giveaway day

November 10, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  137 Comments

We love introducing our readers to our advertisers. {and offering giveaways from them!}

Meet McCarthy Photography and Design.

McCarthy Photography & Design offers fresh, fun templates for photographers, as well as, inspiring posing guides.  When you need to offer your clients something both creative and playful, check out the easy to use templates for birth announcements, calendars, mini accordians and full size albums.  Soon to come will be some exciting new products so check back often!

One lucky savvy reader will get a chance to check out two products from McCarthy Photography and Design…The winner of the giveaway will win the  Newborn Posing Guide and the Word Fun announcement templates.

The newborn posing guide is setup to show you the best order for newborn poses. Includes simple posing, as well as, prop usage and those touching poses with parents. Advice, tips and descriptions are included, as well as, and any extra equipment that is used for the pose.

It also contains the setup for both natural newborn lighting and studio newborn setup. Pictures are included that outline posing equipment, as well as, items that are essential to keep newborns sleepy.

Along with the guide is a pdf with each image used in the guide sized for 4×6 printing that you can print out and staple/bind to have on hand.

The Word Fun Announcement Templates set consists of 4 birth announcements that can easily be changed to either a birth announcement or thank you card by changing the text. Three files are 5×5 (double sided), and one file is 5×7 (double sided).

How to win…leave a comment here telling us your favorite TV show…yes…your favorite TV show! We have a feeling we know what the majority will say. We are completely addicted to this show…let’s see who else is.

The contest ends tomorrow morning at 8am EST (November 11th).

party of five

November 8, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  5 Comments


it feels so good to be home

Our Singapore getaway was wonderful but being home is the best.

it took 16 hours to get home…way too long when traveling alone with three kids.

The reward was 5 days with “Daddy”…

5 days in a beautiful country ….

5 days of the best malls I have ever been to…

5 days of riding buses, trains and cabs…

5 days of heat…dreaded heat…

5 days of eating and eating…

5 good days we are thankful we got to spend together in a fabulous place …just the five of us!

freebie at the photo talk forum

October 30, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  No Comments

If you are a member of the Photo Talk Forum, this is the free template download from The Savvy Photographer.

It includes a 5×7 birth announcement and a business card size “mommy card” template…enjoy!

We are also giving away three fabulous prizes from the Savvy Store on the Photo Talk Forum Blog  giveaway! Go enter right now…good luck!!

awesome Clickin’Moms giveaway

October 28, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  1 Comment

We love Clickin’ Moms..and the generosity of the founder, Kendra. She loves to gives things away and look what she’s giving away now…a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body ($2,499 value)!

Only current members of ClickinMoms are eligible in this drawing. If you are already a member of forums all you have to do is post a blog comment  on the ClickinMoms blog telling them what you love about CM!

If you are not a current member, use coupon code TREAT for 20% off a membership (including lifetime memberships)

The contest ends at Midnight (PST) on October 31st!  The winners will be posted on November 1st.

Click here to sign up…Clickin’ Moms


October 28, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  No Comments

We are thrilled that part of the Savvy team was featured in the latest issue of the Design Aglow Magazine. Check out the feature on packaging…Packaging that Inspires. We love the great ideas for fun packaging that will definitely inspire you! Congrats Anne!

a plane ride to paradise

October 26, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  5 Comments

One week from today we will be arriving here…any ideas where it is?

I simply can’t wait.

Our first vacation since arriving in Japan. I’m giddy with excitement.

I think I’m leaving my laptop at home…seriously…can I do it? An entire week with no emails…no blogging…hmmm. The idea of it sounds nice.

orange crush

October 25, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  5 Comments

Silver chrome LEICA M7 camera with exquisite Hermès Swift calfskin leather.

Only 200 available in the world…price tag…are you ready for this? $14,000.00

loving Loktah

October 22, 2010  |  Savvy Notes  |  7 Comments

I’m loving the colors of the CD/DVD holders from Loktah…lovely!