Handy How-To’s for Creative Memories Products

Today’s blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we’ve got 11 handy how-to’s for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you’re new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you’re going to love it!

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We Urgently Need Your Help!

Help! Six members of our Home Office team are MISSINGIf it was just one or two, we might be able to keep things up and running (for a while at least), but six? And spanning so many key departments — communicationsmarketing, the Advisor communitycustomer service… our VICE PRESIDENT for goodness sake? We can’t run CM without them!

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Have Photos to Print?

Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they’ll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies!

Today we’ll look at the awesome features of CM’s prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box stores and get the professional prints that your memories deserve.

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Meet Debby, Samm & Sara — How Becoming an Advisor Changed Their Life

Since Creative Memories re-launched back in 2014, we’ve celebrated the fact that our Advisor Join Offer has great benefits (the joy of a hobby you love, access to exclusive products, no minimum order requirements, and an idea-rich, supportive community, just to name a few)! What people don’t talk much about? The fact that your hobby can create income that can be a game-changer for your family!Have you thought about becoming an Advisor, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Well, look no further than these three amazing Advisor stories to see the impact a meaningful home-based business has made on their lives.  

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#EachforEqual: Creative Memories® Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is a global day spent celebrating all of the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women across the world. Everyone knows some incredible women who have made an impact on us — from mothers to teachers to friends and more. To celebrate the day, we asked members of the Creative Memories® team to tell us about a particularly influential woman in their life. Check out what they had to say and then tell us your answer in the comments below!

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Bring On an Attitude of Gratitude

There’s a wise saying that “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving preparations, it’s easy to get caught up in who is bringing what and whose house are we going to and how are we going celebrate with all our familiesOver the next few days and throughout the Christmas season, let’s all remember to take some time to reflect upon what we’re thankful for and appreciate the special people and moments in life. Let gratitude fill the place where getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays previously lived… allow yourself to feel thankful, and for that thankfulness to bring you happiness. And, we’ll get the ball rolling… in today’s blog post, check out what some Home Office team members are grateful for!

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Creative Memories Scrapbooking Company Thriving in 2018!


It’s been three years since the Direct Selling News first interviewed Creative Memories’ then-new owner, Caleb Hayhoe, about his decision to resurrect the Creative Memories brand and scrapbooking products and create a never-before-seen direct sales and social selling earnings plan.

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Meet Us Monday: Shari Reiland

Hello! My name is Shari Rieland, and I am the Director of Product Development.

In my role, I have the privilege of managing the product life-cycle which starts with idea generation and ends with product evaluation after launch.

One of my favorite parts of this role is that I get to interact with so many people along the way from everyone inside the home office, to vendors near and far and with our customers, which of course includes our fabulous field of Advisors.

It is amazing how much you learn from others!

Since I joined CM back in 2005, I have always been in product development.  My first role was a Product Specialist on the Tools team and one of my first projects was the Tape Runner re-design….Nothing like stressing out the newbie with a re-design to one of the most popular CM products!

Fast forward 11 years (wow!) and I am now honored to be able to lead the process and keep driving us forward with our high quality products.  But I definitely do not do it alone!

I am very grateful to walk alongside the team at the Home Office and all of the Advisors who provide great feedback and insight to keep producing the best products.


When not at work, you will find my husband and I running our three kids to sporting events, hanging out on the lake (since we live in the state of 11,842 lakes but who’s counting) and spending as much time with family and friends as we can.

Oh, and right now building a new house- just a small task on the to-do list.

Meet Us Monday: Mark Lerud-President

Many of you ask about who it is that does this or that here at Home Office.

There are a lot of talented individuals that help support the Advisors, and ultimately bring you the top notch scrapbooking supplies you use.

Beginning today, and then each Monday going forward- we will introduce you to one of our employees who help make this CM world go round!

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Retreats, Crops and Other Events

Scrapbook Retreat SpaceThe heart of our business is, of course, getting photos into albums so they can be revisited and treasured for years to come. One spectacular bonus to this richly rewarding hobby is the time spent with other creative folks when you attend an event where the focus is on finishing albums.

CM Advisor Candace Bouldin shares some great tips and advice for anyone considering hosting their own crop or attending a cropping event on her blog. She offers super advice on all aspects – even how to organize and prep layouts before you even leave the house!

Fran Smitherman also recently shared a great article on how rewarding it can be as a member of The Scrapbooking Community. Another great read on how important photo albums are as a lifelong reminder of relationships as well as forming new ones, too.

We love hearing stories of folks who have connected and become lifelong friends as a result of scrapbooking. What’s your favorite connection you’ve made because of scrapbooking?