Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Canvas 4 Life - Review & Giveaway! CLOSED


As you can probably tell, I absolutely love taking photos!  In my opinion, nothing makes a house feel more like a home than having lots of pictures of friends and family adorning the walls.  I have always wanted to turn some of our special photos into canvas prints, so naturally I was quite excited when Canvas 4 Life contacted me and and gave us the opportunity to create a custom photo canvas.

We searched through folders and folders of pictures, and finally chose one of our favorite photos of M and Carina.  Then it was time to get started!  You begin by uploading your photo onto the website and then the quality detection software checks to make sure that your photo is a good size for a high quality canvas.  Next, you customize your photo on to canvas in real time; as you choose your options (size, finish, and frame depth) you can see what your canvas will look like as you go!  We had so much fun playing with the free design options - including image enhancement and red eye removal.  You can even select to print your canvas in color, sepia, or black and white.  We chose color because we wanted to be able to see Carina's big, beautiful brown eyes.

After we finished creating our canvas, we had some fun with Canvas 4 Life's interactive living room viewer, which let us see what the canvas print would look like in our home.  You can move your canvas around to find the perfect spot on the wall, position furniture, and even change the paint color on the walls.  I may or may not have gone a little overboard with this unique tool...our virtual living room really needed a kitty and lava lamp, right?  This whole process was so easy and enjoyable for both of us.  We can't wait to do it all over again with another favorite photo.
We received our canvas print within a week's time and it was packaged perfectly to ensure a safe arrival.  I was so excited to see it I literally tore the box open (really - M said I looked like a crazy person).  As soon as he saw it he smiled from ear to ear.  It is perfect!  We couldn't be happier with the finished product. It looks just like the photo, but even better!

Canvas 4 Life Canvas Print
How do you think it turned out?  I am absolutely in love with it.  I think I might even bring it to work with me for my last month there, just so I can look at their beautiful faces all day.  Although, I might have to fight Mike for him to let me take it (ha!)  In all, we are just so impressed with Canvas 4 Life and our first canvas printing experience.  I think I know what everyone in our family will be getting for Christmas this year... ;)

Buy! 
You can create your own custom canvas print at the Canvas 4 Life website. They offer a variety of layouts and sizes, an 100% Money Back guarantee, and free shipping!  Coupon code Geekysave10 will get you 10% off of your order.

Win! 
Canvas 4 Life is generously offering one of my readers a $25 gift card towards their own canvas masterpiece.

Mandatory Entry (other entries will not count until you complete this one):
-Become a public follower of Growing Up Geeky via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment telling me what photo you would choose to turn into a canvas print

Additional Entries (leave a separate comment per entry - all currents count):
  • "Like" Canvas 4 Life on Facebook
  • "Like" Growing Up Geeky on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter - @growingupgeeky
  • Tweet "I just entered to #win a $25 gift card towards a Canvas4Life photo canvas print! via @growingupgeeky http://bit.ly/ojujlU #giveaway" - can be done once daily; leave a new comment each day
  • If you think my blog deserves it, vote for me on Picket Fence blogs by clicking this link - can be done once daily; leave a new comment each day

Make sure to leave your e-mail address in your comments so I can contact you if you win :)

This giveaway will run through 9:59 PM CST on Thursday, August 4th.  Giveaway is open to US residents only.  Winner will be randomly chosen by Random.org and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail.  I received this product free of charge for reviewing purposes. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are honest, and my own. 

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110 words of geekdom:

Victoria said...

The picture is awesome! I'm glad it turned out so nicely for you guys!

Andrew & Danielle said...

I follow your blog!

Andrew & Danielle said...

I "like" your FB page!

Andrew & Danielle said...

I follow you on Twitter!

The How To Mommy said...

Follow you on GFC

The How To Mommy said...

Like Canvas 4 Life on FB

Andrew & Danielle said...

I just "liked" Canvas 4 Life's FB page

The How To Mommy said...

Like you on FB

The How To Mommy said...

Voted on picket fences

The How To Mommy said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/howtomommy/status/95971126164987905

Andrew & Danielle said...

Just tweeted "I just entered to #win a $25 gift card towards a Canvas4Life photo canvas print! via @growingupgeeky http://bit.ly/ojujlU #giveaway"

Andrew & Danielle said...

I of course think you deserve a vote; so I did it!

B.J. Caulfield said...

I follow your blog! :D I would pick this really sweet pic of my two girls wearing the same outfit. They're actually both smiling and looking at the camera. :)

B.J. Caulfield said...

I "like" Canvas 4 Life on FB!

B.J. Caulfield said...

Shoot, I forgot to leave my email in my other comments :-/

barbiejo3@yahoo.com

I also "like" you on FB

B.J. Caulfield said...

Voted for you at picket fence blogs!

barbiejo3@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I am a follower of Growing Up Geeky! I would use a black and white photo of Justin with Everett draped over his leg (burping position). Everett fell asleep that way after eating, and it is one of my favorite pictures of the two of them

Sarah said...

I liked Canvas 4 Life on facebook

Sarah said...

I like Growing Up Geeky on facebook

Sarah said...

I voted for you on Picket Fences

email: swilliams1003@gmail.com

Katie said...

I "Liked" Canvas 4 Life on Facebook
I "Liked" Growing Up Geeky on Facebook
And I voted for you on the picket fences.


I think that I would do the picture of me hugging my sister at her wedding (our parents are both deceased so it was a bittersweet day). We had a moment just the two of us and the photographer captured it perfectly.

curliek05@yahoo.com

Kacie said...

How awesome! There is a picture from Olivia's 3 month shoot that I would probably pick. Or maybe one from picking strawberries! I follow you on GFC.

Kacie said...

I like Canvas 4 Life on FB

Kacie said...

I like GUG on FB

Kacie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Kacie said...

I voted for you on Picket Fences

basebell6 said...

i'm a google follower and it would be soooo hard to pick a photo! probably one where blaine is outside either in the garden or on a tractor! maybe one of his 1 yr shots when we get those done!

basebell6 said...

i like you on fb

Jen + Jeff said...

I follow you through GFC. I would totally pic a close up of my daughter in her yellow sun hat!

Kristin said...

I follow you and I would have a pic of three of us printed for James' room!

Kristin said...

LIked CFL on fb.

Kristin said...

I follow you on twitter @ourgrowgarden

Kristin said...

tweet 7/26

http://twitter.com/#!/ourgrowgarden/status/96078396735500288

Kristin said...

Voted PFB 7/26

Nykki said...

I follow your blog (obviously :) ), and I would make a canvas of Olivia's 6 month photos!

Nykki said...

I like Canvas 4 Life on FB

Nykki said...

I like you on FB

Nykki said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Nykki said...

I re-tweeted

Nykki said...

I voted for you on Picket Fence!

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

gfc follower
I would choose a family pic from when my second son was born.
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

like Canvas For Life on facebook Tara Huff
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

like you on facebook Tara Huff
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

follow you on twitter @huffychic
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrew & Danielle said...

Voted for you PF 7/27

Andrew & Danielle said...

Tweet tweet 7/27

Michele P. said...

GFC follower Michele P. and I would put up a photo that we had taken this past month in Guatemala at the black sand beaches.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/micaela6955/status/96391039786553344

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

voted on picket fences.
micaela6955 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

i am a google follower.
i would use a picture of all 3 kids at the bach.
trevor_jen@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I like Canvas 4 life on FB
trevor_jen@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I like Growing up Geeky on FB
trevor_jen@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I follow you on twitter
trevor_jen@rogers.com
@jenxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I voted for you #77
trevor_jen@rogers.com

Heather said...

i follow you with google - i would first get a canvas from lennox's newborn session w/ her daddy - its now a year old picture, but its a fav of mine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatherterrell/4839553526/in/set-72157624480850979

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i liked canvas 4 life on facebook

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i follow you on twitter (@heatherlovering)

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i just voted for you!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Andrew & Danielle said...

Tweeted today- 7/28

Andrew & Danielle said...

Voted for you on Picket Fence- 7/28

Kristin said...

Tweeted today 7/28

ourgrowinggarden@gmail.com

Kristin said...

voted PFB today 7/28

Kristin said...

voted PFB 7/27...I just forgot to comment!

ourgrowinggarden@gmail.com

Heather said...

just voted again 7/29 :)

heather.lovering@gmail.com

About Mrs. G said...

I'm a follower!

Karyn said...

I follow your blog.
I would love to get a canvas made of a picture of myself and DH on our wedding day!

Katie said...

I'm a follower!

Katie said...

Oh-- also, I would love to get a family photo (all 3 of us) made into a canvas print. We sadly don't have any pictures like that hanging up right now!

Katie said...

I like you on FB!

Katie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Katie said...

I tweeted :D

Katie said...

I voted for your blog!

Amy said...

of course i'm following you on GFC and i'd chose the picture of my family that was taken on Easter.

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

following you on facebook!

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

following you on twitter!

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

tweeted about your giveaway!

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

of course i voted for you on picketfence

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

liked canvas4life on FB!

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Andrew & Danielle said...

Voted for you on the fence!

Amy said...

re-tweeted!

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

voted for you on picketfence

amyruthholiday@yahoo.com
http://betweenthechaos.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I just tweeted!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Heather said...

i just voted today!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Noelle said...

I follow you on GFC

Noelle said...

I like you on FB

Noelle said...

I voted for you on Picket Fence (you're getting up there!)

Noelle said...

I Tweeted. Excuse me. Tee hee.

Mrs. B said...

I'm a follower, of course! And, I think I would get a canvas made of one of Bella's newborn shots. I love her baby photos SO much!

Mrs. B said...

I like Canvas4Life on FB!

Mrs. B said...

I like you on FB! :)

Mrs. B said...

I'm a Twitter follower!

Mrs. B said...

I tweeted!

Mrs. B said...

And, I voted! :)

Amy said...

re-tweeted :)

Amy said...

voted on the fence :)

Amanda said...

I am a follower of Growing up Geeky.

Amanda said...

I liked Canvas 4 Life on FB.

Amanda said...

I liked Growing up Geeky on FB.

Amanda said...

I voted on Picket Fence.

Heather said...

just voted for you today!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

Amy said...

re-tweeted!!

Amy said...

voted on picket fence :)

Heather said...

voted today!
heather.lovering@gmail.com

Censie said...

I honestly do not knwo which picture i would choose but we have so many great ones that i know i could find the perfect one!

A GFC follower

Censie said...

I like Growing up Geeky on FB

Censie said...

I like Canvas for Life on fb now!
zippinviolet01@gmail.com

Censie said...

I follow you on twitter! @censiej
zippinviolet01@gmail.com

Censie said...

Tweeted!
zippinviolet01@gmail.com

Censie said...

Voted for you!zippinviolet01@gmail.com

Heather said...

tweeted today!

heather.lovering@gmail.com

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