Archive for January, 2009


Chinese New Year comes early!

January 27, 2009

I hadn’t realized till this past weekend that Monday was Chinese New Year already! You can still buy cards, tees and other items related to Year of the Ox and other Chinese zodiac animals from my Zazzle shop.

The funny thing about this Chinese New Year’s is that I was able to briefly watch the official broadcast “from” China when I was visiting a favorite Asian market on Sunday. They were showing it via satellite and I was really fascinated by this one girl who sang a beautiful song with girls in the background pretending to be the grasslands atΒ  sunset. It was just so pretty! Afterwards they showed some people in shadow starting to clog like Riverdance. I was like “OMG Chinese like to clog?” and then they showed the faces of the dancers and they were Irish!!! I was just dumbfounded in a “Wow! They don’t just show traditional Chinese dances during New Years?!?” It just blew my mind. πŸ˜€

You can visit the CCTV site online and view some of the vids of their show while it’s online. They also had a “send a new years wish” page where you have a chance to win a secret prize. I recommend looking through the China version of the site. The English site had some interesting things but didn’t link to half as much as the Chinese language one did.

I should be adding some more Valentines’ Day goods pretty soon. If you have ideas for Valentines’ Day items or designs, throw me line.



Other Artists…

January 23, 2009

I feel I should do my patriotic duty as an artist and promote OTHER artists I like or admire. I’m going to start with a few faves I have from

Exotic Elephant - Blue cardRISING SUN print
Exotic Elephant – Blue by creativetaylor
RISING SUN by akinolaude

Bird on Cherry Blossom Branch sticker
Bird on Cherry Blossom Branch
by kristenlhenschen

White Sakuras Chinese Wedding / Invitation Card card
White Sakuras Chinese Wedding / Invitation Card
by fat_fa_tin

stainedglass dragonfly mousepad
stainedglass dragonfly by Wisteriafaerie

This is just a small taste of all the beautiful art and artists you can find on’s site.



New Valentines’ Day Designs by Moi!

January 22, 2009

Yup… I have created three new designs for Valentine’s Day. The first is a Lovely little caterpillar worming his way to your heart. The 2nd design is of a forest full of heart shaped trees and flowers. The third is a crab fiddling his way to love with balloons, flowers, and a walk on the beach.

Love You to the very Core Valentines' Day Card card

“Fiddler Crab Valentine”




Blue Girl Cafepress…

January 21, 2009

I don’t think I talk about my cafepress shop quite as much as I should. There are some very cool products available from them that you cannot find at Zazzle.

There are more items available if you visit my Mercado page for further links to all my cafepress and online shops.

Thanks for looking! πŸ˜€



Current Sales From Zazzle…

January 20, 2009

I will be adding new designs as I find time to create some new sets for Valentines, Spring, Summer and the like. It’s been a busy holiday and I’m just waiting for my allergies to calm down.

Enjoy these current sales from


  • Two Day Shipping Upgrade till January 20th, 2009 : ZAZZLEGETNOW
  • $3 dollars off shirts till January 20th, 2009: 3FORZAZZLETS
  • $4.40 off shirts till January 20th, 2009: 440SHIRTSALE
  • $4.40 off orders of $44 or more till January 20th, 2009: OBAMAZAZZLES
  • 40% off Calendars till January 21st, 2009: CALENDARSAVE
  • 50% off Business Cards till January 31st, 2009: BIZCARDSAVER
  • FREE SHIPPING on $44+ till February 1st, 2009: ZAZZLESHIP44

Please check the website for further details. Some items may not be eligible for the sales above. Sales end the last day listed at 11:59 pm PST (1:59 CST or 2:59 EST.) One discount per order so if you want to take advantage of more than one sale, you have to create a different order for each individual item.

I highly recommend the business cards. I created and bought a set for each of my parents and they came out beautifully! I also bought a copy of each of my calendars and they came out better than expected. I’m very satisfied with the quality of Zazzle.

Please let me know if you have a particular design in mind that may not currently be in my shop. I will let you know if I can create the design (some designs are not set up for all products) and we can proceed from there.

I’m currently working on updating my selection of items at Zazzle and will also update my offerings from my Cafepress shops. Visit my Blue Girl Mercado for other places I sell online.

I hope your year is going well so far and thanks for visiting!



Chinese New Year arrives next month!

January 13, 2009

For everyone who celebrates the Chinese new year, I have a sampling of products for the upcoming Year of the Ox celebration!

[Year of the Ox Bullish Postage Stamp]

Year of the Ox Plain Postage Stamp stamp

[Year of the Ox Farmyard Tee]
Year of the Ox Farm Tee shirt

[Chinese New Year Lucky Peach]
Lucky Chinese Peach New Year Card card

[Chinese Lucky Red and Gold Seal / Sticker]
Good Luck Chinese New Year Sticker sticker

There’s more art for sale at my zazzle shop. Please check it out and let me know what you think!