Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Studio J tutorial: Using the Photo Editing Tool

Good Evening! Tonight I wanted to post another Studio-J tutorial - this one focusing on using the photo editing tool. This amazing feature allows you to change color balance and saturation; remove red-eye, blemishes, wrinkles and whiten teeth! Wow - if only I could do that in real life!!! :)

Enjoy the video and let me know it works for you! Still looking for your amazing artwork!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Plan now to Get a Way in November

OK ladies - get your calendars out and plan now to join me as we take a weekend scrapbooking trip to Grand Oaks Retreat in Scottsboro, AL. For the last year, I have run into several people who have pulled me aside and told me I just had to try this place. Now this place is normally booked for a year out but we were blessed enough to get in for a rare opening in November. Though this isn't the usual time for our annual getaway, we will take it an be happy! However, please be aware this trip will replace our normal January trip and will be our only getaway for the next year or so.

Get a sneak peak into the retreat house through this video.

If you still have questions or want to see more, check out their website at

The nitty-gritty details:
When: November 18-20th
Cost: $225
Includes: All meals from when we arrive to when we leave, plus 2 workshops
Other options: Their is a massage therapist available for half an hour and full hour massages. E-mail me at to reserve your spot.
Deposit: A non-refundable $50 deposit must be made by June 30th to reserve your spot.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Studio J: Focus on the Photos

I hope you have been enjoying the Studio J videos I have been posting. These videos are a great little tutorial to help walk you through Studio J and all it's benefits. Here is the next video in the How to series. This one focuses on making your beautiful photos the highlight of your layout.

Studio J is Free for All in June!

To help celebrate Studio J and to encourage everyone who hasn't tried it out yet, Close to My Heart is giving everyone a free Studio J jpg during the month of June. All you have to do is log in or create a new account to Studio J here and create a double page layout using Studio J. When you go to checkout, you will have a Free Studio J jpg credit into your account.

I would love to see your studio J layouts. In fact, I have a special gift for the first person who send me a copy of their free JPEG. Send me a copy of your JPG at or upload it to my facebook profile for all to see. Looking forward to seeing all that you have created!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You and Me: Stronger Together

Many of you asked CTMH if there is something they could do to support those affected by recent severe weather in the US. In line with CTMH's heart for the people, they have decided to create a special called You & Me: Stronger Together, to raise funds for the survivors of the severe storms that have pummeled the Midwest and Southern states.

During the month of June CTMH will continue to offer the You and Me but now for only $15 US(a retail value of $34.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Simply use item number CC1012B to place your order for this sensational kit and help those in need at the same time. This offer is only while supplies last so hurry up and click here to order your kit and support those in need!

scrapmamaof6 sent you a video: "Studio J®: Personalize Your Layouts"

Here is the 2nd video in our How to Series of Studio J. This video shows how Studio J has options galore for personalizing your scrapbook layouts. It will show you how to change the color of your photos; swap the cardstock and patterned B&T paper in the layout; embellish with buttons, ribbons and metals; distress the surface or edges of your paper using a range of tools and colors - almost like scrapbooking traditional style but without the glue dots :).

Enjoy the video and try it out for yourself here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

How to With Studio J

A few posts back I told you I was going to start posting a series of videos from Close to My Heart on Studio J. Here is the next video - The Step-by-Step Basics. If you have never played with Studio J or need a quick refresher, this video will walk you through the steps from beginning to end to create your own Studio J layout.

Watch this video and then click here to try it out for yourself.