Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday with Studio J

I've been on a roll creating layouts in Studio J - Close To My Heart's online digital scrapbooking studio. I'm going to be sharing some of my creations here every Sunday. Since this is the first of my "Sunday with Studio J" posts, today I'm going to show you step-by-step how I created this layout. This is my daughter at cheer camp. Isn't she CUTE?!?!

Step 1 - Upload Photos
The first step when starting out in Studio J is to upload your photos. If you're new to Studio J and you want to find out more about how to get started, check out these helpful tutorials

Step 2 - Choose your paper
The theme at cheer camp was pink zebra print, so of course I chose the NEW Roxie paper kit because it includes pink and zebra print. So perfect. All of the papers in our current Idea Book/Catalog are also available in Studio J.

Step 3 - Choose your pattern
I had 5 pictures that I wanted to include, so I narrowed my choices by selecting the 5-photo layouts option from the drop down menu in the upper right. I chose the Monologue pattern.

Step 4 - Choose a Kit Mix
Studio J automatically gives six options for mixing papers in the layout pattern you have chosen. I usually try to pick one that has the most colors that work for my photos. You can change any of the papers in the layout later. I chose Kit Mix 3.

Step 5 - Personalize and Add Photos
I knew I wanted zebra print, so I simply clicked on the zebra print design under the Paper tab on the left  and dropped that pattern onto the plaid pattern, which changed it to zebra print. I also changed the background card stock color (Colonial White) to the lightly hatched paper. The same works for the photos. Click the "Photos" tab on the left and then just drag and drop the photos to white spaces with a big "X" in the layout. Once the photos are in the layout, select them individually to see options for resizing, repositioning and matting. I matted all of the photos and the journaling box.

Step 6 - Embellishments
Next, I colored the ribbons and buttons. Simply select them and use the pop-up menu for your changes. I also added "My Stickease" images to accent several photos and the journaling box. The title is also created with My Stickease. Again, it's as simple as dragging and dropping the images onto your layout. The My Stickease stickers can be resized as well.

Once again, here's the final product, which only took me about 30-40 minutes. Perfect solution for busy moms!

To order the layouts you create, click the "Buy Project" button at the bottom right and follow the instructions. Your order will arrive as two 12x12 photo prints, ready to be slipped into your scrapbook album page protectors. 

There is no charge to you until you place an order. You can login to Studio J  to try it out and play free of charge. If you would like more information or help creating in Studio J, I would love to hear from you. 

Thanks and happy creating!


Pamela OConnor said...

LOVE this Studio J layout! Great job and thanks for sharing the details.

Juliana said...

Great details and easy to follow tutorial. Love the way you used the Roxie kit. Looks Great!