As many of you already have figured out, I'm a big fan of the Instagram app on my iPhone. Yeah, the pictures aren't anything to write home about (I've been on the receiving end of many well-meant lectures about the poor quality of the Instagram camera), and if you download them from the web they are small. But you know what? I'm taking more photos, more consistently, and capturing some little details of life that would slither on past and glide into oblivion, otherwise. And I like that. Mostly because it's easy, and it's convenient, and it suits my particular set of strengths and inadequacies, LOL.
One thing that makes Instagram work for me is being to download the photos no matter if I'm on the "right" computer or not, so if I'm stuck somewhere with no access to my desktop, I can still scrap something. I use instaport.me to download my photos to my "scrap me" photo folder, and presto! I'm in business :) And I admit I rather like the websized photos. I could download from my phone and get more substantially sized photos, but a) see comment above about camera quality, and b) many are taken from the car at a stoplight, y'know? Don't really need to see the bugs on my windshield in greater detail ;) I also like that I can fit lots of photos on one page - whether it's a Project 365/52 layout, or whether it's just a series of details that belong together, I like the flexibility. And that's why I started making Photo Project element packs, because it keeps me scrapping these little bits and provides a way to give my pages interest and continuity.
There are two new additions to the collection this week:
Instagram recently released an Android version of their app, so lots more folks are going to have the opportunity to join the fun! For those of you who are scrappers, and find the same fascination for imperfect 612 pixel square photos, I've bundled all the Photo Project element packs that I've released to date at a special savings:
And as a special welcome to new Instagram scrappers, established Instagram scrappers, and cameraphone photo enthusiasts of all sorts, I'm going to be giving away a Bundle pack to one lucky reader! All you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog, and I will swoop in at the end of the weekend and choose one random winner :)
In the meantime, all of these products will be at their introductory sale price through Friday at the DigiChick store, so grab your phone, get clickin,' and SCRAP!