Friday, April 30, 2010

Funky Bums

I was just talking to my friend Lisette from Funky Bums and found out that all of her shirts are marked down to $10 for just a short time. I already took advantage and purchased a bunch for some friends {lucky!}. I got one of each for Kingston last year for Christmas and they are my favorite children shirts we have ever had. EVER! He wears them every week and they still look as good as the first day he got them. To me that's as good as it can get, especially when her designs are so stinkin cool! If you want to order some while they areonly $10 you can email her at Lissette@FunkyBums.com

Thanks Lisette for letting me blab about it to my friends!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chateau Couture

Shayce from Chateau Couture recently sent me the following email. I was so excited to hear from her especially when I know how busy she is. "Hi Miss Becki
I was going through these pictures and realized I had never sent you a picture of Chole's necklace that you had made for her for our Christmas pictures. It turned out so super cute, i just had to show you these. Thanks again for taking the time to make it for her, she wears it quite often!! Also i am sending pics of my son because he is wearing none other than a whippy cake tie ( which are the only ties I put on him).. such a stud!!! Your accessories made our Christmas pictures fabulous. Thank you!!!
Shayce"

I am in LOVE with the pictures she sent me. Her kids make the perfect little models.




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Add to Cart

Here is some NEW glam you will want to add to your cart right now! Lucky for you they are now listed in my SHOP. I also listed the glamour bands I posted last week and renewed some other items that were sold out. Lot's to choose from!

Whippy on Top Vintage Confection

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Ferris Wheel Glamour Band

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Pink Buggy Glamour Band

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I also wanted to give a heads up that my shipping fees are going to go up by $1. I did some investigating and discovered I am charging much less than it is actually costing me for packaging and shipping so I will be adjusting my fees. Luckily for you the new shipping rates will only apply to new listings from now on and not the listings that were already in my shop so you can take advantage of the items that were already listed.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A quick and twisted hair tutorial

I love this hair style because it literally only takes 3 minutes. Can't beat that!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Sponsor Appreciation

Heidi Swapp {from House of 3} is doing sponsor appreciation on her blog and guess who is a sponsor, Whippy Cake!

All of the sponsors are offering some sort of great deal so head on over and check it out. I am really excited to be a new sponsor on Heidi's incredibly creative blog. And even more excited the did a little feature on Whippy Cake.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

For My Birthday

Michelle, one of my customers recently ordered a glamour band for her birthday and told me how excited she was about her birthday plans. She sweetly included me in on the details and sent me a link to where she got the idea for her Birthday plans {HERE}. The post completely made me cry and I immediately started planning how I would implicate the same plan for my birthday. I kept checking Michelle's blog for more details but mostly for her birthday recap which she finally posted {HERE}. I love love LOVE more than anything people who plan and do things like this. It makes me so entirely happy and I can't wait until August for my experience to begin! Enjoy!


Thanks Michelle for your awesome example!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Designer Boulevard

Designer Boulevard just got a little cooler because now they sell Whippy Cake... Or Whippy Cake just got a little cooler because we sell at Designer Boulevard. Either way it's COOL!

Emily (Who so sweetly modeled for some pictures HERE} was the match maker in this connection and I am so very glad she made the suggestion because that store is a wonderland!



Address
4895 S. Higley Rd. Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85298

South East Corner of Queen Creek Rd and Higley Rd in office area next to Higley Dental.

Phone
(480) 988-6525

Hours
9am – 6pm
Monday – Friday

10am – 6pm
Saturday
Closed Sunday




Thursday, April 22, 2010

DIY dork art (I mean pop art)

This project originated from the glasses. I found them, LOVED them, and wanted to share them. So I sat down to take some pictures of me wearing them so I could post them on the blog for you to see. AND THEN, as I was sitting there staring back at myself, my inner peculiar breed of dork let loose and I went a little over board. So there I was dorkin it up when I had the idea to turn my dork art into POP art. If pop art is your thing this is incredibly fast and easy.

All I did is crop all the images I wanted so they were all the same shape and size. Then in photoshop I laid them out in rows of 3 and flatten the images into 1 single layer.

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I posterizes the image at a 5. After that I changed the color hue to a different color several times saving a copy of each color. Then I cut and pasted the shots I wanted and arranged them in different colors on one NEW image and again flattened the layers into 1 single image.

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And finally I used crosshatch in the filter gallery to make the pictures look like they were painted. I love the filter gallery because you can adjust the intensity of the filter which is so much fun to play with. The more knowledge you have in photoshop the easier this is but either way I hope you enjoyed it. I don't plan on using this one of me in my house but I do want to make one of Kingston for his neglected room. Ya dig?

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{I think I need to blow up one of the originals to a life size copy for Bret so he can admire the dork that shines in me, SUPERSTAR!}


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tell me about it Tanya...

Tanya is the best kind of customer to have because her positive attitude just leaps right out of her emails and shakes you by the shoulders! Her enthusiasm for Whippy Cake is unmistakable even in an email. She was the lucky winner from the giveaway on Better After and this was the email I received from her that day...

"Hey Becki! I'm taking a break in the middle of my happy dance to let you
know that I'm the giveaway winner from BetterAfter! (Take that Monday!!!)
Just let me know what I need to do! And thanks so much! ....back to happy
dancing....

Tanya"

This is the second fun email I got from Tanya and it was equally as peppy and flattering as the first, so of course I'm a huge fan of her emails now.

"Is it sick that I'm already planning outfits to rock with my glamour band?
I just like to say it...glamour band. Its one of those words that the more
times you say it, the stranger it sounds. I'm sure you probably say it 100
times a day because you made it. I'm in lust with the pink orange and yellow
glamour band {HERE} and from what I understand they can be swapped out!? Holy moley! I'm excited. I didn't see any more of those ones in the etsy shop though.

My mailman is now going to think I'm stalking him!

Thanks again!
Tanya"

She was also kind enough to send a few shots of her wearing her glamour band with her kids. Adorable!




I love getting these emails and updates from my customers. Keep 'em coming ladies :)




Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Blooms

Here are a few new glamour bands I will be adding to the shop this week! Also, the glamour bands I posted {HERE} are now in my shop. Enjoy!

Pretty Pink Petite Glamour Band

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A Flare for Golden Glamour Band

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Favorite Sun Dress Glamour Band

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Summer Daydream Glamour Band

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And this is just a wipey case I made recently for a custom order that I wanted to post because I LOVE the way it turned out!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Inspire a Little Love Event

Kelsey and I had so much fun on our trip to LA. We barely made it to the event on time because of traffic and California's vicious freeways but we did make it there.

First thing on our to do list was of course to get cupcakes!
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The rest of the event consisted of giving out Whippy Cake to celebrities in the gifting suite and then lots and lots of socializing. We got cleaned out big time but hopefully we will get to see some positive results from all those freebies. Madison Leisle has already emailed me to order some more appliques, cute little thing :)


Here are just a few of the picks we took with some of the teen stars...

{Ariel Winter from Modern Family}

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{Romi Dames from Hannah Montana and Josh Sussman from Glee}

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{Nathan Kress from iCarly}

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{Madeline Caroll from Spy Next Door and Bella Thorne far right}

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and here are some other randoms...

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{BG5 sporting some Whippy Cake for their live performance}

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and Emily Harder was my favorite performer of the night. LOVE!

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There is lots more to tell but I have so many orders and emails to get to it will just have to wait :(

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I felt like such a Gleek

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Josh Sussman was the coolest kid to talk to at the benefit. I am updating the blog from my phone so this is all you get for now, but I can tell you we had a blast and met tons of cool cats.



Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm Outta Here!

I am minutes from taking off to LA with Kelsey. Wish us luck! I just wanted to leave a reminder that I will be back to tackle all my new orders on Monday so if you don't here back from me right away don't panic. I'll be back soon!

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LOVES!!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sitting Pretty Re-do

When I first saw this fabulous idea for reusing a vintage suitcase as a pet bed on Peppertowne I immediately set out to find the perfect case for Cheeky. I hit the mother load and found a bunch but ultimately went with this green one. The only supplies I needed after that was the legs from Home Depot for 97 cents {bonus} and the rest I already had. I thought it would be a while before she adapted to her new bed but she hopped up moments after I set it down. Bliss! Every once in a while I like to do some creating outside of work. This was super easy and fun!

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You can purchase a vintage suitcase pet bed from this AWESOME etsy shop {HERE}.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brooke J. says...

I very much LOVE and appreciate all the sweet and enthusiastic emails I get from my customers and I am hyper anxious to share them with everyone so here is the first of many...

"I got my headband in the mail today and I don't think I could possibly love
it anymore! I'm already planning every possible outfit around it! I'm going
to Vegas this weekend and can't wait to rock it! I don't have a huge blog
following, but I'll be sure to share the Whippy Cake love on it! Seriously
to D-I-E for! Thanks so much!

Your new best friend,"
Brooke Jensen


Thanks Brooke, you adorable cutie! And THANKS for the shout out on you blog too!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Coming Soon

Here are some sneak peaks of a few items I will be adding to my shop soon OR you can custom order them RIGHT NOW if you don't want to wait.

Overcast Glamour Band

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{image by Chris Paxman}


Blue Shuffle
Vintage Confection

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{image by Chris Paxman}


I'm Neutral Glamour Band

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{image by Chris Paxman}


Cadillac Rosette Choker - *Not Available*

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{image by Chris Paxman}