Monday, June 30, 2014

The Instax Share Printer, Studio 5, AND a CreativeLive Camera GIVEAWAY!



Whew! Just typing the title to this post makes me tired. Yes, there are many good GREAT things going on here today!

Let's start things off with my June Studio 5 segment—one I've been looking forward to for months and months! It's all about the Instax Share. (Note: This is an affiliate link, which means I get a small percentage of your purchase—a promotional fee, of sorts—if you purchase from here. If you're going to buy and opt to use this link, I'd sure appreciate it. BUT, no pressure if you have another awesome Instax resource. Of course, I do require that you share any and all Instax secrets with me—like our own special club or something. Deal? Deal!) ;)



On today's show, I'm going to tell you all about how the printer works, as well as share a few crafty things you can do with the images it creates. To watch from the fancy internets, simply click here at 1:00 pm (mountain) and then click "Watch now," (or something to that effect—it should appear in red).

If you're a local yokel like me, you can watch in old-school fashion by turning the dial (okay, perhaps not that old-school, but ya never know) to channel 5 at 1:00. Thanks for your interest!


Instax Share Projects

Simple Summer Album
My first and perhaps my favorite project being shared on today's show is my summer mini album.

I'll have more details on this album in a guest post I'm doing with Simple Stories soon. In the meantime,  here are the products I used, including the awesome washi pen I mention on Studio 5.


1. Thin Washi Tape: Happie Scrappie.
2. Good Day Sunshine collection by Simple Stories.
3. My Instax Share printer and this ADORABLE, handmade printer cozy by Happie Scrappie.
4. Pens. The black one is the one that will write on washi tape without smudging. It's from Happie Scrappie. The pink one is a must whenever I visit NYC. It's from a fantastic shop there called Muji.

And here's a little look at a few pages contained in my book. I'll share the full reveal with you soon.



Tree of Life Center Piece
Cory celebrated his birthday last week, so I quickly put together a little display of his beautiful life using nothing more than an ornament tree, basic shipping tags, a little tape (from Target's One Spot—formerly known as the Dollar Spot), Sharpies, and my Instax Share.


The idea: To pick and choose a few images from throughout the birthday boy or girl's life, print them, and adhere them to basic shipping tags, which are a perfect size for the Instax prints.

Just look at this adorable kid! A heartbreaker from day one. xoxo

I feel so blessed to have spent so much of my life with this man. He's a gift from God, and I wake up every day, thankful that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.
On the back, write the year the photo was taken and a little note about the highlights and signifigance of that year.





Bonus Idea: Once your celebration is over, gather the images together and you've instantly got yourself a cool mini album that you can enjoy and your children will LOVE years from now.


Cupcake Picks
Hosting a baby shower, wedding shower, birthday party, grad party, family reunion, or other festive shindig? Make your party favor one to remember by attaching an Instax Share print to a toothpick for a personalized party favor.

Top your favorite tasty treat with personalized party favors, whether you're hosting a baby shower, an engagement party, or another special something. 

Supplies: Photo: FujiFilm; Thank-you Tag: Inspiration Ave.; Bow and Heart Roller Stamp: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper; Mini Clothespin: Close to My Heart. 


Guest Book Business
This is one story that writes itself, thanks to the Instax. Whether you have a camera or this printer at your celebration, it's the perfect way to create a completely personalized guest book. This is from Maggie's first birthday party. I snapped two shots of each guest —one for them to take home as a party favor and one for Maggie — and asked them to place Maggie's photo in this book, along with a little note for her to read when she's older. I just LOVE this book and plan on doing them for every celebration in our future that involves a guest list.

SuppliesPhotos: FujiFilm; Brag Book: Fancy Pants Designs; Washi Tape: MT.

Special Thanks to...
Studio 5, for the fun assignment! And thanks FujiFilm for the BRILLIANT printer!

Introducing: My CreativeLive Class Countdown Giveaway!
Tomorrow marks the first day of July, which means it's less than a month until I'm teaching on CreativeLive. Can I get an Eeeeeeeep! ?

Win this InstaxMini Camera AND two film cartridges (20 prints). See details below for info on how to enter.

To celebrate, I'm going to host a series of giveaways between now and then. Some happening right here on the weblog. Others on my Instagram feed. And all will be happy and worth checking out! I thought I'd start things off with a bang today by giving away an Instax Mini Camera! 

Like the Share printer, this camera creates the same tiny prints (about the size of a credit card) instantly. I have this camera. I LOVE this camera! And I'm confident you'll love it too!

How to Enter
This is a two-step process:
1. Visit my class course page and click the blue "RSVP for this free live class" button. 

(Note: If you've already enrolled, you can skip this step.)
(Note: RSVP-ing is free and doesn't mean you have to attend. I realize life happens. It just means they'll send you a reminder when it's almost showtime. Though, I hope you'll tune in. Your support always means the world to me, and I'm pretty nervous about this one. *chewing nails*)

2. Leave me a comment.  Can be anything — "hello"s are always nice! — but I'm particularly interested in what it is you would like to learn in a class about scrapbooking using your social media activity (Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest). So if you have any thoughts on the subject, please share. Thanks!

You have until July 20 to enter.

Thank you, friends, for checking out my blog today. More than that, thanks for expressing interest in my various creative endeavors (TV, teaching, etc.). As much as I adore crafting, being able to share my work with YOU makes things that much more enjoyable. I'm glad you're here!

Cheers!

57 comments:

Amanda Johnson said...

Gorgeous mini, and love the tree of life!! What a great gift idea! Thanks for the chance!

Kathy Lowe said...

The tree of life is more interesting for scrap booking than a book, because you can change pictures and always use as a conversation piece. I love these kind of ideas best! AWESOME give a way!

Deb said...

so excited for your class and your ideas are just awesome! What a great giveaway too!

jengd said...

I love your Tree of Life Center Piece. I'm trying to plan a surprise anniversary party for my parents at a restaurant 7hrs from here. This would be a great decoration I could easily set up when we get there. The class sounds great too- I definitely hope I can make it.

Jen Gallacher said...

Ok. Seriously I need a selfie-intervention. :) Help me figure out how to capture myself with my phone and tablet and then scrapbook my personal memories. And SUPER congrats on this fun new class. I can't wait to listen in. :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your tree of life. Love your inspiration!

SuzyQ said...

I'm excited for the class - looking forward to seeing what tips and tricks you have for us!

McBabyMom said...

I would love to learn how to layer items. Specifically paper more so than emphemera.

Kelly Jo Massicotte said...

You had me at the chance to win an Instax Camera (I have wanted one for so long) but I am very interested in your free live class. The topic of scrapbooking using social media is a hot topic. Looking forward to it!

noel joy said...

Darling projects! I love that all of those instant photos are printed!! :)

Marianne said...

Great book. How to take better selfies.

Kailash said...

Wow Megan, love all the inspiration here. Your passion about teaching the class is so contagious:-). It would be really wonderful to learn where the design process of a layout is constructed from, papers, embellishments, textures etc!!!!

TZel said...

I signed up for your class and would love to know more about how to scrapbook important mementos and moments for my daughter. Thanks!
reading1051 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

All signed up! Those cupcake flags are SO CUTE!!

sdonn said...

I would like to know how to get my photos printed onto the 4x6 or 3x5 cards, along with knowing how to print journaling onto the cards. I love this new printer and thinking about buying one, but as far as a class goes the above is what I need help with.

Tammigirl said...

The tree of life is adorable!

I honestly have not started scrapbooking yet, so I'm interested in learning what to do before I get started. For once, I wouldn't be learning as I go. Maybe I could plan something nice!

Arielle Berceau said...

Since you are featuring a camera, I would love to know HOW to take a pretty photo for social media. I know it sounds basic, but DT ladies always make their projects look so dreamy! They evrn make their desks look beautiful, like you want to jump in and start scrapping. I would love that effect.

sharon g said...

How wonderful your tree of life is. Nice! I'd like to learn how to post photos on FB because I'm SLOW technologically...

Patti said...

Love the mini book. Got to sign up for the class. Such great inspiration on your blog!

scrapgrl72 said...

I can't wait to watch this ... I love the Instax line of products but am nervous to buy because I don't have any experience with creating these tiny cute photos. However, I really want to do more pocket scrapping and I think this would be a great way to accomplish that. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

Denise Luscan said...

Signed up! I don't have any specific social media ideas/requests just wanted to say I love your on the go mini! What a great idea and so lovely to be able to make something for your friends to take home. Love it! Congrats and good luck on your class! I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Tatiana Rialto-Rossi said...

Gorgeous projects! I would love to know how you do such great journaling! Some people have such a way with words (not sure I that makes sense for social media, but it would help me). Thanks Megan :)

Elaine said...

Love, love, love your ideas :)

Mandi said...

Thanks for the chance. I love your mini album.

N J said...

I just found you through a FB post from Simple Stories (I love their products), and I RSVP'd for your show. I'm looking forward to it! One thing I'd like to see addressed is how to scrapbook efficiently on a small desk. Yes, I'm talking about my own craft space! ;-) I love creating scrapbooks and sometimes struggle with my small desk space. If you have good ideas, I'd love to hear them! Thanks!

sherry anderson said...

Just signed up for the class! I'm not very social media saavy, and I know a lot of people who also aren't. So maybe it would be great to learn the WHY behind social media being a great tool for scrapbooking. Your passion could probably really get a lot more people to get on board. Thanks for the great giveaway too!

Cristy Kilpack said...

Love learning new techniques and ideas from you, thanks!

The Allen Family said...

Awesome! Always love your segments on studio 5. Thanks for the chance.
Dezi Allen

Misty Hooper said...

I love the tree of life piece! It would be so great to do as you start having children and your family grows! I'm excited for your class and opportunity to learn more!

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

Your projects are so awesome...will have to check out the class.

Phyllis C said...

Not only did I sign up to watch your class--I signed up to be in the audience in SF--and I made it. Look forward to being in your class and meeting you.

Karen said...

Hello! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Kelly Koesters said...

Great ideas and giveaway!

Thanks!

Kelly
Pickerington, Ohio

Kelly Koesters said...

Great ideas and giveaway!

Thanks!

Kelly
Pickerington, Ohio

sunni kym said...

All signed up for class! I love all your projects, especially your Good Day Sunshine mini album. I would love to learn how you take, print and use photos from Facebook and Instagram. Thanks for everything, excited for class!

Tatiana Rialto-Rossi said...

Yay, signed up for the class, I have never taken one before! I am in love with your mini album (though all of the projects are awesome). I am no social media expert, so I am excited to learn anything you have to teach. Thank you. Hugs, Tatiana

Angela Gordillo said...

I can't wait for the creativelive workshop! I'm most interested in preserving Instagram photos in traditional scrapbooks as well as Facebook posts and comments

Kendra Wilcox said...

So excited! Thank you so much for all that you do. You inspire so many people so often, I hope you know that!

Kim said...

I would love to play with an Instax!

Janis said...

As a photographer, I am always looking for ideas for family and friends to share their favorite photos. Your class will be a great resource to do just that. So looking forward to learning some new ideas!

Amy said...

I signed up for your class!

I am not very active in social media, but some of my friends are. I am curious about methods to capture meaningful items from social media and other places.

torri said...

what a fun giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Delphine said...

Hello! Just found your blog, and am excited for your class! Especially love the party ideas in this post, because I'm in the midst of planning my own (first!) birthday party at the end of this month.
Really hope to win the instax camera because I'd been wanting one for so long, and especially for the party (which your post just made me want it even more!)

Thanks for the opportunity and your awesome blog!

Delphine said...

Hello! Just found your blog, and am excited for your class! Especially love the party ideas in this post, because I'm in the midst of planning my own (first!) birthday party at the end of this month.
Really hope to win the instax camera because I'd been wanting one for so long, and especially for the party (which your post just made me want it even more!)

Thanks for the opportunity and your awesome blog!

Cristina said...

I signed up and I'm looking forward to the class!!

Kelly Goree said...

HIYA Megan! I've wanted that camera for a lifetime! I'd adore having it so thank you for the chance! I'm always up for seeing other people's creative thoughts and processes so thank you for that too! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Sounds like a great class! I could definitely use some help delving into all the iphone/instagram photos I have!

Amber Starr said...

All signed up for the class! What do I want to learn social media wise from you? Anything! Oh my gosh, you are so creative. I love all of your beautiful projects, and I must scrap lift that Simple Summer Mini Album. Thanks for your great giveaway, and I look forward to your class!

bretom said...

Hi- Really looking forward to your class! I've purchased project life kit but haven't used it yet...really want to learn more about scrapping pics from instagram. But not really the actual pictures but more of the comments below the photos. My daughter posts pics of the books she's read but i really learn more about here from her comments which are about her brother, school, friends, etc... So for me I really want to capture those comments. Guessing maybe just screen shots & then print those? Would love to hear your ideas on that!

bretom said...

Not sure if this went thru--I
would love to capture the comments below the instagram pics to keep in an album. My daughter takes posts pics of books or cartoon characters but her comments below the pictures are what I really want to remember.
Would love to see how you would do this- just a screen shot?

bretom said...

Not sure if this went thru--I
would love to capture the comments below the instagram pics to keep in an album. My daughter takes posts pics of books or cartoon characters but her comments below the pictures are what I really want to remember.
Would love to see how you would do this- just a screen shot?

bre ski said...

Not sure if this went thru--I
would love to capture the comments below the instagram pics to keep in an album. My daughter takes posts pics of books or cartoon characters but her comments below the pictures are what I really want to remember.
Would love to see how you would do this- just a screen shot?

breski said...

Not sure if this went thru--I
would love to capture the comments below the instagram pics to keep in an album. My daughter takes posts pics of books or cartoon characters but her comments below the pictures are what I really want to remember.
Would love to see how you would do this- just a screen shot?

Breski said...

Really excited about your class.
Would love to learn how to capture the comments on Instagram -- in addition to the picture. My daughter takes pics of books she's read or cartoon characters but it's the comments that I want to preserve & remember - would you just do a screen shot? Would love ideas for that.
Thank you!

bretom said...

Really excited about your class.
Would love to learn how to capture the comments on Instagram -- in addition to the picture. My daughter takes pics of books she's read or cartoon characters but it's the comments that I want to preserve & remember - would you just do a screen shot? Would love ideas for that.
Thank you!

Monica Choi said...

I'm new to scrap booking so I'm looking forward to your live show. Stickers and photos on computer paper can get real boring real fast! Not as fancy as your work haha. I'll be ready with my notebook to take notes! :9

bretom said...

Excited about your class!, would love to include not only Instagram pics but also the comment below them.... Love to read what my daughter writes-- most unrelated to the pics she posts- book cores- animals. Guess just take a screen shot? Interested on your take on this.... Thanks!!