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The Sweetest Whimsy Retail Love Collection is now open! Click on any of the 33+ links below to shop for stuff that I personally love! I am excited to offer affiliate links to some very creative companies; some are established names in the business, and others are tiny mom & pop ventures. At ALL of them, you'll find the best quality invitations, gifts, favors, decor and supplies for your upcoming celebration. You'll also love links for online cake and craft classes, digital scrapbooking and creating family websites. You can start shopping right now, or contact me to place an order for anything that catches your fancy. So what's YOUR Whimsy?
Night Owl Paper Goods Handmade in the USA
Night Owl Paper Goods
Gifts With Humanity
Gifts With Humanity
Costumes for the Entire Family at ThePartyWorks.com
The Party Works Costumes
Personalized Photo Cards at Cardstore, Shop Now!
CardStore
For The Gourmet Cheesecake Lollipops by Chef David Burke
For the Gourmet
TSR logo with words
Top Secret Recipes

Cross Country Cafe
Panstoria Artisan digital scrapbooking software
Panstoria Artisan Software

A Gift Personalized

Checks Unlimited
canning labels & tags
My Own Labels
Best way to shop American
Apple Pie
Share Life's Moments in Minutes with Smilebox!
Smilebox

Mixbook
Personalized Photobooth Frames for Wedding and Party Favors
Studio Style
Panstoria Historian
Panstoria Historian Software

Freckle Box

Paper Culture

Petite Lemon

Cafe Press
Unique Wedding Favors from Beau-coup.com
Beau-Coup
Favor Affair
Favor Affair
Fresh Party Invitations from Minted
Minted
Baby Shower Favors
Little Things Favors

Big Dot of Happiness
Baby Shower Diaper Cakes
Baby Shower Stuff

Bags & Bows
Safe as mamas arms
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics
Home Decor from Luna Bazaar
Luna Bazaar
Cake Decorating Supplies at ThePartyWorks.com
The Party Works

Tiny Prints

Wedding Paper Divas
Greeting Cards by Treat
Treat
Scrapbook Superstore
Scrapbook Superstore
Beyond Graduation
Beyond Graduation
www.FlirtyAprons.com
Flirty Aprons
ACandyStore.com
A Candy Store
Online Cake Decorating Class
Craftsy
Cupcake 120 x 240
Birthday In A Box
Eco Friendly Products
Eco Plum
Everything Princesses Logo
Everything Princess
Wedding Invitations from PurpleTrail.com
Purple Trail Invitations

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Retail Love: A Trio

Took a few days off from my Retail Love for cake decorating courses at my new favorite spot to teach!  Crazy busy weekend filled with cakes and cake-loving students!

This week I'm highlighting 3 more online companies that I am liking quite a bit.  First up is a great source for eco-friendly wedding and party favors-- Little Things Wedding Favors. Kind of amazing how many eco-friendly options are available. 

Celebrate at a wedding, bring home a garden!  These favors are sweet.  I'd love to start a wildflower garden at my house; maybe these seed packets are exactly what I need for my next party.


Eco-Friendly Hearts and Lines - Personalized Wedding Favor Seeds

from: Little Things Favors

I love it when party favors that are actually useful.  I would seriously use these:


Natural Bamboo Eco-Friendly Coaster Favors

from: Little Things Favors

These are the cutest things--recycled wood mod clipboards!


Eco-friendly Mod Micro Clipboards (18 Designs)

from: Little Things Favors

You can get to Little Things Favors from Sweetest Whimsy's affiliate link:
Eco-friendly Green Wedding Favors

Ever visit a site that just blows your mind because there are SO MANY options available?  If you're shopping for personalized invitations or stationery, this site will do that for you, and in a totally good way!   At Urbanity, what you see is just the starting point for what YOU will ultimately create.  You choose a general design or theme and then customize colors, layout, wording, fonts, etc.  I could literally spend all day at Urbanity designing MY ideal invitation.

So you might start out with this invitation theme:

Candy Factory

from: Urbanity

. . . then choose from over 60 color choices to change the background and main design up a bit, jazz up the font by selecting from 16 different ones, finalize your design options and then an actual designer--a real human being-- will send you a proof for you to look over and approve!

You can get to Urbanity from Sweetest Whimsy's new affiliate link and start creating your favorite stationery or invitation design right now!



Have you heard of Big Dot of Happiness?  Everything about this site just makes me happy!  I love browsing all of their themes and ideas.  This is a ginormous site that offers everything for baby showers, birthdays and weddings.  Even their logo makes me smile.

Visit Sweetest Whimsy's new affiliate link to Big Dot of Happiness!
What do I love at this site?  Have you seen these Skullicious personalized cookies?  They have great detail on them, which I can absolutely appreciate as I hate decorating cookies! 

Skullicious™ - Girl Skull - Personalized Birthday Party Cookies
from: Big Dot of Happiness


How about a Candy Bouquet?!  You can set up various sizes of these cool candy stands for a very cool candy buffet party.

Zebra - Candy Bouquet with Frooties - Birthday Party Centerpieces

from: Big Dot of Happiness

So these are verrrrry cool party items--cupcake wrappers!  In many, many designs, plus matching toppers that can be personalized for your big event.  I will DEFINITELY be ordering these!

Trendy Flower - Birthday Party Cupcake Wrappers

from: Big Dot of Happiness

Friday, May 4, 2012

Retail Love #4: A Gift Personalized

Receiving a gift that's personalized is always a teensy bit more special than other gifts. Especially when your given name is out of the ordinary. Like my two kids, for example. Every year during our summer vacation we haunt souvenir shops for the personalized state license plates with their names on them, "just in case" they've finally added them to the list. Our searches are always in vain.
Standard souvenir shop merchandise always disappoints when you have an unusual name.

So it's always nice to be able to order something personalized for a friend with an uncommon name, one of the many reasons I enjoy selling personalized paper and gifts!  Sweetest Whimsy has partnered as an affiliate with a company that offers a really wide array of gifts that you put a name onto-- A Gift Personalized.  They offer something for everyone, from babies to pets, holiday to holiday.  I love the range of products available. 

Want a peek at what's in my shopping basket at A Gift Personalized?


from: A Gift Personalized

Now this may not seem like a big deal to some, but when you're the only girl in your entire school with a certain name (my kid's name is NOT Natalie!), it's nice to have something like this girly-girl sign on your bedroom door with YOUR name on it! 


from: A Gift Personalized

How much do I love this architectural name frame?!  It's my favorite item on their entire site! 


from: A Gift Personalized

These are not only pretty and chic, but absolutely useful for my girls' summer camp packing list.  You can also get them personalized with names as well as monograms.

Ready to fill your shopping cart?  I thought so.  Check out their stuff through Sweetest Whimsy's affiliate link:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Retail Love #3: Something Different

Sweetest Whimsy is now also an affiliate for Luna Bazaar!  Luna Bazaar offers GORGEOUS and truly unique decor and gifts for weddings and parties.  Perhaps you've seen their stuff in Martha Stewart Weddings or Amy Atlas's blog?

What I love about Luna Bazaar is how different and colorful their selection is! 

Wouldn't this be a memorable table decoration as well as party favor?


from: Luna Bazaar

They're really known for their paper lanterns.  Lanterns in all colors and sizes, literally!  I love this one:


from: Luna Bazaar

But I think this is definitely my favorite!  It's a place card holder that your guests can take home and use as a photo holder.  They come in several different designs, with beautifully bejeweled detail.


from: Luna Bazaar

You can visit Luna Bazaar's website through Sweetest Whimsy's affiliate link:







Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Retail Love #2

I've enjoyed this particular website for a while now, so I am thrilled to bits that Sweetest Whimsy is an affiliate of Beau-Coup!  Beau-Coup has a little bit of everything--wedding, party and baby shower favors, gifts and supplies.  Seriously, they have everything, and I love "getting lost" on their site! 

 If you're planning ANY kind of party at all, whatever theme, you're probably going to find what you want here.  Here's what I've been loving this week, mostly for my daughter's upcoming birthday party:


from: Beau-coup.com


from: Beau-coup.com


from: Beau-coup.com

If you're in the buying mood right now, please support Sweetest Whimsy Retail Love and order through my affiliate link:

Save on Party Favors @ Beau-coup.com


Even better, Beau-Coup has a sweet deal for you this week: FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more!   Just use the code WILDTHING at checkout, through May 3.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Artistic Affiliations: Retail Love #1

Children's Birthday Party Invitations


I am thrilled that Sweetest Whimsy has recently become an affiliate for several companies that offer products that I ADORE!  Starting today, I will feature these companies and some of my favorite things from their websites in my RETAIL LOVE.

It's no secret that I've had a love affair with paper practically my whole life. It was pure serendipity that led me to start offering paper in addition to my custom cakes in 2005.  But I absolutely love anything that has to do with the art and craft of paper.

So when I stumbled upon Minted's website, I instantly loved all their designs.  Unlike other stationery companies, Minted is an online global community of designers, and you can even become one of them!  The designs are fresh and beautiful and most of all, unique.  In addition to cards, stationery and invitations, Minted also now offers art prints.

My kids' birthdays are in the spring, so I've been shopping around for *the* birthday invitation!  Here are some current faves:


from: Minted


from: Minted

Mother's Day is literally around the corner, so here's a special deal on a gift for your Mum--10% off journals and personal stationery!  You will love these gorgeous designs.

Mother's Day Gifts



You deserve a TREAT today!

Treat Mother's Day Greeting Cards

Have you heard about the new personalized greeting card company, Treat? Treat is a new brand from the folks at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints that lets you create unique, personalized greeting cards. With more than 4,500 customized card designs at launch, the Treat service offers one of the industry’s largest selections from the best designers, including Hallmark. To ensure that you never miss an important date like a birthday or anniversary, Treat also offers an integrated service that will remind you of all those important events. A Treat calendar can be set up with reminders for anniversaries, events, family holidays and more. Plus, users can use Facebook Connect to link their Facebook and Treat accounts to import friends’ birthdays.

Treat is an easy and revolutionary new way to make personalized greetings in your own style and personality just in time for Mother's Day! Here is how it works:
  • Choose your card from their thousands of designs, including the Mother’s Day Collection. Personalize it with photos, nicknames, inside jokes, whatever you want to add. This is your chance to make it YOUR card. Be creative. Be funny. Be sappy. Make them laugh, cry, or just smile. You can also add an embedded gift card from stores such as Amazon, Target, Pottery Barn and more.

  • When you checkout, get unlimited cards for $0.99 each through Mother’s Day. Use the code AFFTREAT to get this special deal. Or, you can also choose to get just one card for free. Use code FREETREAT for that. (Note: These offers are good for first time Treat customers only, so you have to pick one or the other. The good news is that this includes previous Tiny Prints customers). If you are ordering more than one card, the $.99 cent offer will save you the most as each card is normally $2.99.
Treat will truly brighten your day…and the day of the recipients of your new cards! So check them out now and take advantage of their two awesome promotions. They have cards for all kinds of occasions including Birthdays, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards, Thinking of You and more.
Treat Mother's Day Greeting Cards