Monday, April 30, 2012

A heartfelt and creative Thank You

One of the most uplifting activities in life is expressing a heartfelt Thank You.
And what is nicer than adding a delightful and inspiring art card to that?
Today I've selected some (mostly customizable) cards for a few different occasions, just to get you in the mood ... :-)

Pink Cymbidium Orchid Wedding Thank You Card zazzle_cardWedding Thank You (Customizable Color!) zazzle_card
left: Pink Cymbidium Orchid Wedding Thank You Card by wasootch
This is a great thank you card for a wedding with an orchid theme. Elegant and beautiful, orchids are tropical flowers. This pretty card is currently customized for a wedding, but would also work great for a bridal shower, special birthday, anniversary, or garden party. All you need to do is change the wording and photo.
right: Wedding Thank You (Customizable Color!) by litabug
Customize both the text and background colors for a completely different look! Change the text to a monogram for bridal stationery. (Floral pattern inside, too!)
daffodil thankyou 1 zazzle_cardWith Thanks Yellow Tulip Note Card zazzle_card
left: daffodil thankyou 1 by Lisa_Dawn
A beautiful sunny daffodil Thank You card. This card is blank so you can add your own greetings.
right: With Thanks Yellow Tulip Note Card by northwestphotos
A beautiful thank-you card featuring a solo, yellow tulip against a background of light colored tulips. Pink Bow Black Polka Dots Thank You zazzle_cardGold Leopard Thank You Cards zazzle_card left: Pink Bow Black Polka Dots Thank You by printcreekstudio
A stylish black and white polka dot pattern with a hot pink ribbon illustration. (this card is customizable).
right: Gold Leopard Thank You Cards by The_Thank_You_Store
Gold leopard Thank You card.
Thanks zazzle_cardZOO CREW Jungle Safari Folded thank you note zazzle_card
left: Thanks by dryfhout
Little girl with kite in garden ... a delightful Thank You card!
right: Zoo Crew Jungle Safari Folded thank you note by allpetscherished
Zoo Crew Jungle Safari Folded thank you note.
Thank You Card with Fairy and Frog zazzle_cardCat Sitter Thank You Card zazzle_card
left: Thank You Card with Fairy and Frog by Fruitloopy
Cute illustration of a frog sitting in a pond talking to a young fairy. Thanks for listening or thank you for being a friend. Personalize your message inside the cards notes.
right: Cat Sitter Thank You Card by annescats
A great card to say thank you after someone took care of your cat, and you can add your own cat picture for a personal way to say thanks!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New: fractal art iPhone cases

Check out the latest original fractal art iPhone cases:
Fractal Speck Case iPhone 4/4s: Fiery Temperament zazzle_speckcaseFractal Art 034 EML casemate_case
left: Fractal Speck Case iPhone 4/4s: Fiery Temperament by EllieFractalART
Created in Apophysis.
right: Fractal Art 034 EML by EMLFractals
Fractal art by EML.
Rainbow Fractal Design iPhone 4 Case casemate_caseCool abstract iPhone 4 speck case with Name zazzle_speckcase
left: Rainbow Fractal Design iPhone 4 Case by annevisdesign
iPhone 4 case with a beautiful fractal design in rainbow colors.
right: Cool abstract iPhone 4 speck case with Name by walstraasart
This modern, abstract iPhone case can be customised by changing the name/text/fonts. Fractal casemate_caseDeeper zazzle_speckcase
left: Fractal by CVElectronics
EML
right: Deeper by fractronics
High resolution zoom of the Mandelbrot fractal.
Light 2 Revisited zazzle_speckcasePink Roses Fractal i-Phone Case zazzle_speckcase
left: Light 2 Revisited by fractalsbyvicky
Fractal art by Vicky Brago-Mitchell, April 2012. Color variation of a fractal from 2003, pale brown, blue and green.
right: Pink Roses Fractal i-Phone Case by WonderArt
This floral design is a bright and very beautiful case perfect for your i-Phone. Fractal Flower i-Phone Case zazzle_speckcaseFossilized Ocean zazzle_speckcase
left: Fractal Flower i-Phone Case by WonderArt
This is a bright, fractal, flower design case that brightens up your phone.
right: Fossilized Ocean by NorwegianAngel
A pretty design made with Ultra Fractal.

Also take a look at previous posts with iPhone 4 cases!

Monday, April 23, 2012

5 Gift ideas for Mother's Day

Can't quite find a gift for your Mom? Here are some inspiring ideas to get you started:

1. Art Cards


Flower Art Mothers Day Card Guardian ANGEL Mothers Day CARD zazzle_card
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Flower Art Mothers Day Card
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Guardian ANGEL Mothers Day CARD by RanchLady
Guardian Angel Mother's Day Card.

2. Pillows


Pearls, Ribbon and Lace Vintage Floral Mom Pillow mojo_throwpillowVintage Pink Hydrangea French Ephemera Pillow mojo_throwpillow
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Pearls, Ribbon & Lace Vintage Floral Mom Pillow by GroovyGraphics
Beautiful personalized Mother's Day throw pillow with an elegant vintage design - vintage floral background, elegant pink bow, ribbon, lace, and pearls. A classy and stylish gift for Mom on Mother's Day!
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Vintage Pink Hydrangea French Ephemera Pillow by 13MoonshineDesigns
A beautiful vintage image of a pink hydrangea is set on a background collage of vintage Parisian and French ephemera, including an old invoice, receipt, handwritten letter, the handwritten manuscript of Madame Bovary, lovely typography and old stamps. A "ridiculously pretty" pillow. Digital collage by artist Anita Barnard.

3. Mugs


Angels Without Wings Mug zazzle_mugHappy Mother´s Day Mug zazzle_mug
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Angels Without Wings Mug by CowPieCreek
Bring a smile to your mom's face this Mother's Day with this cute little stick figure angel, surrounded by tiny pink hearts and the caption: Moms Are Angels Without Wings.
right:
Happy Mother´s Day Mug by sunnysites
A beautiful spring mug, nice for Mother´s Day, but also year round, as you can customize or delete the text!

4. Note books


Vintage Dancer Notebook fuji_notebookFlower Power Notebook fuji_notebook
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Vintage Dancer Notebook by annevisdesign
Notebook with a vintage style dancer. You can customize the text!
right:
Flower Power Notebook by annevisdesign
A notebook to keep track of what is happening in the garden ...

5. Phone Cases


These cases are available for many different types of phone. Use the drop down button on the product page.
Abstract Blue Turquoise Art Phone Case Modern Eternal Spring Phone Case
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Abstract Blue Turquoise Art Phone Case
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Modern Eternal Spring Phone Case by annevisdesign

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FUN: beach bags!

Thank you all contributing artists who made the wonderful bags you can find here today! I have mainly chosen the sustainable large style bag, which is handmade in Kenya by Malaika mothers. This reusable cotton canvas bag provides these women with the opportunity to earn an income for their families, provide an education for their children, and create a product that improves the environment.
But Zazzle currently offers 7 styles for your bag and also many color options! Day at The Beach zazzle_bagTEE Summer On zazzle_bag
left: Day at The Beach by MindDesignGrafx
Day at The Beach T-Shirts & Gifts Features Colorful beach scene shows smiling sun, umbrella, blanket, ocean and sand. A Celebration of summer. A great Summer Gift!
right: TEE Summer On by teepossible
Get the lighthouse or blue text version of the Time to Get Your Summer On slogan.
Neptune's Gifts rickshaw_messengerbagRomantic Rose Messenger Bag rickshaw_messengerbag
left: Neptune's Gifts by artNimages
A few seashells, a sea urchin, & a starfish rest on a sunny beach.
right: Romantic Rose Messenger Bag by annevisdesign
Messenger bag with a romantic rose design in beautiful soft colors. You can customize or delete the text!
Surfing Evolution zazzle_bagSummer's Here, Time for the Beach - Surfers Beach zazzle_bag
left: Surfing Evolution by packratgraphics
The Theory Of Evolution according to surfers!
right: Summer's Here, Time for the Beach - Surfers Beach by HightonRidley
A great beach bag showing three surfers going for the last dip of the day. The golden skies are lit by the setting sun and the last rays are catching the waves, turning them an electric blue. Personalize the text or leave it as is - it's a fantastic beach bag big enough to hold towel and accessories and promises lots of fun and pleasure at the seaside - perfect today for a brighter tomorrow!
Cute Kids Playing In Park Summer Days zazzle_bagAlong the Waves Green Bag zazzle_bag
left: Cute Kids Playing In Park Summer Days by Molly_Sky
Customizable Summer Days tote bag with a cute and colorful illustration of children and their pets playing in the park.
right: Along the Waves Green Bag by Tees2go
Bag with design of different shades of green waves with rising sun on the horizon. Tropical Cocktail zazzle_bagCôte d'Azur retro styled tote beach bag zazzle_bag
left: Tropical Cocktail by GroovyGraphics
White jumbo tote bag with a bright and colorful tropical cocktail realistic vector illustration with sunglasses, beads, pineapple and a drink with umbrella & straw. A stylish, trendy, summer beach bag. Choose the style & color of your bag.
right: Côte d'Azur retro styled tote beach bag by myworldtravels
Côte d'Azur retro styled tote beach bag.

You may also want to check out a previous post with artistic messenger bags!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Inspiring baby gifts: creepers

A great gift for a baby boy or girl is a creeper. On Zazzle you can find a lot of them and today I selected some of the best fresh designs:
Puppy Cowboy on His Horse zazzle_shirtFawn Greyhound IAAM zazzle_shirt left: Puppy Cowboy on His Horse by cowboysandindians
Cute vintage illustration of a puppy cowboy riding his horse.
right: Fawn Greyhound IAAM by offleashart
It's all about the fawn Greyhound / Whippet! Original design for merchandise by Andie of Off-Leash Art using her own hand drawn illustration. Andie aims to capture the unique characteristics of each breed so that more people will have the opportunity to own something that has a drawing that looks like THEIR dog.
Bluebird of Happiness zazzle_shirtBelle, the cockatiel, dressed in his lion costume zazzle_shirt left: Bluebird of Happiness by Spice
Adorable little Bluebird jumping in joy. Text says Happiness Is...
right: Belle, the cockatiel, dressed in his lion costume by Lulu_Belle
Lion Belle, BelleBelle the cockatiel dressed up in his lion costume. This is a great character for bird and parrot lovers as well as animal lovers in general. A great kawaii character for children, babies, or even adult apparel.
Cute infant Beach outfit zazzle_shirtCUSTOMIZABLE - Sweet Beach Babies Gifts, Tees zazzle_shirt left: Cute infant Beach outfit by SeasonsCreations
Ready for the beach in this cute onesy.
right: Customizable - Sweet Beach Babies Gifts, Tees by cuteteez
Baby on the beach on a sunny and happy day ...
Cute Baby Boy Teddy Bear zazzle_shirtCute Girl on a Happy Horse zazzle_shirt left: Cute Baby Boy Teddy Bear by kidsonly
Sweet little boy teddy bear shirt for infants and toddlers! Need a baby shower gift for a boy? Gifts for newborns.
right: Cute Girl on a Happy Horse by GroovyGraphics
Infant organic creeper with an adorable little girl poser doll with flying pigtails / braids on a cute happy horse.
Cute Green Froggy zazzle_shirtHipster Cow Seen it all Beefore zazzle_shirt left: Cute Green Froggy by UTeezSF
Absolutely the cutest little green frog you ever will see- Whether he is waving hello, has his arms up to greet you or turns his back on you.. sometimes he is even pointing something out for you to take notice of.
right: Hipster Cow Seen it all Beefore by Katagatame
Hipster Cow Seen it all Beefore.