The “I’m Rockin’ It” Giveaway

Prize: “I’m Rockin’ It” Creative Retouch for one image of yours!

Every woman should have a picture that she loves of herself, a picture that makes her go, “Wow! That’s ME!” Find or take that picture today. -Topaz

And I want to help one lucky winner have that image!

Most of the pictures that we have of ourselves are snapshots, and that is great that we have those, but they are usually far off from the look of a professional image. That is where the “I’m Rockin’ It!” Giveaway comes in. I will use some of the same editing tools and secrets that professional photographers use to give your snapshot some professional pizzazz.

Digital snapshots have what we call a digital haze to them making them very flat, and often with a very cool tint to them. The  lighting is also sometimes not flattering, and these photo issues are not necessarily a true to life reflection of who we are. I will professionally edit your snapshot for you with the same tools that I would use for a client…even a light airbrushing for that professional portrait look!

Here are some examples of an image straight out of the camera and the professionally retouched version:

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So get that snapshot ready that you love but would love to see it professionally processed with a little extra pop and enter this month’s contest!

Photo Guidelines for the Winner:

  • Must be an image of which you own the rights.
  • Must not be a professionally taken image.
  • Must be only you in the image, no one else.
  • An image that is of reasonable beginning quality is best. My recommendations would be no low light and no flash images. A natural, indirect light is the best lighting for a portrait, places like a porch, entryway, car, or open shade.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail and must respond within 72 hours. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen.

How to enter: 

  1. Subscribe to the Be a Leading Lady E-mail List. All subscriptions must be confirmed by responding to the e-mail that you receive after you subscribe. (required to enter)
  2. After you subscribe and confirm your subscription, additional entries may be made by EACH comment that you make on articles between 3/4/13 – 3/28/13. (optional for additional chances to win)
  3. Spread the word to all of your friends, post on your pages and blogs and encourage them to subscribe! For every 100 new subscribers, I will be choosing an additional winner for an “I’m Rockin’ It” Creative Retouch! So tell your friends, the more entries, the more chances to win!



A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Giveaway – Winner Announced

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller

Thank you so much to all who commented and entered! It is so wonderful getting to know you!

I used a random number generator to select the winner, and our winner is…


Congratulations, Fay! Check your e-mail! I can’t wait to hear how you love this book! It has completely changed the way I think about my life, and it’s been about three years since I read it.  

Contest sponsored by:

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Giveaway!

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller – Click Here to Read the Book Review

Here’s your chance to enter to win a free Kindle copy of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years!

It’s easy! Just leave a comment on any article on this website! Each comment counts as an entry! I will randomly select a winner from all new comments made starting today!

Contest ends: 2/28/13

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“I Want a New Life” Book Winner Announced!

I Want a New Life - Inspirational Book - Michele PoydenceI Want a New Life, the inspirational and funny book by Michele Poydence, is a wonderful and life-changing novel about three women who dare to live their dreams, trusting God to do amazing things with their lives.

Last year, I wanted to find a novel that was inspirational. I wanted one that was not centered around a tragedy. I also didn’t not want it to be a romance  novel. Oh, and if it could be funny also, that would be great. You really have no idea how difficult it is to find a book that fits that description, a book just about inspiring women to live, dream, and leap. I have no idea why there are not more books like that out there. I was SO happy to run across I Want a New Life while searching on Amazon one evening.  And now I get to share it with YOU! It was everything I was looking for and more. I loved it and was so inspired by it that I wanted to give a copy a way to one of you!

The contest rules stated that if the winner was in the United States, they would receive a print copy, and if the winner was out of the country, the winner would receive a Kindle version.

The author, Michele Poydence, contacted me after I started the contest and wanted to give a signed copy to the winner! How AMAZING is she! So I opted to choose two winners, one from the US for the print copy from the author, and a Kindle version for one winner outside of the US from Be a Leading Lady.

I am so happy to announce that we have TWO winners!



Congratulations to you both! I look forward to hearing how much you love the book!

This is the first day of the rest of your life. Let’s change our choices and change our lives to be the person we always wanted to be, the person we were born to be. She’s in there. She’s been there all along. ~Topaz

Thank you to all who entered! I highly recommend purchasing a copy of I Want a New Life by Michele Poydence.  It is available in both paperback and kindle versions. I highly recommend it. You will not regret it.

I want say a special thank you to Michele Poydence, the author, for contacting me after the contest started and offering a signed copy for the US winner.  Please be sure to LIKE the I Want a New Life facebook page. She has a couple of more things in the works that you will not want to miss!

The winners will be contacted within the next 24-48 hours, or the winner may contact me with the required information.

Out of state winner: Please contact me with your email.

US winner: Please contact me with your mailing address.

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Contest sponsored by:

Be a Leading Lady

I Want a New Life author, Michele Poydence


I Want a New Life! Giveaway

As we begin a new year, it is a perfect time to read one of my favorite books…I Want a New Life by Michele Poydence!

It is an inspiring story of three women who go on a kind of inner sojourn to transform their lives. They step out of their comfort zones and trust that the life they were meant to live is on the other side of it. Oh, how we need more novels like this! I did not want it to end and cannot wait to see more from this author. The message is so wonderful and inspiring. Truly inspiring. I am not sure how she did it, but I felt that there was a part of me that could relate to all three women, even though they are all so different. I honestly could not have loved this book more. I am still sad that it is over. but even though it’s over, I feel like it has left an imprint on my life. And now, here is your chance for it to leave an imprint on your life.

*Outside the US: Winner will receive the Kindle version of the book.
**If you choose the entry option of leaving a comment on a blog post, please be sure to do so, or that entry will be disqualified. You may leave a comment on any article on the website for it to count. Thank you!

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