My Non-Fitness Obsession & CanvasPop Review and Giveaway!

Well, hello there, beautiful people!

It’s a long weekend here in Canada and you are about to enjoy it even more!

Today’s post will be somewhat different because I would like to talk to you about a passion of mine which is NOT fitness related. *HA!*

Is that even possible

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while or those who know me in real life, it won’t come as a surprise… But I am OBSESSED with photography! I absolutely love taking pictures, editing them and looking at beautiful images taken by other photographers. The whole ordeal is very therapeutic to me!

photography is the memory

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I’ve never been exceptionally creative. However, I do always feel that I can express my creativity through the pictures I take.

I think this hobby started when my dad asked me to take a picture of him and our dog when I was a teen. I was mesmerized by the entire process of my dad taking pictures by carefully adjusting camera settings and then developing film. It was magic happening in front of my eyes.

When I was 20 years old, I bought myself my first camera… Let’s just put it this way… People would be flabbergasted if I didn’t have it on me.

That being said, taking pictures is great, but what’s even more important is preserving them. I’ve always been terrible at printing out my photographs! I paid dearly for my laziness when my laptop crashed in 2013: 4 years of memories were completely erased… I was devastated! *Thank God for Facebook and picture sharing!*

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That day I vowed to myself that I’ll get better at saving those precious memories. I still have tons of pictures to print, but… I, for one, created a picture frame wall on our staircase to celebrate my relationship with my hubby which was later joined by a beautiful canvas of our wedding picture.

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I don’t know if you, guys, believe in destiny or things coming true when you really want them to happen, but get this… A couple of weeks back, me and Justin were looking through some of our pictures, and Justin said something across these lines, “Babe, you know what, we should have some of our pictures printed out on a canvas.” Obviously, it was like music to my ears and he had no convincing to do.

Here is where it gets crazy. A few days later I was contacted by a company called CanvasPop to see if I would like to review their product. Now… my readers know that I’ve never posted any reviews on my blog to date. I must assure you, this is not due to the lack of interest from companies. I just refuse to accept any offers that go against my values or could potentially jeopardize my bond with all my dear followers. So even though the request was very tempting, I decided to do my homework first and headed straight to their website www.canvaspop.com.

Made with Love — behind the scenes with CanvasPop from CanvasPop on Vimeo.

This is where I got really excited. Upon only a few minutes on their website, a pop up chat appeared in the bottom right corner. A very friendly representative, Steve, asked me if I needed any assistance, and, when I told him that I was simply surfing, he encouraged me to let him know should I have any questions. *WOW!* 

The website is super user-friendly and very easy to navigate. I had lots of fun clicking through endless options like adding text to pictures, changing up filters and effects, creating collages (from IG pictures!!!) and triptych images. Furthermore, there are multiple canvas sizes, frames and edge choices available.

And then… I said, YES, ABSOLUTELY!

Once again, customer service was exceptionally fast and efficient when it came to ordering and shipment of my order. Upon sending my request, I received a digital proof of the design to ensure that I was satisfied with how it looked. And even though I was told that it would take between 7 and 10 business days to receive the canvas, it took only 2! The picture came out very bright and lively, just the way I imagined it, and the mirrored edge made it look complete!

My hubby, without any hesitation, put the canvas up on the wall in our living room right above the TV, so we get to enjoy looking at it every single day. You be the judge! *We are one good looking couple, eh?! Hehe!*  

CanvasPop

I can assure you that I am very pleased customer and I will definitely be printing my images through CanvasPop in the future. I have soooooo many decorating ideas for the nursery for our baby girl!!!!!! *I’m already 24.5 weeks! Time FLIES!!!*

Finally, CanvasPop was super generous and offered a great discount to all of my dedicated readers. Any of you can get a rebate of 35% off your entire order by using a discount code: CANDIES35 from now till April 30, 2015. To make things even better, one lucky gal or pal will also win a free 16 x 20 canvas with the .75″ frame depth + free shipping!!! The giveaway is available only to the residents of the U.S. and Canada. All you’ve got to do to enter the draw is to participate in the Rafflecopter giveaway in the link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will be closed at 12am on April 10th (Eastern Time). I will contact the winner via email, so please make sure that you provide me with one.

Now tell me, if you were to get a canvas, what picture or pictures would you print? Why?

Happy Easter!

xoxo
Olena

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “My Non-Fitness Obsession & CanvasPop Review and Giveaway!

  1. I’m so glad I found this. We have a blank spot at our lake house that I think a canvas would be perfect for. We have some beautiful pictures of our lake and I can’t wait to make one now. Yay!

  2. I would get a picture of myself and my cousin who has Down Syndrome. She is beautiful and I’d love a picture of us together.

  3. Megan S

    I’d probably print some of the photos from my last road trip. I’ve been wanting to do it for awhile, but had a really terrible experience with getting a photo turned into canvas that I’ve been hesitant to do it again without being 1000% sure about the company.

    • Megan, I definitely agree! Canvas prints are definitely not cheap and it would be devastating to have money wasted on a poorly made picture. Good luck in the giveaway, but also check out the CanvasPop website! I forgot to mention, but I wasn’t paid for this post and there is no reward for me if you guys end up buying it from them. I hope my post helps! xoxo

  4. I would love a big colourful canvas of my son. My day home provider takes beautiful photos of him.

  5. I have this great picture on my phone of my 4 year old and my 3 month old and they are both smiling! Such a rare occurrence and moment when one or both is not screaming and/or crying

  6. That is AWESOME! My husband and I love getting pictures of our son framed and up on the wall. I think if I could get a canvas shot done, it would be of nature though. We have such wonderful views around our town. I love looking at nature! Not so much *being* in it all the time, but I love to look at it.

  7. Tonya Atkinson

    I have this picture with my son when he first learned to crawl and our dog laying at the back door with the sun streaming in.

  8. My canvas picture would be a close up of my sweet dog’s face!

  9. EVA

    DEFINITELY would print up one of my pieces of art (I’m a freelance cartoonist) for my momma. She always points out one of my illustrations and says she is fascinated by it, so I’d love for her to have it full-sized, professional, and all fancy for the family’s living room wall!

  10. Natasha Manchester

    I would get a photo of my grandfather and I dancing at my wedding, hes very sick with colon cancer for the second time in 5 years. Don’t get to see him since I live a thousand miles away. Id love to have a photo.

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