Some time ago, I received an email from someone who was asking me for permission to use my blog elements for Commercial Use. This person was hoping I might grant a 'blanket permission' to use my creations for her 'Scrap for Hire' (for non scrappers this is where someone will make your photos and journaling into printable scrapbook pages for you, for a fee) and still others have requested use to make their own kits and elements. Well, we all have to start SOMEWHERE.
Unfortunately, the first request came exactly when some of my good friends who design were being severely ripped off by their kits being pirated, so to say the least, my mood at the time was bordering on indignant outrage - specially because my friends have always been 'generous givers' - providing many freebies on their sites. The long and short of it, was that I told this person I would carefully consider her request on the basis of if she had a specific project, and wished to use a particular item, that I would decide at that time, but that I was uncomfortable with just saying YES to everything. Part of the reason for this, is because for some designers, they work SO HARD and their income generated is a vital part of their existence and deserve to be paid fairly. If its all free, whats the incentive for people to buy from designers who make a living from this?
But, I've prayed about this some, and my thoughts were reminded how generous and helpful other designers have been to me in the past. I personally know how difficult it can be to get started, and it also takes a great deal of time and experience to get started. So, I decided to help some of you out there get (legally and encouragingly) started to design your own kits. My hope is when you DO get to the point you begin generating income of your own, you will turn some of your profits back into the digital scrapbooking community, by purchasing some of your items from the many talented, hard working designers 'out there'.
So I humbly apologize if I may have seemed a bit harsh to whomever may have asked just at that difficult time - and my desire is to see you succeed!
With no further ado, I'm giving away this little Designers Treat Starter kit for you to help you get started on making your own kits and elements.
If you're already a seasoned designer, you're going to appreciate this sweet Starter Set because it will make your life easy in so many ways! Free to use for Commercial Use projects, it contains some fully editable psd files so you can recolor each layer of the flowers, but I've also included some 2 inch wide 'strips' (one lightly grunged, the other in a solid pattern) and two full 12 x 12 inch overlays too! PLUS, some brushes and png files. The flowers have been created using a vector based program, so they are totally scalable without loss of quality. I've even put a paper together (using one of my new Major Grunge Overlays, available Monday at the Sophia Sarducci Shop) All bases are covered!
If you are a new designer, this will be a treasure trove of resources for you to experiment with! You'll be up and running with your own designs in no time!
1 paper sample
2 full size floral pattern overlays (png format)
2 two inch wide floral pattern strips
2 flower brushes (.abr)
2 single flowers (png format)
1 fully layered psd flower file
Price: TOTALLY FREE!
If you are looking for more designer resources, look no further than the Sophia Sarducci Store, where I'm launching a whole bunch of new products! If you hurry over for Monday, April 28th, you'll even hit MONDAY MADNESS, and will be able to purchase at a discount! These items are available both for personal and commercial use.