Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Something came in the mail today

Actually, it didn't come in the mail, but rather FedEx. I ordered this Sunday evening and my order shipped the very next day! Ever since I saw a a post on Donna Boucher's blog, Quiet Life, I have wanted to have one of these printed. It's called a Standout and I ordered it from Mpix.com, an online digital imaging lab. Can you imagine how cool your own photographs would look mounted like this? This is an 8 x 12 print that's mounted on 1" x 1 1/2" Gatorfoam. It's then sealed with your choice of either a smooth white or a textured black band. It wasn't terribly expensive, either. Mpix offers several different mounting options for your prints that include traditional frames, but the one I really want to try is the gallery wrap. Your photo is printed on canvas and then wrapped around a stretcher frame. I just have to think of something really worthy to warrant spending that kind of money. While my friends were visiting this past weekend, we discussed decorating a little bit. Karen was ready to start moving furniture, but she's always wanting to move furniture. She and Adrienne encouraged me to try having one printed. I just wanted to pass this cool idea along to you. Have fun with it!

24 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

That is wonderful! And I like your choice. I am going to do this as soon as I have a decent shot;)

Stephanie said...

I love it so much. I am in love with canvas wraps and the way they turn photos into the art they deserve to be. Beautiful image to be put on canvas.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What a wonderful gift to your new home! It's lovely!

Claudious said...

This is an amazing idea, I love the presentation of it. That edge shot really helps me to understand what it is, I think that's great! Thanks for sharing that.

Pony Girl said...

Great idea, would make great art for your home, or, a gift! I'll have to check it out. I really liked the one you chose, where are you going to put it?

Treasia said...

What a wonderful house warming present to yourself Kate. I love it.

Heather said...

This is fabulous! I love the shot, and it looks great on canvas. Thank you for sharing - I have been wanting some shots of my boy on canvas but needed something affordable. Love your blog, by the way - I'm a new reader :)

noble pig said...

I love that...I want a bunch of food pics like that...where would I hang them though?

Mary said...

That is so neat! I will have to check out that site. Thanks!

It's so good to see that you are really settling in and happy in your new home! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Living on the Spit said...

Really cool idea. Thanks for posting this. Your work is awesome.

Suzette said...

That's just gorgeous. I can think of dozens of photos I'd like to have done this way. I need to get on over to their site. Thanks for the info!

Starwoodgal said...

Ooooo! Me likie!

That's is beautiful. You should do a bunch of your flowers too and hang a grouping of your botanical prints in your home.

Lovely! :)

Sarah S. said...

Wow I just got my idea for Christmas gifts! Very cool idea.

Kelly said...

This is wonderful! I think that I am going to do the same thing as sarah s. said! Christmas gifts!! Anything you wish you had or hadn't done?

Kelly

Shimmy Mom said...

It looks great! Have you decided where to put it yet? I don't know how you chose just one of your beautiful photos to have done.
*hugs*
Heatherann

Kelly said...

Kate,

I told a friend named Bobbie to ask you what kind of flower she had. She doesn't know, and neither does anyone else. I told her that you know a lot about flowers and might know. Her blog is http://bobbie-almostthere.blogspot.com/
if you know the name of her flower.

Thanks, Kelly

Kacey said...

I love the gallery wrapped photos! I'm hoping to get a good photo of all the boys next week and have it turned into a gallery wrap. I've heard good things about Pixel2Canvas, and Canvas on Demand.

I've heard good things about the Mpix foam prints too. Glad you like yours.

Did you have mpix adjust your colors? Did they look true to the colors on your computer?

Country Girl said...

I have no idea yet where I'm going to put it. I was thinking the bathroom. Don't laugh! The bathroom is huge. But I'm not so sure. For now, it's sitting on my mantle waiting.

I didn't have this canvas wrapped, Stephanie. It's way more expensive. I wanted to try something inexpensive to start with.

Kelly, I'll check out your friend's blog, but the go-to person for all things flowers and growing is really Mental P. Mama. Her link is right here in the comment section!

Country Girl said...

Kacey, you can elect whether or not you want to have Mpix adjust the color and I chose not to. However, the pic came out darker than my computer pic, and the post below where I have the pic. So maybe next time, I'll let them adjust. Regardless, I really liked it.

~ C.G.

bobbie said...

It's lovely - But what I really want is to thank you for coming to my blog and helping answer my question.

I went to the last link you gave me, and found that there are 79-some varieties of crepe myrtle. No wonder I couldn't identify it right away! this must be a dwarf variety.
Many thanks for your help.

Kelly said...

Kate,

Thank you so much for helping Bobbie find the name of her flower. I think that we have all learned a lot about crepe myrtle!Who knew that there were so many varieties!

That was so kind of you to help and also to involve your other friends in the process, so she'd know what she was growing! I hope that it wasn't too much trouble...

I know that everyone is very impressed with all of your help and how much trouble you went to so that she could identify her flower. It can be so frustrating when you want to know something and don't know what it is. The curiousity lingers on and on...

Again, many thanks to you and all that helped Bobbie identify her dwarf crepe myrtle! It has taught so many of us so much about these beautful plants!

Your kindness is greatly appreciated and has not gone un-noticed!! :)

Kelly

Country Girl said...

Aw, heck, Kelly. All I did was go there, look at it and look some stuff up.

But you are most kindly welcome, as is Bobbie.

~ C.G.

leslie said...

What a great idea! I'll keep it in mind for when I finally get that perfect picture! I'm getting better, though.

Egghead said...

Very cool. I want to do that.