Username Post: Is cover of album usually decorated        (Topic#1567623)
Anonymous 
  • Anonymous on 12-06-11 05:11 PM

  • Is the cover of the album usually decorated
  • Is there almost always a photo on the cover album
  • I have this favorite piece of paper that I absolutely adore with light purples, pink, white, yellows, greens, but with two grandsons can I use that in the album
  • I have not purchased my album yet, which is the best



 
auntieant
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In response to mymimi2006

Decorating the cover is totally up to YOU!!!
Usually the front of an album has a spot for a photo, if you want to put a picture there or create a small "layout" to fit there is fine also.
The favorite piece of paper can be used if the pictures are right for the paper, again it is totally up to you...
I have always purchased the post-bound albums. I have started using the 3-ring albums.. As far as brand wise I get whatever is on sale at the time.. LOL

Hope this helps you..

Happy Scrapping.....


 
Henri Jean
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In response to auntieant

I prefer the 12 x 12 3 ring D binders - then if some of the pages are a little "fluffy" its okay. I am a flat scrapper, meaning that I use embellies that are pretty flat but still, the edges of my books were much wider than the spine and I didn't like that. They didn't look right on the shelves with the edges so much wider than the spines - but that is my opinion. Not as much of a problem with the ring binders.

Also, with the ring binders you can move things around eaisly and with the posts - I found it to be a nightmare.

Everything is how you want it. There are no rules.

If you have an Archivers or Michaels or other scrapbook store near you or store with a large scrapbook section they may also have an introduction class for scrapbooking.

I took one at Archivers 5 years ago. It was excellent. It helped me focus on how I wanted to scrapbook. She showed lots of examples of styles and taught us about differnet adhesives, album choices, journaling pens and other tools. It gave me the confidence to get going and start scrapping.



 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to Henri Jean

My albums are 3-ring leather albums. So, NO decorating.

I have a couple albums which have photo inserts on the front.

Personally, I would NOT want the cover decorated, because the decoration would get stuck or smashed on the nearby albums when you slide it on to the shelf.




 
Anonymous 
  • Anonymous on 12-07-11 01:49 PM
In response to mymimi2006

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  • Thank you all for informing me about those things. It was very helpful.
  • I didn't think you usually did anything with the cover but I couldn't tell if some of the pics were the covers..duh?
  • I am loving the idea of the 3-ring binder also because you can add to it
  • i love the quote “Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it, and walk away!" (author unknown) May I please borrow it?
  • Thanks again...Janice



 
Anonymous 
  • Anonymous on 12-07-11 01:55 PM
In response to mymimi2006

See post below..tried to reply to all 3..still learning..thank you
janice


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to mymimi2006

  • mymimi2006 Said:
i love the quote “Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it, and walk away!" (author unknown) May I please borrow it?





Of course! I didn't write it. I found it somewhere too.


 
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