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Sherri last won the day on August 4

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About Sherri

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    IBSkin Owner & Skin Designer
  • Birthday 03/02/1974

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    Graphics design, web design, software themes, oil painting, music and entertaining friends.

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  1. An Update From Sherri

    I am truly sorry to all of you for my absence lately. As some of you may already know, my husband of 22 years came home from offshore and went straight into the arms of another woman. He left me and he is demanding a divorce but he will not file anytime soon in fear of paying alimony. He took all the money, closed our bank account, cancelled my credit card and debit card and is refusing to help me in any way. He also cost me my part time bartending job as well. I have 2 weeks before the 1st when I lose my house and my car if I can't come up with $1000 total to pay rent and car payment. Please know that I am working around the clock along with Pete & Wotsit to get these themes out to you guys as soon as possible. Right now, my life depends on it. I have no where to go and no one to stay with and no one to help me. I am on my own. I've never been alone before in my entire life and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this. The first 10 days after he left me, I pretty much stayed curled up in a ball crying and throwing up. My head injury he caused is now healed so I'm able to work just fine, but there is a LOT of things I've been trying to take care of. Unfortunately, I can't afford an attorney to take him to court to get financial support and we don't have many resources in this area I live in to help me since I don't have small children, so I am pretty much screwed. Now you all know what has been going on and why I haven't been here. I thought these problems would just go away, but they only got worse. Now, IBTheme is my only hope for survival. Please know that I am trying very hard to get these themes out. Matt is working on a patch to help fix our export problems with the themes that have custom images. In the mean time, I'm working on a theme that has no custom images, only css edits, so I can at least get something out to you guys a.s.a.p. Sherri
  2. I recently took on a new 2nd job. While it's only part time of working 3 or 4 afternoons / evenings a week, the last two weeks (my first two weeks on the new job) have been spent training. Now that my training is complete, I'll be on my regular part time 3 or 4 day a week schedule so I'll be able to balance my schedule with working here on IBTheme. Today is my first day off in almost 2 weeks. I've looked over the forums today and noticed a few of you getting frustrated with my absence lately, and that is completely understandable. However, I need you all to also understand, I have to do what I have to do in order to get the bills paid. With IPB 4 having it's own built in theme editor and with all the complicated changes running people off to switch to different (simpler / user-friendly) software, my sales dropped by 75%. It is for this reason that I stopped premium membership sales months ago because I knew by taking on another job, I couldn't promise a fast production of themes to keep things moving like I was before. I am not, nor having I been able to for quite some time; been able to give anyone any definite on if or when a theme will be made or released for this very reason. It takes about 3 to 4 days minimum to create a theme. If I only sell 5 of those themes, that's $125. If I get 2 of those out a week, that's $250 for the week that I make for total income. IF they even sell. That's $1000 a month IF I'm lucky enough to make 5 sales per theme, which lately, I'm not. No one can live on that low of an income these days. The other job I have now has me working my butt off, non-stop for 8 hours straight with no chance to sit down even once. No breaks, no chance to rest at all. So when I get home, I'm drained to the point of total exhaustion. I usually get home around 4am at the end of the night. By the time I get my shower and get in bed, it's about 5am. I sleep till about noon or 1pm. I get up, get my coffee, get a couple hours of work done on the computer and then it's time to make dinner for the family and spend time with the husband and kids. So I get most of my computer work (themes) done on my days off. IF I get any work done on these themes on the days I go in to work late in the afternoon, that's great, but I can't guarantee that. Also, since I'm the part time girl, then that means I'm the one on call when someone calls in sick, so I may end up being called in on my day off at the last minute when I may have had plans to work on my themes. I can't control this happening and I can't refuse the extra work. Now that I'm trained and my schedule is leveling out, I can start producing more themes. I'm off 3 days this week. I'm finishing up custom themes right now for a customer that had a very large order of several themes. This has been taking all my spare time when I'm not at my other job. I will have these customs finished up this week. Once they are done, I will be stopping ALL custom themes indefinitely, until IBTheme's business picks up enough to be where it use to be and I no longer have to work an additional outside job anymore. I realize that I'm going to have to get a LOT of themes released in the theme shop for that to happen, so that is my goal. I do not want to have to work 2 jobs, trust me. I'm doing everything I can to make sure this is temporary. IBTheme is my pride and joy. My baby. It is my first priority, BUT... I have to answer to a boss with this other job, and they don't let me set my own hours, so there's that to consider. I WILL still be offering upgrading of custom themes already done, so if you have a custom theme made by me, YES, I will still offer upgrade services to you. Don't worry. I just wont be taking any more new custom theme orders anymore for a while, until further notice. It is my wish, my goal, and my every intention to build IBTheme back up to where I use to be. I was making money in my sleep and didn't have to work 2 jobs before IPB 4.x series came along and ruined it for me and all the other theme designers. This new version of the software is far more complicated to custom theme, takes more time and is a total nightmare to work with as well as the fact that is is no longer user-friendly to IPS customers so people just aren't spending the money on themes like they use to back with IPB 3.x series. Many other theme designers shut their sites down because of this. I am NOT doing that. I just have to find a balance for my time so I can maintain both jobs right now and my family life. As it is now, I have to spend 4th of July working here alone on the computer all day and then at 3pm go in to my 2nd job and work till 4am while my family is out having fun for the holiday. I wouldn't be doing that if I didn't have to. If I raise my theme prices, it chases off customers. If I make themes to slowly, it chases off customers. If I take time to make custom themes, it chases off customers.... add all this up and it equals a LOT of stress on me and a lot of people yelling at me, fussing, complaining and I just don't want to be here. So PLEASE, I'm asking you all to TRY To understand.... I'm still here... I'm still working my butt off to get themes out for you guys.... I'm NOT shutting my site down..... I'm still dedicated to IBTheme. I just need to get caught up this week and then get some themes out for you guys. Meanwhile, we not have YET ANOTHER freaking upgrade IPB 4.2 I think... lurking around the corner. WONDERFUL! More work for me, to hold me up from releasing anything new. These constant upgrades are getting ridiculous to say the least. If it were up to me, I would stop all this constant random upgrading and focus on making the current version outstanding... but instead, they insist on cramming all these features into the IPB software, making it NON-user-friendly more and more each upgrade and causing me to waste countless hours / days upgrading, editing, etc. I'm praying that 4.2 has a better method for upgrade changes for themes so that it cuts back on all this disastrous, unnecessary mess of constant editing and upgrading. Anyway... if all goes as planned, I'll be done with my custom work Thursday or Friday then I'll be working on getting a new theme or 2 out for you guys. I am doing the best I can. Please bear with me. Sherri
  3. Sherri,

    Please check our private message about the custom theme. I've posted several messages of tweaks needed over the past 7-10 days that I'm not sure you have seen.

    Mellanie True Hills

  4. cambridge theme update

    I can redo Cambridge, but I can't have the half / angled category headers. It's not responsive that way. As far as I can see, that's the only thing I have to change in order to get the cambridge theme to work under the new coding we're using. If that's okay, I'll proceed with it.
  5. The all new "Spring Fling" theme has just been released in the IBTheme shop! Preview it live here on our forums. Purchase here ► http://www.ibtheme.com/forums/store/product/337-spring-fling-41/
  6. Tbar, once these are released today, I'll have yours finished up for you within the next day or two. I'm working as fast as I can right now to make everyone happy. I'm only one person and I'm doing my best. I've got people coming at me from all directions because there's no new releases, no upgrades, custom work not completed, etc. I'm just taking it one at a time and trying to get as much out as I can. Your order will be finished up before Friday, but most likely, much faster than that. Sherri
  7. Simplicity Red Released!

    SIMPLICITY RED for IPB has just been released in the IBTheme Shop & Premium Member Downloads! Purchase Here Premium Member Downloads
  8. Hello.  Some months (if not more like half a year ago) I've asked about the new version of IP.Tech theme for Ip.Board 4.x and I was told that it should be completed in a couple of weeks. Still nothing happened.

    So my obvious question would be when the new version could finally be expected. And I apologise if it is issued already, I haven't got any notification.

  9. The "My Valentine" theme has been released in the IBTheme Shop. This theme was designed to be used all year long as a general feminine theme and not just for Valentine's day. Stop by and preview this theme live on our forums. PURCHASE HERE Works with the latest versions of these applications: IP.Board 4.1.xx Admin Control Panel IP.Commerce IP.Pages IP.Downloads IP.Gallery IP.Blog IP.Calendar IP.Chat Included in the download: Theme XML file for installation All fonts used throughout the theme logo.psd team-icon.psd meta-image.psd IBTheme copyright and license agreement Admin CP is themed to match forums PURCHASE HERE IN THE IBTHEME SHOP!
  10. Merry Christmas Everybody! The latest version of White Christmas & Christmas Noel themes have just been released! Each theme is only $12 due to such a late release this year. I'm so sorry these themes are late this year, but I've been super swamped with custom work these past few weeks. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas & a safe and exciting new year!
  11. A few support tickets answered, we're still working on a couple and need customer responses to move forward. ► Also, ALL CUSTOM WORK IS FINALLY COMPLETED, UPGRADED AND READY TO SEND OUT TOMORROW!!!!! (errr... actually, TODAY, I just looked at the time. lol) ► It's going on 3am here where I am in Florida, so I'm probably going to sleep later than usual, so once I get in the office tomorrow I'll get tickets squared away, get the completed custom work sent over and installed and then I will help Wotsit get the Christmas themes upgraded for 4.1.17 so we can get those out to everyone this weekend. They are almost done. He's already got White Christmas ready to go, I just have to package it up and get it uploaded for everyone. . . . . .I don't believe it.... FINALLY, I'm only a few hours away from being ALL CAUGHT UP ON EVERYTHING!!! I'll be able to start getting old skins redesigned for IPB 4 and release a few new ones I've been dying to get out. I couldn't have done it if it hadn't been for Wotsit being there this whole time, working long late hours right along with me and getting these upgrades done. He has been my guardian angel. Thank you so much Wotsit! Well... I've been up working since 4:30 am (22+ hours) non-stop, and I'm so tired I can barely see straight, so sweet dreams everybody. See you in the morning (or early afternoon)
  12. This is not an error. You simply save the logo with a transparent background. Do not make the background visible. That is only there for sample in the PSD. The logo background is already in place on the header, so all you need is a transparent logo for these themes.
  13. Theme Thoughts

    I'm still available if you would like to speak about the work. I am very sorry it was missed. I am trying so hard to stay on top of all these upgrades and I did not receive a notification of your ticket. I don't know if it came in while IPS was working on our site or not, but that's the only thing I can think of. We were not getting our notifications at that time. I'm truly very sorry.
  14. Ivy League for IPB 4.1 is coming out next! :working:

    1. JTHastings


      Any update on Ivy League, is it coming out soon?

  15. 3 New Themes Released!

    3 All New Themes Released at IBTheme! Autumn Nature, Bucked Up & Rough Country! You can see all 3 of these amazing new rustic themes for IPB 4.1 live in action on our forums NOW! http://www.ibtheme.com/forums Available for purchase in the IBTheme Shop here ► http://www.ibtheme.com/forums/store/