Feature and Giveaway Time... Toni K Smith and Framebridge

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Tuesday... I am coming to you to talk all about the new beautiful artwork flanking the walls in our house, a gorgeous painting that has that sentimental wow factor, too. Friends, say hello to Toni K Smith, an incredible artist from Alabama who has the unique ability to do it all! Her daughter and I went to college together and it's funny how we got connected through the social media world. I am here to sing the praises of her amazingness and show you how you can win one of your very own custom paintings
A little background: When I asked Toni how she got started, she told me art had always played an influential role in her life. Both her mother and grandmother were artists and after she followed the traditional college route, she had the privilege to attend design school in Atlanta, which enhanced her knowledge and passion for home design. Fast forward to years in the corporate world of finance and marketing and she was presented with the opportunity to pursue her love for design full-time. For the past five years, Toni has primarily focused on art, which allows her the freedom to fulfill her greatest passion, spending her days with her granddaughters. She mentioned sharing her love of art with them and the joy she gets from seeing their creativity grow more each day. 
So here is a little bit about how I came to select my painting design: When Toni reached out to talk about a custom canvas, I instantly knew I wanted her to paint our home.. to remember how it looks when the flowers are blooming, the trees are lush and green, and the yellow exterior of our brick exudes "happy". The process was extremely easy... I took a few snapshots of the front of our house, emailed them to Toni, and she was on her way. She even took the time to ask if I had any special requests regarding colors, additional landscaping, seasonal preference, etc. Interestingly enough, she said she has done everything from changing the paint color of a house to painting a complete landscaping plan! Ready for the final reveal?? 
It's stunning, right? It amazed me how she was able to capture every detail from the pictures I sent her and I am honored to have one of Toni's beautiful works in our home. Even better,  I was able to collaborate with my friends at Framebridge, which is a one-stop shop for all your custom framing needs. Their process is fool-proof: you pick the style of frame you want, they mail you a package to ship your portrait/canvas/etc back, and then voila, your custom framed masterpiece is delivered within weeks. 
I found this site to be far less expensive than options I've used and the quality was just as good, if not better. I opted for the Mandalay Gold Bamboo Frame and LOVE it. 
Here are just a few more samples of Toni's recent work in home paintings: 
Wouldn't these make a fun, personal gift for your parents or someone who recently moved and misses their old abode? I love that they are completely specific to each and every client she works with and you can absolutely tell how much love and care Toni puts into each canvas. And don't even get me started on the cutie K-9 paintings she has done... pure sweetness! Just a few of these featured below: 
If these don't suit your fancy, or you're wanting something monogrammed, have no fear, because she can do that as well. Loving these custom monogram paintings she recently completed for her granddaughters and loved ones. 
And finally, I wish I had thought about this when Jeff and I got married... I always wanted to keep my wedding bouquet, but life happens and it totally never happened. Check out this gorgeous custom bouquet painting... even smarter! 
She paints from the heart, and has the ability to do your wedding dress, church, and her designs can be turned into stationery, announcements, and invitations as well. So now that I have shared with you all the joy and love that goes into each one of Toni's paintings, here is where you can enter to win one of your very own pieces... simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and good luck!! 
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Want to reach out to Toni yourself? You can email her at tksmith102@gmail.com to connect. You can also find out more about Framebridge by visiting their website here

As always, I want to thank both Toni and Framebridge for partnering with me on this post. It was a pleasure to work together on this feature and it is a keepsake I will forever treasure. 

- 91 Comments

  1. Wow these look amazing! She is truly talented!

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  2. These are beautiful! I keep saying I am going to get one of these done for our house but then life happens and I never do. Love this!

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  3. We just moved, I'd have her do our old house.

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  4. I've been meaning to have a painting of our first home done since we moved two years ago - thanks for introducing me to Toni's work! And I'm glad to hear Frambridge worked well for you. I'd heard of it but wasn't sure how it would work. Your home is beautiful!

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  5. I would want a painting of our house! Beautiful!

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  6. Wow, what beautiful keepsake pieces! Beautiful work!

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  7. These are stunning! As is your home! What talent! And with the frame, it would be SUCH a lovely gift!!

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  8. I inherited my grandparents farmhouse after they passed away, and we have big plans to remodel it. Since the home is over 100 years old, no matter how much we try to keep intact I know it will never look the same. I would love to have a painting of it now, to always remember my childhood.

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  9. So pretty! I would have her do my house.

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  10. She did an amazing job, and I love the frame you chose!

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  11. It would be our lake house for sure!

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  12. Love the painting of your home! Artworks is just timeless and a treasure!

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  13. I would love Toni to paint a monogram painting for my daughter's room!

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  14. My husband and I moved into our first house recently - I would love to have her paint that!

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  15. We just moved and I'd love a picture of our old house. It was where we came home after we were married and brought home both of our babies to.

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  16. I've always wanted a painting of our home....our first home as a married couple and where we brought both of our babies home too! so special:)

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  17. oh. my. gosh. i've been looking for someone to paint a picture of my grandparents house. my mom has been begging to get it done for years and Toni's portraits are beautiful and I know she would do a great job. it also gave me the idea to have her do a portrait of my childhood home. my mom and her husband are moving out of it later this year and I would love to have something like this to capture my memory.

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  18. Beautiful painting! We just moved and a painting of our new house would be awesome!

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  19. Love this. I've been looking for someone to capture our first home!

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  20. I would do my parent's home or my wedding bouquet.

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  21. I would have her paint the 1907 historical home that we have spent the last two years restoring! We live in Oklahoma and it was built by the states first tax commissioner in the same year that Oklahoma became a state!

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  22. i want one of our house! or I might get one of my grantparent's farm for my dad.

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  23. I love how versatile and beautiful these are! My parents just lost their house, artwork, all belongings in a fire, so I bet my mom would love one of these.

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  24. I love the picture of your house, would love one of these!

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  25. We just bought our first house and I would LOVE to have her paint it for us! I am in love with all of her work and am loving your gold bamboo framing too!

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  26. I would love to have her paint our first "home", a condo we had. We recently took our little girl back to see it before we sold it and it was surreal. Would love to have a memory of it to remember those days.

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  27. Oh, I think I'd want our new house! We just bought our first house! What a great idea

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  28. How gorgeous are these!? I would love to have a painting of the house I grew up in!

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  29. I have been reading your blog forever and just love it! We just moved out of our first home where we came home from our honeymoon and brought home our 2 baby girls...I had just decided to give my husband a painting of our old house for Christmas...this would be PERFECT!! Such a talent she is!

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  30. New house needs a new painting! That's what I'm thinking :)
    xo | thesequinedspatula.blogspot.com

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  31. I would love for her to paint something with either my son or daughter's initials for their bedroom.

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  32. Wow....how beautiful..would love to have one of these in our home!

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  33. Love it! I think we might be in the market for a new custom home painting. ;)

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  34. I love this....and perfect timing as we just bought our new forever home! These are beautiful!!!

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  35. The bridal bouquet is a wonderful idea!

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  36. I would either get a pet portrait or a monogram done! Can't quite decide which... I'm so indecisive but aren't most of us girls like that!? ;)

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  37. This is absolutely, AMAZING! We just recently moved and I can't wait to have something like this done to always remember "Our First House" as a married couple! Such a great idea!

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  38. Oh my gosh, I have a Mini Schnauzer and would LOVE her to do artwork of mine!!!

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  39. I've always wanted a painting of our house, or of my own Schnauzer!

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  40. Oh my goodness, her paintings are beautiful!!

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  41. Wow, I would love a house picture. SO pretty

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  42. I favorited her etsy shop & I would love to have her paint our church!

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  43. Since we have moved around so much in the past three years, I would love a painting of my new (old) home. Finally, our roots are set for the first time in a long time!

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  44. I love all the paintings! I favorited the shop: https://www.etsy.com/people/driscolljessica?ref=hdr_user_menu

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  45. I love the monogram floral paintings. I am a bridesmaid and I'm planning a monograms and mimosas shower and what a perfect gift for the bride to be.

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  46. With the hopes of moving in the near future I would love to have a painting of our first home!

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  47. LOVE LOVE LOVE your painting!!! I would love to win one of Toni's custom paintings!

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  48. That painting is beautiful!!! I would have her do our new house:)

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  49. I would get a painting of our house done

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  50. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I think these would make great Christmas gifts, too :)

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  51. So beautiful-thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  52. I would love to have my house painted.

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  53. Awesome giveaway, I would love one of my kitty!

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  54. I love, love, love this give away! My husband and I just found we are moving for his job, so I would absolutely love a painting of our first home together for a keepsake!

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  55. I love all of her pictures. It would be hard to choose a drawing of our house or dog :)

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  56. So talented! I would love her to paint our house!

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  57. I would love a monogram painting for my baby boy due in September!

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  58. Would love a painting of our home or a monogram! Great gift idea for my mom too!!

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  59. I would love her to paint my 3 kids together!!

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  60. I would love a painting of my baby on the beach

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  61. We're in the midst of house-buying craziness, but I would love a painting of our first home if everything works out!

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  62. We're in the midst of house-buying craziness, but I would love a painting of our first home if everything works out!

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  63. What a great giveaway! I have been wanting a portrait of our new house!! So fun! :)

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  64. I love everything I cant decide whether I would love a picture of our first home or our cat haha.

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  65. I would love a painting of our first home! How sweet!

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  66. I would love a painting of our first home as a forever keepsake or a picture of our sweet chocolate lab and first baby Kona!

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  67. Oh my goodness, this would be PERFECT for my mother in law! I would so love to win this for her!

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  68. Awesome! I've always wanted a custom house portrait!

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  69. Awesome! I've always wanted a custom house portrait!

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  70. Would love a painting of a picture of my kids or my wedding bouquet.

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  71. We are getting ready to move out of our very first home together and I'd love to have her make one to remember our first home by. I sure hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. A painting of our home would be amazing. Its transformed so much and has been such a labor of love.

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  73. wow! so pretty! your house is beautiful!

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  74. This is something I've always wanted to have done! Id love to have a picture of our precious pug, Chloe done. Fingers crossed!!

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  75. I would love her to do a picture of my house as but most importantly I would love a picture like that of my dog who just passed away. I will have to contact her for sure.

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  76. These are truly amazing! I have been looking for someone to do a painting of my home! She is oh so talented!!!!

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  77. I just love Toni's work. I have seen others have her work on Facebook, and it is just beautiful! I would either have a painting of my house done or I LOVE the floral monograms she does, and I would love to have one for my daughter. Fingers crossed that I'm a winner! :)

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  78. I would have her do my dog or my house or both! So cool!

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