I have just recently purchsed my first Customizable Modern Album and I am loving it! It is also the first D-ring album I've ever used. Through the years I have progressed from strap-hinge albums to post bound and now I have found a new format to love. The D-ring album is so simple to use. I am not a chronological scrapper so I have always struggled to add and rearrange the pages in my other albums. This takes all the frustration out of adding new pages and rearranging existing pages. The album also holds a lot of pages and they are easy to flip through and view.
What sets this album apart from other D-ring albums is that you can customize the covers any way you like! Just one more opportunity to showcase your creativity and it makes the album a one-of-a-kind! Customizing the covers is as much fun as filling it with amazing layouts!
One suggestion I have is to use Mod Podge to adhere papers to your album covers. Spread the Mod Podge on the chipboard cover as well as on the paper surface you want to adhere. You have to work kind of quickly, but this method helps greatly to reduce bubbling in the paper. Paint works fantastically on these covers also.
I've just started using these D-ring albums and I love the freedom it has given me. If you do not scrap chronologically, this is the album for you. It's so easy to pop your layouts in and out and move them around. You can mix page protector sizes, which gives a whole other dimension to your scrapbooking. You are no longer bound by the one size of your album!
I was a little concerned that the space in between the pages would make viewing double page layouts awkward, but it does not. The page protectors are made so that you just need to pull the pages up together slightly and view a seamless double page layout.
I recommend giving this album a try, especially if you scrap out-of-order, like me!
This album is much easier to handle than the ones with the little posts. I now have 70 page protectors in it. I am pretty sure I'll be able to get at least 120 of the kind of printed layouts I get into it, hoping for 140! Mine are not the standard hard glossy photo.
On the rings, they are manageable. It doesn't pop open! No struggling to try to put an extender on!
I love it and may do something artful to put on the cover!