Category Archives: great gift ideas

Another Great Customized Gift Idea…

Hi everyone.  Krista Sahlin of Sahlin Studio posting on Andrea’s blog to share my newest product at ScrapMatters.  Are you looking for that perfect holiday gift?

I know what you’re thinking… holiday shopping already?? It can be difficult to find that perfect
gift for significant others, parents, grandparents or yourself.

I have a great idea for a classic, timeless gift that will be enjoyed everyday.
A gorgeous piece of artwork. And by artwork, I mean a canvas print of your loved ones.
What is a canvas print? A canvas print is where a photo is blended beautifully with natural
textures, grain, meaningful text, custom images and color to create an image perfect for printing on canvas. Perfect to create the gift of a lifetime.

Custom Canvas Design by Sahlin Studio:

Custom Canvas by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Custom Canvas by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

A custom canvas art design to display in your home, office or any place needing beautiful art work.

Here are some examples of my completed work:

Sample Custom Canvas #1 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #1 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #2 by Sahlin Studios available at ScrapMatters

Sample Custom Canvas #2 by Sahlin Studio available at ScrapMatters

There are other examples in the Custom Canvas product listing in my shop at ScrapMatters.

I will work with you to design a custom canvas art work beautiful enough to display in the finest of galleries. Whether you want a canvas of each child, your wedding photo, your family, the kids together or all of the above. These also would be beautiful done with photos of your home, cabin or favorite vacation spot. I’ve created a multiple canvas discount, because when I am working on a canvas I have all of my “tools” out and it is extra easy to just change out images and start working on my next custom canvas design project.
It is much easier to do two or three in a row, than it is to do one today and the others tomorrow.

Custom Canvas Design prices are as follows:
Custom Canvas (1 Design) – $45
Custom Canvas (2 Designs) – $65
Custom Canvas (3 Designs) – $80

Pricing includes the custom digital canvas design. You are able to your take your design to a printer of your choice or I can help you select a printer. I’ve found canvas printing prices to be very affordable (who knew?) Canvas printing ranges by size and company (I have found superior quality work that can be printed around $30-$55).

Which makes your CUSTOM artwork only around $85 for a 12 x 12 print (custom designed, printed and shipped) to your home!!

Can you think of a better gift?? And SO original!!

Here are some more detailed pictures of canvas prints that are gallery wrapped. When a canvas is “gallery wrapped” the printed portion of the canvas continues around the sides and the back. No frame is needed to display your custom print.

Gallery wrapped proofs.

Gallery wrapped proofs.

Here is a picture of how several canvases look displayed in my home. I designed and printed them at 12 x 12.

Finished canvases displayed.

Finished custom canvases on display.

Order your Custom Canvas Design TODAY! And get a head start on your holiday shopping!

ScrapMatters Hybrid CT Call

SM Hybrid CT Call

SM Hybrid CT Call

If you love to create hybrid goodness this call is for you!  All SM CT members have full access to the shop.  You get to pick and choose which goodies you want to use to create with.  Some recent standouts from the hybrid gallery include these beauties:

Pamper yourself or your friends with this fabulous gift pack by Kari.

Pamper yourself or your friends with this fabulous gift pack by Kari.

  This birthday can from Jaime is super cute! What a fun way to present a gift.

This birthday can from Jaime is super cute! What a fun way to present a gift.

Found this cute teacher gift in the gallery.  What teacher wouldnt want this?

Found this cute teacher gift in the gallery. What teacher wouldn't want this?

Well hopefully I’ve whet your appetite on all of the fun stuff you can do with hybrid.  If you are a paper and glue girl you will love creating for the hybrid team.

CT Requirements:

  • Each month create 3 hybrid projects OR 2 hybrid projects and 2 digital layouts
  • Participate in site challenges, the team blog, the forum, and the gallery
  • Post in 4 galleries (SM, DST, and 2 of your choice)
  • Be a team member for 6 months

Please e-mail the following to ward [at] afconnect [dot] com:

  • Link to your most active forum
  • Gallery link
  • A short bio
  • Link to your blog (if you have one)

This call closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 8.

We hope you will apply!

Wild Coriander–Vintage Flair Bags

My friends Kristie & Adrienne started this totally fun, online  boutique, called Wild Coriander.

Kristie & Adrienne--a couple of my creative friends.

Kristie & Adrienne--a couple of my creative friends.

Kristie (krisser12) is so talented, you may remember her from when she sold at ScrapMatters as Suzie Belle Designs.   I love her design sense and was so sad when she quit designing digital scrapbook kits.  However, knowing Kristie something spectacular is always going on in that creative mind of hers.  I was so excited to see this next venture.  These bags make terrific diaper bags, but I really want one for the beach in Hawaii next month.   My mind is churning with the possibilities.  Is yours?

Wild Coriander

Wild Coriander

So go on and check out all of their urban vintage bags (picture is clickable)…and tell them Andrea sent you ;D