Not every page has to be a work of art! These pages help get the pictures scrapbooked without the need to go to lots of "artsy" trouble. You can choose to decorate one or more of these blocks but for the most part, just slip the pictures into the slots and move on. Make a fuss over a page or two if you have a lot of pictures covering one subject like a birthday party or a wedding but these certainly help you reach your goal of getting the pictures out of the shoe box and onto a page that can be enjoyed and shared for years to come. There are also pages for horizontal pictures as well. Give those a try and keep both on hand.
I have purchased a few 3 ring 12x12 scrapbooks. I use these photo protectors to sort my stickers and embellishments. I have albums for animal, baby, alpha, travel etc. It is so easy now to see what I have and to find what I want.