Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: UrbanWalls Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (US/CAN)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~

About the Designer...
Hi there my name is Danielle. I'm from the beautiful city of Vancouver where I live with my amazing husband and two super cute boys... seriously, the cutest ever ;)
What do you make? I make vinyl wall decals.
How did you get started? It was honestly something that I stumbled upon. I have been in the graphic design field for 10 years and my husband had a cutter. I thought it would be a fun hobby and I just stepped out and gave it a go.. little did I know that I would be able to do this full time from my own home.
What inspires your creativity? I get a ton of inspiration from blogs and home decorating sites.
How long have you been doing this? a very busy year and a half :)

Review...
Your home decor is about to get a big facelift with vinyl wall decals from UrbanWalls. With unique quotes to modern, chic designs, you'll have so much fun dreaming up your new interior design project!
Danielle sent me her very popular, Keep Calm Carry On vinyl wall decal. This is my first wall decal experience, so I was a little nervous about the whole process of putting it on the wall. However, easy to use directions are included with the decal, so newbies like me can figure out how to apply it properly. 
This design is 23" wide x 33" high. Since it was such a large design and I was applying it by myself, I pressed the decal onto the wall as I was slowly removing the backing at a 45 degree angle. This seemed to work well except for one little circle from the crown that I noticed later on the backing. I was easily able to use tweezers to delicately put it on the wall once I was done.

Once the backing was off and I had rubbed the decal onto the wall pretty well, I started to pull off the transfer tape, also at a 45 degree angle. I did have a few intricate areas (like the area above) where I had to slow down, go back, and scratch the transfer tape over the decal again so it would stick better onto the wall's texture. This is certainly to be expected with such small details on any decal, but easily fixed.
I had so much fun putting this up, and my arms even got a little work out too! Ha! I love the design, the matte finish, and that I don't have to ruin our apartment walls with paint, frames, or other decor just to have something on the wall. Vinyl wall decals also remove easily, without damaging your wall. You can choose your colors for your wall decals, and truly transform a room with a whole new look with just a little time. I have to say I've had an excellent experience with UrbanWalls, and I think anyone can easily put up their own decal. UrbanWalls shipped my decal in a shipping tube to protect it from damage, and I think the materials for the decal are a very high quality. 

The Girly Girl Tree decal is adorable! 

Danielle recently launched her own blog where she plans to share things that inspire her such as graphic design, interior design, fashion, and deals. I love her posts so far, and have enjoyed going back through them all. It's inspired me a bit too!


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One winner will receive the In This House We Do... vinyl wall decal from UrbanWalls!




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56 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the "We loved you before we met you wall decal"

Ellen said...

I love the .Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Birch Trees!

Kaytee said...

Love the Keep Calm and Carry On, always been one of my favorites!!

Andi B said...

I love the monkey see monkey do wall decal.
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Joy N. said...

falling flowers
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Shannon said...

I like the Hummingbird wall art decal!
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Judy said...

The hummingbird, I collect them.


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tlcrum06 said...

I love the Monkey See Monkey Do & the Birds on a Wire!! Great graphics!
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jill24295 said...

My favorite is Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - A Hunters Dream
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Erin said...

I love the Night Owls!!!

Raggedy Baby said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quote! I also like the Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Night Owls--

thanks for the giveaway!
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Mindi said...

I love these kinds of things!!

Becky said...

my favorite might be the Life's a Breeze decal... so many great ones to choose from!

jessica taylor said...

these are amazing!! I WANT the simply chandelier!! or the chandelier with the birds!

Ola said...

Love, love, love Falling Flowers.

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

~Ola Jaggers
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ArtsyChaos said...

Love the giveaway prize and also Wash Dry Fold Repeat...!

Angie said...

I love the Twig Trees!!! I mean REALLY love them!

Erica said...

I LOVE the "Cutesy Tree in the Wind"!

Savannah said...

totally in love with the "in this house we do..."

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Jus and Kat said...

I like the Thin Birch Trees wallart.

Alisha L. said...

I love the Night Owls decal. Perfect for a nursery!

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KM said...

the "in this house" decal is my favorite! I'd love to have it on my walls!
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eclairre said...

I like the Hummingbird wall art decal!

Mandy said...

Love the Fruits of the Spirit!!

Hannah said...

Love, love, love the Birch Trees! Thanks.

Denise said...

I love the Life's A Breeze decal :D

mom2girls said...

I just love this: Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Hope and a Future it is wonderfull.
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Laura said...

So many favorites -- I think I will pick the "Love Never Fails" -- what a gorgeous font.

The Green House said...

Honestly, I love the "In This House We do" decal. I got choked up just reading it. Mahalo for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love the The Girly Girl Tree decal.
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Anonymous said...

just hanging out

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Leanne said...

"in this family..." I LOVE this one!

Charlie said...

I like the large flower. It would look great in my B&M store :)

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the night owls!!
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katygirl said...

i love the circle letter!

Jessica Osborn said...

I LOVE the one in this giveaway! It woud be perfect for my house!!!

Christine said...

Love the fruits of the spirit!
Christin

polly said...

i like the springtime decal
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Margaret (prellerm@yahoo.com) Osako said...

I love the Heading South decal... I'm a bird-watcher and bird-lover.

Cerrisse said...

I love the "we loved you before we met you"

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Carisa said...

I love the birch trees!

lilsis75 said...

I liked the Love never Fails.

annc999 said...

The LOVE NEVER FAILS decal is my favorite.

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

love the spring trees
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Sherry said...

I love the Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - A Summer's Day.

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MegHarneyPhotography said...

I am absolutely in love with the decal in this giveaway "In this house..." This perfectly describes the kind of environment I want my house to be known for. Thank you so much for providing this giveaway!! My e-mail address is ShootMeBarefoot[at]gmail[dot]com

AWE Handcrafted Jewelry said...

I love the side swirl and the birch trees! I have a room in mind for each! :)

deanna said...

fave: Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Circle Shapes
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xoxoxo

cyndi said...

I like the Cutesy Tree in the wind decal! very nice!

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Erica said...

I love the Heading South decal!

Brenda said...

My favorite is actually the quote that we could win... it says everything

Jacqueline said...

circle shapes are my fav! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Pauline said...

Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Cutesy Tree in the Wind - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Leanne said...

I liked the fruits of the spirit.

Armada Volya said...

I love Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art - Modern Swirl

BeautyToLove said...

-Favorite decal: Love Never Fails

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THANK YOU!! :)