Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Mug Featured on CafePress

CafePress featured my “Marshmallows Drowning in Hot Chocolate” mug in the blog post “27 Fun Christmas Ideas for Families.”

Funny, tragic scene of marshmallows in hot cocoa, Christmas mug

Marshmallows Drowning in Hot Chocolate Mug on CafePress

It’s available on CafePress here. It’s also available on Zazzle here.

I’m happy to see it featured! I had a lot of fun drawing the little marshmallow cartoons and deciding what each marshmallow would be doing.

If you’d like to read more about my designs, see some basic GIMP tutorials and writer inspiration, stop by my blogspot blog, too!


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My Top Sellers on Zazzle and CafePress

I have a few new funny designs in my Zazzle shop, but I thought I’d do a different kind of post this time. Like I said in my last post, this is my first time selling designs during the holiday season. I thought I’d celebrate that by showing some of the things I’ve been selling lately. So, here’s a little round-up.

My bestseller on CafePress:

Funny Elfin Xmas Design

Merry Elfin Christmas Men’s Pajamas on CafePress

My bestseller on Zazzle:

Funny Gingerbread Man Christmas Design

Ginger Bread Man on Zazzle

Here are a few other top sellers on CafePress:

Funny Albino Possum Vampire Design

Albino ‘Possum Vampire on CafePress

Funny Drinking Leprechaun

Funny Drunk “Go Green” Leprechaun Apron on CafePress

pretty Valentine's Day ladybug hearts T-Shirt

Love Bug Ladybug Maternity Top on Cafepress

And here are the next three top sellers on Zazzle:

Funny Ornamentary Xmas Sherlock Holmes Design

Sherlock Holmes Christmas Ornament on Zazzle

Funny 'Fro-Man Xmas Design

Funny ‘Fro Snowman Christmas Ornament on Zazzle

Vive la Revolution Solar System Design

Funny Planet Revolution T-Shirt on Zazzle

I appreciate all the customers who have enjoyed my designs. Thanks for stopping by!


HaHaHolidays on Zazzle

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One More Christmas Design and a New Clogging Shop

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

I’ve been selling a reasonable amount of the “Merry Elfin’ Christmas” design with the negative elf on it, so I decided to make a version where he has a grin on his face instead (I like to think this one is the good twin and the other is the bad twin). I’ve already posted the original. Here’s his new grinning twin (who’s elfin’ excited!):

Happy Elf Xmas Humor T-Shirt


I’ve also opened a separate shop on Zazzle for clog dancers. I’m a long-time clogger (I started in 4-H when I was a little kid), so I’m excited to be making designs for this fun hobby. Here’s the link to my new store and some of my designs so far:

Clog dancing Clogger T-Shirt DesignClogger Dance T-Shirt Shop

Clogger Tee Shirt DesignCloggin Dance T-Shirt DesignClogger Dance T-Shirt bag

Funny Clogger Dance T-Shirt

Funny Clogger Clogging T-Shirt ButtonClogging Clogger Sticker MerchandiseI’m thinking about setting up a separate blog for the clogging designs, since they don’t fit the holiday theme here. If I do that, I’ll update this post with a link to it here. UPDATE: here’s my new clogging blog. In the meantime, I have some more patterns and a couple more funny things on the holiday shop. And the Funny Christmas Pinterest board, featuring other designers’ products as well as my own, has grown to about 20 items and will hopefully grow more as I come across designs I like.  Thanks for stopping by!


HaHaHolidays Zazzle

ClogDance Zazzle

HaHaHolidays CafePress

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More Funny Christmas Designs

I have new designs in my shop on Zazzle! This one was a lot of fun to make. I wanted to make sure each marshmallow was trying to survive in its own way. The poor little guys; they’re drowning in a mug of hot chocolate:

Funny Marshmallows in Hot Cocoa Mug

The design wraps all the way around the mug, with fourteen desperate little marshmallows enduring the tragic ordeal.

Here are a couple designs with light bulbs:

Sherlock & Dr. Watson Ornamentary XMas

Xmas Light Bulb HumorAnd some silly gingerbread stuff:

Drunk Christmas Gingerbread T-Shirt

This one has a fake tan:

Tan Christmas Cookie Design

I have more, including some pretty patterns, but I’ll save it for the next post. Thanks for stopping in!


Zazzle Store

CafePress Store

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Funny Christmas Shirts Pinterest Board

Now that this Pinterest board has reached 15 pins (update: 35 pins now), I decided it was time to post the link here. This is the board I’m making to highlight funny Zazzle Christmas designs I like. I’ll keep adding to it as I find more: Pinterest board: funny Christmas on Zazzle.

If you’d like to see my designs, the Zazzle store is up-to-date. I’m still updating the CafePress one. Thanks for stopping by! Next time, I’ll show some more of my stuff here. I’ve been having fun torturing marshmallows, and I’m excited to show the result of that.


The First of the Christmas Designs


I’ve had a lot of fun making Christmas designs so far. I thought I’d never have more fun than I did putting leprechauns into bad situations, but it’s hard not to laugh at elves and gingerbread men. Here are the ones I’ve enjoyed making the most so far:

Ginger Bread Man Humor Design

Bah Humbug Angry Elf Xmas Design

Xmas Humor Design Tee

Funny ‘Fro Snowman Christmas T-Shirt on Zazzle

They’re all available on lots of items. I’ll post more soon. I’ll also do a Pinterest board of all my favorite funny Christmas designs from other designers, too.


I’ve always hesitated to use Facebook, but I decided to give one of their business pages a try. I’m in the process of learning how to navigate the site and post links to my designs. Here’s the new page. Thanks for looking.


HaHa Holidays on Zazzle

HaHa Holidays on CafePress

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Beer, Revolution and My Attempt at Designing Pretty Things

Next time, I’m going to start posting all the new Christmas designs. But in the meantime, I’ve managed to make a few designs that don’t fit a holiday.


This one started as silly wordplay. I thought, “Everyone says ‘beer me’ when asking for a beer, so what if I made a shirt where the beer is ‘me’?” A beer version of a person (albeit a funny-faced, cartoon person) resulted:

Beer Humor Tee


This one is full of equally nerdy wordplay (or possibly more nerdy). The weapon-wielding planets are undergoing a revolution… around the sun, of course:

Science Nerd Solar System Tee Shirt

Here it is on a shirt:

Science Nerd Solar System Tee


I’ve done some experimenting with patterns and prettier designs. I’ve never done this before, but I think some of them have turned out nicely. It’s fun to try something different. Here are a few of them:

iPhone Peppermint Pattern Design

This one is a peppermint swirl iPhone 5 case. I’ve always had a fascination with peppermints; my grandma used to eat them all the time, so I associate their smell with her house and my childhood.

Here it is on a pendant. The bright red stands out really well:

Peppermint pattern necklace design

I took a ladybug design I already had and redesigned it to make this iPhone pattern:

Ladybug Love Insect Pattern Design

I also made some products with ants crawling all over them, but I’m not sure that fits the “pretty” category.

Next up: some funny Christmas stuff. I’ve been looking forward to making elves and gingerbread men since I started this adventure last Valentine’s Day.

You can see these designs and the Christmas ones I’ve already put up for sale on the stores at Zazzle and CafePress right now. Thanks for stopping by!


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