Our House Collaboration

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:26

If this month's wonderful blog train wasn't enough for you, the Pixel Scrapper designers have also been working on a coordinating collab! Collaborations are easily my favorite thing, both to create and to use. There's nothing more inspiring than working with other designers, and the final product always seems more fresh and interesting. I love to see different styles blend, and when it comes time to actually scrap, the more items to choose from the better!

Be sure to check our all the unique and interesting kits in the this collab!

Our House Collaboration

Some inspiration from our great creative team!!

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Also, just to let you know, Sharon-Dewi is still hard at work finishing up her part, which I'm sure will be amazing. So keep your eyes open for that!

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Canvas Print For Our Home

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:26

Continuing with my nesting theme of blog posts, we've been very happy with our gallery wall, but wanted a little something more. It's fun to see our photos printed out and framed, but what our hearts really wanted was a giant print! Ever since this photo happened while we were visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia, we've been waiting for the moment when we could get it printed on a large canvas.

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The first hard part, choosing a photo, was accomplished, but we still needed to find a place to print the canvas. As you can imagine if you haven't looked into it, there are lots of options. But Jordan is nothing if not very thorough, and he's a pro at weeding through the noise to find the best option. After a lot of research, he came across a company called CG Pro Prints and was impressed with both their quality and price. A lot of printing companies seem to inflate their prices and then run sales to entice customers, which always annoys me as I'd rather just get what I want when I want it for a good price.

Jordan contacted them about printing a canvas for us, and they were more than happy to work with us. It was a very happy day when the package arrived.

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It was pretty amazing to see the photo so large and so beautiful. We will definitely enjoy this canvas for a long time. Now we're just debating what to order next :)

CG Pro Prints even sent us this bonus canvas to show off their fine work. A great reminder of the coastal life we enjoy from time to time.

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I am impressed with the quality of both canvases: the colors are vibrant, but accurate, the canvases are stretched very tightly, and the free professional backing is a nice touch (complete with sawtooth hanging plates for vertical or horizontal hanging). The canvas feels very sturdy and luxurious.

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If you're interested in a more thorough review and details about the canvases, check out this excellent post.

If you'd like to order a canvas print of your own, just visit CG Pro Prints's website at www.cgproprints.com (you're looking for "Gallery Wraps"). The folks at CG Pro Prints have even been nice enough to provide a special coupon just for Pixel Scrapper members: use coupon PIXELFIRST when checking out to get $10 off your order of a 16"x20" or larger canvas wrap! (Full disclosure: CG Pro was gracious enough to provide us with free prints, but we do not get any affiliate commission if you order from them--we just think they're a good printing company worth knowing about!).

Do you have any canvas prints in your house? What would you love to see printed on canvas?

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