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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Photofiddle Review and Giveaway  

I am a picture freak. I love them and have
them all over the house. When Andrew was a baby I
was even a little crazier and had his pictures done
professionally every three months for the first few years.
Not only did I order normal size wall pictures I would go
to the extreme and order Canvas Copies and Plastic
cutouts and end up spending 400 bucks every time.
With Rowan I have scaled down on the Photo Studios
but only because there is so much more you can do
on line. I have got more hard copies of pictures of Rowan
than you could believe. I had doubles made for everyone
and have ordered the same prints so many times I have
gotten confused and ended up with 3 or 4 copies of the
same print leftover after I shared. I have tried to restore
some sort of order to my filing system for pictures but
even the new improved system has let a few pictures slide
through repeatedly. I just can't help it I am addicted and in
the 16 years since Andrew was little there have been huge
strides in the photo field. When Andrew was little you could
get your child's picture on a T-shirt or Coffee mug but you
had to go down to the mall and it took weeks to get your
order. Now there are tons of places on-line where you
can down load your picture to their site and soon you
can have your child's image on t-shirts, calender, mouse pads,
stationary, you name it they make it!

I have gone crazy if you can imagine and
I would have to say around half of my Christmas presents have
a picture of the kids at the heart of it. John got a Coffee Mug,
His Step Mother got coasters, my mother got a mouse pad and just
about every single one of the got a book I had made with the kids
in it. Everyone, and I mean everyone from our Mothers to the
lady next store or someone I met in the line at the grocery store
got a framed picture of my kids. I can't help it, I am a proud Mom
and love to show them off. It wasn't to about two days after
Christmas to I found this next review and if I had known about
them before Christmas, WOW, I can imagine how out of control I
would have gotten. I already have a list in my notebook on how
many good pictures I have to get through the coarse of the year
to fill my order I plan on submitting for next season gifts.The
site is called Photofiddle and what they do is nothing less then
amazing. The take a Photo and turn it into a painting. A real
painting! A piece of art! I am in love with this place!

Do you know how hard it would be to have my children
post for an artist to do a portrait of them? It would never happen.
At the photo Studio I have to beg and plead and bring treats and
toys and snacks and anything else you can imagine and that is
for the 16 year old. The baby is worse. With Photofiddle I can
take a great shot at home and download it on your computer
and just send it to these guys and you have a real life piece of
art on your wall and it didn't cost you hours of begging and pleading
with your kids and 42 extra Grey hairs. Not only can you get a
real painting you should see what they can do with them.
They have just about every style you can think of and them
some. Black and White, silhouette, Art Deco, Water Color,
Impasto and so much more. Better yet, you pictures come
back framed and ready to hang. They offer a vast selection
of sized to choose from and prices is extremely reasonable.
How much do you think it would cost for you to hire a painter
to do your children's portrait? I checked, the cheapest I
found was for a 12x18 portrait of one subject is $159.00.
That does not guarantee a good artist either for I was looking
for the cheapest price out there and I am sure the cheapest
price means the cheapest artist. Photofiddles price for the
same size painting and as many subjects as you would like
( painters charge by person and it goes up a lot and fast!) is
$71.95. Also, they special process gives you a perfect painting
every time and you can even proof them before they make it
and if you don't like what you see just yell do-over and they
change it however you want. An artist would have to start from
scratch and your kids would have to pose again not to mention
they are not going to do it again for free. If you don't like the
first one you still have to pay for it. With Photofiddle it is
perfect every time! You can even get one of the Andy Warhol
style paintings and have your children really stand out!

I also have Photofiddle listed in my top ten companies
to buy from list you can get to from the side of the home page.
You can read all the reasons they are there at that link but I
will tell you why I first considered them for the list. Spectacular
customer service! They really worked with me to make sure
I got the best painting I could get. They made suggestions
and helped fixed the errors I made thinking I could edit it
how I wanted before I sent it and all I did was mess it up!
I sent them so many emails with so many questions I thought
it was only a matter of time before they grew so frustrated with
me they put me on some sort of block but they answered every
single one with kindness and patience and explained every
thing I asked in detail and treated me like a star! These
guys were just a real pleasure to work with and what I ended
up with is a painting I will treasure forever and pass on to my
Grandchildren! I have not been this delighted with a picture
in years and years!

You guys get in on the fun too! Photofiddle is going to
give one of my readers a $50.00 Gift certificate to their
store to use any way they want! To enter just go to their site
and look around then come back here and let me know what
your favorite item is in a comment. The contest starts today
and will run to Midnight on February 23rd.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.


Extra entries.
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
is completed.

1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.

2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.

3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
5 times.

4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.

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