As a Memory Works Consultant since 2007, I’m very saddened by this news :( Here is the press release I received in the last hour:

MemoryWorks 640 West 1100 South, Suite 100 Ogden, UT 84404 801-782-5901
November 1, 2013

MemoryWorks, a direct-sales scrapbook company, announces today it plans to cease operations, effective December 31st, 2013. The company will continue to operate a retail location at 640 West 1000 South, Suite 100 in Ogden, Utah for the immediate future. Employees of MemoryWorks will be absorbed into Simple Stories, a sister company.

MemoryWorks was started in 2002 by Kevin and Amber Crowell. The company experienced strong growth throughout its 12 years of operation. In 2009, MemoryWorks released an exclusive scrapbook collection, Life Documented, to its consultants. As a result of the success of the collection, Simple Stories was created in 2010, a wholesale scrapbook business. Since that time, Simple Stories has experienced phenomenal growth in its short, 3 year tenure.

Kevin Crowell, President, commented, “We are very grateful for the devoted MemoryWorks consultants that we have worked with over the years. While the decision to cease operations has been difficult, it enables us to focus our resources fully on the continued growth and expansion of Simple Stories”.

For questions related to media:
Layle Koncar Marketing Director Simple Stories 801-560-3733
For questions related to consultants:
MemoryWorks Customer Service 801-782-5901

Even though I assumed something had to change in the near future, I had hoped/expected it would be a renewed interest in the Consultant side of the business. I was brimming with ideas of how to make things better for Memory Works Consultants.

The other option in my mind was this: Memory Works closing. Yet I’m still in shock. I’ll write more later . . . just wanted to get the news out.

To all the other Memory Works Consultants out there {{{BIG HUGS}}}.

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    I’m so sorry to hear that. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I love it. I know this news will be a real blow so I felt it was really important to let you know how much I look forward to reading your posts and seeing what’s going on in your scrappy part of the world. Whatever you decide to do with your business now, and I hope you rise from this to things you never even dreamed of, I wish you all the luck in the world. If there’s anything more practical I can do – please let me know! I’ll do my best. x

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Sian, thank you SO much for all the kind words. They mean the world to me, especially now when I’m feeling down in the dumps about my Memory Works career coming to an end. I do have some scrapbook biz ideas and feel maybe this is the kick in the pants I needed to finally execute them. We shall see …

      Thanks again for your support. I love following you on Pinterest :)

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    Dana Swadling says:

    SO sorry to hear of their closing! Hope that your new endeavors will fulfill you in an even Bigger way! Lots of Hope and Luck! The Door is Open for YOU my friend!! :)

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