Monday, January 30, 2012

Do You Have A Dream Job?

An ambitious woman entered a successful store with a reputation for beautiful, fine quality merchandise. She walked up to the owner and said, "Sir, I am very impressed with your store and I would like to work here. I promise I will work hard and I would love to build a career here. In return, all I ask is the following:

1. First, I would like 22% commission on everything I sell.
2. I expect to receive a 22% discount on the merchandise I wish to purchase.
3. I would also like to earn free merchandise every month based on my sales.
4. Plus, if I bring in and train any new sales people, I think I deserve a percentage of their sales.
5. I would like the opportunity to rapidly advance within the company.
6. When I do well, I expect LOTS of praise and recognition, plus free products, special awards, and fabulous trips.
7. I would like my friends and family to work here.
8. By the way, I need to set my own schedule and work only when it suits me and my family.

So... when can I start?

After the store owner recovered from shock, he ROARED with laughter, "Lady, you can't be serious! You're dreamin'! You'll never find an opportunity like that ANYWHERE! And if you do...come back and get me cuz' I want to work with you!"

Well, I know just the job for you and it has all the above benefits. Come join my Close to my Heart team today!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 34

This is my last Studio J layout in this series, I hope you've enjoyed checking out and learning all the things you can do with Studio J. I really encourage you to try it, remember it's free to play with it all you want, it only costs when you decide to have a layout printed and sent to you. Remember that it's much most cost effective to buy a 3 month or yearly membership so you can get the pages half price along with free page protectors and free shipping once a month. Give it a shot!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 33

With Studio J you can change the papers to 60 different colors PLUS adjust the intensity so that the pattern and/or color is just barely showing or turned up really high! Just another advantage...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 32

Now just look at this layout, the graphic nature of it just screams "this is not traditional scrapbooking" which is why I love it! Studio J makes this so simple to do, give it a try!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 31

The lacy decoration on this layout is actually a sticker that I have enlarged and cropped, easily, in Studio J. It's just yet another cool embellishment that you could play with should you decide to try Studio J. Remember, it's free to play, just click here and start.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 30

Yesterday I talked about mats, today I'm going to talk about not matting. With Studio J you have a choice and you can play with your photos until they are in the right place on your layout so no mat looks good! You can switch pictures around all you want and even rotate the entire layout to give yourself a whole new look. The possibilities are endless.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 29

I love mats! Ilove how they frame a picture just like it was on the wall. With Studio J you can mat your photos in 60 different colors and several different widths. There are ways to even double mat your pictures and mat your journaling too. Try it out!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 28

Borders are a category on the Studio J stickease section. They are premade but can be sized to your desire. Look how these borders over the sea turtles add so much to the page. It's just another aspect of Studio J to try.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 27

These photos were a problem for me. There was such a variety of colors in the pictures that I couldn't find a color combination that would work with everything. After trying many different paper sets I finally realized my best bet was to change some of the photos to black and white. With Studio J I can do that in less than a second. I just click on the picture and select color, sepia or black and white and instantly it's changed. Yet another advantage to this type of scrapbooking....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 26

Fonts are fun! With Studio J you have LOTS of choices. I loved being able to use this font which would emphasize the rocking and rolling of the boat we were on in the Galapagos. Like every other embellishment in Studio J, you can also change it to 60 different colors. What are you waiting for? Try Studio J out today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 25

Let's face it, sometimes we take way too many scenery pictures. They are beautiful but you don't want to use the full size photos. With Studio J, scenery photos are a snap, there are so many different templates in Studio J that can hold tons of pictures and, guess what? They automatically adjust the size of your photo for you. So, you can have all those pictures and not get rid of any of them! Try it RIGHT HERE!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 23

My sister's family must have some pigment in their eyes that really reflects light because whenever I take a picture of any of them, the pictures inevitably have red eye. Luckily, that's not a problem anymore because I can simply eliminate it with Studio J. I love that it has it's own photo editing program built in!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 22

The best reason to try Studio J still comes down to time. How many times have you said, "this year I will keep up with my scrapbooking?" Well, I do. When I have new photos I can immediately upload them into Studio J and within 20 minutes per layout, have them done, I still love traditional scrapbooking but now I feel caught up!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 21

The reason I like it when papers come in sets is so I don't have to go to the effort of matching colors. Studio J is based on the paper sets that Close to my Heart sells and has sold so everything is already planned out for me as far as which colors go perfectly together. I love it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 20

This little design just below the title is actually a stickease that I have cropped to fill in the background again. It's so easy to manipulate the various embellishments in Studio J to be just the size, color and in just the place you want them. Have you tried it yet?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 20

I'm late getting my Studio J layout today because I woke up with the flu. For the most part I spent the day on the couch which brings me to the reason to try Studio J for today. It's something you can do while lying on a couch suffering from the flu! After awhile you can only watch so many Judge Judy's, right? Studio J is only a laptop away!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Studio J Layout a Day - Layout 19

Are you a distressing addict like me? Ever since I saw a distressed piece of artwork for the first time, I was hooked. I was SO happy when I saw that I could add distressing to my Studio J layouts. Not only can I distress but there are several different ways to do it, sanding, inking edges, adding a stipple look, and I can distress in any of 60 colors. I'm in heaven!!