March 25, 2014

Close your eyes and think about the happiest memory you have. Did you know ahead of time that that event would be so special to you? Probably not. I bet it was an unexpected, yet completely priceless moment that still makes you smile. 

That’s the beauty of WeddingMix App and HD rental cameras – it captures all the silly, candid, and heartwarming moments through the eyes of those who love you most. Not only is WeddingMix a personalized and budget friendly alternative to boring wedding videos, it’s an easy and fun way to capture all of your wedding guests’ photos and videos in one organized spot! After the wedding, your favorite video clips are turned into a custom edited wedding video for you to re-watch for years to come. The best part – it starts at $99!

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No need to use multiple apps or videographers  – every video and photo taken by every single person can be saved right to your online account. The app and cameras also make it easy to capture every special moment from dress shopping and cake tasting to the ceremony and honeymoon! Even guests who are unable to attend your event can leave you special messages within your personal app! Here’s more on how it works:

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January 7, 2014

OMG. We are beyond excited to share today’s project with you!!! Almost two years ago we shared our original DIY Instagram Save-the-Date Invitations and they have been such an outrageous success that we decided to revamp them – so here they are, the DIY Instagram Save-the-Dates #2! Of course the designs are FREE to download below… happy crafting!

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First you will need to make your stickers! Which means that you need to Instagram a picture of you and your honey, possibly holding something cute like the heart below, your date, or maybe even one of your engagement photos! Then create an account with the amazing Printstagram and order the sticker books below, only $10 for 252 stickers!!!
It can take between two and three weeks to get your stickers in the mail.

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Yeah!!!! Aren’t the stickers just super cute!!! You can use these for all kinds of different wedding fun. Cut the little stickers into strips of two, I think two is better than one because your friends might have multiple calendars…

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SUPPLIES:

  • FREE design downloads below
  • cover weight 8.5″ x 11″ {cardstock} paper from Paper Source for the invitation itself
  • text weight 8.5 x 11″ paper from Paper Source for the sticker cards
  • A6 size envelopes from Paper Source
  • Sticky Thumb adhesive runner
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • red pen
  • ..and of course the darling stickers above!

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/////     FREE Design Downloads     /////

Download and print each of the invitation designs below at home or at your local print shop.

Save-the-Date 2014   //   Save-the-Date 2015   //   Save-the-Date 2016   //   Sticker Cards

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Cut your invitation cards down to size… the measurements are printed on the design.

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Cut your sticker cards down to size… the measurements are printed on the design.

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Next apply adhesive to the backside of each sticker and place onto the sticker card…

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Then apply adhesive to the backside of each sticker card and place onto the invitation…

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Using a red pen (or any color you’d like) mark your month and date!

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That’s all there is to it, aren’t they just adorable?!? And so functional…

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Now your guests can mark their calendars with these darling stickers and Save Your Date!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 // DIY and invitation design: Jen | Something Turquoise // stickers: Printstagram using an Instagram-ed image // large wall calendar, 8.5 x 11 cover weight paper in Paper Bag, 8.5 x 11 text weight paper in Chartreuse, A6 envelopes in Curry, decorative bracket labels in Chartreuse, envelope liner in Paper Bag: Paper-Source // free font used: Mensch via LostType.com // Sticky Thumb adhesive runner: We R Memory Keepers // Martha Stewart Crafts scissors and Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Michaels // nail polish: Essie – Turquoise & Caicos

July 23, 2013

Since you are reading a wedding blog right now one thing is for sure – you are up on technology and the latest form of receiving fresh information. In this digital age… times and traditions are quickly changing and it’s affecting the way we plan our weddings. There are a few pros and cons to being digitally connected with your guests; pros like being able to see their images from your wedding on Instagram and allowing your guests to rsvp via digital devices – and cons being a Facebook friend finding out they weren’t invited to your wedding or a bridesmaid posting a picture of you in your wedding dress before the ceremony for all your FB friends to see! Wedding Paper Divas noticed this new trend and is sharing a few statistics that they have found on how mobile devices are transforming our celebrations…

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February 14, 2013

Wishing you loads of LOVE this Valentines Day!!! No matter what are your plans, who you are with, or what is going on in your life… Love always wins. xoxo, Jen

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created with: Martha Stewart CraftStudio for the iPad

January 25, 2013

I’m OBSESSED with Instagram – it is by far my favorite of all social media. If you aren’t familiar, Instagram is a camera app (for iPhone and Androids) that allows you to easily create dreamy photos and share them in an instant across multiple social media outlets along with your friends and followers. Naturally some of the guests who attend your wedding will Instagram their favorite pics from the day… and I’m sure you’d like to see them all! Here’s how you can easily encourage your guests in four different ways, to add your wedding #hashtag to their pictures – and just like that all the pictures Instagramed at your wedding will be in one place!

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I purchased the chalkboard above at Cost Plus World Market and using a chalk marker from Michaels (found in the wedding section) I simply wrote my message to the guests including my special wedding #hashtag. Place at the entrance to your ceremony and then somewhere visible during your reception and you’re good to go!

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In the comment section of your photo, placing a # in front of any word or words combined creates a searchable category within Instagram (and Twitter) that essentially tags your picture by whatever word you use. For example, in the bouquet picture below I used the hashtags #bouquet #wedding and #somethingturquoise – if anyone was searching for a bouquet on Instagram, that image will be among the thousands ‘tagged’ as such. Same thing with my craft space below, I used #marthastewartcrafts #mastercrafter and #somethingturquoise – these words however don’t need to make sense, they can be funny and sometimes are used as a way of commenting. For example, if I shared a picture of a huge piece of cake and glass of milk, I might want to hashtag #notonmydiet. Your wedding #hashtag can be whatever you would like… my examples show to use your initials plus the word wedding along with the day you get married. If your #hashtag is too simple or too generic, there is a chance other people or weddings out there could have already used that #hashtag and you’ll have to sift through their photos as well. To find out if a #hashtag has already been used simply do a search on Instagram. The “#” needs to be touching the word and there are no spaces or other characters allowed – otherwise is breaks the #hashtag code… for instance if you use #m&jwedding – the use of ‘&’ will break the tag. So, stick to using letters and numbers in your wedding # and you’ll be fine!

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Here are three other ways to inform your guests of your wedding #hashtag. You can add the info to your ceremony program, you can add a framed sign to your guest book or gift table, or you can make simple tent cards for each table. Think about including your Instagram name on your cards so that just in case your guests don’t follow you already, they can easily find you and tag you in the picture as well. What option will be best for your wedding?

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In love with these ideas? Well you are in luck! I’ve designed this cute Instagram Wedding logo below that you can download for free and incorporate into your own wedding day designs. To download/save the image below you can drag it onto your desktop or for the PC users, right click it and hit ‘save as’. Import it into any design software and resize it to fit whatever style of information card that you are creating!

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I’ve also created these free downloads below of the gift table frame and table tent cards. If you are computer savvy you can import these pdf’s into any design program and add your personal text to them. The font I used is called TeX Gyre Adventor and is free to download at FontSquirrel.com. Or you can simply print these onto your choice of cardstock and handwrite your wedding #hashtag onto them.

Gift Table Frame   //   Table Tent Cards

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Here is a list of where you can print your Instagram photos:

1. Printstagram – From mini-stickers to calendars, posters and more, this is one of my favorite places to order prints of my Instagram photos.

2. CanvasPop - Easily print your favorite pics on high quality canvas! Even your low-resolution images print perfectly with their special ‘Picture Perfect’ technology!

3. Blurb – Has a new adorable, Instagram friendly way to make mini photo books!

4. StickyGram – Make affordable and adorable magnets of your Instagram photos!

5. Image Snap – Prints your photos onto ceramic tile of all shapes and sizes!

6. Casetagram – Create custom Apple and Galaxy mobile device cases from your photos!

7. PostalPix – A free iPhone app that lets you order real prints of any pictures on your phone!

*Please keep in mind that you CANNOT print images from other people’s Instagram feeds! If you want to print one of your friends Instagrams from your wedding, you will need to ask your friend to send you the picture and then you have to Instagram it yourself. Please don’t screen shot your friend’s feed then crop and re-post, you can do this for fun but print resolution will be lost in the screen shot resulting in blurry prints. You can however re-post a friends image to your Instagram using an app like Insta-repost… and then you’ll have the ability to print the image from your own feed. Happy Instagraming!

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All that being said… If you have created a project inspired by one of our DIY tutorials please share it with us via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag: #SomethingTurquoiseDIY ~ Even if you don’t have a project to share, find me and say hello at jen_somethingturquoise.

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Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial and free downloads by: Jen | Something Turquoise // cute chalkboard frame and white gift table frame: Cost Plus World Market // white chalkboard pen (in the wedding section) and peach cardstock: Michaels

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