Thursday, April 26, 2012

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking

Have you tried Studio J Digital Scrapbooking yet?  If not, you should!  It is so easy to make beautiful layouts with just your computer and the internet!  Are you afraid that your layouts will look flat and un-embellished?  Not with Studio J!  You can add brads, buttons, ribbon, stitching, stickers - just about everything that you can put on a classic layout.  Plus, you don't have to get out all of your supplies every time you want to scrapbook!

Now, I do love to do classic scrapbooking - all the paper and embellishments really call to me.  But there are lots of things that I absolutely LOVE about Studio J!

  • There are times that I am going to a crop and don't have time to get my paper, embellishments and pictures all together. So, I just make sure that where I'm going has wireless internet and I grab my laptop and go!
  • I don't have to think about what size I am going to print off my pictures.  With Studio J I can just drag my picture to a photo well and it automatically resizes the pictures to fit that well - whether it be a 3x3 photo well or an 8x10 photo well.
  • I can get a lot of variety on my pages without having to invest in a lot of supplies!  With Studio J you have access to so many of the Close to My Heart paper packets and embellishments - both current and retired!
  • I can order multiple copies of my layouts.  That way if I want to make up an album for the grandparents I can make the layout once and then just order 2 copies of it (or 3 if I want one, too!).  I did this a couple of years ago for Christmas presents for the grandparents and they LOVED their albums!  I would have never gotten two albums of classic layouts done in time for Christmas!
Are you sold yet?  If you would like to try Studio J, you can either come to my class on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 PM (RSVP by tomorrow, please!) or just go to my website at and play around with it.  There is no charge to you until you are ready to order your layouts.

For the class that I am doing, we will be making two layouts.  One will use the Pemberley My Reflections kit and the other will use the Cruisin' My Reflections kit.  You will need to bring a laptop to create your projects on, and it is helpful if you could have your pictures loaded into a file that you can just upload into Studio J.

Not sure yet about Digital Scrapbooking?  Come to the class and see what it's all about! Or, check out the Footloose 6-layout class that I am doing on May 9.  Just let me know soon if you plan to attend either one!

Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Welcome to my new blog!  You can come here to see what I've been creating with all of my fantastic Close to My Heart products.  I will also showcase new products and special promotions, plus tell you about opportunities to create with me.
I'm still trying to figure out how this all works, so I hope you will bear with me (and I'm open to a few pointers, too!)
The first Close to My Heart promotion that I want to let you know about is the National Scrapbooking Month Dotty for You paper packet.  This paper packet includes 24 sheets of Background & Texture paper - 2 sheets each of 12 designs.  You can view the designs on the sidebar or at my website -  The Dotty for You paper packet can be purchased for the retail value of $19.95 or for just $5 with a $35 purchase!
Here is a layout that I made with this fun paper and the April Stamp of the Month "You Are...".
Monday, April 30              6:30-8:30 PM
Studio J Class - Come and find out how Studio J Digital Scrapbooking works!  You will need to bring a laptop so you can practice along with me and create two layouts of your own.  There will be no charge for this class unless you decide to print your layouts.
RSVP by Friday, April 27.

Tuesday, May 1 or
Monday, May 7               6:30-9:00 PM
Superhero Workshop on the Go- You will need to purchase either the Superhero Workshop on the Go kit or the Superhero paper packet and some accessories.  Then just come to the class and make two layouts using your products.
Kits must be ordered by April 17.

Wednesday, May 9                 6:00-9:00 PM
Footloose Six Layout Workshop- Get ready for all of those summer pictures by making six two-page layouts!
Your $48 workshop fee includes:
2 Footloose Paper Packets
Extra Cardstock
Seaside Wooden Shapes
Footloose Complements
Durables Studs

If you don't want to make the layouts look beachy, just take off the accessories and your kit is just $38!
Order your materials by April 27.

Friday, May 11            7:00-9:00 PM
May Card Class - Details coming soon

Monday, May 21          6:30-8:30 PM
Studio J Class- Come and learn more techniques with Studio J Digital Scrapbooking.  You will need to bring a laptop so that you can practice along with me and create two layouts of your own.  There will be no charge for this class unless you decide to print your layouts.
RSVP by Friday, May 18

Saturday, June 2 9:00-11:30 AM or Tuesday, June 19 6:30-9:00 PM

Life is Tweet Card Class- You will make 10 cards and an adorable box for the cards and envelopes.
The $25 workshop fee includes the following:
10 Cards and Envelopes
Florentine paper packet (I will cut all of your pieces for you and you take the rest of the paper home!)
Olive Mini-Medley Accents
30" Color Ready Seam Binding
Materials need to be ordered by May 23 for the first date and June 9 for the second date.