Friday, April 30, 2010

Studio J now available!!

I mentioned Monday that Studio J would be available starting Tuesday... and it IS!!  I meant to post this sooner but first I had issues with the disk I'd saved the photos on and then my nearly one year old had surgery this morning!  It's nothing serious by any means but there were still preparations to be made and now he's sleeping peacefully in his bed!
At any rate- here's the details on Studio J-  *** PS  If you want to skip the details... scroll to the end of the post to see my Studio J layouts!***  Check out how you can be entered to win some FREE CTMH product too!

General Information

How does Studio J work?
Studio J is online design software that allows users to create custom-printed two-page layouts for 12" x 12" albums. Customers need only create an account, then log in to Studio J and start designing layouts! You can create and immediately purchase your layouts, or you can save them for later completion and purchase. Studio J is intuitive and easy to use; there are just five easy steps to creating a beautiful layout:

1.  Upload photos.
2.  Choose the desired themed kit.
3.  Select an exclusive layout pattern.
4.  Add photos, embellishments, title, and journaling.
5.  Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album .

Accessing Studio J

Where do customers go to access Studio J?
Studio J is accessible to customers through my secure MyCTMH Tier II website.  Click here to go see for yourself how easy and FUN it is to use STUDIO J!

More info:
Do I need to load any software on my computer to use Studio J?

No. You only need an active Internet connection and a web browser with the Adobe® Flash Player Plug-in. Most computers come pre-loaded with Adobe Flash so you probably already have it on your computer. Studio J prompts you if you need to update your browser plug-in. We also strongly recommend a high-speed connection for the smoothest performance.

Is there a user’s guide available for Studio J?
Once you’ve logged in to Studio J, click on the “Help” tab. You’ll find information on every aspect of the Studio J tool. You can read through the topics or use the “Search” button to hone in on a specific subject. You can also access the Help file by going to

Once I’ve created my layouts, how do I get them from my computer into my albums?
When you’ve completed your projects, add them to your cart, follow the approval process, and check out. A few days later, you’ll receive a package containing your layouts produced in true 12" x 12" size, ready to be slipped into your Memory Protectors® and albums.

Can I print my layouts from a personal printer?
No. When you purchase projects, Close To My Heart processes them using top-quality silver-halide processing and then mails them directly to you.

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.

Can I create layouts without buying them?
Yes, but images and artwork are only stored in your account for 90 days without a purchase. Making any type of Studio J purchase keeps your active projects in your account for another 90 days, and purchased projects remain in your account for one year following purchase.


What is the price of a custom-printed layout?
During the limited-time introductory offer, the price per two-page layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN.

Are there incentives for ordering large quantities in a single purchase?
With our special introductory offer, you can receive free Memory Protectors and free shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase as follows:

**For 5–9 layout purchases: Customers receive a pack of 5 clear Memory Protectors free!
**For 10–20 layout purchases: Customers receive free shipping/handling plus a free pack of 5 Memory   Protectors for every 5 layouts in their order.

Shipping Details:
 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:
Destination Carrier Price
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

Is there a minimum purchase requirement to order?
No. Customers can order as few as one two-page layout, or as many layouts as they like. There is no limit!

What is the smallest and largest size order that I can purchase?
All orders must be ordered as “projects.” You can decide what constitutes a “project”: it may be a single layout of a birthday, or a group of 20 layouts from a European vacation! You are not limited to the number of layouts within each project.

Doesn't is all sound fantastic!!!  It IS!! Here are two of the 3 layouts I've completed so far- I forgot to save a photo of the 3rd on my computer!

Visit my website to try Studio J for yourself...  Leave a comment here on Studio J- everyone who does will be entered in a drawing to win a free prize pack!  The pack will be a surprise and will include a few new items from the Summer 2010 Idea Book!!  Leave your comment by Tuesday May 4th to be entered!

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