Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale--Save up to 30%

Well, the photoDUDS Black Friday sale has started and we have our first winners of the fabric umbrellas from India... these people logged on right at midnight and placed their qualified orders just in time...and the winners are.....(there was one tie so we added a 5th winner)

Barry Stephenson
George Brown
Rick Fow
Cyd Byrd
Tania Finn

Congratulations to you all!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Sale--Save up to 30%

Shop early to save more!
Between Midnight and Noon SAVE 30% off EVERYTHING in the store.
Between Noon and Midnight SAVE 25% off EVERYTHING in the store.
No other discount codes may be applied during this sale.

Still take advantage of our "Make Your Own Bundle" quantity discount:
buy any 3 products regularly priced at $100 or more & receive an additional $55 OFF!

WELL, we have EIGHT of these uber cute umbrellas up for grabs during this sale.

How can YOU get one? Easy, we give you two ways to try:

Number 1 - Be quick:
Be one of the first FOUR customers during the sale to spend over $250 and automatically win one.
We will select a fabulous umbrella from our assortment (which varies from the above photo)
and send it directly to you.

Number 2 - Be random:
We have FOUR umbrellas for randomly selected customers.
Simply buy anything during our Black Friday sale and have a chance to win.
Only one chance to win per customer; placing multiple purchases does not increase your chance to win.

All winners will be announced on Monday and umbrellas will ship early December.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Special

It's that time of year again...time for our studio's annual Christmas Portrait Event. Every year the weekend before Thanksgiving we have this two days and we shoot appointments every 15 minutes...around 34 appointments a day. WHEW!! I create a special Holiday themed set design as well as galleries and cards to coordinate with the theme. This year my background was created with DUDdrops. If you're not familiar with the DUDdrop line, they are huge graphic files that enable you to create custom designed large format inkjet prints to use as backdrops. You can change the colors, as I have done to create various backdrops from the same file. The one in the set is the Damask. I created a 10 foot by 8 foot drop and then had it printed in 3 separate pieces which I then taped together and hung on the wall with thumbtacks....I was a little worried that it wouldn't all come together, but it turned out pretty awesome!

Here are some samples of a couple of galleries I created using various pieces from some of our Christmas card sets.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get more Mileage out of your DUDS!

1. Open the Card Template and save a copy.
The senior example above started as the TODD Family DUDlet (the DUDlet of the Month).

2. Using the guides lines, crop the image to remove the bleed area.
All photoDUDS Card Templates include guide lines indicating the bleed area for press products (not needed for photo paper).

3. Delete any layers that you don't want. (in this example the leaf word art design was deleted)
The card may have some word art or embellishments that may be specific for the card, but not the portrait.

4. Drag and drop your photo.
All photoDUDS Card Templates allow photos to be added by dragging, dropping and transforming as desired.

5. Add any embellishments or brushwork.
The example uses an embellishment from Natural, Senior Card Set v.1

6. Personalize with text.
Seniors LOVE that!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Baby Shower Invite!

Just recently had the greatest idea for add-on sales for Maternity Sessions.....Baby Shower invitations. Here is a sample of the shower invitations I created for a customer of mine. As a bonus you could also create coordinating thank yous as well. Fun Stuff!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation

Thanks to everyone...we were able to raise over $600 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Plus, the ribbon was downloaded 286 times helping others create awareness about the fight against breast cancer.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

DUDlet of the month-Only $5

It's that time again... The FIRST Thursday of the MONTH!
Please welcome the TODD family as the November DUDlet of the Month. If you have never thought of offering a Thanksgiving Card, now is the perfect time! This downloadable Thanksgiving card template will be offered at 50% OFF (until the next DUDlet of the Month is released). That's ONLY $5.00!