Happy New Year! Let’s Frame It Up!

I hope you all had a happy and exciting holiday. Ours was lovely and spent close to home due to the Web conversion that American Frame completed on December 27, 2013. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your support and feedback during the process. It allowed us to thoroughly de-bug our system during the “soft-launch” period and now we are up and running.

When you love what you do, the lines between “work” and “play” can become blurred, so although we “worked” over the last few weeks, I can say we are truly recharged and ready to jump into 2014. I’m confident, as artistic types, you know exactly what I mean. The typical self-improvement pledges just aren’t as compelling as the goals we set for our art.
American Frame’s goal this year is to launch a new tradition and declare January “National DIY Picture Framing Month.” Unfinished projects? Let’s get them done. Always wanted to figure out canvas floating? Group displays? Now is the time! Pull out photos and artwork long tucked away and get them on the walls.

Creativity is infectious, so I’ll be right there with you, blogging about my own projects, a few of which I’ve been putting off for years, including the reframing of a giant canvas. The Ask Mike blog will focus on tools and techniques ranging from beginner through advanced and on At Your Service we will post daily answers to your questions about getting the most from your online framing experience.

In addition to our new website, watch for daily posts and quizzes on Facebook and Twitter. Chime in on the conversation and be eligible for our FREE daily give away—a copy of our award winning DIY Framing Fundamentals Book.

We will also have a team attending the West Coast Art & Frame Show in Las Vegas, giving us a welcome break from winter in Ohio. We look forward to reporting what we learn from there, keeping you as current on industry trends as we are.

Does a National DIY Framing month sound like a good idea to you? Let us know, because we are here to make framing simple, accessible and satisfying. The more knowlege and tools at your fingertips, the easier it becomes to get the look you want at the price you need. That's what this month is all about.

Happy New Year!


AubreyK | 1/8/2014 9:11:01 AM | 6 comments
American Frame

Would love to see pics when it's completed!
7/17/2014 3:25:42 PM

American Frame
Hi Rosanne,

That would be great! Let us know if you need any help!
2/20/2014 12:59:32 PM

My son and his wife are expecting twins to add to their family. My son finished his basement with a fantastic playroom for our grandson. Would like to have a family photo of them framed for outside of that room #framelove
2/20/2014 12:56:10 PM

American Frame
Hi Kathleen,

We're glad you found us! We custom cut everything, so odd sizes are our specialty.
2/10/2014 9:02:55 AM

Hi, I'm new to your blog. I was sent from an AWESOME giveaway. I'm glad to discover what looks like a GREAT place to get frames. I'm actually trying to find a frame for an odd-sized item I won in a giveaway. t is our last name done beautifully on a poster? I guess. Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers for this one! #framelove
2/8/2014 2:59:45 PM

Adam Donkus
I think DIY Framing month sounds like a great idea Laura. I found a piece of my wife's art that needs framed. I'll let you know how it turns out.
1/16/2014 3:39:06 PM

About this blog

Laura Jajko

Join in and let’s bond over our love of art and framing. Here, I’ll be sharing design inspiration and decisions, twitter chat summaries, and happenings with the company, among other things. With more than 40 years of practical experience, I bring a unique perspective in a straight-forward style that I hope will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialog in our online community.

For more tutorials and articles, take a look at our other blogs -  Ask Mike or At Your Service

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