CanvasPop: Turn your photos into wall art! Enter to Win and Discount Code

Today it is my pleasure to tell you about my new “go to” site when I wish to turn a photo into wall art. My new favorite?

Click to visit their website!

Click to visit their website!

I first learned about CanvasPop when I was reading one of my favorite blogs:Welcome To Colleen Richman.com   where people could enter to win  a canvas print of their own from CanvasPop!

Guess who was the lucky winner?

You got it! IT WAS ME!!!

Before I show you the photo I entered and the finished product, let me tell you a bit about CanvasPop.

Before finding CanvasPop I had ordered prints from “the other guy” and I must tell you, my experience with “the other guy” paled in comparison to my experience with CanvasPop. For me, after working with CanvasPop and being BEYOND ECSTATIC with  the entire ordering/creative process, as well as the finished product, “the other guy” has been permanently kicked  to the curb!

The people at CanvasPop make prints that are:

“MADE WITH LOVE”

When my package arrived, just by looking at it I KNEW it was going to be fantastic!

canvas pop package

Things I Love About CanvasPop

YOU RECEIVE FREE DIGITAL PROOFS: mind you, I think I received two or three (because I made one change) and the proofs were sent to me in a timely manner.  When I made my change it was made efficiently and correctly with a pleasant attitude as well!

You work with your OWN PERSONAL DESIGNER, you aren’t shuffled around from person to person. When they say that superior customer service is a priority of theirs, they are NOT kidding!

CanvasPop Provides:

The best quality prints in the world at a great price. All hanging hardware is installed on the back of the canvas and they use high quality piano wire and rubber bumpers to protect your wall and they even include the nail! here is a photo of the back of my print:

Canvas Pop back of dakotas photo

HERE IS A VIDEO THAT SHOWS YOU THE PROCESS:

 

Now, here is the original photo that I submitted to have made into a canvas print:

dakota stunning use for wordless wednesday feb 18 2015

It is one of my all time favorites of Dakota. When I sent CanvasPop this photo, there is something else that sets them apart from the rest. They asked me to VERIFY that indeed was MY photo and that I had permission to use it. HOW COOL AND ON THE BALL IS THAT? That was something that immediately impressed me, I was dealing with people who THINK!! What a concept!!!

Here is the finished product, that was resting on our dining room table when I took this photo:

Canvas Pop Dakota photo finished

(I inserted the blog name on the right of this photo, they did not…the brown at the bottom is our dining room table), they also removed my blog name from the finished product, which is what I had asked them to do. Here it is hanging on our wall (the colored part in the back is our wall)

Canvas Pop Dakota on wall

I wish you could see it in person to see just how fabulous it is! I did NOT change the color here in any way, I wanted this photo to be as close as possible to what I received, and what I received is A ZILLION TIMES BETTER than how it re-produced on the blog. It is breathtakingly STUNNING in person.

FROM CANVASPOP:

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND IT SHOWS.

Since 2009, CanvasPop has been obsessed with one thing: providing customers with the highest quality canvas photo prints anywhere.

This obsession doesn’t just stop at the finished product, it is a focus of everything we do, from our world-class customer service to our amazing lifetime guarantee.
You can buy a canvas print or framed print anywhere but there’s only one place to print a CanvasPop. Over 100,000 satisfied customers trust us with their photos and precious memories

 

Because I am so insanely happy with my canvas print from CanvasPop, and because I believe in “paying it forward” (I won and one of you should win too, and I also wanted you to receive a discount for an order), the incredibly kind people at CanvasPop  created a 35% discount for  my readers!!! Just enter the code DAKOTASDEN35 WHICH WILL EXPIRE ON  Sept 30, 2015 and is applicable to the entire order of www.canvaspop.com

 

GIVE-AWAY: CanvasPop has provided me with a SECRET CODE that won’t be a secret once the lucky winner is chosen! The code which I will provide when they are selected, will get one lucky winner a 16 x 20 canvas stretched on a .75″ frame depth (which is the exact size of the canvas that I received, mine also wraps around the frame,  it is a fantastic size!),  and would include the cost of shipping within Canada, the USA and the EU as well. That promo is scheduled to expire an entire year from now. That expiration date is Sept 30 2016.  ENTERING IS SUPER EASY! JUST ENTER ON THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW!!! COMPLETE EACH ENTRY OPTION TO UNLOCK MORE CHANCES TO WIN!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I had won a 16×20 canvas and was so pleased with the end result that I offered to blog about it and asked if I could have a give-away for my readers. CanvasPop graciously and generously obliged.

Dog tested, Cat approved!! The TORUS Water Bowl by Heyrex

Logo courtesy of Heyrex.com

Logo courtesy of Heyrex.com

This post is long overdue!!

Back in April, I entered a contest on Love is being owned by a Husky for the revolutionary new water bowl from Heyrex, the Torus Water Bowl.

Photo courtesy of  Heyrex.com

Photo courtesy of Heyrex.com

Did you know?

TORUS was named the #1 best-selling dog water bowl in the USA, according to Amazon.com’s Dog Bowls Best Sellers List. Now that I own this bowl, I can see why!

After FINALLY setting up my bowl, (YESTERDAY, YES YESTERDAY and I had the bowl since late April or May!! My use of the word “finally” has nothing to do with  ease of setting up the bowl, it has EVERYTHING to do with my laziness and procrastination about finally having the time to do it and to blog about it! That is also the reason I have no photos of MY babies drinking from it.)

When I went to set it up, I must tell you that I kept TRYING to make the setup process hard, and TRUST ME, it was NOT!

The reason for my paranoia and skepticism was due to the fact that I have tried so many fountains that I can barely keep them all straight (yes, this is NOT a fountain, it is  a water bowl that filters and recirculates the water as your pet drinks it). I am using the fountains as a comparison because they all utilized filters and were much harder to put together than their claims. Guess where they all are now? You got it…….in the great fountain garbage dumpster in the sky!

Totally forgetting the fabulous review that Love is being owned by a Husky did, I kept thinking that the Torus water bowl needed batteries to operate (it doesn’t), I looked for cords, (it doesn’t require the use of any electricity AT ALL), I looked for confusing instructions, THERE IS NOTHING CONFUSING ABOUT THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. But…at first I did set it up wrong because I did NOT thoroughly read my instructions, I just assumed that I knew. After re-visiting the Husky blog and viewing  the fantastic collage and video that they had created, it was all CRYSTAL CLEAR!! (Just like the water now is in our bowl!!).  Because there is NO WAY I could have ever created a video as adorable as Jenna’s, (what better testers than THREE HUSKIES!!??), and with her permission, I am re-posting both the collage and the video below.

Set-Up is a BREEZE!

Collage courtesy of Love is being owned by a Husky. Click to see her entire review!

Collage courtesy of Love is being owned by a Husky. Click to see her entire review!

(Her video with her THREE Huskies testing the bowl are better than any video that I could create showcasing the same product).

 

Not just for dogs, the TORUS bowl is for cats too, providing pets with cool, clean and fresh, carbon-filtered water anytime the pet is thirsty.

Guess who used our Torus bowl first?

Our cat!! Cody!! The second the bowl was ready to go, Cody was the first one there giving it his whisker test seal of approval!! (You see, Cody will not drink out of his own bowls, he feels he MUST use Dakota’s.).

Dakota soon followed, and as promised, when Dakota began drinking, the water started re-circulating in the bowl!

The benefits of TORUS™

  • Auto-replenishes
  • Large water capacity
  • Travel friendly
  • Stored water protection
  • Sizes to suit all pets
  • Made from food-grade materials
  • Filters water
  • Water fill, flow and lock options
  • No mess, no spills
  • Ergonomic design
  • Multiple colors
  • 12 month warranty

 

Where conventional water bowls contain a limited water supply, which is further reduced by evaporation and spills, TORUS (Latin for ‘hollow circular ring’) stores water inside the walls to ensure an ample and automatically replenishing and self-dispensing supply – protected against dust and contaminates. The valve position, when locked, secures waters inside the walls, making it completely portable. Its soft rubber feet and low profile geometry make it perfect for travel because it won’t move around in vehicles.

 

Available in multiple colors, the prices are $59.95 (2 Liters), $54.95 (1 Liter), and $17.95 for a five-month filter supply (Thank you Torus for your generosity in also sending me a five-month supply of filters!)  TORUS is PBA-free, with a 12-month warranty, and no need for batteries or any power source.

I have to tell you, when they come out with a smaller bowl (which is in the works), I am going to purchase that one as well and hope that Cody will drink out of his OWN bowl!!  In the meantime, my LONG search for the appropriate  fountain or water bowl HAS FINALLY ENDED!!! I could NOT be happier with my Torus bowl! Thank you Love is being owned by a Husky, for the great give-away, and for your patience with how long it took me to blog about this!! I have to say, that the Torus Bowl is my FAVORITE pet product that I have reviewed thus far in 2015!! Oh and I was NOT paid to say that! I am absolutely in LOVE with this product!