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Archive for December, 2014


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

It’s really interesting to see. Did you know that Pinterest is the site that refers the most visitors to my blog? Awesome 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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I had started selling my designs on Nuvango this summer and guess what? I already had two sales during October 2014.

Nuvango has a limit of 30 designs per artists, so I have also opened up one separate accound for my husband. I do not see that this might be against their terms, I concentrate on two different styles in these accounts. And you need two Paypal accounts which we also have.

Each sale has earned me $6 which is pretty good I think. Better than other sites but also slower. Here are my two sales:

Vintage Wuppertal Photo Collage By Christine aka stine1 Laptop Skins  Give your MacBook or PC laptop a fresh new look with ‘Vintage Wuppertal Photo Collage’ by Christine aka stine1. Our laptop skins (AKA GelaSkins) combine ultra-thin scratch protection with gallery quality artwork. They’re easy to apply, remove cleanly, and they're 100% compatible with laptop cases and sleeves.

Vintage Wuppertal Photo Collage By Christine aka stine1 Laptop Skins Give your MacBook or PC laptop a fresh new look with ‘Vintage Wuppertal Photo Collage’ by Christine aka stine1. Our laptop skins (AKA GelaSkins) combine ultra-thin scratch protection with gallery quality artwork. They’re easy to apply, remove cleanly, and they’re 100% compatible with laptop cases and sleeves.

 Red and Pink Dog Rose By Sebastian B Laptop Skins  Give your MacBook or PC laptop a fresh new look with ‘Red and Pink Dog Rose’ by Sebastian B. Our laptop skins (AKA GelaSkins) combine ultra-thin scratch protection with gallery quality artwork. They’re easy to apply, remove cleanly, and they're 100% compatible with laptop cases and sleeves.

Red and Pink Dog Rose By Sebastian B Laptop Skins Give your MacBook or PC laptop a fresh new look with ‘Red and Pink Dog Rose’ by Sebastian B. Our laptop skins (AKA GelaSkins) combine ultra-thin scratch protection with gallery quality artwork. They’re easy to apply, remove cleanly, and they’re 100% compatible with laptop cases and sleeves.

November 2014 has marked a milestone for me on Cafepress. It has been my best month so far and the first month to give me hope. Hope, that I can be successful as a seller on Cafepress! Here are the sales from November 2014:


Isla Saona Beach Towel

Isla Saona Beach Towel

per stine1

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BVI Sailing Boats Yellow T-Shirt

BVI Sailing Boats T-Shirt

per stine1

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The Baths Journal

The Baths Notizbuch

per stine1

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October 2014 was the first month with increased sales due to the Christmas shopping season. I was able to sell four items. One of them has been removed from the marketplace, so I cannot link to it anymore. The removal is due to me editing and improving my older designs so it’s not really gone.

Here are the two items, the picture frame has sold twice to two individual customers:

And let’s hop to October 2014 where we take a look at my sales on theKase. October 2014 was slightly better than September 2014 but still a bit over $30 earnings. I had one return though and it seems that theKase charges you (a few cents) for these returns. I don’t really like that!

What I do like though is that more and more cases seem the be able to enter their offline stores. Makes me really proud.

Check out stine1 on theKase

Check out stine1 on theKase

Stained-Glass Church Window By stine1 for Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5') Beautiful stained-glass window in a small chapel that used to belong to a cloister. Shot in Amberg, Bavaria, Germany.architecture, art, glass-stained window, church, chapel, amberg, bavaria, cloister, monastery, sacral, religion, religious, catholic, christian, stained glass, bible, photography, vintage, retro

Stained-Glass Church Window By stine1 for Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5′) Beautiful stained-glass window in a small chapel that used to belong to a cloister. Shot in Amberg, Bavaria, Germany.architecture, art, glass-stained window, church, chapel, amberg, bavaria, cloister, monastery, sacral, religion, religious, catholic, christian, stained glass, bible, photography, vintage, retro

Santa Monica Beach By stine1 for BlackBerry Q10 Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles, California.

Santa Monica Beach By stine1 for BlackBerry Q10 Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles, California.

Geeky #hashtag hashtag number sign By stine1 for Wiko Rainbow Hash tag symbol and the tag hashtag in black on white background. Talk geeky to me!

Geeky #hashtag hashtag number sign By stine1 for Wiko Rainbow Hash tag symbol and the tag hashtag in black on white background. Talk geeky to me!

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach By stine1 for Sony Xperia Z1 Isla Saona is a small island, part of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. White sand, turquoise water, green palms and sunshine invite you to this tropical paradise

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach By stine1 for Sony Xperia Z1 Isla Saona is a small island, part of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. White sand, turquoise water, green palms and sunshine invite you to this tropical paradise

Fairytopia - New Fairy York By stine1 for Samsung Galaxy Note Fairytopia or

Fairytopia – New Fairy York By stine1 for Samsung Galaxy Note Fairytopia or “New Fairy York”. Digitally altered photography of the “New York, New York” hotel and casino on Las Vegas.

Isla Saona - Palm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPhone 6 (4.7') Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

Isla Saona – Palm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPhone 6 (4.7′) Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

During October 2014 I was able to make another sale on Printalloverme (PAOM). It’s still not enough to pay for their Plus subscription on my own though.

Cologne Cathedral Side Altar Baseball Hat  $48.00 By stine1

Cologne Cathedral Side Altar Baseball Hat $48.00 By stine1

September was a mediocre month for Cafepress. I had one sale. Back then, I was depressed. I am currently brushing up all my older designs to get rid of the white frames and stripes ever since Cafepress deactivated their automatic “fill all” feature. I would have loved to increase my sales back then. But hey, Christmas shopping had not yet really started and by now (December 2014) I know that my sales have increased.

So, may I present the one sale from September:


Curacao Dusk Mousepad
Curacao Dusk Mousepad

per stine1

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The last time I could brag about sales on Redbubble was July 2014. Wow, that’s a pretty long drought. During the last few months I was able to sell some small things here and there but nothing that makes me fall in love with Redbubble. The only advantage I see regarding Redbubble is that adding works is easy and fast and I use it as some kind of online storage for my most beauitful photos together with headline, description and tags since you can download your works any time. This feature is very useful whenever I am testing a new POD website and need my pictures and the texts sorted.

Here are the items I was able to sell during the three months of August, September and October. And no, there was no sale during November and even worse: since all items are stickers I am still miles away from my first cashout 😦

Prismatic Palm Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Prismatic Palm Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Beach on De Palm Island Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Beach on De Palm Island Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

 

I love Aruba - One happy Island Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

I love Aruba – One happy Island Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Santa Monica Pier Rainbow Colors Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Santa Monica Pier Rainbow Colors Stickers on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Society6 is depressing me a bit at the moment. To be honest, I had expected more from a site that sells their items on Amazon.com. During September and October I had only one sale per month. November is not really looking much better – no sign of Christmas shopping in my account and not one sale! What a pity.

Anyway, uploading to Society6 is pretty fast so I will probably not stop being active over there like I am still contemplating with Cowcow.

But on with this blog post, let’s take a look at the two items I have sold in September and October 2014:

Sparkling grey Santa Monica Pier iPhone 6 Slim Case by Christine aka stine1

Sparkling grey Santa Monica Pier iPhone 6 Slim Case by Christine aka stine1

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach iPhone 6 Case by Christine aka stine1

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach iPhone 6 Case by Christine aka stine1

September 2014 was a pretty good month for me on theKase. I was able to sell 15 smartphone cases and 1 tablet case. Just for fun I looked up my sales from September 2013 and I had zero there *lol*

Here is an overview of the month, I will link to all cases individually after that:

Check out stine1 on theKase

Check out stine1 on theKase

Isla Saona - Palm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPad air Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

Isla SaonaPalm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPad air Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

Fairytopia - New Fairy York By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Fairytopia or

Fairytopia – New Fairy York By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Fairytopia or “New Fairy York”. Digitally altered photography of the “New York, New York” hotel and casino on Las Vegas

Isla Saona - Palm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

Isla Saona – Palm Tree at the Beach By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Isla Saona is a typical tropical island in the Caribbean, part of the Dominican Repulic. A true paradise. This photo features a palm tree on a picturesque scenic beach.

Vintage Retro Telephone By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Vintage retro telephone from the USA.telephone, vintage, retro, beige, usa, north american, landline, phone, ring, call, nostalgic, old-fashioned, out-of-date, passe, from yesteryear, classic, nostalgia

Vintage Retro Telephone By stine1 for Apple iPhone 5/5s Vintage retro telephone from the USA.telephone, vintage, retro, beige, usa, north american, landline, phone, ring, call, nostalgic, old-fashioned, out-of-date, passe, from yesteryear, classic, nostalgia

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