Archive for the Zazzle Designs Category

The Maltese

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added two Malteses illustration to my CafePress and Zazzle shops. They are also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs. I’ve included both a show coat and a pet cut, since most Maltese are not kept in a full coat.

The Maltese is a toy dog that is covered from head to toe in silky white hair. They are gentle and affectionate, and known for being lively and playful. They are very fast learners, if they feel they are sufficiently rewarded.While many toy breeds are bred down from larger sized dogs, the first Maltese is the same size we see today. The breed has been an aristocrat of the canine world for over 28 centuries.

The Border Collie

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added a Border Collie head study to my CafePress and Zazzle shops. It is also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

The Border Collie was first developed more then 100 years ago in the border country between Scotland and England. They were first classified as Scotch Sheep Dogs. They were invaluable to shepherds, helping them to maintain large flocks of sheep. This breed is highly-driven and extremely energetic. They require a great deal of exercise (more then just a walk). They thrive on having a job to do and the space to run.

The Bouvier des Flandres

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added the Bouvier des Flandres to my CafePress and Zazzle shops. It is also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

The Bouvier originated in Belgium and was developed by farmers, butchers and cattle merchants who wanted help with their work. The Bouvier is a rugged, agile and even-tempered, which makes him an ideal farm dog. His double coat protects him from harsh weather and can range in color from fawn to black, including salt-and-pepper and brindle.

Weekly Contest on Facebook Fan Page

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Starting today (Tuesday, July 12, 2010) I am running a weekly contest on my Facebook Fan page. You could win the design of your choice on a t-shirt, hat/cap, bag or mug.  For now, the product will come from my CafePress store or my Zazzle store.

While I will tweet about the contest, you can only win on Facebook, not by tweeting me.

The Rules

  1. I will put a quote from a recent dog breed design post (Wry Toast Design facebook page) in the status. The quote will be from within the last month.
  2. You must comment on the “status” with the correct breed.
  3. The first one to comment CORRECTLY is a winner.
  4. You get to choose any design, any t-shirt, hat, essential tote, or apron or mug (single only) from WRY TOAST designs on CafePress or Zazzle. Designs that do not come from my store do not apply. See Tuesday’s Toasty Tidbits Contest post for updated information.
  5. While I will “tweet” about the contest, the contest winner will only be chosen from the Wry Toast Design Facebook page. You cannot win from twitter.
  6. I can suspend the contest at anytime at my discretion.

Note: All of my designs are on CafePress, I’m still working on the Zazzle store. If the design you want is not on the Zazzle store, I will upload it for you.

Jumping Sheltie

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

This Shetland Sheepdog is in mid-jump is great for the obedience and/or agility enthusiast. It is now available in my Wry Toast shop on CafePress, CKC Embroidery, and Dog Mom Dog Designs, and Zazzle.

The Shetland Sheepdog, or “Sheltie” as it is commonly called, is essentially a Collie in miniature. He is a rough-coated, longhaired working dog, he is alert, intensely loyal and highly trainable and is known as a devoted, docile dog with a keen sense of intelligence and understanding. The Sheltie is one of the most successful obedience breeds, but also excels in agility, herding and conformation. The coat can be black, blue merle or sable, marked with varying amounts of white and/or tan.


Jumping Border Collie

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Another special requested for an Border Collie in action. This Border Collie in mid-jump is great for the obedience and/or agility enthusiast. It is now available in my Wry Toast shop on CafePress, CKC Embroidery, and Dog Mom Dog Designs, and Zazzle.

The Border Collie is known as the “workaholic” of the dog world. Not only is he an excellent sheep herder, but this extraordinary athletic excels at obedience and agility. The Border Collie coat can be rough or smooth and includes any color in bi-color, tri-color, merle, sable or solid patterns.


A New Endeavor

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

For a while now I’ve been having a debate with myself over my dog illustrations. While I see some sales on CafePress it’s not great. The majority of my audience would probably be found at dog shows. Which is do-able, with vendor booth spaces. But, then the dilemma become paying for vendor booths, paying for screenprinting/embroidery, maintaining stock. And all I can see are dollar signs.

Enter the solution… CKC Embroidery. CKC is owned by Sonjya Luke. Sonjya travels to most of the larger All Breed dog shows in the Oregon/Washington area and is frequently at Specialty shows.* CKC Embroidery will now be caring my designs. She carries a large stock of items including coats, hats, scarves, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, etc. You can check out her site at http://www.companycasuals.com/ckcembroidery.

So now I can have a dog show audience, without bankrupting myself. I hope to have my own Wry Toast website soon, featuring my designs, that will be embroidered with CKC’s help.

I will be working hard at expanding the breed illustrations for upcoming shows. For now you can checkout the available designs on CafePress.

*Specialty Show are restricted to dogs of a specific breed or to varieties of one breed. For example, the Willamette Valley English Springer Spaniel Association is a club for English Springer Spaniels only. And the club can only sponsor shows for English Springer Spaniels.