Thursday, March 27, 2014

Graduation Announcements and So Much More in Studio J!

Hey everyone!  I have a pretty cool idea to share today, so I am glad you stopped in!

You might not know it, but Close to My Heart has an online digital scrapbooking program called Studio J.  You also might not know that it is completely free to try and set up an account.  This month all the two page layouts are just $5 each!  They are regularly $6.95, so now is a great time to try it out.  I don't have nearly the time to catch up on all my scrapbooks the traditional way, so I use Studio J to catch up in between.  You even get a JPG file of the layouts you purchase to use however you would like!

Last year at Christmas time my upline posted a fantastic idea to use Studio J for her Christmas Cards.  Well, I just finished designing my daughter's graduation announcements with it!  I didn't have to buy the usual, ordinary ones from the sale at school...I made them myself for one low price!

You can fit four journaling wells on a page in Studio J by sizing them at 4 x 8 inches.  I let Kaylee pick the papers to use, and she immediately settled on one of the current paper packs, Ivy Lane.  Did you know that you can use many of our retired paper packets in Studio J?  Yep!  Have a favorite paper that you miss?  Go try it in Studio J!  :)

I used the extra 4 x 4 spot on the page to create an invitation to her graduation party that I can just slip into the announcement envelope too!  :)  I just LOVE all the possibilities with this program!  Need invitations for anything?  Birth announcements?  Studio J is the answer!

So, with the sale, my announcements are only $0.63 each!  Even at regular price they are only $0.87 a piece!  That figure doesn't even include the invitations that are free!  :)

Shipping for Studio J is also fantastic.  You can have up to 50 two page layouts shipped for just $5.95!  Wow!

AND, remember, you can also SCRAPBOOK in Studio J!  ;)  Here is a layout I made with the retired La Belle Vie papers...

AND did you know you can print out ALL KINDS of sizes of pictures to fit in your layouts you make with the CTMH Workshops on the Go kits?  Check out this layout of pictures I sized for different layouts I am planning...

Alright, who wants to play in Studio J today?  Go set up your free account HERE on my website.  If you want to make your own photo cards or announcements instead of scrapbook layouts, you can see the directions on my upline, Mandy Leahy's Blog HERE.  Have fun!  :)

Be sure to join my Rewards Club Gathering to qualify to win FREE products this month in my Mystery Hostess giveaway!  :)



  1. Great idea, Amie! The announcements look awesome! Love Studio J possibilities!

    1. Thanks, Jane! Took so much less time than paper! I would have loved to hand make them, but not with my schedule right now. ;)

  2. LOVE them, Kigz!!! I wish I would've thought about this last year!


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