Monday, February 11, 2013

Making an Instagram Book

I'm just a little bit in love with Instagram.  I love the way it makes my phone pictures look.  And I love the every day moments I capture with my phone.  Of course, I prefer the quality of pictures I get with my real camera, but I don't always have my real camera with me when I'm at places like Target.

And then I might forget how we looked as we made our way through the store.

Or this sunny day sitting outside with my littlest eating PB crackers.

Or how quickly his moods change.

Or how silly his outfit choices look sometimes.

Or playing rock paper scissors during school.

Or getting a breathing treatment :(

Or hanging out in a tunnel at the park.

Or at the Ranger game with this cute guy.

I want to remember these every day moments and Instagram is helping me do that.  Shutterfly sent me a coupon for a free 8x8 photo book.  So I made this little book all in one night (the night before the coupon expired).  I didn't put a whole lot of time into it.  I don't seem to have lots of time for projects these days.  It took a couple hours after I got all my pics loaded onto their website.  You can do this on the Shutterfly app to save a step... I found this out later.

Here are some pics of the finished product.

The only thing I wasn't happy with is that the borders that I had put around my Instagrams didn't always fit perfectly into the pages that Shutterfly offered.  So as you can see, that makes the pages look not quite perfect.  I chose not to let that bother me (because it really does bother me).  This 2011 book was more of an experiment.  I'll do my 2012 book next, and by the end of 2013, I should have a good system down.  I decided to not use the borders from now on.  I like the borders they offer, but I'd rather have the photos look uniform in a book.

What are some things that you do with your Instagrams?  I'd love to know :)

By the way, if you want to follow me on Instagram, I'm packofwolfes.


Holly D said...

Love it! I want to do one! Better start taking more Instagram photos!

Rebecca Thomas said...

I ALWAYS think Chris looks like Jason Bateman. I have actually thought that since I met you so that instagram always cracks me up!!!

Krista Sanders said...

I'm so jealous....
How about we go in together and hire someone to do all these fun projects FOR US?!? ; ) I guess I should join instagram first, yes?
Love your book.

Sarah said...

Yes! Join Instagram:)

Sarah said...

I know. I live that picture too ;)

Sarah said...

Aren't they fun??

TJ Wilson said...

ok, and you didn't say a word when we talked about this sat. book looks fantastic!

Elma said...

Oh that is soooo cool!!! I just do not have the time or space to scrabook any more so this is really a good way to capture all those special moments in a day!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah said...

I know what you mean... If the project isn't short, it just won't get done.