Saturday, April 16, 2011

bigger or smaller? (giveaway)

6"x8" journal

4"x6" journal

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hi everyone, got a question that I'm hoping you can help with (and also thought it was time for a giveaway)...this one is for those of you who've bought a journal from me in the past or thinking of purchasing one in the future. Which do you prefer? The old size that I've been making the journals in (approx 6"x8") or the new size (4"x6")? Shipping cost has increased again at the post office and so I was trying to decrease that cost as much as I can for my customers. It's not a big difference in shipping cost between the 2 sizes for Canadian & US customers but it's double for my international customers.

I personally like them both. The smaller size is great as an alternative or when there's a theme (like the love you & destination ajs) but for general random art journaling, I think I like the slightly bigger size bc it gives me a bit more room for journaling, etc.

So what do you think? Leave me a comment by Sunday evening and I'll pick a winner on Monday April 18 to send $20+ of Evalicious embellies to:).

FYI: the 2011 Christmas aj will continue to be 6x8. I might do a few that are even slightly bigger.

108 comments:

scarthur said...

I love the 6x8 simply because there is more room to include journaling and items. But the smaller one would be perfect for a little journal just featuring my girls! Love them both really, but probably prefer the 6x8! :)

Shirley said...

I like the 6x8 size because it fits both portrait and landscape 4x6 photos easier. I have printed smaller photos before, but it takes more work and I'm more likely to get it done if I can just print 4x6s.

Michelle said...

I love the 6x8 size. You can add much more embellishments or journaling, and use 4x6 pictures or a couple of smaller ones. Love all of your journals.

TheVintageMouse said...

6x8 gives me room for the standard 4x6 inch photo plus wiggle room for art, decorations and journalling. :o)

Angie said...

I like both but prefer to work with the 6x8. More room to add things.

Tara said...

I think both are nice but would go for the 6 x8 each time if I could. It is bigger and just easier to fill.

greekmama said...

That is tough because I love every single thing that have bought from you. If you twisted my arm and I had to pick, I would go with the 6x8 so I can journal more and use more embellies.

Mernin said...

I like both sizes. 6x8 is great for a album that I want to use 4x6 photos (that is the easiest) but I love wallet & instax so a 4x6 would be fun too.

delliechan said...

I haven't purchased an AJ yet - but I think I would probably prefer the 6 x 8 as well, but I am in Australia so it would depend on how much the shipping is.

Malou's Diary said...

I like the 6x8 so I can put more pictures and journaling in there and I love to collect ephemeras along the way esp. when I travel. I love, love your Journals! Malou

Adelina said...

I like the 6x8 because I can use 4x6 photos in it. I don't have a printer at home for printing my own photos, so this is the best option for me.

Mel said...

i really like your 6X8's. i do sympathize though with the people that have to pay double shipping costs!

Kim said...

I was going to say I like the 6x8 due to the picture size I use (usually 6x6, which I punch holes in and just stick in the journal randomly), but I think I could make 4x6 as well. My only thought is that with a 6x8, the journal wouldn't be as thick. I'm thinking 4x6... I'm going to cram that thing full. I'm open to either and don't mind paying extra shipping for 6x8. Your journals are a treasure.

PinkPug,INK. said...

6x8! i like having more room to add stuff!

Melissa said...

i personally like the smaller one.. so compact! and easy to travel with. :)

Peter said...

I've purchased several journals from you, and I prefer the 6x8". It allows for a regular 4x6" photo plus journaling and embellishments.

Sacha said...

I haven't bought a journal from you yet but I think I would prefer the 6x8 size as I like to journal a lot.

Catie said...

I haven't bought a journal but if I did I'd prefer the larger size

krisg said...

Love both...prefer 6X8 as it lets me have 4x6 directly with little cropping. Love having the holiday journals in 6X8 to add more stuff and then love having some others smaller to mix it up and have variety. Whatever you do...love it.

Mandy said...

I love the smaller ones best. But I only make themed art journals and use instax mini photos which fit perfectly.

But when I have some bigger pictures then my fuji instax mini ones I think the 6 x 8 better. And I think most people use 4 x 6 photos so I think those are more easy in use for most people.

Donmarie said...

I love the 6x8..more room to be creative :)

Nadine said...

I like something compact so the smaller one (: thanks for the giveaway :D

Cristina said...

I like both sizes, but I prefer the smaller one.

my cup-a-joe! said...

I love the 6x8 journals; not too big and not too small. The best part is you can always create the 4x6 journal pages/photos and include it. Either way, I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your journals!

Michels said...

I also agree the 6 X 8 size would be better, just for journaling and the more pictures and embellishments the better. :)

Cara-Mia said...

I agree that 6x8 is better. I dislike 4x6 because if you use a 4x6 photos, that's pretty much all you can put on that page.

chromatica said...

i prefer the 6*8 because it feels more substantial in my hands and there's more space for memorabilia, pictures,journalling etc. I'm a hoarder! :)

Michelle said...

I would pick the 4x6....cause I am addicted to mini phots!!!!!! (especially with my selphi!!!) But the 6x8 is lovely too with the additional room for jounalling......

How does one choose???

NicoleJ said...

as an international customer I would say that the costs for shipment are less important than the reason for making a journal.
I always like the bigger albums because of all the space (i like to journal a lot, because my reason for scrapbooking is to keep the memory's alive and therefor i use lots and lots of journaling.
So if I really MUST have one of your journals that I love,love,love I don't care about the shipment-costs.

Angela said...

I like the bigger size ones because I print photos at home. Bigger size means I can put more pictures on a page without making them too small.

Kathy said...

I really like the 4x6 for a sort of "on the road" travel journal because it is small enough to fit in my purse, but the 6x8 is better for an all around photo book/journal because most of my pictures are 4x6 and will fit easily. Love your journals, looking at buying one!

Jan said...

I would prefer the 6x8. I journal, so that size would suit my needs.
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Lalunatique said...

I really like 4X6 ! I like my journal mini and I prefer to use 2.5"X3.5" photos so 4X6 is perfect for me ! That said, I have a 6X8 and I love it too ;)

Lilja said...

I love the 6x8 - simply because I can fit more on there. I've bought both sizes from you, and I do love both, but I'm partial to the bigger size. I'm an international customer, and I really don't mind the higher cost of shipping either :)

Jennifer said...

I'm a bigger fan of the 6x8 :)

humel said...

As a journal, I definitely absolutely prefer the larger size. As an overseas customer, the smaller has distinct benefits!! But even so, I'd go for the larger 9 times out of 10 :-)

Julie said...

I prefer the 6x8 size although every journal I purchased from you were perfect in size and had a lot of stuff to work with. Just because the 6x8 gives me more room to place everything this is the one I choose.

Stephanie said...

I love the 6X8 size because I can fit either a 4X6 photo or a couple smaller ones.

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

I love both but would prefer the 4x6 so that it would be a little easier and compact to keep in my bag, but then the 6x8 would be better for including leaflets are bigger collected items to stick in.
LOVE your travel journals, please count me in your giveaway! :)

Donna said...

I also love the 6 x 8 size as well. Little more room to work with. But to be honest whatever size you do I know the journals will be great.

♥Lizzy said...

I like the 4x6 coz it's more compact and quicker/easier to fill up as a mini scrapbook album. The 6x8 is definitely better if you've got tons of pics and mementos or use it for art. Still, me likey the 4x6!:)

Marti said...

I actually love both sizes, but I guess I lean more towards the 6X8 only because I have the flexibility of doing more on the page and using the standard 4X6 pictures more easily. Thanks for the chance to win!

lise said...

I prefer 6x8 because I write a lot when I journal, and add lots of ephemera in my journals. I will unfornunately be concerned by the shipping costs increase because I live in Paris.

Robin said...

I like the 6X8 but if you changed I'd probably still buy the smaller size. I like to journal so I like the added space.

Robin :)

elisa said...

I think the smaller ones are cuter, but the 6x8 is more practical. It can hold all the little pieces that I gather while away!

Sharyn said...

I like both but think im a bit more partial to 6x8....more room for photos and journaling. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ruth said...

Hi!
For me the two measures are good, but I like a bit bigger (usually write a lot), I'm a fan of photography and always I have something to say, which in this case, I prefer to measure 6 "x8" Even rather pay more for shipping (I live in Spain, Europe), I'm not buying something with no value to me, on the contrary! I'm buying art, and this is priceless not even for shipping!
I look forward to re-offer for sale "travel art journal" to buy it:)
Petonets xoxo

Jane said...

I would say the small size but that's only because I'm all the way in Croatia....darn international shipping costs!!! :)

AbrewFamily said...

I would buy either but would probably prefer the 6x8.
=)

AllyW said...

Both are great, but i think i would like the 6x8 a little better just because i could use 4x6 photos. That makes it simple and streamlined. More room also for journaling and anything else i would like to add to the page.

Brittany W. said...

I bought a 4x6 from u and liked it, but I think the larger size is so much better.

Olivia said...

I think I'd prefer the smaller journal. For themed albums & mini books I usually print my journaling so the smaller size works for me.

Joanne said...

6 x 8 all the way! Love the feel of that size in my hands!

Sheri Twing said...

I like them both too but would prefer the 6x8. Love all of your journals though!

amytangerine said...

ooh- tough choice. i too love both sizes. i would say for a bigger trip (multiple cities + trips longer than 5 days) the bigger book. short weekend trips in the small book.

Ann said...

I like both sizes, but I could use the 4x6 and print out my phone pics! It's perfect!

Jislayne said...

I love both sizes but prefer to work with 6x8!

Anne said...

While I haven't purchased from you previously, BUT have drooled plenty -

Personal preference is 6x8 for flexibility to use a larger photo, momentos, journaling, etc...

Have you considered doing special orders for those with size/shipping preferences -or- carrying some of each size in your shoppe? Just a thought, Eve!

Loved your Hawaii album!

Cheers...

Suzanne said...

that's tough but i think i prefer 6x8 - more room for the good stuff! plus you can fit two 4x6 photos on one page if needed :)

Michelle (from KY) said...

I like the 6x8 size, then you can include two small photos or one big.

Thanks!

Mama to Jayden said...

I love them both, but the 6x8 gives you more journaling space and the room to be creative with embellishing. I love the 4x6 because I seem to get the book done much faster.

LaraMatzat said...

I think they're both good sizes because it depends on what you want to do with them. I would probably buy the 6x8 though simply because of the extra space. Your stuff is AWESOME!

karenborges said...

I prefer the larger one because you don't have to print small pictures, you can use 4x6 photos. But they are all adorable and I can't wait to order one!

Karen Borges

Denise G said...

Love both sizes, but if I had a choice I would choose bigger. I like being able to use my 4x6 photos and not have to print smaller.

HeatherOz said...

I think I agree with you. I like both sizes. I really loved the Christmas album. I am currently on vacation and getting ready to put together my Travel journal. If I really had to choose, I would probably pick the 6x8 because I like using bigger photos.

Nitasha said...

I like them both, but lean towards the larger one for more journaling room!

Jenn said...

I like both sizes a lot (maybe you could do both??), but if I have to chose, I'd pick the 6x8. Like you mentioned, it allow for more journalling and embellishments, while still maintaining a "mini book" feel. It's also great because it's not too much larger than the 4x6 journal. Another benefit is that some people don't edit and/or re-size their photos and if they could only purchase the 4x6, the picture would take up an entire page.

I'm loving this questionnaire giveaway, I'll answer anything to win your gorgeous products! =)

Jenn

Susanne said...

I prefer the 6x8 - it just feels more spacious to me and the is what I need in a journal.

Liesbeth said...

I think I would prefer the bigger size, even being international and having to pay for more shipping! I love to write and I also love white space.

mommy min said...

I like the smaller ones becos they are so cute & I can bring them out (just like a little brag book of sorts). For the bigger ones, they are good for more journaling! xxx

Anneke XOXO said...

Because I live in Belgium I prefer the smaller sizes, to reduce the shipping costs.

Michelle*G said...

I love both sizes, but right now I'm in love with my little POGO printer and would probably use the 4x6 size more.

Lydia said...

I would like both sizes and each for different reasons. I like 4x6 because I can just include pictures by themselves...and the 6x8 journal...I can add more journaling and emblishments.

themathchick said...

I love all of your journals! I'd have to vote for the classic, 6x8 journal...I like that it allows me to insert a variety of sizes of photos, etc. into it. Thank you for asking :)

Jemma said...

I think both look great and most people print photos 4x6 so the bigger journals would be better but personally I love smaller prints and love the 4x6 journal

Yvette said...

I like the 6x8 because you can always put a few smaller pages in if you want to but it gives you room to move. The 4x6 is cute for one specific topic but even then i think i like the bigger size better

Joan said...

I'm a 4x6 girl - love having a whole photo as a page. Also like that 4x6 leaves no waste with 12x12 pages.

pawyeen said...

i guess it really depends on your mood! there are benefits to both! i really love mini pictures right now but i think i'd prefer 6x8. you can do 4x6 pages in the 6x8 and there is more room for journaling and decorations. 4x6 are great for all the go scrapbooking... SO HARD TO CHOOSE!

Steph said...

I love the 4x6... so intimate!

Melissa R. said...

I like the 6x8 also because it does have room for a 4x6 photo and additional fun stuff! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Crystal said...

I like both, but I prefer to work with the bigger version. It depends on the subject of my book. :) I love all your stuff, btw. :)

Naomi said...

I own a couple of your 4x6 and I love them so much. I don't have a 6x8 YET. Both are great sizes, but I would like to own a 6x8.
Naomi

xoxo... t said...

I'd personally choose the 4x6! Thanks for the chance to win

Dawn said...

I definitely prefer 6x8, but I'm also a pure 12x12 girl when it comes to my other scrapbooks too. :)

holly said...

Definitely the larger of the two. It gives you more options for photo sizes etc. but they are both cute!
Holly Bott

Lindsey Woods said...

I love my 6x8 journals that I have. I don't have any 4x6 journals but I still think I'd prefer the 6x8 size.

Didee said...

I love both sizes but if I had to pick one it would have to be the 6x8!! xo

Michelle said...

I'm going to have to say 6x8!

Mama said...

I like both but love the 6x8 because it has more room for "stuff" and journaling

Laura said...

I vote for the 4x6. Anything you make is incredible!!! Love your work:)

liz said...

i like the 6x8 it gives you a little bit more room :)

Paula said...

I am a fan of the 6x8 size ... more space for journaling and 4x6 pics can fit... thanks for thinking of others!!

mmpm88 said...

I love both the sizes. If I had to choose just one, I would choose the 6x8. I just feel I can do more with that size. But, I love everything you put together and would support you no matter what. Sizes wouldn't stop me from buying your creations. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

Akiko store said...

I bought your journal via my sister in law in USA. love the 6x8 size. but then again, i'm going to order from your right away if you can ship internationally to indonesia. my concern is, how much does the shipping cost exactly? i love your work, been following your blog, and can't wait for you letting me know whether you can ship to indonesia right away or not.. :)

listgirl said...

I think I would like either one just fine! I've only bought the 4x6 from you but have not received them yet. I like the idea of 4x6 because then it's easier to finish it and I also like thicker mini albums. But I'm sure I would love the 6x8 as well! :)

Laura said...

I like more the 4x6! Also I live in Spain, so shipping would cheaper!

Queen of Bristol said...

I generelly prefer larger formats. I bought a journal from you in the past and I find it hard to fill it. As for the shipping costs though - I live in Europe and therefore it can be really pricey to ship items here. Therefore I have sustained from ordering things in the past when the shipping costs seemed too high.

Cheryl said...

I like the smaller version....good things comes in small packages :)

lizi said...

I love 6x8, well worth the extra shipping cost in my opinion! I think the size is unique.

gladiator007 said...

I like the 6 x 8 size cause like everyone said that there is more room for pictures & adding journal notes or mementos to page! Thanks for the giveaway!

Stay Funny said...

I like the 6 X 8 size that way it's great for the 4 X 6 photos! Smaller is also OK - i don't mind having 2 X 3's

Helen Mills said...

I love the 6x4 - so quick and easy to put together a mini album with photos straight from the printers - and a great size to carry around as a brag book too! But all your books are adorable - it's nice to see varying sizes

Lindsey said...

I prefer the 6x8 because i like to cram in a few pics per page. :)

sbingkk said...

I have 3 of your journals, and they're awesome whichever size you make them - I love them!

Jackie said...

I think the larger size is better (pity the postage has gone up tho,)

soveryvicki said...

I think the 6x8 would work better for a travel mini--just so I could stuff it full of vacation goodness and be able to turn my pictures either way easier.

Jill said...

too late for the contest, but I would vote with the bigger

Geralyn said...

I do like the 6x8 size because it's still quite compact but there's room for more stuff :)