5 Facts: October

I’m joining in a new linky, and it looks like a fun one!! It’s all about getting to know each other.

Here’s “5 Facts About Me” that you might not know….


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Update and an Easter Sale!

I know that I haven’t blogged in forever. I truly do apologize for that!!  When life gets busy, I tend to give up blogging to allow for making time for other things.  I honestly will make an effort to blog more and keep you all updated on what’s going on.  

I have a few things planned for the month of April, so be sure to keep an eye out here and follow my stores.  I just sent a note out to followers on TPT, so if you follow me there, you’ll see just a couple of upcoming events at The Schoolhouse.  The first thing is….

EasterSale1 FINAL

All of my Christian materials will be on sale for 15% off the entire Easter weekend.  The sale will run from 3 April to 6 April, so you’ll have plenty of time to stock up on those religious printables that you’ve had your eyes on!!  Also, as I always do with sales, I’ll be adding at least 1 new product during the sale.  Since this sale is on Christian items, that’s probably what I’ll be adding this weekend.

You can find this sale at….

The Schoolhouse @ TeachersPayTeachers

The Schoolhouse @ Teachers Notebook



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Clipart has Arrived at The Schoolhouse

Well, I told you that I hoped to be adding a clipart line to The Schoolhouse and that’s happened!!

ArmorOfGod PREVIEW byTheIllustrated Schoolhouse1

This first set is for the Armor of God.  They’re in PNG format, so they have transparent backgrounds.  It includes the color and black & white versions.  There’s a total of 16 pieces.  They can be layered to dress the boy and girl in the full Armor of God.  You can get them for $4.

I wish I could take credit for these great pieces, but my husband is the artist.  He drew them on paper and then we scanned them into the computer.  I colored them and formatted them.  We hope you’ll go by The Schoolhouse at TPT or TN to check them out!!



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Would You Be Willing To Pay??

I recently found some clipart that I like and really want to use it in some of the printables that I create.  The problem is, it’s not allowed to be at all for freebies.  I’d like to know if you’d be willing to pay a small fee (say 50¢) per printable created using these graphics.  It’d be my typical materials that I create and I wouldn’t size anything down or try to make extra.  Payments would be made via PayPal and you’d receive the item by e-mail within 24 hours.  I just need to charge something to so that I’m not violating the TOU of the artist and her clipart.

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About My Printables – A Must Read!!

I have some issues to address with all of you, my readers and users of my printables.  In the time that I’ve been in Y!Groups and had a blog, there’s been many changes.  As with anything, some changes are good and some aren’t so good.  In January of 2010, there were huge changes to the graphics that we were allowed to use on free printables.

There has been more changes, the latest coming from Scrappin’ Doodles.  I purchased the license so that I can continue to use their graphics and give the printables away on my blog.  I have no problem doing that.  I do this to help people that have kids, work with kids, are teachers, grandparents, homeschoolers…..well, just anyone who interacts with kids.  I do this because the KIDS benefit.

My biggest problem is that my printables are being “abused”.  Below every single post is a brief TOU (terms of use).  I also include my full TOU in each printable download.  On top of that, I have a tab at the top of the blog with my TOU and Disclaimer.  Despite all this, I’m still finding my creations in places that they don’t belong.  The main location that I find them is Giga.  I have NEVER allowed my printable creations to be on Giga and I stress that. 

That is part of my TOU because I don’t know who’s grabbing them from you on Giga and you don’t technically have control of who’s getting them and where they go when someone downloads.  I don’t allow ANY uploading to Giga, AIM, 4Shared or any other online file storage/sharing service.  The reasons why it’s part of my TOU doesn’t matter.  The TOU should be honored no matter what.  Just know that it’s in place to protect the artist, the graphics, and myself. 

I’m sorry that I have to do this, much less say this, but it has to be done.  From now on, if I find my materials in any location that they’re not supposed to be, I’ll find a way to ban that person from downloading my materials and accessing them.  By people not honoring TOU, they’re ruining it for others.  It’s not only ruining things for you and others, it’s ruining it for the KIDS.  The KIDS are what this is all about and by you “abusing” what’s being freely given and shared with you, only the KIDS lose out. 

Also, if you find my printable materials used or in any location that they shouldn’t be, please ask that they be removed.  If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll handle it.  There’s no reason to let others lose  your change for free printables that are helping your KIDS!!

The final part of business is that if you have a problem with me or the printables that I create, please take it up with me.  There’s no need to run to artists, other bloggerss, teachers, or groups.  I’m very easy to work with and I’m willing to listen and learn.  I’ve been at this a long time, but there’s still mistakes that I make and I feel like we all can learn something new each day.  There’s just no need to go behind my back.  I have a “contact” button in the right hand column and there’s always leaving a comment.  Contact me at any time…..I love feedback!!

Thanks for reading and I hope that we don’t have any more issues with this.  My hope is that we don’t lose any more artists or graphics stores.  I’d love to be able to keep creating and helping you and especially the KIDS!! 

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