Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Studio J

I'm so excited for the newest member of the Close to My Heart family!! In order to reach all scrapbookers, we've added digital scrapbooking to our possibilities!
Questions and Answers:
What is Studio J™ Design Software?
Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create custom-printed two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!
Is Studio J easy to use?
Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:
uploading your photos;
choosing your desired themed kit;
selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;
and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments?
Of course! If you love Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J.
Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
Not at all! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to your Consultant’s MyCTMH website to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!
Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
You bet! You can create a customer profile that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.
Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top quality printing technology and archival-quality papers.
What is the price?
You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $12.95. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors® to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:
For 5–9 layout purchases: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!
For 10–20 layout purchases: You’ll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.

I'll be sharing some of my layouts over the next few weeks. I hope you'll like them as much as I do!

Monday, May 10, 2010

June Workshops

Here are the June Workshop layouts designed by the talented Dana Kessler. Ours will look just a little different because I made some minor changes but you'll get the main idea from these! In your packet including the bundle, you'll receive the Splendor paper packet, brochure, exclusive stamp set and our new Pizzazz Irresistibles Dimensional Elements for $35. The $15 accessory package will include our new designer brads (they're adorable), glitter gel (much less messy than prisma glitter) and a 6x6 accordian album which you can use with the new Miracle kit (I'll give you directions!) or any other paper packet. Stickease, if you purchase both packages will be an additional $5. Or you can order the basic $35 kit which will include the paper packet, dimensional elements, stickease, brads and glitter gel. Also, please bring your adhesive, scissors and the Outdoor Denim mini-medleys from last month. Please RSVP by May 24 if you'd like to come!!
Dates: Thursday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. and Saturday, June 4 from noon-2 p.m. I realize this is the last week of school. If these dates are a problem, please contact me and we'll work something else out!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration in May with this special Miracle kit offer. It's a beautiful spring-themed scrapbooking kit that includes new, coordinating B&T Duos® die-cut papers, B&T Duos, Irresistibles™ chipboard die-cuts, My Stickease® adhesive images, Flip Flaps™, plus more favorite accessories and papers. We're also including an instruction brochure for easily creating two beautiful two-page layouts—with no stamping required! Here are the details:

From April 15 (at 9 am MT) –May 31:

Purchase the kit outright for $19.95.
Place a minimum order of $40 (excluding Studio J™ orders) and purchase the kit for only $10.
Place a minimum order of $60 (excluding Studio J orders) and purchase the kit for only $5.
Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!

From May 1–31, sign up as a new Consultant between and receive a kit FREE!

As an added bonus, with any purchase of this kit, I'll email you instructions for this beautiful 6x6 accordian album designed by Vicki Wizniuk, another incredibly talented consultant. To complete the album, you'll need a 6x6 accordian album and a package of Sparkles. To order, contact me at jillm.myctmh.com!

You Rock

Here are the photos of our May workshop using the fun new You Rock paper and Workshop on the Go accessories.