Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Good Morning....

first of all thank for all the positive Mails , Comments u gave me all.
The thing is just i not exactly know how i shall go on further. The idea i have now that i will go on further in a tiny style with selected "Fans" of my Things. I not bother about traffic and how many scrappers or weird nasty people jump around on my blog.
Its very sad that there are people who not have any good behaving towards others. Im gonna ask me what education they had and how they treat others. Well. I must say and some know that, cause they read my Blog frequently , im very hurt by all. Im hurt by those who treat me like im a idot. Somehow i fall always in the trap to help to be nice and then i get a hug kick in ass and get told its my own guilt and whatever. Very sad, but im glad that the most here really are honest scrapers. I not point on those who not leave a comment each time. that is ok and they should really not feel bad. Some are nice and give me each time a thank you.
Im now in contact with some Shops to sell further my Stuff. The Vintage will be definatly online again to download i created so many stuff for it what be for free. Iwant still keep up my Freebies but not in that masses i did. , cause i want then do more stuff for shops. The Vintage i not can sell cause i use Brushes and the Backgrounds from a non commercial site.
I must now first all sort out what i can sell from my stuff i made already and what i can still let online as Freebies. It will maybe give a new blog with the sell stuff and the new freebies the beloved kittens and some things i share from my life. then there will be the old blog which i had with the old stuff. All Freebies i will protect with a password and those who wrote me already and those i know from comments will get a invitation to my Freebies. This will take some days to organise and upload.
Sure will that all again give some the opportunity to upload my old stuff somewhere and share it under hand.
I not thought and i was very naiv maybe that to give things away for free can make such problems and make me feel so bad. Sad very Sad, last time my Xmas got really overshadowed from it, this time now Eastern. I not know who that do to me. I know on Xmas was it something else as well and i know exactly who that was and i know now as well who that was who gave the Passwort in that Mailing list further.

Fact is that those all happend to the blog:
- Hotlinking to my directly 4shared Folders
- Re-Uploading my Stuff from others
- Giving Away the password even it stood really everywhere on the blog,
only because some are not able to bit read. I made it really easy to find the password to find.

Thats it for just.


Catherine said...

I'm so sorry to see that people are not respecting your wishes. Your work is beautiful and I will definitely support you when you decide to sell your kits. Good luck!

Gail said...

I am glad that you are going to put your art in stores. You are way too talented to just keep giving it away free. I will continue to look for your work.
Best of Luck.

fool on the hill said...

Dear friend,happy to read you again!I was really worried for you but I quickly understood that you where hurting for something concerning your stuff! Many days ago I told you was very generous ;you have the right to do all you want with your creations and people who download it must respect your needs.
I'll watch everyday your blog not only for your stuff but to have news from you and your world (=kittens specially!).You have been one of my best friend in this months and I hope you'll be it again.With all my frienship and a lot of xxxxx

Mirjam from DK said...

I'm not so good at english, so I don't understand all of what your writing.
I just want to say that I often wonders how you could give away all your wonderfull stuff for free. You must use a lot of time making it. I understand you will try to sell some in a store. And I hope in future you can make somme feebies again. I gust love your stuff, and you are my favorite.

Mirjam from DK

h.labee said...

Ha Nicole,
I visit your blog every day,and I want to tell you that your designs are always great!
And i hope that you will be able to do your work,without people that steal your idea's
Hugs and thank you for all your work
Driek from Holland

Carol said...

I am so sorry there are such ugly people in our world.
Your site is one of my favorites.
Remember for all the bad ones there
are hundreds more good ones and all
pulling for you.


Silverghost said...

Oh Nicole,
My heart goes out to you. How can people be so hateful to someone who has been nothing but kind to people. I love your work and I am disabled so was so happy to find such beautiful work being offered for free. Living on a fixed income makes the purchasing of kits a luxury I can't afford.I do understand that you must do what you what do. My mother always said what comes around goes around so they will get what they deserve. We just have to have patience, I am a believer in this as I have seen it work. Mind you it did take years but I have patience and I did not have to do anything they did it themselves. Please if there is anything I can do let me know I know I don't get to your site daily because of my disabilities but I will help any way I can. God bless you and hope you have a better day.
Colleen or peicolleen as I always signed myself but will use my gmail for this comment.

Jasia said...

I give you a lot of credit and applaud your strength. Another person might throw in the towel and just walk away but you are still trying to continue to design for us all. Good for you and God bless you!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

HUGE GIANT HUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nicole I'm so sorry that yet again there are unforunately MEAN & NASTY PEOPLE in this world & I wish they would just go away & leave the GOOD PEOPLE ALONE!!!!!
ANOTHER HUGE HUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guten Tag Nicole !
I know "Bäkerei" TOO ;) !
I've been here this morning and back about passwords :
I told you before i don't know anything about blogging but when i download (or not) i always try to understand why and how.
I've seen for a while now that some designers' files were protected with the same password all year long, some others with a monthly password and this morning, i saw on a blog which didn't have any passwords at all, a different one for each freebie now and that's what i wanted to tell you.
But in this field you're A LOT smarter than i am !!! I just wanted with my limited knowledges ;) to help you.
If you now know (i wonder how you did) the name of the thief, i think you should write it in BIG characters on your blog, so that we all know.
All the best to you.
C from Paris:D

Anonymous said...

Dear Nicole, me too am so sad about what happened to you... I used to come to the blog everyday and I was so happy about the alpha you were going to give us that now will stay incomplete I think...
I will go on coming here for the last news and see if and when you will give us free stuff again (unfortunately I can't afford buying from shops).
I wish you all the best and many thanks for the great things I got from you so far.
Valia from Italy

Little Scrapper said...

Again and again, I really don't know why those nasty people keep doing it to you. Can only say i'm sorry for you and i hope you do not lose your enthousiasm in scrapping and making freebies. I know you make lots of people happy with your stuff, but all the misery you get with it.....
Good luck with it all and hope to see you back soon.

Groeten uit Nederland!

soffy said...

Hi Nicole... i keep coming to your blog because i miss your post ans i feel sad too reading how you feel... again thanks for all you share .. i found your blog last december and from there i visit you all days... thanks again for all the freebies you share.. i will be happy to buy your things!!! so let us know where you will sell!! a big hug from Colombia

Anonymous said...

I read your blog daily. I know it has been frustrating lately with the pirating and ugly comments. Your work is beautiful. I will admit I was saddened when you closed your site. It was a daily lift for me to see your beautiful creations. They are unique, unlike any others. There are many of us out here who truly support you. Hope you can find some peace.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to see your site down! I loved your Vintage kit. Too bad about those who abuse things to hurt others. I hope that all will be well. Thank you and best of luck.

Meg said...

I think it has been quite a few months since I've visited your blog, so I'm very shocked and saddened to hear the bad news regarding other people disrespecting your designs and creations. I wanted to add my voice to all your other blog fans: I admired your digi-scrap designs so much!!! I think The Leaf Kit was my absolute favorite, and your Christmas pieces were amazing. Please just be reassured that you are incredibly talented, and do what you feel is best for you.
I am not asking for freebies - the kits I have collected from you should last me a year or more. However, I would like to be added to your newsletter/mailing list because I enjoy reading your blog. I used to study German in school and I particularly loved the German elements that you included in your Christmas kit and other cards.
weitgereist (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Je suis française et j'aimais bien votre site. Je reconnais que je n'ai pas souvent laissé de messages hélas. J'aurais aimé continuer avec vous mais mon anglais ne me permet pas de vous lire et de comprendre la nouvelle façon de fonctionner. Bonne continuation à vous. Je vous regretterai. Merci pour tout ce que vous nous avez offerts durant ces derniers mois. Kokhine

Digital Playhouse Productions said...

I feel so sad for what you are going through. I am a freelance videographer and my experience has been that most people are really appreciative of the extras and freebies, but there are the few that take them for granted and complain about them.

I once did a HUGE project for free (because the client was a good friend). They started to complain that I was finishing "paid" jobs before I finished her "free" job. This kind of gratitude does start to jade you and you don't want to be generous anymore.

I know it is hard, but don't focus on the few that spoil the enjoyment of the work you do. There are so many of us that enjoy and apreciate your hard work.

-TNChick- said...

I'm sorry rotten people have to make you feel that way. =(


UmmZahra said...

Hi again, actually I understand you, and i' supprised, that such a talented girl like You gave lovely freebies to the people for free but thanks for this!!
You should make really good buisness selling freebies to the shops. i hope some of Your work will be still avalible for Your poor fans like me for free :)
Anna from Pl

xashee's corner said...

oh i have to agree with Jasia and praise you on your strengths!!! i also, thank you sooo very much for updating us. i LOVE your blog and visit you daily. it is one of my highlights of the day easily! i am soo sorry that TWO of your holidays have been ruined by this lunacy! stay strong, my friend and thank you for ALLLLLLLLL that you do! big HUGS!!

makeyesup said...

Keep smiling and remember that most people are good. I know it is very difficult to not let the minority get you down. They can only make you physically, emotionally and mentally ill and they are not worth it. However, You are very talented and loving and there are many of us out here that appreciate you.

Casey said...

Nicole- I am happy to see that you are going to be selling your art! Your things are often much better than what I see in many of the online stores! I would and will happily buy your work, just let me know where to go.

That said, I am still upset that some ------- would steal your work and claim it as their own! They are same kind of people who steal my newspaper! People who think that anything they want is their's for the taking!

Anonymous said...

Your blogs was one of the first ones I found and I have been visiting everyday (internet allowing) since and I enjoy your work and of course your kitties. I am sorry that you have had so much trouble and I understand how you feel. Good luck with your future endeavours, Nicole and keep creating your lovely and unique stuff.

AnnieG said...

I come back to your blog after a few days to find you so upset, It is not right that you should be targeted yet again. But you are truly an artist and people will always envy your talent.
I have collected all of your creations from the very start and will purchase more when you put it in a shop. It is so incredibly different and beautiful.
Thank you for all your creations, past and future.
Kind Regards
Annie Griffiths (from London)

pisangcokelat said...

dear friend,
I don't know what to comment except giving you support. I really appreciate your talent & hard work, and I don't know why people can't be told about what's right and what's wrong. Perhaps I have the same question with you: did you people go to school? what do you learn in life? how to behave? how did your parents teach you about what's right/wrong?
I hope you know beside those nasty people, there are still people who support you here.
Best wishes for you.

KrisG said...

Thank you for updating us on your troubles. I understand completely why you are pissed... I would be too! I have enjoyed coming to your blog for about a year now and have enjoyed every day. You seem like a very REAL person to me and love coming. Your creations are beautiful and if you will sell them, I will still come! Thank you for all you have done for us, sweet lady! And hugs to the kitties too!

Marianna said...

Sweetie-I'm so sorry you have been having such a rough time. I'm glad that you haven't decided to quit designing altogether. Your work is awesome so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a shop for your designs. Best wishes to you in selling your stuff!

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry that people are pirating your work. I love your style and especially your letters. I'm glad that you have decided to sell your stuff. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry that people have spoiled things for all. I loved your site and your designs that you so generously shared with us all. I especially loved the alphabet you were sharing with us. I will keep checking your blog for further messages. Have a great day, week, month, year...! Thank you again foir sharing your talents with us all. ~ Wendy wendym_12972@yahoo.com

KendiRN said...

I am so sorry that this happened to you, would you maybe give thought to a "club" that for a nominal fee we could d/l your terrific stuff? Hope things work out. Good Luck!

Carol said...

Sorry that some people can be so hurtful...I love your blog, it is one that I visit almost daily. Your work is so beautiful. Thank you and I hope things get better for you...Carol in Arkansas

Connie said...

I'm so glad to know you will be selling your wonderful creations! Make sure you let us know where that will be so we can come see you! I have no idea why some folks are so self-centered and feel so entitled that they believe it is okay to STEAL your work - because that it what it is, no matter what they think or believe - they are common thieves, no more. I've only been involved with the digi community for about 6 or 7 months, and it appears to me that EVERYONE who gives away fabulous freebies are experiencing these kinds of problems - and I see the day coming when NO ONE will be giving away these kind of freebies simply because if they do - they are stolen and passed off as someone else's. ((Hugs)) to you and my very best wishes!


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that you found the courage to write a sooooooo long post after all that. I told you my little story. ;) Glad you found who it was. I think that stealing is bad. You are such a talent, you gave us all that for free...a thank you now and then is not much I think. Your work sure deserves to be selled and I hope a shop will get it. I don't know what will you do from now on but I'm wishing you the best. And don't stop writing your news :) Hugs

Barbwire said...

I am so sad that some people did this to you. I for one love your creations and looked forward to each piece.
The ones who have done this are probably jealous of the wonderful stuff you so freely share and are purposely doing this to cause you to stop. It just may be someone who thinks it is taking away from their own sales because yours is better quality and free. They are thinking wrong, cause we collect your stuff because we love your work.
You are not the first designer who chose to share her work for free that has been pirated and threatened until she stopped sharing. It is sad that there are people out there who would lower themselves to this level and I wish we could uncover them so we could tell them what we think of them.
Keep your chin up and a smile on your lips cause we all love you.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see the pink again!! However you decide to do your work, you know you have lots of fans who love your stuff! If you start to sell it through a store, you know we'll be there to buy it!

Hoping you feel better about everything soon! Hugs from MaggieMae aka Julie L. from Tucson, AZ.

Anonymous said...

Hello Nicole, I am so sorry you have been treated so badly by a few thoughtless and insignificant people. Believe me, they are small in numbers when compared with all those who love and admire you, your generosity and your fantastic talent. Please do not give up for the sake of so few,your talent is a gift too precious to do that. Will willingly pay for your work, but please let me know where you will be selling. I LOVE all your work, but in particular your vintage and your Xmas work, so no matter where you go I and I suspect many many others will follow....just leave us an address. Will look into your blog site every day with a hope of seeing your return or news of where to find you again. Please come back to us soon. Hope your pain and disappointment heals quickly. If wishes can do this, I am sending you lots & lots! Will look forward to some contact of what you are going to do because I really miss you and your blog.....Keep thinking positive & don't let a few nasty people get you down, you are too good for them that's all. Hope to see you back & happy once again very soon. Love, Hugs & Kisses....Shelly from Sydney

Karin said...

So glad to see the pink and that the black has gone for now :)

welcome back :)

Debbie W, Ohio, USA said...

When you decide on a shop where to sell your art I will eagerly purchase. The vermin who attack you and steal from you will not stop the good people who love your art for its own sake. It looks like all of us who love your art will wait for you and buy your work. It is worth buying. You create magnificient works and you DO have a market waiting to buy from you. Thank you for creating such beauty and I will wait for you to create and SELL the rest of your alpha and I will buy them when they are available. Remember, you are better than the pirates because YOU CREATE! They can only destroy. It takes no talent to destroy and they will never be more than what they already are.
Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Nicole, it's so good to see the pink again. I hope things are better for you. I've come to your blog every day to get your wonderful freebies and also to read about your uplifting way of life. Your designs are absolutely beautiful, especially the vintage ones. Nostalgic and Vintage work especially well for me because I do Family History scrapbooks. Please don't let the bad guys win. I hae always signed my comments as Nan

Celia said...

Hello sweetie,don't worry about us, the truth is that you'r wright protecting your stuff from the stupids and silly persons.

And it's a good decison.

Thanks for your words and we'll continue to support you as you deserve it !!!

Good luck in this new investment and see ya very soon.

You'r one of my favorite too xxx


Anonymous said...

Nicole, it is so sad what people will do to others. You are so talented and so much time you give to us for nothing. Thank you for all you do and think about us. Your work is so beautiful! Keep your head up and I hope it all works out in the end.

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see you back. I can understand your feelings as there are too many people on this planet who take but don't give. Too many people who choose to get status by misrepresenting the skills of others.
My love and respect goes to you.

Beth said...

Glad to see you are back. I know you will find a solution that works best for you and your designs, I wish you well! ;)

Thanks so much for sharing all that you have, my "NBK" Folder overflows with wonderful goodies that I am most appreciative to have, thanks again, take care~

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to see that you are hurt by people who take you for granted.
Your work is so pritty and I love it! I know how much work it is and I very much apriciate what you're doing. You are so talented! I support every decision you'll make and wish you good luck.
Lia Holland

Dawn said...

I am sooooo sorry this is happening to you...i have been reading about this more and more from all you generous designers...how sad that there are people out there that are so disrespectful!! You are so talented and generous and i thank you for all that you have given me...let me know where you will be and i will follow! dewnie from boston

Dee said...

Hi Nicole,
I have only just started to learn about the world of digital scrapbooking and was so excited to find the many things that you made. You are very talented. I admired you for sharing your work with others. It wasn't until I read through your blog that I began to realize that there was such a problem with people stealing work from others. I think it is sad that people can't appreciate your generosity instead of exploiting it. Please know that there are many who appreciate how talented you are and are sad to know how much hurt others have given to you.

Karen said...

I am really sorry to hear what happened to you. I just don't get why people feel the need to steal stuff that is given away for free, as presents, for which we cannot thank you enough. I love your work and keep my fingers crossed, that you'll find a good shop that'll suit you where to sell your beautiful designs. Glad to see you back.

~Bethany~ said...

Hello sweetie!
So sorry to hear about all of the upset in your life. No one needs this, especially someone who is so giving and generous with her time, talents, resources and beautiful creations.
I'm happy to see that your back tho........don't let a few bad apples make you stop doing what you obviously love to do. I'm happy to hear that you will be selling in a store....you deserve that. That's wonderful news!! I know I'll be there!
Thank you again for all of the wonderful freebies you've made for us. Your "fans" really appreciate it!!

Patty said...

Hello Nicole...Passwords are a wise thing in general, so it's understandable why you'd want to use one. The thing is, your work is very very readily identifiable - it's unique and has your own personal stamp on it, so it's pretty easy to spot if somebody is using it and not giving you the credit. Having said that, I agree that you shouldn't worry about traffic stats, etc., because after all, what difference does it really make? If you create this body of work because you love to do it, don't stop doing it because somebody has taken advantage of you. That gives them the upper hand. Keep creating and doing what you like to do. Thanks for all the lovely pieces! Patty from Canada

Bruce and Cindy said...

This is horrible to have happened. It amazes me that people are so dishonest these days.
You do great work and will make some good money selling it. I appreciate all the freebies you have shared with us. Thanks.

craftythisandthat said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art. I don't know what happened but I sounds like someone is pirating your work. I'm sorry this has happened to you. I'm wishing things will be better for you.

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Nik, i am just so sorry for all that is happening to you. I have loved your work from the moment i started scrapping, and i can see why some might covet it. I would gladly buy your kits and any add-ons. I have the whole of The Leaf, The Rose and Milles Fleurs and as much of vintage, sunburst, The wall, wood, metallics: anything you make, i want! I have scrapped with them and shown you what i've done except for the last. I will send you the links by email, cause they don't come out well here. YIKES!

with a grateful heart for all your wonderful work,
denise, aka lovinlifegurl

Pacifika said...

I'm so sorry that you are having so much trouble.
You seem so sweet and kind.
Don't give up. You have some really beautiful things and we really appreciate that you share with us.
You'll be great.