Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little FYI

Hello stamper friends! How's everyone today? Oh the answer to the song challenge was 'Graduation (Friends Forever)' by Vitamin C for those of you who weren't sure. Sorry I forgot to mention that yesterday. Also I will be playing Santa Claus to yesterday's request list. I'm making the list and checkin' it twice, Gonna find out who's naughty or nice... =)

I cannot guarantee that every single one of these digis will become rubber but I will be going ahead and putting some limited time digis in the shop this weekend though since I know many many many of you would like to do stuff for the release of a certain movie. Off the top of my head, I know for sure that two will become rubber sometime within the next few months.

STOP the SELLING OF STAMPED IMAGES
Another topic I'd like to touch upon again is the illegal selling of stamped TGF images which includes the printing out of digital images and selling them. Please do not participate or support this doing. It's really makes me sad when I find out that things like this is happening. There has been a lot of this happening on ebay and other auction sites as well as some online stamp websites as well. If you see anyone violating TGF angel policy and selling stamped images/printed images of our designs, please let us know. Or if possible, please let those people know that they are violating our policy. Because of this, I am skeptical about doing a lot of digital images because I have been getting more and more emails regarding this issue. But I know that there are many loyal and honest people who support our company and I hope that together we can minimize this unfortunate issue.

I do ask and trust that when you purchase a TGF digital image, it is for your personal sole use only. Please do not distribute the file or share it. When you purchase a digital image, you are agreeing to these terms. Thank you for understanding.

Here are a couple of cards with Janet McDonnell's new images!


By Cindy



By Kadie


Today's question is: fill in the blanks

When I was a kid, I wanted to  ______________
When I was in college, I wanted to ______________
And now what I want to do is __________________

When I was a kid, I wanted to write stories and become a librarian. When I was in college, I wanted to know where the heck my life was heading. And now what I want to do is keep on doing what I'm doing with all our TGF friends.

71 comments:

Jeanet said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to become an adult very soon.
When I was in college, I wanted to have my drivers licence and be married. But now a days, sometimes I wanted that I was just a little kid!

Angie said...

I'm sorry marie. I hope people realize that what they are doing is wrong, immoral, and illegal. I hope they stop and I truly hope it doesn't affect your business.
When I was a kid I wanted to be able to fly. When I was in college I wanted to have enough money to pay for everything! And now what I want to do is, have some quiet time. Having 3 kids is LOUD. lol!

Islander Girl said...

Ugh, I hate that! Why do people do that? Make profit over someone else's hard work? Sorry that this is happening to you!

So glad to hear those certain stamps will be avail this weekend, I cannot wait!

OK, here are my answers:

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Navy Pilot.
When I was in college, I wanted to hurry and graduate!
And now what I want to do is enjoy life (^o^)

Kris said...

Sorry to hear about what's been happening with the re-selling Marie... i hope that they will stop and understand that it's wrong...

Love the lineup today... i'm still love Roxy!

here goes...
when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher (that didn't last very long)
when i was in college... (in my dreams, DD#1 had blessed me)
and now what i want to do is live life to the fullest extent...

Gabby said...

Ugh Marie...I'm sorry that people are doing that! It actually makes me mad to know that THEY know exactly what they're doing is wrong yet they still do it for a quick buck...it's SICK!!!

When I was a kid, I wanted to become a lawyer.

When I was in college, I wanted to...never made it to college but I was pre-accepted to USC to study psychology and would have loved to become a psychologist. I just screwed it up...:(

And now what I want to do is be the best mom I can be!

Claireabelle said...

When I was a kid I wanted to play all the time!
When I was in college I wanted to be a world renowned archaeologist! (never quite made the world renowned bit LOL)
And now what I want is just to be happy!

:o)

Kim Y. said...

I am so sorry to hear that, Marie. Man... I hope whoever is doing it, stops.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be older. When I was in college, I wanted to be a teacher. And now all I wanted is to enjoy my life, appreciate who and what I have and be merry..

JessicaK said...

So sad to hear people are doing that Marie. I hope it stops soon too.

When I was a kid, I wanted to stay up 24/7 and play.
When I was in college, I wanted to go back and take all the naps I ignored when I was little.
And now what I want to do is travel around the world in little jumps with my vacation time. Who needs sleep! ;)

Tracey Feeger said...

When I was a kid I wanted to be a nurse. When I was college I wanted money. And now what I want to do is make my kids happy and secure.

Sorry to hear about what others are doing. Hope it stops real soon
mwah
Trace\

P.s. I am one of the ones waiting for a certain movie. Can't wait to make some things with them all.
xoxo

Mariska said...

I know that there is a lot of illegal selling going on, especially here in The Netherlands. I am so sorry to hear it is happening to your company as well.

When I was a kid I wanted to become a princess.
When I was in college I wanted to find the love of my life and get married.
And now what I want to do is continue the life that I have. I may not be a princess but I have found mr. Right and I love how my life turned out.

xxx
Mariska

☼ Cheryl* said...

I've seen these on ebay and I was sure it would not be allowed. I don't know why people would pay for images like this when they are not that expensive anyway (especially digi ones!) and the buyer does not know how good the paper the seller has printed on either!
I hope they sellers don't know it is illegal so they do stop when they know.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nurse.
When I was in college, I wanted to do nothing!
And now what I want to do is study!

Ruthie said...

When I was a kid I also wanted to be a librarian (I am one now LOL)
When I was in college I wanted to get married have kids and settle down (did not want to be a career woman) - have hubby, one child AND a good career - how weird!
Now I want all to be right with our world - thats yours, mine and everyones!
That would include people not selling your images!

Rx

crafty amy said...

It sucks that people are selling your images and I really hope that it does not stop you doing what you want to do I will let you know if I se anyone selling images and put a complaint to ebay if I see any on there.
I love all the new digi's and those cards are brilliant :D I am so excited about the limited digi's I will be getting them all!!
When I was a child I wanted to be a vet, when I was at college I wanted to work in animal protection now I just want to keep the roof over my head and have as much fun as I can and do what I can :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Alleena Burger said...

When I was a kid I wanted to be a carpenter, When I was at college I wanted to drink and still get good marks. Now I want to scrap and cardmake while spending time with the family.

Jenn Borjeson said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher and a mom. I didn't go to college until I WAS a mom - so when I was in college, I wanted to graduate with honors (I did!). Now, I just want to get my kids through the teen years and grow up to be happy and healthy adults! :o)

I am so sorry that people are abusing the digi images. I know this is happening to other stamp companies, as well. I will keep my eyes open for you - it really is a shame, especially since the digi images are so affordable, there is no reason they cannot just purchase their own!

Peace!

Rachel said...

Sorry people are abusing digi rights! That sucks and I guess I had no idea that happened, I'll keep an eye out when I'm on eBay tho.

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up, when I was in college (which I am again) I just wanted to finish and now I just want to spend time with my fam.

dmbennett said...

When I was a kid, I just wanted to grow up.
When I was in college (what I didn't do til I my youngest started school), I just wanted to do my best to prove to myself that I could do it, I graduated with honors.
And now what I want to do is, to spend all the time I can with my family, have time to create my cards and do scrapbooking (which I love to do).

Tanya said...

I can't believe people would actually do something like that. Thankfully there are a lot more honest people out there that support you 150%!!

I am SO excited to hear that we're going to have some of the digi's available and that some of them are acutally going to be stamps---yeah!!!!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist

When I was in college, I wanted to own my own business and make lots of money

And now what I want to do is be a stay at home mom and take care of my daughter because I'm missing out on so much of her life while I'm at work :(

Maxine said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to I thought I knew more than my mother and grandmother did.

When I was in college, I wanted to just make it through even if it was with all C's to be the first to graduate in my family.

And now what I want to do is be happy with the family I have made and the choice of doing crafts as a job.

Mary said...

When I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher.
When I was in college I couldn't wait to get done with college.
Now I want to be the best mom and wife that I can be.

Snail Mail Creations said...

I cant believe people are actually selling images! That's really sickening since you continuously work so hard to bring us all so much joy with your work. I'll keep my peepers open for any illegal sellers... grrr!



When I was a kid, I wanted to be a baker.

When I was in college, I wanted to go wild & party.

And now what I want to do is settle down and become a momma :)

Faerielore said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be in the circus.
When I was in collegue I wanted to be a graphic designer.
And now all I want to do is travel (not doing bad so far) :)

Carol Meadows said...

That is bad for someone to try to undermind stuff like that in copying someone else' work. Good luck on that.


When I was a kid I wanted to marry Donny Osmond
when I was in college, I wanted to hurry and graduate
And now what I want to do is retire and travel !!!
Carol M in TX / carolswingster77@aol.com

Carol said...

I can't believe someone would be so bold as to sell the images online! Seriously! It makes me sad as I love digi's and would hate that other people ruin our fun! ha!

GobeaGirl said...

I did not know that people actually try and sell the digi stamps....That is just so **** I can't even find the words of how bad and cheap that is....I think so wrong..I am new to stampin, and I so appriciate all of your hard work, no one has the right to take that away from you...When I was a kid I wanted to be a dancer.In college I wanted to get married and now I want both my preteens and their Dad all happy at the same time for longer than 10 minutes..lol...Lisa G

Renie said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nurse

When I was in college, I wanted to fall in love

And now what I want to do is be a kid agian

JenRaff said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a teacher or a nurse when I grew up. When I was in college, I wanted to be either a teacher or a nurse. I am a nurse and through that role, am a teacher, too. But the most important thing I ever wanted was to be a mother and now what I want is to be with my children every day sharing their experiences. It will go by so fast.

I'm sorry that there are people out there that are profiting from your creations. Your prices are so affordable, I can't imagine why someone else would buy any other way!

margie c said...

So sorry to hear about the continued image problems...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an architect and interior designer... When I was in college (studying english/spanish/teaching), I wanted to go into Art... And now what I want to do is, catch up on some sleep! LOL! Oh, I love my family, my boys, but I'm tired! and eventually I will go back to school to study art ;)

Happy Thursday! Thrilled to hear that my images will be digi or rubber soon ;) Thank you!!! :*)

PaperCrafty said...

I am so sorry to hear that there are people like that out in the world!! Can't wait till this weekend sale!!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

i keeping a warch on those illegal sellers!!! ;)

When I was a kid, I wanted to ______________ to be teacher

When I was in college, I wanted to ______________ to be a nurse

And now what I want to do is __________________ be the best mom possible,i play with my crafts!!

the cards are beautifyl.. love them!

have a nice day! hugs,

Jessabells said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nurse and a teacher.

I'm in college now, I want to be a nurse.

And now what I want to do is have a clean house and sleep.

Raven said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to have kids and raise a family a healthy functional family. When I was in college, I wanted to start a family. And now what I want to do is enjoy all the wonderful beauty around me and be present in the moment.

And that stinks that people are doing that. I wish the world could magically all turn to honest!

T in Etown said...

oh that is such sad news ...I am sorry to hear this and if I see any thing like this I will let you know.
When I was kid, I wanted to become an Interior Designer. When I was in College I wanted to meet the love of my life, and now as an adult I love being a mom and am pleased as punch to have found a craft I love but I wish I was with the love my life.

kadie said...

Yipee!! I'm so excited about the digis and the rubbah and ...the movie coming up... teehee!!

I'm so sad to hear about the selling of images. Boo!

Hmmm, I'm with Jeanet...when I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be an architect or something. When I was in college I wanted to skip class, hang out with friends and dream of one day getting married. And now I dream of having kids...and somedays, yes, I want to be one again! :) LOL...I def dream of not having to work!

Roxie said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut

When I was in college, I wanted to be a graphic designer

And now what I want to do is design stamps and make a living making and selling cards and scrapbook pages.

Erin said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet. When I was in college, I wanted to start my adult life. And now I want to play in my stamp room all day.

Teena said...

When I was a kid I played dress up lots and always wanted to be a bride. When I was in college I wanted to be in the healthcare field and I still wanted to be a bride! Now that I am a bride and in the healthcare field, I just want my family happy and healthy...so far so good!
I hope all your "wants" come true!

Kimberly S said...

That is such a shame that they're selling the images that way. I'm always amazed to hear that it's happening on ebay....like they wouldn't be caught? :(

What I've always wanted to do, and still want to do, is travel. So that answer has never really changed for me. :)

AShu93 said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor. When I got to college, I didn't & didn't know what the heck I wanted to do. Now, I just want to have time to stamp!

Jennifer said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to a bird because they could fly.
In college I wanted to be a fashion designer and now I just want to make money with my hobby.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Fun questions for today!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a football player (I was quite the tomboy) or an astronaut. When I was in college, I wanted to be a writer. And now what I want to do is teach, write, and create other art.

What's funny is that you said you wanted to be a librarian and write stories. I am a librarian and I write stories! ;-) I've only published short stories so far, but I'm working on a screenplay and mabye a novel is next.

Crafty Num Nums said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a CPA. When I was in college, I wanted to be a CPA. And now what I want to do is be home with the family and watch the kids grow.

Jessica said...

so sad about all the problems! that's just aweful!!

when I was a kid I wanted to be an artist or nurse. when I was in college I wanted to be an artist. now, I want to continue with my art and continue helping get others excited about being creative too! It's been my dream since I was little and I'm so blessed to be doing what I love!! :)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Yay for you playing santa claus :)

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a veternarian.
When I was in college, I wanted to be a fashion buyer/merchandiser.
And now what I want to do is win the lottery, travel the world & create cute cards! :)

Stephanie Wright said...

Just wanted to say how much I love the ws edward stamp - it gets used the most in my home! My answers are when I was a kid I wanted to be a nurse, when I was in collage I wanted now more home work and now I just want a few more hours in the day!

Katherine said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Ms. Universe.
When I was in college, I wanted to become Ms. University.
And now what I want to do is to be Super Mom to my kids.

Leanne said...

truly sux about the selling of your images. it's hard to say but some ppl don't have a conscience and in the end it'll come back on them.
when i was a kid i wanted to play outside all day and night.
when i was in college all i wanted to do was sleep!
now what i want to do is enjoy the life that i have, oh yea and do crafts all day! =)

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Marie, I hope this can be stopped (or at least, people will realize how wrong it is and quit buying from them - if they can't make money, they won't do it!!) I hate that it hurts your business and I hate that it hurts those of us that do things legally and love the instant gratification of a digi image!!

When I was a kid I wanted to be a photographer (funny, I can't take good pics now and even have to get DH's help to reset the camera!). When I was in college I wanted to be an artist, but even more I wanted to stay home from class to be with my new DH on his days off so I ended up not finishing college! UGH! Now I just want to relax and play and create!

Janet said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to have a nice little house, with a picket fence. Seriously!

When I was in college, I wanted to travel

And now what I want to do is find more time to create cards!

Amydeanne said...

i just found your blog, so pretty stuff!

when i was a kid i just wanted to color & cut
when i was an adult i still want to color and cut! lol

jo said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor.
When I was in college, I wanted to be a nurse.
And now what I want to do is retire young and be a stay at home mom. :)

Boo on those people who are selling those digi-images! Don't they realize what they're doing is wrong???

MommaJess said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a famous actress or singer. When I was in college, I wanted to be a High School Choir Teacher (although I didnt actually become this). And now what I want to do is either get a new Paralegal job or switch it up all together and work for the school district.

~*Joni said...

Ugh! That is sooo frustrating with sharing digis! I mean really, they are already a steal at the prices that they are, I would hope that people would have better morals to not buy any from these sites. :( So sorry to hear about that.
Love the new images! Very sweet teenagers expressing themselves!

When I was a kid I wanted to be a calculus engineer.
When I was in college I wanted to meet a good man, have a family and move to the mainland.
Nowadays all I want is organization and maybe a self-cleaning carpet. ;)

Sue D said...

When I was a kid I wanted to live on a farm and have 10 kids. When I was in college, I wanted to be done and get on with my life. And now what I want to do is work on my recently acquired farm and in my spare time stamp for my card ministry.

Tanya Rudd said...

I wanted to be a singer when I was a kid, when I was in college I wanted to work in a lab. Now I want to have one more baby, but I don't know if that will happen, so each project I work on becomes my "baby".
Hugs,

Tanya

Sparkle said...

You're so sweet to do that for the New Moon fans. :)

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up and be an artist.

When I was in college, I realized I wouldn't make enough money as an artist, lol.

And now what I want to do is be an artist...full circle I guess.

Michelle Adams said...

That is so horrible that people are willing to steal by selling/sharing copies of your images! I am so very sorry!!! I love your images, and I hope you will continue to make digi images because they are more affordable than rubber...but I will certainly understand and will remain a customer even if you have to stop designing digi stamps. I don't know how or why anyone would think doing this would be OK. :(

beadz said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to ______be a teacher________
When I was in college, I wanted to __be finished with college and making money____________
And now what I want to do is _____find a way to stay home and play with my stamps!_____________

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Marie, I'm so sorry that this is happening. Hopefully TGF Fans and customer base will make this a non-profitable issue for those people.

When I was a kid, I wanted to fly planes.
When I was in college, I wanted to become an engineer
And now what I want to do is just enjoy life.

Craftyanny said...

oh Marie, why oh why do people have to do this? Hope they get the message loud and clear!!!!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an adult.
When I was in college, sorry girls never quite got there lol
And now what I want to do is craft!!!!

judy said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to To move to London (i loved Tears for Fears and everytime i fought with my mom, i would tell her i was moving to london lol )

When I was in college, I wanted to i wanted to hurry up and finish.

And now what I want to do is retire (i have long way to go), and travel with hubby.

SO sorry Marie, for the illegal selling of your images.

Judy

craft_princess said...

When I was a kid I wanted to never grow up. When I was in college I wanted to find a good boyfriend. But now what I want to do is be a mommy.

Stitchinwitch said...

When I was a kid I wanted to be a nurse, when I was in college I wanted to be a nurse, now I want to be the best mum I can be.

Sorry to hear you are a victim of peoples greed

KanataNewf said...

hmmm...don't really have any answers to the first two questions..but for the third....RETIRED!

and so disappointed to hear of the reselling of your images. ugh.

but terribly excited to hear of the limited time digis and the new rubber...I'll be writing my list for Santa!

Annie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that!
When I was a kid, I wanted to learn and be able to speak a foreign language and to help others understand.
When I was in college (and I was speaking a foreign language), I wanted to move to a foreign country.
And now (that I live in the foreign country) what I want to do is ENJOY my life to the fullest and enjoy each and every day with my family!! :)

resmith said...

Sorry to hear that some people take advantage of others.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a nurse when I was in college I wanted to be a hairdresser and now that I am an adult I just want to enjoy life with the family and do lots of crafts.

Tami said...

When I was a kid I wanted to live with my grandmother. When I was in college, I wanted to be on the dean's list every semester to make my family proud (especially my grandparents). And now what I want is a real job or to be yound again with no worries.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

It's such a shame that the dishonest people out there can threaten to take away the fun for those of us who have integrity. Karma is a cruel thing, so they'd better watch out!

When I was a kid I wanted to be a librarian or teacher

When I was in college I wanted to finally finish (because it took me 31 years...ha!)

Now I just want to retire! LOL

Hugs,
Lisa

Michelle R said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist.When I was in college,I just wanted to finish. And now what I want to do is enjoy my Beautiful Family.

Shana said...

When I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in college I wanted to be an accountant. Now I just want to play in my craft room and figure out what I want to be when I grow up!

Monika in VA said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archeologist. When I was in college, I wanted to get away from my home town. And now what I want to do is be the best mother to my daughters as I can & make sure they have a better future than me.

I'm so sad to hear of people selling images! Digistamps are such a great thing ~ especially for people like myself who have super limited space... I hope you will continue to offer images digitally!