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Username Post: What do you regret buying the most?        (Topic#1506805)
Gelidy Gelato
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It has been a while since this subject came up...What do you regret buying the most?

For me I would have to say the Instant Setter. A crop-a-dile is a BILLION times easier to use.

past threads on this subject
What Scrapbooking Tool Did You Waste Money On?

Things you know you shouldn't have purchased because you don't use them at all or rarely

What are your worst purchases?

WORST

Waste of money and must haves!!


 
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Probably my Revolution, but I bought it just before I bought my Cricut. It was on sale so I didn't spend a lot on it and it's small enough to easily bring to crops, so it's not a big regret!


 
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  • Hev on 06-07-09 03:43 PM
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All the ugly paper I have bought lol. Probably followed by the fastenator. Its just so hard to get them where you want them.


 
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My Sizzix alphabets sets. Five sets...like brand new. Sitting on a shelf in my closet collecting dust. Over $400 wasted. I wish I would have known about the Cricut before I sunk so much money into my Sizzix stuff. I still use the sizzlits and shapes...but the alphas are such a waste. Oh well..live and learn


 
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All of my DCWV stacks, I never use them, not sure what I was thinking! Next garage sell at my LSS I am going to try and sell them off!


 
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I would have to say my fastenator. I ended up selling in on ebay.


 
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Send *ME* all your unwanted scrappy goodness! I tried thinking about the one thing that I've purchased that I'm sorry about and I really can't think of anything. I pretty much use everything I've bought so far. I do try and read reviews and such before hand. There are some things that I don't use as much as others, but... nothing that I'm sorry I bought.


 
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I'd have to say my light table for embossing with stencils, I ended up RAKing it to Vivian. I hope she and her crop customers will get good use of it.


 
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Thickers,,,especially alphas,,,

thank goodness I didnt' spend much on them,,,they're just not my thing, and i don't see the big deal,,,,,,though I did like the chit chat shapes the best,,,

and I thank GOODNESS I didn't buy the fuzzy red ones that look like they'd only work with an Elmo LO,,,


 
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I would have to say my Sizzix. I only use maybe once in a great while.


 
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I'm with another poster; so far I use and enjoy all my goodies. However, I am grateful that I only bought ONE pair of decorative scissors instead of the pack of ten I originally wanted. One is all I need and only every now and then.

I've invested in several packages of grungeboard. I love them but suspect I'll need a break from them soon and even then I'll still use them. IE; I used a few as stencils to get cute letters for a LO. I wanted to spell out Thanksgiving but wanted a pattern in the letters. Who needs a 400 dollar Cricut when you can use left overs for free?


 
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cricuts aren't 400.00 is why I've saved TONS with my 155.00 cricut I never buy alphas anymore, I just make them whatever size I want on my cricut with whatever scraps of pp I have laying around


 
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Interesting. Here, at least whenever I look/not on sale, they are 400. Someone somewhere has them for less now, but I still don't see the need. Then again, I also don't have the space.


 
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I would say my cuddlebug alpha dyes. Never use them. I am getting into embossing and hopefully will use my bigkick.


 
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I use my cricut but somes I like to use thickers or stickers.


 
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I would say alot of pp that I bought at Joann's on sale at 5 or 6 sheets for $1.....and a couple of DCWV stacks.....the Posie one and a cardstock one. I don't and haven't used most of the pp and since I started used AC Cardstock, I no longer like the DCWV cardstock.

I'll keep it though for my grandson....he likes to come in and "scrapbook" with me on ocassion...LOL!!! I have also given some to his daycare teachers....they love the donations!


 
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I think I'm having a seizure, did someone say they regretted THICKERS??? man, I just bought 12 packs (alphas and shapes) from *** when they had a major sale. If you don't know that site, she sells a different product every day for a really good price, though I think the s hipping gets a bit much because its $4.99 PER ITEM.

I'm getting a Cricut on Wed and I can't wait! my bf's sister works at AC Moore, and when it was on sale for $319, she picked it up for me and also got another 20% off for her employee discount!

for me, I'd have to say the fastenator and the tag maker. I'm not sure I've *ever* used the tag maker, though I have used the fastenator, though i often mess up the staples.
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The old EK success circle cutter (I think that was the one - the green/purple one). It's horrid and terribly hard to use.

I don't use my Sizzix nearly as much now that I have a Silhouette, but I did get some good use out of it for the years it was my only die cutter...probably not my money's worth though. Although I am still keeping it around to cut chipboard with.

Tons of "pretty" (as in "pretty ugly") pp. I have most of a slab left and various other packs. I still like paper packs, but I'm more selective now.

Oh, and FIBER! I can't tell you how many fiber swaps I used to do. I have an entire drawer of it and just can't find the uses for it anymore. Especially now that ribbon has replaced it as the "it" thing.


 
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  • Tina scraps Said:
I think I'm having a seizure, did someone say they regretted THICKERS??? .



you heard correctly,,,,,,dont care for them, lol,,,,I know everyone thinks I have lost my mind and should go out and find it,,,,,,shrugs,,,,,but I just do NOT care for them,,,,

they're better than some alpha's, I will grant you that,,,,but they STILL only come with TWO B's!!!!!

although, I did enjoy the poolside font for a mini book cover I was making,,,,

shrugs, lol,,,


 
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Fiskars oval cutter-I never used it. I couldn't figure it out and now I have a cricut so I no longer need it.


 
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1) Fiskars shape cutter
2) Anything to do with Coluzzle
3) A boatload of stickers
4) Decorative scissors

I've spent less than $100 on the items above so I don't feel too guilty about it....


 
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My Fastenator and that BG Notch die thingie. I can't even remember what it's actually called, but I NEVER used it:(


 
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I agree about the Fiskar oval cutter -hard to use but I like the shape cutter and the circle cutter but haven't used them as much since I got the Cricut


 
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For me it would be

BG magnetic mat

Perfect Layers

Fastenator


 
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  • naf on 06-07-09 08:53 PM
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Edited by naf on 06-07-09 08:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • naf on 06-07-09 08:54 PM
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All of my DCWV stacks, I never use them, not sure what I was thinking! Next garage sell at my LSS I am going to try and sell them off!





 
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No regrets. I don't make major purchases. No Cricut. Not even a crop-a-dile. I did buy the Precision magnetic mat for $25 and was "sure" I would make great use out of it. Yeah, well.
I do use it.
Sometimes.
When the spirit moves me.
And I'm too tired to resist.


Edited by toni in the midst on 06-07-09 09:07 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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the thing I regret the most is the 40 dollar "scrapbooking starter kit" there is a ton of paper and dies I will probably NEVER use.


 
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1) Fiskars shape cutter
2) Anything to do with Coluzzle
3) A boatload of stickers
4) Decorative scissors

I've spent less than $100 on the items above so I don't feel too guilty about it....



ditto, also going to add fugly pp


 
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I bought a little packet of poems on velum, a bunch of different themes. It was pot luck cuz all you could see was the top one which was cute....TWELVE BUCKS later I get them home and read them and they all suck...a first grader could have made up better stuff.
Sometimes I think EVERYTHING is to friggin' expensive since most of it is just PAPER...I bring home a bag with 30 bucks worth of stuff and look through it...maybe a paper stack and some pps and some stickers and flowers......for $30!!!!!...doesn't stop me though.
Still shoppin'


 
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Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.


 
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I would have to say, all the decorative edge scissors that were just so cute i had to get them and I can't seem to cut a straight line so I never use them. haha! Thank goodness they dont cost hardly anything but they are taking up space. I may donate them somewhere that does crafts with kids.


 
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Fiskars shape cutter, ended up putting them in a goodie box, LOL.


 
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I bought one of those shape cutters. Yuck. I got the finger knives instead. LOVE THEM!!!

Oh, and alphabet punches... I used them a couple of times but really wasn't thrilled with the outcome. Put those into a round robin swap.


Edited by jenbustillo on 06-08-09 03:15 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • KimKV on 06-08-09 03:22 AM
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The Cricut Expression, was my big dollar regret I just didn't like it. Sold it on e-bay. Love my Silouette though!

The other thing I bought and wish I hadn't is the Curvy cutter circle thing. I still use my CM over those!


 
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I bought a grommet setter that is very difficult to use. It's easier to just poke them through and push the little thingies down by hand.

I also purchased a tag maker that I have only used once...

The only bonus is that I work at a LSS with a very good discount, so I didn't spend so much.


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?


 
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Decorative scissors - I donated them all

Fastenator

The little sewing machine by Provo Craft

The Page in Progress box with the little magnets to hold stuff in place until you can pick up where you left off. I thought I'd use it for crops. Nope. I can't bring myself to let it go yet, though.

The over abundance of stickers

A couple of cheap post bound albums from J's. I'll stick with my Creative Memories ones, thanks. Much better quality and I found three at a yard sale for only $10 each.

The title-topia from Creative Memories. Never used it.

Some templates. I love others, but I have a few I've never used.

A few of the DCWV stacks. I really like some of them, but others don't get enough use.

Can you tell I have a bit of a shopping addiction? LOL

Oh, and someone said they regret their Sizzix alphas. I don't. I have several sets and still use them on occasion. Then again, I didn't pay full price for any of them. For example, I got three sets for $50 at a crop.


 
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hmm ... I have probably spent way too much on a lot of things I hardly use!!

a) my Cricut. I just don't really use it, use Thickers instead, much better.

b) packs of pp, like DCWV. I got them all on sale but I never use them! I don't have many though.

c) clear stamps. Just not into them and I bought a TON of them.

Back in the day, I bought a lot of really cartoony die-cuts ... never use them however, dd will enjoy them one day!


 
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1. DCWV stacks & lots of other pp
2. Stickers, stickers and more stickesr
3. Decorative Scissors
4. $40 8000 pc scrapbook kits from HSN/QVC...all of it is ugly and I haven't used any of it!
5. MM Tag Maker
6. All 5 sets of Pebbles Chalk (only need 1 or 2).
7. Storage solutions that weren't a solution
8. Stencils

I love using post-bound albums...I don't find it difficult to add posts and my pages are 90% lumpy and they work just fine!

I am a crazy compulsive shopper...and I make many mistakes b/c of it. I am doing better now, though, only buying 1 of an item to try before buying every one of them!


 
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  • ghall on 06-08-09 05:39 AM
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I don't have any high dollar items, like a Cricut, but there are small things I had to have that I never use. A French Curve set, lots of decorative scissors, several sets of chipboard letters that are too big, several idea books (styles keep changing) & tons of pp that I can't see EVER using! And, I agree about post-bound albums! I will never buy another one!


 
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The fastenator. I think I used it once. Just once. Anybody want one?!!!


 
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It's funny to see what other people's regrets are...someone said Basic Grey magnetic cutting mat, and that is one of my all-time favorite purchases....we all have our preferences.
My regrets would be:
Fastenator
Big Xyron(love my little x)
Wooden stamp alphabets

There are a few more things that I don't really use enough to justify the purchase, but do pull out occasionally so it's not a total loss
Instant eyelet setter
Foam stamps
Magnetic stamp set
Page in progress box
Silhouette(determined to do better at using this!)
PP stacks(have bought way too much)



 
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interesting to see a few Cricuts listed here.

I think the things that fry me the most are the items I paid full retail $$$ for like a Fiskars 3 type corner punch.
I don't know what got into me "I just HAD to have it". I don't think I used it more than 3 times if even that.


 
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Hmmm... there've been so many for me. But, hands down, topping my list would have to be the EK Success Fastenator.

I also regret the purchase of the Crop-A-Dile. I never understood all the hype about it. It ruined more stuff than it set properly and I hated the fact that you couldn't set anything unless it was on the edge of the LO.

And the Heidi Swapp wing rub-ons! Grrrrr... they flat out ruined my wedding album! Most aggravating rub ons I've ever worked with. Doesn't surprise me to see that the superstore has them on clearance. They should give them away for free WITH a coupon for 50% off your next purchase!


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?



At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.


 
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  • retrojulie Said:
Hmmm... there've been so many for me. But, hands down, topping my list would have to be the EK Success Fastenator.

I also regret the purchase of the Crop-A-Dile. I never understood all the hype about it. It ruined more stuff than it set properly and I hated the fact that you couldn't set anything unless it was on the edge of the LO.

And the Heidi Swapp wing rub-ons! Grrrrr... they flat out ruined my wedding album! Most aggravating rub ons I've ever worked with. Doesn't surprise me to see that the superstore has them on clearance. They should give them away for free WITH a coupon for 50% off your next purchase!



I purchased the Heidi Swapp rub on clocks and ruined one of my Christmas LOs. I'm sorry about your wedding album.


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?



At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.




Well now I'm curious! Off to view your gallery!


 
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Stephanie, I thought your comment about storage solutions that weren't a solution was so funny! I hope you were able to use them in another area of your house.


 
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This is a hard one. I think mine would be the scrap cube. It cost me $60 and sits in the corner of my room. It would be hard to give away or sell bc I colored my name with glitter. Unless anyone knows another scrapper by the name of Joakima. hehe


 
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Put me down for a fastenator. I won it at a crop, so no biggie, but I have never used it on a layout. When I got it, I was like "Huh? Its a mini stapler!"

For purchases I have never used, I would say an Anna Griffin album kit. It was a good deal so I got it, but its totally not my style. I may give it away as a gift though.


 
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i use dcwv stacks a lot, in addition to many other papers, but the slabs....i barely touched. they were the ones 3 or 4 times the size of the textured glittered dcwv ones i normally get and on sale for only $10, but i barely touched them. i think i have 2 and ended up giving the paper away as needed. the eyelet hammer setter one was pretty bad. i'm so happy i got a scrapartus setter which i love. so much easier to use.


 
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EK Success Circle Scissors. Tried using it but was never "Success"ful. Sitting on my shelf waiting to be given away.


 
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  • ghall on 06-08-09 10:05 AM
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I find it interesting how many people have said the Fastenator. Glad I never wanted one! I never saw the fascination of stapling. I guess I should add to my previous list all of the transparent overlays I've bought. I've used one or two in the past, but I have LOTS!


 
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I thought the fastenator would be a cute way to add some ribbon attached to a diffent type of brad (staple). I found it very hard to line up and have only used it a few times. The other item would be my tag maker, hardly used that too.


 
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There is a website http://crafts.webstore.com where you can sell all your used stamp supplies & they don't charge any fees so you get all the money to invest in supplies you will use. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.


 
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My Scrapartus by Karen Foster (cute, and works good,but I just never use it), and ATB tagger. Seemed like good ideas at the time but now these 2 products just languish in my studio. All I could find on sb.com were the small dies that came with the Scraparatus.


 
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I'd say the papers from my "scrapbooking starter kit" although I am trying to incorporate them into my layouts a little at a time, so it's not a total loss. A couple of punches in shapes I never use and the 5 million circle cutting systems before I found the Curvy Cutter round out the list. Ditto on the storage solutions that were no solution at all.

Jill, you can send those clear stamps my way. Love them!


 
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The basic grey notch tool.


 
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I wish I had invested in a better trimmer. I bought the cheapest 12 inch trimmer I could and its complete ********.

I bought too many stickers in the beginning. Everyone kept having sales and I just wasn't well organized and opps!

I bought a friskers circle cutter and don't care for it. Its not that easy to use and I'm too nervous to cut a photo with it. Thankfully I got an awesome deal on it on clearance.

I also bought a corner punch and don't use it nearly enough for what I paid for it. Its too girly for a lot of my layouts and it just doesn't do as good of a job as I had hoped.


 
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Oh, there's the Big Bite still in its packaging (I never use eyelets), the heating tool and the four jars of embossing stuff never touched, the giant brick of die cuts I keep forgetting I own, the Fiskars cutting system used only once, the decorative scissors that can't even cut plain paper without ripping, never mind cardstock. One of those 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 Fiskars corner punches, none of which choices I actually like (what was I thinking?). The Sizzix embossing plates never used. The Dymo label maker never used (needs batteries). I have a very bad habit of buying stuff because I've heard about it or it looks like something I might need, never mind that I don't have the slightest idea what to do with it once I get it home. Some of it I'll get to eventually (embossing), the rest is waiting for a good home...
Lisa


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?



At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.




SO what kind of albums do you recomend? cause I'm having the same problem with them laying flat.


 
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  • milliscraps Said:
  • itsyscrapper Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?



At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.




SO what kind of albums do you recomend? cause I'm having the same problem with them laying flat.




I like the D ring albums. I feel the same way about the post bound albums. And trying to get the spacers put in is an event in itself!


 
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  • Lal on 06-08-09 02:43 PM
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I don't think I've ever bought anything that I don't use or think was a waste. I'm very picky about what I buy. The only thing that I've bought and don't use as much as I should is my Cricut Expression. But I surely don't regret buying it. I love to have it there "just in case"


 
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  • ghall on 06-08-09 03:24 PM
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[quote=scoot297][quote=mi lliscraps][quote=itsyscra pper][quote=MommaSaid][qu ote=itsyscrapper]Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.
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Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?
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At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.

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SO what kind of albums do you recomend? cause I'm having the same problem with them laying flat.

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I like the D ring albums. I feel the same way about the post bound albums. And trying to get the spacers put in is an event in itself!

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I agree. D-ring, or at least, some kind of ring binders. SO much easier!


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



Really? I only buy post-bound albums and I fit 40 to 60 LO's with a grunge board obsession in there. I'm curious, how many LO's are you fitting in?



At the most, I can only fit 40 LOs (20 page protectors). Even using post extensions and spacers, the LOs don't lay flat and the spine of the album keeps falling out. Plus, I have to plan the order of the album in advance, otherwise trying to add LOs to the middle of the album is a pain in the neck.




SO what kind of albums do you recomend? cause I'm having the same problem with them laying flat.




I like the cloth covered D ring albums by American Crafts.


 
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I can't think of a single thing I regret except for a lot of stickers. I have a stack full that I'm going to donate to a teacher friend for her class.


  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



I have some post bound albums with 100 layouts in them. You have to keep adding extenders to make it lay flat. I put spacers in between the thicker pages and the books lay flat. I started with 3 ring albums, but I sometimes like to make 2 page layouts that flow together and with the 3 ring there is a big space in between the 2 pages.


 
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  • Castle Scrapper Said:
I can't think of a single thing I regret except for a lot of stickers. I have a stack full that I'm going to donate to a teacher friend for her class.


  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



I have some post bound albums with 100 layouts in them. You have to keep adding extenders to make it lay flat. I put spacers in between the thicker pages and the books lay flat. I started with 3 ring albums, but I sometimes like to make 2 page layouts that flow together and with the 3 ring there is a big space in between the 2 pages.



Woohoo! I was starting to feel like the only post-bound person in the thread!


 
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Stephanie, I thought your comment about storage solutions that weren't a solution was so funny! I hope you were able to use them in another area of your house.



So far...no, I have no idea how I could use them anywhere else yet! I'm definitely going to think of how I want to organize more carefully before buying things in the future. Right now, just a big fat waste of money!


 
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  • Castle Scrapper Said:
I can't think of a single thing I regret except for a lot of stickers. I have a stack full that I'm going to donate to a teacher friend for her class.


  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



I have some post bound albums with 100 layouts in them. You have to keep adding extenders to make it lay flat. I put spacers in between the thicker pages and the books lay flat. I started with 3 ring albums, but I sometimes like to make 2 page layouts that flow together and with the 3 ring there is a big space in between the 2 pages.



Woohoo! I was starting to feel like the only post-bound person in the thread!



Your not Susan, I like my post-bound albums, it is all I have used and do use. Not to say I won't ever change, but right now, they work for me, I add extenders (DH helps) and I do bulky pages, and I don't have a problem! The goal is to get more extenders than pages, so your books lay flat! I have 4 I'm filling up right now and 4 waiting to be used.


 
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  • Aunt Stet-z Said:
  • MommaSaid Said:
  • Castle Scrapper Said:
I can't think of a single thing I regret except for a lot of stickers. I have a stack full that I'm going to donate to a teacher friend for her class.


  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



I have some post bound albums with 100 layouts in them. You have to keep adding extenders to make it lay flat. I put spacers in between the thicker pages and the books lay flat. I started with 3 ring albums, but I sometimes like to make 2 page layouts that flow together and with the 3 ring there is a big space in between the 2 pages.



Woohoo! I was starting to feel like the only post-bound person in the thread!



Your not Susan, I like my post-bound albums, it is all I have used and do use. Not to say I won't ever change, but right now, they work for me, I add extenders (DH helps) and I do bulky pages, and I don't have a problem! The goal is to get more extenders than pages, so your books lay flat! I have 4 I'm filling up right now and 4 waiting to be used.



Another vote for post-bound! I have no problems with my 70+ LO books laying flat. I've replaced all the tiny post extenders with larger ones that are an inch or more long. With plenty of spacers, I'm able to get these huge (and somewhat lumpy!) books to lay flat. I also like the way that it helps to make 2-page LOs flow better in the book.....


 
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  • Castle Scrapper Said:
I can't think of a single thing I regret except for a lot of stickers. I have a stack full that I'm going to donate to a teacher friend for her class.


  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



I have some post bound albums with 100 layouts in them. You have to keep adding extenders to make it lay flat. I put spacers in between the thicker pages and the books lay flat. I started with 3 ring albums, but I sometimes like to make 2 page layouts that flow together and with the 3 ring there is a big space in between the 2 pages.



Almost all of my LOs are 2-pagers, and I agree that they look better in a post bound, but adding all those extenders and spacers is such a pain. That's why I like D rings. The less complicated something is, the better it is for me. LOL!

Anyway, everyone has their own preferences, you gotta find what works for you and your style.

Post bound albums are my regret, though, because I've spent money on them and now either thrown them away or given them to friends.


 
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I like the D rings better because it is so much easier to insert pages when you need to.


 
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I haven't tried the D rings yet, but some of you ladies have sold me on them, lol


 
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  • j3Mel on 06-09-09 12:07 PM
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I thought I would like D rings better but after a while they don't close tightly and my pages all fall out which is more frustrating to me than thaking the extra time to insert spacers and work with posts.


 
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I also don't trust the strap-hinge solution....especially the problems many people are having keeping the adhesive to stay in place. My worry is that when I'm long gone, that adhesive will be too! I don't see that as presenting a problem with the metal posts. I like knowing that my scrapbook will still be in one piece years from now!


 
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I bought several Sterlite 12X12 drawers to use for paper storage and like the verical croppers hopper system much better. I can find the color paper much quicker and also bought alpha's in lot of colors that don't use. Love my Expression!! The last thing I bought was a BG magnetic mat and so far I love it.


 
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Add another vote for post mounts! I have an album with 110 layouts in it and while you need to occasionally adjust the spine to make it easier to turn the pages while looking thru it the pages do lay pretty flat. I think it might be better to buy the longer posts sold seperately that to try to put a 4 or 5 short ones together just to make it easier to add more page protectors or reorganize but I haven't tried them myself.

I haven't tried other options but I'm pretty happy what I have so I probably won't.


Edited by Ashley_Ann on 06-09-09 08:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I got a Scraparatas off of HSN about 2 years ago, and hated it after the first time I tried to use it. It went back in it's box and has remained there ever since. Glad I bought the extra dies too, lol.



Edited by Auntie T on 06-09-09 09:07 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Gobs of flat stickers!!! Ugh!


 
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Just HAD to have a Cropadile. I use it to punch holes in the dog's collar, my leather belts, etc.


 
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Another vote for patterned paper slabs/stacks.


 
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Thing I regret buying the most is all the stickers I bought when I first started.

As far as the type of album discussion that is going on. I have only used post for scrapping and they are my preference.


 
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Gobs of flat stickers!!! Ugh!



I'll take any flat stickers you don't want!


 
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Suggestion - if you feel you have too many flat stickers, put baby powder on the back to "unsticky" them, stickle them, and then mount them with foam adhesive.


 
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This is a funny thread!

I have always used post-bound in the past, so I don't regret buying them, but I have one D-ring book which I LOVE! I like that you can add any size layout.

Its funny that several people don't use their cricut. I personally am I glad i never bought one because I would rarely use it. I am a huge thickers fan!!!

My biggest regret is that I buy too much stuff and don't scrapbook fast enough to use it up! I have too much paper especially!


 
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  • johnsusan8 Said:
Suggestion - if you feel you have too many flat stickers, put baby powder on the back to "unsticky" them, stickle them, and then mount them with foam adhesive.



Awesome idea Susan, I will have to keep that in mind!


 
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one vote for the LePlumeII markers. i was going to use the brush tip for stamping, but they dont really stamp out a clear imagine and i find my ZIG writers writes much smoother then this does.


 
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one vote for the LePlumeII markers. i was going to use the brush tip for stamping, but they dont really stamp out a clear imagine and i find my ZIG writers writes much smoother then this does.



I love my Le Plume II markers, but I haven't used them for stamping...I use them in my sil to draw, they fit perfectly by themselves and there are so many colors! I also use them for drawing, doodling, writing, etc...the colors are vibrant and there are so many choices!


 
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The Creative Memories Crop-It Ovals and Circles. I've tried numerous times to try to cut with these and have always had a hard time cutting them out smoothly.


 
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The Creative Memories Crop-It Ovals and Circles. I've tried numerous times to try to cut with these and have always had a hard time cutting them out smoothly.


Is the "Crop-It" the same as cutting system?
cause my success using the Creative Memories cutting system DRAMICALLY improved once I got a glass mat.

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All those stickers I used to buy!! And I'll still find myself buying stickers sometimes and I'll try to put them on a page and then I take them off because I just can't love them!


 
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beads for bling would love to rid of them along with some buttons


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I would have to say my Wishblade! the pink one!


 
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beads for bling would love to rid of them along with some buttons



OMG, I LOVE BUTTONS, lol,,,,,

I just spent 10 bucks on 2 bags of fancy ones tonight,,,,,,

and I buy regular ones alllllllllllllll the time!!!! love love LOVE buttons!!!!!!!!!!


 
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Big fan of buttons here too!!!!!


 
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what kind do you like the best, Michelle? I lovvvvvvvvve fancy pearlized ones and vintage inspired ones!!!! But bright colord plastic ones are wonderful for my gc's LO's too!


 
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I looooove the polka dot ones the most .......but I will take ANY button.......I save them off of my clothes & everything......cause I wouldn't SEW a button to save my life!LOL........when I was a kid my grandma had a tin FULL of buttons & I would pass up the toys to sort buttons!LOL


 
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omg, was your grandma, MY grandma?? Same here!!!!!!!!


 
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  • itsyscrapper Said:
Post Bound Albums. It's so hard to get LOs in and out and rearranged. Plus, they don't hold many LOs if you make thick pages. I'm in the process of changing everything over to 3-ring albums. Much easier.



ME TOOO! Just finished my sons... got 2 of his scrapbooks into ONE! SO happy!


 
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