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October 31, 2003

Creative Memories?

A good friend of mine has just started working as a Creative Memories representative. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Creative Memories is a "photo preservation system" where people make these really elaborate, mostly cheesy photo albums with themed pages, stickers, frames, borders, etc. It's also a humongous home-based business along the lines of Avon or Tupperware. So, I'm thinking - I'd love to do some albums of all my friends, using old flyers, ticket stubs, buttons, and other junk. But where are the "punk" themed pages? Most of the Creative Memories stuff is happy animals and holiday junk. Ducks wearing bonnets. You get the picture. If anyone knows of an alternative, please let me know!

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yeah, I've got a pile of stuff to do too....perhaps over the xmas holiday. The CM folks (cultmembers) are seriously WARPED. I will not pay $8 for a frikkin' PIECE OF PRETTY PAPER!!!!! They cannot MAKE ME FEEL BAD about HAVING ENOUGH COMMON SENSE not to buy their $8 paper (oh, but they try anyways.)

My boss, however, is a "crafting" addict, and does by the $8 pieces of paper, so I'm planning on sponging off of her(she's offered, so....) She buys it and never uses most of it. I'll see if I can get something good & I'll share :-)

Posted by: lucky at November 3, 2003 11:27 AM

Well, it sounds like you have just about everything you need for a scrap book except the paper, the binder, and the glue.
If I were you I'd skip Creative Memories and and go straight to my favorite den of credit card debt and household sundries - TARGET! They have an entire aisle dedicated to stuff like that.

Posted by: Ms. Lauren at November 3, 2003 4:53 PM

I think that you are exagerrating when you talk about $8.00 for a piece of paper. You are definitely wrong. Their prices are comparable to any scrapbook store prices. Now you can purchase some cheaper paper, but you definitely get what you pay for! I am not a CM rep, but I am an avid scrapper. I do buy other brands besides CM, but CM is definitely a great brand.

Posted by: D at February 6, 2004 4:56 PM

Actually CM paper is less than 80c a sheet. and they have actual customer service. All of their albums are guaranteed for the life of the person that buys it. The ones sold at target and walmart don't offer anything of the sort and are a cheap imitation.

Posted by: leslie at February 28, 2004 4:41 PM