I was a customer with Creative Memories for over 17 years and a Consultant for three of those years. I always loved their albums, pages, tools, etc. but one of the things that I had learned to love was their digital scrapbooking line with StoryBook Creator and Memory Manager.
With the sale of Creative Memories to create Ahni and Zoe, their digital line was dissolved.
To my surprise, CM informed that their StoryBook Creator and Memory Manager programs were developed by a company named Panstoria. I was happy to know that CM sold their rights back to Panstoria and now Panstoria sells the same exact programs (with some nice enhancements) under the names “Artisan” for StoryBook Creator and “Historian” for Memory Manager.
Yes, I had to repurchse the programs eventually because since CM doesn’t exist anymore, the programs need to be ‘authenticated’ with an existing company. The nice part was that CM used to sell the SBC program for almost $70 vs Panstoria selling Artisan for only $39.95. Great deal for all involved plus we get to continue to produce great pages and digital scrapbooks.
Here are a few links to get more information:
Yes! Finally I get to do some traditional scrapbooking. I rare opportunity with my schedule.
According to Ahni and Zoe’s Facebook page, they are having another sale on selected items at 60% off.
Who doesn’t love a deal? You can now get all of A&Z’s remaining quick, easy and beautiful products at incredible prices. Fast2Fab Albums, Slide-in Albums, Displays and more are 40% off. And you’ll find White and Spargo Pages and Protectors at savings of 25% off and Tape Runners at 10% off. Visit your Consultant’s website or ahniandzoe.com or ahniandzoe.ca today.
Order online at: Ahni and Zoe by Creative Memories
As seen on the Ahni and Zoe website:
Welcome to the CM Outlet featuring some former Creative Memories favorites and some forgottens at up to 85% off. Please note this is a short-term Outlet, so all products are While Supplies Last and all sales are final. Warranties and guarantees cannot be honored once the Outlet closes, as there will not be any replacement inventory. Non-party Consultant and customer orders can include both Ahni & Zoe products and CM Outlet products, however all orders will ship complete, so there may be delay for orders that include CM Outlet products. We recommend if you need your Ahni & Zoe product quickly, you place a separate order for your CM Outlet items, as CM Outlet items will likely take approximately 30 days to manufacture and ship.
On August 4, 2014 Ahni & Zoe by Creative Memories CEO Chris Veit informed the company’s consultants that the company will be winding down operations in the next month.
Several weeks ago, word leaked that Creative Memories Japan, along with the company’s patents, manufacturing equipment, and brand names, had been sold to Flowerdale Group Limited of Hong Kong. Negotiations were described at that time as ongoing for acquisition of the rest of North American operations. Today’s announcement makes clear that no such deal was able to be completed and as a result, Creative Memories North America is winding down operations to close its doors.
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