Here it is – what the new version of CM will be offering.
That tape runner looks just like the old CM tape runner – but since learning that 3L makes the adhesives for CM I will be using those after I’ve gone through my stash of CM Tape Runner refills.
update: Looks like it’s the same as the blue CM TR. I am stunned at the prices.
UPDATE: This adhesive is tabs (larger, square pieces), not small strips like the old CM Tape Runner.
You should be able to view the full PDF here http://www.creativememories.com/uploads/2/2/0/8/22088492/2._party_products_hosting_final_ii.pdf
Same *stuff* - different packaging & names.
They kept the wrong stuff! Ditching loyal customers to seek out new, “time-starved Moms” = not such a good idea, in my opinion.
Information about CM’s name change:
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A friendly word of advice: Don’t Google “Ahni” with the kiddos around, especially if you’re using the image search feature.
(Seriously, who re-launches a company without researching the name?)
It looks like the Fast 2 Fabulous albums are still 12x12 and at least the pages can be wallpapered for those that don’t like the pre-printed pages. It makes no sense to me why CM wouldn’t offer plain, unprinted pages to keep it’s loyal customers happy – but then, much of what CM has done recently makes no sense to me at all.
When CM notified me that they were going to release all CMCs from their contracts at the end of August I was sad but knew that even if the company emerged from bankruptcy it would be a far cry from the company I had signed up with. I’m not just talking about the product line, but the (lack of) ethics, morals and simple business sense, too.
CM may have changed their mind about releasing me (and other) CMCs from our contracts but I find that unacceptable and haven’t changed my mind. I know CM isn’t a good fit for me and will not partner with them and their new venture. I feel this was not a decision I made but it was made for me and although the new very limiting, simple, cookie cutter product line may or may not have tipped the scales in favor of my leaving CM I’ll never know because what I’ve learned, witnessed and experienced since April has forced my hand. I could not sleep at night if I was in business with this company. I am fortunate that I’ve never depended on my income from CM (although I have appreciated it) and my heart goes out to those that do. I don’t begrudge any consultant that chooses to stay with the company, or anyone that wants to sell these new products. I just have one bit of advice: This is business, keep your eyes wide open and information is knowledge and power. Anyone that tells you something different is probably hiding something from you.
I am thankful for all the great people I’ve met – in real life & virtually – as a Creative Memories Consultant. One of those people, Nicole S. - a sister CMC, has been very, very instrumental in keeping a great group of CMC, former CMCs, customers and others informed during this mess – even when CM tried their best to limit access to information and discouraged CMCs from looking elsewhere for information. Nicole was on the receiving end of some very hurtful, unprofessional & unkind words from one of the Co-founders of CM, simply because she dared to share speculative information about what the new CM would carry. This information was given to her by a reliable source and included that newCM would offer Fast2Fabulous albums, Picfolio-type albums and just a black pen. The Co-Founder really latched on to that part about a black pen – and chose to eliminate almost all the other information that was being discussed (and now seems to be spot on.) She called for CMCs to become “rumor squashers” and help her out by correcting those that speculate. She deleted posts from those that tried to set the record straight and unfriended anyone that dared to post anything but praise for her and her rant.
When I saw the contents of the newCMs consultant kit I had to chuckle.
(some of the contents shown below)
Lo & behold, just a black pen.
Thanks to Nicole and our great group we have armed ourselves with information and are empowered with knowledge. We’ve been able to help each other through this transitional time – even when CM has done their best to keep us in the dark.