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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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http://yaphamason.com — I hope you will visit me there!)


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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!

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I mentioned a few posts ago how fun it was to be able to take My Digtal Studio with anywhere since it is on my laptop. Not only that, but I can even begin to scrapbook things before the trip is over! You have to love digital technology! I used this week’s Saturday Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411 to create a scrapbook page while I am still at the American Association of School Librarians conference! This week’s sketch:


Right across from the Convention Center in Charlotte is a beautiful green, with these amazing statues of books. My friend and colleague, Elisabeth and I wanted a picture in front of this. Luckily a kindly librarian passing by took a picture of us together.


It is amazing to me that I can still be at an event, and be actively creating a scrapbook about it. Every time I use My Digital Studio, I like it more and more!

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I found yet another great plus to using Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio. You can take it anywhere! I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina for the American Association of School Librarians conference. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have brought any stamping stuff with me, because it is too hard to figure out what I want to do, and how much to bring, and what if I don’t have time, etc, etc. But not this time! Nope! I simply loaded My Digital Studio on my laptop, and I can relax in the evenings by playing with it and creating a few pages! (I love that when you purchase MDS you are licensed to install it on two computers in the same home, so I can install it on both my desktop and laptop computer without a problem.)

I had some spare time this morning before I have to head out to the conference sessions, so I put together a scrapbook page for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. The colors are:


I used some pictures from last December, of my Dad and Eve building a hot air balloon out of her Mega Fort Builder set. I substituted Tempting Turquoise for the Taken with Teal, because the background paper I wanted to use was not available in Taken with Teal.  I’m very happy with the way it came out, and I may use it as one of the pages of the calender I am making for my parents for Hanukkah. (Another great feature of MDS — you can import pages from one project to another! It saves time and effort, no duplicating work!)


Happy Stampin’, whether it is real or virtual!

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I am so fortunate to be working with a wonderful woman in the library this year! She is amazing, and really went above and beyond to make the library a festive place for Halloween. The students loved it all month, and yesterday was a fantastic Halloween celebration. I used My Digital Studio to whip a quick scrapbook page commemorating how great it was. If you look closely at the top right hand corner of the picture, you can see some of the 100 witches’ hats that were hanging from the ceiling.


I’m going to print this out and give it to her on Monday. Have I mentioned how much I’m loving My Digital Studio? Don’t worry, I’ll keep telling you!

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You know what I love about My Digital Studio? Well, I’ll tell you… I love that not only can I make amazing scrapbook pages, not only can I make fabulous cards, but I can make a huge assortment of other digital items as well. Case in point, I made a super cute flyer for my Halloween buddy at work!

I told you last week how we are doing buddies at work, leaving fun little treats for each other. Well, I knew I couldn’t stamp anything for her (or she would know it was me), but I sure could print something on the computer! So I put this together in about 10 minutes, printed it out, and left it on her desk with one of those little pumpkins. So cute and easy!

Halloween Buddy-001

I love My Digital Studio! I’ll have more great projects to show you soon!

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My friend Andrea asked if I could help come up with some baby announcements for Jack. He was born in June, and she figured she better get the birth announcements out before the holiday cards. “Of course,” I answered, thinking what a great chance that would be for me to play around with the card making features of My Digital Studio. It was so easy and fun to do, I made two! These are both 5″x7″ cards.



If you chose to print them through Stampin’ Up, you can also add more pictures and text for the inside, which is where I would put all of the birth announcements details, and maybe even a picture of the whole family. Which one would you pick?

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