Well I have to tell you that I am getting a little worried about my Cubbies. They have lost 5 in a row AT HOME, ugh. I hope they can get their heads straight for the post season! I have been a fan all my life and of course I want them to win a World Series but unfortunately if they go there (still a long way to go), I will be watching it with 80 of my closest friends and co-workers in front of a little tv in riot gear. Because if that happens, if the Cubbies happen to win the World Series, our town will be destroyed by drunk, partying, celebrating college students. When the Sox won a couple of years ago it was chaos. I can't imagine what it will be like if the Cubs win. And what if the Cubs play the Sox? UGH! It could happen! Ok, I know you guys don't care about that so I will move on.
I'm not going to get back on my soap box but a sweet member of my ADSD Yahoo Group posted on her blog today an issue she had with another designer offering her CU products as freebies and distributing them as PU only. The offending designer's TOU stated that she scanned or photographed and extracted the elements herself, which is completely untrue. And what is worse, her TOU prohibits redistributing the element. Well, my friend (I'm going to let her remain anonymous but you may have read her post on Wednesday) brought up a very interesting and disturbing point: If you do not require credit on your CU items and then the users of those CU products claim them as their own and prohibit redistribution - you can be accused of PIRATING your OWN DESIGNS! Wow, I never even considered that. So now she is worried that if she uses her own designs in a kit, someone who may have downloaded this other lady's freebies will think she has used them against the Pirate's TOU. Hmmmm. So for my 2 cents worth, I would recommend that anyone who designs require credit for their work. Of course it will be impossible to be Cybercop and there will always be a rare person who will not comply with the terms but I have to believe that 99% of my readers and downloaders are honest souls who would not do such a thing. You ladies are the BEST! Thank you for sticking with me.
Today's freebie is another CU flower set. They are some wildflowers (see the dandelion, lol) and a couple other roses and lilly type flowers. I am not a gardener, DH takes care of the outside stuff and the flowers so I am sorry I do not know the names. I did see some gorgeous begonias today at the grocery store and was tempted to buy them so I could photograph them but I didn't feel it was fair to the begonias because they would most definitely be dead in a few weeks. And I only know they are begonias because of the tag on the pot. LOL. Sooo, anyway - grab the flowers and I also included a 3600 x 3600 jpeg of that floral background in my preview. I thought it was kinda pretty and wondered if my readers would like it too? The background was made from all the flowers in this kit, recolored and multiplied with Mura's Copies filter. That is one awesome filter! Oh and I also included the little sunflower in greyscale plus the actual colors in the photo I took. Well, I wrote another book, sorry. Drop shadows are for preview purposes only.