Thursday, July 21, 2016

Top Picks for Zazzle's Christmas In July Sale

Normally I do not shop in July for my Christmas gifts but when the sales are up to 60% off on gift wrap, ribbon, gift bags, ornaments, invitations, cards, and other seasonal essentials it is hard to not buy.

In the past. I have shopped online at for their ceramic ornaments . I bought these Christmas tree decorations for gifts and everyone told me that they were very nice. I know firsthand that the printing is high quality and like that many ornaments can be personalized on the back.

Personalized ornaments will create a happy memory and is a great way to give a keepsake ornament. 

Know that you can buy the Christmas party cards and other paper products as shown or upload your own photo and personalize with your own text or buy as shown.  

*Below find my top picks for Christmas 

 Vintage Style Ornaments

Vintage Santa Claus Circle Ornament with Greeting

Add Your Photo to Oval Christmas Ornament

Shop for the best buys on party paper; gift wrap, bags, and ribbon. Here are my top picks

Cute Tabby Cat in Christmas Tree Wrapping Paper

Here are my picks for Holiday / Christmas Cards 

Snowy Pines with Fox Christmas Nature Card

Cute Santa and Snowman Christmas Greeting Card


Happy Holidays Whitetail Deer Greeting Card

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Value T-Shirts for Fourth of July – Top Picks

Many people like to dress in patriotic t-shirts for the fourth of July. However, instead of buying a designer outfit they will choose a value t-shirt for their holiday look. Then coordinate it with red white and blue bottoms, shoes, and accessories.

For the last week, I have been shopping for t-shirts to wear on Independence Day and have found some really cute halter tops that I could wear with shorts to our family BBQ but I would rather buy a value t-shirt and a pair of patriotic flip flops for the 4th of July. This value t-shirt will serve me well, I can wear it all day and not worry about getting it dirty because it was not expensive.  So if you want a trendy fashion look for your holiday party then shop for a value t-shirt at I found a few for him, her and kids. The shirts shown here are my picks for 4th of July.

If you like what you see, click on the blue link under the product image and go to the store where you can check for sale coupons and buy.

Patriotic USA 4th of July T-Shirt
Patriotic USA 4th of July T-Shirt 
Look at more Independence day T-Shirts at zazzle

Love USA Flag Women's Basic Tank Top

Flag Lady July 4th Vintage Patriotic Postcard Art T-Shirt

4th of July Home of the Free Because of the Brave T-Shirt

by Telken

All-American Girl T-Shirt

4th of July Girls Baby Doll Fitted Shirt

4th of July Eagle and American Flag Illustration T-Shirt


Other holiday products that you may like are shown below. I created these patriotic shirts, accessories and home decor products at my store. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Zazzle Everyday Toddler T-shirt Product Review

If you have not shopped at for kids clothing then know that the t-shirts are Mom Approved for quality, durability, and style.

I am a product designer at Zazzle and started creating designs for baby, toddler, and kids clothing several months ago. I got into designing baby clothes when friends had asked me to make them t-shirts. Then my niece needed everyday t-shirts to be worn with jeans or leggings, but her mom preferred a tee with style or a print.

I designed a few tees for a 24-month toddler girl and ended up sending a white basic tee with a pink graphic Dahlia flower pattern to my niece. Her mom told me that she loves the Zazzle t-shirt for toddlers. The fine jersey is soft on baby’s skin and style is so cute with leggings, shorts or jeans.

Here is a photo of my niece wearing the zazzle tee doesn’t she look darling?

The tee in the photo looks new, right? WRONG The tee you view is not new, I learned that the first time my niece wore this basic tee she dropped a grape soda on it. The tee was hand-washed immediately then hung outdoors in the sun and the stain was removed. The white tee with the pink flower has had many things spilled on it, but all the stains came out in the wash.

Know that this toddler t-shirt is loved by my niece, she pointed to the flower and asked what it was. Now she learned a new word “Dahlia”.

. Here is a collection of toddler clothing from my shop

Friday, June 3, 2016

Dress Styles for Women with Curves

Finding a dress that fits when you have curves can be difficult. Most designers cut their dresses for women that are flat chested and have no hips. I am not one of those women, I have curves and would like to wear a floral pattern summer dress with ballet flats but usually give up because I cannot find a dress that fits my body type.

If you are like me then know that the yellow dress in the fashion set below is a good style for us.  The flared skirt is so forgiving if you have curves.

Know that you can change your accessories and wear this dress to a summer day wedding, or make it casual with a pair of flip-flops, a sun hat, and a tote bag.

I think you will love the way this dress fits and shows off your figure.

Here is the yellow and black tote bag that I designed at my Photo Gifts by Sgolis shop at

Colorblock Yellow Flower Fashion Tote Bag

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Christmas Decorating Ideas for Living Room

I accepted a Christmas home decorating contract yesterday and even though the holiday season is months away I am brainstorming decorating ideas for this assignment. 

My client has requested a winter wonderland theme and I think the decorations will be perfect for her holiday parties.  Here is a white Christmas home set that I designed to show my client. Know that these digital designs are a good way to communicate your ideas to your customer.

Do you love the pillow that was designed by The Silver Snowflake?  I featured the designer's pillow on the chair in the home set.   You can view or buy this pillow at

Here are some Christmas décor ideas for living room

  1. Decorate your living room by draping a pre-lit balsam garland on your fireplace mantle and also add to the railing of your staircase.
  2. Fill 12 apothecary jars with silver ornaments and feature a few on top of the mantle, coffee table, and foyer tables.
  3. Drape iridescent beads over the balsam garland. The sparkle from the beads will glisten in the light and will look stunning.
  4. Add a flocked balsam centerpiece with white pine cones that are tipped with silver glitter to your dining table to pull the white Christmas theme together.
  5. Clear the coffee table, then cover the table with a white damask Christmas tablecloth. If the tablecloth is too long to gather the bottom of the tablecloth and fold under.  This will give the bottom a pouf appearance.  
  6. Arrange the apothecary jars, votive candles or balsam arrangement on top of the coffee table. Or you can set a silver tray in the center of the coffee table, then arrange an assortment of large medium, small and white candles with clear glass or crystal holders on top of the tray. Accent this arrangement with silver ornaments and sprigs of fresh balsam from your Christmas tree. 
  7. Add touches of crystal prisms to the coffee table and the mantle as this will make the display sparkle.

When the sofa and chairs are not complementary to the Christmas theme you can remedy the problem by buying or making sofa or chair covers. Choose a fabric pattern and color that will compliment the winter white theme. Sofa covers are a great way to pull the room together so all furniture looks like it was made for your holiday theme. 

Add coziness to your living room with throw pillows.  Here are some lovely white Christmas pillows that would compliment a winter white theme living room.  These elegant pillows were found at

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Zoo Animal Clothing and Nursery Decor

A friend of mine contacted me to design gifts for her grandson. She desired a graphic design that was unique because the stores at the mall all offered the same old thing for boys. I chatted with her to determine what her daughter liked and found out that the nursery was zoo animals and the giraffe was the favorite. Knowing what mom liked I was able to create two designs that featured an adorable illustration of a giraffe.

Here is a baby boy set that I created. It shows the cute giraffe graphic design on a baby blanket, and another zoo animal design on a navy blue t-shirt; giraffe with your baby name in alphabet text. This t-shirt is a template from which means you can edit it to add your own photo and text.

Bellow this photo see other products from this baby collection. Shop for baby clothing and nursery decor by clicking on the link. See giraffe with straw hat products for a baby girl here

Giraffe Print Outfit for Baby Boy by sgolis 

Shop for baby boy giraffe animal clothing and nursery décor here.

Baby Giraffe Animal Blanket
Baby Giraffe Animal Blanket by Susang6
See other Giraffe Baby Blanket at zazzle

Here is a cute giraffe print fabric that is perfect for a baby nursery. This fabric is perfect for curtains, throw pillows, and more.

Decorate your baby's nursery with this cute zoo animal poster. This poster features a graphic designed giraffe with an area for your baby's name.