About Me

My name is Susan and I'm a regular mom who discovered in her .. umm - later in life that I like crafty stuff.

I am now happily remarried to my own version of 'Peetra". I have 3 children, plus one stillborn son in my heart always. A 'rescued' Siberian Husky named Oliver, Saved Luna Fish & feeder to many birds in the area ;)

A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis in 2012 put me behind in my crafting blog but I am so much better and intend to get this back going. Thanks for the support crafters!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Best Photobook option is here!!

Yes. It has been a fantastic summer for me! I spent weeks with my family & friends. What a great break! Now I have to scrap all those memories!

(Suzy’s Tip: Remember! Try to keep some kind of journal; even quick notes so that you can remember all the little funny things for when you do get around to scrapbooking or – a new phrase for Studio J – open photo booking! I love it! If you forgot. Grab a journal; look at the photos on your computer as a family activity and jot down any remembrances as you do so! )

Studio J layouts can be soooo much better than photobooks! With a photobook you are stuck with what is in the book. Its set in stone. (and have you ever made one with a mistake. I did! I actually put the wrong YEAR in the front page. Oh well. I’m not buying another one – it was free but I paid for extra pages) The thing with studio J online photo book making is that you put it in an album and you can add or take away. Found some pics you forgot about… Just print up another layout and pop it in! Do copies for friends – but you can pick and choose which layouts they get. The finished result is fab!

How does Studio J work?
Just create an account, then log in to Studio J and start designing layouts! Studio J is intuitive and easy to use; there are just 5 easy steps to creating a beautiful layout:
1. Upload photos. - Free
2. Choose the desired themed kit. -Free
3. Select an exclusive layout pattern. - Free
4. Add photos, embellishments, title, and journaling. - Free
5. Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album

Don’t pay till you are finished and its ready to print!

What are some of the unique features available on Studio J?
Studio J lets you choose from many of your favorite current and retired classic kits as well as kits exclusive to Studio J. All the same B&T Duos papers and My Stickease® Stickers are available within the corresponding kit in Studio J. However, in contrast to classic papers, studio papers give you the option to change the color of the monochromatic sides of the paper to any color in our 60-color palette

.The FREE to USE software allows you to add distressing and embellishments as well as edit your photos, allowing you to adjust the photo’s brightness and contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc. Studio J even has tools to brighten teeth, erase wrinkles, soften blemishes, remove red eye, and more. I love that you can move the picture to fit exactly how you want it in the photo well!

OK. SO you can – if you buy a 3 or 12 month membership – get a perk of buying JPEGs that are fine to print on a 12X12 printer. But regarding printing:

What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years.

Try it out free! Just go online and check it out. You only pay when you ORDER the layout. (and ask me about the great 5 pack set before you order anything!) YES it looks scary at first; Everything does! but once you start you’ll realize how awesome it is.


What’s behind the Studio J® tagline (You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™)?
People have busy lives—they are fraught with crazy schedules and demands, but also joy and wonder. We know that people are taking more and more digital photos, but preserving their memories less and less. They have the photos; they want the scrapbooks. Ultimately, they need a solution that brings everything together in real time. Studio J is the answer: It helps you turn your photos into long-lasting memories—more quickly than you could imagine…

OK OK but what about PRICING!!! First of all: Remember that Close to My Heart pioneered the 2 page layout. So all our kits are for 2 pages. (You can make the 2 pages really different if you want. ask me for details)

I highly suggest a 5-pack for your first trial. You get Five “ 100 yr quality” Two- Page Layouts - (10 pages) plus Five high quality Memory protectors and included Shipping & handling! In Canada it's $60 and $55 in the US.

I’ll do another blog on more pricing and membership but just to get started this is usually the best. Its similar to Heritage Makers in having great regular products but a few exclusive perks to paid memberships. Shout out to my HM friend Diane Willmott. Check here to check out her website. Love their canvas, calendars and cards but I like our scrapbook pages better .

Get those memories off the computer and into your hands! :)

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to mention that for you 3d lovers of embellishment. One idea is to save 2 copies of a project. Save it before you embellish with the online tools. (This it the one you will print but make sure the embellishments you want to be printed are on it) Then save one with the embellishments you will be adding yourself. (buttons etc)
    When the page arrives in the mail you can just pull up the embellished page online to remind yourself of what you wanted to add to the paper. Then just add! I love 3D Studio J. You will be sooo happy with the quality of the pictures!