Friday, December 24, 2010

I said I wasn't gonna, but then...

So Zazzle's having this contest on FB where Zazzlers get the chance to design their holiday party invitation. Now, their holiday party is going to be in January because they're just too damn busy to have it in December. I said I wouldn't do it because in my eyes, its a bit of a popularity contest and frankly, I've never been that popular. I have never entered any Zazzle contests (and they've had quite a few), because there's always so much competition and some incredible designs, I figured I'd never come close to winning. So in the week that the contest had been open, I keep seeing people voting on there. And I see it in my FB feeds all day long. So I said to myself, why not throw my hat in. There's no way I'd win 'cause I'm not going to ask people to add the application, but for my own sake and the ability to say to myself that I entered, I did it.

Having said all that, here is my entry. I always try to keep holiday party invitations non-holiday specific because there's just too many people celebrating all different types of holidays, not just Christmas. With that, I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with happiness and prosperity.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kitschy Koo

This is a save-the-date I made some time ago, but of course, I forgot about it. Thanks to a large sale, it has come back to the forefront in my mind. I just love the kitschy-cake topper image contrasting against the modern type treatment.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Brushstroke Heart Necklace by Star Stream Design

Brushstroke Heart Necklace by Star Stream Design

An adorable necklace for Valentine's Day and throughout the year. A pink heart is outlined in a quick black brushstroke. This makes a wonderful gift for someone you love.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Intricate Ornament Keychain by Star Stream Gifts

Intricate Ornament Keychain by Star Stream Gifts

An intricately detailed ornament is the focal point of this keychain. It is repeated as a watermark on itself against a black background. This is a graphic keychain that's sure to get attention.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

White Flower Memorial Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

White Flower Memorial Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

A lovely way to remember that special someone. A single white flower forms the background for this memorial necklace. Keep their memory alive close to your heart.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scalloped Edge Thank You Card by Star Stream Design

Scalloped Edge Thank You Card by Star Stream Design

Here's a sweet little thank you note perfect for any occasion. A purple scalloped border frames the oval containing your customized thank you message. Cute card for everyday use.

Intricate Ornament Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

Intricate Ornament Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

An intricately detailed ornament is the focal point of this necklace. It is repeated as a watermark on itself against a deep navy blue background. See them in loads of colors in my gift store

Monday, December 13, 2010

Far East Blossom Business Card

A sophisticated card for any business with Asian origins. An
illustration of a flowering plant knocks out against the lucky red
patterned background. Versatile enough for a restaurant, hair or nail
salon, tea shop or Asian market. Available in alternate color with
matching products.

Diamond Anniversary Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

Diamond Anniversary Necklace from

60 years of marriage... what an achievement. This necklace is great way to commemorate such a special occasion. A pile of diamonds serve as the background with a "60" overprinted. Add the honorees names and wedding date.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Couples Names Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

Couples Names Necklace from

Yes, Christmas is still a week away, but in the Zazzle world, it's time to get onto Valentine's Day. Here's a sweet little heart necklace to showcase the love a couple has for each other. Awwww... :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lilies Framed Monogram Necklace by Star Stream Gifts

Lilies Framed Monogram Necklace from

A necklace with a different kind of monogram. An ornate floral decorated border frames your initial. The background color can be easily changed to one of your liking.

Rising Sun Business Card

A card with colors and an image that suggests coastal living. The scalloped blue edged panel evokes water waves while the graphic golden sun implies sunrise or sunsets on the water. Great for a real estate agent, real estate management or senior services.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Peace, Love and Cupcakes Necklace

Peace, Love and Cupcakes Necklace from Star Stream Design

This chocolate cupcake with pink frosting looks good enough to eat. Adorable necklace for any cupcake lover!

New Years Eve, baby!

So we're coming onto Christmas. New Year's Eve is right around the corner. I just end up sleeping through New Years most of the time. Maybe I'll end up going to some fabulous party one of these days.

So on that note, here's an invitation from one of my New Years product lines.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The same old story

Once upon a time, I was a computer genius. This, mind you, was in the days where people were still sending out for type set into galleys. On receipt, they'd paste them up (yes, by hand) into a layout adding stats of illustrations. I, however, was one of the few who knew her way around a computer. These were the Macintosh glory days and I could take apart a Mac in no time, set it up and/or fix any problem. This was unusual because I was trained as a painter and graphic artist.
Aadd on a few decades and things have advanced so much that its impossible to keep up.

Why am I telling this story? Well, it all comes down to my inability to understand the blogosphere. Which is why I haven't posted here in ages. There's also that little issue where Blogger is deleting many of my fellow Zazzlers blogs due to "possibly spamming". So I've been a little gun-shy about coming back.

So, on that note. I'm gonna be posting a few things I've done and hopefully have something interesting to say about them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Paw Print Doggie Day Care business card

Your business is all about dogs so show that with this business card. Perfect for a doggie daycare, dog sitter or walker, groomer or just about any dog-centered occupation. Various dog breeds cavort on the back of the card. Available in alternate colors with matching letterhead, stickers and labels.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stylish Orchids Business Card

A beautiful image of pink orchids overprinted with a white organic swirl dominates this business card. Your customized information goes on the bottom with the rest of your information printing against a matching fuchsia on the back. A great card for a stylist, hairdresser, personal shopper or floral designer. Available in matching postage, letterhead, labels and stickers.

Baroque Damask Business Card

Classic is the theme on this business card. A damask pattern is used against rich black with sconce ornaments framing your business name. Customize your information below against the cool cyan color as well as on the back. Use for an interior design business, a retail store, wholesaler, stylist or salon. Available in alternate colors with matching labels, envelopes and stickers.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Floral Dreams Business Card from

An outline of a flower in white against turquoise sets a peaceful tone on this business card. The same illustration is repeated as a watermark on both the front and the back. Your business name stands out in bright yellow with the rest of your customized business information in white. Available in alternate colors with matching stickers, postage and labels.

Baseline Panel Business Card

Type is king on this business card. Your company or own name is set in large sans serif type which plays off the color bar on the base of the card. All type is customizable along with your website or any other information printing on the reverse against a matching slate blue. A versatile card that can work for a consultant, home business, retail shop or any professional. Available in alternate colors with matching letterhead and labels.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Swirly Christmas Ornaments Postage

Christmas ornaments in rich shades of yellow, burgundy and orange contrast against a plum swirled background on this Christmas postage stamp. Available in alternate colors with matching greeting cards, photocards and labels.

Christmas Collage Party Invitation

A collage of subtle Christmas-themed icons against sage green form the background for this Christmas party invitation. Your customized party invitation text stands out in white against bold crimson. Available in matching postage, stickers, labels and postcards.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bright Christmas Tree Ornaments Greeting Card

Two bright Christmas tree ornaments in cobalt blue and fuschia play off each other on this bright green Christmas card. They're repeated as graphic elements on the inside as well as on the back. Leave the text fields as is or customize it to suit your needs. Don't forget to change the signature field. Available in matching invitations, favors and postage.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hanukkah Pinstripe Photocard

Subtle pinstripes against cobalt blue make a striking background for this Chanukah photocard. The message in a bright blue and lime green accented by unique calligraphic ornaments are sure to make this card stand out. You can customize this with your own photo and message. Available in alternate colors with matching greeting cards, postage and favors.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hanukkah Menorah Sticker from

Here's a new sticker for Hanukkah. I love simple graphics against patterned backgrounds. This is great as envelope seals, decorating gifts or just give 'em out & stick 'em anywhere!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gift Tags Galore

Been doing a lot of holiday products lately. Gotta get ready for the season even though its not even the middle of August! I've started doing some gift tags which are great for attaching to any gift. The back of this one has a spot where you can handwrite your name and the recipient's name.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vintage Santa Keychain from

I've redone this retro Santa keychain for the upcoming holidays and 2011. It won a Today's Best Award last year and now comes with matching stickers, greeting cards and postcards. I just love illustrations from the 1940s and 50s and was drawn to this little guys belly laugh.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Halloween products

I'm in the process of creating products for Halloween and Christmas and all the holidays to come. As soon as I figure out what I'm doing here and how to post them, I will. Bear with me, thanks. :-)