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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 ??.

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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One week and counting and the birthday party is still in full swing! In case you missed the announcement, we’ve received so many prize donations that we’re keeping this thing going ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded – so check back today and all weekend long for more giveaways, pop-quiz instant winners, and flash giveaways on Facebook!

Right now we have an amazing prize pack combo from Prevealthe iPad Sales Tool for Photographers, The Search Engine Cookbook for Photographers by Zach Prez, and a “Full Demo Pack” from “The Shop” at AMSW Photography. This is a prize package worth over $230.00!


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From The Business of Awesomebusinessofawesome.com:

Preveal brings the power of showing your clients their images on their walls to your iPad. With easy step-by-step instructions, your clients gather photographs of the places in their home that they would like wall art (or you go to their home and take the photos for them), and you can then show your clients exactly how the photographs will look in their home. You can show them a variety of wall gallery collections as well as showing them how single large outwork pieces will look. Ever had that client that wondered if an 8×10 print would look great over their fireplace? Now you can show them that it is too small, and what size will be more appropriate.

To go along with Preveal, make sure you get a copy of Design Aglow’s free guide for clients to photograph their home for the wall displays. The educational guide ‘teaches your clients how to take a well composed, properly scaled image of their home’s future wall gallery location‘.”



SEO Cookbook

The Search Engine Cookbook for Photographers
Easy Recipes to Rank Higher” by Zach Prez will help you:

         •  Get more clients
         •  Attract the right clients
         •  Charge the fees you deserve
         •  Scale back paid marketing activities
         •  Look like you’re the best in your area
         •  Build a client base that can generate referral business

“My process for teaching is very much like a chef sharing a recipe. I simple tell you what you need and how to put it all together. So I came up with a cookbook model with tools, ingredients, and recipes to rank you well. You’re going to love it!” –Zach Prez

WOW! This is THE guide to understanding and implementing SEO. My favorite part are the recipes provided. 115 pages of holding my hand and literally spoon-feeding me the information. It was refreshing to be able to sit and learn without having to supplement with other sources. I strongly recommend this for business owners that are lacking on the SEO and web presence. After this book SEO will be a cakewalk!” -Rachel Brenke, The Law Tog



amsw demo pack

“The Shop” at AMSW Photography‘s “Full Demo Pack” includes:

1.  Cloud Overlay in “Puffy Heart”
2.  Color Texture in “Yellow and Orange”
3.  Lightroom Presets 4 & 5 in “Dark Pastels Sampler”
4.  Digital Backdrop in “Grass Field”
5.  Light Effects Overlay in “Directional Light Can”
     -and- Light Effects Overlay in “Underwater Bokeh 2”



THIS GIVEAWAY’S WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!


How do you win this bundle? It’s easy!

U.S. RESIDENTS: All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us why you want to win this gift pack. For one chance to win, that’s all there is to it!

For up to two more BONUS chances to win: Go to your Facebook and / or Twitter accounts and post the following (then tell us where you did):

I want to win a photographer’s prize pack from @Preveal / @ZachPrez SEO / @AMSWPhotography at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Preveal on Facebook, and Photography Spark on Facebook, and AMSW Photography on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments here) – giving you up to four more chances to win.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want SEVEN chances to win, you have to do all seven things listed above, and then make seven separate comments here telling us how you did them.) You create as many (up to 7 comments) or as few chances to win as you prefer.

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter or Facebook account(s) – with a link to where you did it – 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 Tuesday, July 30th. You can enter up to seven 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 seven 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 seven 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. See official rules for more details.

HUGE thanks to Preveal, The SEO Cookbook, and AMSW Photography for this fantastic photographer’s prize pack! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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

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The birthday party is now in full-swing and runs for over a week from July 19th – July ??th!

More giveaways on the way! Until then…have a great weekend!
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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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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Oct201229

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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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Nov201125

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! To show you how thankful we are for our Paperie readers, we’re offering up this free baby tee design for use at Zazzle – it would make the perfect client holiday gift!

Buttons and Bows Photography t shirt baby newborn infant Orlando Florida

UPDATE: The design has been updated for the year “2012“. You can now see how the shirts look when you get them from Zazzle here. Try finding a Zazzle coupon code at retailmenot.com before making your purchase!

You can either download the .psd file below and move things around to add your own logo — or if you prefer to just print the design as-is, use the Paperie Zazzle Store and choose between a baby onesie, an infant t-shirt, an infant organic creeper, or a baby long-sleeve tee in sizes 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.

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  → download link ← (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)

You can edit the background color in this .psd file and move layers around. However, you cannot edit the text as-shown or make changes to the graphic. If you choose to print the design with a vendor other than Zazzle please make sure to check the size and crop guidelines first! Paperie is not responsible for mis-prints.

If you prefer to print the shirt without a logo, or do not have the ability to edit .psd layers, you can order it directly from Zazzle here.

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PLEASE MAKE SURE when ordering your shirt(s) that you use the Zazzle “Customize It!” tools (as shown below) to correctly place the “Santa baby / camera” graphic on the various designs / styles so the entire graphic appears and is centered! It will change size and placement depending on design selected and it is up to you to confirm proper placement on your item before ordering!

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Click the orange “Customize It!” button to get started and use controls shown. Make sure you also select the “Santa baby / camera” image in the “Customize It!” section because it will not move or resize until the image is selected to edit.

Here are the onesies I got from Zazzle for Christmas 2011 and they turned out so cute! I customized them for my Buttons and Bows Photography clients:

Paperie Boutique custom design Zazzle Christmas shirt

Buttons and Bows Photography t shirt baby newborn infant Orlando Florida

I added a smaller version of the Santa-camera with my URL on the t-shirt backs.

And here is a similar onesie that Buttons and Bows Photography gifted to clients in 2008. They were a HUGE hit!
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Template is ©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.


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We also have a couple of winners to announce! First up, the winner of the Martha Stewart heat embossing tool is…Tatiana Fowler!

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And the winner of the ONA Venice camera bag is…Jennifer Stuart Photography!

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Congrats to both of our winners, thanks to everyone who entered, and a huge thank you to ONA Camera Bags for such a fantastic giveaway!

I’ll be e-mailing both winners this weekend so make sure to check your e-mail soon!


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Check out our Facebook page if you haven’t seen it already – both Amazon and B&H have been running huge specials on Adobe’s Lightroom 3 today! It’s been as low as $89.99, and as of 2:45 p.m. EST on “Black” Friday, November 25th it’s still on sale for as low as $149.00!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. The 2nd annual “Wrap Battle” kicks off a week from today on Friday, December 2nd – get ready!



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Jul201123

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
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Winner announcements start on Monday, July 25th…
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If there’s such a thing a a super-duper triple-360° mega giveaway, well then #25 would be it! Up for grabs for one lucky Paperie reader are three amazing prizes from Francypants Boutique, One Willow Presets, and The Album Cafe.

Francypants Academy
Francypants BonjOrganization Guide
The BonjOrganization .pdf guide ($99 value) has over 50 pages teaching the art of balancing work and family along with client and time management. Bonus items include “Worst First” charts for the family, Kelli’s Mom-preneur schedule, client checklists, filing systems, and more. Also features Kelli’s extreme office make-over and the strategic setup of her office. It will change the way you work and play!

“I wish I could leap through email and just hug your neck. I read your BonjOrganization e-book last night and had so many light bulb moments. Really, I love organization. It makes me happy. But I can’t keep up with a system that I love yet. Now, I printed off your Worst-First Chart and your Schedule, and I’m tweaking them to our family’s needs. And already, I feel so much better!! I can do this! I had a very productive day today, kept up with housework, clients, Parker’s school program, and even ate dinner out with the family after the play. This morning? Both of my kids made their beds and Parker even finished his handwriting homework before we left the house. And I even had the strength (and sense) to say an emphatic NO to a client who is asking for yet another exception, and I haven’t even shot her session yet. (I’m not going to take the session at all, in fact.)

Thank you, Kelli. You’re such a gem. And I will be shouting the praises of your BonjOrganization e-book from the rooftops, darling.”
~Stacey Woods, Stacey Woods Photography

One Willow Presets
The One Willow Presets “Triple Collection, plus Timeless” collection ($139.00 value) includes 82 presets, 55 posts, and 5 tones.

The Album Cafe
And The Album CafeComplete ‘Pure’ Marketing Set” ($89 value) is designed for printing with WHCC and Vistaprint – it literally includes everything you need to set up your new business (or add much-needed sparkle to an existing one).

So how do you win these great prizes? It’s simple!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):
Win @kellifrance onewillowpresets.com @thealbumcafe “mega-prize kit” at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Francypants Designs on Facebook.

3. Like One Willow Presets on Facebook.

4. Like The Album Cafe on Facebook.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FIVE chances to win, you have to do the five 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 one or both vendors on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 25th. You can enter up to five times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five 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 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!

Big thanks to Francypants Boutique, One Willow Presets, and The Album Cafe for this great prize pack. Don’t forget to check for their Paperie birthday celebration coupon codes. You can find those codes, and several others from our vendors, continually updated this week here!


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It’s the weekend and I still have several more giveaways left!
We’ll keep going ’til all of them have winners – see ya’ soon!
Robyn

P.S. Vendors, if you are interested in being a part of the birthday celebration, e-mail me at “robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com” ASAP!



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Jul201119

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

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Up for grabs now is a “prize pack” combo from two popular vendors – Flourish Emporium by Nichole Van and WHCC – one lucky Paperie Boutique reader will get both prizes!

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Winner will receive a $125 gift card to Flourish and a free WHCC Image Box with custom cover! Image Box will be winner’s choice of size and paper type. WHCC Images Boxes are a great way to present and store proofs, photographic prints on black styrene, or a Press Printed Album! Image Box is a $42-$110 value depending on size and depth selected.

So how do you snag these great prizes for yourself? 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 the @WHCCpro / WHCC.com & shop.nicholev.com prize pack from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – visit: http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Flourish Emporium on Facebook.

3. Like WHCC on Facebook.

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

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

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 22nd. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

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

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

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

Good luck!

Thanks to Flourish by Nichole Van and WHCC! And don’t forget Flourish Emporium is offering a 25% off coupon code to all Paperie readers this week! You can find that code, and several others from our vendors, continually updated this week here!


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Don’t forget several of our merchants are offering discounts and coupon codes to all Paperie readers this week! Check and see if your favorite vendor is there!

Click over here and see what you missed. A special sale, and a teaser of the great giveaways ahead this week, were posted over the weekend!

There’s a limited-time offer for advertisers / vendors this week, too. Over half-off some ad rates for new advertisers. Check it out!


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Check in often today! More fun is on the way…
Robyn

P.S. Vendors, if you are interested in being a part of the birthday celebration, e-mail me at “robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com” ASAP!



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Jun201026

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When word got out from a recent post, I can’t even begin to describe the response. My brain, and heart, are overflowing with joy and amazement. How do you truly say thank you for something like this? Or the forum posts full of concern? Or the vendor notes of support (like the one when Moo‘s Vice President alerted several colleagues on staff to make sure I was taken care of just because he could). Or surprise gifts in the mail. Or Tweet DMs to check in – one from Pixel2Canvas on vacation in the middle of the Grand Canyon. Or the dozens of e-mails we’ve received. Or a note from a photographer who had just lost her husband and the father of her 5 children, worried about MY FAMILY. (We are so ok by comparison.) Or the little surprises in our PayPal account just because. I mean, it’s more than the human mind can really wrap around.

You go through life trying to do good and just make it day to day. You stumble. Sometimes you stumble hard. Sometimes you even hurt people. You dust yourself off eventually, regroup, reprioritize, remember you’re not really all that (well maybe all that, but often minus the potato chips), and promise yourself that if you don’t learn from those past mistakes what’s the point of the future…so buckle down and get to it… That’s been my 2010. I’ve buckled down and got to it. I had another such gut-check / perspective experience on a CT-scan table just over a week ago to make me even more focused on what’s really important.

In my recent Rangefinder piece, I wrote about the photographer community and my close relationship with my vendors. While being interviewed about this website, the article opened and closed with the following:

I let ‘Fit to Print’ evolve into Paperie Boutique, a standalone blog, through which I’m paying it forward to those who helped me along the way…..What has this experience taught Robyn? “I’ve learned to never underestimate the generosity of people and their willingness to teach and share,” [Robyn] says. “Just when you think you couldn’t possibly be more proud of your professional community, something as simple as a ‘thank you’ or ‘I can help with that’ never ceases to amaze.”


How could I have known when I wrote that, just a few short weeks later…

I’m used to being on the organization and donation collection end of things. It’s been humbling to be on the receiving end to say the very least.

Then yesterday the latest ‘random act of kindness’ showed up on my door step.

HB Photo Packaging thank you

It’s no secret that I love HB Photo Packaging, but this was just beyond unreal. This was a surprise just for me, just because. You can read more of the details over here at Flickr – please make sure to add to the comments and thank them on behalf of our professional community!

And shop their weekend sale—HB Packaging is having a 10% off summer sale!

And speaking of vendors, we have a winner in the recent Design Aglow contest! It’s Silvine Designs / Silvine Photography:

Design Aglow contest winner

Congrats to Michelle and another huge round of THANKS to Design Aglow for being such big supporters of this site, and for donating such fantastic prizes! Thanks to everyone who participated as well, and have a great weekend!



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Jun201022

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We’re back in limited capacity! Thanks so much to everyone for their well-wishes and support! To our new advertisers, welcome! We’ll do our best to get you added in the days ahead.

I’m happy to announce we have an awesome Design Aglow giveaway this week – their new Studio Newsletter Collection magazine-style marketing tool. Read on and see more!

design aglow newsletter

Want to get in front of your target market and stay in touch with your best clients in the most beautiful way? Our quarterly newsletter collection is a must for the studio who wants to stay at the top of their market!

Pre-designed, pre-written, yet 100% adaptable, we offer up a bounty of fresh ideas for topics that easily market all aspects of your studio. Show off new products, your most current images, and inspire with fab session ideas while you keep in touch with clients and prospective clients.

Four quarterly issues used for marketing with a luxury feel, printed as quadfold and mailed to best clients or used in high-tech yet cost efficient way, online. We have included instructions to make sideways scrolling online newsletter to blow your clients away via the web.

This beautiful product includes:
• four sets (winter, spring, summer, fall) of professionally written and designed pages complete with patterned backgrounds, design elements, and space to insert your own images
• A full tutorial

PRODUCT DETAILS:
• Fully customizable, consisting of unflattened .PSD files to customize all colors, text, fonts, and images
• Each brochure contains 8 – 4 x 5.5 inch pages – easily print as an accordion at your favorite lab
• Includes product images, but not portraits
• Contains directions to make an amazing online pdf with Photoshop, Acrobat and Bridge, and a slideshow with Lightroom
• Compatible with Photoshop CS or newer, Windows and Mac



How do you win? It’s simple! Leave a comment here with a positive testimonial why you love Design Aglow.

Then go to Twitter or Facebook and post:

I love Design Aglow / @designaglow – visit Paperie Boutique / paperieboutique.com by @shutterblog to win a new Studio Newsletter Collection

One lucky reader will be picked at Random by random.org from the numbered comments. Contest ends at 11:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 25, 2010. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has now been announced here – check it out!



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