Ava Grace's Closet: The Graduate + A Giveaway

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Graduate + A Giveaway

My baby boy graduated 8th grade last week.
We can hardly believe he'll start high school in the fall - not sure he's ready, not sure I'm ready.
It is so true what they say, the days are long, but the years are short.
And in the end, memories are truly all we have.

Now, if you have followed the blog for any length of time, you will know that I love photographs.
I am that mother, the one who always has a camera in tow.
I have endless pictures of my children and while Ava Grace is always willing to strike a pose; Julian, not so much.
But on this day, he had no choice.

The very top photograph is my favourite from the day.
It's shows him pensive and elegant all at the same time.
He cleans up nice n'est pas?
And honestly, I just want to bring the bow tie back forever + ever.

I ordered a beautiful canvas via Canvas Factory of the image.
It couldn't have been easier to simply upload the correct size to the site, crop it as I wanted to see it {in my case, wrapping around the outer edges} and then choose my finish.
I decided to go with a crisp black and white - it looks clean and modern.
Lastly, I chose my desired size -- so many options including cropped or collaged images, vertical or horizontal layouts and more.
The whole process took about 15 minutes and that's only because I was having so much fun playing with their editing tools.
When it arrives, it will be wrapped as part of his graduation gift and will always be a reminder of the day he let me take his picture.

The team at Canvas Factory has graciously offered up a chance for you, my fabulous readers, to win a 16 x 20 canvas print of YOUR choice!
Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
Visit their site here + leave us a comment letting us know one thing you learned.


  1. I like how they offer different wrapping options (sides with a solid color, mirrored, or hwrapped around the sides completely)!

  2. I learned they have panoramic prints.

  3. I learned that you can get a canvas split image which is a neat idea!

  4. I learned that you can get a Square, rectangle or panoramic picture.
    They also have a split photo canvas print that looks amazing too.What
    a beautiful way to display any favorite photos! Love This idea!! :)

  5. I learned that you can get a canvas split image

  6. I like that they have different sized canvas options as well as flat rate shipping.

  7. I learned you can spread one image across multiple canvases.

  8. you can make collages of multiple pictures on one canvas

  9. I learned that you can get your picture done on a split canvas - love it! (Judy Cowan)

  10. I learned that they can do acrylic photo prints, which have the appearance of glass but are stronger and more affordable.

  11. I learned that you get your print in 5-10 business days.

  12. After visiting the site I learnt that you can get prints on glass! I love this

  13. Dearest Susan,
    Wow, you sure got a very handsome son and he indeed looks pensive and that makes these photos even more attractive.
    You are such a very smart Mama for preserving this cute bow-tie look for him to treasure. Yes, I too love them very much!
    Sending you hugs,

  14. They can create metal wall art, acrylic photo prints, or stunning canvas prints

  15. I learned that Canvas Factory provides high quality canvas prints at an affordable price.

  16. I learned they do prints on glass, too!!

  17. I learned that they have split canvas prints.

  18. They have many different pricing options. Your son looks so grown up!

  19. I learned that if you spend over $145 shipping is free


I love reading every last one. Thanks so much for stopping by our little blog. xo.

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