Saturday, December 03, 2016

Lime Rainbow Stars Alien Birthday Party Card and Envelope

Bright rainbow stars kaleidoscopic design with peaceful alien birthday party invitation with a matching envelope. The invite side is black with bright lime green font to match.

Create Your Own Keep Calm Business Cards for Language Tutors

Customizable business cards for language tutors.

The sample says KEEP CALM AND LEARN SPANISH.

If the language you teach is a longer word like HUNGARIAN, you can select all of the design elements and resize them together.

You can also change the background color. On the backside of these business cards is room for contact information.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Why Amanda Hocking Sells Millions of Amazon Kindle Books



An old video from a few years ago that talks about how then independent author Amanda Hocking used social media to create a brand. When I was a new author, and new at blogging, I tried to keep up with a blog too. But I just never got into blogging. Within a year or two I moved to this format of collecting stuff that interests me by posting about them. Both Pinterest and tumbler came around after.

November 2016 Passive Income Report: Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai

Johnny FD's November 2016 Passive Income Report: Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai ... he talks about udemy courses at about 3:45.

What are Self-Employment Taxes? - TurboTax Support Video



What are Self-Employment Taxes? - TurboTax Support Video... advertisement video with a little big of information about self employment taxes.

The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study



Information about learning different subjects with spaced repetition. He talks about a few apps like Tiny Cards and Anki for space repetition. As a language learner, I personally am not a big fan of flashcards. I find Anki way too time consuming. I can get my spaced repetition in by rereading articles, listening to podcasts again, or watching a video I find on YouTube repeatedly to learn new vocabulary words or grammar concepts.

Gold Glitter Lips Classic Round Stickers at Zazzle

If you followed this link looking for cosmetics, you can find some gold glitter lipstick at Amazon.

This post is about custom stickers at Zazzle.com. Gold glitter kiss, lips or lipstick photo print against a white or black background. You can customize to create your own RSVP or Thank You Sticker for a special event. The stickers are faux glitter. Please note that the lips design is created using a photo of glitter. Try another color for the background on these stickers if you'd like.




Tip for new Zazzle designers... now that we're limited to 100,000 products you don't have to create two stickers. You can edit a design in the system and then post the custom version to your blog or Pinterest account from one product.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

How To Make A Colorful God's Eyes Decoration - DIY Crafts Tutorial - Guidecentral



How To Make A Colorful God's Eyes Decoration - DIY Crafts Tutorial - Guidecentral - There are more instructions and materials in the description of this YouTube video.

Parrot Flower Power Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Smart Plant Sensor with Free dedicated App

I was wandering around at IFTTT and saw the Parrot Flower Power showing the many applets one can use to save their plant. With my abilities to take care of plants, I can use all the help I can get! I am interested in the sensor in particular.

Parrot Flower Power Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Smart Plant Sensor with Free dedicated App
http://amzn.to/2gQw85R

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fit Option - Transparent PNG Image Sample

Image editing option at Zazzle that allows you to fit your entire image into the print area. With a transparent background PNG image, this is a great option. But if you have a JPG photo image, there will be borders. See also this post featuring the same design.

Fit Option - Transparent PNG Image Sample

Rainbow Ombre and Black 2017 Calendar Mousepads

I'm really loving the Ipanema rainbow ombre filter in the new tool set at Zazzle.com for different products. Here is a sample of 2017 calendar mousepads created using that tool in their system.

Do You Hear What I Hear? (Home Free) (Christmas A Cappella)



Do You Hear What I Hear? (Home Free) (Christmas A Cappella)

Fill Option - Transparent PNG Image Sample

Here is a sample screenshot of the fill option for adding a transparent PNG image to a Zazzle. With this option, you can see the total image fills the entire print area and because the edges are transparent it doesn't really matter that the image is cropped. I left some transparent space in the image around the image of the red dragon, but on this luggage tag at Zazzle, the red dragon still extends a little beyond the green dotted line or safe area, so it would be helpful to use the Scale option and scale out. Of course, for creative effect some people want some of their image to extend behind the print area.


Fill Option - Transparent PNG Image Sample

Post with the final product after published: Personalized Bright Red and White Welsh Dragon Luggage Tags for Your Trip to Wales.

Home Free - O' Holy Night




Home Free - O' Holy Night


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Personalized Bright Red and White Welsh Dragon Luggage Tags for Your Trip to Wales

Create your own luggage take for someone visiting Wales. Bright red and white Welsh dragon silhouette or shape on one side, with room for contact information on the other. You can try a different background color to make your luggage stand out on the carousel.

Monday, November 28, 2016

I'll Be Home For Christmas [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (Home Free) (Christmas)



I'll Be Home For Christmas [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (Home Free) (Christmas) - A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Away In A Manger - Home Free (Christmas A Cappella)



Away In A Manger - Home Free (Christmas A Cappella) - A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Kenny Rogers - Children, Go Where I Send Thee (feat. Home Free)



Kenny Rogers - Children, Go Where I Send Thee (feat. Home Free) - A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

White Christmas - Home Free



White Christmas - Home Free - A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Home Free - Angels We Have Heard On High



Home Free - Angels We Have Heard On High - A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Can you add foreign languages to custom products at Zazzle?

Can you add foreign languages to custom products at Zazzle?

Yes. I have been able to create some t-shirts and other custom gifts at Zazzle with several different languages.

If you have friends or family that speak Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German or some other language that doesn't use the Roman alphabet... give it a go. Try a few different fonts and find the selections that can handle non-English characters. Zazzle also has a handful of foreign language fonts that are good to go.

Happy hunting!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside (feat. Kira Isabella) - Home Free



Baby It's Cold Outside (feat. Kira Isabella) - Home Free

A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Getting harder and harder to find boneless bananas...

Getting harder and harder to find boneless bananas... funny photo via Flickr that makes it's way around Facebook from time to time.

Getting harder and harder to find boneless bananas

CalenderGenerator in Gimp



Here is a video demonstrating how to create a calendar.

Hier zeige ich kurz, wie man das CalenderGenerator Plug-in in Gimp verwendet. Ich erkläre die einzelnen Funktionen nicht, sondern zeige nur einzelne Möglichkeiten durch ein wenig herum spielen.

Translated: Here I briefly show you how to use the CalenderGenerator plug-in in Gimp. I do not explain the individual functions, but show only single possibilities by a little play around.

The Blue Marble Collection at Zazzle



Custom gifts with an enhanced version of the Blue Marble photo of earth. This is an adapted image that was reworked to function on products. This image in my store or stores is my own creation that is only inspired by or based on the NASA Apollo Mission photo.

A side note for new designers wondering about public domain images...

Be careful where you find public domain images! The moment that I adapted this public domain images, it became my adaptation. This particular image is no longer public domain as it wasn't a NASA employee that created it ... but it is my work that created this image.


I actually had someone that didn't understand this aspect of using public domain images try to republish this image that I created into their store on Zazzle for resale. That is, of course,  impossible to do at Zazzle. Zazzle only allows customers to customize products for their own personal use, not for resale. Zazzle's terms of service don't allow storekeepers to steal other people's images for commercial use.

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Home Free



Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Home Free
A nice Christmas music video by the a capella group Home Free.

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Boardwalk Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Boardwalk Effect at Aviary

A cool vintage or digital effect from Aviary at Flickr. A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday.

Beautiful mallard duck shower curtains home decor at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2g8gtSq

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Marie Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Marie Effect at Aviary

A cool vintage or digital effect from Aviary at Flickr. A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday.

Mallard Duck Collectible Figurines at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fCNsu8

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Dean Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Dean Effect at Aviary

A cool vintage or digital Dean effect from Aviary at Flickr. A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The shades of blue look great for the water.

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Lucky Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Lucky Effect at Aviary

A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The muted greens in this vintage effect at Aviary works great with the water, but not necessarily the mallard drakes.

Thanksgiving Day Survivors

Thanksgiving Day Survivors Some turkeys wandering around a few days after Thanksgiving! These tasty peacocks (answer to a Jeopardy question) aren't native to Nevada! Some idiot set them free. Who would set turkeys free to fend for themselves in a desert?

Peace Symbol Pinback Buttons - Great Sale at Zazzle on Stocking Stuffers


Check out the fantastic Black Friday Super Weekend sale at Zazzle on customizable stocking stuffers like these peace symbol buttons.

Cyber Monday Sale on T-Shirts at Zazzle.com

For tie dye lovers, check out the royal blue or pink Men's Cyclone Tie-Dye T-Shirts option for custom tees at Zazzle.com. You don't need to be a 70s kid to rock some groovy style! Stand out with a fun and colorful tie-dye shirt that's fun for all ages. Cyber Monday Sale on T-Shirts at Zazzle.com


Swimming Mallard Ducks - Arizona Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallard Ducks - Arizona Effect at Aviary

A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The vintage style Arizona effect at Aviary has been applied to this digital photo. This digital effect really lightened up the bright spot on the water... possibly making it a great vintage effect for scrapbooking where people want to add text in one area of a photo.

Swimming Mallards - Haas Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallards - Haas Effect at Aviary

A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The green tinted Haas effect at Aviary has been applied to this photo. This digital effect looks pretty cool with the green heads of the mallard drakes.

Swimming Mallards - Avenue Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallards - Avenue Effect at AviaryA small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The avenue effect at Aviary has been applied to this digital photograph.

Swimming Mallards - Clyde Effect at Aviary

Swimming Mallards - Clyde Effect at Aviary

A small group of mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River in downtown Reno on Black Friday. The Clyde effect has been applied via Aviary.

Swimming Mallards in the Truckee River

Swimming Mallards

Mallard ducks swimming in the Truckee River on Black Friday after Thanksgiving.

Domodedovo International Airport Bookstore

Domodedovo International Airport Bookstore

Selection of Russian language books at a shop in the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. They had one of Donald Trump's old books available in the Russian language.