5.24.2010

Vol 25 has me absolutely smitten- Review and Giveaway!

I have to admit, this isn't the first time I've seen Jessica's (the artist behind Vol 25) work.  Although I didn't realize it was her I kept seeing (and loving).  It started when I came across her photoshop overlays... what a fun way to dress up a photo! Just check out some of the fun things you can do with them.
I recently got a print from Vol 25, check out this sweet typewriter.
I was amazed when I opened the print to find that it's not paper, its canvas! It has this awesome quality and texture to it that makes it feel, well, expensive! It's the neatest print I've ever owned. 

What I'm loving-
  • This was a treat from the second I opened the envelope.  The print was packaged very professionally with cardboard and a cello sleeve.  She included an over sized postcard of another piece of work, the CUTEST business card I've ever seen, seriously, I took pictures of it and it's displayed on my shelf.  Here, I'll show you.



  • The material it's printed on, like I mentioned already. This print will last a long time on the canvas material it's printed on. 
  • Customer service.  When shopping on etsy your buying right from the artist.  Which is great, but it doesn't guarantee the person is going to be friendly.  Jessica is extremely friendly.  She's quick to answer e-mails, quick to ship, and appreciative that you enjoy her work!
What I'm not loving-
  • I ended up using a floating frame for this print as I found that my 8 by 10 mat cut off some of the typewriter sides.  It could have been that it was a double mat, you could trim the mat back, but I found the floating frame to be a great solution and I love how it looks!
Vol 25 is offering one of you lucky readers your choice of an 8 by 10 print!  So skedaddle over to Vol 25, take a look at Jessica's work then come back here and tell me which print you have to have.  Grab some of those overlays while your there, just because they're awesome!  Giveaway open until May 27th, 2010.

52 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love her shop! I do love that Typewriter print, but the Hope is Only, in blue has me smitten.

    Thanks for the opportunity to own one of her prints!

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  2. I am in LOVE with seeds of freedom TTV!!!

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  3. Wow, I love these giveaways! I never win but I do get to discover some amazing artists every time I enter. Thanks! I was blown away by all the prints, but especially love I Will Be Grateful For This Day.

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  4. Wow! I love them all! I think Seeds of Freedom is the one I'd like. The kiddos call dandelions wishing flowers so I'm sure they would like that one too!

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  5. OOhhhh how do you choose just one?!?! I really like Life is like a bike.

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  6. It is so hard to choose!! But I think I narrowed it down to Remember Happiness in red. Thanks for the give away!

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  8. I love "a smart person." Such cute prints! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Oh this is one of my FAVORITE shops ever!! I'm smitten with the Life is Like Riding a Bicycle print!!

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  10. Love the "wherever we are together"!
    amalgrover[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  11. I have seen the print...and It is a work of art...I want it!
    Even though I am MJ's Mom, I enter her give aways, I am such a kid that way. I always have in mind that I would forfeit and let some one else win if by chance the random selector picked my entry ...but fair warning...if it picks mine for this, I am taking it!!!!

    I love three of them, the blue camper Journey being #1
    PS. MJ, Add to my Christmas list.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47620036/remember-happiness-new-choose-your-color


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45684263/hearts-can-build-a-home

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47348649/the-journey-new-choose-your-color

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  12. I love Remember Happiness with the little camper! I think I'll buy it even if I dont win!! so so cute

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  13. "The secret to becoming who you wish to be" is just perfect!

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  14. I've had "Home is Where Our Heart Is" favorite'd for a long time now. i need to hop to it and purchase it!

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  15. these prints are absolutely adorable! i would love to win "wherever we are together" ♥

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  16. I am loving the " I will be grateful for this day" AND "roses among us." How would I ever choose??

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  17. FLY WITH YOUR OWN WINGS OR THE LOVE TYPEWRITER! CUTE! BECKAGE AT G MAIL DOT COM

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  18. I love everything! My favorites are the prints with the travel trailers, typewriters and bicycles. I really like Jessica's messages too - positive and hopeful.

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  19. um... they are ALL my favorite!! Okay if I was going to choose ONE it would be the custom Do All Things With Love. My sister is getting married in August and it would be a perfect, perfect, PERFECT gift!!

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  20. I love 'Freedom Carried On The Wind'.

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  21. zOMG...these are cute, cute, cute. it was hard to pick a fav, but i'm liking "do all things with love - neutral color variation".

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  22. Wow, I just got some money for my birthday and I may just have to spend it in her shop! I *love* the two laundry room prints: "wash cycle" and "squeaky clean."

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  23. Those are the cutest prints! I absolutely LOVE the "I am a bookworm" one.

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  24. Oh my goodness, how do I pick a favorite!? I think I would choose the Remember Happiness, print. :) GREAT shop, very talented artist! I just hearted her shop.

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  25. The Threes a Crowd one is pretty cute...

    ali_thorne@hotmail.com

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  26. I've been looking for so long for a cute vintage art print for my kitchen. "Delicious Red Apples" might just be the one!

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  27. I love the HELLO WORLD print!! Those birds are adorable!!

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  28. Oh my gosh! Her stuff is gorgeous!

    Wherever we are together, that is home.

    Love. Love. LOVE!

    Her business card is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Delightful.

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  29. I love the -puff of love- print. I am covered in dragon tattoos and this is soooo cute!
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com

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  30. I love the neutral Initial Do all things in love tree!! But the Puff of Love is a very close second!
    melindabyrne@yahoo.com

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  31. What an awesome sponsor!

    I like the silhouettes about shaping your thoughts that shape who you are.

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  32. I am in love with this art! Oh my! It's really hard to choose just one favorite but I think it's the "I will be grateful for this day."

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  33. I love the real love stories typewriter print. It's so adorable.

    moodykelly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. So many cute things! The green I Love You print is calling to me!

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  35. OMGosh, I LOVE the I heart kitchens set... they are so adorable and I would LOVE to have them. Hmm... too bad Mother's Day is long gone. Father's Day??? :)

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  36. It is hard to pick just one. I love them all but I think my favorite is "I will be grateful for this day"

    hutchyhutch87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Great shop and fun package to open for sure! I would pick the same love print you did. So fun!!!

    enduringarts@gmail.com

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  38. They are all so beautiful. The colors and style are perfect and unique. I wish my whole house was covered wall to wall with every single on the these prints <3

    This is my favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46403676/soar-with-your-own-wings

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  39. I really like the hope is only - in blue.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  40. i love the LOVE print! LOVE it.

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  41. I love all of the cooking up love series. So many beautiful options!

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  42. she is one of my favorites. I love " remember happiness." So cheery and cute.

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  43. I love her work! I've been wanting her house picture for a while now.

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  44. I like I will be grateful for this day.

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  45. WOW! I love these prints. If I have to pick just one, it would be REAL LOVE STORIES since it celebrates my love of old typewriters and the love I share with my husband (not in that order!) Thank you for sharing this etsy site with me.

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  46. wash cycle. it's not easy finding art for one of the busiest rooms in the house... it would make trips to the w/d a little more enjoyable!

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  47. I really like wash cycle..but then I saw the print "I will be grateful for this day". I think I need that as a reminder. thanks for the chance.
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  48. I have enjoyed watching all prints in the shop. I would choose "the butterflies are free" or I will be grateful for this day. thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  49. What a great shop! I've added it to my favorites! I think I would choose "I measure my life in coffee spoons", it's super sweet and would look great in my kitchen!
    claudecampeau@videotron.ca

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  50. How do you choose????? I love the love that built a home and that little bicycle is so cute!

    Thanks! bevwalks@aol.com

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  51. I really like the we make a happy family- Limited edition.

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  52. So many beautiful choices! I really love Roses Among Us.
    Missy

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