Friday, October 21, 2016

Introducing Seriously Plaid from katzdzynes

I'm very excited to introduce my new store at Zazzle ... Seriously Plaid!

Seriously Plaid features colorful, one-of-a-kind, digitally created tartan plaid patterns, built line by line so that each design is as unique as the next. My first offering features a rich cranberry red and dark green tartan plaid pattern with white and grayed jade accents on a variety of products for the home, perfect for Christmas gift giving. Be sure to check back frequently as I continue to add more plaid patterned products at Seriously Plaid!

Through 10/24/16, you can save up to 50% during Zazzle's Artful Home sale ... 50% off canvas prints and posters ... 30% off pillows, serving trays and blankets ... 25% off tablecloths, table runners and doormats ... and 20% off sitewide.



The Zazzle Artful Home sale runs through 10/24/16 11:59 p.m. | Discount code at checkout is COZYUPSAVING, which is included in my store and collection links above.

Friday, October 7, 2016

More sweet savings at katzdzynes

Save up to 40% on apparel and accessories, PLUS save 15% on everything else at katzdzynes thru 10/11/2016 11:59 pm PT.

This is your chance to scoop up these sweet candy corn pattern high-top shoes

and this corny Halloween necktie


and this cute candy corn patterned women’s tank top


Save 15% on everything else at katzdzynes, including this not-so-spooky candy corn patterned tablecloth and cute customizable trick-or-treat tote bag

Candy corn pattern tablecloth
Halloween candy corn pattern tablecloth
Halloween candy corn tote bag
Pieces of candy corn trick-or-treat bag


To see katzdzynes' complete Halloween Candy Corn collection, click here.

Discount code at checkout for this offer is ZAZFALLSTYLE and is included in the above links. Offer good through 10/11/2016 11:59 pm PT

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Kayak Christmas Tree Aurora Borealis

All cards at katzdzynes now 50% off thru 10/6!

Use code ZAZZPAPERFUN at checkout (included in links below)
Offer good through 10/6/2016 11:59 pm PT

New for the 2016 Christmas season! The Kayak Christmas Tree from katzdzynes has been propped in a snowbank in yet another scenic location, this time with a glorious luminescent green and purple Aurora Borealis display in the background!



Green, red and yellow kayaks standing on end in the snow and leaning against each other along with 3 kayak paddles provide the perfect impromptu Christmas tree, simply decorated with paper snowflakes and a few long gold and white ribbons and a pretty yellow star. I have taken some creative liberties by including a silhouetted flock of geese in the distance, flying seemingly toward the Northern Lights; though Canada geese generally fly south for the winter, it is not uncommon to see them during the winter months in the northern United States, especially if lakes and rivers have not frozen. An eagle can be seen flying overhead, and through a light snowfall can be seen distant tall evergreens with a bit of snow accumulated on their boughs. The front and inside messages on the card are customizable.

To see all three Kayak Christmas Tree design variations, click "THE Kayak Christmas Tree" in the navigation bar above, or click here.

Click here to shop all Kayak Christmas Tree cards and postage.

Save on candy corn pattern paper goods and gifts

Save 40% on candy corn themed wrapping paper, Post-it® Notes, favor bags and gift tags, PLUS save 15% on everything else at katzdzynes thru 10/6/2016 11:59 pm PT.

candy corn pattern wrapping paper
candy corn pattern wrapping paper
Halloween pattern random candy corn pieces post-it® notes
Halloween candy corn Post-it® Notes

gift of gastronomical goodness candy corn favor bag
gift of gastronomical goodness candy corn favor bag
gift of gastronomical goodness candy corn gift tags
gift of gastronomical goodness candy corn gift tags


Save 15% on everything else at katzdzynes, including these cavity-inducing candy corn pattern high-top ZIPZ® shoes



To see katzdzynes' complete Halloween Candy Corn collection, click here.

Discount code at checkout for this offer is ZAZZPAPERFUN and is included in the above links. Offer good through 10/6/2016 11:59 pm PT

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Gifts of Gastronomical Goodness

Are you giving gifts of gastronomical goodness this Halloween season? Perhaps some ghoulish gourmet goodies as a Halloween party favor? You'll not want to miss today's Sunday Steal at Zazzle where you can save BIG on custom wrapping paper (50% off) and gift tags, bags and tissue paper (40% off). Check out katzdzynes' collection "for giving Gifts of Gastronomical Goodness ..." and you'll find Halloween candy corn themed wrapping paper, customizable tags, bags and tissue paper that will perfectly complement and add an additional personal finishing touch to your Halloween food gift giving.



Your discount code (ZSUNSTEAL149) is included in the links above and is only good through 9/18/16 11:59 pm PT.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

new women's volleyball iPhone 7 cases

katzdzynes' ever-expanding collection of the most awesomely unique customizable women's volleyball device cases now includes OtterBox and LifeProof protective cases! Click the image below to shop this extensive collection!

New collections at katzdzynes

Pink with Gray OR Grayed Jade with Gray Retro Pattern

This sporty and stylish design has a retro vibe and features a girly pink and gray OR trendy grayed jade and gray intertwined oval shapes pattern and is available in the katzdzynes Zazzle shop on NEW foldover clutches, leggings, iPhone 7 cases and more. Pink or grayed jade with gray retro pattern
Pink or grayed jade with gray retro pattern collection


Women's volleyball any color :: choose your color

Creativity rules ... at Zazzle!
And this collection of women's volleyball themed products from katzdzynes lets you "take the reins" and customize any of the products within the collection with any color you choose! Check out my YouTube video to learn how easy it is at Zazzle to customize funky, retro style party shades or a cute wristwatch with your team's colors, or match your room decor with a custom color wall decal, clock or sporty hanging lamp:



For additional color variations (other than with white), email me.

Red White and Blue Women's Volleyball

Go team! All women's volleyball, and all red, white and blue!
This new collection features a variety of design styles on device cases and other volleyball themed gifts--katzdzynes' popular "Girly Volleyball" composite with graphic of a silhouetted female volleyball player jumping at the net has been given a patriotic color change for the summer of 2016, plus the red and blue panels on the volleyball have an abstract texture look effect for a very chic vibe. Or, you may prefer a more simple but still sporty volleyball design featuring three red, white and blue volleyballs aligned randomly on two stripes in red and blue. Click an image below to see the entire collection.

Like a design but can't find it on the product you're looking for? Email me

red white and blue women's volleyball cases and gifts
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Pop Art Women's Volleyball


Fun and colorful, this stylized women's volleyball cases and gifts collection features multicolored volleyballs--pink and purple, turquoise and blue, yellow and orange--that have a chic blended abstract texture effect...some products have an overlying 3D look volleyball net. Also part of this collection are clear iPhone cases that feature a simple design with three of the stylized volleyballs arranged randomly.

Something Fruity

Two fun and colorful patterns in one! This yummy design features a bright red cherries pattern with single and paired cherries with still intact stems and leaves layered over an equally sweet pale pastels plaid. Also available are products with only the cherries pattern on a customizable ivory background.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

60% off business cards at Zazzle

Get 60% off custom business cards at Zazzle now thru 9/9/16 11:59 p.m. PT

Click the pic to shop all business cards at Zazzle (discount code is included in link!)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Don't scorn the corn

It's no secret . . . I LOVE candy corn, probably a bit too much--it's still August, and my first bag of "Harvest Mix" has already disappeared--so I have to limit myself to one bag per shopping trip. (HA! Didn't say how often my shopping trips are!)

So, I was perusing Pinterest on my iPod the other day, saw my first candy corn pin and thought, "Ooh, I must make a new candy corn pattern for products in my shop!" My newest product collection began as a simple sketch of a classic candy corn piece in yellow, orange and white on my iPod using Autodesk Sketchbook that progressed to a fun geometric pattern that I then put into motion using PicturesToExe:

http://katzdzynes.tumblr.com/post/149428165648/its-only-august-but-candycorn-is-back


The candy corn themed products in my shop do not feature the fun dancing and twirling candy pieces seen in the video but instead a more random pattern of candy corn, as if pieces of candy corn have been tossed about randomly, landing in tiny little piles of sweet Halloween candy goodness. Shown below are a reusable trick-or-treat bag with customizable name and a funny coffee mug for candy corn lovers with the text "Don't scorn the corn."

Halloween candy corn trick or treat tote bag
Halloween candy corn trick or treat tote bag
Don't scorn the corn candy corn coffee mug
Don't scorn the corn candy corn coffee mug


You can see the rest of my candy corn themed products (including custom printed shoes and Halloween party supplies) in my Zazzle shop by clicking here. And, for your holiday or gourmet food gift giving, don't miss the ever-expanding katzdzynes collection, "for giving Gifts of Gastronomical Goodness ..." complete with favor bags, food gift labels and tags and favor boxes, now for Halloween, too!

And, as always, if you can't find the product you're looking for, simply email me your request.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Watermarks on Zazzle product images

If you spend any amount of time on social media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc), you've likely seen these funny looking product images with the name "Zazzle" stretched in a pattern across the image:
women's tennis iPhone 6 plus case

The "Zazzle" pattern is actually an image watermark, employed by many Zazzle artists and designers to help prevent image theft (see my blog post "Stop Art Theft by Amazon Thieves" to learn more about this ongoing rampant copyright infringement).

The watermark is pretty unsightly, huh? Well, rest assured that the custom product you order from the katzdzynes Zazzle shop will NOT have that crazy watermark printed on it--your final product will be Zazzle quality and watermark free! No worries!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Stop art theft by Amazon thieves

If you’ve viewed my About page, you’ve seen my warning to avoid counterfeit products by purchasing katzdzynes’ print-on-demand products ONLY from Zazzle.com or Society6. Why the word of caution? Unscrupulous Amazon “vendors” stealing artwork from original artists at Zazzle and then selling this stolen artwork on various products at Amazon has become a widespread problem for Zazzle artists. I have been affected by this, too—my Kayak Christmas Tree design was lifted by an Amazon thief who was trying to sell it on ornaments.

In support of fellow Zazzle artists who also have been affected by this ongoing rampant copyright infringement by amazon thieves and to help stop art theft, I am reposting the following letter, copied with permission from Zazzle artist Carolyn Muir, addressed to Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com:

Dear Mr Bezos

I would very much appreciate a response to my concerns. If you do not care to address me personally, then perhaps you might find the decency to explain yourself to the First Minister of Scotland whom has been copied on this comminication, along with my own parliamentary representative.

Do you and your shareholders really have no conscience nor compassion for those IP owners who are ripped off on a daily basis by third party sellers on your websites? Do you take no responsibility for the ongoing and indeed increasing problem of copyright infringement on Amazon websites, primarily by Chinese thieves?

My income has dropped by approximately 50% over the last year, which strangely coincides with the exponential increase in infringements of my work on Amazon domains. It has become an almost full-time occupation finding and reporting infringements on Amazon alone.

I repeatedly have to submit reports for the same infringing works; it's a game of whack-a-mole essentially. Firstly, the Seller Performance Teams are incredibly obtuse, making a variety of claims as to why the report is not being immediatly complied with. Very rarely do these claims have any basis whatsever, they are merely stalling tactics. When it finally has been accepted that an infringement has occurred and the Seller Performance Teams agree to comply with a request, it is then hit-and-miss whether or not the infringing listings are actually removed from your website.

In adition to requiring the image to be removed from the product page or having the product listing ceased, I always stipulate that I require my copyright images to be removed from Amazon's servers. In most instances this is met by flat-out refusal by the Seller Performance Teams.

Albeit I am not a lawyer Mr Bezos, nor indeed an IT specialist, however it would be my understanding that my images on your servers would constitute providing public access to infringing content - for example via Amazon affiliate listings on 3rd party websites which still hotlink to my copyright image on your servers. My limited understanding therefore is that this would be a direct violation of the terms of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and that therefore your privilege of Safe Harbor would be waived.

I am sure that you enjoy your millions (or billions) of dollars from Amazon Mr Bezos, however with my income having dropped to £X/month I most certainly do not enjoy much of anything.

If indeed you bother to read this email, then I thank you very much for your time Mr Bezos. I will be more grateful however if you respond.

Yours sincerely,
Carolyn Muir


If you wish to support Carolyn, you can visit her store at Zazzle, ArtformTheHeart

Please help stop this rampant #copyrightinfringement by #amazonthieves and help #stoparttheft by sharing this post.

Thank you,
katzdzynes

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dandelions - pretty yellow flowers or weeds

Like them or not, soon these cheerful little yellow flowers will be popping up in impeccably manicured, weed-free lawns in the suburbs and completely blanketing rural meadows or fields in a lush carpet of gold. I spotted my first dandelion flower the other day and, inspired, I made a tiny little drawing of a bunch of dandelions using AutodeskSketchbook on my iPod.
dandelion sketch drawing

The new collection of dandelion-themed products from katzdzynes is based on this little dandelion sketch. One of the designs is a string-of-dandelions pattern, and the other is a simple bunch of 4 dandelions, either centered on custom wall art or patterned for fabric. Here is a sampling of products from this collection:


Shown are customizable neoprene wine tote, custom fabric, ZIPZ slip-on shoes and rustic wood wall art.
Click the image above to see the entire collection.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Girls' sports 3-device power banks

New at katzdzynes! Girls' sports themed 3-device rapid charge power banks, made by OrigAudio, designed by katzdzynes | compact backup power for your devices | charge up to 3 devices at once | click image to shop the device for your favorite sport

girls soccer power bank

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girls sports 3 device power banks

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunset beach girls' volleyball cases gifts

A katzdzynes customer favorite has been updated, now with a colorful sunset ombre color theme, evoking thoughts of a beach volleyball match that lasted 'til sunset on a warm summer evening . . . mmmmm

You can find this Sunset Beach Girls' Volleyball iPad Air 2 case and more as part of the Girly Volleyball collection at the katzdzynes Zazzle shop ... just click the image.



Love the design but don't see the product you want? email me

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New girls' volleyball clear cases

Chic new girls' volleyball clear iPhone 6/6s cases are now available at the katzdzynes Zazzle shop featuring a sporty, clean design with 3 volleyballs and customizable girl's name in a variety of color combinations | click image to see the collection | request your own volleyball color theme ... email me

Friday, March 25, 2016

New girls' sports iPhone and Samsung cases

Visit my Girls' Sports page to see all my girls' sports design collections with links to the katzdzynes Zazzle shop.

Here's a sneak peek at the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone SE cases ... and, no, your name doesn't have to be Elizabeth ;)

Girls' Girls' Soccer Red White Blue Samsung S7 case

Women's Tennis Samsung S7 case
Girls Softball iPhone SE case

Girls' Basketball iPhone SE/5/5S Case


Visit the Girls' Sports page to see more, or click on over to the katzdzynes Zazzle shop to browse for, customize and purchase your new case.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

40% off pillows at katzdzynes

Updated! Sale extended through midnight ... offer ends 11:59 pm PT!

Hurry...sale ends at 1 pm PT!

Use code SPRINGPILLOW at checkout for 40% off pillows at katzdzynes | Offer good through March 23, 2016 12:59 PM PT

Girls’ Softball Throw Pillow
Girls’ Softball Throw Pillow
Girls’ Volleyball Throw Pillow
Girls’ Volleyball Throw Pillow



Shop the katzdzynes Zazzle shop