Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Market Your Biz & Giveaways #39 + Canvas People Review

Happy Tuesday, my dear friends! You know what that means :) It means it's time to get to know businesses out there and join giveaways.

Before we get into our party, let me share with you my experience with Canvas People. I contacted them a few months ago because I wanted to have our family picture printed in a 16 x 20 canvas, and I'm so glad I did. They were very professional in dealing with me as evidenced in their email and phone communications. As an added bonus, they helped me every inch of the way, like giving a tip on the best resolution of the picture (in this case 1152x1440) and keeping me updated through an email on the shipping status of my order til I received it.

Why did I decide to order a canvas picture? I just thought a canvas would make a perfect keepsake. I've seen so many tutorials on how to make canvas on the cheap but since I want something long-lasting, I decided it won't hurt to shell some extra money for quality.

Now it's a lovely addition to our barren hallway and we can enjoy those precious moments for years to come with this beautiful canvas portrait.


Here is our family picture that I wanted to display on a canvas.

Unfortunately, in this preview that they sent me, my ear and some of my hair would get wrapped around the side. Ditto with my mother on the other side.

Good thing that they were patient enough for me to execute Plan B and that is to have another picture taken.

Sure enough, no body part got cutoff and this looked a lot better in the preview so off I went to approve and pay it, and it got shipped to me quickly.

Since I have a pleasant experience working with them, I will definitely have more of our photos printed on canvas with Canvas People.

Our Party

NO RULES! Just link up your etsy and/or family-friendly business, browse other businesses before you and after you. It's a great way to network with other business owners. For the giveaways, same thing. Just link up your giveaways and join the other giveaways that catch your eye. If you have a creative post and you want to increase your followers, the appropriate blog party for that is called Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Link opens every Tuesday, 5:00 pm, PST and ends Saturday, 11:59 pm.

Here's the party button. Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated! For one, it will help you to remember to come back here next week. Secondly, we want to spread the word about businesses and giveaways so many can join in. Mentioning it on Twitter and Facebook will also make you totally awesome :)

MYBG Inspiring Comments

"Thanks for hosting. Linkys for biz and giveaways are far and few; your linky has helped me reach to people saying that Adithis Amma Sews has launched Custom Made Kids Clothing and 2 Skirts are already on sale!"
Creative Mama

"Thank you so much for hosting. I've made a recent sale and believe it is from your blog party! Thanks again!"
Elisabeth Davis

"Thank you for hosting this every week. I have noticed that I do generate a lot of hits from your site and I really appreciate a place that I can find other etsy shops that I might not have seen otherwise. So thank you again."

"I cannot tell you how much I agree with everything Gina said!! So true to the word! Also, a huge thank you to you for hosting. Ever since I started marketing my shop here I have had several sales and I believe that they came redirected from your blog! Thank you again and God bless!!"

"Thanks for hosting! Decent linky parties for giveaways and businesses don't seem to exist! So I appreciate this."
Friends, network, buy if you must, join the giveaways, and have fun!

PS: I'm not a blog police but in the name of order and organization, you'll be my bloggy BFF if you link up in the appropriate links :D Please note that there are two links. Here's the link for your businesses. There's a second link below specifically for giveaways so how about linking up your giveaways in there? Besides, it's easier to find and join your giveaways if they're in the appropriate link. If you accidentally linked up in the wrong spot, don't fret. Just click the red x before your link to delete it, then link up in the correct spot.

Link Up Your Family-friendly Businesses Here

Link Up Your Giveaways Here
To bring maximum exposure for your giveaways, I'm collaborating with Brynn from MommyDigger so please feel free to link up your giveaways, too, in her party every Wednesday.


  1. Love your canvas photo, it looks AMAZING!!!!


  2. Much bigger smiles on your Plan B photo! I didn't even know you could have a photo printed on canvas until I read your post.


  3. Very nice family picture SJ!!! Thanks for hosting!

  4. I love those canvases!
    I have some fun new totes so I added my shop this week! :)

  5. Hi Sarah.
    Love how your canvas photo came out. It's a beautiful family portrait.

    Thanks for letting me share my Etsy apron. I've spread the word with fb and twitter.

    Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  6. Thanks for hosting - love the family pics! Canvas art is so fun - thanks for sharing ; )

  7. Oh S.J. the picture turned out fantastic!!! I just wanted to pop over to say "hi." I am actually very sick and hope to get well soon...I hope all is great with you!!!

  8. First time linking up here, thanks for hosting SJ!

    Following along via GFC.

    Kelly @ herringbone lane


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