Since I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Creative Memories and their future, I thought I would share what I know and how I plan on moving forward.
What I know
Creative Memories, as we know it, will cease to exist in a few months. They are selling off their entire inventory. If you didn’t know, they are in Chapter 11 right now, the second time in five years. They will stop supporting their digital software sometime in the next couple of months as well.
Some important dates to keep in mind:
- July 31, 10pm Pacific – ends Last Chance Orders (Albums, Pages, Protectors etc..)
- August 21, 10pm Pacific – last day to order While Supplies Last products (tools, stickers, etc); last day to use rewards credits
- September 23, 10pm Pacific – last day to order digital products/gifts
If you’re interested in knowing the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
What I’m doing
First, I’m spreading the word. My mission is to help people complete their photo projects. If you have a project that’s in process using CM products, get the supplies NOW so you can finish.
I continue to use Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator and plan on continuing to do so. The company, who originally made the software, is working on a strategy with CM for customers to have no interruption. Of course there’s no guarantee, however I feel confident that there will be some kind of solution. If you would like to stay in the loop on your own, sign up for email updates from Panstoria.
For the past few years, I’ve branched out from Creative Memories and participated in many other classes, challenges and communities. Heck, I even have a layout in an idea book! Click here to see more.
Needless to say, I’m still scrapping and am committed to this craft! So much so that I’m still holding CROPTOBERFEST in September –sign up now!
Feel free to let me know any of your questions – I’m here to help.
2016 update: Creative Memories is back in business. Click here to shop!