As we've said before, Marisa and I have two main goals with Pixel Scrapper:
1) To inspire creativity in others while being as generous as we can.
2) To allow the site and its designers to be able to survive financially.
There are some things about our current donation-based download credit system that seem a little bit broken. On the one hand the percentage of people who are donating to support the site is currently too low to keep the site going, relative to the number who are taking advantage of all the free downloads... and on the other hand, those who have donated the most have indicated some dissatisfaction with the system. So there's a little bit of lose-lose going on at the moment . We will continue to tweak the number of download credits required to download kits and bundles, and the amount of download credits people get from donating, to try to find the best possible balance... we certainly appreciate everyone's feedback, and we will continue to listen, and do our best to adjust.
One adjustment that we've considered is implementing a subscription system--again, intended to be as generous as we can make it. To that end we are trying to gauge if there would be any interest in such a system.
What we're thinking currently is a simple system that would allow unlimited personal use downloads (of everything on the site, including full kits and bundles), for $10 per month, or unlimited commercial use downloads for $20 per month. The subscription plans would not be mandatory, and they would not replace the current donation system, but would exist alongside.
As always we are committed to letting you know about any ideas or changes that we are thinking about, and getting your feedback. So please let us know what you think. Thanks to everyone for your patience as we try to create the best digital scrapbooking website that we can, that is also sustainable .