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Aug201319

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If you followed Paperie Boutique on Facebook one of these could be yours. (We continuously run giveaways day or night, weekend or weekday, rain or shine!)

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facebook birthday giveaways

  What Facebook giveaways have you missed lately? Let’s see:

  1.   HB Photo Packaging and Amazon.com gift cards
  2.   WHCC Custom Cover Image Box
  3.   “Full Demo Pack” from “The Shop” at AMSW
        Photography
(x3)
  4.   Jo Totes Allison Camera Bag
  5.   ”1-year subscription” to Click Magazine
  6.   JewelBeat.com 2-disc CD / DVD set
  7.   LOKTAH CD/DVD cases
  8.   Fit to Print – entire “Buy the Store” package (x6)
  9.   HB Photo Packaging Sampler
  10.  “It’s Not Just a Click – The Complete Guide for
         Photographing Your Kids!”
by Mesmerizing
         Moments Photography
  11.  Newborn Prop and Hat Gift Set
  12.  Graslon Insight Dome Flash Diffuser


   What are you waiting for? “Like” us
here and be the next winner!
   -Robyn & Todd


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

Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY Celebration Round II – 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. We had so many gifts donated from our vendors to our readers this year that we unexpectedly had to split the event into two partsRound II will run until all prizes have been awarded!

Our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants also provided several discount codes and promotions for our audience. 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!

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


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Have you tried to win “THE GISÈLE” camera bag by LobLee Camera Bags?

LobLee Gisele Camera Bag Giveaway
You have FIVE chances to win it here! What are you waiting for?

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Just a heads-up that contest winners are being posted to Facebook so make sure you follow us there for the most recent announcements. Contest winners #13—#17 have been selected and are now posted below, as well as on Facebook.


Giveaway #13 – *emera messenger bag

emera messenger winner


Giveaway #14 – Chic Critique Forum

chic critique forum


Giveaway #15 – Kelly Moore Bag / My Funky Camera

Kelly Moore Bag My Funky Camera


Giveaway #16 – Full Color, Inc. / The Album Cafe / Kraft & Jute

full color kraft jute album cafe


Giveaway #17 – Galpin Studios

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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

A birthday party so nice – we’re having it twice! Who’s ready to start winning stuff again!?! Watch this space because new giveaways are now underway and we’ll also announce more prize winners from the first seventeen giveaways!

We’re building up to the GRAND FINALE this week so check back 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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P.S. Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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Jul201330

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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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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 ??!

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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colorvale envi actions

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


colorvale envi actions

Colorvale™ Gems Photoshop Actions$17.00


colorvale envi actions
colorvale envi actions

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


colorvale envi actions

Colorvale™ Ultimate Web Enhancer & Resize ActionFREE download link:
colorvaleactions.com/shop/social-friendly-photos-action-by-colorvale/


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
galpin studios peapod


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How do you win this cute bundle of joy prop (baby not included)? It’s easy!


THIS GIVEAWAY’S WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!


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

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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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Aug201211

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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.

newborn holiday photography snow

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).

pink suitcases infant portraits

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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Apr201204

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

Professional Photographer Magazine April 2012 cover

In this issue I reviewed props and backdrops by WHCC, Denny Manufacturing Company, Inc., Bad Sass Backdrops, Inc., Custom Photo Props, Photo Pie, drop it MODERN, Design Revolution, PhotoArt StreetScapes, Barbour Backdrops and Props, and Backgrounds by Maheu.

Professional Photographer Magazine April 2012 props and backdrops
Professional Photographer Magazine April 2012 props and backdrops
Professional Photographer Magazine April 2012 props and backdrops

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 60, page 62, and page 64 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? Subscribe here!


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Have you heard about the Chic Critique Forum yet?

The Chic Critique Forum is focused on providing candid critique for photographers. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned photographer, Chic Critique Forum is the place to be when you are ready to step it up. Our forum members are strongly encouraged to offer at least one suggestion to every image they choose to comment on. Also, members can sign up for our exclusive “4-Week Critiques” with any of our Celebrity Photographers. Join a creative community of aspiring and inspiring photographers who share honest critique.


Right now Chic Critique Forum is having an April affiliate contest to see which websites can get the most new members to join. So you know there’s a little summin’-summin’ in it for me. But what’s in it for YOU?

Well funny you should ask because all new members during the month of April will receive a free digital copy of CHIC Magazine! And look what’s on page 62:

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CHIC Magazine

As further incentive to join, Paperie will pay for the entire 3 months of a 3-month subscription ($28 total value) for one lucky reader! All you have to do is join Chic Critique Forum and then post a comment here saying you’ve done so and are now a member. The affiliate contest ends on April 30th – so on Tuesday, May 1st we will use Random.org to select the winner from the comments here, and then we will refund the cost of one 3-month membership ($28) to the winner. So what do you have to lose? You get a free digital copy of CHIC Magazine – and have a chance to get the first 3 months of your membership free as well! It’s win-win!

(Please read Paperie’s contest and giveaway rules – and note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.)

Good luck to everyone who enters!


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More goodies coming soon! And don’t forget our extended advertiser sale going on through April 15th!

-Robyn & Todd



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Oct201112

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We’re excited to have the Anima Dolce Design Boutique here today for a giveaway and vendor / guest post!

Anima Dolce flowers

I’ve written a post for Paperie Boutique before about how I was inspired to create the branding for my photography business, Anima Dolce Photography. I’m back this time to share my inspiration with you on how I branded my new online shop, the Anima Dolce Design Boutique.

Last month I was searching through Etsy for props, as I do daily (it’s a real addiction), and I was trying to find headbands to not only match my new Bad Sass backdrops, but to also fit my style. I wanted smaller headbands with colors that you might find in a candy shop. And that’s when it hit me—I should make my own!

So while I was still on Etsy, I searched for fabric flower patterns that I liked and fit my style. Blossom and Vine had just what I needed. I purchased fabrics in colors that reflected a candy shop and I started cutting. But with all these cute flowers made, how would I brand it?

Anima Dolce grape squeeze

At the time, my site was a dark plum color found in the Spice paper pack by Sassy Designs. But that didn’t seem like a good color palette for my candy shop. It was too dark and heavy for what I wanted.

Anima Dolce Photography

So I started looking through my Sassy stash to see if any color palettes inspired me. I’m a Sassy Designs junkie, so I knew I could find something that would inspire me.

The style in the Caroline paper pack was just what I needed…the polka dots, the stripes, the colors—it was perfect! I had just finished creating a mini book with the Blue Sky template from Oh Snap Boutique and I loved the frame, so I borrowed it for the shop logo. I think the final look really reflects that elegant candy shop feel that I was trying to achieve.

Anima Dolce header

The boutique opened on Wednesday, October 5th and includes some special headband lines: circus candy and lollipop shop. I also have to give credit to my husband, Chuck, for helping me name all the flowers. (He’s quite good at coming up with names.)

And I don’t think I could finish this blog post without giving away some “hair candy”!

Anima Dolce packaging card

Three lucky winners will have the chance to choose a flower and finishing (elastic headband, ponytail holder, or hair clip)! Here are details how to enter…

1. Follow Anima Dolce on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

2. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win an @animadolcephoto boutique fabric flower and headband / hair clip from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/TMPT6Q

3. Comment here and tell us what your favorite Anima Dolce Design Boutique product is

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 – in separate comments here – to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 15th. 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 thing multiple times. Duplicate comments 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.

Thanks so much to the Anima Dolce Design Boutique for the great prizes, and good luck to everyone who enters!


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Don’t forget we have a current giveaway for an *emera camera bag!

win emera camera bag

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We also put up new, FREE holiday 2011 templates for Moo round stickers and coordinating address / gift labels:

Moo holiday 2011 templates

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And we are currently running a fall special with advertising rates up to half-off (or more) — and we’d love to have YOU join us!

Paperie Boutique ad sale autumn 2011

Don’t miss this chance to connect with our readers! The Paperie new advertisers sale ends October 15th.


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More giveaways coming up – including ANOTHER *emera bag – so stay tuned!

Robyn & Todd



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Sep201124

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I’m so excited to bring our Paperie readers one of my favorite new vendorsCrowned Embellishments – for a guest post / giveaway!

crowned embellishments
Anything beautiful is always my inspiration…and what is more beautiful than a brand new babe! I have found my home in portraiture at Meg Fish Photography for newborns and I am always looking for something new and exquisite to use with my clients’ babes.

As a very picky (borderline perfectionist) artist I am very selective in props and set-ups. The crowns were inspired by the metal ancient looking head pieces from Spain…rustic and antique. Crowned Embellishments was born out of this inspiration and now offers stunning hand made crowns and headwraps for photographers that mirror these qualities while being completely safe and weightless for tiny heads.

crowned embellishments infant crowns tiaras
crowned embellishments newborn crown tiara

I love that these tiny creations are works of art by themselves and also that they add an old-world magic to portraiture. The crowns come in seven different colors, and some are also available in larger sizes. I love clients with ideas for a custom crown…because one of a kind is always a treasure.

The Winter Collection will launch on November 1st, but until then the shop is currently fully stocked with crowns…including the best-selling ‘little prince’ crown.

crowned embellishments baby crowns tiaras
crowned embellishments baby crown tiara

I am a mother to a sweet 1-year old and wife to the man of my dreams. I appreciate the support and love from all of you who have and will place orders. Your business truly blesses us and allows me to keep bringing new creations to you! –Meg

[ Note from Robyn: I added hand-sewn beading and seed-pearl detail to my crown. You can see the details larger on Flickr. ]

my crowned embellishments

And now one lucky Paperie reader will win the crown of their choice from the Crowned Embellishments shop (including S&H)! How do you win? 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 your choice of baby / newborn crowns from CrownedEmbellishments.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/pTRkNW

2. Friend / Like / Follow Crowned Embellishments on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

3. Post your favorite item from the Crowned Embellishments shop in the comments here

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want FOUR chances to win, you have to do the FOUR separate 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 Capturing Couture on Facebook and/or Twitter – or your favorite Capturing Couture product – 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 Wednesday, September 28th. You can enter up to FOUR times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four 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 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 to everyone who enters, and thanks to Crowned Embellishments for such a beautiful prize / giveaway!


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We’d like to extend a big welcome one of our newest advertisers…Blank Media Printing!

Blank Media Printing provides fast, high quality custom printed CD-Rs, DVD-Rs and USB Drives.

Our mission is to provide High quality, cost effective, fast printing service of blank CD or DVD discs for photographers, religious institutions, medical imaging facilities, musicians, wedding favors, sports, graduations, radio & TV stations, theme parks, businesses, etc.

Our specialty is custom low volume (50 – 5,000) CD printing and DVD printing. We use UV-cured ink when printing your CD or DVD. This means the ink will not rub or scratch off. We also offer CD duplication and DVD duplication. We can print your design or you can choose to add your text and information to any of our prepared designs.


If you’re interested in being an advertiser and / or sponsor at Paperie Boutique and having your business featured on our main page like Blank Media Printing, check out this post!

We are currently running a fall special with ad rates up to half-off (or more) — and we’d love to have YOU join us!

From Paperie reader / contest winner Kim Young:

I love your site. And not just for the fantastic giveaways, but for the introduction of all of the fabulous vendors. I have seen new companies and products that I have bookmarked and ordered from. Without Paperie Boutique I am not sure that I would have known about them. So thank you (even if my husband would like you to stop sharing all of this cool stuff).


Don’t miss this chance to connect with our readers! Offer ends October 15th.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd



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Sep201124

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Like everyone else in North America, Paperie is switching gears from summer to fall / winter. This means shorter days, longer shooting schedules as the holidays approach, and giveaways galore!

In a few weeks we’ll be announcing the exciting details for the second annual “best packaging contest“. Remember how much bigger / better this year’s second birthday celebration was? Well the next packaging contest will be no different! One vendor has already kicked in a $500.00 gift certificate!

Paperie Boutique advertise here special

What does all this mean to photography-related vendors? There’s never been a better time to advertise on Paperie! During our birthday celebration in July we logged well over 7 million unique hits and over 450,000 page views. We’ve followed that up with over 10 million unique hits from early August – mid September! Those numbers are only guaranteed to climb as the holidays and the annual packaging contest approach!

Kathy of the Boudoir Business Boutique writes:

I just thought you’d like to know that 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!


In addition to deep-discounts on our normal ad rates, we are also going to include each new vendor (that signs up between today and Saturday, October 15th) in a blog entry for better Google indexing through text links! So take one of our most recent advertisers, for example… This is what your entry would look like:


Paperie Boutique is proud to announce a recent addition to our vendor family / elite sponsors — CPQ Professional Imaging!

The CPQ Lab was started in 1972 with a small group of 15 employees, and since that time CPQ has grown to over 150 employees providing superb quality in a timely manner to the discriminating photographer. The current CPQ location, built in 1993, encompasses 47,000 square feet and houses a full-service lab (both optical and digital) that serves clients from all over the United States.

Users can sign up with CPQ, and receive free evaluation prints, here.


Sound good? Here’s all you need to do to sign up… Just select your ad-purchase in the pull-down menu below, send your payment via PayPal, and voilà!

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Miss the sale? Go here to advertise with us!

Once payment has been made, write todd AT paperieboutique DOT com and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.

If you are interested in being a sponsor + advertiser, please e-mail todd AT paperieboutique DOT com for the additional discounted rate.

We look forward to having you join the family soon!


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Hey, guess what? Moo.com is having a SALE this weekend!

Moo stickers labels business cards biz postcards cards folded
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You can see just some of my Moo business cards, rounded business cards, folded cards, postcards, stickerbooks, round stickers, and labels by clicking on the photo above. And you can see some of my Moo minicards by clicking on this entry.

@overheardatmoo recently Tweeted: Stickers, Business Cards, MiniCards, Postcards and Greeting Cards – 25% off until Sunday (in case you didn’t hear) at http://www.moo.com.

And don’t forget Paperie offers several FREE Moo templates for download!


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We also have a couple of recent contest winners to announce! First up are the two Capturing Couture camera strap winners…Connie McClain and Kim Young!

capturing couture winners

And the Fanciful Kites giveaway winner is…Michelle McDaid!

fanciful kites winner

Thanks to both Capturing Couture and Fanciful Kites for the fun giveaways, congrats to our winners (watch your inboxes this weeked!), and a thank you to everyone who entered!

New contest coming up momentarily so stay tuned…
Robyn & Todd



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Excited to have Studio Thought Sauce back for another guest / vendor post today, including an awesome giveaway!

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

INTRODUCING…the new Fanciful Kites for photographers by Studio Thought Sauce. Our handmade kites are designed specifically for photographers to use in their portrait sessions. Kites make fun props for children, families, high school seniors and even couples!

Our kites are hand-sewn from a variety of fabrics, please see the listing details for specific fabric types. They also include an attached tail, 2 wooden dowels, a wire that can be used to stiffen the string for easier “lift off”, and twine for string. The kites are approximately 21″ long by 15″ wide with a 33″ tail.

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

You can purchase one of our Elemental Kites and spruce it up yourself or leave it as is, purchase one of our One-of-a-Kind kites, or we can make you a custom kite. Visit the Kite Shop for more information or to order! Our kites start at $29.99.

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Enter code KITE10 by September 30th to save 10% off your kite order during checkout!

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Fanciful Kites

Also, we’d like to give away a free Elemental Kite or a $29.99 credit towards any kite in our shop for one lucky winner!

To enter to win, you have two chances.

1. Go to our Studio Thought Sauce’s Facebook Page and like us (or tell us you’re already a fan), then come back here and let us know.

2. And for an additional chance to win, visit the Fanciful Kites store – then come back here and leave a comment telling us which kite is your favorite (or what kind of custom kite you’d like to have created).

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

Comment that you have liked their Facebook account – or your favorite Fanciful Kites product – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

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

You can enter / post up to two 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 TWO 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.

Thanks so much to Fanciful Kites for the awesome giveaway – can’t wait to see who wins!


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Don’t forget we currently have a contest going on! Two lucky Paperie readers will win a camera strap from Capturing Couture!

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You can’t win if you don’t enter – so get to it – and good luck!


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Stay tuned this week – more good stuff ahead!
Robyn & Todd


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Jul201125

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
paperie 2nd birthday
Winner announcements started on Monday, July 25th…


Since last Monday, vendors have donated over $7100 in prizes to Paperie readers to celebrate our second birthday! Amazing! And now we have another prize pack for all the maternity and baby / child photographers out there – gift certificates from The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn (TAoPaN), Memorable Epiphanies, and Photo Card Boutique. One lucky reader will take it all!

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TAoPAN Paperie birthday giveaway
TAoPAN Paperie birthday giveaway

The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn (TAoPaN) is donating a $50 gift certificate to their online store.

Memorable Epiphanies gift certificate

Memorable Epiphanies is honored to be a sponsor of Paperie Boutique’s Birthday Celebration and is donating a $75 gift certificate.

photo card boutique gift certificate

And Photo Card Boutique is donating a $50 gift card good on anything in their store, including birth announcements and mini-accordions!

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 @taopangroup MemorableEpiphanies.etsy.com @PhotogBoutique maternity/baby/child giftcards – @PaperieBoutique / http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like TAoPaN on Facebook.

3. Like Memorable Epiphanies on Facebook.

4. Like Photo Card Boutique 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 Tuesday, July 26th. 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 The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn (TAoPaN), Memorable Epiphanies, and Photo Card Boutique for this awesome gift 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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Weekend’s almost over and we still have several more giveaways left!
We’ll keep going Monday ’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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It’s a rare weekend post at Paperie Boutique! I’m excited to share our newest giveaway from Color Inc. Pro Lab, my latest column in Professional Photographer Magazine, and the winner in the recent Pinhole Press contest.

First up, welcome back Color Inc. for this vendor / guest post and giveaway.

Color Inc Paperie Boutique

Our solid wood 3/4” ready to hang Studio Mounts are a great way to creatively showcase any of your favorite family, wedding, newborn or senior portraits! Each Studio Mount is professionally finished with a smooth black laminate beveled edge and your choice of one of our 4 quality finishing options. Additionally, each piece will arrive with a pre-cut keyhole slot on the back, ready to hang straight out of the package!

• Print Finishing Options: Canvas/Satin/Matte/Velvet
• Your choice between black or white edging under the
  ’Options’ tab in ROES.
• Studio Mounts have a 3-5 business day turnaround time.
• 4×6, 5×5, 5×7, 8×8 & 8×10 Studio Mounts come with an
  Acrylic Dowel Rod Easel Back for quick shelf display.

Studio Mount

Beveled Edge

Easel

And now three lucky Paperie readers can win a 12×12″ (or smaller) Studio Mount from Color Inc.! How do you win? It’s simple:

1. Like Color Inc. on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Color-Inc/190322407656875

2. Follow Color Inc. on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/colorinc/

3. Post the following to Facebook or Twitter (and tell us where you did it):
Win a 12×12″ solid wood Studio Mount from @colorinc / colorincprolab.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @paperieboutique – http://is.gd/pWJ39N

4. Leave a note in the comments here saying what Color Inc. product is your favorite.

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 10th. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met all four requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to four times total – one entry each for 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 24-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck!


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The digital edition of the May 2011 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

Professional Photographer Magazine May 2011

For this month’s article, I reviewed photography-related props by American Photographic Resources, Inc., Barbour Backdrops and Props, Bugs-N-Blooms, Denny Manufacturing Company, Marketing and Props for Photographers, Design Revolution, Savvy Photographer Store, and Virtual Backgrounds.

Professional Photographer Magazine May 2011
Professional Photographer Magazine May 2011
Professional Photographer Magazine May 2011

Click the magazine pages above for a larger .pdf version. You can find the article on page 70, page 72, and page 74 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. And you can also download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.


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Last but not least: Pinhole Pro has selected a winner in their Paperie giveaway…and it’s Jennifer Farris!

Pinhole Pro

Congrats to Jennifer and thanks so much to Pinhole Pro for the amazing prize!

Don’t forget we also have another giveaway going through Sunday night – it’s your chance to win two $250 gift certificates to Bad Sass Backdrops, Inc. and Sassy Designs, Inc.

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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