What is Studio J™, you ask?  It is just the easiest digital scrapbooking product around!  Simply click the Studio J™ logo above to reach my Studio J™ website.  Once there, upload your photos, choose your favorite Close To My Heart paper packet, choose the layout that works best for the number of photos you've chosen.....then embellish with stickease, buttons, ribbons, etc.   Here's a layout using the retired Vintage Travel papers which are still available via Studio J™!

Here's another layout using the exclusive to Studio J™ Hippity Hop papers.  Note that you see photo wells and journaling spots.  They can be moved, resized, etc.  And, one of the best features is you can insert a horizontal photo into a vertical photo well and it makes it the perfect size.  Same for vertical to horizontal!

 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 custom-printed 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!
Is Studio J™ easy to use?
Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:
uploading your photos;
choosing your desired themed kit;
selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;
and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
It’s super simple and extremely fun to use!
I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J™ use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments?
Of course! If you love Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J.
Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
Not at all! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to my 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!
Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
YES! You can create a customer profile at  which 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.
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 printing technology and archival-quality papers.
What is the price?
You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $6.95. Studio J layouts may also be ordered as part of a party order.


Remember Giggles & Grins?  It's now available through Studio J. 

     What are Express Collections?
In addition to creating your own custom layouts from scratch, we have just added Express Collections beta. This includes six    Express Collections you can use to quickly and easily create beautiful layouts. Each themed Express Collection includes 10 two-page coordinating, fully embellished layouts, plus a front and back page for your album, that are professionally designed and nearly complete—you simply drag in your photos and add your title and journaling! You can choose to create all 10 layouts plus the covers, or create just a few of the layouts in the collection. It’s up to you. Express Collections makes getting your photos off your camera card or computer and into gorgeous layouts faster than ever!

Do I have to create all the layouts in my chosen Express Collection?
No. You can create as many of them as you wish. You can even include layouts from different collections in one “project.” Or you can include in your project some layouts you’ve created from scratch and your Express Collections layouts. Talk about flexibility! Keep in mind that you do have to order prints by “project.”    

What is a JPG file and why would I want one?
You get free JPG files of your layout with each custom print they buy. You may also order just the JPG files for only $2.95. Getting the JPG file means you can download printable, high-resolution images—one of the left page, one of the right page—as well as a lower resolution thumbnail image of your entire layout. Use the hi-resolution images to print your layout now or in the future, or burn them to a CD to keep in your archive. The thumbnail is a great way to electronically share your beautiful layout with everyone—email it to a friend far away, post it on your Facebook wall, put it on your blog—the options are endless!


A Studio J® 5-pack, priced at $55, includes 5 two-page layouts, 5 Memory Protectors®, and free shipping and handling. It’s the perfect way to try out Studio J for the first time, and it makes a great gift!

How can I get a 5-pack?
5-packs are available at Gatherings, via EZ Invite
® online shopping, on CTMH® websites, or through the Idea Book.

What is the price of a 5-pack?
-packs are only $55. When you factor in shipping and handling, that’s a total savings of up to $17.95 off retail, plus you get free Memory Protectors®!

How many times can one 5-pack be used?
The 5-pack code may only be redeemed once and may not be split across multiple orders. If the customer orders fewer than 5 two-page layouts, remaining layouts are forfeited. If the customer orders more than 5 two-page layouts, shipping and handling remains free of charge for up to 20 layouts; however, additional layouts over 5 are charged at the lowest price the customer is eligible for. Additional layouts over 20 are subject to shipping and handling fees. 5-packs do not expire.

 If you have any questions, I am here to answer them. Email me at or call me at (518)636-7241.