Love, Love, Love this album! I always scrap with a 12 x 12 album. This is my first time using an 8.5 x 8.5 album. It is just beautiful. I am using it for a collection of pictures of my friends. It is perfect for a smaller sized grouping of pictures. I also love that it has pocket dividers that you can put keepsakes and other things in. I have showed this to many of my friends and they all thought it was GORGEOUS!!