I spent last night creating this new design for my CafePress Shop. This is a pretty unique version of El Valiente (The Brave One) from a vintage loteria game. I had to clean up the colors first – the images are pretty murky.
I am trying to refine my formula for these images so that they are more standard. I basically have five sizes I put up right now, because the posters have different proportions. The files are maybe too big, because I want the best resolution possible.
That means that uploading them to CafePress to store in my image bank is a big pain in the behind. It takes forever. Last night, I crashed all of our computers trying to upload while watching a streaming video on Amazon Unboxed. My husband was watching Hulu. I didn’t know that we couldn’t do all of that at once.
So today, I had to try at least 5 times to upload things this afternoon. I realized that I could not upload all five at one time, so I split it up into 3 separate uploads. During each one, I had to go away from the computer and do something: take a shower, clean the kitchen, write some e-mails on another computer…
After I got the the images in my Image Basket, I set up a section in the Vintage Loteria section of the Maison Celeste shop. I have some product set defaults, but I still have to make some adjustments of layout and size and color. Then, voila! Done. Check it out!
I have to mention that, while I was working on this design, I happened to be watching the third season of Dexter – there are many El Valientes in that show!
It is true that CafePress is still messing around with our commissions, but until I can find a viable alternative. I am thinking about buying some and selling them on EBay…