Saturday, May 3, 2008

We Have A New Winner ... For All the Wrong Reasons

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No good deed goes unpunished.

When the Diva Impressions stamp giveaway winner didn't come forward, I decided it would be nice of me to spend some time hunting her down. And, in the so doing, I discovered that the 'winner,' had already stolen received her prize!

Confused? Turns out the 'winner' has an online scrapbook store ... and in that scrapbook store she's selling some vintage ephemera. Which is fine with me ... what's not so fine with me is the fact that she stole photographs and listing descriptions from my eBay store.

On the photographs, she's neatly cut off my watermark and the name of my eBay store ... text, she's copied verbatim. This is beyond wrong, it's also illegal; blatant copyright violation such as this is enforceable in any court in this country. If this happened on eBay, this gal's store would be shut-down completely in a matter of minutes pursuant to eBay's VERO policies.

Never in a million years would I expect someone in this craft to do such a lousy thing to another crafter! And then to have the stupidity audicity to come to my blog, post comments, and enter to win goodies I'm giving away! Well, I like to think I'm a nice person but I'm afraid giving this gal free blog goodies is beyond my threshold for pain!

So, I went to this a.m. and entered all comment numbers (not including deleted comments), for a new winner.

Here's the results:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:16
Timestamp: 2008-05-03 15:14:20 UTC

The new winning number is #16, nappy2cu, who's comment reads, '"This "Bloom" stamp makes me feel happy and hopeful, which frankly has been a bit of a challenge lately. Diva Stamps are good medicine!'"

So, congratulations nappy! Please contact me with your mailing address and I'll get these gorgeous Diva Impressions rubber stamps to you ASAP!



Allison said...

Look out for Deb...she's on a stampage! Good for you though!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Gosh Deb, some people have a LOT of gall! Glad at least you discoverd the duplicity of this person!


Bunny B said...

How awful :( Glad you found out though!

nappy2CU said...

I WON????! Me, moi?? I've never won anything before!!! You made my day! See - yet another reason to feel happy and hopeful.
thank you so much!

Jennifer Hodge said...

OMGosh Deb! That is nasty! Don't worry what goes around comes around! All in due time.

Jennifer Hodge said...

Ooops is there any way you could warn the rest of us who she is?

Jennifer Hodge said...

Ooops is there any way you could warn the rest of us who she is?

Patty W said...

NO stampin' awful to do something like that!

congrats to the new winner! And, I'm a big believer in what goes around, comes around...she'll get hers tenfold!

Erica B. said...

I'm glad someone who deserves them is going to get them. Seriously, how lame! And good for you to take care of the situation.

Laura said...

Sorry that had to happen to you-
but, some good will come of this. I hadn't noticed that you had an e-bay store before, and I most certainly will be purchasing from you in the future. Can't spend any money this week, because I'm paying for *convention*! Soon, though- cool stuff!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Thanks for the visit Deb! I've added you to my blogroll also. Glad I found your blog, you know I've always been a fan of your work. And yes,I do custom blog banners. And I'm reasonable! LOL ;-)


malieta said...

Hey Deb,
After reading this I am totally shocked. Does this lady "have a set of balls or what?!"
People never cease to amaze me!

Kisa Peters said...

Wow! That is crazy bad! Sorry it happened.....but glad you found it!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word...the NERVE of some people! Sorry you went through that...that's horrible!