Favorite Layout Size
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:46 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:11 AM
I find it so much easier to find scrapbooks and binders to go along with the 8.x x 11 page and I just like the looks of them better than the larger 12 x 12 - and of course, I can print at home!
Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:40 AM
as a designer in the publishing world, I design on A4 pages (210 x 297mm) which is slightly larger than 8.5 x 11 and I am so used to it I don't give it another thought
as a scrapper I design in 12 x 12 and haven't given it much thought.... until now...
I would like to try the A4 size, as I know it, and see if that makes me feel like I am designing a magazine page as I do for work or if it doesn't work for me at all... but first i need to finish my 2011 book for printing and they are all in 12 x 12 sizes...
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:28 AM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:03 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:29 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:27 PM
I like your system!
Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:22 AM
In case you didn't see it, Deb, Ro answered your question on this thread:
Question About Lo Sizes
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:47 AM
When we moved several years ago, all my scrapping stuff got packed up and I wasn't scrapping for a while. When I started up again, I was using a whole different size: 5.5x8.5 (half sheets), for a whole different purpose. I make prayer journal pages and use a mini 3 ring binder and mini page protectors. So I just cut my papers in half, and I was still using readily available supplies. This is a nice size for my prayer journals, especially when I can slip my church bulletins in it if I want to save them.
When I started digi scrapping, I started scrapping in 12x12 format, printing in 8x8. 8x8 albums aren't the easiest to find, but they are pretty available. Every time I find a sale on 8x8 albums, I'll pick some up. So I have a bit of a stockpile. So I'm not quite ready to switch.
But my albums all a mishmash and they don't look good on my shelf. The old paper 8.5x11 albums are in very bad shape and some are falling apart. I'm thinking it would be nice if I re-did them all! I could get some nice coordinating binders in 8.5 x 11, and maybe I could finally after all these years, get the pages in chronological order. Mixing in the paper with the digital, the 8.5x11 with the 8x8. I think that would be neat.
If I did that, going forward, I could work in whatever size best fit with whatever I'm working on. Even that genealogy project that's gathering dust.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:18 PM
I found out real quick after I had my 3 pages for my daughters proffessionaly printed and I tried to find a frame, went to multiple craft shops and had the choice between 2 in total. Expensive or plain jane, I went with the plain jane as it was basically a slim black border that I wanted anyway but will have to seriously consider my next pages, if i'm not making a 12x12 or 8x8 book I will have to really think about making it 8x10 so I have better options.
Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:36 PM
My daughters have 8.5 x 11 binders with sleeves in them with all kinds of things in them from over the years. I really like the way they look and feel, and pretty much anything goes in them.
I'm sure I'll stay largely with 12 x 12 and 8x8, but I like the idea of doing some 8.5 x 11 pages.
Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:18 PM
I scrap in standard picture sizes if I intend to print them for gifts or for framing. I do print my 12x12s to frame on occasion but framing isn't too problematic because Bryan can make one for me if needed. I have had luck getting individual sides of a frame to make a 12x12 frame at craft stores that do framing.
I did all 4 of my kids' baby books (birth through 1st birthday) in 12x15 & I REALLY loved working in that size - I could still use lots of photos if I wanted to & I could have them larger too. If I thought I could find someone to print bound books in that size I'd probably scrap in 12x15 most of the time.
I keep a couple of 8.5x11 books - mostly friend albums since I don't get lots of photos in the mail or emailed to me. They are easier to manage in the smaller size.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:20 PM
The two main reasons that I don't do 12x12 are that they're more costly to print, and there's not a bookshelf in my house that will hold one! I really prefer not to stack books. I find the 8.5x11s are nice and wide, but just short enough to fit on the bookshelf. My pre-digital scrapbooks are simple 8.5x11 binders with sheet protectors.
I love the look of 12x12 and might do some in the future for babies, weddings, etc. I just don't know where I would store the albums!
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