Monday, September 6, 2010

What...Another Giveaway????

I (Bri) am obsessed with pictures. A straight momarazzi..... my poor children. Someday I know they will appreciate the millions of pictures I have taken to capture every single moment and memory of their lives. For now I am just annoying. Even still I always have my camera ready for the perfect shot. So for my birthday this year my husband bought me the Cannon DSLR camera I had been talking about obsessively for years.

The stipulation was that I would learn how to use it. Well, 9 months later and I am still learning, aspiring to be like our very own Ella B and my beloved Laura Kent Photography, even though she moved hundreds of miles away (clearly I am still bitter and miss her).

I digress….. But in all honesty, I am failing miserably.

Nonetheless, I Love the Camera but hate that I am ALWAYS misplacing my lens cap, asking if anyone in my entourage has it. Because they should right? I have the camera but they of course have the lens cap when I cannot find it. So just last week on the 1st day of preschool there I am sobbing as my husband dragged me out of the twins class (I just could not leave) panicked that he had lost my lens cap, because of course I could not find it, and he should have it. So then and there I decided this needed to stop, I cannot keep asking my “peeps” where the lens cap is. So I turned to Etsy…you know about Etsy right? And there it was…the perfect Camera strap, from SewTamz Designs; sassy and stylish with a lens cap pocket! I could not get it in my cart fast enough. How cute am I going to look pretending like I am a professional photographer? My pictures may not be great but my camera will look Snazzy.

So, since you are such great followers…..Since you have put up with a couple of my bad pictures; with many more to come (can you tell which ones are mine & which are Ella B?)….Since you have embraced us and just because we love you…. We are giving away a SewTamz Designs Personalized DSLR Camera Strap with Lens Cap Pocket! Get a $30 credit to this fantastic Etsy shop, we love her…..

How great will this look with a Jo Tote? You can still enter TomKat's Giveaway until September 8. I am crossing my fingers, toes, legs and arms hoping that I win the Rose in Teal tote to match my new Camera Strap Cover.

3 ways to Enter & Win.....


1) Go to SewTamz Designs on Facebook. "Like" her and visit her Amazing shop then comment here with your favorite Strap Design.

2) Become a follower on SewTamz Designs, come back and leave a comment letting us know you are there!

3) Become a fan of The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook, go to the Blog and leave a comment telling us your favorite photo tips.

Be Sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Entries must be submitted by 8pm PST Sunday September 12. The winner will be selected using random.org

Smiles,

Amy & Bri

64 comments:

  1. I'm horrible at taking photos, but I have a sweet friend who always takes them for me. I'd love to win this for her. I'm a follower of your blog and on fb. :)

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  2. I became a fan of SewTamz Design on facebook and my favorite strap design is the prissy fun camera strap cover and personalized lens cap set in fushia & green damask with fun fushia pink minky.

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  3. I'm following SweetTamz Design blog!!

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  4. I'm a fan of The Savvy Moms Guide on facebook. My favorite photo tip is to keep your main subjects sharp.

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  5. I'm a HUGE fan of The Savvy Moms Guide. My favorite photo tip is...get a camera with a very quick speed, because if you try and take a picture of my son, you will need it...

    Can you tell that I'm still learning how to take good pictures? The good news is, I am trying!!

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  6. I LOVE this post! You were right! I "liked" SewTamz facebook page. And I like that this strap can hold my lens cap! My girls got me one of SewTamz Designs Camera strap cover for my birthday and I LOVE it! I didn't get the lens cover pocket though. Mine is super cute and love it for when I take pics of kids, but I need a mellower one for when I go to weddings, so my new favorite is the Michael Miller Dandy Damask ;)

    BTW, Thanks for the shoutout Bri ;) XOXO

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  7. Okay, I also became a follower of SewTamz blog... I think ;) I'm learning all this follower stuff, but I'm pretty sure I did it right ;) Since I'm such a student at heart, I feel like I have to do all 3 things, so I'll be back in a couple minutes with my last task completed ;) Ha!

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  8. I am already a huge fan of your facebook page, so I figured out how to subscribe to it! ;) I'm moving up in the world!

    As for a favorite photo tip... I think lighting is the most important part of a picture, so learning to "see" the shadows really helped me figure out how to turn my subjects toward the best light. Until you train your eyes to see the way the camera does, it's often disappointing when you upload pictures only to find that every one is a big bright sky and a shadowy face of a what-could-be beautiful toddler... What our eyes see as "no big deal" shadows, the camera can really exaggerate, so pay attention before you snap the shutter ;)

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  9. I just got the black, pink and white damask strap cover from SewTamz Designs about a month ago, and I LOVE it! The quality is excellent, and the design is super cute! The minky back feels amazing on my neck, and it actually makes the weight of the camera seem lighter! It is also so nice to have a lens cap pocket, because, like you, I was always misplacing mine up until now! Even though I already have one, I would love to pick another design or get one to give as a Christmas gift! Thanks!

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  10. OK, I am now following the SewTamz blog, too! :) What a fun sight - a feast for the eyes!

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  11. OK, I just "liked" The Savvy Moms Guide! I got a Nikon D5000 about a year ago but still have SO much to learn about it! I usually just keep it on Auto, but I really do want to learn how to use some of the settings (whenever I can find the time)! One thing I have learned from a couple photographer friends is that taking pictures outside is best in the early-to-mid morning or in the late evening (before it gets dark). That way, the light is not harsh, and the subjects aren't squinting!

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  12. So, I think I was like your first fan on this blog ( I had an insider tip!); that has to count for something :)
    Hoping that if I win the camera strap, or the Jo's Tote at TomKat that the DSLR will follow soon!
    Coming back soon to enter again.

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  13. Fan of Sew Tamz on FB! I can't pick just one design I love the best! Would like one for every season!

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  14. I'm now a follower of Savvy Mom! Thanks

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  15. I Love SewTamz!(and of course like it on facebook) I really like the fun fushia lime damask :) but it's so hard to choose they are all so pretty!

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  16. I like Sew Tamz on FB and my favorite item is the citrus lime and black damask strap with an initial on it! meg.wilkerson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I just became a follower on sewtamz (name jhb)
    Please enter me.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  18. I love*love* the Nature Splendor strap !
    So many cute,fun fabrics!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sheri Martinez
    angeli67@sbcglobal.net

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  19. My photo tip ???
    Always, always, read your camera manual 1st.
    always.

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  20. Subscribed on Google Reader !

    Love your Blog, Ladies :)

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  21. like Sew Tamz on fb-Julie S Laws

    love this strap:http://www.etsy.com/listing/54444321/so-funky-duck-egg-camera-strap-cover
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  22. follow Sew Tamz blog as jelaws5
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  23. I've never seen such cute straps! I love this Michael Miller Fall design with birds! http://www.etsy.com/listing/55626423/camera-strap-cover-fall-michael-miller

    palaciosamantha@yahoo.com

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  24. I just got a Canon T2i about a month ago and I am obsessed too! My dogs, my kids, my friends kids! I even approached a beautiful stranger today! Luckily she didn't call the cops on me! lol

    Anywho, I would love this one: Camera Strap Cover ... Personalized So Summer Citrus Lime Green and Black Damask for your DSLR Canon Nikon

    pick me! Pick me! ; )

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  25. is this also where I am supposed to leave my photography tip? My best tip is...FART noises! Every kid (and parent) laughs at farts! I love candid shots so if I can get a family laughing as I make ridiculous noises I have succeeded!

    Pick me! pick me!

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  26. I'm an FB Fan @Charity McAllister

    I like the-
    Camera Strap Cover- Fall Michael Miller Jewel Tones Bird Purple Minky Dot

    cherrypicks.by.humboldtcherry(at)gmail.com

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  27. I'm a follower of SewTamz Blog

    cherrypicks.by.humboldtcherry(at)gmail.com

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  28. I like The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook
    @Charity McAllister

    The only advice I have for a good picture is - Keep your fingers out of the way ;)

    cherrypicks.by.humboldtcherry(at)gmail.com

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  29. I became a fan of SewTamz Design on facebook. My favorite strap is the "So FUNKY Fall (Earth Tones)". Love the rich colors. Thanks for the chance! :)

    tabbylewis at hotmail.com

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  30. I'm following (via GFC) SweetTamz Designs blog.

    tabbylewis at hotmail.com

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  31. I love the So Spring Hot Pink & Lime Green Damask strap cover! :)

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  32. I "like" them on facebook & my favourite is probably good old black & white damask (with black or maybe pink on the other side :)

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  33. I think Just like Dad - Tie T-shirt - short sleeve - appliqued with designer circle fabric it's so funny!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
    (montse gensana)

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  34. I follow GFC SewTamz Design.

    nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

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  35. I liked on facebook and my fav is the sassy zebra (pink). LOVE it!!!

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  36. I also like your page on facebook and my photo tip is that pics are all about lighting! Use natural light when you can instead of flash.

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  37. I follow your blog and SewTamz blog! Love both of them!!

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  38. I like her on fb (Jd drenchek-scavo) and I like Personalized So Summer Citrus Lime Green and Black Damask


    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  39. I love this blog! I "follow" you now! I really really like these camera straps and would LOVE to add to my DSL camera! Thanks for the giveaway!

    katie.wiebusch@gmail.com

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  40. Like them on FB
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  41. Follow them on Google..
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  42. My fav is the new Vintage strap.. So cool

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  43. I Became a follower of SewTamz Designs!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

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  44. I am a follower of sewtamz designs

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  45. I like SewTamz Designs on fb. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    my fav strap is Click... Camera Strap Cover Reversible Camera and Stripes
    Thanks.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  46. I am a follower on SewTamz Designs,
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  47. haha i think i commented on the wrong post. TWICE! lol

    Wow there are so many gorgeous straps to choose from! I would either go with the Dandy Damask or the All Minky strap. I love me some zebra print! Thanks!

    I also SewTamz Designs and was already a fan of Savvy Moms Guide.

    Favorite Photo Tip - For beginners, Shoot alot and shoot often. Visualize the shot in different angles and break all the rules!

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  48. I'm following SweetTamz Design blog!!

    sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

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  49. I'm a follower of SewTamz Designs. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  50. I Like SewTamz Designs on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

    My favorite camera strap design is REVERSIBLE Carnival Bloom and Cha Cha Stripes Rare Discontinued Michael Miller

    CharlieGurl57(at)aol(dot)com

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  51. Like SewTamz Designs on Facebook

    username is cheryl hodgkins

    My favorite is the Camera Wrist Strap .. Neoprene Cuff ..Quick Release ZEBRA

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  52. I'm a follower on SewTamz Designs

    username is cherdon

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  53. I am a follower of SewTamz Designs (Charlene)

    CharlieGurl57(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. Fan of The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook

    username is cheryl hodgkins

    My photo tips are as follows:

    Don’t use digital zoom. It will make your images look bad.

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  55. I am a fan of The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)


    If your subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and zoom in on your subject. Your goal is to fill the picture area with the subject you are photographing


    CharlieGurl57(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. sewtamz blog follower
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  57. I am a self directed photo maker...New to cameras and outdoor rooms I have started blogging, and love it. Making new friends daily. Would love one of these for my new camera.
    http://1atplay.blogspot.com/

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