They say all things happen for a reason. However, we dont think of that when someting goes wrong, we only look on the downside. Two weeks ago I couldn’t upload my new kit to my online digital scrapbooking store. I tried several FTP packages but gave up. Then It wouldn’t let me log in to adminster the store. “The computer said no!” I left for a few days until I received and email from a customer (I dont get many, customers that is not emails) who stated hat she had ordered items but did not receive the download link. Oh dear, there really was somethng wrong with the site and I didn’t know how to fix it.
What I did know was how to create a new site, the previous one was three years old and I must admit it had lots of unnecessary files in the back that I was unsure whether I could delete or remove. I also wanted to update the design but was unwilling to mess up a live working site. You know the old saying, “if it’s not broke dont fix it”, well not it WAS broke! I now had the perfect opportunity.
So I deleted everything from the server and set about creating a new website and online store with the clean design I was after. I soon realised it was also an opportunity to do a quality check on the products offered. I have learned an awful lot more and have moved on a notch since I first started i digital product designing. I still had a lot of old kitson offer, although they were offered for free they were still very amateurish.
Now I have finished the code and the design and I linked this Blog to the same design theme for a unified look. I quite like the simplicity, what do you think?
After all that I logged onto my ususal forums and I realised that the usual members who take part in the Kindredcreations.com forum and monthly digital collaboration kit hadn’t signed up. I was one of them as my website had taken over my time. I felt a bit guilty as it was Kindredcreations which gave my designing a boost with the free collab kits. So here is my contributionon offer.
Are you making Easter cards this year? Are you a digital scrapbooker? I have last years Easter kit which includes felt chick, bunny and lamb available FREE if you would like it. There is also matching backround paper available free as well.
Claim your freebies HERE but remember this hasn;t been updated from last years Easter kit if you have already claimed it.
WOW I cant believe that my layout below was chosen as layout for the week over at K-Joi forum. It made my day!
Anyway I published my part of the Kindred Creations digital collaboration kit last week (see below) but the full kit of all the parts is now available from here Grab yourself a mega freebie.
But dont forget to go on the designers blogs and leave a bit of love for their effort.
There are loads of designers working on a collaboration free kit over at Kindred Creations forum. I have added this mini kit to the colab but there are loads of others available in the same colours. So why not drop by Kindred creations forum to pick up all the parts of the March kit.
Whay not down load this free either from my site shop HERE or from 4shared.com