5 Storenvy Features Weekly


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So I’m back to feeling well again and I re-opened my storenvy. I’m going to go back to featuring stores from Storenvy.com because there’s so much talent on there I’d just love to share! Click the images to visit the stores.

First one is Minabea Jewellery:

There ends this week’s Storenvy Features! Like I said, lots of talent and great products! Check them out, or give them some feedback! I think the best part is that they are all friendly. Nothing makes me happier than to be around lovely well mannered sellers. If you’re like me, you’re sick of places like ebay where manners aren’t the number one priority. These sellers and many others on Storenvy are great!

Next week I’ll be featuring another 5 stores <3!

iOffer.com Scammers Market?


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English: eBay Logo

English: eBay Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have had one plesant transaction that was genuine and 9 refunds and the sellers got very rude and not wanting to give back my money even though I caught them selling pirated software. One incident was so bad I am glad I had the forsight to take screencaps but the seller is still selling pirated software! They were only ask and only removed one of their pirated wares. More annoyingly at least six or so times I was sold software with a kegenerator which I immediately got rid of, got a refund and reported them for it. BUT the annoyance is that they have a 99% seller rating with a lot of sellers saying thanks for the software it works great so I thought surely this is a legitimate seller but no. Either the buyers are really silly or happy with their pirate ware.

One seller went so far as to give me a one star rating saying I was a bad buyer and don’t sell to me. But my ebay with 100% positive from sellers will tell you otherwise. I know they were just burned for getting into trouble though and it doesn’t bother me none if they do bad mouth me because when the facts are laid down on the table it’s hard to ignore whom is really in the wrong. My point is, don’t read the feedback on iOffer as a way to gauge how reliable the seller is, it’s useless. It’s not moderated as well as it should be and it’s not as strict as ebay and there’s a lot of program piracy going on. As far as online shopping goes, stick to ebay and amazon and like me, never ever buy anything without paypal. EVER! Or you probably won’t get your money back if you catch them doing you wrong.

One refund was refused, I reported them they said hahahahaha good luck getting your money back so I went straight to paypal. Got my money back after 1-2weeks through paypal and they’re in hot water with them. So back at you, hahaha.

Not saying ioffer is a bad place, I am saying that it could be more strict and do more research into sellers they catch with pirated software. In fact it’s the only place I can still buy a laptop charger from for my oldie laptop at a good price and fast shipping. What I am saying is, if it looks too good to be true it probably is, and don’t rely on the seller rating. I think a lot of it is falsified though, which is just my opinion from my experiences there. But I am very annoyed with many sellers there.

Many others have had great experiences and I say good for you but for those of us who have had multiple bad experiences, it’s not so great a site. The part I hate most is the seller is who you ask for a refund and if the seller says no the site supports the sellers decision. It takes days of arguing before you can get your money back especially if the seller is pissed off at you. Took me moments though. When ioffer didn’t help and only unlisted the item, I bypassed them and went to paypal and got my cash back. So my advice? Use paypal for all online purchases and go through paypal for a refund!

I am however interested in other user experiences, good or bad. Would anyone else like to share their thoughts? I have tried looking for reviews about ioffer and turned up little and lately I am seeing a lot more bloggers complaining of scams. It would be lovely to hear some good things or just other opinions about it.

iOffer.com has a lot of potential but if it wants to be great it needs a lot of work and to really up their game in buyer and seller support!

Each time I have been hit with pirated software, I have messaged the seller back saying please give me a refund I am offended that you have sold me pirated software, got rid of it and did all the virus scans etc. Most were nice about it and didn’t deny it, but some were rude and willing to fight me saying it was legal and that I was just a bad buyer and a bad person. Key generators are NOT legal! Sadly there is only one way to find out if the seller is or isn’t selling legal items on iOffer, and that is to buy it or hopefully google search the item and seller and hopefully someone else out there was brave enough to complain about it. However for the other buyers knowingly buying this software and leaving positive feedback, that’s not good, it’s not right and you can get into a lot of trouble for aiding them and using those illegal items.

For older shoppers that aren’t tech savy or even young shoppers, if you receive a key generator also known as a keygen, immediately get rid of it. A lot of them are very dangerous viruses but they are illegal and to use one to hack software is very illegal. Do not be fooled by the seller. Do not fall for their words telling you that it is legal because it’s not and report them to the appropriate people.

That’s the end of my little compaint or rather rant.

Storenvy Shop Features!


I thought it was about time I got around to doing some features but this time I am featuring shops from Storenvy.com which is filled with talented small businesses and lots of kind people!

First up is Tinkers Magical Junk Trunk See and click below to check out their store!

Blitz 2 Glitz

LuxaRose Apparel

D3L0C4T3D Threadz

Check them all out! There will be more features later on! More talented stores and items to come!

Blender + Sculptris + Wings3D + Google Sketchup + Poser Debut + Anime Studio


That’s what I’ve been up to. Using them all to do various things and animation. I discovered that I can import objects and poser scenes into anime studio pro 8. I’ve been using blender as well to model and I’m going to try to animate in it. I found out that using weld in Wings3D will help make blender objects import better into sculptris. And yeah.

I’ve always liked google sketch up but now that I have anime studio I am now able to build my set and animate in 2D with a 3D room and it’s much easier. I won’t be sharing the animation for a long time though. I’m no where near good enough yet but I am studying up for it all on my lonesome. I thought that it’s been a while since I’ve shared anything so I am here to share some sculptris sculptures and blender things I’ve been making.

And that’s what I have been up to and migraines are kind of holding me down a lot. Haven’t been to well but I’ll get better ^w^

Help Launch ProjectTrinity’s Big Game


Help Launch ProjectTrinity’s Biggest GameImage By annria2002. Made for my game. I’ll be commissioning her for the entire game if we successfully fun this project enough.

Hello, everyone!

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/3887-free-to-play-2d-rpg-mesto-accelerando

The link above leads to a crowdfunding project for our upcoming game called “Mesto Accelerando”. Crowdfunding is basically where supporters can spend money (even just a $1) in “fueling” someone’s project. In return, they get little goodies that, depending on the person, can be very personal or helpful while relating to the actual project. For this one, I’m offering soundtracks, albums, and even original composi

That thumb leads to the original journal. They’re working on what looks like a pretty awesome game and I’d love to see them succeed but it would be best if you visited the journal for the full info. Great art as well. It would be lovely if you guys could spread the word to :heart:

I’m willing to bribe you guys with free full scale commissions. I’ll do it if you donate or write up a feature journal. Endless slots. I’m not putting a limit but first come first served and I’ll put your name in this journal so I can keep track. If there’s no names then I’ll be a very sad panda T^T

Update Your Tablet Driver


So I was thinking, I’ve been getting a lot of tablet issues and I noticed there is a new driver update which I am about to install but not a lot of people know that constant pressure sensitivity loss and the tablet though it is on keeps giving error messages that it’s not connected, usually just updating the driver for your tablet make and model fixes all of these issues. Sometimes the latest one isn’t suitable and you may have to go to a previous one but most times, it’s not your tablet and it’s not dying out of warranty, it’s just that the driver is full of bugs and needs an update. I keep forgetting to share this, but here it is and hope this helps!

If you have a wacom tablet and can’t remember the model and don’t have the box, don’t worry, it’s on the back of your tablet.

Journal Making: To Sell Or Not To Sell?


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Firstly, take a look at these INCREDIBLE handmade journals on Etsy.


A number of friends have asked if I am going to sell my journals or if I will turn it into a serious business adventure and sell them regularly. I am very on the fence about selling them for a number of reasons. The main one is the competition and being handmade and my first time, I have yet to learn a good way of trimming and the finer points of book binding plus, my art is not only not very popular and an acquired taste in most cases. I’m not very design savy or up to date with what’s hot and what’s not as far as designs and cover art goes. I am more artwork orientated rather than design and knowing how to place things.

If I were to consider it I would use Etsy over ebay. The listing costs a fraction of that of ebay and I feel much safer there as both a seller and a buyer. So many on there are so professional in every aspect as well as kind. The overall environment is very friendly and user friendly. And there really are the best of the best handmade items on Etsy and their alchemy feature, wow, just wow. I love the alchemy feature where you can ask for something custom made. I use to use my etsy to sell prints and paintings and other things I’ve made like bookmarks when I was into making things. But it’s hard. It’s very, very, very hard to sell anywhere and to get a client base which usually starts with people you know. And it takes a lot of commitment. You have to do a lot of advertising. This isn’t a bad thing, many have made a great living from it. But you have to see why I am put off from selling my journals.

I don’t have that kind of time to put into advertising and I don’t know lots of people and I don’t have much family, and getting my name out there to people has proven to be near impossible over the years which is very disheartening to anyone that might consider selling anything, and I especially don’t have the money to do it. But if I were to consider it, I would offer the alchemy option because we all like different types of journals with different grades of paper and finding the right one for you is almost impossible! I personally hate to go journal shopping. I love journals a lot, don’t get me wrong there. I’ve found two in my life, and I spent $25 on both and they are so good I am scared to write in them because of the fear of running out of pages and loosing that joy to write and have to attempt to find another like it. So I made some for myself. But some people have taken a liking to them and want the one they saw. I would hate to deny them so if they ask of course I would make it and send them one.

The types of journals I want and like don’t even exist where I live and if they did they’d be expensive. I’m even considering putting together my own art journals now. I liked the books I use to get in primary school where one page was lined the other was blank and so on and so forth. I love super thick pages in my art books because I never know when I will suddenly decide to use my watercolours on it or break out the calligraphy kit and start inking traditionally. I’m very spontaneous as a writer and even worse as an artist. I’ve been dead asleep before and leapt out of bed to write. I have a book next to me while I sleep just in case I should ever have the need to do that again but I always seem to have the wrong book available which is why I like the convenience of the one lined one blank system.

I also like to make books to handwrite manuscripts and storyboarding. I prefer to keep mine together and have it tabbed. I’ve tried others ways and the amount of fraying that happened was beyond a joke. I told a few people this and they said I should sell those but it’s simply not that easy or simple. I’ve found the 90% of the time, most people buy journals from the design a lone or the design is the main focus. I’m guilty of this myself and later I regret it because the paper is usually so very poor in quality. I’ve since then learned to feel the paper and I actually know what kinds of texture to go for and even just from feeling the thickness I can tell if it’s right for me or not.

Another factor that I thought of when making these journals and whether or not to sell them was pens. I LOVE to write in felt tipped pens and draw with them. I prefer real ink pens as opposed to biro ink or gels. I HATE gel pens with a passion because of the number of times I swore it was dry but it smeared across the page. I am so fussy about having a clean page that this really grates on my nerves. I thought about the possibilities in making a journal with thick yet absorbent paper. What stopped me? The cost of said paper. Funnily enough I found a bundle of card stock that I forgot about and I made a journal from that and it suits me perfectly. It’s thick, good to go over with watercolours and easy to print on if I want lines. Cover art prints out ok. Not amazingly as the digital version but still pretty good. And then that tiny negative voice speaks up and plants seeds of doubt everywhere. It’s that doubt that holds me back from selling or giving it a go. So this is where I stand. I have ideas but am to frightened to take the step and take a chance.

I even had an idea for a watercolour diary/journal unlike others. For documenting purposes and learning or remembering techniques. I’d make it landscape sized, half of it on the one page would have boxes and space to write and the other blank. The boxes for colours you definitely want to use again and space to write down what you did to get that colour and extra space for annotations. But the question of whether or not others would find it as useful, still remains. This is the question that always holds me back from selling anything.