Friday, May 14, 2010

Studio J! Digital Scrapbooking Challenge

I've told you about the new software program:  Studio J; exclusively through Close To My Heart.  This is not your typical digital scrapbooking software, this is Studio Scrapbooking! You will have available to you, ABSOLUTELY FREE the use of Close To My Heart's paper, embellishments, Cherish and Reflection layouts (Two layout Books, basically pre-set layouts) with the ability to use and change out all the kit colors as you want! Re-size  photos, embellishments, add text, rotate and swap different layouts. There are over hundreds of thousands of different possibilities and You get to customize your layout pages!  If you are busy and just can't find the time to get your prints ordered, paid for and in a layout, Close To My Heart wants to get your memories in your album Faster, Simpler, Easier with Studio J!
Every Layout is custom printed using the Highest quality processing paper and technology.  Select the right layout for you accommodations from 2 photos up to 15 in a 2 page layout. Think of the price of photo printing, papers, embellishments, adhesive, etc.  The time to trim, cut and paste to create.  This may save time and money on some quick layouts to get those pictures preserved and ready to share their creative story! Click the link below and get started!

If you have ordered from me before, you already have an account with me that also works with Studio J!!! It is important that you "register" and not just sign in as a "Guest". Studio J will keep your projects for 90 days when you are "registered" with an account, (which doesn't obligate you to anything) but, not so when you sign in as a "guest". If you are signed in as a "Guest" and you log out your work will be lost. If you have registered and are signed in your account, when you log out, (even in the middle of a project, as long as you click save) your "active projects" will be saved for 90 days. You extend the time for your "active" projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. Signing up is free and takes seconds.
Buy now to take advantage of our limited-time introductory offer! The price per printed two-page 12" x 12" layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. For purchases of:
  • 5–9 layouts in a single order: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors® free!
  • 10+ layouts in a single order: You’ll receive free shipping/handling plus a free pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.
Whether you create one layout or 20, you’ll find that scrapbooking in Studio J saves you time and money!

Ok, So here's the challenge, Try it for Free, have fun playing with it.  See if you like it or not. Tell me about your experience. What did you Like and what didn't you like? Was it easy? Was it Fun? Was it confusing?Did you place an order?
When you post your "Critique" about Studio J (whether on here or Facebook) your name will be put into a drawing!

Frequently Asked Questions about Studio J™

  1. What is Studio J™ design software?
    Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!
  2. What makes scrapbooking with Studio J unique?
    Studio scrapbooking is a whole new experience not offered by anyone else, because it follows the Close To My Heart philosophy: Faster. Simpler. Easier.® Studio J uses the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments as classic Close To My Heart scrapbooking, making studio scrapbooking extremely intuitive and super fun! Timeless patterns and artistically placed default accents allow you to finish a page in minutes, while customization options give you the flexibility to make your layouts unique. All the layout patterns are created by Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart—you may recognize some of them from her classic how-to books. These patterns make scrapbooking faster, simpler, and easier than ever before. You’ll be amazed how effortlessly and beautifully you preserve your memories with Studio J!
  3. Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
    Not at all! You only need a web browser that supports Adobe Flash and an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to this MyCTMH® website to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!
  4. Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
    You bet! You can create a customer account that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. We’ll email you when your active projects are set to expire so you can be sure to purchase them before they are deleted.
  5. If I already have a profile with my Consultant’s MyCTMH site, can I use the same account?
    Yes. Your account works for both MyCTMH and Studio J shopping.
  6. Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
    No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top-quality silver-halide processing and archival papers.
  7. What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
    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.
  8. What are the shipping policies for Studio J?
    Basic Shipping

    Close To My Heart products are shipped to the continental United States by United Parcel Service (UPS), to the non-continental US by United States Postal Service Priority Mail, and to Canada by Landmark. Note that UPS does not deliver orders to post office boxes. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 1 to 20 two-page layouts. Standard shipping/handling per box is priced as follows:
    Shipping Method
    Continental US UPS Ground $7.95 US
    Non-continental US USPS Priority Mail $9.95 US
    APO/FPO USPS Priority Mail $11.95 US
    Canada Landmark $13.95 CAN
    Special Shipping Options
    Studio J customers have two special shipping options through UPS for faster delivery time in the continental United States. These options are not available for destinations outside the continental United States. Selecting a special UPS shipping option will not affect the in-house turnaround time of your order (typically 2 to 4 business days).

    UPS or Landmark will notify you by email when an order is shipped to the continental United States or Canada so that you may track the delivery of the order. Studio J orders shipped by USPS do not have tracking numbers.

    Please keep in mind that our special shipping options are guaranteed by the carrier, and Close To My Heart is not responsible for shipping delays after the order has left the warehouse. The special shipping options are:

    • UPS Next-Day Air Saver: This option guarantees delivery the next business day after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for next-day air is $21.95.
    • UPS Second-Day Air: This option guarantees delivery 2 business days after your order leaves the corporate office. The shipping and handling fee for second-day air is $12.95.

    Note: UPS has fees for any changes of address that are made to a package after they have already picked up the package. Customers requesting this change will be charged $10.
  9. What kind of receipt do I receive when I place my order?
    When you place your order, your web browser will direct you to a printable receipt page. You will not receive an email receipt at this time; however, if you are shipping to the continental United States or Canada, you will receive an email notification sent from UPS or Landmark when the order is shipped.
  10. Can I combine classic and Studio J orders?
    Studio J orders cannot be combined with any other type of order. Studio J layouts are processed and shipped separately from all other Close To My Heart products, with the exception of Memory Protectors® included with certain qualifying orders.
  11. What if I don’t like my layouts when I receive them?
    All Studio J products are backed by the Close To My Heart guarantee, but user error is not covered by this guarantee. When you are ready to purchase your layouts, you will be asked to look at them again and give final approval. Projects that print as shown on the approval screen will not be eligible for returns. When there is a manufacturer’s defect, however, we will be happy to replace your layout. See the MyCTMH and Studio J terms and conditions for more information on our return policy.

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