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
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