I turned around to find Thomasina just as you see her above. She's such a tiny thing that she can remained precariously perched in that storage box that is balancing on my art box. What a silly kitty!
Today, I feel like doing the very same thing if I could find a box big enough for me.
I was so excited about the scrapbooking layouts I was making last night. When I finish each one, I put them up on Flickr so digital scrapbookers can download them for free--to create and enjoy them however they choose. I always post an announcement on my studio blog of anything I add to the Flickr downloads. My Auntie is an avid and VERY talented digital scrapbooker, so I do a lot of this for her and her digital scrapbooking buddies. At her suggestion, I went over to a sharing message board at a digital scrapbooking site called Jessica Sprague to share. I've posted once in August when I thought the group over there would appreciate a chicken wire background I created. Yesterday, I created a digital scrapbooking background called "Autumnal Thanksgiving". So I went over to the message board and posted to let people know it was out there.
Well, I should know better than to frequent any message board. It seems that no matter where it is, message boards end up being places of controversy, intrigue, rudeness and/or pettiness. I never should have ventured into another one.
But I did. And now I'm sorry.
I received the worst thing a poster can receive on that message board--a warning email from the site owner's husband, Jared. For some reason someone reported me as violating the forum rules below (according to Jared):
"If you are a designer or owner of a digital store, please do not post new threads about the products you sell. This is not a place for free advertising, but a place to share and learn.Well, I've been the author of two posts. I'm not selling anything, because: a) I'm not a professional scrapbooking designer; and b) I don't have an online store selling digital scrapbooking stuff!
"...if your posts become 'all about ads' and not about contributing to the community, you'll be warned and then banned. We love enablement, and we love to hear about specific products you're excited about, but nobody loves a shill. I think we can tell the difference."
"As of right now, posting about freebies (on sites and on blogs) is OK with limits (i.e. the link must actually take you directly to the place where you can preview and download the file)..."
I'm just a dumb idiot that thought it was okay to go on a message board and say, "Hey, everybody! I made a really cool thing. If you want to download it for free go ahead!"
Stupid me... now where's that box...
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