Monday, February 22, 2010

What is this Zazzle thing anyway?

And what is a rdwnggrl?

I try to do a blog report every day (at least every week day) and most of them are promotional blogs for products that I sell, or that friends sell, on Zazzle. But I realized after talking to some people that not everyone knows what Zazzle is or what they do, so they have no idea what it is I'm even promoting.

I also know not many people know what "rdwnggrl" is or means. The answer to that is quick and easy. Rdwnggrl = Red Wing Girl. It comes from my love of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.

So back to Zazzle. Zazzle is a POD, or Print on Demand, site where designers can open up a shop and place their designs/photography on different products and put them up for sale. If someone comes along and sees the item, likes the items, and decides to buy the item, they purchase it and then Zazzle prints and ships it. To find out more about Zazzle click HERE. There you can learn about the company, buying, selling, creating, and becoming a Zazzle associate. If you love to take photographs, draw, design, do digital art, then consider opening a Zazzle shop. If not, then consider shopping at Zazzle. It's the place for unique, fun, beautiful, creative, and different designs.
Zazzle is a great place to make a little extra money. Some designers make a living off of Zazzle. I'm not one of them, but I do make a little here and there to help out. You don't even have to be a shopkeeper at Zazzle to make money. Sign up, become an associate, and promote other peoples products. If it sells, you get a referral fee from it! Find out more about the Zazzle Associate Referral Program HERE!

The product quality is great and the selection of design and designers can't be beat! The Zazzle family is second to none, seriously. I've been with Zazzle for 3 1/2 years now and can't imagine ever leaving.

Besides the thousands of talented artists and designers on Zazzle, you can also find musical artists, causes, world famous brands, and more! Where else can you customize Star Wars, Disney, and Barbie gear? Choose your design, choose your style, and add some text if you want. The possibilities are endless!

Product types available on Zazzle range from shirts to skateboards, letterhead to mugs, invitations to pet clothing, stickers to shoes - and everything is customizable. When you see a design you must have on a shirt, but you don't like the shirt style or color it's displayed on, change the style, change the color. Do you want to add text to the awesome magnet you found? Go for it! That's the really cool thing about Zazzle - besides getting original designs by talented artists, you can customize it to make it even more unique and just the way you like it!

Here are samples of a few products that you can find at Zazzle:
PeaceLoveEngland magnet
PeaceLoveEngland by rdwnggrl
Make a magnet on Zazzle

Staff Meeting mousepad
Staff Meeting by rdwnggrl
Design mousemats on Zazzle

Speckeld Flamingo kedsshoe
Speckeld Flamingo by rdwnggrl
Design your own custom shoe at Zazzle

Any occasion, any reason - whatever you need, you'll find at Zazzle. So check out Zazzle today and be sure to keep up with my blogs for great products, great ideas, and great specials! You never know what you might find!!!

Thanks for reading from Rdwnggrl's World!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Police Officers, Children, & BEARS - Oh My!

Have you heard about Bears On Patrol yet? If not, then what are you waiting for?
Bears On Patrol provides police officers with teddy bears to give to children in times of crisis. They have been approached by the Philadelphia Police Department to provide them with 1,000 teddy bears. But to do that, they need to raise the money to purchase the bears and dress them in shirts with the police department logo. Visit the Bears On Patrol website for more information, including ways to help out and donate.
One way Bears On Patrol is trying to raise money is with a special shop on Zazzle. The proceeds from all sales at the Bears On Patrol Zazzle Shop will go toward their goal for the Philly PD, along with other departments that request help. They have asked fellow Zazzle designers to help create teddy bear designs to place on the great products Zazzle has to offer. I'm very proud to say that my 5 year old son wanted to help our friends at Bears On Patrol and did his very own drawing of a teddy bear that is now available as a card. He has a favorite teddy bear that he got when he was born that he named Bear Bear (or Beary for short). His drawing is based on Bear Bear.

Here is his contribution, along with a few other products available:

Chip the Bear sticker
Chip the Bear by BearsOnPatrol
View other stickers available on zazzle

Ricaso Fuzzy Friends bumpersticker
Ricaso Fuzzy Friends by BearsOnPatrol
View more bumper sticker designs on

This is by no means the entire collection. PLEASE visit the Bears On Patrol Zazzle Shop and/or Bears On Patrol to see other products and other ways to help.

I also want to remind everyone about another great shop on Zazzle that is raising money to help Hope for Haiti. Hearts 4 Haiti is selling stickers, buttons, and magnets with all proceeds going to Hope For Haiti. All of the beautiful designs were created by a number of talented Zazzle artists and brought together by JamieCreates. She has worked tirelessly to set up the shop, upload all of the images onto the products, and promote this great cause. I encourage you to check out this shop.

Thank you for reading and helping support some great causes from Rdwnggrl's World!