Thursday, November 27, 2014

Have a memory-keeping Thanksgiving!


Have a memory-keeping Thanksgiving! Take photos and record what each of you are thankful for. You can use that later in your scrapbook for a Thanksgiving "grateful" page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Creative Memories New Catalog #cmgroup #creativememories #scrapbooking


Creative Memories (CM-Group) has come out with a new Catalog November 2014.

This Catalog will be an online Catalog only. It is not a hard copy that I can mail you. And it does not link to my website. But I know some of you have been asking for a Catalog so this is it! Enjoy virtually flipping through it! :)

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Refill Pages and Fast2Fab Albums include Page Protectors. They are not listed in the Catalog but they are included so please note that as you are looking at the prices. Page Refills and Fast2Fab Albums are always bundled with the necessary amount of Page Protectors! Love that!

Enjoy and let me know what you think.....
http://issuu.com/cmemories/docs/cmgroupcatalog_11.14_lores/1

Monday, November 24, 2014

Creative Memories Cyber Sale #creativememories #scrapbooking #CMcybersale



Heads-up Memory Keepers! Cyber-deal starts Tuesday, Nov 25: a $50 exclusive gift package will ship with a $75 order and a $150 gift package will ship with a $225 order! 

You may combine orders with your friends, just have one person place the order and you can split the gifts OR get them all for yourself.  Please use and share my link if you are shopping this week. www.creativememories.com/user/donnalyn   I appreciate your referals!

Maybe you know of someone who is drawing a name for Christmas gift exchange - of a sister or sister-in-law or someone who scrapbooks. Wouldn't this be an awesome gift package? 

Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with this Cyber deal. You can leave a comment here or email me at:  cmdonnalyn@frontier.com 



Thank you and Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Creative Memories review


My first order from CM-Group (the new, new Creative Memories) arrived! 

After examining everything, I quickly organized my 
Tape Runner 
Tape Runner Refills
and Assorted Paper Packs

it feels so good to have fresh scrapbooking supplies again
along with a direct source for replenishing!

We are a "no inventory" business but I like having some product on hand for:
my quarterly Workshops,
my regular customers who don't like shopping online,
and for my own personal album projects. 


The new Ahni & Zoe albums (those are the pre-decorated scrapbooks that you just tape your photos into) have been resized so they are now the same size as CM's True 12x12 Bookcloth Coversets.

Here is a size comparison of the "former" Ahni & Zoe albums and the "new" Ahni & Zoe albums



As you can see the former A&Z albums were quite a bit larger. I am thankful CM's new owner has changed that so now all our 12x12 albums are the same True 12x12 size.

Look at this gem 8x8 Fast2Fabulous Album I ordered: "Orchid You Not":



I love the inside cover...a whimsical doodle "Let the Sun Shine through your Heart"


Just like the 12x12 Fast2Fab albums, these little 8x8 albums are also pre-decorated. It's like getting the paper for free! Just tape your photos in. All the albums come with a set of clear Page Protectors to slide over when you've mounted your photos. That just gives some extra protection. 


That photo is just not cooperating with me this evening - sorry. But this gives you an idea anyway of what the photo looks like taped to the page (using photo-safe Tape Runner adhesive of course). 

Anyway, as far as I can tell, Caleb (the new owner) has kept the best parts of CM/AZ and should be in business for a long time to come. 

Happy Scrappin'











Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Creative Memories Open for Business!




We're back!!!  

Hooray and Yippee!!

Want to check it out?  You can visit my website link here:  http://www.creativememories.com/user/donnalyn

The wait is over!

You can sign up as an Advisor which will get you a website link
and you will get paid everytime someone shops via your link (including you!)

Or you can order as a customer and pay the retail prices

Either way, it's an awesome deal 
because
We Love Creative Memories!!

Happy Scrapping Days are Here Again!

http://www.creativememories.com/user/donnalyn

Here is the info on becoming an Advisor - there is no Kit
and CM is no longer a party plan business. It's more like an Affiliate program.
No quotas and no titles. We are all Advisors.
The more you sell, the more you earn.
If you would like to join my "team", I would be honored to work with you!

Just click on the link to my website and you can sign up through my name to be included in my monthly recognition, idea sharing and support! This will be so much fun! And it's something you can do alongside another business or job.  You set your own pace.

http://www.CreativeMemories.com/User/DonnaLyn



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Creative Memories is getting very close to re-opening!


#CreativeMemories is getting very close to re-opening!  My website is in beta testing right now and is getting a few of the glitches worked out before we go LIVE! Check back here for updates (if you aren't already working with a CM Advisor) for info on when you can sign up as an Album Advisor and/or order your beloved bookcloth albums, pages and page protectors again!

Signing up as an Album Advisor will give you your own website and a discount on your own purchases as well as a commission on everything that you sell.  It is just $49 per year to become an Album Advisor ($4/month!). No inventory and no parties. If you want to host workshops or events, you may, but they are not required.

I plan to host a monthly crop where people can come make progress on their scrapbooks and precious memories. I also plan to send out monthly recognition to my team of Album Advisors. I plan to keep this business very simple (as it is intended to be) as an outlet for creativity while blessing my family with our own scrapbooks and also making a difference by helping others "tell their story" through photos in a tangible way. 

If you already own a business, that is ok, you are still invited to become a CM Album Advisor. You will be allowed to have other businesses alongside your CM Album Advisor business. Which is great news for me as many of you know that I am a leader with Thirty-One Gifts. I of course will keep these two businesses separate but I am grateful that the owners of both companies encourage women to be business women. Financially it can be beneficial to have multiple streams of income and I am excited to use my 20 years experience in direct sales to help women build strong businesses and strong families. 

Stay tuned....

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Many Merry Stars Simply Created® Kit


I'm always looking for quick and easy craft ideas. Carrie Bryant shared this idea and it is amazing what Stampin' Up! has done. They have adhesive strips that are pre-scored to fold accordion style making it super easy to attach to star shaped paper forming a 3-D star! Then embellish and you're done!  They even made the stars in die-cuts for you so all you have to do is punch them out and they perfectly match the adhesive strips.

They had me at the Glitter...but sold me on the Ease!  

These stars come in a Kit with virtually everything you need to add some sparkle to your holiday decorating.  Check out this video tutorial:




If you would like to see the details on this Kit and more Stampin' Up! ideas, check out Carrie's website via this link!  

Do you like ordering pre-assembled Kits? Or do you prefer making your crafts from scratch?  I'm sure some of you super craft gals can look at the photo ideas above and start crafting right from your stash at home. I'm more of a "Show Me Exactly Where to Place the Embellishment and I'm Golden" type of crafter.  Either way, it's Merry & Bright! 

Happy Crafting!