If there's one thing I hate, it's bullying and there is a case of cyber bullying going on right now. The victim? A dear friend and talented crafter - Kim Reygate. Readers of my blog will know I have a close association with this gifted lady and I owe much to her kindness and willingness to share her knowledge with me and many of my friends. Her patience knows no bounds. Unfortunately, the author of another blog has denigrated her name and suggested that Kim has copied the work of others. First and foremost, Kim has no need to copy anyone's work. She consistently comes us with fresh ideas and her blog has some of the finest samples of card making I have seen on the Internet today. She constantly wins blog challenges and to see and handle some of her creations - often takes my breath away.
To say Kim is gifted, is an understatement but if I have to be honest, her IT skills are not her strongest suit. Therefore to suggest she has got rid of watermarks on her blog to save face, is ludicrous. Kim is a designer for several different companies and I was delighted to see a supportive comment on her blog from Barbara Grey. It doesn't get any better than that does it? Kim is given brand new stamps to 'play' with and her ideas are definitely original and never copied. As I have stated elsewhere, we all get our inspiration from the work of others, and interpret it in our own way - with the tools we have in our craft room. Indeed, if an idea is translated to suit a crafter - the originator should be flattered. Kim always gives credit if she has used someone else's ideas. Check out her blog here.
Kim should be proud of her achievements and should not be bullied in this way. I believe the author of the other blog - which is successful - is having her say on behalf of another person but refuses to name the other, so how can Kim defend herself? She has now deleted all the comments left in support of Kim and calls them offensive. What a controlling person she seems to be and lacks the courage to presents all the facts. I left comments but I would never be offensive. This has gone on long enough and without proof or evidence, the matter should be closed. There is room for everyone in our creative 'Blogland' and to suggest Kim leave it - then that would leave many of us very disenchanted. It would be a huge loss to so many crafters the world over. Check out her international 'hits'. This blog is with you all the way Kim.
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