i am SO proud of myself for completing this particular project! it is no secret that i am a self professed instagram addict. i love it. plain and simple. i love documenting anything and everything i am feeling, experiencing or captivated by at any particular moment. these images are TRULY reflections of myself feeling present, grateful and wanting to celebrate the amazing things (both big and small) that i am surrounded by.
so needless to say when we vacationed to maui this past fall, i took over 100 instagram photos during our entire vacation. i had my other camera with me too, but to be honest these are my FAVORITE images. they are truly a reflection of all of the incredible blessings we experienced, our "in the moment" moments that i never want to forget.
so to print out all of my instagram photos i uploaded them to persnickety prints and had them print them out for me 4x4 size. i ADORE how they turned out and will definitely be using their services again. a GREAT way to get your instagram images printed and super easy. I LOVE that they ship to Canada too...bonus! Thank you persnickety, you ROCK!
because i had SO many photos to scrapbook i wanted a project that was super cute and creative, but that was also really easy to compile and not overwhelming. i do not have tons of extra time so something that would be time friendly was also on my priority list! what i came up with is this little (well not so little) album. I cut a piece of black chipboard into 2 5x12 inch pieces for my cover. the back of the cover i left black, but the front of the cover i embellished using Heidi Swapp No Limits Schematic paper as my background. I them used my Silhouette to cut out the word "instagram" billabong font out of No Limits Forever paper. I also used my Silhouette to cut out the basic red heart shape using Bazzill card stock. I embellished with a Heidi Swapp paper banner and Heidi Swapp acrylic stamps. I just ADORE those stars, I can never get enough of them. Once I had everything adhered down on my cover I applied a thin layer of mod podge to seal it all.
for my inside pages, i kept the design and layout super simple and very attainable. all i did was cut a bunch of pages to 4x12 and adhered my instagram images side by side. some pages have all photos, others have a 4x4 Heidi Swapp paper from the vintage chic collection, and some have flap pages that I made using an instagram image as the front and then the inside is hidden journaling. for these flaps i simply cut a page 4x8 and folded it in half.
i also made cut little tabs using my Silhouette machine and Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Just Dots paper. I simply stapled them to random pages and to the photos that I made into interactive hidden journaling pages. I further embellished my album using Heidi Swapp's acrylic stamps, sentiment stickers, sentiment definitions and letter epoxy stickers.
once i completed all of my pages, i punched 2 holes into the chipboard covers and each page and bound the album together with 2 jumbo sized key rings. this is definitely an album i will be reproducing again. it tells a beautiful photographic story and each image acts like it's own little work of art. i hope you are inspired to gather together your instagram collection, print out some photos and create an album of your own. have fun making pretty stuff!