Archive for August, 2011

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A few days ago we featured the new “Modular Holiday Card Sales Kit: Merry Modern Collection” by Design Aglow.

Now they’re back for another guest / vendor post to promote their new “Modular Holiday Card Sales Kit: Nostalgic Splendor Collection“.

design aglow logo

Design Aglow presents a revolutionary way for your photography studio to sell holiday cards. We’ve designed the mix & match studio sales system to enable you to work smarter, not harder, save time, increase sales, and streamline your holiday workflow. This product is more than just vintage holiday card templates, it’s like having a stationery shop in your studio and comes complete with everything you will need to launch your holiday card line within minutes of download.

photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow

INCLUDES:
• A 10-page holiday card sales catalog. This catalog is a turnkey, professionally designed way to present your holiday card offerings to clients. The catalog easily walks clients through every step involved in designing the holiday card of their dreams. It includes a built-in order form on the last page on which your clients will note their design choices, keeping their information impeccably organized, and saving you lots of valuable time.

But, by far, the most unique feature of the catalog is that it includes professionally, studio-shot stock photos of finished holiday cards. This means you won’t have to worry about taking the time to photograph your holiday cards for the catalog – this step is already done for you. All that is required is that you add your studio logo, update the policies to reflect your own, and add your pricing on the last page.

• Three beautifully designed card modules (a cover, an inside design that includes 12 different greetings, and a back), consisting of six different designs each. These are in fully layered Photoshop PSD format and will allow you to design your clients’ cards with just the click of a mouse, all in under 15 minutes per card. Simply mix and match the front, inside and back (which are completely interchangeable) for virtually limitless combinations.

• A comprehensive 10 page tutorial that will easily explain everything you need to know about launching your holiday card line. It also includes ideas for presentation, selling, and publishing your catalog online.


Click here to check them out in the shop with introductory pricing! (Save $20!)


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And here’s a teaser of what’s coming up next week – you won’t want to miss it!

Ashley McCormick Brand
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Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on now for a Shoot Baby!™ beanbag!

Shoot Baby giveaway

Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd

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Aug201125

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button Oh, shoot!

I love it when Paperie gets to do a vendor giveaway / guest feature for a product I have, use, and love! Today we’re welcoming “Shoot Baby!™”

shoot baby logo

Founded in 2009, SHOOT BABY!™ has been providing photographers with specialty products to use when photographing newborn babies. Their professionally made Ottoman Posing Beanbag (pictured below) has been enormously popular in the newborn photography industry.

SHOOT BABY!™ beanbags are used by studios such as Baby As Art, Kristen Cook and Little Posers Photography.

shoot baby ottoman puck

Photographers love it because it provides a large, flat and firm (but still soft) surface on which to pose newborns. Traditional beanbags are difficult to use because the baby tends to sink into the beanbag and it’s hard to position their little bodies.

shoot baby

The Vinyl Ottoman is made from a soft faux-leather and is very convenient for cleaning up little ‘accidents’. With it’s large, flat and SAFE surface area, it provides the perfect ‘canvas’ on which to create your art and gives you unrestricted creative control over posing (with and without rolled up bunny rugs / receiving blankets, boppy pillows, etc).

• Diameter: 100cm (approx. 40″)
• Height: 30cm (approx. 12″) – more like 45cm (approx. 17″-18″)
  once the beanbag is full and rounded out.

shoot baby

SHOOT BABY!™ sells other products that are incredibly useful to newborn photographers (like the Single Backdrop Stand), and a little birdie also told me they are introducing some new, exciting products later this year!

shoot baby backdrop stand

SHOOT BABY!™ has 2 stores, one based in the USA and one based in Australia. Check them out at shootbaby.com -and- shootbaby.com.au.

And now Paperie readers have a chance to win a VINYL Ottoman Posing Beanbag (valued at $95 USD) all to themselves! (See website for filling information.) How do you win? It’s simple!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win an Ottoman Posing “Puck” Beanbag from SHOOT BABY!™ / ShootBaby.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/C6YphA

2. Friend / Like SHOOT BABY!™ on Facebook.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do the three things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked the vendor on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 29th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for both the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have three chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck! And thank you Shoot Baby!™ for the amazing giveaway!

my shoot baby

(the above photo is my Shoot Baby in my shooting spaceRobyn)


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Earlier today I posted on the Paperie Facebook account about a new trend in newborn photography – baby crowns / tiaras. “Baby as Art” recently posted a beautiful example here. The vendor they used, megfish.com is now accepting pre-sales.

If you just can’t wait that long, Queen Bee Designs on Facebook now has an Etsy shop with several adorable little crowns for sale. Check them out!

queen bee baby crown

(Queen Bee Designs image by Melinda Elin Burg Photography)


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We have a winner in the Photographer Cafe $100 shopping spree and it’s…Melanie Ashcraft Photography!

Photographer Cafe Winner

Congrats to Melanie and thanks to Photographer Cafe for the awesome shopping spree!

Check back Friday for more!
Robyn

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Aug201119

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Excited Photographer Cafe is back for a new giveaway / vendor / guest post!

Photographer Cafe playful client card set

Photographer Cafe is dedicated to providing photographers with a beautiful shop filled with practical, fresh products, along with an inspirational blog and active Facebook page. From marketing resources to card templates to newsletters to album templates, Photographer Cafe has all the tools photographers need to look great and save valuable time.

Get a jump start on your client holiday marketing efforts with the new 2012 calendar sets. Pair a personalized calendar with a coordinating client card, and you’re well on your way to connecting with your clients this holiday season and getting your name out to countless potential clients. Choose from a variety of designs and styles, including our popular Playful set and our chic Loft set (shown below). Add coordinating business and marketing templates, and you have the tools to create a cohesive, professional presentation in no time at all.

Photographer Cafe playful client calendar set

Photographer Cafe loft client cards

Photographer Cafe is giving away a $100 shopping spree to one lucky Paperie reader. Here’s how to win your choice of fantastic products from the Photographer Cafe shop:

1. Visit Photographer Cafe and dream about how you would spend $100. Come back here to leave a comment, telling what you would purchase if you won.

2. Follow @PhotogCafe on Twitter, and tweet the following (and tell us where you did):
Enter to win a $100 shopping spree from @PhotogCafe / PhotographerCafe.com at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/w3vzLa

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want TWO chances to win, you have to do the two things listed above, and then make two separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment that you have followed @PhotogCafe / posted to your Twitter account, with a link to where you did it in the comments here – in addition to making another separate comment stating what you would buy if you won – to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 23rd. You can enter up to two times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to two times total – one entry each for both the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have two chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck!

Thanks to Photographer Cafe for the great giveaway – what a nice way to kick off the weekend!

Hope everyone has a great one!
Robyn and Todd

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Aug201115

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button it’s in the bag

Two posts in one day…I think it’s time to play the lottery, girls and boys!

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Loktah Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives

I just realized (almost a month later!) that my “Web Exclusives” column about Loktah’s LifeStyle Bags had gone live. Read more here.


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And before I head back to Photoshop, a bit of product envy from Kelli France:

Organic Bloom mini frames
Photo by pure7studios.com (via Facebook), product by The Organic Bloom.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…
-Robyn

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Aug201115

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Did you know there’s only 132 days left ’til Christmas? Design Aglow is to the rescue with a special offer in this new vendor / guest post!

design aglow logo

Design Aglow presents a revolutionary way for your photography studio to sell holiday cards. With a mix & match studio sales system to enable you to work smarter, not harder, save time, increase sales, and streamline your holiday workflow, this product is more than just holiday card templates. It’s like having a stationery shop in your studio and comes complete with everything you will need to launch your holiday card line within minutes of download.

Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday

INCLUDES:
• A 10-page holiday card sales catalog. This catalog is a turnkey, professionally designed way to present your holiday card offerings to clients. The catalog easily walks clients through every step involved in designing the holiday card of their dreams. It includes a built-in order form on the last page on which your clients will note their design choices, keeping their information impeccably organized, and saving you lots of valuable time.

But, by far, the most unique feature of the catalog is that it includes professionally, studio-shot stock photos of finished holiday cards. This means you won’t have to worry about taking the time to photograph your holiday cards for the catalog – this step is already done for you. All that is required is that you add your studio logo, update the policies to reflect your own, and add your pricing on the last page.

• Three beautifully designed card modules (a cover, an inside design that includes 12 different greetings, and a back), consisting of six different designs each. These are in unflattened Photoshop PSD format and will allow you to design your clients’ cards with just the click of a mouse, all in under 15 minutes per card. Simply mix and match the front, inside and back (which are completely interchangeable) for virtually limitless combinations.

• A comprehensive 10 page tutorial that will easily explain everything you need to know about launching your holiday card line. It also includes ideas for presentation, selling, and publishing your catalog online.


Click here to check it out in the Design Aglow shop with introductory pricing!


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And a heads-up from Robyn… I recently started using Design Aglow’s “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet“:

Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet

I am completely in love with this – talk about impressive to clients and a time-saver all in one! If you sell birth announcements, you must check this out!


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We have two winners to announce in our See Jane Work giveaway…and they are…Jamie Delight Photography and Jessica Hester Photography.

See Jane Work gift card winners

Congratulations to both winners and thanks again to all of our vendors and readers that made our birthday celebration such an amazing success!

Robyn and Todd

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Aug201111

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Recently we featured the new Specialty Shaped Metal Prints from Black River Imaging. Here’s a great example of what you can do with them!

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Angela Spieker (of Artistic Impressions Photography & Design) combined Black River Imaging‘s 5” round metal prints with a Karlsson Wall Clock for this stunning, functional wall display. (Frames shown are by The Organic Bloom.)

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Black River Imaging Organic Bloom Clock Frame

Angela made the clock as a personal project, but will offer it to her clients upon request. Thank you so much for sharing with our Paperie readers, Angela!


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If you’re looking for hosting, Hosting Matters is offering a special deal for Summer 2011. I’ve mentioned here before that I have been a Hosting Matters customer for almost a full decade, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

The summer special offer currently running through Labor Day (with discounts for quarterly, semiannual, annual, and bienniel contracts) is just $8 USD per month. You’ll receive unmetered resources to allow you to do what you need with your site without worry. Blogs, photo albums, mailing lists, and content management systems are just a sampling of what can be installed with one click using your account’s Control Panel – no programming knowledge or uploading required! You’ll also receive 24/7 technical support, and if you already have an established site, Hosting Matters will move it to their servers for you, saving you the time and effort involved in completely reuploading everything. Check out their unmetered plans special for more details!

P.S. Don’t forget there’s just under two hours for the “See Jane Work” gift card giveaway – it ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Aug201108

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Paperie Boutique is officially in the “terrible 2s”!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
paperie 2nd birthday
All winner announcements are located here


All the party supplies have been packed away, the punchbowl is drained, and the cake-plate has nothing left but stale crumbs… However Todd and I wanted to put up one more post to thank YOU – our readers – and all the vendors who made such an amazing event possible!

If you’re like me, one of your greatest joys in life was the school supplies aisle for “back to school”. Well think of See Jane Work as a school supplies aisle for grown-ups. Two lucky Paperie readers will win a $25 gift card compliments of us!

See Jane Work giftcard Paperie Boutique birthday


How do you win? Simple!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):
Win a “See Jane Work” / @SeeJaneWorkBuzz giftcard from PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – visit PaperieBirthday.com for more!

2. Follow Paperie Boutique on Twitter.

3. Friend / Like Paperie Boutique on Facebook.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do the four things listed above, and then make four separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked one or both vendors on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 11th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for both the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have four chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

Good luck! And thank you!
-Robyn and Todd


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Last, but certainly not least…we’d like to thank each and every vendor who participated in our 2nd birthday celebration!

1.  Nichole Van’s flourish – an emporium for photographers
2.  HB Photo Packaging
3.  One Willow Presets
4.  Kelly Moore Bags
5.  The Album Cafe
6.  Photopantz
7.  Life Art Design Shop
8.  A Yummy Life Design
9.  Rice Studio Supply
10. Fiber Arts by Boondock Studios
11. Photo Card Boutique
12. BrandSushi
13. Photographer Cafe
14. Color Inc. Pro Lab
15. DNL Photo Packaging
16. Collages.net
17. ProDPI
18. Handmade Paper Album Boxes by Leah Gibbons Photography
19. The Savvy Photographer / The Savvy Store
20. TAoPaN: The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Store
21. TAoPaN: The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Store Workshops
22. MOO
23. Boudoir Business Boutique
24. Marketing and Props for Photographers
25. MPixPro
26. ClickinMoms
27. Holly McCaig’s Store at Pink Ink Studios
28. WHCC
29. Pixel2Canvas
30. Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing
31. Artsy Couture
32. Miller’s Professional Imaging
33. EW Couture Collection
34. The Organic Bloom
35. Epiphanie Bags
36. Sassy Designs
37. Bad Sass Backdrops
38. The Boudoir Divas
39. Canvas Rox
40. Go{4}Pro Photography
41. Francy Pants Designs
42. Noel’s Paperie
43. Memorable Epiphanies
44. Design Aglow
45. DeVoe Creative Photography & Design
46. Melissa Davis Designs
47. Kaleidoscope

Show them some love and click on their links!

Closing things out the same way this year as we did last — not only would this birthday event have been anything but completely amazing without your participation, neither would the last two years! Thanks again!

…and one to grow on!
-Robyn and Todd

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Aug201108

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button you might be a winner – vol. 8

Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
paperie 2nd birthday
All winner announcements are located here



This is the final batch of winner announcements from Paperie’s 2nd birthday celebration! Three more giveaway announcements for contests # 29, 31, and 32 (winners will be contacted within 48-72 hours of this post to claim their prizes):


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Design Aglow giveaway Devoe Creative birthday Paperie Boutique

one $150 Design Aglow gift certificate — and —
one concept logo design from DeVoe Creative

Paperie Boutique birthday Design Aglow devoe creative winner
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Design Aglow giveaway Devoe Creative birthday Paperie Boutique
one $75 Design Aglow gift certificate each

Paperie Boutique birthday Design Aglow devoe creative winner
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Melissa Davis Designs Collages dot Net birthday giveaway

Melissa Davis Designs and Collages.net Paperie Boutique giveaway
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WHCC HB Photo Packaging Kaleidoscope giveaway Paperie Boutique Birthday

WHCC and HB Photo Packaging and Kaleidoscope Paperie Boutique birthday
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Everyone listed above will be contacted in the next 48-72 hours with win notices. Thanks once more to our vendors and readers for making our 2nd birthday party such a big success!

Robyn & Todd

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Aug201108

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button vol. 5 – now with more wins!

Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
paperie 2nd birthday
Winner announcements started on Monday, July 25th…



I just realized that I forgot to post the three winners of the Beach House Collection Canvas Templates from the Savvy Store. So without further adieu…here they are!


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Savvy Photographer Paperie Boutique birthday giveaway

Savvy Photographer Paperie birthday winner announcement
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The last batch of winner announcements will be posted this afternoon! Thanks for again to our vendors and readers for making our 2nd birthday party such a big success!

Robyn & Todd

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Aug201107

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button you might be a winner – vol. 7

Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
paperie 2nd birthday
Winner announcements started on Monday, July 25th…



More winner announcements on the way! Thank you for your patience – we are announcing the winners for each contest as quickly as we can! Real life, work, and health-issues have taken priority the last few days. But that said, without further adieu…four more giveaway announcements for contests # 24-28 (winners will be contacted within 48-72 hours of this announcement to claim their prizes):


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Paperie birthday winner 24

Go4Pro Photos prize pack giveaway Paperie Boutique
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Paperie birthday winner 25

One Willow Presets Album Cafe Francypants Design Giveaway Paperie Boutique
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Paperie birthday winner 27

collages dot net brand sushi Noels Paperie birthday giveaway
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Paperie birthday winner 28

TAoPaN Memorable Epiphanies Photo Card Boutique giveaway
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Just one more batch of winner announcements to go now and they will be posted Monday! Everyone listed above will be contacted in the next 48-72 hours with win notices.

Thanks again to our vendors and readers for making our 2nd birthday party such a big success!

Robyn & Todd

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