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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking made EASY with Studio J

I don't know if I have ever seen anything this beautiful that is THIS EASY! I created the layout you see above in about 10 minutes with Close To My Heart's answer to digital scrapbooking: Studio J.

The cool thing about this layout of my little granddaughter, Daci (feel free to click on the image to see it larger and in more detail) is that I created it with a Studio J Halloween Kit that was black, orange, green and bright purple. Using the color tool on Studio J I was able to change the colors to whatever I wanted....and I chose some really girly, sweet colors to match my subject! In the actual digital kit the polka dotted paper (that I changed to lilac mist) is orange and the argyle paper (that I changed to blush) is black, orange, green and purple. Cool beans if I ever did see cool beans!

More Cool Beans:
  • It's TOTALLY FREE to play with Studio J. Just go to my website (, click on Studio J, create an account and PLAY! You don't have to pay for anything unless you decide to order. So log on and play around. Check out all of the awesome features, upload some of your own photos and check out how fast and easy it is to make GORGEOUS Studio J layouts.
  • Studio J boasts great photo editing options, in addition to all kinds of great kits, layout patterns, embellishments, distressing tools and MORE!.
  • With Studio J there is no need to pay for kits, embellishments, papers, etc, etc. It's all part of Studio J. You just pay the same low membership or per layout price no matter what embellishments you add.
Three ways to purchase Studio J Layouts:

1. Buy a $99 One-Year Membership, which includes:
  • 50% off retail price on two page custom layouts. You get them for just $6.50 per layout, which is only $3.25 per page. Are you kidding me? We spend that much just developing our photos for classic scrapbooking.
  • 2 .jpgs of every layout you purchase; one high resolution and one low res. These make it easy to share your layouts with friends and family members, as well as printing more copies, or saving your layout files somewhere safe forever!
  • Access to all of the kits and page patterns in Studio J, as well as some that are for 'members only'!
  • FREE page protectors for all the layouts you order
  • FREE shipping and handling on one order per month
2. Buy a $30 Three Month Membership which includes the same benefits as the One-Year Membership but just ends up costing a little more per month. (3 Month Membership averages $10 per month, whereas the One Year Membership averages just $8.25 per month).

3. Buy a 5 pack for $55: This includes one shipment of 5 layouts. All costs are included in the $55 (shipping, layout cost, page protectors, etc.) 5 packs are AWESOME Christmas gifts. If you have a friend or family member who doesn't 'have the time' for classic scrapbooking, who says they 'are just not creative' or who loves anything digital, then this is the gift for them!

I personally love the feel of paper and all the foo-foo-la-la's of ribbon, brads and stamps. But, that doesn't mean I don't love Studio J. I do, I do, I do! I just love them both for different reasons. I love the creative release and artistic rush of classic scrapbooking, but LOVE the fast, easy, no mess option of Studio J as well. My solution: I do them BOTH! It's kind of like when you were pregnant with your second child and you wondered, "How will I be able to love another child as much as my first?" But then you give birth and you find you do! You don't love your first child any less, your heart just expands to add that much MORE love for another child. You know what I mean? My heart has expanded to love BOTH classic scrapbooking and Studio J scrapbooking equally as much. Dont' laugh! That's the best way I knew how to explain it!

So, give Studio J a try! Then, feel free to purchase a membership or 5-pack on my website, or call (801.360.9896) or email ( me with questions, comments, or to place your order with me. I'm happy to help you in whatever way works best for YOU!

By the way, if you read yesterday's post, you saw the GREAT "A Little More Thanks" special that Close To My Heart is offering this month. Are you kidding me? You could buy a $99 One-Year Studio J Membership and one other small item and also get the November Stamp of the Month and another Stamp Set of your choice (up to a $22.95 value) totally FREE! What a great month to get that One-Year Membership!


Brenda said...

Very cute! She is just a sweetheart!

Jamie Harder said...

Adorable! I LOVE that you can change the fun!

Laurel said...

Oh I love this, and be able to change the colors, wow!

Rick and Kori said...

Wow! I didn't know you could change the colors! THat is very cool. Love what you did with it!

Cheryl Nelson said...

She is sooooooo darling and so is this lo!!!

Shari Froemming said...

Can that kid get any cuter! MAN! She is so sweet! Someday I will have


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