|Posted: 6/27/2013 1:07:19 PM|
I had never seen or heard of Close to my Heart before and see they have albums that look similar to CM's? Anyone have an opinion or review?
Loc: Vancouver, WA
|Posted: 6/27/2013 1:21:07 PM|I have switched to Close to My Heart Albums in the last couple of years as the only album that I use. I have had to replace so many of the K&Co, Pioneer and others because of poor wear. So far I have had no issues with CTMH albums. I am hopping that they come out with Project life style of page protectors. The PL page protectors currently on the market can/should be used with only the D ring albums. CTMH has an added strip near the binding edge to extend them past the bend so the pages turn smoothly. Hope my experience will help you make a decision that is good for you.
|Posted: 6/27/2013 1:51:43 PM|
I use the CTMH page protectors in other albums. i have the PL Page protects. Do you want to check if BH page projector will fit a CTMH album?
| CTMH Consultant since 2006
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 6/27/2013 1:55:26 PM|
If you like/prefer postbound albums CTMH are the best.
"When was the last time you did something for the 1st time?"
Loc: Silverdale, WA
|Posted: 6/27/2013 2:25:43 PM|The new idea book comes out in August and I hear there are some more PL style page protectors coming!!
|Posted: 6/27/2013 4:33:42 PM|
CTMH has divided page protectors that hold six 4 x 6 photos - i use them to hold unscrapped pics. Is that what the PL protectors are?
|Posted: 6/27/2013 4:52:12 PM|
CTMH albums are rock solid postbound albums. I tried them as an alternative to CM, but my two problems were that the CTMH were HEAVY and they stick out on the shelf a couple inches past my CM albums. I eventually switched to WRMK 3-ring instead--still heavy, still take more depth in shelving than I've got, but oh so easy to change out pages/protectors.
Loc: Silverdale, WA
|Posted: 6/27/2013 4:58:15 PM|
Kate-pea, yes that's all they have right now. In August they will have horizontal and vertical pages that hold 12(front and back) 4x6 pictures and journaling cards. They are also going to have PL style Journaling Spots! I'm super excited about that!!
Love Letters Pea
Loc: Nashville, TN!
|Posted: 6/27/2013 5:07:20 PM|You should watch this video (no attachment to this gal, just thought the video was very informative)...
fancyMelissa's Album video
I've been using CTMH albums for about ten years and am very happy with the results. They are high quality and look really polished on the shelf. Their page protectors, as she said, are very thick and high-quality. The page protectors do not compare to CM page protectors...apples and oranges.
She seemed to indicate that she puts 25-30 page protectors in each album. I think she must use thicker elements than I do...I get about 40 to 45 pages per album.
Incidentally, the page protectors that are sub-divided in different combinations made by We R Memory Keepers for their ring albums do fit nicely in the CTMH albums, if you want to do the Project Life style of scrapbooking with a CTMH album.
PEAring through my camera lens
|Posted: 6/27/2013 5:27:19 PM|
I love them! I think they are very good quality, and I have used them exclusively for several years now. I won't use anything else.
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Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall; but if you're real good, they will scrapbook you!
Loc: Somewhere North of Chicago
|Posted: 6/27/2013 5:29:43 PM|
I have been using CTMH albums for a few years now and I am very pleased. Some of the CM albums I purchased at the same time have dents and wrinkles in the spines. But the CTMH have held up amazingly well!
Sizzix & QK Junkie
|Posted: 6/27/2013 11:31:58 PM|
I was a CM only album user for 10 years. My friend at church became a CTMH consultant and I bought one of their albums and loved it even more than the CM albums and switched to CTMH. I preload all of my pages with a few of those inserts in between that keep your pages from fanning all at once and I never have to deal with assembling it again. My CTMH albums are built like a brick house and the page protectors are very sturdy. My only complaint about the albums are that they are heavy, but I knew when I made my daughter's baby album I wanted an album that was built to last and the CTMH album has held up well.
I have made a few fun albums with other brands but I still think CTMH albums are the best made out there. Some people don't like postbound but like I said I didn't have problems assembling it.
Loc: So CA
|Posted: 6/28/2013 12:06:09 AM|
CTMH already has the divided photo pages they have them that hold 6 horizontal or 6 vertical on each side these are not new. They have had these for years and they are very nice thick ones much nicer than the other ones on the market IMHO.
They also have three ring albums if you really want that option but they only come in brown and come with a coordinating slip in case.
Their regular albums are nice and sturdy I just need to get better at adding more protectors to them.
|Posted: 6/28/2013 6:38:33 AM|
CTMH albums are solid and sturdy. I have switched the posts to 3" posts from the hardware store so I don't have to fuss with tiny extenders.
I use 3 ring more now because I bought a bunch of AC albums on clearance. But post bound is so nice. I hate how page protectors slide off the rings in a 3 ring.
As for changing the order of pages, add an extra pack or two of protectors when you get the album. Then just move the layouts not the pages.
|Posted: 6/28/2013 1:02:41 PM|
I used CM for years (it's how I started scrapbooking), then switched to CTMH ... then became a CTMH rep - Melissa in the video linked above is my upline, she's amazing and knows her stuff. I can't really elaborate anymore than she already did but I wanted to throw my thumbs up for CTMH albums.
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 6/28/2013 4:45:00 PM|
I have several CTMH albums and love them and the page protectors. right now tho, I am on a WRMK 3-ring album binge, but I still love my CTMH albums.