Monday, July 26, 2010

Slight Ammendment to the Raffle Entries

Ok, I forgot that when an item sells on Etsy, the heart count gets reset to zero. I've been knocking myself out trying to record all the items hearts that are coming in but now I'm worried that I'll miss some when an item sells (especially if it is during the night).

I really want to keep this fair and fun for everyone. I've decided to turn it into a heart bingo game of sorts. I am going to give out a set of prizes especially for the folks who heart the individual items in my shop. Here is what is up for grabs from the Heart Bingo Game:
1 - Commission a Scent Prize
1 - $25 Gift Certificate to my shop
5 - Free Shipping coupons
1 - Goodie Bag in your choice of Fall or Summer
1 - It's my Party Limited Edition Perfume in your choice of Good Girl or Bad Girl
1 - Perfume Oil Sample Set
1 - Mini Perfume Mister Set

Here is how it works. I will randomly draw a prize, then I will randomly draw a product from my shop. Out of the hearts that were given during the Birthday Sale for that product, I will randomly choose a winner. This will go on at random times during the next three days. That is a lot of randomness, huh?

I hope you like this new game! I'll keep everyone updated on the winnings and drawings via facebook, twitter, and my blog!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's a Birthday Party!

Did you know that my Etsy shop turns 2 years old this month? That is exciting! I can't believe it has been that long already. I've had so much fun the past two years and I'm looking forward to the fun new goodies I can share in the next year. I think a Etsy shop wide sale is in order! Are you new to Etsy? Click here to find out more about shopping on Etsy. One word of caution however, Etsy is addicting!

Now is the perfect time to stock up on your summer favorites. Many scents will be retiring next month to get ready for the season change and the fall and winter scents. See my post below for information on the scents that will be retiring.

Ok, back to business...celebration business! Every product in my Etsy shop is on special and there will also be a fun raffle and special prizes! There is also TWO new scents inspired by, you guessed it, birthdays!

The Sale begins Monday, July 26th at noon EST and ends Wednesday, July 28th at midnight EST.

Two New scents to commemorate my Etsy birthday.
Both scents are inspired by birthday girls, but one is a good birthday girl and the other is a bad birthday girl (everyone is allowed to be a little bad on their birthday).

It's My Party, Good Girl Edition
The good birthday girl is all sweet and charming. She glistens and sparkles and radiates pure joy. She's the embodiment of picture perfect in every picture ever taken of her, her smile practically glistens. Expect her to throw her own huge parties with people traveling from four states away to share her day. She loves the attention, she adores the primping, and she lives for this once a year day of her own.
Notes of: Pure white vanilla frosting, a touch of sweet cream, rainbow colored sugar crystals, blackberries and currants, a dash of citrus and sticky candy, with a base of sugar musk.

It's My Party, Bad Girl Edition
The Bad Birthday Girl isn't above an occasional tantrum and pout. She loathes her birthday and the attention it brings. No cards or flowers and please, please, no surprises. Do not even think about picking up a camera. She'd much rather forget her birthday all together...however, strangely enough, she will not refuse the larger then life gourmet cupcake you have offered her. Just don't expect her to share.
Notes of: Decedent vanilla cake smothered in light white icing, aged amber tinged with a touch of wood smoke , freshly stripped madagasgar vanilla beans, dewy orchids, crushed pomegranate seeds, and a hint of pink pepper

Limited Edition It's My Party Perfumes
No birthday party would be complete if at least one thing didn't go over the top. My two new It's My Birthday Perfumes are going all out with brand new and limited edition packaging! These bottles are amazing. Well you choose whichever adjective you think is best! Heavy square glass with a chic modern retro bulb mister top, pink damask artwork covering the back of the bottle, genuine pink and black crystals adorning the inside...this bottle is fit for a birthday girl! I'm in love.

Birthday Celebration Specials

Every item in my Etsy shop is on special. The Birthday Celebration starts Monday, July 26th at noon EST and I'll be partying until Wednesday, July 28th at midnight EST. This party is a big deal. Please allow me some extra time to make and process order and to replenish supplies if need be. The turnaround time for Birthday Celebration orders may be up to three weeks. If for any reason I cannot complete your order in this time frame, I will contact you.

Also, I'm going to do my best to stock up my shop but I don't want to overstock. If you'd like to purchase something and it is currently sold, please convo me. I will get it listed ASAP or set up a custom listing for you. My products are made to order with the exception of my soaps. Soap stock is limited and I cannot list any soaps from my main website that aren't already listed in my Etsy shop due to supply limitations.

The Specials!

Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on one ounce Perfumes, Men's Cologne, Body Butter Creams, Sugared Body Polishes, Hemp and Green Tea Lotions, Silken Body Oils (4 ounce bottles) and Silken Body Mists!

Buy 4 Get 1 Free
Buy 4 Get 1 Free on Perfume Oils, Silken Body Oils (2 ounce bottles), and Handmade Soap

*Important Terms and Conditions*
  • Your free item(s) must be of equal or lesser value then purchased items.
  • Yes, you may mix and match products!
  • Please check out with your purchased items and then leave me a note in the "Note to Seller" letting me know which free items you would like. Don't forget to let me know the scent.
  • Please note that failure to follow in the "equal or lesser" condition will delay your order processing.
  • All orders must be paid for by the end of the Birthday Sale to be eligible for the sale prices/free items. Unpaid orders will be canceled at the end of the sale.
  • Please allow up to three weeks for your sale order to be completed due to heavy order volume.

Sample Sale

Sample packs are $2.00 off

Free It's My Party Perfume Samples
All orders over $35 get two free Mini Perfume Misters, one in each of the new It's My Party scents (that way you can be free to be whatever kind of birthday you choose!) If you'd prefer to sample two other scents in my shop, just let me know!

Free Goodie Bags
Orders over $100 get a free Goodie Bag valued at over $25 and filled to the brim with Wylde Ivy mini size Lotions, Creams, Oils, Mists, and Soaps! The goodie bags come in your choice of fragrance collections, Summer and Fall.

The Summer Collection Bag contains:
Wylde Summer Mini Perfume Mister (2.5ml)
She Sells Sea Shells Silken Body Mist (1oz)
Island Beauty Body Butter Cream (2oz)
Bronzed Silken Body Oil (1oz)
Dragonfly Blue Sugared Body Polish (2oz)
PomAcai Hemp and Green Tea Loti0n (2oz)
Creamy Coconut Soap Slice (1oz)

The Fall Collection Bag contains:
Raven Mini Perfume Mister (2.5ml)
I Heart Patchouli Silken Body Mist (1oz)
Black Vanilla Body Butter Cream (2oz)
Sweet Cairo Silken Body Oil (1oz)
Vintage Honey Sugared Body Polish (2oz)
In the Shadows Hemp and Green Tea Loti0n (2oz)
Little Shop in Salem Soap Slice (1oz)

(substitutions my be made depending on stock availability)

Order More, Get More!

Orders over $175 get both Goodie Bags and orders over $200 get both Goodie Bags and a bottle of It's My Party perfume (your choice of Good Girl or Bad Girl) in the limited edition bottle!

It's Raffle Time Again!
I love doing these raffles. For every $10 you spend during my Birthday Celebration you get 1 entry. I will draw the raffle winners August 9th and notify all winners via Etsy convo, facebook, or Twitter depending on where the winner was drawn from. I'll post the winners on my blog as well.

How to Get Additional Raffle Entries from July 26 - 28th:
  • Get 1 Entry for every every shop heart you give me on Etsy during the birthday Celebration
  • Get 1 Entry when you submit a post on my Wall on facebook telling me about your favorite Wylde Ivy scent or product. If you are new to Wylde Ivy, just tell me what you are most excited to try (you will get one entry for posting on my wall)
  • Get 1 Entry for each photo you post of your Wylde Ivy stash to my facebook.
  • Tweet about Wylde Ivy on Twitter

Raffle Prizes:
  • 1 - Commission a Scent (my favorite prize of all!) Please see the end of this post for more information about this fun prize)
  • 1 - $50 Gift Certificate to either my Etsy shop or my main shop (your choice)
  • 3 - $25 Gift Certificate to either my Etsy shop or my main shop (your choice)
  • 1 - Free It's My Party Perfume (in your choice of Good or Bad) in the Limited Edition Bottle ($35.00 value)
  • 2 - Free Perfume Oil Sample Set ($15.00 value)
  • 2 - Free Perfume Mini Mister Set ($17.00)
  • 1 - Free Goodie Bag (in your choice of Summer or Fall) ($25.00 value)
  • 5 - Free shipping coupons on US orders or $10 off of international orders

Double the Raffle Prizes?
I'm getting really close to 1000 sales in my Etsy shop! If I can hit 1,000 sales during my Birthday Celebration, I'll double the raffle prizes! That's right, DOUBLE the raffle winners!

Commission a Scent Prize
The Commission a Scent prize will make me your scent slave! That's right, you dream up the scent and I make it happen. Do you want Coconut Covered Chocolate Cake? Done! How about Patchouli Jasmine Rose Musk? Done! Grass Covered Cupcakes on a Bed of Old Leather? Um, I'm shuddering at that one but your wish will be my command!

Not only do you have full creative control over the fragrance, you also get to name it as well. You will receive three products of your choice in your scent creation. I will then make your new scent creation available to purchase in my shop.

Some of the rules and fine print for the Commission a Scent Prize:
If the winner resides outside of the United Sates, they will be responsible for shipping charges. Please give me up to 45 days to complete your scent in the event that I must source new fragrances.

Heart Bingo Game!
I had to change one of the ways of entering my raffle so I turned it into a mini game all on its own. Check out the new game, Heart Bingo

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Cut List and Retiring Scents

It's time again...the dreaded "Cut List". I hate retiring scents and I always put it off for far too long. As much as I hate deeming scents retirees, I love creating new scents even more. So to keep the room that I need to add to my collection, older scents and seasonal scents have to be retired. After all, it is almost time for the Fall and Winter line to make a reappearance!

I have already started on the new fall line and I definitely need to make some room around there. Here is the start of my tentative scent retirees. These scent will be available (while supplies last) through August. Keep an eye out here for any changes or amendments to this list. Some of these scents are being retired due to supply shortages but most scents will be back for the spring and summer in 2011.
  • Aerial (sold out)
  • Black Cat (sold out)
  • Bloom
  • Blueberry Crumb Cake
  • Chocolate Fatale
  • Coconut Island Castaway
  • Daydreamer
  • Electric Berry
  • Frozen Coconut
  • HoneyBee Good!
  • He Loves Me Not (sold out)
  • Ice Princess
  • Iced Mango
  • I Heart Coconut
  • Lime Margarita
  • OlivaBella
  • Pink Bikini
  • Pink Strawberry Citrus
  • Pink Chiffon
  • Shine
  • Sparkling Clementine
  • Sticky
  • Sugar Cake
  • Sun Tea
  • Tahitian Vanilla Creme
  • Violet Sun
  • Yellow Bikini

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Forget me not....

I was working on taking pictures of perfumes and soaps for new listings in my Etsy shop. I found myself outside of my shop (I blame my short attention span) watching my fish. The Forget Me Nots have almost completely filled the small stream leading into my pond. There are hundreds of tiny blue flowers. It is so beautiful.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Life is just zooming right along these days and I'm jogging behind, picking up stray pieces and doing my best to keep up and keep my mind. Somedays I'm more successful at this then others.

It is hot here...very, very hot. Monday the thermometers read 104 and Tuesday they creeped up to 107. I didn't even bother looking yesterday. That is hot enought to keep me and the girls hiding inside. So I'm letting the girls devestate their playroom and veg in front to the tv watching their favorite movies like Shrek, Toy Story, and Bolt. I'm using the inside time to do a little catch up on my laptop.

Here are some pieces form last week....

My Starling Perfume was featured on the Etsy blog a few days ago in a wonderful little article called Etsy Finds:Hot Date.

If you have some time you should definitely hop over there and check out the article. It is an adorable collection of Etsy finds perfect for every imaginable dating senerio. I particularly love the Carnival Joy Ride collection. You can find Starling featured under the Picnic Time collection.

My products were also featured in two new treasuries in the last week! The first is a super fun mix of, well pretty much all facets of Etsy. There are earrings, my Body Butter Creams, paintings, clouds, an orange stuffed lizard, and even a squirrel named Mabel! Life would be so much more fun if more things included a squirrel named Mabel. This treasury, curated bycooliewelryJR, pretty much showcases the fun of Etsy for me. A place where you can find anything and everything, handmade and vintage. Check out Tomatos, lizards, and Mabel.

The second is a jewel green infused treasury called Fresh as Cut Grass and curated by polkadotsmoonbeams. It features an array of items in all shades of green and inspired by grass. I love seeing my Green Grass perfume surrounded by such gorgeous fresh summery items!

Back in May, during my big birthday sale, I held a special raffle for prizes. One of the grand prizes was a Commission a Scent where the winner was able to give me the specs of their dream fragrance and I would create an entire product collection in their scent. Not only was the winner able to completely dream up the fragrance, they also were able to name it and choose the label artwork. So here it is, the first ever Wylde Ivy Commissioned scent...Indigo Moon.

Indigo Moon, dreamed into being by a Wylde Ivy customer, is sugared plums, soft red currants, sweet cream apples, vanilla drenched musk, and sheer white amber. The waning crescent moon hangs delicately in the ink blue sky as a 1000 glistening jeweled stars pierce the indigo night. I loved working on this project and I love the way the scent turned out. Look for this scent to hit my website in a few days.