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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday Sale!

As a special thanks to my loyal customers, followers, future customers, admirers I am offering a 25% discount (with a minimum purchase of $25, not including tax or shipping) from now until the end of Cyber Monday (11/29/10 at 11:59:59 PT).

Simply input: 10BFCM25 (make sure and use caps) into the discount coupon box and click on recalculate. This offer is not good for previous purchases and no other discounts coupons apply.

Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Cloth Diaper Hunt and Facebook Promo

The Great Cloth Diaper Hunt started yesterday. Yay! See more info in the post below! This hunt they have started doing Facebook promos and I'm on the schedule for today, November 2nd. As part of the promo, I'm giving away a pair of Christmas Tree Earrings made with sterling silver and emerald green Swarovski Austrian Crystal Earrings. Aren't they the cutest?

I'm also offering a 20% discount for the month of November for my Facebook fans only. You can find the code on my Facebook fan page. :D

Good luck!

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Almost Time for the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt!

It’s that time again! We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Eleventh semi-annual Great Cloth Diaper Hunt™!

Join us for fun and frivolity as we search for diapers, chat with other hunters and compete for some awesome prizes!

How does the GCDH work? It’s simple! You register at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatclothdiaperhunt.php on or after October 15, 20010. Then you visit all the participating sponsor sites and hunt for the Diaper Decisions™ diaper to earn entries to the 90 random prize drawings, including Two Grand Prizes and one Ultimate Grand Prize!

For more details about this great event, please visit the Rules and FAQ pages at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatclothdiaperhunt.php. See you at the hunt!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Win Margaret and Maurice Penguin Cake Toppers

You need to check out the really cute cake toppers that The Cat's Pajamas makes. They had me cracking up. The creator of these cake toppers is giving away a set of Penguin ones on a contest sponsored on m.sartin design's blog. Give me a run for my money by trying to win the contest as well. I would love for someone I know to win. Good luck!

Love the Margaret and Maurice Penguin, but don't want to wait for the contest to end? You can also purchase them at The Cat's Pajamas etsy store.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wire Wrapped Wine Charms

I first saw wire wrapped wine charms when an old friend of mine from BoB put some up on the BoB auction a couple of years ago. I loved the look of them! Since then I haven't ran across them and over the years have made some hear and there. I decided to take it up a notch and make some that were a little more high end with sterling silver and Swarovski Austrian Crystals. You can now find them listed under my website's Whimsical Collection.

I will be adding some wedding themed wine charms soon that will be featuring bride and groom wine charms for the bridal champagne flutes. I will be also offering a more affordable line that will be made with glass beads and art wire instead of the Swarovski Austrian Crystals.

In the meantime I have kicked off the Wine Charms category with my Whimsical & Sassy pair of wine charms. The sample charms shown in the pictures were made as a giveaway for Classy Sassy Girls Facebook Fan Page Promotion. Become a fan of her Facebook page and then enter for your chance to win all sorts of giveaways, including these charms. I hope you enjoy the wine charms as much as I do. I can't wait to showcase future glass stem charms on margarita and martini glasses. They can be a great conversation piece at the party!

The Wine Charms that I donated (and featured here in this blog post) are made with sterling silver wire, 4mm topaz ab and crystal ab Swarovski Austrian Crystals, freshwater pearls in blue, pink, green and golden yellow. On one end of the charm is a peridot Swarovski Austrian Crystal shaped like a butterfly and on the other end is a 3/4" sterling silver hand stamped charm. One of the charms says Whimsical for Whimsical Charms and the other charm says Sassy for Classy Sassy Girls.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bayshore Beach Themed Charm Bracelet

My latest Whimsical Collection piece is a beached themed bracelet that I named after an avenue located in Long Beach, Bayshore. Its a popular avenue with a small beach that families like to take their little ones to in the Summertime. The avenue is even closed from 9am - 5pm to automobiles.

This bracelet is made with lead free, silver plated pewter charms and findings crafted here in California by Tierra Cast. It also features 5 Ocean Agate beads in various green, peach, brown and yellow hues and ten 4mm Swarovski(r) Austrian Crystal beads. The Swarovski crystals include Sun AB 2x, Crystal AB 2x (looks more green than clear!), Rose AB 2x and Citrone bicone beads. The Swarovski Austrian Crystals guarantee that this bracelet will sparkle on your wrist!

Let me know if you are interested in this bracelet and want it personalized. For an extra charge I can add either a photo pewter charm or handstamped .995 sterling silver disc.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yay!! My blog now matches my website.

Yay!! My blog now matches my website, whimsicalcharms.com. Thank you, Designs by Deanna for the beautiful job that you did! I'm usually bored with my website template by now and itching to change it up, but when I look this one I still feel content. Probably because it matches my scrapbooking style so well. :D

Friday, June 25, 2010

Madison's Graduation and Bonita Boutique

A few times this year it seemed a little touch and go, but Madison did manage to graduate from Middle School this year. Woohoo! Miss Maddie is my honorary niece, the daughter of my BFF, Angela. When Maddie saw me making some cute tutu's for my much younger nieces she asked if I could make her one for her graduation. Flattered that she asked I was happy to take on the task. She let me know that she wanted a longer black and hot pink one.

In early May we were browsing a few fellow Merchant Mom sites looking for a cute shirt for Maddie to wear that would compliment the tutu. One of the sites we were looking at, Bonita Boutique, had the cutest onesie with a zebra print "1" applique. Yes, I said onesie as in a baby outfit. :D I emailed, Camila one of the owners of Bonita Boutique to ask her if she would be able to make a youth t-shirt using the same style and to make it a 1o. BTW, the 10 stands for 20-10, not 10 years old. LOL Well, Camila saved the day and created the cutest shirt that I'm sure Maddie will be wearing until she outgrows it... then we may have to frame it. :-)

Enjoy the pictures. Oh, I forgot to mention that Miss Maddie preferred to have a lace overlay skirt over her tutu. I personally preferred it without, but I'm not the one who was wearing it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We've Moved to Paradise & Lime Rikee Designs

As most of you know I recently moved for the first time in 18 years. I'm still not unpacked and hope to get the majority of that done before our housewarming party on July 4th. I was so excited by moving because for the first time in my life I ordered some "moving" cards. I didn't want some cards that I could pick up at Target... I wanted cute ones to help show my excitement. If I had time I might have went with creating my own, but I haven't had much in the way of time since I moved in April. So, instead I went with a creation by Lime Rikee Designs.

When I found out my friend, Barb was opening up her own personalized photocard business, I took a look hoping to find some "we've moved" cards. Sure enough I found a Moving subcategory and picked out my favorite one: Moved to Paradise. I picked out my selections (I went with the pebble texture (love it!) and adding my information. Within hours, Barb had emailed me my proof and within days I had my beautiful cards within my hands!!

I started (finally!) passing them out at my birthday celebration last week end (figured I would save a little on postage :-) and I have been getting compliments left and right. Everyone loves them!!

If you are in need of your own custom photocards or invititations I highly recommend Lime Rikee Designs. Maybe next year I'll have a birthday party here at home and use them to make my birthday invitations.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Been Busy...

Wow! Its been awhile since I last posted on this blog. I need to stop neglecting it so much. I opened up my site, whimsicalcharms.com to wholesaling last April and have been busy fulfilling some larger orders. Don't worry, I still love every order my site receives, big or small. I thought I would share a few pictures of the order that I just mailed off yesterday. Yay! I actually took the time to take some pictures. This order was for a total of 56 various charms. My client bought a selection of Scrabble tile, glass, and bottle cap charms. She also purchased a few of my .995 handstamped charms that I currently do not have available to the public, but it is coming soon. I just need to have the time to put the collection up on the site. Its hard to imagine how much work goes into running a website. Some days it could be little overwhelming, but since its a labor of love... it makes it all worth it!

Isn't this Whimsical Owl just adorable?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Daily Sponsor for Posh Mom Blog Party!

Just a quick note to let my followers know that I'm featured today as a Daily Sponsor on The Diary of a Posh Mommy Blog Party. Click HERE to learn more about winning a $10 gift certificate to my website. So far you don't have much competition to win, so head over there and participate!! Woohoo!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Posh Blog Party Grand Prize

This is a quick note because I wanted to post a picture of the Grand Prize for The Diary of a Posh Mommy Blog Party. It's value is over $400!! Even if you don't have young ones, think of all the wonderful gifts you can give out to those family and friends that do. I know I mentioned that I would share my contribution to the prize basket, but forgot that I already had! LOL Here's a link to my write up on The Whimsical Spring Bracelet.

I'm also a daily sponsor and am donation a $10 gift certificate to www.whimsicalcharms.com. Good luck! I almost wish that I wasn't a sponsor, so that I could try to win all these great prizes!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Diary Of A Posh Mommy Blog Party

I am one of the sponsors for a Blog Party from February 15 - March 15. I'll be posting a picture of the beautiful Whimsical Spring Bracelet that I am donating for the Grand Prize Gift Basket. Good luck on winning it! Their will also be some great Daily Prizes.

Below is the bit that the owner of The Diary of a Posh Mommy blog has written up about it.

The Diary Of A Posh Mommy Blog Party

February 11th, 2010

The Diary Of A Posh Mommy is working closely with a number of extremely talented and professional companies to bring you a month long Blog Party!

The party begins on Monday, February 15th and will end March 15th.
Every other day, we will showcase one of our Platinum Sponsors. Our Platinum Sponsors have graciously donated an item from their website or store to be included in a Gift Basket worth over $450!
Each time we showcase one of our amazing Platinum Sponsors, we will include a question pertaining exclusively to that business. You will then browse the Platinum Sponsors website in search of the answer, once you have found it, simply submit your answer to us.
At the end of the Blog Party, the participant who entered the most correct answers will win the Gift Basket full of goodies!

Curious about what is included in the Gift Basket?
Set Of Three Organic Nursing Pads from Posh Pads
Girl’s Rule! Nail Polish Gift Pack from Piggy Paint
Plush Boutique Baby Blanket from MarieLynn Boutique
Doggie Treat Dispenser and Toy from Poochie Heaven
Boutique Pettiskirt from Milo’s Creations
Personalized Diaper Bling Gift Set from Diaper Bling
Girl’s Flower Beanie and Boy’s Knot Head from My Bonita Boutique
Candle from Gold Canyon Candles
Pro Mom Couture Tee Shirt from Nanny Deprived
Bracelet from Whimsical Charms
Girl’s Boutique Overalls from Che Demi’s Boutique
Stationary from Lemon Tree Cards
Princess House Crystal Ring Holder from TLC Jewelry
Mini Diaper Cake from Gift The Bambino

Are you in need of some instant gratification? Well look no further! We have amazing Daily Sponsors who have offered Gift Certificates, Advertisement Opportunities and much more! Be sure to visit our blog daily to see when one of our Daily Sponsors is featured! Winning is simple and you will receive your item almost instantly!

Want to know what our Daily Sponsors are offering you?
Three Gift Certificate from Tayga Aprons
One Gift Certificate from MarieLynn Boutique
Business Ad To Air On www.blogtalkradio.com/powerwomenmag and www.powerwomenmagazine.com from Power Woman Magazine
Advertisement Space from The Very Busy Momma
One Gift Certificate from Darker Violet
One Gift Certificate from Whimsical Charms
Ten Rainbow Brite Interactive Games from The Diary Of A Posh Mommy
Mouse Pad, Pen and Notepad from TLC Jewelry

So spread the word and tell all of your friends and family! The Diary Of A Posh Mommy is the place to be every day beginning February 15h-March 15th!

Help Us Promote Our Blog Party! Add This Banner To Your Blog Or Website!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Earrings Earrings Earrings...

Here are some new earrings that I have been working on this week. First up is a pair of earrings made with abalone and lava beads that I accented with sterling silver and a 4mm Swarovski Austrian Crystal.

I then used the lava beads and wire wrapped with sterling silver three 4mm Swarovski Austrian Crystal in Amethyst. Taking it one step further I also have added the option to add on one 6mm Swarovski Austrian Crystal as well.

My favorite earring design of the week is the addition of my Whimsical Earrings to match the rest of the collection. If you want to take it up a step I have the Whimsical Earrings Deluxe that includes an extra five 4mm crystals to give it a little more funk! Isn't the Swarovski Austrian Crystal AB butterfly just gorgeous? This collection just makes me smile. :-)