Non-Crappy Giveaway: Shaina Kay Stinard

I have an amazing giveaway today from painter, Shaina Kay Stinard.

She paints custom, commissioned portraits of people and pets. And she is giving away one commissioned 8 x 10 single portrait to one of you!

This is how it works:


I mean, sorta. Hers will be nicer. You provide a photograph and she turns it into a painting.

She painted a portrait of Crappy Baby sleeping in a wrap (sigh, how I miss the snuggly babywearing days) a few months ago and it is gorgeous. Course now that I see her pet portraits…wouldn’t that make an awesome gift?

I asked her if she ever manages to paint around her three-year-old and she said that when she attempts to it is like this:


Which is flippin’ adorable. And makes it impossible, I’m sure. I also asked her a bunch of other things that I was going to write about, but seriously, just go check out her site or her Facebook Page.

To enter to win, just enter via the Rafflecopter thing below. Open to everyone, she’ll ship orders anywhere.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will receive 1 single portrait (8×10) with a value of $110. Orders after November 1 cannot be guaranteed Christmas delivery, but she will issue your gift recipient a gift certificate. ย You may also use the $110 to upgrade to a larger size or a portrait with multiple people/pets in it.

Thank you for supporting independent artist mamas!


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467 Responses to Non-Crappy Giveaway: Shaina Kay Stinard

  1. Joey says:

    This blog is awesome, I am a dad but can relate to so mush here. Thanks for providing some humor to my parenting also!

  2. August says:

    I have a picture of my toddler riding a gigantic (metal) rooster that is just screaming to be painted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lexi says:

    I’d do a portrait of my kids… or my hubby and I… or my mom…or grandma…I don’t know!!

  4. Kate Ighian says:

    I would love to win. I have a beautiful picture of my daughter when she was a tiny baby that would be awesome as a painting.

  5. meaghan says:

    I’d love to have my kids painted!

  6. Emily R. says:

    I’d love to have my husband’s cat, Nancy, painted for him. She’s his best furry friend forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Renee Kurgun says:

    I would have a very hard time choosing which picture I would want painted, but I’m sure I would find a way! ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. Rachel says:

    I definitely want a portrait of our family!

  9. Samantha says:

    I would love to get one of our family pics Painted. We are going the first weekend in November to have them done. This would be perfect to have done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Angie says:

    I would get a portrait of our dogs.

  11. Bre says:

    I’d use the credit to have a picture of my daughter and I reading in a window seat together painted. We only have a handful of pictures of her and I together and that’s one I treasure.

  12. Lisa says:

    I’d have a portrait painted of my daughter.

  13. Lacey C. says:

    Probably a family pic!

  14. Nicole T says:

    My son – being goofy.

  15. Nicole Heffernan says:

    I would love to have my kids painted!

  16. Lilly says:

    I would have a portrait of my kids or my parents (as a gift for them).

  17. Andrea says:

    I’m in! I’d love one of these of our munchkin ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. j says:

    I would have a picture of my kiddo and pup painted

  19. Jill says:

    What a great prize! I would love to get this for my best friends who just had a baby boy!

  20. I’d have one of my favorite wedding photos painted!

  21. Aspen says:

    I’d love to see my new baby boy or toddler done in a painting.

  22. Katie says:

    What a neat giveaway!

  23. nira says:

    I would want a painting of me in my wedding dress breastfeeding my first girl!

  24. S says:

    portrait please

  25. Stephanie says:

    You are always so great for a laugh!! Keep it up!

  26. Jessica says:

    I took a picture a few months ago that would make a perfect painting. It’s just a simple snapshot of my son, but it captures him just perfectly.

  27. Jana Gauvey says:

    I would love this. We have some great photos of the kids, but to have it turned into cool artwork – even better!

  28. Kelly says:

    I have a fabulous shot of my two kids together that I’d love to have painted!

  29. Jen says:

    this would be such an awesome holiday gift for grandma!!!

  30. Ju says:

    Woo Hoo! Another give away. You rock, Crappy MOM

  31. Liz says:

    Love it!

  32. Raminta says:

    Sounds like fun! And a great grandparent gift ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Kristin says:

    It would be really hard to choose between a portrait of our funny looking basset mix dog and our baby. Maybe I’d get one of them together!

  34. Kim says:

    I have this beautiful photo of my daughter reading a Mother Goose book when she was a baby. I’d love to have that painted.

  35. Jeff says:

    A simple shot of our boys hugging on our front porch swing brings a smile (or tear) every time I see it.

  36. Diana T. says:

    I would totally get a pet portrait done!

  37. Penelope says:

    I would love to have a picture of my kids painted.

  38. Lindsay says:

    I have an awesome picture of my husband and daughter that I’d love to have in a bigger more durable format like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Stephanie Klemm says:

    Definitely a pic of our kids

  40. Tabitha says:

    Fabulous. This will be great with our new family photos.

  41. Renee says:

    Her portraits are beautiful! Not sure what I’d have painted…I guess one of my kids? They’re both screaming right now, so I’m trying to think of something more pleasant to have turned into a beautiful painting…

  42. Barbra says:

    I would definitely have one of my son. Probably an infant picture, like sleeping in a wrap. Or maybe his wild two year self with sticking straight up ginger hair and bright blue mischievous eyes.

  43. Betsy says:

    I’d have a photo of my 3 yr old kissing the baby painted. It’s already sort of out of focus, so perfect for a dreamy painting.

  44. Melissa says:

    I think my dog would look great in a portrait.

  45. Sarah says:

    I would get a portrait of my boyfriend’s dog! She’s quite elderly now and it would be a lovely way to remember her later.

  46. Amy says:

    This is my kind of give away! Though if I win, I guess I have to find a decent photo of my 2 boys together so as to not pick a favourite ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Claire says:

    I’d have a photo of my family painted. Possibly to give as a Christmas gift, but probably to keep for myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Leah says:

    I would pick an older photo that’s sentimental to my mom or MIL and gift it to them. Either one of them would be in loooove with a gift like that.

  49. Lauren says:

    Would love a painting of my brand spankin new baby boy!

  50. Dorothy says:

    This is a great giveaway! We just did a family photo shoot for my son’s 1st birthday… I’d probably pick one of those pictures. The cake smash pictures didn’t look so good. It turns out he’s allergic to milk, which was in the frosting and cake. ๐Ÿ™ Poor guy.

  51. Melissa Davis says:

    I’d have my kids and puppers painted!

  52. Kbee says:

    Awesome! One small, potential problem… every photo I’ve taken of my son in the last 2.5 years is blurry because he doesn’t stop moving.

  53. Lori says:

    I would use something from our most recent family photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Anneliese says:

    A picture of my daughter… or our wedding… or my daughters birthday party… oh the possibilities! Thank you!

  55. Jennifer says:

    So cool! I’m not sure what I’d have painted. Probably my daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Kristine says:

    Love both of your artistry! Would you also consider Crappifying pictures as a give-away?

  57. Kristin says:

    I’m not sure what I’d have painted. I would probably commission a photographer to take an updated photo of my 3 kids, then have her paint that.

  58. Michelle K says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d of course have a painting of my 2 sons done, just not sure which picture it would be.

  59. Eli says:

    I’d love to have our dogs painted because it’s impossible to get them to both look nice at once in one photo!

  60. Jess says:

    I would have a picture of my three-legged dog painted!

  61. Kat says:

    I moved into my house in ’08 and have YET to hang a single photo of me and my husband, my 17-month-old daughter, or our four Shih Tzus so winning this might help! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Beth J says:

    How neat!

  63. Rae says:

    I would have my favorite picture of my (now 11 year old) baby girl painted ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. ruth says:

    I’d have a picture of my kids done. Or maybe one of me. I never think of me.

  65. Cat W. says:

    Aww, I love her pet paintings so I probably would get one of the cat I grew up with who still lives with my parents.

  66. Sarah says:

    I’d like to get my picture of grandpa holding both kids

  67. Sevender says:

    Cool. Thanks for this opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Amanda says:

    Very cool! I’d love to get one of these of my daughter!

  69. Elizabeth Pickens says:

    Is get a pic of our late dog, Ozzy.

  70. Laura Sheriff says:

    I’d love to have a picture of my kids done! I’d give it to my Mom for Christmas.

  71. Traci says:

    I’m not sure exactly which picture I’d use, but it would definitely be one of my kids. (I currently hate the dog. Don’t ask.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Wendy O. says:

    I’d choose a pic of my kids! ๐Ÿ˜€

  73. Dayna says:

    So cute!

  74. Julie W. says:

    She does beautiful work!!

  75. Kelly H. says:

    I have a photo of my boys actually getting along doing something. *getting along* is the key.

  76. Ashley says:

    Always makes me laugh!

  77. Trudy says:

    I would love to get a painting done of my son!

  78. Ginger says:

    I would probably have one of my daughter’s first birthday pictures done.

  79. Daina says:

    Luv this contest! Pick me!

  80. Deborah says:

    Oooooh!! Crapifying a picture as a giveaway would be sweet!!! If I won this one I’d likely get one of our pets done, or perhaps all four!! Or maybe a family pic. Too hard to decide!

  81. Hayley says:

    I like you more all the time! You’re a homeschooler AND a babywearer? Awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would have a pic of my daughter.

  82. Lucy says:

    I don’t have any kids yet, but I have what I am sure is the cutest dog ever and I have the perfect picture to have recreated!!

  83. Chris Mc says:

    I’d totally have my two kids painted!

  84. Amy S says:

    Definitely my dog. The best looking member of the family!

  85. srilatha says:

    I would love to get a painting of my son ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Susie j. says:

    I would get painted a picture of my new born son and daughter!

  87. Monica says:

    This would be so adorable! I’d love to have a painting of my boys!

  88. Beth says:

    I have a picture of my 2 year old son that I would love to have as a portrait!

  89. Jen D says:

    I’d *try* to get a pic of my 5 month twins and toddler together. Try.

  90. Erin says:

    I’d love to have a picture done with both my kids in it!

  91. Meghan says:

    I’d get a painting of my boys!

  92. Sara S says:

    We’re about to get some newborn photos done. Would love one turned into a painting!

  93. Bronwyn says:

    I’d get one of my two year old and her little sister who passed this summer.

  94. Amanda says:

    Family portrait totally.

  95. Lisa says:

    Her pictures are beautiful! No doubt I’d choose to have my twins painted. Everything is about them these days. The poor cats got pushed to the bottom of the pile.

  96. Of course I’d have my kids painted… though I’m not sure which picture I would pick!

  97. Lauren Elysia says:

    What a sweet giveaway! Love this!

  98. Andrea McCurdy says:

    I would love to get a picture done!

  99. Meagan says:

    What a sweet giveaway! I have a few pictures of my 6 1/2 month old son that I’d love to have painted! With his big blue sparkly eyes and drool-covered chin ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Sarah B says:

    Great giveaway! And I’m in the process of lending the Crappy Pictures to yet another mom friend of mine.

  101. amethyst says:

    Samples of her work on the website are wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Candi says:

    My son holding his new baby sister!

  103. Maranda stull says:

    This is so cool!!

  104. Sarah C. says:

    This would be wonderful for our little Bean!

  105. Tessa says:

    Not sure what I’d want painted, maybe my daughter

  106. Hannah C. says:

    I would love a portrait of my son! ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Kim says:

    Awesome give away. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always admired those painting out of a photo things.

  108. Jennifer says:

    It would be a very hard decision too figure out what picture to use!

  109. Jill says:

    How to decide – a cute painting of one of our cats – do you think the other two would get jealous or a painting of our only – I think I know just the one.

  110. renee says:


  111. Beth says:

    I’d probably do a picture of our daughter and her cat – two of the cutest things I can think of!

  112. Punam Roy says:

    I have a picture of my 9month old stuffing a shell into his mouth from our beach trip this summer. I’d love to have that painted!

  113. Emiko says:

    I’d probably go with one of the picture of my daughter from around 9 month old.

  114. I would get a painting of my daughter.

  115. Jennifer says:

    This looks like a ton of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Meg says:

    I hate to be a copycat but I’d totally get a painting of my 7 month old wrapped on my back. ๐Ÿ˜€

  117. Kerry says:

    What a great contest, I would love to see her work on my family

  118. becca says:

    I would get a painting of Dr. Who. Matt Smith, of course.

  119. Andrea says:

    I would love to have a picture of my daughter painted for my parents, the only problem is I might need 2 so the other set of grandparents could have one as well. As always thanks for the great giveaways!

  120. Allison Nichols says:

    I’d love a picture of my kids! Yeah, pretty sappy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Emily Fowler says:

    I’d have a picture of my son and husband painted- from before he started his cancer battle, so they can both remember the silly/fun times.

  122. Naomi H says:

    I think I would have her paint a pic of a frog for my baby’s nursery.

  123. Jodie says:

    So cool!

  124. Stephanie Bryan says:

    I have no idea what is have painted but definitely a picture of my kids

  125. Linda R says:

    I love YOUR paintings – I’ll take someone else’s if I win… but want one from you too. ๐Ÿ˜€

  126. Stephanie S. says:

    Not sure what picture I’d have painted… maybe one of my dog… plenty other photos / paintings / art of my daughter around the house…

  127. Lisa says:

    Love your blog! Would love to win a painting, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Codi says:

    Wow her paintings are awesome! I would love to get one of my sons.

  129. Sara says:

    My mother in law just took a beautiful picture of our family in a pile of leaves! I wonder if Shaina can paint my son less grumpy looking…lol!

  130. Carolina says:

    I have an amazing picture of my 2 kids that I would love transformed into a painting.

  131. Jessica says:

    I’m probably have my son painted as a gift for my parents.

  132. Robin M says:

    This is just awesome. I would get one of my late father ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Carrie says:

    Oh man I would love a painting of our daughter who just turned three

  134. Heather says:

    This is a great giveaway, thank you!

  135. amy says:

    Would love to have a painting of my girls!!

  136. Mindy-J says:

    I think I would get my sister’s pooch painted for her. He’s getting up there in age and I know it’s going to be so hard on her when he leaves this world.

  137. Ashley says:

    I’d either have a family pic or one of the three kids. Although we do have an amazing one of the oldest two smiling and laughing (you know actually getting along)

  138. jen says:

    Awesome giveaway!! I knw. EXACTLY what picture I’d want painted!
    Btw…where have you been Amber?? You’ve been sorely missed!

  139. Velvet says:

    I would love to win a painting!

  140. reba says:

    I would get a painting of my little monsters–preferably not with the perpetual candy stains around their mouths.

  141. Trudy Jewell says:

    My cats of course!!

  142. Kelley says:

    I love this blog! You crack me up so much and tell me about such neat things! I love these cool paintings. I even have the perfect picture of my little girl for one! ^_^

  143. Heather says:

    I would love a classy painting of my cat. My children? Meh.

  144. Rachelle says:

    I’d get a painting of my 11 month old and myself. It would make a great Christmas present for daddy!

  145. Micah Woodley says:

    Not yet ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d probably have a picture taken of my kids

  146. Kristen says:

    I’d love to have a photo of my little ones painted!

  147. Meegs says:

    Ohh, fun giveaway. I would definitely want a painting of my daughter. The hardest part would be picking which picture!

  148. Lisa says:

    I’d love a painting of my whole family!

  149. Irene S says:

    I want one of my son!

  150. Sarah says:

    I would love a portrait of our little guy. We have framed baby photos but since he started walking there doesn’t seem time to get more recent ones done!

  151. Melody says:

    My boys are the most beautiful little guys in the world– and I’m totally not biased ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to have a painting of them.

  152. Jessica says:

    My kiddos, for sure! What a fantastic gift this would make. ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. Kara says:

    Ooh, ooh! My parents are coming up on their 40th anniversary and i was JUST thinking i wanted to commission a painted portrait of them as a gift, but i wasn’t sure where to start! Serendipity!

  154. Tara says:

    I have a fantastic picture of my three kiddos that I’d pick!

  155. AmandaPN says:

    I just had our last baby a little over five weeks ago, so I’d have a portrait of my three babies painted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. Erin says:

    Hmmm. A cool portrait, eh? I suppose I’d probably get one done of my sweet wee boy, but I’d be sorely tempted to get one done of the cat. Thanks for the awesome stories (and giveaways).

  157. chris says:

    I’d have a piccie of my our family painted x

  158. Amy says:

    A pic of our little one, I’m sure. Would be hard to choose which, but what a nice problem ‘twould be to have!

  159. Erin Barry says:

    The older my baby boy gets, the more i appreciate your blog, Amber. Thank you so much for your Crappy Pictures!

  160. Suzanne Ricker says:

    This sounds so cool. I just got married and this would be a fun thing to win!

  161. Jenn R. says:

    Probably my two kids, for my in-laws.

  162. Stacey says:

    Can’t wait to check out her site!

  163. Julie Wood says:

    I would have her paint a picture of my LO that I just took a week or so ago when she was turned three months, she has the biggest smile on her face!

  164. Amy Loveday says:

    We just had a great picture taken with my husband and the 12 year-old girl we’re adopting from foster care. I’d LOVE to have a watercolor of it!!

  165. Elizabeth G says:

    Can’t find the rafflecopter thingy, so posting a comment just in case. Would love one of these of my kids!

  166. Dawn says:

    I have a picture of me, my husband and our son from last Christmas that would make a wonderful painting.

  167. Leeanna H. says:

    I’d have a picture of my kids painted!

  168. Tessa says:

    I would have my newborn & 2 year old!

  169. Charity says:

    Hi, thanks for another cool contest!

  170. Laura says:

    Would love to win this!

  171. tyra says:

    Great idea. Love the paintings!

  172. Amy dennis says:

    I’d have a picture of my daughter and me painted.

  173. Sarah Scotland says:


  174. Jenn Brooks says:

    I would have one of our family photos painted!

  175. Carly says:

    Would love one of these!

  176. Susan says:

    I have a picture of my two boys arms over each other’s shoulders walking our nature trail that would be perfect!

  177. Tracy says:

    Love this giveaway-stiff competition ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. Sanj says:

    After years of being a single career gal, my daughter is a new wife and mom — and she’s oh so beautiful in any role. I would love to give her a painting of her new family.

  179. Jennifer says:

    Would love a painting!

  180. Elizabeth says:

    How fun! Would make such a great gift!

  181. Tricia says:

    I would have a picture of my two kiddos (both under 3) hugging. SOOO CUTE!!

    Of course, I’d have to somehow TAKE the picture first…

  182. Amanda says:

    I’d get a picture of my dad with my boys painted.

  183. Nicole says:

    Honestly, a portrait from my wedding day. It’s been 4 years and 2 babies, and I don’t have a single photo up from the day.

  184. Cassandra says:

    I see she’s from SC, that’s cool. I’ll be visiting this Christmas.

  185. Sarah L. says:

    Would love to win this! My painting would be of my adorable 3.5 year old!

  186. Jessica says:

    I would get a portrait of our new rescued dog!

  187. Debbie says:

    Id love to get a portrait made of my goddaughter, as a gift for her mom and my best friend. We’ve been friends for 20 years this year, and I’ve been searching for the perfect gift. I think this is it!

  188. stacy scherr says:

    This would be so great as we just had the last of our babies this past April. He was a “surprise” but he’s pretty awesome now that he’s here. So, he’s a keeper! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  189. Aje says:

    Her work is really awesome. Thanks for sharing this Amber!

    I’d love a portrait of my girls – totally worth the upgrade.

  190. Katherine says:

    Hmmmm… kid or dog… kid or dog?

  191. mb says:

    My baby just turned one! I’d love to get his picture done!

  192. Allison Watson says:

    I was actually thinking I would have a picture of me and my son in a wrap!

  193. Nydia says:

    I would love to have my family painted!

  194. Danielle Fritz says:

    I’d love a painting of my daughter!

  195. Olivia L says:

    I’d love a painting of my girls.

  196. Amber says:

    Oh this would be so fun to get!!

  197. Beth says:

    What a great idea. I love how artists can turn a loved picture into a work of art!

  198. Wendy Miller says:

    Would get my baby kissing my fur baby pic turned into a painting!

  199. lisa says:

    I would have my granddaughters painted.

  200. Kristi says:

    I think I would have our wedding portrait painted. We have many photos of our kids, but none of us. It’d be nice…

  201. Mindy Dyce says:

    I would probably request a portrait of my children… or maybe of me and my hubs before kids… you know, to bring back hope of sanity ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. Alex says:

    Great giveaway! I would probably have my kids painted, because it seems wrong to choose the dog over them.

  203. Dawnisha says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  204. Lauren says:

    I’d love to win a portrait of my pregnant belly!

  205. Andie's Mommy says:

    I would love a painting of my daughter!

  206. Lyndsay Weir says:

    A picture from the recent birth of my second daughter.

  207. Ginger says:

    Awesome, would love one of my sweet little guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. chrissy says:

    I would have to think about it. I am not sure what I would want done.

  209. juniper beaty says:

    Oooh this is great!

    I would probably have her paint my daughter in her supercool new bike helmet. Probably. Lol

  210. Laura B. says:

    Awesome. Hope to win!

  211. Beth Hedberg says:

    Thanks for all the cool give aways!

  212. Jenny says:

    So many possibilities! What a great idea!
    I’m rather stumped as to what I’d choose to be honest!

  213. Jenna White says:

    This would make a great holiday gift for my friend who has a beautiful new baby girl. Or I could be selfish and get one done of our cat and dog snuggling…

  214. Lauren says:

    I’d take one of my favorite baby pictures of my daughteraand have it made into a painting!

  215. Suzanne Wilson says:

    What a great giveaway. I would get one done of my kids.

  216. Beth says:

    I would have to go with a picture of my two son’s together.

  217. Lindsey says:

    I would have a picture of my family or kids painted.

  218. Colleen says:

    What beautiful and unique work! I would love a picture of my home. (I know I should say “my kids!!”- sorry!) but there is a strong chance we are moving after only three years here in our first home. While we are excited by this unexpected opportunity, we thought this would be the home we would grow old in. This home and its memories will always mean so much to us!

  219. Kelsae says:

    I love all of the dog portraits – super cute!

  220. Mindy says:

    I might just want one of myself!

  221. Lauren says:

    I would have a painting done of my mom and I ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Nicole says:

    Ermahgerhd!! Painting with a kiddo on the loose!!

  223. Kim Furnell says:

    Ooooh, I would love to win this! I’ve got a great photo of me and the hubs from our daughter’s wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Kirsten Glinke says:

    I’d have her paint all of my kids.

  225. Kate says:

    I love pictures! Especially crappy ones!

  226. Hope says:

    My two children…oh, they just grow so fast.

  227. Stephanie Eichholz says:

    Love this artists style. It immediately made me think of my parents. My mom passed away and my dad is writing her story. This would make an amazing book cover.

  228. MissPinkKate says:

    A picture of my son, of course.

  229. Alicia says:

    Looks like a great service!! Neat.

  230. Twila says:

    I would love to have a photo of my kids painted

  231. Shae H. says:

    I’m not sure what I would get painted. May have to get an update family picture!

  232. Lovely idea- I would do one of my boys. Or maybe use it to upgrade to a picture of both of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  233. Steph says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  234. Lisa says:

    I’d have a portrait of my husband and son done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  235. Sara says:

    Awesome giveaway! Would love to have my girls painted!

  236. Stacy Crawford says:

    I would love a painting of all 3 of my kids together ๐Ÿ™‚

  237. Rebecca B says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  238. mamanina says:

    my 2 boys for sure

  239. Amanda says:

    I’d get a picture of the kids painted to give to my in-laws

  240. Angie says:

    I would do silly face pics of the kidlets.

  241. Nikol says:

    I’d probably have a Christmas present done for my parents!

  242. Nikol says:

    I’d probably have a Christmas present done for my parents! Oops wrong email address on the first one

  243. rachel says:

    My kids seems like an obvious choice, but i think i would take a picture of my sister’s kids and mine, all 9 of them together this summer (we live thousands of km apart), and give it to my parents

  244. Mabel says:

    I would love to get one of my two boys.

  245. Michelle says:

    Love it!

  246. Nomes says:

    I’d get a painting of my niece and nephew for my sister. She’d love it!

  247. The Mommy says:

    I would love to say that I would want my kids painted (and I do) but I’d rather have a portrait of my dog. *sorry kids*

  248. Amanda Stauter says:

    I think I would have a picture of my grandparents done. My grandpa died before my second punk was born so three of my punks never got to meet him. He was an incredibly wonderful man.

  249. Rebekah says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would have my dog painted. He’s pretty lazy, so it shouldn’t be hard to get a picture. My kids come out too blurry.

  250. Grace H says:

    Hmmmm. This is a tough one. I think I’d get a painting of myself. That sounds reasonably egotistical…however, I have a good reason. I remember staring a portrait of my mom when I was a little kid. I love that painting. It captured her spark, that mischievous yet ladylike half smile she’s so often wearing. Maybe my kids would like to see a portrait of me smiling back at them. Maybe.

  251. csa says:

    what an awesome giveaway! i would love this as a Christmas gift. and thanks for international shipping!

  252. Andi says:

    My kids!

  253. Mimi says:

    What a generous giveaway.

  254. Tory Dresser says:

    I would love a picture of my girls painted to hang in my living room ๐Ÿ™‚

  255. I’d have her paint my kids!

  256. Cyzaki says:

    This is an amazing prize!

  257. Melissa says:

    Love your rendition of her art. Spot on!

  258. manday says:

    I would get a picture of my son done!

  259. Lisa says:

    I would love to win! I would definitely have a painting made of our daughter and dog together. They love each other so much. It would be so cute to capture that in a painting!

  260. Erin says:

    Beautiful artwork, I would be very happy to have one of her paintings!

  261. Annette Kearney says:

    I have a picture if my daughter when she was three, standing on a chair washing dishes. I would love to have a painting of that.

  262. Melissa says:

    I want one of my girls!!!

  263. barrie says:

    i have this great pic of my lo in a superman outfit and my husband holding him. and their both so happy. i’d like that in a painting.

  264. Rebecca says:

    Sounds awesome!

  265. poopiebitch says:

    I would get a picture of my son painted!

  266. Justine says:

    I’d give this photo op to my baby niece! <3

  267. MamaV says:

    neat idea! thanks to both of you! i hope to win a crappy painting! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  268. Ashley B says:

    I have 16 month old twin boys, so I’d definitely choose one of the (billion) pictures I have of them. =)

  269. Abby says:

    I would love to get a painting if my twins wrapped together just after they came home from the NICU. It was the last time they were still, quiet and sleeping. That was 18 mos ago.

  270. Loretta says:

    We will be moving from our house of 30 years and where we raised our two “crappy” children. I would love a painting of that house!

  271. Jodi says:

    I would have a portrait done of the picture of my grandmother from when she was 20. She was so beautiful.

  272. Nora says:

    So cute!

  273. sarah r lavigne says:

    cool work

  274. Kate Mills says:

    This would make an amazing gift! I’ll probably get it done anyway if I don’t win. Thanks for introducing us to Shania. ๐Ÿ™‚

  275. Spencer says:

    Kids or cats … I guess I’d have my kids painted ๐Ÿ™‚

  276. Lisa Martinez says:

    I don’t know which picture I would choose, but it would be definitely one of my kids…and then I’d have to commission one of my second kid…so they don’t feel like a loser.

  277. Christy L. says:

    I think I’d use it toward a painting of my angel son and my soon-to-be born rainbow son as newborns… I bet she could do something like that!

  278. Celeste says:

    I’d probably go with something of the kid. He’s way cuter than either of us anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  279. Maia says:

    As always, I am a huge fan of Crappy Pictures… I would give this to my SIL as a surprise: she has one child whereas I have 2. ๐Ÿ™‚

  280. Jessica says:

    I plan on doing a picture of my second son, Thomas. I already have a painting and pastel done of my oldest, and plan on getting at least one artistic rendering of each of my 4 boys.

  281. I’d paint my dog. Or Mean Lady’s baby, Mean Baby (she’s my Pilates instructor and she’s really mean when she’s my instructor and her baby is violent and loud and a thug and I love her to death). Or my dog and Mean Baby together.

  282. Jordan says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  283. Karla says:

    I just might gift this to a friend.

  284. Diane says:

    I’d use a picture of the first time my daughter met her newborn brother <3

  285. Megan says:

    My daughter, maybe with the pups

  286. Jenn says:

    A family portrait with the new addition coming January, BH!

  287. Linda G says:

    My two poopers – Mia and Belle (poopers are our loving name for the dogs).

  288. Donna Armstrong says:

    My 3 boys – they are 16, 13 and 1 and the older two just love their baby brother and having that love captured in a painting would be awesome.

  289. Amanda says:

    I would get my 4yr old daughter, 2yr old nephew & newborn nephew painted. Would be an awesome Christmas present for my parents ๐Ÿ™‚

  290. Laura says:

    My twins first birthday picture. It’s one of my favorites- they are smiling huge happy giggly smiles. Love.

  291. Michelle says:

    This would by far be the nicest thing I would ever hang in my house. I don’t have any “nice” pictures of my son hung. And I love discovering new art! Crossing my fingers for my first win of anything ever!!!

  292. Gina D. says:

    I would have her paint my favorite photo of my son.

  293. Karen Walker says:

    So cool! It would be a great Christmas gift to my husband. I’d pick a photo if my kids.

  294. Helena says:

    I’d either choose a picture of my 1 year old daughter, or maybe of my two turtles? Or all three! Great giveaway!

  295. Julie says:

    Love your blog! I’d have a tough time picking between a pic of my kids or an awesome shot I have of my hubby whitewater canoeing!

  296. SD Murray says:

    I’d love to do a picture of my son and his two canine siblings: The Boy and His Dogs

  297. Ambure says:

    I’d have the picture of my partner and I done! It’s my favorite picture of us.

  298. Miranda says:

    Woohoo! I would totally have her paint my baby! Or upgrade and do a family portrait ๐Ÿ™‚

    And, I hope winners are notified by email… b/c I never remember to check back to see if I won!

  299. carole says:

    I’d love to have a painting done of my daughters!

  300. Jenna says:

    Really cool giveaway. Of course it would be of my kid.

  301. Breenah says:

    I have some adorable pictures of my daughter from the Fourth that I’ve been planning to enlarge and this way I don’t have to do anything!

  302. Amy B says:

    I would like to have our first family of 4 picture painted.

  303. Cassandra says:

    I would use it for a wedding present for my friends who are getting married next summer!

  304. Laura says:

    We could actually have a proper family portrait!

  305. Kate C says:

    I’d probably have one of my daughter’s newborn photos painted.

  306. Rebecca says:

    I know a ton of people that would love this as a gift! Such as myself!

  307. Mindy says:

    Love this blog!! I would have my 6 month old son painted.

  308. Kris says:

    I think I would probably choose one of my dog. it feels weird not to pick my son…but, I still get to see him every day, my dog I don’t.

  309. Kim says:

    I should pick my kids, but I might pick my cats. I feel really torn and first world about how torn I feel.

  310. Cristi says:

    I would have a picture of my daughter painted!

  311. Sarah says:

    I would have one of my sweet babes, they are precious!

  312. stacy says:

    I’d love to have a painting of my twins. They are almost 2.

  313. Delora says:

    I have a great photo of my older son that I think would make a gorgeous painting.

  314. teagansmomma says:

    I’d have to pick btwn:
    1. My daughter thinking in the rain


    2. My daughter wearing her fall leaf crown

  315. samantha says:

    I want to get a portrait of my old mom.

  316. Roxanne says:

    I would definitely choose a picture of my son!

  317. Jessica says:

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  318. Erika says:

    Holy Cow!! She’s amazing! I’d want my kids and probably the critters too.

  319. Jennifer says:

    It would be great to have a painting of my daughter!

  320. Morgan Donohue says:

    I would love a portrait of my ten month old before she gets any bigger!

  321. Lisa Stelter says:

    I would have my daughter with one of my cats painted.

  322. Your blog is one of my favorite things to read ever. I hope I’ll win a fancy sweet painting of my horde of boys, but I’d probably be just as happy (if not more in love) with a portrait done by you so I could giggle every time I looked at it! My hubby won’t let me read pieces of your book out loud to him any more….but I swear I caught him reading it the other day lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  323. Fuzzy says:

    Not sure what we could have painted. Our newest little one is still in the NICU, so that would make a family portrait tough.

  324. Joel says:

    This is awesome.

  325. Helene Paz says:

    I would have a painting of our only son, Edison, 2.

  326. Adriana Ruiz Knack says:

    I would have a portrait of my sons done, ages 3 and newborn… Precious.

  327. Christy says:

    What a fun giveaway! It would be hard to decide which kid would be cutest on canvas–probably would depend on whoever is whining the least that day.

  328. kate l says:

    My girls! Something so “them”… The ,goofy, silly everyday normal pics of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  329. Wendy says:

    I would love to have a portrait done of my toddler and newborn as a gift to my husband. Her work is amazing!

  330. Raizy says:

    These are so cool! I’d have her paint a photo of my girls together. I love when they play nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  331. Clara says:

    A picture of both my girls sitting on some steps while doing actions to and singing a song ๐Ÿ™‚

  332. Hannah @ Boots & Feet says:

    Would love a painting of our toddler and his soon-to-be baby sister together ๐Ÿ™‚

  333. Nuttara says:

    Awesome! I’d love to have that

  334. Meghan says:

    This looks fab! Fingers crossed!

  335. Aimee says:

    I would get a portrait of my dopey pig-eared dog. Or maybe upgrade to include all the pets.

  336. Melissa Green says:

    I’d love this for my friend, she lost her little one to drowning a few years ago

  337. Jody P. says:

    I’d have a picture of my two children painted!

  338. Lisa Plunkett says:

    I’d love a portrait of my five year old.

  339. Tawnya says:

    I took a beautiful picture of my son the other day. I would love to have that painted. It would make a lovely gift for my Mum. Thank you for the contest and the chance to win.

  340. April says:

    Ooo, I’d love a painting of me with my two littles. This is probably my last baby (he’s 4 months old now, his brother is 2), so I don’t want to forget what they look like this small.

  341. Jennifer Rice says:

    Me! Pick me!

  342. Miriam says:

    How cool! Would be a great present for the grandparents.

  343. Elaine says:

    I’m going to have her paint from a photo of when the little people were really little.

  344. Shicho says:

    First time here…really enjoyed the book!

    I don’t know how the contest thingy works; I clicked on enter comment, but then it said comment entered without letting me enter one. Hopefully, I didn’t make a blank post!

    If I womn, I’d be boring and get an image of my little one.


  345. Angela says:

    What a great idea!!

  346. Kelsey S. says:

    So cool! I would definitely do a picture of my boy, or maybe one of him and the new baby that’s coming in April. It’s hard to choose which one, though!

  347. 12tequilas says:

    I would love to win (and would probably have my kids or dogs painted), but I so appreciate the gift idea either way!

  348. Ruth Clanton says:

    How do you pick just one picture to memorialize like this? These are great!

  349. EmilyJ says:

    I would have a picture with myself, husband, and little girl.

  350. Heather C. says:

    There’s a great picture of my nieces daintily eating ice cream while my older son is snarfing his while looking defiantly at the camera. I don’t know if it would be too complicated, thought. And my younger son would get kind of bitter.

  351. Sarah G says:

    I have the perfect picture!!!

  352. Wenmei says:

    We moved to a new house 15 months ago and STILL haven’t put anything up on the walls yet. A painting of the kids (or the dog, our first child) would be perfect!

  353. zoie says:

    The paintings are beautiful! I would love to have a portrait of our cat Bailey who passed away this summer to give to my boyfriend. He was his best friend and I think it would be a sweet tribute to his life.

  354. aimee says:

    I’d love a painting of my son. thank you for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  355. Amber says:

    Great giveaway! Her paintings look wonderful and your blog is wonderful, as always.

  356. Emily says:

    Hi! BWing is the best! If I win, how will I choose which wrapping picture to use?!

  357. Josanpu says:

    Great offer! My author’s photo would probably be my choice of painting.

  358. Cate says:

    usually I would say if I won I would get a portrait of my boys. Today, however, I am picking up the ashes of Amber, my beloved dog, who sat by my side for a whole year after I recovered from heart surgery. And every day before and after too. The only girl in my otherwise testererone infused household. I miss her terribly. Sniff. Sniff.

    [Amber has always been my favorite name :)]
    Thank you to this Amber doing a giveaway, for always brightening dreary days with your fantastic humor!

  359. Rachel says:

    I’d have one of the pictures the ‘school photographer’ in kindergarten took of my baby daughter painted. They obviously had fun during that shoot ๐Ÿ˜€

  360. Heidi says:

    So excited! But which kid do I have painted??? Maybe I will upgrade to include 2!

  361. Kelley B says:

    I love this giveaway! We recently had our fist crappy baby and can’t get enough pictures of her, a portrait would be wonderful!

  362. Sara says:

    I’ve this photo of my three year old waiting on the front steps for his father to get home. It’s amazing.

  363. Michelle says:

    I would have my newly taken family picture painted. So cool!

  364. Jess G. says:

    Her work is beautiful! I would love a painting of one of my squishy babies that aren’t so squishy anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚

  365. Rebecca says:

    Loved her site…would definitely enjoy a painting of my wee one!

  366. Stacey says:

    Love her paintings!

  367. Krisi says:

    Love your blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Id have a picture of my kiddos painted! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  368. Chelsea D. says:

    I’ve admired this concept for awhile–would love a painting of my family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  369. Nina says:

    This is such an awesome idea! I’ve seen the photograph-to-painting thing before, but could never afford it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  370. Heidi says:

    Hi, I love you. Okay, bye.

  371. Melissa says:

    I would get a portrait of my favorite picture of my girls playing in the leaves.

  372. katie says:

    Love it! Adds some style to a regular photo. I’d upgrade to get one of both my kiddos done using one of the rare pics where they are smiling at the same time, together.

  373. Aviva says:

    Aw, I wonder if she could do one of my boy in the “Hundred Acre Wood!”

  374. Barbara says:

    Love it! I already have the perfect picture of my boy to have turned into a painting.

  375. Shannon says:

    Such a sad comment on such an awesomely funny blog, but I’d have her paint my mother-in-law. She is starting to suffer from dementia and we fear the sparkle in her eye will fade soon.

  376. shilpi says:

    Hello there,

    liked her work. And you are just awesome, when I am sad, feeling lonely. Your post boost me up. So, keep up the good work.

  377. Sheri says:

    Very cool! I’ve been wanting to get something like this made of my cat to help my girls remember him. Or I guess I could get a pic made of my real, live children- haha!

  378. Landrumh says:

    That’s such a great idea!

  379. Kelly says:

    A painting of my newborn!

  380. Kate says:

    I would love a painting of my son and our cat. They are best buds, it’s adorable. T says goodnight to Hobbes every night and gives him hugs. We *almost* named our son Calvin, but we thought that was asking for trouble since the cat was there first.

  381. Brigette says:

    I’d have a picture of my son painted. :0)

  382. maria says:

    I have an adorable child, but I’m pretty sure I’d get a painting of my departed dog. He had amazing hair; it needs to be committed to something more permanent than a photograph.

    Or this weirdly cool photo I took of copulating beetles. That could be awesome too… but I guess they weren’t pets…. but they did live in my yard, so….

  383. Alicia says:

    I would have a picture of my 5 year old twins painted. Thanks for the giveaway!

  384. casey r says:

    i’d have to find a good picture of all three of my kids to have painted… do i have one of those? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  385. Elizabeth says:

    I totally would paint my three baby girls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  386. Jules says:

    Those pet paintings are awesome. Now I just have to go get a pet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  387. Jennifer says:

    I would love a picture of my son painted!!

  388. Ali says:

    I would have a photo of my jack Russell terrier painted!

  389. Lesa Pinker says:

    Torn: I have an adorable 8 year old son but my chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix is pretty much the cutest little dog around, so maybe a picture with both?

  390. Amy says:

    It would be so difficult to choose *one* picture of my two small children – because how often are they both happy and looking at the camera at the same time. But it will be fun to try and find that one!

  391. Nicole says:

    Would love a portrait of our pug for our new home!

  392. Nia says:

    I would want her to paint my two kids!

  393. Carmelle says:

    I would love to have a pic of my daughter painted! This would be so nice!

  394. Vicki says:

    Probably our family, or just my son. Or maybe a random tree.

  395. Candace says:

    Baby Boy sleeping at the boob with his long beautiful lashes!

  396. Ishi says:

    I’d have one of my maternity portraits painted ๐Ÿ™‚

  397. Ursula says:

    I love your site and I would love a picture done of my daughter, she will be one years old in November and it would be perfect! Thank you for making me laugh! You got me through some crazy baby times, I get so excited every time I see a new post! Thanks amber, keep it up!

  398. Mallory says:

    So cool!!

  399. mariah says:

    I’d have her paint a picture of my twelve month old hugging his one month old twin brothers.

  400. Heather Sutherland says:

    My daughter, for sure. She’s an only child, so I’m not playing favourites.

  401. Crystal says:

    I would love to have my son’s picture painted! I have a perfect one in mind too.. from when he was about 5 months old (is now almost 2)

  402. Alice says:

    I have a picture of my son that I love from several years ago. I’ve always wanted it made into a painting!

  403. Gosia says:

    I would paint my son before he gets too big to fit on the canvas. Saying that he already is ๐Ÿ™

  404. Rebecca says:

    Looking for a few more entry points ๐Ÿ™‚

  405. Lauryn says:

    Awesome! Would love to win!

  406. Kayla says:

    Thanks for the chance to win…would love to have a painting of some awesome pictures we just had taken!!

  407. Kaite says:

    Awh this would be so so cute

  408. Melissa says:

    That would make an awesome Christmas gift!

  409. franca says:

    I think it would be a picture of me and my daughter. Or maybe one of her when she was first born. That seems like a good idea. Honestly, I may jsut wait until I win to decide. Too lazy today. Crossing fingers I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  410. Rose D. says:

    I would have a portrait of my cat done!

  411. Lisa MH says:

    Probably a photo of my kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  412. Amanda says:

    I’d have my three kids painted… their old picture from when my 2.5 year old twins were still itty bits. <3

  413. Kelly says:

    Would love a pic of my kids and the dog!

  414. Laura says:

    I definitely know which picture I’d have turned into a beautiful painting!!

  415. Nike says:

    I’d love to have a picture of my daughter in her cowgirl hat turned into a painting.

  416. krystal says:

    I’d do rhe photo I have of my 3 mnt old holdibg his toy screwdriver. His dads a contracter. So cute!

  417. audrey says:

    I’d have my sons baby picture turned into a portrait! I love this blog!!d

  418. Emma says:

    Love this blog. Would probably get a photo of the kids painted, and send it to their grandparents who live overseas.

  419. Jen says:

    I’d have my four-year-old painted! It’s all going so fast!

  420. Megan Davies says:

    I have a great photo of my son eating his first birthday cake that I’d get painted.

  421. Loved reading all these custom painting ideas!!!!! So exciting and I really hope people contact me even if they don’t win!!!! I will be glad to give a discount!!! Thank you again, so much, Amber!!!!

  422. Rachel s says:

    Any nice picture of my son! We have a massive shortage of pictures of him, not always our fault. Picture week at preschool yay! Nope my son is super sick, ahhhhh he will never let us live it down, but a nice custom painting to help offset!!

  423. Amanda S says:

    OMG this is awesome Amber! I think I will get a pic of my boys <3

  424. Ariane says:

    Can’t decide if I would have her paint my three kiddos or our dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  425. Cerissa says:

    What an amazing idea!

  426. Jordan Washington says:

    My little one year old loves to eat black beans, she squishes them and gets it all over her face- its the most adorable thing to see. Id want a painting of that!

  427. Jessica Lalonde says:

    We’re always the lookout for different styles of photography and art to hang around the house. This may be a present for my husband for Christmas!

  428. Sarah Hickok says:

    Sounds lovely. here’s hopin’!

  429. Casey Zeigler says:

    I would have a picture of my toddler snuggling with my dog. My dog passed away last week, so this would be an amazing thing to have.

  430. sarah says:

    I’d have a photo I took of my three kids wearing lone ranger masks painted!

  431. Sarah says:

    I love your posts and I am also experiencing the effing 4’s. It’s good these kids are cute otherwise I’d have to toss em out! So a painting of my cute angels would be lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  432. Candice says:

    I would love to have this done with one of our family pictures. And yes, probably one that the dog is in ๐Ÿ™‚

  433. Elisha says:

    I Love The Ring Of Fire Reference In The Raffle Section.

  434. Katherine M says:

    I would get a picture of my dog Whiskey painted. He has been my best bud for 15 years and counting.

  435. Stacey says:

    my baby girl blowing a kiss….an image I want to remember forever

  436. Brandee Hiller says:

    I would have one of my son Gideon’s newborn pictures painted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  437. Amy says:

    I’d have one of my daughter and her silliness painted. ๐Ÿ™‚

  438. Jen W says:

    Very cool! I’d want a painting of my baby with his fur brother. ๐Ÿ™‚

  439. Vivian S says:

    I would love a painting of my kids!

  440. Sarah Reed says:

    I would have a picture of me and my husband painted. Maybe in celebration of our 2-year anniversary.

  441. Cindy says:

    Shaina is so talented. I love the portraits. I am debating on a picture of my 3 girls or one of my husband and me. Leaning toward the 2nd because I have so many pictures of my kids hanging, but none of me and hubs.

  442. Julia A says:

    It would probably be a picture of my son but I have so many it will be hard to choose one!

  443. Laura says:

    If I won I would get this family photo done:

    My daughter, Lilith, is only 4 weeks old there.

  444. Jess H says:

    I’d have my girls and my service pup in training painted. Or my girls with their horse. Or just my girls. Hmmm…

  445. Paula P says:

    I’d do a portrait of my little girl!

  446. Mikayla Harris says:

    I’d have a family portrait painted.

  447. Kelly B says:

    How neat! I’d love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  448. Anne Pernick says:

    “I right here, Mommy!” Awesome.

  449. Nanda says:

    I supposed I should say my kids…but my dogs are so cute! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    P.s. love your blog crappy mama!

  450. Kara P says:

    I would love to get one of my girls!

  451. katrina says:

    If I win the drawing, I would have a picture done of my 4 month old – he’s the youngest of ten and so he deserves to get his picture ‘painted’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  452. Andrea says:

    I’d love a family portrait! These are really beautiful

  453. phaea says:

    either a mommy & me selfie or him climbing on daddy on father’s day!

  454. EG1972 says:

    My sons! Thanks for the chance to win!

  455. Victorea says:

    I would have my son’s first time meeting the ocean painted. I’m laughing, he’s adorable in it, just 4-5 months old, and a big floppy hat is involved. It’s one of my favs ๐Ÿ™‚

  456. Katrina says:

    We just had our 4th (and last!) child last month and I have a great picture of all 4 kids together that I would choose.

  457. Kasondra says:

    We had anniversary photos done and included the kids…I’d love to get that as art!

  458. Amy says:

    I would have a picture of my 4 mo old baby boy done.

  459. Allyson says:

    Cool giveaway! Count me in!

  460. Cheryl S. says:

    Ooooh. A portrait of the princess would make a great Xmas gift for grandma!

  461. Shannon says:

    Would love a portrait of my kids!

  462. Monique says:

    So great! I don’t even know what I would have painted, but I want!!