In my last post I shared how to find My Digital Studio (MDS) components on a Mac, but didn't give any help to all of you using Windows. My apologies, it's been a few years since I've had a PC.
In fact as soon as my tech calls me, I'm going to load the Windows version on my computer so I can share tips for both operating systems.
Stampin' Up! has made it really easy to use MDS on both operating systems. When you purchase downloads, regardless of whether you have a Mac or a PC, you choose which OS (operating system) you want to download the content for. You can always access any of the downloads you have purchased by going to the Online Stampin' Up! Store. Once you sign in (top left corner), click on My Account (top right corner), then choose the Downloads Tab. Here's what the Download Manager looks like (Click on it for a larger view). On the right you can see a place where you choose Mac OS X or Windows.
In the meanwhile, to get access to the Card Stock or Designer Series Paper you want to use in a photo space, go into My Computer, open (double click on) Local Drive (C:). To simplify the instructions, I'll use the symbol ">" to indicate "open" or "double click" on a file.
Local Drive (C:) > Program Files, > My Digital Studio > Components > Backgrounds > Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.
Use these instructions in place of the Mac directions of steps 2 and 3 for how to fill one or more of the photo spaces with Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.
I promise not to be a Mac snob and pretend that I can't tell you how to do things on a PC. I'll just have to learn both systems. If you've followed Stamping Madly for any time at all, you know how I'm committed to teaching you the skills you need to be a successful stamper. Or digiter (is that a word?) now that I'm determined to share my excitement about digital cardmaking and scrapbooking.
If you haven't caught the MDS2 bug yet, be sure to take advantage of the FREE 30 Day Trial. Then you can find MDS Components in Windows to fill photo spaces in photo layouts with Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.