Monday, June 27, 2011

Studio J Photo Editing Tool

Did you know you can edit your photos right in Studio J? You can do many things, including adjusting brightness; changing color balance and saturation; removing red-eye, blemishes, and wrinkles; and whitening teeth. Find out how easy it is in Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbook design software!

Questions? Be sure to shoot me an email! There's still time to order your free Studio J layout. Stop by my website to create it now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio J: Focus on the Photos

Have you had a chance to play with Studio J this month? Be sure to give it a try before the month is out so that you can get your free two-page layout JPG. Not into digital scrapbooking? Then use Studio J as a layout tool. Pick your paper and layout, and create it without ever having to cut any paper. Then, pull out your traditional scrapping tools and create your layout. You don't have to worry about cutting your paper wrong as you already know you're going to love your layout!

Be sure to watch the video below. It shows you the many ways you can manipulate your photos. I just watched it and learned something I didn't know!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love your Layout

Join Kristine Widtfeldt, VP at CTMH, as she walks you through creating a beautiful layout featuring yourself and someone you love. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Studio J JPG file!

Have you created and downloaded your free Studio J JPG yet? Looking for ideas on how to use it?
  1. Email them to Grandma, Grandpa and everybody who would love to see a layout
  2. Post them to your Facebook or blog pages
  3. Of course, you can also print out the pages and then embellish them with real embellishments or leave them just as they are. You can't really tell they are digital!
  4. Create a you're wondering how to do that :)
Here's a couple of ways to do picture Christmas/Holiday cards:

Create a layout using one of the layouts with big photo wells. Then take the free JPG and print 4x4 or5x5 images on your home computer or pay the $0.10-0.19/ea at your favorite store. Attach them to a card base and gussy them up with some papers, ribbons, poinsettias, or other embellishments and you're done.

Another way to create your Christmas/Holiday is to create your layout using a picture of each family member in a photo well. Then, take your FREE JPG to CVS, Walgreen's or where you prefer to have your picture cards printed. You can put Happy Holidays from and then all the names of the people in your photo.

Everybody will see your family, plus you'll show them just how creative you are!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Fun with Studio J

Guess how long it took me to create this layout! Ah, come on...take a guess! LOL! All of 5 minutes after I decided what photos to use. Do you find that it takes you longer to decide on what pictures you want to scrap than it actually takes to put the page together? No? Well, that may be because you're not using Studio J. It only takes a few moments to put together great looking pages that look like you've spent hours. Be sure to try Studio J out this month and order your free JPG file. You can post your layout to your Facebook page, email it to Grandma and Grandpa, or print it out at your favorite photo store. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons

Have you ordered these yet? If you've used them, please send me a picture to post! Here's a video that will give you some ideas!

You can find the Newsprint Rub-ons HERE.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio J Mediterranean Cruise Layout

I've really enjoyed using Studio J to quickly do some of our layouts. While we have a ton (and I do mean a ton) of traditional layouts already done, it's fun to be able to create a layout in just a few moments, rather than a few hours. LOL! My Cruisin' Buddy and I take forever doing traditional layouts, but that's usually because we can't decide what pictures to use. Then, of course, it takes a while to decide on the layout itself.

Stop by Studio J any time in June and create a layout. Then order your FREE Studio J JPG file. I think you'll see just how quickly you get your pages created.

Not a traditional scrapper? Have fun playing in Studio J and you'll see how easy it is to create some cute birthday/holiday gifts!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

May Imagine Club projects

For May we used CTMH's X7137B Lucky My Reflections Kit. The top layout is Up the Tempo, but I changed the angle of the photos on the left page. In addition on the same page, we used Z1377 Kraft Color Ready Borders. The cute chipboards are from Z1356 Lucky Level 2 Assortment. I had a lot of fun creating these layouts!

If you have any questions about the Imagine Club, please don't hesitate to email me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Build a Business Online with Studio J

Do you love the look of scrapbook pages, but you don't have time to pull out all the papers and goodies that it takes to create a traditional layout? Are you looking for a way to put some extra money into the family coffers?

Turn your love of online scrapbooking into a profitable business that works for you-combining your love of scrapbooking with real income, from home. It's Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking software that helps users create beautiful, custom-printed two -page layouts in just minutes.

Here's why Studio J makes great business sense:
  • It's unique. Studio J builds on Close To My Heart's best-selling paper kits and patterns beloved by generations of scrapbookers, so demand is built in.
  • It's hot. Digital scrapbooking is exploding. With Studio J, you can offer free software that's easy to use, unlike so many other programs.
  • It's profitable. As a Consultant, you'll receive training, resources, and support to be successful-plus commissions starting at 22% on every order. Your start-up investment is minimal. Because Studio J is entirely online, you can sell, build a team, and generate ongoing revenues even with limited time and money.
Now is the best time to join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant! You can choose a free one year membership to Studio J as part of your new consultant kit. With that membership, you'll have "members only" papers and layouts. And, with Close To My Heart giving a free JPG layout this month, what a great time to launch your digital scrapbooking business!

Looking for more information on Studio J? Simply click the Studio J link above. Would you like to chat with me? Email me and we can chat!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Krafty, Kool and Kolorful

Have you seen the new Clost To My Heart Kraft Color Ready Borders? They're in the new Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book. Available in the Miracle Workshop kit or separately. Simply ink them to match your project, peel off the back and stick to your new creation.Watch this video for some tips.

Would you like to order a set? Visit my MyCTMH website to place your order.

#G1023 Miracle Workshop Kit – $29.95
- (includes the Kraft Ready-Color Borders along with everything you need to complete a full workshop!)
Or…purchase this item separately…
#Z1377 Kraft Ready-Color Borders – $5.95

Friday, June 3, 2011

You & Me: Stronger Together

We've all been seeing the devastating weather across the US over the last few weeks. Close To My Heart wants to lend it's support to all of those who have suffered from the devastation. CTMH is bringing back the You & Me kit and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only $15 (a retail value of $34.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Simply use item number CC1012B to place your order for this sensational kit and help those in need at the same time. The You & Me: Stronger Together campaign will continue until June 30 at 11:59 pm (MDT) or while supplies last.

You may order directly through me, or order it from my MyCTMH website. While you're at my website, be sure to check out the "While Supplies Last". You'll lots of discounted products there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing Studio J

Have you tried Studio J yet? Don't know what Studio J is?

It's Close To My Heart's online design software, Studio J, helps you create two page layouts, faster, simpler, and easier-saving you time and money!

You'll love your Studio J layouts, perfect for your cherished albums.
Here's why:

  • Every layout is custom printed using the highest quality photo processing paper and technology. Your layouts will last a lifetime!
  • Choose from dozens of themed kits to suit any event or occasion, with coordinating embellishments, stickers, and fonts to customize your look.
  • Select just the right pattern, acomodating from two to 15 photos per layout-great versatility.
  • The software is FREE! Create an account to start designing complete layouts in just minutes.

Watch this informative video about Studio J, and if you have any questions, please be sure to email me with them!

Now, are you ready to get a free Studio J layout?

During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so if you already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account you are ready to log on and start creating. If you don't have an account, no worries—simply log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file with no strings attached.

If you're looking for more information about Studio J and our Studio J memberships, be sure to visit my Studio J page here on my blog.

Be sure to check back on my blog as I'll be posting more Studio J "tidbits" through out the month. You sure can't go wrong with this offer!