Tag: scraplift

LOAD #21

Like I said yesterday, I’m a huge fan of the exclusive True Friend kit in Studio J!  These frames are so fun.  You can watch the video tutorial below to see how I created this layout.  If you click on over to the Freebies page, I’ve even provided the layered PSD files so you can […]

LOAD #20

I seriously can’t believe that I haven’t played with the new, True Friend, kit is Studio J until today!  It is AWESOME!!!  As soon as I saw the hybrid layout on page 12 of the new Idea Book at convention, I knew I wanted to recreate it.  Yet, I never bothered looking at the rest […]

What I learned from Stacy Julian today.

When signing up for Stacy Julian’s Twelve at Big Picture Classes, I was excited and apprehensive about the prospect of taking 12 photos on the 12th of each month during the year 2012.  My doubt stemmed from the fact that my life is really boring.  Trust me, this is not a complaint…I love my life!  […]

Why I’m Thankful for Studio J #25—Layers

Like our classic layouts, Studio J lets us layer papers and embellishments to create clusters that enhance the visual impact of our layouts.  The key to successful layering is the right-click button on your mouse!  Right clicking allows you to send items to the front or back of your layout.  You may also send items […]

Why I’m Thankful for Studio J #23–Studio J Art Department

I’m really thankful that Close To My Heart has such amazingly creative people working in their Art Department.  I so look forward to scraplifting the layouts they post on the Studio J blog, Studio J splash page and in the Idea Book.  The Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book includes a Studio J layout for every paper […]

Creating Stitched Patterns on Cardstock Tutorial

The Close To My Heart Art Department created this darling layout to advertise the June Free-for-All special and lots of people want to recreate the look.  This video shows you how to use My Stickease as a guide for stitching a pattern, crop/resize borders to get a perfect scallop edge, add extra matting to a […]

CTMH Studio J Tutorial #16 (Stitching Patterns)

[svp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqsfTCBp1z4[/svp] Creating Stitched Patterns on Cardstock! Welcome to Studio Scrapping with Amy! In this video, I scraplift a design from the CTMH art department using stitching to create a pattern on cardstock. I also show you how to crop/resize borders to get a perfect scallop edge, add extra matting to a focal photo, modify the […]

CTMH Studio J Tutorial #13 (Confessions of a Scraplifter)

[svp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CAXb2O1YTw[/svp] Confessions of a Studio J Scraplifter! Welcome to Amy’s Creative Corner! In this video, I admit my deep, dark secret…I’m a scraplifter! I’ll show you how Close To My Heart makes me look creative when I’m really not! I walk you through viewing the Idea Book online. We take a look at the Studio […]


I went classic style for today’s Layout a Day!  The challenge was to focus on photography and create a layout with a photo that tells the story…no journaling!  As I’m in a bit of a journaling mood, this was actually a real challenge.  Yet, once I remembered this photo…I’ve been wanting to scrapbook it since […]

1st Order as a Studio J Member!

I’m so excited about my Studio J Membership!  I just ordered four layouts (8 pages total) for 1/2 off with FREE shipping, FREE page protectors, and FREE JPG files for the web and for printing.  Studio J membership seriously rocks! Although one of the main goals of Studio J is to do layouts quickly, I […]