An Easy Print Canvas for me & one for you too!! {Giveaway!!}

Remember when I asked you to help pick out my family photo?

I am not sure why I even asked because I was pretty confident on which photo I was going to be picking out to get print onto a canvas for my living room. And to be completely honest, when I asked the husband to pick out photos that he liked so that I could share them with you all and get your honest opinions….well, I sort of didn’t like the outtake that he chose, so I picked another one. shhhh, this will be our little secret

Not long ago Megan from Easy Print Canvas contacted me and asked me if I would like to review a canvas from one of my photos or prints for my website. I told her I would, but wouldn’t it be great if I could give one to my readers as well.

Guess what? She thought it would be a great idea as well!

Let me just tell you that I L-O-V-E my canvas. It makes my heart smile each and every time I walk into the room & see it. The photo I tried to take of it doesn’t even do it justice, but I wanted to show you how great it looks against the red in my living room.

My canvas is 16×20 in size and when I finally get it on the wall (we are going to be doing some rearranging of furniture so I didn’t want to just hang it for a minute to snap a photo of it) I will be sure to share a photo with you. We opted for the image wrap for the side, but you could also pick the mirror image side or a solid colored one instead.

The website is super easy to navigate and uploading and customizing your canvas is really a breeze. One of the things that I like most is that they put a hanger for the canvas on the back so we don’t have to worry about doing that later and messing it up.

The only cons that I found were that it was hard to pick the photo I wanted to use and the fact that Easy Print Canvas doesn’t use Paypal as a form of payment. Hopefully they will remedy that soon.

Now onto the Giveaway for Y-O-U!

Would you like to win an 11″ x 14″ canvas for your home or as a wonderful gift? (Or you can upgrade like I did and get a larger canvas for a killer price!) leave a comment below telling me what photo you would have enlarged and put an Easy Print Canvas.

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For each extra entry come back here and leave a separate comment.

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7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog.

There you have it eight chances to win a canvas just in time for the holidays.

Now for the legal stuff.
This contest runs from today,11-30-2011 through Monday, 12-05-2011 at 8 AM EST. This contest is only open to residents of the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) Winner will be selected at random and will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner so make sure I can get a hold of you! I was given a canvas to facilitate my review but all opinions expressed here are my own.

If you want to read other stuff (and this isn’t mandatory to enter the contest my boss just likes people to read the articles I write over there so she can justify doing things like paying me) I wrote check out the time I didn’t work out with Bob Barker and my reflections on being sixteen and pregnant

The Post in which I ask you to help me pick my family photo

This year was a great year for our family photos. In fact, I think we are going to go out and do some more with different outfits on and possibly props. It should be lots of fun.

No one ended up crying or upset when the photos were done and honestly the only reason that I don’t have more is that Giggles had to go to work. Way to break up a good time there, Giggles. I kid.

For those of you who are unaware, I take pictures of other people and I really enjoy what I do. Somehow I could never get those same shots with my tripod that I did with other families until this year. Do you want to know how I did it?

I relaxed and just had fun.

I had no expectations and I let my family decide what kind of poses we were going to do. I love the results. So much so that I just can’t decide what photo I want to use for a canvas in my living room. Okay I pretty much know what one I want to use in my living room, but I my husband has other ones that he likes as well.

Oh wise and powerful internets, help us decide. Once we decide on a photo I can get it printed and that will lead to awesome things for you, my wonderful readers.

On the tracks

Then a train came by and they decided we needed to do one with the train rushing by

This outtake makes me smile lots.

My husband really liked the sign with our town on it so we incorporated that into a photo

A photo shoot wouldn’t be complete without my husband doing some sort of crazy stunt that has me shaking my head

So leave me a comment letting me know which one you like the best. I will reveal which one we picked next week when I host a give away that you won’t want to miss!!!

You Capture-Doorways

This week over at Beth’s place the challenge word was Doorways.

About Tuesday I realized that I hadn’t really given any thought to the challenge and so I went around my house looking at the doorways.

We live in a turn of the century house and I love that we have the original doors and the beautiful glass knobs. I never thought to take a photo of the doorknob before, but I am glad that I did because this shot makes me so happy.


I took many photos of the glass door knobs from different angles, but that one right there was my favorite.

Then just by happen chance I was at my best friend’s the next morning keeping an eye on her younger kiddos for her when I looked out the backdoor to see the most glorious puffy snowflakes falling from the sky. I immediately grabbed my camera.

When shooting snowflakes you have to have your focus on manual so you can focus on the snowflakes and not the tree behind them. Catching snowflakes falling while focusing on manual can be a bit tricky, but I am so in love with this shot.


This shot is also straight out of the camera (SOOC)

By thinking outside of the box a little bit I know have two beautiful shots that I love and are now part of my Project 365 in 2011.

So how about you? Did you capture any great things from doorways this week?