Tomorrow is the last day for last chance orders- albums, pages, protectors. Order from my web site so you do not miss out. As soon as I know more on what the future holds, I will post a note on that. There is still some time for digital orders.
All of us at the Home Office are so grateful for your support and encouragement as we transition out of the current Creative Memories business in order to create a bright new future business (which we’re excited to share more about soon).
For now, you may be wondering about the present, and what’s happening with the products you love. Exiting a business is a complicated undertaking, and we’re learning it’s a little bit messy. Here’s what we thought you’d like to know on a few key subjects:
Products on your Consultant’s web site (creativememories.com/.ca):
While Supplies Last Products
Most of the Traditional product line is now while supplies last. So if there’s a product you’ve had your eye on, you may want to get it right away. Any products marked WSL that sell out won’t be restocked.
We know it seems odd to offer brand new products when you’re exiting a business, but we had exciting product in the works at the time of our bankruptcy filing in April and we wanted to get it to market to share with you. (Stop by the St. Cloud office sometime, and our developers would be happy to make you a coffee and explain more about it.) So there are some really lovely new products for Kids, Celebrate products and more that are all Limited Edition – and are also while supplies last.
“Ooh…that’s back?” Products
As you may imagine, we need to start the new business with clean shelves, so you’ll find products like former limited editions and tools that were offered in earlier campaigns. They’re still totally relevant and cute (and yep, are also all while supplies last).
Last Chance Order Products
You’ll see some products on the site that have a “Temporarily Unavailable” note on them, like Refill Pages, Page Protectors, and some Coversets. These are currently oversold, but we have a fix for that. July 8-31 we’ll open up a “Last Chance” order period. What that means is that we’ll take pre-orders, order the materials and manufacture them so you have as many as you need. This may take a while, but we will guarantee you get the quantities you order. So you may want to take a look at your needs for current and future projects and plan accordingly to take advantage of the Last Chance timeframe.
Concluding Aug. 21
Rewards Club Members are awesome, wonderful people, and we were quite fond of the Rewards Club program. It just doesn’t fit the future business we’re designing very well. So we expect the Rewards Club to end on or around August 21, 2013. Rewards Club Credits can be used until that date.
Using the August 21 end date, we’ve prorated the remaining value of all Rewards Club Members’ membership fees (based on $39 rate) and on June 26, we applied that amount of Club Credit to each Member’s account.
Sorry for the ambiguity
Remember up above where we said that this is a messy process? Well, this is one great example. We’re working very, very hard to find a way to continue digital for all of our passionate digital customers in North America. And those conversations and negotiations are taking place as we speak. So for now, please be patient, and ignore any rumors. As we work this through, we will absolutely share more.
Coupons, Codes and Certificates…oh my!
Over the years we’ve offered a variety of Coupon Codes or Product Certificates…like Coupon Code CDs, Host Rewards, Product Credits, Product Certificates and more. Like Rewards Club Credits, those will also have an end date of August 21, 2013.
As things change and as we get more information, we’ll be sure to share. Thank you for being the best customers in the entire world and for supporting your Creative Memories Consultant. We appreciate your kindness and faith very much.
I have sad news for my customers since most of you are traditional album makers. Creative Memories has filed for bankruptcy and are restructuring their product line. The current plan is to discontinue the traditional line- albums, pages, page protectors, etc. Check your current projects and get what you need before the end of July. I am willing and would like to do some major scrapbooking sessions to help you get some projects done. The direction that CM is going is digital and the Fast To Fabulous Albums, and Pic Folio. They will make as many of the pages and protectors that are needed by the end of July so plan now. If you are like me and sad by this news, please feel free to email CM directly and let them know how you feel. Maybe a mass uprising of customers will get them to change direction.
I know, I know. You have all the shape makers… I do too. Wasn’t sure about getting this but I did. The punches are so much easier to use than the old ones so eventually as the others wear out, or I donate them to a school or someone else, I will replace with the easier one. Replacing the old ones will also make my bag lighter. If you use shapes, check this out. I will be happy to show it to you in person if you live close to me.
I am so excited about the improvements on the editing and Nick Kelsh in his usual humerous way shows us a few things, including cloning, This is just when I have a photo of my daughter I really want to improve. If I am successful, I will definitely share here. Now off the find the photo and try to find another that I can use to fix the new one.
First of all, I want to apologize for being gone so long. I have been so busy on projects that blogging has taken a back burner. I have spent the summer working on my digital pictures a lot. I have been scanning negatives from when my oldest was a baby and also burning lots of records to my computer. I plan on purchasing a laptop for my business soon and then I will be able to blog easier. I just don’t like doing it on my tablet. I am still selling Creative Memories and still believe in their products but mostly their mission. Preserving out photos are so important.
So back to business, as you saw yesterday, I just upgraded my Memory Manager to the newest upgrade. All I can say is WOW!! I am loving it. I love that you can share to the internet so much easier than before and I am loving the face recognition feature. Of course, it is not perfect but it does cut down on tagging once you have people tagged once. Going through my media library that goes back to 1900, is going to take a while but then even my great-grandparents will be tagged well. I haven’t played with any of the new editing features except for the new Perfectly Clear feature on one or two photos. It does appear to work pretty well. I will be playing more with this in the near future and letting you know what I feel about the newest features. I do think that the upgrade is worth the cost. The program is still less expensive than so many out there and is classified as one of the best on the market. Here is another You Tube video on the face recognition. Creative Memories has a lot of them on You Tube that you can subscribe to. I love that the technology lets us teach so easily. If you have any questions, contact me? To purchase, you can order direct through my web site as either a disc or a download. My Creative Memories Site is easy to use and you can use almost any credit card to purchase. The big advantage to download is no shipping charges.
Till next time, happy scrapping, burning, editing, picture-taking, or whatever you are choosing to do. Thanks for reading.