Archive for October, 2009

Zazzle Helps Rachael Ray Show Celebrate Tyler Perry’s Birthday!

October 20, 2009

In honor of Tyler Perry’s 40th birthday (celebrated on the Rachael Ray Show), Zazzle gave the Rachael Ray audience special “Tyler Perry Turns 40!” t-shirts to wear for the show. Check out the clip below, Tyler Perry’s reaction is great!

Zazzle on Rachael Ray Show

Avery & Zazzle Recipe Binder Design Contest

October 16, 2009
*** The Contest is now closed. Winners Have been announced ***

Start kneading that creative dough between your ears because it’s time for the Zazzle & Avery Recipe Binder Design Contest! We’re looking for great binder designs that are perfect for storing cookie recipes, turkey recipes, tofurkey recipes and any other recipe you can think of. The reward? More bread than you can stick in your pantry! The grand prize winner will be walking away with $2,000! See below for prize information and the details on how to enter the Zazzle & Avery Recipe Binder Contest. Good luck!

Prizes:
Grand Prize = $2,000
Second Prize = $500
10 Honorable Mention Prizes = $25 Zazzle Gift Code

How to Enter the Recipe Binder Contest:

  1. Create a Zazzle Account (It’s free!)
  2. Create your Recipe Binder
  3. “Post for Sale” your Recipe Binder with the tag zazzleaveryrecipecontest2009 in the Zazzle Marketplace (learn how to tag your product here)
  4. You’re done, good luck!
Create an Entry | View Entries

Contest entries must be received by November 2, 2009 at 11:59pm PT

Contest Rules:

  1. You may only submit one entry for this Recipe Binder Contest
  2. Entries must be received by November 2, 2009 at 11:59pm PT, to be eligible.
  3. Entries will be judged on uniqueness of design, overall creativity, and best use of the binder space.
  4. Entering a contest is done by tagging your product with a specific contest related keyword (or “tag”). If you don’t know how to do this, please read the instructions here. You should also leave a comment under the contest announcement with a link to your product to give it more visibility.
  5. Contest is for submissions by residents of the USA only. All other entrants will be excluded from the competition. Read the Official Recipe Binder Contest Rules.

Foto Friday – Earn $5 with your customer photos!

October 16, 2009

Check out this week’s Foto Friday Fun!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? Read below for details on how to participate in Foto Friday.


Nice Stems Ringer T-shirt


Nice Stems Ringer T-shirt


Nice Stems Ringer T-shirt


Nice Stems Ringer T-shirt


Hip Hop logo


BUZZARDS-appleton only

Want to join in? It’s easy and fun! For every photo you send us we’ll give you $5 to use on your next Zazzle order. So get started taking those pictures and join in on the Foto Friday fun!
Rules:

  1. You must be in the photo holding, wearing, hugging, or otherwise enjoying your Zazzle product
  2. If the product is available in the public Zazzle Marketplace, include the product link
  3. Be creative and have fun!

You can tweet your photos to @zazzle or do it the old fashioned way by emailing them to community@zazzle.com.

Zazzle Featured Seller Interview With Amanda Berry

October 14, 2009

Amanda, from the Zazzle Store Artberry, was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about her creative inspirations, and her experience here on Zazzle. Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her store Artberry!

Abstract Painting

Zazzle: First off, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Amanda: I was born in 1959 in Newport Monmouthshire, Wales. UK. I have always been interested in painting and drawing. I studied Fine Art at Cardiff Art College (University of Wales in Cardiff) 1978-1981 and received a BA (hons) degree. I have exhibited my oil paintings fairly widely including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Stowell’s Trophy exhibition, a number of Eisteddfods in Wales, and in a variety of mixed and solo exhibitions at public and private Galleries in London and throughout the UK. I have works in private collections in the UK and Worldwide and also one or two public collections. I now live and work in Cardiff. In more recent years I have also got more involved in other creative media such as Digital media, Video, Photography, and Graphic Design and using the Internet as a means to show and sell my work.

Zazzle: What’s your inspiration for your designs?

Amanda: I think I’ve always had a fascination for shapes, patterns, structure, resonance, balance and order in the Universe which I explore in a variety of ways from representational and abstract painting, to digital art and photography.

I tend to have a pantheistic view of the Universe so tend to see it not just as a creation of some guy with a beard, but as the personification and embodiment of God. I think the realisation we are all emanations of that divine spirit, simply by the fact that we exist, is the true Holy Grail, because we commune with God by our very existence and interaction with the Universe. Which is contrary to popular science, which conveniently omits the concept of consciousness, even though things could not be measured or observed without it, so even science is a product of consciousness.  I believe the creative process is an ongoing an eternal force of the universe and we all have the power to shape it. Of course, I think being artist and having a store on Zazzle is a good start

Zazzle: What has been your favorite design you’ve created, and why?

Amanda: I have many favourite designs, but one design which has become a particular favourite recently is this painting of a single Clementine.

I chose this painting for my business/profile card I suppose mainly because it’s a nice simple painting which is a good example of what I can do without being too over stated.

I had my profile cards made at the Chubby size so it’s Artist Trading card (ACEO) size (3.5ins x 2.5ins). I designed it so the painting is on one side and my name and details on the back. Zazzle did such a wonderful job printing it and the colors and detail are so vivid it looks like an original painting. In fact the people I have given it to have been so impressed I get asked if I’ll autograph it. So I think Zazzle’s business cards are awesome.

Single Clementine

Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle feature? How do you use it?

Amanda: I would say my favorite Zazzle feature is customization and the fact it opens up infinite possibilities and allows one to put up a wide and diverse range of artwork. It allows one to spend one’s time being creative, producing new designs, without needing to get bogged down having to create thousands of repetitious products to cater for every possibility or variation.  I also like the fact customization makes business/profile cards possible which I enjoy designing. Customization is where Zazzle really scores.

Zazzle: Do you have any fun stories about being a seller on Zazzle?

Amanda: Well I think the fact Zazzle did such a nice job printing the painting on my business/profile card I get asked to autograph it is pretty cool. It certainly does wonders for my ego.

Zazzle: What got you interested in selling your art on Zazzle?

Amanda: I think what first attracted me to Zazzle which I first discovered in 2007 was the opportunity to have a really nice store without additional charges, or limitations on the different designs one can put on products. There are no limits to one’s creativity on Zazzle. Zazzle allows ones creativity to fly. Which is the way I think it should be, there shouldn’t be a limit to success.

Zazzle: What tips can you give someone who is just starting out on Zazzle?

Amanda: I think the main tip I would give to someone starting out at Zazzle is although product numbers do certainly help increase sales. Zazzle’s real strength is in customization. The fact that the customer can personalize a product, allows one to create lots of unique and diverse designs without needing to get bogged down with endless repetition. I think it’s worth bearing in mind that quality, variety, and a good use of appropriate keywords are extremely important on Zazzle  more so than numbers in many ways, because customers are engaged more by variety than by endless repetition.

Thanks Amanda!

Introducing The Miyake’s Zazzle Sushi Roll!

October 13, 2009
Zazzle Sushi Roll

Today we’re proud to announce that Zazzle has joined an elite group with the creation of the Miyake’s Zazzle Roll! Miyake Sushi Restaurant in Palo Alto is famous for creating custom sushi rolls for innovative and successful technology companies. With the introduction of its own sushi roll to the Miyake menu, Zazzle now takes its place alongside Google, Cisco Systems, Apple, HP, Sun Microsystems, Intel, IBM, and Microsoft as a celebrated Miyake Roll company!

We celebrated the launch of the Zazzle Roll into Miyake’s with a team lunch at the sushi restaurant. Below are the pics of the team enjoying a few Zazzle Rolls at Miyake’s. I believe they were out of avocado by the time we left…


The Zazzle Roll is described as a crunchy California roll with avocado and unagi.

Thanks Miyake Restaurant for adding the Zazzle Roll to your menu! We are truly honored!

Annual Columbus Day Sale – 14.92% off all orders!

October 12, 2009
columbus day t-shirt

I bet when Columbus sailed the ocean blue he wasn’t expecting Zazzle (they had internet back then right?) to use his arrival date for a sale! Well he was wrong! Hurry up place your order now and get 14.92% off as a special little Columbus Day treat.

Use code: 1492COLUMBUS at checkout.

It’s like an early Halloween treat without the trick!

Foto Friday – Earn $5 with your customer photos!

October 9, 2009

Check out this week’s Foto Friday Fun!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? Read below for details on how to participate in Foto Friday.


FOT – The place to be Polo


Neil Marcus T-shirts

Want to join in? It’s easy and fun! For every photo you send us we’ll give you $5 to use on your next Zazzle order. So get started taking those pictures and join in on the Foto Friday fun!
Rules:

  1. You must be in the photo holding, wearing, hugging, or otherwise enjoying your Zazzle product
  2. If the product is available in the public Zazzle Marketplace, include the product link
  3. Be creative and have fun!

You can tweet your photos to @zazzle or do it the old fashioned way by emailing them to community@zazzle.com.

Donate a Design and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 8, 2009

As I mentioned earlier in the week, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to talk about Zazzle’s Pink Ribbon Store. The Pink Ribbon store is a cooperative between Zazzle and Sellers to donate artwork on products like pink ribbon t-shirts, pink ribbon buttons, pink ribbon postage and more with the proceeds benefiting various breast cancer awareness and research charities. We’ve been doing this for three years and it is a great way to get involved with the breast cancer fight. Check out some of the donated designs and learn how to participate below.

pink ribbon t-shirt breast cancer t-shirts breast cancer awareness t-shirt

Want to get involved? It’s easy. Just shoot an email to community@zazzle.com with the subject line “I want to donate to the Pink Ribbon Store!” Remember to include a hi-res version of your design in the attachment. Don’t worry if it’s a design that you already have in your Zazzle store, repeats are cool with us!

Professor Schmitt of ARTSPROJEKT on the Today Show

October 7, 2009

Professor Schmitt, one of the pioneers in the skateboard world and frequent Zazzle/ARTSPROJEKT collaborator, is now helping kids think outside the box about science with skateboards. See below for a video from MSNBC’s Today Show where Professor Schmitt helps little Lindsay Karns make skateboards and science fit together better than a backslide 180 heelflip.

In honor of this video and the science of skateboarding, I’ve posted some of my favorite science skateboards for you to science up.

periodic table of the elements skateboard dna skateboard beaker skateboard

Tapatio Zazzle Store is Product Picante!

October 6, 2009

Tapatio, the hot sauce that’s a perfect complement to anything from burritos to ice cream (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it) is now on Zazzle to spice it up with custom products! Now fans of the salsa picante can get Tapatio t-shirts, Tapatio mugs, Tapatio hats, Tapatio mousepads and more! On top of that (cause it’s a topping), Tapatio is using the power of the Zazzle API to have a photo voting contest where you choose the best foods to pair with Tapatio. Enter the contest for a chance to win a case of Tapatio.

tapatio t-shirt tapatio mug tapatio apron

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 629 other followers

%d bloggers like this: