Tuesday, 19 February 2008


LOL- Sorry I didn't post yesterday guys- I was feeling like my freebie for today ( hee hee- you want to go look now don't you-hahaha). After a really upsetting weekend and REALLY bad news yesterday morning- I battled to find the *energy* to CHAT- I know that sounds funny to most people - but when worried or sad I get quiet. ( Stop laughing -hahaha, I do I tell you) and yesterday was one of my RARE quiet days. Most people will ask if I am ill- or sick, but it's just my way of coping and bouncing back from *sad and bad news*. I retreat inwards and gain energy back slowly that way.
I'm back and after Wayne chased me to bed BEFORE 9pm- ( hey get your mind out the gutter now-ROTF), he made me go to bed early and get some sleep- so that on it's own made me feel HUMAN today-

Why was I feeling so bad-?(besides the really sad news)- , PIRATES ( and NOT the nice kind- like Johnny Depp, mmmm- oooh keep your mind straight here Kim-LOL) But the kinds that STEAL and SHARE designers hard work,

SHARING is WRONG(it's stealing - no matter HOW you try to justify it) - It's against all designers TOU, and against the Copywrite LAWS.

We(designers) spend countless UNPAID hours trying to create items and kits, so that you as the customer/friends can leave behind a legacy for your families. The little money that we receive selling these creations helps us pay a few bills or helps feed our family's.

It's against the LAW and is a felony if caught- Why would ANYone want to go through that just to save a few dollars is beyond my comprehension. To loose FACE amongst your fellow designers and store owners over a few dollars AGAIN is just something my little head can't grasp- yet it continues EVERY DAY-

Yes I'm making a huge statement here- but after helping send out TONS ( and I mean TONS) of emails and messages to fellow designers that their kits have been found on a PIRATING list just STINKS! It hurts and makes you ANGRY! When it happens 3x in ONE WEEK-!!!!- It makes me want to get EVEN!

So I'm sorry for the rant- LOL, I actually wasn't going to do this - but it's coming out as I type so maybe it just needs to be said!

I would like to say SORRY to all those designers who got mails and PM's during the weekend- and THANK YOU to the wonderful people who all got together on this to SHUT IT DOWN as quick as possable!

Please Please Please- if you are given a link or asked to SHARE something- let the designer KNOW- don't feel bad or scared - by letting someone you trust or the designer themselves know we will be able to STOP this illegal activity that is slowly eating away at this so wonderful community! enough said.

Phew , Did you get this far???? LOL I had some news for you today too-

Jenni ( Chaos Lounge) has become a DESIGNER- wooohooo ! Her wonderful work is now available in her BRAND NEW SHOP... and I had to advertise them as this is someone who's work I really really enjoy.

This was one of the LO's Jen did for me using all my Designer Grab bag goodies- and her own doodle creations that are a freebie on her blog- so pop on over to her store and see what goodies she has for you-

And my NEW KIT Is FINISHED -lol, yup EVENTUALLY- I've upped it to the store so now it just has to be Quality Checked - Hint- it's a Romantic, soft vintage styled kit- hahahahaha-

You'll have to wait till tomorrow for the previews ( mmmm-or maybe I slipped it in the freebie file-hahaha) Ok here's the freebie for today-

LOL- SEE, don't you think the kit fitted my MOOD!- I gave away the frame and papers at a chat we had at DSO- but I added the extra elements to it- and felt I could share it with all my faithfull readers too. Don't worry- I will be back tomorrow *full of sh-t*- wahahaha. I'm getting there and thanks for listening to me rant- it does help get things off your shoulders- sending lots of love and hugs Kim (SORRY-Link removed due to being hotlinked on another blog- GRRRRRRR)!!!!!


Fanfan said...

I'm sorry for you about the pirates and I hope they'll be punished some day. Come back soon and feel better! And thank you again for today's freebie!

KayJay said...

Pirates suck!!! so sorry, if anything passes this way, I will let you know. I cannot understand wwhy people would even consider pirating. You guys give out so many freebies, for those of us, who cannot afford to buy too many kits. so why piracy?! I will never ever understand it.

cheer up though, we will be faithful and true to you
Thanks for the beautiful freebie too.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

HUGE GIANT HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG Kim I'm so sorry!!!!
I just can't can't believe how much this is happening!!!!!!
TY so very much for this GORGEOUS goody!!!!!!!

Now Kim today when you have the spare time Please check out my blog!!!!

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Hugs, Kim!!! Your freebie today is gorgeous and does not make me feel blue in the least. Hope things are looking up. Hugs!

Denise said...

I so feel for you {hugs} why do people have to steal when there are so many freebies around? I love your art so please don't stop :) more {{{{hugs}}}

Ms Kittie said...

Pirates suck! So sorry that some people will never learn that they are cutting their own.

Cheer up. Huge Hugs for you from your faithful and true friends.

Hugs and big Thank you for todays freebie.

Shel said...

I must be in the right groups. I've yet to see anything come through that's even direct-linked. Everything I get sends me straight to the designer's blog. And every group I'm in has huge warnings everywhere about piracy...So take heart, hon, you're doing some good!

txbubbles said...

Prosecute and make an example out of them, maybe that would help, but I doubt it. Probably more trouble than it's worth and that is what these kind of people count on. With all the freebie search engines, I cannot understand what is so difficult about going to a designers site. Try not to let it get you down. Here's a great big ole Texas hug! (I would send you a shot of tequila if I could ever figure out how to upload it. Every time I try I end up making a mess and have to lick it up myself!) ROTFLMAO!
Vicki in Texas

txbubbles said...

Forgive me, I got so stirred up about the piracy I forgot to say thanks. Love the blues in this gift!

snorkologist said...

Dear KimB'aby...there are so many of us who grieve over the thieves as much as you do...;o( There are so very many free items to be had...why in the world anyone would feel the desire to steal I don't understand either...........

I get quiet when I am sad too...;o)

xashee's corner said...

missed you yesterday! i totally apologize for ugly pirates, who are stealing your designs! That just sucks! please know i will listen to ya vent anytime at all, cause it does help! i am with kayjay here, and will NEVER understand those who steal.
Thanks so much for alll that you do and share! it is totally appreciated! Have a BEAUTIFUL day! HUGS!! ps oh and i left something for you on me blog on friday heehee, it's been refreshed and i bet is JUST AS GOOD this morning;)

Nett said...

I get quiet too, it really scares the sh*t out of people lmao! I know I've already had my say about the pirates to you, but I still wanted to throw a big ole hug at you over here. I hope things start to look up and you get back to feeling like yourself. I know how hard that has to be in this situation and it's awesome that you can even try! Love the freebie, GORGEOUS! I have to come back later to grab it, a bit rushed now but had to come here to check up on ya :)

Ms. Kari said...

Pirating is just damn wrong. I hate that all the hard hard work ya'll put into the beautiful creations ya'll make & it makes me sick to know there are folks out there that just don't care. *hugs*

Peggie said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and I wish people would follow the rules. Is there anywhere these sites can be listed as pirates?
I don't have a web site so that may be a dumb question.
Thanks again for all your beautiful freebies.

Doodle said...

It makes me so mad when people steal from the designers after they are so giving with there freebies. You let me know if there is anyway I can help you stop them and I am so there.

Love the freebie today!!! You know I am a frameaholic ( is that a word? lol) and I am so in love with that frame and the frame in your layout from last Thursday. the Laugh often, love much.

((((((((KIM))))))))) I hope you have a great evening.

Luisa said...

Pirates stink!!, How they can steal the work of the designers and sell it? I hope they have punishment so they don't do it again. And thanks for the freebie, It's beautiful like everything you do!!

Boo said...

OMG Kim, I'm gutted to hear you and Bunny and the crew have been having so much trouble with Pirates and horrible comments. I just don't get some people. The only explanation is that thier own lives are soooooo miserable they envy you and yours and try to hurt it to make themselves feel better.

At the end of the day, you are loved because of who you are and what you give to us all, not the freebies, they're a huge bonus, but YOU, your fun and laughter and crazy goings on and you make us all feel a part of that world.

Thanks for not giving up on us, for looking out for those of us who Design, for caring about us.

Hugs to ya
Boo x

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

AMEN Sista! I think that a lot of us have made our stand on the issue. Hopefully it will do some good. Hope you're feeling a wee bit better. Your freebie is abso gorgeous.

Beth said...

Hi Kim! I won't leave any more of my thoughts with you on pirates (I think our CT has flooded you ENOUGH with our comments on that! LOL!) But I thought I would show you my PERSONAL pirate.... ha ha ha! MY Pirate

I LOVE the 'Blues' kit.... gorgeous as always!

aquascrap said...

Pirates.....are the SCUM of the Internet world's designers. I'm so sorry to hear that you had to go through this.....wish someone would publish a list of who these people are so we can go and give them a piece of our mind.
The Blues sampler is absolutley gorgeous......and thankyou for giving it out to us.....now I want to see the new kit you have designed.
Missed you yesterday.....love coming to read your daily happenings.
Hugs xxxooo Judy

nemastef said...

Kim, I couldn't agree more about the "sharing" (i.e. stealing). As a tuber, I see it all the time and I simply don't get it. How could one be proud of that kind of activity? I am at least glad to know you all found a few culprits. I know there are people out there who sell on EBay other people's tubes on a CD. Tubers do NOT have copyrights to the art they tube and most of us go to great lengths to give credit where it is due. We tube and share out of love of sharing. That is "fair use". Someone else grabbing our tubes and selling them is theft, pure and simple. I don't understand it and I never will.

verabear said...

I love Jenni's doodles!

I feel bad about the pirates, they have nothing better to do. Thank you so much that you continue to be good to us who are faithful to you :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it :)

Sheila said...

Major bummer about the piracy stuff. I'm glad that you folks got it contained. I appreciate each and every freebie and appreciate the work and talent that goes into your work so a million extra thanks for all that you do.
Now, blue is one of my favs even when I am happy, so I love this little freebie!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Miles said...

Oh Gurl! If thats the Blues, then I gotta have them. My blues are very moody, not so pretty as all that. Usually involves tears, tons of snotted up tissues and a red nose & eyes. Your Blues are very elegant. haha!

Ya, the pirating thing... I can't fathom it all, but I'm not letting it get to change me. I know 'the BIG GUY' will get 'em in the end, trust me.


Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Oh, I am SO with Mrs. Miles above me!!! What goes around WILL come around, if not downright BITE the offender in the BUTT!!!

Kim love, you are one HOT, ROCKIN' mamacita and I feast my eyes upon EVERY single one of your designs that I am FORTUNATE enough to catch passing through!!!

Keep up the GOOD work and just KNOW that you are ONE awesome lady and one **** of a designer to boot!

I would also like to PERSONALLY "thank you" for helping Ms. Sharon learn to create layouts on her own so as to add her OWN creative touches!!!

BIG HUGS comin' your way and THANK YOU for gifting me with something in MY favorite color!!!

Linda (Bon Scrapatit Designs)

Penny V. Lewis said...

Kim, I think what you had to say speaks for all of us designers and it was well said. Bigs Hugs to you! Love the freebie. The frame is to die for. ~ Buzybee (Penny V. Lewis)

Barbra Jean said...

Sorry of your troubles. I do have a question though. I belong to several yahoo groups where freebies are shared. Not the download link, just the link to the blog, or blog post where the freebie can be found. Is that wrong? We do sen people to the blogs, so they do know who created it and offered the freebie, so we are not taking credit. Is that wrong? Please let me know so I can stop in case it is wrong.

SugarKitties said...

You know I found this entry to be truly ironic as some of the biggest pirates that I know are designers!

-TNChick- said...

Thanks for sharing this - now I wanna share my layout with it =) It's here. =)