Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wow, the piracy issues are really heating up. I'd like to say thanks to all of the designers at DST that have been helping with efforts to stop the piracy. I've been sent all sorts of links to illegal files of mine so I could report them. I have to say that most of my files that have been pirated are freebies off my blog. If you download my freebies, please don't redistribute them.

Here is a freebie for you:


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Thanks for the comments!


Myah's Mommy said...

I'm so glad things are getting better!! Thanks so much for this beautiful template!!

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Sorry to hear that the pirates just won't leave you alone. I'm beinging to think that they are trying to get designers to do away with freebies altogether, cuz they seem to be really hard on those who give freely. I just don't get it.

But thank you for the great templates. I appreciate em.

No Reimer Reason said...

This is such a pretty template. Thank you for sharing it.

Christie said...

Man I don't understand why they do that??!!! How hard is it to just link to your blog?
Anyways, thanks for the awesome template!

Anonymous said...

Love it. Thank you:)

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear that pirates are taking advantage of the generosity of designers!

I for one, really appreciate that you share!

Thank you for the great template.

Cristina said...

Thanks for this great freebie!!
I hope with some collaboration from everyone this piracy issue will get better.

Tami said...

I'm really sorry to hear about all the problems you're having and appreciate you still offering your fabulous freebies! Thanks so much!

Brian, Steph, Jaxon & Marley said...

Don't they know there are pirates aren't cool (except for the Jack Sparrow kind of pirate- grrr) Anyway, hope all the designers are able to put a stop to them!

I love the template by the way!

erin said...

Thanks Andrea! I love the flowers on this one!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the pirates! But thanks for continuing the rectangle templates!

Sophie said...


Sharon Kay said...

great looking template...thank you very much!

Myxi said...

It's ridiculous that some idotic people would pirate your templates when they are here to download freely. I don't understand people.
You have been MORE than generous with all of us with your templates.
Thank you Andrea, and you can best believe if I see a pirated copy of your templates somewhere on the web, I'll tell on 'em.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about all the trouble you are having. I appreciate you sharing these wonderful templates with us.


chigirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the piracy issues. I for one, love your templates and I would be very sorry if you stopped making freebies because of the "thieves." I just don't understand that mentality, after all people, it's already free. How much better can it get.

thanks so much for your wonderful designs.

dodo said...

Sorry to hear that the pirates i don't understand the idea behind doing it with freebies won't it be easier to just post a link to your site.thank you for the great template

KEP said...

Chigirl said: "I'm so sorry to hear about the piracy issues. I for one, love your templates and I would be very sorry if you stopped making freebies because of the "thieves." I just don't understand that mentality, after all people, it's already free. How much better can it get."

I couldn't say it any better. Thanks, Andrea, for sharing your fabulous templates.

stacy said...

Thanks so much!

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing your awesome templates! I hope the pirates will leave you alone.

Robyn said...

Gee Andrea, sorry to hear about the piracy still going on. :( But there are lots of eyes watching.

Thank you for the lovely template. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

lebjs said...

Thank you so much Andrea for another fabulous template! As for these horrible people I'm not sure what to say except I appreciate every single template of yours and give YOU credit when they're used.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...


greet said...

thanks a lot for the beautiful template, and to the pirates. Leave this place, develop your own talent, be honest.

shawnyrvr said...

Andrea: I am so sorry this is happening to you because you are so very generous with your templates. I have nearly all of your since I found you just because you always share them here for a day first. I don't understand why people can't come here... If they missed one day you'd still have at least 4 more that week, you're just that kind to us. I've missed some of yours but never been tempted to steal them. Heck I just don't understand the why of it all. I truly am sorry for this happening.

Thank you so much for continuing to be so generous even in what I'm sure are such trying times for you as a designer.

Love & Blessings,

Joey and Megan said...

Sorry about the pirates, love your templates.

Jasmin-Olya said...

Thank you for this template Andrea!

Erica said...

Sorry to hear about the pirates. Hopefully they can be stopped.

Love the flowers on this template. Thanks!

Ann said...

Thank YOU very much for your pretty template

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

kaje said...


Callista said...

Thank you Andrea, that's another wonderful LO !

davec777 said...

I'm sorry to hear that pirates are causing you grief. I love your templates. They help my scrapping immensely!

Tammy Dunlap said...

TY for Saturdays template! Love your new kit too!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the great templates. I'm so sorry that some seem determined to ruin it for the rest of us. I hope things get better.

Amy Lee (starwarsgirl06) said...

Thank you for the template! I am sorry that rude people are pirating you (and everyone else.) I hope the issues get resolved!

BTW, I LOVE your ironies..Very funny!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Thanks for the wonderful template and sorry to hear that. Sorry to hear of the pirating. Hope it works itself out.


Jana said...

Thanks for another great template. I really like this. It looks sort of tropical.

grambie said...

Thanks for the so lovely template with that beautiful floral. The blocking and photo placement is just awesome.

So sad to hear about the piracy and its continuance against your blog. I can't for the life of me understand the pettiness and smallness of individuals that they would even attempt such a thing. It bogs the mind because you are giving out fabulous templates for free. All they have to do is come to your site and download the file. It seems as if they are trying to eliminate the freebie process, and I questioned their purpose. I know quite a few sites that use to give wonderful freebies and now only give a minimal freebie at best. You have my prayers for a viable solution.

I have been missing the past week because of in-house Oncology Infusion treatments, Part 1. Just released on Saturday the 16th. Now for Part 2, on tomorrow, Monday, the 18th. A new drug addition to my milkshake cocktail. I only hope it can eliminate the pain and address the rapid return of symptoms after over a year and half of infusion treatments. Hopefully, after this, I pray, I will be able to scrap your fabulous template designs. Leavin LUV! XOXOXO

Sharon-shutterbug said...

thanks for another great freebie

Kevin & Amy said...

Thanks for the template, and sorry you're dealing with the piracy. NOT COOL!!!

Gaby said...

Thanks for sharing.

verabear said...

thank you for the template. I guess at least you are now able to go after those pirating your work, but i do hope it stops!

Keley Domingues said...


Anonymous said...

Wondeful!Thanks so much :o)

Tracy Marie said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful template!

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much for another great template Andrea!

oodlesofoversons said...

Thanks for the awesome templates!

jen said...

What a great template! Thank you so much!

American Fork said...

Thank you so much

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