Oops. This post was supposed to go up two days ago! Well, such is life. The Frugal Hostess would like to announce a super extra cool and fun contest for the fine reader (s) of this here blog. And, because of the tardiness of the announcement, the contest will be extended so as many people as possible can participate.
Here's how it's gonna go down. There is this really cool website, BeFunky, that lets you upload photos and treat them with all kinds of crazy and interesting effects. For example, look at this picture of Miss Prissy Britches.
Pretty adorable, right? Once you've messed around with your picture, you can print it on an assortment of delightful items, such as cups, shirts, and posters. A basic account is free, and an upgrade - which takes their logo off your picture, among other things - is pretty cheap ($4 a month).
The Frugal Hostess has spent hours playing around on BeFunky, creating such masterpieces as this:
And this (love how the cartoon effect really emphasizes the double chin):
And now, you have a chance to win a free, six-month upgrade in BeFunky. (FruHo will wait while you finish jumping up and down).
What to do:1. Take some pictures of your Memorial Day, graduation, birthday, or just hanging by the pool fun.
2. Try out some of the effects in BeFunky with a free account. You don't even have to register if you don't want to.
3. Post your favorite picture on TFH's Facebook page. The Frugal Hostess and her pal Baris from BeFunky will pick the winner, who will win a free six-month premium account!4. Fine print rules: You can enter as many times as you want up until 6PM Eastern on Thursday, June 3, and the winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of the judges. Also, the revolution will not be televised.
[Disclosure: The Frugal Hostess loves this website, so she contacted them to see of they wanted to do anything on the blog. They said yes and were super cool and creative about it. Rock on, BeFunky.com!]