Friday, April 17, 2009

Hey stamp buddies - sorry but I can't have this site any more. I got the following letter. If you want to borrow a stamp, email me what theme you are looking for and I will do my best to bring a few stamps you might like to our next crop.


Thank you for supporting Close To My Heart.

At this time, it came to my attention that your blog at shows images of Close To My Heart stamp designs. In this case, they are images of the stamps themselves, both pictures taken by you or directly from the Idea Book. As per our company policies, Consultants are not permitted to post such content.

The policy, which you can find in the Consultant Manual, reads as follows:

Close To My Heart Stamps and Designs
Consultants and customers may reproduce the copyrighted Close To My Heart stamp designs or images only by hand-stamping. Any other reproduction of Close To My Heart stamp images is prohibited and is an infringement of the applicable copyrights. For purposes of this policy, “reproduction” includes, without limitation, “scanning” images into electronic format, digitally photographing stamp images, photocopying images, using overhead or opaque projectors for enlarging or hand-copying images, or printing the images. Any exceptions to this policy prohibiting reproduction of Close To My Heart stamp designs must be clearly stated in writing in official Close To My Heart literature, on the official Close To My Heart website, or in written agreements signed by Close To My Heart officers.

Close To My Heart Literature
Reproduction or copying of any Close To My Heart literature and publications, including the Idea Book, is strictly prohibited and is an infringement of the applicable copyrights. Consultants may use excerpts of Close To My Heart text as long as they give complete credit to Close To My Heart and the publication from which the text was taken. Copying or linking to online Close To My Heart publications or images requires permission of Close To My Heart. Close To My Heart will own all copyrights to any advertising it approves, and, as the owner of such copyrights, may use any such advertising in any manner Close To My Heart deems appropriate.

Please remove the images from your blog no later than by April 24, 2009, then reply to this message to let me know when this has been done.

I do apologize for any inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding and hope to hear back from you soon!

With care,

Miriam Burt

Consultant Services

Close To My Heart