The only store in my area is a Michaels. I am in the midst of starting up on Project Life and I need an album. Are the Recollection binder sturdy? Not sure if anyone had used them before. They look alright but it's hard to tell when you can't open them up. (They have them wrapped up plastic. I was debating on getting an American Crafts binder but I really don't wanna order online and pay the shipping.
I'd say they are fairly sturdy. If you were to compare them to the We R Memory Keepers binders they are not that sturdy.
I would just buy one check it out if you don't like it return it. But, I am the princess of return it if you don't like, my Grandma was the Queen!! But if you do buy one, look it over really good for flaws and such.
My michaels carries the WER albums, I don't know that all of them do, but it is worth a look; it is my prefered album. I don't like the Recollections brand but that's just because all of them I've seen are post bound and I prefer the d-ring albums. That being said, I have purchased one of their albums for an album I made for a gift and 4 years later it seems to be holding up ok.
Just think about the price of gas when you think about shipping costs.....Today it is at $3.65 per gallon, unless you get great mpg, to go 50 miles 1 way = 100 miles round trip, the amount of time it takes to drive 100+ miles, lunch out, I think you need to rethink shipping costs! Too funny! Really, Recollections albums are fairly decent, you get to support Scrapbooks.com and they have been so supportive of their customers with so much education and tools they create and share with us. Usually you will find all you need online, you will stay off the streets and avoid overspending on things that you obviously have not researched. That last thought was more for me than anyone else. Enjoy all that you do and don't get too serious cuz then it isn't fun any more.