December 30, 2009

New Year 2010 T-shirt

Ok I'm a little slow lately. So here are three 2010 designs for your New Year. I was having fun again. All are 3D and on Chrome. Aqua, Blue Wave, Black. There will be more including Class OF 2010. Don't worry. I'll be quicker with those. I do wish these images were better. They do not do the designs justice. Please click on the images so you can see them on the models. I think you'll like them.

2010 Black and Chrome T-shirt shirt
2010 Black and Chrome T-shirt by tjustleft
Many more shirt designs available on

December 28, 2009

Mosaic Flower Postage

Stained Glass Flower stamp
Stained Glass Flower by tjustleft
Design stamps with zazzle

Mosaic Flower Postage that matches the Mosaic Flower Greeting Card is now in. Postage matching the Stained Glass Flower Greeting Card has arrived as well. As you can see these are variations of the same design. Sometimes after creating a design you realize it will also look great another way. Sometime I get wrapped up in playing with variations. I have to remind myself to finish one and get it up for sale smiley.

December 24, 2009

Mosaic Flower Greeting Card

This Mosaic Flower Greeting Card is a remake of an image I used for a stained glass flower. The flower is a Northwest Cosmos against an ocean scene. You can customize these cards adding your own text and/or images. Good thing since I forgot to add some text to the inside of the card this time. Oops! So edit the card to your hearts content :)

Matching valid postage is awaiting approval. A post will be added when it comes through.

December 23, 2009

Bald Eagle Silhouette

Bald Eagle Silhouette shirt
Bald Eagle Silhouette by tjustleft
Many more tee shirt designs available on zazzle

Silhouette of majestic Bald Eagles flying against the setting sun. It has been cold and cloudy the last couple of days. This nature design helped me to feel a little warmer today. There is freezing rain falling at the moment so maybe a t-shirt isn't the thing for now. Not a problem. As with most of these designs they are available on hoodies and just about any product Zazzle offers.

Bald Eagle Silhouette Hoodie shirt
Bald Eagle Silhouette Hoodie by tjustleft
Many more tee shirt designs available on zazzle

Bald Eagle Silhouette magnetBald Eagles Silhouette mugBald Eagle Silhouette Canvas Bag bagBald Eagle Silhouette stampBald Eagle Silhouette Mousepad mousepadBald Eagle Silhouette shirt

December 18, 2009

Hearts Flourish

Finally I figured out flourishes in Inkscape! Please let me know what you think of the design. Good or bad I can take it. Now I'm so tired I'll have to write more later :).

More products with this design.

Hearts Flourish stampHearts Flourish Mousepad mousepadHearts Flourish shirtHearts Flourish mugHearts Flourish buttonHearts Flourish magnetHearts Flourish sticker

December 17, 2009

Squidoo Lens The Date and the Drive thru - An 80's Romance

Do you use Squidoo? Did you love the 80's? For me it's a yes for both. Squidoo is still new to me. I add my 4th lens the other day. The first was a flop but it was mainly just to test it out. The next two showcases t-shirt designs. They are doing better but I still need to work on my networking just like with Zazzle and this blog. My newest lens is The Date and the Drive thru - An 80's Romance. It is about how I met my wife. She likes romance book so I did it somewhat in that style.

Most of what I've read says to use lots of images on your lenses. I did not do that this time. It wouldn't quite fit in with the style. If you do have fond memories of the 80's then you'll be able to relate to the story. The story is true and a bit humorous. It's funny how cool we may have felt when we were young but looking back think how silly we acted. In that light I am kinda putting myself on the line here. Oh well that's ok. I still came out good in the story.

By the way. I am thinking of adding a Zazzle or Cafepress module on the lens. If you have some great 80's designs leave a comment and I may use them. As always it has to be family friendly. Quit a bit of the ones I've seen on the web are just plain vulgar.

December 15, 2009

Call me Senator-Political Satire T-shirt

Up for a little political satire? You can call me Senator or you can call me Senator Boxer but you doesn't hasta call me Ma'am. Please don't get me wrong. I'm not making fun of Senator Barbara Boxer. I am not sure if she was being disrespected or being petty herself. Not being there I do not know the entire situation. Was Brigadier General Michael Walsh calling others Senator and not showing her the same respect? Is it just a polite habit of his to call women Ma'am. Sir and Ma'am are common words for military personnel aren't they?

I just couldn't help but think of Bill Saluga doing his comedy routine. "My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J..." Remember those beer commercials? Still no matter the situation or those involved that bit would pop in my head. Why not put it on a t-shirt. If I say something that reminds you of something funny please tell it. As long as it's clean smiley.

December 14, 2009

Warning I Brake For Geeks-T-shirt

This design had to be redone. It seems someone has rights to the word CAUTION. So now this Geek T-shirt says Warning I Brake For Geeks. You can buy this yellow warning sign design mousepads, buttons, keychains, and just about any Zazzle product.

I meant to redo this design long ago but was just to disgusted to mess with it.

December 9, 2009

Tshirtspace is now Dofollow is now Dofollow. I meant to do this already but got sidetracked. This applies to comments and trackbacks but not on follower list, at least for now. Got to keep a little juice for myself :).

If you run a website or blog you need backlinks. Nofollow on those links render them pretty much useless. Maybe not completely but still lame. Like anyone else abuse will be watched for. Spam will be removed. I may decide to leave the spam but Nofollow it just to say ha! Does that sound vindictive?

Hopefully all goes well. Helping each other is a good thing. Is your blog or website Dofollow? If so let us know how it has worked out for you. Notice I said us as if anyone else is actually reading this :).

Edit: Thanks to Highton-Ridley for leaving a comment. It gave me a chance to test this. Test was a fail as far as I'm concerned. The links Highton left were still nofollowed. The url linked to his user name was followed nicely. Big deal. Those urls point to our blogger profiles. Yippee our profiles can get some link juice. This is going to take more research. Another yippee!

Out of curiosity i took a look at my profile page. No link juice for me there. The My Blogs list was nofollowed. The Blogs I Follow list is followed. What a bust! Last night when I search on how to do this I was so happy. Happy enough to leave a post at the Zazzle forum for everyone to list their dofollow blogs. Now I get to back there and say this isn't working at blogspot.

Well hopefully there's a fix for this. If not then later I'll be setting up another blog even if it's free hosted. Just as long as it lets me control the links.

December 7, 2009

Funny Public Service Announcement T-shirt

You have most likely heard Bob Barker say "Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered." You may have also heard about him being accused of harassment. (We know what kind. This is a family friendly site so even adding that word will count against it.) David Letterman is the newest in the list of show host to have a scandal going on. Dave is probably not the first to be blackmailed. Here's a funny public service announcement to help end the madness. "Help control blackmail Have your talkshow host spayed or neutered."

Spell check is telling me it is supposed to be talk show. I say it should be a compound word. It is on this shirt anyway :). This design is also available in white print on dark shirts. Since it is through Zazzle you can put it on whatever you want. I'll add it to a couple of mousepads to make it a little easier. Hmm maybe aprons too.

December 4, 2009

Partially Colorized Black and White Print

Compass Flower Print print
Compass Flower Print by tjustleft

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Here was another fun image to create. The colorized Compass Flower is standing out among the others in black and white. A border is added to give a vintage photo effect. Selective colorization was used to create this poster. This was done with Gimp, GNU Image Manipulation Program. The more I use Gimp the more I like it. It's hard to imagine that it's a free program sometimes.

This print is also available as a mousepad. Greeting cards and postcards will be added soon.

December 3, 2009

Sharethis Button not posting to Facebook from Blogger

Recently I added the Sharethis button to the tshirtspace blog. It can use all the help it can get. Last night I noticed a problem. I tried to share a post on Twitter and Facebook. It was posted to Twitter but it would not post to Facebook.

I tried reinstalling and a couple of tricks found online. Nothing worked. From what I've read others are having the same problem with Sharethis and Blogger. Finally I had to copy the post address and add it to my Facebook manually. That was after at least two hours of trying to fix it first. If you have found a solution to this please share.

December 1, 2009

Christian Poster-Spiritual Battles by theo

Spiritual Battles print
Spiritual Battles by theo
Large format printing by Zazzle

3D Christian Poster-Spiritual Battles by James Theopistos

I came across this today on Zazzle and just had to post it. A beautiful 3D rendering of Ephesians 6:10-18. The scene depicts a battle between God's angels and demons. Christ Jesus stands as a shield behind a disciple dressed who is wearing The full armour of God. The Bible verse is printed across the top of the scene.

Ephesians 6:10-18

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

November 28, 2009

Trekkie Poster

It has come to my attention that there are no posters here. Oops. Actually I was trying to figure out Zazzle's poster sizing first. I didn't want a design that didn't fit the canvas area. This Trekkie Poster is the my first one. Seeing too many HDTV commercials had influence on the design. Pillarboxing (The black stripes on both sides) gives the effect of an older show playing on a widescreen tv. That's what I was going for anyway. Did I succeed? You be the judge.

November 26, 2009

Spiro Design

Ever wonder how much paper is used playing with Spirograph? I know I went through a lot when I was a kid. No matter how cool the designs looked they always seem to make it to the trash. This spiro design was created in Inkscape using interpolation and gradients. There is also a blue version and I have a feeling I'll make some more colors as well. It's too much fun :). What's cool is being on a t-shirt, mousepad, or other product they aren't going to soon wind up in the landfill.

November 25, 2009

Stained Glass Flower

Some designs are more fun to create than others. This stained glass flower design was a blast. It was done in Gimp with with layers and textures. No extra Layer Effects or Presets. Trim was done with Bump Map and Gradient Map. I wanted something that was as close to By Hand as can be done on a computer. As close as I can get anyway. I can't do the command line stuff smiley. This works very well for a Christian Greeting Card as well. The inside has Matthew 6:29 "And yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Text can be changed to whatever you want. I think the scripture went well with the design.

November 21, 2009

Scottish Humor Funny t-shirt with Haggis

Do you enjoy Sottish humor? If so you'll love this funny t-shirt design. I decided to put my own Scottish saying on a shirt. "Stuff tha in yer haggis and chew 'n it!" Much better than stick that in you pipe and smoke it in my own opinion :). Say it in a Scottish accent. There you go.

Haggis is spelled out in a haggis shaped typography. It seems most of my designs have been typography. Oh well no one has smacked me and said move on yet.

November 15, 2009

Tip before using Zazzle guide files

Pixels per inch of Zazzle guide files

Have you downloaded Zazzle guide files? If you are used to Cafepress these are the same as product templates. Depending on which format you download you may want to edit before using. I noticed that the psd files are already at a good dpi/ppi (dots per inch / pixels per inch). The png files however aren not. The ones I have looked at are only 72ppi.

This I found out the hard way. Being used to CP I opened the file in Gimp and made my image. I put he image on several products. It was days later that I found out thay were only 72ppi images. Not good for quality printing. Of course the image had to be remade and products removed and replaced. Yippee!

The easy fix for this is to just use the PSD files. If your image editor will open them. PSD is Photoshop document. Gimp can open PSD files. I can't remember which version this was implemented. You should be safe with newer versions.

The not so easy fix is to create new files lik I did. Why did I do that? My resulting file sizes are much smaller. Since I have an old slow computer this was a big help when running Gimp. For example Zazzle's button psd is a little over 900KB. My file is a little over 100KB. That's just for the button. For the larger images you will see a bigger difference.

Edit guide file in Gimp for higher PPI

It is not hard to edit guide files in Gimp. If you use Photoshop this should be a bout the same process. Create a new image with the same dimensions as the one you will be editing but at 200ppi. For example the button guide file is 1200 x 1200. Now open the guide file as a new layer. Make sure it is the toplayer. Delete the blank bottom layer. Now just save the file with the name of the one you are replacing. You will get the message that a file by that name already exist. Choose to replace it. Now you have a png file that isn't a terrible 72dpi/ppi and at a much lower file size than the PSD files.

Gimp save as template Ok I'm getting forgetful. To make this even better use Save As Template. This is an option in Gimp but not sure about Photoshop or others. Do this with all your guide files/templates. After that when you create a new document in Gimp you can pick from Templates. If this has been any help to you please let me know.

November 12, 2009

My Voices - Funny T-shirt Design

3D Text Funny Mousepad mousepad

This funny t-shirt design started as a joke with my wife. She likes to joke about her voices telling her things. After a night of her messing with me I just had to kid back. It just popped into my head. I came back with "My voices say your voices have got to go." At first there was a stunned look on her face then she busted out laughing. My daughters actually thought it was hilarious as well. Hey it's not often dad gets to look cool :). After some gradient mapping over 3D text I ended up with this blue to violet color. It looked so cool I got carried away and created a few more color variations. Here is a t-shirt with the design.

My voices say your voices have got to go shirt

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November 8, 2009

John 3:16 Graffiti Design

John 3:16 Graffiti Mousepad
John 3:16 Graffiti Mousepad by tjustleft
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Not all graffiti is vandalism. Some are actually commissioned murals. This Christian mousepad design imitates the graffiti style. John 3:16 I am loved you are loved. tjustleft. Blue gradient dimensional text, red heart, and nice textures.

November 5, 2009

Vintage Photo style Grunge T-shirt

Vintage Photograph Grunge T-shirt

Finally another Grunge T-shirt design. The last one had to be removed from sale. Who knew someone trademarked a Jesus quote? I had to fume for a while after that. Click the picture for a nice big view. Take a beautiful photo of a tree with a mountain background. Through in some scratched texture. Give it an old photo type border. Get a little grungy and you get a really cool design. That and an overheated processor :). My computer is old and slow. The original image is 2100px x 1800px at 200dpi. Gimp was definitely giving my machine a workout.

I wish the Zazzle shirt previews looked better when you put big images on them. So don't be alarmed. It will not be printed distorted. See tjustleft at Zazzle for even more cool designs.

November 3, 2009

Adorable Baby Creeper

Do you have a newborn? Forget Daylight Saving Time. Your on Baby Time now. Adorable Infant Creeper says "Ahh isn't that cute? They think it's bedtime" This baby creeper is 100% organic baby rib cotton. If it seems a little pricey don't fret. This design is available on most Zazzle products. Strange how organic often has a higher price. Before progress and technology came along everything was organic. It didn't cost extra then. Hmm.

October 17, 2009

Patriotic Bald Eagle T-shirt with American Flag overlay

Bald Eagle American Flag
Bald Eagle American Flag by tjustleft
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Do you like Bald Eagles or Patriotic designs? This Bald Eagle T-shirt with American Flag overlay has both. For individual taste this design is available with Black, White, or Blue sky backgrounds. This is also a great design for those who love wildlife t-shirts.

October 11, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Yes I'm a few days behind but that's another story. giftsforawareness's Store at Zazzle has many great designs. I'm liking typography lately so I picked this one to showcase.

Another plus for this shop: Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts without being crude. As always it has to be Family Friendly here.

October 2, 2009

3D Christian T-shirt Design

Do you like puzzles? This Jesus t-shirt has each letter of Jesus name on a 3D puzzle piece. If you feel there pieces missing from your life it might be Jesus. That is the visual message of this Christian t-shirt.

September 23, 2009

Zazzle Username is your Zazzle URL

I just started a Zazzle gallery. After the fact I found that the Username you pick becomes part of the URL. So now my URL is It would have been nice to have been told this at sign up. I made the suggestion to add a notice to the sign up letting others know this from now on. Hopefully his is implemented soon.

Once you pick your name it can't, at this time, be changed. Pick your username carefully for Zazzle if you decide to st up shop there. For many part of their SEO includes the name used in their URL. Others do not care as much and focus more on content and other areas of SEO. I know everyone can miss some things once in while. It just seems strange this hasn't been addressed as yet. You can open a new store and pick the name you would have picked. This may be a pain if you have already added several products and categories. If so you get to start all over again. You can give the store any name you want. If you don't mind the header showing a different name than the URL then go for it. Don't forget to add a title tag to the header image if you use one. Also you can add a title tag to the header URL. This can help offset any SEO lost from the misnamed URL. Of course you will want to do this even if you got the right name from the start smiley.

Well now that I given a heads up it's time to skin that gallery. Well at least fret over it for a while first.

September 11, 2009

Much to learn about Blogger

This blog has only been up a few days. Already I need to rethink the whole thing. It seems I have much to learn about Blogger. Over and over I read how great Blogger is. As it stands this is really just a conversation with myself. Why is that? Because the Meta Data that would help search engines find this blog is non-existent in Blogger/Blogspot blogs. Wish I new that before I got started. Oh well talking to myself is nothing new to me. smiley

To be honest I know just a little HTML and CSS. Still enough to create my Christian family website in a text editor. That's what I was expecting to be able to do here. Turns out we cant do that. Not the end of the world however. There is some coding that can be inserted in the Blogger template. It just isn't anything I'm used to. Time to crank up the learning mode a notch.

I have been studying this situation. There are some changes to be made once they are more understood. Hopefully within a few days. Then this blog, such as it is, can be shared with the world. As much as I enjoy talking to myself it can be done much easier in person than on the web. smiley

Have a safe weekend and May God bless you.

September 9, 2009

Patriotic Bald Eagle T-shirt

Bald Eagle t-shirt
Bald Eagles always seem to look serious. They have to be. What they have has to be fought for. Bald Eagles have to protect their home, their, young, and their food. Add to that their keen vision and awesome flying skills. The embodiment of freedom. No wonder it is the national bird of the United states.

Beautiful close up photo of the Bald Eagle. American Flag backdrop. Two symbols of freedom together in this Patriotic Bald Eagle T-shirt design.

September 8, 2009

Matthew 17:20-Christian T-shirt

Christian T-shirt
Matthew 17:20 is the theme of this Christian t-shirt design. Pride is added to the theme. Bible scripture t-shirts are very popular. These Christian t-shirts also come in kids, infant, and plus sizes.

Matthew 17:20 "So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."

Christian Hoodies are also available in time for winter weather. Stay warm and comfortable. Above all keep The faith.

Pride climbs mountains-Faith moves them