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Pretty, but does not handle expansions or scratches well
on July 31, 2013
I bought this because it advertised that it could be expanded up to a certain number of pages (more than I needed). I needed a scrapbook that would hold more than 20 slip in pocket pages, and this claimed it would. PROS: It is beautiful, and I appreciate the simplicity of the black cover with the simple single photo slot for you to personalize the cover. CONS: If you or a pet scratch the cover with a fingernail, it leaves a mark. Given normal wear and tear just from handling it while filling the pages, I had about 15 scratches that were/are very apparent on the cover, and that detracts from its appearance. Also, if you add more than 5 pages (bringing it to a total of 10 pages), then it is unstable. That is, you can add about 5 pages without needing to screw in the extenders -- so for just a total of 10 pages, it works great. But for any more than that, you need to screw in extenders, and once you do, the book wobbles because the extenders no longer hold the pages in tightly. They move around easily, and it feels like it is going to fall apart. I've checked it quite a few times while looking through it - it is not, in fact, falling apart. It just feels like it is.