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Gothic Inspirations October Blog Train

Gothic Inspirations October Blog Train starts tomorrow, October 1st!  This month's theme is PICK YOUR POISON.Previews of the Designer creations are below.  Be sure to follow Gothic Inspirations Blog Train to start blog hopping tomorrow!  Please remember to leave some love for the other designers that are so freely giving you their hard work, it is always appreciated!  You'll be able to snag for two weeks!

Here is my portion:

Kimmi with: My Creative Muse

Keep going and visit the rest of the fabulous designers!

Jo with: A Taggers Scrap


Muriel with: Creative Disorder Scraps


Stuart with: Creative Crazy Scraps


Sarah with: Designs By Sarah

Nika with: Devilish Dezines

Miriam with: Ellanoir Design

Jessica with: Gothic Inspirations

Victoria with: Maitri Scraps
 
Jennifer with: Perfectly Imperfect Creationz
Tiffany with: SSCC Graphic Solutions
Kara with: Sweet Cravings Scraps
Tasha with: Tasha's Playgrounds
Alyson with: Tyger’s Tidbits

Christina with: Tragedy's Creationz

Pumpkin Time

Finished up a cute little tag the other day using the artwork of Robin Pushay which you can find at Artistic Dreams Imaging.  Included in the zip file is a collection of sayings that you can use in your emails.  I hope that you like them!

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Mom on Strike!

Anyone else out there sick and tired of being taken for granted by the men and children in your life?  Put this on your computer and GO ON STRIKE!

(just click to download the size you need)

If that doesn't work ... email, text or Facebook this to 'em!

Bite Me!-833MCM

Fall Extras and Tags

Created a set of extras to use with alone or with the fall-themed letters I posted this morning.  I hope that you like them!

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Fall Themed Incredimail Letters

I have three new letters for you today that are fall-themed for Incredimail.  Just click each of the previews to download.

At the Lighthouse by Myst Designs

I have just had the pleasure of working with this beautiful kit for Myst and loved it!  I have always held a fascination with the ocean (probably because I'm a water sign), and I could spend hours and hours creating with this kit.

Told you it was beautiful!  Here are the two layouts that I've created this afternoon with this kit:

Tribute to Elric Childress

Please join us this evening at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Thursday, September 13, 2012 for 10 Minutes of Facebook Silence to pay tribute to Elric Childress, an amazing young man who lost his battle with cancer this past Sunday.

No child should spend their childhood fighting catastrophic diseases of any type, please join hands with us and continue to help bring awareness to cancer and fighting for a cure.

Fairy Mushroom CU Freebie

Greetings everyone!  I am "almost" to the point where I am ready to begin creating and designing again and offering you some awesome freebies!  Stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter - because when My Creative Muse hits - it hits in a BIG way!

I have a beautiful freebie to offer you today - well I think it's beautiful anyway!  My youngest son, Tre, was playing outside a few weeks ago - running around our apartment complex here, there and everywhere - so I had given him my little cheapo tracfone (could only make phone calls and send and receive text messages on it) to keep on him so I knew where he was at.  Well, he lost it - or so we thought.  An entire week went by, couldn't find my phone - so I had to call and cancel the service and ordered a replacement phone.

Dad's Memorial Dinner

I know that I have been quiet since Dad's passing and haven't posted here.  I've been dealing with Dad's passing in my own way - I've literally buried myself in my Facebook games (Cityville, SimCity Social, Chefville, and The Ville - should any of you wish to help feed my addiction and become my neighbor in those games lol) and have cut myself off from the rest of the world except for family.

Saying Goodbye...

You never really fully comprehend how much family means until it is taken away from you.  Monday evening, my husband was injured when a truck fell on him, crushing the bones in the top of his right hand and destroying his index finger knuckle and breaking his index finger.  He spent the entire evening at the emergency room and did not return home till 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.  He was in severe pain and utterly exhausted.  I was worrying and fretting over him when the phone rang.  It was the county coroner's office calling to regretfully inform me that my father had passed away in his sleep.

Blue Blush and Barely Legal

Good Sunday to you all out there on the internet!  Have a new creation that I finished up the other night to share with you all (finally).  I also wanted to announce that there will not be a Friday Color Challenge this week.  I've spent the entire weekend working on trying to repair my son's computer.  The eldest downloaded a slew of crazy toolbars and what-not to his brother's computer and just totally fooked it up.  No matter what I have done to try and clean it - nothing has worked. 

Friday Color Challenge

Today's Friday Color Challenge is a beautiful summer sidewalk photo with beautiful daisies and lavender and lush green trees.  I am in the process of putting together a summer sidewalk kit to share with you all and will post that momentarily.  I'm in the midst of organizing and getting caught up on season 4 of Ugly Betty (which I've missed watching terribly) so who knows ... we might even get a few tacky flowers and Ugly Betty fashion in the kit - one never knows with 'my creative muse'!

Freedom Timeline Covers

For those of you in the United States who will be celebrating the 4th of July on Wednesday, a few free timeline covers to share with you!  Just click to download the full-size version for Facebook.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Huge Sale and Freebie!

Are you a newsletter subscriber?  You should be!  I have a huge tagger size kit (personal use only) available for newsletter subscribers exclusively!  In addition, we are hosting a 75% OFF everything in the store sale now through July 7, 2012.  You must be subscribed to the newsletter though to receive the discount - and it only takes a moment!  Don't forget that we offer a convenient layaway plan as well - break up your payments into 2, 3, 4, or 6 payments - whatever works into your budget!

Instagram-Like Border Script Freebie

My daughter has an iPhone with the Instagram App and I love the border that it puts around her photos - so I decided to see if I could replicate it and make a script with it today.  I've tried it out on several different sizes and, while the script will work on most any size photo - it works best on those that are 2000px wide or less.

Friday Color Challenge

I know - I'm late with the Friday Color Challenge but its all Mother Nature's fault!  We've been dealing with some wicked thunderstorms this week here in Virginia.  We've had high winds, hail, tornadoes, torrential rains, thunder and lightening - all I can say is I think Mother Nature is a bit peeved at Virginia LOL!  News reports yesterday (before last night's storm that knocked power out for approximately 8 hours at our place) said that over 2 million people in Virginia were without power and that the Governor had declared a state of emergency after Friday's storm.  Yeah, it's been that bad.

New Newsletter Out!

Are you subscribed to our most awesome newsletter?  You should be!  We just published a new one with some GREAT deals and information!  Stop by the site and get subscribed now!  It only takes a moment ... and there are great specials available to subscribers only each month!  I have a wicked deal coming up for July for my subscribers!

Want to check out the latest newsletter?  Just click here!

Friday Color Challenge & CU Freebie

I don't know about the rest of you creative types, but there are times when my creative muse needs a jump start.  So I've come up with the idea for a Friday Color Challenge.  I'll supply you with a color palette ranging from 6 to 9 colors, and you have one week to create anything you would like using that color palette and then post it on your blog or Facebook page.  Come back here and add your link to the list below so that everyone can check out what you've created and leave some love for you!

Letter Creator IMF Preview Tutorial

This is a tutorial designed to assist those who create Incredimail stationery in creating a preview of your letters to share on your blogs or web sites to enable others to download your letters.

How to Share Your Incredimail Letters on Your Blog

I have had several people ask me how to go about sharing their Incredimail letters that they create on their blog for others to snag as well that are not part of the Yahoo and Google groups that they share them in, so I decided to whip up this tutorial for you and make it nice and simple!

You need a file cabinet on Google Sites to upload your files to.  (The reason I suggest Google sites versus 4Shared is that you do not have to wait for the download, and the people saving your letters do not have to click on several different links or wait to receive the letters – makes for happy downloaders who will continue to come back to your site because you've made it easy to receive your letters!)

Easily Share Your Blog Button with Readers

Ever wonder how to share that pretty blog button you designed and slaved over for hours with others so they could post it on their blogs as well?  Well here's the easy way to share (and more people will share your blog button if you 'do the work' for them!) your blog button!

My First "Summertime" Tag!

I am beside myself with joy at the moment.  I figured there would be a few scrapkit freebie hounds out there (like me) that would download my first ever kit, Summertime, but I honestly was not expecting anyone to actually make anything with it roflmao!  This beautiful, sweet, lovely woman - Moon of Moonlit Dreams Designs - made a tag for me using one of my absolute favorite FTU artists (Lia) and turned my humble little first-timer kit into a tag of beauty!  Thanks so very much Moon!

Summertime Freebie TS Kit

I am SO excited (and so relieved) to have finally completed my first tagger size kit called "Summertime" to share with you!  I really, really hope that you'll like it!  Please remember it is for personal use only and that comments go a long way towards gaining more freebies!

Beach Chair Freebie

I've been busy working on a Summertime freebie kit which will be available soon but I was having a bit of trouble with some elements.  I don't know about YOU, but when I think of summertime, I think of the beach and the ocean and sitting out in the sun by the pool and being burnt to a crisp.  Well I found most everything I wanted to add to the kit, except for my beach chair. 

3rd Grade Assembly

Today was one of those days where I just wanted to cry ... my baby boy is graduating 3rd grade and will be moving on to 4th grade next year.  Before too long, he'll be in middle school and then high school and then ... then what?  I don't know if I am going to know what to do with myself without any kidlets to run behind anymore!

Flower Dreams from CBJ

Sharing two new layouts that I completed using this beautiful kit from Creationz by Jo.  The first is a layout using a picture that I took of my two boys playing on a swing in the backyard of a house we were hoping to rent (but it fell through unfortunately).  The second layout is using the beautiful Fantasy Art of Denise Pauline as the focal point.

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

Love it when I am able to put my creative muse to work for the creative teams that I belong to!  Here is a new signature tag I just finished using a free kit from Jenny's Designz entitled "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue."

MCM and Ismael Rac Tag

Just finished putting the finishing touches on this lovely tag (if I do say so myself) using my new Paper Packs (I used Paper 7 from the 2nd kit for the background and I used Paper 14 from the 3rd kit for the frame) and my new Flower Template (both available for purchase for just $2.00 each!).  I'm also going to be creating coordinating frames and may just have some new packs available shortly including those as well!!! 

CU - Pink Tree Blossoms

This commercial use photograph was taken on our property.  This particular tree has the most gorgeous blooms every spring ... I wait in anticipation to see the colors explode every year!  For a limited time only, this pretty photograph is yours - FREE - if you are a newsletter subscriber!  So sign up today to get more great freebies coming your way!

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CU Flower Template

I am thrilled to bring you a new commercial use flower template!  Petals and center on two different layers, 1590px wide x 1620px high, 300DPI, PSD format so you can customize in a million different ways!  Purple flower example included with the template!  Just $2.00!

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CU Papers - Flower Pack #3

A lovely selection of papers utilizing colors from a flower photograph that I absolutely love.  These five papers are 3600px each in JPG format.  Just $2.00!

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CU Papers - Flower Pack #2

A lovely selection of papers utilizing colors from a flower photograph that I absolutely love. These five papers are 3600px each in JPG format. Just $2.00!

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CU Papers - Flower Pack #1

A lovely selection of papers utilizing colors from a flower photograph that I absolutely love.  These five papers are 3600px each in JPG format.  Just $2.00!

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My Licenses & Creative Teams

I belong to several different creative teams and have permission to use their work in my blog designs and Facebook timelines.  They are as listed below.

Creative Team Manager

Creative Team Member

I also have several licenses for the pay-to-use artist sites which are listed below.

 

Artistic Dreams Imaging
ADI-00825

Arthur Crowe's Factory
AC267

Barbara Jensen Tubes
BJ3386

CILM
CI-3629LM

Creative Design Outlet
CDO-1263

Dreamscape Imaging
DSI-771

Elias Chatzoudis
Requested

Garv Girls
KG1353

House of Tags Exclusives
HoT053

Indie-Zine
IZ-5110

Ismael Rac
IRK2573M

My PSP Tubes
MPT-5299

My Tag Art
TARTKIMI

Myka Jelina
MJ-1332

My Tubed Art
MTA-2352

PicsForDesign
PFD-MCM

PSP Asylum
PA0164

PSP Tubes Emporium
PTE-0385

Scraps 'n Crap
SNC_Kimi

Scraps and the City
SATC-1301

The PSP Project
TPP01233

Toosh Toosh
TOOSH1606

UpYourArt
Requested

Zindy Nielsen
ZZT2839

Banishing Bad Memories

A favorite Wiccan spell of mine and a beautifully done kit with a Wiccan theme have been combined to create the layout below using a beautiful kit from Myst Designs entitled "All Souls Night" which you can see more of on her blog HERE.  I dedicate this to my lovely daughter, pictured in the layout, to help her through this particular time in her life.  Be Blessed Little One.

LO1 All Souls Night from Myst Designs

And to entice you a bit more, a preview of Myst Designs kit, All Souls Night.

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Summer Pumpkin Freebie

Who says that you can't have a pretty summer pumpkin?  A pretty light lavender textured pumpkin to use in your designs!  Please leave some comment love if you download.  I would love to see what you make with it!  Just click the preview to download it!

Purple Stitched & Textured Skull Freebie

I am totally chuffed at this cute little emo skull I created today!  I cannot wait to show you what I did with it!  If you would like to download this PU Freebie, just click the image to do so!

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And this is the tag that I created using this little guy along with a fittingly "emo" girl from Very Many via Scraps and the City!

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September Light QP Freebie

I adore September at the beach...there is nothing in this world like it.  The beautifully radiant sunsets, the crisp air, the smell of the ocean breeze.  I can almost taste the salt spray on my lips.  Today, I have a layout and a free quick page for you using another beautiful kit from Myst Designs entitled September Light.  Please leave some love if you download the quick page!

MCM LO1 September Light from Myst Designs

and now for your QP Freebie!  Just click to download!

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Harvest Pumpkin Freebie

It is never too early to start thinking of fall, cooler temperatures and being thankful for pumpkins and pumpkin pie!  Another pretty textured pumpkin for your more elegant fall creations!  I would love to see what you create if you download it!  Please leave a comment if you click the preview to download and thanks for your support!

Letter Bonanza

I apparently was in a letter creating mood this afternoon - came up with four new letters total!  Here are the remaining three that I designed.  As usual, to download just click on the preview.

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Shopping Favorites

Everybody loves a little retail therapy now and again!  Here is a listing of some of my favorite stores and forums where you can pick up some exceptional deals and freebies and even find the occasional challenge to get your own creative juices flowing!  Enjoy!

FAV FORUMS

Artistic Dreams Imaging Forum

Cool Scraps Digital

Digi Design Resort

Digi Scrap Addicts

Digi Shop Talk

Digital Scrapbook Art

Scrapable

Taggers Against Drama

Taking Back PSP

the DigiChick

The Zone Groups

 

FAV ARTIST STORES

Arthur Crowe's Factory

Artistic Dreams Imaging

Artistically Inclined Licensing

Barbara Jensen Tubes

BJ's Haven Digital Art Studio

Creative Design Outlet

Doodle Dragon Studios

Dreamscape Imaging

Gorjuss (Suzanne Woolcott)

Ismael Rac

Jaguar Woman

Lynne's Designs

My Tubed Art

Myka Jelina Graphics

Nemain Ravenwood

Outlaw by Design

Pat Carlucci

Perfect Posers

Pics For Design

PSP Tube Stop

PSP Tubes Emporium

Queen Uriel's Tube Store

Scraps and the City

Swt MeloDe's Place

The Hunter

The PSP Project

TooshToosh

UFDesigns

Up Your Art

Wikked Art (Regan Styles)

Zindy Zone

 

SCRAPBOOKING FAVS

Angels Scrap Shop

Aria Sparkle

Bits2Kits

Butterfly Blush Designs

Cajoline Scrap

Capricious Scraps

Cool Scraps Digital

Country Life Graphics

Crazed Creationz by CBJ

CU4YOU

D.A.I.S.I.E. Company

Delicious Scraps Shop

Digi Scrap Kits

Digi Style Designs

DigiDesign Resort

DigiScrap Addicts

DigiScrap Depot

Digiscrapbooking.ch

DigiShopTalk

Digital Chaos

Digital Scrapbook Art

Digital-Crea

Exquisite Scraps

Heartbeatz Creationz

Heartfelt Perfections

Honored Scraps

Inspirations of Scraps Friends

KCM Graphics

My Cute Graphics

Oscrap Candy Shack

Peppermint Creative

Professional Scrap Designs

Scrap and Tubes

Scrap Girls

Scrap Orchard

Scrap Soul

Scrap Wishes

Scrapable

Scrappin Naturally

Scrapping Your Memories

Scrappy Freebies

Studio Girls Scrapbook Graphics

Sugar N Spice Scraps

SugarHillCo.com

Swheat Creations

Taggers Delight

The Digichick

The Kit Cart

TKO Scraps

Treasured Scraps

Twilight Scraps

Whimsical Divas

Whisprd Designz

Wilma4Ever

Zirconium Scraps

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Here you will find tutorials and information needed to get your new blog design underway!  We hope that you find this information helpful and informative, and if there is anything else you would like to see listed here – please let us know!

My Creative Muse is happy to feature graphics, illustrations, pixels and fonts used with commercial use permission from the artists and resources listed below.  Please take a moment to visit their sites to see if there is something you would like to incorporate in your blog design. 

Naturally you are free to pick out artwork or a scrapkit from a designer not listed below.  Please contact me and I will ensure that we are able to use it in your blog project.  There may be times when I ask you to obtain permission from the designer due to their Terms of Use.

Please note that some scrapkit designers may or may not require a Commercial Use License Fee in order to use their kits.  If so, you will be billed for the extra costs.  These costs can run from $5.00 to $25.00 per kit.

The information found here will be updated as more resources are made available.


Scrapkit Designers

I work for several scrapkit designers on their creative teams.  Each of these designers are listed below along with their requirements for the use of their kits in my blog designs.  Where a credit link is required from the scrapkit designer, this will be included with the MCM link on your blog and may not be removed from the blog while you are using the design we have created for you.

Creationz by Jo

CBJ allows her kits to be used for your personal blog in a S4H capacity.  Which means you would need to purchase the kit you wish to be used from her store and provide your receipt with the kit before I can begin work on your project.

Honored Scraps

I have exclusive rights to create blog layouts and custom Facebook Timeline covers with their kits provided a credit link is listed on the site for them. 

Jenny's Designz

I have exclusive rights to create blog layouts and custom Facebook Timeline covers with kits from Jenny's Designz provided a link is listed on the site for them. 

Myst Designs

I have exclusive rights to create blog layouts and custom Facebook Timeline covers with kits from Myst Designs provided a link is listed on the site to them.

P&A Dezigns

Kits from P&A are all personal use.  If you wish to use one of her scrapkit designs you would need to purchase the kit from her store and provide your receipt with the kit before I can begin work on your project.


Stock Photos & Graphics

BigFoto

deviantArt

EveryStockPhoto

Free Pixels

Free Range Stock

Free Stock Photography

Free Stock Photos

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FreeFoto

Geek Philosper

imagebase

iStock Photo

Kave Wall Stock

Mayang's Free Textures

Morgue File

photogen

RFillustrations

Stock Vault

stock.xchng

Turbo Photo

Vintage Pixels


Fonts

1001 Fonts

Acid Fonts

daFont

Exact Fonts

Font Freak

Font Squirrel

Fonts.com

FontSpace

Free Font Fun

Free Fonts

Google Web Fonts

Offices Without Walls

Simply the Best Fonts

urbanFonts

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions are a legal binding contract between My Creative Muse (hereafter known as "MCM") and you (hereafter known as "client") and apply to all services offered (hereinafter known as "project").  By accepting a quote in writing or verbally, or by placing an order with MCM, you confirm you are in agreement with these terms and conditions whether you have taken the time to read them or not.  We highly suggest you read them carefully.

All terms and conditions are subject to modification at any time without notice and are in effect upon posting.

GENERAL

I reserve the right to refuse services or freebies to any individual or company I deem as unfit due to content or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, sites containing adult-oriented material such as pornography, sites which promote hatred towards persons belonging to any ethnic group, religion or sexual orientation and sites which infringe copyright.

AUTHORIZATION

Client authorizes MCM to access any hosting or domain account(s) and to provide all user names, passwords and login information for the sole purpose of installing, testing, or updating client's blog design or other services purchases.  MCM does not share client information; however, we do strongly suggest that client change all supplied passwords after your project is complete.

MCM reserves the right to display a screenshot or small portion of client's completed project as an example to be included in MCM's portfolio, as well as a listing to client's blog site for a full preview of MCM's completed work.  This means that client's site can not be set to private or for invited readers only.

COMMUNICATION

Client agrees to communicate via e-mail, MSN Messenger and/or Yahoo Messenger with MCM and with the understanding that all communications are to be in written format of which a copy will be retained.  Client agrees to make himself/herself available via e-mail and/or Messenger service during MCM business hours as much as possible during client's project period in order to complete client's project in a timely manner.

PROJECT COMPLETION

MCM will provide you with an estimated completion date depending on the requirements of your project ordered.  Each party agrees to be available as much as possible during the design process to the other party for any questions or concerns that need to be addressed.

Designing a blog to function in multiple browsers can require considerable effort and time.  MCM will test your new blog to ensure that the design will work in the latest browser versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome but can not guarantee that it will work the same for other browsers (especially older versions).  Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure your blog is fully functional, but the MCM warranty will not cover AOL, text-based browsers or requested special effects that have been advised against.

CHANGES, ADDITIONAL REVISIONS & YOUR SATISFACTION

MCM will make every effort to create a design you are completely happy with, and not move on to the next phase until a suitable resolution of the minor design problem is corrected.  Any minor changes or revisions to the original approved design will be honored as long as they are minor as deemed by MCM and do not change the original design and layout.  Any changes or revisions to go above and beyond the minor definition and/or change the design layout may not be honored without causing additional charges.  Each client will be afforded ample time to review each step of the design process and are encouraged to discuss any design elements they are not satisfied with.  Additional charges, if incurred, will be billed at $20.00 per hour for the first hour and $10.00 for each additional 15 minutes after the initial hour, in addition to the already paid final invoice.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

MCM takes every effort to ensure you receive a blog that is completely error-free.  Although some errors are nearly inevitable, MCM agrees to correct any content/linking errors recognized in the project.  Clients have four (4) weeks of post installation assistance included with each blog design package.  It is the client's responsibility upon final installation to test all links, pages, check for any spelling or grammatical errors, minor fixes, etc. and report them to MCM as quickly as possible to ensure the issues can be taken care of in a timely manner.  Any issues or revisions needed after 30 days will be quoted and billed at an hourly rate as specified by MCM.

LICENSING COMPANY ARTIST GRAPHICS

These graphics and tubes are for non-profit, personal use ONLY. I have licenses with several of these companies, but they are for my personal use only.  I do offer freebies from time to time in accordance with company terms of use.  All freebies offered by MCM are for personal use only and are not allowed to be used for any commercial blogs, sites, or ventures.  See the enclosed terms of use provided with each freebie for additional information and restrictions.

RFillustrations is the only artist licensing company that allows select work to be used for commercial purposes.  A royalty-free license must be purchased for each individual image.  If you are interested in incorporating one of these images in your design, you will be charged the cost of the royalty-free license unless I already own that particular image.

COMMERCIAL USE LICENSES & MEMBERSHIPS

I am happy to support artists who allow commercial use of their work either by purchasing a membership to their site or by purchasing their commercial use graphics, clip art, scrap kits or fonts.  Please be advised, however, that if you request particular items to be included in your design that require said licenses or memberships, you will be charged 20% of the license/membership price in addition to your package price if I am not already an owner of the license/membership from said organization.

SCRAP 4 HIRE (S4H) OR SCRAP FOR OTHER (S40) KITS

Client guarantees that any S4H/S4O kits provided to MCM for the sole purpose of including them in client's design are owned by client or that client has permission from the rightful owner to use said kit.  Client agrees to hold harmless, protect, and defend MCM from any claim or lawsuit arising from unlawful use of any elements furnished by client. In most cases, proof of permission to use graphics, photos, clip art, artwork, or text will be requested.  All terms of use by the S4H/S4O designer must be adhered to and client is required to provide their terms of use to MCM.

There are several talented scrapkit designers listed on my Resources page which allow for use of their work with certain restrictions by MCM.  Please feel free to review their work and see if you find something of interest to you.

USE OF IMAGES

No graphics/images created for any blog are to be used for any other reason, they must remain as created for your blog only.  For instance, you cannot take the header, background, or any other image used for your blog and use them for your Twitter or Facebook account, cut it down to make a banner, etc.  In saying this, the only items that you may use elsewhere are any avatars, signatures and banners that I create for you.

No graphics/images created for any blog are to be used for any print project/job.  The header created for your blog is NOT a logo and cannot be used for print.  Any print project includes but is not limited to the following:  business cards, postcards, invitations, letterhead, email stationery, brochures, handouts, company banners or signage, t-shirts, clothing, cups, totes, gifts or any other print project.

OWNERSHIP

MCM owns the copyright to the finished web design produced for client.  Client is assigned rights to use the design elements, coding, templates, etc. as a web site once final payment and any additional charges incurred have been paid in full.  Any graphics, text and elements supplied by the client shall remain the property of the client.  Any commercial materials purchased for the creation of any web site shall retain the copyright of the original creators and not MCM.  Client is required to keep the proper copyright notice on each page intact that the artwork is used on.  Client is prohibited from removing any copyright notices and can be subject to legal actions if doing so.

CLIENT'S COMPLETED PROJECT

Client agrees not to alter, change, copy, give or resell to any other persons or designers the coding, design, graphics, artwork or elements used in your design.  The completed project by MCM must be used and displayed exactly as created and delivered to the client.  Client may not have another person or organization alter, change, or update the design or hire other persons to move the design from one web site to another.  Client may, however, remove the design from their site and no longer use it.

MY CREATIVE MUSE CREDITS & LINKS

All blogs require text links back to the original graphic artist and/or to MCM on the bottom of each blog page establishing artwork, design, and development credit.  Additionally, all blogs require a copyright banner establishing design and development credit to MCM.  The links and banners are to remain in place indefinitely until such time as the site or blog design is no longer used and published on the internet.  Removal or modification of credits or banners is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. 

QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Any questions or concerns relating to the Terms of Use listed herein, please address with me via our contact form.

 

MCM Layaway Plan

MCM is the only blog design service that offers its clients a layaway payment plan option for all of your blog design needs!  I understand that times are difficult for everyone, so I am offering this service to enable you to break up your total purchase price into  a smaller, more manageable payment. 

Please read all of the information on this page before committing to the layaway payment plan. Clients using the layaway payment plan understand and agree that once your first installment payment is made, no refunds will be given even if you decide to cancel your order.

HOW IT WORKS

So just how does it work?  It's very simple really!  You decide what services you would like and let us know via our Project Request Form (be sure to check the appropriate box for the MCM Layaway Plan also).

We will take your total order and divide it into payments according to the plan you have chosen.  You will receive an invoice for the 1st installment on your purchase via PayPal.  Make your payment within ten (10) days of receiving it and that's it!  Every month we will send you an invoice for your next payment installment.

When you have only one payment remaining on your installment plan, we will add you to the Project Waiting List and you will receive an email indicating when your project is scheduled to begin.  Each project takes approximately 9 to 12 days to complete.  You will be given the next available time slot on the Project Waiting List and we will begin working on your project once the final installment has been made.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is my main priority and protecting that privacy at all times, in all manners, is of utmost importance to me.  I will never collect and share names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, or credit card information.  I do not keep a record of login and password information once your design project is completed.  Your name and email address information is used only to communicate with you and will be kept in confidence. 

All payments go directly through PayPal, which safely and securely processes payments without sharing your financial information.

Your information will never be sold, rented, disclosed, loaned or traded to an outside party.

Project Request Form

Thank you for considering My Creative Muse to assist you with your blog design needs.  Please complete the Project Request form below.  When I reply to your request, it will be from my business email address ( kimcm@live.com ) so please be sure to check your spam folder if you have not received a reply within 48 hours.


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R2G Designs

What exactly is a R2G Design?  R2G stands for "Ready 2 Go" and that's exactly what our R2G Blog Designs and Facebook Timeline Covers are - ready to go!  With minimal customization (such as your blog name, tag line or slogan) you can have a brand new look in just minutes!

We offer pre-made blog designs and Facebook timeline covers that are extremely affordable, user-friendly and provide a quick way to get your blog online or to update an old look. 


R2G Blog Designs

R2G Blog Designs are simple background designs and coordinating headers and are sold as shown.  Backgrounds are seamlessly tiled and 1800px x 1800px and headers are 1200px wide (height varies on design).

Any additional text (other than customizing the blog name and your tag line on the header), widgets, buttons, social icons, etc. you need added to your sidebars or additional embellishments are your responsibility.

You can find our selection of Ready to Go Blog Designs in our store, just click through the previews and select the design you would like to order from the drop down list.

If you wish to utilize our Layaway Payment Plan, you must use the Project Request form and check that you wish to use the Layaway Payment Plan so that you can be billed properly.

If you wish to have changes made, you can choose to upgrade your R2G design to either the MCM Basic Blog Package or the MCM Deluxe Blog Package.  In addition - we have several Add-On items available as well.

New designs are constantly being added so be sure to check our R2G Designs selection often!


R2G Timeline Covers

Customized with your blog name and tag line (or other text that you choose that falls within the Facebook Timeline Rules), these pre-made designs are ready to upload to your Facebook page.

The R2G Facebook Timeline Package includes:

  • Standard Size of 851px wide by 351px long
  • Design as shown on preview
  • Font (if any) as shown on the preview
  • Name and/or text if shown on the preview
  • You supply your own logo photo

All of the sample previews will show you where your logo photo will be placed. This is not something I can change, it is the standard placement as set by Facebook.

New designs are constantly being added so be sure to check our R2G Designs selection often!

Contact Form

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to use the form below and I will be in touch with you as quickly as possible. Replies will be from my business email address ( kimcm@live.com ) so please check your spam folder if you have not received a reply within 48 hours. 

Please check my availability before contacting me for any work by viewing my Project Waiting List hereIf you wish to place a project request, please use the form on my Project Request page.

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MCM is proud to assist our clients during the following business hours:

Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday (by appointment only) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sundays & Holidays Closed

My Creative Muse gladly accepts payment via PayPal, where you know your transactions are secure!  PayPal accepts bank debit/credit cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.  If you need information on how to submit a payment via PayPal, please use the contact form to reach me and I will email the information to you.

 

R2G Blog Designs

R2G Blog Designs are sold AS IS - meaning, you will receive the package exactly as stated on the showcase page.  Any additional text, widgets, buttons, social icons, etc. you need added to your sidebars or additional embellishments are your responsibility.

Click the previews below to visit the showcase page for that particular blog design.  From there you have the option of clicking on the preview image to view the blog layout and design in action.  Information is listed on each of the showcase pages  as to what is included with that particular R2G Blog Package. 

Ordering information is listed at the bottom of each showcase page.  If you wish to utilize our Layaway Payment Plan, you must use the Project Request form and check that you wish to use the Layaway Payment Plan so that you can be billed properly.

If you wish to have changes made, you can choose to upgrade your R2G design to either the MCM Basic Blog Package or the MCM Deluxe Blog Package.  In addition - we have several Add-On items available as well.

More designs will be available in the near future!

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