disney
There are plenty of other products with this design at the Disney store at Zazzle.com. Browse Kissing T-Shirts

Minnie and Mickey Silhouette mousepad
Minnie and Mickey Kissing Silhouette Mouse Pad by disney
Want to add a customized "Mickey & Minnie" name of a couple across the bottom? Choose the "customize it" orange button and add text to the bottom of this mouse pad. Sell art online at Zazzle.






Suppose today being National or International Kissing Day is why Zazzle dedicated today to a sale called "Ladies' Night"? For today only "everything" is up to 15% Off all purchases! 15% discount when the coupon code OHWHATANIGHT is applied at checkout. The exceptions to this sale are shipping & handling and the face value of stamps and probably a bit more info on Zazzle. This offer ends July 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PT.

Lipstick Print Gifts at Zazzle

Suppose today being National or International Kissing Day is why Zazzle dedicated today to a sale called "Ladies' Night"? For today only "everything" is up to 15% Off all purchases! 15% discount when the coupon code OHWHATANIGHT is applied at checkout. The exceptions to this sale are shipping & handling and the face value of stamps and probably a bit more info on Zazzle. This offer ends July 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PT.

Posted via email from Annalee Blysse @ posterous on posterous.

Jasmine's Merch: First of the Month Photo Challenge: Where the Wild...

A fantastically funny photo of elk at an elk crossing sign was a winner at the monthly photo challenge over at this blog: Jasmine's Merch: First of the Month Photo Challenge: Where the Wild...: "The results for our second photo challenge are in!..." Below I've posted the postcard version of the photo at Zazzle. By the way, check the blog if you'd like to participate in July and enter a photo that fits the theme of "patriotism".

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Three Graces Modern Art Notebook from Zazzle.com



An Avery Signature 1.5" Binder (1" and 2" also available) created in the style of Theo van Doesburg's Composition VII (The Three Graces): The Three Graces from Zazzle.com.

I see from the stats here at Blogger that someone found my blog today asking the question "do you get Zazzle referrals from Twitter"?

In answer to that question ... yes.

I have two Twitter accounts. One I use to mostly tweet my blog posts that bring people here to one of my blogs. The second Twitter account I use to tweet directly to Zazzle products.

When I look at traffic of "Linkover History" at Zazzle.com, I'm positive that the referral code is working from Twitter the same as it does from this blog. But, I get more referral sales from this blog. Why? My theory is that the referral sales are probably coming from search engine traffic and made by people intending to shop. I think people surfing Twitter are far more likely to be curious about the topic, but weren't shopping.

But sharing the word about our products is via Twitter is very worthwhile. Perhaps someone is surfing on Twitter and finds something that they bookmark and go back to at Christmas 6 months later.

Calico Jack Pirate Flag Shirt from Zazzle.com




4th of July sale at Zazzle on tees! 17.76% off t-shirts with the coupon code LANDOFTHETEE ends tomorrow July 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM PT. More info on sale at the site.