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Sunday, 7 December 2008

Sad day...

It's a sad day today. Not only am I filled with flu which seems to be getting worse, but I have also discovered that there is someone out there selling my kits with a commercial license to others. I am really upset about it and just wish I had the strength to be angry! Thank you to the lovely person who alerted me to the fact - I really appreciate it. If anyone else ever sees my designs being sold, please let me know. I have granted special permissions to a very small number of people, but I know who they are, so you wouldn't be getting anyone who is legitimate into trouble. Thanks. Back tomorrow with my latest kit - "Country Life" - sneak peek below!

36 comments:

nie said...

OH... it's sad that someone steals your work... I know how it feels :(
Cheer up, I hope you get well soon! Can't wait to see the new kit :)

Jac said...

I am so sorry to hear that this has happened to you, it makes me really angry too and I hope that there is something that can be done to put it right. Hope your cold improves quickly.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Well love, sad indeed and I shall be miffed for you in this time of illness! I am VERY easy-going and laid back and the ONLY thing to push my buttons is "injustice" and I would say that someone taking your CREATIVE genius, claiming it as their own PLUS selling it with a commercial license falls right into that category. I am SO sorry you are having to deal with such poor behaviour.

LOVE the look of your NEWEST kit and I SO wish you well SOON darlin' girl!

Sending you MORE love and MORE warm hugs from here in COLD ... BRRRRRRR .... VERY cold Northern California!

MWAH!

XOXO,
Linda :)

Worthen's said...

That is horrible! I am surprised at the number of people who are very dishonest.

Beth said...

That is outrageous! I'm so sorry that some small minded person is cheating you from your rightly deserved reputation of creating such beautiful work.

I am so careful in what I post when I share a layout. If I can't remember who created the elements/papers, I don't even post it. It doesn't seem right to not be able to credit the proper people. I am so sorry this happened and I hope that you can take legal action against this person.

devri said...

Holy crap lady, that is horrible. I am sorry there are crazy people in this world.. I am thankful that I asked, and guess what my website is coming up this week, and I am giving away a I Touch, so you won't want to miss it, I will let you know.. YOu are the best. I have only asked 3 people to use their kits because I love your style... thanks woman, sorry you are sick, take it easy and get better soon.

Sara said...

Oh Vicki, how disappointing... that REALLY sucks. I just can't believe the nerve of some people. BTW - I'm with ya on the sickness front... my cold has just got worse... I feel like crap... poor us! Cheers, Sara

Tracy said...

I don't know you, but I love your stuff...and I'm angry that someone would do that to you! There are too many dishonest people in this world. I hope you feel better soon!

Stacey said...

NO WAY!!! Why would anyone do that??? I am so sorry! I am so sorry that you are feeling under the weather too. I sure hope that you find who is selling your kits! I would be so mad!!

Bec said...

I hope you feel much better very soon!

Scrapping All the Way said...

OMG, I'm so sorry that someone has been stealing your work! That's crap! Once you're feeling better I know you'll take care of it.

Gail said...

That's terrible - pox on them! But concentrate on recovering - flu's can be serious! Wishing you the best.

Cheryl said...

Vicki, I hope you're feeling better by now and on the mend from the flu. It certainly isn't any fun.

I'm sick about someone selling your kits! I don't blame you one bit for being upset! It's horrible that someone is taking advantage of your generosity and talent. I'll keep a look out.

Nicole said...

Sad you are sick. We are sick here too, so we'll keep our fingers and toes crossed you'll get well with us.

Also that sucks about the kit sellings. Why do people do things like that?

Jennifer said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Cari said...

So sorry to hear about the thieving, Vicki. Your work is fantastic & you deserve all the credit...and any revenue, too! Hope you're on the mend from the flu!

manda said...

That sucks. I hope that copyright law is able to help you recoup some of what this person has done.

Anne of Alamo said...

Cari said it right..
thieving
it is so wrong..
I love your work, and you have GIVEN so much away for so long...poo poo on them and thier ill-gotten gain.
I'm sorry your are feeling all ill at the same time...sleep and rest and press on...
and POST their site and we'll all gang up on them and whallop them...(just kidding, well kinda)

Rose said...

That is absolutely AWFUL!!! THIEVES!!! I know how much time I spend doing my layouts and I can't even imagine how much time and effort goes into designing! And your work is so very beautiful I can see why they are selling it. Probably making a killing too...Well, hope you are able to clear that up and feel better soon!

Chadah said...

Hi Vicki, that really stinks - feeling for you, esp having to learn this when you're sick! as other posters have said you've been so generous with your talent and I hope you're able to put an end to what this person is doing relatively painlessly AND that it won't happen again. Take care you, and thanks again for your generous spirit in sharing your AWESOME talent with us.
Laurel.

Anne said...

Hi Vicki,

I'm so sorry that someone would be so nasty to do that to you and sell YOUR kits. It really is a shame and I wish there was something I could do to help you.

I'm also sorry to hear that you're sick, and I hope you feel better soon.

(((Hugs))) from Germany,
Anne

Caryn said...

Vicki! That's horrible! I was just looking through my collection of your kits thinking how wonderful they are, and how blessed we are that you are such a generous and talented designer. I'm sure that it feels like you've been punched in the gut.
I'm so sorry that you're going through this, my friend, and if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know!
Hope you feel better soon,
Love & hugs,
Caryn

mattie said...

Ugh...I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Sad that someone has to steal your talent and call it their own...

Hugs
~Mattie

another_angel said...

Grrrr I am so mad at whoever is doing this. Well, Karma is a b*tch, and this person will know that soon enough. I agree with the ladies who said you should name and shame whoever the culprit is. I think all of your fans would give that person a few choice words! ;)

Anyway... this too can be overcome. Sending a lot of love and well wishes your way!
~Angel~

kel(violethare) said...

Sorry to hear about all of this, I would never want to take credit for someone elses work and can't understand why others feel the need to do so and then to make $$ off of it is even worse..........hope you are able to get it straigtened out
also sorry to hear your are not feeling well, all of my house is just getting over it so I know what you are going thru there, feel better soon

Jodi said...

Sorry to hear about the sad news - flu and someone selling your kits. I think that is just horrible that people can do something like that and actually sleep at night.

I have truly enjoyed having your kits and you have quickly become one of my favorite designers. And... I will one of these days upload some layouts from your kits.

Again-thanks for all your hard work and generosity. I get excited every time I see one of your new kits. You're very talented. Hope you're almost over the flu.

Barbara said...

Vicki,
I'm so sorry about you being sick and then to hear about the piracy! I'm sure you feel like someone has broken into your house. It's such a violating feeling. I agree we should all go to THAT website and comment!

Molly said...

That really makes me so angry! You work your butt off and you are nice enough to share with all of us, only to have someone steal from you.
Here is hoping Karma steps in!!

Molly

Ajila said...

Vicki, I'm sorry you are feeling so sick. The flu is a nasty little bug to have. It really zaps you, I know. Wow, I can't believe someone was selling your kits. I mean how can they even do that. I've never run across that but it really makes me mad. Since you are to sick, I'll be mad for you, okay!*lol*. Seriously, it's sad. Be well soon! Leaving you an extra scoop of love today.

Jodi said...

OMGosh! I can't believe that someone would have the nerve to SELL your kits! I have heard of designers having their kits redistributed for free, but never sold! IT just amazes me! I guess they didn't realize what a close knit and loyal community the scrappers are! I hope you are taking legal action against them!
Hope you feel better soon!

Amy said...

That is so horrible! I'm so sorry that someone has done that to you!

Amanda said...

I am so sorry you are feeling sick and even sorrier that someone is pirating you kits. I hope they get whats coming to them! What they are doing is so wrong! :(
Well, I appreciate all of the hard work that you put into your kits and I love them. You do gorgeous work and each one is so nice and unique. They truly are lovely. I hope that you feel better soon and that whoever is guilty of stealing your work will stop.
Amanda

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow...it is truly sad that all the great benefits of our digital world also make us such prey for the idiots out there who aren't creative enough to make their own stuff!! I'm so sorry for you dear. I hope you're feeling better soon.
sending hugs...
Jami

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you are ill and what has happened. There are some really immoral people out there to do such a thing, AND especially to you. Praying you are feeling better soon & also to say that your designs are really stunning! MoosieD

Mo said...

Hy Vicki, how are you today? Hope you got better from that flu. I got really up set about what some stupid persons are doing to you. I also love Pompey and got very sad to know you had to retired it. Hope you don't loose your faith in good people who just LOVE your work and continue with such an extraordinary layouts. People like that have no respect with this special job that you do and helps a lot people like me that have no talent for design like you. Theu just think about the money they will receive.
Don't give up! Love

yvette said...

Thank you so much for the hard work you put into these free kits. It is terrible that someone would steal your work.
Is there any way to let us know what site/person is doing this so we can boycott it/them?
Hope you feel better soon.

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