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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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Because this is a “game of skill“, our Canadian readers can play along as well! (Canadian winners may be responsible for any additional shipping and / or surcharges.) First one to post the correct answer in the comments here wins!

The first person to answer the pop quiz question correctly takes the following “prize pack” from Photographer Cafe, Pamela Topping Camera Bling, and MpixPro!

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COMMENTS CLOSED on this entry—winner chosen!

Don’t forget we have other giveaways going on right now!

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$200 shop credit from Photographer Cafe

Photographer Cafe gift card

camera charm necklace from Pamela Topping Camera Bling

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$100 gift certificate from MpixPro

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Whoever gets the question right takes all of the loot in this great “prize pack”!

Easy, no? Then ready? Set. GO!

Answer this question in the comment box at the bottom of this page:

What movie (that features Brad Pitt in a starring role) gave us the inspiration for our youngest son’s first name?

You may have to dig around IMDB a bit, but the answer should be easy to find! Pinky swear!

Good luck!
Robyn & Todd

Thanks to Photographer Cafe, Pamela Topping Camera Bling, and MpixPro for this great prize pack worth $324.00! Please follow each of these vendors on Facebook (Photographer Cafe, Camera Bling, and MpixPro)!

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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

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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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 Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

Another giveaway going up late tonight – see you soon!
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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The digital edition of the September 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

September 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine PPA

In this issue Robyn reviewed the latest and greatest “lab’s choice” products by Color Inc., ProDPI, Bay Photo, McKenna Pro, Collages.net, Miller’s Professional Imaging, LustreColor, and Mid South Color Lab.

Sept 12 Robyn L Pollman article lab photographer photography

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 55 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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We have a winner in the recent Photographer Cafe $125 shopping spree giveaway and it’s…April!

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Congrats to April, thanks to everyone who entered, and thank you to Photographer Cafe for the amazing prize!

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Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd

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We’re back again with a great vendor / guest post and giveaway! Read on for a chance to win a enter to win a $125 shopping spree to Photographer Cafe.

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Photographer Cafe is pleased to announce many fresh, practical, beautiful templates that have landed in their shop this summer. Find marketing tools that will help your studio grow, holiday cards and products that will present your images beautifully, and templates that will streamline your workflow and assist you in creating a professional, top notch experience for your clients.

Photographer Cafe giveaway

Now through September 29, 2012, followers of Paperie Boutique will receive a special $20 off a purchase of $50 or more using the code paperie20

Plus, enter to win a $125 shopping spree to the Photographer Cafe shop by sharing your favorite Photographer Cafe template in the comments here. (See Official Rules for more details.) Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 30th, 2012. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Visit the Photographer Cafe shop today to stock up on templates that will polish your studio’s image and save you incredible time and stress!

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Last but not least, don’t forget 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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More cool stuff on tap for this week – same Bat time, same Bat channel!
Robyn & Todd

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
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This is a fun gift-pack giveaway from three amazing vendors, and it’s all going to one lucky Paperie reader! First up is your choice of an 8×10 frame from The Organic Bloom (you pick the color and style)! Next WHCC is providing a gift card good for one Boutique Bag — these bags are made to fit any WHCC Press Printed Book or Album in your choice of size and pattern (up to a $55.00 value). And last but not least, Photographer Cafe is offering their new Sassy Album template + a $75 shopping spree!

Organic Bloom Gift Card

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WHCC Boutique Bag Coupon
WHCC Boutique Bag Giveaway

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Photographer Cafe Sassy Album Grand Giveaway
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Photographer Cafe is known for beautiful, versatile, and practical templates and tools for photographers. Their new Sassy Album is no exception. Including full-layered .psd files, you may change colors, remove borders, mix and match borders, and change it up to suit virtually any style. Take it from sweet to sassy to modern with a few simple clicks! In addition to the Sassy Album, you will have $75 to spend any way you like. Visit Photographer Cafe to plan how you will spend your $75, and read their inspirational blog.

So how do you snag this awesome gift pack 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 @WHCCpro / WHCC.com & theorganicbloom.com & @PhotogCafe / Photographer Cafe prize pack at @PaperieBoutique – http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like The Organic Bloom on Facebook.

3. Like WHCC on Facebook.

4. Like Photographer 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 Saturday, July 23rd. 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!

Thanks to The Organic Bloom, WHCC, and Photographer Cafe for this cool prize pack! And don’t forget Photographer Cafe is offering a $20 off a $50 order through July 2011 for all Paperie readers! 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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More prizes will be posted SOON – see you then!

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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Next up in the Internet party-hop is Photographer Cafe with a special birthday treat just for Paperie readers:

Photographer Cafe Invite

Hurry up though – the offer ends at 5 p.m. EDT today! Check their Facebook account for more info! And check back here soon for more party favors!

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Very excited to bring you the first of multiple features by “roving reporters” I asked to cover WPPI 2010 for those of us who could not attend. Give it up for Monica of Photoumbra Studios for providing today’s guest post!

This year’s trip to WPPI was really great. There seemed to be a resurgence of energy that perhaps our segment of the economy is recovering and on the rise. WPPI enrollment was up from last year and the vendors I spoke to said that big budget items were selling like hot cakes! As for myself, I was determined to be “good” this year and limit my spending. It was certainly hard to resist some of the awesome products that were at the trade show, and I did come home with a few things.

If you have ever been to WPPI, you know that the trade show is fun and stock full of companies, products, and people. I only had 3 hours to cover the entire trade show between classes, so I’m sure I didn’t catch everything, but here are some of the companies and products that caught my eye this year both new and old. And since Paperie Boutique is my favorite blog, I will share all of the awesome WPPI discount codes with you. Just visit my blog for a list of the companies and promo codes. Please be aware that most of the codes will expire very soon!

Photoumbra Studios WPPI

(View above collage larger.) Here are a few of my favorite things!

Priscilla Foster Handmade Books

Priscilla Foster Handmade Books – These books were gorgeous. Covers are made from fine silks, bound with ribbons, and the papers inside were not only fun to touch, they are all archival. In these days where there are a thousand album companies, it was nice to see one that incorporated truly fine materials and craftsmanship.

Freedom Cloth – For all you studio shooters, these guys have some really great backdrops. The coolest thing about their backdrops is that they are wrinkle free, machine washable and BIG! While there is a lot of cheesy stuff on their site, I really like their Retro sets.

After Dark Education – After Dark Education gives you access to 35 top mentors where you will learn directly from your chosen mentor in various settings with hands-on-activities. Looks like they visit many major cities throughout the year and offer some great learning experiences.

Eternal Albums

Eternal Albums – These luxury albums caught my eye because of their unique cases that not only protected the albums but actually interacted with them as an artistic element. The Sensualle album was my favorite {pictured above}. If you are looking for some new albums and especially some new ways of uniquely presenting them, make sure you check them out. They offer 50% off studio samples, and I have a promo code on my blog for 60% through April.

Jamie Schultz Designs – Jamie was at the Mpix booth displaying her great designs on some of Mpix’s amazing products. I have code for $10 off a $50 purchase from her on my blog.

Triple Scoop Music – While these guys have been around for quite a while, I thought I’d include them on the list because they do offer a a great way to obtain legal music for your websites and projects. They have thousands of songs to choose from that will match your branding or project perfectly. I have a code at my blog for 10% off.

Color Inc Spiral

Color Inc. Digital Pro Lab (recently featured here on Paperie Boutique) – I use Color Inc. for a few of my printing needs and I was excited about a few new products that they are offering. The first that caught my eye was their spiral-bound books. While these are not new in themselves, I loved their rounded corners.

Color Inc Boutique Packaging

Color Inc. is also offering some new boutique packaging services that might be a nice start for someone who can’t quite afford to purchase all these sizes and colors in bulk.

Drop it Modern – You’ve got to love the backdrops from this company. Equally as impressive is their marketing and branding. Very eye catching and inspirational. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to purchase your favorite backdrop, see my blog for a coupon code good through this month.

Photographer Cafe – The Photographer Cafe offers templates, design elements, and even some business and marketing materials. Their blog also provides some great inspiration. Save 10% off your entire order with the wppi coupon code.

DNL Photo Packaging – I love DNL for their beautiful packaging. They offer bags, boxes, cd/dvd packaging, albums, folders, and folios. I have a killer coupon code that can be used on any of their products through the end of the month.

Kelly Moore Bags – This was Kelly Moore Bags first year at WPPI and I hope she had great success. These bags are cute and you’d never guess they were meant for photographers. They are even coming out with a men’s version soon which my husband is actually excited about since his bag strap is currently being held together by duct tape.

Sarah Petty’s The Joy of Marketing (recently featured here on Paperie Boutique) – If you haven’t heard of Sarah Petty, then you really need to get out more. While her Joy of Marketing program is not new, it is neat and I thought I’d mention it on this post because she has a few free things on her site you can enjoy. Also, if you are interested in joining Cafe Joy, you should do so before the end of this month when monthly membership dues will go from $35 to $59. I have a coupon code to get you the rate of $35. Also, if you like free, I know I do, visit HERE to download a free ebook on “The Boutique Experience” and for other goodies!

Barbour Backdrops – I know, I know, another backdrop company. But this one is really different. Their backdrops were of amazing quality and I loved the real texture on them. They also offer nice floor moulding options as well of some classy props. You’ve got to check them out if you haven’t heard of them.

Jolie Wraps

Jolie Wraps – This company is right up Paperie Boutique’s alley! Talk about amazing packaging products and ideas. They offer beautifully designed print and album boxes, some great cloth wraps to house your artwork such as canvases, standouts, and albums. Their slide-out proof boxes are very impressive and they can customize anything for you! I also have a coupon code to save you 10% off your first order.

Moo (frequently featured here on Paperie Boutique) – Well I can’t leave Moo out of my list of favorite things. Moo’s booth was really cute and showed off some of their great products! I picked up a coupon for all Paperie Boutique readers that will get you a free pack of 50 business cards! Just visit my blog for the coupon code.

[Note from Robyn: Check out Shutterbug Portrait’s Blog for the “WPPI 2010 Update“. You can see yours-truly featured on the Moo booth backdrop!]

I want to thank Paperie Boutique for letting me cover the trade show for the readers. If you’d like to stay connected to my studio for upcoming products for photographers please join the UmbraClique here. You can also become a fan on Facebook and check out my website!

Monica Burby
Photoumbra Studios

Thank you so much for taking the time to share these reviews (and coupon codes), Monica! I know everyone really appreciates it!

France Photography Blog
Paperie Boutique is featured today on the “France Photography Blog” by Francypants Academy. There’s a special “Easter Egg” freebie if you hunt for it!

Don’t forget there’s just under 2½ hours left to enter the “Pink Boutique Packaging Set” from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging. Go here to enter!

If you’re interested in sending reviews / photos of WPPI 2010, or in having your own business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment).

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