I guess I knew it would happen eventually. But it still SUCKS! ROYALLY!! I've been pirated. Someone has started illegally sharing my "Dreams Do Come True" kit illegally in yahoo groups and its been stolen all over the web. I just don't understand what makes people think you don't have to pay for stuff that someone else has worked so hard on. And it especially hurts that it was "Dreams Do Come True"! My happiest and most magical kit!!! I really poured myself into that kit and knowing that people are STEALING it REALLY really hurts.
I feel like I am SO generous with freebies, gifts, prizes, etc. that to be stolen from is just such a slap in the face.
So - let's be REALLY clear people.
- If you download a kit that is not a freebie DIRECTLY from a designer or a store, you are STEALING.
- If you belong to a yahoo group - or similar group - that shares download links to digital scrap products, your group is in direct violation of the designers copyrights and you are STEALING.
- If you buy a kit and share (or allow them to download) it with your sister, your best friend, your mom, ANYONE, you are STEALING!!
I also have to make a public apology to someone who recently I had a misunderstanding with. I've emailed you and explained what happened and it really has shaken me up that you (and possibly others) are out there thinking badly of me. I hope you received my email, even though you have not responded. If you knew me, you would believe my sincere apology and know that it was all just a big mistake.
I'm really trying not to take all of this personally but its not easy. I'm hurt. I admit it. It's all sent me into quite a funk lately. A dark icky place that I'd rather not be. Sorry if this is too personal, but its the truth. I am really trying to keep my chin up and "just keep swiming" but my arms are getting tired!
However, I really find comfort in thinking about how many wonderful and supporting women I've had the pleasure to come in contact with over the months since I started designing. It cracks me up that my blog is coming up on 100,00 hits!!! Who is reading MY blog I think to myself!!?
So, to those of you who support me and allow me to do this full time, I love you. Thank you. I beg you to help me be an example of honesty and integrity and NEVER be a pirate!! If your friends do it, stand up to them and explain why its wrong. Let's be an honest band of sisters!!
Ok - off the soap box. Let's try and lighten the mood shall we?? (Just smile until you mean it, right?)
My girl, Erica Zane, has revamped one of my FAVE kits of hers, "Touch of Cherry". It's not up at the Snap & Scrap shop yet, but she expects it to be up any time. Here's what I scrapped with it!
I'm hosting a challenge at the DIS (a little Disney Digi-Scrappers group that I LOVE - email me if you want to know more about it!) this week. I decided to do a challenge where you had to use only colors found in Aladdin's costume!
HAHA Pretty fun, huh? I'm thinking of hosting some Disney-inspired challenges right here on my blog! Comment if you have any thoughts about that. You wouldn't have to SCRAP Disney necessarily. Cuz I know you all aren't as Disney-crazy as I am!!
Anyway - here is my entry for my own challenge!
And one more. I scrapped this for LAST week's challenge at the DIS. It was fun to scrap with so much of my VERY favorite color.
I didn't get to go to the speed scrap last night and I'm so bummed. I went to dinner and a play with my mom and her friend and her friends daughters. It was a fun girl's night!! But I missed my weekly speed scrap! That's for sure!!
Can I ramble a little about SYTYCD?? It is the BEST show EVER!!! It's tivoing right now so J & I can sit down and watch it commercial free. I love it. I can't WAIT to see the group number tonight and see who makes the cut. Last night I think my favorite dance was a toss up between the Argentine Tango with Chelsea and Mark (love Mark!) and the contemporary number that Courtney and Gev did. I did NOT love the Broadway number that Katie and Joshua did (although I do love Joshua). The judges FLIPPED OUT over it and Josh and I were sitting there going "huh?! did we miss something?!". I guess it was one of those that was more exciting in person. I also thought Suzy & Marquis were sort of a flop. I think they might both be going home. We'll see!!!
Well guys - thanks again for those of you who support me!! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it!! Help but an end to piracy! In any way you can!!!!!
See you tomorrow morning for my regular Friday post!!