I loved the concept of this book. I just returned from a 2 week vacation and wrote in this book every day. I used all the journaling pages to write on but if you don't journal so much the journaling pages are strong enough to handle pictures or memorabilia being stuck on also. I took a few scrapping supplies along on vacation to decorate some of my journaling pages, so now that I'm home I just need to add pictures and some of the "stuff" I collected and I've got my vacation scrapbook/journal completed. I love the pocket pages also to keep a small map or brochure. A great book to add to your scrapbooking collection. I'll use this product again.
I got two of these, one for me and one to give as a gift. This is perfect for scraping while traveling, there is plenty of room for everything you want to hold on to. I keep a black pen in the spiral binding so I can jot down a few thoughts whenever I have the time. The only draw back (and it a a VERY small one) is that most of the photo pages are in the back of the book. But is doesn't make it any less awesome. :)
I think this would have to be one of the best buys I've got from sb.com, its a great size with more than enough space for journaling with the extra bonus of places to put your photos. I'm going to have sooo much fun covering the front of this and using it to journal the move my partner and I are making interstate in a few months. THANKS FANCY PANTS, LOVE IT!
Used in this image: Pregnancy Journal
I bought this instead of a smash book because it's so...generic. It's basically a blank pocketed notebook, which is what I love about it. The pages are not themed, so I don't feel locked into staying within the context of the themes.
I use it as my paper version of Pinterest. :)
Used in this image: Fancy Pants Brag Book - Front Cover
I looked and looked for a book that would be a good "travel journal/scrapbook" and found some plain paper books but they were not acid free. Then I found this book. I received it a few days ago and I LOVE it! Just what I wanted. I've already covered the front cover with a nice travel inspired paper and added a metal tag hanging from the spirals and plan to do more before I leave on my trip. I plan to take a few supplies with me and journal leaving places for pictures along the way in the evenings. There are places for brochures, ticket stubs, programs, etc. in the folder pages, pages for pictures to slip in and LOTS of pages to scrap/journal that are pre printed with lines and scroll designs. THANK YOU FANCY PANTS! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for!
I expected a black outer spine but received a muted red color, but that is O.K. I really like this journal, it is an excellent value and I would recommend it. I plan to get a couple more to use for personal journals, gifts and trip/event scrapbooks.
Wow! One of the nicest Brag books I have seen. Easily distressed if you wanted to, has plenty of pockets for photos as well. Very nice, you get to add what you want to it.
WOW - this spiral album is awesome... I recently took it with me on a trip to Puerto Rico and I was able to sit in our condo each night and journal about the days events. I added memorabilia to the pockets such as ticket stubs, maps, and information packets, and I bought a few postcards from each place we visited to insert into the photo sleeves.
There is a lot of versatility here. You can just journal on the lined pages, or you can hold spaces and later add printed pictures, trinkets, and other such things. I love the amount of pages/sleeves/ and pockets you get -- My only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that I would have preferred to have more photo sleeves between each section and not so many at the very back of the book. However, if you have the time, I'm sure you could unravel the book, place items where you want them and then re-spiral the binding and it probably wouldn't be that difficult -- but I'll make do :)
I love the neutral tones and the fact that I can alter it to fit any theme I want with just a little bit of paint and patterned paper. Simply awesome for those that like to journal as events happen... my memory is not so good otherwise! LOL!
I am trying to scrapbook "outside the box" and come up with some new ways to scrapbook my Christmas photos. I came across this and thought it would be perfect, and it is. There is so much room for me to journal all of my Christmas memories, and it is neutral enough that I can add any colors I want to make it more festive. I wish the pages were a little thicker and there were more photo sleeves throughout the book, but I am excited to get started on this project!
I purchased this book because I really liked the concept of a journal with photo sleeves and pockets throughout. I thought it would make a great book to give to my in laws and parents once our baby is born. Upon arrival of the product I was highly disappointed with the quality. The paper is very thin, the pages with the pocket are also very thin. The book has a lot of pages, so many that if you add photos it will not lay flat as it is filled. Not a problem if that doesn't bother you. For approximately the same price as this product, the smash line or simple stories mix and match album are MUCH better quality and similar in concept.. If I had not removed the shrink wrap I would've probably tried to return it.