Monday, January 31, 2011


Artist and designer Elena Indolfi lives in Gaeta, a nice town on the west coast of Italy. Elena is married, has a beautiful daughter and creates beautiful digital art and photographs in her studio.

Elena loves all types of art, but especially loves photography. She also loves using digital effects, lots of color, mixing effects and creating digital collages.

Nature, animals, and flowers are often themes in Elena’s artwork. She also loves working with landscapes and cityscapes, using digital effects to produce strikingly beautiful images.

Elena markets her art and photography on ZAZZLE.COM. Her first store on Zazzle was ITALIAN STYLE. It features a great variety of artwork styles and designs that celebrate the many occasions of life. Elena says she celebrates her romantic, sweet soul when she creates her beautiful designs.

Elena’s second store on Zazzle is PHOTO ARTWORK. This shop features Elena’s vibrant photography and her digital collages created with this photography and digital effects.

Currently Elena is working on Valentine’s Day themed designs for her ITALIAN STYLE shop.

Elena’s favourite thing to design are wedding invitations and other designs related to weddings. She truly does have a romantic heart!

Elena Indolfi’s favourite quote is, “If you can dream it, you can do it” and she applies that quote to her life every day as she dreams beautiful thoughts and creates beautiful designs!

Connect with Elena on her professional page on Facebook - ITALIAN STYLE PRODUCTS FROM ZAZZLE

Follow Elena on Twitter


All Images Copyright Elena Indolfi, All Rights Reserved
Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson

Monday, January 24, 2011


Sandy Merten (Spider) lives and Zazzles in Green Bay, WI.

After a career designing homes and buildings and working on engineering projects, Sandy turned to online commerce for a change of pace. As she developed various online sites and businesses, Sandy discovered print on demand sites. She decided to explore her creative side and opened Cafepress shops in 2008 and a year later Sandy opened her first Zazzle shop SandySpider Gifts.

Calling herself a creative artist wannabe, Sandy created her first design on
Zazzle of a Snowflake Zombie. There had been record breaking snowfall and Sandy envisioned a snowflake with wicked eyes and mouth biting people as it fell to the ground.

Sandy works in photography, digital art and graphic design. She also likes to experiment with patterns, and unusual ways of taking photos. On a trip to a botanical garden, she took her photos through a kaleidoscope. The diversity of techniques Sandy uses to create images has helped the SandySpider Gifts shop grow to include a wide variety of themes.

Digital effects, color play and digital collage are favourite techniques of Sandy. She also enjoys creating Pop art designs.

Sandy also enjoys nature and animal photography and sharing her beautiful shots in her Zazzle shop.

The best selling item in Sandyspider Gifts is a chocolate truffle postcard.

In September 2010, Sandy opened her second shop on Zazzle to celebrate her self described warped sense of humor and the funny sides of life. The shop is called FunnyJokes and will tickle your funny bone.

More places to find Sandy:

Sandyspider Website Directory

Sandyspider on Squidoo

Sandyspider Cafepress Shop List

Sandyspider on Qondio

EBook Tree Saver

Sandy Mertens/Martens on 3DROSE


Sandy’s Network on Blogger

Sandyspiderbite on Twitter

Sandyspider on Facebook

Save $ online Shopping with

sandyspider on ZenZuu

All Images Copyright Sandy Mertens, All Rights Reserved

Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson

Monday, January 17, 2011


Dave began designing the odd Zazzle product in 2008. Many of his designs are humorous comments or quotes. Dave almost always sees the funny side of life and puns and wordplay are his favorite way of sharing his view of things.

Dave is definitely NOT an artiste, he will tell you if he drew a stick man he would have to label it 'stick man'. He likes to take nature photographs and is currently learning himself how to use Photoshop to create vector art. So far his efforts are quite humorous.

Dave likes to take landscape photographs and says he'll have to get a camera one of these days. To date he has used his cell phone or a borrowed camera to capture his moments of inspiration.

For more of Dave's humour/humor, check out his blog DAVE'S MINDSCAPE!

As Dave says, "Mostly things that linger long enough while crossing my mind for me to record a few thoughts. Probably nothing earth shaking but who knows what shakes your world. Any similarity to reality is purely coincidental.

Glad to have you here but remember, you could be spending your time more wisely. Family, friends, maybe even your job if you are really pushed for something to do."

All Images Copyright David A McCaskill, All Rights Reserved

Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Rdwnggrl = Red Wing Girl = Stacy Lynch

When Stacy Lynch started on Zazzle in 2006 she chose the Rdwnggrl handle because of her love of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. The reason Stacy started designing on Zazzle was to make shirts for herself and her friends.

In 2007 after some thought, Stacy decided that Zazzle could be a great way to use her creativity, showcase her artistic talent, and make a little money on the side. She set to work and began to design in earnest.

Mediums of choice for this designer are photography, digital art and graphic design. Stacy’s digital art and graphic designs are bold, bright, colourful and full of fun! Her photography includes amazing shots of flaming sunsets, majestic mountain vistas, the architecture and harbour of Seattle and the simple beauty of everyday objects.

Inspiration for Stacy’s art and photography comes from family, friends, nature and life. Stacy says that whether it is her passion for equality (her Acceptance, Love & Pride line), her passion for what nature has to offer (Nature & Places), or helping everyone feel the love and respect they deserve (Inspiration & Life), she tries to design things that will make people feel good.

There is more to Stacy Lynch than Zazzle and designing. She and her husband John have a passion for the BBQ. Their ‘little company with a big conscience’, CRIPPLE CREEK BBQ, is based on love of food and the environment. Together they are working to share their passion and excellent products with the world.

Good food, great flavors, and an environmental conscience are the driving force behind this Colorado based, family-run company specializing in barbeque sauces and spice rubs. All of their sauces are all-natural and contain NO high fructose corn syrup. Cripple Creek strives to make products with amazing flavors and that you will feel good about using!

Stacy has some special designs in her shop that celebrate this awesome growing company. This great canvas bag features the company’s logo.

And finally 'Where there is Music There is Freedom'
Designed by a lady who has music in her soul!


Stacy Lynch's website: RDWNGGRL

RDWNGGRL's WORLD, Stacy's Blog


Monday, January 3, 2011


Appropriately, or perhaps not so, I have decided to kick off this little blog with a review of ‘dequilla’ on Zazzle.  That would be me!
When I began on Zazzle in 2007, I was an online ‘newbie’ and not sure if I wanted to, or should, expose my real identity.  It is a quandary that many new to the online community wrestle with.  So, who could I be???  What could I call myself?  I thought and I puzzled, I searched and I researched (no I am not obsessive, I didn’t want to use someone else’s handle)  In the end I came up with the following (shush those giggles and snorts)  Naeme de la Quilla, my version of Pen Name.  I shortened it to dequilla when I signed onto Zazzle for the very first time.
In the beginning I spent a lot of time surfing through Zazzle to see all the incredible talent there and made many friends on that journey.  There is a reason so many people refer to their Zazzle pals as ‘Zamily’.  The love and support amongst the community is truly amazing!
My first products on Zazzle featured some of my original paintings.  In no time I was adding designs using my photography and original cross stitch designs.  Since then I have learned how to create amazing digital art, fractals of many kinds, and am now learning how to work in Photoshop, which is reawakening my Graphic Design training from *ahem* a few years ago.  Being a Zazzler has been a learning and growing experience and I know it will continue for many years to come.
Soooooo, now that you know the skinny on me and my Zazzle experience, I hope you will follow this blog regularly and learn more about the unbelievably amazing, talented, and inspired designers who create fantastic products just for you, on ZAZZLE!!!

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Read about another fantastic Zazzle designer in each ‘Monday Feature’ in THE ZAZZLE REVIEW!
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Bits & Bobs about art and artists in my life on ISN’T THIS A FINE KETTLE OF FISH?
CELEBRATE, Every day of your life! On Zazzle
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