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Donna Bargas

Donna is a CM Advisor who lives in Culpeper, VA with her husband Scott, dog Owen, and all the wildlife that passes through their 6 acres including the pond. She has been an advisor since the new CM opened in 2014 but has been using CM products since 1999 and worked at a local scrapbook store before CM came back. Donna has always had a passion for photography and preserving family memories and now has two granddaughters to create even more memories!

Ellen Evanoff

Ellen has been scrapbooking all my life.   She goes on to say, my grandfather was a lifelong hobbyist photographer who had everything from a Brownie box to a Leica SLR.   My father shot high school sports action pictures for the local paper so it was natural to have a camera everywhere and to document the pictures in albums.   I was introduced to Creative Memories in 1999 while pregnant with my second son, 22 years ago.   I went to a class, bought all the basic tools, and then signed up to get the discount.  When I signed, I was still an active Duty Naval Officer, wife to Tom and mom of two boys, Alex and Zack.   I never intended to have a business … I just fell in love with the products.   I started scrapbooking with a few besties over the kitchen table and a bottle of wine.  Since then Creative Memories and the people I have met as a result have endured three moves, a tour in Afghanistan, eight different military assignments, a retirement, a transition to civilian life and the growth of online connections.   In the military, you have the folks you are born with and the military family you grow.   I have been blessed with a third family from Creative Memories which is just as kind, fiery, loyal and loving.   I love sharing my photos and stories and hearing those of others.  COVID has been hard because I have had to learn new ways to connect but the CM family is strong.   I look forward for every event to learn a little more about you until we can get back together again.   I scrap everything.  My boys know not to argue on some things cuz there is a good chance I can prove them wrong with a picture.   After all, I have a whole wall of memories in albums with journaled stories.   As I said, I never intended to have a business, I just wanted to continue a lifelong love of scrapbooking but I set it up as one from the beginning, the products sold themselves and the rest is history.   

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