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We’re excited to have Sarah of Parisi Images back for another guest post here at Paperie! This time she’s sharing her in-home gallery space with our readers.

And make sure you read ’til the end because we have new birthday party info!


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The actual space is a small (barely over 100 square feet) four-season porch attached to the back of the house. It offers just enough room to do what I love—invite a bride a groom over to share in some wine or coffee and spend the evening sharing our stories. If you meet with me, you’ll soon learn that the reason I photograph weddings is because I love stories…and I want you to see and to know that your story is beautiful, just the way it is. The design of the space is driven by the the idea of generous hospitality—the table—an old farmstand table painted white—holds center stage. Just like so many kitchen tables, it’s at the table where we get to know one another, where the sharing, the giving, the receiving all take place when you come for a visit.


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

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For other photographers out there interested in what went into creating this space, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it all stems directly from my brand and packaging materials. One way to know if your branding is working for you is to see how well it translates into a variety of uses, purposes and spaces.

I initially planned to create a “living room” scene with a sofa and large-screen display. After a great deal of trial-and-error, I came to realize the space was just too small to provide ample room for a couch.

“Plan B” evolved into pairing down the furniture to absolute essentials—a table and seating. Using a bench on one side of the table offered enough seating for clients without filling the room with excess chairs and keeps the visual appeal of the space tight and tidy.

The room divider filled with images creates a small entryway, accented by a stool showcasing the circle emblem of my logo. (I personally love this touch!) Most of all, I intentionally filled the space with gallery wraps, large prints and sample albums, giving clients the ability to really envision ways they can make use of their own images.

Sarah Parisi
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Find more on Sarah Parisi’s in-home gallery space at her blog.


Sarah Parisi’s design space has also been featured recently on Design Aglow’s “inside real studios” feature. You can also see her Paperie Boutique packaging and marketing feature here. Thanks again for sharing with the class, Sarah!


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Did you hear the big news? Paperie turns FOUR YEARS OLD this month!


Paperie Boutique fourth birthday party

This post will continually be updated with new vendor, prize, and discount information for our readers! We will be featuring promos and giveaways from the following merchants / websites – more added soon so please check back:

1.   HB Photo Packaging
2.   MOO.COM
3.   Sarah Petty & Erin Verbeck’s “The Joy of Marketing
4.   Jo Totes Camera Bags
5.   Beth Forester’s photoDUDS
6.   Simply Color / Simply Canvas
7.   Rice Studio Supplies
8.   Click Magazine / Clickin Moms
9.   Chic Critique Forum
10. Full Color Lab
11. WHCC
12. Kelly Moore Bag
13. Artsy Couture
14. MpixPro
15. Epiphanie Camera Bags
16. Sassy Designs, Ltd.
17. Miller’s Professional Imaging
18. deluxemodern design
19. Kotori Photo Jewelry
20. *emera Camera Bags
21. Photographer Cafe
22. Brand Sushi
23. My Funky Camera
24. Prairie Sweet
25. Pamela Topping
26. The Album Cafe
27. AMSW Photography
28. Galpin Studios
29. Nations Photo Lab
30. Kraft and Jute
31. Colorvale Actions
32. Nifty Knowledge Rocks Shop
33. CPQ Professional Imaging
34. Hardwood Frames
35. Laura Novak Photography Education
36. Color Incorporated Pro Lab
37. Lazables
38. Abie Camera Straps
39. Preveal
40. Photocrati
41. LobLee Camera Bags
42. <insert YOUR BUSINESS NAME here>

= Paperie Boutique / PaperieBirthday.com sponsor

We have also added special discount codes and offers from our merchants that are exclusive to Paperie Boutique readers during our birthday celebration.

There are so many more surprises ahead—you won’t want to miss a second!


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The party kicks off TOMORROW – Friday, 7/19!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you are a vendor who would like to sponsor the event, donate a prize,
        and / or provide a discount code for our readers please contact Todd:
        todd AT paperieboutique DOT com – we’d love to have you join us!

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Jul201302

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We are beyond excited to welcome our newest sponsor at Paperie Boutique – Animoto! Please enjoy their first guest / vendor post here at Paperie, and read on for an “Exclusive Animoto Pro Offer” that’s good through July 8th!


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Animoto
Animoto helps you produce the most beautiful video slideshows on Earth. Make videos from your photos and video clips in just a few clicks with Animoto Pro. Works with your workflow. Wows your clients.

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Selling one of these videos pays for my year at Animoto. And I sell a lot more than one a year.” –Vanessa Joy, wedding photographer

I kick off every proofing session with an Animoto video. It gets customers excited about purchasing their photos.” – Sandy Puc, portrait photographer

See how professional photographers use Animoto Pro with their business here!


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Visit the Animoto website to watch this stunning video sample:

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(Play the video shown above at this link.)

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And don’t forget to follow Animoto on social media and their blog!

Animoto on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Animoto

Animoto on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/Animoto

Animoto on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Animoto

Animoto on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/animoto

You can also find Animoto in the App Store and on Google Play:

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Please give Animoto a warm Paperie welcome and visit their website for more information about the “Exclusive Animoto Pro Offer“, good through July 8th!


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We are gearing up for our 4th annual birthday party in mid-July and we’d love to have you be a part of it all!
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Last year our vendors provided Paperie readers with over $16,000 in prizes in just ONE WEEK – and our site received over 4.7 million hits during the celebration!

Some of the vendors who participated include MOO.COM, WHCC, Artsy Couture, Kelly Moore Bags, Clickin’ Moms / Click Magazine, Color Inc. Pro Lab, Black River Imaging, Epiphanie Bags, Rice Studio Supply, JoTotes, Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing, ProDPI, drop it MODERN, Miller’s Lab, and MORE!

If that’s not enough to convince you, then just read on…

Your giveaway was a great success and drove lots of traffic for us!” -Nathiya, emerabags.com

Hasn’t even been up for 15 minutes and we already have 25 new fans on our Facebook! Wow that was quick.” -Ryan, h-bphoto.com

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!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” –Kim, momtriedit.net

I can’t tell you how many people we have advertised with that pretty much ignore our requests (or so we feel). We will be staying with you as long as we are still in business!” -Lori, prairiesweet.com


Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan or a Paperie sponsorship and / or wish to sponsor a prize giveaway in this year’s birthday event.

Or you can choose from one of our standard advertising plans and pay instantly here.

Once payment has been made, write Todd Pollman contact and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Can you believe it’s JULY already?!? Only 175 shopping days ’til Christmas!
Robyn & Todd

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Jun201330

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Paperie is excited to feature an amazing two-part “packaging and presentation” series by Lindsay Alexander Photography! Please help us welcome Lindsay for this “Part II – Wedding Welcome Packetguest post. (You can view Lindsay’s first post “Part I – Packaginghere.)


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Lindsay Alexander Photography

Hi, I’m Lindsay – a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Fort Mill, South Carolina. After four years of business, I knew that I was ready for a change. When you own your own business and YOUR NAME is at the forefront of what you do, you want your product to be TRUE to who YOU are! Yes, I loved my old look . . . it was me THEN. I just wanted my new look to be ME NOW! I wanted everything to speak to the heart of why it is that I have this business in the first place and it took time and development as an artist and business owner to know that.

(Please click on each of the photographs below for a larger pop-up version. And visit Lindsay’s “Welcome Packet” post on her blog for a detailed explanation of each of the photos you see here.)

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The sheets for my Wedding Welcome Packet were printed as flyers on high gloss paper. The bridal and e-session cards are rack cards and the groom card is a 5×7 watercolor card from WHCC. The large kraft envelopes and folders are from Paper Presentation.

Part I – Packaging” with additional vendors listed
http://paperieboutique.com/2013/06/24/lindsay_alexander/

My blog post on my “Wedding Welcome Packet”
http://blog.lindsayalexanderphotography.com/welcome-packet…


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Thanks again Lindsay for sharing your packaging / branding / marketing with our Paperie readers! Don’t miss the first installment of our series with Lindsay Alexander Photography – “Part I – Packaging” – here!

If you would like your packaging featured on Paperie, please write Todd Pollman contact and he will help you get set up.

We’d love to feature your business here, too!


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Paperie Boutique would like to introduce our newest sponsor – Animoto!

Animoto

Animoto was founded in 2005 with the vision of inspiring people to share their lives through the magic and power of video. Animoto’s founders include veterans of the entertainment industry and have produced shows for MTV, Comedy Central, & ABC, studied music in London, and played in indie rock bands in Seattle.

Today, Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.

Please help us welcome Animoto to the Paperie family, and read more about Animoto for professional photographers here.


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We are gearing up for our 4th annual birthday party in mid-July and we’d love to have you be a part of it all!
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Last year our vendors provided Paperie readers with over $16,000 in prizes in just ONE WEEK – and our site received over 4.7 million hits during the celebration!

Some of the vendors who participated include MOO.COM, WHCC, Artsy Couture, Kelly Moore Bags, Clickin’ Moms / Click Magazine, Color Inc. Pro Lab, Black River Imaging, Epiphanie Bags, Rice Studio Supply, JoTotes, Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing, ProDPI, drop it MODERN, Miller’s Lab, and MORE!

If that’s not enough to convince you, then just read on…

Your giveaway was a great success and drove lots of traffic for us!” -Nathiya, emerabags.com

Hasn’t even been up for 15 minutes and we already have 25 new fans on our Facebook! Wow that was quick.” -Ryan, h-bphoto.com

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!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” –Kim, momtriedit.net

I can’t tell you how many people we have advertised with that pretty much ignore our requests (or so we feel). We will be staying with you as long as we are still in business!” -Lori, prairiesweet.com


Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan or a Paperie sponsorship and / or wish to sponsor a prize giveaway in this year’s birthday event.

Or you can choose from one of our standard advertising plans and pay instantly here.

Once payment has been made, write Todd Pollman contact and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Last but not least… As we close out the month of June, Robyn also closes out her run as Contributing Editor / columnist with Professional Photographer Magazine.

For her final June 2013 column, Robyn brings everything around “full circle” with the topic “Sales and Marketing Tools“. Her first column in June 2010 was on the very same topic!

Professional Photographer Magazine June 2013

In this issue Robyn featured products by Miss Poppy Design, Beth Forester’s photoDUDS, The Shoppe Designs, Birdesign Shop, Prairie Sweet
Boutique
, and Design Aglow.

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Professional Photographer Magazine June 2013 Robyn Pollman Sales and Marketing

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 54 and page 56 of the print-version. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine? You can subscribe here!


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Have a great holiday week! See you real soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. See more recent posts on welcome packets at the links below:
1. http://paperieboutique.com/2013/04/25/photographer_welcome_packet/
2. http://paperieboutique.com/2013/04/27/boudoir_themed_welcome_kit/

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Nov201220

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We’re excited to have GO{4}PRO Photos back for another fantastic GIVEAWAY and guest / vendor post! They’re here to debut their new Product Guide Look Book – Paperie readers get a $50 discount, and one lucky Paperie viewer will walk away with a Product Guide Look Book of their very own!

Product Guide Look Book

The Pricing Product Guide
THE PRICING PRODUCT GUIDE is designed to solve two problems that photographers face. The first being that we want to inspire our clients to do something amazing with what we’ve created for them. What we don’t want to see, is them framing an 8×10 and calling it “huge”.

The second struggle that I know many photographer’s face is getting consistent good sales. You have bills to pay and your time is valuable. When one sale rings up at $100.00 and the next rings up at $1,000.00, It’s pretty hard to plan a monthly budget.

Your personal Pricing Product Guide can be shared with clients as an online magazine or a PDF. So you can share a digital version with clients through your email correspondence.

In addition to sharing it as e-magazine, it can also be shared as a book! So when you get into that ordering appointment, you actually hand over this beautiful BOOK for your clients to peruse, and it happens to be identical to what they saw in your online version!

Product Guide Look Book
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INCLUDED:
   ○ All product photography
   ○ Wall art examples (showcasing canvases, frames & large prints)
   ○ Thirty pages, each can be customized for your brand / pricing
   ○ Fully layered PSD files with simple clipping masks
   ○ Instructions for creating your PDF
   ○ Instructions for preparing Pricing Product Guide as e-magazine
   ○ FAQ for ordering in book, magazine & digital magazine
   ○ Instructions for all fonts used
   ○ Information for all of the vendors showcased
   ○ Grey masks indicate clipping masks to drop your images

PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY:
This product has been designed and developed for professional photographers. A basic understanding of Photoshop clipping masks is expected. Compatible with all version of Photoshop CS.


Product Guide Look Book

Through Tuesday, November 27th all Paperie readers can get $50 off the Product Guide Look Book with the code PAPERIE50.

And scroll below for details on how one lucky Paperie reader can win it all!


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Do you remember our cute FREE client-gift onesies and baby tees template from Christmas 2011? We’ve updated the graphic for use again in 2012!

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You can go to last year’s entry for the updated 2012 files. You have the option of downloading the .psd file and adding in your logo first to print on your own, or printing the onesie or tee design without your logo directly from Zazzle.com.

Paperie Boutique custom design Zazzle Christmas shirt

Just visit this entry for more details on how to download, edit, and order!


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Paperie Boutique Packaging Giftwrap Battle 2012

Last night the vendor e-mail blasts were sent out regarding the 2012 Wrap Battle. The newsletter describes how to become a Wrap Battle sponsor and / or donate a prize or discount code for our readers. If you would like to receive a copy of this e-mail, please let us know!

We are also offering deep discounts for new advertisers just before the Wrap Battle kicks off! This year’s contest is going to be epic – as will the opportunity to reach your target market. We averaged roughly 8 million initial page hits per month between November 2011 and January 2012, and over 737,000 unique visitors during the same timeframe. Last year our grand prize winner walked away with over $2000 in prizes, and over $4500 in total prizes were awarded!

The 2012 Wrap Battle comes hot on the heels of our third birthday celebration where over $16,000 in prizes was awarded in just one week!

Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan, a Paperie sponsorship, a Wrap Battle sponsorship, or a prize donation. Or you can choose from one of our standard advertising plans and pay instantly:


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Once payment has been made, write todd @ this domain and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Win an ONA Brixton Camera Messenger Bag (color smoke) valued at $269!
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Black River Imaging is offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code!

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You can also win a $100.00 gift card to Prairie Sweet Boutique – just click here!

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Visit this post for FREE MOO postcard, minicard, sticker, gift & address labels!


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Product Guide Look Book
Want to win the Product Guide Look Book from GO{4}PRO Photos? Here’s how!

All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite GO{4}PRO Photos product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Go4Pro Photos Facebook fan page – just comment here that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @go4prophotos on Twitter – just comment here that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

Comment with your favorite GO{4}PRO Photos product here – or that you’ve liked Go4Pro Photos on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @go4prophotos on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, November 26th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three 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 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 GO{4}PRO Photos for this amazing giveaway!


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And here’s one more holiday gift wrapping photo from Pinterest to inspire you! Pinterest user “Our Bower” has a great “wrapping ideaspinboard!

Christmas wrapping gift

The original photo is by Charrisa Pomrehn for the Los Angeles Times.

Don’t forget when you’re wrapping up client orders and holiday packages to take photos for the 2012 Wrap Battle!

Gobble, gobble!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201219

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Today we have an awesome GIVEAWAY and guest / vendor post by one of our advertisers ONA Camera Bags! Up for grabs is The Brixton camera messenger bag in “smoke”, valued at $269.

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ONA is a purveyor of fine camera bags and accessories. All of our products are handcrafted using premium materials, such as naturally-milled full-grain leather and waxed cotton canvas.

ONA brixton messenger camera bag

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Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather, The Brixton camera bag is designed to protect a DSLR, 2-3 lenses and up to a 13” laptop. Four removable dividers make it easy to customize The Brixton to suit your needs, while two front pockets provide room for your lens caps, batteries, and small personal items. A magazine pocket along the back of the bag offers just enough room for an iPad or Moleskine.

○ Handcrafted with premium Waxwear®
○ Secure antique brass tuck-clasp closure
○ Full-grain leather details
○ Side weather flaps to protect your gear
○ Room for a DSLR and 2-3 lenses or small accessories
○ Exterior dimensions: 13.5″L X 10.5″H X 5″D
○ Interior dimensions: 12.5″L x 9″H x 5″D
○ Comes with protective dust bag


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ONA brixton camera bag giveaway

So how do U.S. readers win ONA’s Brixton camera messenger bag? It’s easy!

1. All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite ONA Camera Bags product is! That’s it!

2. You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you Friend / Like ONA on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan).

3. And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you ONA on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them).

4. And up to two additional – optional – “bonus” entries if you go to your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you posted one or both entires here):

Win $269 Brixton messenger camera bag from @onabags / OnaBags.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/5e0uYA

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. Entrants must reside in the U.S. and be at least 18 years of age or their entries will also be disqualified.

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 with your favorite ONA Camera Bags product here – or that you’ve liked ONA on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @onabags on Twitter – or that you’ve posted to your Twitter and / or Facebook pages – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 23rd. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in five separate comments here 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 ONA Camera Bags for such a wonderful prize!


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Black River Imaging is offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code!

Black River Imaging giveaway
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You can also win a $100.00 gift card to Prairie Sweet Boutique – just click here!

Prairie Sweet Boutique 100 gift card

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Paperie Boutique free Moo downloads Christmas

Visit this post for FREE MOO postcard, minicard, sticker, gift & address labels!

Stay tuned for more goodies ahead!
Robyn & Todd

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Nov201217

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One of our new advertisersPrairie Sweet Boutique—is here for a GIVEAWAY and guest / vendor post. Right now they’re having a huge THANK YOU sale to thank all of their fans for a wonderful first few months of business! From now until 12 p.m. CST on November 19th they are having a storewide 75% off sale! This is their biggest (and last huge) sale of the year!

Prairie Sweet Boutique sale

Prairie Sweet Boutique specializes in fresh, vibrant, clean high-end designs for the photographer and paper crafter. Prairie Sweet offers a large selection on designer digital papers that are super popular as well as holiday cards, marketing templates, calendar templates and a whole section of client gift templates!

Prairie Sweet Boutique Christmas cards

Prairie Sweet Boutique Christmas cards

Prairie Sweet Boutique Christmas cards

Prairie Sweet Boutique calendars

Let Prairie Sweet do your designing this year! NOW is the time to stock up!

Prairie Sweet Boutique holiday digital papers

Prairie Sweet Boutique digital papers

Prairie Sweet Boutique digital papers

Treat your clients to Prairie Sweet!

Sign up for our newsletter to get special sneak peeks and promotions:
www.prairiesweet.com

Join us on Facebook for up to the minute news and sale info:
www.facebook.com/prairiesweet

And now one lucky Paperie reader will win a a $100 gift card to Prairie Sweet Boutique! How? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite Prairie Sweet Boutique product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Prairie Sweet Boutique Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @prairie_sweet on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

Comment with your favorite Prairie Sweet Boutique product here – or that you’ve liked Prairie Sweet on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @prairie_sweet on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

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

You can enter / post up to three 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 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 Prairie Sweet Boutique for such a wonderful prize!


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Black River Imaging is offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code!

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Hey guess what? MOO.com is offering 25% off Holiday Cards right now!

MOO Christmas card sale

We know what it’s like. You have all these good intentions of sending all your festive cards early, and then out of nowhere – you don’t. So perhaps a season-long Holiday Card sale will help get you organized… How about 25% off Holiday Cards?”

Pssst… You can download our FREE Moo holiday postcard, minicard, sticker, and gift/address label templates here!


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Stay tuned for more goodies in the days to come!
Robyn & Todd

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Recently we gave a sneak-peek of a new product by one our sponsors Black River ImagingThe LOFT Line! We’re excited to have them back for an incredible GIVEAWAY and discount code – plus vendor / guest post!

Black River Imaging
Black River Imaging, a photo finishing lab for professional photographers, introduces The LOFT Line, a truly luxurious press printed card.

The LOFT Line of cards is printed on a 51 point paper, creating a substantial thick card that will impress even the harshest critic. Loft paper has a hint of warmth in the white tone as well as a soft cotton texture. All Loft products include 6 color printing for added depth and clarity.

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The LOFT Line includes Greeting Cards, Shaped Cards, Ornaments, and Business Cards.

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LOFT Greeting Cards are offered in 5×7 and 7×5 aspect ratio. They are sold individually with a minimum of 4 cards. LOFT Shaped Cards are offered in 5 shapes specifically designed for the LOFT Line. These cards are sold individually with a minimum of 4 cards.

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LOFT Ornaments are available in 6 holiday themed shapes and include a white ribbon. The LOFT Ornaments are sold in sets of 4 with the option of choosing 4 different designs per set.

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LOFT Business Cards are truly unique with 2 distinctive modern sizes available. The Mini is a sleek 1.325″ x 3.5″ card. The Full is an impressive 2.5″ x 3.5″ business card. LOFT Business Cards are sold individually with a minimum of 16 cards.

The LOFT Line of cards is a wonderful addition to our press printed greeting card product line”, says Roy Dameron, president of Black River Imaging, “The discerning photographer will fall in love with the rich look and feel of The LOFT Line.”

Black River Imaging helps professional photographers and those who love photography bring their creativity to life in hand made photo albums, professional photo printing, press printed greeting card, gallery wraps, metal prints, and other beautifully crafted photographic products. You can learn more about their products and services at blackriverimaging.com.

Dying to try out the new LOFT Line? (Trust me, it’s amazing!) Black River Imaging is offering a promotional offer just for Paperie readers! Code PB2BRI will grant everyone a 25% discount on your next order of LOFT products.

Black River Imaging is also offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code! These codes can be used to order your own LOFT products for the holidays, or anything else from Black River Imaging.

To enter, go to their website and “pin” your favorite LOFT product to your Pinterest board and tag Black River Imaging – then post your pin link here.

OR

If you don’t use Pinterest, you can Tweet out something great about LOFT products using @bripro in the Tweet – then post your pin link here.

Black River Imaging will randomly draw a Grand Prize Winner and 2 runner-ups. Links must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 21st.

Thanks to Black River Imaging for the great prizes and good luck to everyone that enters!


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Hey guess what? MOO.com is offering 25% off Holiday Cards right now!

MOO Christmas card sale

We know what it’s like. You have all these good intentions of sending all your festive cards early, and then out of nowhere – you don’t. So perhaps a season-long Holiday Card sale will help get you organized… How about 25% off Holiday Cards?”

Pssst… You can download our FREE Moo holiday postcard, minicard, sticker, and gift/address label templates here!


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Through 12 p.m. CST on November 19th, Prairie Sweet Boutique is running a 75% off sale – just use the code THANKS75!

We’re thankful for YOU!
Robyn & Todd

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Apparently Autumn 2012 is going to be The Sickness Season™ around these parts. We’re in a new state for the first time in over 15 years – and lucky us, it seems every strain of every little bug wants to meet us up close and personal…

But plowing forward, there’s no time for NyQuil today because we have several updates and a GIVEAWAY / vendor / guest post! Our good friends The Album Cafe are back and they would like to give away their entire 2012 Holiday Card Collection (a $279 package value) to one lucky Paperie reader!

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The 2012 Collection includes a Flat Card, a Folded Card and a Matching Address Label. Most flat cards can also be printed either as a rounded corner card or a standard square corner card. Album Cafe templates are layered, customizable Photoshop files.

Album Cafe also has an awesome new (and FREE!) Photoshop plug-in called “Image Loader” that resizes and insert photos into the templates for you.

Read on below for more details on winning this 2012 Holiday Card Collection!


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The digital edition of the November 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

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In this issue Robyn featured albums and books by: Finao, WHCC, Graphistudio, Forbeyon, Pinhole Pro, KISS, Artsy Couture, Cypress Albums, BayPhotoLab

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Click the magazine pages above to read a larger version of the article. You can also find the article on page 60, page 61, and page 62 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine yet? Subscribe here!


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Have the new Facebook “Promote Post” pay scales reduced the number of viewers for your business page? Chris Pirillo just posted this mini-tutorial to help all of your audience see your updates.

Facebook Stay Connected

(graphic courtesy of IceflowStudios)

Using this graphic, simply tell your readers: “Even if you’re already subscribed to me on Facebook, you NEED to turn on Notifications AND add me to an Interest List! This image should help you figure out how to do that from your computer.”


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The Album Cafe giveaway

How do you win the entire Album Cafe 2012 Holiday Card Collection shown above? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite Album Cafe product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Album Cafe Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @thealbumcafe on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

Comment with your favorite Album Cafe product here – or that you’ve liked The Album Cafe on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @thealbumcafe on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, November 13th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three 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 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 The Album Cafe for such a wonderful prize!


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We have a winner to announce in the MCP Actions giveaway…and it’s Photography by Regina Marie!

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Make sure to stop by MCP Actions and check out their new Lightroom Template Presets – huge thanks to them for this giveaway! Congrats to Photography by Regina Marie (we’ll be in touch shortly) and thanks to everyone who entered!


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Last but not least, we’d like to welcome our newest advertiser – Prairie Sweet Boutique Templates & Products – to the Paperie family! Check ’em out!

Happy weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd

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We’re very excited to have guest post from MCP Actions on Paperie today for a fun giveaway / guest / vendor post!

How would you like to win something that will make it easier to showcase your images? If you said yes, then read on… Today you can win any one set of template actions or presets. The lucky winner gets to choose from Display It For Web, Present It For Print, a set of Magic Blog It Boards or Magic Print It Boards.

MCP is making it quicker and easier for you showcase your images in Print and on the Web using their new Lightroom Presets. Display It for Web™ and the Present It for Print™ Lightroom Template Presets will save you time and make your work stand out. The web version is great for blogging, sharing on Facebook and Pinterest, etc, and emailing to friends and customers. The print version is great for wall displays, marketing postcards, scrapbooking and so much more.

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Watch this video to see how easy it is to use these presets to speed up your workflow and show off your work.

If you prefer Photoshop or Elements, check out our Magic Blog It Boards and Magic Print It Boards for a similar offering.

*** Want to save on these products? Just check out the packages. The bundled storyboard offerings save $10.

Video Tutorials make using these templates so easy! Check out these lessons:
Installing & Using Present It in Lightroom
Installing & Using Display It in Lightroom
Troubleshooting Display It and Present It
Customize Branding Bars & Watermarks
Display It: Reduce Template Size
Display It: Create Before & After Templates
Display It & Present It: Rotate Templates
Use Digital Paper Backgrounds and Custom Color Blocks

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win any one set of these MCP Actions of their choice.

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How do you win? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite MCP Actions product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the MCP Actions Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow their pins on Pinterest – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

Comment with your favorite MCP Actions product here – or that you’ve liked MCP Actions on Facebook – or that you’ve followed MCP Actions on Pinterest – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, November 1st (due to Hurricane Sandy we are extending the deadline to enter until Tuesday, November 6th at 11:59 p.m. EST, taking the end of “daylight savings” on November 4th into account). You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three 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 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 MCP Actions for the fantastic prize!


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The giveaways are just gettin’ started this week – check back soon!
Todd & Robyn

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We have an incredible new giveaway and guest / vendor post by photoDUDS / Beth Forester to get your business in gear for the holiday season.

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The WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit is on pre-order at 25% off until October 18, 2012 at midnight EST. And you can WIN IT here!

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The Christmas Season is already here and it’s time to start turning those photos into profits! Every year Beth Forester Photography has a three day Holiday Portrait event.

“Last year I did a 3-day event and sold over $20K so I wanted to share my pricing strategies and products with other professional photographers as well. The WISE Kit includes my price list and templates for the products we sell at the event like, cards, galleries, collector cubes and ornaments. Last year we sold nearly 200 ornaments! It also includes the marketing materials to promote the event as well as marketing graphics for the cubes, ornaments and cards. Plus, WISE has appointments cards, order forms and other great elements specifically for the event.


This comprehensive kit contains everything Beth uses in her studio to run her successful Mini Holiday Portrait Event. You’ll get marketing graphics, promo pieces, lighting diagrams, scheduling forms and a complete pricing menu. It also contains templates for sales boosting products your clients will love! You’ll be on your way to a successful Holiday sales season in no time!

WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit includes:

Templates
     (1) 10×13 Keepsake Gallery
     (1) 10×20 Keepsake Gallery
     (1) 2×3 Appointment Card
     (1) 4×5 Order Ready Postcard Mailer
     (1) 5×7 Double-sided Shaped Boutique Christmas Card
     (1) 3×5 Acrylic Ornament
     (1) 8×10 Price Menu Folio
     (1) 8×10 Studio Sales Display
     (1) 4″ Artsy Couture Cube Decor
     (3) Marketing Graphics
     (1) 8½x11 Order Form
     (1) 5×7 Promotional Mailer Postcard
     (1) 8½x11 Studio Appointment Schedule

Digital Elements
     (10) 12×12 Backgrounds
     (23) Embellishments

BONUS
     (1) PDF with Beth’s Tips for Successful Christmas Event

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win the WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit!

How do you win? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite photoDUDS product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the photoDUDS Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @photoduds on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

Comment with your favorite photoDUDS product here – or that you’ve liked photoDUDS on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @photoduds on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 14th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three 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 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! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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 photoDUDS for such a wonderful prize! (See below for even more current giveaways!)

And don’t forget to check out the photoDUDS Christmas Card Sets, too! They’re 25% off through October 18, 2012 at midnight EST.


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Don’t forget we have a holiday giftwrap prize package up for grabs!

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

Go here to enter – all you have to do is tell us your business colors!


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More holiday giftwrap inspiration from thompsonfamily.typepad.com!

holiday packaging packages
Christmas giftwrap
holiday packaging packages

The look is created with the same bulletin board paper teachers use – brilliant!

Check us out on Pinterest for more wrapping / packaging / presentation ideas!


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From October 7th through Sunday, October 21st, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!
Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
referral program

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

1.   5×5 portrait care card with wording
2.   4×5 product guarantee card with wording
3.   5×5 referral program card with wording
4.   2½ x 3½ referral program wallet with wording
5.   referral program terms for your website
6.   10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit
7.   three 20×10 storyboards
8.   10×5 mini-storyboard
9.   5 × 3½ mini storyboard
10. Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet / Press-Printed Card Release
11. two Moo minicard templates
12. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
13. “Special Delivery” tags
14. postcard birth announcement / mailers
15. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
16. matching business card / postcard for “design five”
17. Moo sticker templates
18. Moo folded holiday / Christmas card templates
19. Moo business card promotion templates
20. press-printed paper sample kit
21. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

You can find more details—and the “Buy Now” button to purchase—here.

And make sure you follow our Facebook page – we’re giving these templates away at random all week long! The next lucky winner could be you!


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The goodies just keep on coming – see you real soon!
Robyn & Todd

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