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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Noel and Holidazzle CM Christmas Albums!

Coming in November!

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures – they’re taken from the new catalog (which is fantastic!  239 pages filled with fantastic ideas!) Stop by my workshop to pick one up free of charge!

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Of course you’ll need paper, stickers, paper ribbon & die cuts to go with that album!!

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I’ll try to get better pictures added soon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Custom Creative Memories Albums

Perfectly personalized

You Create It Custom Albums gives you the ability to personalize the cover of a favorite traditional scrapbook-style album. Use your favorite photos and designs to make your album cover stand out with a You Create It Custom Album.
You Create It Custom Albums feature a pebble textured laminate material, similar to the material used on our StoryBooks, and have the same high quality and features as our other 12x12 scrapbook albums. Custom albums are available with your choice of black or white material for the album’s spine and back cover.

You Create It Custom Albums
Available Sept. 1, 2011
Retail price: $49

I will be offering volume discounts to groups!!

Three ways to create a 12x12 custom album:

1) Full Photo Template:
Want to use a photo to fill the entire album cover? Go to the Digital Center, select the full-photo template, upload a photo, add any desired text, preview your coverset and you’re ready to order.

2) Predesigned Templates:
Our ready-made templates are a quick and easy way to complete your coverset. Go to the Digital Center and select one of the template choices. Then simply drag and drop your uploaded photo(s) into the photo openings and add any desired text. Preview your coverset and you’re ready to order.

3) Design it yourself:
If you’d like to create a cover that’s all your own, you can do so using StoryBook Creator Software (for PC) or sbcStudio Software (for Mac). Once you’ve purchased and installed the software, look for the “You Create It Custom Album” project option. When you’re finished creating your custom coverset, order via the Digital Center.

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Features and benefits

You Create It Custom Albums feature the same album quality as our traditional albums with the added benefit of being able to customize the cover.  Album design is now in your hands.  You are free to create it just the way you like!

Includes:

    • Coverset
    • 2 Straps
    • 2 Cover holders
    • Limited lifetime guarantee

Features:

    • 12x12 size
    • Photo-safe
    • Custom design
    • Pebble texture laminate material (similar to StoryBooks)
    • Expandable
    • Packaging insert with assembly instructions
    • Lies flat
    • Not compatible with Persona® Imprinting

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Custom albums are great for groups!

Sports, Schools, Scouts, family reunions, dance classes, churches – you name it!  I’m happy to create designs for you or your group and I’ll be offering a group volume discount!

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Ordering information

Once you’ve created and previewed your album cover, select white or black for the spine and back cover. Then, you can complete your purchase by choosing a Coverset only (pages not included), a Coverset plus one pack each of Scrapbook Pages and Page Protectors, or a Coverset plus one pack of Side-Loading Sleeves. Scrapbook Pages, Page Protectors and Side-Loading Sleeves are available in one pack of each when purchased with a custom album, please contact me if you need additional refills.

Due to the custom nature of this product, orders for Custom Albums need to be placed via the Digital Center and will ship separately after they’re manufactured.

Shipping & Handling
Shipping and handling for You Create It Custom Albums is similar to the shipping charges for our Digital Center products, such as StoryBooks. Custom albums will ship separately from other Creative Memories products.
Please see the shipping information on the Digital Center for details.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A great time to become a CM Consultant!

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a CMC then this is the time!  But act fast – the best rewards end this month!

August Special

CM has given me an incentive to build my business & I’m happy to share it with those that join my team!  If you join my team and place $500 in orders by the end of August I’ll send you a rebate covering the cost of your Consultant Kit ($50!)  You’ll also earn the Let’s Create Pack from CM (shown below) and will be on your way to earning even more incentives from CM!    Don’t worry if you’re not near me geographically.  Between the internet, webinars, email & cell phones “virtual” training is available and honestly, it’s much easier to fit into busy schedules these days!

Now through October 31st

New recruits who sign a Consultant Agreement before Oct. 31, 2011,  and complete their Success Plan by placing a cumulative retail sales of $500 in their first 30 days will receive a Let’s Create Pack valued at $140.50

The Let’s Create Pack includes:

• Reflections Power® Sort Box
• Power Sort Compartment Covers
• 11x14 Reflections Expandable PicFolio® Photo Album
• Multi-Pocket Pages
• New 12x12 Sleek White Everyday Display

Not only will you be rewarded with this great new product package, but you’ll also earn $150 in commissions on your $500 order, a $100 product certificate through our Success Plan, plus the opportunity to earn additional bonuses through the Road to Rewards Promotion.

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You can find more information about becoming a CMC on my CM website including a link to the CM Contract if you’d like to take a look at that. 

Learn about Becoming a CMC

What’s in the Consultant Kit? 

I signed up as a CMC over 10 years ago – mostly to get a discount on products but I was also attracted to CM because they focused on helping people complete albums, & make the most of their time.  It’s never been about selling stuff for me. I love helping others and am thrilled to be able to share CM products and opportunities with anyone but even though I am very passionate about CM I strive not to be an “in-your-face” type of CMC.  The products practically sell themselves.  I have found the saying “do something you love and the money will follow” to be very true.

Very soon after becoming a CMC I found myself with a nice little business.   Throughout the years, as my family has grown, I’ve been able to work my CM business around them – and am so thankful for the wonderful people I’ve met through CM. 

CM recently has made some fantastic changes that are good for just about everyone – CMcs, party hosts and customers.  Add that to the direction CM is headed in – which is more committed to helping others & It’s a fantastic time to become a CMC!

Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions!    You can email me at lisa.graham@sbcglobal.net

 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

September Creative Memories Specials

So many great new products!  Here are some ways you can get more for your money!

 When you order $100 or more in September through my my CM website you’ll receive a new Tape Runner for FREE when they’re released!  The new Tape Runner has been redesigned so that you can just drop in the adhesive! 

(I’m happy to mail it to you if you’re not local!)

Free to my customers with a $100 order in September!

I’ll also be posting an incentive for those that become a CMC & join my team!  More info about becoming a CMC can be found here & I’m happy to answer any questions you may have!

The new Mini-Catalog can be downloaded heremini

Items on sale in September

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Host a Party & earn free CM products!

In home, Catalog & Virtual Parties – I’m happy to offer these and plenty of other options for you & your friends.

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Earn a 15% credit towards a future purchase with every purchase you make with me when you join my Customer Club!  If you join in September you’ll earn $20 in credits and an exclusive Halloween Club Pack!

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And – my favorite way to save 30% on all CM products (except for digital prints) – this is in addition to any sale prices - Join my team!  If you want only to get the discount or have a fun, rewarding business – or something in between, I’m here to help!

General info about becoming a CMC

What’s in the CMC Kit & how much does it cost?

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ll post more info about a great incentive for those that join my team in August in a separate post! 

Contact me anytime if you have questions!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Products From Showcase–Saturday

Welcome everyone – “old” & new!  I am going to have some special offers for orders placed on my CM website in September!  Also for those that order a Cricut Expressions 2 in October!  Stay tuned for details!

Most new products will be available to order September 1st on CMC’s websites. If you’re in need of a CM Consultant I’m here to help!  I’m in SE Michigan but you can order from my CM website & have it shipped anywhere in the United States!

(Lots of great new products being launched at CM’s Showcase convention – see this post for details about all of them!)

I’m chatting with friends who are at Showcase (CM’s national convention) and getting the scoop from all of my sources about the new products that will be available next month.  When I first posted the products hadn’t even been announced yet but I was so happy to be able to post about them and even include pic or two!  I’ll continue to update this post with info as it becomes available!

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I have separate posts for these categories:

UPDATING NOW!    CM Exclusive Cricut Expressions 2 –Exclusive Best of Times Cartridge!  Available to order October 1st.   More info coming Cricut reps will be on stage Saturday at around 1:30 EST!  Update:  Looks like they’re about 1/2 hour behind schedule.

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Collection - Album, papers, embellishments, ribbon maker/punch
Reflections Collection - Albums, Power Palette w/paper, stickers & paper embellishments, digital content, Every Day Displays, Photo Organizing boxes & more!
Gratitude Collection - and other items in the Nancy O'Dell collection (I rolled my eyes at first, too, but I was wrong!  She's all about creating a legacy & teaching the movie stars in Hollywood how to scrapbook! Really!

You’re eyes aren’t going bad Winking smile  I’ll replace these pictures w/better ones once they’re released!

Reflections Spring/Summerspring summer

Reflections Fall/Winter

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   Classic New Christmas                              Classic Thanksgiving   

christmas           thanksgiving

              Classic Patriotic                            Classic Nature  

patriotic          nature

Classic School                                      Classic New Years   

school             new years

Classic Halloween

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Frightful Halloween Embellishments

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Frightful Paper

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8x8 Love Display Accents

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Photo Album Accents

Reflections

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School

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More info about Cricut Expressions 2–with Exclusive CM Content!!

Welcome everyone – “old” & new!  I am going to have some special offers for orders placed on my CM website in September!  Also for those that order a Cricut Expressions 2 in October!  Stay tuned for details!

Most new products will be available to order September 1st on CMC’s websites. If you’re in need of a CM Consultant I’m here to help!  I’m in SE Michigan but you can order from my CM website & have it shipped anywhere in the United States!

(Lots of great new products being launched at CM’s Showcase convention – see this post for details about all of them!)

I have a little bit more Cricut E2 info in this post – nothing to be updated – gives info about the features of the machine.

The 2 cartridges that are included are Cricut American Alphabet cartridge and the Cricut Essentials – in addition to the exclusive-to-Creative Memories Best of Times sampler cartridge.

Cricut® Expression 2 Features:
• Larger, faster and full color LCD touch-screen display with s stylus – no more keypad overlays!
• Material setting – choose a default setting for materials you use most often, like cardstock, regular paper, chipboard or more. OR you can customize your own material setting.
• Image Sizing – now on the same mat, you can have images of all different sizes. You can customize your image sizes to fit your pages, so it saves on materials.
• Layer View – you can see all of the creative features and layers right on the screen, including shift layers. So there’s no need to keep referring to the handbook.

Creative Memories is participating in a national 3-month Cricut® promotion beginning Sept. 1. All participating Cricut products will include a special code that can be entered to win all sorts of prizes, like machines, cartridges and even a cruise!  A CMC just won a cruise from Provo Craft at Showcase!  I’m so going next year!!  Come with me!!!  More info HERE about joining my team!!

Only the Cricut Expression® 2 machines sold through Creative Memories Consultants comes with 2 full cartridges and will include a bonus Creative Memories exclusive Best of Times Sampler Cartridge – for the same suggested retail price of $299.99.  

Creative Memories is leading the way – we are the first in the world to pre-order this machine. They will not be sold anywhere else until the end of September when they will be available during a one-day HSN event. Then, in stores by mid-October.   You can order on October 1st.   CM will receive priority shipping over retail – so when the stores will be clamoring to get them, ours will ship FIRST

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Here are a few of the images from the Best of Times Sampler Cartridge:

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Features & Benefits:
Provo Craft has taken everything you love about the Cricut Expression® machine and made it even better. The new machine is packed with fun new features like a full-color LCD touch screen, material settings, a cutting-area light and much more!

The Cricut Expression® 2 machine will do everything the Cricut Expression® machine can, plus these exciting new features:
• Compatible with ALL original Cricut® cartridges, plus Cricut Imagine® Art cartridges. (The Cricut Expression® 2 machine can cut images from Art cartridges, but it cannot print.)
• Larger, faster, full-color LCD touch-screen display with stylus. No keypad overlay required.
• Mat Preview: See the shapes you’re cutting and where they fit on the mat before you cut.
• Material Setting: Choose a default setting for materials you like to cut (cardstock, regular paper, chipboard, etc.), OR customize a material setting.
• Cutting-Area Light: A light underneath the cutting area to let you see where you’re cutting on the mat.
• Layer View: See all creative features and layers right on the screen, including shift layers. No need to keep referring back to the handbook.
• Independent Image Sizing: Now you can size each image on its own. Make one image 3 inches and another one 5½ inches and so on – all on the same mat. It’s totally up to you.
• Multiple Mat Cutting: Now you can cut as many images as you want, even if the images won’t all fit on one mat. Use up to six mats. Simply input the number of images you’d like, press cut, and the machine will prompt you when to load the next mat.
• Apply All: Apply all the edits (scale, flip, rotate, etc.) you do for one image to all the images on a mat at the same time with just one button. 
• Image Spacing: Control the amount of space between shapes or letters on your mat.
• Pause Feature: Pause cutting in the middle of a cut, then resume where you left off.

The Cricut Expression® 2 machine for Creative Memories includes one Creative Memories exclusive sampler cartridge that will not be available in the retail version. The Best of Times Sampler Cartridge comes with a brochure that highlights all the fun shapes that can be cut.

The Cricut Expression® 2 machine also comes with:
• 2 full cartridges: Cricut American Alphabet and Cricut Essentials. These cartridges are preloaded and come with printed handbooks.
• a 12"x12" cutting mat
• three port covers
• one LCD screen protector
• quick start guide and user manual
• blade assembly
• stylus
• power adapter
• and USB cable

Shipping & Handling:
Shipping and Handling for the Cricut Expression® 2 machine is different from other Creative Memories products. Cricut Expression® 2 machines will ship in a separate carton. Therefore, the shipping and handling charges will be calculated separately. Below are the rates. The standard shipping rules apply to additional products on the order.
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              Standard              $8.50
              3-Day                  $15.50 (I think this is only available if the order is placed via a CM Consultant on our network)
              2-Day                  $20.00
              Overnight           $41.00

Hope that helps!!  I’ll post more info if/when I get it about the E2!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Showcase = NEW PRODUCTS!

Welcome everyone – “old” & new!  I am going to have some special offers for orders placed on my CM website in September!  Also for those that order a Cricut Expressions 2 in October!

Stay tuned for details!

I’m chatting with friends who are at Showcase (CM’s national convention) and getting the scoop from all of my sources about the new products that will be available next month.  When I first posted the products hadn’t even been announced yet but I was so happy to be able to post about them and even include pic or two!  I’ll continue to update this post with info as it becomes available!

CHECK BACK & Refresh often

*WARNING*  Do not scroll down if you don’t want to read about and see new products!!

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I have separate posts for these categories:

CM Exclusive Cricut Expressions 2 –Exclusive Best of Times Cartridge!  Available to order October 1st.   More info coming Cricut reps will be on stage Saturday at around 1:30 EST!

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Collection - Album, papers, embellishments, ribbon maker/punch.  A portion of the proceeds from the new Think Pink Collection will go toward supporting breast cancer research.
Reflections Collection - Albums, Power Palette w/paper, stickers & paper embellishments, digital content, Every Day Displays, Photo Organizing boxes & more!
Gratitude Collection - and other items in the Nancy O'Dell collection (I rolled my eyes at first, too, but I was wrong!  She's all about creating a legacy & teaching the movie stars in Hollywood how to scrapbook! Really!

***Shameless Upline Plug:***

My Upline – Amy – on the bottom right in the picture below.  She’s on stage now!  She’s been testing the new Party Plan…details to come soon in a separate post)

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Digital info & products below the Traditional stuff!

Here’s the info I have so far!

Cricut information to be announced around 1:30 (MN time?) Saturday afternoon!

Changes to the Party Plan & Hostess rewards -

We’ll have 4 party formats - Organize, Displays, Albums, and Create It Your Way.  Something for just about everyone and more choices for those who like to host multiple times!!  The new catalog will include these categories for easy shopping!

Remember – I am happy to offer catalog and virtual parties for friends that are not nearby or able to have an in-home event!!

Hostess rewards will be on a tiered scale with the top level earning 20% of party sales!!

New Rewards Club! 

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This will be a chance for me to give back to my customers who helped make CM their “favorite” brand and me their favorite CM Consultant! 

Annual membership fee of $39.  Beginning in September with a bonus credit of an additional $10 for the month!!

One of the first thing you’ll receive when you enroll is an instant sign up reward of $10 in Club credit to be applied to your first order.  Club customers receive a 15% credit on purchases & EXCLUSIVE product.  I think the first gift will be a Halloween Club Pack! Maybe this:

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Yay! I love taking care of my customers – they are the of my business!!!

See the bottom of this post for info geared towards CM Consultants (which we always need more of!) and those that believe in the mission of “Preserving our past, enriching the present & inspiring hope for the future.”

NEW PRODUCTS  

New Tape Runner – easy drop in cartridges & NO MORE THREADING!   (LOL at the video)

Personalized traditional coversets!!  It's the same or similar material that  the hardcover  Storybooks are made with but on a traditional coverset. You can do full photos, artwork, etc.  Absolutely brilliant.

YOU CREATE IT - CUSTOM ALBUMS!!!!!!!
Custom Albums - the BEST in the industry
Full Photo Covers
Custom Templates
Full Custom using SBC or SBCStudio

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Digital not your thing but still want to have one of these coversets?  I’m happy to help!  Contact me and I can design it for you, order it and have it shipped to your door!

Create them yourself or with help from your CMC!

Premium Storybooks that lay flat allowing for panoramic photos or great double page spreads (that would be one big page, I guess Smile

Think Pink Collection with Paper, Embellishments and a new Ribbon Maker

More Pictures in a separate post here!

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                                                                   STICKERS 

Classic Stickers shown in this post

Classic School 
Classic Nature 
Classic New Christmas
Classic Halloween
Classic Thanksgiving                                                                                    Classic Patriotic 
Classic New Years

Jumbo-Gratitude-Titles (3/pk)

Embellishments-Gratitude
Embellishments- Frightful Halloween
Embellishments- Think Pink
                                                                                                                           Reflections Power Palette –TOO MANY Pictures!  I put them in a separate post.  Album, Power Palette, ED Display!  Click Here!

Reflections Power Palette
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Paper-Think Pink Specialty Paper Pack 10pk

Paper-Frightful Halloween Paper Pack 10pk    

Paper-12x12 Cardstock-Platinum Shimmer 10pk - part of the Reflections Collection 
Paper-12x12 Cardstock-White Shimmer 10pk - part of the Reflections Collection 
12x12Additions Reflections Autumn/Winter
12x12 Additions Reflections Spring/Summer

12x12 Additions – Autumn

 Gratitude Collection – more in this post

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Gratitude Quick & Easy (Picfolio – pocket album)

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TOOLS           

 Scallop Tearing Tool – Gratitude Collection      

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Makers – Ribbon (Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Collection)

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ORGANIZERS
Power Sort-Reflections-Box


HOME DECOR
Mini Everyday Display –Weathered Natural – part of the Gratitude Collection

Everyday Display-Sleek-White  - part of the Reflections Collection 

Everyday Display-Sleek-Black – part of the Reflection Collection

Mini Display Accents-Love     

Display Accents-2012 Calendar  - part of the Reflection Collection

ALBUMS  

The Reflections albums below – with a pocket you can slide in a photo or other item to personalize the albums.         albums

11x14 Expandable Photo Album-Reflections

4x6 Photo Album-Reflections 

11x14 Expandable Photo Album-Gratitude  

12x12 Large-Pocket Pages   WAHOO!!!

Black 13x9 Album 
 
13x9 Expandable Photo Album-Black

12x12 Expandable Photo Album-Black

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12 True Coverset-Reflections

12 True Coverset-Gratitude

Photo Album Accents-Cheerful School
Photo Album Accents-Fabulous
Photo Album Accents-Gratitude
Photo Album Accents-Reflections
Photo Album Accents-Rugged

Simply Said Book-Teacher     

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PS-Simply Said Book-Hope  

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PS-Simply Said Book-Just Between Friends
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DIGITAL 

StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0 Upgrade
Over $60 of free content, including:
Serene Digital Kit
Serene Digital Overlays
Serene Digital Alpha Set
Just Fun Digital Kit
Just Fun Digital Overlays
Just Fun Digital Alpha Set
2012 Calendar 12x18 Digital Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 8x12 Digital Predesigned Pages
$24.95 U.S./$26.95 CAN
StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0
Over $75 of free content, including:
Cheerful Digital Power Palette
Cheerful 12x12 Predesigned Pages
Cheerful 11x8.5 Predesigned Pages
Black & White Digital Power Palette
Black & White 12x12 Predesigned Pages
Black & White 11x8.5 Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 12x18 Digital Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 8x12 Digital Predesigned Pages
$64.95 U.S./$69.95 CAN

New Digital Products:

CD-Reflections  Seasons Additions                                                               CD-Ashby Series Content Collection
CD-Reflections Content Collection

From the Photo Center:

Metallic Page Prints coming soon

Canvas prints in these sizes: 18x18, 24x24, 13x17, and 17x22 with black, white or mirrored edge options.

12x16 Storybook option 

Pixels2Pages will offer a subscription to their site for a fee – this is a great spot for digital scrapbooking training! (I would think the free content is to be done away with or greatly reduced – head over there to get it in case it disappears!)

New Digital Blueprint here

CMC Tidbits

Quote from Aleks (the new CM President) addressing the CMCs at Showcase Friday morining:

"Let me share something I've noticed about you since I came her just 6 months ago. YOUR belief in what you do goes deeper than anything I've seen in my 18 years of direct selling. You connect with your customers like no other. You build relationships that go way deeper and learn so much about them."
Someone posted he has made gorgeous scrapbooks...his wife is a children's photographer.

I think he “gets” it!

FlipPal available at a discount – don’t think this is going to be added to our product line but could help you with your business.  It is portable & allows you to scan photos & other items.

Note: none of this has been “officially” released by CM in the US yet – but my sources are pretty reliable!  I’ll correct any incorrect info if needed!