Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Lovely Addition

Last night as my wonderful friend and Creative Memories consultant Leslie Hawkins delivered my order, she brought me gifts!! She knows me so well that after filling my Memory Maker card she brought over my free gift. She of course gave me the opportunity to order a different one, but she had picked out just what I would have. It's a cute little frame called "mini everyday display." It's perfect for my kitchen, the frame is black and since my kitchen is red, black and white it goes perfectly. Of course if that wasn't great enough she also brought me gifts from a contest- little red magnetic hearts for the frame (again my kitchen color) and stickers. This will hold my menu list for the week perfectly and a message board or reminder board for the family. I had been looking for something to fill this spot and now problem solved. Thank You Leslie!!!

My Mini Everyday Display
One of the things I love about Leslie is that while many of her customers attend our church she isn't there as a salesperson. We have attended churches where I felt that the only reason certain members were attending was to make a sale. One woman would greet each new visitor with "Hi, I'm _____ and I sell Creative Memories." She also once stated that she was the church's consultant, when there were actually two others I knew of that sold the same thing.

Once she even held a workshop during church hours and invited church members. She also liked to pressure people, like asking at least once a month, if they would be consultants under her. She once complained that she had asked that of three people who then became consultants under other people. I wonder why? I know I wouldn't want her always telling me how I needed to sell more.

Also for anyone not up on what Creative Memories is doing—they are changing their album sizes. If you've ever used their 12 x 12 pages and tried to use 12 x 12 paper you know that the paper is wider than the pages. So this year they are fazing out the current pages and putting out what they call True 12 x 12 albums and pages.

So make sure if you have any albums you still need to complete, or were given an album you just haven't gotten to that you purchase the pages before they are dicontinued. Those sized pages will not be around for much longer. So if you need to order something to complete those albums and don't have a consultant check out Leslie's site.

Leslie also has a great log sheet that can be used to figure out what albums still need to be completed before the pages are gone.


Sharon said...

Hello Kim!

I don't do scrapbooking, so I really don't get too excited about all the stuff. I should be one because I love crafts and I love memories, but I think I just have too much going on. I do like your little framed memory display, it is really cute!

You are blessed that you have such a loving hubby who cares about your blogging and assists you with it, that is terrific! I think it is wise for women to esteem their husbands and be thankful for all they do for us. Also, that we do a lot for them as well. It is so important for a good marriage. We have been married for 25 years and there were times in my youth that I acted so foolishly! I was terrible, but I finally learned to do things God's way and to submit to my husband and that is when the floodgates of blessings opened!

Your Easter egg hunt looks like fun!

~ Sharon

Kim said...

Yes, my husband always goes over and edits my posts before they go up. I am not good in the spelling or grammer department and he always checks layout along the way.
I actually plan on using my display frame more as a menu board and appointment board instead of a picture frame.
I have to admit with three photographers in the family I always seem to be scrapbooking. My husband has always been more than supportive of my scrapbooking, since he looks on this as a labor of love for the family. But I don't tend to go to many crops, I prefer to crop as we relax as a family in the evening. This also gives them a chance to look at the pictures as I crop.
In May we will have been married for 22 years. It just doesn't seem possible! This dwarfs when I think that in July my grandparents will celebrate their 72nd anniversary!

Kelly said...

That's absolutely adorable, Kim!