Monday, March 26, 2012

Sponsors and Springtime Giveaway

I've slowly but surely been putting out my Easter decor since the holiday is just around the corner.  But this post is about more than Easter decor, so be sure to scroll ALL the way to the bottom of the post, to meet my new sponsor and to find out about my giveaway to celebrate hitting the 900 follower mark!

I know it's a LONG post, but hopefully the Giveaway at the bottom and the discount code for my new sponsor will make it all worthwhile!

I wanted to introduce you to a new sponsor with this post, but also to let you know that I've decided to monetize my blog...I can hear some of you groaning and I understand.

I won't make excuses or give you reasons why I feel justified in doing so.  It is my blog after all, but I did at least want to let you know that you will be seeing a few ads on here through Blogher in the near future.  I just felt like it was time, and if it covers a hair appointment, or puts a little gas in my car each month, well then that'd be just fine by me.

Now back to my new sponsor.  All of the sponsors you see on my sidebar have not paid me in cash, but instead have paid me through wonderful giveaway items I have shared with you all over the 2 years I've been blogging.  As a thank you for those giveaway items, I have included them in my sidebar.   And I have a personal connection with each of my sponsors, so that makes them all the more special to me.

So now, without further adieu, meet my new Sponsor!!!  I know all of you gallery wall lovin' people are going to love this company!



My newest sponsor is Five Dollar Frames.  A company which sells wonderful frames at great prices and they come in a huge variety of sizes.  But don't let the name fool you, these aren't dollar store frames people, these are high quality frames at discount prices.  And the best part is they have graciously offered my readers a discount, so read on to find out more and to get the scoop on the Giveaway!

When you make an order on the 5 Dollar Frames site you can receive a 10% discount (valid until June 30th, 2012) just for being a reader of my blog...yay!  Just be sure to enter the code LTHS12 at checkout to receive the discount!

Now for the Giveaway...are you still with me people?!  Since I somehow managed to get 900 hundred crazy people to follow this little 'ole blog of mine, I decided I should go ahead and host a giveaway to say thank you for all you do to keep me motivated to walk around in my PJs snapping pictures day after day...ok I do get dressed most days! ;-)

Since my new sponsor offers frames, I thought I would offer you all something to put into one of their frames.  So the giveaway is for one of my prints, but not just any old print, how about an 12 x 18 (or smaller if you prefer) Giclee printed on beautiful specialty Epson cotton rag paper from their Exhibition Line.  This line of acid and lignin free archival paper is well regarded by museums and top photographers alike for producing beautiful images with rich, true colors.   

If you win, you can choose your print from my website Kat Warren Photography and a frame from 5 Dollar Frames and we will ship you a custom framed Giclee print that will last for generations to come.  It's my way of saying thanks a bunch for following along and listening to my crazy ramblings!

To see examples of some of my framed artwork you can go to my most recent post, simply click on my header to get to today's post.

So here are the dreaded rules for the Giveaway which will end on Friday March 30th, 2012 at Midnight!

1.   You must be a follower of Low Tide High Style to be entered.  Please leave a comment letting me know you follow!  And if you're not currently a follower, well join the party, and let me know by leaving a comment that you have!

2.  For a second chance to win you can blog, FB, Tweet, or stop people on the street to tell them about the giveaway.  But be sure to leave a second comment letting me know you've done that.

*** Please do not comment on my FB page or sadly your comments won't get entered.  In the past I have added the FB comments to my giveaway, but it just gets too complicated, so please leave ALL comments on here, thank you! ***


  1. Yay on your sponsor and Yay on making money!!!

    As you know, I'm a follower!

  2. Number 2 eh? Hmm I'm not sure that number 2 ever wins, but anyway here is my comment.

    Congrats on reaching 900 followers. It is really no surprise to me as you have such a great blog - interesting stories, fantastic photos, and great ideas. I can totally understand monetizing your blog - I was thinking of doing the same thing. Even if it pays for the postage on giveaways or the materials for some projects it would be worthwhile. You go girl!

  3. I am thinking of monetizing as well so good for you.

  4. I'm going to run over to visit your new sponsor ... with The Husband's painting hobby, we go through quite a few frames here.

    Monetizing? Go for it, Girl!

  5. Count me in, yep I've been around a while now lol, and can I drag one of the pics from this post to my sidebar for a giveaway shout out?

  6. Good for you Kat to finally monetize your blog. You always provide so much inspiration and beauty on here, you should get some perks back from all your hard work! Great giveaway, you are always so generous like that. xo ~Lili

  7. What a great source and givaway!
    I LOVE the Iris shots below!!!

  8. Congratulations on so many friends following you now :o) I'm off to check out your sponsor too!

    Oh, and yes I follow you!

  9. Kat- Yahoo for you! Your photography is so beautiful. Love the pink columbines! I have been a follower for a few weeks having trolled thru much of your blog and liking what I saw. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  10. well, i have a passion for frames, new and vintage. they collect in boxes around here, so i won't be complaining. :-) and i would love one of your prints!

    a follower by the sea :-)

  11. Just popping to say Hi~and I love the bits of Easter you are showing here. DON'T enter me in the contest- I have been lucky enough already!;>) xo Diana

  12. Hi Kat......always such great pic's now a great giveaway glad i got on today to catch up......hope all is well

  13. Love your pictures and how your style has evolved. You are such an inspiration to me. I follow on Google Reader - congrats on 900 followers!

  14. What a fabulous, generous giveaway! I am a follower and love your work.. Thanks!


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