Instantly in love…

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…with Instagram.

That’s how I felt about two weeks ago when I entered the 21st century and began using my very own iPhone. One of the first things I did to make it my own was download several apps – of course Facebook, Twitter and Words With Friends were first on my list. But ever since my friends have begun adding filters to their photos on Instagram and then posting them to Facebook, I’ve been intrigued with the whole concept.

So, needless to say, the Instagram icon soon found its way to the home screen on my iPhone.

Put simply, it’s cool to see photos with different filters – “Rise,” “Sierra,” “Toaster” and “Walden” to name just a few. Instagram isn’t all about capturing photos of professional quality. It’s about the everyday spaces, places and faces we encounter and why they’re picture-worthy; why they’re worth sharing with our online friends and followers.

I’ll admit, I haven’t “Instagramed” many photos yet, but I don’t want to over-share. (In fact, I think two of the three photos I’ve posted on Instagram are pictures of cats. Surprising?) Looking ahead, when my Instagram album begins to fill up, I’ll be more interested in other uses of this app and it’s creations. I could print my photos and make a mini scrapbook. I could make a collage. I could put together some coasters with my favorite photos. I could frame them. And you could, too.

What do you like the most about Instagram? Have you tried to incorporated your filtered photos into other projects? Let me know what you’ve come up with – I’d love to hear about your ideas!

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