CM vs other albums...

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  1. pattyT

    pattyT DIS Veteran

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    so I have always used CM 12x12 albums because I love the 'weight and texture of them' as well as that the bindings all match..

    well I am getting 'over that' now...

    I have tried a few top loaders that I hated!!!

    I am looking for alternate album choices...
    or should I suck it up and stay with the CM??
     
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  3. FantasticDisFamily

    FantasticDisFamily <font color=navy>Sent <font color=red>on a <font c

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    Well I am pretty well addicted to the Dalee top loads - can be tough to get though. There is one little online vendor out of Colorado I usually have to order through.

    Deb
     
  4. Twigs

    Twigs <font color=deeppink>DIS Cast Member<br><font colo

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    I think after I am done with my Hawaii and Disney albums I will be sticking with CM. I am just not loving the top loaders. I am not sure exactly why, but I think it is the feel of the book. I don't mind unhinging the CM straps if I have to, so that is not a plus with the top loaders for me. I got a beautifull fabric covered album in a LSS in Maui, I wasn't sure if I should get it but I loved the cover and DH said go for it. I am happy with it because of the way it looks, but after that I much prefer the CM albums.

    adding, my friend always get her CM albums on ebay and does really well. I haven't done that yet but may start as I need to find a new CMC near me.
     
  5. nicki dahling

    nicki dahling CyndiAKADisneyqueen<br><font color=deeppink> I can

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    Patty, you already know my answer. I've tried others, but I end up going right back to CM.

    Cyndi princess:
     
  6. PoohBearLovinMama

    PoohBearLovinMama DIS Veteran

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    I'm going thru the same thing as you! I love the quality of CM albums and that the page protectors silde in from the side. Don't love that the album is only one color or that I have to do my pages in order. I bought a CK album at JoAnn's and I like that I can just do whatever page whenever, HATE that my pages don't lay flat. That just drives me crazy! LOL! So I'm thinking that I might try a use the best of both worlds, use cardstock/12x12 paper for a background and then just stick it in the CM albums.
     
  7. DiznEeyore

    DiznEeyore <font color=navy>Donkey-Huggin' DVC Member<br><fon

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    Don't forget that some people put the protectors on the CM pages, and then slide their completed (separate) page into the sleeve. That way, you don't have to work in order. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like it would work great. :)
     
  8. cobbler

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    I too love the quality of the CM albums and never really wanted to wallpaper my pages. I wonder if I might end up doing that because I just feel the pages are so bare and bright and so empty without it, ya know??

    I am still trying to play and find my style!
     
  9. JESW

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    There is a brand I buy at Michael's called Hiller and I have been pleased with their quality.

    Jill
     
  10. pattyT

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    I wallpaper the CM albums and you can't fit a lot of pages in doing that!

    I am always trying to find a new album out here...thanks for your responses - i will check some of those out!
     
  11. TN Traveler

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    I guess I'm going to be the minority here but I like Pioneer albums. I like the fact I can go out of order, I like the top loading idea and I really like the fact that I don't have to buy page protectors in addition to the pages themselves. I have a really hard time paying $32 + for an album when I think other albums are just as good.
    Karen aka TN Traveler
     
  12. WDWMom

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    Patty, I hate CM albums and have tried many others. I just started using a album for my moms pics that is a side loader. It loads from the inside, not the outside. Soft cover like CM but less pricey.
     
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    Sue - CHECK YOUR EMAIL!!!
     
  14. PoohBearLovinMama

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    Hmm, I didn't think of that.

    WDWMom- I would love to know the name of the side loader album and where you got it. I'd definitely like to try one of those out!
     
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    I'm not a fan at all of the cm albums. I am now using the 3 ring binders and I LOVE THEM! get lots of pages in them and I can scrap whatever event I want to whenever I want too. maggie
     
  16. pattyT

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    What she said :)
     
  17. crazyforpooh

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    I have just started waviering away from my CM albums due to cost, I bought a couple of Bazzil albums but I'm not sure I like them. I don't miss having to cut my wallpaper down thought to fit my CM pages.

    I'd love to also know the name of the side loading album. I'm also not sure if I like the post and bound of the top loader I have. Of couse I've only done I think 6 pages.

    Guess I'm not much help here.
     
  18. goofymom/pop

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    i love cm albums but hate hate hate the cost. Have bought a few on ebay for about $10 less. I would probably use toploading albums but I hate the open spine look when you start adding refills. I have tried the album called the Perfect Scrapbook album, and liked it. But the colors are a little spring like and I have a son that most of my pics revolve around now, since the girls are grown.
     
  19. czycropper

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    .02 from a lurker. I started with CM & the CM style which I quickly discarded the style but not the albums since they do hold up better than many other albums I've bought - I guess that's why I have about 10 of them. The only top-loading that holds up like CM is Mrs. Grossman and my 3rd favorite is the leather one from Club Scrap (it's costly-I only have a couple). I'm not chronological scrapper and I love the flexibility of taking out LOs and adding LOs so I have protectors on my CM albums and just slide the LOs in once I actually finish an album I then go back and glue the cardstock to the pages.
     
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  21. tinkerbeth

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    Hiya,

    I love my CM albulms. I did buy a 2004 Disney one which I want to do my trips in but haven't started it yet...I'm a bit behind!

    As for wallpapering, I often do that as well. Sometimes I use the 12x12 and cut a piece off (I sometimes use the oposite pieces as borders on the opposite pages) but there's also the new perfect fit from CM - it's wallpapering paper but the right size for CM albulms. I *think* I'm getting some for Christmas, which will make my life easier b/c I will just start slapping pictures in to make up time. Also the wallpapering packages have co-ordinating journalling boxes which will make my life easier as well.

    Having said that, I'm a pretty low-maintenance scrapper...I don't do stamps and chalks and eyelets and stuff like that, so maybe my preference for a sort of "CM" style is why I like the albums too.

    :)

    Beth
     

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