Monday, December 30, 2013

Best Sellers in 2013

Wow...its almost 2013!  Time to celebrate a great year, and look forward to what's ahead. Thought this would be a fun time to look back at what  were my best sellers in 2013.  It was going to be the top 10, but there was a tie for spot 10 so it became 11.

Hope you had a great 2013 and will have a wonderful new year!

Top 11 Bestsellers of 2013
at Scribbleprints










Shamrock Tie
Shamrock Tie by scribbleprints
This was mainly due to one sale of 40 TIES that I'm still geeking out over.
What were they used for?  I may never know.






Shamrocks Personalized Invitation
Shamrocks Personalized Invitation by scribbleprints
See more Clover Invitations at zazzle.com









Custom Scribbleprint Heart Border ... - Customized Pinback Button
Custom Scribbleprint Heart Border ... - Customized Pinback Button by scribbleprints



Yep, those all were at my Zazzle shop.  Didn't sell as much at CafePress this year (actually, that's been a trend the last few years).  And I've only sold one thing at Printfection, ever.  Didn't sell as much as last year but still did alright.  And if that was because I spend less time on the shop and more time, well, living life, than it was worth it.








Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Tree Freebie

Just wanted to remind everyone about the free Christmas Tree coloring pages I have on my site! I also have several other designs to choose from. Long car trip ahead? Need something to occupy little ones while visiting family?  These might be just the thing.

Click on the picture below for the printer size version.

(Non commercial or classroom use only)

If you or your little one color one of my coloring pages and would like to share what you made, please e-mail me at ecarian at yahoo dot com and show me it! Let me know if I can use it as an example on my site, and if you post it up on your blog send me the link so I can link to it. :-)

All Things Christmas



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Newest Project: Glass Ornaments!

I am selling some of my ornaments at The Mix, a cute little boutique/cafe in Hewitt, TX (near Waco).   In addition to the ceramic ones like I sell through CafePress and Zazzle, there are some new new hand-made glass ornaments (or, hand decorated, I should say...glass blowing is not one of my talents).

Here's some pictures of the glass ornaments I decorated...



I used oil based sharpie markets (they work the best on glass, and have a very paint-like feel).    It took a little while to get used to drawing on a curved surface, but once I got the hang of it, boy these were fun to make.  Every one is a little different, and they come in various color.  So far there are clear, white, red, green and blue ornaments...with various color scribble prints.  I really like the lacy look of the white on the clear (in the picture above that one is resting on a scarf my mom made...I think they look just lovely together).


Here you can see some ornaments set up on the tree at the Mix.    


Here's one of my Scribbleprint Star ornaments.   
I love how it looks on the tree.


Anyways, if you're in the Waco/Hewitt area...I'd love it if you'll come come out and check them out!  And you might want to try one of The Mix's incredible quiches while you're there.  They are DELICIOUS!   You can find The Mix at 803 N. Hewitt Dr in Hewitt, TX.

And if you aren't in the area, you can still get 10% off ceramic ornaments at my Zazzle shop with coupon code ORNAMENTDEAL through 12/31/13!




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Saturday, December 7, 2013

75% Off Cards and Invitations!

Use coupon code ITSWONDERFUL to get 75% off Invitations and Announcements, Greeting Cards, Photo Cards, and Postcards. Ends December 10!


Can not be combined with other sales/discounts.
This is only at my Zazzle Shop.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Check Out My New Bound Mini Journals!

Zazzle added new mini journals, and I am so excited to have these!




Like all Zazzle products they are fully customizable.  You can even add personalization on the inside covers (front and back).  I added quotes to in inside cover of some of these, like the one below from my Roses Journal...

Of course, you can replace the quotes with whatever you want. Adding your own message or dedication would make this  really special gift.

I would love some suggestions on quotes to use with some of my other designs (the ones I haven't added yet - you can see all my designs here).  If I use your suggested quote, I will send you a free sampling of scribbleprint goodies.   You can leave your suggestions in the comments below (if you know the author, please include it...especially if it's you!).





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Design - Roses on Weathered Wood

Since Zazzle came out with wrapping paper, I've been having fun messing around with seamless designs in the Gimp.  I was playing around with some photos I had...most looked pretty horrible made seamless.

And then, I tried a picture of a rose that had found it's way through our fence from our neighbors yard.  It looked nice...but was missing something.  I decided to try the cartoonize filter (same as posterize on Adobe). 

And wow...this showed up...



There's this little thrill that goes up my spine when I try something and it turns out really well.  I loved how it came out.  It really looked painted (unlike a lot of photos I've tried this technique on).  Even the fading that comes with making a design seamless worked here, making it look like the flowers were painted on the wood, and weather had faded the paint after time.  

It looks good on wrapping paper, but I tried it on some other items and think it looks even better on these....


I'd love to hear what you think!  And bloggers and webmasters, if you like this, you can use it as a background on your blog.  Just please read the terms below.

Free Seemless Background for Websites or Home Use  (Terms of Use)

You may use either the graphic at the beginning of this post or the smaller one below for use as an online background or desktop background, with a few restrictions:  No commercial use allowed except using it as a background on a website or blog that makes money.  It may not be sold as a graphic or used in any printed product or publication.   Please also let me know where/how you used it by leaving me a comment here  (just cause I'm curious), and if used on a website or blog, credit Scribbleprints with a link back to this blog.  



For any use not specifically allowed above, please contact me.
Copyright 2013










Monday, November 4, 2013

New: Wrapping Paper!

Scribbleprints now offers wrapping paper in several fun designs.  And while this does cost a bit more than your regular wrapping paper, through December 15 if you use coupon code HOLIDAYWRAP1 you can get  50% off any TWO or MORE rolls of wrapping paper !




.The coupon code HOLIDAYWRAP1 must be entered at checkout to receive this offer.    Offer is valid through December 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. Only good at  Zazzle.com shops.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Invitations, Now With Rounded Corners!

Exiting news (for me at least). Now my 5 x 7 invitations and announcements come with the option to have rounded corners.  If they aren't already shown with rounded corners you change that option at the bottom of the paper style customization menu (and vice versus, if you like them non-rounded).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Plates & Platters



Last Christmas I bought my mom a set of four square plates with my designs...one for each of the four seasons.  I really liked how they came out, except that the design for the bird plate was smaller than it looked in the preview, and was a little off-center.   I probably could have gotten that replaced (CafePress is usually good about that)...but I just didn't take the time to do it.  




After nearly a year of use, the plates seemed to have fared well.  They do show some signs of use though.  The bird plate was scratched when a steak knife was used on it...as you can see below.  So, it's probably best to not use sharp knives on these.




My plates are currently on sale in the CafePress marketplace, and you can get an extra 20% off today with coupon code BOO29.  (Coupon expires at midnight Oct 29).  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

50% Off Cards & Stickers!

Use coupon code 50OFFEBCARDS to get 50% off Cards and Stickers and Labels!  Ends Oct 28.  

Christmas Flurry invitationHappy Thanksgiving  photocard

Can your inner child come out and play? cardByron's Lady postcard






This coupon is also good for 10% off the net sale price of stamps, which is the difference between the purchase price and the US postage price of the stamps.Offer is valid through Oct 28, 2013! May not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers.   If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater. Only valid in US storefronts. For international sales and coupons, click here.  For other US coupon codes click here.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tangled Ways

Several posts back I mentioned a quote that I found in my mom's things.  I made this poster with it....
Be Quiet Poster
Tangled Ways Poster


I did a little research on this quote...I found it in two different books, both published in the 1800's.  In one of these, Daily Strength for Daily Need by Mary Wilder Tileston, listed the author as simply E.W.   The other source,  A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations, showed that this was just one stanza from a larger poem.  I still think this verse is most powerful alone, but the poem it was in was beautiful, too, so I wanted to share it with you.


Be still, my soul, let nothing stir
Thee from the sweet repose
Of those who to their God refer
Their joys, their cares, their woes.

Be quiet, why this anxious heed
About thy tangled ways?
God knows them all, He giveth speed,
And He allows delays.

What though He let thee not perform
Some good and loved design?
Thou would'st not wish Him to conform
His perfect will to thine!

My God! the hearing ear impart,
To hear Thee tell Thy will,
And then bestow the ready heart
All meekly to fulfill.



To my knowledge both the quote and the poem
are in the public domain. 


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I'm sharing this on 
Quote Me Thursday






 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Recent Sales!

Thanks to everyone who purchased these. I love thinking of how they'll be used. Makes me smile!

Apple Room Sticker
I recently sold 1 customized copy(s) of my Apple Room Sticker .



Tantrum Zone Poster
I recently sold 1 copy(s) of my  Tantrum Zone Poster .


Lady  Address Label
I recently sold 5 customized copy(s) of my Lady Address Label .


Photo Keychain de marine Porte-clefs
I recently sold 1 customized copy(s) of my Photo Keychain de marine Porte-clefs .


Inner Child Button
I recently sold 1 copy(s) of my  Inner Child Button .


Inner Child
I recently sold 8 copy(s) of my  Inner Child .


Marcador de Apple da leitura mini - Cartao De Visi
I recently sold 2 customized copy(s) of my Apple Quote Posters.


Valentines Business Card Templates
I recently sold 5 customized copy(s) of my Valentines Business Card Templates .


Red and White - Two Sided Christmas Tree Ornaments
I recently sold 1 customized copy(s) of my Red and White - Two Sided Christmas Tree Ornaments .

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SALE - TODAY ONLY

50% Off ALL Cards, Invites, Stickers, & Plates at my Zazzle Shop!     Use Code: SWEETDEALS13

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Quote for Today

Be quiet, why this anxious heed
About thy tangled ways?
God knows them all, he giveth speed,
And He allows delays.

These words were a gift from my mom, clipped from somewhere and slipped into the notebook with all her important papers (the one she told me to get "if anything ever happened to me.")  She passed away last week, and while making plans for all the little details that have to be done in times like these, these words have helped me through.