Category Archives: What’s New

Dog Silhouette Gift Sets

Over the weekend I asked my Facebook friends what their favorite breed of dog was and why.  I had some really great responses that inspired me to create some dog silhouette magnets and buttons.

Here are a few that are already in my shop:

Border Collies

French Bulldogs

Great Danes

I can make any breed of dog (or animal) and customize the design with a name or words that describe your favorite pet.  These images can be made into 1 inch magnets or pin-back buttons.  More sets will be listed soon, including Corgis, Chinooks, Shih Tzus, and rescues.

Well, I’m going to create some new silhouettes and work on my craft show display for the Atomic Holiday Bazaar.  Have a great week!

Peace & Love,

Billie

Gaining Clarity, Biz Cards, & Gift Sets

Have you ever thought something was going to go a certain way, but once you jumped into it it had a completely different outcome than you imagined?

“Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. Take action now, you’ll find your truth”. -Marie Forleo, RHHB-School

Let’s think about that statement a bit, shall we?  Clarity comes from engagement-that means you have to take some sort of action to see if you’re going in the right direction.  So sitting there thinking about doing something will not give you an answer.  You must get up and get going, then you’ll figure it out.  There’s no way to honestly figure it out without doing the work.

So what has all this clarity taught me?  Well, I recently gave my handmade business a makeover by changing the logo, products, and packaging.  I even branched out away from Etsy and created my own website with these new designs.  That’s when I realized that I don’t really want to leave Etsy.  I want to stay, so I gave my Etsy shop a makeover too!

FYI, if you’re an Etsy fan you can now purchase Etsy Gift Cards to give as gifts.  The recipient can spend their card in any Etsy shop they please (as long as the shop accepts them).

Speaking of cards, my new biz cards arrived last week (clouds part in the sky, the sun shines through, angels sing).  They’re called MiniCards (I like to call them Mini Moos) and they’re awesome!  They’re half the size of normal sized business cards and have a silky smooth matte finish.  I bought them from Moo (<—–follow that link & get 10% off your first order!).  The quality of the cards are exceptional and I’m pleased with Moo’s quick turn around.  I’m excited to pass these babies around!

As promised, I listed some of my magnet gift sets.  If you have any design ideas, I’d love to hear them!  Leave a comment or contact me!

Well, I’m off to make some glass pendants for my pal Jenipher Lynn from Nightly Doodles.  I’ll let you know more about that next week!

Peace & Love,

Billie

Blogs, Packaging, and Puppies

There’s LOTS of new stuff going on at Zu-Li Designs this week!  First off…this blog is new!  Each Wednesday I’ll keep you posted on what I’ve been up to over the last few days.

I’ve also been busy re-designing the packaging for my magnets, buttons, and magnetic necklaces.  I wanted to create something fun, streamlined, and professional looking.  I love fashion magazines & was inspired by their white pages and black letters with pops of color.  Each of my items are attached to one of these new spiffy cards & wrapped in a crystal clear bag to keep it safe and pretty.

Last, but certainly not least, I’m super-duper stoked about helping Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption of Sarasota, FL.  Gimme Shelter is a non-profit charitable organization founded by the very cool Miss Michelle Sampson.  She founded this awesome organization in 2005 so she could help rescue shelter animals who are on death row.  She has a group of volunteers who help her locate animals in need and foster these animals until they can find a permanent home.  This girl goes all out!  She hosts some really cool charity events.  Earlier this month she organized the “Hair of the Dog Mystical Magic Charity Event” which had fortune tellers, a fashion & hair show, D.J., massages, glitter tattoos and much more.  She spreads the word about the importance of spaying & neutering, the truth about puppy mills, and is a doggie foster mom too.  Her organization has saved atleast 400 animals from being euthanized and found happy homes for about 600 animals.

A portion of every sale at Zu-Li Designs goes towards helping Gimme Shelter and the lovely animals they rescue.  I’ll also be posting pics of animals needing good homes on Facebook and Twitter too.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll see you next week!

Peace & Love,

Billie