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favor-“ette”: fun with instagram

You all KNOW how much I love my Instagram. And while I don’t delude myself into thinking I’m a professional photographer, I do enjoy playing with all of the filters and special effects.

And did you know that you can turn those killer phone photos into some pretty cool stuff?

Stickygram turns your Instagram photos into magnets. For $15 you get a sheet of 9 magnets, chosen from your Instagram feed. Each photo is 2″ x 2″ – about the size they appear on your phone.


Cute, right? Better than that magnet from the appliance repair shop you currently have hanging on your fridge….

I don’t know about you, but many of my favorite photos are the ones taken with my phone. I don’t always have my big camera with me, and there are times when I choose to leave it at home – especially if I’m going to be running around with Noah. Yet those are often the moments when I get that great shot – and I get it on my phone. Printstagram prints out your phone photos on matte, high quality paper, and for $12 you get your choice of 24 4″ x 4″ photos or 48 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ photos.  I love this because I’m still one of “those people” who still puts her pictures into actual photo albums.


And finally, Postagram – an app that lets you send a real postcard – in the mail – using one of your Instagram pics (or any photos you have on Facebook, your phone or your computer).  Simply upload your photo, add a message and for $1.00 Postagram will mail your postcard! The photo pops out of the card too; a small, but clever and thoughtful detail.


As if Instagram couldn’t get any better, right?

But wait there’s more! There are tons of posts out there on how to best use Instagram; here are two of my favorites:

Ten Tips for Mastering Instagram, and

How to Master the “Tilt-Shift”.

And I can’t not include this video – cracks me up every time (even though I’m guilty of practically all of these….)

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Jennifer Cullen on April 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

    My favorite favor-“ette” post. Love your Instagram tips. Thanks for sharing. And about that video? I watched it a few weeks ago with my brother and we both laughed in the way that people who are guilty laugh! XO

    • sherisilver on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      I know, that video – right?

  2. Melanie on April 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I just watched the video. HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for the tilt-shift tips. xo

    • sherisilver on April 17, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Glad you liked it – that tip was a good one!

  3. Megan on April 18, 2013 at 5:50 am

    That video made my day… now I need to go document my lunch hour 😉

    • sherisilver on April 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Ha! Actually – yours is one I’d WANT to see! 🙂

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