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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am disheartened, wounded and very hurt!

I have had a super rough day! I am trying to decide if I am still motivated to share anymore. I feel very beaten and bruised inside tonight. I no longer am excited to share my talent. I have always shared my creations as an inspiration to others. I have always been more than willing to share my knowledge, .cut files and ideas whenever asked.  I spend several hours every week keeping up with the coupons that everyone wants so badly but as I said, I am trying to decide if I am still motivated to share anymore.


I had some terrible things said about me today on the Cricut Message Board that really wounded me.  My integrity and reputation were attacked by some one who hid behind a Message Board name of Lurker.  The person was not even brave enough to let themselves to known.  This person also apparently visits my blog regularly as she posted a photo of my original Ocean layout  .Once this person put the seed of doubt in people minds, it just snowballed.
I am just not sure I want to share anymore.  I am very hurt right now and feel very wounded.  I am going to have to pray about what my decision is going to be and really do some healing before I decide what to do.  I hope that you will all understand my decision once I make it.  I just do not feel like crafting right now.  Hopefully my feelings will change in the future but for now......I have a huge decision to make.

Kendra
aka. ScrappinCricut

192 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear that someone was mean to you. You are a great person. You even emailed me your phone number to call and get one on one help with the ds update! Who does that now a days? I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and for taking the time to put up all the coupons and share your cutfiles with us! luvmy2girls

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  2. I am sorry this has happened to you. I am not sure what is going on as I am new to this but I find that in life it is so easy for people to be "loose lipped." I hope the troops rally around you as your work is incredible and I am so happy there are people like you to help people like me. Stay encouraged by the amount of good you do and remember -- especially when you pray -- that the Lord said "vengence is mine, I will repay." May not be in our lifetime, but people who sow bad seeds will eventually reap them. Keep the fire.

    Jacqui (trustmeciti@yahoo.com)

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  3. Kendra,

    I am so sorry to hear that this happened to you. I am a big fan of your blog and your work. I think you are awesome and the projects you do are wonderful.

    sending hugs your way
    Mary

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  4. I am so sorry. I know other bloggers who have been attacked and it is a shame. I know you don't know me, but I appreciate your sharing and I really enjoy your posts. I will pray for you and totally support your decision.

    Lisa

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  5. I am so sorry Kendra about what happened to you! I very much appreciate all that you do for all of us! I hope you won't let this take you down!

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  6. Kendra, It is too bad there are people like that who have nothing better to do in their life. The rest of us appreciate all you do. I look forward to seeing what you will come up with next. And the time you take to post all of the coupons is welcomed.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about the unhappy people out there trying to bring you down. I don't know what was said, but please know that you have real people with all kinds of crazy lives finding inspiration with all your creations...and not to mention saving a little $$$ with the coupons you post. I hope your decision is based on the good people and not on the bad. I used to work retail customer service and they used to say that it would take at least 5 good encounters with customers to feel better from the one bad customer. I hope you feel better and I hope you get way more than 5 "good cutomers" to make you feel proud and appreciated for your talent and generosity!
    Thank You!!!!
    Monday
    PS I voted for you...loved the layout!!

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  8. Kendra,

    Don't let people who hide behind names like Lurker and who don't know your talent and heart tear you down. You are a caring and sharing person. Thank you for all you do for those of us who are not as gifted as you and have learned much from you. And thank you for all you've shared.

    Teresa aka Tazmadazz

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  9. Bless your heart! People can be so harsh and quick to judge someone! I enjoy checking out your site! I wish the best for you!

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  10. Hi Kendra, I don't know anything about this situation, however is sounds as if someone is just mean and jealous, don't give them what they want,hugs!
    ~Lizzy

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  11. Kendra.. it is sad to read that someone wasn't being very nice in a public online forum. I hope that you think above that and keep on doing what you do.. I know that I love visiting your blog and seeing all your awesome works of art. You are so very talented. I for one would miss you if you decided against posting anymore.

    I hope that you put this behind you, and keep on crafting.

    thank you for doing what you do ~ Pam

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  12. I, for one, am a giant fan of yours. I really appreciate all the coupons you share on your site, and I share your site with all my friends. Don't give the negative people the power to stop you and your creativity. Thanks for all you do!

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  13. I don't know who could or shall I say would have done that but I wouldn't put much stock into worrying about some coward like that. They are obviously jealous & would do anything to make themselves feel better by hurting someone else. I appreciate all the hard work you do & hope you won't let this stop you. Thanks for posting the coupons also. That's the only way I get Archiver's most of the time since I am like so many others that they can't seem to send me those but they do get the surveys thru. Keep your heart high & just forget. Remember that you can't fix stupid.

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  14. So sorry to hear this happened. I love your blog and your willingness to share. I visit almost daily. Some people are just so mean. I haven't read what you are talking about on the board but sometimes I think people just need to get a life. I hope you don't let a few sour apples spoil the bunch. I know there are many of us out here that appreciate all of your hard work. I know I would surely miss it if you weren't here.

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  15. I haven't been following you long and don't visit the Cricut message boards hardly at all (maybe 5 times in a year) but I do know this. You have had a quarter of a million hits. Why let one single coward take that from you? If you do, Lurker wins. They don't deserve even the post you gave them, though I understand wanting to vent. Okay, 'nough said!

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  16. Please don't stop sharing your wonderful work!

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  17. Hun, believe me I know how you feel. I have been attacked more than once on the Cricut MB and it does hurt. I have found that there are some malicious, hurtful and just down right mean people on there, I'm not saying that all of the members are that way, but there are quite a few. I try to limit myself now. Don't let this person get the best of you and take away your joy of the craft, sooner or later their true colors wiil be shown...I truly believe in Karma and they will get what's coming to them. Keep your chin up.

    Julia

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  18. I have been new to visiting sites like yours and I have yours taged as one of my favorites. I am so sorry that you have been hurt by a comment on the message board. I have been thru things like this in my life and found that if you know the truth then that is all that matters. Please know that there are people that don't read the message board and appreciate you for what they see on your blog. Thanks for all of your free stuff and all the work and love you put into your site.

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  19. Hnag in there, Girl! I know how much people's words and judgments can hurt, but please know too that there are many ladies who have benfitted from your generosity and inspiration! You are appreciated! <3

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  20. I'm so sorry what has been said about you and your work. Please try to ignore all those comments. I adore your work, and hope to recreate it sometime, just as soon as I get my Gypsy! Thanks so much for your willingness to share your step by step directions...you're awesome! After all that hard work with trial and error, you're just letting others copy! You did nothing wrong, and had every right to enter your beautiful LO in the contest!

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  21. Kendra - I don't even know what to say to try and mend your feelings. I do know this: jealousy is a huge evil within every single living soul. No one goes through life without being envious of someone at some point. I read the posts. This person obviously admires your work, and clearly is insecure about their own abilities. Why else would they blatently call you out.

    Please know that most are simply jealous. I check your blog a couple times a week to grab a coupon or just to see what you are creating because I admire your work. I wish I had the talent that you have, but instead, I take inspiration from your work and try to make my own better.

    On the LO in question: you clearly made changes...all for the better! I loved the original LO back in June and can't believe that you improved on it. The 2nd one is even more beautiful. You can clearly see that you put more thought into it. Many people don't even bother repeating their work because they believe they did it best the first time. Kudos to you for puching yourself further.

    Hugs my dear, and I hope that you will find peace within to put the bashing where it belongs - behind you!

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  22. Kendra, don't let it get you down. People do this when they wish they were as talented as others. I for one would miss seeing your great layouts. Please don't go away :)

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  23. So sorry this happened to you. People can be so thoughtless. I so appreciate your generosity in sharing and your incredible talent. Don't let a few people who are envious and without anything constructive to do in their lives bring you down. I don't fully understand what happened, but I do know message boards can be vicious b/c people can hide behind the cloak of anonymity.

    Maybe take a little break for a few days, treat yourself with a special coffee drink or new pair of shoes and then start making more wonderful creations with your Gypsy and Cricut.

    Talent like yours shouldn't be hidden under a bushel! Praying you will find peace.

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  24. Please don't let them bring you down, they are just showing ignorance. Your a wonderful person to be sharing with us like you do. Unfortunately we run in to all kinds, that don't give a hoot if they hurt someone or not. I have been on the same end your on and it is no fun, brings you down like a ton of bricks. Just remember not everyone is like that and more than you know appreciate what you do and is very grateful for all the time and energy you put into your wonderful blog for all of us to enjoy. I have not read what was said nor do I intend to as that just brings me down and depresses me, but, if you can please ignore the ignorance of that person. I never could understand why people have to be so negative and resentful to hurt people like that.
    Hang in there and please keep posting I really enjoy your blog, hasn't been long since I found it and would hate to lose it all your wonderful post.
    If you want someone to talk to about it you can email me.
    Angel hugs

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  25. Don't go Kendra. I understand the frustration and disappointment you must be feeling. I think whoever started that is crap, and I don't understand why so many members were so quick to jump on the snarky wagon and accuse you of not following the rules. The Cricut boards seem full of people who want to do nothing more than bring each other down. Everything has to be a big controversy, and people are just not very nice anymore.

    I hope you don't give up your blog! It's a great inspiration and resource to me. But, if you are like me, you'll be staying far away from the Cricut MB - not a fun place to be anymore!

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  26. i am very sorry to hear that somebody could say such awful things and hide as well i am a fan of your blog and work and visit it regulary to insire me hope the person responsible does not put you off and look forward to seeing many more creations in the future

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  27. I am also very sorry to hear some mean coward did this to you.You dont deserve such treatment.You are a very kind and talented soul who has been generous enough to share that talent with people who do appreciate you very much.Please dont let one JERK upset you so.WE all love your work and would LOVE to see more.Huge Hugs are sent your way.Please know WE care how you are feeling and would Love to slap that person on the back of the head a Godd one for you...
    he/she will get theirs-what goes around usually comes around...
    Brenda

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  28. Hi. I'm sorry you were hurt but don't let someone like that get the best of you! You are certainly a very talented and generous person who touches the hearts of others and it would be a shame to let this bring you down. I'm glad you are going to pray about it. May the Lord bring you the strength you need to get through this rough time.

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  29. I want you to know I appreciate you and all of your hard work. I will pray for you and your decision. It's too bad some people are rude and mean. It's hard not to get hurt by them. "Trust in The Lord with all your heart." Blessings, Felicia

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  30. Kendra, please know that others like myself think highly of you. We truly appreciate you, your generosity, & your talent. It is obvious you go above and beyond the realm of being helpful. Something many rarely do. God bless you for being the person you are. Do not let those who are unhappy for whatever reason bring you down. Many times the saying "Miserly loves company" holds true and good people like yourself are brought down mentally, emotionally, & spiritually just to satisfy the whims of another.

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  31. Kendra,

    Remember the ole' saying when you were younger - Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you. Don't let them get you down. Keep on doing the good work that you do. You are an inspiration to others who are not so talented (like me).

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  32. People stink! It is very easy for people to hide behind a computer and attack someone.... please don't let this turn you off forever.

    So sorry this happened to you! I love your site and hope you get things worked out and back up and going soon!!

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  34. Kendra
    I would NOT let anyone take your joy away. I enjoy your sight and visit regularly along with almost 1mil other people! ?Dont let them rent space in your head. Like you said pray about it and know there are more people here for YOU and your talent

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  35. Kendra, I too am sorry to hear about the malicious comments made regarding your submission to the Gypsy contest. I thought your entry was beautiful. It was so intricate; I'm sure it was very time consuming. Please don't let the pettiness of others stop you from doing what you love. Have faith in the rest of us who admire your hard work. Keep your chin up, this will pass.

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  36. Please don't give up! I was referred to your blog a few weeks ago by a friend who highly recommended it-- you have an awesome talent and are an awesome person. Please don't let one unhappy person bring you down! You are a fabulous person and have a lot of people who care about you! Thank you for all of your posts and all that you do to help us out in the crafting world! You are AWESOME!!!

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  37. I just read you update via email. I cant believe someone would be so rude (but as an avid visitor of the gypsy messageboard lately there have been a lot of rude and pissed off people out there) (Side note to that is I went looking for it this morning and it is not on the messageboards!) So chin up...take a break if you need to...but just know there are a lot of us out here that support you and need your inspiration and dont want one idiot to ruin that for us. Thanks for everything you have done.

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  38. In every walk of life you will find mean-minded people, but the trick is to remind yourself that the majority of your readers truly value and appreciate all you do - just read through the many comments you have received in support!

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  39. Don't let someone that doesn't have the guts to face you have any power over you. Don't let them take something you love away. If you choose not to post any more we will be very sad but don't let this person take away your love for creating. You are a very giving person. We have really enjoyed your blog. You are in our prayers. KIM

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  40. Kendra
    People can be so mean. Like my mom used to say, "Sticks and Stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me." Ok, Only for a while. ONn the message board these people are really showing their jeolousy of your talent. You took an old layout and updated it and change it. I would have called it scraplifting an idea and running with it. It's not the same layout, it is different. It used the same cartridge so it has the same characters. DUH!!! You worked very hard making instructions from the DS to the Gypsy. I KNOW this project took HOURS and I KNOW you worked HARD. You can't just take a DS layout and enter a gypsy contest because the instructions have to come from somewhere.
    When your emails arrived in my box I get so excited because they are fun. They are full of information I can use. I LOVE it that you have the coupons all there for me. I can COUNT on you if I can't find one I need. So thank you very much.
    Don't let this get you down. People's words can be harsh but we all know deep down what God thinks and that is the most important thing. God thinks your beautiful and talented. He knows your honest. To the other people I just have to say this:
    "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7
    To Douglas on the message board, I wouldn't be his friend if you paid me. The only one that can judge you and me is GOD. Remember that. Be strong! Praying for you. I really hope you don't quit your blog. I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO IT!!!!! Again, so soory this happened to you. Take the negative, and make it positive!!!
    Love Mickie

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  41. Oh Kendra, you are so lovely, creative, and caring. All the work you put into your blog is greatly appreciated and enjoyed by so many people. It's so sad that just one person can knock the desire out. You're in my prayers as you begin to try to heal.

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  42. Hey girl! You have been so sharing and giving and I appreciate your talent! Don't let the rude people get you down. They need to get a life!!! It seems that happens often on the board and it is best to just ignore it and go on. Words really hurt people and I just don't get why that has to happen. I'm so very sorry this happened to you!!!! Sendng Love and Hugs!

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  43. Sounds to me like someone is just jealous of your talent. Don't let them get you down. You do awesome work!! Keep it up!

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  44. do let one negative person, and their comments, become who you are. if this is what you enjoy- do it!

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  45. Hang in there, Kendra. You have so much talent and inspiration to let a few people who seem to just have time on their hands to hurt others get you down. I quit visiting the Cricut message board a long time ago, for exactly this type of thing that happened to you. Don't give into them.......you're way above that! Your blog is wonderful and sharing your talent is such an inspiration to all of us who follow you.

    Blessings, Pat

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  46. I just wanted to tell you that I saw your two layouts and think they are absolutely beautiful! BOTH of them. I can see that you put a lot of time into your work and am amazed at even the detail you put into your instructions. WOW! For people to be so mean and hurtful to you, that's just cruel.

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  47. I'm "new" here but I wanted you to know I really enjoy all your work and think you are very creative.

    Please don't allow "one person and the band wagon" prevent you from doing what you enjoy. Negative comments usually are born in jealousy, strife and grieve.

    You have done nothing wrong and if anything I hope this brings more people to you site to see how creative you really are.

    I think I would take it more to heart if "Lurker" had the guts to show their "face". You can be the big man or woman when your hiding, kwim?

    You have to do what is best for your peace of mine but please know you are appriciated and your work is so talented.

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  48. Wow -- I'm a regular subscriber to your blog and really enjoy your creations and everything you post. I'm so sorry that someone has hurt your feelings. Why do people feel the need to be mean -- it is so much easier to be nice and go on with life.

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  49. I'm so sorry that you were attacked. The sad thing is it takes dozens to blow up a balloon but just one jerk to pop it. Please know that many of us look forward to your posts - without it we would have no where to turn. I really enjoy your coupons - they have saved me lots of $$'s. Don't let one bad apple spoil the rest.
    We still love you
    Debbie P.

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  50. Please don't let ignorant people hurt you. I don't get on the message boards anymore because of people like that. I have a friend that was horribly attacked because some self-proclaimed Cricut expert cowardly loser was jealous and got her friends to all say horrible things on the Cricut message board. These people have no life and remember, they have to spend the rest of their lives being themselves. You are loved and appreciated. Enough said.

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  51. I have always looked forward using coupons from your site. I enjoy your blog. I am learning so much from you. Thank you for your generousity!

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  52. I love your site and your generousity with all the coupons!!!
    I visit you at least once a week. I feel wounded for you and am keeping you in my prayers.

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  53. Kendra, please don't let the words of some mean-spirited, ugly individuals make you doubt yourself! If you do, they have achieved their goal!! Don't let them gain any advantage -- there are so many of us out here that appreciate what you do. Jealousy is an ugly, hurtful, attitude -- let them wallow in their own negativity and ignore their words. No one is a "perfect person" and there are times when all of us say words that we wish we could retract, but to deliberately spread meanness and/or, jump onto the bandwagon to be mean spirited, is just plain WRONG! Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could live by the Golden Rule, "treat others as you would like to be treated."? I have never met anyone that WANTS to be treated badly!! Kendra, keep up your good work, and ignore these small-minded, ignorant people. They are ones that love the internet -- they can say what they want and never have to show their faces. What cowards! There are too many positives in your life and the people around you, to let these few simple minded people, doubt yourself. LuvNLife

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  54. whoever they are, obviously they are jealous of your talent. Ignore them.

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  55. Kendra,
    I am so sorry this has happpened to you. You are so talented and I for one enjoy all that you do for us. I learned long ago there are mean people out there in the crafting world and you just have to over look all their mean ways. I hope you take all of us into consideration when your decision is made. W e will be here for you. Thanks Again!!! {HUGS}

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  56. There is always one isn't ther! sorry 'it' has spoilt your day, keep up the good work.

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  57. Kendra,

    Don't let some jerk get to you. Probably is jealous. You are a lovely person and I would miss your website. Think of all the positive things in your life and all the great friends you have made because of your website.

    Carolyn

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  58. I just spent some time reading the posts, honestly it sounds like sour grapes to me. People saw your layout and they realized that it was better than they did, and instead of just applauding you they try to push you down. As my seven year old would say "they are just jealous", ignore them. Notice how many people are behind you and how many people are defending you. You are very talented and you should not quit over a few people that are just jealous. Also I think you second layout was amazing, even better then the first... so keep you head up high!!

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  59. WOW! It always blows me away that as adults we still have to deal with mean girls! I am so sorry you were hurt. I didn't read the board yesterday so I don't know what you mean. I hope you won't let 'them' spoil your good time. I am always 'takin' your coupons which I appreciate more than you know! You have saved me and my Sister a TON of money!
    Mean people will get just exactly what they deserve! :-)
    Karma baby, it's a fantastic thing! :-)
    N.

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  60. Kendra,

    Life is too short to worry about the viewpoints of a person that hides behind a name on the messageboard! Let it this worlds cowardly people hide, you hold your head up high! I personally don't know many others that would be willing to put so much work into things and offer the "share" with complete strangers our secrets! I myself, ejoy all the tips, tidbits, and enabeling that you offer us all...keep it coming, you inspire me to grow in so many ways!!
    Tiffanie
    born2instruct@yahoo.com

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  61. I'm so sorry that you have been attacked. Some people seem to thrive on stirring up things especially when they can hide between a computer screen & keyboard. Please know that there are many that love your work and blog. I know personally when I need a coupon, it is your site I can to before leaving for the store. Take some time for yourself and please remember that there will always be people in this world that have nothing better to do then bring you down.

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  62. What an awful thing to have happen. I hope that you can recognize that not everyone feels that way and the majority of us are grateful for you work, the coupons, the svgs and the layouts. I was so thrilled when I found your site because you always have so many great things to offer. I hope you can in some way ignore what was said an find joy in crafting. Even if you take a break from sharing your crafts (which would be understandable) keep doing them, you are very talented.

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  63. Sherri from CanadaOctober 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    I am very sorry that there are some very hurtful people out there.
    You are an inspiration to us all.
    I am sure we will all respect your decision once you have made it but I really hope that you decide to continue to be creative and share that creativity with us all.

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  64. Kendra please don't allow other people's unhappiness infect you. You're creations are great and i can see why someone would wan't to scraplift it. It was wrong that they claimed it was their own. Shame on them. Pray for them and their unhappiness as you pray for yourself. Take some time to heal, but don't stop creating even if you decide to stop sharing. I hope you don't of course for selfish reasons. God bless you!

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  65. I am so sorry that someone tried to hurt your feelings. You do a fantastic job when it comes to help others with those superb cupons and inspiring others with your creative craft projects. All I can say is keep up the good work. I am really saddened to hear that someone would try to hurt you feelings this way.

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  66. I am new to your blog, and am so sorry to hear that there were unkind things said to you. I have been around message boards for awhile, and this type of thing seems to be common. Words do hurt, but consider the source. There's always a naysayer in every crowd. I appreciate what you are doing. I was excited to see that your are in Columbia, SC because that's where I grew up and where my family lives. I hope that the wellwishes of your blog readers encourages you today and that you feel that you can go on sharing your talents and blessing others.

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  67. Kendra, honey, don't pay them any attention. You know in your heart that you do good with the talent that you have. You have alot of friends that love you and want nothing but the best for you. If I were living in the states, I would be using your coupons that you post on here...it's the thought that counts and we all very proud to call you our friend. I will pray that you will find it in your heart to forgive the person that said those awful things about you and you will find the strength to be creative again. It's your heart...your family is your soul...don't let a wonderful gift get away from you just because someone is jealous...you are better then that. Don't let them beat you down. Ok, I'm off my soapbox now...I'm sending you a hug right now! Talk to you soon Lizz

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  68. Kendra:

    All the others express my thoughts. Why let someone who is a coward ruin all the good that you do for so many people. If they have a legitimate compliment why can't they use their name and be upfront about it.


    I also voted for your layout.

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  69. Kendra, some people in the world are jerks and you can't do anything to make them happy. In the long run, their opinion does not matter. I have never posted before but I enjoy your posts that are emailed to me and the coupons and the projects that you do. Please consider how many people really enjoy what you offer and keep on keepin' on... :)

    Lisa
    Menifee, CA

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  70. Kendra....
    Look around you...read the comments here and take them to heart. Wether you decide to let this person ruin your day is up to you...but we all appreciate you and hold you in the highest regards. NEVER EVER let some coward bring you down. Do not let one person hurt you for long....gather all around you that support you...and take that to heart! There is always going to be someone who is jealous, insecure and hateful....let those go, cast them aside and remember what is truly important. They are just "shells" and have not the support of everyone here. Why can't women realize that we all nurture and care and love pretty much the same? We stand together to be heard...jealous and alone...no one hears anything at all...but the rattling of their own insecurities. I feel for them as well. How horrid to be harboring such contemptment.Who scorned them...why do they hurt inside? Could they have not confronted you instead of doing it on a message board. Maybe one of your "competitors" needs to think about that "field" in which they stand alone in. Keep your chin up dear...we're all standing there with you.

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  71. When ever I have one of those days...I read the follow and my spirt gets up lifted once again I hope it helps.

    "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"
    (1 Corinthians 4:18).

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  72. I have to chime in here and say that the fact is that women can be very mean and catty. Being online and in forums etc is just not the same as being with people in person. You really don't know who you are talking to. (When I say the word you, I mean all of us)

    If you really love what you do, and enjoy blogging, then do it for you. Do what you enjoy and ignore the forums. You know who your real friends are. Don't worry about virtual haters. : )

    I love looking at people's cricut blogs and videos because they inspire me to try different things and get creative. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

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  73. Oh, Kendra. As you said, if this person didn't have the guts to stand face to face with you and what they had to say, that person is NOT worth your time or heartache. I follow your blog and think you are just one very talented, creative, warm, caring person. People that talk and act like this person apparently did do not care for themselves and have to push their own bad feelings on to someone else. I feel sorry for someone like that. Please know that true friends and people that care about you hold you in very high regard and they (and yourself) are all that truly matter. God bless. I know you will make the right decision for yourself.

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  74. Hey Kendra - What the heck? Today was my first visit to your site...Without you, I wouldn't have been able to afford to finish my halloween costume!! Thanks for the coupons - And I voted for your layout! .Nuf said - Cynthia

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  75. Kendra, I'm so sorry to read that someone would be so malicious to you. You are generous in what you do share, and although I may not have used any of the coupons you post, I know they are there should I ever need them. I do so appreciate your creativity and like the others have said as well, Lurker is jealous and malicious, please don't go away and let them win. I know it hurts to be attacked, I have fellow mom's to angels that have had their blogs attacked for posting pictures of their beautiful angels. Just downright hurtfull. Some people need to put others down just to feel better about themselves and it's unfortunate that they have not learned how hurtful they truly are being. Please don't go.

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  76. Kendra,

    I'm sorry you've had a few difficult days. I know it is never easy to have others question your integrity. Please remember there are A LOT of people who "have your back". We love your blog, appreciate your work, and are thankful for your generosity.

    Please, don't let others get at ya. There's way more of us her pulling for ya!!

    Hugs and Prayers!
    Nichole

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  77. No cricut, never visited their messages boards and have very little scrapbooking under my belt. That being said, I come here occassionally for the coupons. You are such a SWEETIE to share. I read your post and wanted to cry. How awful for you to share your talents and then to have some mean-spirited person attack you anonymously. I was raised "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". Best wishes with your future creative endeavors.

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  78. Hi Kendra! I am relatively new to your blog, but I had to comment on this post. I am so sorry some very small person has hurt you and ruined your joy of what you do. As everyone else here has said, there is always someone around who enjoys hurting other people. It has probably happened to everyone of us at one time or another. If you stop doing what you love to do, and sharing with others, this small-minded, evil-spirited person will have victory over you. I know you are hurting right now, but read and re-read all these kind comments left here for you, and try to let them boost you up and put the hurt behind you. Life is too short to let this person have control over your feelings for very long! Hugs! Anne

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  79. I have no idea what was said about you but I am very sorry you were talked about in such a hurtful manner. I personally want to say how much I love your blog and I have subscribed to it since mid summer. You are an upbeat person and it is fun to see your talents and to receive your helpful ideas. I emailed you once with a question and you were so quick to respond and soooo very helpful!! Trust me, you are appreciated by many!!!

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  80. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I haven't been on the MB in a couple of days so I didn't know. Being attacked on the board is one of my biggest fears. I've seen so many people hurt. But their are SO MANY of us who appreciate all your creativity and work that you share with us. Don't let someone else bring you down. I know, it's easier said than done. I hope you decide to keep sharing. You've been amazing. :)

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  81. I'm sorry to hear that people at our age are still mean like on the playground. It still stands that those that hurt are just trying to make themselves feel better. If you decide to stop I will miss your blog extensively.

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  82. Darlin', I think talent like yours deserves this outlet and don't you let the misinformed or the bully keep you from your natural gift. The world is full of people who just don't know when to zip it! I honestly don't understand the mean spirited attitudes of some but, I'm old enough not to care anymore. Please don't let the hurt feelings or the wounded heart become your permanent condition...Choose joy! =0)

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  83. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I know it hurts when someone lashes out at you. I read all of the posts and am convinced that jealousy is behind "lurker's" comments. Keep your head up! You are a great inspiration to many! We appreciate all you do and the time you spend posting the coupons to help all of us.
    This too will pass...hugs

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  84. Hi Kendra,
    I read these coments here today and I feel really sorry that someone has hurt you bad. I don't scrap book but my daughter in law reads them and I see her scraping all the time. She always says she is so greatful of the coupons you leave for everyone. She also read the post that Jann wrote today and went to her blog. Go read what this girl wrote about and it will make you feel better. I am so glad that my daughter in law had me read it.
    Thanks,
    Evie Thomasson

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  85. Please stay on the cricut message board. I so look forward to your designs and how-to's.

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  86. I am sorry someone hurt you so badly!! Take time for yourself & find forgiveness!! Your talent shines through all the bad things said about you. I don't visit cricut boards. I do visit and enjoy your blog for the coupons & inspiration you post for us!! I appreciate all the time & effort you put into it!!! Hope you find God's peace & Comfort during this difficult time!!! Don't let the enemy win!!!

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  87. Kendra, you have always been a great friend to me and you taught me alot. I am sooo sorry to hear of your difficulties on your blog. I am sure things will start looking up soon!
    Your Friend, Angela Seigler


    You don't have to post this or you can edit it or whatever, but I will give you one guess who is always guilty when something like this happens....Love you and keep your head up. Don't let her destroy your hope. You have overcome this too many times to let it get you now!!!!!

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  88. No no your are my inspiration for my pages.....dont leave us!!!
    People are idots, I see Disney and someone just challenged me on a question and made be feel bad also but I just got over it (took a couple days) but my passion for Disney out weighted the idot that took me down for the day.....Please keep posting your are the best!!!!!

    Tammy

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  89. Kendra,

    I'm so sorry to hear that someone could be so mean and evil. I appreciate your talents and your sharing. This must be a very jealous insecure person to stoop so low publicly. I hope that you'll change your mind and continue to share. Don't let this situation keep you from doing what you enjoy. I alppreciate the time you take to share with all of us!

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  90. Kendra,
    I am so sorry to hear about the posting against you. I recently found your blog and have enjoyed your inspirations. I am sorry and hope that prayers will let you see that bad people should not let the good people down in this world. It is people like you that we need more of to lighten up our world and brighten our days. But whatever your decisions know that you have been an inspiration and a good spirit to many and sometimes we have to forgive others and look beyond them and hope that they can someday lift people up and not put them down. Best of luck. Hope to see more coming! My prayers are with you!
    Jenny

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  91. I have no idea what this is about, but I am so very sorry that we can't all be kind and Christ-like to one another. Crafting is a gift . . . a gift that gives us so much enjoyment. Please, please continue to share your gift with us. You are talented and blessed. Don't let anyone take away your joy.

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  92. I am sorry people can be such jerks. I know many of us would be disappointed not to hear from you anymore, but we will all respect your choice and understand. Don't let mean people get you down!!! Put a smile on :)

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  93. Just my two cents. You can't let this one person lead your life. You have so many loyal followers and you've put in so much time and love into this craft to just let it all go. You are a winner and this person is a loser.

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  94. I sorry to hear what has happened. I visit your blog everyday and am thankful for the information you provide. Don't let the actions of one small person change the good things you do.

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  95. I am so sorry that this has happened. Your work is wonderful,.And you are so generous with your time and talented and I know you will make the right decision. I just hope you don't give up on crafting for you own personal pleasue. You are a wonderful person who doesn't deserve this kind of treatment.

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  96. Kendra, This is horrible! I think the "Lurker" is probably just jealous of your talent and of the people you have attracted to your blog. I honestly won't be ok if you stop your blog. It brings me happiness everyday to check it out. Who cares what the idiots on the Cricut message Board have to say, by the looks of this one you have a whole lot of supporters.

    Praying for you girl! You are VERY talented, friendly and all round great person. I hope they aren't going to ruin that on you.

    Take care...

    Krista Alford
    Halifax, NS, Canada

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  97. Do not let the words of someone who appears to be jealous of you get you down. I love your website!! Know that there are many, many of us out here who appreciate all that you do to inspire us. The printing of coupons that you do is a priceless gift to those of us who do not know where to search for them.

    Keep up the excellent work for you are a WONDERFUL person. Sending you several cyper hugs to help.

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  98. I love you momma and honestly people are jealous of your ah-mazing work. I love you with all my heart xoxoxo <3
    Don't let jealous people pull you down. It's not worth it.

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  99. Kendra- please don't let one turkey get you down. Your LO was really amazing.I truly enjoy looking @ your projects and would be very sad if you stopped sharing them.

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  100. Momma, don't listen to those people that are dissin on your ah-mazing artwork :)) Don't let these jealous people pull you down because obviously they are extremely disappointed people and have no lives :D I like never get on here but when someone messes around with my momma its on like donkey kong :PP But do not stop doin what God has gifted you to do because of some jealous people. I love you momma!

    xoxo
    -Abigail Wiggins

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  101. I too am very sorry to hear about this, and am sending you a virtual hug. I for one appreciate all of your hard work, and hope you will continue to share. Also, please don't let a sour grape spoil it for the whole "bunch" of us! Please consider the source - if they wouldn't say who they are, what does that say about them?

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  102. Kendra,
    You are so very talented and inspire a lot of people. I am very glad to see all the comments and compliments you have received here. I especially enjoy knowing all the people who are willing to pray for you and with you about this. What a great following you have here.

    Evil shall not triumph. I hope you will not change what you enjoy doing because of one bad egg. I don't know what was said or where but that is just awful that someone is such a coward.

    So I proudly and boldly say, as a Christian, do not give in or give up. Stand your ground. You are here for a reason and it is not for "that person" to tear you down.

    I would like to reference this for you as it is from a Contemporary Christian band called building 429. This is what they base their name on. I just learned this yesterday...

    Ephesians 4:29 29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Thanks for letting me put this up. I have never quoted scripture in my life...
    Ann

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  103. Today i just got on this site. Happy to find new places to get inspiration. Than i read you message and cried. People can be so unfair and mean. Pray about it and i hope to see more of your work soon. God bless you for all you have done to help people like me just starting out. if it is in your heart to keep doing this i will be very happy. good luck

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  104. So sorry...try not to take it to heart (much easier said than done), obviously the person had little else to do. Please know the majority thank you for all the sharing you do.

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  105. Rest in the Lord and let him be
    your defense as He had to do when
    He let the Father be His defense. Please don't let the enemy keep you from sharing your precious gifts. If it was from the Lord she would be
    coming to you privately. Sadly,
    some are busy bodies~~~the Lord
    said the cure is to pray for our
    enemies. Grace and peace to you!

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  106. It is sad when someone can choose to hurt another with ugly words. I learned a long time ago that when someone speaks to you in an ugly,vile way, it has absolutely nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. Do not give such a person any power to hurt you nor should you take it personally. Say a prayer for them and move on as if it never happened.

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  107. I am sooooooooo sorry for the way you are feeling!!! I totally understand how you are feeling and hope you feel better and back to your CREATIVE self soon...please dont let this "person" get you down.

    You are an amazing crafter and so sweet for all you do for us! I appreciate it so much!!!

    Whatever you decide, your blog followers will support you!!!

    God bless,
    Sarah

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  108. KENDRA--

    This is Gracie from Imagine That. You are a winner in my book. I can't believe some idiot thinks it's worth anyone's time to do what she did. Your talent and generosity mean so much to the Cricut and scrapbooking community.

    Check my blog later for a post I'm doing about you. Like I said, you've won in my book.

    --Gracie

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  109. I am a baby bug poster, and a lurker. I dont like to get into the mess that happens on the Cricut board. But let me say, you do amazing work. I fully believe that you followed the rules and did a great job on your pages. I ask you in your prayer life to seek God and ask him if you should quit working on this obvious talent that he has given you. Please do not allow those who are bitter and jealous to sway you away from a wonderful blog that you provide for us to read and from posting on the message board. If you did what was right then you have no reason to explain yourself anymore. I understand that it hurts and that people are awful, please take the focus off of them and place it on your talents and share what God has given you.

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  110. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. You have always been a "GEM" to share as much as you do with us.

    I haven't read the Lurker's post but it takes a mean, hateful, and evil person to try to bring someone else down. I feel sorry for such a unhappy person.

    I am always grateful to you for posting the store coupons that saves me money in order to pursue my love of scrapbooking.

    Please do not allow this person to win. You are truly a much better person than her.

    I will say a prayer that you will make the right and best decision for you!

    Hugs!!!

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  111. Hopefully you have seen a love of support from your followers...don't let anyone take away from you who and what you are...then, they win!! And, they are not worthy...if anyone has a problem, they should discuss their issues with you personally, not publically. Don't let this person win!! You and your talented gifts are very much appreciated!!

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  112. Kendra I am very sorry to hear that this happened. I am a high school teacher and see this type of adolescent behavior all the time. Please don't let it get to you. You have to remember that this has nothing to do with you , it is just the way that someone who feels bad about him/herself act out to hurt others. Please, please don't take it personally. You are so kind and thoughtful! You do great work too!!

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  113. WOW! Its hard to believe that someone would be that hurtful on a craft board. That should be a happy place and then to be so chicken about it. They should have learned in Kindergarten that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I think its just sad that the only way some people can feel good about themselves is to make others feel so badly.

    Kendra, I for one LOVE the coupons, ideas, files and stories that you share with us!!! I'm so sorry that this happened to you!! Don't ever loose hope and stay positive about yourself and your wonderful talent.

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  114. People can just be MEAN, I have been so Thankful for people like you that share. I learn so much from you and enjoy crafting so much more because of you. I am teaching a whole knew generation, my grandchildren, keep up the good work.

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  115. Kendra -

    Oh, I am so sorry that this has happened to you! You are so popular in my house that my husband even checks your blog for coupons!! I will keep you in my prayers - thank you for all you have done for ALL of us - and your layout is BEAUTIFUL - I voted for YOU!
    Lynn

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  116. I am a regular reader and love your coupons. The world is full of snarky women and some of them live on chatboards like that one and like SCS. Remember that is their own misery and own pathetic inability to cope that made them attack you.

    Please, keep posting. You are a highlight in my blog reading times.

    PS--I had to shut down the comments on my own blog due to nasty comments. Sad world.

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  117. Once I was at the same place you are but in my profession where I am ALWAYS professional. It shattered me until my boss said to me, " You can't make chicken salad with chicken **it" The Lurker in your case was a letter writer in mine-who couldn't write their name or stand behind what they believed or said. (the bad part of the chicken salad)
    BE STRONG and KNOW you have touched more people in the crafting sector because of your ability to share your creativity!! We all care about you! Please know that so it can help you heal. I know harsh words hurts... Cathy

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  118. Kendra, Keep doing the great work you do. Don't let one bad apple take you down. Keep your chin up. We all appreciate all that you do.
    Shanna
    stanner58@yahoo.com

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  119. Kendra.
    I am sorry to hear you were hurt this way. I haven't read the posts so I do not know what was said, but just know that some bullies never grow up!! Don't let them get to you. I love to come to your blog and see what you make. Don't let them win!

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  120. What a pity that some "lurker" can bring down such a caring and sharing person. They must be miserable with themselves. I have noticed in my many years on this planet that when people do things like this they are either miserable human beings or so jealous that they have to tear down someone to feel good about themselves. I hope you know that there are many people out here who appreciate you and what you do for the art community. Please don't let these awful folks destroy what you love.

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  121. I'm so sorry that you have been hurt. I really don't understand people sometimes, just because you can't see them, they think they can be so cruel. Hang in there! We all love you and look forward to seeing what you create. Keep your head up and know that "lurker" will get what is due to her in the end. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  122. I am a newcomer. I found your blog about two or three weeks ago. I immediately fell in love with it. I even linked it to an e-mail and sent it to two of my co-workers. They loved it as well. I'm apalled that people can be so hurtful. Hang in there and I will pray for your healing. Please don't stop sharing, but if you do, I understand. Sending you bunches of cyber hugs your way.

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  123. Kendra,

    I subscribed to your blog as many others. Its wonderful and informative. I started one but don't have the time, so I know how much work you put into yours. People will always say and do cruel things - when this happens to me if I know I have not done anything wrong to harm someone or their feelings; then I know they are jealous. Jealousy exists nothing we can do about it. What I have learned is whatever you do in life do it because you want to-not for others this way they cannot hurt your feelings. Be strong - The Pink Stamper didn't shut her blog down because a theif stole her web address (or whatever the issue was). Thanks Pink Stamper for being strong.
    Life is too short; Be Happy.

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  124. Just want to let you know that I have been enjoying your blog alot. And honestly, the cricut MB does get crazy sometimes. What was said was not fair... And I will have to say there are a lot more hm... outspoken folks took over the board. Don't let them get you down. Keep your head up and that's what will drive them crazy! Take care of yourself!!. Just want you to know that there are people who stand by you.

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  125. Let go and let God. You did nothing wrong. Hold your head up and go on with what you do. God will take care of the rest.

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  126. Girl - don't even let them win by stopping what you love to do. YOU GO GIRL. We are behind you. God bless you. Julie

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  127. How hurtful to share your talent and be attacked for it. May I recommend a great book called, "Don't sweat the small stuff -- and it's all small stuff." by Richard Carlson. It has helped me to deal with stressful situations and hurt feelings. I enjoy your blog very much, and thank you for sharing your amazing talent and for being so generous. Wishing you all the best.

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  128. I read through all the comments and it was really on 1-3 negative posters total. I know it hurts but don't let a few bad apples spoil everything.

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  129. I have to join the (at this moment) 125 messages before me and say that this "Lurker" person does not deserve your attention NOR the pleasure it would give him/her to have chased you out of the online scrapbooking community. Don't give creeps like that the satisfaction! Their opinion means nothing and their lies even less. You and your hard work is loved by many many people and leaving would be a loss to you and your online friends and fans.

    Count me as a HUGE fan, and I hope to come back many times in the future to see your wonderful work.

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  130. I just read about all this tonight, I'm so sorry you are feeling this way. Your Layout was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I thought you did an amazing job and you were so wonderful to post such detailed instructions for everyone! Please don't let anyone get you down. You have amazing talent and are so sweet to share it with all of us. I would hate to see you stop creating and sharing it with all of us b/c of this. If you ever need to talk I'm here (((HUGS)))

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  131. See, you only post the praise comments. That is all you seek, attention. Everyone will know the real you in the days to come.

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  132. Hi Kendra,
    You know if you let evil change you - the devil wins. You are very gifted and so many of us gain from your generous nature. Pray and God will help you let it go. I am so sorry you have gotten hurt. I am keeping you in my prayers.
    God Bless

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  133. Just so you know, I googled best cricut site and yours came up first. Message boards suck and are filled with people who need attention. Please continue :)

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  134. I just voted for your amazing project! WOW; I enjoyed ever detail; great job! As for the those mean spirited; well they will be mean and they exist; but then there exist people like you who thank God make them insignificant! :) From a FAN! :) SMILE :)

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  135. When I got my Cricut, your blog was the first one that helped me figure out what I could do! I love your site and your helpful videos...whatever was said, just keep on goin' girl....you got too much creativity not to share it with everyone! Look at all of these comments - we're behind you!!! Keep on going!

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  136. I know that a few nasty comments can really hurt a person badly, however, based on all of the lovely comments I've seen tons of people give you on your blog, I would say that the nasty people are in the minority and that you have a ton of on-line friends who truly value you, including me. Please don't let those comments and their owners take away your power to be a very talented artist and giving person. Jodi (dottedi2@aol.com)

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  137. Kendra!

    I read about this issue on the "Imagine That" blog. How horrible that this happened to you! I know it's easier to say than to do but don't take it to heart...just let it roll off your shoulders! I've never understood why people want to worry about another's work! These people often have their own issues...they are hurting inside and on the attack. They are insecure. Perhaps it would help if you decided you were going to take pity on him/her rather than allow him/her to cause you pain. Chin up and keep up the good work and the good sharing. You have more supporters than you know!

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  138. I am truly sorry that you were subject to this coward's way of speaking their mind. I appreciate what you do for all of us, including the time and energy it takes, not to mention the heartfelt sharing. I hope that this doesn't dissuade you from continuing, but will certainly understand if it does.

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  139. Such a shame that one person can do so much damage to another person mentally. I have no idea what's going on or what was said, but I'm sure I can understand somewhat what you are feeling. I hope you can heal and continue on with your wonderful blog. I haven't read the 136 comments that you've received so far, but I'm sure they are all supporting you, and that is wonderful! Best wishes to you, and I hope to see you back here soon!!

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  140. Kendra, so sorry that someone has to be mean to such a nice person. I appreciate you keeping up w/ the coupons and all the hard work you put into your blog. I will continue to visit your blog, no matter what you decide about the MB. Hang in there girl!

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  141. ...I just learned about your site from my daughter...I will pray and lift you to Jesus. May He give you the innerstrength you need to survive this time here on earth until heaven is in our sights.

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  142. Unfortunately, when you put yourself out there to share your love and talents it leaves you open to those that feel the need to hurt others. REMEMBER - it is that persons problem, not yours. I know that it is hard get past the hurt feelings, but you will find that you have many, many others that support you. Do what you love and ignore those that wish to knock you down. You are a strong woman!!!!!!

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  143. I received a very nasty post that I have decided to let you all see. I have no idea who this person is but I wanted you to see what I am dealing with! What the Anonymous poster said is not true. When I did not moderate the comment I received another post from this person saying

    "See, you only post the praise comments. That is all you seek, attention. Everyone will know the real you in the days to come."

    So here is the original post:

    "Obviously none of you really knows the true Kendra Wiggins. She speaks horrible things about other people behing their back, is always self seeking for attention and is a theif. Local craft business's cringe when she enters their store. Corporate offices have even being contacted to see if they can keep her from returning hundreds of dollars without a receipt anymore that have been stolen. Having talent and a gift for creativity is one thing but being a self centered gossip and a thief is another. I do not support her nor her work anymore. Getting free coupons weekly from her site does not mean you know her or her motives. Being an internet or online chat buddy also does not mean that you know her. There is a reason why people do not like being around her anymore. A cheat is a cheat, a liar is a liar, a thief is a thief and there is no scripture in God's Holy Book that will counter those facts other than true repentence. You "reap what you sow" and "what is done is secret will be brought into the light" eventually. God knows what you say, do and how you truely treat others. It was only a matter of time that everyone one was shown what the rest of us already know and dislike about you. You bring dishonor to the Crafting and Scrapbooking Community."

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  144. That person is a coward for not posting their name. They need to grow up. Remember the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". This applies to you. I don't know what was said, but as from the post I am reading you have lots of friends that you have never met and I am one of them. Chin up and please keep sharing.

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  145. Kendra I know how some of those women can be on the boards. Don't let them beat you down Alot of women get jealous of the creativeness of someone else. Because they wish to have that talent that you have. They have to nit pick. Don't let them win...you have alot of followers behind you.

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  146. Im so sorry to hear you were hurt. Please know that those are opinions of others, and well, that's what makes the world such a great place, everybody is different. I LOVE your work, voted for your layout, and I visit your blog every week to check out the coupons! Thank you for all your hard work. If you are to leave us, please know there are more of us who admire you than those that don't. Good Luck, and God Bless!

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  147. I am very sorry someone was unkind to you... Maybe they are just jelous of your wonderful talent and spirit. Don't let them get you down. I ENJOY your work and it does inspire me to keep going. Thank you very much for all you do - I truly appreciate it

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  148. Kendra-
    You cant let the pettiness of the few over-shadow the joy you bring to the many. Keep the faith and keep doing what you do. Thanks for sharing. -Happy Scrappin in Murrieta CA

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  149. I'm relly sorry all of this has happened to you. There are a lot of evil and petty people in this world that think it is okay to belittle someone else instead of trying to do good in their own lives. Stay strong and trust in the Lord and your many friends that you do indeed have and not the evil gossip of one person! You are in our prayers.CarolH

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  150. Oh dear, I so feel for you and can totally relate on how you must feel inside!! Similar thing has happened to me on a very large board that I now only frequent sporadically.... it will take a WHILE for you to get over this feeling, I wish I could make it quicker for you :(
    Curiously my attacker almost used the same words, that I am an attention seeker which puzzled me, but hey.
    You've done well already to be able to post freely about this on your blog, I could not and had to be quiet and bite my tongue as asked by a company who was involved. SO that really hurt cause you feel like yelling *it* out to the world and get some feedback or at least get it out of your system.

    Just do and muddle along as you wish and you'll do the right thing for you!!

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  151. And a second thought:
    It is totally up to you whose comments you publish and whose not. Nobody else's business, it is YOUR blog!!

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  152. Kendra, I am also sorry for your woundedness. Unfortunately people behave ugly ... not anything YOU have done but that's the way they are ... please please please do NOT let this get you down. (hard to do! I know.) Let this be a springboard for you to leap into something bigger and better than ever before. Trust me .... this works, learn from the lesson and grow from it. Live your life fully and enjoy all that you do .. you inspire many and give to even more! hope you have a great day. Life Lesson 107 ~ never have 2 bad days in a row!

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  153. WHEW...although many of us love Kendra and support her we are giving WAY to much credance to the GARBAGE ONE person is throwing out there! I happen to be a local craft business person and I LOVE having Kendra in my store because she brings her enthusiasm and passion for crafting with her wherever she goes and any store owner that doesn't want her in their store is just plain stupid! She sells more Provo Craft and scrapbooking supplies in general than anyone I know because she calls you every darn time something new comes out and says "have you seen...you gotta buy it!" And I DO know Kendra on a face to face basis...talk to her almost every day, email her regularly and let her teach classes in my store every month. She is a good hearted person who would give you the shirt off her back if you asked for it! Let's keep sending Kendra hugs...she needs them!

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  154. Kendra, I am so sorry for the unkind words and meanness this woman has said about you. I have been in your shoes literally about 8 months ago and I like you, prayed on bended knees and asking the Lord to about it and felt that I wasn't going to let a few people opinions get the best of me. Yes it is hard to get your sails back up and flowing smoothly when the wind has been knocked out of them.

    I too am supporting your decision of whatever you decide to do. You have such a great talent and you are such an inspiration to all us newbies who have just found the wonderful world of the Cricut. Maybe, you should do a private blog of who can access it..just a thought. Know that you are a child of God and although words of hatefulness come towards us we can ward them off with the Plat eof armor of righteousness. Sending big cyber hugs your way and lifting you up to the Lord for peace in your heart.

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  155. I'm so sorry to hear about this attack. Please know that I appreciate your work, and come to your site often to check the coupons, and I also refer others here. Praying that your hurt will heal, and your spirit will be lifted.

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  156. I own the local scrapbook store in Augusta and Kendra is both a customer and a friend. She teaches classes in my store and has helped me many times. She is generous and caring. She is not perfect, but neither is any other human on this earth, especially me. I don't understand how something could get so very out of hand. It was a scrapbook page. Yes, everyone is entitled to an opinion, I have one most of the time myself, but when you are just trying to hurt someone, it's not right. I've been in the shoes of the person being hurt by someones "loose lips" so to speak. Once something is said it is very hard to take it back. It hurts. It is something very hard to get past, it affects relationships and lives and its wrong. The old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I hate that Kendra got hurt this way, no one deserves that. No one deserves to be treated without respect. I hope that she is able to get through this without it affecting the way she looks at scrapbooking and crafting, she really is very talented. I don't know anything about the rules of the contest and I don't personally care. I don't think that this should have turned into the attack on Kendra that it did. If there was anything not done right, it was up to PC to deal with it, not public opinion. What ever happened to innocent, until proven guilty. (Sorry to quote something like that, but I don't know a better way to get a point across here.) It shouldn't have been put out all over the message boards and blogs and anywhere else it may be by now. The terrible thing in all of this is that in the end, if she did follow the rules, if she did do it properly, no one can take back all of the hurt and pain she has received in the last few days. No one. I wish people would stop and think before they talk, or in this case type, will this hurt someone if I say it? Am I sure what I'm saying is right and true? Do I really need to hurt someone else? Is this really the right way to handle this situation? Because I feel this could have been handled much differently, even if there were questions of fairness and the rules. Simple things that might make this less likely to happen to anyone else. It doesn't mean everyone shouldn't have an opinion, or that you shouldn't be able to voice that opinion you should. But you should also think of others feelings, posting an opinion is one thing, this all went so very far beyond that, that it is ridiculous. I am sorry for her pain.
    Debbie
    Simply Scrapbooks
    Augusta, GA
    www.SimplyScrapbooks.org

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  157. Hon don't let this person ruin your happiness. If you do you give them the power, and you are better than that. This person named Lurker has been doing the same thing to others. I know about a month ago one of my favorite blogs had the exact same thing happen to her by this same person. She also was devistated and quit blogging for a while. Just remember the Lord will give you his strength if you just ask, and one day this person will have to answer to someone much higher than either one of us. Good Luck and remember you are in our thoughts and prayers

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  158. Oh I'm so sorry you had to go through this terrible experience. Some people can be so mean and don't care who they hurt. I believe that you reap what you sow and that eventually this person will come to realize their error. Hard as it may be you have to try to put it behind you. Forgiving is hard but it will give you a sense of peace. Hang in there
    iamastampr@@aoldotcom

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  159. By the time I write this you have already received 158 comments. I hope that this isn't duplicative but I want to share with you a poem that has always been of comfort to me when wronged by others. It is said that Mother Theresa valued this advice so much that she had it framed and hung in an orphanage as an inspiration to others. Here it is - may it comfort and inspire you to be happy and succeed anyway!

    The Paradoxical Commandments
    by Dr. Kent M. Keith


    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.

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  160. I am so sorry that happened..That is wrong. I have enjoyed your site..I hope you have peace with your decision.

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  161. They are just a bunch of irogant know it alls! They don't when to STOP! And they are obviously seriously stupid. Because what they "know" of you they've obviously thought of it them selves because you my dearest momma are none of those things!
    I love you and stay strong God is with you!

    Xoxo,
    Abigail Wiggins.

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  162. Kendra, I tried to post here yesterday and couldn't get through. I am so sorry to hear what was done on the Cricut message board. I voted for you and hope you don't leave. I hope you take hope and comfort from all the comments posted and support that you do have. I thought moderators on message boards banned people who made comments like those you shared on here. Lurker should be banned. That was just mean spirited. Stand strong and keep doing what you love and we all enjoy seeing so much! Hugs, Donna

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  163. I'm pretty disgusted with the CMB at times. It is really easy to make rude comments to a group of people on a MB. The reason. You are not standing face to to face with the person you're putting down. (hope that made sense)

    I'm so sorry you had to endure the ridicule! Kitty

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  164. Unfortunately, there are people in the world that let their jealousy of others keep them from seeing the truth. I always try to remember that people like that need something or are lacking something and the only way they can feel good about themselves is to make someone else feel bad about themselves.

    If you quit, "Lurker" will win. That's exactly what he/she wants you to do. Don't let this person get the best of you!

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  165. Why would you let this person run your life? Keep doing what you love, tons of other people appreciate all that you do - to hell with those that don't.

    Don't let the haters win!

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  166. Kendra, I can't understand how people can be so mean. But enough has been said about that. Listen, Why are you letting this bother you? You should be more tough skinned then that. People that put themselves in the public eye, like you do, should learn to take things with a grain of salt. People that follow your Blog and have had dealings with you know better and that's all you should worry about. There are some things that are similar between the two layouts that we can see because they are both undersea layouts. That's it, so what. I hope that you stop letting yourself be so hurt by the Lurker and MichelleNunn and anyone else that had a comment to make. You more than proved by your directions that you didn't copy the layout. It would have taken you a week to figure out how to do that using the Gypsy. Plus you had plenty of people saying good things about you here and on Cricut.com then the few that said anything negative. So, please, finally put this behind you. Remember jealous, lonely, negative and sad people like they are, aren't happy people and they try to make everyone miserable like they are. Don't let them get you down, they aren't worth your time. They probably wish they had a little of your talent. Pray for them if you need to pray about this whole mess at all. Sandi

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  167. Please know that I love your sight. I just came to print off the coupons and send the sight to a new friend. I'm new to the craft and it has sure helped. I'll be lost with out them. I also plan to use you postings to help me get started with my pages. I know the old saying "stack and stones may brake my bone but word will never hurt me". I think less of that one person and more of you. Bless you in your days to come and I hope you stay. You are the better person and you are loved by so many. Thanks for all that you do for us that are learning from you. Marylin in Kansas

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  168. Tonight is my first visit to your site and haven't gotten very far but,often when someone is not feeling very good about themselves, for whatever reason they feel that if they try to tear someone down that will improve their status. So after reading the comments on your site, I think you have many reasons to ignore those comments and treat them as coming from a disgruntled and immature "child". If you do "give up" then they will have won and they will think that they are really smart and they will feel good for awhile as they have caused you to "quit"! Please don't reward them when you have so many faithful followers who know the real "you"

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  169. Dawn Tucker says.. Don't let one small minded person kick you down.. Your gypsy layout was mind blowing and if you stop blogging I can't scrap lift your ideas. Your layout are so fun and light hearted that you should not let one dark person dull your talent. I got in this hobby as a fun outlet, and if Lurker has forgotten that then maybe Lurker should step away. Kendra Please, Do your things and DO NOT listen to the words that came from a hurtful mouth. Thank you Dawn

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  170. I do no think you should let negative people get the best of you or you just let them win and that is what they want! Be a better and bigger person and kill them with kindness they hate that. Stay strong and pray you will be fine you are talented individual who should not let someone like that hurt you.

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  171. Dont let one bad apple ruin the punch....We that follow your blog know how you truly are and do not let one person with a poisoned tongue get you down....WE that love giving continous hits to your blog love what you share and appreciate it......

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  172. Kendra...

    In my opinion, Lurker needs a swift quick in the butt!!! Ok, maybe not that, but you get the idea... Lurker is a waste of oxygen and a waste of everyone's time!!! I LOVE your website... I LOVE your creative ideas you share... And the coupons have saved me lots of money!!! Whatever you decide, I'm ok with, but don't let one horrible person ruin your happiness!!! Oh, and I voted for your cricut layout... It's an amazing layout!!! Nancy P...

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  173. I've seen your passion for all things crafts. Don't let someone who does not have the nerve to show his/her true identify stop you from sharing your passion with others. Words can be extremely hurtful, but know hundreds of people appreciate what you do.
    WHat ever your decision is know it is the right decision for you. THank you for ALL your HARD WORK!!
    Clara

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  174. This is my first time visiting your blog. And I just want to remind you that there are evil people in the world as you know. Don't let someone's evilness deter you from your craft. It's hard to take, I know, but just ignore that person's mean-ness and move on.
    Take time to count your own blessings and then let it go. :)

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  175. I am sorry you were hurt.

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  176. WOW, how can someone be so cruel!!!
    I enjoy your work, and your willingness to share. You are really tallented. I am a visual learner so I LOVE to look at your work.
    Please dont give the LURKER the satifaction of not sharring. Thats what they want. There are more people who enjoy you, and only one of them

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  177. Please don't go..I would miss you terribly! You are an inspiration to many!

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  178. Kendra, I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. It can ans is a very mean world out there. I really understand why you have to make the decision. I have to say that yes we very much like having a place to come to for coupons, but it is not worth getting "beat up" trying to be helpful.
    All my best
    Sharon

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  179. I am so sorry that this happened to you. You are extremely talented and I look forward to seeing your work since it is always inspiring. Thank you also for the coupons since they definitely help me save money and keep scrapping. A.C.

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  180. I am very sorry to hear about has happened to you. I know you do know me but I do appreciate all that you do with the coupons, and I for one loved your layout. There was just so much detail on it and I am sure it took a very long time. I personally try to ignore many of the posts that are there because they are childish and pointless and some people have nothing better to do with their life.

    Amy
    ps...I too voted for you layout...I just loved it!

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  181. i too have been put down in other scrapping boards adn the best thing to do (in my opinion) is voice your own opinion about what this person is doing (not what they said) and go on. don't let this oNE person stop you from doing what you love. i don't know what was said, but it doesn't matter. you are a talented and thoughtful person and your creations ARE inspiration to others. keep that in your heart. ONE person can not change what you are, what you do or how you do it. keep up the work and just pray god gives you the peace you need to move forward!

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  182. I read the mess on the message board. Perhaps they are jealous of your work? I do know that your work is original with lots of extras added on to the new layout. People are dumb and look for chaos and drama and those people who hurt you are obviously the type of people. I saw screw them and keep doing what you love. They are after all nobody!

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  183. I, too, love to visit your blog and hope you can put this behind you and continue for all of us who appreciate you so much. The coupons also show how much you care about others since it takes time to post all of that.

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  184. I visit your blog on a regular basis, and I was extremely upset when I read this post. I don't visit the Cricut message boards much, so I don't know what was said about you, but I wanted you to know that I am inspired by your creativity and talent and hope that you don't quit. Obviously, there are 183 other people who feel the same way that I do. Don't let one mean person who can't even use her real name make you feel bad. You obviously have a lot of fans!! :)

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  185. I love your site please don't let someone mean and vindictive stop you, they are just jealous

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  186. I have just recently found your blog, i agree, i don't know what someone said, but it is someone just jealous and trying to hurt you. I can't believe how grown ups act sometime.

    smallcity
    carolyn

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  187. So sorry someone was so inconsiderate to you. I love you blog. Your ideas are so inspiring. I live just outside Charlotte NC and keep hoping you will do some classes up here. Please know there are lots of us who just love your work. thanks

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  188. Kendra, I think you do wonderful work. I don’t know this story, as I’m reading it for the first time today. I’m sorry that you were hurt. I don't understand why people desire to spread maliciousness or intend to hurt others. It's very kind of you to share your creative talents and ideas through your blog and I hope you continue to do so.

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  189. I have also been the victim of bloggers and I know how it hurts but please remember that these low life people get their kicks being anonymous. It gives them strength they wouldn't have if they had to put their name on things. I'm new to scrapbooking and you have taught me so much through your site. Please remember how many people love you and the work you put into your web site. Thank you for all your help.

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  190. I just found your blog through SCS and I think its wonderful. Hurt feelings are very hard to forget and to get over. Just remember, at least from what I am seeing....there are many many more that love what you do than that one person who had to hide behind a false idenity
    Please go forward

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  191. Kendra, I read what happened to you, All I can say is your better than that coward.. and reading much of the 190 comments you are very much appreciated...
    Please don't go away

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  192. I am so sorry that you were hurt and I just wanted you to know that I greatly appreciate your blog, you are a wonderful person. You share your ideas and always post all the craft coupons. If people don't have anything nice to say they should keep their mouth shut.

    Blessings for a wonderful 2010

    Denise

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