With so many of my photos being taken with my phone lately (I'll blame my aging lens that refuses to focus properly and the fact that my new iPhone actually has more megapixels than my DSLR) I love any method that will help me get these photos off my phone and onto a scrapbook page. And since a majority of my photos are square - saved to my camera roll ala Instagram - I'm loving chipboard frames that serve as the perfect home to these shots once printed out!
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This page came together quickly using a mix of my favorite Crate Paper frames from several collections: Notes & Things, The Pier and Open Road. I love that you can coordinate Crate products across so many lines and colorways! In addition to square frames, I mixed in some rectangles for those shots that worked better in that shape. By using a very loose grid as my design, I was able to mix in a variety of photo sizes and orientations on one page.
I layered my frames on slightly larger patterned paper squares, using several from a 6X6 pad which featured smaller, more subtle patterns. I typed journaling on three tags and tucked them in behind the frames, using foam adhesive to form a "pocket" behind each frame that allows the tag to be slipped in but keeps it from moving around too much.
A few of the gold sentiment stickers (from the older Styleboard line) added a bit of sparkle and covered up some phrases on the frames that didn't work with my page theme. I also used one as part of my title, which includes a die-cut word "Insta" that I drew in Illustrator.
So tell me - are you taking more phone or "real camera" photos these days? While I have a goal to pull out my big camera more (though that MIGHT require the purchase of a new lens - are you reading this Mike??) I am really loving the ease and convenience of my phone. And the fact that it lets me shoot one-handed...because it's officially pumpkin spice latte season, which means one of my hands is permanently fulll!