Have you had a chance to try digital scrapbooking and crafting yet?
There have been different options out there for a while and last year Stampin’ Up! came out with their own option – My Digital Studio. I hadn’t done much digital crafting but I loved the idea of “hybrid scrapbooking” where you create a page and them print it out and add more layers, buttons, ribbon, or whatever else you want. So, I decided to give it a try and boy was it fun!
This was a layout I made for their contest last year – except I submitted it an hour too late last time. Oops!
Now it’s your chance to win!
Well, they’ve announced a new My Digital Studio contest where 6 people will win $400 in My Digital Studio downloads and another 4 people will win $100 in My Digital Studio downloads! You have until October 15th to submit your favorite scrapbook page and card to be eligible to win.
You can check out all the contest details here and if you want to see some more samples or learn more about My Digital Studio, there is a whole site filled with inspiration and information called www.mydigitalstudio.net.
So, why try My Digital Studio?
If you haven’t tried digital crafting or My Digital Studio, I thought I’d share what I like about MDS.
- So many project options! Cards, scrapbook pages, photo books, multimedia presentations, calendars, journals, and even export your projects for use in things like web page designs, newsletters, business cards, and any other project you can imagine! (Its what i used for my blog design and gift certificates)
- Digital Downloads can be used in TONS of software programs including Photoshop, Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office products, PaintShop Pro, Corel Draw, as well as My Digital Studio
- Send to a professional printer straight from the program…PLUS the printer has been set up to perfectly match Stampin’ Up!’s color palatte. So, if you are like me and like making hybrid pages, you know that your Old Olive ribbon at home will match the digital version of the Old Olive paper on your layout.
- Get access to retired stamp images and paper patterns for a fraction of the price! They keep bringing back some of our old favorites and so if you missed a stamp set, you can get a digital version of many of them. Then print it out to use on your home projects or use it in your digital projects.
- Digital downloads and professional print services count towards hostess benefits!! So, if you are printing a bunch of photo calendars for gifts, you can get free digital or catalog products through the hostess rewards program!
There are a ton more reasons why I think it is cool, but I don’t want to get too long winded. :) So, I’m going to work on getting my contest entries done early this year. If you enter, let me know…I’d love to cheer for you too!