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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photos, Shutterfly Giveaway, and News!

**Winner--#1 Val--Congrats :)**

I don't know if it's the thought of another year coming to an end, or just knowing that it's almost time to send out Christmas cards, but fall is usually the time of year when good-intentioned moms frantically raid closets and stores for perfectly coordinating outfits (yes, even the boys have to wear outfits) and scout out beautiful-yet-original settings for the new family picture.

If you've already captured some smiles from all your loved ones, yay!  If you're going the last minute route (like I did just last week) Shutterfly has some great tips on setting up a photo day and also snapping small moments that can mean more than having a whole group in a perfect pose.  

Our family photo day happened when we recently had a couple of clear afternoons, and I knew that if I wanted outdoor pictures, it had to be right away!  I got onto my favorite color inspiration site, Design Seeds, and loved this palette.  


Source: design-seeds.com via Stephanie on Pinterest




Using some items we already owned and picking up just a couple more, I had everyone dress in gray, blue, plum and lime green.

We got one whole family shot that I was happy with and then there was this picture of the kids that I absolutely love!



Are you still looking to order some Christmas cards?  Or a photo book for Grandma's gift?   Shutterfly is sponsoring a $50 giveaway to their site for one Crafting in the Rain reader.  Will it be you?

1--For your mandatory entry, tell me what you'd order from Shutterfly.

Remember when I also said I had NEWS?  Well, I finally got around to joining Twitter and setting up a Facebook page!  Care to join me at either place?  Earn some additional entries: (Be sure to leave a COMMENT for EACH entry)
2--Like my new Facebook page
3--Follow on Twitter
4--Follow on Pinterest

Contest will run until midnight on Dec 6, 2012 (pacific) and winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Fine print: $50 off your order of $50 or more Offer expires 03/14/2013 (11:59 P.M. PST).  Offer is good for $50 off total order at Shutterfly.com.  Order must total more than $50 before taxes and other charges in order for discount to apply.  Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address.  Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. 

And finally, I can't end this post without giving a huge thank you to Shutterfly for sponsoring the awesome dinner I was able to attend this week with Kim from Today's Creative Blog.  I had a lot of fun meeting some other local bloggers and learning how to retweet!



40 comments:

  1. So many choices! But I would think I'd go with Christmas cards since it's that time of year - Snowflakes of <3. :)

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  2. Photo books- I gave up on scrapbooking and the books would help me feel somewhat like I've documented life!

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  3. I'd get a photo book with vacation pictures for my grandmother!

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  4. I have my first baby due early May. I would love to use it to get pictures of our new arrival!

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  5. I'd love to make some photobooks! Such a wonderful gift to give the grandparents! I love the picture of your kids, so beautiful!

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  6. I'd get a photo book documenting our last year.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I'd order a book from Shutterfly. I'd love to pick a favorite fairy tale, take a ton of pictures of the girls acting the story out and then get it printed in a book!

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  8. Hi Steph! I've enjoyed reading your blog. :) So I'd order photo cards. I never ordered any for Charlotte's birth announcement, but I have them ready to go!

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  9. I'd like to make calendars for the grandparents.

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  10. I'd love to make a photobook!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  11. I would order a photobook. I do one every year and I have been working on mine for 2012.

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  12. I'd probably get another photobook. I have several in the works.

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  13. I follow you on twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  14. I like you on Facebook (Shannon Michelle).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  15. I follow you on twitter (@channynn).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  16. I'd order some wall calenders as xmas gifts.

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  17. I'd order either christmas cards or a photo book.

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  18. Steph, the kids' picture is adorable! Love it. Ok, and I would order a Shutterfly book. I have a bazillion of them and love em!

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  19. And I'm following you on Pinterest.

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  20. I'd score the photo books. I need to print off them for the last million years!

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  21. I would like to order a new iPhone case.

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  22. I follow you on Twitter.
    @melia57

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  23. I follow you on Pinterest.
    melia57

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  24. I would order Christmas cards. (I love Shutterfly)

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