I love the new EXPRESS COLLECTIONS. The layouts start with (almost) finished layouts, and you can drag and drop your photos, just like 'regular' Studio J...but you don't have to mess with it too much, because they're already so cute! Sometimes 'complete freedom' is just too much work -- kind of like that fancy phone that you (I) have -- that I only know how to use 5% of the functionality -- you know, for making phone calls, sending texts and taking pictures.
Express Collections lets you still make cute pages without all the pressure of changing this, that and the other thing. I like that! (I can make a 2-page layout in a few minutes instead of a lot of minutes.) Here's some of the creations I made from our Alaska Scrapbooking Cruise:
This "paper" is the online exclusive "Little Man" digital paper.
I'm planning on adding Flip Flaps on top of the square pictures. So easy!!
In case you're still wondering - let's ask Close To My Heart: What are Studio J Express Collections??
You can even try Studio J for FREE -- just create an account, log in, play with it, and if you like what you created, you can order it. If not, just let it go (eventually it will expire and disappear into the sunset).
It's super reasonable - just $6.95 per TWO-page, custom-printed layout. That's just $3.48 PER PAGE!! And when you buy the (printed) 12x12 layout (they mail it to you), you ALSO get the jpg of your scrapbooking creation. Or you can just order the jpg for just $2.95. (In case you already have a 12x12 printer or you're going to have someone else (Costco) print it for you.) Cool!
Wanna try it? Check it out here! Have fun! Let me know what you think.