I do albums in assorted sizes. My favorite sizes are 8 x 8 and 8 x 10. I also do some on photo slide CD's. I like the idea of 4 x 6 mini albums. If you are still taking requests. I have 2 projects in mind. I am doing my family history and would love to do a memorial album for those who have served in the military. I have photos of family members in uniform from the civil war to those serving in Iraq. I have both men and women who have served. About 1/2 of the photos are in black and white the rest in color.
Another idea I have is just for an every day album. Like a photo of mom making breakfast, dad fixing the car, kids playing with pets. I love candid photos. But I often have a lot of photos I cant quite fit in to one theme. At one time I was going to use the 8 basic colors used in a box of Crayola crayons and simple shapes but I never got out of the planning stage.
Great idea, I'm gonna try one of these brag books myself, I'd never heard of them before, but it's a great way to carry on scrapping while saving money on the printing due to the size and they'd be compact enough to make fantastic gifts!
A clever idea Julie and good luck with it all! I bought an A3 printer last year for printing digital art and portraits mainly. I'm keen to start doing a few scrapbook layouts 12 x 12 but hadn't yet thought about the extra paper left, so this idea is excellent and thank you for sharing. On an A3+ size you can do one 12 x 12 plus three 4 x 6.
I just had my grand-daughter staying and I'd promised her a few layouts of photos we'd taken over the holiday season. However, I think the brag books at 4 x 6 are a far better idea at her age (she's 7), easier to handle and take anywhere she wishes.
For "everyday" books, I have used my alstroemeria kit for a template so it's just kind of feminine and springy - Will be adding the earthy one later today. There's also the Quick CLick version available if you ant to use your own papers! )
Thanks for the feedback and keep it coming! I know all the other designers are getting good ideas from this, too!
I stick to 8x8 size pages and I print at home. I found a wonderful expandable leather album at Walmart for $7.99 and usually find pkgs of refill pages for less than $3. I am very interested in brag books. I havent made any albums as gifts but Id love to start. Especially for my daughter's. My one daughter loves pets so a pet brag book would be great. An everyday album would be great too like mentioned before. I take alot of random pics just of everyday activities.