Friday, August 3, 2012

They're here!!!!

August has brought some exciting new products to the Stampin' Up! world!  Hard to know where to start, but I guess first is that the awesome new Holiday Mini is now available!  You can browse it online by clicking here.  There are so many great products (and product bundles!!!) in there . . . I especially love the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle.  I will be making the ornament on the cover of the mini (just been temporarily distracted by some scrapbooking projects that I recently rediscovered while cleaning out a bookshelf!):

I do, however, have another sneak peek for you of a card I created with the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle for a recent swap (the swap is still in process, so I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone . . . I'll show you the full card once the swap is complete!):

The other big news is the arrival of My Digital Studio 2 (also known as MDS2):

MDS2 has more design tools and is even easier to use that the original MDS!  For those who already have the awesome My Digital Studio software (and are in the U.S.), you have two options for updating your software.  You can purchase an upgrade for $19.95, which is a digital download.  Or, you can purchase the MDS2+ for $79.95, which is a full version of the software that comes with $500 in digital content.  To help you decide which option is best for you, you should check out the digital content that comes with MDS2+ by clicking here.

If you don't have the software yet, there is a free trial of MDS2 available!!! With the FREE trial, you’ll get:

  • Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
  • Full design functionality.
  • View content here.
  • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
  • Access to Stampin' Up!'s professional print services.
Once your trial period expires, you can simply contact me (or your demonstrator) to purchase the downloadable or disc version (coming soon!) of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio.   (You can choose between MDS2 for $39.95 or MDS2+ for $79.95, depending how much digital content you'd like to have!)

There are already some great training videos for the new functions available with MDS2.  You can check them out over on the training pages at (there are videos in the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Techniques sections for MDS2).  

And, to make digital crafting even sweeter, Stampin' Up! has 31% off digital for the 31 days of August.  There are 30 digital downloads plus one content disc included.  (To see the 31% off content items, please click here).  Plus, you can print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.   

So, it's a great time to get crafty digitally!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Holiday Mini or MDS2!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Michelle

P.S.  Be sure to check back in a little bit for a post with a video with some great ideas of things you can create with MDS2!

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