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|Posted: 10/11/2012 11:07:22 AM|
Has anyone gone to this and abandoned (at least somewhat) scrapbooking as we (used to) know it? I don't have an A's near me anymore so I just saw this product in an emailed ad from the store. It seems like one never gets closer to actually being caught up so I was thinking this might be a nice way to get a few albums done. Thoughts? Are there many options with the embellishments? How do the prices run?
I haven't done a 12X12 page in a few years, but this year, I'm doing PL. I bought a lot of the Sn@p products, but plan on using them in my PL album because they are perfect for it I didn't buy any of the Sn@p albums because of that. Mostly, it's journaling cards (3X4 runs $3.99 & 4X6 sell for $4.99), 12X12 paper pack ($20.99), 6X6 paper pads ($6.99 each), alphabets stickers & some other stickers ($4.99 each pack). They also have little envelope pockets, but I didn't get those. I don't know if they're coming out with more embellishments or not, but I hope they do!
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Loc: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 10/11/2012 11:56:20 AM|
I've done the pocket page style album -- think Simple Stories type, but NOT their lines -- for a couple of vacation albums recently. Frankly, I've found them slower and more difficult to put together. The previous one -- I made one for me with an identical "base" for my sister -- was much easier for her than for me -- she wasn't into "decor" and wasn't picky about the "directionality" of the photo and just didn't use the "funny" size pocket pages. I was more interested in the decor and was very particular about directionality and did use the funny size pockets ... so I was making lots more decisions about pockets and photos, creating more decor, and doing a LOT of photo cropping for those funny sizes.
I haven't found pocket pages faster
I have found "Shimelle style" pages to be faster -- abut your 4x6 photos on a line, create something above and below, hand write journaling on a card and create a title. I used a Deluxe Designs template for the primary pages with "Shimelle styling" for the "overflow photos" to lay out a vacation album. It isn't complete -- needs "decor"and journaling, but the spine of the album is created and photos and titles attached.
|Posted: 10/11/2012 12:03:45 PM|
... Has anyone gone to this and abandoned (at least somewhat) scrapbooking as we (used to) know it? I don't have an A's near me anymore so I just saw this product in an emailed ad from the store. It seems like one never gets closer to actually being caught up so I was thinking this might be a nice way to get a few albums done. Thoughts? Are there many options with the embellishments? How do the prices run?
I don't like the 6x8 size. Then there's all the special page protectors you have to buy for the album. I get that it's supposed to be faster putting a photo in a divided sheet protector. I think it's just as easy to adhere a photo to a piece of patterned paper and add a journaling card. With divided sheet protectors you have to plan your photos to fit the pockets. I think it's kind of annoying. It's a product I don't see lasting a long time. I think it will go the way of 9x9 and 5x7 scrapbooks.
I'd possibly purchase this if I was going to do a mini album. I wouldn't buy it to replace regular scrapping.
That being said, I do like the papers and some of the journaling cards in this line. I would just use it for regular scrapbook pages.
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Loc: California Coast
|Posted: 10/11/2012 12:04:05 PM|I did a long blog entry about Sn@p! with large photos, prices, and showing what exactly is in each line. Since there is SO much of it, I also summarized what each line has and could be used for.
Has anyone gone to this and abandoned (at least somewhat) scrapbooking as we (used to) know it?
I have done this with about 75% of my scrapbooking. I realized years ago that with all the photos I take and how busy I am, there was no way in heck I was ever going to have time to scrapbook traditional layouts - to get all the photos I wanted to share, all the journaling I wanted to do, etc.
It was early days but I looked at the Pebbles Inc "Share & Tell", Stacy Julian's photo album scrapbooking, etc. but nothing was really it. That's why I was so grateful when Simple Stories came out and the WRMK divided page protectors and D-Ring albums. Ever since, I've been scrapbooking this way a majority of the time.
The pages look great, they're fast and easy, if I want to embellish and be more creative I can, the albums get looked at, and I'm a happy scrapper If I'm feeling the urge, I still do traditional 12x12 layouts and mini albums, etc. I do the SSC monthly kit, use the SBG sketch books, etc. too. My goal is layouts done & memories preserved so it works great for me!
I love the look of Sn@p! and think it will go with every day photos so I'm going to use it for Project 365 in 2013, along with WRMK album and page protectors. I'll use the 6x8 Sn@p! albums for trips, special days, birthdays, etc.
Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 10/11/2012 1:01:41 PM|I have a ton of divided page protectors (pretty much everything Becky Higgins and WRMK put out), and use mostly those for family albums. It is *so* much faster - for me - than 12x12. I slide in a bunch of photos, and then slide in a journaling card and maybe a title card or other decoration. Sooo easy.
I will probably always still do some 12x12 for my "artistic expression," but for getting stuff DONE in a hurry I am a huge fan of divided page protectors!
|Posted: 10/11/2012 1:12:02 PM|
Which WRMK page protectors are you using for PL? Thanks,
|Posted: 10/11/2012 1:22:28 PM|
First of all, I thought it was super cute for the age my teenagers are now and all our favorite colors. But secondly, I do think it should hurry along the process. Then I can just take my time on the spectacular pictures I want to scrap = best of both worlds!