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HEADS UP: Paperie’s Birthday is a crazy time of year and our inboxes overfloweth. Please follow us on Facebook for frequent announcements!

Happy 4th birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY celebration – sponsored by HB Photo Packaging, Kelly Moore Bag, Animoto, Click Magazine, Sassy Designs Inc., Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, Black River Imaging, Clickin Moms, Simply Color / Simply Canvas, Kraft and Jute, Modern Album Designs, Full Color Lab, CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Photographer Cafe, Nations Photo Lab, Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions and Textures, Hardwood Frames, and Birdesign. The party runs from July 19th – July 25th!

During the celebration our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants will also provide several discount codes and promotions for our audience that will be posted at PaperieBirthday.com throughout the week-long event. All of these giveaways and special offers will be posted multiple times each day during the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT – so you’ll want to check back, and check back often! Thanks for four great years and Happy Birthday Paperie!

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The following vendors are offering discounts exclusively to Paperie readers for our birthday week (running from Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th):

1.   HB Photo Packaging
15% off – enter code iReadPaperie into shopping cart through 7/27

2.   Photographer Cafe
25% discount with code paperiebirthday25 for all Paperie readers
through August 30, 2013

3.   Beth Forester’s photoDUDS
30% Discount with code paperie30 – July 19th-25th

4.   Brand Sushi
30% off with code PAPERIEBD30 – from 7/19 through 7/26

5.   The Album Cafe
30% off for Paperie Readers – good through July 31 with code PB2013
at checkout

6.   Rice Studio Supplies
15% off one order per studio at ricestudiosupplies.com – use discount
code BD4 at checkout – valid thru August only

7.   Kotori Photo Jewelry
50% off our Virtual Studio Package (only $12.50, normally $25.00) for
Paperie readers throughout the giveaway

8.   Galpin Studios
FREE shipping for anyone in the U.S. when you buy an XL Pea Pod
during the birthday celebration

9.   Sassy Designs, Ltd.
ProPhoto Blog Themes on sale for 25% off during birthday celebration

10.   deluxemodern design
$10.00 off your order of $30.00 or more using code BIRTHDAYBASH

11.   Nifty Knowledge Rocks Shop
25% off any item in the shop (niftyknowledgerocksshop.com) with
code birthday25 – expires 8/1

12.   My Funky Camera
code fantasticfour for 15% off the entire purchase from now through
August 31st

13.   Color Inc. Pro Lab
Sign up for UnitPrints Pro Account$5 / 1 Year – code PROSAVE

14.   UnitPrints
15% off new customer orders – code NEW15 – July 19th – August 18th

15. Laura Novak Photography Education
25% off with code JULYINTRO

16. Abie Camera Straps
$25 off abiestraps.com orders with code PAPERIE25 – expires 7/27

17. Lazables Packaging
10% discount on orders over $50 with code PBBD2013 – expires 8/31

18. Simply Color Lab
Special code for Paperie readers here (code PAPER40) – expires 7/25
at 11:59 p.m. PDT

19.   <insert YOUR BUSINESS NAME here>

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Last updated on Friday, July 19th at 11:25 p.m. EDT.

More codes coming – so check this post often! The full prize vendor list is here. Thanks to all our wonderful merchants for making this possible!

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Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from today Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

Another giveaway coming up later today! Check PaperieBirthday.com and Facebook OFTEN!

Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you’re 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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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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   ○ 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

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!

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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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Recently on our Facebook page, I showed photos of an Artsy Couture gallery wrap canvas “deconstruction” and included this description:

Interested in what some canvas company’s products look like “deconstructed”? I reviewed and photographed Artsy Couture 5×5 sets for a recent column and carefully took one apart. I have to say I’m even more impressed after opening it than I was before, and I didn’t think that was possible!

View deconstruction image full-size here.

The canvases are mounted and stapled to what appears to be a very thick masonite or a very thick SOLID fiber/wood board block. (Think those masonite looking clipboards we had in high school, but thicker…) The black back mat covering is thicker than a quarter, as shown. The canvas itself was very clear, crisp, vivid and true to color – and the construction inside is even more solid than out. Their website says, “The tightest corners in the industry.” I can verify that is completely correct compared to other canvases I’ve seen and owned over the years!

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Artsy Couture gallery wrap canvas photographer ATL GA

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Artsy loved my post so much they are offering all Paperie readers 25% off your first Couture Canvas order! Use the promo code ACLOVE at checkout. (This offer expires on September 4, 2012.)

So hurry up and order one yourself to see just how amazing they are!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Although Artsy Couture is a sponsor of Paperie Boutique, this is not a sponsored or paid-for post. Paperie Boutique and its owners are receiving no products or monetary compensation for posting the gallery wrap canvas reviews and photos. We just happen to love them!

Don’t forget you can win a $125 shopping spree to Photographer Cafe, too!

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One more reminder – MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.

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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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As this week winds to a close (our last “grand finale” giveaway worth $5000 ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight) – we’d like to take a second to thank everyone who’s made this all possible. Thanks to all of our readers for checking in every day and participating / leaving wonderful notes of support and encouragement, and thanks to all of our vendors for offering up such wonderful prizes to keep you coming back for more!

All the individual giveaways and free offers have totalled up to over $16,000 for Paperie readers in just ONE WEEK!

And as one last parting gift, the MOO Crew and Paperie would like to give you 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards!

To take advantage of this offer, click here. FREE MiniCard offer is open to new MOO.com customers only. Offer expires August 31, 2012. One pack per person. Excludes S&H.

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And to get you started, here are a couple of FREE MOO.com MiniCard holiday templates – ready to print. All you have to do is right-click and “Save As”. (Cards are in layered .psd format to allow for minimal editing in Photoshop – or in .pdf format. Both will print the same.) You can design your own card backs in the MOO software to customize to your own business. I’ve included a photo so you can see how I’ve used them with mine.

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Templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2010-2012. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission. Technical support not provided.

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For inspiration, here is one of my favorite uses of MOO MiniCards to date…

Free Moo Mini Card use

Now what can YOU do with MOO? Get creative and have fun!

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We had several vendors in our “pop-quizzes” during the birthday party, and these events ended up going by so quickly, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss any of their sites! We’d like to thank the following…

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1.   Photographer Cafe
2.   Sticky Albums
3.   WHCC
4.   Color Inc. Pro Lab
5.   The Album Cafe
6.   HB Photo Packaging
7.   Prairie Sweet Boutique (launches August 1st)
8.   My Funky Camera
9.   Kraft and Jute
10. Sassy Designs Inc.
11. Bittersweet Design Boutique
12. Flourish – an emporium for photographers
13. The Savvy Photographer Shop
15. Handmade Paper Boxes

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Please take the time to visit the following vendors and thank them for their participation in the Paperie Boutique third birthday celebration!

1.   HB Photo Packaging
2.   Nations Photo Lab
3.   Artsy Couture
4.   Clickin’ Moms / Click Magazine
5.   Kelly Moore Bags
6.   Black River Imaging
7.   Photographer Cafe
8.   Epiphanie Bags
9.   Rice Studio Supply
10. WHCC
11. Nichole Van Flourish
12. Collages.net
13. Panache Collective
14. Simply Color Lab
15. Sassy Designs, Inc.
16. Chasing Dreams Photography
17. Chic Magazine / Chic Critique Forum
18. *emera camera bags
19. MOO.com
20. Dear Miss Modern
21. Loktah
22. Sarah Cornish M4H Photography
23. Beth Forester / photoDUDS
24. Marketing and Props for Photographers
25. Sticky Albums
26. Kraft and Jute
27. Pictures Pro / PhotoCart
28. JoTotes
29. Kotori
30. Miller’s Lab
31. EW Couture Collection
32. Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing
33. SHUTTERbag
34. Joyce Smith / WordSmith
35. DeVoe Creative
36. BrandSushi
37. Senior Portraits Forum
38. Bittersweet Design Boutique
39. Album Cafe
40. The Savvy Photographer
41. Pixel2Canvas
42. Handmade Paper Boxes
43. Jamie Schultz Designs
44. Bad Sass Backdrops, Inc.
45. Color Inc. Pro Lab
46. ProDPI
47. Prairie Sweet Boutique
48. ONA Bags
49. drop it MODERN

And several of our merchants still have active coupon / discount codes here!

Thanks again everyone! Let’s do it again next year, shall we?
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Don’t go anywhere – the birthday party may be over, but the goodies will keep on coming!

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Did you hear the news? Paperie Boutique turns THREE YEARS OLD today!

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The following vendors are offering discounts exclusively to Paperie readers for our birthday week (running from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th):

1.   HB Photo Packaging
      code ireadpaperie15% off

2.   Beth Forester / photoDUDS
      code pb2020% off everything in store

3.   Sticky Albums
      code PB3535% off

4.   Kotori
      code PAPERIE50% off Virtual Studio Package (only $12.50,
      normally $25.00) – the best way to get started with Kotori

5.   BrandSushi
      code PAPERIE2020% off

6.   Album Cafe
      code PB2525% off Album Cafe orders thru 7/27

7.   Handmade Paper Boxes
      mention PB’s Turnin’ 3! in your order for 25% off all boxes
      through Tuesday, July 24th

8.   Loktah
      code Three15% off all products (current and newly
      registered professional accounts only)

9.   Photographer Cafe
      code paperie1515% off through August 10, 2012

10. Simply Color Lab
      code PB3BCAN$25 off any canvas order over $50
      (expires August 24, 2012)

11. Rice Studio Supply
      code 3BD – “To help celebrate Paperie Boutique’s 3rd
      birthday, we offer all of their readers a 15% discount off
      one order per studio at www.ricestudiosupplies.com.
      Valid July 17-31 only.”

12. Sarah Cornish M4H Photography
      code surprisehalf50% off

13. Joyce Smith / Wordsmith
      code PAPERIE15% off

14. PicturesPro.com / Photo Cart
      code PBB2020% off (Expiration: 2012-08-18)

15. Collages.net
      code PB4FREE – 4 months to post and sell images online ($96
      value) – new customers only – sign up with code at Collages.net

16. Design Aglow
      code ireadpaperie15% off entire first purchase through 7/30

17. Jamie Schultz Designs
      code paperie3$10 off any purchase of $50 or more, valid
      from 7/19/2012-8/19/2012

18. drop it MODERN
      code pbfreeshipFREE shipping (US residents only) on
      any drop it MODERN purchase made by Thursday (July
      26th) at midnight


More codes coming – so check this post often! The full vendor list is here.

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Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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The birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th! Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

Vendors, if you’re interested in participating with discount codes and / or prize giveaways, please check our newsletter for more details!

Happy 3rd Birthday Paperie!
Robyn & Todd

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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To kick things off officially (because today we turn TWO), we’re happy to present the “master list” of vendors offering special discounts and coupons just for our readers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them – and YOU!

This list will grow and will be updated as our birthday week (July 18th – 22nd) progresses, so make sure to check this post often!

Link for all of the 2011 birthday festivities:

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Without further adieu…go forth and SHOP!

1.  Nichole Van’s flourish – an emporium for photographers25% off
     coupon code during birthday week – code: paperie2011

2.  HB Photo Packaging15% off entire webstore thru midnite on 7/22 –
     code: PaperieBoutique* (*only one coupon can be used per purchase)

3.  One Willow Presets10% off of all the Preset Collections thru 7/22 –
     code: hbpaperie

4.  Kelly Moore Bags$15 off purchases during birthday week –
     code: Paperie15off

5.  The Album Cafe25% off your entire order July 18th-22nd –
     code: HappyBirthdayPB

6.  Photopantz$15 off purchases thru 8/31 – code: PANTZ15

7.  Life Art Design Shop30% off purchases from July 18 to the 25th –
     code: Paperie30

8.  A Yummy Life Design20% off in the store during birthday week –
     code: TWO

9.  Rice Studio Supply10% discount off one order, valid July 18-22 –
     code: 2years

10. Fiber Arts by Boondock Studios20% off during birthday week –
      code: PAPERIEROCKS

11. Photo Card Boutique$5 off orders thru July 25th – code: hb-paperie

12. BrandSushi25% off during birthday week – code: PAPERIE25

13. Photographer Cafe$20 off a $50 order through July 2011 –
      code: paperiebirthday20

14. Color Inc. Pro Lab15% off new customer orders for your first 30
      days (excludes Press Print Products) – code: PaperieNewCustomers

15. DNL Photo Packagingfree shipping on all orders now thru 07/21
      ($50.00 minimum order, online orders only, Continental US only) –
      code: PAPERIEBIRTHDAY [hint: after 7/21 you can use the code
      AIRCONDITIONING thru 7/31 for for free shipping on $50.00
      minimum online in-stock orders – Continental US only]

16. Collages.net – users receive 4 months to sell their images online
      for free – code: PB4FREE

17. ProDPI20% off any order (expires 07/22/11 at 11:59 p.m.) –
      code: 20paperie

18. Handmade Paper Album Boxes by Leah Gibbons Photography
      mention “Paperie Boutique’s 2nd birthday” when placing order for
      25% off all album boxes Wed., July 20th – Fri., July 22nd

19. The Savvy Photographer20% off anything in the Savvy Store
      thru July 31st – code: paperie20

20. TAoPaN: The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Store15% off
      anything at the TAOPAN Store – code: press

21. TAoPaN: The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Store Workshops
      15% off any of our workshops – code: mentorme

22. MOO30% off all printed products through midnite PDT on Thursday,
      July 21st – no code needed

23. Boudoir Business Boutique40% off anything in the store until
      August 30th – code: PB40

24. Marketing and Props for Photographers10% off all bowls by using
      thissecret link

Thanks to all the above vendors! Want your name up there, too? Contact us!

And Paperie readers, check in Monday AM because the giveaways start then!

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As promised – we’ll be featuring new advertisers in posts this week. Here are the first two vendors to join the Paperie family! Help us welcome…

Bubblegirl Knit and Crochet specializes in hand knit photo props for newborns and children. We offer a wide variety of props from cocoons, hanging slings, diaper covers, blankets, headbands, and several styles of hats including beanies, newsboy caps, earflap and tassel hats.

We understand how difficult (and expensive) it can be to acquire just the right props for newborn sessions, so we came up with our signature “Prop Packages”. These 4 packages provide essential newborn props at a discounted price while allowing you to make your own color choices. They’re perfect for the new photographer just starting out in the business or anyone who wants to stock up on some great props. Visit them at: bubblegirlknits.etsy.com

Photopantz! are the only pants designed especially for the unique needs of women photographers.

Founded by Seattle wedding photographer Julie Watts, Photopantz have 4-way stretch fabric, high rise backside, and NINE sleek and discrete pockets for biz cards, batteries, memory cards, your smartphone, just for starters.

I just thought it was crazy that nobody cared that women have to shoot weddings in particular, in regular dress pants with weeny teeny pockets, or no pockets at all. I want to be able to climb and bend without worrying they’re gonna split, AND I don’t want to have to spend ONE second wondering if I’m about to moon auntie if I squat down to photograph the flowergirl“, says Julie. Visit them at: photopantz.com

Ad-spots are on sale as much as half-off for new vendors during our birthday week (and renewals are discounted for current members of our advertising family). Go here for more details! All new advertisers will also be featured with text-entries (as shown above) during our birthday celebration.

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Don’t forget to go here and see what you missed over the weekend. A special sale, and a teaser of the great giveaways ahead this week, were posted earlier!

And one to grow on! Thanks for two AMAZING years!

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It’s no secret that with two young boys, I love doing fairy and princess sessions any time I can. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite online-stops, and a special discount, with you in a guest / vendor post!

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At Bugs-N-Blooms, our extensive collection of butterfly, ladybug, and bumblebee-themed accessories make the perfect addition to a photographer’s props. Our products are popular choices with parents who want to capture a memorable memento of their little ones’ childhood days.

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Tiny tykes can be transformed into butterfly princesses with Bugs-n-Blooms accessories. A butterfly costume with butterfly wings, tutu skirts, a fairy wand, and a tiara or flower headband makes an ideal outfit for an annual photo session. Our fire-engine red ladybug costume, complete with wings, tutu, and wand, makes a colorful, eye-catching wardrobe choice, especially for a color photo on a black-and-white background.

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Parents choose Bugs-n-Blooms for more than just costumes, though. We also offer a wide array of decorations, ranging from wall stickers to mini-bugs and butterflies to mobiles and curtain tiebacks. In fact, you can create an entire garden backdrop with the help of Bugs-n-Blooms.

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Start with our nylon flowers, which come in mini- and full-sized versions in a number of different designs. Add butterfly decor, nylon butterflies, and glitter ladybugs to introduce some other creatures to the scene. Our mobiles—featuring butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees or daisies—bring another dimension into the backdrop. Of course, no garden setting is complete without a smiling bumblebee or two, and we have those, too. You can even include one of our nylon hanging suns in your garden scene for a final touch.

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You can personalize the picture with our reusable alphabet wall stickers, too. If you keep two or three complete sets on hand (with a few extra vowels and popular letters), you’ll be able to spell any name of a photo subject.

Visit our website – bugs-n-blooms.com – to check out everything we have to offer. Our products come in a wide selection of colors and have a variety of embellishments, including, sparkles, glitter, and gemstones.

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To stay posted on the latest additions to the Bugs-n-Blooms collection, “like” us on Facebook. If you do, you’ll get a special offer: 10% off orders over $25.

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P.S. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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A few days ago I made a post about one of my finds at Imaging USA – Barbour Backdrops and Props

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Well as luck would have it, they just won three PPA “Hot Ones” Awards (winners announced in the new March issue of Professional Photographer Magazine) and they’re celebrating by giving a big discount on each of those items!

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To see more photo examples of the Jillian backdrop, Stately Baseboards, and Lattice Box go visit their Facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE: Even though the ad mentions using the code on their website, you will need to use it when placing a phone order (877-318-4777) instead.

Happy shopping!

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So you’ve seen the new HB Photo Packaging value packs and color selections here, and the new “Print Your Own” packaging line here. So now why don’t you go and fill your closets and shelves with boxes once and for all because HB is having a sale! And it’s a good one!

HB Photo Packaging is doing a “Winter Blues” promotion this weekend, offering 10% off to their e-mail subscribers & Facebook fans.

But…..they wanted to give a special 15% off discount to their Paperie favorite customers. You can find the promo code below. But hurry! The coupon turns back into a pumpkin on Sunday, January 23rd at midnight.

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Don’t forget – if you signed up for a new ClickinMoms membership with the code PAPERIE2011 by midnight on January 31, 2011, you received 20% off your ClickinMoms membership. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

If you signed up through Paperie by January 31st, you also got the following items as our ‘thank you‘:

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Paperie bonus prizes

Write Robyn if you still need to collect your goodies!

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I recently made a purchase from eBay, that I swear caused an ovary to burst when I opened it. It was just. that. cute. So I immediately begged the seller to do a guest post post here, and thankfully she obliged. Introducing Stacy Murphy of The Girlie Girl Bowtique

My name is Stacy Murphy I am a a full time mommy and wife. My daughter Robyn is 16 and my son Colin is almost 5. They keep me very busy and I love it.

The Girlie Girl Bowtique has only been in business for a year! I’m an Interior Designer by profession, but chose to stay home with my kids so that had to put that on the back burner for now. As some time passed I really needed a creative outlet. As full as my life was I felt something missing.

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On that day I happened to be going through my Grandmother’s old picture album. I have a natural love and obsess over anything vintage whether it be a piece of Jewelry, hats, or a pair of vintage Channel shoes . I love all vintage things… The next picture was of my Great Grandmother wearing a swim cap, You know the kind women use to wear back in the days as to not get their hair wet. This particular cap caught my eye. My Great Grandmother had stuck a bunch of daisies in it. She told me that she did that to catch the eye of this man – and she did. That man was my Great Grandfather. They laughed over this cap for many years until they both died on the same night. My daisy cap was inspired by my great grandparents. I one day decided to make these caps for photographer session props. Took some time but they caught the eye of many, MANY photographers and they and all my other flower caps have been HUGE hits.

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Everything else in my Cute Bowtique is all made and designed by me. Every week there is a new design as my mind never stops. This is my outlet my hobby my passion. I love what I do and I would do it for free! (Although making some money for myself is nice too!)

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I sell quality crochet flower hats , four different styles of headbands , clippies, and of course my famous flower caps — lots of MOMS shop in my store but I mostly sell to photographers as they love to use my designs for session props. I am proud to call myself a “Photo Prop Designer”. No longer the Interior Designer…which is perfect.

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As a special treat for Paperie Boutique readers, if you will mention that you found Girlie Girl Bowtique on Paperie Boutique, you will get 10% off your purchase in my store. Just please make sure to contact me before making your final payment during the checkout.

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And one lucky winner will get the thing that started this all – a daisy cap! Here’s how to win:

First become a fan of The Girlie Girl Bowtique on Facebook. You’ll get in on Facebook-only giveaways and promotions there.

Next, To win just go to your blog, Facebook account, Flickr account, or Twitter account and post the following:

I want a daisy cap from Girlie Girl Bowtique / etsy.com/shop/girliebowtique – win at Paperie Boutique / paperieboutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 14th.

Please note: The link you post must direct to a public account. 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 or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter up to four times total – one entry each per public, non-private blog URL / Facebook / Flickr / Twitter account.

You have four chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. And post your 1-4 separate links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Comments are moderated and may be slow to be added today but they will be added by late afternoon or early evening.

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 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here – congrats!

Thank you so much for today’s guest post, Stacy! Make sure to visit the Girlie Girl Bowtique on Etsy and also stop by her personal Facebook page to say “hi” and “thank you” as well!

Don’t forget the big Kelly Moore bag giveaway is going on through Friday night at 11:59 p.m. EDT!

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