The Ettes and Company

Monday, December 29, 2008


We hope you're busy creating beautiful projects using both the freebies that we recently gave out, and the products that you purchased from our store (btw....thanks for shopping with us!)

We have an ulterior motive for wanting you to create things with our designs :) We will be launching the gallery on our website in the next week or ten days, and we'd LOVE it if you had some projects already created to upload the minute it goes live! Of course, the projects uploaded to our gallery will need to be created using a majority of designs from The Ettes & Company. Please do not share projects using our "old" designs from other companies. We want to highlight our most recent collections in our new gallery! As the launch date for the gallery gets closer, we'll share specific details on how you can go about sharing your creations with us there!

I've been busy creating layouts using the "Friends" (freebie) designs. I'll give you a sneak peek at one of them.

This set of designs is a lot of fun to use because there's SO MUCH to choose from. This layout will become a "Click" Page in our store in the next week or be watching for it. So far I've done four double layouts with this set...and I'm thinking of doing another really big project. I won't tell ya what it is yet...just in case I change my mind :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

One last little bit of "Giving" :)

We've been contacted by several people since I turned the freebies off last night. I guess it's a bad feeling to see things disappear from your cart before you finalize your order *woops....sorry* :) Yes, they tugged at my heartstrings. Hey...what can I say. I'm more of a softie than I let on :P

Anyway, just because it's Christmas...and because we're SO nice....we're going to give those who missed out one LAST chance to download any or all of the twelve freebies (and I really do mean "last time" this time :) Rather than activate them tonight, I'll reactivate them tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. (MST) It may be a bit earlier than that if the weather lets up enough for me to go shopping :) But hey, you won't complain if you have a couple of extra hours for the downloads, will you?

Sooooooo...if you missed any downloads, or if you know of anyone who would love them but didn't get a chance to get them...this will be their chance to get a great "After Christmas" deal....but like I said, it won't last too long....just 12 hours or so.

You'll have to click the "shop" link to find them -- I've taken the freebie link off of the homepage and don't wanna put it back up. So, just go to the shopping cart and the freebies will be back there....for a short time....coz we're so nice :)

Merry Christmas . . . ho Ho HO . . . and all that stuff :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MeRrY ChRiStMaS!

We want to thank each of you for participating with us during our website grand opening. We appreciate your support and friendships! We hope to see lots of beautiful projects that you create after your holiday celebrations are over. Now, gather your family and friends around and enjoy every minute together.

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas, and that the New Year brings you and your family happiness and peace. Remember to take lots of pictures :)

Last FrEeBiE for NoW!

I just activated the freebie for day 12...a cute bird and a scalloped tree--I guess that was my version of a partridge in a pear tree :)

This download will be available for 24 hours....and true to my promise from last night, I also activated the other 11 freebies so that anyone who may have missed out on any of them can snag them. I know it's a busy day for most everyone...but hey, see if you can find the time to get any freebies you may have missed. Let your friends know too....I'm feeling generous and want to give more of these kits away :) (don't ask me why...must be the Christmas spirit or something. It's finally hit me :)

We had a special visitor show up at our house on Sunday....that helped me get excited about Christmas (hey...I LOVE Christmas...don't get me wrong....I've just been really busy this year.) Anyway, right after dinner my middle daughter and I were in the kitchen cleaning up and my doorbell rang. I answered it...and there stood Santa (and I must say, he was one of the most authentic looking Santa's I've seen for a long time.) I got so excited, and may have overreacted a bit, coz little 2 year old grandson, Keegan screamed bloody murder and refused to talk to him (we're talking KICKING and SCREAMING was no tiny tantrum :) He finally calmed down after a bit and told Santa that he wants "Kung Fu Panda" for Christmas...then he turned around and continued to play in the water in the sink and acted like the jolly old elf wasn't there. *snicker* It really cracked me up. Unfortunately, I was busy trying to calm him down and talk him into talking to Santa, that we didn't get any photos. *sigh* Oh well...I have a great memory. I'll just do a page on "Santa Terror"...and put a picture of Keeg on it :)

Ok...get busy downloading those files. They'll be gone in less than 24 hours!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day 11 FrEeBiE!'d better be grabbing this one. Today's Freebie is a Friends Forever "Click" Page! It's gonna save you lots of scrapping time :) I thought I'd give you a bit more notice so that you have time to download it! This one will be available for download until midnight tomorrow night.

And can use all of the fun designs that you've downloaded (and will still download) to build the right side to this click page :) can wait until I get it in the shopping cart in a couple of weeks :) Yeah, yeah...we have to keep you coming back to the website for something, ya know :)

Now...for those of you who missed parts of the freebies....never fear. You'll get another chance. Just because we're so nice, and we want you all to have a very, Merry Christmas, all 12 freebies will go back online tomorrow at midnight. You can download them for 24 hours...but at midnight on Christmas Eve...they're going to disappear and won't be seen again until they're in the shopping cart :)

So...if you missed any of the'd better grab them while you can. If you have friends who missed out, or friends who don't even know about the freebies yet...then spread the word and send them to the website to get the goodies :) And...btw....tsk tsk tsk for those of you who haven't told your scrapping buddies yet. What are you thinking?

Monday, December 22, 2008


The clock just keeps on ticking...and the freebies come and go. Are you downloading them each day? Here's what we're offering today....just until midnight.

A new freebie will be put online at midnight and this one will disappear. So...get it while you can!

I guess I could let you in on a little secret if you've missed any of the downloads...but hey, I think I'll keep the secret to myself for another day :) Just know that the Ettes are among Santa's favorite helpers...and we always do our best to take care of our scrapping friends :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Layout using the FrEeBiES!

**Update -- Rather than make a new blog post each time someone sends me a sample layout, I created a slide show. That way, they won't get buried in a bunch of new posts. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see it. Be sure to send me your sample layouts or projects and I'll add them to the slide show. Thanks to Kris, Earlene and Wendy so far!

*original post*

Sorry I didn't get this posted sooner. My dh and I took a couple of days off to celebrate our anniversary, so I'm playing catch up!

Earlene in MO Sent this cute layout to me...showing all of the little "Greens" that sprout in their family :) She used MGI Photo Suite to create the layout...cute stuff!

Thanks for sharing Earlene! You did a great job!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What are YOU doing with the FrEeBiES??

Kris Mazy Fullmer just sent me this calendar page that she created using the Freebies from days 1, 2 & 3. If you haven't downloaded the borders yet (and I can't imagine why you wouldn't....they're FREE)'d better do it. Look what you can do with them!!! Along with the borders, she also used the Comfy Cord Monograms, and several of the patterned papers. The only "extra" she added that wasn't part of the freebies was a staple :) What a sweet little layout!

If you create a layout or other project, send it to me and we'll put it on the blog or website or both!

Thanks for sharing with us Kris...I can't wait to see more!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Did you snag our Blinkie?

We'd love to hear if you've put our blinkie on your website or blog. Please add a comment to this post and share the url with us where you've parked our blinkie :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Wait is OVER!!!!

We’ve been giving hints and peeks galore,
Now you won’t have to wait on the “Ettes” anymore!
Our website is running, our newest designs are online.
Please stop by for a visit. That would be just divine!
We hope you’ll find time to be inspired and shop…
And to download the FREEBIES. The fun never stops!
For the Freebie, we created a Dig-ETTE-al Kit just for YOU….
Our friends that stuck with us, the old and the new!
We’ve split it all up and will put it online
So that you can download it a few pieces at a time!
Don’t miss a download! They will change each day.
And once it’s gone, to get it, you’ll have to pay :)
So open your browser and click on our link….
Take a look at the website
Then come back and tell us what you think!

The Ettes & Company invite you to our website GRAND OPENING
December 13 through December 24, 2008.
New Freebie downloads available each day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

MoRe WiNnErS!!

Thanks for all of the comments that you left us about paypal vs. credit cards. For now, we will just be using paypal, but may make some additions in the future. The future is anything after the launch of our site...which is almost down to ONE DAY...YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKES...I really have a LOT to do *gasp*!!!!! Oh my...let me catch my breath and get back to the subject that I'm posting about ;)

I used again, and selected three winners from those of you who left comments. I haven't scrapped any Thanksgiving pictures yet, so I decided to give a Thanksgiving themed "click" page away (oooops...I didn't just say that, did I????) I hope you haven't scrapped your Thanksgiving photos yet....if you have, I'll send you some *snicker* If your name is in the frame in the layout below, please email me at and I'll send this little layout to you :)

Ok, I'd better get busy again. Be watching the blog and your inboxes in the 24-36 hours...coz I think we'll be posting a link and sending out some emails that you'll be interested in! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Continuing the CoUnTdOwN!

We're working like mad here, getting the final details taken care of so that we can launch our new website. It's looking like we're going to have things up and running this make sure you check back here regularly. We'll post the announcement here and provide a link so that you can see what we've been working on! We'll also be sending out an email blast, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter subscription, so that you'll be one of the first to hear that we FINALLY have the site up and running :)

I guess I should give you another peek at something you'll find in our shop. Man, it's a good thing that we're only a few days out, coz if it were too long, we'd be showing you everything we've designed. Hmmm...I guess it's not like we've never done that before. Here's a layout I did using our "Hip Christmas" Collection--I love the little touch of aqua in this color and funky!

Now, I have a question for you guys--and I've been instructed to ask this by my computer-geek, web-designing husband :) When you shop online, how do you pay for your purchase? We're all set up with Paypal, but wondered how many people prefer to use credit cards. Post your opinion/response here, and I'll put your name in the drawing for a freebie!

Speaking of freebies...we're going to be giving some fun stuff away on our website during our grand opening. Oh's really starting to feel like Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another Digi Peek!

Here's another peek of some digi elements from the Family Collection. Since we're all focused on family this time of year I thought it would be a good one to show.

We're still "counting the days" until we can reveal what we've been up to. Seems kinda like waiting for Christmas huh!

Hope you're all having a great holiday season. Don't forget to take some time to spend with your loved ones . . . and of course take lots of pictures so you can treasure the memories forever!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We're getting CLoSeR!

Like we've said several times before, getting our new projects up and running is taking a lot more time than we thought it would....but with one of them we're getting REALLY close....the other one is a bit further out, but we're crossing our fingers, hoping it won't take too much longer.

Anyway, I thought I'd give you a complete view of one of the things that I've been working on. This is from one of my newest digital kits that will be available soon....from two different places in two different formats. Hmmmmm...I think I might be giving away too much information. I'd better stop before I get a call from the other "Ette" :)

We're counting the days. Those of you who are faithfully following or reading our blog will be the first to hear our news (did I mention that we're EXCITED to FINALLY be able to make an announcement?? :) We hope you'll count the days with us...and hey, if you ask us some questions....we might just be able to give you some answers.......or maybe not ;)

Oh yeah....we still love to supply a bit of "suspense" :)