Monday, September 30, 2013

Goodbye Creative Memories for now...

Creative Memories is shutting down our Consultant websites today, September 30th. They hope to reemerge as a "new" company offering pre-designed album kits (like Fast to Fabulous) and Picfolio-type albums sometime in November pending court approval.
Please continue to follow me here on my scrapbooking blog for updates on CM. I am 99% positive that I will not be continuing with the "new" CM. I will be happy to put you in contact with a Consultant if you need assistance in the future.
I am moving on as an Independent Director with a new company, Thirty-One Gifts. Thirty-One is a faith-based company offering super cute products that help organize your home, office and life!  I will still keep this Scrapbooking blog and will continue to update it on my album progress, ideas and inspiration for your album making and photo-journaling. In fact, I was just scrapbooking this weekend and completed 32 pages, journaling done and Page Protectors on!!
Please keep in touch via my blog or email. You may also find me on Facebook for daily inspiration and encouragement:
Thank you again for your awesome support and loyalty these past 20 years!
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, September 13, 2013

Official Announcement from Creative Memories

We're writing to remind you that as part of Creative Memories' reinvention that’s starting this fall, we’ll be shutting down our current web sites for a spell, which include (.ca) and Consultant websites. The Digital Center and Project Center sites, once closed, will not be returning. Please find specific dates below.

We’re looking forward to introducing you to our new, fresher, simpler selves in a few months, and are excited to help you and your family celebrate all the amazing memories you have captured in photos.

During the next couple of weeks, we encourage you to export any information that may be useful to you in the future. Below are some helpful instructions to make the transition as smooth as possible. and Consultant web sites and Consultant web sites will shut down at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 30, 2013. Prior to that you will want to download all digital artwork files and export your digital artwork activation codes. For specific information on steps to follow, see our Digital FAQs.

Digital Center
The Digital Center website will shut down at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 23, 2013. All orders for Digital Center or StoryBook Creator projects must be completed by that time. If you’ve uploaded photos to Digital Center, your photos are available to purchase as prints or downloads through 11:59 p.m. CT on September 23. After that they will be removed from our servers and will no longer be available. Please note that we’ve reduced the fee for downloading your photos to $0.05/photo to make it more affordable for you to retrieve any photos you don’t have backed up elsewhere.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to download projects that have been uploaded to the Digital Center.

Project Center
The Creative Memories Project Center website will shut down at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 30, 2013. If you’re interested in preserving any of the project ideas that are on the Project Center, you can copy the images and instructions and paste them into a Word, PowerPoint, Pages, or similar program, then save them to your personal computer for future reference.

We can't thank you enough for your support and input over the last several years.


The Creative Memories Home Office Team

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Creative Memories Important Digital Update!

Thank you for your patience as Creative Memories has been working on a plan to transition out of their current digital business.  Creative Memories has reached an agreement with Panstoria (the creators of Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator) which has been put before the Court ("although it is important to note that the agreement is subject to Court approval, so it is not yet final. We anticipate a decision from the Court the week of September 23. Also important to note: there are additional conversations happening between Panstoria, Creative Memories and a third interested firm. If that negotiation is successful, it will supersede this agreement between CM and Panstoria, but it will only improve on the above.")

Here are the highlights:

- Both Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator software will continue uninterrupted. Software can be activated through December 31, 2013, and Panstoria will continue to provide software updates as needed. This means that software purchases you have made that haven't shipped can be activated without any trouble, even if they ship beyond September 23.

- Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator users will be contacted by Panstoria, and will be given access to printing and other features through Panstoria, and will be given access to printing and other features through Panstoria. The plan and timing for printing has not yet been finalized, but will be forthcoming. Please look for Panstoria news and updates in the Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator news feeds (right side of the main page).

- Any Creative Memories digital artwork you've purchased can be activated (without an end date) on any computer.

- Anyone who has made an investment of time or money in software, projects or artwork can continue to use them uninterrupted. (Yay!!)

Reminder: the last day to order Creative Memories digital products is September 23. Any unexpired Product Credits, Print Plans, Storybook coupon codes and/or Host Rewards coupon codes can be used on the Digital Center through that date.

Please know Creative Memories, and myself as well, are very grateful for your patience. I will continue to keep you updated on all additional developments as they are revealed. 

Happy Scrappin'