Some Fun Personalized Playing Card Decks


If you’re still looking for a unique Christmas gift idea, Zazzle has one of their unannounced sales happening today until midnight PST. You can get the classic playing cards for 70% off with promo ZAZCYBERWEEK. This one is a really good deal at a great price – a whole personalized pack is about $3.50.

I have some fun ones. See the Bicycle brand versions in my blog post here (I give links to the “classic” versions with the same designs – the ones on sale – near the bottom of the post).

I also have this series, which is brand new. I just put them up for sale yesterday. They have a funny old-west feel. You can add your photo and name. Choose from six different colors:

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Red Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Red Wood Poker Deck

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Brown Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Brown Wood Poker Deck

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Gray Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Gray Wood Poker Deck

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Blue Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Blue Wood Poker Deck

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Purple Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Purple Wood Poker Deck

Old West Custom Photo Personalized Green Wood Poker DeckOld West Custom Photo Personalized Green Wood Poker Deck


























Thanks for having a look! I can’t decide which to order, but I do think 70% is hard to pass up and will probably get one of these old-west packs for a relative. I just have to decide before midnight. 🙂

MK Hess Creative

all designs copyright MK Hess

PS Sorry about the formatting / I can’t seem to get these centered right, and the promo will end before I figure it out! 🙂


This Magical Elixir will Cure Your Cyber-Monday Headache – and Leprosy

One swig and you’re cured.


MK Hess Creative

If You’re Done Shopping for the Day…

If you’re done punching strangers in the face so you can buy a Barbie doll in this season of thanks giving, there’s nothing better to do than to go home, apply pressure to all your wounds and snuggle up with your loving computer to do – yes – more shopping.

Which is why all the internet companies are running deals today. Zazzle is doing the same thing (see it all here). So, if you aren’t all shopped out or you aren’t in the ER, there are some good percents off. I bought a couple mugs 40% off for some relatives. You can also get pillows at that price, which is really good.

This is also one of the best times to buy business cards, oddly. Zazzle has them all 65% off today. I’m a little partial to the marketing business cards for writers. You can get a 100 pack for about $7, which is exactly what I did this time last year.

Wrapped canvas, posters and calendars are a great deal right now, too. Next year, I’m thinking of making a photo collage calendar for a relative. They’re a little tricky to design, so I set up this template at Zazzle’s base price to make it easier (see my instructions lower on the page if you still need help with the tool).

Those are just a few ideas I have for good deals today. See a list of my stores here if you’re looking for a unique gift.

And don’t forget: it’s not a good idea to hurt strangers over a Barbie doll. But it is okay to hurt them for grammatical reasons.


MK Hess Creative

Popular Home Bar Saloon Personalized Coasters on Sale

With the Black Friday Week 2014 deals on Zazzle right now, my popular saloon coaster set is 20% off. These fun coasters have a gray-blue rustic wood grain effect and would look good in a home bar or man cave. You can add your name, monogram and the year your saloon was established:

These would make a great unique, personalized Christmas gift!

Use coupon promo code ZWEEKOFDEALS at checkout.


MK Hess Creative

All designs © MK Hess

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!


All images copyright MK Hess

My Funny Christmas Designs on Zazzle

Funny Christmas at
     Here’s an overview of my funny Christmas designs on Zazzle. I had the most fun making the mug (on the right side, above the ‘Fro-Man ornament). The little marshmallows are drowning in hot chocolate! The “Ginger Bread Man” (a redheaded slice of bread) is also one of my all-time favorites. I’d like to write some stories with him as a character. The one in the middle (Merry Elfin Christmas with a bitter elf) sells the best.
     In other news, I’ve been revising an old science-fiction manuscript and plan to send it to a few agents this week. I’m nervous about it because I haven’t sent queries for a while — but I would love for this book to be published traditionally, since that’s always been a dream of mine. Out of all the stories I’ve written, this one is my favorite.
     Aside from that, I’ve started a new blog on Blogger here. I like WordPress better, but I’m not allowed to show anything here except my own designs. So, I’m going to be using the Blogger blog to show off all kinds of things, from a bunch of designers. Feel free to follow there if you’d like to see more variety! I’ll post there more frequently than I post here, too. I also plan to mix it up with posts made to inspire writers and short tutorials going over the basics of GIMP.
     Thanks for stopping by! Zazzle has a lot of coupon discounts leading up to Christmas.
All images copyright MK Hess