Saturday, May 11, 2013

Close to My Heart Studio J News!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share some exciting news that is happening over at Studio J.

What's Studio J???  It is the most fantastic online digital scrapbooking in the industry!  There is nothing to download onto your computer, you simply create an account and use the program online.  Here is a little video that Close to My Heart made to introduce you to some basics in how to use Studio J for your digital scrapbooking.  Please note that there are no more memberships, so when they mention that there are some member only choices, that no longer applies.  All patterns and layouts are available to ALL users!  Also, the Studio J 5-packs no longer include the protectors so you can use whichever system you choose to store your pages.  :)

If you would like to try it out, there is no commitment required at all when you create an account.  Click on the Studio J tab up above to get started.

NOW, didn't I say that I had FANTASTICALLY exciting news???  Well, the amazing programmers at Close to My Heart have added new programming to the software that allows you to add and manipulate photo wells to any of the layouts now!  Here are the details from our corporate newsletter:

    "We have just launched an update to Studio J® which will give you more flexibility in creating your layouts. You can now resize, reposition, and rotate photo wells, and add as many new photo wells as you like. This gives you many more options for customizing the patterns to fit the photos that you have taken. Whether you are creating with one of our gorgeous Express Collections or building your own custom layout using a kit and pattern, you can personalize the layouts to make them truly your own.

     This change also opens new avenues for your classic scrapbooking, as you can now take advantage of our high quality silver halide photo processors to obtain prints of your photos in exactly the sizes and orientations that you want by using Studio J!"

The quality of the printed pages from Studio J is amazing.  I can't wait to order some custom sized pictures to use in my hand-crafted pages!  Studio J allows not only allows me to catch up on my scrapbooking, but  is also now a valuable resource in printing some of the hard-to find size pictures such as 2 x 2.  

I'll be posting up some more videos soon to help you learn new techniques in Studio J, but until then, you can watch some Studio J how-to videos at your own pace over at my website HERE.  Have fun!


  1. Wow! That is great news! Having to go with fixed photo wells and not being able to add more or play with them has been frustrating.

    1. I KNOW! Now I just need some more time to play with it! :)


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