Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Joyful Stars Blog Hop: Studio J

Welcome back to another edition of the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. If you're coming here from Cindy's blog then you're on the right track. It's a circular hop so if you get lost you can always visit Joyce's blog for a complete list.

This last month has been an extremely hard month for me but Close to My Heart had a fabulous deal all month long on Studio J layouts that I didn't want to miss out on. If you haven't tried Studio J, then you owe it to yourself to a take a half hour to make a beautiful layout - with or without pictures. There is so much to do on Studio J and this month I sat down and tried a bunch of techniques I've heard about from other consultants. I'm going to share my efforts with you now.

This is beautiful paper but I just didn't love it in person. On the computer screen, I fell in love with it! I loved that I could change the embellishment and cardstock colors to whatever I wanted and boom! I loved it! See that word collage on the right? I made that! The Stickease says "Be You" then using the individual letters, I added "TIFUL" below to it make it a title. Sweet, huh?
Studio J "Be-You-Tiful" layout from featuring Arianna

Just a few of the options to Studio J to help you think outside the box:

1. Create beautiful, quick pages with predesigned layouts, complete with photos, journaling and embellishments:

Studio J layout from featuring Jubilee

Studio J layout from featuring Lollydoodle
 2. Create beautiful, quick layouts with predesigned layouts (waiting for your own photos and embellishments):

Studio J layout waiting for photos from

3. Print your photos!!! Seriously, this one hit me like bricks when I learned this was an option!
The best perk to being a consultant is getting to go to Convention each year. In 2013, CTMH had our annual convention in Disney World Florida! It. Was. Awesome! During one of our creative sessions they gave us an exclusive paper pack just for attending then showed us new layout designs to help us scrap our time at Disney. These photos are just a few of the highlights of my trip that I am printing using Studio J to fit onto the pages I've already made up. Quick and easy!

Use Studio J to print your odd size photos from

4. But wait! There's more!!!
I don't have examples of this to share with you, but want to tell you about them anyway. Picture My Life is a great way to quickly put a bunch of photos into a layout and now you can make you're own PML cards in Studio J. Want to use Arianna? Or  Lollydoodle? Now you can!! Simply choose the paper pack you want to use and the card sizes you want to use (3x4 or 4x6) and start designing. This is the project I'm currently working on now!

I will post more from my Studio J haul in other posts since they use retired paper packs. If you want to see them, make sure to follow my blog (click the link on the right sidebar) so you don't miss a post. Thank you!

Thanks for joining me as you travel this blog hop. Please take a moment and leave a comment as you travel. Now you're off to Lori's blog to see what she has to share. See you next month!!


  1. Good stuff Stephanie! I hadn't heard about creating PML cards, but I'll be keeping that in mind now!

  2. Great Layouts and Great Ideas! I'm glad that you reminded me that Studio J is out there to use. :o)

  3. Lovely Studio J layouts. Studio J makes designing layouts so easy!

  4. Love your layouts and studio J ideas.

  5. Great layouts and thank you for all your tips!