Saturday, March 26, 2011

2 Year Blogversary Give Back

the original photo

Oh NO!
I missed my 2 year Blogging Anniversary!
( back in February)

A few weeks ago I received an email from Megan at 
 asking if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway for readers of 
52 FLEA.

Why not?

I thought that this would be a good opportunity to celebrate my
 2nd year of blogging and Give Back to all of you who have given
 so much to me in the way of friendship, support and comfort
 over the last two years.


Have you seen these photos on canvas prints?
Creating one is like designing your own custom art work!
It really is easy to do...
You just upload your photo to their site...
Select a size, a border and any image effects...
...and presto!


I experimented with a favorite photo of one of my French canisters and those soft pink blossoms from our Japanese cherry tree.
I love the way it looks as a canvas print.


Can you imagine what you could do with a favorite family photo?
I will have to try another...so many to choose from!

If you would like to win the chance to create your own canvas print
 with your own photo...
just leave a comment on this post.

For a second chance to win...mention this Give Back on your blog or other social media and leave a second comment to tell me so.

As per the folks at Easy Canvas Prints, this Give Back is open to all my friends in the United States.

I cannot leave out all my special friends from outside the U.S. so for those people who are beyond U.S. shores, instead of a canvas print, one winner will receive a copy of the spring issue of 
Artful Blogging magazine!

An AMAZING issue!

Yes, that's the one with my little article... 

To enter to win either a chance to design your own Canvas Print
OR
a copy of Artful Blogging magazine...

...remember to leave a comment on this post before

April Fool's Day!
(Brother Biff's birthday!)
 Friday, April 1st!

Good Luck!
:)

148 comments:

Linda said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway. Too bad I live in Canada, as far as the canvas print goes, but I would love to win your magazine. Happy 2 yrs blogging.

Tiedupmemories said...

I would love for the chance! Love the look! Congratulations!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Laura
Great to see you posting.. I've been thinking of you often..

You know your own photo looks so fabulous you should offer that as the giveaway... the composition and colours are wonderful.

The magazine is a great giveaway choice also... something for everyone.. you are always so thoughtful..

OK.. Have a great weekend.. and take care.. ciao xxxx Julie

OH and happy blog anniversary!!!! you're a star!!

Trisha said...

That is an amazing and generous giveaway. I already know the exact picture I would use...fingers crossed!!

~Trisha

Auntie Bliss said...

I really like this idea and would have them hanging all over the place if I could!

Auntie Bliss said...

and now I blogged it :)
thanks!

Barb said...

Congrats! Ooooh, what a wonderful blog anniversary give away. Please enter my name.
Thanks,
Barb in Texas

Donna said...

Happy Anniversary! I've been wanting a picture canvas, so would be a great giveaway to win!

barbaraboxell said...

The picture really is beautiful-I know just which one of mine that I would have done-thanks!

Anji Johnston said...

So happy to see you are keeping busy Laura, always thinking of others though - about time you thought about you for a bit.
Of course I can't miss the chance to enter yet another one of your wonderful giveaways. Count me in please!
Thinking of you often Anji XxX

Tara said...

I'm one of your international friends and the magazine looks wonderful..Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for luck..xx

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Congrats!! I know exactly what photo I would chose!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a great giveaway. Congrats on your two years. I have enjoyed your blog very much.

Danielle

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Laura, well, Happy Blogaversary! And what a beautiful print on canvas. I was also contacted by Megan, but my photo didn't work, and I need to send in a new one. Yours is just beautifullllll! Please do not count me into the giveaway, just wanted to wish you well. xoxo tami

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Congratulations on you Blogaversary. I love the photo you chose. It is amazing. Super giveaway. ~~Sherry~~

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, and thank you for this great give away...

Divine Theatre said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have many giclee prints that I have not even framed yet so I don't need to be included in the giveawy. I would rather allow someone else the opportunity!
I just wanted to congratulate you on TWO YEARS!
As an aside, if you want your canvas print to look like a painting, simply apply Modge Podge with an artist's brush. Make sure it's pretty thick...when it dries it will look like brush strokes!
Fondly,

Andie

High Street Cottage said...

Laura, I just stopped back by to let you know I linked up to your beautiful blog, via my most recent post about the gorgeous silver bottle I won on your last giveaway. Hope you'll stop by to see what I did with it, hugs, to you and yours, tami

Marilyn said...

Love your blog...happy Anniversary.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Late anniversary!!! I would LOVE to win this giveaway....I have looked at those many times! Hmm, do you think doing my Bentley Boy would be silly???? I would love that!!

Vicki said...

Great giveaway, Laura. I would love to be entered. Your photo is gorgeous. Happy Anniversary.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Love your print! Would love to create one of my own, thanks for the chance to win!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Published a post about your giveaway on my blog >>> http://camelliacottagediary.blogspot.com

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Shared a link to your blog with my friends on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win! Becky G. in GA

Vintage Station said...

My daughter had one of these done of a sketch her great grandfather did as a child. It is now even more of a treasure!

Debra@Common Ground said...

It's been an inspiring two years getting to know you, Laura. Thanks so much for a wonderful opportunity to enter this great giveaway. These canvas prints look gorgeous!
hugs and blessings,
Debra

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh ya! Count me in too please.Love the canvas photo of your canister.~Cheers Kim

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary sweet Laura!! Congrats on 2 inspirational years. And what a lovely giveaway! I love that photo of yours and it looks beautiful on canvas.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Barbara Jean said...

oh i woul love to have that artful bloggers magazine!!

thanks and happy anniversary

barbara jean

Bohemian said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I'm in... those canvas prints are just beautiful!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Gail Peterson said...

I would love to have a canvas print!
I know exactly what I would print onto it in a minute!
I would share it with everyone..
Thanks for hosting this!
Happy weekend!
xo,
Gail
casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

Dolly said...

I love your give away!
Happy anniversary!

Smiles,
Dolly

pamq said...

Congratulations on two wonderful years!

Oh, I would LOVE to win this!

I have a "secret" fantasy of raising sheep and have a treasured old photo of my Grandpa {whom I never met...} with some of his sheep. I have wanted to have it printed on canvas for several years......

So, please, please, please pick me!

Thanks!

Suz said...

I would love it!!!!

Suz

Mrs.Thornton said...

i would smack a big 'ole close up of my baby girls on that canvas! not the most artistic photo,but there is nothing sweeter than big baby blue eyes!

Evermore Organics said...

Ooh I'll blog about this on Monday. I'd love to have one of our wedding pictures put on canvas. Or perhaps a picture of my kitty who had to be put down last year. Either one would be a great birthday present in August for my husband to be.

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Blogiversary sweet Laura!!!! It's been so wonderful having you here in blog land ~ you have such a special touch, wonderful taste and I always love seeing what you've been up to. Wishing you many more years of blogging and sharing!!! hugs and love, Dawn

north pal said...

what a lovely give away and all of us are included. say, i can do you one better. my b'day is april 2 and i was born 2 minutes after april fool's day. so, that makes me a NO fool. :) :) :) Bestest,Denise CONGRATS! Laura on your two years of treating us with the best photos.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Count me in, Laura! I'd love either one of those gifts.

Thanks for the chance,
Judy

It's me said...

Hello darling ...Congratulations !! two year !....and it is not fools day....1 april is our wedding day.......!!i have that copy !! and i am so glad with that !! so.....if you can send the next one??? i will count in......other not because i have won your earlier give away....so please let some one else win !! ....happy day......love Ria....xxx....

Karen said...

Happy blogoversary!... I love that mag, it's hard to find around here!...

Myszka said...

Happy anniversary!!
Have a great Sunday:)

Jem said...

Congratulations on 2 lovely years in blog land, Laura!! :-) Amazing how many wonderful, creative, supportive people there are here!

Being a Brit I'd love to enter the overseas giveaway, I've never read Artful Blogging but I've heard great things about it so would love to win an issue.

I hope you're having a relaxing Sunday,
Jem xXx

julie said...

I am enjoying your blog very much. I am new to blogging and am looking forward to a two year anniversary someday. Enter my name in your drawing please and thank you for all the enjoyment I get from your blog.
Julie

Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely giveaway. The print of your cannister and the cherry blossoms is just beautiful. ;-)

Theresa said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to make one of the family! Thanks for the chance... xoxo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely giveaway!

shelbyisrad said...

What a fantastic giveaway!
Congrats and Happy bloggiversary!
Shelby

ginny said...

happy anniversary! i would love to win the canvas print. Please enter my name.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I would love a chance to win the canvas print. Happy Blogversary!!!

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Laura,
Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway. Happy Anniversary Friend. I'm glad to be in the company of such a talented Artist, Friend.
Thanks!
xxx Liz

Nancy H. said...

Happy Blogivesary! I would love to win your giveaway!

Nancy5678 at aol dot com

Donna said...

I put a picture link to your giveaway post on the sidebar of my blog!

mary beth said...

Thanks for such a sweet giveaway from a sweet blogger! I know I would have a hard time deciding which photo to use, but I sure would love to have one hanging here in my office!

Carol said...

Linda,
Congratulations on 2 years!
Your print turned out so beautifully!

Carol R said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Please enter me into your overseas giveaway as I live in the UK. I will blog about your giveaway when I post again later this week.
Beautiful picture of the blossom and the French cannister!

cottageprims said...

Congrats on two years! You bring so much fun and beauty into everyday life! Count me in.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sandi said...

That is a gorgeous photo and looks fabulous as a canvas print!! Would love to enter your generous giveaway and Happy 2nd Blogiversary. Looking forward to many more lovely posts this year!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar as well. Happy day!
Blessings~

Michele said...

Happy 2 great years! The canvas print is beautiful!

Rae said...

I love the canvas photo- and your blog! I know you'll be celebrating many more blogaversaries! And I'll always be a follower!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Laura,
Congratulations on your 2 year Blogiversary! Thank you for entering my name into your give-away. I'd love to see the magazine and your feature...I don't think it is available here...sad to say...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

One Cheap B*tch said...

That canvas is just too cool! Love it! Count me in for either giveaway! =)

Jeanine

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Laura,
Happy Anniversary!!Your blog has become an addiction to me...it brings beauty and peace. This give back looks wonderful, too.
Annette

G-style said...

Dear Laura,

thank you so much for your nice and comforting words on my blog.
It's so hard to accept the fact our aunt is so young ......64 years...
But she is so strong , I do learn a lot from her , her strength is an example for many of us , I think ...

So sorry you lost your mom , hopefully she didn't suffer in any way.
Wonderful thinking that she is in a better place now .

And you are so right , spring is coming , we have to live , to enjoy every minute of our lives .
Wish you a wonderful week !

big hug from Gea

she dreams big! said...

I don't know if I could create a canvas as pretty as yours but I sure would love to try! Count me in please!

Emily said...

Happy belated blogoversary! I've been planning on getting some photos printed on canvas like this, so I'd love to win! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I look forward to checking your blog daily...
Than you,
Tamara

Andy's Attic said...

Hi again, I just posted about your Blogversary.
Annette :>)

Jen said...

Congrats on your Blogversary! Have enjoyed so much keeping up with you in this forum! Enjoy your weekend!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh thank you. How lovely. Congratulations on two years and a sucessful beautiful blog.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

Lovely giveaway. The magazine looks really interesting!
Have a great Sunday
Isabelle x

Vintage Home said...

Wonderful image!..Our daughter did a wedding picture of theirs with this format!..I think I will have to do this myself!

Vintage Home said...

Congradulations on your 2 years!..
My heart skipped a beat when I saw your entry for the Webster Flea!,I guess that is way to far away from here but I did swoon over the buttons & the fabric!

The Polished Pebble said...

Great Giveaway! I found you via Artful Blogging too!

xo kelley

thecrankyqueen said...

I am new to your blog via Nesting Notions. Your name intrigued me...Beautiful photography...love the giveaway...how sweet! Drop by my blog and check me out sometime; comment; follow if you like. I have enjoyed browsing. Tiff

Andi's English Attic said...

How lovely of you to think of us overseas gals. A copy of Artful Blogging would be very welcome. I very much like your choice of print.

Please take a little visit to my blog - I finally got my puppy. xx

eli said...

Congratulations on the blogoversary, Laura! I enjoy your blog so much, and I'd love to enter your giveback! As I live outside the US, I'm looking forward to win that beautiful magazine :)
Thanks for your generosity.
Hugs!

Heidi Johnson (Hagedorn) said...

Hi,
You have inspired my own blog. I like to take pictures of God's beautiful creation. My blog is called, "Many Blessings". I like to write and photograph the many blessing God has placed in my life. Thanks for this chance to win! Stop by my blog sometime!
Heidi

VintageCrafter said...

Happy blogversary!!! Please count me in as I would love to win the beautiful magazine with your article!(I live in Canada)
*smiles*
Carol

Sea Witch said...

Count me in! I've followed you for over a year now. Love our posts and your artistic eye. Sea Witch

Gert said...

Happy Blogversary!!! I would absolutely LOVE to win this, I have so many pictures to choose from...smile..

And I will put this 'giveaway' on my blog for a second chance to win!!

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Rustique Gal said...

Laura,
Congratulations on your 2nd Bloggiversary. I love the canvas print idea, and would love the opportunity to give it a try. I'll run out and get the magazine. It's time for my fix! Have a great week!
Sherry

Beth Leintz said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary- and on your article!

Carole said...

Happy 2 yr anniversary....wow how time flies. It's been wonderful watching your journey unfold.

much love,
C

Jamie said...

Congratulations! I can't think of a better reason to celebrate.

Mary Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS LAURA: WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?MY FIRST ANNIVERSARY IS APPROACHING...HARD TO BELIEVE. THE CANVAS IDEA IS SO GREAT.......WIN OR NOT, I WOULD LOVE TO FIND A SPECIAL PHOTO AND DO THE SAME. HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK! OX

Robyn said...

Congratulations on your anniversary AND your published works! I think you are so sweet to include those outside the states too, so thoughtful. I'm in MD but just think it's so nice that you did that. ;-) Your photo is LOVELY!

Sandi said...

Happy second Blogaversary Laura!! I'd love a chance to win your giveaway and put an adorable picture of my grandson on canvas!

Sandi
sugarbushfarm219@yahoo.com

licha20 said...

happy Anniversary!!
Truly enjoy reading your blog!!!

Evelyn
epintor@cox.net

Chatelaine said...

Happy 2nd blogaversary! It sure goes by fast!
Love your photo of the canisters.

Would love to experiment with my own photos.

Great giveaway!

tales from an oc cottage said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!!! On your anniversary AND your article! What a thrill!!!

m ^..^

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I always enjoy my visits here. Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Congratulations Laura...two years into blogging...goodness that's awesome! I hope your weekend has been a good one...with no snow. I would love to be given a chance to win a beautiful canvas...thanks for the opportunity! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Maura :)

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Laura,
Congratulations to your blog Anniversary, I'm always so happy to see a new post from you... and it is so kind to think to your friends outside USA, I would be very glad to win this gorgeous magazine ...
Warm hugs, Bine

Rostrose said...

Dearest Laura, my lovliest congratulations to your Bloggiversary!!! Your posts are always so wonderful - and I love the photo on your canvas-print! I don't live in the USA, but may be I win the magazine? Let's see!
Warm hugs from Austria, Traude

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats Laura! This is such a unique idea! I love the photo you chose!

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

~ Dreaming ~ said...

Oh!! Big Congratulations on your Bloggiversary!! I would Love to win!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

~ Teresa

dedicated exchange server said...

Awww! I would love to have that giveaway!! Thanks!!

Kathy B. said...

Happy Anniversary! What a unique giveaway--count me in! I have no idea what I'd make a canvas of, but I'm sure I could come up with something fun! Thanks for this terrific opportunity to dream about it!

Sandy said...

Congratulations!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Stitches said...

What a neat idea, it would be hard to decide what photo to chose. I love yours and I love your blog too. Thanks for the chance to win.

abby jenkins said...

One your third anniversary will you give away the Poivre canister? That is fantastique!

Happy Happy!

JennaLynn said...

Love these canvases. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Lara said...

Such a gorgeous photo! Thank you for the chance to win~ I would absolutely love to put that up in my house!
Lara

pmccann101 said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I started following. Happy 2nd Blogaversary! I so enjoy your blog. Would love to try the canvas print so I'll cross my fingers.

found and sewn said...

I would love to win the magazine. happy anniversary !!

lisaroyhandbags said...

congrats on your milestone! I'm out of the US borders but the mag would be a lovely prize! :)

home of debi lynn designs said...

Hey girlfriend!!!

So good to hear from you....love the post, and of course enter me! Take care of yourself my sweet friend...LOTS of hugs and smooches!! XO

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the canvas and your photo is gorgeous. Congrats on your blogaversary!

Jan said...

Congratulations on year number two. I read all of your posts and love all the pictures. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Jan

Alicia@ eco friendlyh homemaking said...

Wow congratulations on two years of blogging.That is so awesome. What a great giveaway!The canvases are so nice.

Patty C. said...

2 Years - My it goes by quickly doesn't it !!!
I would love the opportunity to enter your lovely giveaway
Thank you so much - :)

Susy said...

First, thank you for your faithfulness to your blog, which is our gain. I'd love to have either of the give-aways. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Anna said...

Congrats on your Blogversary! Oh my, what a lovely image.

Whimsy Antiques said...

I am joining in the blogging fun! Happy happy to you and the beautiful blog you share with us.
Appreciate the chance to enter--thanks!

lifespassion said...

Congrats on your anniversary! What a wonderful give back too ~ I would love to win. Please enter me!

Bleudelavande said...

I'm a little bit in late ,but I wish you an Happy blogversary to you and your wonderful blog my dear!

barbara r-g said...

love the photo print and of course would love to win one. thank you for the chance. i always enjoy your blog even if i don't comment much.

honstuff said...

That is so awesome! I had no idea you could do something like that. Sweet!

FairyFiligree said...

Hello - it's always nice to share celebrations. I don't live in the STates & that magazine sounds interesting. I would love to invite you to do a guest post on my blog as well. Think about it & let me know!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Happy Blogversary, Laura! I love this idea for a favourite photo! p.s. loved your article in Artful Blogging!

Susanne said...

Happy Belated Blogaversary! Boy, it's going to be hard to pick just one photo when I win. Ha!
Thanks for the chance, Susanne.

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

What a beautiful idea and very generous giveaway. Thanks so much Laura and Happy 2 year blogversary! Hugs, Patricia

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I love your canvas! I'm looking for some new things to do in a new (old) house. We're retiring next week and moving to PA. Lorelei

cakegirl said...

I have seen these canvases before and love them. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

Judith said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I'd love to win the magazine. Cheers.

sandra de said...

A big congrats on your 2 years of sharing your wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!!! I would LOVE to win the canvas!
Kristen
padodtsatptddotnet

Becs said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! The canvas prints are amazing, I am going to check them out now. Becs

Anonymous said...

I just found you! Happy Blogaversary!! I saw the notice on Mary Englebreits Facebook about you teaching classes and followed it here. I love you site! Reading about the canvas of your photos has me intrigued and I am going to persue it. I have my camera with me most of my waking hours and try to shoot pics everyday. It is my passion! Thanks for your blog. I am mentioning it on Facebook. Have a great day!!
Eva L. Artrip

Anonymous said...

I posted your blogsite on Facebook page. I post there almost everday, maybe I should consider blogging but I don't know much about it.Maybe I will attempt it. I will be back to read your blogs, it is refreshing! evalartrip@yahoo

Lea said...

Happy Blog anniversary!
Love your site and would love to be included in your great give away! Thankyou so much, Lea

Tabitha said...

I just found your blog. I'm a follower now!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

FANTASTIC!!! Please enter me too!

Belated congrats on your Blogaversary!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Laura Jane said...

I just found your blog and how wonderful!
I'm a follower now!
Love your photo.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations and throw my hat into the mix
Thank you so much
Blessings
Rebecca

mitz said...

..H - B happy blog-a-versary.. such a great accomplishment.. wtg.. thanks for the opportunity
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

molly susan strong said...

I wanna win. Love your blog. Pop by my part of this world!

windykai said...

Happy Anniversary and I'm a vintage junkie too!!!

Mystica said...

I think I am going to be the one who is furthest away from you - Sri Lanka!!! Thanks ever so much for sharing.

A very happy anniversary to you.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Congrats on your anniversary, Laura! I'd love to read your article on that yummy magazine...
Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
Monica x

Kim B said...

What a wonderful giveback. I would love to have one of those canvas prints; we just moved into a new home.

crsmith said...

Happy blogiversary! Been wanting to do a canvas print for awhile, thx for the giveway!!

Lana said...

Either one would be a wonderful prize!
Congratulations on another year of blogging! :)

Sweet Vintage Home and Garden said...

Laura,
I just found your blog and I love love all your beautiful items!!!! I just started collecting canvas to do a wall..
Congratulations on your second year...I look forward to your next entry:)
Juanita
Sweetvintages@gmail.com

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Laura, Oh what a beautiful giveaway, I love to visit your beautiful blog, your photos are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

Eeek, did I miss the deadline?? :/ That is so me! Any event, I love your blog!!! :)