Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CTMH and Studio J

I have not fallen off the face of the Earth, but I did almost fall into the Gulf of Mexico! Yes, I have just returned from a terrific long weekend on the panhandle of Florida. I was at a Close To My Heart Leadershare. It was an unexpected treat and I am so glad that I was able to attend. What is Leadershare you ask? It was a weekend gathering of CTMH Consultants. We learned all kinds of great information and had a wonderful time together.

One of the sessions focused on Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking program. I admit that I really haven't done much with Studio J since it was introduced about a year ago, but after listening to the lecture by one of the Corporate Representatives, I was determined to learn to work with it more than I had in the past.

All I can say is "WOW!" I have done some digital scrapbooking in the past but never have I worked with a sophisticated and easy program. Unlike the average digital scrapbook program, Studio J is done totally on the computer. There is no software that needs to be downloaded. New embellishments, new papers and new layouts are immediately available. The "kits' include many of the current CTMH paper packets, some all time favorites and a few members only kits. You never have to pay to "upgrade" your program. You can experiment and design to your heart's content. You only pay for printing. There are even a variety of Studio J memberships that cut the cost of printing and offer all kinds of perks like free shipping and page protectors! In a day, I was able to scrapbook my ENTIRE trip to Leadershare in Navarre Florida!

The pages that I have just shared were free web sized j-pegs I received because I am a Studio J member. I also got full sized j-peg copies to print elsewhere if I wished. As a member, you can purchase j-peg versions and print later, too!

Think of the possibilities! Being able to scrapbook an entire trip in a day. You could scrapbook a Wedding as a gift and have it ready before the Bride and Groom get home from their Honeymoon! The fun you can have with Studio J is endless. To give Studio J a try, visit my website and click on "Studio J." For Now, Happy Crafting!


Jodi Armstrong said...

Fantastic, Cindy! I'm impressed and I love the Splash Zone kit. I may have to move into that palette instead of Hippity Hop. Or maybe both? Congrats on such a quick finish of this project.

Barb said...

I LOVE your Studio J layouts, Cindy! Great paper pack for LeaderShare! I had such a great time getting to know you and Jodi!!