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*tiny screams*
Okay. I am super nervous about having screwed up some tiny detail on the store, but if I don't let someone look at it, I'll keep picking at it for eternity. Y'all wander around, tell me what you think. (To make it more fun, there are a few descriptions that vary, particularly in the Team sections.) I am 98.23% sure all the images are centered correctly on all the products; three people have checked over it and found no problems. If anything, there might be an error in the "cute" text descriptions, which have no bearing on the product itself. I'm just terrified I've messed something up, and I don't want us to discover this after you've paid for it.

A few notes:

Most things are marked up $2, with small stickers, buttons and magnets marked up $1. Apparently this is pretty low by CafePress standards, which is what I want. People have talked about wanting to buy lots of different things, and if I'm going to put up new designs every month, I will probably make up for the low prices with volume (I hope). Going more for collectibles than one-time sales, if you see what I mean. So if you really want a t-shirt, go for it. But if you, out of the kindness of your heart, just want to buy something to be supportive, two stickers are just as supportive as a shirt you might never wear. Get the most for your money, is what I'm saying. If you somehow want to give me more money than this directly, or you aren't interested in the merchandise but still want to part with your cash (I know, that sounds either money-grubbing or delusional, but people have actually brought this up), there is always the tip jar.

I'm not going to add designs more than once a month, unless there is some kind of exceptional situation (an emergency charity design, for example). It just seems kind of crappy to have y'all order things today and pay shipping and handling for one or two items, and then put out five more designs on Tuesday and make you pay shipping all over again. So I'm going to put things out once a month, at most--which will also give Marc and/or me more time to come up with good decent designs.

Yes, next month we will have designs that have nothing to do with Twilight and/or vampires. Bear in mind, however, that Comic-Con is coming up, and that they are going to have a Breaking Dawn panel. Whether you are pro- or anti-Twilight (or a little bit of both), there is a design for you. Seriously, you walk in with a "Talk to Your Kids About Vampires" shirt, and you are gonna make a lot of new friends in the line threatening to break into civil unrest waiting to get into the non-Twilight panel afterwards.

Speaking of Marc, who did my Teams artwork: it is kind of amazing.

My designs at the moment are text-based, but I have a few things in mind for the future.

(I'm hoping that last one's okay, because it's a play on a fairly common bumper sticker that people see and then call me up to tell me about.)

All five designs are in a ridiculous number of formats, of course, and mine are also available in black-on-white or white-on-black.

I think I only put something about Cleolinda Industries or cleolinda.com on one or two designs, because we didn't create them with that in mind and it didn't look that good (or there was no room). Going forward, I'll make sure we do that.

The only items that have designs on the back (IIRC) are the Team totebags, which look awesome, IMO. It does cost you extra to get designs on the front and back of the t-shirts, and I wasn't sure anyone would be interested in that. I can put that together pretty quickly if you are. If there's a design you like but not on the product you want, let me know. I put up a ridiculous number of products just to see what people would end up buying. However, if you don't see this or that in a particular design, it may be because I tried it and it just did not look good. There are as many non-white shirts, for example, as I could manage, but sometimes it just did not work, or the space CafePress allotted for the design was so small that I didn't see the point in it. But if you really want it, let me know, and I'll see if it can be done.

I could not, in good conscience, put up baby clothes or underwear--well, the text designs wouldn't have worked anyway, but I just cannot be the person who says, "You know what you need? Sparklepire thongs." I've just... I've seen too much, y'all. Things I can never unsee. We do not speak of them now. Also, somewhat hilariously: CafePress will not let you make baby items with any images tagged "twilight." It's like they KNOW. If you deeply, deeply crave a Team Fursplode baby shirt, I can put up an untagged copy of the image and set that up for you. At least it's not an "Imprinted" onesie, right? But I need to know that someone actually wants it first.

So. Uh. I'm just gonna go have a tiny capitalism-induced breakdown in a corner or something. Y'all enjoy.

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The artwork is amazing. I love team Sparklepire. I will have to nab some of this stuff after I get paid tomorrow.

IS IT NOT PRECIOUS. It kind of looks like my mental image of The Littlest Edward.

Oh these are totally awesome. If I had the monies I would totally buy a shirt.

(P.S. your link to cleolinda.com on this entry is broken....minor detail)



"At least it's not an "Imprinted" onesie, right?"
This made my day, mostly because I don't know if you're joking or if this is a product you've actually seen. I'm reaaaaaaaaaally hoping it's a joke.

Its real. It exists. I've seen pictures.


Edited at 2011-06-19 08:29 pm (UTC)

There's a part of me that really wants Team Sparklepire and Team Fursplode throw pillows.

I might do it just to see the look on my roommate's face when i put them on the sofa.

The "Talk To Your Kids..." wall peels. OMFG I'm dying! If someone buys one, I want a picture of the peel applied.

Another minor thing, could you perhaps put the full wording of "Vampire Control" into the product description or something? I would be easier to read that way. Just a suggestion. =p

How much is "full wording"? I get 200 characters, is the problem.

I am considering buying a car (and, uh, getting my license) just so I can use those bumper stickers!

Or you could do what I do! I can't drive, but my bedroom door is covered in bumper stickers, because I needed SOMETHING to do with them.

CafePress will not let you make baby items with any images tagged "twilight."

Hahaha *dies*

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Hee. I'm kind of surprised people are liking that. Next, I have to work up something about matches.

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On the Team Sparklepire page, you have "Artwork by" twice:

Do his pom-poms dazzle you? Show your allegiance to all things sparkly with t-shirts, tote bags, buttons, stickers, magnets, notebooks, blood water bottles, yard signs, pendants, and so much more. Artwork by Artwork by Marc Vuletich; concept from my Twilight recaps.

All of the designs are adorable! I'm a big fan of the "Vampire Control" and "Talk to Your Kids" designs.

NARRRRGH I thought I got rid of all incidences of that. brb.

(Aw, I'm glad my text designs turned out somewhat decent, then.)

the artwork is precious omg


I can't wait to talk him into drawing the Sparklerosa.

Truly, I did not know that my life was incomplete without a Vampire Control mug.


I can't wait to see what comes up next.

The designs are great. I love the "Vampire Control" stuff. I'm going to get the tote bag one during the week!

Aw, yay! That was probably the text design that worked best on tote bags, yeah.

Oh my god I love everything. I want to buy something- ANYTHING- with that adorable little Edward on it. Maybe a journal because that would be the BEST THING.

Two thumbs up, Cleo! Can't wait to see what designs you come up with next. :)

Okay I need a "Vampire Control".... something. Like maybe a journal. I'm a designer and typography nerd... so... I kinda love the text designs, as adorable as cheerleader-sparkle-edward is.

Aw! I feel special now. (It's amazing what you can come up with when you're restricted to open-license fonts.)