BUT - after CTMH changed the program effective August 1st and lowered prices and did away with the membership program, I decided to give it a try. Why not? The only price to try out the program was my time.
So I gave it a go, using the new Express Collections. I had a few frustrations, but after about 2 1/2 hours, I came up with 2 two-page layouts:
SO - since my scrapbook for my dog is an 8 x 8 album, I decided to purchase only the JPGs for $2.95 each instead of the full 12 x 12 pages. That, and a minimum order for 12 x 12 pages is 4 layouts and I only had two done. I made my purchase, and my downloads were ready for me in less than 10 minutes! A few clicks later, and they were on my computer. If I can do this, anyone can - it was really easy!
Then since I want something tangible to show for my work, I hunted for a coupon code for Shutterfly. I found one that expires 8/20/12: $10 off a purchase of $10 or more: coupon code 10off10 (I never make a Shutterfly purchase without a coupon!) Downloaded my projects to Shutterfly, dropped them in my shopping cart to make 8 x 10 sized prints, edited my prints to make them square, and bam! Purchase made, final cost $3.29 per print - Studio J price/Shutterfly price/shipping/tax all combined. My 8 x 8 layouts will be in my album by the end of next week.
And now my project will be saved in Studio J for one year, so if I decide to make 12 x 12 prints, I can order them from CTMH.
Yeah, now I'm hooked.
Check out my website at www.ctmh.com/dmhaight for more information on Studio J, along with video tutorials on how to do digital scrapbooking!
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