There is so much to love about My Digital Studio ! I think what I like most is the ability to purchase new downloads on a regular basis (the exclusive Stampin' Up! artwork digital downloads are compatible with other design programs, too).
This will help keep my digital designs fresh. I won't be stuck using the same sets of designer papers for example, over and over and over.
Although the program includes hundreds of fantastic, versatile items when you first purchase the software, it is really nice to be able to add more to it.
The perfect paper, embellishment, stamp set or designer kit may become available that was not at the time you created your project. If there is something released that you think would add that extra finishing touch to your project, you can easily purchase it, download it (a high speed Internet connection would be recommended since many of the files are quite large) and install it. So long as you have saved all of the elements of your digital project in the My Digital Studio program/file format, your project can be changed.
Here is a card I created last year, all items used come with the original software purchase:
Here is an updated version using new items I purchased this week:
124020 SEAM BINDING II RIBBON PACK $3.95
118120 CALENDAR BASICS KIT $9.95
It was super easy to swap out the original components, keeping the same layout and designer paper background (which I could have changed as well; all I did was change the opacity) to create a new card.