Notebooks have endless uses. I have three notebooks on the go right now. One, I use for organizing things that need to be done at work. My work is fast paced and it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Forgetting things can mean lost time and money. I write everything down to avoid this. Note Taking is a habit of successful people, it's a good habit to have.
I also have a notebook to track my workouts. If I have a weightlifting routine I log the number of sets, reps, and amount of weight. It's good to track your progress.
The third notebook I have is for my personal thoughts. The older I get, the harder time I have remembering things. I write down creative ideas for my Zazzle store. I have a 45 minute drive to work every day. I often think of ideas on the way to work. If I don't write them down, they will be lost forever.
These notebooks are a great addition to the Zazzle product lineup.
Zazzle has launched BOLDFACE guitar cases. I think this is a great idea because the faces of this guitar case are interchangeable. The buyer has the option to purchase and switch to different designs. I think it's a great way for aspiring musicians to show off their personality. The soft case design combines the protection of a thick padded interior with the portability of a gig bag. Made with a sturdy shell, this versatile case is lined with a soft material to gently cradle a guitar.
Below, are a few of the designs I have created so far.
Fits most standard size acoustic/electronic guitars
Extra-rugged 600D polyester shell
15mm dense inner padding on all sides
Wide padded backpack straps for extra comfort
Large and small back pockets perfect for storing music, cables, and accessories
Exchangeable and fully customizable front panels, or “faces”
Get one bag and switch the face - and your style - any time you want
All printed faces are made in Redondo Beach, CA
Another designer, Highton Ridley has done a great job creating space themed guitar cases.
Here is one I especially like. A NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the beautiful barred spiral galaxy, more than 60 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Dorado. It's also known as NGC 1672 and astronomers deduce it has a unique mechanism that channels gas from the disk inward towards the nucleus
I was excited to see that Zazzle has launched faux wrapped canvas. It's an economical choice for customers who don't want to pay the expense of real wrapped canvas prints. I can see this product taking off in the future. Walmart has a similar product. I've purchased one in the past with my own photography on it. The quality is really good, especially when you add a frame to the canvas.
Here are the product details
Great for holiday décor since they are lighter and cheaper than other options and great for seasonal décor.
Add your own wedding photo to this faux canvas. Happily Ever After Starts Here is written in script text on a rustic barn board background.
Personally, I love baking cakes and cheesecakes. I'm good at it. If I am invited to a dinner party, I always offer to bring the desserts. I also love to display my works of art (aka cakes) on a beautiful platter or cake stand.
I was excited to hear that Zazzle has launched custom printed cake stands. They can be used for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, holidays, or entertaining. I really like the idea of custom cake stands for weddings. It's an item that can be reused throughout the years and maintains sentimental value.
I've just started to design on the cake stands. My first design featured to the left, can be used for destination wedding celebrations or it would be great for the summer at a cottage or beach home.
I created this golf pattern cake plate to go along with my golf themed birthday invitations and accessories. See my Birthday Golf Collection here.
This design features a pattern of vibrant green tiles with a golf ball on a golf tee.
See the side view of the cake stand below.
Here are some product details about these cake stands
Some of the best cake platters I have seen so far are by Zazzle Designer Anka.
See the below photo for a quick feature of her elegant cake stands. Clicking on the below photo will take you to her cake stand collection Click here to see her store. Her products are gorgeous and worth seeing if you are planning a wedding.
Zazzle and Zazzle designers are excited to announce a new product offering. Sleek foil printing on greeting cards. Foil printing is becoming popular. The foil creates a shimmery shine on the printed designs. Foil printing on greeting cards is a first for Zazzle. I'm sure it won't be long before the product offering for foil printing on other items in the marketplace expands.
The cards are being offered in three sizes: Standard 5x7, Small 4.25x5.5, and Mini 3.5x5.
The different sizes allow for creative ways to use the cards.
• Thank you cards
• Folded stationery note cards
• “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Cards
• Wedding Programs (YES, GOLD!!!)
• And so much more!
I have been working on making wedding thank you cards. The neat part about these cards, the inside still features a colour print. You can add your wedding photos to the inside of the cards.
The full effect of the foil can be hard to see in online photographs. Zazzle includes different product views including video to help understand how the foil will shimmer in different lights.
I am also going to try out birthday party invitations on the foil cards. I will include a simple foil printing on the front and include the party details on the side of the card.
This golf birthday invitation was designed with silver foil on the front but can be changed to gold foil. I replicated the golf ball picture in colour on the inside.
I'm hoping the golf themed invitations become popular. I feel this is a unique way to invite guests to a party.
Save the dates will also be a popular way to utilize these cards. In this example, I included a photograph of a mountainside view. This photo was taken just outside of Lucerne, Switzerland.
The save the date details are included on the inside of the card.
Foil printing could revolutionize Zazzle's print on demand business. With the ability to order as few as one card at a time, it increases their competitiveness with other printing companies. Zazzle also allows designers and customers to choose between white cardstock, silver, or gold kraft paper.
It's an exciting time to be a Zazzle designer.
Great news everyone, Zazzle has launched a product that many Zazzle designers have been waiting for.
Beach Towels! I can't wait to see the different ideas that Zazzle designers will come up with, including myself. I like customized beach towels because everyone has their favourite beach towel. Arguments can be avoided by creating personalized towels unique to someone's personality.
The towel dimensions are 70" x 35". The front of the towels are 100% polyester to help absorb the ink colours. The back of the towel is 100% cotton for water absorption and softness.
The towels are machine washable and should be tumble dried on a low setting.
Considering the towels just launched yesterday, new designs will be added everyday. Here are a few I have created thus far.
This is my favourite design from another Zazzle designer Pink Creek Studio Inc. It's perfect for small children at the pool or at the beach.
Let's hope for a successful product launch of Zazzle printed beach towels.
I am a Bronze level Zazzle Pro Designer trying to offer you ideas for unique gift ideas, home decor items, and wedding favors and invitations.