Friday, June 23, 2006

often imitated...


i am disappointed (and frankly a bit pissed) tonight. why you might ask? b/c i was looking at some products another SBing company has put out and it looks a lot like our paisley chipboard sets. it isn't that we have the market on paisleys but you have to ask yourself when the designs punch out EXACTLY like ours, where does the line get drawn from "inspiration" to something else? i won't mention any names here but if you see some out there that looks like ours but isn't, you will know. and on that note, we have noticed some other companies "being inspired" by our tins also. i guess the question is where is the line drawn on inspiration to something else?
but you know what, we move on, deb and i counted 92 new products for CHA summer and you can be sure that they will be cutting edge and you won't be able to beat our packaging with the value. that is what we have built in 3 years. you can't take that from us.

13 Comments:

At 6/24/2006 08:34:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

How does that phrase go: imitation is the best form of flattery? GIANT HUGS!!! We still know where the original inspiration and talent came from!!!

 
At 6/24/2006 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Carmen said...

Where do you draw the line indeed?? I love your products Caroline! Trust that you have loyal customers, and move forward!!

 
At 6/24/2006 03:03:00 PM, Blogger cass said...

Caroline, I know first hand how frustrating this is. All you can do is move on. As talented as you two are, you will leave them in the dust. Hugs, Cass @ Paper Tales

 
At 6/25/2006 12:37:00 AM, Blogger SteveandHeather said...

MR Chipboard is STILL the best around - in quality, originality, and design. It's too bad that someone grabbed the idea, but yours is still best!

 
At 6/25/2006 02:28:00 AM, Blogger Carol said...

What's that phrase about if you can't beat 'em? They just knew they couldn't beat you! I can't wait to see all your new stuff for CHA!!!

carol callaway :)

 
At 6/25/2006 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Kimmie said...

your stuff is tops, no one can compare, they may try but will surely fail!! MR all theway!!!

 
At 6/25/2006 08:41:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

That sucks! I've been a MR fan for a long time and will continue to support you guys!

 
At 6/26/2006 02:49:00 PM, Anonymous greetje said...

you 2 make the hottest stuff in the world

 
At 6/27/2006 02:33:00 PM, Blogger patti said...

I'm so sorry to hear that others have been robbing MR ideas. Unreal! There is no way the quality could compare to the true MR products! I CAN"T wait to see yoru new stuff!

 
At 6/28/2006 02:25:00 PM, Blogger JoE said...

You know, I thought the same thing when I saw the shameless imitation...but you know what...they really can't compare to your product. Maya Road rocks. Always has. Always will.

 
At 6/28/2006 10:55:00 PM, Blogger Heather B. said...

When you lead... people follow! :) Just proves you've got a good thing going.

 
At 7/01/2006 09:01:00 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

They can never imitate MR - NEVER! People know the best when it comes to tins and chipboard!

 
At 7/02/2006 08:24:00 AM, Blogger StampinGranny said...

I have many of your products and will continue to use only "yours"!

 

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