Monday, May 10, 2010


Tell me 5 things everyone should know about you

1 Mom of 3

2 Music lover

3 Bookworm

4 Write a blog called Kids Helping Kids (all about how kids & teens help each other, both through charitable/service projects and day-day-day support at school and home)

5 Think none of People mag's Sexiest Men Alive can touch Gregory Peck or Paul Newman (may they RIP)

What programs do you use to make your designs?

Scan original artworks by my kids, then use Zazzle's tools to turn these into products that are playful but polished.

How has zazzle changed your life/lifestyle?

We're Just Crossed the $1,000 mark in donations to Save the Children through our shop, so that's enhanced our family giving quite a bit. Zazzle also taught me how fun "work" can be and has given me & the kids a little taste of entrepreneurship. And it tastes good ;)

What advice would you give a friend if they wanted to try zazzling?

Quality matters. There are simply too many products in the marketplace to compete without a commitment to quality. Having said that, "quality" is in the eye of the customer. Something I think is a trainwreck might be just what someone else is searching for...and vice versa. I would say spend some time at first just looking at other folks' shops, seeing what you like and don't like. Learn from the kinds of products people are creating and how they're organizing them. Don't blow off product descriptions and tags, even if they're not as fun as doing the art: They increase the chances people will find your products. Have fun.

If you were watching TV and saw an actor in a sitcom wearing your shirt/your poster or card was in the set what would you do?

Jump up & down and scream :-) Alert the kids ('cause it would be their art onscreen!). And probably tweet about it, although I'm new to Twitter and really haven't mastered graceful self-promotion.

If you spilled coffee on your mouse pad and needed to replace it with a mouse pad NOT from your store, which would you choose and why?

Well, normally I prefer "old school" art (handpainted, hand drawn, etc.), but I think I'd have to go with something from Retropolis, like this -- -- just because his Zazzle shop is so amazing.

List your shops:

Pick three designs to be featured:

editors picks

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