Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Storing different size pages in your 12x12

I have an acute tennis elbow or tendonitis in my right arm.
Let me say there's nothing cute about it.
Its keeping me from doing things I love; such as,
crossfit, scrapping, typing, any repetitive arm movements.
Extremely annoying I must say.

So therefore, I haven't done any scrapping - except minimal stuff.

I have seen this question or issue pop up in some threads 
and thought I'd address it.
It appears that some scrappers love creating 8.5x11 or 6x12 etc
but feel that if they scrap in that size they would need
that size album.
I'm here to say au contraire, my friends.
I have been doing this for years - putting all sizes in my 12x12 album.
And I must say its really fun to flip through.
Not so much photographing though

But fun to have them in my albums and mixed in between because
 A. There's no rhyme nor reason to my albums
(very freeing) I scrap whatever photo or story as the mood moves me
for my every day stuff. Therefore
 B. there's no matchy matchy (which I can
do in matchy matchy in like baby or heritage albums) 
and also means there is absolutely no cohesive-ness to my albums
which I know that will drive some of you crazy.
I'd say welcome to my world - but I'm okay with it.
 I tend to let some things dictate what size I will scrap, such as:
A. Size of the photo
B. How stinkin awesome the papers are on both sides
and do I want to use both sides somehow
C. The size of any leftover and/or hoarded paper I deem awesome again
and still want to use.
D. The size or lack thereof of the journaling, embellishments and titles.
 So as I complete pages they get tossed in in random order.
As you can see here, I found some different sizes
that could use another page in them.
I love that - 
Also you can see I have assorted sizes, 8.5x11, 8x8 (which you
usually have to punch a hole for it to sit right in the book) and
6x12. I'll soon have some 9x12 - can't wait to try that size.
Pocket pages are totally fun to add in
especially when I think I have so many amazing photos (in my head)
that I want seen and a windy story to tell.
I also have some leftover pocket pages that are random sizes from
my last travel trip that I'll be tossing in too.
Just because I can.
I love not being bound to the same size all the time.


  1. I love the mix. It gives the album, a fun, interactive feel to it. :)

  2. It is great idea and a great look! Get better soon!!!

  3. i also do this this and love it especially when u have a photo that really doesn't need to be on a 12 x 12 makes my albums so much fun! more scrappers should do it!

  4. that's a great idea.. never thought of that? thanks for sharing...BL

  5. Can't weigh in on the scrapping, but really sorry to hear about the tendinitis. Is there any way to repair it?

    1. Steriods, rest, hot, cold. Exercises. LOL. It's been years since it reared its ugly head. I've gotten addicted to games. LOL

    2. Steriods, rest, hot, cold. Exercises. LOL. It's been years since it reared its ugly head. I've gotten addicted to games. LOL

  6. Well that's no fun! Hope you feel better soon!

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