Creative Memories (CM) has come so far in the past year. For traditional scrapbooking the items can’t be beat. Since they are the only in the industry to guarantee acid free, lignin free and buffered products. This all means that the products won’t damage your photos. They will keep your photos from turning yellow and will keep “memorabilia” such as newspaper clippings from damaging your photos when preserved with their page protectors and pages.
The albums are unique in design with strap book hinges. This allows the pages to lie flat and you can work right on the page within the album. You can “scrap” the page (pages come in white, spargo, natural and black) or you can adhere your own 12 x 12 paper to the page. The pages are durable and a pleasure to turn!
CM offers Power Palettes which are kits that contain all the paper, stickers, title stickers and an idea book. Everything you need to create a coordinated album right at your finger tips. This allows you to stop worrying about what to match and you can focus on completing pages!
CM Memories also offers a line of picfolio albums. These albums allow you to slide your pictures right in the sleeves and complete an album in no time. You can purchase themed picfolio “kits” to ensure your album will be a gorgeous creation!
Another great CM product is their shape makers. They also offer top of the line makers in square, round, snow flakes just to name a few. They have recently come out with an awesome tag maker. If you have ever used one of these shape makers you can feel the quality. There are so many things you can create with these makers. Just check out my website for ideas.
If digital scrapbooking is your thing, try CM software to create a hands down best picture book. Here again the quality can’t be matched. The binding on the books are stitched (not glued) which allows you to open the book repeatedly without the worry about your pages falling out. (Others on the market may be cheaper, but the pages are guaranteed to fall out and the design choices are minimal.) Creative Memories has a wonderful photo center (cmphotocenter.com) where you can download free software to create a story book or get 12 x 12 print outs! You can also create other wonderful gifts such as a “wall prints” in various themes such as football or basketball. These wall prints come in two sizes 16 x 24 or 20 x 30.
I hope you will join me in enjoying all that Creative Memories has to offer!