That's it! I'm done! NO MORE!
Don't worry, I'm still going to keep up this blog and I'm still going to be posting YouTube videos... my love of paper crafting and sharing ideas back and forth with other paper crafters is stronger than ever! However, I am no longer going to be affiliated with any businesses!
Up until today I had various links in my blog posts that would take you to some of the items I used in my paper crafting. I did this as both a courtesy to you (the reader) in case you wanted to buy the same thing I was using but also because, as I wrote in all my previous blog entries, "this page may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase after clicking my links". Well, guess what... nobody ever bought anything from all those links. So I am done with all that "affiliate" stuff.
My blog and YouTubes are for me and you to enjoy. I love paper crafting and I paper craft as an expression of my passion for the art and to share my subsequent creations free of charge. I learn from other paper crafters by reading blogs and watching their videos. I believe I should contribute to this process so to encourage others in the paper crafting community by sharing ideas, tips, and inspiration.
Of course, when I agreed to be an affiliate/associate with various companies I had hoped for a symbiotic relationship in doing so, however, I did not make any money or receive any free products... so what is the point? It is more trouble creating the links and ultimately winds up being nothing but free advertising for those companies.
So here is the plan... if I use something and you want to know where I bought it... then leave me a comment and I will tell you. I will still occasionally include links to things that I believe you might find helpful... but I will not be sponsored or compensated by that person or company. I will be providing links for informational purposes only!
If you go to my previous blog postings you will see links to products. I don't know if the links will continue working or not now that I'm no longer an affiliate/associate... if they don't, I'm sorry for that. If the link still works, know that I am not receiving any compensation if you click or buy from it.
The nice thing about severing all my affiliate/associate ties is that you will know that if I recommend something (or dislike something) then that is my personal opinion with no bias attached. I will still occasionally review items, or post "haul videos" and blogs but only because I want to share the information with you.
Thank you for reading my blog and watching my YouTube videos. I love hearing from you and I always appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.
Happy Paper Crafting,