Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stampin Up HATES Kittens!!!

Do you remember this post? That's where I showed off the picture above, among others. Well seeing how they are oh-so-sweet-and-cute, and seeing how they were in a Stampin Up! only made sense to show 'em off on the SU Demo site, right? The gallery over there is supposed to be for papercrafting creations only, so I just put the one shot on there, with a link to my blog for more.

A link. To my blog.......OH.THE.HORROR.OF.HORRORS!!!

A couple of days later, I got a *nastygram* from SU telling me that putting in links in the gallery was against the rules, and I needed to remove it immediately. Or else! Now the email was addressed to, and sent to, me, so naturally I took it personally. What I didn't know at the time was that EVERYONE who had put any kind of link on any gallery submission was sent the same email. I found that out later on the discussion board.

But still. Freaking out over ONE kitten photo? Really???

And the reasoning behind it all? SU doesn't want it's demos to leave the SU Demo site. Ever. For anything. Because who knows...they might not be able to find their way back!!! *sarcasm* But seriously, they don't want you to be on any other site but theirs. Don't look outside of the box people....nothing there to see!!!

A lot of Demos regularly have links to their blogs, to show more photos, give directions, to download templates, share video tutorials, etc. You can't just copy and paste those to the gallery. So we put in links to save time and if people are interested - they'll click on the link. If they aren't - they won't! Pretty simple, no? No. Not anymore.

I, along with many other Demos who contribute often, decided to delete my entire gallery contributions. If SU is going to try to use fascist tactics, then I'm not going to play their game anymore! You can't do this, you can't do that, blah, blah, blah! Yes, it's their site and they can do whatever they deem right for them. But I can choose to not play along! Time after time, they try to squash creativity and sharing options, and this was really the last straw for me. One nastygram too be it. It's a lot easier for me to only post here on my blog!!!

Anyway....I love my kitties, even if SU doesn't! Here are some shots of them at age 2 weeks.
Snuggle time!
Eyes still a bit cloudy, but fully open!
"What do you mean Mom can't have links to her blog???"
Just look at that tiny tush!!
Why are you still taking photos???
My Babies!
My apologies for having the most retarded sounding voice in the world, lol!

Something to make you smile...


Anonymous said...

OMG love the little kitties they are so adorable, one of the kitty babies that my daughter has is a lil black one too she is so cute and charlie is yellow and white. You gonna keep those kitties??? hehehe. Thanks so much for sharing and yes quite a shame that the SU guys would freak over something so trivial, I love your blog and thinks its the best spot for your art anyways :o)

Dee Crowe said...

Awwww babies and momma are so cute! Eh...SU just needs to take a midol and chill...

Hehehehee..I don't know why that made me giggle but it did. I understand why sites have rules for posting, but come on...its kitties...cute, furry little babies!

AliceKay said...

*tries to comment*

I loved the video of the kitties. They are adorable. Minnie looks like she's a good momma, too. :)

I've seen that video of the "cat fight" before. LOL I used to hear stuff like that when the neighbors' cats used to come up here and bother my cats while they were outside.

Sorry to hear SU was hassling you because of the link you posted. *hugs*

Crystal said...

The little kittens are so adorable & it's a shame that SU is freaking out about something so minor regardless of how many people got that type of email. I love some of SU products and at one point considering being a demo but once I heard you couldn't have a blog and support other manufacturers I decided against it. It's too bad as they lose so many customers by being such a pain to deal with.

ChicagoLady said...

What cute little baby kitties you have!

That video of the fighting cats was hysterical! "I was a virgin. WAS!"

Heatherlyn said...

I am happy to see you back! Kittens really are the cutest sweetest little things EVER!!!!
Some sites/brands get just a little too big for themselves ...

Toriz said...

I loved that video! Those kitties are so cute! aAre you keeping the kittens?

I miss having cats!

Sorry to hear you were being hastled. I don't blame you for removing your stuff from there... I would have too!

Intense Guy said...

Eh.. its cats and little cats...

:) dogs are better...

LOL! Sorry the SU folks gave you grief - they ain't gotta a life..