Here Kitty said...
CM is Creative Memories.
I have an old CM wedding album for my wedding album - it's 12 years old. They're good quality and for a special occasion, strap hinge is OK, in my opinion. I would hate working with them for any other album though. I like to move pages around easily and you can't fit many embellished pages in a strap hinge album.
It is way more difficult to move pages around than the 3 or D ring binders, they are similar to post bound that way, by taking the album completely apart to insert a page. I'm a chrono scraper so it's not that big of a deal to me.