How many times have you been out and about and found yourself thinking, “Oh, I wish I had my camera right now“? Thanks to camera phones, this scenario probably happens a lot less these days. And don’t overlook the scrap potential behind these phone shots. The resolution on most newer phones is actually pretty decent, and you’re more apt to capture your day-to-day moments on your phone, which will make for interesting and entertaining layouts. To show you what I mean, I took my phone around the office today and snapped a few pics. Keep in mind that this was a very last-minute idea, which means we didn’t really have time to clean up for you, our e-company.
Photo caption reads: “A few of the Creating Keepsakes editors at work. Please pardon our less-than-tidy office space.”
Photo caption reads: “A look inside the Creating Keepsakes office. The magazines on the shelf are all for online prizes–it pays to be our e-friends (follow our blog, Facebook page, and especially Club CK for chances to win); then you have the CK sign, which used to hang in our lobby and is currently in transit to its new location; next, you’ll find an attractive vampire . . . oh, and a wall of amazing magazine covers from issues past; and to conclude this tour, you’ll see one of our inspiration boards, complete with some inspiring finds! Thus concludes this look inside the CK office.”
Sure, these shots may not be grade-A quality, but they get the job done, and I think they’d look mighty fine on a page.
You know when the phone-photos approach really comes in handy? When you’re on vacation. Not wanting to lug my big camera around on a recent trip to Las Vegas, I kept my phone very busy snapping even the silliest of things (like me standing in line—entertaining, I know). While my pictures are far from super duper, I actually love the way they turned out. I was left with a moment-by-moment look at my fun trip, which I used to create this page. In addition to the photos, I included the photo captions I used when I uploaded these images to my Facebook account.
With more than 600 photos on my phone at the moment, I have more than enough to go around. With that in mind, I also created this photo-album scrapbook, which I call my iThoughts book. In it, I’ve added pictures I’ve snapped with my phone and uploaded to Facebook.
“iThoughts Book” by Megan Hoeppner, as seen in the July/August 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine page 53
In addition to the photos, I included printouts of some of the comments Facebook users have left about the photos, which I tucked behind the images. Using comments is a quick way to add creative journaling to your projects.
Let your social media channels assist you in your scrapbooking. The photos you share and comments you receive are perfect pieces of your story that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes time to document, even if it’s as simple as tucking them in a photo album.
What photos are in your phone right now, just waiting to be scrapped? Take a minute and flip through your photos. I bet you’ll find some awesome options. If you do, we hope you’ll take a minute to share a short description of your finds in the comments section of this post. We’d love to read all about your next phone-photos scrapping adventure!
Megan Hoeppner, creative editor