Showing posts with label Photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photos. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2013

#Shutterfly and 101 Free Photo Prints


Shutterfly is offering 101 free prints until Tuesday 4/2/13 with promo code 101PRINTS. Use this now to get those Easter pictures printed for just the cost of shipping.

While you are there, take advantage of their other offers currently going on like the sitewide sale up to 50% off Photo Books from, get a free greeting card with promo code CARD4U, and receive free shipping on all orders of $30+ with promo code SHIP30. All offers are good through 4/2/13.

Friday, March 15, 2013

#Shutterfly's Inbloom and Bigsmiles Deals #Photography #Pictures


It's very nearly spring! In some places of the world, it probably IS spring. I know I am looking forward to the weather finally getting warmer. In the past I haven't been crazy about spending tons of time outdoors with my son because I have so many other things inside that I always am needing to do. However, I learned last spring/summer how to use my time outdoors to good use. I took tons of pictures of my son! He loved being outside so much and was learning so many new things that I took pictures of nearly everything! I am very much looking forward to what he will discover this year.

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Shutterfly has some deals available to you right now to get you started enjoying this wonderful time of year.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Shutterfly's Deal of the Day 2/22 #Shutterfly #Photography


Shutterfly's Deal of the Day for Friday 2/22

Free photo mousepad with promo code FREEPAD from Offer valid 2/21 ONLYShutterfly 3

This is another item that might make a good Father's Day present for the dad that works on computers a lot!

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Other deals going on through their website are as follows:
  • Enter promo code SHIP30 for free shipping over $30
  • Get a free card with promo code CARD4U
  • Up to 50% off Photo Books – sitewide, no code required
  • 50% off Photo Magnets and Photo Mousepads
  • 20% off most other photo gifts

I will have another post tomorrow with the Deal of the Day! Happy Photographing!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shutterfly's Valentine's Day Sale #Photo #Sale


Shutterfly's is having a Valentine's Day sale - Love is All Around: (Sorry I didn't post this sooner!)
$10 off $10 from with promo code LOVESTRUCK. Offer valid 2/1-2/6
Free Valentine's Day card from with promo code CARD4U. Offer valid 2/1-2/6
Up to 40% off all photo books from Offer valid 2/1-2/6
20% off most photo gifts from Offer valid 2/1-2/6

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks recently stopped by Shutterfly (with Josh Duhamel!) to answer questions about the upcoming film, Safe Haven. He offered some advice on the art of writing a loving one-liner, so feel free to share this with your readers (you can copy and paste the content below in its entirety onto your website).

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Nicholas Sparks' Four S's of Writing a Valentine's Day One-Liner:
Keep it STRONG
Be committed. Your line must convey love, and convey it in no uncertain terms. Stay away from language that is open for interpretation or that leaves room for doubt - avoid words like "might" and "maybe."

Think about love as a very real, personal thing between you and the person you love. Find inspiration from your relationship. What does this love mean to you?

Keep it SIMPLE
Your goal is to convey your feelings—not your intelligence. Don’t be too wordy, and if you’re going to use metaphor, pick one; it’s better to have one metaphor that says it all than a number of metaphors that each fall short in their own way.

Keep it SHORT
Do not hide your message in an endless parade of phrases, words, and descriptions. Part of what makes the phrase “I love you” so powerful is that it evokes such a powerful emotion in so few words.

Try writing your own special one-liner with the free Valentine's Day card (promo code CARD4U) from Shutterfly and pair it with a special photo gift using our $10 off $10 discount (promo code LOVESTRUCK).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shutterfly for you Holiday Cards (& Giveaway!!) #BlackFriday #CyberMonday

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As some of you know, my very first product review was for Shutterfly. I absolutely love Shutterfly. They have fantastic photo cards, photo books, and just plains photo prints. They also have some amazing deals through out the entire year. They are pretty much my go to stop for photo related products. You can check out my review of last year's Holiday cards HERE.

Well this year they have a new selection of Holiday Cards (as well as designs from last year if you loved them that much) for you to choose. I am a big fan of the cards that let you put multiple pictures on them. Even though there's just the three of us in my home, I like to put several pictures of my son, Drake, on cards from throughout the year so people can see how much he has grown. Someday my holiday cards will be individual photos of each member of my family, but for now I like this. I also like the cards that have a single photo on them that takes up the entire card just for its simplicity. Here are some of my favorite designs (though there are just sooooooo many good ones to choose!). Just click on the thumbnail to see the card on Shutterfly's site as well as a bigger picture.

Now you might be thinking to yourself, "Those are just for Christmas!" Well I celebrate Christmas so those are the ones I primarily look at for myself. They have a wonderful selection of Hanukkah cards and Holiday Cards. They even have cards for New Year's if you don't send the December themed cards. I have always been extremely happy with the quality of their products as well as how quickly they get them to your doorstep. The post office is typically very good at making sure they arrive in excellent condition as well. I think they realize that the bright orange Shutterfly envelope means that you have precious photos that shouldn't be bent.

Now the final thing I want to share with you, since I am posting this on Black Friday, is that they are having a Black Friday sale and a Cyber Monday sale!! Oh yeah! Here's what you have to do for Black Friday:

  1. Go to
  2. There should be a tab or post that advertises "Black Friday code: BLACKFRIDAY 11/22-25, 10 FREE cards*"
  3. Follow the steps to claim your 10 FREE Cards
*Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address and valid for 10 free 5x7 flat stationery cards OR 10 free 5x7 folded greeting cards only. Customers must choose only one of the two offers. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Offer ends November 25, 2012 (11:59 P.M. PST).

Here's what you need to know for Cyber Monday:
  1. Go to
  2. Claim your 25% off unique code (valid on top of already discounted site wide - up to 50% off) from their Facebook page (either it will be a post or a tab)
*Offer ends November 26, 2012 (11:59 P.M. PST).

When you get your awesome deals, you should take a look at some of their other special offers. A typical offer I have seen (and is currently going on) is free shipping on orders over $30. If you like photo books, this a deal you can definitely use.

Now for the perhaps the most amazing part of this post! Shutterfly has authorized me to giveaway a special promo code for one reader to get an extra $50 off order of $50 or more (excluding tax and shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos) (expire 12/14/2012 – no extensions)!!! Isn't that awesome!?! You can make some great holiday gifts and save money at the same time! I know I am completely stoked about this. I hope that you all are as thrilled as me! This is a very quick giveaway so enter today. All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter below and I will draw a name on December 3rd (ends 12:01AM EST on 12/3). I must report the winner before December 5th, so you will be given 24 hours to respond to the email I send notifying the winner before I draw a new name. If you want to ensure that you do not miss the email, add phaedracamille(at)gmail(dot)com to your safe sender list. Good luck!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Feature Friday: Brave Premiere Photos

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These are just SOME of the photos from the premiere of Disney's Brave. Seeing as there were almost 200 pictures, I just randomly selected a few to display.

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Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) andcantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor. Opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hope You Had a Merry Christmas

Most blogs that I follow do this thing called Wordless Wednesday. I don't know if I really want to follow that, but this week I am doing Picture Wednesday. We had a wonderful Christmas and I want to share some photos from it. I got a new laptop from my hubby, a new digital camera from my mom, and a wonderful elliptical machine from my mother-in-law. I am a happy girl. I can document my son even better now and do it faster with the laptop. Hopefully I will also be able to feel better about myself with my new elliptical. Of course we have to call the manufacturer about that one because I either put it together wrong or something is wrong with it. When you step forward on the machine, the bars connected to the foot pedals hit the floor. A few times of doing that and I will destroy my floor. I am making my hubby call tomorrow to see where I went wrong.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

iCaughtSanta Winners Part 2

Well I am thoroughly pleased! I really didn't expect to get a big turn out on the second giveaway since there are a lot of iCaughtSanta giveaways going on right now. However, I ended up with 85 valid entries for 9 unique entrants. I am very happy with that! Thank you to everyone that participated and for all the follows. Without further ado, here are the winners!

  • Kayla Syslk for adding me to her Google+ Circles
  • Ten Coupons for following me on twitter
  • Belinda for liking the blog post
  • Suzanne Ds for following on GFC
  • Brittany Boardley Renaldi for following @catchacharacter on twitter

The winners have been emailed their codes! I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I do! Everyone have a
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Monday, December 19, 2011

iCaughtSanta Custom Photos Giveaway

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You saw that right! I get to do a second giveaway for five more photos. I was very pleased with the results of doing my first giveaway, so I'm doing it again! If you would like to check out my review of, please check out the first giveaway post.

Also, check out Catch A Character's YouTube channel for fun videos of Santa!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My First Winners!!!

My first giveaway turned out better than I expected! I ended up with 75 valid entries for 19 unique entrants. I am very happy with that! Thank you to everyone that participated and for all the follows. I actually have been given 5 more codes to give out and will set up another rafflecopter giveaway for that shortly. Without further ado, my FIRST winners!

  • Jill L for following on YouTube
  • Kelly Moran for following on GFC
  • Kim Davis for leaving a blog post comment
  • Kelly Moran (yes she was drawn twice) for following @catchacharacter on twitter
  • MomofTwo for following on GFC

The winners have been emailed their codes! I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I do! If you are interested in trying to win one of five more codes, stay tuned for the next giveaway!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

iCaughtSanta Review and Giveaway

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Yay! My first opportunity to do a giveaway. Now I know I don't have a lot of followers right now (only 13), but hopefully this will be the start of getting new followers! I got an email yesterday about an opportunity to try out This is really an awesome idea. This is a place where you upload your Christmas photos and put Santa in the photo. This is an opportunity for you to give your children photographic proof that Santa is real. One of the things that I really like about this is that everyone who uses the site will have the SAME Santa in their pictures. Why is that so cool? Well imagine that you are having a big extended family Christmas. Kids are told that Santa goes to every house on Christmas Eve night to deliver presents. If you capture Santa on camera at your house and say your parents' house as well, you can show your kids that the SAME Santa went to both places. If you are photo software savvy, you can even put a time stamp on the photos to show that Santa went to each house at a slightly different time. Wouldn't that be neat? I so want to have a picture of my home, my in-law's home, my parents' home, and my grandparent's home. I want to put different timestamps on each one like 12-25-2011 12:00:01 AM, 12-25-2011 12:00:03 AM, 12-25-2011 12:00:05 AM, and 12-25-2011 12:00:07 AM. This will give the illusion to my son later when he understands that Santa was at each house merely seconds apart. Isn't that a neat idea?

I first tried out the site using their photos to learn more about it. What I did was select the "Try it Free" option. The initial page that shows up looks like the image below.

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In the image you can see Santa, but that is not the only way Santa can look. You actually have 20 different poses you can pick so you get the one that looks the best for your photos. Another way to make all those different family photos look different. You put Santa in each household's photo looking different so your kids don't pick up on it being a manufactured photo. You can even change the size of Santa to better fit the photo and to position him in such a way that it makes sense. I changed Santa to be one bending over the presents and made him a little bigger since it looked like the tree was 20 feet tall compared to him.

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Some other options you have are:
  1. Rotate Santa
  2. Flip Santa vertical/horizontal
  3. Add a Photo border (21 to choose from)
  4. Zoom in on your photo (allows you to cut out anything you don't want seen)
  5. Rotate your photo
  6. Change the color of Santa in shades varying from black/white to bright red
  7. Change the brightness of Santa - Why would you need this? Maybe you took your picture with the flash on and everything is really "bright" looking. You can try to match Santa's brightness so he blends in better.

Simple enough really. My next step was to generate my own Proof using a code that supplied to me for this review. I took a picture of my little Christmas tree just this afternoon for this purpose. It's not completely decorated yet, but my son is only 15 months old. Next year he might question why the date isn't on Christmas Eve or why the tree isn't decorated, but my plan is to tell him that Santa decided to visit early to make sure he was being a good little boy. We'll try to encourage that whole naughty and nice list thing. ;)

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Well I guess I don't have to worry about the date on the photo...I am making my picture as I write this post, obviously. The date in my photo is being covered up by Santa which is actually pretty perfect. I decided not to add a border to the photo. It's going to go in my scrapbook so I will probably give it a special border later. I also changed the color of Santa's suit to be close to our tapestry on the left side of the picture. This is going to be so cool to have for next year. I will show it to Drake and we can start the season of believing. Share the magic with everyone!

After you create your picture you are also supplied with 5 links to watch Santa interacting IN THE PHOTO. This is so cool. You can then show your child the video of Santa in their own house. What more proof does a child need? It's pretty obvious to an adult that Santa is moving around independently of the photo, but your son or daughter will be a believer for sure for a few years. I know my youngest brother would have FLIPPED to see something like this when we were little. Check out one of the videos from my experience.

Buy Your own Santa Proof
Want to try this out yourself? is giving my followers 25% off your order when you use the code SAVE25 at purchase.

Try for your chance to WIN free codes to get your proof of Santa's existence. I have 5 codes to giveaway to 5 lucky people. Now this is my first giveaway, so bear with me on doing this. I signed up with Rafflecopter, but I have to figure out how to use it.