Long Time No Post

Well it’s been a crazy few months here at Little Whimsy, which is fantastic!  I’m also thrilled to report that we are moving orders through right on time and even a bit ahead of schedule thanks to some improvements to our drying racks, so holiday orders are moving along nice and quick!

Speaking of holiday orders, don’t forget the deadline is Monday December 1st, that means orders and images submitted.  A note about that day… it’s the Monday after Thanksgiving (gobble gobble!) so if you or your clients will be away that weekend you may want to get those orders in before you head out.  Any orders placed from December 2nd through December 27th will NOT begin production until December 28th.  I’ll be on vacation from the time my last orders ship (and I see them arrive safely) until the 27th spending some much deserved time with the family.  🙂

Hope you are all having a wonderful season so far!

Holiday Collection Gift Set – The Ideal Marketing Kit

I’ve gone ahead and put together a special package for photographers made up of the top holiday gifting items.  Make your studio a one stop shop for your clients, and help them complete their holiday shopping.

Not sure what to get for grandma?  A bookmark would be perfect.  How about a proud aunt?  Our amazing panoramic key ring!  Speaking of key rings, grab one for dad while your at it, and don’t forget a pendant for mom!  For everyone else on the list, our maple holiday ornament would be the perfect family gift.  See how easy that was?

The best part about your clients giving a photo gift (or purchasing it for themselves)… they are constantly reminded about YOUR great service and talk up YOUR studio.  It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Included in this collection:

  • Our top selling 20mm pendant with your choice of a rubber or leather necklace.
  • Two maple 2.5″ ornaments, one each in mahogany and ebony tone.
  • Our brand new panoramic key ring in your choice of silver or gold tone.  Includes an extra ring to customize your style.
  • Classic bookmark with crystal, pearl, and gemstone accents, in your choice of silver or gold tones.

This collection if purchased separately retails for $220.00.  For a limited time we’re offering this great collection for $175.00! Don’t forget, if your one of the photographers in our wholesale program your discount still applies! Be sure to grab this before it’s gone so you can have it to show for your September & October sessions.

This collection is available starting August 9th and for a limited time.  Order early if you would like this for your September sessions.

The Mijito Bookmark

Ahh. The colors in this one just make me want to sit under a palm tree somewhere with a mojito and relax. Amazing how a simple picture can lift the spirits and let the mind wander even though reality is hanging out at home with all the kids off for summer break, LOL! Anyhow, ain’t she a beauty?

mojito bookmark

Now that I am back from la la land, here’s something noteworthy about this piece. The photo tile shown is a brand new size you’ll see on the website really soon. It’s a 15mm x 20mm vertical Mother of Pearl tile. Just a little bit bigger than the 13mm x 18mm we have right now, and that little bit makes a huge difference. Love it!

Spiffy New Website!

After a year of hemming and hawing about exactly what to do for the website revamp, the time has come. The new Little Whimsy can be seen at www.LittleWhimsy.com, same link, sleek new look! Here’s what excites me about the new site:

  • My wholesale clients can now register and their discount will be automatic without any codes to remember.
  • I can issue coupons for events, specials, or what ever and my retail and wholesale clients can use them.
  • A permanent shopping cart so if you need to leave for a few to check with a client before you order, you won’t come back to an empty cart.
  • Product notifications – If you want you can be automatically notified of updates to products like sales, price changes, etc.
  • Streamlined shopping, international shipping, and just a better all round experience.
  • And from the merchandising side, it’s a whole lot easier for me to add new products and new categories without having to completely re vamp the website.

As a added incentive for those on my newsletter list, I sent a registration link a few days ago for a peek at the new site and the opportunity to register early and receive a $5 off coupon. I’m posting today on the blog to open that up to everyone, BUT, you must register by end of day Tuesday July 15th to receive that coupon. To register visit the website and then click log in > create account at the top of the page. If your a professional photographer, be sure to follow the instructions on the contact us page to have your account converted over to wholesale.

That’s enough rambling for today… I’m off to make some tiles. Please drop a line and let me know what YOU think of the new website. 🙂

A few recent gems

I haven’t updated in a while, it’s been pretty crazy here.  We’ve had end of the year activities for school (only 68 more days till the kids go back – but who’s counting 🙂 ) and no late Spring lull like I was expecting.  I’m not complaining, I LOVE my clients and business, but thought I may have a few weeks of down time before we all kick into holiday planning and no such luck this year.  Woot!

Anyhow I wanted to take a moment and post a few of my beauties from the past few weeks.  I’m gonna skip all of the same old same old and just show off four pieces that I really really loved.

This one here is Fiesta (ya’ll know how much I love that piece, right?) but kicked up a bit with some added blues to make the (amazing!) image pop.

Then I had one of my regulars request a custom piece that I have pondered for a while.  She requested a choker with the photo tile on the strand vs. dangling down.  The challenge, we wanted to do some red, white, and lots of blue, wonderful colors but a challenge to not look too “patriotic”.  I focused a bit more on the deeper blues to really pop the denim in the image and then used rich garnet to highlight the red in the brick wall.  I think it came out stunning!

And what’s really cool is the reverse of her image is B&W so I even added a hint of black to it so when she wears her choker reversed it looks like a completely different piece.

And here’s one that I made for me.  Well maybe not for ME but for my son’s kindergarten teacher as an end of year gift.  I had him draw a picture of how he sees her and I then took a picture of it and we made a card and key ring out of it.  We also did this for my middle guys preschool teacher.  I think they came out ADORABLE and what a great way to capture a moment in time when a photograph might not be available.

And the last piece for today is this stunning Double Swarovski Y.  Can you say purty?

E-mail Update

For those trying to reach me with hotmail or msn email addresses I have not been able to reply from any of my accounts, there may be other related sites too, I’m not sure but those two I have been receiving bounces from.  I’m working on it, but if your on ILP feel free to PM me through there if your trying to get to me.  My user name there is Little Whimsy.

Simplicity – new product preview & blog only special

Launching next month will be a new product line called Simplicity.

Simplicity features a dual strand of beautiful gemstone accented by a sterling box clasp and sterling bail. At launch it will be available in several colors including onyx (shown), coral, garnet, turquoise, tiger eye, cobalt blue, white jade and possibly a few others. 🙂  Simplicity will retail for $200 and includes either a 30mm x 30mm or 20mm x 30mm couture pendant in your choice of orientation (vertical or horizontal).

This item will not be listed on the website until early/mid June, however if you are interested in ordering a piece ahead of time you can email me at info @ littlewhimsy (dot) com and I can accept it as a custom order. As an added bonus, mention you saw it on the blog and I’ll throw in an extra 10% discount. The additional discount expires May 20th, so for those of you who check in on me regularly it’s a special little gift for you!

Cute X 4!

Another handful shipped today for some bonus Mother’s Day arrivals.  Lots more going out tomorrow, stay tuned and watch your emails used for payment for your tracking id’s.

Here’s a group of cuties on a 30×20 couture pendant.   This one was done up “Royale” which is kinda fun.

Fiesta, Midnight, and a funky triple

Here are some beauties going out today.  First up is Fiesta with a rockin’ image, what a perfect choice for this necklace!  If you look really close it looks like the little girl has on a little fiesta of her own.  🙂

Next here’s a classic… Midnight with a gorgeous B&W pendant.  You just can’t go wrong with this classic pairing.

And this one was kind of funky.  The client wanted a triple pendant, but her images were in various orientations.  The end result was a triple with 2 squares and a vertical rectangle… I’m sensing the start of a new trend!

Pretty in pink

Another deadline has been met!  Every order placed prior to the Mother’s Day cut off is packed up and waiting the arrival of my courier.  HOORAY!  Thanks again everyone for a wonderful ‘holiday’ rush.  For those who ordered after the deadline, most of those will make it in time as well.

I wanted to share one little gem from everything going out today.  Here’s a bookmark all dressed up in crystal and pearl, looking just gorgeous in shades of pink.