Category: Photo Gifts

Turn your Instagram photos into magnets

Since discovering Instagram a few months ago, I’ve used my photos to make everything from a Keepsy book to an Instagram screensaver, plus a few other special gifts – like some pretty awesome photo coasters for my mom for Mother’s Day. So when I saw the idea of turning them into magnets on Design Mom, even this crafty-challenged mama’s interest was piqued. Because Instagram photos are fairly low resolution, shrinking them down actually works quite well. Now if you want them to look like actual Polaroid photos, you’ll need to download a Polaroid frame and use the help of...

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Converting those old slides to something a little more 21st century

When I was younger, a fun family pastime was whipping out the Kodak Ektagraphic slide projector for a look at photos of family trips, birthday parties and the accompanying lore. I still vividly remember the faint whirring of the motor, seeing the dust floating in the stream of projected light and having the thrill of pushing the button to advance the slides. Oh how far we’ve come. While most of the world has gone digital, we still have reels of slides in the basement of my parents’ house, and need a way to preserve these precious memories. If you’re...

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Instagram Photo Books: It was only a matter of time.

Ever since discovering the Instagram iPhone app, I’ve become completely obsessed; so much so that it’s all I really use to take photos of my kids anymore. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to share them with friends and family, other than emailing them individual photos every now and then–and now, I’ve found the answer. I’m almost as much in love with the new Instagram Photo Books from Keepsy as I am with the Instagram app itself. If you already have an Instagram account, you’ll use it to allow Keepsy to connect to it. Then Keepsy will...

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Wearing your baby (or dinner or BFF) on your sleeve.

As a mom, my sleeves usually feature cat hair, random splotches of ketchup, and drool. That’s one reason I’m so excited about summer and bare-arm season. But we found a cute new way to wear pretty much anything you want on your sleeve–or cardigan, or laptop bag, or hoodie–no laundry pen needed. These wicked little Instant Photo Frame Pins available at Photojojo are laser cut and hand-assembled in black and white¬†acrylic by Etsy artist/designer Amy B. The sizes are listed as mini (1 inch square) and large (2 inch square), but I like to think of them as Baby...

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Photo gifts for the terminally hip. Or eh, not so hip.

This year we’re making an effort to be more mindful holiday consumers. I’m trying to fill stockings with a few quality gifts (and yeah, a lot of mini Reeses cups in the holiday wrappers) instead of a whole lot of junky stuff. Since I’ve got a few shutterbugs in my life, I started poking around the Photojojo shop for whatever’s new and cool in camera gifts and accessories. And I love what I’m finding. If you don’t know Photojojo, it’s a cool newsletter and online community filled with photo tips and crafts. So smart for parents. They also happen...

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Turn your photo into an iPhone case

I’m always on lookout for creative ways to display photos of my kids, and if took a peek around my house and in my jewelry box, you’d see everything from bags to jewelry and probably everything else in between. So when I saw the custom phone cases with photos of the fam, I knew I needed to try them out. You simply upload your favorite photo to create your custom iPhone and Blackberry case at Case-mate, and then fit them to the case of your choice with a very easy-to-use website. The result is a hard case made from...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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