Archive for August, 2007

Miss Teen USA South Carolina T-shirt

August 31, 2007

I am sure you’ve seen this video by now… but you probably haven’t seen the shirt of this famous speech given by the Miss Teen USA candidate from South Carolina. Hilarious!

Miss Teen USA South Carolina T-shirt

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The Free Photoshop

August 31, 2007

Well, no, it’s not exactly Photoshop but it ain’t chopped liver, either. Paint.net is a totally FREE application that boasts many of the same features as Photoshop, such as the pen tool, layers, unlimited undo (oh man, do I use that a lot), red eye removal, embossing, and more. You can read about all the rest of the features at the getpaint.net website.

You want a cherry on top? It’s open source! (You don’t know what that means?!) Essentially that means developers all over the world freely make additions to the application in order to make it better. So the older the application gets, the more powerful and useful it becomes… not bad for something that costs about the same as mom’s hugs (they’re free silly!).

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So, I wanted to share this great application because it can really help anybody create work for Zazzle and the rest of the world. I’ve been using it for awhile now and really love it, so check it out.

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Hmm… stalking via Zazzle?

August 27, 2007

File this story under “interesting uses of Zazzle”….

One of our friends – Noah of www.okdork.com fame, was anonymously sent a shirt that says “I stink” via Zazzle. It came anonymously – no gift note, no sender information at all. Is this the new way to send a private and very direct message?

Strap on your detective rain coat and break out the magnifying glass and pipe it’s Sherlockin’ time.  If you have any information about who thinks Noah stinks, let us know. And if it was you, come out and say it to Noah’s face – he’d appreciate it.Noah’s new shirt

“Graphic Content” T-Shirt Art Show – See you there!

August 24, 2007

Graphic T-shirt art show I know, I know… it’s a little late notice, but I just wanted to see if anyone wanted to go to the “Graphic Content” art show tonight (continues through the 27th) in San Francisco, CA. It’s a show where artists submit pieces of art, but the “pieces” are shirts (does this sound like Zazzle to anyone else?). Wanna go? Meet me there at 7pm, the show goes late…

What’s cool is to see all the interesting ways people use t-shirts as a new art medium. Artists at this show do crazy things like add beads, LED light shows, and much more to the shirts… stuff that we dream about adding to Zazzle ;-) So anyways, come to the show and introduce yourself to me, I love to meet members of the Zazzle community!

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How To Promote Your Product

August 22, 2007

With all of the great forum threads on ideas to promote your stuff, we’ve decided to create a list of suggestions that combines many of those ideas as well as some of our own. Every time we pull an idea from the forums below, you will see “…forum” for a clickable link to the discussion.

How you can earn money…

  • Publish products and earn a 10% royalty for every sale
  • Open an associate account and earn an additional 7% commission on purchases linked to Zazzle through your website, blog, MySpace, Squidoo, etc.
  • That’s a total of 17% for promoting your product!
  • Find out more or open an account!

On Zazzle…

  • Build awareness for your gallery by interacting with other Zazzlers! Contribute to the community and it will give back to you
  • Join Fan Clubs and encourage others to join yours. Learn more
  • Participate and help other users in the Zazzle Forums to develop a presence in the Zazzle community
  • Enter Zazzle’s Contests and post your entry on the Contest Page for increased visibility. Plus, win some cool prizes!

Off of Zazzle on other websites…

Offline…

  • Place links to your gallery on your email signature, business card, postcards etc…forum
  • Develop a paper catalog for your products to distribute to technophobes…forum
  • Donate to charity…forum
  • Advertise in unique place like this. Be creative! …forum

If you have questions, comments or more suggestions, we encourage you to join the ongoing discussion in the promote section of the forum. Check out the thread on “Ideas to promote your stuff”.

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Baby Zazzle Stamps and Cards

August 20, 2007

AWWWWWWWWWW!

baby stamp and card

Gotta love the baby cards and postage….oh, so adorable! Create your own cards & postage

 
 
Learn more about baby footprint stamp from Zazzle.

Fake Mascot Contest

August 17, 2007

fake-mascot.jpgHot on the heels of the Talking Food Contest, this contest will be the second of our series themed on humor. Get ready cause this one might get a little rowdy…

 

View Entries » | Go Create »

 

The submission deadline for the Fake Mascot Contest is 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, September 2, 2007.

Theme:

Spirit? SPIRIT!? Yeah we’ve got spirit how ‘bout you!? It’s time to show your spirit and creative skillz by making your very own fictitious mascot in Zazzle’s new Fake Mascot Contest. That’s right folks, take all your high energy, cheering, and chants to design a mascot that is sure to make everyone laugh, rock, or just get out of their seats and cheer. So get started now cause it’s the fourth quarter and you’re down by 6…

HUT! HUT! You know what to do. You don’t? That’s cool, just checkout some of these quirky and fun examples. They are sure to get those spirited, creative juices flowing.

Prizes:

1. Grand Prize Winner (1 winner)

  • $1,000.00 USD – COLD HARD CASH

2. Honorable Mention (10 winners)

  • Get your contest entry on us! ($25.00 credit toward your next purchase on Zazzle)

Visit the contest page to learn more and enter. View Entries »

Fake Mascot Contest

August 17, 2007

fake-mascot.jpgNote: This contest is now over. Winners will be announced after Labor Day.

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Hot on the heels of the Talking Food Contest, this contest will be the second of our series themed on humor. Get ready cause this one might get a little rowdy…

 

View Entries » | Go Create »

 

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, September 2, 2007.

Theme:

 

Spirit? SPIRIT!? Yeah we’ve got spirit how ‘bout you!? It’s time to show your spirit and creative skillz by making your very own fictitious mascot in Zazzle’s new Fake Mascot Contest. That’s right folks, take all your high energy, cheering, and chants to design a mascot that is sure to make everyone laugh, rock, or just get out of their seats and cheer. So get started now cause it’s the fourth quarter and you’re down by 6…

HUT! HUT! You know what to do. You don’t? That’s cool, just checkout some of these quirky and fun examples. They are sure to get those spirited, creative juices flowing.

Prizes:

1. Grand Prize Winner (1 winner)

  • $1,000.00 USD – COLD HARD CASH

2. Honorable Mention (10 winners)

  • Get your contest entry on us! ($25.00 credit toward your next purchase on Zazzle)

 

Examples:

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How To Enter:

Submission deadline is 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, September 2, 2007.

  1. Create your design and place it on a product (can be any product type … t-shirts, mugs, posters, stamps, you decide!). Make your product.
  2. Publish your product to the Zazzle marketplace with the tag “FakeMascotContest2007” (find out how to tag your product). If you have already published your design prior to the start of this contest, simply tag it “FakeMascotContest2007″ to submit it.
  3. You’re almost done! To give yourself added publicity, don’t forget to leave a comment below with a link to the product page of your entry.

IMPORTANT: You may only enter one design (on one product) to the contest. You may NOT enter the same design on multiple products and you may NOT enter multiple designs. If you do, only your first entry will be eligible to win. View the contest rules.

Learn more about the contest

Talking Food Contest Winners Announced

August 14, 2007

The winners of the Talking Food Contest have been announced on the Zazzle Contest Page! Whew…this one was awfully close. We had 100+ submissions to the contest and an amazing amount of creativity. Congratulations to all the winners! Stay tuned to the contest page for the next funny contest!

Grand Prize Winner

Prize: $1,000 Cash

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Honorable Mention Winners

Prize: Their entry on us ($25 in Zazzle Credit toward their next purchase)

International Honorable Mention Winners

Winners of Talking Food Contest

August 14, 2007

Congratulations Jenimp! Your entry, French Toast Tote Bag, is the super duper, Grand Prize Winner of the Talking Food Contest! Whew…this one was awfully close. We had 100+ submissions to the contest and an amazing amount of creativity. The winning entry and honorable mentions are listed below.

Grand Prize Winner

Prize: $1,000 Cash

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Honorable Mention Winners

Prize: Their entry on us ($25 in Zazzle Credit toward their next purchase)

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International Honorable Mention Winners

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Stay tuned for the next funny contest, it’s coming soon!


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