27 September, 2015

Another One To Add To My 'Collection'....

First of all, please forgive me
for any typos, etc. 
I'm currently battling the illness of the century
with Jedi bacteria in the form of Bronchitis...
and for the past 18 hrs. have been a wee bit
'light-headed' to boot... =/

Anyway, onto the post:

Some people collect stamps, coins... tags.
Me? I collect pirates, thieves & the like 
to add to my Wall Of Shame... apparently. >.<

I really hate blowing the whistle on these people.
And I really hate being their target.

BUT! It is what it is, I guess, which is why you
were probably sent here by one source or another to 
read the latest & to be given the knowledge of 
who to avoid in the tagging & kit designing
community. I thank you for stopping by. =)

The latest perpetrator is Angela Picard.
Some of you may know her by her 'generosity'
in the way of offering so many 'wonderful' FTU kits.
What you didn't know is that those kits contain
items she has stolen from other designers' kits-
basically taking their hard work & claiming as her own...
and to add more salt in the wounds- she's demanding others
'respect' her hard work & time she puts into these atrocities.

What I'm asking myself even now is what hard work?!?
The work of her posting on her Google+ account 
or in Facebook groups asking for people
to send her free kits she can steal from?

Here's a few examples of her 'hard work':




Last Thursday night I'd seen her post her 
'newest' Halloween kit in a freebies group on Facebook. 
I thought it rude how she demanded
people respect her & demand they add her name to 
anything they make with the kit....
and I was appalled that she ripped someone
for posting a comment in the form of a sticker 
that said 'thank you'. Like, seriously?
Gratitude is gratitude. Be thankful they 
even said thank you in way or another. Pfft!

So I ranted on my own FB page about it & went to work.
While at work, I had a funny feeling about her & decided
just out of curiosity to download her kits when I got home.
Funny thing is, her kits aren't available
for some of us:


But as I scrolled through her posts in one
freebie group, I did notice something-
At one time she took a kit from Tezza's Designs 
& slapped her designer name on it to offer as her own kit:

Apparently she got busted for that, but still...
If it's one thing I've learned-
99.9% of the time if they have ripped a kit once,
they'll continue to do so.

So, I dug further into the group & saw she even 
ripped from my 'Time 4 School' kit,
which I'd posted on my blog on Aug. 12 of last year.
Her kit she advertised on Aug. 19- a whole whopping week later:

Yet she is claiming I stole from her...???
How is that possible, Watson?

Now look at her kit preview again:
Do you see those books on the left?
How about the alarm clock?
Here's a screen shot of my kit,
opened in a folder on my computer:

Keep in mind that my kit was posted on this blog
a full week before her kit. 
...And there's a 50/50 chance those water-colours 
came from my kit too:
On a side note... the books she took from my kit
came from here:

It's a grey-scaled template, meaning 'I' had to colour 
the books that are in my kit... Colours that are part of my 
colour palette FOR that kit.

I'm not sure which offends me more-
her not leaving a 'thank you' for my kit
or her not respecting me by adding my 
name to her creation? LMAO

Oh, and Angela has accused others 
of ripping from her kits, which I find 'amusing':

And I'm betting she's still ripping from kits.
I have seen the kit previews & I recognize
stuff from other kits... so again- 
and I can't preach this enough- 
be PROACTIVE in looking at kits from
people like this. 
Chances are, they're using your kits
to make their own. 

Thank you for reading.
feel free to share this post with everyone you can.
I'll be adding Angela to my Wall Of Shame 
as well. ;)

*hugz*

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us hon..I knew I didn't want to use her kits for some reason..I am really glad that I have never used them now...Thanks for bringing to our attention another lying stealing theif!

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  2. OMG, I think I downloaded one of her kits the other day! I will delete it right away! That is just criminal and I won't stand for it. You should put this whole post on FB if you haven't yet. I do use FTU CU stuff when I make FTU kits and I really find it reprehensible that someone would steal from the real designers and then claim they "worked" hard on it. I am so pissed about this! Thanks for letting us know and take care of yourself hon! ♥♥♥

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  3. Ah, that's wrong. I have that kits and I think it's safe (books hasn't change to colors).

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  4. She is friends with Jenny from Jennyz Designz....also on her "wall of shame" I so hate these people. They make me sick to my stomach!!

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  5. Oh dear...
    I had only 2 of her kit's & have just deleted them!
    Hugs Rachey ♥

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  6. I'm sorry this happened! Thanks for the heads up! I have heard of Jenny but not the other 2. I will be more aware! Thank you for sharing your awesome work! JulesofColorado

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  7. that is just terrible. magik, i do not blame you for being upset. i know how you feel. thank you for not allowing the thieves from stopping you to make ftu kits for us. i hope there will be justice for the thieves. take care from kc.

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  8. OH, that is just really shi**y!!!!
    I have loved this hobby for what 20 years now lol. How long ago did Guild close.
    I am so grateful for people like you who share their talent.
    I would hate to be that petty a person as she obviously is.
    I mouse draw a lot of things, things I want I can't afford or find on a free kit.
    and like you my TOU that it is my property don't claim it as your own.
    For personal use only not to be added to kits or sold yadda yadda.
    She really irks me the way she did you and countless others that have not even noticed.
    and then the gull to get upset if someone does it to her.
    But you know I believe in KARMA.
    Thank you for all that you share for we who can not afford to purchase play things.
    HUGS
    Dark

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