Easy Canvas Prints and Giveaway

On my blog, I like to call myself a photographer. While I can take some decent images, I can’t call myself a professional photographer. In the Fall of 2009, Jen Johnson took some family pictures of our family. We used them for our Christmas Cards that year. It was the first time that we had professional photographs taken of our family.

Did you see where I wrote, we used them for our Christmas Cards only.  I never got any of the images that Jen took printed.  Honestly, I really did not know where to put the photos once they were framed.  I’m a complete planner and well, I’m a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to accessorizing our home.  I have an entire wall in our hallway that is blank, waiting for photographs.

Angry Family Portrait Circa 2009

I was recently contacted by Easy Canvas Prints to do a review of their product.  I chose their 11×14 inch size with a .75 inch border wrap.  I did a colored border wrap in black.  I think 11×14 is a good size for a canvas print.  I usually pick an 8×10 for framed pictures, but for a canvas, the 11×14 is a comfortable size.  There are two choices for sizing on the border wrap, .75 inch and 1.5 inch.  I chose the .75 inch because we have some narrow walkways in our house, and I did not want the canvas knocked off the wall.  I did a black colored border, because I previewed the image and mirror wraps did not look quite right with the photograph that I selected.

Easy Canvas Version of Family PhotoPhoto taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.

I loved the easy process that Easy Canvas Prints offers. During each step of the process, I was able to preview my canvas, and how it would look.  Easy Canvas Prints also offers re-touching, if you need some extra help.  I was able to move my imagine from side to side, and I also cropped it in more to fill up the canvas more.  I then submitted my order, and waited.  Approximately, one week later, I was greeted with a surprise at my door.  My Easy Canvas Print was delivered, and packaged very nicely to prevent damage.

I was immediately impressed with the quality of my 11×14 inch canvas print.  I loved it so much that I immediately uploaded another photograph from the photo shoot.  I wanted a second canvas to compliment the first one.  I was going to display the two canvas’ together.  While working on my second canvas, I noticed that Easy Canvas Prints had a Facebook page.  I went and “liked” the page.  Upon “liking” the page, I realize that they offer Facebook Fans an Exclusive 50% plus Free Shipping discount.

Angry Kid circa 2009Photo taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.
Easy Canvas PrintsPhoto taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.

Easy Canvas Prints also offered to do a giveaway for my readers.

Here are some of the rules/instructions for the giveaway:

  1. Giveaway is for one 11×14 canvas print.
  2. Winner must be a U.S. (United States) Residence in the Contiguous 48 States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
  3. Winner will be selected randomly.
  4. I will email the winner once they are selected.  If I do not receive a response from the winner within three days, I will select another winner.
  5. Comment: What picture would you like to have on a canvas. Describe the picture or when it was taken. (One Entry)
  6. Tweet or Facebook about my giveaway with the following “Win an 11×14 Canvas Print from @EasyCanvas and @AngryJulie http://bit.ly/o6unpF ” and comment that you Tweeted or posted on Facebook about the giveaway. (One Entry per person)
  7. Giveaway ends 08.03.11 at 12am EST.

Disclosure: Easy Canvas Prints provided me with one 11×14 Easy Canvas Print. I selected the photo and used their online process all by myself.  The really sloppy photos of my canvas’ were taken by me with my iPhone. It is extremely hard to photograph canvas.  I learned that really fast.  I got tired of trying to edit the photos of my photos. This review is my opinion.