January 13, 2012

How to do Project 365 from your Phone

One of the things that often gets brought up when I'm discussing Project 365 is how difficult it can be to keep up with. So after a few requests and one demand - you know who you are :) - I decided to share a way you could keep up with Project 365 from your phone. No, this isn't how I'm doing it right now, but I do think it's a great option and this is possibly a way I will stay caught up with it this year once I have a little baby and wild toddler to tend to. 

There are a variety of apps that would allow you to do this fairly easily from your phone. For this post, I will focus on 3 apps that I think make a good combination for this purpose. 
For starters, you need an app to blog with. BlogPress is definitely the best one out there. It used to be free, but then it went away for awhile. Thankfully now it's back, but it's $2.99. I will say it's definitely worth it though given the options it has.
Next, as I mentioned yesterday, I'd recommend the Project 365 app. This isn't a must, but it does make it easier to stay on track and know if you've taken your picture for the day. I love the fact that you can set reminders to take a picture. This is a free app.
Now for the picture & journaling portion of it, I would recommend the Red Stamp app, which is also free. I think this is such a fun app! You can basically build a little "greeting card" and then email, text, or save it to your phone for free. Or you can pay to actually paper mail your designs...pretty cool and very user friendly! I will say that if you save the design to your phone, etc., it has their little logo on the bottom, but I don't think it's bad at all - did you even notice it in the photo above? Anyway, let's get started!
1.  Download Red Stamp and open the app. It will show all the options of card types. Most of the different themes have photo designs in them, but I think there are plenty of great designs in the "photo" section.

2. Browse through the designs, and select the one you want to use. I decided to go with a single photo design so I could journal about that particular picture and it still be large enough to read.
3. Once you click on an individual design, you just tap in the boxes to add text and a picture. You can even zoom or shrink to adjust your picture to the template. You'll also notice a variety of color options on the right side of the screen. Just click on them to preview the colors and choose the one you want.
4. When you have it the way you want it, click the "Send" button on the bottom right. This screen will pop up, and you can choose what you want to do with the image. I chose "Save to Photos" so it would be in my photo roll when I went to blog from my phone.
5. Next, go through and choose different pictures from each day of the week, change the text, and save them until you have a design for all 7 days. Then open BlogPress, insert your 7 images, and post it!

I think after doing this a few times, it would become fairly easy and quick to do. I did notice that some designs might be better than others in regard to being able to easily ready them. Generally speaking, the ones that have darker text seem easier to read, but that's not always the case...just a matter of personal preference I suppose.

Well I hope this is helpful to some of you, and if you use another app to do this I'd love to hear about it too. Go Team Project 366! (haha!!)


  1. You are my hero! Such a great post and ideas. LOVE the Red Stamp...going to download it IMMEDIATELY. :) Go Team Project 366! haha

  2. I think you should post pictures of Manny all day every day..can't get enough of that cute face. I love the Red Stamp app! They have such cute designs...thanks for all of your tips, you always know the inside scoop :) Happy Friday, sweet friend!

  3. You are awesome!! I just started the Project 365 and did a post today. I am so glad you posted this bc now my pictures will a lot better with this. I have never head of Red Stamp but I am going to Download it right now. Thanks Again

  4. Oh coooool!!! I can't wait to download this new Red Stamp app. I have never heard of it. I love fun photo editing apps. I might be addicted to a few and now this one! Eeeiiikkk!

    Thanks for sharing this fun info lady!

  5. I immediately downloaded Red Stamp and love it!! Thanks. I also had Blogpress before it acted all crazy but never deleted it from my phone, so when they brought it back it just updated. Love your blog!

  6. You are awesome. I'm going to download red stamp right now. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. eekkk!!! You are the BEST! Thanks so much for this post. I'm installing the red stamp app on my phone as I type ;) This is my first year doing project 365, and I think this will [hopefully] keep me up to date! Thanks again, Lady!

  8. Thank you for explaining this! I'm tech challenged! I've been taking pictures each day now I can do something with them. Have a great weekend!

  9. You are seriously the bomb!! I am downloading red stamp as we speak....thanks for adding a new element to my 366:)
    Lesley McFarland

  10. I started Project 365 this year too and this is so helpful! And the Red Stamp app? I'm officially obsessed!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  12. I downloaded Project 365 yesterday and love it! I wish I would have done this last year too but thanks for all the great tips, can't wait to get going :)

  13. I just downloaded all of these apps! I decided today I wanted to start Project 365 (better late than never, right?) so this is perfect!

    Thanks so much Sarah!

  14. Thanks so much Sarah for the tips. I have always wanted to give 365 a chance because I thought it would be good for me. I have two little ones that are 14 months apart and well, your right, things change after baby #2 comes around. They are 3 & 4 now, so it's a little easier to squeeze in sometime. I can't wait to get started! Best of luck with baby #2, I love reading your blog.

  15. this is an awesome post!! I have never heard of Red Stamp but will definitely be trying it out

  16. i love you for sharing about red stamp!!! i have spent entirely too much time playing with it tonight. so much fun!! you're always so great about sharing :) hope y'all are having a great weekend.
    ps - i think i may know who that "demanding" person is... ;-)

  17. Thanks for the info! I hadn't heard about Red Stamp do I'm going to go check it our now! Have a great weekend!

  18. Thanks for sharing! This makes me want to run out and buy and iPhone just so I can use this app!!!! :) Lana

  19. Thanks for this. Question though, my photos on blogger are coming up rather small. Any suggestions?


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