Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Easy Canvas Prints





***UPDATE*** Congratulations to STEPHANIE who posted, "I would put a picture of my son on it and I would put in on the fireplace." She won a free 8"x10" print from EasyCanvasPrints.com. Stephanie, your email address wasn't in your post or on your blogger profile. Please contact me by 10:00 p.m. central time on August 19, or I will have to choose another winner.


Parents aren’t supposed to love one child more than another, but I’ll admit, I have a very special fondness for one of our youngest. In 2008, I found a little black kitten on the edge of a busy intersection in Kentucky. I named her Kali after the Hindu Goddess whose name means “the dark one” (although I pronounce it Callie.) Because she was a particularly terrible toddler, I gave her a middle name, so I could do that parental thing of saying sternly (when she was being bad), “Kali Malicious!” Like any doting parent, I’ve taken tons of pictures of her, but my favorite is a very artsy extreme close up.

When Easy Canvas Prints offered me the opportunity to review their service of printing photos on canvas, and they sent me a code for a free 8” x 10” print, that picture is the first one that came to mind. Trying to be fair to the others, I went through all the other cat photos on my hard drive, the more recent ones that I knew were really high resolution, and I picked out a few good ones and asked my husband for his opinion. You can read about the choices in my previous post. In the end, we both agreed to send in my favorite Kali picture for the Easy Canvas Prints treatment.

A few days later, I received the print back, and it is beautiful. It’s a very nice reproduction of what could have been a difficult photo to print clearly. I do find it a little bit glossy; the shininess of the print is not something you can choose. I probably noticed it more because of the flash bouncing off when I was photographing the picture. 

I don’t have photos printed very often, so I don’t know how Easy Canvas Prints’ prices are in comparison to anyplace else that offers a similar service. Their price is nearly $45 for an 8” x 10” picture. That said, they have a sale on as I type this, and you can find coupon codes online fairly easily.

I love my photo and I wish I could afford to have portraits of all my cats done up like this. It turns a nice digital snapshot into a beautiful keepsake portrait. You could use a photo retouching program to make it really look like it was painted on canvas. I can see family portraits or scenic photography being turned into fabulous art pieces for your own home, family gifts, or your office (speaking of which, Easy Canvas Prints is a division of Build a Sign, which prints signs, banners, and other promotional items.

Now comes the fun part. One of you is going to win the same thing I received, a free 8” x 10” photo on canvas. Shipping is included as long as you have a mailing address in what we call the lower 48 (sorry Alaska and Hawaii).  You have four chances to enter (limit four entries per household).

First entry (mandatory): Comment here with what kind of photo you’d have printed on canvas AND where you’d display it.  Is it a family portrait to display in your living room? A special picture of you for your mom’s “wall of glory”? A gorgeous landscape for your dining room? Post here and be sure that you either leave your email address within your post or it’s readily available on the website or blog you link to in this form. 

Nose to nose - Kali checks out her portrait.
Bonus Entries (leave one comment for each):
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Deadline for entries: August 14, 11:59 p.m. CT.


I'd like to offer special thanks to Easy Canvas Prints for the opportunity to try their service at no cost to myself, and for providing this giveaway opportunity at no cost to me or the winner (except possibly shipping as explained).

127 comments:

wendy said...

i would put a wedding portrait in the living room

Melanie said...

I would put it in my living room area and it would be of my three kids

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sweepmom said...

I would do one of my two boys taken on the beach. I would display it in my family room.

alynn said...

i would do a family portrait in my entry way.
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mogrill said...

I would do a picture of my daughter at Disneyland.
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PAIGE said...

I'd use a pic of my new Pug puppy and put it over her bed.
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kdkdkd said...

picture of my kids for the family room

kibbyster said...

photo of our dogs and over the computer desk
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rachel b. said...

photo from the vacation we took overseas

Tamar said...

family photo in the family room. how appropriate :)
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Kitty Chick said...

Please remember to put what photo and where you would put it in the same comment. That's all part of the first, mandatory entry. Rachel, that's why I didn't put on your second comment, because really it should have been part of the first one.

tattwo said...

I would have a landscape photo made of an area where I go hiking. I would put it in my home office.

Emily Reviews said...

i'm slowly but surely working on having canvas prints made of each of my niees/nephews. Next up is my 2 year old nephew so i'd have one amde of him and hang it in the living room

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

I would do a print of my kids and out family pet and I would display in our family room or basement play room!

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weta1972 said...

On the family room wall a recent picture of all three kids together
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I would have a picture of my 3 kids in my formal L. R. .

Kaitlin Boles said...

I am getting married next year we are given rights to our photos that our photographer is taking for us, I would love get some engagement, bridal, and wedding photos developed . This canvas is absolutely perfect! Thank you for allowing me to enter! Good luck to everyone who has entered this giveaway!

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ehhogan said...

I would put a picture of my daughter on it doing a dance leap.
I would put it in my hall.

paula michele said...

I have a picture that I took of my kids in the mountains that I would use. I would hang it in the livingroom.

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Beth said...

We recently got some professional photos taken, so I might choose one of us or one of just my husband, and put it either in my office or bedroom.

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Julie said...

I would have a pic of my little girl on her first birthday done and I would hang it in the living room
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furby76 said...

I would have a picture of my son and my cat tater nose to nose and I would hang it in my living room

dispatcher_kristy said...

I have been wanting to do a family picture since my daughter was born to display in the living room.

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Amy Delong said...

picture of my 3 kids together!
in my living room
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Melanie Montgomery said...

We took a photo at a Memphis Redbirds game last night and I'd love to suprise my hubby by putting it on canvas for his mancave




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Jackee said...

A picture of the beach in Mexico from our last vacation. I'd hag it in my office to remind me what I am working for :)
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stephanie said...

I would put a picture of my son on it and I would put in on the fireplace.

shirley fin said...

i'd make a family photo and put it up in my den

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Laura said...

We just got married in May, so I would love to have pic from our wedding day hanging in our bedroom!

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melissa said...

we just got back from a trip to colorado and i would use one of the wonderful landscape pic to use on the canvas

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cw said...

I would put a picture of my daughter in it (maybe from the 1st day of kindergarten)

mosquints said...

I would have a picture I took of my daughter when she was 6 months old and just got out of the bath. It's such an adorable picture to me bacuse she's wrapped up in her towel smiling at the camera with funny wet hair, makes my heart melt. It would be awesome to have it hanging in the living room!
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hollygunter said...

i would use a newborn picture of my daughter and put it in our living room :)

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Austin Baroudi said...

I would have the picture of amy girlfriend and her baby and I'd hang it in our living room!!!
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faboosh said...

I would use a family portrait and put it in my living room

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Betsy said...

I would put in the living room one of our family

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Baby Mama said...

A pic of my baby in her room
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Jenn said...

I would love to have a wedding photo up above our bed. I think it would be awesome.

Christina said...

I would put a picture of my cat, Pepper, on it, and I would display it in my room :) I had to recently leave her to move down south to go to school :'( I miss her!

Mandy said...

My family in my living room
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Rochel S said...

I would do a picture of my kids for my living room wall!

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one frugal lady said...

I would get my family dressed up,and take a much needed family portrait!
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ashlee garcia said...

I'd make it a picture of my baby niece and hang it in my room. :]
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Melissa V said...

I would use a picture of my three boys at the beach....I love their carefree smiles! It would go in my living room.

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Unknown said...

I would get a photo of our baby girl and put in in the living room.

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Caitlin McClure said...

Love the picture you chose. I think I'd choose a picture of the cat we recently lost. Probably the one where she got into the cat nip and covered herself in it, with her tongue sticking out lol

mummytotwoboys said...

I would have a photo of my boys created and place it in my lounge

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Raising My Padawans said...

I would love to put my kids on it and hang it in my living room.
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Teresa H. said...

A picture of my 3 girls picking flowers in my Mom's garden and display it in my family room. :)

contestmama2012 said...

Family portrait that I would display in my living room!

AyeScarlett said...

A landscape of a picture I took of Leven Beach in Fife, Scotland. I put it in my family room so it would always be there to look at when I get homesick.

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kat said...

I have a beautiful picture of my granddaughter and would love to surprise my daughter with one for her living room.
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Jen Crum said...

I would put a picture of my boys on canvas to display in my bedroom!
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Brynn said...

I would get a picture from our wedding and put it up in our living room

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dht04001 said...

i would have a photo from my trip to africa and display it in my living room!
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mommysap said...

I would have a family photo down for the wall on the stairs into the living room, where all my fave photos go. mommysap@gmail.com

mommy2luke2008 said...

I would have a picture of my son printed and I would display it in my bedroom. I'm redoing my bedroom so this would great!

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1955nurse said...

I would either do a pic of my 2 Grandkids together, or one of my Siberian Husky Natasha w/Sheba our black cat (they are inseperable friends!) Hard to decide!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com))

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Jamie Knupp said...

I would have a picture of my lil guy and his sister made for our living room!

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michelle r said...

id love to put a picture of my kids in the dining room. heinzmom at hotmail dot com

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Jenny OSU said...

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susansmoaks said...

i would get a picture of our family on it and put it over the tv
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Jenny18286 said...

I would have a pic of my dogs - Dixie and Duke - put on canvas, and display it in the living room!

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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I would get a picture of my daughter for our bedroom!
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octoberthings said...

I have the perfect photo of my two girls and my nephew!
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Amy V said...

i'd get one of my children

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Deb said...

I would get a great vacation photo of my boys at the beach I would get done to display in our living room

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Gena said...

A portrait of my Son and I. I would like it for the living room.

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bethanne95376 said...

I work in an animal shelter. Recently, our resident shelter cat of 14 years passed away from cancer. The entire community came together to grieve and we have been compiling a wall of pics of her in the cat room of the shelter. This would be a perfect tribute to a cat appropriately named Freedom. :-)

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jakell said...

wanting a new picture of me and my husband and would put it above our bed :) thanks!

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Janet Boyanton said...

I would print s photo of my son's graduatiob for the family photo wall.
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Trisha McKee said...

I would love to get a photo of my stepson and daughter to put in my living room.

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Atreau said...

I have a picture of the pets together and would display it in my home office.

purango said...

I would have a picture of our daughter for her room. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

A family picture in the living room.

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