The Ettes and Company

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Designs from Fayette...and a FREEBIE!

I was hoping to have my new blog up and running in time for this post today. But ya know, there just aren't enough hours in the day *sigh* Anyway, I'll post this release here, and then once my new blog is all dressed up & looking pretty, I'll post a link here so that you can "find me" and keep up with my latest releases.

I'm going to keep this blog open. If you got my newsletter today, you may have read that both Annette and I still have our designs available at My Memories & Memory Mixer. So, we'll just keep this blog open so that we have a place to post about those releases or any changes that may be made to those shops.

One little update about the shop at PBP - it is now listed under Fay•ETTE Designs (I'm adding the emphasis to the ETTE while I transition to help people find me there. sure to look a bit further up the list next time you're in the shop.

Anyway...back to TODAY'S NEWS . . . I have another beautiful set of designs to share with you! Time4Beginnings is the fifth release in my Time4Me Series, and this set will be EXCLUSIVE TO PBP. I thought the theme was appropriate, considering the changes that Annette and I are going through with our businesses. It's also the time of year when we send our kids back to school here in the US. If you're sending the kids back to class, then chances are that you have a bit more time to pursue those things that have been on the back burner, whether it's furthering your own education, pursuing a career goal or even just treating yourself better! Use this kit as inspiration to "just begin" - as the saying goes, "the only failure is the failure to try!" So, GO FOR IT and then SCRAP IT with Time4Beginnings! All Time4Beginnings Designs will be discounted 25% through Sept. 12.

As usual, The Bundle! is the best deal this weekend. It's normal price is 15% below retail, so with the additional 25% discount, you'll actually save 36%! Be sure to grab it while it's on sale...and remember, this one will only be in my PBP Shop!

My CT has done such a fantastic job with this kit. I'm just sharing one layout from each CT member, but believe me there is a LOT more to see. So, be sure to visit The Gallery at PBP to see the the rest of their gorgeous creations & leave them some lovin'. To save time, I'm not linking each image. Lol..yes, it's been a CRAZY Day!

Layout by Alannabanana 
(notice that this layout features a Short Stack!)

Layout by Dina Arruda

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by Brandi

Layout by Yogovonne

Layout by lbrtychic

Layout by Scrappychic

Layout by Paula

Layout by Blagovesta

Layout by JoannaE

Can you believe how incredibly talented this CT is? Honestly, they amaze me with each new collection! They're always coming up with new, creative ways to use my designs. I love working with this team!

Now, you deserve a little goodie for making it this far, and you know me. I don't want to disappoint you. So, here's your first official FayETTE Designs Freebie! ENJOY!

Here's your last reminder (for now) that this new collection is EXCLUSIVE TO PBP  (I won't be sending this set to Memory Mixer or My Memories) so get it while it's on sale! Of course, you can wait and pay full price...I won't complain *grin*

One last thing...if any of you are going to be at the Scrapbook USA Expo on Friday (tomorrow) in Salt Lake, please be sure to find Annette and I as we browse the expo to say, "Hi"!  And yes, you can still call us The Ettes....we'll always be The Ettes at heart!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Retiring Products . . . and much more!

It was almost one year ago when Annette and I opened our shop at Pickleberrypop...and what a year it's been! We LOVE working with PBP and with all of our wonderful customers! But, it's time to make some's time to CLEAN HOUSE!! So, we're going to retire many designs from our shop.

For a full list of our retiring designs, see our latest newsletter link on our blog here, or just visit the Retiring Category in the PBP Shop.

Now, for the next bit of news - designs aren't the only thing that will be retiring from our PBP shop. I'm sad to announce that Annette will be retiring from PBP. (I know this news will make many of you very sad....believe me, I know just how you feel!) Annette is one of my dearest friends and such a talented designer. But, you've probably noticed that she hasn't been adding new designs at PBP for quite some time. She's been busy pursuing another passion for the past few months - custom wedding and invitation design & printing. So, if you're ever in the market for some gorgeous invitations, be sure to check out her work!

I'm going to seriously miss working with Annette, but I wish her success with her new business! And's not like I don't know how to find or get hold of her. Don't worry...we'll still find plenty of excuses to get together!

So....what does that mean for the shop at PBP? Well....I'm not going anywhere! I'll continue to design and sell through the shop at PBP, but, I will begin to make a transition from "The Ettes" to

The transition will take time. You'll see a new banner go up in my shop in the next couple of weeks & will notice that the banner on my designs will be sporting my new logo. Keep up on the latest changes here on the blog (and if I move the blog, I'll be sure to redirect you...that's a change that will come later.) You can still keep track of us on our FB page or in our newsletter. Oh man, it's been so long since I've typed in first person, that I'm not sure I can refer to "I or me" instead of "we"! *grin* bear with me, coz I'll probably slip up once in a while!

We want to express our sincere thanks to you, our wonderful customers. So many of you have followed us from our years in the craft and paper scrapping industry, and have kept up with us in our latest pursuits designing and selling online. You have made being "The Ettes" more fun that we could have ever imagined! We hope you'll continue to follow and keep up with each of us as we make this change. We'll try to make it as easy and painless as possible for you (and for us).

Now, you'll have to excuse me. I need to go find another box of tissues *sniff* 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We have a WiNnER!

A BIG Thank You to all of you who purchased my Bloom Designs! As promised, one lucky scrapper that purchased Bloom will get my next Time4Me Bundle for FREE! ....and the WiNnER of the BUNDLE is . . .

<<<<<<<<<<<<<*~LEANNE YOUNG~*>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The winning doesn't stop there! I decided to give $5 gift codes to use on my next Time4Me release to a couple of scrappers...just another little thank you! These lucky winners are:

<<<<<<<<<<<<<*~TRISH IVES~*>>>>>>>>>>>>>

<<<<<<<<<<<<<*~ROSEMARY SIMEON~*>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ladies, please email me at so that I can get your codes to you. This kit will be available on September 10, so you're going to have to be patient for a while. But you know me, I'm always soooooo accommodating. Here's a little sneak peek to make you drool while you wait.

Can I just tell you that this is THE MOST eclectic kit I've ever done. I think I put everything but the kitchen sink in it. Oh wait...there is a sink in it. Oooops...nope, there's a couch in it. may think I'm kidding, but I'm not :P Lots of designs that may seem oddly paired, but when I explain the theme to you, I really hope it makes sense. Lol, if it doesn't, just smile at me and pretend like it does. It's been a looooooong week already!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Chance to WIN my next Time4Me Release!

I woke up feeling generous again this morning, and decided to thank my loyal and new customers! So, here's the newest twist in my generosity - if you've purchased any of my BLOOM designs over the weekend, or if you purchase it by tomorrow, August 30, you'll be entered in a drawing to win the next kit in my Time4Me series. This new kit will be released Sept. 9. It doesn't get better than 25% AND get a chance to win my Time4______ Kit! Have Fun Shopping!

Arrrrgggghhhh...blogger is being dodgy again, so if the image above isn't linked to the shop, you can find the Bloom Designs here!

If you're on the fence about this collection, here are a few more layouts from my CT that willl show you what gorgeous projects you can make with these designs!

Layout by Dina Arruda

Layout by lbrtychic

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by MaryRuth

Layout by Joanna

Layout by Scrappychic

Layout by Brandi

Layout by Dina Arruda

Layout by Scrapshabby

Be sure to keep up with us on FB & here at our blog. The Ettes' One Year Digiversary at PBP is coming up soon...and we have some BIG announcements to make along with some great deals for you! If you haven't signed up for our newsletter yet, be sure to do it, coz that's where you'll hear all of the news first!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Designs, A Sale....and a FREEBIE!

I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer - Hey, it's only August, it's been HOT here in Utah lately (like pushing 100F), the gardens are at their's STILL SUMMER! Why are we rushing things? I love fall, but I'm not ready for it yet!

I was working in my gardens the other day, feeling like I was in a bit of a creative slump...and then it happened. I was inspired by all of the flowers that were growing (among the weeds), and decided to do a kit that was all about flowers! “Bloom” is the result. My flowers don’t look exactly like the designs in this kit, but hey, I tried!  I know that many designers are working on school & fall designs now, but I'm gonna enjoy the rest of summer and enjoy every last petal on my flowers (HOWEVER....I have an over abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, green beans and WEEDS, so if you'd like some, and you're in northern Utah...come on over!) If you're like me, and you're not ready for summer to be over, then take some time to enjoy this new kit!  “Bloom” can be used for any theme you can think of, from gardening to goals, babies to birthdays and more!

As usual, I've bundled everything for this theme and have discounted it....and to top it off, I've also put all of my new "Bloom" Designs on sale for 25% until Aug. you actually save 36% on Bloom - The Bundle!

It will probably come as NO SURPRISE to you that I couldn't stop designing once I got started. So, I took some of the extra goodies and created a fab little Add-On Kit that's filled with great papers, elements & wordart designs!

Check out this set of alphas...I didn't do just one multi-colored alpha. I did this slightly wrinkled and tattered block alpha in SEVEN colors - yes, I have this thing about wanting the right letter in the right color. And, it never fails, if I just do a mixed colored alpha, I never have the right combo. That won't be an issue with this set *snicker* I think I may need a support group for alphas or something....just sayin'. Who's with me? Anyway, this set coordinates perfectly with the "Bloom" designs and so much will become your "go to" alpha before you know it.

We want our kids to “bloom” as the new school year starts, we want to “bloom” in our homes & careers.  I watch as my grandkids grow, and bloom into beautiful little people....“Blooming” can mean so many I tried to do some titles that could be used in several ways. Use your imagination and see what “Blooms” on your digi projects, and then share your projects in The Ettes Gallery at PBP!

I decided to try the Short Stacks again for this much fun to use. If I didn't convince you with the last set, believe me with this one...they're EASY to use - just ask lbrtychic from my CT...she used one, created a darling layout, and it took her about five minutes. If you like speedy, creative layouts, that allow you to kinda do your own thing, then try these out!

So...just a reminder - all "Bloom" Designs are discounted 25% through Aug. 30...don't delay!

I can't even put into words how much I love the ladies on my CT - they're amazingly talented, sooooo much fun to work with, and so willing to work with my totally unreasonable deadlines. I love it even more that they're spread all over the world! I gave them 24 hours to work with this kit (I know, someone should schmack me!) are just a few of the GORGEOUS projects they created with my "Bloom" Designs:

Layout by Yogovonne

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by JoannaE

Layout by lbrtychic

Layout by Brandi

Layout by Scrappychic

Layout by Scrapshabby

Layout by Alannabanana

Layout by MaryRuth

Be sure to visit The Ettes Gallery at PBP to see the rest of my CT's gorgeous projects...and be sure to leave them some lovin' while you're there!

If you've made it this far, you deserve a reward...and here it is. Enjoy this free Frame Cluster that I designed using my "Bloom" Designs. Simply put it on a background paper, add your photo, title, additional embellishments if you'd like...and you'll have a completed layout in minutes!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

How about a COUPON CODE to save 50%!

We're back from a vacation to the west coast, and I'm doing my best to get back into the swing of things....but errmmmm...I think I left my "art" in San Francisco! (Sing that in your best Tony Bennett voice!) Speaking of our trip, we took Pat the Pickle from PBP with us. He had a great time, and we got lots of strange looks from the locals *grin*. I thought I'd share a couple of the pics of Pat's Travels!

This shot was taken from the 31st floor at the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco. Pat found out that he's afraid of heights! 

Pat enjoyed cruising the bay & seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in spite of the fog! 

We threatened to leave Pat at Alcatraz, but I didn't have the heart to do it. He's such a sweet pickle (no pun intended!)

Since I don't have anything new to put in the shop this week, I decided to give you a COUPON CODE to save 50% on any purchase over $10. That way you can stock up on some of my designs that may be on your "wish list", and get a great deal! This code will only work on my designs, so check the product banner to make sure it says "designed by Fayette Terlouw" on it.

So, here's an invitation to take advantage of my generosity, and stock up and save. This code can only be used one time per customer, so be sure to get everything you want before you check out...and use it by August 23!