Studio J

Sunday, July 31, 2011

All new posts will be on my new blog

This blog has moved...

I have created a new blog at

visit there for any new ideas, inspiration and secret missions. :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June's Studio J "Love Your Layout"

Having fun playing with Miracle? Try it digitally and you can download a free .jpg (you can also create a free account if you don't already have one).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Ganga" Deal of the Week!

Attention shoppers: this will be a new feature on my blog. I have been bitten by the coupon bug. :)

I have discovered that if I save my Sunday paper's coupon insert I can match up the big sales at the store with the older coupons and get FREE stuff! (Or extremely cheap stuff.)

This week (5/29-6/4/11) you can get the OFF Clip On starter kits for only $3 each at Walgreen's. (Regularly $9.99 each)

These are the newish product from OFF that you clip onto your clothing and it emits the OFF "smell" to repel mosquitoes and you don't have to spray that gunk on your skin!

I get GIGANTIC welts from those pesky critters and HATE mosquitoes!!!!!! So this is an exciting deal. Here's how:
Go to B1G1Free .com (just click on that link) I am not sure how long it will be active so do it NOW!

Print 2 of the Buy 1 Get 1 Free OFF clip on coupons. (say that 3times fast)

Take the coupons to Walgreen's where the OFF starter kit is on sale for $7.99/ea. Get 4 starter kits.
Get the Walgreen's June in store coupon booklet where there is a $1 off coupon for any OFF product (also good for Raid) Your total for you order after your coupons will be $12 with tax!

That is only $3 EACH for the kit. Woo hOO!!! you just scored your first GANGA deal. Keep posted each Sunday or Monday for my GANGA deal of the week. :) Feel free to share your super coupon deals in the comments.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Love your layout with Studio J

Close to My Heart has created fun videos to show some Studio J techniques. In the first one you learn how to add a mat to a photo in order to highlight the picutre, use the Quick Title Tool and how to layer Stickease using the software. Watch the first Love your Layout video here it is only about 3 minutes!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the techniques!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Studio J Boot Camp Rock(s)!

I had the privilege of attending Studio J Boot Camp this week in Salt Lake City and learned a TON of new techniques for online memory preservation. Oh yes and it was sooooo fun and felt a bit like boot camp after that first day of 15 hours in front of the are the gorgeous (if I do say so myself) results:

Above we layered the title. These pages show Oliver, Eloise and Xander exploring the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson..."What? They had to get water out of the ground?!"

Above we are all at Agua Linda Farms in Amado, AZ looking for pumpkins, flowers and all things fall.

Above Eloise and Oliver had their faces painted at the mall on family day and were sooooo proud of the disguise.

Above are photos taken a year ago when Scarlet was born...last Mother's Day in fact! That is my brother, sister in law and baby Scarlet. My parents and the kids and I are in the smaller photos.

Above are the title page and the back page for the the photos don't necessarily match. What fun rain in desert can be.

Above we are back at Agua cool is that picture with the hay stack mountain! Easy technique; just drop your photo into the wells same picture 4 photo wells, then increase the size of each one to at least 200% adjust the position and sit back to appreciate your mad artistic skills! :)

The kids first Build A Bear experience (all cell phone pictures)!

Can you guess which kit this is???? ALL the colors have been changed. Had to have Chocolate to highlight our trip to Gilbert Chocolates at Ackerson Lake. Leave a comment with your guess and I can send a goodie to the winner!

The princess Eloise had fun with the baby frogs last fall. Don't worry we always washed our hands thoroughly after each frog find!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Studio J Bootcamp

Today I am in Utah, impatiently awaiting the start of bootcamp. :)

We will be learning the ins and outs of using this software and I will have sooooo many cool tips to teach when I return.

Stay tuned for pictures of the layouts, video tutorials and more studio scrapbooking fun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Layered Flower Technique Blog Hop

Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop. In case you are stopping here first, here is how it works. 11 of us are highlighting the "Layered Flowers Technique from page 7 in the Sping/Summer 2011 Idea Book. The hop is a great big circle so you can begin anywhere and just follow the links back to where you started. (If you would like to go to the page where everyone's blog addresses are listed go to Debi Barber's blog. If you found me from Carol Harris' blog you are in the right loop! ;) Although this is called the Layered FLOWER technique I am in love with this peacock stamp set so I altered the technique a smidge and tried it with feathers. Hope you are inspired.

If you are interested in the details keep reading otherwise you can hop on over to Heather Martin's blog Heather's blog and find another way to utilize this technique. Be sure to leave a comment here before you go and let me know what you think of my adaptation of this technique and happy hopping.

To create this look I masked the base image and stamped onto the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" white daisy cardstock. Next I used a seperate piece of cardstock and stamped the image again in crystal blue and again in sweet leaf. I trimmed the image leaving only the body and feathers for the successive layers.

I then used a craft knife to carefully cut around the oval shaped feathers on the peacock's body on the top two layers. Once I finished trimming I curled the edges and inked the edges to create a crisp edge.

Once I was satisfied with the layers I used Tombow adhesive to tape the images onto each other. Last I added tiny sparkles in blues and greens for the eyes and "eyes" of the feathers.

To make a card like this you need:

D1438 Circle of Love Stamp Set

D1472 Simple Memories Stamp Set

X7133b Miracle Level 2 Paper pack

Z2153 Sweet Leaf and Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pads

Z1327 Sparkles - Blue and Green Assortment

Here are some pictures of the basic technique:

Thanks for stopping by. Please continue on to Heather's Blog and see how Heather has used this fun technique.