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from the girl who hates cats: a giveaway

Friday, February 10th, 2012

the winner of the two tickets to see “the cat came back” is laura vanderwel!!  i’ll be in touch to get you your prize.

i don’t like cats.  anyone who knows me well can attest to that.  i’m sorry, cat people, i’ve tried.  i really have.  my little sister had a cat named cracky (don’t ask) for years and it just never grew on me.  i’ve even taken cute pictures of people and their cats. i think their unpredictability scares me.

all that said, my dislike/fear of cats has never stopped me from loving fred penner and the song he made famous, “the cat came back”. and let me tell you, the cat. is back.  fred penner himself has written and stars in a musical being presented  by the vancouver playhouse theatre this spring.  they contacted me this week and offered to give away a pair of tickets on my blog!  the tickets are for the performance of “the cat came back” on march 31st at 7pm.  doesn’t this look like a fun show?  let’s introduce the next generation to the wonder that is fred penner!

here’s how you win:

1. make sure you’re a fan of sharalee prang photography on facebook.

2. visit the vancouver playhouse website and find one of the puppeteers’ names (yes – there are puppets, people!!).

3. come back here and comment on the blog for your chance to win!

also. if you want to try and win me over to cat loving, you can send me a picture of your cat for an extra entry.  no guarantees, but i promise i will keep my heart soft.

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contest winners

Monday, January 30th, 2012

thank you to all my clients and to every voter.  it was soooo close…the top 3 were within a couple of votes of each other.  but the official winner is:

…josh & julia hyslop!  their engagement photos are some of my favorite from this past year…the weather was perfect, the sun was at just the right height and these two were gorgeous and so so sweet together.  perfect.  congratulations to the newlyweds on having some art for their walls!

and the winners of the goods are:

nadine schroeder, richelle villeneuve & laura menagh!  thank you again to all the sponsors of this giveaway: the orange circle, birch+bird vintage home interiors, the pink spatula, champion jack’sopechee handmade and upcycled jewelry & dolcetto designs!

if any of the other entrants to the contest are interested in a canvas of their picture, look for an e-mail from me this week!

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the goods

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

i’m doing this super fun giveaway for my clients and in the meantime decided i wanted to share the love with EVERYONE, so i got some amazing people on board who are excited to get some of their wares into your hands!

here are the specifics:

the orange circle (facebook): Bethany makes incredibly fun magnets and necklaces.  Everytime I see her at a fair, I can’t help but buy something.  She is also almost always smiling.  It’s true.  Check out her etsy shop!  She’s giving two of her interchangeable magnet necklace sets.

the pink spatula (facebook): Tina is a culinary wizard.  Her blog has amazing tips and information on cooking classes!  I have two packages of each spring flavor to give.

vintage home (facebook): Colleen is amazing – she has a great eye for design and knows how to make something beautiful out of things other people get rid of.  She’s donated a beautifully refinished solid wood coffee table.

champion jack’s emporium (facebook): This is such a sweet store and a great addition to Abbotsford’s downtown core.  If you haven’t been in to check out their huge collection of vintage clothing, you should go today!  And if you’re not in abbotsford, find them on etsy.  Amelia gave me two $20 gift certificates to pass on to you!

birch + bird vintage home interiors (facebook) Rachel and Lily are the organizers of the Fieldstone Vintage Market.  I’ve gotten to know them over the past year and they not only have great taste, but they are lovely people!  Check out their blog…they have me imagining my dream home several times a week.  Take a look at these adorable sets of salt and pepper shakers you could win!

opechee handmade jewelry (facebook): Monica sells amazing upcycled jewelry.  I recently bought an owl necklace from her and I get so many comments every time I wear it!  She also sells on-line through etsy. She’s giving a necklace to you too!

dolcetto designs (facebook): Shari makes beautiful custom cards!  From birth announcements to wedding thank-yous…she’s the one you should call.  She is offering someone 25 4×6 customized photo orders (or a digital image).

in order to win, go like all the vendor facebook pages (feel free to give them some love while you’re there)as well as mine and go comment on my PREVIOUS post (do not comment on this post).  i’ll pick winners randomly.  have fun and good luck!!

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happy anniversary…to me!!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

last year around this time, i was waiting with bated breath for my website to be finished so that i could share it with all of you.  i was so happy with how it turned out (which has a little to do with me and A LOT to do with my friends joe malleck: web designer extraordinaire and beth mans: illustrator to the stars…or just to me :).

and what an amazing year it has been!  my business has grown by leaps and bounds, i’ve met tons of amazing people and made new friends that i wouldn’t have otherwise and i’ve had so much fun creating.

so because you have spent the last year gifting me, it’s time for me to return the favor.  i asked all of my 2011 clients to submit a picture that they loved.  one that they wanted to grace the walls of their home.  and now you get to choose who will win a 16X20 canvas from me.

all you have to do is:

1. go to facebook.  like my page.

2. comment here after you’ve done so and vote on the picture that’s your favorite.

the person with the most votes….wins!!

now to make it a little more fun for all of you voters, i’ve called some of my amazingly talented, local vendor/creator friends and asked them to contribute a prize for YOU!!  i will be doing three separate draws for gift baskets and a piece of refinished vintage furniture, so you have lots of opportunity to win.

in order to win the baskets, i’m going to ask you to visit each of the vendors’ facebook pages and like them.  this is a must for you to win these amazing goodies.

let me tell you more about them (and follow the links to their pages)…

the orange circle (facebook): Bethany makes incredibly fun magnets and necklaces.  Everytime I see her at a fair, I can’t help but buy something.  She is also almost always smiling.  It’s true.  Check out her etsy shop!

the pink spatula (facebook): Tina is a culinary wizard.  Her blog has amazing tips and information on cooking classes!

vintage home (facebook): Colleen is amazing – she has a great eye for design and knows how to make something beautiful out of things other people get rid of.

champion jack’s emporium (facebook): This is such a sweet store and a great addition to Abbotsford’s downtown core.  If you haven’t been in to check out their huge collection of vintage clothing, you should go today!  And if you’re not in abbotsford, find them on etsy.

birch + bird vintage home interiors (facebook) Rachel and Lily are the organizers of the Fieldstone Vintage Market.  I’ve gotten to know them over the past year and they not only have great taste, but they are lovely people!  Check out their blog…they have me imagining my dream home several times a week.

opechee handmade jewelry (facebook): Monica sells amazing upcycled jewelry.  I recently bought an owl necklace from her and I get so many comments every time I wear it!  She also sells on-line through etsy.

dolcetto designs (facebook): Shari makes beautiful custom cards!  From birth announcements to wedding thank-yous…she’s the on you should call.

i will be posting pictures of all the amazing gifts you could win soon!

and now here are the 2011 client favorites in no particular order (number corresponds to the picture below it):

#1 (bride in pew)

#2 (family under tree)#3 (kids on fence)#4 (bride)#5 (holding hands)#6 (bride & groom with books)#7 (three girls)#8 (couple with tree and car)#9 (family on couch)#10 (legs.  lots of them)#11 (sisters)#12 (the dress)#13 (girls in shopping cart)#14 (curls)#15 (couple under tree)#16 (holding hands)#17 (baby girl)#18 (couple by the river)

so remember:

1. like the sharalee prang photography facebook page

2. like the vendor pages

3. comment here on which picture is your favorite.  good luck everyone!

Contest closes January 29th at 12 noon (PST).  This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You will NOT be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner. You MUST be 18 to participate.  Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.

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a couple of winners.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

#1. laura, who won the night out on the town including tickets to “fest of fools” this friday and a gift certificate to a great mexican restaurant!  check out the article on the event (featuring a certain special someone) and be sure to get your tickets soon!

#2 my sister and her husband who had an incredibly adorable little girl who is a month old and still only weighs 6 lbs.  6 lbs!!  the only time mine were 6 lbs was when i was 6 months pregnant.  briella came a little earlier than expected, but we were certainly excited to hear we had another girl in this boy dominated extended family.

simon was SO taken with her.

twinsies.

and my personal favorite:

love you, sweets.  try not to grow too much before i see you again.

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date night

Friday, March 18th, 2011

to prove that sometimes the early bird gets the worm, i’m happy to announce that the winner of this week’s contest is comment #1!!

laura menagh says “i liked the orange circle”.  don’t we all!  thanks again to everyone who entered and to our vendors.  now go to their shops and buy your favorites!

this week’s contest deviates slightly from the etsy theme, but i just couldn’t help myself.  who doesn’t like date night?  anyone?  i. love. date night.  it seems my love has increased as they have become fewer and further between in recent years.  someone just gave cliff and i tickets to the abbotsford heat game tomorrow and you should have seen the speed at which he acquired babysitting for us. amazing.

i want to give you and a special someone a night out on the town!  you will receive two tickets to the upcoming variety show “Fest of Fools” happening in abbotsford on april 1st.  the show features local professional and amateur talent, including music (a little accordian here and there), dance (bhangra, anyone?) and a healthy dose of comedy.  come ready to be entertained!  i’m also going to throw in a $20 gift card to tacos mexico sabroso, one of my favorite locally owned restaurants. homemade chips? check. mole sauce to die for?  check. amazing service?  check.  this is a $60 value!!!

so, what i need you to do now is:

1. go to fest of fools on facebook.  under the title it says “share”.  click that and post the event to your page with the caption “i entered to win tickets to fest of fools at www.sharaleeprangphotography.com!”  then come back here and comment that you did this.

for extra entries:

1. “like” my facebook page.  come back and comment.

2. go to fest of fools on eventbrite and at the top of the page, click “like”.  come back and comment that you did that.

3. go to fest of fools on eventbrite and tweet about the event.  come back and comment.

4. and if you’ve already bought tickets, leave a comment here that you’ve done that and you could win two for a friend (and keep the restaurant gift card for yourself :)

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sun flare

Monday, March 14th, 2011

i haven’t entered an “i heart faces” challenge in awhile, but this one is too good to resist.  sun flare?  come on.  love it.

i may have gasped aloud when i saw this straight out of camera.  so pleased.  check out more entries at iheartfaces.com…

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third time’s a charm.

Monday, March 14th, 2011

i’ve been having so much fun giving stuff away these past few weeks! one of my “love languages” is gifts (if you know anything about that sort of thing), so this is right up my alley.  and i’ve had so many generous people get involved as well, so that’s made it extra exciting.

on top of all that, i get to feature some amazing artists!  this week i have a real gem in store for you.  i discovered her through my sister, who has several of her prints in her home.  my sister also gave me one as a gift many years ago and ever since, i’ve kept a close eye on jennifer judd-mcgee, also known as swallowfield.

i got this print (called “a room of ones own”) awhile ago and have just been waiting for the perfect person to give it to…apparently that’s YOU!  i love so much that’s in her shop right now…i’m especially keen on her greeting cards and mini prints.

did anyone notice the super sweet little magnets holding the print onto my steel door?  those are from the talented and creative bethany of the orange circle.  love love love her magnets.  my favorite thing about them (other than the fact that they’re such great designs) is that they are hard core magnets.  they actually hold stuff up!  and in the world of a preschooler bringing home multiple art projects to be displayed everyday, i NEED magnets that hold stuff up.  creative wedding shower idea?  i bought a set of her scrabble magnets and then made a personalized set of my own from scrabble letters found at a thrift store.  it was a hit!

both of these lovely gifts can be yours, if you only jump through a few small hoops for me.  ready?

go visit swallowfield and the orange circle’s etsy shops.  come back here and comment on what you like best from each!

bonus entries:

1. “like” my facebook page.  come back and comment.

2. follow swallowfield on twitter.  come back and comment.

3. “like” the orange circle’s facebook page.  come back and comment.

make sure you leave separate comments if you want extra entries.  the only one that’s “mandatory” is that you visit each of their shops.  the other options are just for bonus entries (if you want to better your chances of winning!).

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more winning.

Friday, March 11th, 2011

and no, this is not a post about charlie.  i have to admit, i’ve completely avoided that debacle and haven’t even seen any interviews (aside from the auto-tune version which wasn’t even that funny).  sad, sad,sad.

anyway, i did my random.org magic again and came up with comment #48 which belonged to…

natalie kehler!  “gosh.. its so hard to pick a favorite with all these. But I’d have to narrow it down to the Emerald Green Peacock Feather Headband, Olive Green Spotted Feather Headband, Antiqued Bronze Vintage Leaf Earrings, and Antiqued Triple Feather Earrings. I love it all!”  she wins a $25 credit to carmen west creative.  i’m going to take a break and give you all a chance to recover before posting another giveaway later this week.  and for those of you who didn’t get it this time around, please feel free to still shop in carmen’s shop – she just added new feather earrings.

in the meantime, the following drum circle is brought to you by regina spektor, abba & avril lavigne:

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winner & second giveaway

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

the winner of the first etsy giveaway from freeFALLEN & Felicity Designs is comment #17 (thanks to random.org)…

rona loewen! here’s what she had to say: “so…my favorite things on FreeFallen are the leggings, the Caramel Knit Toque and the Grey Harringbone boots. Very clever creations! I’m definitely not fashion savvy, so hopefully I can help my girl become a little more savvy than I by sporting a few of these cute items! As for Felicity…I like the white ruffled pillow coveres! So cute! Way to go Deanna!”

i know your little lady is cute enough without them, but hopefully these fun accessories will kick it up a notch!  thank you again to the ladies who contributed and to all who entered.

here’s the good news – it’s not over!  this next one is. to. die. for. i have sported her beautiful creations (just wore a headband last night) and so is every bride in the lower mainland this summer who knows what’s what.

carmen west creative is giving away a $25 credit to her etsy store!! believe me people, you want this. the winner will get to choose from her gorgeous antiqued necklaces, feather hairpieces and rosette earrings.  with $25 dollars, you could even buy 2 pairs!!  carmen is a true talent and it’s been so fun to watch her business grow.  she has a gift for mixing vintage pieces with new ones and making something incredible.

here’s how to enter:

1. go to carmen’s store and come back to comment on what your favorite pieces are.

2. “like” carmen west creative’s facebook page (come back and comment).

3. “like” my facebook page (come back and comment).

4. follow carmen on twitter (come back and comment).

make sure you leave 4 comments if you want 4 entries.  and don’t worry about shipping costs – i’ll send it to you for free if you’re out of town!

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