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!
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!