Wednesday, March 19, 2008

3.19.08 - Really sad day for me ladies...


So, how do I even begin?? I guess I start by saying that unlike most of my posts, this one won't be filled with LOL's or laughs and giggles, but I do need to let you all know that there have been some big changes for me recently. Some really good and some pretty sad...

If any of you have looked to purchase my kits from Digital Candy today you realize by now that I am no longer there. I resigned today both in support of a dear friend of mine and because I no longer felt that DC was the right place for me. I need to be surrounded by people whom I can trust and admire...this is no longer the case at Digital Candy not from an administration standpoint anyway.

For those of you new to my blog, you may not "know" me well...but for those of you who have been with me from the start, I hope YOU do know that for the most part I'm pretty easy going, pretty "go with the flow" kind of gal, and I try and keep a really positive attitude.... but my heart was broken by how things were going at DC and I could no longer stay.

Without going into great detail (as that would, frankly, be unprofessional) I can tell you that after the current owner of DC summarily decided to end a partnership with her co-owner and partner at the site (Kami), then refused to pay this fabulous lady what she owed her, and then told outright lies about her in our Designer Forum there, I realized that my hope of staying on at DC and it remaining a good and positive place was shattered.

I sent an email of resignation to the current owner as well as to my fellow designers at DC letting them know just how I felt about the treatment of Kami and the character of the woman who they now worked for, and within minutes, (and without any contact from the owner or administration of Digital Candy) my store was shut down, and my access to the forum there removed.

I knew (from the character of this woman) that I could expect no more from her but that. But nevertheless it hurt that she couldn't even be bothered to contact me directly before summarily shutting the door to DC in my face.

It's a sad day for me ladies and the drama has been high...quite a few other designers have left DC, and from the looks of things, more will be doing so in the near future. For those designers left, I wish them only the best and hope that somehow Heidi (the owner) sees the error of her ways and makes DC, once again, the place that it used to be.

In the meantime I am "storeless" and without a place to sell my current designs...have no fear though I have some things in the works, and I'll let you all know as soon as I can where my new "home" is... and my hope is that you will all follow me there and continue to support me as a designer.

After a day spent on the phone and on the computer sending emails and PM's etc. I got NO designing done, so I'm sorry, but no freebie today...perhaps tomorrow will find me a bit happier, with a bit less drama and a lot more time to work on something for you all.

As I write this though, a thought has come to me...LOL! (woo hoo...I did manage to fit one in!) I made a promise to give away one of my Digital Candy kits to 3 lovely ladies who posted some "luv" for me yesterday. Well here's the thing about that...I really believe that in this world you get what you give...and frankly...I need to "get" some good feelings after my rough day...and what better way to get that than to give...

So I'm NOT going to give a kit to 3 ladies who posted...I'm giving a kit to EVERYONE who posted...and frankly because it's waaay too much work to have each of you email me and then email you back with links to a kit... I guess I'll have to give away a kit to EVERYBODY! (wow! I feel kind of like Oprah...LOL)

So here it is...my gift to you...it's one of my smaller kits and one that I made early on, but I like it and I hope you do too... (BTW...Ignore the DC "wrapper" on it...I would have removed it if I had the time...LOL) PASSWORD: gift4you

Here's to a new day, with new hope and hopefully some new "blogging friends"

Aloha friends!

Click HERE to download Spring Pansies as my gift to you...

Click HERE to visit me...guess you'll have to wait for that one won't you!! :)

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this "roadblock" doesn't crush your creativity. Thank you for the gift and look forward to a resolution.

Tami said...

Shauna, you are a wonderful person for standing up for your friend even knowing what negative consequences it could have for you personally. I applaud that and I, for one, will follow you anywhere!

Anonymous said...

Shauna, you are awesome!! Anyone who stands up for their friend(s) and themselves is to be commended. I love your kits and will definitely follow you. Praying that you will move beyond this and use what has been learned to make everything better. God Bless.

Shari

Terri ( Meterr) said...

wow!! im so sorry this had to happen to you! the world is full of people who dont care what thier actions do to hurt others, and its usually the "nice" people who get hurt and screwed over. a phrase my dad used to say is " what goes around, comes around".... karma...
this lady will will someday have it all come back to her. i dont wish ill will on anyone, but it seems that this is the way it goes.i think you handled your end the correct way, and did so professionally. keep up the good work in your digi designs and good luck to you!!

scrappinmint said...

thank you for the beautiful kit! what a nice surprise! i'm sorry about how the owner of DC has treated you and others. i for one will not be shopping there again. since your work isn't there, there isn't a need to anyway. :) what a wonderful person you are for putting your friend first. kudos. i hope you can find a place to sell your designs. i will surely be one to follow wherever you go. :) just remember that when one door closes another opens. maybe this means better things ahead for you. chin up!
(sorry about the lower case writing, i had surgery on my hand and i'm typing one handed)

Anonymous said...

So sorry that you are having to find a new home and that your friend was treated so badly. I hope she recoups her losses from her former business partner.

I know you will be welcomed into a new store!

Cindy said...

You are an awesome designer with an upstanding character. You will have no problem finding a new store, and I am positive your fans will happily follow! I know I will! So sorry you are going through this, you totally do not deserve it! Thanks for another gorgeous creation!

Azrood said...

I'm sorry to hear about the situation with DC. I haven't been over there in a few days and had no idea any of this had happened. I have no doubt that you'll soon find a new home, maybe something bigger and better! :)

Fani said...

We'll follow you where ever you go! When one door closes, another opens, and many times it's a better door! Thank you for the fantastic kit! xoxo

Bec said...

I am sorry for the troubles you have run into. Gather your strength and hang in there. Or as they say in Texas...sink in your spurs and ride! I know from reading your posts you are a genuine person and although it is somewhat hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel now, good may come of this for you. Best of luck with your new ventures. Thank you for sharing your kit with us all. It looks like you have quite a following of readers and I hope you take comfort in that and gather strength from it to 'ride on'.

Veronica said...

Altough I have not been on your site for very long, I'm sad to see how you've been treated and know that you will be great somewhere else. Thank you so much for your talent and for sharing with us:) I look forward to hearing where you'll be setting up shop! Good luck and hope you have a better day.

Kat said...

OH Shauna, what a horrible experience. But I totally give you props for having integrity and supporting your friend and leaving a situation that was unhealthy for you. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. I think you are a fabulous woman, and I KNOW good things are coming your way. I look forward to many more (giggles) and LOLs in the near future!

txbubbles said...

Shauna,
Kudos to you for standing up for what you believe in! This is an opportunity for bigger and better things to come. Thanks so much for the beautiful Spring kit.
Vicki in Texas

Anonymous said...

Principles may be inconvenient but otherwise how do we live with ourselves! Thank you for the lovely gift! Keep your chin up!

Aunt Anne

Lindsey said...

I am a fairly new reader of your blog and love what you add to the digi scrap community. I just started DSing a couple months ago and it is people like you who have made it such a wonderful hobby. And I commend you for not letting people like Heidi get away with unacceptable, rude behavior. Thanks again for all of your generosity and not letting terrible people stop it.

Lynn said...

Just catching up on all my RSS feeds and saw the news about the freebie, realsied I'd missed the chance and then saw this! Thank you for this gift, it is so generous of you.

Also, I am sorry to hear you are now "shop"less, but I have every admiration for you standing up for your friend, especially knowing the potential consequences. I am sure you will find somewhere to sell your designs soon, even if you do it all yourself :) Just donlt let people like this get you down, life is too short to hold grudges and oyu are a better person than that anyway:). Hugs xxx

Rachael said...

Shauna,
So sorry this is happening to you. Just know your fans appreciate you and we stand by you!
Rachael

PhyLLis said...

You are setting such a good example for your kids by standing by your principles and your friend. Everything happens for a reason and this can only bring good things for you...and we'll all be there, too, right behind you wherever you go! Thanks for giving us this magnificent kit - I adore pansies!!!

Annie said...

Shauna,
Hang in there - your designs are wonderful, as well as your tutorials. They have been a great help to me. I'll follow you to whatever store you end up in. I'm amazed at the greed that I'm seeing in some areas of the digital scrapbooking community. It's really sad. I'm a firm believer in "what goes around, comes around."

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your frustrations. Your designs are beautiful and it won't matter which strore you use to sell them. I have no doubt you will be back up and running in no time.

Tiffany said...

Thank you for the great gift. I'm sorry to hear about what happened. Good luck to you but I know you won't need it your work is wonderful.

Denise said...

Thanks for the kit!

I know you'll land on your feet.

Talent always wins out!

The Holloways said...

Will follow you! I love your kits and designs. They are always PERFECT! It is a sad and frustrating thing that is going on--just know lots of us are on your side and think the world of you!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Shauna dearest, I commend you for taking a stand against the unprofessional ethics on display at DC and for supporting a friend and fellow designer(s). I, have a couple of friends who design there as well, one of whom has already resigned and I'm sure the other will follow (speaking with her now).

Given your INCREDIBLE talent darlin', along with your witty charm, I have NO doubt that nothing but BIGGER and BETTER things are in store for YOU!

You are in my thoughts as the reality of what has just occurred sinks in, processes and then is put behind you as one of those life experiences that we gain from and makes us a wee bit wiser.

I, for one, appreciate your honesty and diplomatic approach to handling this atrocity in the digital scrapbooking community.

Here's to NEW beginnings and a MUCH brighter future in your designing. Hmmm ... do I see a Pineapple Plantation site in the near future? LOL! You GO girl!

Love and hugs,
Linda (Bon Scrapatit Designs)

Chris said...

So sorry to hear about all the drama - but it is great of you to stand up for what you feel is right! I'm sure there will be somewhere else waiting for your fabulous stuff! :)

And a great big thanks for this fun little spring surprise! What a nice gift!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

KEP said...

Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful kit. Sorry to hear of the shabby treatment you've had to endure. I'm sure that's one less bit of stress you could use right now. I've only been visiting your site for a little while, but I have to say that I love it. I've enjoyed your stories about the seal and the lizard. I have no doubt that good things will come to you soon. There's always a silver lining at the edge of a dark cloud. Loads of hugs for you.

AutumnBrooke said...

You know, I'm really sorry to hear that. I went through something VERY similar in the mom's group I was an admin for. For some women, power is just too intoxicating for them, and they have to wield it whenever they can to make themselves feel better. But in the end, they're the ones left all alone when everyone else gets sick of it and leaves. I'm sad to hear about the site as I really enjoyed it there. When you DO join another site, definitely let us know. And thanks so much for the freebie. It's lovely!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the gift. What a crazy day. I know digitreat took her stuff from a store and now sells through off her site from some some type of service. Maybe you could do something similar.

The Harlan Family said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles at DC. I know the stress of this is hard, but at least it will soon be behind you instead of being with you for a while (if you stayed at DC). We all look forward to seeing where you 'land' and will follow you there! :)
~Hugs~

Thanks so much for the beautiful freebie and all your hard work :)

Lisa said...

Hang tough, girlfriend, and never second guess your decision! it soundslike you did the right thing by standing by your convictions, even though it was tough. I applaud you for that! Something even better is going to come along for you, and your friendship is most important! Here's {{hugs}} for you!

michelle said...

Hi, I'm new to your work but I love what I've seen so far. I love this kit too. Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to your egg hunt.

LilSeed said...

Shauna, I wish nothing but the best for you. Your designs and Kami's are about the ones I had purchased from DC. I am not sure how much time I will spend there if you're not one of the designers. I guess I will finish out the current contest I'm participating in and that will be about it. I was only spending time there to do the contest anyway. You will bring great things to any store that picks you up - can't want to find out who so I can head on over there. Thank you for thinking of your readers during what has to be a stressful time for you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely spring kit.

I am so disappointed by the truth that I have learned concerning DC today and I wish you all the best. I hope you and the other designers (I CT for at least one of them) find new homes to sell at soon!

Regularchic said...

Your actions speak your character! It is so easy to allow someone elses character to become the HUGE white elephant in the room. The moral ground is unfortunatly at times the lonley road, but it is so wonderful to read that you are a strong woman of strong character. I hope that I have a friend(s) like you when I need support. Good things come to good people.

Anonymous said...

Way to stand for something! I am sure this was not an easy thing for you - but I am glad to see someone take a stand the way you have here. My best wishes for you in the future.

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear that ANYONE was treated badly at one of the scrap stores. You were right to stand up for your friend ... I'm sure that she appreciates that very VERY much right now.
Me, I'm taking DC out of my bookmarks and while I don't have much cash to throw around, I'll follow you and do my best to support YOU. I love your designs and your generous, caring heart.

Bethany said...

I'm so sorry to her this happened to you! You are awesome, and I truly feel for you. It's never easy to deal with people when they act this way. Hopefully, it doesn't effect YOU as a person. Because we all think you are WONDERFUL! Keep being you! And thanks for all you do for us!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for what you are going through. It takes courage to stand up for someone and you are a wonderful friend indeed! Funny how reading your blog has made me feel as though we are friends, and I'm glad you are the person you are. Best of luck to you on your new journey! Thanks for sharing this kit with all of us :)

Jill (aka jjstar) said...

Wow. I hope that you can find the ray of sunshine that will come out. You are awesome and I'm sure that another store will pick you up soon. Best of luck.

Kari °O° said...

I hope everything works out for you & you find a store soon!! Best of luck!!

Christina said...

Hang in there, you may be surprised at how much happier you can be at a new place. I hope you get settled again soon and look forward to seeing what you can do in the future! I'm behind you for sure!

No Reimer Reason said...

Wow, that is really a downer about DC.

Let us know where you move to, because I am sure I will be keeping up with your blog. It is one of the first I check every day. :-)

Anonymous said...

You hang in there principals are what in life you will be remembered for, dollars only people will crubble over, people will follow you and you have given potention scrapdesigners the heads up they deserve to know about about a store bfore they to join and get burned. let's face it, scrapping is about creating happy memories as well as preserving them, who the hell needs attitude these days, some people got the wrong idea about what all this designer business is all about and hands up for you for speaking the truth, you should be honored for that, I think. Become an independant, if you have to at least you do not have to endure someone elses crap dont be sad, be mad!

Sharron said...

I'm so very sorry that you're going thru this painful experience but I can see that you're going to rise about it and I truly believe that God will bless your socks off for standing up for your friend. We need more people in this world like you. Thank you for the lovely gift & I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful designs.

Jessica said...

big, big, BIG hugs to you! i just adore you and i am so sorry you have to endure this. i know you will come out on top, you are just that sort of person! =) thanks so much for sharing your talent, on a day where most would not feel like sharing much at all! i hope that the other designers at DC will follow their hearts, too. i know it had to be a bad place if they could somehow try to fault you - you are so easy going!! sadly, it looks like this is never-ending in the digiscrap world, so think hard about what store you want to go to next - maybe you would be better off on your own!

Cristina said...

Thanks for the gift! And congratulations for standing up for a friend. All the best, C

Shell said...

**Clearing my throat** The sun'll come out tomorrow.... hehe Dont worry about negative people they'll soon get whats coming to em in the end. Besides if all the designers leave & take their following with them whatcha got but an empty space anyway. There's tons of cliches that basically just boil down to this, another store will snap you right up & you probably won't be homeless for long. I commend you for standing up for what you felt was right. No one should ever give up their morals & integrity for a buck. Here's to bringing the greater good back to this community. Hip hip hooray for you!

Malinda, Travis & Kylie said...

Shauna - We love and support you! Keep up the fabulous work! and good for you for doing what was right!

Sharon said...

Please don't be sad ... you did the right thing in standing up for your friend ... the world would be a better place if more people stood up for their moral beliefs! From the first time I began reading your blog, I knew you were a good person, and that's why I will always return. Thanks for everything!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your experience, however, I want you to know that DC NEVER got back to me about the trouble I was having. YOU DID. You personally saw to it that I was happy with my purchase and I was Very impressed with your character. I was NOT happy that the store owner, totally ignored my emails. I would never buy from them again. But, I will follow you, and look forward to your new kits, hopefully in a store that appreciates your talent and your honesty. Thanks again for all your help, Debi

Stephanie said...

I am sorry to hear about your situation and wish you the best of luck. I am sure you will find a place to sell your items soon! I won't be visiting DC ever again. I will be thinking of you. Sorry there are so many mean people out there.

fl_connie said...

Bless your heart - what a loyal and loving friend you have proven yourself to be! It takes a special kind of courage to take a stand. What a pleasure it is to "know" you from your blog!! ((Hugs))

Thanks for this lovely freebie - it's gorgeous.

Kristal and Jason said...

Bless your heart! I LOVE to follow your blog and I'll follow you wherever you go! Sorry you've had a rough time, you did the right thing!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

HUG GIANT HUG!!!!!!!
Things will slowly turn out for you just keep your chin & spirit up!!!!!!
GOOD LUCK ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TY so very much for this GORGEOUS kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

penny said...

Shauna, I am so sorry for what has happened to you. However on the other hand frankly I think you may be better off. I also must say that it is very refreshing to know that people still stand up for their friends and their beliefs. You are an awesome person and this incident has only proven that fact. Keep your head up, you are a wonderful designer and many of us will follow you wherever you end up.

Thank you for the gift today and I will see you tomorrow.

LadyTigr said...

I'm so sorry to hear aobut your troubles at your old store, but things will get better for you...Just keep your positive attitude and you will see...Thank you for this small kit...I haven't seen it yet, but I can just tell it's going to be great...Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing and for your talent and hard work!!

:::hugs:::
Angela in NC

Trisha said...

I'm so sorry for what has happened to you Shauna. It's probably for the better but right now that probably doesn't seem possible. I'm glad you had a laugh in your blog today, shows that you'll get through this with flying colors :-) Thank you so much for the wonderful kit. I wish you all the luck in the future, finding a "home" for your wonderful creations. Take care!

Kim said...

I feel so stupidly clueless...I had no idea there was so much ugliness at DC. I was really hoping I'd found a good digital scrapping home, but integrity is very important to me and I am INCREDIBLY distressed by this. I will really have to reevaluate the community and decide if it's where I want to be....(any suggestions for another one?).

Girl...get yourself a store somewhere good....'cuz I'm standing by to BUY!!!! I'm a fan and most impressed with your loyalty and courage. You've got a groupie for life, honey.

So...smile....create...and find a place to sell!!! :-D

MamaEstes

Lyn said...

It is never wrong to do what you believe is right. Your designs are lovely, and your fans will follow where ever you go! Thank you for the gift, and tomorrow should be better!

Kauanoe said...

Terrible news. I am so sorry you are having to go through that. But kudos for you for sticking up for what you believe in. Another store is going to be very blessed and lucky to have you. And if you don't want to do the store route for some reason, a lot of ladies have opened stores up via their own blog. Many options out there for a wonderfully talented lady like yourself. Don't let this bump in the road stifle any of your creativity or get your moxy down!
HOOAH!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the kit! Its adorable! If everyone in the world stood up for what they believed to be try, just think what wonderful things could happen! Keep your chin up, it is through our dversity that we are able to grow.

craftycropper said...

Good for you standing up for your principles and friends - although having read every entry for last 6 weeks I can see that is the kind of person you are - you will soon see that this is not the end but a new beginning that will turn out even better for you. Thank you for sharing your news - funny and otherwise and your creativity. You were going to do a class or more tutorials - is this the time for you?

Rebecca said...

Shauna...I know you don't know me...I am very new to digital scrapping, and blogging for that matter...but, I am very grateful for the gift, and can't wait to find you at your new place of business and support you there!! Everything happens for a reason! Better days are on the horizon!
A big hug from a stranger! Chin up.

Nancy said...

Shauna, just catching up on your blog. Wow! I am so sorry for the treatment you and especially Kami received from Heidi. I have to admit I'm a bit thrilled. I had a very rude run-in with Heidi recently and decided that I would not purchase from DC because I couldn't support a store owned by someone like her. Now you will be heading somewhere else, thus the reason I am thrilled! Things always work out for the best and I have no doubt you and Kami will both end up in much better situations. Hugs to you both!

HarleyGirl said...

I am fearsly loyal to my friends but have found that this is not always the case in reverse. So my hat is off to you for standing up for Kami. I too have always found out that things work out for the best. I worked at the same place for 20 years and was fired. I was devastated, but I now have a better job making more money and more room to grow and advance. God takes care of nice people so you hang in there. I will not be purchasing anything from DC either. Some people really need to come back down to earth and be appreciative of all the designers, because lets face it, if it wasn't for you guys they would have a store in the first place... sending you a big HUG

Anonymous said...

I must say as a stranger to you, that I have grown to admire you and appreciate your sense of humor and positive approach to life as expressed on your site. I am new to this and have appreciated your freebies to help me experiment. I absolutely love your designs and will support you with my business wherever you end up. I must admit I have only used the freebies up to now but will change that.

For every door closed, a new one opens.

God bless you and know that we support you.

Martina said...

Im a little bit late, but I just wanted to say you can be proud about yourself. You took action against injustice and everything else that was wrong. Most people just complain and forget about it, get used to it... I so so so respect you for what you did! And I know life or god or whatever loves you for being a real human and will take care of you.
Im only sorry I just joined DC and even started submitting layouts, Thanks for telling us what is really going on there, I dont want to support such person by being a member of her site and I wouldnt know it otherwise.
Stay beautiful!

Andie said...

Thank you for your generosity in the midst of your trials! I love your work and look forward to your new design home. Thank you for being a woman of principles!

Anonymous said...

Shauna,

Thank you so much for standing next to me. You'll never know how much it means to me.

Love,
Kami

Anonymous said...

Well I want to jump in and say...Good on you Shauna for posting this. As I know for a FACT that DC is gonna be lost without Kami now. I will be happily sitting back watching that site go down. Coz Heidi aint what shes cracked out to be. She hasnt a clue on how to run her site. which is why she relies on "partners" to run it for her. Which im afraid to say, Kami is in fact Heidis SECOND EX CO OWNER! and this is within a year! Im wondering who the next fool is gonna be. Yvonne maybe?...

Anonymous said...

LOL - actually Kami is Heidi's THIRD...yes THIRD ex-partner since opening up DC...LESS than a year ago... that should say some thing! Hang in there Shauna, we all love and support you!Heidi's site will go down in flames if she has anything to do with running it for too long.

Anonymous said...

THIRD ex partner? within a year???? GOSH thats scary! HAH good luck to the designers.

Anonymous said...

OMG that is not right to kick someone off whilst still owing the person money!! Thats downright disgusting for a supposedly good honest business woman. But then again I haven't known an honest business person yet. I would have at least paid the person back the money before removing them. And it is also wrong to be involving the community (designer forum) whereas it should have been kept between them two. That is so unprofessional. I would definitely think twice about dealing in business with the owner of your ex store. I dont know digital candy as I have never been there but from what I hear I dont think I would want to go there. I wish you luck in finding another store and thank you so much for the freebie its wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about all the drama in your life right now!!! Must be something in the air because so is mine...

I agree with you all the way though and I truly believe that what goes around comes around. For instance, my fiance was ambushed at work by a recent hire he had made and that set in motion us starting our business. Within 6months that guy had stolen $20k and they now hire us to do their work :)

God is full of beautiful blessings - even if we can't see them right at this moment!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful kit!!!

God Bless & you'll be in my prayers :)

Michelle

ruffledbobbiesox said...

I really hope you get this with the amount of comments already here. When the one partner witheld money from the other partner, that's stealing. Paypal, Zencart, whatever should have records of what was purchased and monies distributed so she should know what she has coming to her with proof. And what about the contract between them? I know some $$ goes to the website itself, it's about how much goes to her. And what if she continues to sell items that belong to the designers such as yourself that were booted out? This is horrible that it has happened and myself with a couple of my E-buddies have deleted everything we have over there (one has even deleted her posts in the forums - I didn't think of that) and we have deleted our membership.

We want no part of Digital Candy

We love you and will be visiting and supporting you here often as well as wherever you go. Good luck and Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

I know how hard it is when a friend is betrayed & then to be hurt for standing up for them! May God bless you for doing the right thing, although it may not be easy. Looking forward to seeing you in a new place!

dustiest_bunny said...

Sorry you are having such a rough time, things will no doubt be better soon. Your designs are too pretty to just sit on a shelf.

Thank you for this kit, it is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Well I want to jump in and say...Good on you Shauna for posting this. As I know for a FACT that DC is gonna be lost without Kami now. I will be happily sitting back watching that site go down. Coz Heidi aint what shes cracked out to be. She hasnt a clue on how to run her site. which is why she relies on "partners" to run it for her. Which im afraid to say, Kami is in fact Heidis SECOND EX CO OWNER! and this is within a year! Im wondering who the next fool is gonna be. Yvonne maybe?...

March 20, 2008 3:58 PM
Anonymous said...
LOL - actually Kami is Heidi's THIRD...yes THIRD ex-partner since opening up DC...LESS than a year ago... that should say some thing! Hang in there Shauna, we all love and support you!Heidi's site will go down in flames if she has anything to do with running it for too long.

March 20, 2008 4:04 PM"

Unfortunately I know ALL TOO WELL what happened even though I was not at DC anymore, trust me Kami's story is true to the last detail! And yes now there have been 3, ugh! I am glad that some of this hit the fan this time so Kami didn't have to leave alone like 2 of her past "partners" did and then felt completely isolated for taking the HIGHER road and keeping the site quiet and drama free. I am only sorry they didn't speak out for fear of retaliation since this whole awful scenario could then have been prevented. I am so sorry Kami, but I am glad to see that this site's lack of integrity has now come to light, it has been there since the beginning and been hidden under partner after partner after partner.

Sarah you came after I had left but I more than commend you for standing beside Kami, she needs it and most of all deserves it for all of HER hard work on that site!!! Good for you Sarah!

Kathy said...

Hugs to you Shauna! Sorry to hear that you have to be a part of the not also so nice digi world. It is quite clear from all the comments that you have a lot of love and support in the digi world, including myself.
You will land well no matter where that is.
Happy Easter

Kim said...

Truth is a relative term, Anonymous. There are always two sides to every arguement. Since this is Shauna's blog, I'd say she's well within her rights to post or not post any gosh darn thing she wants.

I personally wouldn't leave any negative comments about myself on MY blog if the writer didn't have the guts to sign their name to it. It's not very impressive to verbally bash someone under the Anonymous label.

Just my 2 cents.

Melissa said...

I am so impressed with your ability to stand up for what is right. I'm sending you ((hugs)) and well wishes. Kami is blessed to have you as her friend.

Winged Heart said...

Shauna,

I'm sure you'll be rewarded in the future in many ways for standing true to your principles. While it's not always easy to do so, taking the high road is always the right thing to do. You are to be commended! Many blessings to you and to yours. I will pray that you find the perfect new "home" for your wonderful creations.

Sally
Winged Heart Ohio

Anonymous said...

I just found you today and wow, it seems like you've been through a lot in the last couple of days. I don't know how this works, but I really enjoy it when people just sell right off their blogs. Might you be able to just sell your products right here? For those of us who are not into "forums" that is a real wonderful option. Possibly it would carry you through until you find another site, and maybe if it works out you might just leave them available here also for those of us who prefer purchasing that way.

Thank you for this beautiful gift, I am looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog.

Mandy Leigh B. said...

Wow, that was sooo unprofessional for them to have shut down your shop AND your forum access without even contacting you. I think we know who to blame for that one! I think it's great that you stood up for your friend- more people should! I'm sure it won't be long before you find the perfect place for your designs!

Thanks for the beautiful kit! LOVE it!

Sandra said...

Wow, I'm so very sorry to hear of your troubles. It's a shame when people have bring on the drama. Your designs are fantastic, I'm sure a shop will pick you up soon enough. I only just found your blog today and already found my favorite thing...pansies!! hehe Thanks a gazillion for sharing it with EVERYONE! Keep your chin up, things will work out. 8)

Shannon said...

(((Shauna)))! Sorry this happened to you! Good for you - taking the higher road and standing by your friend! Thanks for the kit goodie too - it's very kind of you to think of us even while dealing with unhappiness and unkindness in your own life!

Meg said...

I really do appreciate you offering the Spring Pansies kit to all of us!!! I didn't post on the 18th, so I am especially grateful. I am going to sign up for your FeedBurner notifications so it's not a week or two between my visits to your site!
PS> I lovelovelove the Sunshine collab stuff!! :-D

Sheila (pianomama7) said...

You did a good, honorable thing! Of course you feel down about the whole thing. Perfectly understandable. Things will look better soon!
By the way, I made a layout using the Spring Pansies (using Doris Castle's Blog Party Template):
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a362/pianomama7/Katie-at-29.jpg
The kit used Katie's favorite colors!!
Just wanted to share!

verabear said...

It is sad to hear things like this happening but I have no doubt that doors of better opportunities have already opened up for you.

Thank you for sharing your kit with everyone. Goodluck in your future endeavors.

mary said...

I'm new to your blog. I'm sorry about what happened to you at DC. I absolutely adore your kits though. You have such great talent. I can't wait to see more from you.

amsangel said...

I stumbled onto this post and am very grateful for this generous gift - I love pansies!

I haven't poked around too much yet, but I'm thinking things have worked out since last March. I wish you continued blessings!!

Bummer on moving to NJ from HI!! DH is Nat'l Guard so I'm now familiar with the single-parent gig, but I can't imagine moving every few years! My sister married AF and they are leaving for a 3-year stint in Japan in a couple of weeks - talk about adventure! I'm excited because I WILL go visit her and hope to take the kids -that doesn't come along every day!

Take Care,
Angel