print & paper: $300 giveaway

I’m a huge fan of gallery walls, especially ones that cleverly incorporate images and fun words into the mix.





No better way to get that perfect canvas of words than with Print & Paper, a new sponsor and wonderful source for custom designed prints on canvas.  Customized signs as art are a great way to add to your decor on a personal level.  The possibilities are endless – anniversary, places traveled, nursery art displaying your baby’s first measurements, a favorite quote.

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The nice thing about print & paper is you can customize your canvas on every level – size, font, and color.  The sky’s the limit!


And how about customized art as a Christmas gift?  Fabulous hostess gift for holiday gatherings.


I love quotes of all kind and even hoard them on my pinterest page.  If I had to select my favorite quote for a canvas, I think I would go with:

“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.”

Those words have great meaning to me and would be a nice reminder to see every day as well as a dash of pretty among framed pieces of  art.

Another approach is printing street signs or favorite places you’ve traveled.  Here are some of the key players in our area.


Consider a custom designed print & paper canvas as an addition to a gallery wall in a big grouping of art…or accessory propped on a bookshelf in amid stacks of books.


Print & paper is offering one winner their own personalized canvas – yep, you choose the size, text, and colors you like best.  A $300 value.


Leave a comment telling us either 1)  your favorite inspirational quote or 2)  the street name of your childhood home.  I remember mine – Hummingbird Lane.  Winner announced on Wednesday!

Happy Monday, friends : )


[print & paper photos by Colleen Duffley]

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  1. Ashley C. says:

    Don’t worry be happy! I have to constantly remind myself of this, I worry too much.

  2. Amy says:

    What a great giveaway! I lived on Shirewood Drive as a child… fond memories! Thank you, Seleta!

  3. Nancy says:

    “Not all those that wander are lost”. Reminds me of my 13 year old son, who is a dreamer…

  4. BethA says:

    A favorite Bible verse of mine —

    Psalm 46:10 (ASV) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    It’s something I’ve been trying to focus on — being still (quieting my mind, not just my body).

  5. Denise S. says:

    I have tons of favorite quotes! Love the County Rd. 30-A sign in green and black. I grew up on Morningside Drive……. good times :)

  6. Janice Smith says:

    When I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

  7. K says:

    Acre Drive :) Love these!!!

  8. Kt says:

    Love is All You Need. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  9. Kate says:

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

  10. Ry says:

    I grew up on Schuyler St.

  11. Erica says:

    “Start the day with a smile, and finish it with champagne.” great giveaway – my fingers are crossed!!

  12. Sheila J says:

    The street I was born on is the same street I live on now, Grove

  13. Danielle says:

    I’m terrible with quotes (and getting them right), so I’ll go with my childhood street name – Bravington Way.

  14. pve says:

    Psalm 23.

  15. Not My Circus. Not My Monkeys. And that wasn’t the name of the street I grew up on.

  16. patty says:

    South Main Street.

  17. sydney85 says:

    “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.

  18. Heather L says:

    Every night before my kiddo’s fall asleep I tell them to “Dream Good Things”.

  19. Shauna says:

    I lived on Main St…not very exciting! And I have a couple fave quotes: “I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” and “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.”

  20. Suzanne says:

    His mercies are new every morning

  21. Kellye says:

    I LOVE words/quotes. One of my favorites comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.” I also BELIEVE in this one by Oscar Wilde: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

  22. Margo says:

    “Love is patient, Love is kind”. Thank you for sharing such a generous giveaway and introducing me to a great product!

  23. Sean C says:

    Great giveaway! As a child I lived on Oakwood Drive.

  24. Rachel says:

    I have so many incredible quotes that I would love in this format, but the name of the street I grew up on is “Tinted Hill” – all of the streets in Columbia, MD are named from works of literature (often Shakespeare). A bit unusual, isn’t it?

  25. Alina says:

    “Beauty is Everywhere.”

  26. Carrie C says:

    Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God.

  27. Ashleigh Thompson says:

    We can do hard things!

  28. Katrina says:

    lately my motto has been, “pray more, worry less.” It’s an ongoing challenge to be at peace and rely on my faith rather than my fears.

  29. Kay says:

    “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. I grew up on Rutledge Loop Road :)

  30. Stacey says:

    Church Street – my parents still live there!

  31. Lori H says:

    Overlook Drive – my parents are still there :)

  32. Eileen says:

    hmm… a favorite quote is hard to choose. I do like, ‘progress, not perfection’. And, of course I remember my childhood street-Ashfield Park.

  33. Tiffanie says:

    Grace is more important than perfection! Love this giveaway!

  34. Shelley says:

    Royce Avenue will always hold a special place in my heart.

  35. Liz says:

    I grew up on Mize Rd

  36. Nancy says:

    I would love to live on Hummingbird Lane! I grew up on Longview Terrace!

  37. Kimber-Leigh says:

    one of my favorite streets i grew up on: Creektree Drive

  38. kim says:

    favorite quote- “I’m the hero in this story. i don’t need to be saved.” 2. when i was a child we lived on -dozer road. thanks for the great giveaway. ;)

  39. Diana says:

    My childhood home was located on Goodyear Dr. I also love the name of the village I lived in for a a year in the UK – Sunningdale.

  40. Kathi says:

    Favorite quote of all time, that I always go back to is from Mother Teresa. “We can do no great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

  41. Abbie says:

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

  42. Shawn says:

    Abbottswood Dr. So many great ideas, Seleta!

  43. Leah Hawkins says:

    what the caterpillar thinks is the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.

  44. Molly says:

    “Work hard and be nice”….my words to live by! Thanks Seleta!

  45. Jessica says:

    I lived on Klocks Corners Road…I will never forget that name, or the spelling! I have too many favorite quotes to list, I’d love the chance to pick one to put on my wall! Thank you!

  46. Annie says:

    My favorite quote is don’t worry be happy!!

  47. I lived on Buttonhook Lane as a child. It was a place where I dreamed big!

  48. Jodie Kurtz-Osborne says:

    Fabulous giveaway – thank you Seleta!
    Probably my most favored quote:

    “He who works with his hands is a laborer.
    He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
    He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
    – St. Francis of Assisi

  49. Jeana Ball says:

    I grew up on Cemetery Road.

  50. Jennifer Frederick says:

    I do not know who said it originally…

    Nothing taste as good as SKINNY!!

    Try to think of this especially with all the Halloween candy on Thursday:)

  51. Marilyn Hergenrader says:

    I grew up on Collingwood Cove in Memphis TN. Our cove had over 100 kids and we loved playing kick the can and flashlight tag in the cove. What great times!

  52. Jacquie Sebulsky says:

    The harder I work, the luckier I get ~ I think that is from Abraham Lincoln, but good words to subscribe to!

  53. Stacey Besse says:

    I cans do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
    I pray this almost daily, and it gets me to where I need to be!

  54. Angie R. says:

    Love these canvases!

    Mu favorite quote describes my relationship with my husband:

    “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love comes along and brings you a fairy tale.”

  55. Kristina says:

    Hands down, my favorite quote is by Audrey Hepburn: “The one thing in life worth holding onto is each other.”

  56. Melissa Dwyer says:

    Gardner Lane

  57. Sarah says:

    Frontier Lane

  58. Sheree Perelman says:

    Tappan Street in Brookline

  59. Kimberly says:

    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”

  60. Kimberly Heckman says:

    Absolutely love this idea. I grew up on Anita Drive. I have a 20 year old daughter who already has a huge collection of quotes on her bedroom wall in her sorority house. She would LOVE this as a Christmas gift!! Such a clever find.

  61. Bridget Humphrey says:

    Love, love, love this give away.
    I grew up on Terry Drive and have many memories of this street. We just moved my Mom out of this house which she had lived in for 40 years.

  62. Sarah says:

    East 36th Street!!! :)

  63. nicole says:

    Great giveaway, Seleta. My favorite quote is from the incomparable Audrey Hepburn:
    “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

  64. Shelly says:

    Love this! My fav go to quote…”And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

  65. TL says:

    Love! My street name was Camellia Ave.

  66. Wonderful! I’d love to do one of all the places we have vacationed :)

  67. Meghan says:

    Oh this is wonderful! thank you for such a great giveaway! I grew up on Cedar Street – such a fabulous place to live!

  68. I grew up on Little Road in house that was built by my dad.

  69. karlee says:

    I grew up on Woodcrest Dr. I love this giveaway!

  70. Gina F. says:

    such a great giveaway. I grew up on Priscilla Lane.

  71. What a fantastic giveaway! My favorite quote is “Home is Where Your Story Begins”.

  72. suzanne c. says:

    “Live to inspire” … thank you for this inspiration Seleta!

  73. Andrea W says:

    Be kind to those you met for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
    and I grew up on Poplar Street! Thanks for the opportunity!

  74. Susie Sharples says:

    My favorite quote is ” At all costs, avoid melancholy.” It’s eloquent and direct. Thanks so much. Love the blog, love the canvases!

  75. Melissa tichy says:

    Cabinwood drive was my childhood address. It’s one of those things you never forget

  76. Allison A. says:

    My favorite quote is Progress not Perfection! I try to remind myself of this daily.

  77. christine says:

    My childhood street was Summer Hill Road…

    Favorite quote by Elisabeth Elliott “God does not supply grace for our imagination “

  78. Lindsey says:

    Elm Street

  79. Mo says:

    How fun!!

    I lived on Olde Pasture Road

  80. Sara S says:

    I grew up on Cozy Street, with my parents and 3 sisters. Sweet memories.

  81. Wendy says:

    for my favorite quote I would choose “Seek the Healer, not the healing”. I was just in Seattle last week with my dear sweet friend who’s breast cancer has metastasized – 12 years after her original diagnosis/cure. I would send this to her as a reminder that she is not in control, but she knows that He is. blessings!

  82. Rachel says:

    Thanks for this give away. I lived on Mc Donald Way as a kid.

  83. Katie says:

    I, too, love good quotes by the truckload. The first one that came to my mind is from Scarlett O’Hara: “Oh, I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Because sometimes, I will just have to think on that tomorrow.

  84. Jennifer M. says:

    Quotes would be hard to choose from but the street we lived the longest on was Meadowlark Ct.!

  85. Felt So Cute says:

    We lived on Shotgun Court (is that terrible, or what?!). But my favorite quotation is from Audrey Hepburn ~ “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

  86. Oh so many quotes to love!! I would have a great time picking one! Kenilworth Lane.

  87. traci says:

    I love the quote from the poem INVICTUS by William Ernest Henley, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul”.

  88. Mimi says:

    My first home had a name “Mattie’s House” …. it holds many fond memories for me.

  89. emily says:

    The first address I memorized as a Kindergartener was on Benion Street.
    “Someone else is happy with less than what you have.”
    “Gratitude is a practice – Make it a Priority”

  90. JustJoey says:

    My favorite saying is: “Live in the Sunshine. Swim in the Sea. Drink the wild Air” by Emerson. When I was a child I lived on Brighton Street.

  91. René says:

    I grew up on Timberlane. Thank you!

  92. Margie says:

    “Go Forth and Spread Beauty and Light” -my senior English teacher said this everyday at the end of class. I say this to my kids everyday (or when I remember to say it) before they leave the house for school.

  93. Jan Nymeyer says:

    “Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace.”

  94. Anna says:

    We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa. I grew up on Lake Rd.

  95. J.Lipsey says:

    Twin Branch Terrace

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

  96. curlywhitedog says:

    I have two:
    1. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
    — Hebrews 11:1
    2. “They can because they think they can” — Seen on one of those inspirational posters from the
    1980’s featuring a photo of two seagulls in flight.

  97. Elizabeth says:

    I grew up on Quail Hollow Court. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

  98. Maria says:

    What a great giveaway! My son is away at boarding school and he and his roommate are both wrestlers. There are many great wrestling quotes and I’d love to give them a customized canvas for their dorm room. Probably something like: “Once you’ve wrestled in life, everything else is easy”. (Dan Gable)

  99. Lindsay says:

    “Though she be but little, she is Fierce!” William Shakespeare (One of my life motto’s!)

  100. Cory says:

    I grew up on Whispering Circle.

  101. Kelley W says:

    I grew up on Maple Street.

  102. Katie says:

    Katie Lane

  103. Jane says:

    “Take my hand, take my whole life too” encompasses how I feel about my husband and kids.

  104. Ginger says:

    I have way to many favorite quotes, so I can not pick just one right now. but I am excited about this give -away. I look forward to using them. my childhood st, woodridge ln thank you

  105. Tara says:

    what a fun giveaway!

    I was just thinking about it this morning…I grew up on 53rd Terrace.

  106. Jill says:

    Always remember to forget
    the times that made you sad
    But never forget to remember
    the times that made you glad. (Elbert Hubbard)

    I can still remember the good times in the little house on Nauvoo Street.

  107. nicole says:

    I grew up on Valentine Avenue, especially special during the February ;)

  108. nicole says:

    Whoops meant to write during the month of February!

  109. Ginny W says:

    Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
    -Dante Alighieri


  110. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

  111. What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul–Corrie ten Boom

  112. Natalie A. says:

    Fawn Court was my childhood street – just saying that brings in a flood of beautiful memories, sigh…

  113. Samantha says:

    Oh happy day

  114. Cindy says:

    First address, Morton Avenue but my favorite part is the house number, it had a 1/2 following it. It was a tiny, tiny home!

  115. Missi says:

    I would pick a Christmas saying I think. My childhood street was Keats Avenue.

  116. Holly says:

    i’d love to win this and love that I don’t have to “like” a page or Tweet to win :) thank you. I grew up on Ellen Way :)

  117. Christy says:

    My childhood home was on Main Street, although it wasn’t the main street in our tiny town.

  118. MMT says:

    Childhood home was on a street named Dallas and I lived in Houston. haha

  119. Jennifer says:

    I grew up on Lakeside Drive … My parents still live in my childhood home, on a beautiful lake in New York state. Heaven.

  120. Shan Grech says:

    Woodycote was where I grew up! A sleepy road in Rural wales, uk.

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