Statement
This website and blog is simply a personal site written and edited by me, the owner of Scratchmade Journal. Everything on this site (all artwork, photos, content, tutorials, opinions, reviews, deep thoughts, etc) are my own unless otherwise noted.

I started Scratchmade Journal to encourage others to pursue the joy I discovered through sketching, painting, and art journaling. This website and blog mainly focuses on nature, scripture, and Bible journaling infused with a love of hand lettering.

I am a Christian, but I am not into religion. I believe that all are invited and welcome to find salvation, joy, and hope through Jesus Christ. I believe that all men and women are created as equal yet unique individuals, so therefore I will never, ever discriminate for any reason, religious or otherwise. May you always feel welcome here!

Copyright
Everything on this website (all artwork, photos, content, tutorials, downloads/printables, deep thoughts, etc) belongs to me (Tonya) at Scratchmade Journal.

Nothing on this site, in part or full, may be copied, redistributed, reposted, or claimed as your own. Copying all or any portion of text or images and republishing online or in print format without prior consent is illegal and punishable by law.

Sharing a link with a grabbed image via social media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc) is totally fine. Word of mouth is much appreciated, plus I'm happy my work spoke to you, so thanks!

Downloads and printables are for personal, single use only and may NOT be copied, distributed, altered, shared, or sold for any reason in any form or media without express permission from the owner of this website. Please do NOT share the original PDF or a direct link to the download. Sharing a link or pin to the original post where the printable or download is mentioned is just fine.

If you need an image or portion of text, please ask permission via the contact form. (I'll probably say yes.)

Affiliate Policy
This site contains affiliate links which means I may receive a tiny commission at no cost to you if you make a purchase using an affiliate link. Not all links are affiliates. If you happen to click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, this spare change helps my frugal family, so thank you very much!

Please note that any affiliations or free product do not influence my opinions one iota. I am committed to total honesty and transparency regarding all art supplies and products. For more about the product policy, see below.

Cheap Joe's Disclosure: I proudly serve as a Cheap Joe's Ambassador, and it's an honor to support and promote this amazing, locally-owned company. All this means is that I may receive a small discount on in-store purchases from Cheap Joe's, and I may occasionally receive promotional products for review. If products have been supplied by Cheap Joe's, I promise to always state this in the post.

Amazon Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. If a post contains commissionable Amazon affiliate links, I will always state this in the post.

Regarding my affiliate relationship with Amazon... While I recognize that there are some exemplary small business, third-party sellers associated with Amazon, I prefer to affiliate link only to items that are sold and shipped by Amazon or well-recognized companies. However, Amazon's providers change often, so please take care when ordering from any company, including Amazon.

As always, exercise discernment when surfing and shopping any website. Scratchmade Journal makes no representation of any other websites, affiliates, companies, articles, or third-party sellers.

If I recommend or link to a product or website that is disagreeable to you for any reason, please disregard my advice! However, if a link goes to questionable material or an invalid website, see the "Broken or Questionable Links" section below.

Product Policy
I purchase most of the products that you see on this blog simply for myself. I'm happy to share my experiences (good and bad) with others in the hopes that it will help readers wisely save or spend their hard-earned dollars. Any products in posts, giveaways, or any area of the blog are always paid for in full by me unless otherwise stated. For more on the giveaway policy, see below.

Giveaway Policy
All products or services in giveaways are paid for in full by me unless otherwise stated. If I receive a giveaway product or service at a discount or for free, I will fully disclose that information within the giveaway promotion. All giveaway participants must be age 18+ and a legal adult, and follow any additional rules stated within each, individual giveaway promotion.

If a giveaway is stated for U.S. residents only, participants must have a valid U.S. mailing address. Reasons for U.S. only shipping requirements for giveaways are as follows:
- Certain art material's ingredients are banned for personal transport or shipment into certain countries.
- The cost of international shipping is beyond the value of the giveaway items or current operating budget.

I hope the blog will continue to grow so I can always include non-US resident readers. Please know that I would love to do so!

Broken or Questionable Links
I try my best to maintain a pleasing and up-to-date website so you can have a good, safe experience every time you visit SJ. However, it is a very big job to keep up with it all. If you discover a broken link on my site, or especially a link that goes to an invalid or spammy website, please contact me so I can remove it immediately. Thank you so much for taking the time to do so. I appreciate your input!

My Promise
I highly value kindness, honesty, and integrity, and it is my goal to manage a website that encourages you wherever you are in your artistic journey.

It is important to me that Scratchmade Journal is a safe and fun place for anyone at any age to find valid, quality information. You won't find foul language or inappropriate sketches or content at this blog.

Any small amount of compensation received though the services of this blog will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog.

Thank you very much for your support!