Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Favorite Finds.

If you haven't already noticed, I am becoming more and more addicted to sharing photos via instagram. I am not sure how I stumbled upon this fabulous find, but I am sure glad that I did. 

Have you seen these patterns in people's photos on instagram? 

Top Left: via Top Right via
Bottom Left: via Bottom Right via

When I first saw these patterns blended with images, I was in love and had to find the app that would allow me to do the same. The only clue that I could find was a common tag in all the photos: #ndpatterns. I searched and searched iTunes and the internet for the app that would create these cool patterns. In the process, I may have dropped a few dollars here and there in the app store, maybe even a few too many that I didn't need to.

Thankfully, late Sunday night I figured it out. It wasn't an app I was looking for, it was a website. A website that offers instagram pattern images, for free. If you want to check them out for yourself, head on over to nealdieker's website here. There are two packs you can download, and they are both free! 

I absolutely love the idea of blending your photos with these cool patterns. The below image is something I quickly threw together. 

Perhaps I am behind the times with this whole image blending trend; if you are curious how its done and what apps to use, leave me a comment and I will share in another post!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.


  1. These photos are amazing. My sister is obsessed with Instagram too haha :)


    1. I think a lot of people are obsessed! I'm glad I am not the only one..!

  2. I am obsessed with Instagram! But I feel like I've never seen pictures look like this before! So cool! Hope you have a great week! PS: Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

    XO Lucy

    1. I think its a new'ish thing to add these textures? I only recently stumbled upon them. Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I'm loving these filters! I am a new follower from the Followers to Friends hop. :)


    1. I'm glad, I will share some more soon! I am now following you as well!

  4. New follower from Followers to Friends Hop! I've never seen those patterns before but I love it!

    1. Thanks! I'm now following your blog as well! Glad you like the patterns!

  5. Oh man I am a total instagram junkie! And thank you for sharing the secret to patterns and textures! I always wanted to know how people added such cute effects to their photos!

    New follower from the Followers to Friends hop! :)
    @sam_mel725 <-- instagram if you're interested :)

    1. You're welcome! I have a few more secrets up my sleeve :)

  6. I've never seen those before, but they are super cute. I'm definitely going to try it out. Thanks!

  7. Hey Chelsea! Found you through Followers to Friends :) xx

  8. beautiful images. They let you do some pattern overlay on photobucket.com-- it's a great free photo editing site I use all the time. =)

    Aloha Sweet Friend,

    The ladies and I are starting to gather a bit early this week so that we can take our turkey loving time mingling and growing together over the next few days.

    Thank you for linking up with us last week, thank you for sharing your sweet energy with all of us... thank you for being beautiful you.

    Come join us if you please.

  9. You image turned out great! I need to learn how to do more things with Instagram ;-)

    Visiting you from the chaos hop...

    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this, I love it! I am fairly new to Instagram but this will definitely help me create even better images. I am your newest follower from the I love my online friends GFC hop. I'd love for you to check out my blog when you can :)