Wednesday, August 01, 2012

2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is live

The Holiday Catalog is now live! 

Place your orders on-line, any time!

Download a pdf version of the 2012 Holiday Catalog online.  This allows you to zoom up to see large size versions of the samples and products.  It is a large file, so give it a little time time to download completely.

New My Digital Studio (MDS2) is Here!

Video on many topics, as close as your computer key board.

View topics such as: 
  • Creating buttons for your blog using MDS,
  • Recoloring Design Series Paper in MDS2,
  • Recoloring  stamped images in MDS2.

MDS2 includes 75 new features so you'll be able to:
  • Design in Spreads
  • Create with custom canvas sizes
  • Add more than one color to a single stamp image
  • Change the color of designer papers or embellishments
  • Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp
  • See color combination suggestions
  • And much more...75 new features making designing easier!

My Digital Studio products

  • Software: MDS 2 and MDS 2+ are both available on a disc, so you can add them to any order. MDS 2+ is a fantastic value--not only do you get a digital designing program, but you also get over $500US/$650 CAN worth of digital content! The software is easy enough for the beginning designer, but robust enough for experienced digital designer, as well. Purchasing MDS 2 allows you to use Stampin' Up!'s professional print services--and a guaranteed color match with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors!

  • Collection Discs: You can purchase My Digital Studio collection discs. We have bundled digital versions of our most popular suites on a DVD--better yet, they're discounted at least 10 percent. These collection DVDs are compatible with any digital program, so digitally-minded users can have Stampin' Up! artwork no matter what design program they choose to use.

  • Hostess CDs: We have exclusive digital Hostess items in all our Stampin' Up! catalogs. These CDs contain exclusive artwork you can only get by hosting a party or placing an order for more than $150. You can can also use your Hostess Dollars to purchase the disc version of MDS 2 or MDS 2+.

  • You can access, a site dedicated to all things My Digital Studio, including training with tons of instructional videos, a forum to ask questions of other My Digital Studio users, a gallery with samples, and much more! You will be able to find all the help they need on

  • Choosing the best software option

    • MDS 2:  When you purchase MDS 2, you receive our full digital design software with a some functional content. You can view a complete list of MDS 2 content here. Customers who want to pick and choose their own digital content instead of a pre-selected package will enjoy this option.
    • MDS 2+: MDS 2+ is our MDS 2 software plus over $500 US/$650 CAN of digital content. You can view a complete list of the MDS 2+ content here. This is the most cost efficient option if you are new to digital designing. MDS 2+ is the best way to build up a digital content library for a very low price. This is an also an excellent option if you already own My Digital Studio, but want to build your download library.
    • MDS 2 Upgrade: (Download only) The MDS 2 Upgrade is for users who have already purchased My Digital Studio. They can upgrade to MDS 2 for the discounted price of $19.95 US/ $24.95 CA. The MDS 2 Upgrade does not include any digital content. This option is perfect for you if you already have My Digital Studio, and just want to access the 75 new design tools.
    • MDS 2 Trial:  (Download only) The MDS 2 Trial allows you to try MDS 2 free for 30 days. It includes $200 US/$250 CAN of digital content (including designer templates!) so they will be able to design projects for many different occasions during their trial period. Click here to see a list of digital downloads included in the trial. This is a great option for customers who are curious about digital, but aren't quite ready to buy the software yet.
    System Requirements
    Prior to installing My Digital Studio, ensure that your computer meets the following technical specifications:

    Computers running Microsoft Windows:
    • Windows 7, Vista or XP
    • Pentium 4, 1 GHz or better (1.6 GHz recommended) or comparable AMD processor
    • 1 GB RAM available (2 GB or more recommended), 2 GB required for Windows Vista users and Windows 7 users (1.5 GB or more recommended)
    • 16 MB video RAM (64 MB recommended)
    • Available hard disk space: 6GB minimum
    • DVD-ROM drive Computers running (Only required for My Digital Studio DVDs)
    • OS X 10.4.x or greater (with the latest Java update) Highly recommend 10.6.x or greater
    • G4 500 MHz or faster (G5 1 GHz or better recommended, PowerPC or Intel Mac)
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
    • 16 MB video RAM (64 MB recommended)
    • Available hard disk space: 6 GB minimum
    • DVD-ROM drive (Only required for My Digital Studio DVDs)
    • My Digital Studio does not run on IPads
    Other Requirements
    • QuickTime Player version 7.5 or higher (available at
    • Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher (1152 x 864 or higher recommended)
    • Internet connection: broadband connection with 512kbps download and 128kbps upload (1.5Mbps download and 768kbps upload or faster recommended)

    Recommended additional equipment
    • Printer
    • Digital camera

    If your wish list totals more than $99, sign up as a demonstrator to receive 20% discount on your future orders, and order $125 worth of products in your starter kit for only $99

    Order My Digital Studio 2+ as part of your customized starter kit!

    One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the great discount I get on all my products. I especially love receiving the discount on the My Digital Studio Print Products and downloads. I would love to tell you more about how you can receive this same discount.  During August, many print products and digital downloads are on sale.  Add these to your order for My Digital Studio!  See my previous blog post for details.

    Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to start your own home-based business. Every Starter Kit comes with a set of business supplies. Then, you get to choose up to $125 worth of either traditional or digital supplies to create your own customized kit valued at over $190.  Your cost is only $99.   Find out more here.

    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator


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