So, the past two days, I talked a little about sites where one can learn how to scrapbook and about having a book printed online.
Today, I’m sharing links to albums to store your layouts in and albums to store your photos in. There are so many styles of albums as well as page protectors.
My favorite album is the We R Memory Keepers albums and I find those at Scrapbook.com. With that being said, these particular albums have been out of stock for some time now. At least the popular colors are out of stock and mostly the 12×12 size are out of stock.
Here are a couple images of my pages and the protectors in this particular album.
Pictures I took at my daughter’s wedding reception.
My daughter graduating from Nursing School.
I’ve decided to order the Umbrella Crafts albums. I have a friend that ordered two of these and she is more than happy with them. They are similar in looks to the We R Memory Keeper albums.
NOTE: If you order from Amazon, you can sometimes find the We R Memory Keeper albums there and if you have Prime, of course you know there’s free shipping.
Now, I’d like to talk about the “page protectors”.
There are many types and sizes of page protectors. I create my layouts in 12×12, so my choice is the “universal” page protectors for the 3 ring albums, again from Scrapbook.com. That link will take you to all the various types and sizes of page protectors.
For non-scrapbookers, I still recommend either an 8-1/2×11 album or a 12×12 album and choose a page protector style that will hold your 4×6 photos either in landscape or portrait format. An attractive photo album, whether it’s full of layouts or strictly your photos is so nice to have when family or friends come and can browse through these albums whenever they wish.
Here’s an example of an album that I used for “Project Life” one year. To give you an example of a page protector that holds varied sizes of photos (or journaling cards). Smaller photos fit perfectly in the areas that hold the journaling cards.
Both of these albums have “D” rings, actually shaped like a “D”. To me….it doesn’t matter if they’re “D” ring or circle rings but I like these MUCH better than a “post bound” album that you’d need to take apart if you wanted to add a page in the middle of the album.
Other Places to Look for Albums
- JoAnn Fabrics
- Michael’s Craft Stores
- Hobby Lobby
- OR your local brick and mortar scrapbook store
That’s it for today. I hope the links are helpful to you if you’re thinking about beginning a truly nice album.
Be sure to come back tomorrow. We’ll be talking about yet another way of framing pictures!
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