Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Experience with Printcopia.com + A GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey everyone! Back at the beginning of October, I was contacted by Printcopia and they asked me if I would like to receive one of their 8x10 canvas prints. It's a little outside of my normal beauty realm, but they also offered to sponsor a giveaway for one of my awesome readers.. so.. I couldn't really say no. I mean, who doesn't love free custom art, right?!

Plus, I had just the picture! It's one of Chris's favorites from our wedding and I'd been meaning to do something with it for him.. naturally, this was the perfect opportunity to surprise him with a little impromptu gift!

Image credit Derek Shane Fotos
Above is the original image. Once I went to the Printcopia website, I selected an 8x10 canvas print, sized up my image and approved it! If you want to do a portrait image instead of a landscape, you would just create your own size and do a 10x8 instead of an 8x10. :)

I also had the option of having the image "wrap" around the frame, or choosing a solid color for the sides. I looked at both options and decided that letting the image wrap looked most natural to me, so that's what I ended up choosing.

Shipping was super fast, I want to say that I had my finished canvas in 3-4 days? (I can't quite remember the specifics, but it was impressive nonetheless!) And my canvas arrived securely packaged and wrapped.

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Chris was absolutely THRILLED with his surprise when he saw it, and immediately demanded that it go on our mantle. Naturally, I obliged him! It looks so cute, and I might have to get a bigger one later to make an even better centerpiece!

Here's a closeup of our little print! I apologize that my camera just would not focus on it. I tried taking pictures of it for over a week, and tried photographing it in different settings and lightings. This was the absolute best picture I was able to get.

My photograph aside, trust me when I say that the quality of the Printcopia canvas print is excellent. I was wondering how well the little indentations in the canvas would be covered.. they're all filled in. It's a completely even print. The coloring is accurate, and the detail is actually better than I expected considering that it was printed on canvas, which can soften or slightly blur fine details. Lastly, wrapping the print around the canvas didn't detract from it at all. The only thing that's really missing is Chris's shoes. They're on the bottom of the canvas now, but you would never notice it if I didn't point it out to you!

And now on to the awesome part! I told you that Printcopia has generously offered to give one of you lucky readers your very own custom 8x10 canvas print! This could be an awesome holiday gift for someone you know, or even just an amazing treat for yourself!


This giveaway is open to readers in the continental United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is sponsored by Printcopia and being run by MandysSecrets. Mandy McCullough and MandysSecrets will not be fulfilling your prize, and will be passing the winner's information on to Printcopia. The winner will be contacted by Printcopia to redeem their free 8x10 custom canvas print.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open from 12:01 AM 11/20/2012 through 12:01 AM 12/04/2012. I will then draw a winner and email them. They will have 24 hours to email me back, and I will then pass their information on to Printcopia. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, I will select another winner.

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