Gift Ideas: Canvas Prints & Giveaway

By now, possibly you’ve seen the new way to show off your favorite photograph in the form of canvas prints. I absolutely adore the concept, so you can imagine how excited I am to share a wonderful giveaway from Photo-Canvas. A while back, they turned a very special photo of my great grandparents into a wonderful piece of heirloom art.

The beauty of this process is that you don’t have to only use photographs, you can simply send Photo-Canvas any favorite image in JPG file format and create your own unique artwork. Maybe you know an artist or aspiring photographer that you could surprise by turning their work into canvas prints.There’s really no limit to the images that can be printed to canvas prints– check out all the many canvas products they create and peruse the Photo-Canvas blog for wonderful ideas including the option of custom wording printed to the back of your piece. It’s a very simple process and their detailed website will walk you through the steps.

But, happy day! Photo-Canvas is offering a wonderful giveaway of a 30 x 40cm canvas to each of two lucky JSIM readers!

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment about an image you would have printed to canvas if you won. One entry per person, please. Entry deadline is midnight Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Winners of the canvas-prints will be announced and contacted the following day. Be SURE to leave contact information in your comment if there is no link to a site with your email information.

THE WINNERS have been chosen and contacted:#42 Megan and #167 Roberta. Congratulations Ladies!!

And, by the way… if you’re looking have a canvas print to receive by Christmas, be sure to order this week!

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  1. #1 - mab says:

    I have some quotes I’ve always wanted to prettify and have printed on canvas. I think that would be what I’d do if I won! Or…. more pretty pictures of my pretty daughters. 🙂

  2. #2 - Colleen says:

    I have a favorite family photo from a few years back that I would LOVE to have this process done to! Thanks for offering!

  3. #3 - Annamarie says:

    Oooooohhhh this is fabulous. I love that photo of your G grandparents. They look so young!

    I think I would pick a favorite of my daughters when they were little, or maybe a wedding photo of the spouse and I since we don’t have a single one displayed anywhere around the house.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. #4 - Sandi Hixson says:

    i would love this for a family picture!!! thank you for the chance!

  5. #5 - Lori Waller says:

    I would LOVE to do one of my husband’s parents. A wedding photo. They have both passed at very young ages. My husband would *cherish* it. What a great contest! I have their site bookmarked…I may have to do more:]

  6. #6 - shelly says:

    I’d love to have a canvas of our boys, but I adore that picture of your grandparents—might have to look through some old photos!!!

  7. #7 - Paige Edwards says:

    I know exactly what I would have printed! We have a photo of my grandparents around the time that they got married, which was about 1940ish. Grandpa looked just like Clark Gable, and in the photo they look like a gangster and his gun moll. Cracks me up! Grandma is still alive and she is my inspiration in being an upcycler (she saves ev-ry-thing!). I am getting ready to open a new craft-related store and that photo of Grandma and Grandpa would be the perfect addition! I know just where it would go, too 🙂

  8. #8 - Smalltown Mom says:

    I’d love to win a canvas for one of my son’s incredible photos from his trip to Ecuador last summer.

  9. About 5 years ago my husband and I were living in Oxford and working at the Bodleian Library as a part of a Fellowship that he’d received. I absolutely loved the time we spent there. One day I took a picture of him sitting on a wall on the High Street beneath the branch of a big tree. He just happened to turn to look at me when I captured the picture. It has always been one of my favorites.

  10. #10 - Sophie says:

    I would love to have funny photos printed on these of friends and family and give them as gifts! What a great idea.

  11. #11 - Doreen says:

    We just had some amazing family portraits taken and a canvas print would be a wonderful way to display them!

  12. #12 - Marcie Sigrist says:

    Love the look! I would have a photo canvas of a pastel work my son did in 10th grade. I have the original hanging and he is always threatening to take it to his house! Thanks for the posting.

  13. Yet another great giveaway, Cathe! I love the photo of your great-grandparents that you had printed. Totally up my alley. I’d either do something similar or perhaps print one that I took in Scotland while visiting the town that my gg-grandparents were from.

  14. #14 - Steph says:

    Oooh! There’s so many ideas! But, I think the first one I’d want to do is a family portrait for my Grandfather. I think he’d love that!

  15. #15 - kelly says:

    i would use this to get my dad’s gift this Christmas.. he’d love it!

  16. #16 - Becca says:

    I would get an old photo done of me and my sister when we were little kids, playing in buckets of water in nothing but diapers. It was so silly! I know she’d get a kick out of it, and if we ever have kids, they’d giggle at how cute we used to be!!

  17. #17 - wendy baker says:

    what a superb idea! there is a photo of me and my little brothers when we were very young. i think my brother would love to have that for his kids… a pic of him drinking soapy bubble water, not blowing as instructed… his expression of surprise is quite eloquent.
    thank you again cathe.

  18. #18 - Randi says:

    I would love to have a collage of family photos of our families–grandparents’ wedding pictures, etc. That would be awesome!

  19. #19 - yvonne braun says:

    If I could have a canvas it would a picture of my Dad.I miss him every day and would love to have a beautiful picture of him to see every day

  20. #20 - Tony Wilson says:

    I have an old photo of my great uncle when he served in the calvary during WWI. He’s in full “cowboy” getup, big hat, boots, revolver on his hip. It would make a terrific canvas print

  21. #21 - Paige says:

    I recently moved from Florida to Iowa, and a friend took this amazing close-up picture of an iconic wall of graffiti in my hometown. I would love to have that printed on canvas to hang in my new home 1,100 miles away.

  22. #22 - Heli says:

    I´d propably choose a photo of my childhood or really old black & white photo of my great grandparents!

  23. #23 - Jan says:

    I have a wonderful picture of my dad and his siblings….that makes me smile each time I see it……….

  24. I have a beautiful picture of my dog in the sunlight that I would love to have on canvas.

  25. #25 - Katie B says:

    Oh, I need to check this out! I’d love to turn my Christmas card this year into canvas.

  26. #26 - cynthia says:

    What a wonderful way to showcase a favorite photo!
    would love to own one of these!!!

  27. #27 - Jeanne Lembi says:

    I would have the wedding photo taken of my husbands parents in 1900. printed on canvas. It is the most beautiful wedding photo I have ever seen.’ The original is quite damaged but there are photos of it that are good. It would be a wonderful heirloom for our children and grandchildren.

  28. #28 - michelle bergman says:

    That would be a hard decision, but I’d probably choose to do a collage of some b&w photos of my four children. . . or a photo of my grandparent’s wedding. . . or one of my favorite quotes. Thanks!

  29. #29 - Natalie says:

    Ohhh I love the idea of using a vintage print!

    My dad passed away 2 years ago and I’ve been wanting to have some pictures of him as a kid framed. It would be really neat to have one of them printed on a canvas!

  30. #30 - Jacque Chinnery says:

    I create a lot of digital collage, but the one I would want to print on canvas is a collage of photos of my mom, who passed away 25 years ago. I create digital scrapbook pages and this is one of them. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  31. #31 - Valerie says:

    I would probably get a wedding photo done, either my own or my mother’s. I love this idea!! 🙂

  32. #32 - Jennifer S. says:

    I would get out Christmas photo put on canvas for sure!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  33. #33 - Ashley says:

    I think I would put one of the photos from my honeymoon with my husband! We went to England, and there are some really wonderful pictures from our exploration of castles and London!

  34. #34 - Pattie says:

    I would print a photo of my mother, now gone. It is one when she was young and so, so happy with two of her little ones.

  35. #35 - Antonette Schembri says:

    I have a photo I took at the grand canyon that symbolizes one of the best days of my life and would be fabulous on my bedroom wall.

  36. #36 - kit chase says:

    I would have illustration of mine turned into a canvas print if I were to win:

    what a fantastic giveaway, thanks so much!

  37. #37 - Molly Wiley says:

    Very recently we had to have our 20 year-old cat euthanized. I would use a photograph of him for a Canvas Print. Thanks for this giveaway.

  38. #38 - Catherine Thompson says:

    I would have a picture from one of my recent trips done to remind me of the lovely times I had!

  39. #39 - Victoria says:

    I would love to frame my pups for the family.

  40. #40 - RandomCreativity says:

    I would have a hard time choosing between a photo of my wedding or one of the awesome old photos I have of my great grandpa when he was sheriff in Dodge City dressed up with his brothers and cousins. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. #41 - krista farrell says:

    I would probably want a canvas of my new baby boy 🙂 Exciting giveaway!!!

  42. #42 - Megan says:

    So cool! I would print a photo of my deceased grandfather for my grandmother, who has terrible macular degeneration and can’t see regular photos of him. Blowing a photo up and hanging it on the wall like this would be an amazing treat for her.

  43. #43 - melody says:

    Gorgeous! I would definitely have my favorite wedding photo done as a gift for my husband. We have been renovating our home for going on two years…what a great way to christen the new walls of our home!

  44. #44 - angie c says:

    i would love to have a wedding photo done on canvas. we’ve been married four years (next sunday) and have never had a wedding photo displayed in our home. this would be a great anniversary/christmas gift! thanks for the chance!

  45. #45 - Jess says:

    Hello, what a great giveaway. I’d love to have my family photo printed. Thanks for this opportunity.

  46. #46 - carolyn says:

    What a great Idea… I’s love to do one of my great grandmother …we have a cute pix of her as a kid.

  47. #47 - Monica says:

    I would love to get a print of a photo I took of a porch radiator I took while staying on an old college campus. I just love the composition of it 🙂

  48. #48 - Kate B says:

    I would love to get a canvas done from a picture from our honeymoon. Our wedding pictures are beautiful and all, but we look like our everyday selves on our honeymoon, plus the Spanish landscapes and architecture are beauty enough!

    pidgehuss at gmail dot com

  49. #49 - Stefanie says:

    This would be a great gift for my mom. I have some old pics of my grandparents that would like great on canvas.

  50. #50 - Patty C says:

    What a fantastic idea! I’d have a canvas print made of my twin granddaughters. What a keepsake for them and their families.

  51. #51 - Terran McCanna says:

    I’ve been going through and scanning old pictures of my parents when they were still teenagers and from when my brother and I were little. My parents divorced years ago and most of these pictures have been boxed up and forgotten, and I would love to blow some of them up like this as presents for them and for my brother!

  52. #52 - AmericKim says:

    I love canvas prints. I have been making them for years…My favorite are alwasy of my children. Earlier in the year; I made a print of my husband and son taking their first steps hand in hand (it’s precious). Now that he’s (the baby) truly stable on his feet; I am waiting to get the next perfect shot to be turned into a canvas.

  53. #53 - Michelle says:

    I would have a picture of my newborn baby girl printed on the canvas!

  54. #54 - Suzy.Q.S. says:

    My favorite photo of my 2 munchkins (age 1 & 4). Big bright eyes, smiling faces, warms my heart each time I see it.

  55. #55 - Yolanda Campbell says:

    I would have a print done of either my grandparents or one done of Cannon beach from Ecola State Park. I love the idea and would love to have one. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  56. #56 - tilly trotter says:

    What a wonderful canvas of your grandparents to treasure……. you have your Grandmother shape of face as well
    Hugs Tilly x

  57. #57 - Heidi says:

    I’ve seen those canvas prints but I never thought to do one with an old heritage photo! What a cool look! I have a bunch of old family wedding photos that I used in decorating my wedding reception that would look really cool on canvas!

  58. #58 - Connie says:

    I’m so glad to be introduced to this site. I’ve been wanting to have something like this printed of some of my relatives’ vintage photos – just like you! I just didn’t know where to go. Thank you!

  59. #59 - Heather Alexander says:

    I have several vintage family photos that would be BEAUTIFUL on canvas. One in particular, my dad at age 5 holding a black umbrella wearing a little black jacket and shorts…with the knobbiest knees!

  60. #60 - brenda t says:

    I have a candid shot of my kids at the beach that I’ve always wanted on canvas. I never would have thought to send in one of my jpg. files from completed scrapbook pages. Now my head is spinning….

  61. #61 - Annalea says:

    I have some very, very old scans of photographs of my grandparents and various great-grandparents and others “greats” . . . I’d definitely have one of those printed up so my children could get to know their ancestors better.

  62. #62 - Amanda I says:

    I would have a photo from our honeymoon printed!

  63. #63 - Scott W says:

    We’d get a photo from our wedding printed!

  64. #64 - Pam says:

    My mother died 30 years ago, but I have an old photo of her kicking up her heels in about 1939 that would make a great canvas.

  65. #65 - shirley mae tabora says:

    this is one great giveaway. I would love to have one of me and hubby’s wedding pics printed in canvas or one of our first family photos with our 2 month old son. we are celebrating our first christmas as a family and this is a great christmas present that I am wishing to receive. Thank you

  66. #66 - Valerie says:

    I had never thought of doing older photos. What a great idea! I would probably do a favorite photo that I took in india though!

    mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

  67. #67 - Molly says:

    If I won, I’d probably have a picture of the lakeview from my mother-in-law’s lakehouse made. It’s so beautiful there, and I would love to have a chance to see it every day! Either that, or I would find some really cool vintage movie shots/art to go in my living room, which is done in movie theme (complete with black/red curtains, movie reel on the wall, vintage concessions signs and some neat framed 3-D posters we found)!

    Molly Baker (

  68. #68 - Yolanda says:

    Oh, I have so many in mind that I would love to have on canvas. Maybe one of my grandchildren, quotes or how about my ancestors?

  69. #69 - Glynis says:

    I’m starting on a family tree display so one idea I have in mind is to incorporate our surnames. Beautiful photo of your great grandparents 🙂 Lots of great ideas!

  70. #70 - Elizabeth Toel says:

    Oh how to choose what I would put on a canvas!!! There are my mom and dad’s wedding photos, my collages, my girlies artwork, pics of my grandparents…so many ideas – it would be such fun to see any one of these on canvas!

  71. #71 - Noga says:

    Thank you for this!
    If I won, I would like a canvas print of an old picture, of my grandmother and my grandfather. It was the day that they married. They were riding their horses with pride, looking for a new place to build their new home.
    I was married not long ago and now we entered our new home. I think it would be a great starting decoration in our new home, and it will make my father happy…
    Thank you. My email is:

  72. #72 - Tiffany Whipple says:

    My grandpa passed away this summer. I would love to do a picture of him.

  73. #73 - Cindy (Junque Art) says:

    What a great giveaway! I would print one of my photos of old doors from a trip in Europe.

  74. #74 - Donna M. says:

    How gorgeous! I would love to have one of my polar bear pictures made into a canvas! Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

  75. #75 - Sally Reed says:

    I have a great picture of my 2 uncles that were in the navy. One of them was electricians 3rd mate and was on the destroyer USS Maddox when it was bombed by enemy aircraft in WW11 off the coast of Sicily Italy. He died in that bombing. Love this idea of these canvases. Sally

  76. #76 - bryssy says:

    I would love to have a canvas print of my son’s namesake, my great-grandfather, Bryson!

  77. #77 - Heidi Bennett says:

    My heart leapt when I saw that canvas of your grandparents. After my grandma died, we found an album of photos of her and my grandpa when they were dating. I would love to enlarge one of those when they’re on a picnic and his head is in her lap and she’s laughing.

  78. #78 - victoria says:

    i would have an old family black and white put on the canvas…so so so beautiful!!!!!!!
    I HOPE I WIN!! this is truly a wonderful gift, full circle!

  79. #79 - Junque Magnet says:

    I’d love to get one of the kids to send to the grandparents!

  80. #80 - Melodee says:

    I just had an 8×10 of my parents done through them and it turned out FANTASTIC! I’m very pleased. If I was able to do another one, I would do the family photo we’re going to take when we’re all together next one . . . first time we’ve all been together in six years.

  81. #81 - Sarah Hanley says:

    IT is a dream of my husband and mine to someday open a bike and baubles (smile) shop. He’s the bike part! SO I would love to get a photo of a bike we saw in Metz, France printed on canvas. It would be a little visual reminder to keep working towards our dream! :^)

  82. #82 - yvonne beyer says:

    I have a beautiful picture of my husband’s parents that would be the perfect image on canvas. And it would make my mother in law very happy.

  83. #83 - Jennifer Hottinger says:

    these are totally amazing…the ideas are running rampant in my mind now!

  84. #84 - Cindy Lee says:

    What a wonderful idea! We were lucky enough to go to Scotland this summer and see my Hubby’s “family castle”. I would to have a photo I took made into a canvas and surprise him with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. #85 - martina says:

    I’d copy the 1930s photo of my Dad with his parents, everyone in a rowboat. He was about 7 in the photo and clowning around with the oar above his head , Both parents are looking at Dad. Grandpa sitting next to Dad; grinning with amusement. Grandma next to Grandpa with her hand on her chin. Her expression looks like “oh dear that kid is a handful, I hope he doesn’t drop the oar or accidentally hit himself with it”.

  86. #86 - Nancy says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time. I’m an amateur photographer and have a host of nature photographs that I would probably choose from. I’ve thought of doing a series of nature canvases that I could rotate as the seasons change.

  87. #87 - meg duerksen says:

    i would use one from vacation so we could see the beach everyday!

  88. #88 - Sarah H. says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the canvas of your grandparents’ picture. Thanks for the chance!

  89. #89 - Emily V says:

    Well I’ve been meaning to have a canvas done of my two girls but I ADORE your great grandparent’s photo and would love one of mine, too.

  90. #90 - Bev says:

    I would use our wedding photo.

  91. #91 - Tricia C. says:

    I would love to get my parents’ wedding picture made into a canvas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. #92 - Dawn Edmonson says:

    I know EXACTLY what image I’d use!!! A gorgeous, very old handwritten letter….xxoo, Dawn

  93. #93 - Sheri Tardio says:

    Great idea! I’d love to have my wedding picture done or maybe a print of one of our photos from Italy.

  94. #94 - Mimi says:

    My son is a sailor. I have a picture of him with me on the deck of his ship that I’d love to see in canvas. Special memories!

  95. #95 - Cathy Hoesterey says:

    This summer I traveled to Northern Thailand with the SF nonprofit Not For Sale Campaign ( The goal of Not For Sale is to end human trafficking and forced labor in our lifetime. Kids from hill tribes in Burma and Thailand are typically considered stateless and do not have basic rights to citizenship, education or healthcare. We spent a day with these kids, some who have been recently rescued after terrible abuse and others at risk on the streets of Mae Sai. Children are sold by parents for as little as $10 or $20 to traffickers, who might promise parents a better life for the kids, but in fact exploit the children. It is hard to grasp the extreme poverty of the father who sold his child to pay for the coffin of his wife who died of HIV/AIDS.

    The resiliency of these children is remarkable and I was able to take several portraits of them at play. The photos are a vivid reminder of my time with them, their plight, and the hope for their future through groups like Not For Sale and the work of a Thai woman named Kru Nam, an artist who has rescued these children and now cares for more than 120.

    For some time I’ve wanted to create a photo canvas from my favorite picture of them for my studio so they will stay close to my heart and mind.

  96. #96 - Anna Willett says:

    I would LOVE to have a photo done of the beautiful beach we stayed on for my best friend’s 40th birthday!

  97. #97 - lynne says:

    would love this sooooo much

  98. #98 - lynne says:

    would sooo love this for one of the ancestry pictures.

  99. #99 - Emilie Ahern says:

    I have never thought of putting a vitage photo like you did. Genius! I have a photograph of my Great Grandparents sitting in their garden when they first immigrated to North America from Germany. It would be perfect on a canvas.

  100. #100 - Sue DeHaan says:

    That is really cool. I have an old photo of my gr-grandparents & their three sons in front of the house they lived in. It’s an awesome photo and I’d love to see it on canvas like that.

  101. #101 - Krystle Moore says:

    I would have a picture printed that I took in NYC

  102. #102 - Jeanmarie says:

    I took a photo of my daughters this summer, the last summer before they turn into surly teens, sitting lakeside with their arms linked and the sun setting…it is a photo with a tremendous emotional resonance to me…

  103. #103 - Laura says:

    Cathe, I love your idea of using an old picture of family. I have a few great pictures of grandparents and great grandparents that I might order some small canvases of and hang them on the wall together. It’d look great! And what a special remidner of family!

  104. #104 - deborah quinn says:

    Have a photo of hubby in Jamaica that would b awesome…

  105. #105 - Carolyn K says:

    I’d have a picture of my great grandparents printed on!

  106. #106 - Jawan says:

    I’ve often been shy about putting large portraits of my children on the wall…especially those that are closeups. But, it’s time to get past that and realize they make the best pictures and I would enjoy seeing their face on the canvas each day as I spent time in our living area. Thanks!

  107. #107 - Jenny B says:

    I would either get one of the many spectacular pictures my husband took while we were in Europe, or one of my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. #108 - Cassandra G. says:

    I think I’d probably pick something baseball-ish for our room we have dedicated to our favorite baseball team! 🙂

  109. #109 - Kelly Massman says:

    I would have a favorite vacation picture made! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  110. #110 - TXJennyWren says:

    What an awesome gift to be giving away. I would have the one and only photo of my great grandfather put on canvas if I won this prize. It is an old photo that is very dark, but the only one of him anyone has. By manipulating it and making it lighter, it would be a wonderful heirloom on canvas.

  111. #111 - Kathie says:

    I think I’d choose one of the pictures my husband took in Paris!

  112. #112 - Amber F. says:

    If I won it would be difficult to pick an image, but I’d love to have one of our wedding pictures done.

  113. #113 - jan says:

    This opens up a whole bunch of new possibilities! Thanks for writing about this, and for the chance to win a canvas print.

  114. #114 - amy says:

    i think pics of our kids would be great gifts for all the grandparents this year!

  115. #115 - Brooke says:

    I’d love to have so many of my photos printed, but I think I’d go with a group shot of my family to give to my Mom. She’s experiencing partial empty-nest since I’m away at college, my brother lives 8 hours away, and my sister is in college as well. My mom has one child left at home, and it’s saddening to see her lonely and missing us all so much. A family shot would always remind her how much love our family shares!

    p.s. this is the best giveaway ever!

  116. #116 - lisa @thebeadgirl says:

    i love this idea of using an old photo. i think my mom would cry!!!!

    i have one of my girls and i love it!

  117. #117 - Genevieve says:

    These are GORGEOUS! 🙂

    • #118 - Genevieve says:

      OOPS! I accidentally deleted the rest of my comment!

      I have some really fun pictures of my grandson I’d make into a canvas for his parents. Hard to chose which though – as he is THE CUTEST KID ON EARTH! No really, he IS!

  118. #119 - Dana Gustafson says:

    I would treat myself to a canvas of a treasured photo I took while in Italy this past october!

  119. #120 - Kathy M. says:

    I would have one of my edited photos printed out. I have a couple of photos that I took of my Grandpa’s orchids. I’d probably print one of those. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  120. #121 - Anna says:

    What a great gift idea! I would take the chance to have one of our wedding photos printed up to give as a Christmas gift for my husband. We just got married this year and haven’t printed up any photos yet, and I know he’s impatient about it.


  121. #122 - Malinda Lloyd says:

    I would love to have a print made from a photo of my grandmother and her twin sister when they were in or a blown up copy of the gorgeous photos my husband took of our first dog the day he passed away.

  122. #123 - janeannechovy says:

    I would give mine to my sister, since she takes wonderful photographs.

  123. #124 - sewprimitive karen says:

    A 19th c. family photo or one of my quilt designs.

  124. #125 - Roxanne says:

    My husband is a shutterbug, so I would do a picture that he took.

  125. #126 - Meghan Thimjon says:

    Such a neat idea…..think I would have to do one of my grandmother or dad…hard to say….both?

  126. #127 - Jennifer says:

    I have a wonderful picture of the moon I think would look awesome on canvas..

  127. #128 - katie says:

    Wow! I have a very talented photog-brother whose work would be so cool on canvas! Thanks for the chance.

  128. #129 - Holly says:

    Oh what a wonderful gift this would be! I think I’d have something printed for my best friend’s daughter who just found out she’s pregnant. I’d do something cute for the nursery.

  129. #130 - deb says:

    I have an photo of my great grandparents and five children (my grandfather and his siblings). My grandfather was born in 1989 and he looks to be about 8 or 9 in the picture so I suspect it is about 1900. I would love to see this picture on canvas and have just the wall to hang it! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  130. #131 - Lee McMillan says:

    I have some vintage photos of my mother in the Philippines… They are fabulously exotic! I use the photos on my businesscards but a large photo printed on canvas would be gorgeous in my salon/studio.

  131. #132 - LisaT says:

    I have a gorgeous photo from a trip to Rome, it would be perfect for this type of printing!

  132. #133 - Kim Johnson says:

    That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I think I would have them print a beautiful photo that I have of my mother-in-law. We think it’s her high school graduation picture but we are not sure. She was a beautiful woman.

  133. #134 - ojgirl says:

    I have several pictures of my parent’s farm (which was my grandparent’s) that are ‘canvas’ worthy! There are shots of the old homestead (where my dad was born), barns, the creek and I have a picture of my dad’s parents before they were married – they are standing in this field – both so young, without a hint of the full life ahead of them – 65 years of marriage and 10 children!

  134. #135 - Kira Nichols says:

    Wow! I’d probably turn a macro photograph into an art piece, or blow up a little collage made from watercolored papers 🙂 What a cool giveaway! Thank you for always posting such awesome, inspiring things.

  135. #136 - Gina in Louisville says:

    I love that picture of your great grandparents. I think I would have to choose a photo of an ancestor too.

  136. #137 - Cathy Wegner says:

    My grandson. My son and daughter-in-law just had some adorable pictures taken of my 26-month-old grandson and a canvas picture would be precious! Merry Christmas!!

  137. #138 - Jessi says:

    We just had “new” wedding photos done as a family for our 12 year anniversary. Wedding dress and all. Would LOVE to have one on canvas.

  138. #139 - amyjk says:

    i have a photo of my parents shortly after they got engaged, fifty-four years ago, that would make a lovely canvas. they are both just radiating love for each other and excitement for their future together!

  139. #140 - Danyelle says:

    I have a picture of my husband and me that I’d love made into a canvas print.

  140. #141 - Melissa B. says:

    I would love to have a canvas print of one of my daughter’s newborn baby photos!

  141. #142 - Debra says:

    I just love that artwork of your grandparents. It’s still very vintage but with a modern twist. This is really beautiful.

  142. #143 - Amy Richardson says:

    I would love to have a canvas of a photo I took of my daughter several years ago. She was 3 and we were riding the teacups at Disneyland and she was squealing with delight in her pigtails while I was across from her with the camera trying to hold down my lunch. The photo reminds me to let loose once in a while!
    Amy R.

  143. #144 - Kim Jackson says:

    That was an easy question, IF I won, it would be an image that I just got from a family member of my dad and his 11 siblings when he was about 12. When I was 7 our house burned to the ground and I have no family pictures. Getting a copy of this was a treasure! I’d love to have it on canvas…..

  144. #145 - WendiG says:

    I have a wonderful black and white image of my Grandmother in full flapper glory, standing on the steps of her house, obviously waiting to go to some affair..she looks so beautiful and exotic..would love to have that one done..and then add a bit of colour afterward myself!
    You don’t say that this is a US only giveaway (I’m in Canada) so I’m assuming it’s okay to enter…

  145. #146 - Ingrid says:

    I would like to have a canvas print of a collage dedicated to me and my boyfriend. A pretty mess of things and quotes that only mean something to us! It would be nice to finally have something to stick on our new (and naked) bedroom wall 🙂

  146. #147 - TraceyCK says:

    I have a great photo from a trip to Kona on the big Island – it makes me happy everytime i see it and would love to have a large version!

  147. #148 - Marta Monzo says:

    Of course my choice would be an image of my family!

  148. #149 - BornInaZoo says:

    I’d have a photo of my mother’s last two living siblings that I lifted off of my uncle’s Facebook. He is more nature than technology so it was awesome to see that photo posted.

    Bonnie …

  149. #150 - Danielle Marino says:

    Great website! I would have one of my photographs from Paris reprinted on the canvas!

  150. #151 - Ann K. says:

    I love the look of these canvas prints. I think the first one I would do is a picture of me with my best friend as a gift for her but I like your idea about preserving family photos in this way.

  151. #152 - Carol says:

    Oh MY!!! What a wonderful idea for a family photo! I WOULD LOVE to win this giveaway!

  152. #153 - Mary McGrath says:

    Ohhh! so many ideas. I have a photo I took last week of a tree in my front yard covered in snow. I was thinking of having it enlarged and framed. This would be even better!

  153. #154 - Diane Tresco says:

    I would love to have a canvas with a picture of my grandsons.

  154. #155 - brett says:

    i’m obsessed with old photographs. my grandfather was in the navy, and met my grandmother in england during the war. there are some amazing photographs of them, and i would love to have a large print of them for my home.
    there is a good example for you 🙂

  155. #156 - Diana says:

    Wow, what a great idea, thanks for the post.

  156. #157 - Danielle says:

    I’d have a photo of my child with his great grandmother.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  157. #158 - nicole austin says:

    what a wonderful gift these would make! i know exactly what photo i would use. one of my grandma and her sister when they were young. i use that image in my art often. i would love to give that to my grandma as a gift.

  158. #159 - veronica says:

    omg! i don’t know where to begin to decide what to pick.
    my husband does a lot of drawing on his tablet for his computer, so i would love to pick one of his creations, in order to redecorate his study around that!
    my mother-in-law has SO many flower pics that are amazing, one of which is my Camellias, and i would love to have that printed!
    but then again, how cool would it be to print one of my own pics that i have taken!
    i can’t even decide! i will have to check out their website, thanks for letting me know about it.

  159. #160 - Addie says:

    I have this gorgeous photo I took of a glacial lagoon in Iceland – hard not to take a great shot with THAT kind of subject matter. One of the most magnificent trips I’ve ever taken! I’d love to see that photo on canvas, up on my walls, to remind me of how beautiful and unique this world of ours is. ::fingers crossed::

  160. #161 - last minute lynn says:

    I have seen one of these wonderful canvases in person. They are gorgeous! I would love a picture of my grandmother as a lovely, young woman.

  161. #162 - juau4 says:

    If I won, it would be tough to decide…. a cherished photo of the ancestors, a sweet departed pet, or gift- photo my son took on top Mt. Fugi. All would be fabulous images on canvas!

    judy7885 at gmail dot com

  162. #163 - Val says:

    I am intrigued. I would probably have the picture my children and I had taken many years ago (when they were small). We dressed up in vintage clothing and it was taken in sepia tones.
    Thanks for the chance.

  163. #164 - kristi says:

    I would love to have a canvas print of a picture that I took of my grandparents on my Pop’s 85th birthday. They look so happy in the picture. It’s the way that I want to always remember them. My Pop passed away about two years ago and my Granny is in a nursing home now. I have copies of this picture everywhere – I have them stuck in all kinds of hiding places. I would hang this canvas right in my hallway so I can pass and always see their smiling faces.


  164. #165 - Wanda Contreras says:

    I have this portrait taken from me and my siters when we were little girls that I will like to preserve better (IT iss like 45 years old)
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
    best regards,

  165. #166 - Cyndi C says:

    A family photograph of some sort and give it to my Mom.

  166. #167 - Roberta says:

    Just love these canvases and I’d love to have the photo of my parents from their wedding night done…they eloped and only have one photo.

  167. #168 - Cheryl Burchett says:

    What a GREAT idea, to photoshop your own creation and then have it printed on canvas! LOVE it!

  168. #169 - jewelee says:

    I love your heirloom art.

    I have a circa 1965 picture of my grandfather driving his tractor with all his grandchildren (all crazy with happiness) in a cart behind him. The angle of the photo is cool he has turned the tractor towards the camera which has him slightly out of focus — which makes the picture have a dream like quality. The faces on my cousins are priceless.

  169. #170 - Greg Kirkpatrick says:

    We are going to be empty nesters!
    My wife found a photograph of our girls in school uniforms taken on the day our youngest started kindergarten. It broke our hearts and brought us joy. I want to make it as a canvas for her office.

  170. #171 - sylvia says:

    My boyfriend has been to Antarctica twice and has a lot of spectacular photos from that–it would have to be a penguin or a seal or something like that!

  171. #172 - Annette says:

    I would have a special keepsake made for my daughter… perhaps a photo from her childhood, or a photo of a stuffed animal that is still special, ( from her childhood).

  172. Another incredible giveaway! I just love the things you share with us! Inspired by your great-grandparents’ beautiful image on canvas, I would dig through my family’s antique portraits and do something similar. I’d love to win….

  173. #175 - Jennifer Marie says:

    I would definitely surprise my husband by printing a photo he took while we were traveling in Panama last year. It’s of the chief of a village we spent a few days with in the jungle. Such a special memory and a truly amazing photo. He’s been talking about getting it printed on canvas someday “when we have money”. 🙂

  174. #176 - Heather says:

    Love them.

  175. #177 - Kindra says:

    I would definitely have a canvas made of my 2 little boys. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  176. #178 - Jasmine says:

    I have been wanting a canvas print forever! So glad I am a loyal reader and that you’ve posted the opportunity! Thanks, Cathe! I would love to have a photo of my mom and grandfather or 1 of my shots from my favorite city- San Francisco. Thanks, again!

  177. #180 - Jasmine says:

    I have been wanting a canvas print forever! So glad I am a loyal reader and that you’ve posted the opportunity! Thanks, Cathe! I would love to have a photo of my mom and grandfather or 1 of my shots from my favorite city- San Francisco. Thanks, again!

    info [at] kocoandviking [dot] com

  178. #181 - dinny says:

    My daughter just finished performing in the Nutcracker ballet. She has always loved dance photos. A great way to display a photo would be a canvas wrap 🙂 That would be a total surprise for Christmas!

  179. #182 - Cate Talbot Ashton says:

    I have a photograph from when my son was the Nutcracker in the local production through the professional ballet school here in Central Maine (believe it or not!). That would probably be my first canvas print. Beyond that, a photo of my sons when they were little, playing in puddle together, and I love the idea of using old family photos like you did with your grandparents’ photo! Thank you for sharing. — Cate

  180. #183 - Janna Jennings says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! If I won, I’d print a photo of my husband, kids, and myself. Thanks again!

  181. #184 - Catherine says:

    I think it would be one of our photos from our trip to Spain last year.

  182. #185 - kathleen says:

    I love this idea! I hadn’t thought of printing an old photo of my great-grandparents. I need to do this.

  183. #186 - Lindsey says:

    I have a photo of my grandparents from when they are dating. He is sitting on a tree swing, and she is in his lap. The clothes, the hair, their young faces, its so beautiful. It would be a great choice to print onto canvas.

  184. #187 - Norma(n) aka Stormin says:

    It would be of our two youngest. I have an amazing chalk drawing of our two oldest when they were little so I’d like something of our two youngest.


  185. #188 - Jeani Hibbard-Rausch says:

    oh I have sooooooo many Beautiful photos I want to do a canvas with!!! I would love to win!

  186. #189 - Natosha says:

    I have a wonderful picture from a vacation to Seattle that I would love to have printed on canvas! I took a 2 mile hike to a lighthouse on the Puget Sound. it was a magical experience!

  187. #190 - Stacy says:

    My husband and I just had our first child this October and we had a professional photographer take her 1 month photos. One photo is our ultimate favorite – so adorable. We would love to make that photo into a printed canvas keepsake!

  188. #191 - Peggy says:

    I would have my canvas photo be one of my nephew and my dad taken on the tractor. It’s one of my favorite photos that I have restored and is a great memory of my dad’s love for farming.

  189. #192 - Elizabeth Fenwick says:

    I have a lovely photo of my grandmother in her riding outfit next to her horse on their farm that I would love to have printed on canvas. Thanks for the chance.

  190. #193 - Lori Allberry says:

    Oh gosh, I would LOVE to give one of these to my oldest daughter who loves photography! She has so many photos in her art journal that I can think of that I would love to have made into a canvas for her!!! =)

    Thank You for the chance to win!

  191. #194 - Nancy says:

    It would be hard to decide which of my favorite photos to have turned in to a canvas print. My first thought is to have our favorite pet portrait done to give to my husband as a surprise gift. We adopted an older kitty last year and she has filled a gap in our hearts and home. But I also have some stunning old black and whites of my much loved and missed grandparents that would become something special to hand down through the family. So many ideas!

  192. #195 - Lacretia says:

    I would print a photo of my grandparents for my dad.

  193. #196 - Peg says:

    I would love to showcase a photograph taken by my lovely daughter!!! Thanks for the wonderful give-away! Oh, I hope I win!!!!! 🙂

  194. #197 - Stephanie says:

    The second i read this I wanted to cry. This is exactly what I’ve been trying to figure out how to do for my sister, who is in school for photography and is trying really hard to prove to our parents that it was worth dropping out of a business program. This is the perfect way to tell her that I believe in her. We did a photoshoot together last month and I’d love to blow up one of those shots and give it to her for her birthday (March). I got married 6 months ago and will soon be moving another country and I really miss living with my sister. Every time we spend together is so much more important and this would make that day we worked together even more special. Pick me pleeaasee! (my email is on my website!)

  195. #198 - Susan says:

    I would love to surprise my husband with a couple of his photos on canvas. What a wonderful Christmas present!

  196. #199 - conniemelancon says:

    I would have one done with all 7 of my grandchildren!

  197. #200 - pebbles says:

    how fun!! i would love to have some of my b&w photography on a canvas… or destination prints!

  198. #201 - Timothy says:

    I’ve been waiting for a while to get the money up to have a printed canvas for on of my photos for NYC I shot when I was interning there. I had to move home and it’s the one thing I can always look at as motivation to get back, no matter how much I struggle. It’d be nice not to have to pull it up in a file and have it on my wall instead.

  199. #202 - erinkathleen says:

    My dad recently claimed Mt Rainer in Washington. I am so proud of him for conquering such a physical, metaphorical and spiritual mountain! He has some truly amazing photos from the top of the mountain, and I would love to enlarge one for his office wall.

  200. #203 - Tenika says:

    I think I would get a favorite family photo on the beach 🙂

  201. #204 - debbie Igram says:

    I love this idea! I would use photos of my kids when they were little.

  202. #205 - gynnab says:

    I keep looking at these Canvas Prints and need to get some made… the hardest part is figuring out what photos to use!

  203. #206 - Summer Rae says:

    What a great product! I would print a picture for my mom, a picture of the whole family, laughing at the lake. One of her favorite memories.

  204. #207 - Annette says:

    We had our Family picture taken in Oct. with the idea of doing it on canvas. Then unemployement hits and some things need to wait. To win would be amazing!

  205. #208 - Kiersten says:

    We had family pictures taken, well…a year ago. They’re gorgeous and I love them, but I haven’t printed any because I haven’t found a frame I like. I think going the canvas route would be awesome!

  206. #209 - Andrea Fletcher says:

    What a treasure your grandparents photo is on canvas. That’s exactly what I would do. I think… many possibilities.

  207. #210 - Jenifer says:

    I’ve asked Santa for a canvas print, but not sure he’ll get around to it. If I win, I’m going to print a black & white photo my husband took of a seagull in flight & hang it above our bed. Thanks for a chance to win!

    jenifer (dot) roosevelt (at) gmail (dot) com

  208. #211 - Immi says:

    We’re going to have our whole family together this Christmas – of course I want photos of us all! That would be my choice 🙂

  209. #212 - Deryn Mentock says:

    Old family photo of my great grandmother. Love your blog!

  210. #213 - Kristen says:

    I have a picture of an old barn that was recently painted with our town name. It would look awsome on canvas.

  211. #214 - BRITTANY says:

    i would have my son’s newborn photo printed

  212. #215 - Debbie T says:

    this process would be PERFECT for some of my favorite blk & white prints…..Thanks!

  213. #216 - Emily O'Connor says:

    There’s a lovely old photo of my parents before they were married… or maybe they had just recently married. I would have that photo put on canvas, and I’d want to keep it, though I would probably wind up giving it to them as a gift! Maybe I’d have TWO made in that case!

  214. #217 - Mary Ann Romberg says:

    I absolutely love the canvas print of your ancestors. I know exactly which old black and white photo in my collection I would have printed on canvas, should I be blessed to win the drawing…a wedding photo of my grandmother and grandfather from the early 1900s.
    I am a devoted fan of your website and am inspired by your wonderful ideas!

  215. #218 - Melissa K says:

    I have a photo of my great grandmother, her sister, and a friend sipping bottles of Coke through a straw c. 1920. It’s such a fun photo that I always have it on display, and it would be so great on a canvas!

  216. #219 - Carla says:

    Probably not very creative, but I would love to have a canvas with a picture of my boys!

  217. #220 - Sharon says:

    I would love to get one of our engagement photos printed to gift to my grandfather!

  218. #221 - Donna Shultz says:

    My daughter, son-in-law, and six year old granddaughter recently returned from India where they sponsored a breakfast at the Sandipani Muni School in Vrindavan. She took a hauntingly beautiful picture of a three-year old, undernourished little girl whose mother recently died. The big sad eyes of this little girl, Brijlata, are heartbreaking. My daughter and her family are going to sponsor this little girl so she can attend the school. She would love a photo canvas of Brijlata.

  219. #222 - Kimmie S says:

    I have so many I would love on Canvas but probably one of the first taken of my daughter.

  220. #223 - Melissa says:

    When my grandmother moved out of her home in Georgia to be closer to my family, I found a picture taken at Christmas of my mom and uncle playing with gifts under the tree. It is from the late 50s and shows my mom, curly pigtails with ribbons and a dress, riding on the police bicycle she wanted so badly. I love the picture and I know my grandmother would really love to have a big canvas of it too!

  221. #224 - Char-D says:

    I would love to print my “Grandmother’s dressing table” digital image, plus a whole lot more.
    one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

  222. #225 - Gwen says:

    What a wonderful idea! There are endless possibilities for a photo on canvas. It would be hard to choose. I love the vintage look so it would probably be a picture of my mom and dad as a young couple.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world. I love reading your blog!

  223. #226 - Jenni N. says:

    I have been wanting one of these!

  224. #227 - Marti Schrock says:

    I would have a canvas made of the building where I work at my alma mater. It is very special for me to be employed at the same place I earned my degree. Your blog is AWESOME & so inspirational! I love checking in here & getting new ideas. I am mostly a paper crafter, but I up-cycle & re-purpose a lot, too. I love type & graphics. Your blog delights every day! THANK YOU!

  225. #228 - Maya says:

    I would have a photo from one of my many travels across India printed. A colourfully chaotic picture… a good reminder of why one needs a big dose of wanderlust and fairy dust in their life!

  226. #229 - Mary says:

    What a great giveaway!! I would love any artwork from my daughters on canvas.

  227. #230 - Peggy says:

    I’ve always wanted to have a photo of my men (2 sons, 1 hubbie) in the surf put on canvas.

  228. #231 - Robyn says:

    I would love a black and white image of a gorgeous tree to put in my bedroom. I’ve always wanted one to hang there!

  229. #232 - Rachael Peffer says:

    Oh, these are so cool! I have so many ideas of what I’d want to print…a photo from my portfolio…a family photo…a vintage family photo…the possibilities are ENDLESS!! I’m always amazed at the cool things you find, thank you!

  230. #233 - Jane Rhoades says:

    I have a very special picture of my grandmother when she was a school teacher in 1919. She is seated in her long skirt and proper blouse, and is playing the guitar. It is really beautiful, and I would love to have it enlarged. Thanks for the chance to enter – and also, thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  231. #234 - MICHELLE A. says:

    I just got married so I would love to get one of our pictures created in canvas!!

  232. #235 - keely aka LKP says:

    it’s a picture that reminds me of lehi’s dream of the tree of life. so that’s what its called. 🙂

  233. #236 - Suzanne says:

    There are some old family black and white photos and I’d love to have one of those on canvas. One with the whole family sitting around outside after a family dinner. Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful resource!

  234. #237 - Laura Stewart says:

    definitely one of my dog

  235. #238 - Tessa says:

    I have this picture of me and my boyfriend in the forest in Sepia that turned out so amazing and I would pick it to be on canvas.

  236. #239 - michelleb says:

    Oh jeeze, I have so many in mind….but after seeing your black & white of your greatgrandparents, immediately in my mind popped a photo I have of my dad as a young man of about 20 sitting on his Philadelphia row home porch with his dog and pet monkey! THAT’S definitely the one!

  237. #240 - Anne Thompson says:

    I think I would use a photograph of me and my two sisters from when we were little and wearing identical dresses my mother had made. My middle sister Gail was killed by a drunk driver two years ago and both my younger sister and I have been coping with breast cancer. I think a picture of the three of us would be a great gift for my mother who has had a stroke and is in a wheelchair and has limited intelligible speech.

  238. #241 - Dollys' Cherry Heart says:

    What a wonderful gift idea.
    I love it!

    I have a picture of my parents from their teen years when they started dating, I’d love to have that on canvas!

    Thank you,

  239. #242 - Diana says:

    I have two different pictures I would have to choose from, one is my husband’s grandparents and his dad, and two uncles from around 1915 or one of my grandparents with my dad sitting on a sled. Tough choice. Maybe if I won could buy one myself and then I wouldn’t have to make that choice. I think I would have to do the one of my husband’s family because his dad has been gone for almost 30 years and that would be a wonderful suprise!

  240. #243 - Deseree Probasco says:

    Love this idea- I have great pictures of my grandparents!

  241. #244 - Jenny G. says:

    I’d love to take one of the pictures from our hike along the Nepali Coast on Kauai and print it on canvas. It would go so nicely with the rest of the Hawaiiana and tiki in our house.

  242. #245 - Jennifer says:

    I’m fortunate to have an incredible collection of family photographs, many are now over 100 years old. But, as I face my first Christmas an “an orphan” — both my parents have died (I lost my mom in Feb.) — the image I’d most love to have made into a canvas would be one of my parents when they were young and dating and totally in love….

  243. #246 - Emily says:

    I think I would probably take an old picture of my grandparents and turn it into a canvas. I love taking an old black and white photo and turning it into a current piece of art.

  244. #247 - Julie H. says:

    Wow! I would love to do this with one of my wedding pictures. Thanks for the great giveaway and the great idea, too!

    julien [@] alumni . clemson . edu

  245. #248 - Miss Anthrope says:

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks for posting it!
    I think I’d have to take your cue and use my Grandparent’s wedding photo. It would make a great present for my Mom’s upcoming birthday.

  246. #249 - Jennifer Rickman says:

    Pick ME!!!


  247. #250 - Amanda says:

    My first thought was to print a picture of my family, but I love the idea of just printing some of the images I’ve taken without people in them. Great concept!

  248. #251 - Julie says:

    I would use a photo I took of my grandparents to print on canvas to give them for their 60th anniversary!

  249. #252 - Beth says:

    What a wonderful give away. I would print a photo that my husband took of some junked cars.

  250. #253 - Lisa says:

    I would love to use a picture of my (almost) 3 year old nephew and gift it to my sister!

  251. #254 - Roberta says:

    Woo Hoo! Thanks so much Cathe! What a sweet surprise…can’t wait to pick out my print and see the results. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

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  253. #255 - Stephane in Alaska says:

    Did you know the image of your great grandparents was going to be level with your own picture when you made this post? I swear I can see a family resemblance. : ) I think it’s wonderful you cherish your family history.

  254. #256 - Roberta says:

    Hey Cathe…finally got the canvas and posted about it all here:

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  256. #257 - DGCANVAS says:

    It is really a helpful blog to find some different source to add my knowledge.