Archive for April, 2011

Zazzle Bay to Breakers in the Big Apple

April 20, 2011

It’s the wackiest footrace in San Francisco with global appeal! Check out the pictures below of the 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers ads on the Best Buy Theatre in Time Square, NYC. Don’t know about Bay to Breakers yet? Learn more at Zazzle Bay to Breakers!

Are you going to be a part of history and participate in the Zazzle Bay to Breakers this year? Did you get your Bay to Breakers t-shirt yet? Share in the comments!

Good vs. Evil – Hot New Harry Potter Posters Available on Zazzle!

April 19, 2011

The show down continues.  Check out the latest Harry Potter posters now available on Zazzle.  Get these awesome designs on posters, iphone and ipad cases, mugs, and more! So, what side are you on? Vote below!

harryhermioneron
voldemortsnapebelatrix
dobyfenrirharry
hermioneronvoldemort
snapebelatrixharry and hermione
hermione and rongroupbellatrix and lucius

P.S. Don’t forget to enter into our Harry Potter DVD Sweepstakes for a chance to win some AWESOME prizes!

You Donated Over $12,000 to Earthquake Relief in Japan

April 19, 2011

The accountants did the final tally and the check is ready. Thanks to the efforts of everyone in the Zazzle Community that helped build the Support Earthquake Relief in Japan Store, we all donated $12,507.34 to the Japanese Red Cross to aid recovery efforts following the terrible earthquake and tsunami. It was a true worldwide effort. Zazzle created the store and an official shirt, Sellers created their own special products and donated royalties, and customers donated by purchasing all of these items. We at Zazzle would just like to say thank you to everyone! It was great to see folks from every corner of the globe helping those suffering in Japan, and we are proud that the power of the Zazzle platform was able to make it possible. Of course, recovery efforts in Japan are not over. For those wishing to continue to assist in the ongoing recovery efforts, we encourage you to visit the Japanese Red Cross and donate.

Zazzle Mother’s Day Card Design Contest

April 19, 2011

*** THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON***

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, and everyone wants to show their mom just how much she means to them. So…our newest design contest is a Mother’s Day Card contest to see who can create the most sentimental and unique card for mom this year. Make sure you make it a template product so that customers can easily customize and purchase your design!  The grand prize winner will be walking away with a $50 Zazzle Gift Certificate and an honorable mention will also receive a $25 Zazzle Gift Certificate.  See below for prize information and the details on how to enter the Zazzle Mother’s Day Card Design Contest. Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: You may only submit ONE entry for this contest and must by a US Resident to receive the monetary prizes. International members are encouraged to participate and if chosen as the winner or runner-up will receive placement of their winning design on the Mother’s Day Card homepage as well as a post in the blog.

Prizes:
Grand Prize = $50 Zazzle Gift Certificate

Honorable Mention Prize = $25 Zazzle Gift Certificate

How to Enter the Graduation Invitation and Announcement Contest:

  1. Create a Zazzle Account (It’s free!)
  2. Create your Mother’s Day Card and make sure it is a template product (Click here to learn how to make a template product).
  3. “Post for Sale” your Invitation or Announcement with the tag zazzlemothersdaycontest2011 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 April 25, 2011 at 5:00pm PT

Contest Rules:

  1. You may submit one entry for this contest.
  2. Entries must be received by April 25, 2011 at 5:00pm PT, to be eligible.
  3. Entries will be judged on uniqueness of design, overall creativity, and best use of the card 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. Read the Official Mother’s Day Card Contest Rules.

Win a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 1 DVD and More!

April 15, 2011

Warner Home Video and Zazzle are proud to announce the “Harry Potter™ DVD Sweepstakes!” They are teaming up to give away awesome Harry Potter  prizes in celebration of the DVD release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 1

What can I win?

ONE lucky winner will win the grand prize of a Harry Potter Years 1-7: Part 1 DVD Giftset and Two Harry Potter Wands by Noble Collection

TWENTY-FOUR lucky winners will each win a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 1 DVD

How do I enter?

Simply “Like” Zazzle on Facebook – Enter here!

Or

Retweet our special Harry Potter message on Twitter – Sign in to your Twitter account and click here!

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Can’t get enough Harry Potter? Get official Harry Potter Merch at Zazzle!

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*Click here to see the Zazzle Harry Potter DVD Sweepstakes rules and regulations

© 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R. (s11)

Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Foto Friday!

April 15, 2011

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.

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 ZozoCats

April 14, 2011

New Zazzler Zoe, from the Zazzle stores ZozoCats and ZozoCards, talks to us about her influences and her time as a Zazzler.  Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her stores ZozoCats and ZozoCards!

Black cat on Bookcase Postcard

Zazzle: Give us a brief bio, where you are from and when you started making art?

Zoe: I’m from Surrey in the South East of England. I always loved art, and my creative family very much encouraged my messy pursuits. After leaving school I went on to get a Degree in Design Crafts. Whilst I was completing this course I made a lot of sculptural wire figures. I started to design these figures using pen and ink illustrations, and that’s how I started to draw in this clear linear style.

Zazzle: How would you describe your style?

Zoe: I think my style is light hearted and whimsical.

Zazzle: What’s your favorite medium to use?

Zoe: I use a few different mediums, but if I had to pick just one it would have to be an old fashioned dip pen and ink.

Zazzle: When you’re not creating art, what are your other hobbies?

Zoe: I like to spend a lot of my spare time outside – I like to take walks and get some exercise, which is very important when you spend lots of time inside drawing!  I also like cooking, especially baking large tasty cakes.

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

Zoe: That’s a tricky one, but I really like this Mother and Baby Bird iPhone case I’ve just added!

Mother and Baby Bird Speckcase

Zazzle: What is your favorite Zazzle product to create?

Zoe: These questions are tough! Buttons, cards, necklaces, shoes, so many pleasing products! I was considering opening a more specialist store but I just couldn’t decide which product!

Zazzle: Being a new seller on Zazzle, what are you looking forward to the most?

Zoe: Creating some products that I have not yet tried, like skateboards and calendars.  I’m looking forward to adding to ranges like stationary, invitations, and photo templates for various products that could do with a boost. Also, I hope to one day become a ProSeller!

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

Zoe: I was selling on art and craft sites online. I didn’t have enough space to keep a whole load of stock so I just sold very small things like cards, badges, magnets, and art prints on demand. I seemed to spend all of my time printing, assembling, and packaging. From reading art blogs I discovered that Zazzle existed, and might just solve that problem.

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

Zoe: Keep going, be patent, have confidence your work. Be clear about how you are going to organize your shop from the outset, because organization is going to get so much more difficult when you have thousands of products!  Find the Quick Create button early on, but don’t abuse it!

Thanks Zoe!

What’s the Most Interesting Way to Use Zazzle?

April 13, 2011

How have you used Zazzle differently…recently? Maybe a mounted rendition of Da Vinvi’s Last Supper done with 12 skateboard decks? Yeah? Well if you’re Zazzle and Artsprojekt Seller, Pale Horse that’s exactly what you did! Check out the pics below of The Last Fiesta featuring Jesus Christos and his 12 Luchador apostles. Pale Horse created this as the centerpiece in his Saints and Sinners show in St. Petersburg, FL. To me, this is the perfect example of art growing. He made art by making the skateboards on Zazzle. Then turning them into another art piece, he grew the art and showed how customization and creativity build on each other as the artist creates – art becomes more art.

Share how you’ve used Zazzle in an interesting way in the comments and get featured on the blog!

Zazzle Graduation Invitation and Announcement Design Contest

April 11, 2011

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON***

Congratulations are in order… for the hundreds of thousands of soon-to-be graduates! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate and spread the news than with a custom graduation party invitation or announcement!  Zazzle offers 7 sizes for invitations and announcements, so get your creative juices flowing and give us your best graduation invitation design. Make sure you make it a template product so that customers can easily put in their own picture and purchase your design!  The grand prize winner will be walking away with a $100 Zazzle Gift Certificate and four honorable mentions will also receive $25 Zazzle Gift Certificates.  See below for prize information and the details on how to enter the Zazzle Graduation Invitation and Announcement Design Contest. Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: You may only submit ONE entry for this contest and must by a US Resident to receive the monetary prizes. International members are encouraged to participate and if chosen as the winner or runner-up will receive placement of their winning design on the Graduation Invitations homepage as well as a post in the blog.

Prizes:
Grand Prize = $100 Zazzle Gift Certificate

4 Honorable Mention Prizes = $25 Zazzle Gift Certificate

How to Enter the Graduation Invitation and Announcement Contest:

  1. Create a Zazzle Account (It’s free!)
  2. Create your Invitation or Announcement and make sure it is a template product (learn how to make your product a template here).
  3. “Post for Sale” your Invitation or Announcement with the tag zazzlegradcontest2011 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 April 18, 2011 at 5:00pm PT

Contest Rules:

  1. You may submit one entry for this contest.
  2. Entries must be received by April 18, 2011 at 5:00pm PT, to be eligible.
  3. Entries will be judged on uniqueness of design, overall creativity, and best use of the invitation 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. Read the Official Graduation Invitation and Announcement Contest Rules.

New Marvel Heroes Products Available on Zazzle

April 11, 2011

Marvel has partnered with Zazzle yet again to unleash their newest and most heroic store – Marvel Heroes!

With over forty designs, this store features enough one-of-a-kind hero combinations to make any Marvel fan go nuts!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Check out Marvel’s main Zazzle page to see all the other great Marvel stores and products!


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