So I was browsing through my PageMaps book and I'm loving all the 81/2x11 horizontal LOs in there and just wondering-are there horizontal albums out there? I've never seen any in the stores and I know my LSS doesn't carry any.
So I googled it and came up with nothing. I guess you could just use a regular 81/2x11 album but I'm not sure I'd like to look at it or flip through it like that. Seems like it would be awkward. Maybe this is where the BIA would come in handy? Just make your own books??
I have one I got at none other than...Wal-Mart. They continue to carry the extra page protectors for it too. It's a nice suede one, and I love it! It's a post-bound style made by Pioneer . I really enjoy scrapping in this format!!
As a digital scrapper the reluctance of scrap retailers to do 11x8.5 is maddening. I create my pages in 11x8.5 format because that is what the major PHOTOBOOK makers allow (ie. there are no 8.5x11 photobooks). So I make my layouts 11x8.5 and then if I want the option of printing them and putting them in my SCRAPBOOKS rather than uploading to a hardbound photobook, I'm out of luck!
I've seen great examples of mixed-media albums where the user took a 12x12 3-ring and mixed sizes (11x8.5; 8.5x11, 8x8, 12x12) in one, cohesive album and it looked fantastic. What I'm finding, however, is that no merchant seems to carry a line where X album features ALL the sizes of protectors to fit X album. It's maddening!
I do almost all my scrapping in 11x8.5 format and with two page spreads holding a portrait album sideways is not an option.
I got a couple (also called landscape) from Pioneer at the scrapbook expo. They were on special and had been made for Ms or HL and they were closing them out. But the guy said they still make them but just didn't have any there at the show. They are hard to find.
I really want the K and Co Heritage ones.
I love this size too. I use the 8 1/2 x 11 pps or cut down the 12x12.
I don't make too many in this format because the albums are scarce but they are out there.