Canvas Print Giveaway

February 10th, 2012

Hello hello and happy weekend everyone!  I just spent the morning grabbing all sorts of tile samples all over town for the dun dun dun… hall bath remodel!  I’m so excited to start! I’ll share some of my thoughts and plans on that project next week.

Meanwhile I have a fun giveaway for all of you this weekend who are looking for art for your walls, UPrinting is offering one of you your choice of any size stretched canvas print up to 24” x 36”. 

uprinting collage canvas prints

Eligibility to win the stretched canvas of choice from UPrinting:

1) Name what image you’d have enlarged and stretched on canvas.  Your kids, your pet, your wedding photo?  Just name it to be entered to win.

2) For a second chance to win link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

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One lucky winner, US only, free shipping, a $122 value, giveaway ends Monday February 13, 2012 at 8 p.m PST.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

The winner of the Decorative Pillow giveaway announced here, was it you?  If so, you received an email from me! 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winner:  #55 Angela Bazarra, congrats, you got an email from me!

 

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How to Make an Animated .gif (free and easy!)

February 9th, 2012

My brother is slowly teaching me the ins and outs of Photoshop Elements and one of the things I asked him to teach me was how to make an animated .gif.  There’s an Animate function there that I’ve learned to use, but it’s always nice to be able to do it for free somewhere else right?  Well, you can.  Rhoda uses Photoscape for editing her images so after I read her post I hopped over to test it out. I liked a lot of the tools available with this free software, but the one that caught my eye was the Animated GIF option.  Note this available only for PC users.  

For those who don’t know, an animated GIF file compiles a number of images as frames displayed successively, kind of like an old flip book movie. It’s a fun tool for play but also useful for making buttons or ads too.  With an animated .gif, you can layer several images on top of one another – look how fun it can be! 

 

fan deck gif

 

To do it easily and for free, you can use the Photoscape software, available here.

 

animated gif option in photoscape

 

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