Once upon a time, I was a scrapbooker.
Back, a few years ago when scrapbooking was what all the crafty people did, and I considered myself quite crafty, I joined the ranks of mums everywhere, proudly displaying their family pics in albums decorated with torn paper and butterfly stamps.
Not one to do things by halfs, I embraced scrapbooking like their was no other purpose in life. I held Creative Memories parties to begin with, and then moved on to Kaszazz. Oh I loved Kaszzaz. (Though I did have to google it to fin out the spelling :)) My friend Merryl supplies it and I went to party after party, and would forward on highlighted catalogues to Boatman at Christmas and my birthday.
Scrapbooking changed the way I stored photos. Since I found it so time consuming to take a USB in to the store (this was back in the day when computers where a source of frustration and dissappintment, not joy and freedom like now ;)), I would take my camera directly into Big W, print all my pics, and then get it put on a CD. This way I had every photo all ready for scrapping as soon as I need it.
It was perfect.
But things changed. As they do.
First I found blogging. One January day, I started my blog and after a few months of just idling updating it, I hit my stride and was addicted. The scrapbooking fell by the way side (I have a heat gun still sitting in its packaging unused.) I got an iPhone and an iPad to keep up to date with the blog, and suddenly, I wasn’t using my camera any more.
I barely touched it. All my photos were on my phone, sitting in the camera roll, waiting to be appreciated.
It’s hard to appreciate photos in a camera roll.
Now since then, I have got a flash new camera and I do tend to take more pics on that, but the most of my photos, the every day, the common place, the captured moments, are all on my phone. I dare say it would be similar for most of us. So what are we to do about it?
Lucky for you, I have three posts, coming up, over three days with ideas and giveaways/offers, to help you overcome this completely tragic first world problem. Are you ready? 🙂
Now I’ve already espoused my love for all things apple, and in particular my iPhone 5, but what you might not know, is that I am kind of addicted to phone covers. Or iPad covers. Even iPod covers (though I don’t have one. Taylah does.) I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit, trolling eBay, looking for just the right one, and even when I’ve found it, I change it fairly soon. I don’t like chips or rub marks or anything like that. I want my phone looking pristine.
I’m not sure what it is, but there is just something about picking up a pretty device that appeals to me. I don’t need a new hand bag every minute, or even shoes, but covers are my thing.
Now in a perfect world, I could of course design my own cover to be everything I want it to be, and look just perfect.
Thankfully for me, it’s a perfect world.
Casetagram is free app available on apple and android, that allows you to design your own cover for any of the following devices:
iPod touch 5
iPod touch 4
Galaxy S III
Galaxy S II
Galaxy Note II
The beauty of the app, is not only does it allow you to use photo’s from your camera roll or photo stream, but it also accesses your instagram and Facebook accounts too (with permission.) So all those photos that you’ve edited and filtered and made beautiful are now accessible for you to use in a practical way.
And when it comes to design, there are literally so many options.
You can do the simple one picture cover:
To a whole collage of images:
Or even just a simple stamp
And for those who have no interest in creating their own, there are also a lot of pretty funky cases on there to choose from.
Now for those of you who might be sceptical, don’t worry, I was too. But my case arrived last week, and I more than happy with it. The picture quality is great, but more important, the case quality is too. Whilst it’s plastic, it feels quite heavy and durable. It holds my phone safe and tight and has not chipped though I have dropped it a couple of times. :0
Plus, I just love looking at it.
The kids do too 🙂
Interested in winning a cover of your choice?
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what is your guilty pleasure item. Best answer wins!
*I was issued with a free iPhone cover for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and cannot be bought.Winner will be decided based on answer and not chance. Judges decision is final and will not be entered into. Contestants have until 9pm Darwin Time, Sunday the 29th of September to enter. Winner will be notified by email ad will have up to 48 hours to return contact or the prize will be redrawn.