OK,So here's my problem.i have a 12x12 book and I have 12x12 pages but they don't fit exactly right in my book.My pages are kinda wavy.Does this make since?Will it eventually straighten out or should I cut my pages shorter?
I've had that problem too. I solved it by trimming just a little bit off the edges (right and left) of the background paper. The problem is either than your LO is thick (embellies that took a lot of room) or your page protector is not really 12 X 12. I've heard of that with some brands, can't remember which brands, but either way it's an easy fix. Just don't put anything really close to the sides of the LO so you don't end up having to trim them off! LOL HTH
The first album I bought was a Pioneer, and since I'm anal, I've kept buying them to have consistency on the shelf. Anyhow, they're one of the fake 12x12 page makers. I always slice a quarter inch off the side and an eighth off the top of my background paper before I add anything to it. On the plus side it's a straploading (?) album and it's really easy to undo and add foam spacers between the protectors so the lumpy pages don't bow out the book.
I buy different albums by different companies, I go more for the looks of the album than the manufacturer, so I've had some true 12 X 12 and some not...so I've just gotten into the habit of cutting 1/4 inch off every page before I even begin! Sometimes, this hasn't been enough...b/c my LOs are really bulky, but it works most of the time.
The ones I know are American Tradional Design and Colorbok. I hate using the fake 12x12. So when I go to a scrapbook store, I would bring the album that I'm not sure to the paper isle. Then I would borrow a couple pages and insert them to the page protector...just to make sure before I buy it...
I buy a lot of my albums, new, but at thrift stores. So the brands vary, I have had that happen. I have trimmed the edges, but some of my pages were done all the way to the edge and I couldn't so I had to put them in a different book. So now before I start a page, I slide the paper in first and check the size! You can teach an old new tricks!