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Nov201219

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button don’t fear the messenger

Today we have an awesome GIVEAWAY and guest / vendor post by one of our advertisers ONA Camera Bags! Up for grabs is The Brixton camera messenger bag in “smoke”, valued at $269.

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ONA is a purveyor of fine camera bags and accessories. All of our products are handcrafted using premium materials, such as naturally-milled full-grain leather and waxed cotton canvas.

ONA brixton messenger camera bag

ONA brixton camera bag contest prize

Handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather, The Brixton camera bag is designed to protect a DSLR, 2-3 lenses and up to a 13” laptop. Four removable dividers make it easy to customize The Brixton to suit your needs, while two front pockets provide room for your lens caps, batteries, and small personal items. A magazine pocket along the back of the bag offers just enough room for an iPad or Moleskine.

○ Handcrafted with premium Waxwear®
○ Secure antique brass tuck-clasp closure
○ Full-grain leather details
○ Side weather flaps to protect your gear
○ Room for a DSLR and 2-3 lenses or small accessories
○ Exterior dimensions: 13.5″L X 10.5″H X 5″D
○ Interior dimensions: 12.5″L x 9″H x 5″D
○ Comes with protective dust bag


ONA brixton camera bag giveaway

ONA brixton camera bag giveaway

So how do U.S. readers win ONA’s Brixton camera messenger bag? It’s easy!

1. All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite ONA Camera Bags product is! That’s it!

2. You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you Friend / Like ONA on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan).

3. And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you ONA on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them).

4. And up to two additional – optional – “bonus” entries if you go to your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you posted one or both entires here):

Win $269 Brixton messenger camera bag from @onabags / OnaBags.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/5e0uYA

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. Entrants must reside in the U.S. and be at least 18 years of age or their entries will also be disqualified.

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

Comment with your favorite ONA Camera Bags product here – or that you’ve liked ONA on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @onabags on Twitter – or that you’ve posted to your Twitter and / or Facebook pages – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 23rd. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in five separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five 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 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! 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 ONA Camera Bags for such a wonderful prize!


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Black River Imaging is offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code!

Black River Imaging giveaway
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You can also win a $100.00 gift card to Prairie Sweet Boutique – just click here!

Prairie Sweet Boutique 100 gift card

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Paperie Boutique free Moo downloads Christmas

Visit this post for FREE MOO postcard, minicard, sticker, gift & address labels!

Stay tuned for more goodies ahead!
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201224

176

button birthday – *emera camera bag

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

paperie 3rd birthday

It’s the last day of the big celebration here at Paperie! Posting will be light this morning as one of us has a migraine and the other one has to work the ‘real job’ for a bit… But we didn’t want to leave you empty handed through lunchtime, so we’re giving you a great prize up for grabs from emera bag!

emera green messenger

One lucky Paperie reader will win an *emera Green Messenger!

There are times when you don’t need to carry a standard sized emera bag. A short trip, say. Or if you’re just toting a smaller camera, an iPad and a little lunch. Enter the Messenger, economic in stature yet generous in stash-ability. Impeccably designed to store and protect all your spendy stuff, it has four flexible padded compartments and a deep inside zip pocket. Wear it across the body courier-style to keep your hands free for a quick cappuccino. Chic, smart and shiny. Green with orange lining.

• Water-resistant PU coated canvas with soft leather straps and trim
• Comfy shoulder pad on the strap
• Top flap whips closed and stays closed thanks to magnetic buttons
• Flap has zipper pocket roomy enough for a small notebook
• Wide back pocket – ideal for your phone
• Interior zip pocket for passport, tickets, and fancy snacks
• Modular Velcro dividers for flexible organizing
• Durable canvas lining
• Small metal feet to help protect the base


You can see more of the Green Messenger, and just what it will hold, in my Professional Photographer Magazine column (and accompanying, expanded Web Exclusives piece) from December 2011.

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So how do you win a Green Messenger of your very own?

It’s easy! You have FIVE chances!

First, comment here and tell us what your favorite *emera bag is!


For FOUR more BONUS chances to win, do the following:

1. Follow *emera on Facebook

2. Follow @emerabags on Twitter

3. Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook

4. Follow @paperieboutique on Twitter

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

Comment that you have followed *emera on Facebook and/or Twitter (or already do) – and that you have followed Paperie Boutique on Facebook and/or Twitter (or already do) – and/or list your favorite *emera bag – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 26th. U.S. residents can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details.

You can enter / post up to five 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 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.

Thanks so much to *emera camera bags for yet another incredible prize giveaway, and good luck to everyone who enters!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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The birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

We’ll be back soon – and you won’t want to miss it!
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201223

879

button birthday – epiphanie camera bags

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

paperie 3rd birthday

Time for another camera bag giveaway – and it’s the winner’s choice of ANY Epiphanie Bag! I don’t think my Ginger has left my side since we moved to Georgia, so whoever takes this prize is going to be in instant-love! (You can see my bag tests of several Ephiphanie bags, and just what they will hold, here.)

epiphanie bag giftcard contest prize

Epiphanie Lola camera bag contest prize

Epiphanie camera bag giveaway

Epiphanie camera bag backpack messenger contest prize

Epiphanie Ginger camera bag giveaway prize

I hated lugging around those ugly man-bags. So I’d end up leaving my camera at home or shoving it into my purse wrapped up in a towel.

Obviously not the best way to protect expensive gear, [founder Maile Wilson] searched for something that could function as both a camera bag and purse. But it didn’t exist. So Maile set out to design her own line of (finally!) stylish camera bags. With over 9000 people on the waiting list, she launched the first three styles in 2009…

…Three years later, the collection has expanded from three to seven camera / laptop styles in a wide variety of colors. Look for lots more to come this fall, including stylish options for men!”

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How do you win? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite epiphanie camera bag is.

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

I need an @EPIPHANIEBAGS / epiphaniebags.com camera bag from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – win now at PaperieBirthday.com!

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

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please follow the account, and / or keep the @PaperieBoutique tag intact for Twitter. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

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 Wednesday, July 25th. 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.

BIG thanks to Epiphanie for always being such a great supporter of Paperie – visit them on Facebook! Good luck!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

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

We’re just getting started today! Check in often!

There might be a pop-quiz soon…
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201222

325

button birthday – Jo Totes camera bag

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

paperie 3rd birthday

Ready to win another camera bag? We have an amazing “lucky 13″ giveaway from Jo Totes – this will be the winner’s choice of any camera bag!

Jo Totes giftcard camera bag

Jo Totes camera bag contest prize

Jo Totes contest prize camera bag

Jo Totes camera bag contest prize

Jo Totes camera bag contest prize

“Our bags provide a fashionable way for women to safely carry their camera bodies and lenses, along with regular purse items, every day—whether it be to a photo shoot, while traveling, or just while out on a regular day.

The main compartment of each of our bags is lined with padding (around each side and on the bottom) to protect photography equipment. Movable interior pads are also included to allow for configuration around a variety of camera bodies and lenses. For additional product details, please see the descriptions under each style.”

giveaways that ended Wednesday

How do you win? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite Jo Totes camera bag is.

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

I need Jo Totes / @jototes / jototes.com camera bag from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – win now at PaperieBirthday.com!

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

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please follow the account, and / or keep the @PaperieBoutique tag intact for Twitter. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

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 Wednesday, July 25th. 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.

BIG thanks to Jo Totes – visit them on Facebook! Good luck!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

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

More giveaways coming tonight – drop by again soon!
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201220

128

button birthday – ONA fine camera bags

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

paperie 3rd birthday

One Paperie reader will win our “lucky #7″ giveaway from ONA fine camera bags + accessories – their choice of “The Bowery” camera bag and insert orThe Roma” camera insert and bag organizer!

ONA Roma camera bag insert gift giveaway Paperie Birthday

ONA Roma camera bag insert giveaway

Winner’s choice

THE BOWERY – camera bag and insert:
“Designed with style and versatility in mind, the Bowery is your camera bag one minute and camera insert the next. Use the Bowery with the strap attached to carry your camera, a lens and a few small personal items. Remove the detachable strap and the Bowery functions as a protective camera insert and bag organizer inside of a larger bag. The Bowery is padded with closed cell foam, designed with top-quality water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather, antique brass hardware, and a secure front closure.”

-OR-

THE ROMA – camera insert and bag organizer:
“Only toting your DSLR and a lens? Let the Roma camera insert transform your favorite non-camera bag into a protective space for your gear. While the Roma won’t replace your carry-it-all camera bag, it’s the perfect solution for light trips and shoots where only your camera and a lens are needed. But that’s not all. The Roma also has five exterior pockets that’ll help keep your stuff organized. A camera insert that’s also a bag organizer; quite the twofer if we do say so ourselves.”


giveaways that ended sunday july 22nd

How do you win? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite ONA product is.

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 @onabags / onabags.com camera bag from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – at the PaperieBirthday.com party!

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

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please follow the account, and / or keep the @PaperieBoutique tag intact for Twitter. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

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 Sunday, July 22nd. 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.

BIG thanks to ONA fine camera bags + accessories – visit them on Facebook! Good luck!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

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

We’re just getting into gear today – check in often!
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201219

123

button birthday – drop it MODERN

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

paperie 3rd birthday

Next up for grabs is one of my new favorite camera bags by drop it MODERN – and I’ve seen just a few up close and personal through the years! I photographed and posted about The MODERN Hard Case recently here.

drop it MODERN camera bag Paperie Boutique giveaway

drop it MODERN Paperie Boutique contest prize

drop it MODERN Paperie Boutique giveaway camera bag

The MODERN Hard Case is a vintage inspired camera case designed with functionality and style in mind. We believe that every photographer should have easy access to the essentials of photography without sacrificing professional style. The MODERN Hard Case makes this possible with its efficient engineering and refined materials.

Paying close attention to the details that would help simplify any photographers workflow, The MODERN Hard Case comes standard with expert features, like its adjustable waist strap and customized pockets. At just the right size, this case was built to go along for the ride. Wherever you go, whatever you do; do it MODERN.”

giveaways that ended sunday july 22nd

How do you win? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite drop it MODERN product is.

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

I need a drop it MODERN Hard Case / @dropitmod camera bag from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – win now at PaperieBirthday.com!

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

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please follow the account, and / or keep the @PaperieBoutique tag intact for Twitter. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

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 Sunday, July 22nd. 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.

BIG thanks to drop it MODERN – visit them on Facebook! Good luck!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

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

More giveaways coming tonight – drop by again soon!
-Robyn & Todd



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May201227

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button holi-daze

This is Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., and we’re spreading more holiday cheer with another FREE DOWNLOAD and a camera bag and several gift card giveaways!


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Go{4}Pro Photos is giving away an awesome FREE Furry Friends Mini Campaign Kit download over at their Facebook page until Monday.


Download the FREE Furry Friends Mini Campaign Kit here:
http://tinyurl.com/7bmh8mv

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Now here’s a quick peek at the latest camera bag I was lucky enough to review – The MODERN Hard Case by Drop It Modern.

Drop it Modern The Modern Hard Case camera bag

What’s shown in the bag?
• Nikon D700 body with grip
• Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
• Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• Nikon SB-800
• Apple iPad2
• Speck iPad2 FitFolio Cover
• HTC Evo Shift 4G phone
• Abie Designs camera strap
• wallet WhiBal card
• Compact Flash Cards

Photos just do not do this camera case justice – it’s brilliantly vintage, yet perfectly modern all in one. I was extremely impressed with the sturdy construction.

I don’t want to send it back. If I suddenly quit posting to this blog and Facebook, you’ll know the case and I ran away to Jamaica and lived happily ever after!

Full review coming soon… Until then check out my other camera bag features:
1. December ’11 Professional Photographer Magazine column
2. Web Exclusives supplement column to December ’11 issue
3. Web Exclusives mini bag review March ’12
4. July ’10 Professional Photographer Magazine column
5. Camera bag features here on Paperie


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I found this awesome tutorial on Pinterest this week and just had to share it with all of you – “How to Make a Paper Bow” by How About Orange.

How About Orange how to make a paper bow

Read more and see the full tutorial at the How About Orange website!

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And don’t forget to enter our contests / giveaways this weekend!



emera messenger camera bag contest
win an *emera green messenger camera bag – enter here



Bad Sass gift card giveaway

win a $250 Bad Sass Backdrops gift card – enter here



Artsy Couture giftcard contest

win a $100 Artsy Couture gift card – enter here



Poppy Tree frames gift certificate giveaway

win a $30 Poppy Tree Frames gift card – enter here



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Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!
-Robyn & Todd


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May201225

59

button blame the messenger

This is Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., and we’re kicking off summer in style with a giveaway and guest / vendor post by *emera camera bags!

emera green messenger

Up for grabs is an *emera Green Messenger camera bag!

There are times when you don’t need to carry a standard sized emera bag. A short trip, say. Or if you’re just toting a smaller camera, an iPad and a little lunch. Enter the Messenger, economic in stature yet generous in stash-ability. Impeccably designed to store and protect all your spendy stuff, it has four flexible padded compartments and a deep inside zip pocket. Wear it across the body courier-style to keep your hands free for a quick cappuccino. Chic, smart and shiny. Green with orange lining.

• Water-resistant PU coated canvas with soft leather straps and trim
• Comfy shoulder pad on the strap
• Top flap whips closed and stays closed thanks to magnetic buttons
• Flap has zipper pocket roomy enough for a small notebook
• Wide back pocket – ideal for your phone
• Interior zip pocket for passport, tickets, and fancy snacks
• Modular Velcro dividers for flexible organizing
• Durable canvas lining
• Small metal feet to help protect the base


You can see more of the Green Messenger, and just what it will hold, in my Professional Photographer Magazine column (and accompanying, expanded Web Exclusives piece) from December 2011.

And *emera is running a special Memorial Day weekend promo — all their camera bags (except the Green Messenger) will be 20% off with free shipping. And the Green Messenger is 30% off—just $89—perfect for Father’s Day! The sale runs through Monday, May 28th.

So how do you win a Green Messenger of your very own?

It’s easy! You have FIVE chances!

1. Follow *emera on Facebook

2. Follow @emerabags on Twitter

3. Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook

4. Follow @paperieboutique on Twitter

5. Comment here and tell us what your favorite *emera bag is


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

Comment that you have followed *emera on Facebook and/or Twitter (or already do) – and that you have followed Paperie Boutique on Facebook and/or Twitter (or already do) – and/or list your favorite *emera bag – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 29th. U.S. residents can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details.

You can enter / post up to five 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 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.

Thanks so much to *emera camera bags for the incredible prize giveaway, and good luck to everyone who enters!


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Don’t forget we also have two other giveaways going on at the moment!

One is a $30 gift card to Poppy Tree Frames — and the other is a $100 gift card to Artsy Couture!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
-Robyn & Todd



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Feb201211

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WPPI 2012

HB Photo Packaging is giving away TEN (10) complimentary Full WPPI Registration Passes (a $399.00 value each) with Paperie Boutique.

A random generator will be used by HB Photo Packaging to pick TEN (10) people who tag HB Photo Packaging on Facebook with the following – each will receive one (1) pass:

I’m going to see @HB Photo Packaging at WPPI in Las Vegas!

BEFORE you hit post, make sure that you’ve typed out “@HB Photo Packaging” (rather than pasting it) so that it creates a tag that will appear on HB’s wall. (More information on how to tag on Facebook can be found here.)

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You don’t want to miss the HB Photo Packaging booth (# 1247) at WPPI this year! Paperie and HB have a big secret to share, and those lucky enough to attend the WPPI trade show will get first peek / dibs! Stay tuned here in the upcoming days for more details (and photos)!


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

Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue

In this issue I reviewed web services for your business by ProPhoto Blogs, Zenfolio, Miller’s Professional Imaging Art Department, Photo Cart by Pictures Pro, Colorati, RadLab from “Totally Rad!”, PhotoBiz Website Templates and Blog Sites, IntotheDarkroom.com Vend Photo Cart and Flaunt Photo Slideshow, Photo Shelter, Showit Fast & Pass, and Creative Motion Design.

Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue
Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue
Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue
Professional Photographer Magazine February 2012 issue

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 46, page 48, page 50, and page 52 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes – and you can see the online supplement here. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.


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Don’t forget that you have a chance to win this POMPIDOO leather camera bag until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 14th. It would make the perfect Valentine!

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Happy weekend -
-Robyn & Todd



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You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here lately. We recently gave a peek into one of the reasons why on Facebook. But today we break the silence with an awesome guest / vendor post and giveaway from POMPIDOO camera bags!

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POMPIDOO is a modern answer to all women who respect style and quality, who are passionate about photography and aesthetics. POMPIDOO is a new brand for stylish camera bags where natural leather and well thought-out form are only a small part of all offered advantages. Modern design and functionality, which form the basis of the brand, creates a perfect tandem for those who value convenience and originality. POMPIDOO camera bag is an alternative to a usual handbag – stylish, spacious and reliable.

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win a POMPIDOO Cologne bag in Idle Turquoise! View Paperie Boutique official rules for contests and giveaways here. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

All you have to do is post in the comments here and let us know what your favorite POMPIDOO camera bag is! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” their 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 @POMPIDOO_bags on Twitter – 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 POMPIDOO bag – or that you’ve liked POMPIDOO on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @POMPIDOO_bags on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 14th. 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.

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 everyone – and thanks so much to POMPIDOO camera bags! Someone is going to win quite the Valentine’s Day gift this year!

Happy (almost) weekend!
-Robyn & Todd



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We have an amazing giveaway today from ONA Camera Bags – who’s also stopped by for a vendor / guest post!

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ONA is a purveyor of fine camera bags and accessories. All of our products are handcrafted using premium materials, such as naturally-milled full-grain leather and waxed cotton canvas.

ONA lifestyle

And one lucky Paperie reader will win ONA’s “Venice” bag (value $329.00). The new Venice bag is a naturally milled full-grain leather SLR camera bag designed to hold a camera body, 3-4 lenses, small personal items, and an iPad. It is available in ONA’s online store in four colors (plum, camel, black, and stone).

ONA Venice front

ONA Venice interior

So how do you win the Venice camera bag? 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 a $329 leather Venice Camera bag from @onabags / onabags.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/sQMlwc

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

3. Follow ONA on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them)

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 ONA on Facebook – or followed ONA on Twitter – 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. EST on Sunday, November 20th. 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 so much to ONA for the great prize!


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Don’t forget this is the last day to enter to win a Martha Stewart heat embossing tool!

More goodies ahead – stay tuned!
-Robyn & Todd



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We’re excited to have a new vendor at Paperie today for a fun guest post / giveaway! Please help us welcome…THEIT Camera Bags!

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THEIT creates camera bags for photographers that value both style and substance. With designs that aim to capture classic modernity with a sense of playfulness, this philosophy exemplifies the essence of the THEIT customer: someone who is independent, inspired, and full of life, who cannot help but to capture the beauty in her world through the lens.

An homage to the well-known fashion term “the it bag“, the brand represents more than the most coveted piece for the season, but a new wave of design enabling style, function and versatility for the fashion-minded photographer. Inspired by the runway and the streets, THEIT‘s vision is to uphold a fashion standard that helps photographers live their dreams in style.

theit camera bag

theit camera bag

theit camera bag

And now one lucky Paperie reader has a chance to win The Bossi Bag by THEIT in Gravel (value $159.00)! The bag is water resistant with antique brass hardware, comes with interior and exterior zip pockets for extra room and metal feet for protection, and has a zipper top closure.

Features:
•    Convenient dual carrying handles
•    Detachable cross body gold chain strap
•    Customizable padded dividers to protect your gear
     and suit your needs
•    Fully removeable padded insert; our unique design
     allows you to easily organize and change your bag
     from a camera bag to a fashion handbag

The photos above were taken by Paperie Boutique and show the Gravel Bossi Bag with the following inside: Nikon D700 body with grip, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon SB-800 speedlight, Apple iPad2, Speck iPad2 FitFolio Cover, and Abie Designs camera strap – the bag will zip closed with the items shown / listed inside. (I did not fill the exterior or interior pockets with additional items although there was ample room to do so, and I did not use all of the removable protective padding included with the bag.) The bag’s dimensions are 14 x 9 x 6″.

So how do you win this camera bag? 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 THEIT Bossi Gravel Camera Bag from @theitbags / lovetheit.com at PaperieBoutique.com / @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/GM6rdB

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

3. Follow THEIT on Twitter and come back here and let us know (or tell us you already follow them)

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 THEIT on Facebook – or followed THEIT on Twitter – 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. EST on Friday, November 11th. 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 again to THEIT for the great prize!


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Don’t forget we have a contest going on right now from BrandSushi – the grand prize is a logo design valued at $650!

brandsushi giveaway

Check back in this week – we’re just getting started!
-Robyn & Todd



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