Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My New Blog Is Ready!

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited to update you on all of the changes and improvements I have been working on over the past months!  First of all my new blog is FINALLY launched!!!  Please go check it out!

I am starting things up where I left off with my QUICKGRIDS page layout templates.  They are available as a download on my new blog.  No more waiting for CD’s to arrive in the mail and no more shipping charges!  You may download the templates right now!

My new blog has undergone numerous revisions since last July when I first promised it to all of you.  Many things have changed over the last year.  One thing that remains the same is that I truly believe in digital scrapbooking and I want to continue to help you save your precious memories.  I hope you follow me on the next path of my journey.  I truly value your business and your friendships!!

I have added a new software program to my business called Panstoria Artisan.  I LOVE it!  I was fortunate enough to be on the beta testing team for this new software.  If you are interested in trying it, there is a link on my new blog to a free 30 day trial download.  I will continue to support Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 and Memory Manager.  My new blog has Training Options, Freebies and free QUICKLFILL templates for both StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 and Artisan! 

Many of you are Creative Memories Consultants and customers.  Please know that I have given this new opportunity a lot of thought before deciding to add this software to my business.  I have been digital scrapbooking for over 7 years, long before StoryBook was ever developed.  I have used eight different software programs for digital scrapbooking.  There are new options in this market all the time.  Artisan has really captured my attention and I enjoy using it.  Please know that I have no intention of trying to take any business away from Creative Memories consultants.  Most of my best friends are consultants.  I was a consultant myself from 2000 – 2004.  I am still here to support you!

Thank you so much for all of your patience and well wishes over the past months!  Now go check out my new blog and have fun playing with all the free toys!

This will be my last post on this blog.

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Final Click & Fill Page Layout Templates

Hi Everyone!

This is my latest and final release of Click & Fill Page Layout Templates I designed for Creative Memories.  I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of my page designs come alive through all of you!!!  I have made the decision to go back to designing for my own Visual Vocabulary company.  These will be the last Click & Fill pages I design for Creative Memories.

My new blog will be up and running by next week.  I have so many fun things to offer you!  There will be freebies, free page layout templates and training options.  I will be selling the QUICKGRIDS templates as a downloadable purchase!

Many of you are probably curious about why I made this difficult business decision.  I have always been, and will continue to be, supportive of Creative Memories customers, consultants and their businesses.  I was a consultant myself for four years from 2000 - 2004, so I have walked in your shoes! Last January 2010, I presented my line of page layout template CD's to Creative Memories.  They asked me to join their Digital Design Team and StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 beta testing team.  In April of 2010, I was asked by Creative Memories to stop selling my CD's.  I focused my efforts on helping Creative Memories develop the line of what is now the Click & Fill templates.  They purchased all of my designs from my CD's and have incorporated them in their product line.  In November of 2010, a new Creative Memories Digital Design Team was selected, and sadly, I was not chosen to remain on the team.  This decision opened up the opportunity for me to go back to designing for my own company Visual Vocabulary.  I am also adding additional training and designs for other software to expand my business.  I thank you so much for all of your support over the last couple of years!  I hope you all understand the difficult decisions I have made.  My new blog has undergone numerous revisions since last July when I first promised it to all of you.  Many things have changed over the last year.  One thing that remains the same is that I truly believe in digital scrapbooking and I want to continue to help you save your precious memories.  I hope you follow me on the next path of my journey. I value your business and your friendships!!

If you are on my email list, I will email you with my new blog address.  If you are not, please check back here for a link to my new blog next week.

You may purchase the Creative Memories Click & Fill Templates by clicking on the following links or go to your consultants website and click on Shop New Products.

Click Here To Purchase Business

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,
I hope you all are ready for a new year full of new ideas and new opportunities!  I know I am!  If you are one of my local customers here is my Laptop Crop Schedule for January & February:

January 11th
January 25th
February 8th
February 22nd

I am looking forward to helping all of you preserve your memories this year.  I have some really exciting new things in store for all of you SOON!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Click & Fill Page Layout Templates in 8.5x11 Vertical!

Hi Everyone,
Today Creative Memories released five new sets of 8.5x11 VERTICAL Click & Fill Page Layout Templates I designed for them. I promise I will get my new blog up and running soon!  I have had many changes in my digital world and I am excited to share some new opportunities being released soon!!  Click here to check out the new 8.5x11 Click & Fill Page Layout Templates:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Click and Fill III

Hi Everyone,
The day has finally arrived! Many of you have been wanting to purchase my page layout templates and now you can! Creative Memories started selling the "Click & Fill III" templates on October 1st. They are a combination of my page layout templates from my Volume #1-5 CD's. If you have purchased my CD's in the past, please check to make sure you do not duplicate your page layout options. Have fun with these! I can't wait to see the pages you design!
Thank you,

PS - My new blog is still under construction.  I just finished a big design project for Creative Memories so now I will put my time back into getting my new blog up and running.  Thank you all for your patience!

Here is what is included on the 12x12 designs:  (they also come in 11x8.5)  

Monday, June 28, 2010

NEW BLOG - Coming Soon!

Hi Everyone,

I am working hard on designing a brand new blog for all of you!  It is focused on digital scrapbook training and freebies!  As soon as it is ready, I will post a link on this blog to my new blog.  I want to keep this blog in tact for inspiration and ideas.  So many of you have sent me your wonderful pages, I want you to be able to continue to enjoy each others ideas and designs.  Keep checking back for the new link.  If you are on my email list you will get an email notification when the new blog is ready!  To be added to my email list, please email your name to:

Thank you for your continued support!
Laurie Callison

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Hello Everyone,

I am writing to all of you with a very heavy heart. I have been informed by Creative Memories that I am no longer able to market and sell my own page layout template CD’s using StoryBook Creator Plus software. The company is in the process of purchasing Volume’s #1- #5 designs from me. Hopefully, you will see them being used in their product line in the months to come. The new QUICKGRIDS™ CD will be reviewed by the company to see what their interest may be in obtaining it as well.

I am remaining on the Digital Design Team as a designer and I will be working on collaborative new projects with Creative Memories. It is my hope that in the long run, I will be able to reach even more of you. When one door closes another one always opens. I am a firm believer that I have a mission to design and teach digital scrapbooking.

I will be revising my Blog and my Facebook group. I plan to continue to conduct my Laptop Crops and offer instruction to groups and individuals. I find such a feeling of accomplishment and personal joy being able to provide you with tools and training to make your digital scrapbooking faster and easier. I want to thank each and every one of you for the stories and the scrapbook pages you have shared. The last two years of my business have been so rewarding. It is very difficult to make this change.

I encourage you to let me know what you would like to see Creative Memories focus on to enhance your digital scrapbooking experience. I will be involved with planning future projects and your input is so valuable! Thank you so much for your support of me and my ideas. I promise to keep working hard for all of you!  Please email me at:

The following letter was written for you by Pui Hong Ang, the Vice President of Digital Business Development for Creative Memories. She said she would be available for questions or comments at her email address:

Dear customers:

As you know Laurie Callison is a talented designer whose skills Creative Memories has utilized many times in support of our digital business. In fact, the “Simple Start” templates are very popular largely due to her amazing design skills.

Laurie also sells templates she designs using Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus software directly to customers. Due to the limitations in the software license (Creative Memories does not own the software) and the need to protect our trade name and marks, we have regrettably requested Laurie to stop selling those templates directly to customers. This is not an easy decision because we know how much customers who buy directly from Laurie enjoy those products. However we do need to prevent the possibility of outside parties create products for sale using our intellectual properties and the software.

We are looking into ways to continue working with Laurie so her design could be made available not just directly to regional customers but a wider audience through the Creative Memories network. We appreciate Laurie’s passion for digital scrapbooking and has a great deal of respect for her design skills. We apologize for the inconvenience in the meantime.

Thank you.

Pui Hong Ang
VP, Digital Business Development
Creative Memories

Thank you to each and every one of you for your business and your friendship,

Laurie Callison
Visual Vocabulary
760-294-3945 Home
858-774-7765 Cell
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Introducing - QUICKGRIDS! (CLICK HERE to view introduction video)

I would like to introduce you to my latest and greatest digital scrapbooking CD project called QUICKGRIDS! It is full of exciting new page layout templates and training videos!  I created a short introduction video for you to see the fun new concepts included in this new CD.  Please click on the title above to view the video.

This CD includes:
  • 100 QUICKGRIDS Templates - 50 Two Page Layouts!
  • 11 Specialized Training Videos Designed To Enhance Your QUICKGRIDS System Experience - Over 40 Minutes - A Must See!
  • Printable QUICKGRIDS Guide
  • Written Detailed Instructions For Downloading CD Contents
All of this for only $40! 
To place and order email me at   I hope you give this new CD a try.  I PROMISE it will increase your digital scrapbooking productivity and be a really fun experience!  My goal is to help you complete beautiful, fast pages that include many photos!

Thank you!
Laurie Callison

Before & After QUICKGRIDS Pages


Customer Page Layouts from Kristie Schwartz

Kristie designed these adorable page layouts using my Volume #2 CD.  She sent them to us all the way from Australia!  Thank you for sharing Kristie!

Before & After:

Customer Page Layout from Rose Frank

Rose designed this incrediable page after watching my "Making and Decorating Easter Eggs" training video.  Thank you for sharing this with us all the way from Canada Rose!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I had hoped to have my new CD released by today, but I got all crazy and decided to add more cool stuff to it!  TICK TOC...  I promise it will be worth the wait!  TICK TOC...  I am so excited to share it with all of you!  TICK TOC...  I will keep you posted!  TICK TOC...

Thank you!

PS - I am still collecting email address if you would like to be added to my email list, email me your first and last name to:  Thanks!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Hi Everyone!

My new CD is almost ready! It is super fun and really different from anything I have done before!

Would you like to be on my email list? If so, please email me your first and last name and your email address to and I will add you to the list.

I will keep you updated! Tick Tock......
Thank you,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NEW VIDEO-Making & Decorating Easter Eggs- (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)

Hi Everyone!
I apologize for not posting any new ideas lately.  I have been working on a BIG new CD project that I will be releasing soon.  I am waiting for approval from Creative Memories to launch my new CD!  To keep you entertained until then, I created a new training video that demonstrates how to make your own custom shapes and how to decorate Easter eggs.  It is so fun!  Enjoy! (to view the video click on the title)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Customer Page Layouts from Kerri Powell

Kerri created these totally cute pages of her son using my page layout templates.  Thank you so much for sharing Kerri!

Before - CD Volume #1


Before - CD Volume #3


Before - CD Volume #3


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Customer Page Layout From Marcy Moreno

Marcy made this special page about her husband.  She used a page layout template from my Volume #3 CD.  Marcy is one of the only people I know who is current on her scrapbooking!  Kudos to you Marcy!



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Customer Page Layouts From Janie Boles

Janie designed these two fun pages using a page layout template from my Volume #5 CD.  They are beautiful!  Thanks for sharing Janie!



After Page 2