Monday, June 29, 2009

Independence Celebration - All Kinds of Goodies!

I love this time of summer! The weather is finally hot (OK maybe a little too hot!). It's a great time to celebrate with family and friends, swim, enjoy popsicles with the kids and be outside. It's also a reminder to be thankful for our freedom and independence.

I'm starting a HUGE contest. Once again, it's very easy to enter.

PRIZE #1 - Membership to the LittleLu Club. This is a free membership that runs from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010. You'll receive 2 wall templates, 2 announcement/card templates each month. You'll also receive quarterly albums (20 pages). If you want to enter to win this membership, please leave a comment on this post.

PRIZE #2 - Membership to the MadiMoo Club. This is the BIG one. It's the same format as the LittleLu, but you receive FOUR wall templates each month and FOUR announcement/card templates. You receive TWO quarterly albums. It's valued at $125, but worth so much more. Tons of fun stuff to show your clients!! If you'd like to win this membership, please leave a comment on my blog and on your blog (nothing huge, just a small shout out!) Please leave a link to your blog, because I enjoy seeing what you do too!

Drawing will be held Sunday, July 5. Please comment before 7:00pm CST.

BONUS - If you don't win either of the membership drawings, you'll be eligible to purchase either membership at a discounted rate as long as you leave a comment. Check the winner's posting on Monday for details.

FREEBIE - Enjoy the template for the above image.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Holiday Sneak Preview

The rest are coming … just wanted to share one with you on this 100° day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Marketing Set

Just added this one to the collection of marketing sets. I was inspired by a logo I was working on for a beautiful photographer … such a great person. I'll be blogging about her logo soon! We headed a different direction with her logo, but the colors from this one sparked an idea and it turned into this kit.

Like the others, you may choose eight files for $100. Two-sided pieces count as one file. There is more than what is shown here, including 5x7 marketing cards, bookmarks, senior rep cards, poster and more.

I snapped these images at Easter. That Claire might be too cute for her own good! Love her :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Christmas is Coming …

Lots of ideas in the works for the 2009 holiday season! MadiLu Designs is putting the final touches on what should help SIMPLIFY your card ordering process. If you prefer individual templates, great! We've got something for you. If you'd rather not mess with the templates at all and want to send us your images … that's in the works as well! If you want the completed order to show up at your studio or your client's doorstep, that can also happen.

Club members will receive discounted pricing on holiday orders in addition to the fun storyboards, cards and albums they're already receiving … we'll keep you updated!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kristy's Custom Set

Just wanted to share a custom marketing set that I designed for Kristy Milton Photography. After designing the logo, I started off with a two-sided business card, letterhead, envelope, and packaging sticker to give her a good supply of "the basics". I created a little brighter card that will work great for senior reps. Her info sheet is a great piece to have for miscellaneous notes, price sheets and even to handwrite a personal note to clients. Last but not least, I designed a gift certificate and a 5x7 marketing card.

It's going to look AMAZING with Kristy's images! Good luck Kristy!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And the Winner is …

Hooray! Shana Cawley … Check out the cute pics on her blog. Looks like a gorgeous area to take pics.

I'm pretty excited that all of you took the time to comment on my blog … really, it means a lot! As a mom of four, I feel that I'm constantly thinking of what's "fair" and "who gets the most attention/bedtime stories/snacks" … I'm sure you understand. Such is life.

So here's the deal … you looked, you commented, you're great! I'd love to send each and every one of you a full set, but understandably I can't pull it off … maybe someday … when I'm famous :) I'm a bargain shopper and I like a good deal when I see one. If any of you who commented are interested in a marketing set (remember this includes 8 files of your choice, two-sides still counts as one file) I will make these available through Saturday, June 13 for HALF-OFF … yes ladies … $50 for the set. You choose the one you like the best. They're very user-friendly and changing to your color scheme isn't a big deal. I'm always available to answer questions if needed.

Just email me if you're interested and we'll go from here. The sooner the better … heading to the big city of Minneapolis for the weekend … no kids in tow!! I'll be riding on the "tour bus" (aka in-law's motorcoach) … give me a shout out if you see me!

**Don't forget to sign up to be a LittleLu or MadiMoo! Great templates each month … make your life a little easier!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Feeling a little Cheeky …

So, I occasionally take pics and couldn't resist … somehow it's just not as attractive when you're 34, right??

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a FREE MARKETING SET! Drawing tomorrow night by Random Number Generator or by Sam, the very fair 4-year-old. The marketing sets have everything you need to get your business up and rolling or just to make things more consistent. Remember … branding is important. You want to make a lasting, professional impression.

Check out the MadiLu Design Clubs … the LittleLu and MadiMoo. You'll receive a monthly selection of templates. Great to have something new to show your clients without having to think about it or search for it! Very cost-effective (like giving up Starbucks once a month) and customizable so you can have different looks for different client styles.

Will post winner tomorrow evening … check back!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Building the Blog Love … BIG Giveaway!

I've been fortunate to meet so many great photographers through various forums and blogs. To celebrate the kick off of the MadiLu Membership Clubs … it's time for a BIG Giveaway! I have three Marketing Sets on my blog that I love. It's too easy … just leave me a comment and tell me which one you love and why. You'll get eight different pieces in the kit ($100 value). You can choose what best fits your studio needs.

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday night (June 10th). Don't forget … club memberships are rolling! Sign up now to get the goods for your senior and wedding sessions!! First book release is July!!