Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What's Hot and What's Not Hot Wednessday

Here's what's hot and what's not hot this week. :-)

A white in Texas! We spent Christmas with my husband's family up in Fort Worth. Christmas Eve it started snowing, and snowed all day. That alone is rare in Texas, but the next day the snow was still there, and drifted up to almost a foot deep in places. The snow stayed all through Christmas, and there was still patches yesterday when fresh snow started to fall. For those of you from places where white Christmases are the norm...well, that's extraordinary here. The boys made snowmen and had snowball's been wonderful!

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Relaxing over the holidays while totally ignoring my shop and blog...and still getting a couple after Christmas sales all the same.

Not much. Yeah...I made diddly in my CafePress and Printfection shops this December. That's expected at Printfection, where I've yet to make my first sale, though somewhat dissapointing at CafePress, where I started and used to make the most sales. But my Zazzle Shop had more sales than I've ever had there, so I still feel like I did well. I'll just have to re-think where I focus my efforts.

I found the "Hot and Not Hot" meme over at Loobylu's. She puts up a Mr. Linky every Wednessday for participants to list their posts. It's fun and easy if you want to join in!

Monday, December 28, 2009

After Christmas Sale Today

It's been a great Christmas! Texas had snow...real snow, that stayed on the ground from Christmas Eve through now (though most of it's melted, there's still a little left). I have been blissfully ignorant of anything having to do with my shop, and just ventured on today to see how things went. Discovered that Zazzle was having an after-Christmas sale, ending tonight. Most of these are not quite as good as the pre-Christmas sales...but the 75% off cards is the best I've seen, so I thought I'd pass this along...

75% OFF Cards, Photo Cards and Invites
50% OFF Ties
40% OFF Posters
25% OFF Mousepads
25% OFF Business Cards
20% OFF Tote Bags
20% OFF Aprons
15% OFF T-Shirts
10% OFF Mugs

Through Dec 28, 2009 at my Zazzle Shop

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


It's time for what HOT OR NOT Wednessday!


Yesterday was the last day to get gifts by Christmas with standard or economy shipping and my shops, but...

You can get 2-Day shipping for the price of standard at My Printfection Shops through Dec 18 - there's no coupon, you just enter 2-Day shipping at checkout and get the reduced price automatically. And, there's one day left for ground shipping at My Zazzle Shop (and you can get free shipping on ground through tomorrow with coupon code ZAZZLEGROUND when you order over $50).

Taking a break from working on the shop and decorating for Christmas. I love decorating the Christmas tree with the boys!

Seasonal colds...STILL!

My husband messing around with the computer so now I can't access stuff. He's asleep now after a late-nighter last night and I so want to wake him up and growl at him. But I won't.

A fairly almost clean house.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

8 Deals Ending Today!

Zazzle brought back all their 12 deals of Christmas. 8 of them were for items I carry in my shop, and if you missed them before you can still get them at my shop today!

* $5 off T-Shirts
* $10 off Ties
* 50% off 10+ Greeting Cards, Photo Cards, and Invitations
* 60% off Posters
* 30% off Stickers, Mousepads, Key Chains, Buttons, and Magnets
* 30% off Bags
* Buy 1 Binder, Get 1 Free
* Buy 1 Mug, Get 1 Free
Coupon Code: 12DEALZAZZLE
Expires: December 14, 2009 at 11:59pm PT

Shop Here!

We don't get any advance warnings about most sales (the shop is mine, the designs are mine, but the storefront and printing is Zazzle's, so they control coupons and disounts). I'm guessing we might get another day's extension on these and maybe some upgraded shipping deals, but because ground shipping by Christmas ends on most items ends Dec 17th...I think this is the last of the really good deals for the season. I'm actually breathing a sigh of relief. Time to stop promoting and spend some serious time on my own Christmas. Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Get 30% Off Bags or Get $5 Off Shirts and 60% Off Posters!

Use coupon code EMAIL12BRAND for 30% Off BAGS through December 13 at my Zazzle Shop! Get bags like the one below for only $6.97!

You can also still get $5 Off SHIRTS and DOGGIE SHIRTS and 60% Off POSTERS with coupon code EMAIL12PRINT (THRU December 11 - coupons can't be combined).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's Hot and What's Not Hot Wednesday

It's time again for What's Hot, What's Not Hot Wednesday! Short but sweet this time!

A mid-day snow flurry in Texas, in December! (Almost never happens).


Seasonal colds and fussy babies.

Seasonal sales! Right now I have coupons for 60% Off Posters, $5 Off Shirts, FREE Shipping Sales for US and International Shoppers, Postage Sales, and 30% off Mouspads, Magnets, Buttons, and Keychains!

Yesterday was the last day for Christmas orders of dark apparel, dark bags, and postage stamps through my by economy or standard shipping through my Zazzle shop. But no can still order dark shirts through my CafePress shop by economy through Dec 13 or at my Zazzle Shop by ground through Dec 17 (which doesn't cost that much more). Other deadlines are fast approaching to, so check for shipping deadlines here.

My fuzzy brain not realizing yesterday was Tuesday, not Wednessday.

Want to join this meme? Head over to Loobylu's Mr. Linky and join in!

Coupon for 60% Off Posters!

You can get 60% off posters and/or $5 off T-Shirts at my Zazzle Shop with coupon code EMAIL12PRINT (good through Dec 11, 2009).

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Monday, December 7, 2009


Here are some upcoming deadlines to get your package by December 24.

Dec 17
At My Zazzle Shop - Last day for Ground or Priority shipping on most items (dark apparel and bags, binders and stamps take longer), and 2-Day shipping on Binders.

Dec 18
Printfection - Last day for 2-Day Shipping (which you can get for the price of ground through Dec 18 - make sure to select 2-Day shipping during checkout).
At My Zazzle Shop - Last day for 2-Day Shipping on dark apparel, dark bags, and stamps, and last day for Epress shipping on Binders.

Dec 20
At My Zazzle Shop - Last day for 2-Day Shipping on most items, and last day for Express Shipping on dark apparel, dark bags, stamps (binders take longer).
Printfection - Last day for 1-Day Shipping
CafePress - Last Day for Premium Shipping

Dec 21
CafePress - Last Day for Express Shipping

Dec 22
At My Zazzle Shop - Last day for Express Shipping on most items.

It Is Already Too Late For...
Economy or Standard Shipping on all Zazzle items, and ground and priority shipping on Zazzle dark apparel, dark bags, stamps and binders, Standard and Economy Shipping at my CafePress Shop, and economy and standard shipping at my Printfection shop (though you can get 2-day for the price of standard through Dec 18th there! Just choose 2-Day shipping at checkout).

Save on Shirts, Mousepads, Keychains, Buttons, Magnets, Stickers, and Postage Stamps

Use Coupon Code EMAIL12SHIRT For the Following Discounts at My Zazzle Shop though December 10th.

Speaking of magnets, here's a new one I made. Your picture replaces the picture of me and my husband (an old picture taken many Thanksgivings ago before we had our three little ones.)

There are also still some 50% Off Coupons, Free Shipping Deals, and Discounts for International Shoppers going on. Only one discount coupon can be used on each order.

Friday, December 4, 2009

FREE Shipping Coupon at Printfection!

At My Printfection Shops
Get free super saver shipping on orders of $35 or more with coupon code SHIP12 (Through Dec 15)

Deadline for free Xmas delivery is Tuesday, Dec 15th 4:00pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What's Hot & What's Not Wednesday

It's time again for What's Hot/What's Not Hot Wednesday! I missed last week's Hot/Not post so this covers the last two weeks.

My son's 1st grade school play, Little Red's Thanksgiving. Loved watching my lil' leprechaun do the "Sham-Rock." My son's favorite part (and mine too...other than the parts he was in) was when the big bad wolf tried to eat little red, and she threw off her cape and revealed her secret identity as "Wonder Red" -- go girl power!

Here's the Leprechaun taking a bow...

All the new products that have come out! I love getting to add new stuff to my shops! Love it, love it! And during November I got to add new cheaper mugs to my Printection Shops and added aprons, beach bags, and gym bags to my CafePress Shops.

Yeah...had to post that again. Those are only $15.49 too!

It is NOT HOT that the warning sign images on the mugs look so wonky.

I assure you that's just Printfection's attempt to make the image look curved on the online overlay, and it won't look like that when you get your mug.

Zazzle brought back it's coupon for free shipping, so you can still get free US shipping today on any order from my shops with coupon code HOLIDAYSHIPS. :-)

Finding out there's some holiday deals out there for our friends too.

My friend's new Etsy shop. She sells some yummy soaps! Check out her lavender soap below...

A cool review of one of my mugs at Yvonne's Tea Time

People mis-using the Bible and putting it on an aweful T-shirt so others can do it too. I don't care if you want to diss Obama, but doing it like that is just not cool.

Zazzle and CafePress for taking it out of their marketplace. Both of these shops don't like to interfere with or censor shopkeepers designs in most cases, but I agree with their decision to do so here.

('cause it's not)
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, even here in Texas!

If you would like to take part in What's Hot and What's Not Wednesday, head over to Loobylu's Mr. Linky and join in!

FREE Shipping TODAY at my Zazzle Shop

Well, it looks like Zazzle did well with their free shipping offer cause' they brought it back! Yeah! You can get free shipping on all orders from my Zazzle shop with coupon code HOLIDAYSHIPS! Shop Here!

The free shipping offer is for ground shipping to U.S. addresses only.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Gym Bags, Beach Bags, and Aprons!

I've got some great new products at my CafePress shops! Gym Bags, Beach Bags, and Aprons!

The coolest of these I think are the Gym Bags. Check out how my Sleep Deprived Parent, Body by Baby and All Boy designs came out on these. Cool huh?

...CafePress also added Beach Bags.

beach bag

Honestly, I'm not quite as excited about those since I already offer similar bags through Zazzle, and Printfection, and because the print area is somewhat hard to work with. There is only a square area in the center of the front you can print on (not a rectangle as would be expected), and though the print area on the back is larger, people usually like to walk with the pocket out, so I'm not sure if using that area is the answer (I can use both, but that raises the price). I'd love your feedback on that.

Finally, my CafePress shops have new upgraded aprons. They are now longer (32" long), thicker (100% heavy cotton twill), and come in 4 colors (white, khaki, yellow and navy).


I'm excited about these even though I already sell similar aprons at Zazzle, mainly because of the new color, navy, which is not available there.

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