Waterfowl Hunter’s shadowbox

This year’s contribution to the Ducks Unlimited Dinner & Auction in Arnprior is a waterfowl hunter’s dream. A project designed and created by our resident wood shop genius Jim, it features a photograph of ducks framed in our in-house barn board moulding, surrounded by a dull call,  a box of shells and some spent shotgun […]

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Framed Teddy Bear

What can you do with your grown up son’s favourite Teddy?   Our client came in with her son’s Teddy bear and a great idea.  Could we frame Teddy with a pink polkadot theme in a shadowbox in time for her daughter-in-law’s baby shower? But of course we could. In order to make the polka dots, I […]

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Number 4 for the Canadiens

Okay, its now safe to post this blog, since the Senators are no longer in the run for the cup….  maybe this will give the Canadiens some luck?? So trivia question: Who wore #4 for the Canadiens before Jean Beliveau? Here’s a clue:  “Assigned to a line with Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach when Toe Blake suffered a career-ending broken leg, the rookie […]

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Duck Call Shadowboxes!

So we are going to the Ducks Unlimited Dinner & Auction tonight in Arnprior.  This will be our 3rd year, it is always a hoot. We get an awesome dinner, check out the Silent Auction table filled with Ducks Unlimited prints and other cool things (last year I “won” a beautiful hammered copper platter which […]

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Frame the “Oh,ohs” of your life

What happens when a snowmobile and its driver wrestle? Here’s a hint:  its not a fair fight and you don’t want to be the one that ends up on the bottom.  +=    This winter a buddy of ours took a corner too sharp when going up a snowbank and ended up pinned under his sled.  The […]

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Thank You for Trusting us with your Memories!

  The best thing about my job is that I get to make people happy. My clients bring me their most prized artworks, their favourite photographs, their precious heirlooms, their memories, their proudest accomplishments.  I get the privilege of handling these things, figuring out how best to display them, doing it… and then giving them back. In return ( […]

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Give a “homemade” Gift this Christmas

Do you need a great idea for a unique gift they’ll love?  How about printing up some 4×6 prints and putting them into a custom photo-lettermat frame?   With our Wizard ( our computerized mat cutter) we can custom cut any word of your choice in a mat.  Like “MOM” or “DAD”, “THE LAKE”, “BEST FRIEND”… you […]

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The Making of a Great Shadowbox

The making of a great shadowbox is the combination of specific objects that have meaning for you, the right arrangement of them, a great design, quality materials and proper execution. It’s way more than just slapping some things in a box and hanging it on the wall. We just finished a great example of taking everyday objects, putting […]

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