Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hooked on Studio J

Okay, I must admit that I am 99% a crafty-inky fingers-hands on scrapbooker and haven't been interested in the least in digital scrapbooking.  So I wasn't interested in joining Studio J as a member.

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:

I created these last month and yesterday I received a reminder email that my projects were going to expire in 30 days.

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 for more information on Studio J, along with video tutorials on how to do digital scrapbooking!

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