Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cake Pop-it!

Cake pops are a big thing, something I hadn't heard about up until 2 years ago or so. They're cute, sweet and they're like cupcakes but smaller, so I guess you don't have to feel as guilty eating a cake pop as you would a normal-sized cupcake. It's only a few bites! Frankly the only cake pop I've ever had is at Starbucks and that was because my daughter saw them and her eyes almost fell out of her head. Cake, icing and sprinkles on a stick...a child's dream! (and many adults too!)

In lieu of that tale, I've created a line of cake pop business items because they're hot on the heels of the cupcake craze.

Business card

Promotional sticker for packaging or labeling product

Square sticker for advertising and promotional use

T-shirts for employees or customers

Our shop, Star Stream Business carries additional matching items and even more business products that just might satisfy your sweet tooth! ;)

Personally, I've always been a basic yellow cake fan but I have recently discovered the joys of red velvet with cream cheese frosting. What kind of cake pop is your favorite?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Messenger Bag a Go-Go!

Thanks to some very inspiring women, I've been adding new products to my shops like a madwoman. Zazzle always has great sales going on and one recently included an impossible to pass up discount on the Rickshaw Zero Messenger Bags. I didn't have too many messenger bags and if I was going to take advantage of this great deal, I thought it was time to get on it and make some new ones.

If anyone knows anything about me, I am not a girly girl. I like patterns and typography and unusual images rather than flowery and pink and cutesy. I decided to get this particular messenger bag from my Star Stream Gifts shop.

I added a lozenge shape on the reverse to contain a name, enough to indicate ownership but not too overt. I didn't want any random person screaming out my name in the middle of the city.
In addition to this version, I added a few more in various color tones. The actual color of the non-printed part of the bag as well as the binding is customizable and there are 20 color choices on both the binding and interior color to choose from.

I have heard nothing but incredible reviews about these bags. The specifications are:

- Vibrantly printed with your custom artwork or text on rugged polyester and designed with a unique accessories system, this bag is as customizable inside as it is outside. Handmade with a focus on environmental sustainability, this bag combines beautiful form, function, and a small ecological footprint.
- Water resistant, extra durable (machine-washable).
- Large main compartment and 2 front pockets.
- Lightweight and forms to your body.
- Quick-adjust cam shoulder strap.
- Velcro strips accessory system; Holds a 13” laptop w/optional sleeve.
- Handmade with a sustainability focus in San Francisco, CA.
-  Dimensions 11" H x 12.5" W base x 18" W top x 6"D

I can't wait until it arrives and will do a review once I receive it. And remember to check out Zazzle's coupon page before you buy. You never know, you might just find a deal that you just can't refuse.