Have you been wanting to play with My Digital Studio, but aren’t ready for the full commitment to buying it yet? I have great news for you! Now you can download it and use it for 30 days without buying it! The free trial comes with:

  • Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
  • Full design functionality.
  • Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
  • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets–and everything in between.
  • Access to our professional print services.

Once the 30-day free trial period is over, you can purchase the downloadable or disc version of the software to continue using it. You’ll simply open up the trial version you already have on your computer, and will be prompted to enter the product registration key you received after purchasing the software. (You’ll receive this key via e-mail if you purchase the downloadable version, and you’ll find it along with your shipped software if you purchase the disc version.) You can also sign up to be a demonstrator with the Digital+ Starter Kit — with the great discount during Sale-a-Bration, it’s a fabulous time to join!

My Digital Studio Express Trial FAQ

Q: How long can we take advantage of the My Digital Studio Express trial?
A: This is an ongoing offer. We want everyone to be able to try My Digital Studio.

Q: What digital content comes with the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
A: My Digital Studio Express includes one stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, 81 embellishments, 26 punches, and 5 designer templates. You can view a list of the included content here.

Q: What’s the difference between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express?
A: My Digital Studio Express is My Digital Studio software that you can download directly to your computer without having to wait for discs to be shipped to you. The program functionality is exactly the same as the disc version of the software with less digital content. (To see what content is included in My Digital Studio Express, click here.)  You can watch a quick video explaining the difference between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express here.

Q: Do I have to have access to the Internet to use the trial?
A: Yes.  You need access to the Internet both to place your order and to download the program.

Q: Can I get the My Digital Studio Express Trial on a disc?
A: No. The My Digital Studio Express Trial is only available as a download over the Internet. However, the file is not large, so even if you have a dial-up internet connection, you will still be able to download the program.

Q: How do I order the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
A: You can order My Digital Studio Express through my online store. You can order the free trial by itself, or  add it to an order with stamping supplies or digital downloads. If the My Digital Studio Express Trial is the only item you order, you will not be asked for any credit card or payment information. If you are a new customer, you will need to create an account.

Q: What are the system requirements to use My Digital Studio?
A: You can see the system requirements for My Digital Studio here.

Q: How do I use My Digital Studio?
A: We have several videos and resources available  on the training section of MyDigitalStudio.net that will help you learn how to use the program.

Q: Can I place a print order with the trial version?
A: Yes. You have full access to everything you can do in My Digital Studio for a full 30 days. This includes full designing functionality, printing, and the ability to purchase downloads.

Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Holiday Mix Décor Elements

One of the fabulous products in the Holiday Mini Catalog is this Holiday Mix Décor Elements.

It comes in your choice of four different colors — Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Black, and White. Stampin’ Up advertises it as containing the letters for “Joy,” “Snow,” and “Noel.” But surely there are other things that can be spelled with those letters… My friends over at Stampin’ Addicts and I put our heads together and came up with the following list of 65 (yes 65!) other words and phrases you can spell with one sheet of the Holiday Mix Décor Elements.

no lo (as in no lo contendere, but only a lawyer would love that one. . . .)
no se (Spanish for I don’t know. . . )
Ole (Old English)
Ole (Spanish)
only one

A big thank you to Holly for her amazing contributions to the list! Imagine what you could do with more than one sheet! Oh, and don’t forget these great wood blocks to put the letters on!

Thanksgiving Bag Topper

Here is a quick and easy Thanksgiving treat bag. It uses the single stamp, Gooble, Gobble, from the Holiday Mini Catalog.I love to use my Stampin’ Write markers to ink up these solid stamps in a variety of colors!

Stamps: Gobble, Gobble
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers (Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Small Cello Bags, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Sho

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crushed Curry Hanukkah Card

Only 24 days left until the first night of Hanukkah! Are you ready? Here’s another card to inspire you. It is one I made for a Stampin’ Addicts Holiday Mini Catalog swap.

Stamps: Let There be Light
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper
Other: Bashful Blue Brads

I’m trying to decide which color I prefer with the Hanukkah blues — Crushed Curry or Summer Sun? What do you think?

I’m Certified!

MDS_certifiedWhoo-hoo! I’m certified! (No, no, not certifiable, that would be entirely different.) I am pleased to report that I am officially certified in Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio papercrafting software. What does that mean? Well, it means that I have successly completed the webinars and quizzes from Stampin’ Up, as well as created projects in each of the different My Digital Studio design types. This includes cards, scrapbook pages, calendars, and multimedia projects.

This software is fantastic. It uses the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in Stampin’ Up’s current product line, but you never have to worry about running out! You can print your creations at home, send them to Stampin’ Up’s professional print service, or simply keep them as digital art. Imagine a digital frame constantly rotaing through your beautiful scrapbook pages! Stampin’ Up’s printer has specially calibrated their inks to be exact matches to Stampin’ Up’s colors. This means you can create “hybrid” pages, and add matching embellishments.

I am pleased to offer a complimentary  one-on-one My Digital Studio class to anyone who purchases the software from me. Interested in seeing it first? I’ve got it on my laptop, and I’m happy to show you this exceptional software!

More information about My Digital Studio is available on my Stampin’ Up Website. And don’t forget, My Digital Studio is part of the Holiday Gift Giving Guide. This means you can choose one FREE Décor Elements (up to a $16.95 value) if you purchase it by January 4th.

Want it cheaper? Through November 30, get 50 percent off My Digital Studio when you host a $400 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10 when you host a $250 workshop. Contact me today to schedule your workshop!