Thursday, April 28, 2011

365 Day 4

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MIA and 365

I have been away from my blog for so long that I feel really disconnected and at the same time so happy to be back! Classes have been CRAZY and I'm glad to be wrapping the semester up tomorrow and Friday; I have written some form of paper, critique or lab report almost every day since Trayton's birthday at the beginning of April (posts coming soon!) I feel like I've been missing out on all the action and have some major catching up to do in reading all of your blogs which I'm saving for one of the rainy days we are supposed to have within the next week. 

Aside from the writing I have planned for Trayton's birthday, I also wanted to share my photo project! I know many people are undertaking some sort of 365 photo project and I thought, what an awesome idea! I decided to start mine on Trayton's birthday and write notes To My Son With Love up to his second birthday. I am a complete amature and I would love to take a photography class to learn how to get the most out of my camera and build skills. The editing process is picking up but for now here are the first three days! Hope you enjoy!  

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints Review!

Easy Canvas Prints, a BuildASign company, is a manufacturer of top quality canvas products. Easy Canvas Prints allows you to turn your photos into beautiful pieces of art with the click of a button! I was very excited when they contacted me to try a product and got started right away with their easy canvas creator. In four simple steps I was able to select my canvas size and wrap thickness, upload my image, choose a border style and decide on additional design options. Canvas sizes range from 8" x 8" to 30" x 40" and there are two thickness options .75" standard or 1.5" gallery wrap. The image uploader automatically checks the resolution to make sure it is high enough for a canvas print, so no guessing if your photo will look great! You can select from three border options mirror image, image wrap or chose a border color. Finally you have the option to enhance you image by changing it to black & white or sepia and minor or major retouching of the photograph. Photo experts will work with you if you chose to have the photo retouched from removing imperfections, red-eye and scratches to restoring old, faded or damaged photographs. Prices are affordable ranging from $29.99 to $170 (before enhancements) and the site is easy to navigate; a complete FAQ page answers many common questions related to canvas printing and caring for your artwork.
Your canvas is custom-printed and assembled by hand in the United States and then shipped with care directly to you. If your custom canvas isn’t absolutely perfect, call us and we'll make it right. Our team of canvas experts is dedicated to making sure your experience is the best. Easy Canvas Prints
I chose to create a 16" x 20" canvas of our family from a photo taken and released by AG Design Photography. The canvas is a 1.5" gallery wrap with an image wrap border. The turnaround time is 3-4 days on top of shipping but I received my canvas within a week and just in time to use at Trayton's first birthday party!
The canvas arrived in perfect condition, well packaged in a box with a bag to resist moisture and protected by bubble wrap. It was stretched tight, fully and clearly displayed my photo and was ready to hang with sawtooth hangers attached to the back. When hanging canvases 24" x 36" and larger, a Beehive Hanger and instructions are included. I love this site and can't wait to have our addition done so I can make a few more pieces to accompany this one! If you're looking for a creative way to display wedding, baby, family, pet, vacation or any other memorable photos, check out Easy Canvas Prints!

The product for this post was sent to me free of charge by the company for the purpose of this review and advertisement. Receipt of this product did not influence a positive review. The opinion expressed here is 100% my own and I always give my readers full disclosure  

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