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The Easiest Way to Create Custom Framed Photo Prints – CanvasDiscount.com!

“This is a sponsored post with Canvas Discount and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.

I love photos. I have a huge passion for preserving family memories. I always have. Even when I was a little girl, I was always stealing photos out of the family photo albums, to hang up in my bedroom, or tuck into my favorite storybooks. Now, as an adult, they mean ever so much more to me…. In 2016, you might have noticed that I disappeared from blogging full time. I still feel like I owe you guys a full explanation, that I’ve been working on writing about for a year now. But, I was diagnosed with a lot of serious chronic illnesses. My body is just full of shenanigans these days. Which means a lot of brain fog, forgetfulness, memory loss. So, surrounding myself with framed photos of happy times, filling books with images that jog my memory — these things have a new depth to me.

I also have a lot less energy than I used to have. So when I found out that CanvasDiscount.com has an option where you can have them create a Framed Photo Print for you, I was super excited! The fancy term is “Framed Photo Within a Passe-partout,” which means that you upload a photo, you can add effects like black and white, or add text, and choose your size and frame type, they put it all together for you, and send you a beautifully put together, professional looking piece of photo art to hang in your home. Easy peasy, affordable, and oh so worth it! So, I started putting together an idea in this wild little head of mine, ;) …

How to create DIY photo art with canvasdiscount.com

Last fall Abby and I had some photos done by a friend of mine, out at his friend’s house. They live on a ranch, and the view was so wide and expansive and gorgeous. He got a few shots of Abby and I walking hand in hand, walking through the clover in the field. And every time I look at them, I think of The Hobbit, and The Shire, and Bilbo running off, “I’m going on an Adventure!!” So, I dug through those files, and chose the one of Abby and I walking away, to upload to the CanvasDiscount.com site, to create my masterpiece. Eeeek, I was already getting excited.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;

So, then I had this part of a quote from J.R.R Tolkien in my head, that felt fitting for this photo, and gave me a chance to use their customization tools, and make this photo a little more unique. {The quote is about how there’s more to people than what meets the eye. And that people are often stronger than they appear…} The tools on the CanvasDiscount.com site make it really simple to personalize your photo, so I added the quote at the top, customized the color and font, adjusted the size, then slightly muted the colors of it all to blend together. I honestly wasn’t too sure how this would turn out. Abby had been sick for days with a seriously bad stomach flu, the very first week of school, I was starting to get it too, it was late and I was tired, maybe I didn’t do it right…. Fingers crossed, as I submitted my order.

When it arrived – you can see that they put a ton of care into packaging and shipping, wrapping all of the corners securely, making sure you get a beautiful product in perfect condition. I think it shows a lot about a company, the way they package things, how much care they put into it. So, they clearly cared a lot about their work – and I couldn’t wait to open it, and see how they had made my idea come to life…

And I just absolutely loved it!! This Framed Photo Print is just what I had hoped for!!! I have a gallery wall that I’m working on in the Master Bedroom. The frames I’m painting are almost exactly the color of this new framed print from CanvasDiscount.com, and the color matches my new floors just perfectly — and I’m like, ridiculously happy about this. :) The quality of the paper the picture is printed on is lovely, and it just all comes together so great.

If I can get a quality product created while half out of it with a flu, then I guarantee anyone can do it, ha.

I already ordered two of their 8’x8′ canvas prints too – one for my wall, and one as a Christmas gift for my momma. Because you KNOW grandmas love family pics!! {Keep reading to get that SWEET exclusive coupon code!!} I’ll be sure to come back and post when the gallery wall is all finished up, since I’ve learned some tricks along the way that I’m excited to share!

Here’s another look at the full Framed Photo Print of Abby and I from CanvasDiscount.com that I customized with a quote and frame, using their easy peasy online system…

Now— I have a super duper deal for you guys! No matter what you decide to load up your cart with, you’ll make sure to add this one too –

Get TWO 8’”x8’” canvas prints for just $9 bucks!!

Here’s how to get this great deal on canvas photo prints:

  • Go to CanvasDiscount.com – upload your favorite photos, and select 8″x8″ format canvas prints.
  • Once both images are loaded successfully, enter the exclusive coupon code just for my readers — SUNSHINEANDSIPPYCUPS, into the coupon code section in the shopping cart.
  • The regular price of an 8″x8″ canvas is $49. The coupon code will bring it down to only $9 bucks, and then make the second one totally FREE! Super cool, right?

There is one catch – it’s only good until 10/31/2018!! So, you better hurry!!

If you have order, I’d LOVE to see what you get!! Feel free to share pics of what you get, and tag me in them! You can follow the brand here: 

And use #canvasdiscountcom to ask questions or share your cool new products, so I can see what you created!!

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C Space Wants to Reward Your Opinions with Amazon Gift Codes!

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. If you’re a blogger or social media influencer interested in working with C Space too, learn more and join here: https://bit.ly/2MGTwCl.

Have you ever wished you could share an idea or opinion directly with a company you love to create positive change? C Space is a company that helps brands grow by connecting them with their customers, who in turn create impactful insights for their brand.

You know how sometimes you have the most brilliant idea on how a brand should redesign a package, or a flavor that they should add to their line, or a feature that would be oh-so-freaking-helpful to moms like yourself that you super wish they would think of? Well, this is your chance to speak directly to those brands you love, and help them make positive changes! Plus, they’ll reward you for it. #winning, right?

“You’re invited to join Catch by C Space where you will have the opportunity to join online communities and take surveys so that you can directly impact a variety of brands who work with C Space like Bose, Nestle, Walmart, McDonald’s, and Samsung (just to name a few). Whether you’re interested in retail, athletics, and beauty, food, or technology brands there’s a large assortment of research activities to interact with.” [Read more…]

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New Opportunity for Social Media Influencers!

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Heeeeey guys. I’ve been asked by C Space to help recruit influencer friends to join me over on Ripple, a community for social media influencers. I’ve worked with these guys for years now, and have always been more than pleased with my partnerships with them.


As a member of Ripple you’ll receive opportunities to work with C Space in their efforts to recruit people for their clients’ research communities. I’m working on one of these opportunities right now, you can see what that looks like in my post here: C Space Wants to Reward Your Opinions with Amazon Gift Codes!  Working with Ripple is super easy – they send out an email asking if you’re interested in recruiting for a specific community, or a general recruitment. If you are, you fill out a quick form. If you’re chosen, you get the info, whip up a short post to let your readers know about it, and share your link around to encourage people to sign up.  [Read more…]

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Gourmia Sous Vide Giveaway – $99 Value!

Oh my heeeeck you guys – this is such a rad prize. I’ve just recently started eyeing this Gourmia Sous Vide myself, and they look so cool. I can’t win this one – but YOU can! Read on to learn more and enter to win!!

Win a Sous Vide!

Can we tell you a secret? Sous vide. It’s how the best chefs in the world get the most moist, mouth-watering dishes- every single time. And now you can too!

This Gourmia Wi-Fi Sous Vide Pod simplifies the entire process, and packs in the power of much larger, complex sous vide oven alternatives into one immersion pod powerhouse. It gets better. This sous vide pod features dual band wi-fi. Download our app, and you’ll be able to cook and monitor from absolutely anywhere!

It’s small enough to stick in a drawer- but don’t let the size fool you. This sous vide boasts 1200 watts of precise, hands-free cooking power. Simply clip on to your (heat safe) pot, pan, or bucket, and rotate the time/temperature wheel to easily adjust your preferred cooking settings. Then drop in your bags of food, and walk away!

Win a Sous Vide!

The bright, LCD panel features a hyper accurate thermostat display for easy monitoring. The pod will circulate constantly to maintain an even and gentle water temperature- cooking food to moist perfection while allowing rich, deep, flavor saturation. [Read more…]

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Great Scrape Woody Shovel Grilling Giveaway

This is such a clever idea! Perfect addition to your summer grilling gear. And – keep reading for a chance to win a Great Scrape Woody Shovel yourself!

Great Scrape Woody Shovel Grilling Giveaway

The Great Scrape is an all natural BBQ cleaning tool and wood grill scraper. It is an alternative to the old metal wire brush. It custom grooves to uniquely fit your barbecue grill without having to worry about metal bristles or harming your grill grates. It is made of solid premium hard wood and is designed for years of grilling pleasure. It makes for the perfect grilling accessory or BBQ gift. [Read more…]

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Cool-it Caddy Giveaway

I’m super excited to bring you guys this rad giveaway – Your chance to win a Contempo by Cool-it Caddy. It’s perfect for all of your summer adventures, whether that means far away travel, quick road trips, or just a summer day at a fun festival or local park. Keep reading to learn more, and get a chance to win!

Cool-it Caddy Giveaway [Read more…]

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Get Rewarded for Being an Opinionated Momma!

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Are you an opinionated mom?

Wait…. aren’t ALL moms pretty opinionated? I think it comes with the territory, right? We’ve seen stuff. We KNOW stuff. And, in the chaos of the constant daily juggling of home and groceries and meals and sports and carpool and homework and social life and personal life…. Well, we have to handle a lot of stuff, we make a lot of decisions, and that gives us a LOT of info to give as feedback to the brands who make the sites, stores, services, products, and prices that we deal with in each of those chaotic days.

Share your opinions and get free stuff!

Have you ever wished that you could share an idea or opinion directly with a company you love to create positive change? Like, a favorite flavor that you totally wish your favorite yogurt maker would start offering? A new style of packaging that would make hauling snacks to after-school sports and activities a million times simpler and cleaner? Well – now is your chance to share those opinions, AND get rewarded for all of your smarty pants thoughts! Winning, right? [Read more…]

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