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Monday, March 25, 2013

Doggie Easter Portrait Contest 2013

We are having a Doggie Easter Portrait Contest. 10 dogs are entered. Anyone may vote for their favorite Easter Doggie. One vote per day is allowed. Just go to the entry page on the FaceBook page of Frankz Paw Printz Pet Photography.

The dog that receives the most votes by April 8th, 2013 will win some great prizes.
Prizes include
  1. FREE Photo Session
  2. Choice of either 2-5x7s (one pose) or 1-8x10
  3. Mousepad
  4. Pupcake from Happy Dog Bakery
  5. Treat bag from Happy Dog Bakery
But that's not all! The winner will also receive the same 5 gifts to give to a friend of their choice!

Voting ends April 8th, 2013 So get your votes in!

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GCU Design of the Day Award for Wish You Were Here featuring Labrador Puppies

Surprisingly, this card has been pretty good for me. I photographed it on a whim while I was in the islands and came across a mommy Labrador that was relaxing with her puppies on the boat docks.

So, I was again delighted when I received another email from Greeting Card Universe saying that my Greeting Card was chosen as today's Design of the Day. And, will be entered into the next Design of the Month Contest!

This is the email I received:

Congratulations, your card (Wish You Were Here - LabradorPuppies card - PID#586112) has been chosen as today's Design of the Day, and will be featured on the GCU homepage for 24 hours and be automatically entered into our Design of the Month Contest on Facebook. Thank you for helping make Greeting Card Universe great!

Team GCU

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hippity Hop over to Fejervary Park for Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

This year's annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt held by the Humane Society of Scott County is happening THIS COMING Saturday March 30th, 2013.
The NEW location is Fejervary Park near the Putnam Museum in Davenport.
Registration begins at 12:30 PM and the hunt is on at 1 PM!
Dogs will sniff out treats in two groups - small and large - and must be on a leash at all times. Entry fee for the hunt is $10 per dog.
For an additional $2 fee, dogs in bonnets can compete for the "Best in Show Bonnet" prize, judged by John Hannon of Comedy Sportz. HSSC members - and new members who join the day of the event - pay just $10 to enter their pooch in the Hunt AND the Bonnet Contest.
All event proceeds help us help the homeless animals. Registration forms are available at the shelter, located at 2802 West Central Park in Davenport.
The registration line was LOOONNGGG last year. Don't wait at the tail end! Beat the crowd to the Hunt starting line and be ready for the Hunt at 1 PM!
Pre-register at the shelter at 2802 W. Central Park Avenue!
De-tails at

This will be your last chance to have your dog photographed using our Easter Background!
In support of the Humane Society of Scott County, Photo sittings will be FREE! And you will get a FREE 4x6 that you will be able to pick up at Happy Dog Bakery!
Sittings will be first come first served! 
Happy Dog Bakery Donates 500 Easter Egg Cookies for the Hunt
Stop by and meet Holly, owner of Happy Dog Bakery. Not only did she donate 500 Easter Egg shaped Dog Cookies for the hunt, she will have Easter themed treat bags for sale. Treat bags include a Carob (chocolate flavored) covered Easter Bunny, a bundle of bones and a Yogurt (vanilla flavored) covered Yellow Chick all in a cute Easter decorated bag.
Happy Dog Bakery is located at
1629 5th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Store Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pair Of GoldenDoodles Pose for St Patrick's Day Portraits

These two GoldenDoodles, named Izzie and Sadie were brought in by their owner to surprise her spouse. Having met on St Patrick's Day, a Shamrock theme was wanted for the dogs' portraits.

Right now I am at Happy Dog Bakery shooting Easter portraits, so I did not have a Saint Patrick's Day background specifically. So we decided on using a Buff colored background with St Pat's Day accessories. Cute enough ... but I really wanted to have it more special. After the shoot, I went into my digital darkroom and started playing with creating a new background. I came up with a very cute and fantasy looking backdrop that I will end up printing onto one of my actual backdrops. I just can't decide between the Blue or Green Sky! What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Here is the original photo:

And the Blue Sky version:

And the Green Sky version:

Once again, I'd also like to share another one of the other wonderful artists on Zazzle by showing you their St Patrick's Day GoldenDoodle designs.

St Patricks Day Goldendoodle Card

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Old English Sheepdog DAD DIVA DUDE and MOM

Just added another popular dog Breed to my DAD, DIVA, DUDE and MOM design. This time we have the Old English Sheepdog. Just lately, I have photographed a couple of this beautiful breed and was shocked to see that I didn't already have it in my collection. So, here you go. Each one is available on almost 400 products within Zazzle. Each has 3 different backgrounds The MOM and DIVA are available in the Pink Paws background as well as a Pink background and a White background. The DAD and DUDE versions are avilable in the Blue Paws background and a solid Blue background and a White background.

Here are a few example of each of the versions:

Perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, Christmas gifts ... or just because, you can find Old English Sheepdog MOM gifts here and Old English Sheepdog DIVA gifts here.

We all know how much DAD loves his dog, so, look here for Old English Sheepdog DAD gifts and if he's more of a DUDE, then look here for Old English Sheepdog DUDE gifts.

This large herding dog is a jolly but gentle well mannered pet who often amuses its family with its comical antics. Which is why the Old English Sheepdog is a favorite among Zazzle artists. So here are a few examples from my fellow artists at Zazzle.

Mona Lisa - Old English 3 Greeting Card Lacy, Sandy O ! design ( Posters Purple Cartoon Old English Sheepdog iPhone 4 Cover Portrait of Old English sheepdogs guarding a flock Postage Stamp Old English Sheepdog with Heart Dog Food Bowl Sheepdog - iHerd iPhone 5 Cover Old English Sheepdogs Cards Old English Sheepdog Taxi Service Round Stickers KiniArt OES Greeting Card I Love My Old English Sheepdog Christmas Tree Ornament

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