Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CU OK Halloween Styles, Patterns, and Image Tiles!

Well I’ve never received so many comments from a post where there was no freebie as I did on this morning’s post! I got up this afternoon (for those who are new to the blog I work the midnight shift) and had TONS of emails, blog comments and a phenomenal number of license purchases. I can’t thank you all enough for the positive comments I’ve received! I would like to address a couple of recurring questions before I get to today’s freebie:
Q: I have items in a store or on my blog using your CU Freebies! Do I need to take them down or remove them from the store?
A: Of course not! I don’t expect designers to remove items that they may have used before I “changed the rules.” That would be completely unfair and unreasonable. And there were THOUSANDS of downloads of my CU freebies before I changed the rules. There is no way I can be assured a designer came back to my blog after she/he downloaded my freebies to even be aware of the new requirements after the download. I’m just saying, if you’ve read the new terms and are designing something new with old CU downloads – Use your conscience! I’m not going to hunt you down (probably – lol) and make you aware of the new terms. Believe it or not – I do have much better things to do!
Q: I don’t sell my designs in a store but just give them away as freebies. Do I need a Commercial Use License?
A: Technically, yes.  Very few designers allow you to design freebies with Personal Use Only products. Am I going to hunt you down or call you out on it? No. Especially if you provide credit to me for the resources as required.  That’s a wishy washy answer but honestly if you are giving things away out of the goodness of your heart for this fabulous digiscrap community I don’t want to discourage that! I know how expensive this hobby can be and will never break even with all of the programs, filters, hardware, etc. that I have purchased in the past two years to provide freebies. But I enjoy doing it!
Also, it hasn’t been asked but if you want to use my freebies for tutorials (free or paid) you do not need to purchase a Commercial Use license. I just ask that you direct your readers to my blog for the downloads.
Anyway, thanks also to Vaybs who explained how to allow anonymous comments on 4 shared. I do read all the comments on the blog, Facebook, 4 shared, and filesavr so don’t feel you must comment more than once! Now to the freebie! There are 24 glossy styles in halloween colors for Photoshop/PSE and also a pattern (.pat) set that is flat in the same patterns. And for those who do not use Photoshop or PSE there are 24 seamless image tiles in .png form that are 300 x 300 pix each so that you can import them into your own program.
SC_FallStylesPreview
or HERE

72 comments:

Aeryn said...

Cool styles Deb!!! Thank you so much!! Check your email, I just paid a visit to paypal for your unlimited cu license, I totally understand how you feel, I get very few comments and more often than not, none at all. I have no problem at all with purchasing a license for the opportunity to continue using your wonderful products! I may not always leave a comment but please know they are always greatly appreciated!!!!

Jody Smith Mason designing as Munchkyn Scraps :-)

Sue said...

These are very fun! Thanks so much! :)

I'm glad you received so many positive comments. You are such a wonderful, generous designer!

kristi said...

Thanks for all of the freebies. I love these Halloween styles. I'm glad you have received so much support. You deserve it.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for all the great freebies- I just found you and can't wait to start using them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do. I love your stuff. I'm just a beginner and only do my own personal scrapbooking. I have young kids and don't take the time to comment often. I apologize. You are very generous and I love your freebies. Have you done any travel oriented things? We went on a big road trip this summer and I've been having a hard time locating road signs, maps, etc for elements and backgrounds. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 14 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Sheila said...

Cool halloween colours, thank you:))
Have been along and paid for the CU licence at paypal :)

Carol said...

Thank for the tiles. I am not sure how to use them but they are just so cute. Thanks for sharing.

BlueCat said...

I donated in the past, and I only made freebies, but I'm glad to pay the 20$ to thank you for your generosity all along the year.
Great styles. Thank you.

Toucan Scraps said...

some great patterns there Deb, even us non-halloweeners can use those. Thank you for the tiles

TerriM said...

Thanks for the awesome tiles. I totally see where your coming from when it comes to comments and downloads. I always say thank you no matter what. I can't see how people will not take a few seconds to type the word, thank you. It doesn't take that much effort or time. It drives me crazy. I know if I were a designer I'd feel the same way about people "not" taking the time to comment. It's the least we can do. Anyway, I need off the soap box, LOL. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

Anonymous said...

I love your freebies,Thanks so much for this awsome one again!!

Oase said...

Cool styles Deb and I don't think charging what all that you do is not much to ask for. I enjoy coming to your site, thou I don't always comment or say THANK YOU and I know how it feels when people don't leave comments for the things that you do.

Shel said...

I'm glad you've received so much support. Thanks for the cool styles!

Ayu said...

Hi! Thanks for the styles. I just hope I could use the patterns in PSP.
ANd if I have money, I just would by the license. But at the moment I just must wait for the next payment from work.
I just understand you with the comments. I just love your work! Thank you!

Laurie said...

Thanks muchly! Love the styles!

Anonymous said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Thank you!!!

scrappinrobyn said...

WOW I just love your work! You are such a generous designer and I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! I have tons of your freebies and I just finished reading the new CU Terms and have purchased you Unlimited CU License today! I am starting to design and just finishing up my classes and can not wait to start using your wonderful designs/tools :-)

Thank you,

Scrappin Robyn

Van said...

Fab styles - love the colours and designs - thank you for sharing!

txgwen said...

Love these great halloween styles! Many thanks for your generosity in sharing them with us!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

makeyesup said...

You are awesome in your designs, ideas and wonderful gifts. I do not design for profit, only for myself and my own use in scrapping. Always try to give credit to everyone that has contributed to my stack of scrapping items. Thanks for all you do and your generosity in sharing with us.

Cindy said...

These are so cool! Thank you!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the great Halloween Styles! I am a scrapper/newbie designer. I am in the process of designing my first kit to give away on my blog and have used your overlays on my papers, they are fantastic! I will be purchasing an unlimited license on Friday as soon as my paycheck is in my account :) Thank you for all you do, I think the licensing is totally reasonable!!

Wendy
www.inadigitaldaze.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

These are aweosme! Thanks Deb!!

Gunhild said...

Just bought your new CU licence, and totally understand your feelings. Even if I haven't used any of your items lately, I do pop in now and then to find some goodies. Keep up the good work, you are a very talented lady and deserve the credit.

Andi Walker said...

Thank you so much for always creating png files. I'm PSE illiterate - but I'm finally going to take a class next month. Thanks for all your hard work. Hugs. Andi @ ldscreativitycorner.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I really appreciate your follow up comments today. Thanks for your blog.

Peg said...

wow! That is such a generous freebie for today!! Love them all and will definitely enjoy playing with them!!

candylady said...

Thanks for the lovely freebie it is very nice of you to share it with us
You do a great work

Yvette said...

Thank you for the colorful Halloween styles.

Jewel said...

oh here is a question I hadn't thought of in my earlier post LOL ... if I want to 'gift' another designer with your CU licence can I do that? ie: Id pay another $20 and tell you which designer its for?

Grace said...

Deb, thank you for the beautiful Halloween styles.

Thank you also for your generosity in sharing your talent and creativity. I am not a designer but I purchased the Unlimited CU license so that I may use your CU items if I make papers or elements in a kit exchange or to share with other digiscrappers.

Tracy said...

Fabulous...as always! Thanks so much!

Amy J. said...

Thanks so much for the awesome frames a few posts below! You are amazing and don't ever worry about doing what you have to do to protect your items!
Thanks again for the paper and frames.

Amanda said...

I just want to thank you again for all your hard work and really truly appreciate you giving them all to us to use for free. I am newly divorced and am trying to also help my sister who is a single mother, so I really can't afford anything that's just fun...money has to go other things. So I honestly, from the bottom of my heart appreciate your generosity.
I only use your awesome freebies for my personal scrapbooking, but I do understand you wanting credit for those that use them for other things. It's only fair.

lvdesigner said...

Thank you! I haven't been to your blog in a really long time (2 much work). So many new items & changes! I don't know how you find the time.

Again, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Freebies, nab the Holloween and the Funky Frames - LianeZ

Scrappers Delights said...

Thanks Hun I have read and agree with your terms and feel it only fair XX

Any down loads I do from now on with your new freebies I will but one of your CU licence's XX

I dont know why it has taken you so long lol your Designs are lovely and you need somthing back XX But I know there are alot of us out there that love you and what you do even though we may forget to post a comment once in a while and i need to do better :)

Mary Ellen said...

I love the tiles, thanks Deb!

2 Twisted Sisters said...

Thanks for these wonderful styles!

**Nicole** said...

Wanted to let you know I'm giving you the Honest Scrap blog award :) Just wanted to say thanks for all you do!

http://ramblingsbynicolerenee.blogspot.com/2009/10/honest-scrap-award.html

Barb said...

I totally understand about the comments issue. 19 comments from 500 dl'ers is my best, I believe. But I've learned to judge the popularity not by comments but by the number of dl'ers. I know someone out there is enjoying them. And thank you for your Halloween .asl's and .pat's... great stuff! Barb in Australia

Micki Hall said...

I am one who does not always leave a comment, but I still do it sometimes. I have a rather new blog where I have been giving away some freebies that have elicited about 1000 downloads and only 2-3 comments. But as the previous poster said, I feel that anyone who downloads must like it. But I have to tell you that this week really takes the cake. I was absent from my blog for about a week or two due to the death of my sister. I scrapped some layouts on my sister and my brother (who died last year) and posted a freebie with the layouts. I got tons of downloads for the freebie, but not one single comment on my loss. I figured that even a few people who don't normally comment might at least say "Thank you and sorry for your loss". OH, well.
You make beautiful stuff and I will purchase your CU license as soon as I can afford it. Thank you for all your hard work.

Brooke said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work. I just found your blog a few days ago so I'm sort of overwhelmed by your awesomeness! Thanks again!

angelfaye said...

Ditto Aeryn - CU licence will be purchased before the end of the month! Thank you... xxxx

Cauleen said...

Your tiles are just awesome. They come in handy soooo many times for me! And I adore how little space they take up on my hard drive. You are a genuis!

Beth said...

Thank you for the styles! :) I looooove styles!! I am the worst at remembering to comment and thank..and I'm super thankful always :)

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Merci beaucoup, c'est génial! Thanks so much for these great freebies.

janie said...

Thank you, these are so cool.

Anna Marie said...

I feel very dumb right now!! I can't find the link to your commercial use license!!!!! I see the very big notice and arrow but can't find the link. :) Help!! I love your stuff and have used your charm action for CU stuff. I'd like to purchase your unlimited cu license.
Thanks!!

Nicole said...

I purchased a CU license now too. Glad to support you! It was also fun to meet you in St. Louis! :)

Jaydensmama said...

Well I have enjoyed your freebies, and actually haven't been creating much lately kind of in a rut, but I do love your stuff, but can't afford to pay for a commercial license to make my freebie kits, so I guess my loss is your gain thanks for all that you do. I know I am terrible about leaving comments but just letting you know that I am probably not the only one that feels this way. I have always given credit to you for any templates or items that I have used in the past, but just can't afford to pay for a license. So again keep up the good work, and have a nice day.

Mendy said...

Just went and bought a lifetime license. Thanks so much for the fun stuff. Hope you get alot of people buying...and I hope the ones that say they can't afford it just look at all the things they spend money on without realizing it and save the measly $20 you are asking for. : )

Janie said...

Best $20 I've spent in ages - thank you for your generousity and talent.

SATW said...

I luuuuurve the argyle style! It's super cute. TFS!

Lissa said...

Thanx so much for all you give and have given! I also had no hesitation in purchasing your unlimited license...such a small sum for so many goodies lol

suzi.wollman said...

Deb, I so understand where you are coming from. I discovered your site after you "changed the rules," and although I've downloaded your stuff, I won't use it until I have enough money to purchase a license. Great images, wonderfully executed. Thank you kindly!

Robin said...

Thanks for the styles,Deb.

~Lis~ said...

I Just Started Makin' Scrap Kits and Glad I Came Upon Your Site from Addictive Pleasures Blog. I Purchased Your Unlimited CU License & It Only Took me 3 Hrs to Download All the CU Freebies I Wanted,lol. So I'm Leaving You One BIG "Thank You" for Your Generousity. Have You Linked On My Blog ;-)

Laramie said...

I just purchased your $20 CU license but didn't find a spot to type what I would use it for. I've downloaded your goodies for about a year and a half and just started designing. Love your site. Thank you so much for your beautiful designs. If you have any questions email me at artgalstyle@yahoo.com. Purchased on 7-09-10.
Laramie

Shayna said...

These are just what I need!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much.

hugs,
Shayna

Denise said...

I totalyy agree with you. I have purchased a CU license and wish you the best! I know how much work it takes to design and I hope other designers will honor your request.

Marie said...

thank you!

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for all the work you put into these freebies you share with us.
I just visited paypal & purchased your unlimited commercial use license & look forward to using your great freebies in my poser designing & psp fun :)

Anonymous said...

What a fab site and blog I look forward to revisiting both! Thank you for the awesome freebie. I can assure you I'll not use any of your items in my CU designs without a licence from you. You are so wonderfully talented, and I appreciate your kindness in sharing your precious time with us by giving freebies. I do hope that folks will buy your licence when they need to. Bye Mo

myrrhmaid319 said...

Thank you very much, these are so versatile!

SheWolfe said...

Hi...I downloaded a few items to play with, I will be back if I decide to use them to buy a licence, but wanted to thank you for your extensive library in advance...

JoAnn said...

I really enjoy your designs. I know it is a lot of work, but for us that enjoy it, it is not really work. Just wanted to say "thanks" for all you do. Also thank you for your service as a police officer. My husband is a retired officer.
my website: www.nowandthendesignshop.com

Amanda Vande Zande said...

If I purchase this license, can I use the product to create clipart to sell on my own site for CU?

Thanks...
Amanda

Marcia Phillips said...

I have downloaded a few things in the past as I've always thought your work was stunning. Just came across your site again and bought the lifetime CU license, it is well worth it. I hope to be able to send many more customers your way. Thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you~ These are awesome!