Monday, October 15, 2007

Sorry :(

Okay your all probably wondering what happened to all the templates? Well I'll answer that for you. I was informed today by Shabby Princess that I can no longer use their papers. :.( I read their terms and conditions and it said that the papers could be used for family blogs so I thought it would be okay. But I didn't realize that is was redistributing, I thought it had to be by commercial use. They helped me understand my wrong doing. In no way was I trying to abuse their copyright and I sincerely apologize to them and all of you. As for new templates I don't know what will happen in the future. I don't know if it is worth it to continue on. I will play around and see if I can create my own templates without using anyone else's properties (copyrights etc...) But for now it was fun while it lasted. Thanks for all your support and kind words you gave me while it lasted.
*Matie Kay*

56 comments:

Kristen said...

bummer!! i JUST found out about your blog YESTERDAY which I am glad I got to it in time but of course I picked a fall one that I will want to change out soon. They were so cute and easy to do!! what if you just blogged about how you did it or is that too time consuming? my sister and i thought we would google "blog templates" to see if there were any other sites out there. I am sad to see you go!

Jamie said...

I'm sad, too! I have never been successful at changing my template without many hours, tears, and words my children had better not repeat.

Ola said...

You ARE awesome and doing it ALL for FREE was the sweetest thing... That's SO sad... But I'm glad I got to put a nice template on yesterday and I have it! Thanks for everything! :)

I bet there's a way you can do it professionally or at least tell people HOW to do it... :)

Clay and Katy said...

so sad...i was looking forward to more...thanks for helping us out!!!

Aubray Belnap said...

Dearest Matie, thank you sincerely for your hard work and effort. I'm sure that those "Shabby" people realize it was not intentional. While it lasted, you really created some beautiful works of art. Thanks again, Aubray

Heitmann Family said...

Sorry Matie Kay, that stinks. Well maybe we can all figure it out and you can give us pointers. Thanks for doing what you did, it made the blogging prettier for a time.

Cami D. said...

Can you teach us your tricks?? :)

Trisha said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! Thanks for trying for us anyway. I love your templates and everyone always asks where I got it! I'll have to let them know:(
Good luck in the future, hopefully you will be able to use your awesome skills again!

Kurtis, Jenny, & Sammy said...

I am sorry you got the shut down. Can you tell us how to create cute blogs of our own??

shauna said...

I LOOVVVEEDDDD your templates and so do my many friends who "kicked it up a notch" with your cute backgrounds. Are they gonna be sad. I hope that their is a way to keep going...somehow. . .someway. . .
someone please help!

You are my hero!

Olivia said...

I am so sad! I changed one blog and was coming here today to change another. I was going to use the stripe one that was done in primary colors. Your templates were way cute. I've been looking for backgrounds all afternoon (gotta love nap time) and they are all boring!!!

Jeanette said...

Yes, please show us how you did it!

Bonnie said...

Will they let you continue to post them if you put their name somewhere on the template?

Katie and Greg said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I too am quite distraught as to the news, but grateful for all your efforts. I think you must have used photo bucket or something cute, so maybe I'll just have to fiddle with the HTML until I can figure something out. Thanks for helping!

Maxfield Family said...

Oh that's a bummer! thanks for all your work. It was great while it lasted!

Laura & Jimmy said...

I'm so sad!! I just found out about you, too! I'm glad I got one for now, but I'll be especially sad when it's December... I have no idea how to do it myself!

Jeremy and Genevieve said...

You are so great and I loved your templates! Is it hard to make a template or would you be able to maybe teach us how so that we can do it? Thanks for all your great templates... they will be missed!

Monica said...

Someone had a good idea - maybe they can just let you give them copyright credit in exchange for using your templates, or even sponsor your templates to get their name out there? I'd imagine a lot of bloggers are also scrapbookers who would buy the paper too.
What about using fabric? I wonder if that is copyrighted as well...

Paige said...

Oh, I am so sad! I was looking forward to more of your backgrounds for the upcoming seasons. :(

princess jen said...

I'm so sorry! You have done such a good job and it encouraged me to check out Shabby Princess. That's too bad they made you stop. You are great at what you do, don't let a little thing like this get to you and your creativity. You're meant to do BIG things!!

Jenifuz said...

Thanks for the backgrounds. I'm so bummed now. I hope you keep creating. They were great!

Olivia said...

Did you delete the pictures from your photobucket account? The backgrounds on my blog have disappeared.

Steve & Camille Jennings said...

I am SO very sad! I loved absolutely all of your templates. Can you use digital scrapbooking and make your own pages and use those. You're so creative that I'm sure you could do just as well with that. Good luck! Hope this works out for you.

Deanne said...

Are you able to teach others how to do what you did? I LOVED the templates you created and would like to know how to do it too.

Anonymous said...

How is it that some people were able to keep there template after you shut down, but others of us lost it. I thought my blog was having issues until my friend told me that you were shut down. Sorry!!!

Alicia W. said...

I am so sorry! I loved your templates and was enjoying the unique look they gave my blog. Hopefully you will be able to continue using other resources...Thanks!

Tonya said...

Would you be willing to share the html with me...I purchase digi scrapbooking stuff from them and just need the coding...for blogger...I just want to figure out how to put the borders up...

email at getch14@sbcglobal.net

if that is possible...thanks!

Schultz Family said...

Well that stinks. I didnt think you were doing anything wrong. Dont you worry about it, they were great! I will keep checking to see if you have any new ones. THANKS!

ben and natalie said...

The irony of it is that you were a *GREAT* advertiser for them. It is too bad that they didn't see that, it's everyone's loss, including theirs. None of us would have every heard of them if it weren't for this site.

Janalee said...

That's terrible! But that's bussiness. I've heard of scrapbookers using their photographs of scenery for layout backgrounds. Maybe you could try taking pics or asking for original colorful prints to use instead of paper patterns. Just a thought! I'll try back to see if you succeed. You are so talented. I will miss you so much!

Tiffany said...

I'm so sad. I loved your templates. I wanted to use a Christmas one actually...boohoo. I will continue to watch for your work though. Thanks for the templates that I do have on a couple of my blogs....

Anonymous said...

You can go to pyzam.com and get free blogger templates. They won't be as cute but there are a lot of options.

Anonymous said...

Keep doing it if you can. I loved the backgrounds and was so sad when mine disappeared. Thanks for your work while it lasted. Sorry you can't do it anymore.

Mrs. Anderson said...

Sorry to hear - I was just introduced to your site so this is a bummer to all. Good luck in the future and thanks for all your hard work.

jaust.me said...

Thanks for your hard work while it lasted. My blog was so cute, because of you!

emily said...

Shoot...how disappointing! I just discovered your blog a few days ago and got mine done using your templates the day BEFORE you had to take them off your site. Thank you so much for sharing and for making it SO simple!

Kasey said...

Katie! i'm so bummed! It was goo dwhile it lasted, so hopefully you'll be able to figure something out. Dang it though! Your stuff was HOT!

Ron Michael Family said...

Aleia just told me about the templates. That's a bummer. It was good advetizing for them. You didn't mean to do anything wrong though.

Carrot Jello said...

Oh sad :(
I didn't use them, but enjoyed looking at all your designs.
If I could make some paper for you, I would.

Anonymous said...

Matie Kay you should offer them your services. I would pay to put a cute background like that up. I went to the shabby princess website and they offer no blog backgrounds - you have a talent here and maybe could earn some $$$ while continuing to supply us with cute backgrounds. Your backgrounds were easy to put up and I cannot find anything else out there like it. Go for it girl!!

Cherie

Anonymous said...

Don't Leave us out here alone matiekay! You are super talented and we all enjoyed your templates.
thanks,
dawn

Anonymous said...

We are all so sad! You are super talented, and you provided us with adorable templates, that we couldn't have figured out otherwise. Good luck and I will keep checking back to see if you come up with anything new!

Megan said...

It is a bummer but you are awesome so no worries. Thanks for the great artistic expressions...even for just a little while.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I didn't use your designs but I referred a bunch of people over to you. I love the Moody Blues design the most and the way you worked in a header that came automatically together with the template. We can use pyzam and other services but your masthead designs set you apart from the rest.

I agree with the other ladies here.....I'd definitely pay a modest fee for your services.

jacblanch said...

Darn! I'm so disappointed! You were so good at it! Keep trying to see if you can figure out a way! :)

Mugs said...

Matiekay, Shabby Princess is crazy not to get something started with you. You made it sooooooooo easay to have a cute background. I also would pay a modest fee for your talents. If you come up with a way to continue what you were doing please tell us about it!

lauri said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO to Shabby Princess! You are really talented. I think Shabby Princess could only benefit from you using their product. See if you can post their name or advertisement for them or something. If not, they need to hire you to work for them!

AJ said...

Your backgrounds were super cute. I have seen another page similar and she explains how to make your own using the "minima" template. It is further down on her page, but it kind of taught me how to do it. It is shabbytulips.blogspot.com. She might have to stop making templates, too. But for now her page is still available.

Annie Sunshine said...

I would think Shabby Princess would love letting you do this if you gave them credit for the templates, it should drum up business for them. Oh well. Hope you get to enjoy your own creations. You are truly talented.

Tamra said...

Have you thought of using Fabrics? You can scan fabric like paper. Of course I don't know if they would have a copyright for that type of use.

Katie said...

Ahhh nuts! I loved your sight and was looking forward to changing my template again soon. At least I got a really cute one before all this happened. Thanks for all your hard work, hopefully we'll seem more from you soon!

Landvatter Family said...

THanks I just posted something on your other blog. Now I know:) You are so talented at it! THank you!

Veronica said...

I'm sorry that that happened. YOu were really good at putting them together. Thank you.

Kirsten said...

Very sad! Maybe you can find a way around it and continue your cute creations!

Suzanne said...

That really stinks, you were really just trying to help people out. If you want you can let other's know that I have instructions that I can email them so they can do it themselves. Let me know. My blog address is www.thehart-family.blogspot.com or you can email me at zanny06@hotmail.com

The Bunnell Fam said...

I loved your stuff- I hope you do it again! You are awesome

**If you ever have problems with the HTML saying it is going to delete something it is probably a widget. So don't save it and email me what template you are using and what widget it says it is gong to delete and I'll add it to that template. I don't have the new widgets put in my old templates HTML and it's very easy to fix if you'll just email me at matiekay@gmail.com (A widget is a gadget you put on your side bar like your family links or like the new subscription links etc...)**