Paper and Fiber Arts

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Using Black & White Along With Color Photos

This will be the last Studio J video I post for awhile, but I wanted to share it with you because the information is really helpful for those who use Studio J and for those who are looking for scrapbooking ideas.

Please let me know if you have any questions about scrapbooking, Studio J or Close To My Heart.  I would love to help you by showing you how to showcase your memories.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

OWH Cards and Happy Fourth of July!

On Memorial Day I was going to post pictures of a few cards that I made for Operation Write Home.  But I didn't get a chance, so here they are now. :-)

Actually, I made and sent 70 cards to them but I didn't think to take any pictures until most of them were packed up and ready to go.  So this is a random sample of one of the stacks of cards.

All of these cards are standard sized and easy to mail.

Embossing Folders with a Variety of Techniques & CTMH Stamps
Stamped Images are from Stamper's Best
 I hope you have a fun and safe Independence Day!
Thank you for visiting today!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Love Your Layout

Yesterday I shared a CTMH video showing how to use photo wells to customize your layouts and increase your photo processing options.  For people who are not familiar with Studio J, I thought today's video might be helpful in showing some easy and effective ways to use some of the built-in options for customization.

There are so many fabulous ways to make your layouts uniquely your own!  To check out Studio J, please click here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Let's get the photos off of our computers and into our albums!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Awesome Photos in Unusual Sizes

If you have used Studio J to do digital scrapbooking then you know how good the print quality is for your photographs on your layouts.  This great video shows how to use Studio J's "No Limits" option to process your photos in whatever sizes you need to use for traditional layouts. I am so excited about doing this so I can load up my page with lots of square photos and not have to pay huge amounts for photo processing!

Please let me know if you have any questions.  To try Studio J for free please visit here.  You do need to set up an account but there is no cost to use the software.  The only cost to you is if you decide to purchase the two page layouts you create.

Here is some additional information about the photo processing aspect of  Studio J  taken from the FAQs (the numbers don't correspond correctly to the actual FAQ):

What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
  1. Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years.

Can I print my layouts from a personal printer?
  1. Yes, you can purchase JPG files of your layouts, plus you receive a free JPG file with each custom-printed layout you purchase. These JPG files are provided in two resolutions: web-ready and high-resolution for self-printing. To print on your personal printer, you must have a large-format printer capable of printing on 12" × 12" paper.

    For superior quality, trust our custom printing services. When you purchase projects, Close To My Heart processes them using top-quality silver-halide processing and then mails them directly to you.
Please let me know if you need any further information about Studio J or how to do custom sized photos or layouts. I would love to help you get your pictures into your albums!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Canvas Art Kit - 50% Off!

Have you wanted to try one of Close To My Heart's Workshops On The Go?  Here is one of their fun home decor kits and it is half priced this month - while supplies last!

CTMH WOTG Canvas Art Kit Special

Use the materials and instructions in this kit to create a 12" × 12" canvas display. This kit comes with Dimensional Elements in two different color schemes to create a look that is uniquely yours. This workshop project is ideal for creating as a group or on your own and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Included in the kit:
1 – My Acrylix® Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Printed Canvas Display
1 – Cashmere Baker's Twine (1 yard)
10 – Clear Sparkles (10mm)
1 – Sparkles Flourish
2 – 12" × 6" Dimensional Elements In Color—Art Shapes
1 – Instructional Brochure

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or tools are needed to complete this project.

To view the contents or to order this kit please visit here.

Thank you!