Username Post: Is it "full"?        (Topic#1589547)
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This may sound like a really stupid question, but, how do you decide if a scrapbook is "full"?

I recently started to go more dimensional in some of my embellishments, but it is making my book feel "full" before I think it should be.

So, I was just wondering, when do you decide to move to a new book? Is it when a book is a certain thickness? A certain time period?


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to nikkiwhey

My books generally are a certain time or trip. But I have been know to divide into two books if I need it. I don't over fill my books because they don't seem to do well if I get them to full.


 
wilbur
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In response to nikkiwhey

I usually switch to a new book when the edges lay level and flat. I over-filled a book and the edges fanned out. It was harder to pick up and was so full, some of the pages kept coming out when turned. I use 3 ring type albums.

When I overloaded my post bound album the screws pulled through the back of the album. (I added too many screw extensions and had way too many pages)


 
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In response to wilbur

I use the 3ring albums and I just move onto the next one before it gets too fat and awkward to turn the pages, open up and sit nicely on my shelf......I just play it by ear....


 
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In response to binkiemonstermom

  • binkiemonstermom Said:
My books generally are a certain time or trip. But I have been know to divide into two books if I need it. I don't over fill my books because they don't seem to do well if I get them to full.



Ditto this. Unless it's a special topic with hundreds of photos, each album spans a year. Example, ds's albums start with each birthday. However, he was a toddler when I really got hooked into scrapping, so his earliest years are divided between post bound albums. When the spine became sloppy from all the post extenders, I started a new one.


 
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In response to MommaSaid

I used to have my boys' albums stop at specific times (birthday and half-birthday--give or take), but now I just go with what feels like enough. I started a family album a couple of years ago and was able to divide the first year evenly into 2 albums, but last year I had to do 3 with the middle one being just summer.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to HuskerMom98

Once the pages don't lay nice anymore is when I start a new one.


 
Just G
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In response to mrsrogers52513

I used to do an album for each year (Chrono albums for my DD) but then I started using the D ring which fit more. SO now I can do 2 years at a time (I have slowed down ALOT) But with D Ring as soon as it doesn't lay 'flat' it's full


 
rubymillerand
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In response to Just G

I use the 3 ring albums from WRMK. I usually put 2 years worth into each one and I have a little divider that lets me know which year begins/ends. While I like the idea of yearly books, I really don't want 20 plus books per kid.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to rubymillerand

I like the Doodlebug 3 Ring Albums. My only complaint is that they don't make a purple one


 
Vae
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  • Vae on 07-24-13 09:09 AM
In response to mrsrogers52513

I have bought several of the snapload systems to convert my postbound albums, but I still haven't used them. I've heard they are wonderful though and that they work better for bigger books.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to Vae

I use wrmk albums and when they don't lay flat I do a new one but I embellish really heavy so sometimes I don't get to many pages before they are full.


 
dollscrap
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In response to Sneezy1956

I do loads of "fat" pages with flowers and other thicker embellies. Those layouts I put in 3 ring binders and usually after I have filled the 10 page protectors it is time to move on. But it just depends on how closed you want the album to be.
I discovered a bigger 3 ring binder by Pioneer at an expo last March...it's 2 1/2 inches..I bought one thinking I could buy more later but I couldn't fine them anywhere..well guess what...they are now her at SB under new products..in several bright colors.
url=http://store.scrapbook.com/p-t-12jf-cbb.html][/url] Pioneer - D-Ring Binder - 12 x 12 Sewn Leatherette Cover with Metal Corners - Bright Blue


 
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