Sunday, July 15, 2012

Studio J Updates

It was announced at Convention that there are several changes to our online digital scrapbooking program – Studio J.  Perhaps the biggest announcement was the fact that we are phasing out memberships! EVERYONE will now have access to ALL the fabulous content within Studio J! Don’t worry, if you’re like me and have a membership, CTMH is taking care of us too!

Starting July 12 all Studio J kits and patterns will be available to all users, regardless of membership status. Those “Members Only” flags will come down for good, opening up previously exclusive content to anyone who checks out Studio J. Even better, the non-member price for layouts is being slashed from $13.00 to $6.95! On top of that, non-members will now be able to download JPEGs with every print order, as well as having the option of placing separate orders for JPEGs for only $2.95.  There will be no more free shipping, BUT shipping is VERY reasonable at only $5.95 for a box of up to 50 layouts! I know this will help me out tremendously since I always had more than my allotted 20 layouts for free shipping.

There are minimum and maximum layouts for Studio J orders. You must order a minimum of 4 layouts (a layout is 2-12x12 pages). The maximum is 50 layouts.

Those who currently have a Studio J membership are eligible for our transitional Member Bonus Program, as follows:

Existing Benefits Period: All existing member benefits will continue as is through September 30, 2012, or until your membership expires, whichever comes first. This includes free shipping for one order per month of up to 20 layouts, current pricing, and free Memory Protectors®.

Free Layouts: As a token of our appreciation, on October 1, 2012, your Studio J account will be credited with 1 free layout for each month remaining on your membership as of July 1, 2012, including partial months. For example, if your membership is scheduled to expire November 4, 2012, you'll receive 5 free layouts: one each for July, August, September, October, and November. If your membership expires at any time during July 2012, you will receive 1 free layout credited to your account on October 1, 2012.

In addition to all this great news about Studio J’s increased accessibility, you’ll be delighted to know that even more new content is coming, particularly our Express Collections Beta: 6 gorgeous collections of 10 professional-looking, coordinating layouts for quick and easy album creation!

ExpressCollections

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! (The beta period runs July 12 - September 1.)  You do have the ability to delete certain content, add journaling, and change colors. Imagine have a complete album done in about an hour! 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.”

And guess what? Studio J layouts now count towards Hostess Rewards and can be a part of your Hostess Rewards! How AWESOME!

What are you waiting for? Log in to Studio J now and start playing! You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories.™

Contact me to schedule your own 30 minute Studio J class and we’ll get you started!

Until next time...
Debra

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