Meet Us Monday: Susan Raygor

Have you ever sent an email to customerservice@creativememories.com?  Or made a phone call to Customer Service?  If so, you would have been blessed with a return call or message from Susan.  Susan’s calm demeanor, and constant smile are always “visible” in all she does.  Susan has been with Creative Memories for 16 years.  14 of those years have been in Customer Service.

Susan LOVES getting to be the contact for Advisors and Customers alike.  She loves that every conversation she has is something new.

Susan works with the entire awesome staff here from collating sticker packs, building straps, processing returns and replying to emails and phone messages, there is never a dull moment!

“The team here is really special – so much fun alongside the hard work.”

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Susan’s family consists of her husband Tim (of 30+ years), 3 Children and 1 Grandson!

She loves spending time together on the lakes and rivers with her family and friends.

She loves kayaking, hiking, gardening and of course scrapbooking!  Her parents have a lake home so her family enjoys the lake every chance they get.

One Memory, Three Ways – School Edition!

As a mom and teacher, September always feels more like the beginning of a new year than January does! I love the fresh start of a new school year, so needless to say I was over the moon when Creative Memories introduced the new “Study Buddies” collection of fun, school-themed products! The collection consists of a GORGEOUS Album, Predesigned Fast 2 Fabulous Pages, a Paper Pack, a Slide-In Pack, Embellishments and Stickers! There is really something for every type of memory-keeper in this collection. To prove it to you, I created three school-themed layouts – a Fast 2 Fabulous layout, an easy Multi-Pocket Page layout and a more Traditional decorative layout – with these adorable products. Let me show you!

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Pinterest Inspired Study Buddies Scrapbook Layout

Pinterest is my never fail go to place when I’m looking for ideas for a new scrapbook layout.

Most often I browse Pinterest looking for inspiration or an idea I can use on my own project. This time though I had something specific in mind – a one photo, school themed layout.

I found quite a few layouts that fit that criteria using Pinterest search. All I had to do was choose which layout I wanted to use.

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Meet Us Monday: Dan Perlinger

Hey all!

My name is Dan Perlinger, and I am the Operations Team Lead for Creative Memories.

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I joined the company in March 1995 and my first duties were picking and packing orders in the shipping department on 2nd shift.  Being raised on a farm in rural Minnesota, it was easier work than picking rock or baling hay and the hours fit perfectly into my class schedule at Saint Cloud State University.  After 2 ½ months we added a 3rd shift in shipping and I was approached to be a Team Lead responsible for training the new staff.  “Sure, I’ll do it!”  The Spring Semester had just ended, so I gladly accepted the position until classes resumed in the fall. I was majoring in Operations Management and CM seemed like a great place to work until I completed college.  Before I knew what was happening, three years had passed and I advanced three more times in the shipping department.  At that point, the light bulb went on that CM was a great match for what I wanted in a future career.

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Scrapbooking Layout Ideas using Denim Blues Collection

Are you feeling blue?

We certainly are NOT, as we are loving the new Denim Blues Collection.

The collection has various blues to use to scrapbook just about any occasion….baby, family, a day on the farm, teenagers, etc.

Noreen created this “2 Cute” scrapbooking spread of an adorable little guy showing off his handsomeness.

This collection pairs so well with the Beige Cardstock. It’s warm and inviting.

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Make Your Black Scrapbook Pages POP

Black Pages are always a safety net.  Always.

You can add just the photos to them with little embellishing, and they really pop.

The key to making them pop is to add a touch of color, pulling from the colors in the photos.

In this spread, Beth shows us which colors she pulled from her photos, and incorporated them into the 2 page spread by creating chevrons to enhance.

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Study Buddies Scrapbooking Border Ideas

Just like clean notebooks and sharpened pencils, the new Study Buddies Collection is fresh, new and fun for all your Back-To-School pics!

To create these borders, you’ll need:

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Meet Us Monday: Carrie Hyopponen

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In a past life, Carrie had a cabin nestled up in the woods on the MN North Shore, miles away from crowds of people.

Her cabin was equipped with a professional grade kitchen and her own library that had one of those tall slidey ladder thingys and a wall of windows overlooking the water.

She cared for a herd of cats and would spend her days making art.

She would eat as much pizza and buttered toast as she wanted because she wasn’t allergic to gluten or dairy.

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Croptoberfest Cards and Scrapbook Layout Ideas

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Have you seen the exclusive Croptoberfest product?

The multi-cultural designs of this paper pack is inviting for family photos, picnics, gatherings and so much more!

Even cards.

The papers have a warm and cozy feel to them, which will make the recipient feel so much love when receiving it!

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Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas

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Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.

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