Username Post: What is Better?        (Topic#1569635)
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I'm debating which 12x12 3 ring binder to get. But need a little help. I feel that fabric binders will get dirty and dusty after awhile sitting on a shelf. I want to go with a leather material album.

These are the ones I have in mind, but don't know which one to choose:

Keeping Memories
We R memory Keeper
American Craft
Pioneer

Which is the best? Or recommend?


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to isamanzoisamanz0

Min are all Hiller albums (leather-like 3-ring). I think Hiller is now We R Memory Keepers.

If you look at the items in the superstore here, there are typically links of discussions, videos, or reviews, which may be helpful.


 
meela
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  • meela on 01-23-12 02:50 PM
In response to Bxr-Linda

Good idea to go leather or leather like. The fabric does collect a bit of dust, I have learned this the hard way. I have a variety of albums, but I like the American Crafts albums about the best. No specific reason, I just like them.


 
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In response to meela

I also prefer the american crafts albums but I also prefer the fabric over the leater/faux leather. I purchased a we r memory keepers album in leather and it bowed (a picture is in my gallery). SB.com sent a replacement and it did the exact same thing. I bought a third one from another place and the same thing happened. So, I figured this was the norm for leather albums and I wont ever purchase another. I like the cloth ones and so far, they are not difficult to dust when needed.


 
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Here is a link to my gallery showing a bowed We R Memory keepers leather 12 x 12 three ring binder album.

Bowed We R Memory Keepers album cover By Shutterbugg


 
jaxxan
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In response to Shutterbugg

That is really strange that yours bowed had to be a defective batch!

I love We R Memories, I have 6 of their leather or faux leather 3 ring albums I love their protectors as well.
I prefer the faux leather they are easier to clean and won't wear on the edges as easily as fabric.


 
AmyK75
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In response to jaxxan

I have three of the We R Memory keeper albums and I love them!!!


 
Henri Jean
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I use the faux leather from Hobby Lobby.

The reason I decided on thier line is they have the biggest insert space on the spine and I can include everything that is in the scrapbook - if we are on a cruise I can include the complete itinerary.

It's easier to find the book I want when the list of what is inside is so detailed.


 
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In response to isamanzoisamanz0

Another vote for faux leather from Hobby Lobby.


 
Henri Jean
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The faux leather from Hobby Lobby is $19.99 but goes on half-price all the time and I pick up 4 or 5 of them. The protective sheets go half price all the time too and I stock up. Probably have 20-25 packs at home of 20 sheets each.


 
meela
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  • meela on 01-25-12 06:15 PM
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I have about 8 of the HL faux leather screw post albums I bought years ago, and I love them. I prefer 3 ring now for the ease of use in adding and removing pages, but I still love my fun textured faux leather HL albums. Some look like crocodile, some like ostrich, and I love them all. I should check to see if they are available in 3 ring. Anybody know?


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to meela

they do have the 3 ring HL albums check out the website

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=19027...


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to isamanzoisamanz0

Well this been a lot of help I'm definitely between American Craft 3 ring faux leather album or the Hobby Lobby 3 ring Faux leather album.


 
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In response to isamanzoisamanz0

I have the faux leather HL one in post-bound and love it. I also have cloth/corderoy AC ones that are D-ring, and I love those too.


 
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In response to scraprabbit

I'm not a fan of the leather albums (I like a little color), so I usually get the fabric ones


 
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