Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 8:27:26 AM|So.. Since I've been back in the scrap world ( about 5 mos or so) a large amount of it has been spent playing "catch up" with all the new trends. I had to break my bank trying to get a few on trend stuff in my stash, learn new lingo, and start cramming in all the new techniques taught on YouTube. Project Life was a BRAND new thing, along with the divided page protectors. I didn't think so much about them, until yesterday I bought a pack thinking I might start using them for my photos that go with lo's I've done... Oh my gosh, I love them. Seriously. Why is something so simple so crazy cool to me? I guess cause 5 almost 6 years ago when I quit scrapping, this wasn't a concept. I love them so much I *almost* want to do PL .... Almost though
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 3/10/2013 10:02:26 AM|I've been using the divided protectors and PL type title/journaling products to scrap faster. Every so often I'll put a true 12x12 page together and add it to the mix, but seriously I was getting so behind with my scrapbooking and needed to find a way to speed up the process. Divided page protectors has been the answer for me.
Loc: Århus, Denmark
|Posted: 3/10/2013 11:55:56 AM|
I love using divided page protectors for those small stories I want to keep without being overwhelmed by albums.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 12:04:08 PM|I think they have transformed how many are getting their scrapbooking done nowadays. It has me anyway. It makes it easier to get many photos on a layout in the process without having to make sure that they fit or coordinate together. Just add a few spare scrap supplies and a lil journaling and your life story can be told. You can do many things with these albums that aren't specific to scrapping your life...I am also working on one that is just pics of the grey outdoors and another that is just favorite or cute quotes I have printed. Saves the regular 12x12s for the important events. Getting more scrapped in what little time I do have. I love the divided page protectors a lot is what I am saying.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 12:06:37 PM|I'm not doing Project Life per se, just using the divided page protectors to scrap events/vacations with lots of photos and to catch up on a huge back log of scrapping. I mix full-sized 12x12 layouts with divided "quickie" layouts, and I like the variety and how quickly I can put an album together. Sometimes the photos/stories don't need a full page layout IMO, I just need to get the photos printed and off my computer for my family to enjoy. Divided page protectors and "project life" style scrapping is perfect for that. I love the variety of divided styles and cut-to-fit page elements that are available now!
Loc: Streets of Paris
|Posted: 3/10/2013 12:15:51 PM|
Bellies...i have just ended a long giatus and agree about trying all the new trends. I used divided page protectors several years ago after being inspired by Britney Mellon's wedding layouts for CK, way back in the day. Back then the only protectors I could get had the same configuration on the backside. I wonder if they have them available for a single 12x12 shhet on one side?
|Posted: 3/10/2013 12:24:47 PM|
I use divided page protectors for all of my photos, from the late 60's to NOW.
The 60's to 2012 are all in 6-up's (6-4x6) divided page protectors. I got really tired of having all of my photos in a box.
2013 is PL style with 12x12, divided 6x12, and maybe 81/2x11.I put pics in design a and I also scrap the stories in one of the above. The divided 6x12 is used for extra pics.
I ope that this makes sense.
Loc: Northern California
|Posted: 3/10/2013 2:12:51 PM|
I love the divided page protectors!
I am doing a version of PL, more monthly layouts. I just couldn't get into the weekly idea. Basically I feel like I am doing regular scrapping with the page protectors, I don't think the way I am doing it is really considered PL. I have tried to introduce the protectors to people who do regular 12x12 layouts and they all said no instantly and that they can't do PL. You really don't have to do PL to use the protectors - they are great for all scrapping... but some people don't seem to get this.
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 3/10/2013 2:34:28 PM|
You are already doing PL! PL is all about using the products (pocket pages and or filler cards) to simplify your scrapping.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 3:25:51 PM|
You need to check out Shimelle's 4x6 photo love class. She used divided page protectors in it for some of the classes. I think Glitter Girl has, too. They are handy for regular scrapping. I'm not a PLer either.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 4:43:12 PM|
I'm in here with many of you. A few months ago, I gave a try to the divided page protectors when I got overwhelmed with hundreds and hundreds of wedding photos. I fell in love and decided to start off 2013 doing all of my photos this way. I set a goal of one monthly layout which is working out great; and if I have more photos for some event, then I will add spreads as appropriate.
I never was a chronological scrapper, and now this gives me a place to put some of the ordinary parts of life, without going into so much detail to look for something to take a photo of.
Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.
|Posted: 3/10/2013 11:46:06 PM| I'm so glad I'm not alone in this!!
What are some of your favorite brands and styles? But plz don't tell me where you get them- don't wanna violate the TOS.
|Posted: 3/11/2013 8:57:22 AM|
I have two different brands, AC & WRMK.
AC- are side loading. Which means you insert pictures from the middle.
WRMK- are top loading. Which means you insert from the top.
Pros & Cons
AC- I sometimes like to insert more than 2 pics into one slot, which
makes that slort very tight.
WRMK- Very easy to add more pics, but then they want to fall out,
so I usually add washi tape to the top.
|Posted: 3/11/2013 9:13:06 AM|
I like the AC 6x12 ones that hold 3 4x6 horizontal photos. They work great between the two pages of an event based 2-page LO when you have lots of photos. I also like the WeR assortment pack that coordinates with Simple Stories collections. Last, I love the Echo Park Photo Freedom lines. they come with everything--page protectors, patterned paper, and stickers.
I've been using them to catch up on some baby books. It really makes everything come together quickly.
Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.
|Posted: 3/11/2013 10:37:04 AM|Okay I just went out and got WRMK ones- I got the AC ones the other day- I think I like the WRMK ones better though because they have vertical options too
|Posted: 3/11/2013 10:55:47 AM|
Becky Higgins has a lot of different page protectors for her Project Life albums. They fit into most 12x12 albums.
|Posted: 3/21/2013 7:13:39 PM|Recollections (at Michael's) also has some vertical pocket page protectors. I really like them because it comes with three vertical and two horizontal protectors per page. There is a middle pocket that is about 1.5" x 12" which makes a perfect title location. (And if you use a coupon, the price can't be beat. )
|Posted: 3/21/2013 9:12:27 PM|
I had the same thought! I saw some and thought, now wouldn't taht be a good way to keep all those extra photos I don't scrap? I could put them right after the layout in my album. Then I wondered why I had never thought of that before. I love it! It's sort of like a scrapbook/photo album. And I don't have piles of pictures I'm not sure what to do with!
I'm doing PL--but I do monthly. I have one page per month, sometimes more if we had a busy month. and then I bought some 8.5 x 11 page protectors to put certificates, kids' drawings, etc. in with that month. I think that PL doesn't have to be rigid--you can do it as it makes sense for you!