Friday, September 7, 2012

Dilly Beans: Owls

So it's been quite a week.  I have met all kinds of people through my crafting hobby, the majority of which are wonderful, caring, generous people.  However, there are always a few bad apples in the bunch, aren't there?   Earlier in the week, I was deeply disappointed by a popular artist in our stamping community who has taken advantage of the generosity of these folks.  It made me feel terrible to think badly of her, and for several weeks I kept trying to convince myself that I was wrong, that I must not be seeing the whole picture.  But there's always that "straw that broke the camel's back" and one day I just had it.  I'm sorry, but if someone needs to beg for financial help for ANYTHING, they should not be bragging about their frivolous purchases publicly.  Period the end.  It's a slap in the face to those who go without in order to help others - and there are PLENTY of those in this case.  After talking to several others I realized I was not alone in my feelings and my guilt started to subside.  In this case, my advice is to choose your charitable contributions - and your friends - wisely.

BUT - the most disappointing piece of news to me this week was the news that a digi stamp artist I was on a DT with and have guest designed for is a fraud.  She steals most of her images from other artists' websites and then sells them as her own through her Etsy store.  I can't name her or her company here for fear of being sued for slander, unfortunately, but I am in the middle of updating my blog posts to properly credit any of "her" art that I have used.  Send me an e-mail to if you need more information or are concerned that you may be purchasing/using stolen art work/images.

So at this point, I just feel... extremely disappointed and disgusted.  And a little pissed off.  Even more thankful for the wonderful friends I've made in our little community.  And I spent a lot of time thinking this week.  I want to spend less time creating for challenges and more time creating for me and for the awesome companies that I design for (and some that I just love!) - the ones I am proud to help promote!  So with that said....

We have a new challenge for you at:

I used Tree Branch 2 and Heart Owl from Dilly Beans - this did not come out at all how I had pictured it in my head, but it's kind of cute, no?  LOL  My papers are some digi papers from Shabby Princess and the sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Hope you all have a great weekend.  Peace.


  1. Sorry you've had a dissapointing week, here's hoping the futures brigher for us all.

    Love your Dilly Bean Owl, love all your work, so glad to have you as a friend.


  2. Love the Dilly Beans owl...too cute!

    And as for the rest...forget them. Anyone who needs to beg (unrightfully) and steal aren't worth the got bigger and BETTER things ahead for you..I just KNOW it!!

  3. Oh Jenn, my dear, sweet friend. It's so sad when people take advantage of others goodwill. Or, take advantage just because they think they can. I have so much respect for you.

    I love your owl card! It's adorable! And even if it's not what you envisioned, I think it came out great!

  4. Jen too cute ,i love the papers and the upside down owl.x

  5. yeah, it's been a tough week, alright. Here's to good friends and honest people in the crafting community. Kinda funny how the sentiment on your adorable Dilly Beans card sort of fits right in. That's life, alright. But we don't have to take it. xxD

  6. A very frustrating week Jenn & very sad there are those sorts of poeple out there!!
    I just love your gorgeous Dilly Beans "Owl" creations - so cute!!!