I have a lot of Zazzle stores, which keep me very busy. Most of them are centered on a theme, so the store has a unified focus. A lot of people put all their designs into one store, but in my case, it would come out looking more like an Amazon site than a themed boutique, which is what I'd really prefer. Juggling all the stores, of course, is more challenging, but you will get the idea.
I made American Industrial as a place to house digitally altered photos of industrial scenes, primarily from my years living in Pittsburgh. Having come from the south, I found the rusting steel mills and bleak industrial scenes fascinating. Apparently, no one else fins this fascinating, however, since I never sell anything from this store.
An Elegant Affair
An Elegant Affair is a shop I put together to sell wedding invitations and accessories that are mostly very traditional, which is to say nothing with leopard print or graffiti. There are some monograms, some designs that utilize William Morris patterns, and nice botanicals. This is also a place to find Wedgewood inspired wedding invitations.
A Total Flake
While I am sure some members of my family might consider me to be more than a little flakey, this shop is not dedicated to blondes. A Total Flake is actually a place for snowFLAKE and winter themed designs. But yes, we do sell to blondes as well.
Biblical T-Shirts was one of my first shops on Zazzle. It carries a lot more than t-shirts now, but that is how it started. The most interesting designs for this shop are the John 3:16 and John 14:6 designs, which each come in over 20 languages. So if you are looking for a t-shirt with John 14:6 in Norwegian, you will have come to the right place.
Birds of Paradise
We have 6 birds, and they were the initial inspiration for Birds of Paradise. It started as a store for people who love their pet birds, but later grew into a shop that covers other tropical themes. It is a great place for designs featuring all sorts of tropical birds, fish, shells, and whatnot. It also houses a nice array of beach wedding invitations and accessories that feature sea shells.
Build My Brand
I started designing business items in 2011, and built the store, Build My Brand, around total branding packages for businesses. So rather than pay some graphic designer like me, [yeah, what was I thinking, right?] you can go there and find business cards, letterhead, t-shirts, mousepads, etc. which are easily customized to your business name and information. It also has thousands - literally - of business card designs, which have proven to be very popular. This has been my most successful store, so check it out.
Celtic Dreams contains lots of Celtic inspired designs, and is mostly a wedding invitations store. There are an array of Celtic knots and borders, and many nice monogrammed items.
One of the most fond memories of my years living in Pittsburgh is of going to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play ball [not very well, I might add] and doing the chicken dance at least once every game. I also used to raise guinea fowl which is another story entirely, but those two seemingly disparate things come together in a love of chickens, which is the theme for this store. I know there are a lot of other chicken lovers out there, so Chicken Dance is for you.
God Bless the USA
God Bless the USA is a store that has designs for each state in the US. It is a store that could, admittedly, use a bit more attention, but that will come eventually. In the meantime, feel free to browse the offerings for your state.
Another underdeveloped store, Halloween Time includes some vintage Halloween cards, along with an array of things with vintage poison labels. Ideal for the skull and crossbones crowd.
Heartifacts is all things hearts. Every design contains a heart. Red hearts, pink hearts, psychedelic hearts, you name it. It's like a heartapalooza over there.
I have just a few small drawings here. I was going to put a bunch of my Library People in this store, but really, no one is likely to buy it so I figured, why bother? Anyway, there are a few things at Incomplete Thoughts if you are interested in poking around.
I love this store. Indian Inspirations carries all kinds of Indian [as in the country in Asia, not as in cowboys and] inspired designs. Primarily a shop for wedding supplies, it also has some colorful items in awesome paisley prints. Indian Inspirations is a great place to go if you are planning a colorful, exotic wedding or party.
Live Simply is a classic hippy store. With designs for vegetarians, kite fliers, goat lovers, recycling, and the like, it has a number of fun and colorful designs from which to choose.
Married in Red
Married in Red is a growing store with a variety of wedding designs, from the traditional to the slightly less tasteful, depending on your point of view. It organizes the invitation and accessory sets by color, so if you know you are planning a wedding with an aqua color scheme, then you can look at all the aqua wedding designs and find the one that speaks to you. Since most of the designs come in many colors, you can probably find something you'll like.
Natural Dualities is totally devoted to yin yang designs. There are scads to choose from, so you really just have to take a look. Some are pretty traditional, but others are a bit more imaginative. You'll have to take a look and see what you think.
Obsessions is an odd little store. Based on the acronym OCD, it takes off in an array of other, more humorous, and decidedly less well known disorders that, while not being on the medical radar, are nonetheless well known by most of us. These disorder items make fun gifts.
Another major store for wedding invitations and party items, Oddball Affairs was actually my first wedding store and as such, has a bit of everything in it. It has a number of weddingdesigns that are of a traditional style in non-traditional colors. It has some of my early designs that were not as successful, but I keep them there because really, you never know what people are going to buy. If I have learned nothing else, I have learned that.
My first store on both Cafepress and Zazzle was ottoblotto. It now houses a very unusual and eclectic collection of my less mainstream art, skateboard designs, and alien stuff. Definitely left of center, it is worth a look.
Ah yes, Screaming NeeNee. I'm sure you are wondering what the heck that is. Well, if you are familiar with Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream, then you know pretty much all you need to know about this store. Using his painting as a starting point, I did a little Photoshopping, and out popped a selection of themes to color anyone's bad day.
My Social Butterflies shop is terribly neglected, probably because I found out that people in general don't want butterfly t-shirts and party invitations, even if they like butterflies on tramp stamps and merkins. Go figure. I might go back there eventually.
Sun and Shadows
This shop is another shop that could use some attention, although the designs that are there are fairly cool. Sun and Shadows has sun images. I was going to do moon images as well, but it is kind of hard to make the moon visually interesting enough to actually convince someone to buy something with a moon on it. I'll have to think on that.
The Bashful Bee
I really like The Bashful Bee. It contains an interesting, if not very large collection of bug designs that are perfect for bug people, who are not all that numerous, as well as gardening enthusiasts, who are considerably more numerous.
As its name would imply, Totally Random is the place where all singular, I-don't-know-where-else-to-put-it designs go to live. It has lots of kid friendly stuff, along with other very unexpected items.
I am a hero to turtles. Yes, it's true. I will stop my car and go rescue a turtle from the road, blocking traffic and annoying my neighbors no end. And while it is a small shop, Turtle Hero is a great place to find gifts for turtle lovers, be it the land kind or the sea kind.
Vintage Greetings is a shop for all kinds of vintage stuff, mostly from ephemera that I have collected over the years, but also from Dover images and things using vintage wallpaper designs.
I don't believe the position of the stars on the night of my birth have anything to do with my life, abilities, or personality traits. I usually blame my parents for that. However, there are a lot of people out there who do believe in all that stuff, Leos especially, or so it would seem. So what collection of shops would be complete without at least one Zodiac Attack, right?