i heart {mini} instagram.

it is no secret that i am OBSESSED with instagram. i am sure many many many others out there can relate to how much they love capturing and documenting their everyday with the convenience of their iphones. 

one of my favourite parts of instagram (aside from taking the photos and using the fun filters) is thinking about ways i can print out my images and the projects i can make with them.  i find that the projects i make with my instagram photos are very sentimental to me for so many ways.  the pictures take me back to the moments, thoughts and experiences i was having at that moment and i really love that.  i guess i just love the "in the moment", "real life", "candid" feel that the pictures have.  i just adore the visual art.

this layout not only celebrates my obsession for documenting my everyday, but it also has the cutest teeny tiny instagram images scattered throughout the page.  now that I look at it, and that i mounted the grid layout on a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock i find that the whole layout sort of takes on a giant instagram/vintage polaroid feel. i love it, and i think it looks really cute.

i used various collections of Heidi Swapp products to create my layout.  first, i collected and gathered all of my instagram images on my computer. from there, i chose the ones i wanted to print simply using my canon printer software that came with my printer.  in order to make my instagrams so tiny i simply uploaded 20 images into the printing software, chose to have 20 printed onto one 4 x 6 piece of photo paper.  the option that i chose to do that is the one that you would use if you were wanting to print an index print of your photos.  once that was done, i simply hit print and voila! teeny tiny instagram images that are really really cute. ;)

to create my layout i used patterned paper from Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic and Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic collections.  I then ran the Adore pattern paper from Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic through my Silhouette Cameo using a grid die cut that I purchased (this may just be my new fav!). Once I had it cut out, I then mounted the die cut onto the Heidi Swapp Beautiful Songs paper from Vintage Chic.  I randomly chose where I wanted the Vintage Chic paper to show and where I wanted the Adore paper to show.  Once I had my places chosen I trimmed my mini instagrams and added them in no particular order to the layout.  I could have done it perfectly even, but I am not that type. I love random, so random it was!

I hope that this layout inspires you to celebrate some of your everyday images you capture with your iphone and dig into your stash of supplies to document and celebrate an everyday layout with memories that make you smile.  

For those of you that are maybe looking for even MORE inspiration, tips and tricks using your phone and instagram, Jessica Sprague and Heidi Swapp have teamed up to deliver what looks to be a FABULOUS class celebrating this amazing way of photographing your life.  it is called {mo}tography:rock your camera phone and i cannot wait for it so start! you can read all about the details and sign up here! there are endless ways to scrapbook your iphone memories and you know when Heidi and Jessica team up...it is gonna be GOOD! and FUN!  i cannot wait to see what these incredible talents have in store for us! :)


  1. Lindsay this is incredible, I think I need to try this with all my photos, Iam truly in awe of it!

  2. WOW!!


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