28 July, 2014

TOU Violations, Kit Ripping- Part 1 & A Freebie For Reading....

And this time I'm not talking about Jenny.
As much as I wish I was, sadly I'm not. =/
I'd rather be making this post about Jenny-
not someone I thought was a friend.

The newest person I've discovered to
be violating my TOU & ripping my kits 
is Anna Collaço of Anna's Attic.

Anna was once on my Creative Team until she 
was let go a couple months ago for not advertising
like she was supposed to be doing.
Other members have been advertising & we 
all found out she wasn't, so she was let go.
And now I discovered she was ripping kits
she got from me while on my CT.
And even now, I'm not sure if she did it out 
of spite or what?

She was someone I had trusted &
as of Friday, I have found that she betrayed 
any trust I had in her.

So once again, I have to make a post like this,
to inform all of you to be wary of her kits,
to make sure she isn't ripping from you.

To keep this post from being too lengthy,
I'm going to present the proof here.
Other kits, etc. will go on a 'Part Two' post.;)

And at the end of this post, I will have a freebie for you- 
a special one-of-a-kind kit I'd made 
just for Anna that I'm giving to everyone
for FREE! 

Now, keep in mind, Anna was on my CT at the time
of Jenny's ripping of my Pink'd kit the first & second time
and all times since & she knew ripping kits was wrong.

Last Friday I saw on my Facebook home page some
Commercial Use frames were newly avail. in 
a store Anna & I both sell in.
These are frames that were made using my 
CU Circle Frames

I knew these were my frames because of the 
glass effect on them- Exhibit A- Anna's CU Frames:

Exhibit B- My Templates:
You can see that the glass effect is the exact same
on her frames & on my preview.
Also note that my preview says Commercial Use.
It does NOT say CU4CU which is how Anna 
was using them. And my TOU in the zipfile say 
they're for CU for kits ONLY.

For her frames she also used my CU glitter sheets.
Those I'm not too anal about how they're used,
as long as no one resells them or claims them as theirs.

How did I know Anna had these frames?
Here's a screen shot from my CT group & Anna's
first set of frames she'd made with my templates & 
glitter sheets/ styles:


The discussion itself:

And more of that discussion on her frames
in my group:

At the time, she'd made this set free 
for Personal Use only-
the way they were supposed 
to be used (or add them to PU kits).
...And if you were to click on the link to the frames 
on my blog above, she even commented on the post. ;)

Since I saw those frames, my curiosity was piqued.
So I went to the store & was looking through
her items in the store to see if she was selling 
more of my CU freebies.
I did not expect to come across a kit 
where she ripped an element from my kit.

This is the kit I saw
never mind she also used my colour palette:
Exhibit C- Anna's kit: Love Meow:
Look at the milk bottle on the right.
Look closely at the details of it-
the glass effect, the text,
even the placement of that text.

Now, last year, I made this kit:
Now, the bottle doesn't show in my preview,
but it IS in my kit:

I'm going to trust this not to be stolen, 
since this is posted for comparisons ONLY.
Here's the bottle- Exhibit D:

At one time I was a subscriber to Sugarbutt's old blog.
She regularly had limited-time freebies on her blog.
A Carnival-themed set was posted & I downloaded it.
At the time, her items were CU/CU4CU/PU, etc.

This set had a 'cluster' of these bottle in it, 
as I'll show you in one of folders I have of her items
(they're the red ones btw):
When I made my Kurious Kitty kit, I extracted one 
of those bottles from the rest. I then desaturated it 
& made it white. Then I added a glass effect on it.
Last, added my text to make it look like a milk bottle
before saving it in the kit. In other words, I modified it. 
And if you see in the above pic, I made the extracted
 bottle into a image file for my own future use, 
since I'm not a fan of tubing anything. LOL

So how did Anna get the same exact bottle
with the same exact glass effect & text?
She'd made a tutorial with my kit last Dec.,
so she had the kit. Her tutorial is here.

And on a side note, when I brought this up 
to the store owner, I gave her my bottle file.
She tried to 'replicate' it the best she could
& it wasn't exact like Anna's is.
Proof that Anna clearly stole the bottle from my kit.

Also, you can also see these CT tags 
by one of Anna's CT girls that tagged her kit. 
This gives you a better view of that bottle:


Now, I have more stuff to post concerning 
Anna, but I don't want this post to be so long.
Keep an eye on my blog because another post 
will be coming soon. ;)

But for now, as promised, here's the freebie kit
for you. The kit was made for Anna as a gift.
It was based on a document my CT members
filled out, describing themselves or their likes.
I hope you all can at least enjoy it. 
I was going to change the name of the kit,
but decided not to. I'd rather people be able to 
associate this kit with a thief & remember not to trust her.

You can grab this kit here:

Thank you for reading. =)
Enjoy the kit & please come back for 
 part two about this thief.

*hugz*

7 comments:

  1. I would like to pubically apologize for my wrong doings. I did do it out of spite and anger. I didn't know how to deal with my anger. But at the same time, you could have asked me to step down yourself rather then send your people after me. I know what I did was wrong. I will never do it again. I have deleted all my scrap kits from all stores and I am starting over. I know I have violated your trust. I hope that someday you will forgive me and we can become friends again. In the mean time, understand everyone makes mistakes. I am truly sorry for what I did,

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  2. Wow. Anna you're actually admitting you're a pirate. No one will ever trust you again. Well done for making your design name known as a theif nd a liar.

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  3. Well put Corinna.
    Thanks for the freebie Magik xx

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  4. Thank you for the freebie Magik... Hugs Rachey ♥

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