Friday, April 23, 2010

YEAH! It is ALMOST here!

YEAH! It is FINALLY here! The customer release date of Close To My Heart's AMAZING new digital scrapbooking program, Studio J, that is. You're going to LOVE this! Our tagline is: Real life. Real scrapbooks. Real time.

Read the whole post! It will be worth every juicy little tidbit!

To answer a few commonly asked questions:

Q: When is the release date?
A: TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010. 8 AM MDT. Just go to my website ( and there will be a tab added that day 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!

Q: Will Studio J take away from traditional scrapbooking?
A: Absolutely NOT! There is room for both in your life. I love them both for totally different reasons. I love the 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 3-D embellishments of your own once they come if you feel they need dimension. Studio J is a great way to get your books caught up in a hurry or quickly make and album for Grandma!

Q: I have been scrapbooking digitally for years. Is Studio J something that I will like?
A: YES! This is, by far, totally different than ANY other digital program on the market! In my opinion, NOTHING compares with Studio J in quality, concept, cost or beauty.

Q: 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 (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. Awesome! Once ordered, Close To My Heart prints your layouts on high quality photo paper and sends them to you. They will arrive within days of when you order 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: No worries! That is actually the smart way to do it! CTMH will save your projects for 90 days. And, every time you make a purchase your 90 days start over. If you make several layouts and then purchase them on day 80. Your 90 days starts over. They are saved again. CTMH even emails you periodically to remind you where your project clock is.

Q: How does "Studio J" work?
A: These are the steps to creating an amazing 2 page layout:
upload some of your favorite photos
choose from one of the 54 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. 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,distressing, titling, MyStickease, and so much more. Save and/or buy your layout(s).

Q: If I'm not ver computer literate will I be able to do this?
A: YES! This program is great for everyone. The program is VERY intuitive.

I am SO EXCITED about this program. I know you are going to love it.
So, take out your Highlighter and mark Tuesday, April 27 at 8 am MDT on the calendar! You won't want to miss it!

If you have any questions, I will certainly try my best to answer them! If I don't know the answer, I will find out for you! Email me at

Have a good day!

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