Friday, September 17, 2010

All About Studio J

Studio J is a great way to scrap, either exclusively or as a supplement to traditional paper scrapping. Here are just a couple of layouts that I did in a short amount of time using a paper pack exclusive to Studio J. (Don't worry, the Studio J part on the bottom will not be on your printed pieces!)

Studio J Memberships If you haven't tried out Studio J yet, now is the time to go check this program out!  Unlike the regular digital scrapping that you might be familiar with, Studio J is an online studio where everything is INCLUDED in the membership!  No more nickle-and-dime payments for this paper pack or that layout, this set of embellishments or that font - every single design element is available ONLINE with NO DOWNLOADING so you can literally get caught up on your scrapping during lunch at work, sitting at Starbucks or on a business trip.  Our new Membership Options make it EVEN BETTER - in just 15 layouts your YEAR LONG Membership will PAY FOR ITSELF!  Read this review of Studio J!

12 Month Membership:  $99
- $3.25 per page (compare that to Costco which is $2.99 for just printing - no design) for up to 10 double layouts.  11+ layouts are charged at $6.50 per page price.
- FREE Page Protectors
- FREE High Res and Low Res JPEG for additional prints AND sharing on your blog or facebook!
- FREE Shipping Once a Month (between 4-20 layouts per shipment)
- Storage of all active unprinted layouts as long as membership is current
-Exclusive Member Only Content (there are at least 20 additional layout patterns for members plus one paper pack at this time!)

3 Month Membership:  $30
- All the same benefits as above for a 12 month in a 3 month version.  You really can't go wrong trying this out at this price!

5 Double Layout Gift Card:  $55
Perfect to give as a baby shower gift, wedding gift, retirement, holiday, birthday, etc.  Any time there is an event that someone would like to commemorate!  You'll get a lovely gift card to give and the receiver will have all 5 layouts shipped to them for FREE!  The best part is the cards DO NOT EXPIRE so you can feel assured that your gift will last until they get a chance to make their layouts!

Here are a few more layouts that I created and then received the .jpgs to share online or reprint if I so choose.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Studio J

Earlier this year CTMH launched a product called Studio J. Like all things CTMH does it just keeps getting better!

Studio J is an online scrapbooking tool. It allows you to create amazing layouts on your computer in just minutes. Then CTMH prints the layouts and mails them to you. I have to tell you the quality of these layouts is amazing. You get to use CTMH papers, embelishments and stickease. There are even retired papers and papers exclusive to Studio J.

On September 8 CTMH launched Studio J memberships. If you have a membership ($99 per year) you get your 2 page layouts for only $6.50 and that includes free shipping and page protectors! You can seriously create layouts in 20 minutes! It's a great way to get caught up quick. Members also get a .jpeg version of their layouts! Members also receive special layouts and paper choices! You don't have to have a membership though, it's free to try out and if you like it you can purchase one layout, a few layouts or buy a membership!

My own newest layouts are almost complete. As soon as I get them ordered and get the .jpeg's I'll be sure to post them so you can see how cool they are.

In the meantime, click on the link on the side and try out Studio J. It's free to try.

I will be hosting an informal Studio J presentation on Monday, September 27 at 6:30 and 7:30. You can come at either time to learn more about all that it offers and to see it in action! Please RSVP to If you have questions before that just give me a call.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Is that even a word? It's all I think of when I think of the new flip flaps that Close To My Heart now offers. You may have used the 4 x 6 flip flaps. These are a great product. They allow you to add more pictures to a page and to make some great albums. Now CTMH has made a good thing even better with the new 12" assortment of flip flaps. You get 4-6" x 12", 2-4"x12" and 2-8"x12" all for only $3.95! What a deal. Imagine all you can do. I made a layout at my unit meeting using the new Mistletoe level 2 paper pack and the stickease. I used 2 full pages and 4 of the new flip flaps. Look at all the pictures I'll be able to fit on 2 pages! I bet I can get all of this year's Christmas pictures on this layout! It was fun and easy.

Along with these CTMH has a new book, complete with DVD, to show you how to make a variety of layouts. It's called Magic and it has 35 new layouts that can be used on their own or with new interactive techniques. This book is awesome!

As a special. Anyone who orders  Magic through me by September 30 will receive the new flip flaps FREE! Buy one for yourself and buy one for a friend or family member who love to scrap. Makes a perfect birthday or Christmas present!

Here is the 2 page layout (sorry for the quality of the pics but the layouts are in the page protectors so there is a bit of glare!)

Here is the 2 page layout

Here is the left side with 2 flaps open

Here is the left side with all 4 flaps open

Isn't it amazing! The best part is that it's easy!

Call me at 990-5631 or e-mail me at to place an order!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

One of the Benefits of being behind...

is that you get to look at all the old pictures of those you love! Now that the kids are older I don't have many Halloween pictures so I dug out some old ones from before I scrapped. It was so fun to see how cute they were! I used the Hooligans level 2 paper pack and matching stickease. There are also several stamp sets that go with this paper. You could use The Boo Crew or Party Animal, both on page 19 of the Autumn/Winter 2010 idea book. Or this would be a perfect opportunity to try the Hooligans Workshop on the go which comes with the Troublemaker Stamp Set, the sunset mini-medley collection and a workshop guide. Hooligans uses 4 of the new CTMH colors: Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear and Sunset. Add some dimension to your project using the adhesive backed felt monsters on page 91 for only $4.95!

I plan on making some cards too. I'll post those when I get them done!