So why am I doing this?
Not to get cheesy here, but I've found my purpose in life is to help animals. At the end of the day, I want to know I did something worthwhile. Yes, I'm one of those "bleeding heart" animal people. I volunteer at 3 shelters in Austin, foster bottle baby kittens, care for a feral cat colony domesticating and TNR'ing them, and I'm on call with local apartment management groups to help them find solutions to stray animals in their area.
That’s of course on top of spoiling my own 4 fur-babies, Sprinkles (aka Mr.Sprinx), Jewels, Milo (aka Choco), and Leo (aka Leo NO, Leo STOP, OMG LEO).
I donate a portion of all proceeds because it’s what makes me feel fulfilled at the end of the day. Crazy person? Possibly. Happy person? Heck yes.
As the shop grows (knock on wood!), the percent donated will be able to go up and up!
My Ultimate Goal?
I dream of making a noticeable impact in turning the U.S. Animal Shelter System No-Kill. Initially I felt that meant starting my own non-profit shelter, but after going to no-kill conferences and meeting amazing shelter managers, I realized what was needed of me was helping to empower them and unite the industry while equipping them with free tools for everything from resources to manage their data, to adoption event flyers, educational materials, marketing, cage cards, forums and help for fosters, free websites, you name it. You might be surprise how much design is involved when it comes to changing the world. Hey, I'd always joked I'd change the world with design!
Everything I do is in pursuit of saving animals and reforming the shelter system. We can and we will. The problem has already been solved, it's just not being implemented. I started this as a way to raise money for my favorite shelters during my free time, but now it has grown in to a way to help a movement (of course still helping my favorites ;) . I’ve been blown away by how eager Etsy crafters have jumped on board! I’m so close to being able to do this full-time, which means one step closer to shelters that are actually sheltering from harm.
If you work with an animal shelter that would like to use any of my designs to help raise money, please message me! They're create for DIY items to sell at adoption events (car stickers, t-shirts, laptop stickers, etc.).
Cat mom of 4. Bleeding heart animal person. Addicted to launching start-ups. I was on Shark Tank, sold the company, launched a new one, then started side shops on Etsy as a way to raise funds for no-kill cat shelters & other animal groups!
Mr.Sprinx keeps all shop members in line, files our taxes, and maintains efficiency over all. He wears a lot of hats and does whatever is needed of him.
Returns & exchanges
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Occasionally I'd like to thank my Etsy supporters with free Downloads through an email. I may also send you special discount codes that are solely for people that found me through Etsy. I promise not to spam you or send useless emails. We all get enough junk mail as it is! NOTE: You can easily unsubscribe at the bottom of any email.
Frequently asked questions
Where's my download? What's taking so long? HELP!
Once you place your order, Etsy manages it all automatically. Sometimes the payment processing step can be a little slow, so try giving in a couple of minutes to do its thing.
If you feel like something isn't right, and you still haven't received an email from Etsy with a download link, and there's no link on your purchases page, then the next step is to contact Etsy.
Etsy does has a great troubleshooting guide here:
My file won't open! What's going on?
99.99% of the time, the short answer is:
All of the downloads are ".zip" files, which will need to be unzipped/decompressed before you can actually use them.
The longer answer:
I make sure you get what you're paying for. You're going to get every file type you could possibly need for any crafting machine or project now or in the future that you can dream up!
That means, you're getting a LOT of files, and it is BIG. So, they are "zipped" into a compressed folder.
Once you unzip the downloaded file, you'll see it becomes a folder (or multiple folders for larger bundles) with 5 file types in it (SVG, PNG, EPS, JPG, PNG).
**CHECK THE NEXT FAQ QUESTION BELOW -- HOW TO UNZIP A .ZIP!**
How do I open a .ZIP file?
There are several free programs (and paid ones) to unzip files if you don't already have one on your computer. A quick google search for "open .zip file" will show you a bunch of options.
A non-software based option is to use a website that will open it for you and give you a download link for each individual file inside the zipped folder.
Here's one that I use: bit.ly/unzipit
NOTE FOR PC USERS: A common oversight when you unzip a file on a PC is that it LOOKS like it's open (you can see all the files), but it's actually just a preview. You'll need to DRAG the files OUT of that window that popped up. THEN you can open them. I know..computers are silly.
I have an error on my computer, can you help?
I will ALWAYS do my very best to help!
In order to make sure I have time to give to people with truly unique errors, please follow these steps first to try to solve the issue:
1. Read through my FAQ
(97% of the time I just copy/paste the answers there to solve a problem)
2. Make sure this isn't an Etsy related issue.
If your payment isn't processing, or the download isn't popping up, that's something Etsy support will have to help with.
3. Make sure it's not an issue specific to your craft machine.
If you're cutting stops halfway, or isn't responding to your computer, or if your designs aren't transferring from your desktop to you ipad, etc., these sorts of issues would need to be handled by the company you purchased them from.
Can you send me a .HUS or .PES or other embroidery file type?
Short Answer: No (not yet!)
I've been receiving more and more requests - so please let me know you're interested too!
I've started looking in to digitizing software and hope to find something soon that I'm happy with so that I can start offering embroidery-specific file types. They're a big investment, so I've been waiting to get a feel for what % of people would be interested in them.
I love getting messages with requests for future additions to the shop! :)
Can I use these in work I'm selling?
Yes and no.
Every file you buy comes with a Free, limited commercial license that allows you to use it on printed/physical items that YOU yourself make my hand and sell, up to 100 times.
So, for example, if you make tote bags with an svg you bought, you can sell up to 100 of them. I might even help promote them! This is only offered to independent crafters and students with teams no larger than 2 people.
If you're just uploading them to a site like Zazzle, or selling digital files that is NOT allowed.
You CANNOT sell any of these designs (in part or as-is) as digital art, downloads, give them away for free, or upload them to a crafting site that shares them (that'd just be sad - I'm trying to raise money for animals here!)
Disclaimer & Copyright Claim
You, the user, are solely responsible for determining if phrases used in any designs are trademarked or have any legal limitations for your intended usage.
You agree to use all files in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. We are not liable for any infringement or penalty that results from improper or illegal use.
We reserve the right to revoke or suspend any and all licensing privileges at any time, for any reason.
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The purchase of this file does not transfer rights or ownership to the buyer. By purchasing any file, you agree to all shop policies and usage.