Project life, what is your preferred design photo pages

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Posted 7/11/2013 by Thirty One Girl in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 344,328
October 2007
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Posted: 7/11/2013 8:14:03 PM
I'm trying to get back into scrapbooking. Life always gets in the way. I am going to start with project life but I'm curious what is your favorite design photo page?


PeaNut 96,187
July 2003
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Posted: 7/11/2013 8:17:16 PM
Another newbie that is interested in someone's experience.


PeaNut 553,135
May 2012
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Posted: 7/11/2013 8:21:09 PM
There seem to be two trains of thought on this topic. Some love to mix it up. But I think the majority of people try to keep their process streamlined, so they stick to one design. I personally really love the smaller inserts because often times I have too many photos to fit.


PeaNut 463,295
April 2010
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Loc: New York City

Posted: 7/11/2013 8:21:10 PM
Design A. I don't know why it just is.

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PeaNut 586,816
May 2013
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Posted: 7/11/2013 8:27:31 PM
Design A! It's symmetrical and looks good as a single or double page spread. I always know what size to print my photos. The only insert I do is a 12x12 when I've done a traditional layout.

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PeaNut 74,223
March 2003
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Posted: 7/11/2013 8:29:39 PM
Design A for me as well. I like the layout of the photos, and the smaller slot works well for cropped photos and business cards.

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PeaNut 267,997
July 2006
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Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 7/11/2013 8:55:57 PM
I find that I'm mostly using A. It just seems to work best for the majority of my photos.

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PeaNut 474,516
July 2010
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 7/11/2013 9:12:25 PM
Another design A user here, but I agree with's easier to stick to one design. I threw in a page with 9 4x4s and it totally threw off my next week. I am impressed when people can switch it up, but its not for me!


PeaNut 546,770
March 2012
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Loc: Carrollton, VA

Posted: 7/11/2013 9:17:17 PM
I have been doing a mix but I'm not a traditional Project Lifer. I'm using it to document my recent pregnancy and 2nd son's infancy. It is a challenge to use all the different layouts but I have a decent amount of 4x6 photos to pick from. I have cropped some photos to 3x4 or 4x4 when needed as well.

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PeaNut 582,801
March 2013
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Loc: Brunswick, GA

Posted: 7/11/2013 10:04:33 PM
I actually use Design G the most. It is only 12x10 but I love it because it is the only design that has vertical and horizontal 4x6 slots. I'm hoping this changes with CHA! Fingers crossed!

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PeaNut 236,282
December 2005
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Loc: North Texas

Posted: 7/11/2013 10:09:53 PM
Design A. I also love using Design H and I as inserts for weeks that have a lot of pics/events.


PeaNut 528,676
November 2011
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Loc: Twin Cities, MN

Posted: 7/11/2013 10:41:58 PM
Design A and D
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PeaNut 228,439
October 2005
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Loc: Twin Cities, MN

Posted: 7/11/2013 11:31:28 PM
Another vote for A and D.


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PeaNut 416,788
March 2009
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Posted: 7/12/2013 12:11:27 AM
Every design from every good manufacturer.

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PeaNut 480,632
September 2010
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Loc: Silverdale, WA

Posted: 7/12/2013 1:00:41 AM
I bought a multi pack from We R memory keepers and I love it! It had several different designs. I like to mix up my album with different style PL pages and 12x12. I just crop my photos to fit whatever I have, like Here

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PeaNut 189,617
February 2005
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Loc: New England

Posted: 7/12/2013 6:46:13 AM
I'm not sure which "design" it is, but I've been using the one with six 6x4 pockets. I like the flexibility this gives me. I can include two 3x4 photos or inserts in any of the pockets.



PeaNut 578,104
January 2013
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Posted: 7/12/2013 6:55:03 AM
In the Becky Higgins language, the one I use and like the most is Design C. That's with six horizontal pockets that are 4" x 6". But, I get mine from Michael's and the brand is American Crafts.
I like it because I can still put two 3" x 4" cards side by side in the pocket (I tape them together with washi tape on the back side so they won't slide over each other).


PeaNut 434,003
August 2009
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Loc: Louisiana

Posted: 7/12/2013 8:10:10 AM
I almost always stick with Design A. It works well for me because I take mostly horizontal photos. I did switch to Design D for a week when I had a lot of vertical photos from my boys' prom. And it was kind of fun figuring out how to fit my pictures from the next week into the back of that Design D so I thought I might switch it up more often but so far I'm still sticking with Design A. I like it and it takes less thought!


PeaNut 459,353
March 2010
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Posted: 7/12/2013 8:29:09 AM
design a - s'one said it well above : keeps it simple! very little guesswork & you know what to expect for the next week. I mixed it up for awhile, but was always trying to remember what I had used the previous week so that I would take my photos in the orientation that fit! too big a hassle. so, a it is. I use all the others, cut in half, as inserts.
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PeaNut 551,978
April 2012
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Posted: 7/12/2013 3:16:51 PM
I just started a couple weeks ago and I'm not doing it with a timeline... I like design A because I can easily divide up the pockets if I want to with the four horizontal 4x6 and four vertical 3x4... One 4x6 and one 3x4 for one 'event', or two 4x6 (one top, one bottom) with the two 3x4x in the middle for an 'event'... If I have an extra 4x6 that I want to fit in, I'll cut it in half and make it into two 3x4s - I actually like the look of that, so it works for me... Like another Pea said, design A is symmetrical... I find that means that I can choose where the emphasis goes because no part of the page protector is bigger/visually heavier than another part of the protector...

I did buy a box of the design A and D mix for the 'events' where I have a lot of vertical 4x6 photos that I don't want to print as 3x4s... I haven't used any of them ye though...


PeaNut 570,639
October 2012
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Posted: 7/12/2013 4:31:35 PM
I use design D slightly more than A.


PeaNut 562,539
August 2012
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Loc: Arizona

Posted: 7/12/2013 4:41:00 PM
I'm mostly A (like 95% of the time) but I'll occasionally throw D in there since it is just rotated A and looks good with an A as the opposite page of the spread. But seriously, A is where I exist mostly.

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PeaNut 434,795
August 2009
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Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 7/12/2013 8:42:39 PM
Design A all of last year with one or two spreads with Design D (vertical).
This year I am mixing in Design F: it has 1 4 x 6 and the rest are 3x4. I like to print a ton of smaller pictures and this gives me room for that and maybe some filler cards.It may be my new favorite and I never thought I would give up Design A!

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PeaNut 133,429
February 2004
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Posted: 7/12/2013 11:14:41 PM
Design A--makes it easier

Using other designs is for the extra additions, mostly.

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PeaNut 415,672
March 2009
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Loc: Ohio

Posted: 7/13/2013 11:40:41 AM
Where can you see all the designs? TIA

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