Friday, November 6, 2009

UPrinting Rolled Canvas {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

When Big Sister E was born, my husband and I were just like any other new parents and took loads of pictures to document our new baby. Fortunately for us, photography is one of my brother's hobbies and he was able to come to the hospital with his nice camera and take photos that we will forever cherish from that first day.

A few months later, when my birthday rolled around, my brother and sister-in-law surprised me with an amazing gift. They had taken one of my favorite pictures and turned it from this:


Into something I would never have expected:


Putting the image on canvas made it more than just a wonderful picture, it made it art. I love the look and feel of canvas and how much more of an impact a photo has when it is displayed that way. Plus, I didn't feel as though it required a frame and instead painted a rectangle on the wall to draw some attention and give the canvas a finished look.

However, there were two negative aspects about my loving family giving me this gift.

The first was that my brother and sister-in-law didn't use UPrinting.com and could have saved a bundle. As well as the selection of posters, business cards and banners that UPrinting offers, they can turn any digital photo into a beautiful canvas print in your choice of size up to 60" x 100"! Starting at only $20, any wall in your house can become an art gallery of images of your family or favorite locations or special memories. Sound too good to be true? Check out the "Real People. Real Reviews" of UPrinting on Yelp.com and see for yourself.

The second problem with my beautiful canvas print? After Little Sister B was born, my brother received nonstop harassment about taking another great picture and having it turned into a second piece of art. Fortunately, he complied.


This Holiday season, a rolled canvas print from UPrinting.com would make a wonderful gift for anyone in your life. If you're looking for a way to knock the socks off of someone who recently got married, had a baby or took a vacation, this would be perfect. Or, if you just want a way to bring tears to your mother's eyes with a family portrait on canvas, that's good, too.

One lucky person will win a 16" x 20" rolled canvas of their own!


To enter to win your own 16" x 20" rolled canvas: Tell me how you would use the rolled canvas if you won. What photo gifts would you like to have printed for your loved ones? Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.

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Giveaway will end on November 14th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be awarded by coupon code on November 20th, 2009. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to UPrinting.com for providing me with a 16x20" rolled canvas of my own, as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. A gorgeous canvas of my two girls together is going to look beautiful in my house! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

114 comments:

AStarrA said...

I would get a picture done of my daughter :)
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ky2here said...

We'd do a vacation photo from our Mexican trip.

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sweepmom said...

I would print up a family picture we had taken on the beach this summer. For family gifts I would probably do calenders.

Mamushi Love said...

I might make a photo collage with photos from anime conventions.
I'd love to make a calender with pictures I've taken in the corresponding months.

KR said...

I'd use it for a family group picture taken at my nephew's wedding.

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Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

I would have a family portrait printed four our bedroom. Our walls are completely bare!
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Rachel said...

I would put one of my original photos on this and give it to my parents.

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alwayshopeful said...

that is such a precious piture!!!i know you were proud of it..
i have a lovely pic of my grandkids in the sun!i would use that one..
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sweetsue said...

I would use it for a picture of my family and give it to my son who is away from home and homesick.
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mogrill said...

I would do one of my daughter at Disneyland. Thanks for the chance.
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billie the girl said...

A picture of the family. We don't an updated one since we had our baby girl. :)

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Mijal Photography said...

I would use a picture of my two boys on this print!
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Sue said...

I'd love to do a family picture from Maui this year to put up in our family room. Thanks so much!

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Mandee said...

I have been dying to get my header photo of the boys from behind taken at the beach. I really want to put it on the wall in the hallway just outside of all of our bedrooms. :)

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Shelly said...

I just had professional pictures taken of my new puppy and I would love to have a canvas of him. I would also love to make my sister a calendar with all her wedding pictures.
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Beautiful! I took some great artistic pictures of our kids in the leaves this fall and I'm sure my mom would love to get one of them in this format for Christmas. Thanks!

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Kristy said...

I would do a family pic for my parents!

Anonymous said...

i would use one of the pictures taken from my grandson's 1st birthday party.
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I'd print a picture of my daughter and her cousin to give to my mother-in-law for Christmas. She'd love it.

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I'd love to have this printed with a picture of my son and new baby (when she comes)

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RebeccaD said...

I'd do a picture of my kids as a gift for grandparents.

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I would get a picture of my almost one year old granddaugter on canvas.

Smooshy said...

i'd like to get pictures of me and my dance troupe dancing together to give to them!

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Egare1 said...

I'd love one of our wedding pictures as a rolled canvas print, it'd look awesome!

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If I win the rolled canvas I like to use a picture od the kids to give to the grandparents, they would love that!

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There os a beautiful hammock of Oak trees with tons of dripping Sanish moss on our ranch. I would love that as a landscape in sepoa in canvas, So pretty. My son would love it. Great giveaway. Thanks!
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cowboyswife said...

I would use a picture of my husband and I outdoor Valentine Wedding in the mountains!!

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We just bought a home so I would love to win and get a picture of my family blown up and put on the canvas.

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Savings said...

i would get a picture of my husband done on the canvas, i would also like to get a coffee mug for him with my picture on it

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A pic of all my kids together :)

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Cindy said...

I would use it to put a print of my daughter on canvas. I also love personalized calendars!

Janea C. said...

A family friend who is a photographer gave us a photo CD with some great family pictures I would like to have printed.

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masonsgranny59 said...

I would get a picture done of my daughter's wedding :)

lilyk said...

I would put a picture of my friend on the rolled canvas and give it to him for a birthday gift.

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