I am super sad to hear that Stampin' Up! has decided to discontinue My Digital Studio by the beginning of June. Apparently the sales were not there and they have decided to stick with their paper products instead!
Because they decided to stop supporting My Digital Studio, does not mean that you can no longer use it, it just means that if you have a problem with it, you will not be able to get assistance.
I am really disappointed that MDS is going away but Story Rock, the "Creator" of MDS has a compatible program called My Memories Suite that we can move all our MDS items into. Since there will be no updating or supporting MDS in the future the only way we can continue to use MDS is to move over to their program.
My Memories Suite is providing a discount on their version 6 or version 5 for free for MDS users. When ordering, you simply put in the promo code "upgradeMDS".
They provide very easy instructions for transferring MDS components into MMS using Windows or Mac.
I have done some playing around in MMS and have found it very similar to MDS. I do find their kits to be very artsy for me. I say that, and then watch out - I will be changing my ‘look’ to artsy!!