Thursday, June 14, 2012

Instagram Summer Blog Hop


Are you addicted to Instagram yet? I know I am. Nearly 500 photos of mine would vouch for that! I carry my phone everywhere of course, which just makes it so easy to take photos anywhere, anytime. Instagram allows me to instantly edit and upload them on the go. And it also allows me to connect with other Instagrammers and get an insight into their daily lives.

So when I saw one of my Instagram buddies Jessy Christopher was organising another one of her highly successful Instagram Blog Hop's I knew I wanted to join in the fun!

I print out loads of my Instagram photos to use on my layouts these days. In fact I would say at least 75% of my photos for scrapping are Instagram pics.

Given this is a "Summer" Blog Hop (and it's absolutely freezing for me down here in Australia) I wanted to share a recent page which is all about the sunshine and summer memories.

I'm starting to feel warmer already!

And because all Blog Hop's should end with a prize, here's what I'm offering to one lucky hopper today. Full of fun and colour this prize includes everything you see here - chipboard, buttons, WASHI TAPE (!) and more. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know if you Instagram or not. If you would like to sign up to follow my blog you can see the link in the sidebar, or check out my Instagram feed (my user name is 'natalieelph') that would be totally cool. If you let me know I'll enter your name into the draw a second time.

Here's a list of the other stops on the Blog Hop today. You can see the participants name on the left, followed by their Instagram username, then their blog address.

The blog hop is open until June 17th at 11:59pm PST (which is almost 8am on the 18th for us Aussies in Victoria) at which point I will draw a winner for my Prize and post it here.


Aida Haron | aidaville :

Amelia Khalik | ameliakhalik :

Cindy Lee | cindylee :

Clare Reilly | thelifeofclare :

Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf | geekgalz :

Gina Lideros | ginalideros:

Jaime Warren | jaimewarren :

Janna Werner | jannawerner :

Jessy Christopher | jcchris :

Joan C | joancce :

Jordan Blaser | missblaser :

Julie Garcia-Matus | callelillycafe :

Kim Watson | kjstarre :

Kimberly Neddo | kimberlyneddo :

Laura Banasiak | laurabanasiak : 

Liana Suwandi | lianasuwandi :

Lindsey Hansen | lindzeyhanzen:

Marie Ramirez | bettiescrapbook :

Melissa Mann | melissamann1981 :

Merdrey Chew | medrey :

Michelle Kehoe | michellek :

Michelle Lanning | michellelanning :

Nancy S | Kittynance :

Natalie Elphinstone | natalieelph  :        ***YOU ARE HERE****      

Natt Smith | tinynatt :

Nina Burgess | ladybugnina :

Sharmandeswari Nidyanandan | shamu_rueben :

Susan K. Weckesser | susankweckesser :

Suryanti Halim | isur :

Talia Carbis | taliacarbis :

Wati Basri | watibasri :



  1. Of course I'm a fellow instagrammer! (and I'm also a follower of your blog!) Fairly new with 40+ pictures of random everyday moments I love that the subject matter of my photos are usually not posed except for my boy Jack. :) would love a chance to win your prize and if that doesn't happen, I'll still follow you on instagram.

  2. I too, am an instagram addict. I love the different effects, perfect to adapt any photo to just the way you need it

  3. Very summery LO, looks great. I'm already a follower.

  4. kudos for this instagram blog hop! awesome giveaway too!

  5. sorry,I'm not on instagram, but I'm now your follower. I would love to send you over some nice sunny weather, but I'm affraid, here in northern germany we havn't got much sun either ....eventhough it's supposed to be summer!

    all the best to you

    lg angelika

  6. what a great layout!!! Love your use of color! Also loving this blog hop! I started instagram today because of this it already!! ( username hildejanbroers)

  7. Hey Natalie :o) I came over from Kim Watson's blog to partake in the fun blog-hopping giveaway... thanks for the chance to win your super awesome prize!! Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone... yet... so don't instagram right now but really need to get into it cause I just love the pics! Love your layout!

  8. Really enjoying the blog hop so far, the prize you are offering is great. I have started following you on IG my UN is kittynance.
    Lovely blog too.

  9. Great blog hop and giveaway! I already follow you on IG!

    Much love katy xx

  10. hi Natalie! I have been following you for some time and love your work. I don't do instagram but carry a small canon camera everywhere I go. It fits easily into a pocket.

  11. Hi !! I'm Laura, I saw the Blog Hop and I'd like to say hello !!

  12. Hi Natalie! I do LOVE Instagram. I have not tried printing my photos out yet. I think I'll do that tomorrow. :) Thanks for the giveaway. Oh and I'm following you now on Instagram :)

  13. hi Natalie, woow, you're a doctor? am so lucky can know you via this blog hop, and looking at your work is really amazed me, its so lovely to know many talented scrapper around.

  14. Well I do have an account but only posted like 3 pics so far. Thanks!

  15. Such a gorgeous project! Glad to meet u via this bloghop!

  16. What a wonderful layout. I like your Instagram photos.

  17. Gorgeous layout! I love Instagram pics too! :)

  18. LOVE your layout!
    I don't own a mobile or any other current technology (apart from my beloved computer) so don't tend to use instagrams - however, I have been eyeing off some digital elements that give the same look - with all this inspiration flying around, I now have a NEED to do some layouts incorporating instagrams (even if pretend).
    Have also subscribed to your blog.

  19. Wonderful layout, wonderful give-awas and a wonderful blog!!

    Greetings from Germany

    Elvan :-)

  20. hi hi...
    new follower and glad to be a part of this blog hop.

  21. Love your scrapping style. Love your giveaway. Love that you are part of this hop! xx

  22. Beautiful layout!! I'm from QLD and it's freezing even here, so I feel for you down in Vic!

  23. just followed you here and on instagram as well :) hope you'll follow me back if you like my pics :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. hey! my name is michellek, im following u! Love ur feed, although gotta confess the dentist pic made me slighlty queezy! hehehe! catch up soon, thx 4 the chance 2 win :)

  25. Instagram is great. Look forward to following you there too!

  26. Agreeeeed! We're getting ready to do a social media friend blog hop too, with a little bit of a spin! Would love to have you join in if you'd like!!!!! Love what you shared, following you on instagram & joining your blog now!!!!

  27. Hello~

    @ireneshainateo (instagram) here :)

    You have a pretty blog!

  28. already follow and love your layout very color full and fresh hope i can win your fantastic giveaway

  29. Very cute giveaway! I just joined your blog and can't wait to follow it and see some more of your creations! Wow, how do you find the time as an OB/GYN? I worked as a Medical Assistant for a husband and wife that were in practice together and they were ALWAYS on the go!

  30. Sweet giveaway. Thank you for that chance. Lovely blog. So.. you are in the middle of the cold spot yes? We've just hit summer, so I know we are opposites in this big world. I've always wanted to visit your end of the world. Love blog hops, and have fallen for Instagram. You all have just introduced me to it, so I'm going to join today, and come back and sign up with you all, so I have some friends. I am also now following your blog. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  31. I joined! My instagram name is sandiemcr
    And I'm now following you on instagram too!


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