Sunday, May 27, 2012

Insta-WHAT?

Like many so many other owners of iPhones, I have become addicted to using the photo app, Instagram.  I love modifying my photos with their filters and frames, though I do find them limited at times. [I use Camera+ when I need a bit more oompf! and then I import into Instagram to post to my feed.] I love that I can share my photos with other Instagram users I connect with. [My profile is private so I can control who sees my photos.]

But along with sharing online, I wanted to have hardcopies of some of my prints.  Luckily, there are a ton of companies out there that will print your Instagram photos!

E and I drink a lot of tea, usually ending our day with a cup.  Because tea is such a ritual in our house, it's really hard not to buy every cool mug I come across. [I'm under strict orders from E that if I bring a mug in, one has to go out.] Lucky for me, even E couldn't resist the super-fun Magic Mug from Snapfish. These mugs are black when cold, but once you pour in a hot liquid, your photos magically appear! I create two different collage mugs [to make use of the most photos] with my uploaded Instagrams.

getting hot
all warmed up!
I also had a coupon for Shutterfly so I decided to create a photo book of my Instagram shots to see how they would print on a larger scale.  I was very impressed with the quality of the book and my photos! I chose the padded hard cover for my 8x8 book, which gave it a shiny, slightly puffy feel like some of the picture books Indio has in his collection.

Some screenshots of pages from my book:





I think the next project I want to create is a case for my iPhone since my current one is on its last legs.  Have any of you used Casetagram? What do you do with your Instagram shots?

2 comments:

Faiza May 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM  

uh oh! i am so addicted to my iphone and now i can use that force for shopping?

i plan to make a photobook each year of my instagram shots. similiar to my yearly blog book.

love your book!

sheba May 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM  

I didn't know you made a blog book every year!

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