Saturday, May 7, 2011

Have you tried Studio J digital online design studio?


I just spent a whirlwind two days at a boot camp for Studio J, learning the ins and outs of using the design studio and advanced techniques for making scrapbook pages (at least they were advanced to me)! I have used Studio J quite a bit to catch up on vacation albums but I hadn't really explored it in depth!

It knocked my socks off!! WOW!! There are simply NO limits to the creative things you can do in Studio J.

When they named it boot camp I thought it was a joke but seriously, it was Boot camp, we worked from 8 a.m. the first day til midnight, we even worked through dinner because we were so excited and engrossed in all the techniques. We created 9-10 layouts and submitted them and they printed them and delivered them to us the next day. I'll be sharing my layouts this week and my favorite tips.


Jeanette Lynton, shared more about Studio J Boot Camp on her blog Click here to read Jeanette's blog entry

This layout was created to be the cover of the album and the last page of the album, so the pictures don't really go together. Most of the photos I used for Boot Camp were of a Cruise that I earned FREE from Close to My Heart in 2004. I earned two free cruises from Close to My Heart and I took my children and my Mom on a Carribbean Cruise.

A few of the techniques I applied to this layout are:
*resizing MyStickease (the sticker accents, when you scrapbook classically you only get the choice of one size, the sizes are unlimited in the design studio and you never run out of embellishments!)
*moving MyStickease in front of and behind other accents (you click on the My Stickease and a popup window will appear and use the option send to back)
*changing patterned paper to tone-on-tone patterns instead (click on the pattern and a popup window will appear and then simply choose a color to match your photos, AMAZING! You can make any patterned paper any color you want!)
*changing the intensity of color on papers (Click on any paper and a pop up window will appear, click on the color and move the slider)
*changing the color of a brad (choose a brad and then choose a color)
*distressing the edges of papers with inks digitally

I would love to set up a FREE 30 minute one-on-one session with you in which I teach you a little bit about Studio J and you create TWO 2-page layouts. REALLY! 30 minutes, it's a SNAP!!! Call or email me to set up a time (702-432-7488 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            702-432-7488      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, kimspapercrafts@gmail.com). I'll come to you or you can come to my home. OR we can even do it over the phone or over the internet.

Cllick here to try Studio J for FREE!!

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