I’ve been putting this off for a while now, but I know I promised my blog readers an explanation for why I resigned from Scraptivity.
Here are a few reasons:
1. The kits just haven’t been inspiring to me. I haven’t liked many of the projects I’ve created with the kits. I’m not truly happy with my final results. I love bright cheery colours and vivid designs… Lately the kits have been muted and lack lustre.
2. The kits have certain items that have too high of a value. By adding these items to the kit other items needed (such as embellishments or alphas) have been neglected making it very difficult to create a finished product.
3. I haven’t been happy with the stamps created for Scraptivity by Tin Box. They are too sketchy in my opinion. They just don’t fit with my style of scrapbooking.
4. I haven’t been happy with the way Scraptivity hides the stamp images. Not showing them to the public when they are spending good money on the kit is not right. I personally would not purchase a kit if I could not see what I was purchasing.
5. While I’m talking about the stamps, I’ll let you know about the straw that broke the camels back… March Kit stamps… well… often the design team gets to see the stamps before the 1st of the month kit reveal. As soon as I saw the March stamps, I knew something was wrong. Two of the images (a bird and an owl) bared too much resemblance in my opinion to a stamp set (Pretty Birds) that had been created by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms. I remembered these stamps clearly since I had posted a thread on Scraptivity in hopes that we could get Kim’s stamps in the store. There was a huge response to this thread by others who also loved this set. Enough said… I emailed Barb with my resignation to Scraptivity before the reveal and refused to use these stamps with the March Kit. I wanted no part of this. I work with Kim on Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine design team and in respect to her; I believe I did the right thing. Maybe things have been fixed and everything is honky dory now, but it’s just not something I want to be a part of… it just isn’t right. I’m going to miss the design team, Rebecca and the members, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I feel like a weight has been lifted and I’m free.