Watch my tutorials to learn these techniques or schedule a one-on-one Studio J session with me.
I love that Studio J allows us unlimited My Stickease and embellishments. We can even resize them...can't do that with our classic supplies.
Let me show you how to dress up a Studio J page with a little bling! I added Bitty Sparkles to this page.
Take my face-to-face classes or watch my video tutorials to learn advanced Studio J techniques such as creating your own background paper using text boxes.
Drop in your photos, color the toggle accents, add a title and journaling, print...it really is that easy! Let me show you how.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Just think, you could buy a full year membership to Studio J with that $100 shopping spree!
Both of these deals expire at 11:59pm MT on March 31st, so act fast!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
1) One of the best things you can do with the JPGs is burn them onto a CD or DVD and place in a fireproof safe to archive your photos/layouts.
2) Facebook, blog, tweet or email the web friendly JPG image to share with your friends and family.
3) Make additional copies of your JPGs at your local photo developer or drop the image back into Studio J's "No Limits" layout. This is good for those layouts that are older than a year since CTMH only archives them for a year.
4) My favorite use of the JPGs is creating mini-albums and 3-D gift items!
My Creations Memory Game. To decorate the outside of the box, I inked the edges with Bamboo and cut the Footloose paper to size. I used Bonding Memories Glue to adhere the paper making sure I got right up to the edges.
Decorating this box was so much fun! I brought images from the Art Philosophy Collection into the Cricut Craft Room to weld my 2011 together, modify the shapes of the stars to look like starfish, and create the little circles to be used with the Vintage Type stamp set. I used 3-D Foam Tape to add a little dimension and Liquid Glass to make sure my Wooden Designer Buttons and Baker's Twine didn't move. This little box seriously makes me happy, but then I open it up and it gets even better!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Although I've been encouraged by my awesome upline, Carol Thompson, to apply to teach at Close To My Heart's Extravaganza at Convention, I've never had the courage to do it. I didn't feel I had anything to offer since I have always been a scraplifter. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally okay with that and don't feel bad at all about my lack of creativity. In fact, that is one of the things I love the most about Close To My Heart. They make it so easy for us all to look amazingly creative to our friends and family. In the greater scheme of our lives, that's all that really matters.
Yet, then I fell in love with Studio J and started making training videos. This prompted CTMH to invite me to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp! It was such an amazing experience and finally gave me the confidence to apply for Extravaganza this year. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll share my projects along with some video tutorials. I love my projects so much that it was really hard to say good-bye to them. I have to wait until July to get them back if I'm not selected to teach...I think the waiting will be more of a disappointment than not being selected. LOL!
I'm really sorry this isn't a better photo, because this layout looks fantastic in person. I had been thinking about this layout ever since I took these photos of my husband and his friend playing Combat Commander. It is a hybrid layout that I designed in Studio J.
I also had fun discovering a new 3D title technique that I share in the video tutorial above.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
craft heater, black embossing powder, and the Hero Alphabet to create my title. I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge and Dimensional Elements Numbers to create the date. I really appreciate that CTMH prints the size to set the Cricut directly on the packaging for the dimensional elements (and stamp sets). It makes it so easy to cut the perfect size every time!
Baker's Twine around them...I love this stuff! I had fun finishing off the look with a couple of the Comic Badge Buttons.
I'm applying to teach at Convention this year, and I almost didn't want to send this layout because I wanted to keep looking at it. I will get it back, but, if I don't get selected, I won't see it again until July! I wish these photos were better. Oh well.
Here is my journaling:
"Every time I look at this photo from the 2011 Emerald City Comicon, I’m struck by the similarities in our features. This could be a photo of us posing with our favorite uncles. Yet, here we are with Jonathan Frakes & Brent Spiner. I’ve met them both at previous cons, but this was the first time I paid for a photo…it was totally worth it. After the picture was shot, I turned to Brent and said, “The first time we met, you shook my hand; may I have a hug this time?” He responded, “I thought that’s what we just did.” I grinned and said I wanted a real one and moved in for a full frontal hug. He looked at Neal over my shoulder and said, “She gets what she wants, doesn’t she?” Yes, I do!"