Just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have been loyal customers throughout the past few years.
A few months back I recieved some emails from a person, who shall remain nameless, wanting me to give her all of my contact information so that she could make and give away my files in another cutter format. She became quite angry and couldn't understand why I was not ok with this as she wasn't going to "sell" the files but rather give them away to her cutters group and friends. When I refused, she started telling others on a private group page that I didn't have permission and that I was lying about having said permission. It just so happened that a good and loyal friend, sent me the posts through email to bring it to my attention since I wasn't there to defend myself and I understand she has caused alot of problems for other small business owners as well. I contacted the woman and asked her to cease talking about me or I would bring a lawsuit against her. She sent back a flurry of angry emails and told me that she was still going to seek permission to do this on her own and told me that she had contacted the company regarding my website. Well to make an even longer story short, last month, I got a phone call from an attorney for Wilton, who is the parent company of EKSuccess Brands who is also the parent company of Inkadinkado stamps. They asked me to send them the permission, which thank God, I kept. Today I recieved another phone call letting me know that I needed to take down the website until such time that I email Wilton with the serial numbers of all of the stamps that I plan on using. Many of you know that this business has been my only source of income for the past year since my boyfriend had been diagnosed with end stage renal failure. This income allowed me to be able to transport him to his Dialysis sessions and not have to worry about missing work to do so. I just hope that She is happy with herself and the outcome that she has transpired as a result of her actions.
But, all in all, I have to tell you that I still feel Blessed. I know that everything will turn out just fine and even if I am not granted a second permission to reopen the store, I am a very resourceful person and I will survive, irregardless of the actions of this woman. You can bend me...but I won't break!!! I am also blessed that I got to know so many of my customers on a deeper level.
Thank you all for everything, and if you are the praying type...please keep me in your prayers!