Boy has July flown by. I can't believe tomorrow is August! Seems like January was yesterday. My computer is a bit faster today, don't know why, didn't do anything. I hope that I can squeeze a few more months out of my computer. At the end of the year Microsoft XP will no longer be supported...sigh. I really not ready for a new computer but what can you do, technology changes so fast and you need to keep up to make things easier.
For some reason my computer is running so slow, even as I type this post I am already several words ahead and the screen is still catching up....grrr. It is taking so long to work on products to upload but I really want to get my new stuff on so even it it takes longer I will get it done, and see what is going with my computer.
I was missing a whole product section on Zazzle, so I have been trying to get some of my images on ... business cards. I either forgot Zazzle offers them or maybe did not think of using them with my images but I now see and have had sales with business cards. Here is one...
Vintage Motorcycle Print
I have a full line of different motorcycle images available on business cards in my store.
I like Zazzle's quick create, I can work on 80 plus products at once then just have one page of product info instead of doing each product separately. Well I clicked the post button but was not logged in and lost all 80 plus products I worked on. I don't just upload the products, I go into each one and make sure each image is placed correctly, resized right and so on. Well now I have to do each individually and that will take a long time, they do save each individual design that I worked on but can't bulk upload. I guess I know what I will be doing throughout today and tomorrow.
I don't know if I will post at all tomorrow, got lots of cooking and baking to do. My Mom's birthday is Saturday and I will be cooking everything the day before so we can relax and enjoy the day!
Christmas design today!
Vintage Santa Print
Nice vintage cutout of Santa Claus! Just a bit of repair on this design, not much. I love Christmas!
Working on filing my images by categories to work on. Working more on Christmas. Will get some Halloween and Thanksgiving started too. Not feeling good today, ate too much yesterday. Got to get some fresh air today, too much air conditioning is horrible, makes my joints ache.
I hear these birds all time time!! We have several nesting in our neighborhood...
Vintage Falcon Print
Simple illustration, was very faded but corrected that. Nice bird print!
Happy Friday! Going to make some mini donuts today in my donut maker. Gluten free of course, two batches, one with sugar and for me one without. Going to try an Italian Sponge cake recipe for my donuts, just eggs, splenda and flour and see how they turn out. My son is going to help, we have rainbow sprinkles for the sugar ones. Yum!
We still are in a heat advisory so we are limiting our outside times, maybe some sprinkler fun later today.
Today I have a cute kitty print...
Vintage White Tabby Cat Print
This image had some marks I removed then added a coordinating background!
Working on holiday designs has sure kept me cool during the HEAT WAVE! Computer blip, my fault, so I have to manually enter over 80 products....taking too long but can't do something new until the old one is finished.
My son had his first bee sting yesterday. What a trooper, not a tear shed, just said something in my foot. I took the stinger out, cleaned it, medicated it and iced it. He ate popcicles, some chocolate, chips, pretzels and gummies. Only because I was watching him for any reactions but he was fine.
Today's feature is fun bicycling print....
Vintage Bicycling Print
Love this vintage design, lots of color correction but other than that it is a winner!
Zazzle has updated their site which now I need to redesign my store front and will update my blog to match. I like the changes so far Zazzle has made, hopefully it will generate more business!
Well heat wave is coming, today and the next few days. I am glad, I am freezing. Don't know why but I have been so cold. Would enjoy some warmth! Maybe it is because I am working on some vintage Christmas images and the snowflakes, santas and wintry designs are cooling me down!
Today I have a nice tropical bird print...
Vintage Toucan Print
I like this simple illustration of a Toucan, was in need of lots of color correction and just a bit of repair but sure is a nice traditional looking piece of art!
Basically that is what I am, food for mosquitoes. I have numerous bites on me from the past two days. Not nice little bites but they are 50 cent size! And they are red, really red, swollen and itchy. There is one on my sprained ankle too, so it hurts and itches. I was only outside for a short time, guess they wait for me!
Something refreshing for today's design showcase....
Vintage Orange Botanical Print
Had to work on the colors to bring them out and added a coordinating background to complete this vintage print. I like this one, very bright and cheery!
Had some loud storms roll through last night, would have slept through them but got the "MOMMY!!!!" call so had a wiggly, squirmy and kicking addition with me all night. Tired, not much sleep with feet in your face or hands whacking you all night! Now we are in to some low humid weather until Monday. See if I can get the car washed but sure it will rain right after!
Today's Feature Design:
Vintage Parrot Art
Guess this goes with yesterday's pirate! Cute Parrot print, did some repairs and added a background. Something tropical for this sorta of, not so tropical day!
It has been hot, muggy. We had a guest for two weeks, splashed in the pool and enjoyed the company. Then on the 4th of July, happily doing my step aerobics in the morning, it happened. Occasionally, every so often, my ankle gives out. They are very loose in the joints and usually I am just standing still when BAM! I am on the floor. This time I was stepping down from an 8" step when my lovely ankle said..."it is time to collapse" so down I went, all of me. Cringing at the snap and then hot pain. NOOOOO I said and grunted through 4 rounds of saying my "ABC's" in case my son came in to see what happened. I got up finished the 3 minutes left of my routine and then watched the ankle swell and remain swollen for the past week. Looks about normal now but not quite back down to size. Hurts. Did a 30 minute exercise routine this morning, none since the 4th, and it aches. I feel down if I don't get my exercise in. I have lost over 134 lbs on my own, no surgery or drastic diets/exercise. Just low impact most days with some moderate impact at least twice a week. Hopefully my routine will start back soon, I know I need to let my ankle heal but of course I will test/push/over do it....
OH! I had a corelle plate shatter all over me this morning too! What a day already, thought the dishwasher door fell off because of the bang. It was sitting on the shelf in the cupboard too! What a mess. So today's showcase design is about how I think I felt the past few days, peg leg and all!
Vintage Pirate Art
Neat design, I like the ARRgyle I put in the background. Very piratey!