Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How Instagram Makes Scrapbooking Easier

Well, not scrapbooking itself, but SHARING my scrapbook pages. I used to take pictures of my layouts using my camera, remove my camera's SD card, insert the SD card into my computer, open the file containing those pictures, and then upload the pictures to my computer where I would then have to crop the pictures so that you could only see the layout and not the surrounding areas of my home, and THEN I would upload the cropped pictures to Scrapbook.com, challenge blogs, or this blog.

But I finally realized, why not just use Instagram to take all my scrapbook pictures?

Instagram takes SQUARE pictures, so I can get right up on my 12 x 12 layout and only take a picture of that 12 x 12 square. Then those pictures are right on my phone, which means I can use the Blogger app to upload them into a new blog post. NO CROPPING REQUIRED. 

Take a look at a few of the latest layouts I've made and photographed with Instagram! (And if you want to follow me on Instagram, my username is 1inthesea.)


  1. very clever idea. thanks for sharing. i might have to do that.

  2. Hey, My name is Laura and I blog about tips for displaying printed Instagram photos. I have been doing lots of looking around to find unique ideas and I just want to let you know I love this idea! I love seeing the crafty ideas that people create to display their Instagram photos! thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing. I really hope this idea inspires people to print their Instagram photos!