It’s true, I love to travel and enjoy new adventures. It’s also true that I take a lot of photographs along the way. I like to capture the moment, as well as all of the things that give that particular place it’s own special flavor. Are you the same way? If so, that means you probably have a lot of pictures from your summer adventures already, and it’s only mid-July.
So where have you been this summer? I just got home from Southern California, Disneyland to be exact, where I enjoyed the amazing Close To My Heart Annual Convention…and a couple of days at the Disney Parks, too. I’m getting my photos ready to put all of those magical moments into my next album.
Before Disneyland, my last travels were to Hawaii where I enjoy some wonderful island adventures and a stay at the Disney Aulani Resort for a trip that I earned with Close To My Heart. Naturally, I took bunches of photos.
The scrapbook I’m working on for Hawaii is turning out to be a combination of classic scrapbook pages and scrapbook pages that I made online using Studio J. I do enjoy paper crafting, so I’ll always do the classic “cut the paper, glue things together, and embellish” sorts of layouts. However, I am really loving how Studio J is helping me complete my stories and preserve the memories a little faster.
Studio J has been perfect for vacations and events where I have a lot of photos, a bigger story to tell, or I want to make copies of my pages to share with family and friends. Not only do I use it to make actual scrapbook layouts, I also use it to print my photos in just the right sizes for my classic scrapbook pages. It’s quick, easy, and I can still creatively personalize the pages as much as I want to.
Would you like to see a couple of pages that I’m getting ready to put in my Hawaii album?
Let’s start with a couple of layouts designed completely in Studio J. I love how easy it is choose papers, colors, size pictures, add journaling, and embellish the pages. It really is as simple as upload the photos, drag and drop…no complicated computer stuff.
Oh…on a side note, I forgot that these pages have white base, so it’s a little hard to tell from these pictures where each page ends. I think you’ll get the idea, though. Just look for the edges of papers or ribbons to help see the spaces.
These next pages show you how I used the photo Expression Collection in Studio J to print 12″ x 12″ pages full of nothing but photographs. The photos can be any size, including everything from a 1″ x 1″ to a 12″ x 12″ and any combination in between. Not only can I make the pictures the right size, but I can change the direction of the photo, make the subject larger, and even edit or journal right on the print. Gone are the days of cropping a photo with a paper trimmer and not getting it quite the right size. And the color is fantastic, too.
When the pages arrive, I simply cut them apart and attach the photographs to my classic scrapbook pages. Here are what a couple of the classic scrapbook pages look like after I added some of the pictures you see shown above.
Looking at these pages definitely makes me smile. This Hawaii trip was fabulous. My daughter and I had such a wonderful time there and we will enjoy revisiting our fun-filled days through the pages in this album.
By the way…just curious. Did you notice that the Studio J scrapbook layouts and the classic scrapbook layouts use the same Background & Texture Paper patterns? It’s true. I used “Hopscotch” in both. Studio J is designed to coordinate with all of the Close To My Heart paper packets so you can mix and match pages in your albums while still having everything coordinating. Love it!
If you haven’t tried Studio J, I highly recommend it. It’s free to use. You can go in and create pages just for fun to see how it all works. You do not have to purchase anything until you finish a layout that you would like to have printed. There is no better time than right now to jump in, whether you want to scrapbook full layouts online or just get some perfectly sized photos printed for pages you already have in the works. It’s great. AND….
Between now and July 31 a two-page layout is only $5.
Try Studio J and catch up on some of your travel adventures, family reunions, and summertime fun. Click here to go to Studio J on my website and see how easy it is to create online. Which also kind of makes it a perfect way to scrapbook as you travel. You don’t need any of your extra crafting supplies…just your pictures from the day and wi-fi. Hmmm…so many possibilities.
If you have questions, contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.
I’m off to make some Studio J layouts with my Disneyland pictures. I’ll share them with you as soon as I’m finished. Enjoy your day.