Friday, April 1, 2011

Pirates Not Allowed Blogtrain



Boy, the days are flying past! I can't believe it's already April 1st! So did you read that right? You bet! Today and tomorrow only - 50% off everything in both of my stores!! So be sure to go check it out!

My Divine Boutique is HERE

And my store at theStudio is HERE

And what else? It's Blogtrain Day! Wahoo!! Now I just love this one! I've always wanted to do a pirate kit, in fact, I'll be expanding this into a full sized kit sometime this summer. It was that much fun!

Now for the PSA portion of this Blogtrain! The theme was chosen as a stand against digital piracy which is so rampant in this industry. As designers, it's heartbreaking to find your hard work being given away for free by someone else who has no right to do so. We work hard to create and really make very little money doing so. No designer is getting rich from selling scrapkits. Sure some do better than others but we also have expenses too. We have store commisions, paypal fees, server fees, hosting fees, fees associated with producing newsletters, advertising at sites like DST and DSA is not free, and any CU items we purchase...etc. etc. etc. So even if it's a freebie, it's piracy to redistribute it! Designers create freebies to drive traffic, it's advertising. See my nifty sale ad at the top of this post! So when our freebie is redistributed, it takes away our opportunity to advertise our other products. So if someone wants the freebie, link them to where you downloaded it. Designers also usually offer freebies for a limited time and then may sell them. Piracy is also not following the TOUs found in the product. OK, I'm done with my PSA now! So please enjoy my portion of the Pirates Not Allowed Blogtrain!

Check out this adorable hybrid card by my amazing CTM Elisabeth! She made a birthday card. (Please note: This is a hybrid project, the stitching and cutting work is not part of the kit).

And here is my preview with the download link underneath. Please enjoy!

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You should have come from MaitriScraps


Your next stop is Word Art World


And if you get lost, you can always visit The Blog Train Blog for a full list of designers participating.


Please remember that the designers come from all over the world, so if someone hasn't posted yet, just check back later!

37 comments:

  1. Thank you for your part of this blog train. I hope it does help raise awareness! :)

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  2. Thank you so much....as the previous comment says 'I hope it does help raise awareness'. x

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  3. Thanks so much for your part of the blog train.

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Super! Thank you so much!

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  6. Thank you, I love the little pirate guy!

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  7. Awesome! The only thing that could make it better is being s4h friendly. Thank you very much!

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  8. This is darling! Thanks so much!

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  9. LOVE the pegleg pirate!
    Very cute!
    Thx so much for your part!
    :) Mags / MagsGraphics.com

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent =]

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  11. Thanks so much and extra thanks for the direct download!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your part in this train!!

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  13. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your talent! :D

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  14. Thank you for your part of this blog train. It is beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful, thank you

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  16. Michelle - All my products are S4H friendly! Details in the TOUs.

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  17. wow this wonderful thank you for this nice gift!
    p@t

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  18. THANKS for sharing your lovely work!!!

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  19. Great job! Wonderful details. Especially love the flag and the frame. Many thanks for taking part!

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  20. Thanks so much!! Love your portion of this great blog train!

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  21. Wow! more goodies....love your contribution to this amazing blogtrain. Thanks so much

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  22. thanks for the awesome mini kit!
    (and thanks for the DIRECT DOWNLOAD :-) )

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  23. thank you for sharing your part to this great train

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  24. So stinkin cute!! Thank you!

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  25. Thank you so much for your part of this amazing blog train !

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  26. Wow! Elisabeth did an amazing job with your kit. Your kit is great. Thank you!

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  27. Great contribution, thank you for your part on this blog train.

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