I love getting Studio J layouts in the mail! They come so well packed and even though I created the layouts myself online I love to see how they turned out “in real life.” Not once have I been disappointed with the finished pages. They are so quick and easy to create and now they are very INEXPENSIVE too with a Studio J membership.
Below are some layouts I created in Studio J. Trust me, you’re going to LOVE this! Our tagline is: Real life. Real scrapbooks. Real time.You are going to want to carefully read this whole post. To make sure you read the whole post I’m interjecting my Studio J layouts throughout this post.
To answer a few commonly asked questions:
Q: How much is it? How much time does it take? Where do I get it?
A: There is no charge to Just go to my website (http://clearly.myctmh.com) and there will be a tab for Studio J. Click there and you can begin playing…for FREE! You pay NOTHING unless you order some layouts. Putting them together is TOTALLY FREE! I love free! In the meantime, if you haven’t watched the Studio J introductory video yet, click here to do it! The layouts shown here took me anywhere from 20-40 minutes to complete. And I’m a novice user so I as become more proficient in Studio J I’m sure I’ll be easily cranking out layouts in no time at all.
Q: What is this Studio J Membership all about?
A: As a Studio J member you get all sorts of freebies and extras that only members get. PLUS you get the lowest possible price for your layouts. As a member you receive: Special Members only kits and patterns, Free digital download, Clear page protectors with each order, One free shipment each month and exclusive deals throughout your membership.
There are 3 types of Membership:
- 12 months for $99
- 3 months for $30
- 5 pack for $55 which includes free shipping too! What a great gift idea!
Then after you have your membership you get the lowest possible price when you print your layouts. As a 12 month member you pay only $3.25 a page!
Q: I LOVE traditional scrapbooking. Will Studio J take away from that?
A: Absolutely NOT! There is room for both in your life. I am living proof. I love them both for totally different reasons. I love the artistic feel of hands on paper and embellishments. I love the speed and ease and professional look of Studio J. Plus, you can always order Studio layouts and then add a few ‘lumpy bumpies’ of your own once they come if you have a serious need to do the tactile thing.
Q: I am not a traditional kind of scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking digitally for years. Is Studio J something that I will like?
A: No doubt about it! I have looked at and tried several different digital offerings out there, and in my opinion, NOTHING can compete with Studio J in quality, concept, cost or beauty!
Q: So seriously, how much does it cost?
A: There is NO COST to use the program. You have no software or hardware to purchase or download. Unless you make a layout (defined as a two page 12 x 12 layout) and decide to purchase it, there is absolutely no cost. Once you decide to purchase, each 2 page layout is introductory priced at $12.95. That is WAY below the industry average! And, if you purchase 5-9 two-page layouts at a time, CTMH will throw in 5 free page protectors. 10 or more and you get FREE SHIPPING, as well as a package of 5 page protectors for every 5 layouts in the order. Once ordered, Close To My Heart prints your layouts on high quality photo paper (I wish you could see the quality of my photographed layouts above in person) and sends them to you. Mine arrived within days of when I ordered them.
Q: What if I make a layout and want to save it and purchase it with a group of layouts at a later date?
A: That is actually the smart way to do it anyway. CTMH will save your projects for 90 days. And, every time you make a purchase your 90 days start over. So, say you make several layouts and then purchase them on day 80. Your 9o day clock starts over. They are saved again. Totally awesome! On top of all of that, CTMH even emails you periodically to remind you where your project clock is. Studio J members have a whole year of saved projects. Just one more reason to purchase a membership!
Q: In a nutshell, how does this “Studio J” thing work?
A: In a nutshell, these are the steps to creating an amazing 2 page layout:
- upload some of your favorite photos
- choose from one of our awesome kits (including most of your faves from our Idea Books plus some that are exclusive to Studio J).
- choose a layout pattern. There are MANY to choose from. They are like the patterns you’ll find in our wonderful “how to” books like Cherish, Imagine, Reflections, Magic. The possibilities are endless because all the patterns you can choose from can be rotated 3 ways and flip flopped.
- now personalize! You get to drop your photos in, add text, choose cardstock and background and texture papers from the kit, add accessories (just about every accessory item you can imagine!), distressing, MyStickease, and so much more.
- save and/or buy your layout(s).
Q: If I’m not the techiest of techies, or even techie at all, will I be able to do this?
A: YES! This program is great for techies and non-techies alike. The program is VERY intuitive. I only had to refer to the user’s guide/help document one time while I was creating my layouts. The layout shown below was created in just 30 minutes. Most of that time was typing the journaling. Yes, there is even spell check too!
So go ahead and give Studio J a try!