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10 Things Kids Need to Stay Creative main image
10 Things Kids Need to Stay Creative
by Laura McPherson | May 3, 2012

Kids are creative by nature and they don?t need much to keep their imaginative juices flowing. They live in a world where a tissue box can become a race car as easily as the space underneath the dining room table becomes a dangerous (and perhaps forbidden) cave. There are, however, ten things that as a parent or caregiver you can provide to keep kids? art instincts strong. 1. Age appropriate tools. Keeping sharp objects out of kids? hands is important ...

Canvas Prints for Mother's Day.  We Think She Deserves It main image
Canvas Prints for Mother's Day. We Think She Deserves It
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 30, 2012

Buying gifts is hard enough...especially for guys. ?You put so much thought and effort into thinking of that perfect gift that will just blow your loved one away. ?Mother's Day is no different. ?It is so easy to fall into the same old routine and give Mom a bouquet of flowers and a card...and there isn't anything wrong with that. ?Flowers are nice. ?But then they die in about a week. ?Here is a terrific idea for a ...

How to Mix Framed & Unframed Art to Create a Cohesive Wall Collage main image
How to Mix Framed & Unframed Art to Create a Cohesive Wall Collage
by Laura McPherson | April 26, 2012

Wall collages are a great interior design idea to pull together your wall art and digital photography, especially if you have a lot of different pieces. You can even mix framed and unframed art together in a wall collage to cut down on the expense of framing. These decorating ideas will help you create a cohesive wall collage using framed and unframed pieces, from digital photography and canvas prints to paintings and travel mementos.

Photo Project: Let Your Kids be Photographer for a Day main image
Photo Project: Let Your Kids be Photographer for a Day
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | April 20, 2012

[caption id="attachment_712" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy of Squidoo.com"][/caption] Digital photography has this aura of being a cutting-edge device to be used only by adults. You will be surprised however as to what a child can do if given a chance to use one.? A camera can be a mere high-tech toy that can be used as a tool for art projects for kids. You can start this photo art project when your family has to attend a special ...

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Best Pinterest Inspirations for Spring Decorating
by Laura McPherson | April 19, 2012

Spring is officially here! With all the time you?re spending outside for relaxation and garden planning, you?re in great shape to update your walls because all of the top spring decorating trends on Pinterest and elsewhere take their cues from nature. Pinterest is one of the best places to keep your thumb on the latest chic decorating ideas, since new pictures are constantly being uploaded from around the world. From the hottest colors to the best ways to display your ...

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Custom Wallpaper and Commercial Applications
by Laura McPherson | April 19, 2012

For businesses looking to maximize their design budget and the interior designers who help them get there, ordering wallpaper murals to display artwork and branding just became a little easier. Many established printing companies are adding wallpaper murals, murals printed on vinyl or canvas with an adhesive backing, to their product lines. Businesses and interior designers can take advantage of this trend to display artwork and marketing messages with a look that?s more upscale than posters and more cost-effective than ...

3 Motherís Day Photo Gift Ideas main image
3 Mothers Day Photo Gift Ideas
by Valerie Johnston | April 18, 2012

If you are like me, you often feel stumped about a good Mother's Day gift for your mother, your mother in law, and the different "adopted" mothers that a lot of us are lucky enough to find in our everyday lives. Candy? Boring. A gift card? Yeah, how original! Flowers? Really? What about photographs? Think about it, you could begin some sort of annual tradition in which your Mother's Day gift is a portrait of some sort. We'll look at ...

Transform Your Kidís Room with Custom Wallpaper Murals from Canvas Press main image
Transform Your Kids Room with Custom Wallpaper Murals from Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | April 18, 2012

Kids are creative, and if you?ve ever asked your child for input on how they would like their room decorated, you know that their creativity isn?t bound by adults? ideas on interior decoration! It?s hard enough if they want wild colors that would take days to paint over once they tire of the color scheme, but children usually want familiar characters or themes in their rooms, too. This usually entails either holes in the wall from pictures and posters or ...

The Best Way to Commemorate Your Graduate is with Canvas Prints main image
The Best Way to Commemorate Your Graduate is with Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 17, 2012

It's hard to believe that another school year is nearly done.? And with the end of the school year comes the end of a chapter in many kids lives.? Graduation.? They could be graduating from High School or College, either way it is a pretty big deal.? I remember my graduation from High School and all the gifts from well wishers.? If I remember correctly I got about 4 Cross pens, a dozen towels, a ...

The Best Way to Commemorate Your Graduate is with Canvas Prints main image
The Best Way to Commemorate Your Graduate is with Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 16, 2012

It's hard to believe that another school year is nearly done.? And with the end of the school year comes the end of a chapter in many kids lives.? Graduation.? They could be graduating from High School or College, either way it is a pretty big deal.? I remember my graduation from High School and all the gifts from well wishers.? If I remember correctly I got about 4 Cross pens, a dozen towels, a ...

How To Create a Color Focus Wall Without A Drop of Paint main image
How To Create a Color Focus Wall Without A Drop of Paint
by Valerie Johnston | March 28, 2012

[caption id="attachment_378" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy of Maison21"]"[/caption] "I hate painting". That was it...all my friend could say about her most recent redecorating project was that she had hit a brick wall because she didn't want to break out the tarps, brushes, tapes, and buckets of paint. It was hard to blame her because it is such a messy and tiring endeavor that can easily be ruined by any number of problems - including the choice of a hue ...

The 80s Are Back and So Are the Bright Colors. How to Decorate with Them in a way that isÖTotally Awesome main image
The 80s Are Back and So Are the Bright Colors. How to Decorate with Them in a way that isTotally Awesome
by Laura McPherson | March 28, 2012

If you have a teen girl at home, you know that the 80s are back in a big way. Skinny jeans, lace-up sneakers, and neon nail polish are all the rage, and the styles are making their way into interior decorating. 80s retro for home decorating is not bringing back pastels and Laura Ashley (thankfully!); the trend is to use the same bright colors seen in clothes and commercials of the time. This is a great style for your ...

How to Decorate with Small Photo Prints main image
How to Decorate with Small Photo Prints
by Tina Case | March 28, 2012

When it comes to home decor you do not need to spend a small fortune on wall collages or wall hangings.? Nor do you need to purchase someone else?s work of art.? With many families on a tight budget these days, decorating with personal and treasured photos from your recent vacation or even your backyard ?staycation? can liven up a bare wall and make a standout statement on a DIY budget. The key to decorating your walls with ...

Easy Art Installation for Your Home main image
Easy Art Installation for Your Home
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | March 27, 2012

You have tons and tons of precious memories stored in photographs, from your family?s vacation in Europe or trip to the beach, to your kid?s first dance or your son in his first ice hockey uniform, or even of your cuddly dog who has practically become a member of the family.? Whether the pictures are of your wedding or of your child?s graduation and athletic achievements or of your unforgettable vacations or simply of your family fooling around doing ...

Turning Your Man Cave Into Man Heaven main image
Turning Your Man Cave Into Man Heaven
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | March 17, 2012

In prehistoric times, a man called a cave his home. It was not much, I mean it was shelter and there was space to get a fire going; save for the times he drew markings on the wall. I imagine he drew the time he killed a mighty beast and literally brought home the bacon. He did so because that was his favorite story, or he liked remembering what happened that day. At this point, our caveman probably invented the ...

4 Reasons Why Canvas Prints Are The Perfect Fit to Show Off Your Artwork & Photos main image
4 Reasons Why Canvas Prints Are The Perfect Fit to Show Off Your Artwork & Photos
by Laura McPherson | March 15, 2012

Have you seen the canvas print wall d?cor in the latest magazines or coffee shop? Canvas prints look great in any room and add a unique personal touch. Also called gallery wraps and photo canvas, almost any design you can think of can be printed, mounted, and hung on your walls. Let?s talk about how pictures on canvas make your photos and artwork really pop. 1. Pictures on canvas can pull a room together. Since the pictures are printed on ...

5 Ideas To Create A Unique Wall Collage with Canvas Prints main image
5 Ideas To Create A Unique Wall Collage with Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 27, 2012

Our fabulous intern, Melissa, has found 5 great ideas on how to create some imaginative and unique wall collages using canvas prints and/or photo paper prints.? I will let her take it away...go for it Melissa! Thanks Eric, there are a ton of great ideas out there to create your very own photo collage based on your style.? Here are 5 ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Idea #1 - This is a great example ...

3 Ideas On How to Display Your Child's Art main image
3 Ideas On How to Display Your Child's Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 16, 2012

Does your child love to draw, paint and create wonderful little pieces of art?? Of course they do.? Kids love to explore their creativity...at home and at school.? You probably have a stack of their creations lying around the house...thinking if you had the time you will figure out what to do with all that wonderful art from your talented little artist.? Here are 3 ideas that you can use to display your little ...

Easy Wall Art Idea - Letters and Initials main image
Easy Wall Art Idea - Letters and Initials
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 14, 2012

Here is a fun idea that you can use to decorate any wall space in your house.? Use your child's or family's initials or just the first letter in your last name and create a graphic art print on canvas or photo paper.? This is a very easy project to do.? The hardest part will be selecting the right font that conveys the right...personality of your child or whole family.? Here are a few easy ...

4 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas From Your Pals at Canvas Press main image
4 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas From Your Pals at Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day can get a little stressful.? Especially for those who love to procrastinate.? Guys, I'm looking at you.? Valentine's Day is TOMORROW...just in case it slipped your mind.? As of now, it may be too late to give them a few canvas prints from Canvas Press for Valentine's Day, so now what.? Well, it may also be a little too late to buy flowers and have them delivered (unless you want to pay ...

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If you have a chain link fence between you and the baseball action try getting right up to the fence with your camera lens right at one of the openings of the chain link. Once you zoom in you will probably not even see the fence in the photo at all.


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