With over 20 years experience as a public school teacher, Amy Ulen brings her passion for helping others discover their full potential to the art of memory keeping. As a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Amy conducts scrapbooking workshops—both paper and digital—in person and online. In addition to being a Studio J cheerleader, Amy enjoys creating digital pages and elements in Photoshop. When she isn’t scrapbooking, Amy can be found reciting Shakespeare, attending Star Trek conventions, reading Young Adult novels, or spending far too much time on the computer.
According to gizmodo.com, 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook daily. While sharing photos online may allow far away friends to keep in touch, digital photo albums lack the charm and personal touch of the scrapbooks you might remember from your childhood. In this lesson, Amy Ulen of Studio Scrapping discusses the myriad of reasons why you should preserve memories by digital scrapbooking: it’s cheaper, faster and easier than traditional scrapbooking.
Digital Scrapbooking is quick, easy, mess free, and fun—which is why you’ve decided to begin using Studio J! Now get acquainted with the Studio J site (membership is no longer required), as Amy walks you through the process of creating a user account, the terms of conditions of their services, and the login and site features. Once you are familiar with this website, your digital scrapbooking abilities and creativity will be limitless, and you can begin saving special memories.
Make a scrapbook without the hassle of real papers and scissors! Studio Scrapping offers this introduction to creating digital scrapbooks online with studioj.com using Close To My Heart designs. Learn about the website's help features, how to upload photos, select and edit a design, and customize your embellishment and color kits. It's a new 21st century way to preserve old memories!
If you’ve been digital scrapbooking using Studio J for a little while or a long time, you may have some questions concerning formatting your journal text, selecting and changing backgrounds, and customizing the page to your specifications. In this lesson, Amy from Studio Scrapping answers these questions. She also demonstrates how to create your own title after you’ve deleted the title space provided for you on a page, how to change the finish on your cardstock background, and more!
Before you save your finished digital scrapbook layout and add it to your shopping cart, make sure that you are taking advantage of all of Studio J’s features. In this lesson, Amy from Studio Scrapping demonstrates the difference that the Remove Blemish, Toothbrush, Glare, and Wrinkle tools can make—after all, if you want your images to contain good memories, it makes sense to edit them. By editing, you can eliminate any sensitive issues that might prevent your hard work from being enjoyed).
As the saying goes, you cannot know where you are going without knowing where you’ve been. So preserve the past while making it accessible in an online scrapbook that can be printed at your convenience. In this lesson Amy Ulen of Studio Scrapping teaches you how to use Photoshop Elements to create titles for your scrapbook pages (Amy creates her scrapbook using Studio J, but the Photoshop principles she teaches can be applied to any project). Scrapbooking was never faster, easier, or so good-looking.
Want to make the photos in your digital scrapbook really pop? Learn accent pictures by creating and layering photo mats! Amy Ulen teaches you how to mat to your heart's content with Close to My Heart digital scrapbooking. Regular mats make frames that cut into your photos, so learn how to use journaling boxes as an alternative. The lesson also covers changing background colors, rotating pictures, and using mats as backgrounds for entire pages.
It's party time in your digital scrapbook- and you're hanging up the decorations! Amy Ulen teaches you how to create banners in Close to My Heart online scrapbooks. Learn the tricks for making penant-shaped text boxes, creating realistic stitching for your banner's string, and adding a photo mat or border for each flag.
There are no limits with this No Limits scrapbook layout! Studio Scrapping teaches you how to work with the True Friends frames on Studio J's Close to My Heart digital scrapbooking. See all of the latest features on the site, some sample projects, and get ideas for three dimensional embellishments that can be added once your scrapbook is printed and delivered.
Do you enjoy digital scrapbooking but feel confined by the inflexibility of certain templates? If so, this lesson from Amy Ulen of Studio Scrapping with Amy is for you. Discover the quick and easy to use “No Limits” digital scrapbooking pattern from Studio J, and learn how quickly you can make beautiful layouts from existing .png files, and how to customize your layout by adding or changing background patterns for the layout and text boxes. “No Limits” puts digital scrapbooking in the fast lane.
Want to make a fun new look for your digital scrapbooking that's reminiscent of your school days? Studio Scrapping teaches you how you can create clipping masks in Photoshop, then load those pictures into Studio J for this graph paper design. Learn how to load any .png file into a Studio J layout, then create text boxes and fill them with paper to color your transparent figures and add delightful accents to your graph paper scrapbook page.
Do you love that digital scrapbooking Studio J is easy and mess-free, but feel frustrated by the flat look of your title texts? Studio Scrapping teaches you a neat trick for adding 3D effects to any text. See how you can use additional text boxes to add highlights and shadows to create the illusion of a light source shining on three-dimensional letters.