So on my little editorial calendar, I’ve had it marked down since Monday to ask you all a very important question. But first, let me back up.
Last week, I put my September goals out there for all the world in digital black and white.Â Central to 2/3 of my wishes for this new month is catching up with my albums. I’ve scrapped, but I’ve not booked… in a while.
I had already planned the invasion strategy. 1) Order prints from the next Scrapping Simply sale and then 2.) buy those adorable-looking 8×8 albums from American Crafts. I had done some browsing, and based on price, I choose the cloth type and not the corduroy.
Well on Sunday, I made my way to Michaels, armed with two 40% off coupons and an extra body (my husband) to help spend them. The plan was to return on Monday night with two more. Until I got the email.
I’d not even cracked the plastic on my new albums (mostly because I did not have a single 8×8 layout in hand) when my friend Christine (aka Listgirl) emailed me. She had seen on DST that I was looking for a good price on these albums, but wanted to warn me of their features (or lack thereof).
You see, these albums only have 2 rings and not the necessary 3 to hold things in place. It’s like having a great bra with straps that don’t adjust! I pulled off the plastic overwrap and, even without layouts in there, I could see that this album and I were not meant to be.
Sorry, 8×8 American Crafts Cloth D-Ring Album, I’m just not that into you.
So today, I wanted to reach out to all of you and ask (beg, plead) for the secret source of perfect 8×8 D-ring albums. Then, Listgirl totally stole my post! (100% forgiven honey!) In photographic detail, she demonstrates how American Crafts got it wrong with this one.
In a spirit of community and loving and support (and stuff), I want to ask you to support both of us today. Please share any insights you may have in the great 8×8 album search! Should we simply forget about the ease of D-ring and settle for postbound?