I am also one of those scrapbookers who love the how-to-patterns available through Close to My Heart and which can be purchased on MY SITE.
Currently, I am working with Reflections, one of my favorite pattern guides. However, cutting out the perfect odd size photo from readily available print sizes is not always easy.
I have the solution. Use Studio J for printing photos. I currently have three layouts planned from one 2-page layout of pictures.
These layouts are going to use 8x8, 1.75x1.75, 5.5x5.5, and 3x3 images. (All images are measured in inches.) I don't have to worry about whether or not a particular photo will work. I've placed the photos in the correct sizes and these will print very nicely. While I am waiting on the photos to arrive I will make the layouts. I'll trim the photos, add to layouts, embellish and journal and add to album. How easy is that? Now I can make full use of the wonderful how-to-patterns created by Close to My Heart.
Stock up on your favorite paper packs and how-to-patterns, all available on MY SITE.