One thing I am quietly pleased about is that through sharing how I have used divided page protectors on my blog, I have two of my friends "memory keeping". It may not be scrapbooking as the purists may see it, but it is still MEMORY KEEPING a step further along the line from simply slipping photos into an album. One friend, a mother of four, has a D Ring album for each child, with simple divided pockets that hold 4x6 photos. She slips in her photos, keeps one pocket per double spread empty and in there she puts her notes and journaling.
I keep suggesting to throw a few bits of patterned paper into the mix, and with the arrival of her fourth child - finally a girl! - I sent to her some lovely little girly Echo Park paper pads to assist in this endeavour. I'll see if I can get her to share.
So, you can tell I really really love divided page protectors. Especially when I am feeling particularly lazy and but wanting to get through some photos and put pages in albums.
This is far from a perfect page (the two polar opposite patterned papers on each page? WHAT WAS I THINKING? do you have moments like that? sadly, my super strong tape did not allow for easy removal, so I got over it at the time and moved on). However it's done, and captured some moments of this child's life.
I particularly love these AC divided pockets for offering both orientations of photos, which suits me perfectly. I take MOST of my photos in portrait orientation, which bucks the norm.
What I love even more that I was feeling just a little bit crafty, so happily fiddled with just those two 4x6 bits of card with thickers and my sewing machine, and it was over, done with. SO quickly! Slip them into their pocket and done. And no trimming of photos. SO easy.
Do you use divided protectors? yes/no/maybe? do let me know your thoughts!