I jumped onto the Instagram bandwagon pretty late. I didn’t want another new social media fad to clutter up my life…Besides, I have enough photo editing apps which I’m happy with…but I can’t be more wrong. Once I downloaded the Instagram app, I was hooked. For the uninitiated, Instagram is an Iphone (and most recently, Android) App that allows you to take photos, apply filters and share with your friends. That simple.
I adore Instagram‘s vintage filters which gives photos that nostalgic, oldie, somewhat abstract look and the feel of the good, old film days gone past. What makes it attractive is that it’s so handy and user-friendly. Regardless of where I am, I snap, apply a filter and share it online right away (in 3 easy steps!). Since becoming familiar with this app, Instagram has since become my personal visual diary. Scanning through my feed of photos is a great way to look back at past events and moments that would have otherwise been forgotten.
It’s easy to say “My life is so mundane…so there’s not much nice photos to take” but that just means we have to look a little harder. There’s beauty in ordinary things and places to be found. Here are a few of my favorite shots from my Instagram feed.
|Warm light and sweet aroma…|
|Child vs Cheetah…|
|Age is no distance…|
|The day we brought Poppy home…|
|My Birthday Brekkie – May 2012|
|I baked a Rainbow, for Dana’s 4th Birthday
I was happily building up my visual diary on Instagram when I started googling for other cool things we can do with these Instagram pics. Not long after, I chanced upon StickyGram! StickyGram is a personalised printing service (based in UK) that turns our Instagram images into lovely little magnets. Delivery takes about 7-14 working days. Best of all, international shipping is FREE! Cool huh?
CREATE YOUR OWN STICKYGRAM IN 3 EASY STEPS:
If you have a Instagram account, go to Stickgram’s homepage and connect with Instagram to load all your images. If you do not have an Instagram account, it’s not too late to start one today!
One sheet of StickGram comes in packs of 9 so you have to pick 9 images to be printed. I spent the longest time deliberating which images to pick as it was so tough to select my favorites from the lot! In the end, I decided to narrow down to highlights from our Korean holidays so that Daddy can look at these snapshots when he misses us in the office. Once you’ve previewed and finalised your selection, make your payment via paypal or any credit card and it’s done. Easy peasy!
|My final choice of 9 pics 🙂|
You will receive an email confirmation on your order and another email to notify you when your StickgGram’s been shipped. Sit back and wait for them to arrive! Ours came in the letterbox after 10 days. We couldn’t be more satisfied with it. Daddy was particularly impressed with its matt finishing and rich colour quality. I personally thought they make such thoughtful gifts that I’ve purchased few StickGram certificates for friends!
|Our StickyGrams are here!|
|Thick and Durable!|
|Came with a letter from their CEO too!|
|Great way to adorn the office wall with these fav holiday shots!|
The kind folks at StickyGram have sponsored a StickyGram each for two readers of this blog. All you have to do is to follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Follow me on Instagram (@mylollipopdays).
2. Leave a comment on this post with your Name, Email Address and your Instagram UserName (these details are required so I can inform you of your win).
3. As Dana’s middle name is ‘Joy’, please post a photo on Instagram with your interpretation of what brings you joy or what joy means to you.
Do remember to tag your photos with these 3 hash-tags in the comment or description as the winning entries will be picked from there – #ichoosejoytoday, #stickygram, #princessdanadiaries.
This StickyGram Giveaway ends Monday, 18 March 2013 so start Instagraming! I hope to see many of your joyful pictures! Winners will be notified by email on 1 April 2013.
Thank you for all your lovely Instagram pictures at #ichoosejoytoday, #stickygram and #princessdanadiaries. We have our 2 lucky winners!