Archive for September, 2011

Sep201130

72

button circle gets the square

Today I’m excited to bring y’all a giveaway and vendor / guest post for a product I was lucky enough to “beta test” – the new metal photo ornaments from Black River Imaging!

You can see the ornaments I designed for Buttons and Bows Photography through Black River Imaging below:

Buttons and Bows Photography Orlando Florida Black River Imaging Christmas Ornaments

New Metal Ornaments from Black River Imaging come in 12 different shapes and measure about 4” in diameter. They are made of 100% recycled aluminum and include white grosgrain ribbon for easy hanging.

Black River Imaging holiday ornaments

All Paperie readers can now receive 25% off their orders by using the code “PBBRI” in the promotional code field. (Code may only be used once, is not redeemable for cash and does not carry a balance.)

Black River Imaging Christmas ornaments

And TWO lucky Paperie Readers will win $100 worth of ornaments from Black River Imaging -or- 6 different ornaments at $16 each.

How do you win? It’s easy!

1. Comment here and tell us what your favorite Black River Imaging product is.

2. Comment here and tell us how you would use these ornaments -or- what your favorite ornament shape is.

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 – in separate comments here – to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 4th. 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 thing multiple times. Duplicate comments 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 thanks to Black River Imaging for the fantastic prizes!


div line

We have a winner in our Crowned Embellishments contest and it’s…Sarah Harrigan!

crowned embellishments winner

Congrats to Sarah (I’ll be in touch this weekend with your prize information), and thanks to Crowned Embellishments once more for such a fun giveaway!


div line

And we can’t forget to mention the Paperie ad saleWE WANT YOU!

Paperie Boutique ad sale autumn 2011

Ad rates are now up to 50% off (and more!)…get it while the gettin’s good!


div line

Happy fall everyone – have a great weekend!
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201129

2

button eye candy

Today’s guest post is simply a visual delight. Grab a cuppa’something and enjoy the studio open house / ribbon-cutting photos by Jennifer Lee Photographee!

click each of the images below for a larger pop-up version

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio


All the fun of cotton candy, and none of the calories! Huge thanks to Jennifer Lee Photographee (and CONGRATS on an amazing studio) – make sure you stop by her blog for all the details (and to say thanks for sharing with the class)!


div line

We’d like to extend a big welcome one of our newest advertisers and sponsors…Black River Imaging!

Black River Imaging, or BRI, as our fans like to say, has been serving today’s photographer with beautiful photo gifts for over 40 years. New photographers choose us for their signature gifts and branding: from ornaments to pearl-paper business and thank you cards. Seasoned pros love our split-image gallery wraps and shaped metal prints to drive their home décor sales.

We have extended service hours Mon-Fri until 10pm Central via phone, email and chat. And shipping is always free on orders over $10!

We certainly love what we do but don’t just take our word for it: check us out on Facebook, our blog or Twitter and see what our happy customers have to say. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive specials savings announcements.

And as a special gift to our Paperie Boutique readers, receive 25% off your next order with Black River Imaging. In our ordering software, enter the promotional code: PBBRI. (Promo code is one-time use only per account).

Bring your creativity to Life with Black River Imaging!


If you’re interested in being an advertiser and / or sponsor at Paperie Boutique and having your business featured on our main page like Black River Imaging, check out this post!


div line

We are currently running a fall special with ad rates up to half-off (or more) — and we’d love to have YOU join us!

Paperie Boutique ad sale autumn 2011

Coming up soon we’ll be featuring our other new advertisers ONA Bags, Paisley Pear, and jessicafeely.com, so don’t miss it!

And don’t miss this chance to connect with our readers! Offer ends October 15th.

Until next time…
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201125

0

button hurry Christmas – hurry fast!

As promised yesterday (TWO posts here and here if you missed them), we’re kicking things into holiday-gear here at Paperie over the next few weeks. Today’s FREE downloads will help you do the same!

div line
I recently tweaked a free holiday / Christmas card template from last year for the new ProDPI Mod Card line.

ProDPI mod card holiday This design is for a flat 5×7 “Mod” holiday card (front and back for “Roundedcorners01”) for print at ProDPI. (The ProDPI Mod Card flat 5×7 “Roundedcorners01” crop / bleed guide is included as a hidden layer — in addition to the regular ProDPI flat 5×7 crop / bleed guide, also included as a hidden layer.)

5x7 mod holiday front ProDPI free template
5x7 mod holiday crop ProDPI free template
5x7 mod holiday back ProDPI free template

The files are .psd files (front, back) and the layers can be hidden. However, the text and colors were not designed to be altered.

If you choose to have these printed at another lab, please check the design in that lab’s template guidelines first!

download link – front ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

download link – back ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

Templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2011. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.


div line

And just in case you missed the original FREE 5×7 flat card posted last year…

This was designed as a flat 5×7 holiday card (front and back) for print at ProDPI. (The ProDPI crop / bleed layer is included as a hidden layer.)

free 5x7  Christmas holiday card download
free 5x7  Christmas holiday card download

The files are .psd files (front, back) and the layers can be hidden. However, the text and colors were not designed to be altered.

If you choose to have these printed at another lab, please check the design in that lab’s template guidelines first!

download link – front ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

download link – back ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

Templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2010. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.


div line

While we’re on a trip down memory lane, don’t forget that Moo is having a 25% off sale on EVERYTHING and the sale ends today. (No codes needed – prices already marked down on the Moo website.)

@overheardatmoo recently Tweeted: Stickers, Business Cards, MiniCards, Postcards and Greeting Cards – 25% off until Sunday (in case you didn’t hear) at http://www.moo.com.

This is a great time to use all of these FREE Paperie holiday sticker and mini-card templates to be ahead of the game for your holiday packaging!

paperie moo

Moo holiday stickers

download link ←  ¤  “elf-inspected” sticker (right-click, save-as)
download link ←  ¤  “(HO)³” sticker (right-click, save-as)
    Both stickers above are flat .png files sized for print at Moo.com.

presents sticker

download link ←    “no time/presents” sticker (right-click, save-as)

Please note this sticker .psd file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file to alter it — I do not provide technical support for this download. The background color may be changed. The text layer can be hidden and replaced.

Moo holiday stickers printed

The stickers above match these Moo mini card template FREE downloads. They are designed to be used as a bag-tag or gift tags. Just punch a hole in one end and run thin ribbon through the hole. Instant cute!

moo mini card holiday / Christmas tag

download link (HO)³ ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and is a .pdf — Moo will print .pdf files — I do not provide technical support for this download)

moo mini card holiday / Christmas tag

download link candy cane ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

The fonts used are Annabelle and Myriad Pro. You can change the background color but I don’t recommend it, as the candy cane graphic won’t appear properly.

moo mini cards

Templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2010. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.


div line

Don’t miss our current contest/ giveaway from Crowned Embellishments!


crowned embellishments giveaway newborn crown prop
One lucky Paperie reader will win the the crown of their choice!


div line

And we can’t forget to mention the Paperie ad saleWE WANT YOU!

Paperie Boutique ad sale autumn 2011

Ad rates are now up to 50% off (and more!)…get it while the gettin’s good!


div line
see the light portrait competition

Paperie is featured today at the “See the Light!” International Portrait Competition by Jessica Price. We’ve donated a a “Buy the Entire Fit to Print Store” package. Check it out!

Drop by again soon – more goodies on the way!
Robyn and Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201124

23

button coronation

I’m so excited to bring our Paperie readers one of my favorite new vendorsCrowned Embellishments – for a guest post / giveaway!

crowned embellishments
Anything beautiful is always my inspiration…and what is more beautiful than a brand new babe! I have found my home in portraiture at Meg Fish Photography for newborns and I am always looking for something new and exquisite to use with my clients’ babes.

As a very picky (borderline perfectionist) artist I am very selective in props and set-ups. The crowns were inspired by the metal ancient looking head pieces from Spain…rustic and antique. Crowned Embellishments was born out of this inspiration and now offers stunning hand made crowns and headwraps for photographers that mirror these qualities while being completely safe and weightless for tiny heads.

crowned embellishments infant crowns tiaras
crowned embellishments newborn crown tiara

I love that these tiny creations are works of art by themselves and also that they add an old-world magic to portraiture. The crowns come in seven different colors, and some are also available in larger sizes. I love clients with ideas for a custom crown…because one of a kind is always a treasure.

The Winter Collection will launch on November 1st, but until then the shop is currently fully stocked with crowns…including the best-selling ‘little prince’ crown.

crowned embellishments baby crowns tiaras
crowned embellishments baby crown tiara

I am a mother to a sweet 1-year old and wife to the man of my dreams. I appreciate the support and love from all of you who have and will place orders. Your business truly blesses us and allows me to keep bringing new creations to you! –Meg

[ Note from Robyn: I added hand-sewn beading and seed-pearl detail to my crown. You can see the details larger on Flickr. ]

my crowned embellishments

And now one lucky Paperie reader will win the crown of their choice from the Crowned Embellishments shop (including S&H)! How do you win? It’s easy!

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

Win your choice of baby / newborn crowns from CrownedEmbellishments.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/pTRkNW

2. Friend / Like / Follow Crowned Embellishments on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Post your favorite item from the Crowned Embellishments shop in the comments here

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do the FOUR separate 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 Capturing Couture on Facebook and/or Twitter – or your favorite Capturing Couture product – 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 Wednesday, September 28th. You can enter up to FOUR times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for all of 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 to everyone who enters, and thanks to Crowned Embellishments for such a beautiful prize / giveaway!


div line

We’d like to extend a big welcome one of our newest advertisers…Blank Media Printing!

Blank Media Printing provides fast, high quality custom printed CD-Rs, DVD-Rs and USB Drives.

Our mission is to provide High quality, cost effective, fast printing service of blank CD or DVD discs for photographers, religious institutions, medical imaging facilities, musicians, wedding favors, sports, graduations, radio & TV stations, theme parks, businesses, etc.

Our specialty is custom low volume (50 – 5,000) CD printing and DVD printing. We use UV-cured ink when printing your CD or DVD. This means the ink will not rub or scratch off. We also offer CD duplication and DVD duplication. We can print your design or you can choose to add your text and information to any of our prepared designs.


If you’re interested in being an advertiser and / or sponsor at Paperie Boutique and having your business featured on our main page like Blank Media Printing, check out this post!

We are currently running a fall special with ad rates up to half-off (or more) — and we’d love to have YOU join us!

From Paperie reader / contest winner Kim Young:

I love your site. And not just for the fantastic giveaways, but for the introduction of all of the fabulous vendors. I have seen new companies and products that I have bookmarked and ordered from. Without Paperie Boutique I am not sure that I would have known about them. So thank you (even if my husband would like you to stop sharing all of this cool stuff).


Don’t miss this chance to connect with our readers! Offer ends October 15th.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201124

0

button what’s the deal?

Like everyone else in North America, Paperie is switching gears from summer to fall / winter. This means shorter days, longer shooting schedules as the holidays approach, and giveaways galore!

In a few weeks we’ll be announcing the exciting details for the second annual “best packaging contest“. Remember how much bigger / better this year’s second birthday celebration was? Well the next packaging contest will be no different! One vendor has already kicked in a $500.00 gift certificate!

Paperie Boutique advertise here special

What does all this mean to photography-related vendors? There’s never been a better time to advertise on Paperie! During our birthday celebration in July we logged well over 7 million unique hits and over 450,000 page views. We’ve followed that up with over 10 million unique hits from early August – mid September! Those numbers are only guaranteed to climb as the holidays and the annual packaging contest approach!

Kathy of the Boudoir Business Boutique writes:

I just thought you’d like to know that I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!


In addition to deep-discounts on our normal ad rates, we are also going to include each new vendor (that signs up between today and Saturday, October 15th) in a blog entry for better Google indexing through text links! So take one of our most recent advertisers, for example… This is what your entry would look like:


Paperie Boutique is proud to announce a recent addition to our vendor family / elite sponsors — CPQ Professional Imaging!

The CPQ Lab was started in 1972 with a small group of 15 employees, and since that time CPQ has grown to over 150 employees providing superb quality in a timely manner to the discriminating photographer. The current CPQ location, built in 1993, encompasses 47,000 square feet and houses a full-service lab (both optical and digital) that serves clients from all over the United States.

Users can sign up with CPQ, and receive free evaluation prints, here.


Sound good? Here’s all you need to do to sign up… Just select your ad-purchase in the pull-down menu below, send your payment via PayPal, and voilà!

PayPal Expired - Order Here Instead
Miss the sale? Go here to advertise with us!

Once payment has been made, write todd AT paperieboutique DOT com and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.

If you are interested in being a sponsor + advertiser, please e-mail todd AT paperieboutique DOT com for the additional discounted rate.

We look forward to having you join the family soon!


div line

Hey, guess what? Moo.com is having a SALE this weekend!

Moo stickers labels business cards biz postcards cards folded
click above image for a larger pop-up version

You can see just some of my Moo business cards, rounded business cards, folded cards, postcards, stickerbooks, round stickers, and labels by clicking on the photo above. And you can see some of my Moo minicards by clicking on this entry.

@overheardatmoo recently Tweeted: Stickers, Business Cards, MiniCards, Postcards and Greeting Cards – 25% off until Sunday (in case you didn’t hear) at http://www.moo.com.

And don’t forget Paperie offers several FREE Moo templates for download!


div line

We also have a couple of recent contest winners to announce! First up are the two Capturing Couture camera strap winners…Connie McClain and Kim Young!

capturing couture winners

And the Fanciful Kites giveaway winner is…Michelle McDaid!

fanciful kites winner

Thanks to both Capturing Couture and Fanciful Kites for the fun giveaways, congrats to our winners (watch your inboxes this weeked!), and a thank you to everyone who entered!

New contest coming up momentarily so stay tuned…
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201119

21

button let’s go fly a kite!

Excited to have Studio Thought Sauce back for another guest / vendor post today, including an awesome giveaway!

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

INTRODUCING…the new Fanciful Kites for photographers by Studio Thought Sauce. Our handmade kites are designed specifically for photographers to use in their portrait sessions. Kites make fun props for children, families, high school seniors and even couples!

Our kites are hand-sewn from a variety of fabrics, please see the listing details for specific fabric types. They also include an attached tail, 2 wooden dowels, a wire that can be used to stiffen the string for easier “lift off”, and twine for string. The kites are approximately 21″ long by 15″ wide with a 33″ tail.

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

You can purchase one of our Elemental Kites and spruce it up yourself or leave it as is, purchase one of our One-of-a-Kind kites, or we can make you a custom kite. Visit the Kite Shop for more information or to order! Our kites start at $29.99.

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Enter code KITE10 by September 30th to save 10% off your kite order during checkout!

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Also, we’d like to give away a free Elemental Kite or a $29.99 credit towards any kite in our shop for one lucky winner!

To enter to win, you have two chances.

1. Go to our Studio Thought Sauce’s Facebook Page and like us (or tell us you’re already a fan), then come back here and let us know.

2. And for an additional chance to win, visit the Fanciful Kites store – then come back here and leave a comment telling us which kite is your favorite (or what kind of custom kite you’d like to have created).

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

Comment that you have liked their Facebook account – or your favorite Fanciful Kites product – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 21st. You can enter up to TWO times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to two times total – one entry each for all of 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.

Thanks so much to Fanciful Kites for the awesome giveaway – can’t wait to see who wins!


div line

Don’t forget we currently have a contest going on! Two lucky Paperie readers will win a camera strap from Capturing Couture!

win capturing couture camera strap

You can’t win if you don’t enter – so get to it – and good luck!


div line

Stay tuned this week – more good stuff ahead!
Robyn & Todd
it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201116

1

button it’s Friday – I’m in love

Jamie Schultz Designs is back again for another vendor / guest post! (And if you missed our latest camera strap giveaway, be sure you read on to the end!)

jamie schultz launch

Jamie Schultz Designs is proud to partner with the Paperie Boutique as a new vendor. Jamie has an array of templates available including coffee table books, cards, CD cases, image boxes and much, much more. With the holiday card season quickly approaching be sure to check out Jamie’s fabulous new holiday card collection.

About Jamie:
Jamie Schultz Designs was created by professional photographer, Jamie Schultz, who started creating cards, books, and other photography products for her clients. As quickly as her portrait business grew so did the demand for the templates she was selling to her clients. Thus, Jamie Schultz Designs was born. Jamie’s designs are best known for their timeless features with just enough defining detail that allow your client’s photos to take center stage. As a professional photographer, Jamie knows that no two clients are alike which is why she offers a wide variety of designs from traditional to contemporary.

There’s always something for everyone at Jamie Schultz Designs!

And now Jamie is offering an exclusive discount to Paperie Boutique blog readers. Simply enter code: paperie10 at checkout to receive $10 off your next purchase of $50 or more. (Valid through 12/31/2011.)

Here are some of the latest holiday card designs from Jamie Schultz Designs:
jamie schultz launch

Be sure to fan Jamie Schultz Designs on Facebook to receive special offers and to keep up with all the latest product releases.

http://www.facebook.com/jamieschultzdesigns

Thanks so much to Jamie for stopping by, and for the great offer for our readers! I’m a huge Jamie Schultz Designs fan and have been for quite some time. I just bought this announcement template set and I can’t recommend it enough!


div line

My latest “Web Exclusives” column went live yesterday on Professional Photographer Magazine’s website.
bad sass web exclusives

It’s titled “Hot Stuff: Bad Sass Backdrops” and features a favorite Paperie vendor Bad Sass Backdrops, Inc.. Make sure to read it all the way through because there’s a big discount for Professional Photographer readers!

Have a great weekend everyone –
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201116

63

button capture this!

Excited to have another guest / vendor post for a product I use (and love!) – a giveaway for two camera straps from Capturing Couture!

capturing couture

Capturing Couture is a company founded a little over 2 years ago by two working moms; one with a fervor for design and the other with a profound passion for photography. Capturing Couture breaks out into the accessories market with a collection of fashion forward camera straps, adding color and style to a category that has been, to this point, severely monochromatic. The time has come for fashion, form and function to completely merge.

harmony camera
sofia capturing couture
organza strap capturing couture

We create two types of straps: One for the SLR/DSLR camera worn around the neck and a second for smaller cameras worn around the wrist. The straps are designed with comfortable padding in the neck to help distribute the weight of the camera, (SLR/DSLR camera straps only) velvet backing, nylon webbing for durability and adjustable hardware for preferred positioning.

capturing couture men

Not only do we have fashion forward straps for women, we also carry a hip men’s line. [ Note from Robyn: Shhh! Don’t tell anyone but my Capturing Couture strap is from the men’s line! ]

harmony capturing couture

And now two lucky Paperie readers have a chance to win a Capturing Couture camera strap of their very own! The style is the winner’s choice, up to a $39.00 value (shipping included).

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

Win your choice of camera straps from @CapturingCoutur / CapturingCouture.com @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/z6j0gV

2. Friend / Like / Follow Capturing Couture on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Follow Capturing Couture on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a follower)

4. Post your favorite item from Capturing Couture in the comments here

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FIVE chances to win, you have to do the FIVE separate things listed above, and then make five 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 Capturing Couture on Facebook and/or Twitter – or your favorite Capturing Couture product – 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, September 19th. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five times total – one entry each for all of 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 FIVE 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 to everyone who enters and thanks to Capturing Couture for the awesome giveaway!


div line

We have a few contest winners to announce!

fit to print winners

The first three winners of the “Fit to Print” giveaway…Susan B, thougham, and Jenn S.

Congrats to all three of you, and thanks to everyone who entered! I’ll be in touch with download information for the winners within 24 hours!

one kings lane winner

And the winner of the One King’s Lane $25 gift certificateLarissa pavei! Congrats to our winner, and thanks to those who entered. I’ll have your gift card sent within 24 hours Larissa!


div line

Last but not least, we just finished assembling the first round of goodie bags coming soon to a workshop near you! (The batch after this goes here.)

Paperie Boutique Buttons and Bows Photography schwag bag
Paperie Boutique Buttons and Bows Photography schwag bag
Paperie Boutique Buttons and Bows Photography goodie bag

The toy cameras can be found on eBay. The little bags are from Celestial Gifts on Etsy. And they are stamped with a polymer stamp from Write with Moxie. You can read more detail on the candy bags here.

Check back Friday – another special offer for Paperie readers on tap!
Robyn & Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201109

11

button bow-tique!

From One Kings Lane — videos on “How to Wrap the Perfect Gift” and “How to Create a Ribbon Rosette“… (And read on to win a One Kings Lane giftcard!)

YouTube wrap the perfect gift

YouTube make the perfect bow

One lucky Paperie winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to One Kings Lane!

One Kings Lane eGiftCard gift card

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

Win giftcard to OneKingsLane.com and learn how to wrap the perfect gift – at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/7uBrmH

2. Friend / Like / Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Follow Paperie Boutique on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a follower)

4. Share your favorite giftwrap photo on Pinterest – post the link here in the comments. (Here’s my giftwrap board to get you started!)

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FIVE chances to win, you have to do the FIVE separate things listed above, and then make five 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 us on Facebook and/or Twitter – or your favorite Pinterest giftwrap photo – 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, September 12th. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five times total – one entry each for all of 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 FIVE 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.


div line

Don’t forget we have one other contest going on right now – enter to win!

Paperie Boutique Fit to Print birth announcement holiday card supplement quote packet

Have a great weekend!
Robyn and Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it:

Sep201108

15

button sign on the dotted line

Recently I shared my purchase of the Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet“. Even if you’re not a newborn photographer, if you sell press-printed cards, this post is for you!

Since that original post I have added to my purchase with birth announcement quotes and religious phrases I have collected, and the press-card print release form I have created, during my five-plus years of being a newborn photographer. (Read to the end to find out how to win!) This makes a stunning presentation to your clients, and also makes their ordering much easier, sparing you both countless time spent back-and-forth during the design process.

Buttons and Bows Photography Orlando Florida birth announcement pack newborn baby infant

my announcement guide that now goes in my welcome kit

I have designed the following as a supplement to the Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet” (although it can certainly be purchased / used stand-alone with much more limited function). The Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet” includes one full page of birth announcement quotes and phrases for boys, girls, twins / multiples, sibling-welcomes, religious-themed cards, adoptions, and all-purpose introductions.

My new four-page supplement includes three pages of additional quotes and phrases – plus religious quotes / scriptures – for baby boys, baby girls, and seasonal / holiday-themed birth announcements (Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Fourth of July, fall / autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). And a one-page release for your clients (see below) saving you from expensive reprint costs due to their errors, omissions, or typos on press-printed cards.

Included in this supplemental packet:

1. Press-printed card print release for clients (applicable to
    announcements, invitations, seniors, etc.)

2. Boy-themed birth announcement quotes and phrases
    (including religious and scriptures)

3. Girl-themed birth announcement quotes and phrases
    (including religious and scriptures)

4. Holiday and seasonal quotes, phrases, and scriptures for
    birth announcements


additional girl boy birth announcement quotes
shown above – Baby Girl Quotes (left) / Baby Boy Quotes (right)

Announcement Card Signoff and Holiday Quotes
shown above – Press Card Release (left) / Holiday & Seasonal Quotes (right)

In addition to that, I have included my “Press Printed Card Release” (wording included). This is a form I make all of my clients read and sign off on before their cards and announcements go to print. It eliminates reprints at my expense for their misspellings, typos, and failure to include information. Once this form is signed off on, the customer is liable for the cards or announcements as they approved them (unless the error is a print lab defect or I failed to order the cards as they were approved, for instance if I accidentally submitted the lo-res version for print).

Announcement and Press Printed Card Client Signoff Print App

If you’ve ever been burned with the reprint of an expensive card order – this form is for you! And if you haven’t, you need this now before it happens!

This form wording will work for birth announcements and / or any kind of press-printed card you sell (Christmas / holiday card, birthday invitation, wedding announcement, graduation announcement, etc.)

I use the “Press Printed Card Release” text in an online web form that my customers sign off on digitally. You can print and use the text as presented if you do ordering in person, or convert it for online or e-mail use.

These forms are bare-bones to work within the template by Design Aglow (which I highly recommend purchasing). The one .psd file is divided into four folders of text. The only graphic included is a division line. There are no additional graphics or design-elements. Just the text, ma’am! If you choose to use them as a stand-alone product rather than a supplement, space has been left at the top to add your logo / letterhead to each of the pages. See below for excerpts from the different pages.

Announcement and Press Printed Card Client Signoff Print Approval
Birth Announcement Boy Quotes
Birth Announcement Religious Scripture Quotes
Announcement Holiday Seasonal Christmas Quotes

My holiday / seasonal wording quote sheet helped a customer create this design:
Christmas birth announcement wording example

Purchase this now at a special rate before it’s available on Fit to Print:


Purchase this four-page kit:

This is a layered .psd file design created in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and should work in Elements, but I cannot provide technical support for Elements purchases. The background color can be changed from white with just one click. Purchases will be e-mailed the download link during “normal waking hours” (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). Please ask any questions before you buy! You are responsible for checking these files for spelling and formatting before presenting to your clients.


div line

And just because we care, three lucky Paperie readers can have a chance to win the card / announcement four-page supplement. If you buy it and win it, we will refund your purchase!

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

Win birth announcement / holiday / religious card wording & press card release @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com http://is.gd/KPTM5W

2. Friend / Like / Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

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 us 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 Saturday, September 10th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met each of the requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for each of 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!
Robyn and Todd

it's more fun to share: Share this post with the world.
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit


tag you're it: