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I just wanted to thank you for what you've written about freebies. It is all so very true. We do put a lot of work and thought into what we'll be giving away. We can't afford for it to be inferior, because then it would drive away potential customers, plus we want it to be something that someone would really use.

I agree with your statements here, thank you for a thoughtful and positive perspective on the issue.

My friend Rose told me about your blog. And she was right--it is neat. I really liked what you have posted on freebies. I'm basically new at designing, started only this past February, and have only one free kit at SBB. But, I am working on others. I would love to be added to your designer list. You can check out my work at either Scrap Outside the Box or at my blog. I'm also fairly new at blogging too. May I please put a link from my blog to yours?

Have a wonderful day!! :0)

So cool to find a blog about digiscrapping, and great info on freebies. :) I really like how you look at it, and that's how I look at it to and always have. Now that I am designing, I think that offering freebies is exactly like you said, a way to find out if you like a designer's work. I have a couple of free kits up at Scrap Outside the Box if you want to check them out :)

Very well said - thanks for sharing your thoughts and presenting a side that not all people think about. :)

Nice job with this blog! Great info and very well organized. Thanks!

I think it is great to have freebies, without them I would never have gotten up the courage to try a digi-layout. Thanks for all those generous people who share their hard work.

Thanks for the news on freebies. I am new to scrapbooking and have bought kits, cd's and love the freebies too. I think the freebies are what will get people to start digi-scrapping and will keep them checking these sites and finding kits they can't do without. We visit the sites, download the freebies and then make purchases as well. Don't forget the new digi-scrappers who use freebies are also telling their friends and family how awesome and fun this digital scrapbooking is. Freebies are a great way for the designer to market themselves and also get new business and get more interest in digital scrapping. This is also a great way to drive us to these great websites.

Thanks Jen for your site and the links to these other great sites. I am truly addicted to this great hobby that my sister turned me on to, and I in turn have shared with my friends and family too!

Thank you for what you wrote about freebies! I also visited the links of freebies you suggested and will be letting my friends know to visit your site!!

thank you for direction and kindness in your blog. I appreciate learning where and why these are free. I am new to downloading in general, and try to leave a thank you whenever I download. My pages that for years were just cut and paste graphics and squares and rectangles are amazing to my family now. This is a hobby we all share in. I appreciate the artist that allow their stuff to be downloaded for free! I just have to figure out different ways to use a paperclip...or button..lol

Thanks for the informative blog. I am a newbie in digital scrapping and I admit that I was only able to start making LOs with freebies. Only recently have I purchased my first complete sets of kit and it is really different having the ENTIRE kit goin'. You'll never run out of what to do with it. I am still on the lookout for some more great freebies. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those fabulous designers who share samples of their creative genius for free... Thanks and more thanks!

My first visit here, and I really like your blog and couldn't agree more. I am actually a web graphics designer, but also give away freebies for scrapping on my blog, and invite anyone to stop by and grab some printable papers and other things I have.

Thank you for the freebies. They were very useful for me. The article is wonderful too.
Thanks!

I love what you have written about freebies. If you have your own Creative Team and wish to advertise your teams freebies you may do so with my blessing at my site at DigiScrapDepot.com. I hope to see you there today. Have a pleasant day!

Thank you so much for sharing all this information! I've recently "converted" to digiscraping. My kids are both pretty young and it's impossible to get out all of the required supplies for convential scrapping! Your site's one of the most informative and helpful sites I've come across! Keep up the great work!

Just to let you know I'm really grateful for the generosity of digital scrap artists and they really help someone like me who has to learn everything on my own. No one teaches Adobe PS in English , so I have to learn from tutorials on the web. There are no books in English either , so I am one appreciative blog reader!

I would have never tried Digital if it weren't for the freebies so thanks to all who give their time to create them and thanks to you Jen for giving us the links and all the great tips.

Thanks a lot for the tips on freebies. I am starting out on digital scrapbooking and found your blog to be very helpful.

Thank you so much for your interesting and very informative blog, I came across your site through Moon Scraps on Sunshine Studio Scraps forums.
Although I have been to sites like this before there always seemed to be something lacking in them, reading your blog I think I have found out what it is, 'enthusiasm'. You have it in every section.
I am just learning to Digi-Scrap but I am still very much a paper and paste girl. I have both PSP9 and CS2, although I have been using PSP since '3' I am not very good with either. (unfortunately my med stops me collating information) but I will persevere and with this sites help I will overcome. regards and many hugs.
XsueX

tnx for the info :)

Your article is very well written and I think it should be made mandatory reading for ALL scrappers!!! I've just done a new post on my blog and mentioned your page there.

Thanks for writing this...I hope some of the millions of scrappers out there tale note!

hey thanks for these! ILY. ;]

wow thank you this blog is lovely for a newbie lyk me :D

and thank you for all post of yours, they're awesome :D

Thank you so much for your wonderful article about how much time and effort go in to a designer's work and that freebies are a gift, not an obligation. I am not a designer, but I did work on my first blog design for about 3 weeks, every spare minute, and it was very intense, hard work, but also extremely rewarding. It would break my heart if someone just copied it and began using the design themselves unless I had given my permission. You are an angel for sharing freebies links with us and all your hard work too! Thanks for pointing out the boundary lines too! "Stop Piracy" ♥ Hugs to all!

Thank you so much for your interesting and very informative blog, I came across your site through Moon Scraps on Sunshine Studio Scraps forums.
Although I have been to sites like this before there always seemed to be something lacking in them, reading your blog I think I have found out what it is, enthusiasm. You have it in every section.
I am just learning to Digi-Scrap but I am still very much a paper and paste girl. I have both PSP9 and CS2, although I have been using PSP since 3 I am not very good with either. (unfortunately my med stops me collating information) but I will persevere and with this sites help I will overcome. regards and many hugs.
XsueX
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