In May, I watched my mother-in-law look through my PL 2012 album with my daughters and how difficult it was for her to go through that huge heavy book. After seeing that, and listening to the "Story Scale" PRT last month, I realized that I could just decided that 8.5 x 11 was "my size" and ditch the 12x12 entirely. For individual layouts it just feels too big, and for PL, a whole album gets too heavy.
So I was thinking I'd soldier through 2015 with all those page protectors I have stockpiled and finish another 12x12 album, and 2016 could be 8.5x11. It's July now and I've only finished the title page and January in my PL album. So this weekend I was going to catch up a bit and get Feb-April done since I printed the photos a few weeks ago. I had been putting it off, feeling quite uninspired because I'm over the 12x12 size and really was just "waiting" until 2016 to do what I really want to do.
And then it hit me. I bought the Fuse tool and hadn't used it yet. I have an empty 8.5 x 11 album. I have a million PL page protectors that I could trim to fit. And since I'm so far "behind" on PL 2015, I could just switch to 8.5 x 11 NOW.
So last night I redid my cover page, and today I made it a point to learn how to use the Fuse tool. I redid my 12x12 January pages into the new 8.5x11 format and it was really fast, and I didn't even have to compromise much on what I included - just ditched a few filler cards and had to trim down some photos to fit the smaller sizes of pockets.
It's a fair amount of work to alter page protectors but it feels good to use the ones I already have and the tool works great. I've got a couple of packs of the WRMK 8.5x11 ones on order, too. I am super excited to work on Project Life again!
Just had to share that with people who would understand