I’ve been scrapbooking in one form or another since I was a kid. In my twenties I inherited boxes of unidentified photos from my in-laws. Since my husband didn’t know who these people were, and that certainly bore a resemblance to family he did know, I went on a quest to identify these people in the photos.
That quest brought me into the world of genealogy and I was hooked. Once I started to identify people in the photos, it was time to get serious about putting them into some form for preservation. I was drawn to Creative Memories albums to protect these precious photos and information I’d gleaned about them.
If you are a scrapbooker you know how fast supplies can pile up and take over. That’s when Creative Memories introduced their digital line of scrapbooking. I switched to digital and never looked back–unless I was forced to by friends and clients that didn’t jump on the digi scrapping bandwagon with me.
I was sad when Creative Memories hit on some rough times due to poor management and I looked to Panstoria who had created the software for Creative Memories. They called their programs Artisan and Historian. Pretty cool names and the software was almost identical. It was an easy switch.
Creative Memories was purchased by a new owner and he has brought it back under the CM Group and I’m elated that I can still get safe bookcloth albums from CM and digital software and content from Panstoria. I am an Advisor for CM Group and an Affiliate for Panstoria. So if you choose to support me when purchasing from either company, please use my links and I will receive a small percentage of the sale.