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SALE: 60% off Wrapped Canvas  

You can get a great deal on wrapped canvases at Zazzle this week.  60% off!  This huge sale ends soon, so order now!  Use code 60CANVASDEAL when you check out.

60% off Wrapped Canvas at Zazzle
Hurry! This huge sale expires 01.31.2012!

SALE: Carved Heart & Initials Sign - $20 

Show your Valentine how much you love them with the "Carved Heart & Initials Sign".  This painted wood sign has your initials & a heart "carved" right in! It's kind of like bringing the tree right home to your walls - and is a great way to show your love this Valentine's Day or Anniversary. 

Carved Heart with Initials Sign Sale

Regularly $30, it's on sale for for the holiday this weekend only!  Order by Monday, January 30th to have it painted and delivered in time for Valentine's Day! :)

Matting & Framing Artwork 

On Display Thursday: Matting & Framing Tips & Technique

You found a fabulous printable or piece of artwork that you love.  So now what? How does this printed piece of paper turn into a useable decorating element?  You need to frame it of course -- and how you mat and frame it makes ALL the difference in how your final piece will look and whether it will work in your space.  Here are a few things to consider when you get ready to put your favorite piece of artwork on display:

Frame Color & Style:

sample artwork: You Are My Sunshine by SignsByAndrea

You'll want the frame color and style to coordinate with the decor of the room and the items that will be displayed around it.  You may prefer a thin clean-lined metal frame for a more modern look, or a wide chunky ornate wooden frame for a more traditional style.  Consider whether you want the frame itself to be neutral and blend into it's surroundings, or to become a bold statement in itself (such as in the red choice below).