I've had this happen to me not to long ago, not a good feeling
. Has it hurt my business? Not really, they can try to imitate all they want, like you ladies metioned, we make our creations in our own way. At the end of the day I know that my work will speak for itself! I don't have a problem sharing input if it's asked. There is another thread tonight about my two-toned carnation puffs, and I made a comment as a sign of appreciation from all the help I have received in return. It's another thing to spend time to create a perfect item just to have it hacked into. Although I'm paid for my item, I still see it as a waste. A waste of my time and my talent. JMO, it's not directed towards you or anyone else in this thread. Just wanted to share how I felt when it happened to me.