Welcome back! Did the showcase of layouts yesterday spark any ideas for you? I sure hope so! And today I am sharing even more ideas for using Instagram photos. Because of their size and square format, Instagram photos are perfect for using in mini-books and also in Project Life or other pocket page memory keeping albums. Here's some proof.
Christa made a mini with photos from her family's big move
I made a mini about one of my Wednesdays with Kieran. I scrap about these Wednesdays a lot, because they are so precious to me. Plus come September 2014 they will be no more as he will also have school on Wednesdays.
You might remember seeing it in our March Mini Madness gallery. To recap, I made each page the size of the photos (4x4), and my journaling is just the captions I used when I posted the photos on Instagram.
I came across this simple mini over at Postal Pix, which incidentally, is another company that prints Instagram photos.
They have a complete DIY showing how you can make a matchbook album like this for a brag book, or gifts.
Finally for mini-books, you can make photo books as I mentioned on Monday. Persnickety Prints offers this service, and so does Blurb Books. I made a Blurb Book back in February and love it.
Blurb has a special right now too! 20% off print books until October 7th when you use the code EARLYBIRD20, so go check them out!
Pocket Page Memory Keeping
With project Life and other similar products so popular now, I couldn't leave them out! Here are some ways the team uses Instagram in Project Life.
Laura loved these InstaMoment journaling cards:
Some examples from Christine:
The Polaroid prints from Persnickety fit in the 3x4 pockets perfectly! Here's a great post on their blog from Kristin Tweedale, about how she uses them in Project Life.
Stephanie shares one of her spreads too:
I'm inspired! I have started Project Life a couple times but failed miserably, but had an aha moment. Since the majority of my everyday photos are in Instagram, those are the ones I should use! My stumbling block was always editing and resizing photos to print, it should be way simpler to just use the photos off my phone. Stay tuned.....
Tomorrow, I'll round out the week with some additional tips & tricks, plus freebies! And more eye candy (of course!)