Saturday, August 20, 2011

DEAR ANONYMOUS ....

Last week, I received a comment on my iPICKS post that I'd like to address...

anonymous said ..."I think it is really crappy that you take other peoples projects and post them to get your blog ratings up. Why don't you just post your OWN projects rather than trying to benefit from other people's hard work."

My response: I don't play the blog ratings game. I don't even know how to look at my ratings, or even interpret them! The only monetary profit I make as a result of my blog is an occasional Stampin' Up! order though my demonstrator website link, and those occasional orders help me make my minimum quarter sales that I often struggle to reach! I have a full-time job outside of the home that keeps me from working my SU business in a profitable manner, and am a hobby demonstrator.

I clearly state in my iPICKS that the projects are not my designs, provide links to the designers' websites, and even encourage readers to click on them. The benefits I receive from iPICKS? ... I get to see my favorite projects from the week in one spot, and I know there are other stampers out there who truly enjoy the weekly post. I am sincerely inspired by each project I post, and just simply want to share. In all the 142 iPICKS, I have never had an artist complain, and hope that if anyone did have a problem with me sharing their projects they would simply let me know - nicely. If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you would know that I do share my artwork. My job and other personal tragedies over the past couple of years have understandably taken away from much of my crafting time.


So, "Anonymous" .... there you have it. Thanks for making me feel crappy with your rude, unfair, and misinformed comment. Not!

On the other hand, thank you to all the talented cyber stamping friends who left kind comments of support for my iPICKS posts! I'll be back tomorrow night with iPICKS #143!

335 comments:

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sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

good for you! Anonymous must have nothing better to do than go around and post on other peoples blogs and try to bring them down. I for one enjoy coming to your blog to see what you have new to show us through other peoples work. Keep doing it. Most of us enjoy our visit here and for those that don't - well they know what to do.

Joanna said...

Please don't feel that the comment from 1 grumpy person represents the feelings of everyone else who visits your blog. I have made your blog a "favorite" and visit it weekly for ideas; I know I'll always find wonderful projects (with links!) in one place. In fact, I'm off to CASE a card you posted from another blog last week! Keep up the great work!

Natalie Decker said...

I LOVE your ipicks posts! Don't we all have favorite projects we see throughout the week and wish we had a place to remember them? Duh!
Oh, and I often go to the original post to look at more details. I'm sure the original artists are thrilled to be featured. Thanks for all your hard work!

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Dear Anonymous,
I think it's crappy that you leave rude comments on other people's blogs. If you don't like what you see here, feel free to move on. No one's holding a gun to your head!

Tammy Fite said...

You go girl!!! I love your weekly posts!!! And, all the other posts during the week with YOUR wonderful creations!!

Shame on "anonymous"--if you're going to post something like that,then at least have the guts to post your name!

thanks, Nancy, for all you do for all of us!!

Mary said...

Annonymous needs to get a life. Hang in there and keep posting. I enjoy looking at your picks and I often go and check out their blogs. Let it go; it's not worth it... sounds like you're already past it.

Sarah Klass said...

Very nicely said Nancy :-) Personally, I love your iPicks as I have very similar stampin' tastes to you, so your posts are always a highlight in my week! I was also delighted to have been featured once too ;-)

Some people need to take more notice of the old adage "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all", but if you must post scathing comments on a lovely person's blog, at least have the balls to back it up with your name!

Keep up the fab work, Nancy xoxo

Sarah Klass said...

Very nicely said Nancy :-) Personally, I love your iPicks as I have very similar stampin' tastes to you, so your posts are always a highlight in my week! I was also delighted to have been featured once too ;-)

Some people need to take more notice of the old adage "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all", but if you must post scathing comments on a lovely person's blog, at least have the balls to back it up with your name!

Keep up the fab work, Nancy xoxo

Kristin said...

I would just like to say that I enjoy your blog and actually just stumbled upon your ipicks. I have to say I very much enjoy them and would be honored if you eve added one of my cards to your ipicks. Sorry that other individuals have to be so ignorant. I am a follower of yours now!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh MY! I always look forward to iPicks! I would think of it as an honor to be featured! I think that cranky person needs to take a nap and get over it!

Marisa said...

Anonymous: If you are going to leave a comment like that have the guts to leave your name with it, and not hide under anonymity!! Own up to your feelings by stating your name or keep your comments to yourself. Anyone can fire off comments when there is no name attached, and that is why editorials in papers don't print anonymous comments. Enough said.

Nancy: Love the iPicks. SO nice to get introduced to new blogs and be inspired by the many amazing crafters out there. (((Hugs)))!!!

thestampinglady said...

I love iPicks and usually do click on some of the blogs if they are new to me. Anonymous should know that you are not the only blogger who shares like this as well. I think it is a great feature that shares what you discover. The world would be a much better place if everyone shared nicely!

Shelley Ellis said...

Dear Nancy,
I love your blog and look at it daily. You are so sweet to take the time to post wonderful pic along with thier blog site so that we can see all the other talented artists that work so hard.
Keep up the great job on your blog as I will continue to enjoy it.
It's horrible that people can be so rude. If they disaprove so much then they should not look at your blog!

Lauri said...

I love your ipicks Nancy and look forward to them! I do read a lot of blogs but love to see what you like! (and your creativity rocks!!) I too am a hobby demo with a full time job so I dont really work my business like others. I just love to create!

Jeanette said...

I love your Ipicks posts! I am so grateful you give me the op. to see more inspiration. If you like it I will probably like it too. Please don't feel crappy any more. You have done nothing wrong. Thanks again.

Ann C. said...

Hi Nancy -
I really appreciate the time you take to post the ipicks - it shows great samples all in one place! I LOVE this feature and your posts too - I follow you on my reader. So thank you, and sorry you got blasted by some grumpy person!

June K said...

Nancy, I have your blog on my Google Reader and I love your work and I love your ipicks. Because of your ipicks I've been able to find other bloggers with my style and have added them to my GR. It's impossible to find all the stampers out there that I love so your ipicks helps me a lot. Your's and everyone else's work is beautiful.

I really think the person should have at least have had the courage to post her/his name if she wanted to communicate her opinion to you.

Maria said...

I LOVE your blog and would like to thank you for taking your time to look for such wonderful projects. I applaud you for responding in such a professional way. I would not expect any less from a true SU demonstrator. Keep up the great work! Hugs from Maria in South Texas

Dee Tollaksen said...

Nancy, keep up the great blog, and don't be afraid to use the delete key, whenever anonymous stops by!

We love that you keep an eye out for us, there is so much talent posting on the vast internet, it is awesome that you will filter it down into one place for us. . . when you don't have something fab of your own to share.
Dee

Beth said...

I'm so sorry you got that comment. You do us all a huge service by positing Ipicks. I look forward to it every week. Whenever you make yourself vulnerable in a public forum, you will occasionally get something hurtful like you did. Put it in the context of the many, many grateful blog readers that you have. You wrote a good, thoughtful and gracious response. That's really taking the high road, because personally, if a person is so cowardly that they won't even give their name, they're not worth any response at all. Hugs!

Annie said...

Dear Nancy, I am sorry that you got such a rude comment on your blog. I wanted to let you know that I TOTALLY ENJOY your iPicks every week. Sometimes they lead me to an artist whom I have not yet discovered and love. I think you're actually doing a great public service by putting such wonderful creations together.

Jane Laffoon said...

Nancy, Please don't let that grumpy person get to you. Your blog is my FAVORITE! I love your ipicks, projects, recipes, etc you share. You are very courteous about posting the name/site where you found/received the project. I wish I knew who the grump was; but my response might not be as nice and classy as yours. :)

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

Hello, I love your post and the iPicks is a great inspiration. I would just love for someone else do the same for me, it's great publicity!

Patti said...

Those of us who follow your blog know and appreciate all the hard work you put into it. (Despite all the happenings in your family these last couple of years) You are very generous with the cards you personally make and a blessing to those whose work you appreciate. I have actually begun to follow some of the iPicks blogs you highlight. You could keep them all to yourself but there is Not a selfish bone in your body. Can't imagine the heart anoymous must have had to make her perspective so skewed
blessings
patti moffett

Jan aka StampQn said...

I love looking thru blogs whether the cards be yours or others you have spied out there in the cyber world. Ratings??? what's that! OMgosh keep posting, I love coming here. anonymous...look elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Nancy -

You are total class. Not the same word I would use for someone that has to hide behind anonymous. Love your posts. Hugs. Maureen

Anonymous said...

Please don't let that nasty complaint spoil your/our fun. I LOVE seeing your picks of the week and find that we like the same styles. It's almost a game to me to see if one of my blog faves shows up on your picks! You always give credit and never are claiming the ideas to be yours. To the person who complains - why are you even looking at a blog you don't appreciate. Spend your blog surfing time somewhere else since Nancy's blog is HERS to do with what she pleases. Like my momma always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" Nancy, please don't feel bad over one bad apple!

Lisa P said...

I agree with what everyone else said!

That is one bad apple that is NOT going to spoil the barrel!

Linda Miller said...

Hi Nancy. I love your ipicks and I'm sure 99% of the people who check out your blog do. I am a demonstrator and have learned about many other talented demos and crafters through your ipicks. It has really helped me with ideas from the week you post it as well as lots more ideas I get from the other talented people from checking out their blogs from the past and future.

To you "Anonymous" - if anything, it hurts demonstrators to send people to other blogs. It helps the person being showcased, but takes them away from Nancy. I used to work for a newspaper and the Editor would not print "letters to the Editor" in the paper signed "Anonymous". People like you like to hurt others behind their back, but just remember - what goes around, comes around.

Paula Stewart said...

MY goodness! I LOVE your ipicks! Keep up the great work! :)

Shel Anderson said...

Keep up the good work girl and FORGET about feeling crappy! That reader was way off base. YOU help alot of us new demonstrators, and we LOVE your posts. Forget one lame comment and keep up the good work!!! Huggs!

Flossie's Follies said...

I enjoy your blog and love that you take the time to share talented card makers that you find with those that follow you. The world is made up of many different people, unfortunatey one of those types, is always looking for a reason to put others down, and we just have to learn to block them out. Ignore them and have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, I am stunned at that comment made by grumpy. I, for one, look forward to the I Picks posts you do. There is noway I would be able to blog hop enough to see all the interesting cards. I pray you are doing okay after the death of your mother. My goodness, you do look a great deal like her--beautiful. Keep it up and don't let the turkeys get you down.

Wendalyn said...

I think some people just enjoy ruining others days. I love watching your ipicks they are great saves me from searching... Have a great day and keep em coming..

Connie said...

Please keep IPICKS coming! I LOVE them and look forward to them every week. By posting them I have come across other stampers blogs that I now subscribed to!! Thank you for doing this - I know it takes time- but this reader and blog follower appreciates it.

PS Some people are just plain mean.

Anonymous said...

Nancy....I have not posted on your blog before but wanted to say I love the fact that you post other artist work. It saves me a little bit of time to find them myself and like you I can see it all on one page. Maybe "Anonymous" is upset that you haven't picked her work up??!! That was snarky of me but snarky it can be. Keep doing what you do...you have had a challenging year as it is...don't let one person's bad day ruin yours.
I too am a hobby demonstrator with a full time job outside the home so I know what it is like. I don't have a blog though...not that talented!!

Phyllis Strickland said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ignore this person. She is mean spirited and ignorant and probably is jealous because her designs are too crappy to be chosen. She is missing the whole point of what you are doing. That's her loss.

It is quite the opposite of what she says. It is a huge honor to be selected for you iPicks!! And if we want to we can go right to the blog site to check out our favorites!!

BOO on her.

Dominique Paul said...

Dear Nancy,

I just love your iPicks! So much so that I have your blog subscription in my "MUST SEE FILE" which is my first stop when I open my Google Reader. Why? Because through each of your posts I discover someone new that I add to my list of favorites. Through you, the "tagged" artist gets an extra window of pubicity.... So Nancy, from the bottom of my heart MERCI BEAUCOUP!! :)

S.Yamanishi said...

Nancy... I love your blog and it is a favorite on my computer... and many of the artists that you showcase in your iPICKS have also become favorites that I will visit weekly. Keep up the good work and do not let the "bad" anonymous comment get to you... we appreciate what you do!

carpediem said...

i love your blog too Nancy and am looking forward to #143! i look forward to seeing the links to new blogs and appreciate the time and effort that you put into it! hugs, laura j

Clare said...

Hi Nancy, I look forward to your iPICKS every week, and through you have found many more inspiring blogs to follow. So thank you for what you do...I realise now that I should have thanked you before this. I think that those mean spirited comments may have brought a lot of us out of the woodwork to thank you for iPICKS!

Michelle Acuna said...

It seems as though the response has been overwhelming...but I must add my two cents - I love your blog because it has been a key in introducing me to other peoples' blogs. And when I finally make a blog for myself it would be an honor to "make it" by appearing on your blog! I didn't even know about ratings either, but if it involves people leaving comments, "anonymous" has just skyrocketed your rating - neener!
Michelle

Fiona Duthie said...

I LOVE your blog - PLEASE dont stop!! iPICKS is the best!!

Rita said...

Nancy,
I always enjoy your post each week and have added so many blogs to my reader because I saw their work featured here. I've also been inspired by much of your original work. So thanks for all that you. :)

Jenn Picard said...

Oh Nancy some people just have no class and have no idea what they are talking about; obviously this
"anonymous" person is one of them!

I look forward to your iPICKS and have had the privillage of even been choosen by you a few times (which truly was an honour). I am always inspired by what you post whether it be the iPICKS or your own creations I love that you share it here on your blog for all of us to view.
You were one of the first blogs that I started following when I first started stamping a few years ago, and I have learned so much from all you share.
Thank you posting iPICKS and all of your amazing work:)

Julie Wiliams said...

I enjoy your ipicks... I visit often.
Keep it up!

Karen said...

Nancy - don't ya just love it when people post comments like that and sign it with Anonymous! Seriously - how gutless is that?? You just keep doing what you're doing because I for one am stumbling across some wonderful talent that I probably wouldnt have because of your iPICKS!

Keep up the great work chicki!

Karen

And to 'Anonymous'.......what a shame you aren't getting the joy from Nancy's iPICKS that we all are! If you honestly feel so strongly against her promoting the wonderful talent she finds online, then maybe cardmaking/crafting isn't the hobby for you. She is doing what I call' sharing'....you should try it sometime!

Nancy said...

I agree with all the other comments, apparently "Anonymous" is just that & should remain so. She's probably jealous that none of her cards have ever made the "pick" and that tells us something about her doesn't it! She has let us all know that she is one mean-spirited, person, I guess we should feel sorry for her as she can't be a very happy person.
I happen to love your blog and wouldn't miss it.
Thanks,

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Hi Nancy. I love checking out iPICKS every time you post it as it showcases some fantastic talent and it has lead me to many inspiring and talented people's blogs, many I now follow as a result. It's great to share and acknowledge other people's creativity. I've had the honour of appearing here a few times and appreciate you taking the time to compile such a great line up. Keep them rolling in. As for Anonymous .... pffft .. if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all.

Lisa said...

Nancy,
I love your blog, your work, ipicks...ALL of it! Don't mind that obviously stupid person that left that comment! As far as ipicks go, I appreciate you doing it, because I probably would miss some of this fabulous art work if you didn't put it all in one place for us. Keep up the great blog, my friend!
Hugs,
Lisa

Andrea said...

I can't tell you excited I get when I receive notification that you have posted something on your Blog, and I almost fell off my chair with excitement on the two occasion when you featured my designs on your Blog! Please don't let one jealous person discourage you from the great work you do, and let me tell you that your own designs are just as good as the ones you feature.
Andrea

Anonymous said...

I personally LOVE your iPicks! I love to look at blogs but don't have time to look at EVERY one that is out there. So, I look at you iPicks, click on the ones that are of interest to me, and check out the other projects posted. I then add them to my favorites so I can keep up with them during the week. If anything, I would say your iPicks has helped other bloggers!!!ccccc

ANgela said...

You have got to be kidding me! Please don't even dignify that with a thought. I love your picks! Keep up the great job!!!

Chong said...

Hi Nancy, I always check your iPicks because there are truly talented artists out there and you do us a great favor by posting these beautiful works. That anon. poster is bitter and upset that you didn't choose their work.

rachel merkley said...

I love it because I can see the best cards without having to go to all the work of blog searching, and then I can go to their websites to see what other cute cards they make.

ScrappyKy said...

Wow! I am so terribly sorry that this person got a chance to bring you down. I, for one, LOVE your blog and the idea behind it. As a fellow blogger and card maker, I can say with all certainty that if I ever got featured on your iPICKS list, I would jump for joy and so would most others too. In addition to you sharing your own work, you are giving other artists a pat on the back for a job well done. Who doesn't like that now and then? Don't give this malcontent any more space in your head. He/she is obviously not worth your time.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

You gave that comment way more bits and bytes than I would have. They're just not worth it. In fact, you provide a SERVICE by doing these posts! I come here to check out the things you've picked over the week, and I can tell you, if you ever picked me? OMG, I would be strutting my stuff for days. My plumage wouldn't fit through the door!

So just ptfhthf that one person in 143 posts and move on.

Sarah said...

Keep the Ipicks coming..In fact, I have found so many wonderful crafters blogs through the weekly posting.

What a sorry comment the person left, and cowardly that they didn't sign their name.

Janet said...

You go Nancy !! I look forward to your Ipicks every week and have found many blogging friends by providing us with the links so we can go visit their blogs and see other wonderful creations they have done. It is sad to see that someone can say something so rude. Keep up the Ipicks because I, for one, love them and can't wait to see what you pick each week !!

Marie said...

For some of us, when you have featured us on your iPicks, the rant that anonymous posts at you actually works in the reverse fashion. I got MORE traffic by YOU posting my things on your blog. So....if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Posting someone's projects because you like what they did, sharing it with others, and providing links to go see them is definitely "saying" something nice. Leaving snarky comments isn't. Love you, Nancy!!!

Andrea said...

Well, it is apparent by all these comments that you are truly loved and appreciated for your ipicks and your blog in general! I am one that also looks forward to your ipicks. I would be terribly disappointed if they stopped.
Keep em coming!!!
Andrea

Barbara P said...

I love that you do iPicks! Keep it up! You've always pointed people to the blogs and I've picked up some new blogs to look at along the way, through your hard work. And with that the blogs you feature are benefiting. Thanks! Have a fabulous day! :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog! I feel like you do all the homework for me by finding the coolest cards and projects and I REALLY look forward to seeing what you post. The next time you get anything other than the praise and accolades you deserve - spend only the 2 seconds it takes to delete the post to think about it and put it out of your mind. Do not even acknowledge a comment like that next time--it somehow gives those people satisfaction which is completely undeserved!

Chris Smith said...

I love the way you do ipicks, Nancy. I hope you didn't waste too much time feeling bad about someone's mean spirited comment. BTW, I really appreciated that you featured one of my cards awhile back. i shouldn't have waited this long to say so.

Jacqui said...

Well I love your ipicks. It lets me see other peoples work and expore blogs that I never have seen.
Please continue and ignore that jealous ignoramous.

Heather in FL said...

Wow, that was rude. Personally, I like that you scour blogs I wouldn't likely visit to show me the cool stuff other people make. Saves me time! And I never would have thought it was wrong. It's not like you're not giving credit. Heck, you link back to the source! So sorry that this one person got to you. Keep doing what you're doing. I'm number 66 (I think) of people supporting you on this post alone.

Karen said...

It takes a very selfish person to say something like that. If you did not share all your picks with us, we probably would not see all the beautiful art work out there - including yours. Please don't let one rotten egg ruin what so much of us truly enjoy.

Missi hackman said...

I am so sorry you received such a mean spirited email. I am so glad you have in return received so many more positive comments. I know i check iPicks 351 times on Sundays to see when the new picks will post.

Patty C in NC said...

Hi Nancy,
I just wanted to add that I think you do a great job crediting the work found on other blogs. I look forward to checking your posts every week and using your links to go directly to the blog of the cards that I like.

There are plenty of blogs I would never have found on my own had you not hightlighted and featured them on your blog. Your blog is popular because you give of yourself and share good information we find interesting.

Thanks for your service! Don't let negative waysayers dampen your spirits. We really do appreciate your work!

Yvonne said...

I really enjoy your blog - please keep doing it and I too am sorry you were made to feel crappy by that comment - that person would do well to follow Thumper's advice in Bambi - 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say nothing at all!'
Lots of people appreciate what you do! :)

Sonia said...

Hi Nancy,
I just wanted to say that I totally agree w/ Patty Cin NC, (and probably a lot more of you posted the same thing just unable to read all posts, but had it not been for you I would have never have seen. I enjoy looking at your Ipicks and will continue to do so!!
Your dear anonymous needs to do a little more research on blogs he/she looks at before posting such negative remarks!!

-Susan- said...

Dearest Nancy...I adore your blog!! Don't change a thing. Poor anonymous was having a very bad day and decided to take it out on you. Just feel sorry for the poor dear and go about your merry way.

Sharon said...

As everyone else said, I love your iSTAMP. I also followed your posts when your daughter was hurt, and often wonder how she is doing. I also know your sorrow after losing your Mother, and still you go on and share your love for stamping. It's o.k. what anonymous said..it's just her opinion, and as you have read, it is only hers.
Thanks for hanging in there.

Anonymous said...

Nancy,

I look forward to your posts every Sunday...keep up the good work!

Linda said...

One of my favorite parts of Sunday is looking forward to seeing your picks. I hope that one negative comment will not keep you from posting. Obviously someone is either jealous or a very bitter person.

Antoinette said...

I'm so glad you responded to the ridiculous comment made by "anonymous". I truly appreciate your blog and all the artists you feature. Thank you for your hard work in putting it together for other demonstrators and customers so that we can all be inspired by their talents.

I look forward to iPicks # 143!!!

Antoinette

Annette said...

Some people are just unbelievable Nancy. I think your picks are a great idea and offer many stampers world wide the opportunity to share and grow in their creativity. Keep up the brilliant work. I, for one, just love the inspiration from your own creations as well as from those that you feature.

Teneale Williams said...

I am in shock that someone would say that, I myself had been lucky enough to make the iPick list and can I tell you I get so excited, I believe it is an honour to be selected by you for iPick. Thank you for taking the time to select the cards, I have found many talented stampers because of you.

Jacki said...

Nancy,
Well said! Please do not let one BAD APPLE spoil iPicks! I love seeing what gems you've found on blogs that I don't get to myself. I think its a win-win situation because I have found many wonderful blogs through your iPicks and I am now a follower of many of them. I am sure that those featured bloggers are thrilled to have the honor of being listed as well as have so many new visitors to their blog. Not only do I love your iPicks, but I love love love your creations and can always tell one of yours when I see one. You are appreciated by many and I bet that one crabby poster is just jealous because you haven't selected their work to be on iPicks! Ha! Now don't give them another second of your time! Love you girl!!!!

Diane said...

I love your picks and look forward to them. I am always tickled to see a favorite or two of mine in your selections. And also looking forward to getting the call one day that one of my creations will make the list. Keep it up, we love it! Blessings, Diane

Belinda said...

Ugh! It is really sad that there are people in the world who have such a sad outlook and purpose in life. What a sad existence to need to spread such negativity. I love your blog. I have filled my google reader with wonderful blogs that I probably wouldn't have found without your posts and it's nice to have so many inspiring projects in one post.
And just to inform nasty nellie who seems to be as ignorant as she is hateful, You do these other bloggers a service when you link to their blogs, especially if your blog gets a lot of traffic, which it obviously does. It helps increase their standings in the blog search engines. So keep doing what you are doing. Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

I love that you have already found some of the wow cards and let us know about them. I have found some of my favorite blogs by you posting their cards. Thank you. I appreciate all the work you put into doing this.

Jen Conrad said...

WOW!!! I just don't have words for this rudeness that you have encountered!! I look forward to visiting your blog EVERY single week because you have such a good eye! I am also a HUGE fan of your work. I am so glad that you are not letting this deter you. Thank you so much Nancy for your wonderful blog and sharing your favorites!

connie said...

What a sad post! Your blog is full of inspiration from many stampers. It is always fun to just link to blogs from your sight. It is like one stop shopping. Keep it up!

Connie

Brenda said...

I visit your website weekly and have done so for quite awhile now. I absolutely love that you have taken the time to search out and post your favorite SU projects on your website!! And, it's a great bonus that you also provide the links. I know that I appreciate what you do. Keep up the great work!

airbornewife said...

Well Nancy... I for one LOVE your iPicks. I love to see all the works of art ~ no matter who has made them. I found found many blogs thanks to your picks.. one I would've never got to see if it hadn't been posted on your blog.. so THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! You have excellent taste in all your choices too.. keep it up... YOUR ROCK!!!

blessings ~ Pam

Priscilla said...

Good for you. I don't think any one was been misled by your postings. It is clear enough where those great works come from and I always find myself clicking on the website to see what else those talented stampers are doing.

Don't worry about a person that can not even tell you her/his name.

Priscilla

Teresa Zuehls said...

Nancy, I love iPicks and look forward to each post. I have found many new blogs and artist through your iPicks. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Don't let her make you feel bad. I love to get your blog. Should I not have time to read all my subscriptions, I always make sure I read yours!

As a matter of fact, my SUD does the same thing...and she's a very active demo...but she picks the best of the best to share w/ us.

Thank YOU for the time it takes to send the cards!!!

Fe Louis said...

Hi Nancy,

I think you can see from all of the comments that you are appreciated for your talent, blog content and for sharing with us other people's work that you like. This helps us to find people and their blogs that we may not have otherwise found. As many of us love your work, we are more likely to like the cards you also like.

Your ipicks are a highlight of my week. Keep up the fantastic work.

Fe

Deb Speijers said...

You tell them Nancy, I so look forward to your ipicks every week. There is always someone who has to spoil the enjoyment of others. So good for you, go right ahead and keep posting them! And if anything your ipicks helps the original designers as I often end up subscribing to their blogs after seeing their projects on your ipicks!

Vicki Stys said...

Ugh... that is just horrible, Nancy! Good for you to post a reply. I'm glad you're not letting one bad apple spoil it for the rest of us who LOVE coming to your blog for all kinds of inspiration!! If I had a blog and you chose one of my cards to post, I would be absolutely flattered. Keep up the great job! I'll be back to see your iPicks : ) {{{HUGS}}}

"LZ" Linda Z. said...

Don't you worry about one person's rude comments. Maybe they are jealous that you do this and they wanted to think of it first.

I love your picks blog. I actually send an email to all of my gal pals who DO NOT HAVE THE TIME to sit down and subscribe to 200+ blogs and see all of the amazing cards. I do this every day for them, (I am a housewife). I love seeing the ideas.

Plus, did they not see that you LINK the person who did the card? You don't take credit for it, and you actually take the time to send the link with each card, (as do I in my email).

Apparently someone was having a bad day and negativity breeds negativity.

So don't fret any... make the next one extra long! HAHAHAH!!! I love your blog... keep i going.

Plus, I am sure that the stampers that are showcased in your blog love the extra attention they are getting.

Keep up the great work!!!

Rob I said...

You go girl. I love looking at what you find - you open up the blog world to me. How you find the time to be so sharing is a credit to your dedication of stamping.

Nikki Spencer said...

It's funny isn't Nancy that these people have to hide behind "Anonymous" obviously a sad little person that needs to get a life!
I love Ipicks and look forward to seeing it pop up in my inbox, through you l have discovered some awesome talent and bloggers, so hugs from me for the opportunity to be inspired. xxx

Tina Parsons said...

Hi I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog, I am also working more hours and it is great to have one blog that has so many ideas, and it opens up to blogs I may have never seen if it was not for you. I love your idea, Keep it going.
Tina, Australia

Paula said...

Nancy, good for you for calling out this person. Many hide behind anonimity, the computer is a perfect place for bullies. I really enjoy your I Picks, and as you can see here, you have so much support. Continue on, please.

Allison said...

I am so sad to hear this post and that someone would have the audacity to say such a thing and hide behind the "anonymous" name.

Personally, I look forward to your iPicks every week. Many of our favourites are the same and often when they aren't, I follow the link and find a new blog to read regularly. I've never been an iPick, but I don't imagine anyone would ever have an issue with it, especially since you link to their blog and it shares their work with more people.

Keep them coming!

Jenny Hayward said...

Nancy, I love your iPICKS. I subscribe to your blog and get them straight to my Inbox!!! It is a wonderful service you do to share some of your favourites on your blog travels. I have discovered some fantastic artists.
Thanks for all you do. Hold your head high and smile! We love you.
Love Jenny x

Carol said...

How could someone possibly be angry looking at awesome cards and projects? Hmmm...well, don't let one ROTTEN apple spoil the whole bunch! I love your blog! Keep up the good work :)

Lou Spiden said...

hi I just wanted to say I sign up to your blog and get emails when you have a new post so don't read comments (or post comments) etc. but I really love your iPICKS because I get to see a whole bunch of great idea without have to spend hours following links to peoples blogs :) I hope you will continue!

Jackie said...

You know, it's not like there is any payment or reward for the popularity of your blog. Even though I personally subscribe to many of the blog sites (including yours) you have displayed your picks from, I must say I've subscribed to many because of your picks! Guess that person is angry because you never picked theirs! Keep up the terrific job and time consuming service you provide to your true fans including your own fantastic creations! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love your ipicks, I soooo look forwarde to it every week, and I keep you on my prayer list when tragedy hits. Please don't let one rude person who is jealous ruin your day or how you share with others, I think how wonderful you take the time to share. It helps me see what really talented ladies there are out there. Keep up the good work. and I see you again Monday, as I look for you every Monday.

laurel said...

I love your blog and the fact that I am seeing beautiful cards that I probably wouldn't see on my own. Here's hoping that the comment came from someone who was having a bad day and isn't that negative all the time.

Mara A said...

I love Mondays, knowing that I'll receive your blog email and that I can click on it and see lots of beautiful cards in one spot. I THANK YOU for taking the time to post them all on your blog so that I don't have to go to zillions of places to find them. I wish you wouldn't have given that complainer the space on your blog or the time of day. Evidently she has nothing else to do.... Again, thank YOU for doing this.

Lori Burkitt said...

Well said, Nancy! I, too, enjoy your weekly iPicks. I was even flattered once when you chose my card for your weekly iPicks. Please continue posting your favorites. I appreciate the inspiration and judging from all your comments to this post, many others do too! Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Nancy,

I for one enjoy seeing your ipicks.
SO KEEP THEM COMING.
Kandi

Anonymous said...

Nancy, I LOVE your iPicks and appreciate the time and effort it takes for you to post them. Please find your motivation in all of these positive, appreciative comments - don't change a thing.

Janet Swofford said...

Nancy, Don't let one stupid person's comment discourage you! I love your blog and follow it often. My favorite is the iPicks. I get so much inspiration from your picks and follow your links to their blog whenever I am inspired to look further. Thank you for providing such a wonderful fun jumping off place for so much talent and inspiration.Please don't let the narrow minded meanness of one person spoil the fun for the rest of us and most especially your fun!
Inky hugs,
Janet

Impy said...

amen, keep 'em coming...I love them, had just read thru one, hitting many links, and shared with my daughter visiting from Georgia, and then laughed right out loud when I saw the complaint!
Smiles, mp

heather b said...

I love your ipicks days!!! I've found so many other blogs to check out.... thank you for sharing them with the rest of us!!!
Anonymous needs to learn that if you don't have something nice to say, just don't say anything at all.

Stamping Aweigh with Norma said...

Nancy, I too LOVE your blog, iPicks, and your own personal work. So much that I subscribe to your blog so that I know when you have updated your blog. I dislike what "Anonymous" said so much that I am making a comment of how much I LOVE what you do and it is rare for me to comment on blogs. But when you believe in something you have to stand up for it and I believe that what you are doing is great! You are sharing other wonderful talented people's work and giving them full credit. Thanks for what you do and please continue to do it, as you can see you have many followers.

Diane (DeeDee) said...

I for one love and look forward to your iPicks each week. Please do not be discouraged by one rude person. I am inspired by each and every iPick post.

Barbara V said...

Nancy, your iPICKS are fabulous...I look forward to them every week. Please carry on--just hop over the mean comments left by someone having a bad day!

Chris said...

I love iPicks. I always look forward to seeing all this amazing artwork in one place and I can click on the artist link to get more details. It is a fabulous idea. Please keep up the great work!!! Don't sweat the small stuff Nancy. Life is hard enough. Look at how many of us support you and iPicks!!

Carol said...

Please don't let one mean-spirited person ruin this. I love seeing your ipicks! I just keep hoping to see one of mine there someday!!! LOL!

Barb Stomieroski said...

Nancy,
I to along with all the others love your ipicks each week. I love it when you pick some of the same ones I have liked too. The others I usually go to their site to see more of their work. I love your blog and hope you continue doing what you are doing.

Venessa said...

Don't be discouraged by one unkind person!! As I can see by scanning the comments - iPICKS is loved and we who have followed your blog for a long time know and completely understand that life and sometimes it's stresses and difficulties take precedence (sp?) over crafting time! Love your blog and love being able to see other crafty things that I might miss!!

Anonymous said...

I love your picks. Like many other have added, "you go Girl!". Yout picks inspire me to try something new, use those forgotten supplies, make something to make someone else feel good. One hateful comment is hurtful. You clearly state these are projects you have found in other places. Keep doing it. And try to take time for yourself in your busy schedule.

Sylvia/Georgia said...

I love iPicks! I now subscribe to many blogs that I would have never known about if not for your iPicks, so you are helping many others. Keep on doing what you are doing!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Nancy,
I like your blog and the iPICKS
very much!D'ont change it!
A lot of greetings from France!
Heike

Anonymous said...

I love your IPicks because it helps me see all the wonderful ideas at one time. I often click on the links to see other works by the different stampers. Thank you for doing this and please keep it up.

FLstampaddict said...

AMEN! Keep on sending them out. They are definitely an inspiration to me as well and I look forward to them each week. I have gone to the website's of demonstrators who youv'e shared and found further inspiration. Don't let one grumpy person change anything you do. I for one applaud you!

Marcy

Jindra Sturgill said...

I thoroughly enjoy your iPicks and look so forward to finding it in my email. I've added several blogs to my usual perusal as a result of you kindly sharing what you find out there. Our tastes run so similarly. Please don't let someone else's sour grapes ruin your day or negatively impact the way you present your blog. As crafters, don't we all truly build upon the works of each other and then try to give it our own personal twist? An idea from X may spark a truly unique creation from Y. Keep on keeping on, Nancy!!

Julie said...

Nancy, I'm sorry that it has taken this long and this type of feedback to leave you a comment. I have been a subscriber to your blog for quite some time and look forward to your iPicks every Monday. Because of you I have become a better cardmarker and you have saved me a tremendous amount of time seeking out the best of the best. I've even subscribed to some blogs of the creators that you have featured. It's obvious that this Anynomous person is not computer savvy since you do not get a count on your blog for the project you post, the creator does once you click on the link that you painstakingly provide. I have 2 words for Anynomous "jealous much".

Susan DR said...

Nancy-
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy and appreciate your posts. Perhaps I should have told you this earlier to possibly discourage the nasty and uncalled for comment by Anonymous. I hope you continue what you are doing - which I consider to be of a huge service. I often jump to the links of the projects you share and I have totally enjoyed seeing what people create without having to do all the work of finding sites and projects. Thank you so much for the time you spend to update your blog, and please know that there are many more appreciative and kind people than nasty negative people like Anonymous. I hope that whatever it is that is making Anonymous so ugly will be resolved. Or at least she should have had the guts to identify herself if she felt the need to be so mean. Anyway, thank you for what you do and please don't stop!

bobbie said...

you do a wonderful job of letting us view another's work with allowing them credit for their work. Not everyone is kind and respectful of others....many, many of us appreciate your work...Keep up the good work!

Cheryl said...

Love your blog - especially the iPICKS. I've been introduced to so many talented crafters through your iPICKS. Not only are your creations amazing, but you are so considerate to acknowledge other stampers too. Don't be bothered by the post by anonymous - some folks just live to criticize others - so sad.

Denise Willerton said...

Oh My Goodness ~ are people really that rude! Nancy, I LOVE your blog and look forward to your ipicks each week ~ you just keep doing what you do my dear ~ have a wonderful day Nancy, and let it roll, just let it roll :-)

Linda Walsh said...

Okay. I now have to comment with the rest of them. Your posts are inspirational for me, and I often find new artists that I'd like to follow. It's all good for everyone. I can't see why anyone would want to comment like that. There's always a few out there. Unbelievable!

Keep it up and don't let that person get the best of you.
Linda

Cindi said...

My thoughts, Annonymous didn't get a creation posted on here and doesn't like it. I say get a life and leave Nancy alone. She clearly states what she is doing and it is a great service for the rest of us who love to see great things. I often click on the web sites and check out the others other works. Go away if you don't have the courage to leave your name!

Jill Hilliard said...

I love your iPicks. its an absolute FEAST for the eyes!! delete that nasty comment

Jayne said...

Okay, I've got to come out of lurkdome to say: There's one in every crowd. Why in the world a person would use their valuable time to try to make a wonderful person like you feel bad is beyond me. And they're obviously a coward, since they wouldn't post their name. Keep doing what you're doing. I love it.

Naomi Vaughan said...

I LOVE your blog AND enjoy looking at your pics! Just have to look at the number of comments you have received supporting you to also find everyone else supports you and what you do. THANKYOU!

MaryAnn Grove said...

The "Annonymous" poster is used by people to "chicken" to leave their name. My parents gave me a name and I am proud to use it. Just feel sorry for those that don't have the gumption to own up to their name.

nrsgoodbody10 said...

Please keep the iPicks coming. I love to see them. Remember there is usually at least one rotten egg every once in awhile. ;)

Pat Smith said...

Too bad "anonymous" didn't have the courage of her convictions -- I love your IPicks, and have found many other artists blogs due to your posts. Our crafting philosophy is, after all, to "Share what we Love"...

Karin Menghini said...

Dear Anonymous - I personally have been HONORED to be chosen as an iPICK a couple of different times and have been humbled and honored by the experience each time! I go to Nancy's website EACH week, waiting patiently to see what she has chosen for the week as I too, get such inspiration from her fabulous picks each week. Thank you Nancy for all you do each week to scour the internet and choose examples of fabulous cards for all of us to enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love iPiCS !!!!!!
Your review of what is beautiful and inspiring on the net is really appreciated and loved.
Thanks Nancy, please do not stop.
Maria V.

Anonymous said...

I love your ipicks. If I like a card(which I usually do, we seem to have the same taste)I always click on the link to the original blog. There are always those who feel like they need to voice their negative opinions. Luckily the positive usually outweighs the negative. Keep up the great work:)

Mary said...

Wow! I have been following your blog for a couple of years now, and I am really angry for you at that stupid comment! Isn't it funny how snarky comments are always from anonymous? If you are going to be nasty, own it and sign your name. Ok, so now I have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and your iPICKS. This is my first time commenting, so I guess it is shame on me for not telling you sooner!

Jerry said...

I was glad to see "Not." after your response. I would hate to think this rude person made you feel bad even one moment. I enjoy your blog and the variety.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...she was brutal...I LOVE to stop by each and every post to check out your picks! They have introduced many many different blogs to me that I wouldn't of found any other way and of course oodles of inspiration for my own creations! Keep up the GREAT job and know that I'll still be loyal and excited to stop by each post! :)

{SMILES}

ddsharp50 said...

Dear Nancy--I'm sorry you had to experience a negative comment like that and I feel sorry for that person, that they are so hateful.
I LOVE that you post so many neat ideas and inspirations on your blog in one place. I'm always seeing cool ideas on your site and going to the original post to view more of their ideas. So, know that we like your site just the way it is. Thanks for all you do!!!-Diane

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I {heart} iPicks!

Deanna said...

Nancy, I love your ipicks and often go to the link the view other work from the artist. Please, please keep on doing what you are doing. I get lots of inspiration from the postings and would think anyone whose project you post is honored to have a spot on your blog.

karen p said...

As far as I'm concerned. You don't have to comment to the person who posted that Comment by someone who can't even be bothered to leave their name. I'm glad that all your followers have stepped up for you. I love looking at your pics and I am inspired on a weekly basis. Thank you for all your work and sharing with us.

Michele said...

Are you kidding me? Seriously people don't have anything better to do then pick on others. I come to your blog every week to look for new inspiration. And I thank you for adding to your blog each week. Keep doing what you are doing because there are so many like me, who truly appreciate what you do!!! THANK YOU!!!

Kate Stockman said...

I love your iPicks, I look for them every week. Don't stop posting them.

Cori said...

Are you kidding me?! That is ridiculous and obviously not from someone in the SU family. I love your blog and would feel honored to be featured on here. I love visiting for creative inspiration from your projects as well as your picks. And as far as making $ off your blog... well, we all know how that really works! lol. I rarely get a sale as a result of my blog as most of them come from classes/workshops. So whatever... one rude person among thousands of loyal fans really isn't worth your time! ;)

Mary Fish said...

Hi Nancy: I think I'm comment #150!! What an incredible showing of love and support for what you do. As I mentioned previously, it's an honor for me to be one of your occasional picks and I love seeing what others have done. I don't have time to do much blog surfing and you save me time by sharing great projects! Hugs, Mary Fish

Heidi Kimmerly said...

As for "anonymous" I guess someone pooped in her conrflakes this morning! LOL! I love your blog so don't give her another thought and keep your posts coming! Have an awesome day! :)

Colette White said...

Bah humbug to anonymous!! She must be a newbie and doesn't know what CASE means...COPY and share EVERYTHING!!!!

kat said...

I was annoyed & upset to read what that one idiot posted and I see I am far from the only one!!! Keep up your iPicks; I love that you 'enable' us to be more creative through the inspiration we glean from other folk's creations.

Ilene B. said...

Nancy, I LOVE your blog for the fact that you share all of these great ideas! It's great for someone that doesn't have time to blog surf as well. Please don't let one person spoil a good thing. You have the support of MANY stampers I am sure!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to do this!

Lynne said...

Hang in there. That kind of thing can really ruin your day. I don't have the time to look at blogs all that often, but I subscribed to yours, and happened to read this post. I actually really enjoy looking at a bunch of things all at once! You very clearly have the link posted, and these days just about everyone has a watermark with their full name on it. What more could you ask?

Becky said...

I was shocked by the comments from anonymous. I love your ipicks. It showcases work I wouldn't otherwise see and I love to click through and admire more closely. So I just wanted to say thank you.

Susan Carlson said...

Wow! Why would someone stoop so low! I love your blog and have discovered some wonderful artists through it. I read your blog post via email and saw that you had 155 responses. That tells you that you've got a LOT MORE people on your side. {{{{{Inky Hugss!!!}}}}}

littlebitoftoto said...

Nancy, some people are just mean, you do a wonderful job...be a duck today and let it roll off you back....keep up the good work for those of us who like your blog....

Snowmanlover said...

Oh my gosh, that is just the rudest thing I have ever heard!!! I don't even know about blog ratings. I think what you do is incredibly generous. Here you are sharing what other demonstrators do, which could lead to an order in their pocket instead of yours. As you said you work full time, so taking the time to do this is very kind of you and is hard work! I love coming here to get inspiration. You are at least linking! I have found MY work before on other blogs with THEIR watermark on it. I have found links to other demos sites that accidentally lead to my blog!! Don't even think twice about that comment. It is a very ignorant and nasty comment and you are doing doing kind things by sharing!!!! So keep it up please, give yourself a pat on the back and a big hug and know you are wonderful!!! Barb Gornick

Marcia said...

Dear Nancy, I am also a hobby Stampin up demonstrator who puts long hours in at my primary job. I do not always have the time to persue others blogs for the beautiful cards that are made. I so appreciate the "ipicks" that you put toghether and some of the cards you pick when you go to their websites seem excited that they were included in your "ipicks". Please do not let one "annonymous" email change your practise.
Marcia in Cleveland

Cathy Hansen, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator said...

Nancy -- I too work full-time and try to run a Stampin' Up! business that doesn't run me into the ground! I'm grateful to you for doing the research and finding these great ideas that I don't always have time to do for myself. You've always been upfront about the fact that these are not your designs, and because you provide links to the artists' blogs, I've had the opportunity to view many blogs that I otherwise would never have found.

So please don't let Anonymous make you feel crappy! Because there are so many more of us -- probably including the artists themselves since you're pointing us to their blogs -- who really love what you do.

Please keep up the wonderful work!

Laura said...

Nancy,
Keep the iPicks coming. I look forward to them every week and they inspire my own creativity.

Cookie said...

I LOVE your site and love the projects whether they're yours or whoever else's....disregard any negative comments because we all love you.

Christyne - Stampin' UP!® Demonstrator said...

Oh my word! Some people can be SO inconsiderate! You keep doing what you do my friend! I, for one, LOVE your iPicks and all your work!!

Connie at Cottage Creek said...

NANCY GOOD---ANONYMOUS BAD, BAD, BAD!!!
ya jus' gotta feel sorry for some of this worlds most pathetic folks and pray that SOMEDAY they'll get clue! You and what you do, Nancy, totally ROCK!! I sincerely hope you blocked that Anonymous knuckle head from your blog and
mailing lists. . . she/he clearly doesn't deserve to share in the party you provide!! Put the little varmit in a permanent time out and keep blessing us all with what you do best--SHARE an CELEBRATE the beauty and joy of some incredibly gifted paper crafters.

Elizabeth V. said...

I love your iPicks segment and look forward to it each week. I have "discovered" several wonderful artists and their blogs through your selections and the links. I think some people aren't happy unless they are making someone else unhappy. I am so glad that you wrote this post...in part so that the rest of us can support and encourage you and also so that anonymous knows that her views are not shared. If it truly bothers her this much, perhaps she should read other blogs. I hope you won't change a thing about yours!

Lynda K said...

All of the previous comments have already said what I will say.....KEEP ON DOING JUST WHAT YOU ARE ~ WE LOVE YOUR POSTS!

PatsyB said...

Your blog is the first one I open when I check my emails! I love what you do and have found many great cardmaker blogs due to you. Thanks for that. As to this "South end of a Northbound Horse", I can see why they didn't have the courage to sign their real name to the comment! Most Closet jerks are known by Anonymous!! Keep doing what you do, it's great! Besides, if your blog is so ridiculous, why is this person looking at it???

Marjori Miller said...

I'm going to add my 2 cents here too. I LOOOOVE your iPicks Nancy! I look forward to them every week. It helps me find other great artists' blogs for even more inspiration!

I think "anonymous" must not be an SU! demonstrator, we don't treat each other that way...either that or her inkpad just dried out when she wrote that.

And talk about rude, if you're gonna put someone down, own it...leave your actual name, "anonymous". That stands for chickensh!t in my book.

Keep your head up Nancy and brush off her nasty comment. (((((hugs)))))

With your blessing, I'd like to submit this to a great little blog called "My Favorite Hate Mail; Where mean comments go to die" myfavoritehatemail.blogspot.com.

Let me know if it is ok with you.

Marjori(@)StampingIsMyBiz(dot)com

Sandra Landreth Hansen said...

Go, Nancy! I am so tired of mean people. I enjoy your ipicks and I appreciate them for what they are - great ideas that you love to share with others that love what you do - make great cards and stuff that spread happiness. Maybe no on is sending anonymous great cards and that is why she is crabby, but well handled. You can post from my blog anytime! So, there, anonymous!

DianeL said...

Oh my, please don't feel badly because some angry ignorant person got up on the wrong side of the bed. Instead, send them love back and really make them feel bad. I LOVE your Ipicks and look forward to them. I appreciate the amount of time you spend putting it together for me and for hundreds of others who receive lots of inspiration from it, plus getting acquainted with lots of new blogs.

Sharon said...

I love your blog and your ipicks! I find inspiration from your blog and this is the first blog I come to EVERY Sunday! Keep up what you do and don't let anyone rain on your parade! There always seems to be one in every crowd. Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

I normally don't comment on blogs at all, as I don't have time to maintain one and can't link back to one (and I hate posting as anonymous!). But I couldn't let this pass without saying something. I, too, work a full-time job as well as a part-time job on top of being a Stampin' Up demo (hobby only). I also am going to college (again) after losing my life career to a layoff. I have followed you for quite some time and I am so sorry for all you have been through. I want to encourage you to keep posting the I-Picks - I LOVE those and I DO follow your links to other people's blogs to look at their art. I have often started following other bloggers because of your posts! And I think it is really "crappy" of that woman to post what she did. Please do not feel that we all feel that way.............because we don't!!

Paula H.

Anonymous said...

I have also loved your blog and have often found other blogs to follow because of your blog. You are always have fresh ideas. Keep up the great work.

Nancy C. said...

I normally don't post but when I went to see your ipicks this AM I was so upset with the remarks you received I had to write. I don't have a blog and really enjoy reading your blog and seeing what other bloggers have put out there. I don't have the time or energy to visit every blog so visiting yours helps me see blogs that I might not ordinary visit! If someone can't put their name on a comment then it's not worth giving a thought to. After seeing all the comments you have received I'm sure you realize much your blog is appreciated. Keep up the great work!

Susan Mezias said...

Nancy~~as so many have so eloquently said before me ignore this person. I love your iPICKS & you help out the bloggers that you choose. I will click on their link & I'm sure they appreciate it!! Keep up the great work! Susan Mezias

lsadamsdance said...

Nancy, Anonymous doesn't understand how important your picks are to those of us that don't have the time to peruse other blogs. You provide an invaluable service to me. I'm a single mother of two boys (11 and 14), managing two retail clothing stores to make a living, attempting to run a Stampin Up business and teach a dance class once in a while. Your links allow me to go to handpicked sites and then, if I like the rest of their work I'm able to get a blog feed from them. Thank you so much for the time and energy you put in for those of us that don't have as much.

Wendy said...

Oh I would so love to tell anonymous something with four letters in it but let's not give them the satisfaction ok! We love you and your iPicks so don't stop ok!!! love ya....

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Nancy... forget about Anonymous. She/He doesn't have anything better to do or maybe just jelous of your blog! I think there's nothing wrong with your iPicks. I love seeing fabulous projects all at one place and since you provide links, it's easy to click and visit the designers. So cheer up girl and keep doing what you do! :o)

StinkerbellSteph said...

I love your blog!! Your personal creations are what brought me here. They are awesome! But almost equally to those, I love your great iPicks are beautiful. They bring my attention to dozens of other bloggers I may or may not have heard of or follow. Don't mess with the perfect combo you've got going here!

Ekip2 said...

YIKES!!!!!! Unreal!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't read all 179 comments but I see a trend - shock!! I love love love your Sunday inspiration posts!! I go here each Sun or Mon am to check it out. I love to see the various projects that also inspire me. Most of the artists you post I have at one time or another followed the link to their blog - and also bookmarked their site. Many of them I wouldn't have found with out you and looking at their work brings me joy. So thanks for your sunday iPICKS and please keep them coming!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

It never ceases to amaze me how some people muster up such righteous indignance with their keyboard courage. *sigh*

The interwebs are full of dumbasses, Nancy. Ignore them. I do. :)

ann said...

It is interesting that the rude comment from one person can ruin our day when there are so many more people who love what you do. I love i picks and anxiously await monday morning. It is your way of celebrating the work of others.Those who are chosen feel so honored. What a positive wonderful thing. Please don't let one person ruin your day when the rest of us are so supportive. She doesn't deserve the time all of us are giving to counteract her negative thinking. I am sure she is not a happy person in her life and for that I feel sorry for her. the fact that she didn't have the nerve to sign her name says it all.That is the act of a coward and there is no character flaw worse than being a coward. Please keep the wonderful i picks coming. we love them
Ann

Jann McCollom said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! I love iPICKS and YOU for taking the time to search these great samples out and post them for others to see. The fact that you post the link to each blog and just the name alone, "iPICKS", speaks volumes. Your motive and intent is obvious to all of us that are inspired by your findings. I have wanted to meet you at convention just to personally say "thank you". I'm sorry it took a mean action to kick my rear into finally telling you how much I appreciate your efforts. P.S. Oh my, but would I ever feel thrilled and honored to be featured in your iPICKS! You find such amazing and talented paper artists!! May your efforts be blessed.

jperr said...

Nancy I love geting your blog updates.
And something to note is we all know when some people make crappy comments that they are really feeling bad about themselves,so it has nothing to do with your creations.
Keep up the great work.
Jocelan

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your site. It is one of the best!!!!!!

Sue said...

Dear Nancy,

I personally love your iPicks and look forward to them. I love it when I have also chosen the same things you have. A note to the Anonymous person writing negative comments. . .take a look at yourself. Just because you're unhappy, don't try to poison the rest of the people who enjoy the work of others. It's awesome that Nancy spends the time to look for the "best" and share it all in one spot. Not everyone has time to spend looking for all the good stuff. I commend Nancy for being honest and for sharing other's work on her own blog. Some won't do that because they feel their work is the only work they want you to see. I view what Nancg is doing just the opposite of you. I'm sorry you're so unhappy. I hope you find peace with what is troubling you, Anonymous. To Nancy - I love your blog, your iPicks, and your work, Nancy!

Donna said...

Nancy - Kudos to you for how you handled this. I love receiving your updates and like you I work a full time job, but still love to craft whenever I can. I especially love that your iPICKS allow me to check out so many great projects in one place.

Keep up the great attitude and don't let this idiot get to you.

God bless!

Donna (also in Phoenix)

maryp said...

once again, the 'anonymous apples' of the world have managed to spoil the barrel. I LOVED your reply. I, for one, am spoiled by your iPicks. Keep up the good work, know it is appeciated, and toss that bad apple as far as humanly possible.

Betsy said...

Dear Anonymous, the pharmacy just called...your prescription for your hormones is still waiting to be picked up....please, for everyone's sake, hurry up already!

Nancy, I adore the weekly IPicks. Please don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch, 'k? You do a great service here! Hugs, BetsyZ

teepee said...

Bravo Nancy for taking the higher ground in replying to a nasty comment. There are, obviously, hundreds more of us who love your column. Now that you've replied, I hope that you will enjoy the day and keep doin' what we love...those of us who are not Stampin' Up reps like to see what you post.

Lisa said...

Nancy-

FYI-I LOVE the Ipicks! It is something I look forward to seeing! I agree-it is a bunch of beautiful cards in one place! I have subscribed to other's blogs because of the Ipicks. So I am not sure how you would be getting anything out of this. PLEASE keep posting the IPICKS!!! I love it and your ideas of beautiful cards is right on!
Thanks-Lisa

mom said...

By now, you have heard how much we all look forward to your blog - you find posts we don't and re-locate ones we wish we could remember where we saw that particular card!! And then they are all in one spot - and can then track the blog. So thank you very much. I have long admired your way of carefully walking through the rough spots in your life, we have prayed for you regularly, your Mom and your daughter. May you feel blessed today and be encouraged.

Claudia

Margie said...

Very well said! I love your iPICKS and stalk your blog on Sunday evening until I see them posted. Please continue sharing your collection of the work of talented stampers for all to admire. After all, if the artists didn't want others to see it, they wouldn't have shared it in the first place.

Pauline said...

Unfortunately, this is the nature of some very unhappy individuals walking this earth! Too bad she/he did not have the courage to leave their name so we could all send get well cards! Oh, but then that is not such a good idea either, because look at all of the wonderful ideas she/he would receive!! My favorite comment was that someone must have pooped in their cornflakes! I too, immensely APPRECIATE your time and effort from your very busy schedule to post these wonderful projects. They have lead me to many unselfish and talented artists whose work I would otherwise not have the pleasure of enjoying! Hugs and have a wonderful day, Nancy!

Lisa Curry said...

Love your response and love iPicks! Keep it coming!

novastamper said...

Your iPicks have exposed me to stampers and their blogs that I may otherwise have not discovered. I see it as an honor for any artist to be featured here. It's a win/win for everyone. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. Please don't change a thing!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is ABSOLUTELY one of my favorites for that very reason...I get to see many artists all in one spot. You are actually doing these artists a favor because I often times bookmark their blogs also. Just know that some people just suck! You do a great job and provide a great service to all of us (including the artists you showcase!) Keep up the good work!

Tami McBeain said...

Wow, seriously? Someone took the time to post a mean comment, and didn't even have the courage to do it under their own name. There are a lot of mean people out there! I am one who loves your posts, so please keep it up! Don't let one mean person steal your joy! I always look forward to your posts!

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