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!