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5.19.2010

Canvas Collage Project

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I've had this project done for a while now, but was waiting to post it till after all the parade of homes
 crazy-ness! (yes... that WAS a while back, but my life is a bit crazy lately)




Okay... so you know how you see a picture, and it TOTALLY inspires you.
I'm talking... consumes your mind, can't eat, sleep or focus on anything else!?!?!
:)

Well... that's how I felt about this picture here from Pottery Barn.
Yes... I know... you're already feeling inspired... right??? :)
I think it's the combination of the black and white photo's with the blue paneling.
Sooooo, me!  I love it.
Anyway, once I finally got all my canvases printed, after a little drama... I knew I wanted to replicate this idea for my own home, somehow!
This is what I came up with.


If you took a second to click on that link above and read... you can TOTALLY tell how passionate I am about my
Color Incorporated Pro Lab Canvases
Honestly... there is NO ONE else I would trust my photos... turned AMAZING canvases, to!
They are SPEEDY, easy to work with and SO friendly.

Okay, so here is how I accomplished this custom piece of art!

First, I found this great over sized framed at DI (Deseret Industries Thrift store).
It was $10.00... which was a little pricey... but it was EXACTLY what I wanted... so I didn't DARE pass it up!


Surpirse!!!  I spray painted it, flat white.
 LOL


Then I had Cason cut me a piece of scrap beadboard to fit inside, where the glass use to be.
I used the larger style beadboard for this project, mostly because it's what I had left over.
I gave the broken glass to Ronda, my neighbor who used it to do THIS picture project!


Perfect fit :)


Next, I took some leftover blue, from the Girls' bathroom, and painted the beadboard.
Everyone asks what color this is... and I hate to say... I mixed Dockside Blue, from Sherwin Williams, with a bunch of regular ol' semi-gloss white... so I don't have an EXACT color... BUT I did a little color matching and it is almost IDENTICAL to the color... "Upward" from Sherwin Williams!


Since I had all this beadboard below, on the wall, already... I didn't want to distress and REALLY bring out the beadboard in the frame...(is there such thing as beadboard overload??? lol)
 So I just left it alone... but DID distress the frame, itself.
I just took some sandpaper and rubbed it along the edges!
Since the frame was already dark brown to begin with... No inking or glazing necessary! woohoo! :)


Next I took the canvases from Color Inc. Pro Lab, and removed the hanging hardware off the back.
(Because I wanted my canvases to lay totally flat on my board)
If you're hanging your canvases right on the wall, Color Inc. has you covered!  Each print is equip with hanging wire, AND these rubbery dots in each corner, so the canvas doesn't scratch up your wall!
Genius!


It's really NICE hardware!  So I'm keeping it for another project.
Hmmm... does that make me cheap or thrifty??? lol.


Next I took my BFF's and adhered them to the canvases...
I really, honestly have a problem... I think I have about 5 more packs of these amazing strips in the garage. LOL
They work for EVERYTHING!


I put the command strips on either edge, like so.


Then I positioned the canvases where I wanted them, and stuck them to the beadboard.

I also printed a family established vinyl decal, in two colors, and rubbed it on in that top left corner...
you can buy one HERE from me.


Ta-da!
A HUGE piece of personalized artwork, for my living room shelf!





Here is a picture, a little farther back, so you can kinda get the scale of the frame.
It's a great size!  Big enough to fill quite a bit of space on this huge shelf!  Just what I was looking for.
The canvas sizes are
16x20
8x11
and
12x12


214 comments:

  1. Wow, first comment! I would put a picture of my 3 kids on the canvas and hang it at the top of my stairs.
    I am a House of Smith's reader!
    P.S. I love your blog and all your great ideas!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love all your projects!! And, I especially love this one! You are one busy Mama!!

    If I won, I would get the picture on the top right of my blog printed on canvas. The pic where my son is kissing my daughter on the cheek!

    Thanks for all of your AMAZING inspiration!!

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  3. ooo yay - beautiful! :) With a print that large, I think I would go with a family picture jazzed up a bit in photoshop. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  4. I would love to get a picture of my 4 kids on it for my family room

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  5. I love what you made! Your kids are super cute. I would love a canvas of my little guy! I am a reader/follower :)

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  6. I am a House of Smith follower!

    Hubs and I have been married 35 years. We didn't have professional pictures made when we got married...only snapshots. I would love to take one of those snapshots from our wedding and have it done on canvas to hang above our bed!

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  7. I am a follower of your blog and I would love to get a picture of my daughter and I on the canvas to hang in the living room!

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  8. #2 isn't bad either! I would LOVE to have my kids picture made into a canvas. I have these shelves in my living room that I DESPISE! I have been working on a redo, but it is definitely missing a canvas! I NEEEEED one!

    Of course, I am a follower of House of Smith's! I just posted about how your blog is one of my addictions. ;)

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  9. You've been in my reader for ages but now I'm an official "follower." haha, problem solved!

    Love your blog and what an AWESOME giveaway! I'd definitely get one of my favorite wedding pictures to put above our bed in the master. My kids are everywhere and I need a good picture of my honey and me when we were still adorable :)

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  10. I have a wonderful family photo of the five of us that I need to get frame & up on the wall. Everyone looks relaxed~I love it! Also, I am a follower:)

    I actually like your look better & you won't have to try to keep all those frames straight & dusted. LOVE LOVE your project!

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  11. I'm a follower! I'm about to have baby #4 here soon (and we're so done) so I'd love to have a big canvas picture of all 4 babies together to hang in the cutout in my living room! I hope I WIN!

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  12. I follow your blog and love it. I first saw you on Studio 5 and now am obsessed with crafting blogs. We are building a new house and I have been getting such great ideas from your blog. I would love to have our family picture on a big canvas like that.

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  13. Since it is only me and my husband for right now, I would print our favorite wedding pic on the canvas. (that is if I won of course!)
    I am definitely a reader and love all your cute ideas! How inspiring :)

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  14. My family is having a reunion for our 55th wedding anniversary in June. I would a canvas of the family. I read your blog.

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  15. After 9 years of marriage and 4 kids, we are just barely getting a really good family picture taken (not Target this time - yay!). I would definitely get one of those put on canvas.

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  16. I love your blog, Shelley!! I want a canvas SO BAD for my house. I would definitely get a family picture printed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed :-)

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  17. I am a follower of your lovely blog! I would love a family portrait on canvas.

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  18. I found your blog off studio 5 and I look at it everyday! I love your ideas and my husband just made me a chunky mirror for my bathroom. Love It! I love canvas prints and I would have a picture of my four kiddos that I just had taken printed. keep up the good ideas!

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  20. I would absolutely LOVE a photo canvas!!! I think i would put a photo of my family from when we were in Aruba or else a photo of my baby. I love reading your blog...you totally have inspired a lot of home projects that i got going on right now.

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  21. Omg, BEAUTIFUL!! I would get this really artsy photo from my wedding printed on it...I just LOVE canvas photos!

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  22. Ohhh I love that! I would get one of the family pictures that we took for Mother's Day.

    snowsquirt86 at hotmail dot com

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  23. I LOVE IT!! I would get a picture of my kids done. (I am a follower)

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  24. I would get a pic of my newest member of the family...my 5th kid!! My sis just took some amazing shots of her and I really want to get some on canvas!!

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  25. I'm a follower! I found your blog a few days ago and spent the better part of the weekend {much to my husband's dismay} reading every last post! Awesome inspiration here :)
    & I would get toes. Teeny tiny baby toes...my seven month old is growing up way too fast and I want to remember those precious little feet!

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  26. You are so cute.What a cute idea I would have never thought of it! I have a tos up between a picture of all 4 kids....o our family pic we just were sealed as a famiy in dec....oh the possiblities PLEASE PICK ME!!!! :)

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  27. I love your masterpiece! Looks so good! I would get my kids picture done in black and white also! I have some built in bookshelfs that need something over them!

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  28. I read your blog everyday! I love everything you come up with! I just took a picture of the Logan temple when I was visiting Utah this last trip and want to make a canvas print of it since it is where we were married. Thanks for sharing your fun projects with us!

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  29. seriously shelly i'm envious of your awesome DIY skills!! :) ...and i would LOVE one of these canvases! since i'm just getting my start on my portfolio for my new & upcoming photography business i would have one of my pictures printed on the canvas. i've yet to print any of my work and a friend was just telling me the other day that he's highly disappointed i don't have any of it displayed in my house. haha.

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  30. I'm a follower! I've read every post, and you live in my Google reader. ;)

    My son turns 2 in July, and that's when we have family portraits made. So that's exactly what I'd have printed to hang over my mantel!

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  31. That turned out SOOO cute! I love your style! If I won I would get some new pictures taken of my boys (they're growing up SOOOO fast). Thanks for the great giveaway!

    P.S. I'm a follower. (I've been following you in my reader for a little while...but now it's "official!")

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  32. I would print a picture of my son when he was 5 that we absolutely LOVE! He is now 11 soon to be 12, but I always wanted to do something like that with this picture.
    LOVE, LOVE your blog and love when you are on Studio 5! Best show in all of Utah. {wink}

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  33. Love this! I am getting family pictures taken on Friday so I would most definitely use a canvas to blow up my favorite one, and hang it above my couch. 20x24 is perfect!!!
    I've been following your blog on Google reader for a while, but today I'm an *official* Follower. :)

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  34. I have a blank wall above my piano that is begging for a family picture in canvas.

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  35. Your project turned out great!

    I would love a black and white of either one of our engagement photos or of my kids and hubby at the beach. So many to choose from =)

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  36. I love it! Looks so wonderful. I would love to win. I would have my two adorable boys!
    Thanks!

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  37. Way to go Shelley it's SO cute! I would LOVE, LOVE to have a free canvas. I'm dying to decorate the wall over my couch and I'd love to get one of our engagement pictures blown up to go with our wedding pictures or get a great family picture done once the baby is here. Oooo I hope I win!

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  38. Definitely a picture of the kids. Where would I hang it??? Hmmmm....not sure yet. I have a big blank space over our flatscreen tv that is begging for something to adorn it. So, maybe there. Love your blog and all of your WONDERFUL ideas. I'm now a follower. :)

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  39. So, first, I want to say, that I LOVE your blog. It is one of my favorites (and I am not just saying that). I would put a family picture on it and put it above my piano, because sadly we have not had a complete family picture hanging in the house since i had my last child--and she is two....... I would so love to win this. . . . thank you very much!

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  40. ohhh..this is nice! Hmmm...picture of my babies for sure! and you know I'm a reader!!

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  41. I would definately get a family picture on canvas, either that or a large picture of the Logan temple. Hmm now I just made it hard on myself. Oh and I'm a follower. I love all your ideas and I must say I'm a huge fan of that blue paint!

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  42. We are getting family pictures taken this summer and I would LOVE to have a canvas of it.

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  43. Love it!! I also need a new fam pic, since our baby boy isn't in it and he's 4 mo old:-)

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  44. I love it. I'm a follower and I would use this to do a pic of my daughter/granddaughter that live with us......

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  45. Ohhh, I just had my 3 girlies pictures done and would love one of the 3 of them on canvas!!

    You are for sure in my google reader...love your blog!!

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  46. That project looks great! If I had a picture printed on canvas, it would have to be of my son because he is just the most important thing in the world to me! Oh, and I'm a follower. =)

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  47. I love it! Your work is always wonderful.
    I follow House of Smith's, and, should I win this lovely giveaway, I would use it to do a family print. My immediate family recently relocated about four hours away from where we have always lived (and where my college is). Separation is not treating us nicely, and they are getting ready to move into a permanent home. A new family picture for our new home would be amazing!

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  48. Love, Love, Love your blog. Can't live without all your cute ideas! As for the canvas, I would FINALLY print a picture of my family. We recently got family pictures, and I am dying to display the most important thing to me.

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  49. That is such a cute idea. I have wanted to do something similar at my house. I would totally do a canvas of my kids. I have always wanted to do one but they are kind of expensive.

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  50. I have a glaring bare space on a wall in our front room that is just calling out for a canvas print. I'm thinking either a picture of my kiddos or this great picture my hubby took of an eagle on some pilings in the canal.

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  51. I love following your blog! Such cute inexpensive ideas! Love it. I think for my canvas I would get our recent family picture on it or one of my husband and our sweet little girl...So cute!

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  52. I would do a canvas of either my girls or our whole fam either for above my bed or in my family room. I really have been wanting one of these.

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  53. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing, I found your blog last week and I'm loving it.

    I just had a baby girl, and I would love to get her newborn pics blown up in a huge canvas print! Especially the one I took of her and my Husband!

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  54. I would absolutely LOVE a large Black and White canvas picture of my WHOLE family!!!! I have 5 kids so I would Love to have a large picture of our family hanging on the wall!!!!!!!

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  55. Such a cute idea you came up with!

    I would defiantly get a picture of my little girl in her Miami Dolphins jersey printed for a Father's day gift. My husband is OBSESSED with the Miami Dolphins and since our daughter was born she has not missed a game with him.(since Jan. 08')

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  56. Ok I honestly think we have the same brain! I LOVE that pottery barn picture and it actually inspired me to do the picture/wall collage in our living room. I would frame that magazine clipping if I could LOL!!

    I would love to win the canvas! I would definitely have to get a picture of Cohen printed on it!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    p.s. cant wait to get my vinyl and show you how it turned out!

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  57. ooooh!!! i love this! i would definately do a pix of my cuties! thanks for the chance! and of course i am a follower!

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  58. Oh wow! I'd definitely get a family picture printed. Since my daughter was born we haven't printed any updated pics-sad huh!

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  59. Oooh. That would be really great to win. I have a wonderful photo of my husband and daughter playing guitar together, that's what I'd print. My two sweeties in canvas! Hope I win!

    Love the ideas from all your posts, you are amazing.

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  60. Love this post! :)

    I am due in July, and am having a newborn portrait session done......I'd get a canvas of our new little man.

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  61. I love that! I am such a fan of that blue-ish color, and I haven't even used it in my house. Crazy!

    I would get a pic of my three kids done on canvas. Love those pics.
    Brooke

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  62. Love it! I follow.

    I'd get a picture of my little man printed. My hubs and I have been married for only a year and a half and, even though our son is almost six months old now, the only pictures we have up are wedding pictures. Definitely something that needs to be rectified!

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  63. I would love to print a family pic to go above my bored fireplace! Poor thing! It needs some love! One of these would be perfect.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  64. That turned out so great!! I would love to have one for a family picture. I need something new to hang above my bed and this would be perfect. Oh and I'm so a follower =)

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  65. This is SO pretty Shelley! You did such a great job :) I love it!

    I'd get a picture of Holden, of course! ;)

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  66. I am a new House of Smith's reader! I found your blog the other night after we moved into our new place and needed ideas. Thanks! I have added things I've seen to the list once we unpack!
    As for the picture I would turn into a canvas....hhhmmm maybe a picture of Hubbie, myself, and our dog. We don't have anything like it and they mean the world to me.

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  67. Girl, you've always got the best projects going on. I have that same PB photo saved on my computer - I just love it! So if I won a canvas - I'd have a nice photo of my family (dogs included) taken and I'd hang it above my couch. I had a vintage ladder hung there until the other night until it fell off the wall after months of hanging there.

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  68. I love this project....a canvas would look so nice in my stairway.

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  69. Your display looks SOOOOO good!!! What a great idea.

    I would LOVE to win that awesome canvas! I have a gorgeous picture of my little baby boy that I would love to have made into a canvas. Thanks so much girl!!!

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  70. I love your blog! Your style is so right up my street and down my alley. :) I think I would choose a family portrait or a shot I have of my daughter when she was first born. It would be a tough decision!! :)

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  71. Gorgeous project!! I would have to get a great pic of my kiddo's to frame! I have a ton of pics all around the house and would love a canvas one. I have been a follower for a while nor but finally clicked that follow button!! :) Adore your blog.

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  72. Love your framed canvases--you are so creative! I have so many pictures I would love to get canvased I don't even know where to start!

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  73. Ooooohhhhh -- I am absolutly swooning! What a wonderful piece you put together... The canvases are beautiful and the frame you put together is perfect! Your inspiration picture is now bookmarked and I want to tear down a room so that I can have one just like that!

    I would have a picture of my husband and me (just the two of us together) -- going into this empty-nester stage is new for us and we haven't had a picture of the two of us in ages.

    I will hold my breath until I hear the winner (haha)

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  74. I would get a picture of my kids. I love what you did!

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  75. I would get an enlarged canvas print of my husband and my three year old son. I love taking photos of them together. They have such a great bond. I have one in mind that would look perfect in our bedroom!

    And yes I love reading your blog and seeing what great designs you come up with. It's a great way to start my day! Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Erin

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  76. So exciting! I would take a new family photo specifically for this print! We haven't taken a real family photo since my 15 mo old was born!

    I love you blog and am def a follower.

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  77. Wow what a great size for a giveaway! I would want a picture of my 2 boys. I would hang it in my family room.

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  78. What a cool give a way - and I LOVE your collage in a fram idea.

    If I won I would have one of my "kissing" wedding pics blown up to hang in our bedroom - add a little romance and remind me to "kiss my husband goodnight."

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  79. Oh my that is soooo cute! I love it! And of course I am a follower of your fabulous blog! :)

    I have this adorable picture of my baby boy smiling with his eyes closed. I would get that. It's one of my favorite pictures of him!

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  80. LOVE this idea!!! I think I'd blow one up of my girlies for sure! Awesome projects!

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  81. Your new family artwork turned out great and I love the wall that you put it on!

    If I won a canvas I would get a picture of my two girls on it because they are so beautiful!

    Of course I read and follow your blog because you totally inspire me!

    -Desiree

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  82. GORGEOUS!!! The project...the canvases...the shelf - ALL OF IT! I know I'd put my kids on a canvas - that's a no-brainer!!

    p.s. - I. LOVE. YOUR. BLOG!!!!!!!!!

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  83. Oh how fun. First of all thanks for your blog it is GREAT! You have some great ideas and I love that you explain it all. Is it ok that I check it out everyday!!! The canvas would be super, the fact is that we got family pictures tonight. So my canvas would be of my sweet little family, nothing could be better! -Lynzi daneac@msn.com

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  84. We have a ton of photos of Lexi around the house already but none of me and the husband. So I'd want one of our wedding photos for our bedroom :) I follow your blog and I love your ideas!

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  85. I'm a follower and would just DIE to get this canvas of my kids for their playroom that is a work in progress! It would be SO FABULOUS!

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  86. I would love to win this! I would blow up a wedding picture, I still have ZERO pictures of my wedding printed out!

    cheese_e_monkey(at)yahoo.com

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  87. I love your blog!!!! I am so happy I blog-stalked into you! My favorite picture in the world is of my great grandparents kissing. It is vintage and beautiful and such a great artisitic display of geneaology.

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  88. Wow, I am dork..I commented on the post just under this one.
    Embarassing!!! Anyways...I would love a canvas of my kids all 7 of them:)
    I am a reader and a follower!!!
    Thanks!

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  89. Ooooh! This is fabulous! I would either get a picture of the temple or of my husband and I printed! I read your blog daily! Love it!

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  90. Hi I know there are a lot of comments already, but I love this so much too! I think I would have my daughter's two year old picture done- we have taken nice black and white ones like you have of your sweeties every six months. Her two year old one is due next month, so this would be awesome! Also, how do I follow your blog other than putting a link to your blog on my blog? Is there like a button thing? Sorry, I'm still learning about blogging.. Thanks!!

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  91. What a great way to make an inspiration your own! I would have to get a a big print of my kiddos- we had great pics taken last year by a friend of our kids in front of an old brick building that had been painted teal back in the day. It is a great pic and would look awesome all big in my living room! Love your blog- still trying to convince hubby to do our bathroom ceiling like yours!

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  92. Your blog is TOO cute! I'm uber impressed with your work and love seeing all of your "out of the box" ideas - especially the facelift to your ceiling! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

    I love pictures that are printed on canvas! There's something about it that just seems so sleek!

    If I won, I would LOVE to use a picture that was taken when my fiance proposed in Central Park. It was a complete suprise and he even had a photographer there to capture those priceless moments! That's one of those pictures I can imagine having up on the wall for years :)

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  93. This is a fantastic giveaway, and I'm for sure keeping my fingers crossed! I would blow up a family picture!

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  94. I get so tickled at you girlie, and at myself! I am still in the middle of my bedroom redo...from your beadboard to the paint. Jerry, my hubby, just shook his head when I said "baby come look at this cool canvas art!" PS He is doing the ceiling tomorrow!! Can't sleep :) Mom just brought me pictures of when I took ballet classes from 3 years old till 13 years old. I think I would love one of those to go in my new craftroom. Funny thing, I just bought a BEAUTIFUL wooden frame at Goodwill for $3...and I have half of can of Dockside Blue left..just bought the semi gloss white..I'm gonna sneek away for an hour tomorrow...just me and my Silhouette and vinyl! High Five!!!!

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  95. Of course you know I am a loyal reader :)

    I would print a picture of DH and me to put in our bedroom!!!!

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  96. clever as ever!!!
    i think i would have to print one of our new laguna beach shots i took of our kids! the bright blue waves and little faces would make for a killer canvas combo!
    thank you friend - and YES i'd love to go shopping with you!

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  97. I have designed a digital print that I would like to hang in my kitchen. I would love to win this giveaway!
    I love all of your projects. You give tons of ideas and inspirations.

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  98. I would put a picture of my husband and me.

    Luv ya, follow ya, copy ya, inispired by ya!!

    Becky Fish

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  101. Oh gosh...a 16x20?!? What picture wouldn't I want to make into that? I'd definitely want a picture of my little family done...but I'd have to narrow it down or either get some new ones made :)
    I'm definitely a follower of House of Smith's...love your blog!

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  103. I would do one of the boys, of course! And you know I'm a faithful reader :)

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  104. I love this frame you did. By the way, it was so great visiting you and seeing all of your wonderful projects in person. Well, my lil girl is turning one on Sunday, and I am having pictures taken of her, so that is what I would put on the canvas. I have always wanted one, so here is to hoping that I win it! Seriously love your stuff!

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  105. AWESOME giveaway:) I have to first say that i love your blog i read it ALL the time. If i won i would have the picture be of my beautiful twin daughters, i have been looking for a big canvas picture to put in there room above the bed i think it would look awesome.Thanks again!!

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  106. Oh, I would just love this! I would put a picture of my little ones on the canvas, ages 4, 21 months and 4 months. I have the perfect place to hang it in my family room! :)

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  107. Oh my Gosh, I love what you did with your photos, it's beautiful! And what an awesome giveaway to boot. I would be so very happy to win this and get a picture printed of me and my gentleman caller from many years back when we were young kids fresh in love. :)

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  108. We are in DESPERATE need of a new family picture and this would be the perfect push (ok maybe shove) to get me to set them up!

    I totally follow you because you're fabulous! ;)

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  109. Count me in. I would have a flower printed for my shop, or my kitchen. Not sure what flower though. Love the post. I wish everyone could see it in person. One of my faves for sure.

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  110. I would love a canvas! Likely I would put a picture of my two girls on it!

    By the way, I'm new to the House of Smith's! Really enjoying your blog!

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  111. I have an old black and white Maytag ad that my mom and her family were in when she was a child. I would LOVE to have it on a canvas and put it in my laundry room. A canvas would be perfect because the ad is sort of an odd shape to frame....

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  112. Shelley! Great idea! I would totally get the picture of my hubby and I on our honeymoon in MAUI! It was at sunset and I've never seen anything as amazing as that exact moment! H.O.S. is my daily read!

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  113. I have a great picture of my son kissing my daughter on the cheek while she is holding a sucker in her hand. And I want it in color (shocking I know!). I'm a reader and a follower! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  114. hey girlie...:o)
    i would totally use it for a pic of all of us (7)....just of our legs/feet...except the baby's, you can see his whole body...and he's crying...it's super cute...!
    thanks, kerry

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  115. I would put a photo of my 3 kids on the canvas.
    Your project looks great!

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  116. I would love to have a canvas done of my husband and 10 yr. old son "reading the green" at his last golf tournament. It is such a special moment captured in time. Would be a great Father's Day present!

    Thank you House of Smith's...your blog is truly inspiring!!!

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  117. Heidi Hill has sent you a link to a blog:

    My husband is in very poor health (due to an anthrax shot he received in the military). Because he's not mobile my friends purchased a photo session for us to be done in our backyard. I would LOVE to be able to save this memory right. Thank you for sharing so freely (I follow).

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  118. First off, I find your blog so inspiring, especially since my house currently looks just like the photos of your before! You have such great ideas and are such an inspiration!

    I would do a black & white canvas of my girls, or maybe the family and I love the idea of the family name and established date. So cute!

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  119. I would use it for a family portrait. We recently had some photos taken, and I have been wanting to have one of them transferred to canvas. I love what you did with yours!

    I'm a reader and a follower!

    Katy

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  120. Wow I love what you've done!! I would have to either get a photo of my two boys or a family portrait done. Decisions Decisions! I may also have to steal your idea and get several!! I love being a House of Smith's reader - your projects are all amazing!

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  121. I'm torn....either our latest family photo or my favorite picture of my son as a baby....it's divine! OOOOOHHHHH-pick me. pick me. I've been thinking about splurging and getting one or two or three of these so a free one to start off with would be awesome!

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  122. Love it! I need a canvas to finish a wall in my bedroom. I'd love to see it be one of my best shots from a vacation in Tucson.

    I subscribe via RSS and you're one of my favorite blogs to read! Great projects :)

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  123. I love your blog! There are so many projects I now NEED to do:) I follow your blog with bloglines and google.
    Raquel
    scrappindaisy at gmail dot com

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  124. I check your blog everyday! Love all the creative ideas, helps motivate me to try new things. I don't have a lot of family photos, so I would love to have a beautiful picture of my family hanging on the wall.

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  125. If I won I would totally have a picture of my two kids from when my son was just born. My daughter fell in love instantly, much to my surprise, and has never had any jealousy despite the 4 year age gap. She ADORES her brother and the feeling is mutual times ten for him. My favorite pic of them is her holding him and looking up the camera proudly smiling. Makes me melt thinking about it...

    I LOVE your blog by the way!

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  126. I love, love, love your blog and all the great ideas you share. I would love to get a canvase done of my time in Scotland with the rolled bailes of hay they had everywear on the patchwork fields.

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  127. Luuurrrrvvvv the blog. You make me laugh, and I truly like all of your ideas. Wish I was that crafty. But you give me great inspiration.
    If I won, this canvas, I have a really nice picture of my 3 daughter's playing in the sand. They are not facing the camera, but rather the ocean, it's just a picture that speaks to me, it shows me how their future holds so many possibilities, that strech out as far as the ocean. My oldest is going off to college in 1 year, and the sentiment seems so true, now more than ever. Sorry for the long comment!!!

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  128. That's gorgeous! I love it!

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  129. We were just at my nephew's wedding and our family photographer was doing the photobooth thing. We had a hilariously funny picture taken of us all decked out in hula gear and silly faces. Jason, the photographer, started laughing at how great it would be to blow it up and have it be our family photograph. I agree. It would be too fun! Soooooo....that's what I would print out for us. A silly family photograph which we just don't have enough of in our home. I feel that family photograph's make your house a home and I only have ONE 8x10 up.

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  130. First off, I'm already a happy follower of your blog. I love that framed canvas project you did with the empty frame. I would love to have a picture of my little one that I took in an apple orchard last year.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  131. How fun! I would love a canvas print of my adorable kids!

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  132. Okay, first off, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I love your style of decorating! It is Beautiful! If I won...I would do a portrait of my sweet baby girl. She is my first and only baby so far and has been such a blessing to me! my family is just moving into our first home, and what better way to make it feel like home than to have a beautiful canvas portrait of our little baby girl!

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  133. I read your blog everyday! We recently had our family pics done, and I would love a canvas of one of them!

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  134. GREat job on your project! :)

    I would definitely get a canvas printed of recent picture of my sisters, my mom and me! I am the only sister to move away - they all live close. We had a photo session before I left last month and I would LOVE to have a canvas of those moments displayed! :)

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  135. Winning this would be the "push" I need to update our family photo's! I would either get a black & white of the whole family or one of the two kids. I have so much wall space to fill, so there are so many options of where to put it!

    Great job on the frame. I would have never thought to do it like that and yours looks so great! The vinyl lettering is a perfect touch too!

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  136. my love and i are moving into a new house and a print of us would be a WONDERFUL addition!

    following your blog and i love it! :)

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  137. I love your style! It's so clean and beautiful! If I won, I'd hurry and get family pictures taken, like I've had planned for several months now and just haven't done!

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  138. Hi! I just love love love your blog, it is so cheery and puts me in a good mood! :) You really are an inspiration!
    Its funny I saw this today because I was just thinking about doing a cavas print of my family. My husband, baby boy, and myself! I have a perfect spot in our bedroom for it!!!!!!!
    Keep up the fantastic work lady!
    Kimberly

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  139. It would definitely be a pic of one (or all 6 maybe) of my kids. I have been redoing my youngest daughters room and wold LOOOOOVE a giant canvas of her to put on her wall. SOOOOO CUTE!!! Thanks for your great blog and all the fantastic inspiration.

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  140. I would have to do a family pic. We desperately need to do a new one, and a big canvas of it would be so cool! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  141. Love your blog and love that project. I would definitely get a canvas of my kiddos. Can't get enough of them!! ;)

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  142. I'm a follower and I LOVE this!! Can you make me one - or 2?? LOL

    I have no idea what I'd get for such a huge canvas... Although I have this sweet picture of Princess Z in a princess costume, in her daddy's arms and they're hugging - with their eyes closed, like it's heaven. . .

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  143. I just love your blog! I am a new reader....I just found you a few weeks ago, but i'm pretty sure I've read through every post!

    If I won the canvas, I would put a maternity picture, so i can remember this very special time. A picture of my little girl Lily (who is due July 30th) and one of our new family!

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  144. I love this project! The black and white pics on the blue background work so well.
    Great giveaway too! I'd have to get a picture of my sons done.

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  145. I love reading your blog and would love to win the canvas! We just had professional photos taken of the kids and I know just which one I would choose for the canvas if I won! It is one of my two children standing together and I even told my husband before I saw your giveaway I thought it would look great on canvas!! :-)

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  146. Hi, I just came across your site and I am a HUGE fan already! If I were to win the canvas, I'd put a pic of all three of my kids together, and I know EXACTLY where I'd hang it! I just moved into my house last year and I really need stuff on 2 walls, it is making me crazy! Thanks for your great ideas!

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  147. I would frame a pic of my 3 kids playing together. they were actually playing nice!!

    atwwalker@hotmail.com

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  148. Love your blog and all your insanely cute ideas!!
    I go a little overboard with my camera so I think I'd have to do some looking for the perfect photo.

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  149. I'm a new reader to your blog but I am beyond thrilled that I came across it. You have really inspired me to take on a few new projects... especially when we move into base housing :)

    I know the perfect picture I would use...I took some pictures of our baby girl wrapped up in one of her daddy's uniform shirts. It's a total surprise for him, I wanted him to have special pictures to take with him to training. I would use the one of her laying wrapped up in the shirt looking up at the camera. I would put the canvas in the office/his "man cave" which is completely decorated with all his military pictures, awards, etc. I know it would mean the world to him plus she looks absolutely adorable :)

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  150. ooh I so want a canvas print. I'd get a sweet picture of my daughter and I when she was born. It's me kissing her on her forehead. Or I have a cute picture of her at the beach looking out over the water with sun all over her bum. So cute!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  151. Pic of my two kids and maybe a family pic. Love your blog. Have been a follower since you were featured on Studio 5. Keep the great ideas coming! Love it.

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  152. I'd love a great landscape picture for my office/guest room. Something with lots of green.

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  153. I LOVE following the House of Smiths and would give anything to win this canvas! I have recently gotten into photography and would be more then happy to display a picture of my cute little boys! Please, Please, oh please pick me!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.thebledsoebulletin.blogspot.com

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  154. I'm a Follower! I would do a canvas of our family.

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  155. I LOVE this project! Thank you for posting & letting us know about this lab! I am a follower of your blog. I love all the things you make...such talent!! I would love to win this to use for a family portrait & it would go in my living room.

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  156. I have been crossing my fingers someone would have a giveaway like this!
    I would get a print of my 6 month old daughter Eve. Everyday I love something new about her, but by far my favorite moments are when she laughs. I have the perfect picture that catches her mid giggle and I would love to put it in our bedroom! It would be a great way to start every morning - that and a few cups of coffee :)

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  157. I need a new family photo since we have a new addition. This would be perfect. I love this idea I just bought myself a big old frame today at the DI to to a spin off variation of this. Love your blog!

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  158. Oh I just LOVE what you have done with those pictures of your Beautiful family. If I won the contest, I would put a new family picture of my little family of three, since I havent gotten a family picture taken with my sweet seven month old baby boy yet... much overdue. We just got into a house and I want to do something fun for one of my many blank walls in my home. A gorgeous picture from them all done up with photoshop would look just spectacular!! You can never have too many pictures of your babies!!! Thanks so much for this awesome give-away!!
    Angie L.

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  159. OH gosh this is hard. I REALLY want a canvan print of my job site, I know I know sounds crazy, but I actually work for the company that is building the Hoover Dam bypass bridge and we're almost finished. and since it's a once in a lifetime project, I'd REALLY like to have something specail to remember it by.
    BUT I'd also love one of my kids too, so if I win I'll probably end up buy 1 or 4 more!!!

    Thanks for such a great give away!!!
    chrisgreedy@hotmail.com

    Oh and I follow you, cant remember if we need to mention that too.

    Thanks again

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  160. I am a follower. I have 2 photos I would have to decide between getting printed on canvas. 1. A picture taken last year on my birthday of me in a cheap wedding dress riding one of my parents horses in a field. 2. A picture of my hubby and I on our wedding day. Well, its actually just a picture of our shoes, but to me it shows us walking on one path instead of two.

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  161. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and it has now become a daily obsession! Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas.
    I would love to have a large picture of my beautiful daughter to hang on the wall of our home.

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  162. I follow you and read your blog a few times a week. I would use this to get a canvas printed of a photo of my son and stepdaughter to hang above our bed!

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  163. I am a follower of your amazing blog. Love all your projects. I would do a canvas of my two boys. They're the joy of my life. Thanks for the great idea for a project too. I didn't realize how big that frame was until I saw the size of your canvas prints. Very nice.

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  164. Love reading & following your blog--I've just recently found it (and then realized I'd seen you on Studio 5)..I'd love to do my fam on that big canvas! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  165. I LOVE your blog! I check it daily, religiously! Even if you hadn't updated I will re-read old entries. Weird? Well maybe, but you have such inspiring ideas I just love them! I love the canvas' as well! Such great ideas.Thank you for offering this give-a-way! If I won I would probably do a family photo, or a picture of my son. Not that I don't already have a ton of them, everywhere :0)

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  166. I am a new reader/follower of your blog. I never win these things, but I would love to win this one! I really need a current family photo printed. A large canvas would be awesome! Here's to hoping :)

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  167. Of course I'm a follower! I love your site and all of the fun ideas.

    As for what I would put on my canvas....I would actually have to really think about it because I would want to put our latest family portrait on it but then I would also want to put something more timeless on it(because the family changes so much) like maybe a picture of the Salt Lake temple. Decisions, decisions. But for sure if I won it I would then start a large picture collage on my huge family room wall! Ooooh this has me excited!

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  168. This is gorgeous! I love the look of canvas prints. I have not done anyone myself...and I of course we get my kiddos photos on a canvas! The frame is fabulous...I would have paid $10 too!

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  169. I love, love, love that canvas and frame!!! I have been a follower of your blog for about a month. I found it thru Nie Nie's. I am totally not a crafty person. (usually would rather buy it done,LOL) But with the economy its a little tight right now. Anyway, I have loved the things you have done in your house! I actually just finished something you made! I am so proud of myself because I don't usually do things like this! I told my crafty sis-in-law, "I bought a glue gun" She about died!!! I made one of your crate paper rose hanging balls!! I am going to post it on my blog. It was a HUGE moment for me!!! Any way I love your blog, your house and projects and you have a darling family!!! By the way, I am going to try a couple more of your ideas, and I have bought 4 cans of Walmart Flat White Spray paint:)
    Heidi

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  170. Ok sorry I got carried away. I forgot to tell you what I would put on a canvas print....
    More than likely a picture of my family. How can you not?

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  171. I've been wanting to have some photos of my sister dancing enlarged to hang in my guest room-- she was in Ballet West.

    **by the way THANK YOU for the tutorial on the beadboard ceiling! I showed it to my husband and he just rolled his eyes-- another project!! **

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  172. I would so get a picture of my two wonderful kids!! I love your blog you have some of the best decorating style. & a great hubby that helps with so many projects!!!

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  173. I have no idea how you get so many projects completed with 3 little ones!! I can't seem to get any completed, because I'm busy cleaning up messes!! I would get a picture of all 3 of my kiddos on the canvas!!

    Love your tutorial!!

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  174. I've got some awesome landscapes from our recent travels that I want to get up on our walls!! This would be perfect.

    I love your projects. You've inspired me to go make beautiful things that I will love! Thanks!!

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  175. So cute! I love that PB wall...I have a wall in my new house that just may look like that in a month or two!
    If I won the canvas, I would use a great pic of my 3 adorable kids!

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  176. you know I'm a follower...and what would I do with it...not sure yet...but it would give me something fun to blog about! :) yup, still in a rut! But I think I MIGHT be coming out of it...a bit...maybe...:)

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  177. Soooo, freaking adorable! Literally, I lay in bed at night thinking how I can replicate your house into my house....I don't know if my husband appreciates the money I am spending on this new adventure...but I love, love, love it!

    Oh yes, if I got the conves I would put this picture of my little man on it where he is sitting in one of our polka dot chairs making a scouling face...he was only 4 months old at the time and everytime I look at the picture I think I may pee my pants because it makes me laugh soooo much!

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  178. I am a definite fan of House of Smiths! (and follower). And I would love a huge canvas print of my four kids.

    I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  179. I LOVE THIS IDEA! I OFTEN READ YOUR BLOG, HAVE PURCHASED VINYL FROM YOU, & I FOLLOW YOUR BLOG. I WOULD HAVE THEM PRINT OUR WEDDING PICTURE ON CANVAS. MY SON JUST BROKE THE FRAME & GLASS SCRATCHED THE PICTURE WHEN IT BROKE. SO NOW I NEED TO REPLACE IT 2 WEEKS BEFORE OUR 9TH ANNIVERSARY. THANKS FOR SHARING.

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  180. Love your artwork! You are soooo creative. I love the things that you come up with! {of course I'm a follower}

    I'm in the middle of re-making my son's bedroom, so I would have a pix of him on his dirtbike! This would be such a super way to surpise him when the room was finished:D

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  181. I would get a canvas for my MIL of all her grandchildren! I am a follower now, but previously I subscribed to your blog feed.

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  182. I love your blog! And I would love to win a canvas...I would use a canvas for a family picture that we took last July...have been waiting for a canvas for that long!!!

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  183. Hopefully this giveaway isn't closed because I have been DYing for a canvas print. Gonna go to their webpage right now. My baby girl is due in 2 months and I cannot wait to get a picture of all three kiddos. I already have all of the outfits picked out!!! Your blog is amazing!!!

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  184. I follow your blog. I love this idea. You do such a good job at your crafts. I just bought a frame without glass and back at a yard sale yesterday for $1. Not as big as yours, but i have my spray paint and bead board already cut. Yeah!! Now all I need is canvas. :) Enjoy reading your blog and trying out your ideas. Keep it up!

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  185. cute blog you have! i remember seeing you on a segment on Studio 5. that is such a cute frame you used on your project!

    i would definitely print a family photo!

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  186. Hmmm... I have a major issue. While I would love, LOVE, *LOVE* to win this giveaway I may have a hard time picking just one canvas. My "free" canvas may turn into a whole buncha money spent but a lifetime of precious memories preserved!

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  187. Oh I just found your givaway! My comp. has been down! I would love to have a canvas of my three girls all together, (which isn't easy to come by, lol) and to have a great family portrait on a beautiful canvas would be so great! And of course I am a House of Smiths reader!

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  188. Love your blog!!!

    Oh my goodness...I would LOVE to win a canvas pick!! I have been wanting to print a pic of mine on one, but never seem to get around to doing it (or have the $ to print one!). That is an amazing giveaway!

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  189. just pick me!!!! :) did you see the pics laci took of me with my girls? THAT is what I would print for my new house!!! :) YAHOO!!!!

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  190. Your collage is beautiful! Since we are unable to have children of our own, if I won, I would use the canvas to have a reproduction of our cuddly canine companions aka furbabies. jbhowell74@gmail.com

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  191. If I were to win I would get a print of the temple that my husband and I were sealed in. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  192. Love all of your great ideas! I would do a print of our family if I won.

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  193. I have been following you in a reader, but just made it "public". I would use the canvas for a picture I took of my son when he was just a year old.

    sarahmagette at gmail dot com

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  194. Please pick me! My odds aren't that great being one of the later entries but I have some really cute niece and nephew pictures that I would love to get done for their grandparents. My parents just finished a new room and my mom is having a hard time figuring out what artwork to add. What better thing than her grandkids! I'm also an avid reader! and Follower! I'm in and out of here a couple of times a day!!

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  195. I'm a follower & I would probably use a picture I have of my three little boys (5yrs, 2.5yrs and 1 yr)peeking their little heads out of the rim of my bathtub grinning. What a great giveaway and I love your blog!

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