We were taking a break from our long car ride (17 hours over 2 days - We had camped the night before, but have literally outgrown our tent!). The garden visit was a spur of the moment decision. I had had a migraine for
My husband (aka, Dad) stayed in the car with the dogs and napped for the first part, then I had doggie time. We had to keep the a/c on for them. The rest of us embarked on our adventure armed with 2 cameras (Lisa's soon ran out of battery), a sketch book and much enthusiasm.
Now back home in Michigan, with so many great photos to choose from, I knew this was my time to rock Studio J. Huh?
Studio J is the easiest level of scrap booking Close to my Heart has to offer. It's a wonderful user-friendly digital scrap booking program on the web. My consultant, Carolyn Johnston, who has been my art therapist these past 2 years (my name for her) took me through the program a year ago and it was very straight forward and sooo much fun. But then, even though I had a membership, I didn't follow through and make my free layouts because I had to make a certain number each month. I can't explain it, but I would look at the calendar and know that I only had a week or I would lose those layouts, and then the days would count down from there and it would be a new month. It was a strange kind of pressure that just didn't work for me. What was the best way to use those free layouts? Which photos should go into them, another month gone. Crazy, right? Now the program has been revamped and there is no time restraint. So, now that I can just buy a 5 pack (5 layouts - 10 pages), or order any number with free .JPGs, or even order just the .JPGs, that pressure just disappeared. I know, weird. (Let me add that I got a year of Studio J membership when I became a consultant, so I wasn't really out any money, but I'm still weird!)
You can try this out at any time. Just go to studioj.com upload some photos and play. You don't have to buy your finished layout. Warning: You are most certainly going to want your finished layout!!
Now, with the perfect project and no pressure, this is what I came up with for my very first layout:
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You should see it on my 22" monitor!!