Beautiful design but terrible construction. - By: michele rhoads Anaheim, CA - Posted: Jan 12, 2012
I don't know what I was thinking! I figured that a 12x12 album is 12x12. Not so with this Pioneer Album and the black "live, love, laugh' embroidery album.
I bought both thinking that they were a great price and looked just gorgeous.
Well it wasn't until I had gotten 5 pgs done and was trying to put them in the album. Come to find out they are about 1/4" inch too short. I found this out after the pages were done. If I would have read the insert to the album it does state that you will have to trim the completed embellished page BEFORE you put it in the album!
Who would have thought that? Half the fun of dressing up your pages IS the EMBELLISHMENTS! Why would Pioneer Albums design their albums that needed trimming before you can install them? They are ok with just a piece of paper and a photo but with nothing else. If you do add embellishment you will have trouble. So remember to cut every page BEFORE you begin! What a hassle!
I took the album back to the store and told them of the problem. She was suprised and said she has never gotten any returns like this before. I said well you got TWO now. AND, there was a problem with the post. IT was a 3 hole page but only TWO post were installed. One came out fine. The second was was super glued in there. I could not get it loose, with screw drivers, or using two screwdrivers. It would not budge! A second reason that the Pioneer Albums are poorly made.
Its a shame too. Im not buying anymore Pioneer Albums. I'll stick with K&Company or some other brand..provided I've checked the album that it will hold embellishments!
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Beautiful - By: Heather Benson, NC - Posted: Sep 10, 2010
I am usually leary if the color of the item I am ordering is true to the picture online, but the color of this memory book it truly beautiful!! It has a simple design and I can't wait to fill the pages of pictures from my trip to Scotland.