I'm slightly addicted to Instagram. To me its like blogging, but in real time, and with no words, just hashtags. You get almost immediate responses and it takes only a few minutes to answer comments or like and comment on other peoples photos. I love it. I take part in challenges (including Fat Mum Slims #photoaday challenge) and take photos of everyday life and random things that catch my eye. Its a non-themed free for all, and you don't have to have things in order or a set way ready to write a lengthy blog post about or around.
Do you print your Instagram pictures? I must admit most of the photos I've taken I wouldn't need to print, but some of my earlier photos are from when I was on holidays in the US/Canada, and most of these I wanted to have copies of. Plus every now and then I really surprise myself and take a good picture! So it would be nice to have these little reminders around and not just out there in internet cyberspace.
There are some good companies that you can upload your Instagram pictures to and get prints in the mail. But I'm too impatient to wait for them to come from overseas. I tried one company and couldn't get it to work properly and even after emailing them for help, received no help at all. So besides being impatient, I also hate spending money. If I can't thrift it or successfully DIY it I don't really need it!
Which led me to search for a way to print my Instagram photos at home. I have a half decent printer (that is quite a few years old, and hardly used!) and photo paper. I have all I need to print them, I just need to know how.
Enter the wonderful Jennifer from SimpleScrapper. Jennifer has kindly done all the work and provides a free (requires registration) template to use in Photoshop. (I have Photoshop Elements) And Jennifer provides an easy to understand video tutorial on how to use the template.
Taa Daa! I now have an A4 size photo page with 12 Instagram prints. (One page printed, another 100 to go!!) Now my dilemma is what to do with them. Turn them into magnets, put then into a travel scrapbook, make posters, frame them.....the list goes on and on with whats possible!
P.S. You can find me on Instagram as @iheartsunnydays or you can see my #photoaday challenge photos on my Pinterest board!