Saturday, April 21, 2012

AbsoluteMommy ~ Instagram DIY

One of my blog besties is back with a fantastic DIY today!
I love her DIYs because they're usually cute AND totally do-able! 
For someone as uncrafty as I am... they give me hope!

She's talking Instagram today... can't wait!

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Hi friends of Mom 2 Memphis and Ruby!  It's me, AbsoluteMommy.  I'm back with some more fun crafty business.  Now you know if I'm crafting, then it has to be easy peasy!  If you don't know who I am, then I apologize in advance, and would ask pretty please you visit me here.  Also read this, and you'll get an even better idea of me and my bloggy!

I'm so exciting to be posting about one of my favorite things, Instagram.  You don't know Instagram?  Well it's an awesome little app that was once only available to iPhone users, but recently it was introduced to Android.  You can follow all your favorite bloggers and friends on Instagram, just like Twitter or Facebook.  You will love it too, if you are anything like me.  My phone is usually glued to my hand, and being used for everything but making a phone call.  Also, it makes my grainy cell phone pics look awesome!!  I'd miss out on a ton of precious moments with my kids if it wasn't for my phone, and Instagram makes them look like art!

BTW:  I'm not being paid by Instagram or in anyway affiliated with Instagram.

Now, have you ever tried to print an Instagram pic?  I thought it was a lost cause.  There are numerous tutorials on how to do it, but I can barely use the now defunct Picnik.  So, I was over the moon when I discovered Postal Pix.  Well I didn't discover it, a fabulous blogger I Twitter stalk, gave me the heads up.  I fell in love.  I was able to order 8x8 and 4x4 squares of my favorite Instagram pics!  And I did it all from my iPhone.  It was just too easy.

So now what?
What do I do with my prints??


This is a short but sweet crafting project
for non-scrapbookers like myself.


You will need:
Scrapbook of your choice (Thanks Mom!)
Good photo glue/scrap booking glue
mine is ZipDry
Some awesome scrapbook paper
Any and all scrapbook-y things you like
Instagram pics


I went through and put my photos in order by date.
Then I decided how I wanted to lay them out on each page.


Next I chose some scrap book paper.
I cut my squares a little larger than the 4x4 print.
Then I arranged them on the page as I would like.
Add glue and start scrappin'!


Then take a pen, and fill in the blanks.
I also used my "Smash" book stamp.
I can't wait to fill this book with all of our Insta-memories!

HUGE DISCLAIMER:
I'm not a scrapbooker!
This is my first attempt.
So excuse the plain Jane-ness.
I promise to get a little fancier as I go along.
Got some tips for me?
Send them my way!
And don't forget to give Lena some love!





Thank you Megan!
I love this and I'm definitely going to try it out!


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9 comments

  1. Thanks for having me! Instagram is my newest addiction! Love you and this blog!!

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  2. I don’t even know the way I finished up right here, however I assumed this publish was great. I do not realize who you are but definitely you are going to be a well-known blogger in case you are not already. Cheers!

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  3. I have become totally addicted to instagram. Now that I also downloaded an app on my droid called photo grid to go along with instagram I can do collages of my favorite pictures. I love it and thanks a ton. I am pretty disappointed that piknik is gone because I did not like the way google does it. There is no red eye remover! Thanks for the blog

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  4. Cool ideal. I say you on Our Reflection and just wanted to say hi. I was already following

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  5. New follower here from Thee Networking Blog hop. Love your blog! Super cute DIY Instagram project. Follow me at @allykat13

    xo,
    Allison
    http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm stopping in from the blog hop. I'm following gfc, bloglovin and twitter. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to link up your latest posts. You can find me at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com.

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  7. I linked this up with Kristine's The Foley Fam, SundayFunday!
    Hope you gets some love from that linky party!!

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Blog Hop. I am of course following you.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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