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button birthday – Colorvale & Galpin

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!

P.S. We’ll also do flash giveaways on our Facebook page – “Like” us there!

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In case you missed the announcement, we’re here for another week handing out birthday goodies ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded! NOT including the complimentary “50 Business Cards from MOO.com” for everyone – we’ve made it possible for our vendors and merchants to give out over $6500 in prizes to our readers! And believe it or not, that’s not even HALF of it!

Check back throughout the week for more giveaways, pop-quiz prizes, and Facebook flash giveaways – and you DON’T want to miss the “grand finale“!

Curious what prizes we have left? We put up this sampling on Facebook!

This post has a feature by Colorvale™ and envi photoshop actions that includes a freebie download – followed by a fun Famous Pea Pod prop giveaway by Galpin Studios! Be sure to read ’til the end so you don’t miss anything!

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Our birthday “Pop Quiz #4” featured a $150.00 gift certificate from Colorvale™ and envi photoshop actions. We invited Stacie Jensen from Colorvale™ to do a guest / vendor post and tell everyone a little bit more about her company and products. She even let us know about an amazing “freebie” that is getting killer reviews – you can see more about it at the download link below!

Why purchase Photoshop Actions from Colorvale™?

The answer to this is very important. Because we are backed by well over 13 years of Photoshop experience. Stacie’s background in Photoshop extended back when Photoshop was in its infancy. Stacie’s graphic design & photography have been published nationally in magazines. Your edits are in the hands of a professional who knows Photoshop inside and out! You have spent tons in gear, choked down a ton of learning and now you need to invest in what will help you save time & product quality products to your clients each and every time!

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

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Colorvale™ Gems Photoshop Actions$17.00

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Colorvale™ Everyday Clean by Colorvale – on sale for $47.00

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Colorvale™ Ultimate Web Enhancer & Resize ActionFREE download link:

There is nothing more annoying than uploading your amazing photos onto Facebook just to see them compressed and pixelated. The dimensions for a perfect Facebook photo are always changing but we are trying to keep up with this crazy social world. After many tests these seem to be a beautiful size to use.

Colorvale™ is here to make your editing effortless & save you time!

Actions Included:

•  Perfectly resize for best Facebook quality. Use with Portrait
   or Landscape photos

•  Ultimate Web Sharpening – your photos will look beautifully
   sharp every time

•  Clean white 5 px border for professional matting

•  Action to quickly save your image as PNG before uploading
   to Facebook

•  This action does NOT harm the layers of your edited image
   or resize the original. It will make a duplicate file before
   making the necessary changes for Facebook quality.

Compatible With: Photoshop CS3 & above and Elements 8 & above

Thanks Stacie and Colorvale™—we’re so excited to have you with us here on Paperie! Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@ColorvaleEdits)!

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And now to the giveaway! Up for grabs is one Famous Pea Pod prop (size Medium) from Galpin Studios in the color of your choice! The Famous Pea Pod is one of the most sought out props of newborn photographers! These precious pea pods are darling and a must have in your studio. (Value is $150.00.)

Galpin Studios has spent over three years working on the Famous Pea Pod design (trademark pending) – perfecting both the shape and the size.

Galpin Studios sweet peapod prop
Galpin Studios sweet pea pod prop
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How do you win this cute bundle of joy prop (baby not included)? It’s easy!


U.S. RESIDENTS: All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite Galpin Studios prop is! That’s all there is to it!

For 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 the @GalpinStudios Famous Pea Pod prop now at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com — PaperieBirthday.com has prizes!

You can also follow Galpin Studios on Facebook and / or Paperie Boutique on Facebook (or state that you follow one – or both already, in separate comments here).

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FIVE chances to win, you have to do all 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 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 Friday, August 2nd. You can enter up to five 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 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. See official rules for more details.

Huge thanks to Galpin Studios for this great prop / prize – visit them on Facebook and Twitter! Good luck!

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The birthday party is now in its second week and started on Friday, July 19th – it will run until we run out of prizes on July ??!

More giveaways posted on Tuesday – see you then!
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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Happy weekend! This post will answer several “hey, where did you get…?” questions. But first we have a winner to announce in our Paper Source gift card giveaway…and it’s scraphappyrhodes!

paperie boutique paper source gift card winner

Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered / gave us suggestions for vendors to feature here at Paperie! We’d love to hear more of your ideas and suggestions so please leave them in the comments. If your vendor is featured, we’ll give you a little something to say “thanks”!

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newborn peapod pea pod baby prop

I’m constantly e-mailed by photographers wanting to know “where did you get the peapod?” I actually hand-painted it myself after finding something I thought would work – it was hidden back in a clearance bin.

galpin studios peapod

I found this one for under $40 $50 on eBay – don’t suspect it will stay there long.

But never fear! I have found a vendor that makes them, and they are almost identical to mine – you can see / order them here at the Galpin Studios Etsy store, or request an order here at Galpin Studios on Facebook.

      I think if you made a bright fabric triangle sail and attached it to a dowel
      rod on the brightly colored ones, it would make a cute “sailboat”, too!

(The precious little peapod hat of mine is from Knitty Bitty Apparel on Etsy.)

Atlanta newborn photographer photography

If you’re looking for a mossy or grassy blanket similar to the ones I use in my peapod and nest, I bought the one shown above from Baby P Designs on Etsy. I highly recommend them! The “nest” is a simple grapevine wreath from JoAnn’s.

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As Christmas approaches each year, I’m bombarded with e-mails asking “where did you get the sleigh?” I honestly don’t know because it was a surprise from my mom in Oklahoma. I have seen some almost identical – albeit slightly smaller – in Hobby Lobby so bring your tape measurers and see if you can make it work! The adorable hat shown is by Fuzzy Lumpkin Crochet on Etsy. The blanket shown is similar to the Plushy Pom Pom by Ooh So Chic Boutique on Etsy.

newborn bicycle basket hat stocking cap

Another photo I’m asked about a lot is the baby on the bike. I bought the bike on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The hat shown is from Knitwitwoolies on Etsy (love her!). And the background is a canvas Bad Sass Backdrop by Heather Green Designs (#HG006).

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Last but not least, the #1 question I get is “where did you get the suitcases?” That one is not so simple to answer…

First I had Tiffany blue and Christmas red sets from Paper Source. I lost both of those sets when we lost our house. (Gabi of My Funky Camera gave me one of the best gifts I have ever received when she realized they were gone, and she had one of the large Tiffany cases herself. After coaxing it away from her kids and removing the Barbie clothes inside, she sent it to me and gave me hope again in the human race!)

Right after we moved, I found similar cases at Land of Nod in pink (shown) and powder blue. I put the word out on forums, but they quickly sold out and discontinued the items.

However, as I recently shared on Facebook, Kate’s Paperie just started selling two similar sets – red large / small and blue large / small. You will need the large size to hold a newborn or baby!

If you’re sitting there thinking, “Those are cute, but they sure are pricey…I don’t know…” Yeah, they’re not cheap. (You can get a 20% off code mailed to you immediately if you sign up for the newsletter first though.) Now where were we? Oh yes, the price. If you don’t buy them, and you really want them, you will regret it. Trust me on this. I always thought I’d get another set…one day…and never did. And it seemed every session I styled after that, the color I didn’t buy was the color I would need to make it work. They are HARD to find, and they sell out quickly once word gets out. Do I like these as much as my original Paper Source sets? Not really. But would they be a good enough substitute? Yes. It’s your call!

If you haven’t visited our Facebook page lately, I’ve also been sharing holiday gift ideas for your clients this year. Do you know what you’ll be giving yours yet?

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And don’t forget MOO.com and Paperie Boutique are giving out 100 FREE MOO.com MiniCards! Here’s an example of how I used them for my business:

Buttons and Bows Photography Atlanta Moo 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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Please don’t blame us if this post costs you money! It’s worth it, right?
Robyn & Todd

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