I'm in the middle of reorganizing my bookshelves and changing all the labels on my scrapbook albums. I hate not having bookplates so I'm adding them to all my albums and I need to change locations. See those scratches on the shelf? I'm totally bummed. The albums that come with metal reinforced corners have scratched up my built-in bookcases in the office. So they need to be moved. But that means I have to buy a new bookshelf AND find a place to put it so this is going to be a bigger project.
So, getting closer to the point, I snapped the above pic as a before shot - unorganized, missing and mismatched labels and one printed book thrown in the middle. And I kind of had an epiphany when I saw the shot.
I've always printed my layouts at 12 x 12 from Persnickety Prints because I wanted them to be the same size as all of my older traditional layouts, both Project Life and otherwise.
But that red book you see in the middle? It holds only ten pages fewer than most of those albums you see. The only difference is that it doesn't hold the ephemera that I traditionally put in page protectors.
And holy crap! Look at the size difference. I can easily put the ephemera in its own binder and one binder would probably hold 5 - 10 years worth of mementos. I don't think I truly realized the size difference until I saw this photo.
I've already got an album for 2014 and have quite a few Project Life layouts printed for it.
But I think I just convinced myself to switch to printed books. What do you think?