When I first got my iPhone just over a year ago I figured that I might as well make the most of having a fancy phone, and guess what? I have.
The first, most obvious way I have done this is to simply utilize the photos that I take with my phone on scrapbook pages! I have posted a LOT of projects using phone photos! Most of the time you would not recognize the difference even. I love that I can have random pictures that are from REAL moments when I didn’t have my camera. LOVE.
link to original project post: http://mayflaum.com/2011/08/28/sc-boardwalk-kit-layout-1/
Speaking of pictures- I also kick it up a notch and create cool & funky square hipstamatic photos using my iPhone.
I think it’s fun + I love to print them out 4×4 (www.scrapbookpictures.com is the best – they print darn near any size!!) as that size works great with my 4×6 printed regular photos. Here’s a layout made with a hipstamatic picture:
link to original project post: http://mayflaum.com/2011/02/17/tim-holtz-project-fashion/
Another application I have for my photos is to take pictures of things that inspire me! Whether it’s something I want to recreate, an idea I don’t want to forget, a pattern or color combo… my camera captures all!
Speaking of inspiration – the pinterest app lets me ‘pin’ new things, review my boards, and more! LOVE having this form of instant inspiration at my fingertips!!
Of course I’m also able to stay connected to websites, approve blog comments (or if it’s a short post, post from my phone!), answer emails, and make videos… but the real heart of how my phone has been good creatively is in the pictures.
I can’t tell you how many great candid shots of my daughters, how many times I’ve been able to snap a photo of something I didn’t want to forget, or something mundane that just captures our real life right now… yes.
my phone has changed my crafting. It’s made everything even more accessible, and I love that. Here are a few more links + images of layouts I’ve crafted with phone pictures:
link to layout + video tutorial! http://mayflaum.com/2011/08/17/victoria-gardens-video-tutorial/
link to layout: http://mayflaum.com/2011/02/01/tim-holtz-project-pirate-love/
Do you use your phone? have questions about mine? feel free to ask/comment!!