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Please make sure to read the long (& tedious) list of how freebies can be used: they are for personal use only.

*It has come to my attention that not everyone is playing nicely; some of the free sheets had to be removed from this blog. I spend a lot of time creating the free collage sheets: that includes creating custom digital scrapbook paper with Photoshop for custom backgrounds to use with clip art.

So it was with great displeasure that I found somebody who took the liberty of cutting & pasting my free images into digital sheets for sale from her own store.

**SERIOUSLY: this was not the brightest idea. I create all my own custom digital paper backgrounds for my collage sheets. My paper backgrounds are unique to me: anyone using them obviously did a little digital cutting & pasting which I realize is not hard to do.

So it is pretty easy to find someone who is using the free sheets inappropriately since I NEVER sell the digital scrapbook paper I use in creating free collage sheet backgrounds.

You can NOT cut & paste my images into new collage sheets for sale. It spoils the fun for everyone. If I find it to be a continuing problem, I will be forced to shut the blog down. If you find someone re-selling freebies, please do not support them (and contact me via my Etsy store) .

Please read the post dated Friday, November 3, 2017 for more information in regards to who is re-selling the free images & spoiling it for all.

I am an ovarian cancer survivor & newly diagnosed breast cancer survivor. I am still an active digital scrapbook designer on Etsy.

I can be contacted via my Etsy store Fantasygraphicimages (all one word).

All retired scrapbooking items (paper sets, collage sheets, clip art) are still available for private sale via Etsy. Visit my Pinterest Boards (Pinkwitch) for picture galleries of current & retired items.

I have been slow to update the freebies but I do occasionally add new collage sheets.

An obsessive knitter, married with 2 children, I try to spend as much time as possible riding my horse: Life's Short - Ride Horses.

T.E.A.L. = Teal There's A Cure

**REMEMBER: You can request a copy of a free collage sheet with any purchase from my store**

Monday, November 6, 2017

Free Sheets with Etsy Store Purchase

I have had to remove many of the free collage sheets from this blog due to inappropriate commercial use (see blog post Friday, November 3, 2017)

The only way I can still make them available is as a free gift with purchases from my Etsy store.

Purchase 1 item - get 1 collage sheet free; purchase 2 items - get 2 collage sheets free, etc.

Free sheets (including past freebies) can be requested with any purchase from my Etsy store.
Some past sheets are pictured on this page:

Contact me via my Etsy store after a purchase to request a collage sheet.

I'm sorry some have to spoil the fun for all.  Any beginner can cut & paste images from a jpg collage sheet using cheap free picture editing software into a new one for commercial sale.  But I spent a LOT of time using my Photoshop software actually creating the patterned backgrounds used on so many of these free collage sheets with clip art added.
Since these digital papers were never available for sale, it is pretty easy to spot someone not following the personal use only guidelines for the freebies.

As detailed in the blog post of Friday, November 3, 2017, I came across someone who was reselling my images in digital format AND selling handmade items (selling items for upwards of $8 each) using the free images.
NO COMMERCIAL USE OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED

As time permits, I will try to find other collage sheets to post as freebies which will not be as tempting for someone to use for commercial purposes.  But if I find it to be an ongoing problem, I will shut the blog down.
Please "play nicely".

Friday, November 3, 2017

Copyright Infringement of My Freebies

I have had to take the unfortunate step of removing some of the free collage sheets from this blog.  
Not everyone played "nicely" & followed the rules; I discovered a pin posted by a digital collage sheet seller who had cut & pasted 3 of my Grinch circles into her own digital collage sheet which she has been re-selling in her stores.

AND...additionally she is also making a nice profit on selling "handmade" key chains, ornaments, hairbows, etc. (for upwards of $8 for just one item) using my free images.
Commercial use of any kind is NOT allowed.

***If you are going to try & take liberty of using my free images for any commercial use, cutting, I WILL call you out by name.  That includes NO digital cutting & pasting my designs into collage sheets for sale and NO selling handmade items for sale.
I CUSTOM CREATE ALL MY COLLAGE SHEET BACKGROUNDS AS DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK PAPER USING PHOTOSHOP.
I do NOT & have NEVER sold these scrapbook papers in my store.
Seriously, if you are going to try & steal images you should probably avoid using someone else's custom made paper backgrounds because you are going to get caught.
This seller is spoiling it for everyone.
The collage sheet being re-sold is below; compare it to my original free sheets at the bottom which were made using Photoshop to create my own custom made striped digital paper backgrounds:
The first 4 bottle cap circles were all my original "Grinch" designs.
I custom made the digital stripe paper backgrounds of these circles with my own digital paper.  I then overlayed a Grinch image I had cleaned up to use as clip art.  I never offered the striped digital paper for sale nor did I ever post it as a "freebie".  It was my own private paper.

The seller who has been re-selling my images without my permission is;
Originally on ArtFire as "Creativedisorder".
She closed that store but opened a new one (custominfinitycreations.com) where she is selling digital collage sheets with my designs & she is selling handmade items using my free designs.
She is on Pinterest as "Carolyn"
I have contacted her to cease & desist, but she deleted my comments and continues to sell my images in both digital format & handmade items, disregarding the terms of use for free collage sheets.
PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT HER

If I find it to be an ongoing problem, I will shut this blog down.

It's not hard to cut and paste from a digital jpg collage sheet using cheap (free) picture editing software to create a new one for sale using my images.

This seller did not take into account how specific & recognizable my unique striped paper backgrounds are & thought she would go un-noticed.
I repeat: if you are going to try & steal images you should probably avoid using someone else's images with custom made paper backgrounds.

This seller has ruined the spirit of free collage sheets for everyone.
I have had to delete some of the "freebie" collage sheets from the blog.

Free sheets which can now be requested with any purchase from my Etsy store are pictured on this page:

Purchase 1 item - get 1 collage sheet free; purchase 2 items - get 2 collage sheets free, etc.
Contact me via my Etsy store after a purchase to request a collage sheet.

I hope this is the last of the "digital thefts" where freebies are used for commercial purposes.
Be warned: I will not hesitate to shame you & post your websites if you try to profit on my freebies.
I repeat: I custom made the 4 digital striped paper design backgrounds - they were NEVER for sale, so this seller can not claim the striped backgrounds as her own designs.

The Grinch sheets which were inappropriately used are:
 
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

New Store Additions & Freebies

I'm always adding new items to my Etsy store:
Fantasygraphicimages
I now  have several bundles of clip art sets for sale in my store, some of them made to co-ordinate with my digital paper packs.  Additionally new paper packs are added for sale in new design themes.

Bookmark my Pinterest Home Page:
I have several Pinterest Boards devoted to different categories of my digital scrapbooking items.

Images of all new free collage sheets are posted on my picture gallery for:
FREE PRINTABLE DIGITAL COLLAGE SHEETS
You can then return to this blog to "right click & save" any of the collage sheets posted on this blog.
Remember to follow the guidelines posted in detail under:
September 28, 2013
**FREEBIES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY**

Retired collage sheets, digital paper packs & other digital scrapbook items are still available for purchase via private Etsy sale.

Pictures of ALL my scrapbook items (active & retired) can be found on my many Pinterest Boards (Pinkwitch)
I can be contacted via my Etsy store: Fantasygraphicimages

An ovarian cancer survivor, I spend as much time as possible riding horses - it is my "Zen" time.
My motto: Life's Short - Ride Horses
Which I do thanks to my supportive husband & children.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Diary" blog postings are limited; the blog is primarily a forum for posting jpg images of collage sheets that can be saved & used for digital arts & crafts.

**A REMINDER**
The collage sheets are not to be posted on any other blog or website (play nicely); pinning is OK, please remember to credit this blog where the images come from. There is absolutely NO commercial use allowed for the free collage sheets.  You can purchase many different themed collage sheets from my Etsy store - FantasyGraphicImages (one word) to use for limited commercial purposes (terms of use can be found in my store's policies).

The store is at:
Etsy Fantasygraphicimages

Over the course of 2016 I have regrouped numerous collage sheets for sale as bundled sets; you can check out my Etsy store (FantasyGraphicImages) and the section entitled Sale Sets Collage Sheet* for bundled collage sheet sets.

Everything you need to know (and I have been asked) about the free collage sheets can be found in detail on this blog home page.
An ovarian cancer survivor, I like to spend my days with my knitting & Labradors in the great white north.  I do post occasional pictures (including my Labbies, our lake & the snow) at: Instagram - SkanLakeLife

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Free Collage Sheets - Scroll Blog Pages

This is my blog for posting all my free collage sheets for digital arts & crafts.
**REMEMBER: ALL OF THESE COLLAGE SHEET IMAGES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL USE OF ANY TYPE IS ALLOWED.

**MY FREE COLLAGE SHEETS ARE NOT TO BE RE-POSTED ON ANY OTHER BLOG OR WEBSITE.
"Pinning" the collage sheets to Pinterest Boards is acceptable & encouraged.

HOW TO USE THESE IMAGES
(all images are jpg files which you must right-click & save to your own computer).

FIRST FIND YOUR PRINTABLE SHEET:

1. **LOOK TO THE LEFT-HAND SIDEBAR TO FIND THE FREE COLLAGE SHEETS
UNDER BLOG PAGES**
There are many different pages (categories) of free collage sheets sorted by design/style/craft.
*Plus one page with tips on enlarging collage sheets with Photoshop.

2. CHOOSE THE FREE PAGE/CATEGORY OF COLLAGE SHEET YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND THEN CLICK ON THAT PAGE.

3. SCROLL DOWN EACH PAGE TO FIND THE IMAGE YOU WANT.

4, YOU MUST RIGHT-CLICK & SAVE THE COLLAGE SHEET AS A JPG FILE(S) ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER.
*THERE ARE NO DOWNLOAD LINKS*

5. USING A PHOTO EDITING PROGRAM LIKE PHOTOSHOP, OPEN YOUR SAVED COLLAGE SHEET & ENLARGE THE IMAGE TO THE CORRECT SIZE.
The size of each collage sheet is in red text right above the jpg collage sheet image.

6. PAY ATTENTION TO THE COLLAGE SHEET SIZE & ORIENTATION OF THE COLLAGE SHEET YOU WANT: some collage sheets are designed to print on 8 1/2" x 11" size paper & some are designed to print 4" x 6" size (same size as a camera picture).

NOTE: REGARDLESS OF THE FINISHED DESIGNED SIZE (either 8 1/2" x 11" or 4" x 6"), ALL COLLAGE SHEETS DO HAVE TO BE ENLARGED BEFORE PRINTING.
CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL LINK TO EDIT PICTURE SIZE.

7. YOU ARE DONE - PRINT & USE THE COLLAGE SHEETS FOR ANY DIGITAL ARTS & CRAFTS.

NEED TUTORIALS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR PROJECTS?
Visit my Pinterest Boards with hundreds of links to tutorials & projects.
Home Page for My Pinterest Boards:
PinkWitch Pinterest
Picture galleries/links to all my active & retired digital scrapbook items; links to hundreds of resources for tips, supplies, tutorials & patterns for using digital images.

REMEMBER - YOU ARE CLICKING & SAVING JPG FILES:
All collage sheets must be enlarged to the correct size (correct jpg size is posted above each free sheet) in order for the collage sheet to print out to size.
If the image is too small, it will not print out to size on your computer.  The most common photo editing software programs (Photoshop is just one) will work to increase the jpg size of the files.
The "rule of thumb" is:
Collage sheets sized: 8 1/2" x 11" need to be enlarged to 3300 x 2550
Collage sheets sized: 4" x 6" need to be enlarged to 1800 x 1200

**Some collage sheets may also need your printer set to "landscape" mode.**
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Do NOT use the photo editing program GIMP to print out any collage sheets - GIMP has been proven time and again to print out images smaller than they should be.

REMEMBER THE RULES WHEN USING FREE COLLAGE SHEETS FROM MY BLOG:

****REMEMBER: FREEBIE SHEETS ARE FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.  THESE COLLAGE SHEETS ARE NOT MEANT FOR COMMERCIAL USE IN ANY FORM (NO TANGIBLE HANDMADE ITEMS FOR SALE SUCH AS BOTTLE CAP JEWELRY USING THESE IMAGES).  THESE COLLAGE SHEETS ARE NOT TO BE SOLD ON ANY RETAIL MARKET.****

**TO REPEAT MYSELF PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED TO RIGHT CLICK ON EACH COLLAGE SHEET & SAVE TO YOUR OWN COMPUTER**
THESE FILES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD.

AFTER YOU RIGHT-CLICK AND SAVE EACH JPG FILE, THE COLLAGE SHEETS MUST BE ENLARGED FOR PRINTING.
HOW TO ENLARGE COLLAGE SHEETS FOR PRINTING