When I read this week's Heart 2 Heart http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/ challenge, I immediately thought of that adorable page seen in the Spring/Summer Idea Book, page 115. Or click on the following link to see. http://www.closetomyheart.com/en/Products/myctmh_Idea_Book.aspx?i=CB33&c=1&mw=1
While many others had the same idea and created beautiful pages, I had a few problems. First, I wanted to created a 2 page layout. What design would complement the original page? Secondly, how would this page fit into a scrapbook? Would it be too bulky and heavy? And last of all, where in the world would I find such a colorful array of buttons? I don't nearly have that many on hand...and I think I would have a hard time putting that many on one page.
Never fear....Studio J is here. Check out the cute layout I created on Studio J using the inspiration from the idea book. I found the design that matched the page seen in the book and it already had a second page paired with it that looked great! There was really no thinking involved. I added in the color hue of orange and yellow to tie in the yellow from the flowering forsythia plant the kids were standing by. I like how it brightens up the layout. Studio J doesn't have clear buttons, but I used a "Stickease" embellishment to add a heart in a coordinating color.
The second page is pretty simple, but connects nicely with the first page with a few simple bright buttons and butterflies.
I was happy to recreate this page on Studio J and was happy with the endless possibilities and endless use of embellishments. That is what's great about Studio J. You pay one set price and can add as many embellishments to it with no extra cost. Awesome! I am looking forward to adding this layout to my scrapbook. All the look with no extra bulk.
If you would like to learn more about Studio J visit my website at http://www.mnmscrapbooking.myctmh.com/ and click on the the "Studio J Online Scrapbooking" button to sign up for a free account and experiment with this wonderful online tool.