I realized that before I even began my back-up process I wanted to have an inventory of what I have and make any of my final purchases for the program (since I will want them backed up too). I figure this is a pretty big task in and of itself, so I've decided that will be Part 1
Step 1: Download this MDS content catalog (click on the image and save to your computer).
I created this document (I'm sharing with you- you're welcome!) to be an MDS catalog that contains all the downloads in the Stampin' Up! store. The downloads are categorized just as they are on the Stampin' Up site. Two things to note: there are a handful of duplicates in here (items that made it into more than one category) which you should watch out for. Also, in the E-cutter category there were only two items that weren't in any other category- so I only included those two on here instead of creating a plethora of duplicates :)
Step 2: Identify all the downloads you have.
For this next step I used the catalog above and highlighted all of the items that I have. I looked at the content that came with the original program and the second generation. (Click on the links to see the content included with each)
Next, I looked at what was on the content discs that I bought (these were offered in the first year or two after MDS came out).
Then I headed over to my download manager and highlighted all of the items that I had previously bought outside of the program. If you don't know where your download manager is stay tuned- I will post a quick video of where to find it once I get my voice back :)
Step 3: Decide what final purchases you want to make.
Now that I know what I have from the MDS catalog I am in the process of deciding what final downloads I want to get. This is the hard part. My wish list is HUGE. Yikes :)
Do you have any final 'must have' downloads before they are discontinued at the end of May? Chime in and let me know what are the favorites on your list. And don't forget to look within the ensembles and kits for any hidden gems such as punches or templates!
If you want to show your "Thanks" to me for helping you through this process I would really appreciate it if you picked me, Amber Swift, as your demonstrator when you make your final MDS purchases. Thanks for the support!