Monday, March 22, 2010

UPrinting 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print {Review & Giveaway}

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

I love design magazines and online sites that show beautiful homes, aren't they fun to look through? The pristine living rooms and accessorized bedrooms make me long for a time that my house won't be covered in toys, picture books and socks (Big Sister E seems to put multiple pairs on and off throughout the day).

But even when my kids are grown and we can have decorative accents back on shelves and tables again, the things that won't change will be the art. Yes, we probably won't have finger paintings and cotton ball + glue creations displayed, however, my treasured canvas prints from UPrinting will definitely remain.


My husband makes fun of the print of Little Sister B that I chose (on the right) because of the funny, overly-happy face that she was making, but I love it. I wanted images of both girls around the same age and these are from when they were each 9 months old and, in my mind, show off their beauty and the joy of childhood. Having them printed on canvas has converted them from a simple photograph into a work of art.

Even better, it was so easy to create and display these images with UPrinting, as they are definitely the company that makes it easy and fast to print online. After uploading your picture and choosing any of their standard or custom sizes, and option I really appreciate is being able to add a 2-inch border to the canvas so that no part of my pictures were lost during framing (which I did myself with cheap frames from Michael's that end up looking expensive and classic when paired with great canvases).

No matter if you are looking to add artwork to your home, produce something professional for your business or are searching for ideas for a perfect Mother's Day gift, UPrinting does it all. From business cards to postcards to vinyl banners, they'll print it quickly and even have live operators standing by 24 hours a day during the week to answer any questions.

Plus, due to the generosity of UPrinting, one person will have the opportunity to turn their favorite picture into a work of art, because...

One lucky person will win a 16" x 20" rolled canvas from UPrinting of their own - including 1 business day turnaround and free UPS ground shipping! ARV $25!


To enter to win your own 16" x 20" rolled canvas: Tell me about your favorite piece of art in your home. Is it a photograph, painting or child's creation? Why do you love it?

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on March 30th at 11:59pm CST. 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. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is 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. I love personalized art! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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mommy2luke2008 said...

I love the photo suncatchers that I made that are hanging in my kitchen. They just look so colorful and bright and of course they have pictures of my baby on them!!!
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Susan Fobes said...

I actually have two favorites and both are photos: My wedding photo and a picture of my daughter under a blanket when she was an infant. Both represent special times in my life: my wedding and my decision to become a parent.

ladylisa said...

My favorite painting is a caricature with my husband and I everytime I look at it I laugh but it also reminds me of the great time I had at the fair with him that year. :)

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goalmom said...

I usually don't like photos of myself, but I have a wedding photo that I just love. You can really see the joy of the day captured in the photo.

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Sue said...

It's a picture of my husband and boys and taken without them knowing it... I love it.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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I'm in the Zoo Shoe giveaway.

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Rachel said...

We just moved in and don't have any art up yet, I can't wait to start decorating and this would be a lovely start!

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Nicole said...

My favorite is the photo of me and my daughter camping :)

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Mamushi Love said...

We have a painting made in Korea that has a mountain, cherry trees, an islet with Korean buildings, and a river; absolutely beautiful. I love it because it's from my childhood. We've had it since I was about five or six when we were living in Korea.

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Jus and Kat said...

I absolutely love a photograph from our wedding that I have enlarged, matted, and have framed up in our foyer. It's not your typical wedding print. I have so many people tell me that it looks like a picture from a magazine; I love that!

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Heather McDougle said...

My favorite is a painting with an eagle and a bible verse on it. Very beautiful!

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Rachel C said...

My favorite are pics of each of my kids in profile at the beach. All framed and in black and white. I know I'm biased but I think they're the cutest!
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sweepmom said...

I have a picture in my dining room of a bunch of children (I think they are German) standing under umbrellas that I just love.

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robcallfamily said...

I love the photography a friend did of my girls!
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its an 8x10 print i won called day of the dead

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sharonjo said...

My two favorite pieces of "art" are the personalized coffee mugs my boys made. They each drew a picture (both of tractors!) and we sent them in. In a few weeks we had a personalized mug with their drawings on it--Fun!

moushka said...

2 years ago our then 5yo daughter water-painted a ship. It's an amazing piece of art. It's by far my most favorite.

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skgaff said...

my favorite art in our house is our daughter's painting that she brings home from preschool. She did an apple core painting that I love
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Strawberry Kids said...

Our favorite is a picture of my son when he was only a week old. It was taken with him laying on a teddy bear.
It is just so adorable how the bear is so much bigger than he is. It reminds me of his newborn days everytime I look at it.

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socmama said...

Photographs are always my favorite because they tell a story. My favorite is a large print I have of my sons pretending to fish when we were at a lake a few years ago.

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Shelly T. said...

One of my favorite pieces of art is a multi-color hand blown friendship ball that my best friend of over thirty years gave me. I have it hanging in my kitchen window and just love it!

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MRMD_GRL said...

My favorite pieece of art is a 3foot by 4 foot bronze mermaid sculpture, it's an amazing piece of art, first I lover mermaids, second, I'ts striking!!

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Nancy said...

I love the protrait we have in our bedroom. It's our first family portrait.

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ky2here said...

The watercolor that my husband painted when he was in art school.

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Beth said...

My favorite is a picture we have hanging of the LDS Seattle Temple but it's not just a regular picture it looks as if it's been sketched. I love it!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite piece of artwork that I have is a photo I took at ground zero after 9/11. The photo lab accidentally crinkled the negative but when printed, the crinkles look like angels.

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skipthelaundry said...

my favorite peace of art is a picture of my son sucking on 2 pacifiers at once, I like it because my son says he didn't like pacifiers, yes you did, and it reminds me of how precious he was
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With You In Mind said...

My favorite piece of art includes the artwork my son comes home with from school. I display it on a curtain rod with clips in the playroom!

Michael said...

Currently my favorite piece of art is a photograph of our three puppies cuddled together. They look as if they were posing for the shot and it would look even better on a 16x20 rolled canvas! :)

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Tiaragwin said...

My favorite piece of art in my home is a large painting of bamboo that a close friend painted for me.

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