max‘s mom told me about a colorado-based company, artifact uprising, that takes your instagram photos and turns them into beautiful books. well, actually, it let’s YOU take your photos (instagram or otherwise) and turn them into beautiful books. we all know how much i love instagram (i use it way more than my fancy-schmancy camera) and how much i LOVE local companies, so i went to their website and ordered some books for myself.

i went for the simple softcover, instagram-friendly books. i got a large (8.5×8.5″) one for our family and some other secret, surprise goodies for christmas presents. when the finished products arrived on my doorstep (quickly too!) i was thrilled by how they turned out and told the company so. i now plan to use artifact uprising for all of my photo album needs (i am done with the days of printing and cutting and cropping and double-stick taping!, which is how all my other photo albums are). seriously. have you seen their hardcover books?! swoon.

and look at this colorado beetle kill pine calendar they offer. i think i may have to order one for the new year.

what a surprise, i was delighted to find out that they enjoy reading my blog! they have kindly offered you, dear reader, a chance to win one of their small, instagram-friendly, softcover books. just in time for the holidays! please leave a comment below with a link to your instagram profile so i can check out your photos! if you don’t have an instagram account, just leave a comment. earn extra entries by tweeting this giveaway, following artifact uprising on facebook, or blogging/pinning the giveaway (please leave a post for each additional entry). a winner will be announced monday, december 3!

(this giveaway open to readers located in the usa only).
(bottom four photos courtesy of artifact uprising).


  1. Jill says:

    What a cool company and idea! I’d love to win one – find me on instagram at @mountainjillian – oh, and hi Emily!!! 🙂

  2. Hails says:

    I’m actually going to enter with my boyfriend’s instagram because his camera is so much better than mine 🙂

  3. McKenzie says:

    oh wow. If there’s ONE thing I want for Christmas now, it’s this. I don’t have a smartphone, ipad, or iphone. But I do take pictures and have wanted to make a book like this for ages. Yours look so beautiful! PLEASE LET ME WIN UNIVERSE! 😉

  4. Morgan says:

    Pick me Emily! You know my Instagram! I promise to put Ramona in my book.

  5. What a fantastic gift idea! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Kim says:

    Ooooo! I like very much! @kallynhobbs

  7. rachel says:

    Love this – and love that its from Denver too! I was going to comment on this anyways, then I saw the sweet prize 🙂

  8. Stephanie says:

    That is a brilliant idea for Christmas!



  9. Ashley Milco says:

    Amazing. What a great idea! I’ve used Prinstagram for printing small, polaroid style pictures, but this is beautiful for books.



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  11. kimmy says:

    I liked their facebook page too!

  12. Alexis says:

    Brilliant! I’m obsessed with Instagram. IG: alexisannanderson

  13. Emily says:

    Your book turned out lovely. I’m ordering a few books tomorrow and cannot wait! I follow them on Facebook already.

  14. Emily says:

    I’m just getting started on IG. While I like the idea I can’t stand using my crummy camera phone so pictures are sparse on there. IG name: _emilymontgomery

  15. Sara says:

    Very cool. I’m on instagram as sarbearreeves. These days it’s mostly photos of my new baby girl. 🙂

  16. Sara says:

    I’m following them on facebook now too. 🙂

  17. gorgeous books! i just love them 🙂 instagram: imkathleenfrank

  18. Bree says:

    i. love. instagram. and photo books. and you.

    a lot a lot.

  19. This is simply fantastic! I really love that a local company is here to help us turn our Instagram archive in to something creative, let alone something we can give as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing, I had no idea this existed! Regardless of the contest, I tweeted and Tumblr’d this as well as liked their page…happy to support a local business and happy to share this with all my Instagram loving friends!

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