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May 20, 2011 Follow Tonya    Like Tonya    Like WLW

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  Personal Note From Tonya
The Cat Wants Out of the Bag

Connect + Collaborate + Create
New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy
Whimsy Bucks Special and a Sanding Board!

  Raving Fan

Nilma Hunter
"I highly recommend WLW!"

Personal Note From Tonya

Tonya Newsletter Picture Cat In Bag

I'm really excited!

About so many things. First, my whole team has been furiously scurrying about like Super Elves, getting things packed up for Bead and Button.

You wouldn't believe what goes into figuring out the layout, plan and design for a big booth at a show. So many hours of planning, ordering, packaging.

When you have 3800+ different items, how do you chose what to bring? What will people want? Who will you disappoint?

Then you need to figure out how to display it and how to get it there. Shipping logistics when shipping a palette is some fun stuff! Thank goodness for Eric, my amazing manager!

I've got a big surprise for Bead and Button....can't let the cat out of the bag quite yet though!

I'm also excited about some incredibly cool things that I'm going to be doing. You'll have to come to the blog next week to find out more about it. I can't expose it yet. However, I'll just say it's big...really big.

*poor kitty will have to stay there a bit longer*

Lastly, I'm packing my bags tomorrow for SNAG. That's Society of Northern American Goldsmiths. Wait, don't let the word "gold" scare you. SNAG is the group of metalsmiths that come together once a year to share their love and passion for making jewelry and metal sculpture. It's an incredible gathering where knowledge is freely shared and inspiration readily provided.

Don't worry, I will be sure to share my experiences with you. Make sure to check out our Facebook page and our blog for videos and nuggets of what I'm learning, cool things I've seen or grand people I've met. I'm even attending Demo Days before the conference so it's going to be submersion in all things art!

It's going to be a whirlwind month! Big stuff....

Creative Blessings,

Tonya Signature


Connect + Collaborate + Create

An Invitation:

What: To meet other like minded, heart-centered artists from all mediums and exchange info in order to connect + collaborate + create better art, better businesses, better creative lives!

When: This Sunday, all day, any time

Where: Whole Lotta Whimsy's Facebook page
**see Discussions in the far right hand column under the WLW logo for full directions on what to do

Then what happens?
Once you post your info, you'll receive an invitation to the amazing think tank, mastermind group of artists who daily share their knowledge on many topics such as: pricing, technique, sources, inspiration and more.

Here's what one group member said:

"I am so happy just to be in the presence of such wisdom and humanity and divinely talented souls. The value of what you've done for us all cannot be expressed in terms of the world's system; it can only be expressed in the hearts and spirits of all you've touched and who've touched others' lives for the better. The dividends have already been mind-blowing. Can't wait to see where we're all at a year from now!!"

Step outside your inner circle and connect with a few more people every week over coffee in your own studio. Who knows where this will take your work or your life.

New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

Mini Steel Bench Block Copper Sm Dragonfly w/Ring Charm (12)
Copper Bird w/ Ring Charm (12) Copper Sm Key W/ Ring Charm (24)
Copper Heart Lock W/ Keyhole Charm (24) Copper Key & Heart Lock Charm Sets (12)
Copper Decorative Heart W/ Ring Charm (12) Copper Sm Sunflower W/ Ring Charm (12)
Copper 13mm Rd Frame Setting Charm (12) 6" 1.5mm Rd Punch Plier
Scoop 'n Pour Anti-Tarnish Tabs (50)
Glass Toggle Set - Olive Raku Glass Toggle Set - Garnet
Glass Toggle Set - Clear Glass Toggle Set - Aqua
Glass Toggle Set - Black Glass Toggle Set - Cobalt
Teacher Firing Container Pack

Whimsy Bucks and a Complimentary Sanding Board!

Place an order now until Sunday at 11:50pm PT over $99 and use these Whimsy Bucks!

  • $4 off any order $99+
  • $5 off any order $150+
  • $7 off any order $200+

Terms and Conditions

  • Kilns, gold products, shipping costs, tax and handling are not included in the $99 minimum
  • Only good toward orders placed after 5pm PT 5/20/11 and before 11:50pm PT on 05/22/11
  • Offer is not retroactive to orders placed before the above dates mentioned or to invoices due. Orders placed before 5pm 5/20/11 cannot be cancelled or changed.
  • You must use the promo code #BNBSHOW2011 in the comments section of the order form to receive these Whimsy Bucks
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer and only one Whimsy Buck will be honored per shipment (no combining orders with multiple Whimsy Bucks redeemed from rewards or other)
  • They hold no actual cash value and cannot be used to pay for any part of an invoice, but the Whimsy Bucks are deducted from the total due before we process your invoice or credit card

Raving Fan

Nilma Hunter

Whole Lotta Whimsy has been my supplier for 3 years. The designer prices make it possible for me to have a higher margin of profit, not to mention the Whimsy Bucks Rewards I receive every year.

Tonya is extremely helpful with tips and quickly answers any questions or doubts I have. I highly recommend WLW!

Thank you Whole Lotta Whimsy,

- Nilma Hunter
Nilma Hunter Creations

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