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Most of my life people advised me to write a book. Maybe someday I will, but for now I would rather take pictures. One way to spot me in a crowd – just look for the woman with a camera in her hand snapping away in search of the perfect picture. Out of every 100, perhaps I am satisfied with one. It’s art in the eye of the beholder.

How many times has lighting and the weather worked against you? How many times has someone walked straight through your line of sight? How many times is your location obstructed? How many times has your camera gone dead. Fact is that many pictures don’t pan out. Don’t fixate on it. Everyone loses some once in a lifetime photo ops. Just keep snapping those pictures. Even professionals sort and crop to showcase their best.

Take it from me, pictures accumulate over the course of a lifetime. Only so many of them can go in frames on walls and furnishings. Even if you rotate, what do you do with what is left? They deserve to be out of the vault. Here is my suggestion. Share them.

Over the years I have done jewelry, ornaments, stamps, cards, albums, books and more. Memories last as long as there is someone to remember. So why not chose photography as the perfect vehicle to make that happen? For the time of your life, capture the moments, the milestones.

Last fall on POW/MIA Recognition Day, the New Jersey Sons of the American Legion held a watchfire to show that it had not forgotten its prisoners of war and missing in action. The families and loved ones left behind truly deserve a full accounting. Its ceremonial fire, songs, poems, prayers, reading of names, POW/MIA Flag Up Close, flag retirements, and 9-11′s Patriot Flag became the inspiration for a book.

I chose to use Shutterfly’s Storytelling Destination and some suggestions from its own Heather Madden. The process was simple and quick.

I know that the finished bound 8″ X 8″ volume will be treasured by its recipient, my hubby. I am proud of him and his Legion Family volunteer work on behalf of veterans and children through the years. I hope my storytelling destination succeeds in showing everyone that. Wish I could show you the finished album right now but it is still on route with guaranteed delivery on time. Wish I could say the same for me.

Shutterfly is also on Facebook and Twitter.

In time for the season, I am sponsoring a Shutterfly giveaway so you too can share your own story with pictures.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a free 8”x8” photo book and free shipping, valued at $35.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit Shutterfly and then leave a comment on this post telling me what type of photo storybook you might like to make if you won.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (sidebar)
2 – Follow me and @shutterfly on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (sidebar) – Leave 2 comments for this.
2 – Tweet this giveaway “I just entered to win an @shutterfly #giveaway from @patperiod at www.hereandthere.us
2 – Friend me on Facebook. (sidebar) – leave 2 comments for this.
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Tuesday 01/03/12 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

65 Comments on “Shutterfly Giveaway”

  1. #1 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I would love to make a top ten photo book.

  2. #2 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    added you and shutterfly on twitter

    entry 1
    loriques

  3. #3 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    follow you and shutterfly on twitter
    entry2
    loriques

  4. #4 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 8:03 pm
  5. #5 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    sent a fr req on facbook

    lori quesinberry

  6. #6 lori
    on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    sent a fr req on facebook
    lori quesinberry
    loriques

  7. #7 Jackie
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I’d love to make a photobook of 2011 family evenets and highlights.
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  8. #8 Jackie
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  9. #9 Jackie
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I am a friend on facebook #1
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  10. #10 Jackie
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I am a friend on facebook #2
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  11. #11 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I like “Good Times”
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  12. #12 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Subscribe to my RSS feed
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  13. #13 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    follow on twitter@vickiecouturier
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  14. #14 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    follow on twitter@vickiecouturier 2
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  15. #15 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:33 am
  16. #16 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    friend on facebook 1
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  17. #17 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    friend on facebook 2
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  18. #18 Vickie Couturier
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    button
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    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  19. #19 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i would like to give this to my mom so that she could make a storybook of her last vacation to peru : )

  20. #20 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    feed subscriber

  21. #21 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    feed subscriber 2

  22. #22 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    PLEASE DELETE MY SECOND FEED ENTRY -OOPS!

  23. #23 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    i follow you both on twitter @yourstowin

  24. #24 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    twitter entry 2 @yourstowin

  25. #25 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  26. #26 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  27. #27 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    we’re facebook friends (amanda r.)

  28. #28 amanda
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    we’re facebook friends 2

  29. #29 Katrina
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I would make a baby girl book!

  30. #30 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I would love to make a Christmas book!

  31. #31 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    e-mail subscriber

  32. #32 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    follow you and shutterfly on twitter
    ruthhill74

  33. #33 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    follow you and shutterfly on twitter 2
    ruthhill74

  34. #34 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:47 pm
  35. #35 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:47 pm
  36. #36 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    your facebook friend
    Ruth Mayer Hill

  37. #37 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    your facebook friend entry 2
    Ruth Mayer Hill

  38. #38 Ruth Hill
    on Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    your button is on my blog:
    http://mydevotionalthoughts.com/

  39. #39 Nancy
    on Dec 25th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I’d like to make their all new Custom Photo Book for my daughter who just became engaged and her fiance!

  40. #40 Nancy
    on Dec 25th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  41. #41 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Sweet Baby Boy

  42. #42 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Subscribe via RSS

  43. #43 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Follow both on Twitter 1 @rachelflavin

  44. #44 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Follow both on Twitter 2 @rachelflavin

  45. #45 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  46. #46 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  47. #47 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    FB Friend 1

  48. #48 Rachel
    on Dec 26th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    FB Friend 2

  49. #49 nannypanpan
    on Dec 27th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    i like fun in the sun from our summer vacation
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  50. #50 nannypanpan
    on Dec 27th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    rss

  51. #51 Christine Jensen
    on Dec 28th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I really like the look of the new custom path books! I would probably make one of pictures from the year, as a kind of year in review book

  52. #52 Christine Jensen
    on Dec 28th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    rss subscriber

  53. #53 Christine Jensen
    on Dec 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I am your facebook friend

  54. #54 Christine Jensen
    on Dec 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    FB friend #2

  55. #55 Pat.
    on Dec 28th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I have done two to date with accompanying words. Find your story and go for it.

  56. #56 Kelsey Kennedy
    on Jan 1st, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I would love to make one with the custom path book! I would document my life and my family’s life from when we lived overseas, through pictures :)

  57. #57 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I would make a photobook of my son’s 1st Christmas.

  58. #58 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I follow you on twitter.

    @melia57

  59. #59 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I follow Shutterfly on Twitter

    @melia57

  60. #60 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:13 am
  61. #61 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I added you as a FB friend.

    melia57 (entry 1)

  62. #62 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I added you as a FB friend.

    melia57 (entry 2)

  63. #63 Tammy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I would make a book of my son’s first Christmas.

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  65. #65 Vanessa
    on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I like the custom photo book for my family.