Username Post: Albums...what do you use, and why?        (Topic#1472831)
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'nother one for my own curiosity. I've probably had one of almost everything...and I'm looking to standardize 'em a bit.

What's your fave?


 
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not really experienced, but I do favor strap hinge and chipboard albums most!
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I LOVE the We R Memory Keepers 3-ring album. They're very well made and come in many colors. I dislike postbound so I went with the 3-ring.


 
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I used to use strap hinge albums, but have switched to post bound albums because it is easier to add layouts (chronologically) when my sister comes across photos that she forgot to share with me.


 
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I personally like post bound, did not like strap very much at all. I also have a 3 ring which is nice because you can fit so many pages in there. I also use top loading page protectors because with 2 daughters, 2 step daughters, 4 grandchildren, one big dog and one handsome hubby, I find myself re-arranging and fitting pages in between others all of the time!


 
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I started using the strap hinge from cm but I found it a little too inflexible for moving pages around. Now I use the post bound. They're ok because I can move pages around more easily and only have to actually take them apart every once in a while. But I've been seriously considering switching to a D-ring for convenience/ease of use. The only thing that's stopped me is that I'm afraid my two page layouts won't look so nice. Only about 10% or less are two pagers so I'm not too concerned. Any recommendations on sturdy D-rings would be appreciated.


 
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I have only used postbound Pioneer but converted them to the strap eze system. I love chipboard albums also


 
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My favorite sizes are 8x8 and 8.5 x 11. Only because I love doing 8x8's and 8.5x11 pages. I use post bound.


 
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I like using American Crafts Modern Album Customizable 12 x 12 D-Ring albums

because.....

#1 I like that the cover is nekkid so I can alter it.

#2 There are options on the spine color

#3 I like that it is a 3 ring notebook style because it makes it simple to add pages of different sizes within the same album (a look I just love)


 
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Good thought!

Here's what I've used/have.

The American Crafts customizable one. It was a special gift album, and I just couldn't FIND what I wanted in a regular album.

Colorbok . This is usually my favorite. But I guess I'm getting bored with it.

Hiller - my first 3 ring. I'm kinda leaning towards switching to 3 ring. I only have....6? Maybe 5...pages in it so far. So not enough to know if I love it or not.

A Bazill post bound that's not made anymore. My daughter picked it. She loves it. Wasn't my fave. But I haven't tried THEIR 3 ring.

We R Memory Keepers . Another one that I've tried their post bound, but not the 3 ring. I'm really liking the COLOR of that blue one, tho.



 
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Yeah. I'm replying to myself.

Anyone tried the KMA albums? They're on my potential list with the 3 ring thing, too...



 
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I really like the Pioneer ones in 12 x 12. Just purchased my first 3 ring from Disneyland, so I'm not if I will like it or not. I really like the idea of it.


 
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I use the 12x12 binders ... I've used Hillier and one other brand that I just recently bought, all leather and you can flip and add pages very easily! love them.


 
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  • LeeLo on 07-25-08 10:57 AM
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My favorite albums are post bound. I have tried the strap hinge and do not like them at all. They're a pain and I do not like that the page is attached to the book and you put the cover over it. I would rather the protective cover be attached and you slip your pages down in them.

I thought when I first started scrapping that I would like the 3-ring albums but decided I didn't like my LOs spaced so far apart in the middle.


 
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Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.
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My favorite albums are post bound. I have tried the strap hinge and do not like them at all. They're a pain and I do not like that the page is attached to the book and you put the cover over it. I would rather the protective cover be attached and you slip your pages down in them.

I thought when I first started scrapping that I would like the 3-ring albums but decided I didn't like my LOs spaced so far apart in the middle.



Yeah..somewhere early on, I tried a strap hinge. I'm not organized enough for those! I don't know where the pages will go til the end!



 
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For gift albums anything goes but these are usually post bound 12x12 or 8x8 albums. Not brand loyal but prefer ones with protected covers.

For my own albums I use office notebooks that I buy in bulk from office supply places. These are the white ones that you can slip papers in the fronts, backs and spines. I print out year and months onto strips of papers for the spines.

Since I started sbing with 8.5x11 papers, that's what I started with and still enjoy. Although recently, I've started doing 11x8.5 layouts, I still use the same the notebook albums.


 
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Recently did a 60+ page 12x12 gift album for mother with this album. Really liked it!


 
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  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!


 
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I really like SU 3 ring albums, because they seem to hold more pages. But, huge drawback is that you have to hold the pages at the bottom or they droop down. I have been curious about the newer CM ones, because I detested the old ones.
But I really like the ring albums. The droop factor is something I really can't stand though.


 
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  • Joda Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!



Gosh I am so OCD I could not possibly think to put differing sizes in one album.


 
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  • Joda Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!




I'm sure you can with below albums. I'm a stickler for using sheet protectors, this one will take either 12x12 or 8.5x11 in whatever order. I'm sure post bound 12x12 albums will too but I just hate having to take them apart and avoid doing that if I can.



 
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My boys' baby albums are CM.

My working progress albums are Westrim Post Bound (Wish I could still find these! They've really stood the test of time for me.)

I'm in the process of switching the school and sport albums over WRMK.

The Father's Day and Mother's Day albums are Pioneer . My BOM is MM.

So I'm all over the map LOL I like the post bound with top loading pages so I can move things around. I don't like D-rings because of the gap left between 2 page spreads and it's too much work to stitch those protectors together.



 
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STITCH? Oh, heck no. That would be work.



 
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I staple my sheet protectors together when it's called for, no sewing required.


 
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Stitching or stapling pages together? That sounds like an interesting idea. How do they lay if you do that?


 
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  • DawnInAZ Said:
  • Joda Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!



Gosh I am so OCD I could not possibly think to put differing sizes in one album.


LOL! Well, my form of OCD won't allow me to have differing size albums on my shelf!


 
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Stitching or stapling pages together? That sounds like an interesting idea. How do they lay if you do that?



I put the sheet protectors together like they would be in a post bound album. Then staple close to but not where the paper go in. I normally staple in the spots next to the holes.


 
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  • Joda Said:
  • DawnInAZ Said:
  • Joda Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!



Gosh I am so OCD I could not possibly think to put differing sizes in one album.


LOL! Well, my form of OCD won't allow me to have differing size albums on my shelf!



My OCD only limits me to scrap chronologically by year but my ADD allows me to work on several different years, gift albums, etc. at the same time.


 
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My boys' baby albums are CM.

My working progress albums are Westrim Post Bound (Wish I could still find these! They've really stood the test of time for me.)

I'm in the process of switching the school and sport albums over WRMK.

The Father's Day and Mother's Day albums are Pioneer . My BOM is MM.

So I'm all over the map LOL I like the post bound with top loading pages so I can move things around. I don't like D-rings because of the gap left between 2 page spreads and it's too much work to stitch those protectors together.




Stitch protectors together? Why?


 
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I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?


 
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ok why do people staple and stitch protectors?


 
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I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?



You couldn't just use 3 ring binder protectors instead of punching holes in your LO's?


 
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American Crafts 12x12 D ring albums


 
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I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?



If they did, my dilemma would be OVER!!!!



 
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  • scrapinboyz Said:
My boys' baby albums are CM.

My working progress albums are Westrim Post Bound (Wish I could still find these! They've really stood the test of time for me.)

I'm in the process of switching the school and sport albums over WRMK.

The Father's Day and Mother's Day albums are Pioneer . My BOM is MM.

So I'm all over the map LOL I like the post bound with top loading pages so I can move things around. I don't like D-rings because of the gap left between 2 page spreads and it's too much work to stitch those protectors together.




Stitch protectors together? Why?



When a photo is spread across both pages, or the title or some other element, is why you want to put the protectors together. This is in reference to 3-ring albums where there may be a big gap between facing pages, not post or strap bound albums where pages are butted up next to each other.


 
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My fave is the 12x12 Making Memories Noteworthy Dring album. I love how easy it is to rearrange layouts and add more page protectors . I have used both post bound and strap hinge albums and found it a pain in the rear to add more page protectors and I have had the strap hinge album break on me. Plus the Making Memories album is fairly inexpensive, around $20 I think. I found mine on sale or $15.


 
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I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?



Is this album for 12x12 or 8.5x11 pages? You may have gotten one for 8.5x11 pages where 12x12 will only fit if they're hole punched.


 
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  • j3Mel on 07-25-08 12:00 PM
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I started out using exclusively CM but the fact that they weren't true 12 x 12 and having to lay everything out chronologically made them to much of a pain for me. Not to mention the price has skyrocketed since I was a CM.

I have gone to post bound converted to strap eze. I love the flexibility and the fact that since 99% of my layouts are two pagers, they remain close together and "flow" better. I never cared for the post bound because they were hard to add pages to but the strap eze has made my life much, much easier!! My DD usually uses D ring for the amount she can put in them. She has a LOT of friends pictures.


 
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Oh, I just realized I didn't answer the OP. :P

I've been using the We R Memory Keepers , postbound, classic leather-ish kind. I'm thinking of going to D-Ring....here's what I'm looking for:

-D-Ring that will hold page protectors that are 12x12, 8.5x11, 8x8, and 6x6.

-D-ring album that the pages don't "droop" when you lift it up.

-Good quality, durable, from a company that's not likely to go out of business soon. I'm a stickler for all my albums being the same brand, so I'd hate to not be able to find the one I want a year from now.


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  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.




I sent you a pm!


 
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I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?



Is this album for 12x12 or 8.5x11 pages? You may have gotten one for 8.5x11 pages where 12x12 will only fit if they're hole punched.




Nope, it came with 12x12 protectors, so I thought I was good. Not until I got home with it and took it out of the shrink-wrap did I realize that the protectors have the holes punched directly in them. No edge strip with holes or anything -- just 12x12 mylar with holes in it. Oh well. I used it just for that year's Disney trip and won't be adding to it or anything. This was about 3 years ago, so I'm hoping they've upgraded since then!


 
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  • gg loves Matthew Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.




I sent you a pm!


Hey! If that pm was about albums that accomodate different sizes, will ya send it my way too?


 
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  • Bling Fairy Vivian Said:
  • tmmvol Said:
I have one 3-ring binder (purchased at Disneyworld) that I DETEST because it required me to punch holes directly in my layouts. I didn't know enough about scrappin' to look for that when I purchased it.

Otherwise, all of my albums are post-bound, but a variety of manufacturers... Paper Studio, Colorbok , WRMK, K&Co., etc. etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you end up with! Does Diet Coke make binders?



Is this album for 12x12 or 8.5x11 pages? You may have gotten one for 8.5x11 pages where 12x12 will only fit if they're hole punched.




Nope, it came with 12x12 protectors, so I thought I was good. Not until I got home with it and took it out of the shrink-wrap did I realize that the protectors have the holes punched directly in them. No edge strip with holes or anything -- just 12x12 mylar with holes in it. Oh well. I used it just for that year's Disney trip and won't be adding to it or anything. This was about 3 years ago, so I'm hoping they've upgraded since then!



That's awful! What were they thinking!?


 
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It put me off of even considering 3-ring binders because I thought they would all be like that!

I had a scrapbook that Hallmark made back in the 1980s that was postbound -- but the posts were plastic, and stripped the first time I tried to unscrew them! Crazy!


 
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I just bought 4 new albums from the superstore! I love the 3 ring binder type which is easier to move things around when I forget something or want to add another page.I bought a post bound wedding album and began putting my pages in and already, I'm over the allotted limit, even with the extender posts. I like albums that can hold a lot because my books are always large. I scrap everything I keep.

I can't wait to get home and open my new albums!


 
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  • Megan - ForumTech Said:
Yeah. I'm replying to myself.

Anyone tried the KMA albums? They're on my potential list with the 3 ring thing, too...





I love the KMA albums. The quality is beautiful and the price is friendly.


 
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i like the post bound ones, they work the best for me.


 
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I'm curious about D-rings, but so far have been sticking with Colorbok (12 x 12, post bound). I've tried a couple other post bounds, but they weren't true "12 x 12", and I found that I had to cut my pages down to fit them. I've never had that problem with Colorbok - even with lumpy pages. I love the look of post bound, and so far, my albums are holding up well for me. But I'm following the thread, in case I've been missing out on something better.
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Just a point if you are considering D ring type binders as we have discussed here......If you are a 2 page layout person this may not be the way you want to go because there is a gap between the pages just as in a notebook.

I never do two pagers so it works perfect for my needs.


 
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Great thread... thanks for all the ideas!

I get my albums from various places when they are on sale .. I've got K&Co, Pioneer and Making Memories .. they are all post bound, 12x12. My BOM & CJ albums are post bound, 8x8. And I love them all!

I am going to my 2nd acrylic album class tomorrow ... the ones I've made are much smaller in size (6x6).. but they work great as gift albums, I would think. Esp for displaying photos on coffee table/console. I think I'm going to make one for my living room.

I haven't done a chipboard album either, but I think those will also make great gift albums.


 
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I like 3 ring with top loading page protectors because they are the easiest to use to me.

I love WRMK because I photo sleeves and this is how I now store ALL my photos. I like the quality of WRMK also.

I have an AC album that is chipboard and as fun as it can be to decorate the outside like that, I think I prefer the leather or imitation leather ones that WRMK has simply because I fear the work I put in to the cover makes it require extra care on bookshelves and such and I just like my cover simple and clean. Theirs look nice as is to me.


 
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  • Joda Said:
  • DawnInAZ Said:
  • Joda Said:
  • Tacomamommy Said:
Can you add both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 to this American Crafts album? Or any other type of album? I would love to have an album that could accomodate both.



I would love to know which albums accomodate mutliple sizes!



Gosh I am so OCD I could not possibly think to put differing sizes in one album.


LOL! Well, my form of OCD won't allow me to have differing size albums on my shelf!


Um, not OCD, but.... I have been seeking these out. My reason is actually similar.

I don't scrap chronologically, but I like to rearrange in order. I also have visions of some day having kids and they might want to split up my albums ( I would want to do that to my mom's stuff...some stuff is more ideal for each sibling and the idea of making 3 pages about everything is absurd to me. I have no kids though so I can't even say how many pages would be needed...so for originals they can divide up and put them how they want them or make copies).

That said... I was anal about only scrappin' 12x12 for a while because I hated that the albums could then not be rearranged so I would have to think ahead of time about what goes in what. I then realized I really like other page sizes... so my solution... 12x12 albums with different sized page protectors . I love it!


 
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  • gg loves Matthew Said:
Just a point if you are considering D ring type binders as we have discussed here......If you are a 2 page layout person this may not be the way you want to go because there is a gap between the pages just as in a notebook.

I never do two pagers so it works perfect for my needs.




Hence why I use staples. I do mainly 2-pagers and most don't have to butted up next to each other but for the ones that do need to be that close, I staple the protectors together to get the same effect as post/strap bound albums.


 
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Um, not OCD, but.... I have been seeking these out. My reason is actually similar.

I don't scrap chronologically, but I like to rearrange in order. I also have visions of some day having kids and they might want to split up my albums ( I would want to do that to my mom's stuff...some stuff is more ideal for each sibling and the idea of making 3 pages about everything is absurd to me. I have no kids though so I can't even say how many pages would be needed...so for originals they can divide up and put them how they want them or make copies).

That said... I was anal about only scrappin' 12x12 for a while because I hated that the albums could then not be rearranged so I would have to think ahead of time about what goes in what. I then realized I really like other page sizes... so my solution... 12x12 albums with different sized page protectors . I love it!


Oh yeah, that's definitely me! I use WRMK albums too - Up till now I haven't tried putting other sized page protectors in them because I just assumed they wouldn't fit. I'm taking it you have, and they fit? (can you sense the excitement in my post??? LOL!)


Edited by Joda on 07-26-08 06:07 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
vanessajd2285
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i only use Pioneer snap load albums!! they are awesome then the post bound since i can never find a way to extend those and my dd2 ended up with 3 first year albums!! dd2 will only haveone since it says it can hold up to 300 pages or something like that!


 
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I've just been using the Colorbok 12 by 12 post bound albums. I like that they are identical in shape but I can have different colors for each person in the family. They hold up extremely well and I don't have difficulty fitting anything inside the page protectors .

I got an AMM album that was gorgeous for my daughter's baby book and not a single page fit in it properly. I also discovered I didn't like having a shelf of albums that looked so different from each other.


 
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  • lilmrmaid Said:
I have only used postbound Pioneer but converted them to the strap eze system. I love chipboard albums also



What's the strap eze system? I prefer strap bound, because the post bound ones I have used I have had problems with the pages slipping out of the protectors (my books get looked at a LOT, since my kids love to go through them). The problem with strap bound is that they tend to cost a little more and I have a hard time finding them in my little podunk town. I usually have to drive about 2 hours away to find them or order them online.


 
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  • Anonymous on 07-26-08 08:36 AM
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I use only Creative Memories albums. why? Because I quality and these albums are top of the line!


 
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  • SticklesJunkieMandi Said:
My favorite sizes are 8x8 and 8.5 x 11. Only because I love doing 8x8's and 8.5x11 pages. I use post bound.



I love those sizes, too, Mandi. The 8x8 is a great gift album size, and so is the 6x6, but I work in all sizes up to 12x12. Smallest I've done is 3x3. THAT one was hard!

All but one of my albums are postbound, the one that isn't is three-ring. A dear friend made me a photo album out of a three-ring notebook several years ago. I am rather attached to it, so when I got involved in scrapping I switched out the pages and use it as an 8.5x11 scrapbook.

I usually work in 6x6, 8x8, or 8.5x11 because they're easier to scan and share here. 12x12 I can scan, but have to stitch together.


 
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I like the Colorbok albums too! I only have 1 but it is very nice


 
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I was using 8.5 x 11 a photo album with the sticky pages when I started,wasn't into it.Now 12x12 post bound.


 
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Straphinge albums and I have standardized to the Pioneer Straphinge album. Love that thing.


 
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  • rtay on 07-27-08 06:37 AM
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I use post bound albums, although I make sure now days that they have 3 posts, I had a couple of albums that only had 2 and they didn't hold up well at all...I love the K and Company albums.
Back in the day when I was making 8.5x11 albums I was buying binders and covering them with fabric...they have survived for years....I have started collecting the 8x8 albums and have several, although I have yet to make any LO's that size.


 
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  • Amonika Said:
Straphinge albums and I have standardized to the Pioneer Straphinge album. Love that thing.



What kind of pages do they have? Do they have pages like Creative Memories? I have seen one with protectors like the postbound albums, but I don't remember which brand it was. I recently got a Westrim strapbound, but it already broke (less than a month old).


 
In response to DawnInAZ

You all must try this:

Use a 3 ring (preferrably a D-ring) as a "work in progress" album. I feel like I am like most people who don't scrap exactly in chronological order-I mean who is that organized?! So, as you complete layouts put them in the binder style. THEN....As you have worked well beyond a timeframe, say Summer 2007, or 2003 if your like me (lol)...then transfer them to a post-bound or strap-hinge, or whatever your preference is.

I personally don't mind leaving them in a binder style, except on those layouts where a picture or title might be split over the two pages. That's where I prefer a large post bound (at least 2" single posts).

I know it's not for everyone, but it works for me. I think We R and American Crafts have some great options.


 
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Oh, btw....I just became a "tenant!" Thanks for having a thread I wanted to post to, making my status change! How exciting!


 
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Only K&Co for me!


 
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We R Memory Keepers 3 ring 12x12 is what i like the best. i love doing 12 x 12 lo's and i find that i do not have to cut down the page to fit it into the top loading sleeve


 
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I use American Crafts 12x12 3-ring binders, for a couple of reasons.

I like that I can have all my albums the same- they look so neat and tidy lined up on the shelf. Yes, I am OCD that way.

I like that I can put any size page in the album. I got the idea from a post on Ali Edwards blog earlier this year. I immediately loved it and pulled all my pages out of my post-bound album and dropped them into a 3-Ring. They're so easy to rearrange, too!


 
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