It was a warm Sunday morning in March, and Alicia, Ayla and I were sitting on the front steps enjoying the unseasonable sunshine and blowing bubbles. Watching your three-year-old squeal with glee as she chases luminescent soap spheres is about as good as it gets, and those moments get burned in your memory pretty easily.
But just then Alicia grabbed her iPhone and snapped a picture that I think will be iconic of Ayla's childhood. As they always say, the best camera is the one you have on you:
So when we got the chance to get the photo printed at 18x24 inches, I was thrilled. The folks at CanvasPop took our little iPhone print (Alicia has the old iPhone 3G, which shoots at pretty low resolution) and ran it through some magic filters to print it out at a huge size with almost no distortion.
They sent us a digital preview so we could get a good idea what the print would look like:
And here are some shots of the actual canvas (the quality is excellent, it's stretched tightly and evenly, and even has the initials of the person who framed it!):
This particular frame is probably going to go to a grandparent as a gift, but I already know what my next CanvasPop print is going to be:
Ok, you probably got this already, but CanvasPop is a really cool online service that lets you upload and print any image onto high quality, archival-grade canvas. Canvases come with mounting hardware included, and you can even select an option to have your canvas framed. Very cool, and surprisingly affordable.
WHAT'S THE PRIZE?
One grand prize winner will receive a $250 CanvasPop gift voucher and 100 hundred lucky entrants will also win a $25 CanvasPop gift voucher.
Yes, that's right, 100 entrants will get a $25 voucher. Them's good odds, people.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Just to to https://www.facebook.com/canvaspop/app_403359706360567 and follow the directions to enter.
Entrants can tweet “I just entered @CanvasPop’s @Curbly contest, check it out at: http://on.fb.me/K3n6Af for an extra entry!"
- Must be a resident of the continental USA or Canada; one entry per person.
- Entries must be received by June 3, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.
- Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL FOR ENTERING!