A modern scrapbook using my iPhone? Hold tight and I'll tell you the deets...
I've been away, for what seems like, ages! Okay, it was just 7 days, but it was a very full 7 days of roadtrippin', family wedding festivities, sightseeing and exploring. We launched the trip for a cousin's wedding in Michigan and, being the roadtrip lovers that we are, decided to drive to our destination from Texas. On the way home we spent 3 days/nights in Nashville. In total, we found ourselves in 9 states in the 7 days. And, that, friends, is what roadtrippin' is all about!
I did take my camera on our trip, but only used it once or twice. The rest of the trip was documented on my iPhone. You just can't beat the portability of a pocket size device. I instagrammed a lot of those pictures and some of you followed along on my journey...but, I captured WAY more fun moments than I shared. When I got home I was eager to make a scrapbook (of sorts) with those pictures as a way to remember our fun week.
I think this 8x10 photograph pretty much sums it all up.
This being a modern scrapbook, I took advantage of a variety of apps and programs on my iPhone and computer. The first thing I did was create 6 collages using a free iPhone app called Pic Stitch. I chose the layout that allowed for 4 equal-sized squares. I narrowed our trip down to 30 pictures and started creating collages and saving them. When I synced my phone, the 6 collages were on my computer and I was able to build my 8x10 collage using Picasa on my desktop (another free program!). If you haven't used the collage feature on picasa, you totally should. It's so easy!
On my picasa program, I added the six collages and sized them equally- 2 across and 3 down. I made sure to do this on an 8x10 layout since I wanted to print it as an 8x10 photograph. When my collage was created, I flipped the image on it's side and added text and repeated that for the opposite side. I saved my image and then sent it over to Walgreens to be printed as an 8x10 ($2.99).
An hour later, I picked it up, brought it home and clipped it to a message board in my bedroom. Easy, peasy.
Do you have a ton of pictures on your phone?? I highly recommend putting this tutorial to use and getting yourself a hard-copy. This little collage makes me smile every time I walked past it. And, when the next event or vacation happens, I can easily place this photograph in a book for safe-keeping.
Modern day scrapbooking, indeed.
**update: the burlap and twine photo board tutorial can be found here!
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