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Original Artwork by Lavaguy: 15% off TODAY ONLY + FREE SHIP

Colorful Abstract Painting on Canvas (Untitled #4) wrappedcanvas
Colorful Abstract Painting on Canvas (Untitled #4) by lavaguy
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Lavaguy’s Mugs & Ornaments… Half Off today only!

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FREE customized Holiday card to APO address

FREE Holiday card to service members overseas Zazzle would like to help you send your holiday wishes to the troops overseas. Just customize one of the templates below with photos and/or text and Zazzle will send the card completely FREE. All you need is an APO/FPO address. Our heroes overseas deserve all the holiday wishes and Zazzle is proud to be able to bring them some good cheer. Start customizing your holiday card today! Continue reading

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Enter code FALLMAILINGS at checkout in the “Zazzle Coupons/Gift Certificates” box.
Expires 10/26/2011 at 11:59 PM (Pacific).

Custom cards and US Postage stamps are an effective and inexpensive way to get your message across, whether it be of a personal nature, or for business purposes. Research shows that the recipient is more likely to open the envelope if it has a real postage stamp on it, especially if it’s a custom stamp bearing your message or a design that coordinates with the envelope or address label. Many of my card and envelope designs have coordinating postage stamps available. And since stamps rarely go on sale at Zazzle, you should take advantage of this savings now.

All of my cards are customizable… you can change the message inside the card, or delete it if you prefer a blank inside. You can even customize the front of the card on some designs. Click the links to see more of my designs, or get started customizing your own design! Continue reading

Today Only: $5 off Custom Postage

$5 OFF ZAZZLE CUSTOM STAMPS!
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50% Off Cards and Invitations I Designed

Save 50% Off Greeting Cards, Invitations, Photo Cards and Postcards (not just for the Holidays).

Use code CARD4HOLIDAY at checkout. But hurry; this code expires at midnight on October 20th.

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New Prints and New Framing Options

Untitled #4 by J. Thomson
Untitled #4 (2011) Digital print of a digitally altered oil on wood panel painting by J. Thomson. Continue reading

My painting won a TBA!

Colorful Painted iPhone 4 Cover (TBA Winner) at The Bindery One of the products I designed as a project for the book I’m writing about Zazzle, and featured in yesterday’s post, won a Today’s Best Award from Zazzle.

The product they chose to receive the award is an iPhone 4 case, decorated with one of my original oil paintings. The same design is also available on many other products in my shops on Zazzle (The Bindery, The Shoe Cobbler, and The Art of Lavaguy.) Check them out!

This is my 13th Today’s Best Award, since I began designing for Zazzle in July 2009. My last win came on August 19, 2011.

Each day, thousands and thousands of new designs appear on Zazzle, the world’s largest Print-On-Demand retailer. And each day, Zazzle hand-picks a few of that day’s best designs (usually around 30, but it varies from day to day) and features them on a page called Today’s Best.

Sneak Preview: Writing a book about Zazzle

 

Zazzle iPad cover by J. Thomson © 2011 All rights reserved.

This Painted iPad cover is just one of hundreds of products I designed from my original oil painting, available in my Zazzle shops.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the house o’ Lava, as I’ve been writing my little fingers to the bone… Yes! It’s true! I finally started writing (as in typing & layout/graphic design) the book I’ve been thinking about for two years… I’ve made terrific headway (about 135 pages so far) and found an editor to help me along the wily route of publishing. More on that later (much, much later).

What’s it about? In short, it’s a book about Zazzling. That is, using Zazzle to design and print your own…anything. (Well, actually you do the designing, and Zazzle does the printing.) I wished I’d had a book like this when I first started designing for Zazzle more than two years ago. I kept searching the library and book stores for something similar, and nobody has one. Even Amazon doesn’t have any books on the subject. So I did the only thing I could think of: I wrote it myself. It aims to be a very complete, how-to book on how to use Zazzle. It has everything from the very basics, to projects for advanced users. I’m estimating the total page count will be several hundred pages. It is lavishly illustrated throughout. Continue reading