scrapchickee wrote:paper-klipz wrote:I sincerely believe that no matter how CK and Kristina handled this, some would still not be satisfied, but all parties definitely could've handled this with a little more grace, empathy and courtesy. Acknowledge the error, sincerely apogize and offer to make ammends.
The thing about it is that everyone wants CK and KC to suffer for this, but if we don't get over it and move on, we are the ones to suffer the most. If you choose to still subscribe, do you want to pay double the subscription price every year to make CK pull all HOF merchandise, reimburse people who've bought it and want refunds, etc? That costs money to do and if CK feels that is what they must to to appease the masses, we the readers will eat it in the end. Sure, if you cancel you don't pay in that way, but if you've been inspired by Elsie, Ali, Becky, etc in all your years of scrapping then you won't get that ever again and for all the issues that would be a shame. My vote is for amends through action -- it is Oct 2007 and 2007 is practically history. Let CK focus on being proactive in finding new talent for contest and regular contributions. Let CK be proactive in making sure everyone follows the rules or amend the rules so people can just have a photo release if it is so difficult to keep track of.
scrapchickee wrote:Seriously?! I got deleted for posting this, and to think it somewhat defends CK and KC...I'll repost it giving CK the benefit of the doubt that they wouldn't purposely delete something that gives them all some credit...maybe it is because I don't buy into the scrap celeb worship. I go to the conferences and buy the mag for the inspiration and skills these chicks bring, and I don't care if they've won a contest or not. Anyways:
I actually was okay with her post. She could have ignored the whole situation and let it pass, but she stepped up and said something to you all. I don't care about HOF or the supposed glory of being a CK celebrity, and she doesn't seem to either.
If you read every contest rule, term of use, etc that you come across in your life, well good for you. She says she didn't and it was an accident and she says she stood up where she could. When will it be enough for you people? Was she ushered into the HOF because of her connections? Who knows, but all the people complaining about that seem to think there's some conspiracy about every published piece in this magazine. If you are one of those theorists, it will always be something with you and you might as well leave now. If you are like me and you just want to be inspired by a sketch or two or some layouts in the issue, then none of this really matters and life goes on just the same. I don't care if she scrapped the Mona Lisa, as long as it inspires me.
And CK, be smart and don't delete this. I am giving you and your HOF'er the benefit of the doubt here. Focus on the crazies who want to burn your issues and waste the time and energy of your sponsors by bombarding them with emails.
ALittleIntrepid wrote:I think part of this (legal issues aside) is that we all understand KC's words differently.... I don't think she's finger pointing necessarily. My take on it is that she knows people are upset with CK and says that CK should have disqualified her in order to acknowledge how upset people are about that aspect of the issue. kwim? I feel terrible for the people that did follow the rules and weren't selected but I don't think she did it in bad faith. That's my two cents.
Kbird77 wrote:I just got done reading the comments from Kristina's entry and of course they are all on her side. I wonder where the comments from everyone else ended up. Also, some of the comments just ripped us message board people to shreds by calling us very innapropriate names. One girl even said the rule was dumb.