Saturday, February 27, 2010

"You're Invited!" with Freeze Frame Publishing

Mid-Winter doldrums? Well c'mon out Saturday, March 6 to English Hills Terrace, 5179 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and feel GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!
Our friend, Kim Sorrelle, from English Hills Terrace and Rays of Hope for Haiti, is opening her banquet facility for this fund raising event to help raise funds for Rays of Hope for Haiti, The Steve Sorrelle Vocational School in the Dominican Republic, and area fund raising  groups. Several vendors will be on hand offering a wide variety of products. Donations are always welcome!

At last you can feel GOOD, GOOD, GOOD while shopping! Freeze Frame Publishing will be on hand selling pre-paid gift certificates for the Kenowa Hills Senior All-Knight Party 2010.  Stop by and see us.  Pre-paid gift certificates for photo books come in handy for bridal showers, baby showers, graduation gifts, and even for yourself.  Now is the perfect time to start freezing time and framing your own memories.  We will offer software demonstrations in our booth, too!  Proceeds from our sales will benefit Kenowa Hills Seniors, Rays of Hope for Haiti, and The Steve Sorrelle Vocational Center in the Dominican Republic.

Can't make it to the fund raising show?  Contact us, we'll be happy to take your order over the phone.  Proceeds from phone orders will benefit the same groups.

Please visit the Rays of Hope for Haiti web site to find out how you can get involved in helping this long standing organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan help those in need in Haiti.

Hope to see you there! 

Laura

Digital Photography for Beginners

Winter WonderlandLate-February.  A good time to learn a few more tricks with our cameras.


Digital Photgraphy School  has another great blog post to help us in our quest for taking better pictures:
 Digital Photography Tips for Beginners

Something to shoot for 124 "Best Photos of 2009"    Freeze Frame Publishing will have our first "Best Frames of 2010."  We invite you to send us your best picture of 2010. We will assemble and share your works early in 2011.

And while you're at it, Save My Memories has a great post on labeling your photos for storing on your computer.

Keep your cameras handy and your batteries charged! Visit our web site for more information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your memories forever!

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pre- PMA2010


We arrived in Anaheim, site of PMA2010, on Thursday night.  The show officially opens on Sunday morning. We'll be ready!

Here's a video of the Anaheim Convention Center before the start of the show.  Set-up is in full swing.We'll update periodically throughout our stay.

Laura

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dam-to-Dam 2010 a HUGE Success!

 
The 4th Annual Dam-to-Dam Ice Fishing Tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County was a HUGE success!  Totals for the event are not yet complete but preliminary numbers suggest this is the biggest event thus far: 800 + fishing contest entrants; 2300 raffle tickets sold; more sponsors; more events and more prizes... and an official web site!

The "Dam She's Hot" contest took place on Friday night, February 12 at the newly re-opened Driftwood Bar and Grill on Croton Pond.  Twenty contestants vied for the coveted crown, too many to fit on the stage at once. Two rounds of competition culminated in the crowd selecting our reigning queen.

Contestants had to spell Leinenkugel's correctly (creative spellings included: B-E-E-R; G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S; and even "I can't spell it"), describe their perfect date which included a six-pack of Leinenkugel's, and demonstrate their sexiest cast.  The winner received bragging rights for one year plus a Leinenkugel jacket as well as a keep-sake plaque.

 
Outer Vibe entertained the packed house all night.
 
Fishermen, women and children began setting up "fish camp" early Saturday morning.  Prime real estate went  quickly. Parking anywhere near the ice went even quicker!

 
 Fish were scarce this day.  Friends, Family, and Fun were in abundance.
 
  
  
  
  
  
  

 
Fishing awards and raffling prizes took place in the afternoon. Check back soon to view the virtual photo book of this year's events.
  
 
Leinenkugel and WLAV were again corporate sponsors of the event. Many local businesses were featured sponsors as well. Please visit the official web site for the most current listing of sponsors. Thank you Newaygo County and West Michigan for coming out and supporting such a worthwhile cause. 

Please visit our facebook page to see more pictures of this year's event.  Send us your best shot of the tournament weekend for your chance to win some great prizes from Freeze Frame Publishing. For more details read the photo contest blog post. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing copies of pictures or to purchase your own copy of the commemorative photo book.

See you on the ice in 2011!
Laura

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dam-to-Dam Photo Contest by Freeze Frame Publishing

The 4th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament between Croton and Hardy Dams takes place this weekend. Bring your cameras!  Take lots of pictures.  Enter your best shot of the weekend for your chance to win cool prizes and for your picture to be used in promotional materials for the 5th Annual Dam-to-Dam tournament!

The rules are pretty simple:
1.  Email your full-size image to PhotoContest@FreezeFramePublishing.com
2.  Include your contact information in the email: your name, address, where the picture was taken, who is in the picture, any "stories" of the picture you would like to share.
3.  Enter as many images as you like. One image per email, please.
4.  Photographers agree to grant limited rights to the Dam-to-Dam Committee and to Freeze Frame Publishing for the use of your images in promotional materials in perpetuity.
5.  Photographers retain all rights to pictures, except as stated above.
6.  Photographers must sign a release agreeing to use of pictures.
7.  Minors must have signed releases from parents or guardians agreeing to these terms of use.
8.  Individuals in pictures must sign releases for their likenesses to appear in promotional materials.
9.  Staff from Color House Graphics will select the winning pictures from the entries submitted.  No details of the pictures will be provided to the judges before their selections have been made.
10. Winners will be notified by email.
11. Pictures may appear in Freeze Frame Publishing's blog and "news" links as well as the official tournament web site.  Other venues may also be used in promoting this annual event.
12. ALL entries must be received by Saturday, February 20, 2010.

The prizes:
1st place: 2 posters, 2 8x10's, 4 5x7's, 25 wallets of image plus a photo book that YOU create!
2nd place: 2 posters, 4 4x6's, of image.
3rd place: 2 posters of image.

Questions? contact laura@freezeframepublishing.com

See you on the ice!

Laura
Proceeds from the ice fishing event benefit Big Bothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Freeze Frame Publishing to display products at PMA2010!

Thank you.  We are so excited to have the opportunity of sharing some of our best printed samples of your custom created products at PMA2010 (Photo Marketers Association International) in Anaheim, California later this month.  We will be sharing space with Xerox in their booth at this annual event.  We will be talking about Freeze Frame Publishing, our printing and finishing processes, and our print provider, Color House Graphics.

Here are samples of the samples we submitted:
 
Andrea Booker, photographer and proprietor of Single Moments Photography, contributed these samples.

 
People from the West Michigan area will recognize this local iconic sign.  This card was created by local photographer, Jim Hegerty.
 
Local graphic designer, Sue Christafferson, created these products.

 
Nice Nines proprietor and rally driver, Matt Johnston, created these posters with our software.

Two high school students also submitted great products.  Devin Hendrick, a senior at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan created the samples above. Devin's portfolio won an award from Kendall College of Art and Design and her works are currently in competition for the "Governor's Traveling Art Show." Best wishes, Devin.
 
Robby Harwood, also a senior at Northview High School, contributed these products.

We also sent calendars, photo books, and scrap book pages. Thank you to all the artists, designers and photographers who allowed us to send their projects as our samples. You certainly make us look good!  We will be adding blog posts and updating our facebook page from PMA2010. Please check back!

Please visit our web site for more information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your memories forever!

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura


Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 John Deere Day at Voelker Implement Sales!


Winter in several communities across the country can only mean one thing:  John Deere Day!

John Deere Day gives dealerships an opportunity to showcase new equipment, thank loyal customers, and welcome new customers into the John Deere family.

Voelker Implement Sales, Inc. of Big Rapids, Michigan held its annual John Deere Day on Saturday, February 6 at their dealership on Northland Dr. Voelker has been servicing John Deere customers since 1951.

The outside thermometer may have read "b-b-b-i-t-t-t-e-r cold," but the inside temperature was warm and inviting.  The Voelker Team served pancakes, sausage, ham, fruit, and several hot and cold beverages to a friendly, multi-generational crowd. John Deere Day has been a tradition for many local families.  Grandparents bought their grandchildren this day and recounted memories of their own grandparents bringing them.  This is quite a community event: friends, families and neighbors gathered around tables and tractors catching up on past events and planning  future events.
 
 
Freeze Frame Publishing was on hand to take a few pictures to commemorate the event.  A John Deere Day photo book is on display at Voelkers.  Thanks, Tim for inviting us!  The breakfast was great but participating in this event was even better!

Please visit our web site for information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time... and frame your memories forever!

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura

Monday, February 1, 2010

Last Minute Custom Valentine's Day Gifts from Freeze Frame Publishing!

Valentine's Day is February 14.  You still have plenty of time to create a custom Valentine's gift for your special someone.  Photo books that you create make great keepsakes. Show your sweetie how much she means to you by telling your love story in a photo book that you create! Add text and captions anywhere using our FREE downloadable software.
No time to build that special photo book in time for Valentine's Day?  How about making custom cards for the one you love?  Take those favorite pictures of the two of you and make all-occasion greeting cards.  These will surely bring a smile to all who receive a personal note on your personal cards. You can even add your contact information on the backs of your cards.
Have you taken a special vacation and do you have a picture that reminds you of that special place?  How about custom postcards and bookmarks
Create a gift he will treasure. Create a gift that shows how much you love her.  Place your order by Friday, February 5 for Valentine's delivery and receive 50% more cards or postcards FREE!

Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services and how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your Valentine's memories forever!

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Laura