The Ettes and Company

Friday, January 16, 2009

Our BIG Announcement -- and a GIVE-AWAY!


Click to expand the image so that you can read all of the "fine print" about our announcement...then come back here and read on for more details!

We hope you'll go take a look at the software on the My Memories Suite website. They have several short videos on their homepage that explain about the software.

Take time to watch the video and explore their website, and then come back here and leave us a comment. Tell us what you think about the software, what your favorite features are, or what themes you'd like to see us design. When you leave a comment to this post, you'll be entered into a drawing.

What are we giving away, you ask? We have THREE COPIES OF THE MY MEMORIES SUITE SOFTWARE to give away! This is one drawing that you definitely want to enter! So go to their website and then come back and leave a comment about what you thought. We'll draw our winners next Friday, so you have one week to check out their website!

You'll recognize our designs on the MMS site -- you've seen them on our website. We will continue to sell our designs on http://www.ettesandcompany.com/ in jpg and png format. Those that you purchase from MMS will be compatible with the MMS software. We are constantly designing new product, so you'll see updates on both websites regularly.

If you decide to purchase the software (and we highly encourage you to do that), be sure to use the PROMO CODE: ettes -- This will give you a 30% discount off of the retail price of the software (not design shop products)! The promo code will be valid for one month. Don't miss out on the savings!

We hope you'll agree that this announcement was worth the wait. We're VERY excited about this partnership!

57 comments:

Dana Conway said...

I have been using this software for more than a year and I LOVE it! I am so excited that your designs are available in their design shop!

Mary said...

Congrats to you girls! I like the create and mail greeting card feature that this offers. How long is the 30% off special going to last? I am waiting for the UPS man to bring me a new hard drive so I have lots of room to store digi files.

Joyce Williams said...

I was right :o) This announcement is well worth waiting for! I have worked with the company who developed this software and I know everyone will LOVE it. Congratulations for the talents you have that were recognized by Memories. Best wishes, keep it coming. Hope you get rich, you deserve it, but then again money isn't the reason we so everything in life is it? Think of the good feelings we have when we help others get their pictures and stories out of those boxes we all have. .

RealRach said...

Oh stinking cool and best of luck to you both. I love that it has the video capabilities still! I loved that feature before too.

My next thing is that it still a great drop and drag but functions with other digi supplies that people may have in their own stash.

Best wishes for a successful return!

ScrapCrazyDiva said...

Congrats Ladies! I'm so glad that you were able to get in with a reputable company. I absolutely love your designs and I'm so happy that they're so readily available. I love all the features that this software has to offer, especially the greeting cards. Can we Scrap 4 Hire with this? Either way, I have a birthday coming up and I know what I'm asking for this time around! Again, congratulations and keep your wonderful designs coming...Take Care;)

Beth Swann said...

Congratulations, you two! How wonderful!

BTW, I posted a layout I made using one of your kits on my blog. www.SwannScraps.blogspot.com

Susan Catmull said...

I'm excited to see you ladies get your designs out of those beautiful heads and into the hands of the masses out there.

Shell said...

A huge congrats to you both. So glad to see you back out there!!

The software looks great - ideal for when you want to do an album quickly for gifts etc!!!

Melissa O. said...

I love the Fast Fill option the most and that your designs are well priced in the design shop. My question for you would be which would you rather have us do: buy from your site and use it with the software we already have or buy this new software and your designs from polaroid? As long as I am getting your designs I'm a happy person and I want most/all the money to go to you both when I buy your designs. I'm sure I would love the software but to be honest there are few designs besides yours that I like/would get.

Kris Mazy Fullmer said...

Still doing my research! ( I wish the program used PNG or jpg formats)

I am likey the video and the greeting cards so far... off to read more.

scrappinbekah said...

It all looks fun! I can't wait to try it out! I am so glad to see you designing again too!

Julie said...

Congrats! I'm so excited to be able to use 'Ettes Quick pages again!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I am very happy for you. I wish you and your new venture lots of luck.

Sara Gioino

Earlene in MO said...

Hey Gals

Ithink this sounds like something I would really like to use and it looks so simple. Love your designs and so will look forward to seeing more there and on your site. Would love to win one of the software prizes. I like the feature that I can make greeting cards and so many other items with a click of the mouse after uploading my photos. Great news and the price is right.

wendys said...

Hi girls! Congratulations on your BIG Announcement. I'm sure you'll do great with this. I am looking forward to learning more about this software. I watched the video and it looks so easy.

Lea said...

Way To Go Ladies!! Congratulations on your BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! I wish you both all the best because you deserve it! Your work shows how much you LOVE designing, and I am one of many who LOVE your work!

So...I already have a suggestion, maybe more like a special request, for you ladies! Please keep designing things for the MEN and BOYS in our lives as well!! I want to be able to share ALL my memories of them in a book that they'd be way proud to show anybody and everybody...without too much of the froo-froo-ness...like my hubby says! :) LOL!

Thanks so much for all you do! Keep rockin' it out there!! Woohoo!! Can't wait to see more from you!! Love you gals!

Aloha,
Lea VW

Fayette said...

Mary,I've edited my original post to include the info you asked about. The promo code is valid for a 30% discount on software for 30 days.

ScrapCrazyDiva--Yes, MMS allows scrap for hire, as do we on www.ettesandcompany.com. However, there are some limitations. I'll see if I can get my husband to post a terms of use link on the website. If you've downloaded anything from our website, you'll have the Terms of Use file already. MMS is very similar to ours, but they allow you to use the templates where we ask you to not use our click pages for scrap-4-hire.

Beth--beautiful layout. I left a comment on your blog :)

Melissa--I'll leave that up to you. If you're happy with your software, then buy from us at www.ettesandcompany.com. If you're looking for new software, then buy from MMS :) Either way is fine with us.

Lea--I haven't forgotten the suggestion for "boy stuff". We'll definitely work it into our design schedule.

As good as it Gets! said...

Hey Girls! I figured it out last night! Slow I know. I already spent lots of time on the website looking at everything and I'm so excited. Will be buying the software, unless I win one! lol So excited and keep up the designs. I have a HUGE backlog and our 1st Grandbaby coming this summer!!

Melissa O. said...

Fay- Well hopefully I'll win the software and have the best of both worlds :)I will also be pointing my follow teachers to the new software because there are alot of things we can do with our students.

Ross and Tammy said...

This is so very cool. Congratulations on the big announcement! You ladies are great!

A Page 4 all Seasons said...

I am so excited to see your new software partnership! I am a FAN of anything you make!

Wendy said...

I am so excited for you both, what a great looking program.

Best of Luck with it and keep the designs coming, your papers are great!

You all are so talented, glad you found a way to share it with all of us.

Penny said...

Congratulations on a great opportunity to all of you. I am brand new to the digital scrapbooking world. My goal is to start as of Jan 1st. I have been a traditional scrapbooker for many years, however, I see that this is where the industry is changing. I have been searching and searching for tutorials and/or software that will teach me how to scrapbook digitally. In our local area, I have not found a location to take a class. My searching has led me to you in the past few months. It is your new website that has really gotten me excited about this change. Now, this new software makes me even more excited. My only question is how do we use this software and your items in your website? I am assuming that the artwork on the software and the items/pages on your website are different. I am assuming that you would really like it if we use both.

Thanks again for your new website. It is the tutorial on your website that really helped give me an idea of how to change to digital scrapbooking.

Izzy said...

Congrats to you both. Wishing you the best with this new endeavor.

The software looks great! perfect for quick albums and I like the video feature too!

Annette said...

Thanks for all your comments! Penny, the designs on our website and in MMS are the same. If you have your own program (like Photoshop Elements etc.) then you can purchase our designs from our website. However, if you're looking for a software program, then buy MMS.I think you'll really love digital once you try it.

Lisa said...

AWESOME!! All the best of "that OTHER software" PLUS it WORKS!!
I always liked how simple LT was to use and I really like the features this software shows it has. I would LOVE to win a copy, but if I don't I'll just have to buy one. I wish you guys the very best luck in this new endeavor. I know you've had a hard year like the rest of us, and a bad rap to boot. Here's to a NEW YEAR full of good things for everyone!
GO GET 'EM! {And keep up the great little freebies. LOL} :)

Earlene in MO said...

HI gals

I was checking out the site for the software and couldn't find a place where they list the products and the prices. The only thing I found was in the faq section and they said that an 8x8 hardback book would be $29.95. I like to compare prices and if this is comparible in pricing will get rid of LifeTimez enterprise and go elsewhere.This truly looks so easy.

Just would like to check out prices.

StacyS. said...

Congrats girls - what a great opportunity for you both! The video is a great way to share the info:)
I would love to see boy/guy themes for those of us with no pink and hardly the use of flowers except for "me" pages which hardly ever happen!
Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

FAB SIX said...

Looks great ladies. I will have to keep checking everything out!

Joyce said...

Congrats on your new adventure. I wish you both the best. What I want to know is if you will be doing any more paper items/kits? Digital is ok but I love hand made layouts. Do you see paper kits in your future?

Annette said...

Earlene, to find pricing on the products, go to the "Design Shop" at the top and you'll see the designs and the prices. To find pricing for photobooks, go to "Software Features" and go to "Click here for more information about Photobooks". Then go to Photobook Pricing and you'll see all the prices.

Joyce, we aren't planning on doing any papercraft/kits for now . . . just digital. But I'm sure there will be many who will do hybrid projects using our digital designs. Watch for our gallery that will be coming soon where you can upload all your cute projects!

SusieScrapper said...

Congratulations to both of you. I've followed you for some time and happy to see how wonderfully you're doing. Love your new designs and wish you all the best!

ScrapperJanice said...

Congratulations on your success! We've all loved you (and your products!) for a long time and are happy to see you back. This software looks great, and I like that there are so many editing capabilities that haven't always been available. One quick question - while designs purchased on your website aren't compatible, if we made a layout and saved it to jpeg we can upload to this software, correct? Look forward to seeing all your new designs!

Lori said...

This software looks AWESOME! Can't wait to try it myself!!

teryl said...

I'll be sure to take a look.
Promises simplicity, but offers creative options.

Theresa said...

I hope that by using this program I can catch up on some of my scrapbooking! I love using digital for quick presents for friends and family, and I know that this software with your great designs will make it happen. I also look forward to using this software for videos in my kindergarten classroom.

Misstr2 said...

I would also love to see boy stuff! I love scrapbooking, but sooooo much is dedicated to girly stuff. I have 2 boys and pink and flowers doesn't cut it for me!
Theresa Quiroz

Bev Mantle said...

oh wow.....I have been eagerly waiting to see what it was, as a beginner this may just be the place for me to start digital scrapping.

Britt said...

I am so interested in trying this out! Digital scrapbooking is so great......I am forever hooked.

Annette said...

ScrapperJanice . . . yes, you can use any jpeg in the MMS program.

Lou Ann said...

Congrats Ettes! Well maybe this is just what I need to get back into the swing of digi! I'm excited to see more designs!

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DBA said...

I just saw your designs on the MMS website and had to have them! They are exactly what I was looking for. Please, please keep them coming!

Amy Lynn said...

Congrats! I love your designs! The MMS program looks like it is more flexible than other programs out there. It also looks so simple to use. Can't wait to give it a try.

AndersonFamily3 said...

That's really cool! Congrats!

I'm new to digital scrapbooking but that looks like an AWESOME program!

Cheri said...

I noticed that this software is also designed by StoryRock. Is it the same underlying platform as Memory Mixer and LifeTimez, or is it different? I have LifeTimez AND Memory Mixer 2 already, so if this is the same, I'll stick with buying your designs from your site. Just wondering.

Annette said...

Cheri, yes it is the same engine. The difference between MMS and Memory Mixer is the drag and drop feature. In MMS your photos show up on the work area on the left hand side (love that)! Memory Mixer doesn't have that feature. MMS also has more text capabilities and more shapes.

Michelle said...

The software looks great! I'm glad that you gals have found a new company to link with. Congrats on also starting your own business. Good luck with everything!

mommycall said...

It looks like a easy program to use. I currently use Photoshop Elements for my photo stuff.

Great designs!

HappygirlKC said...

I said I would never do digital scrapbooking, but the more I explore it, I really think it will save me time. It takes me HOURS to do a single page, but the click pages take out all the "pain of perfection" in traditional scrapbooking for me. I love the designs and am saving to buy this new software. God is good and He is blessing you!

Stasia said...

This looks so cool, can't wait to try it!

Janelle said...

I love the drag-and-drop and the video capabilities with MMS. Thanks for all the great designs, that's the icing on the cake !!!(:

Debi Voris said...

I love the stuff you designed. The software looks interesting. I will think about it.

More masculine, beach, soccer, and baseball stuff would be great.

Jo said...

Congrats, ladies! What an exciting announcement.

I am still a paper girl but I am quickly coming to the conclusion I need to try digital. I'm registering to go back to school and I am most excited for my Photoshop class, as I currently don't understand it at all.

Johanna

Anonymous said...

Love your designs (but I always have!). I would love to be able to use this software as I am still learning the "how-tos". Would love to see more boy themes and have been anxiously waiting for some outdoors/camping themes. Thank you! Shirley

The Mullis' said...

I love everything! I can't believe how easy and fast it would be to create a whole album! Even with digital scrapbooking it is pretty overwhelming when you have tons of photos to scrapbook.
Congrats to you both! It is so fun to see everything you are doing and creating! I love it!

Kelly said...

Congratsw on your big annoumcement!! I haven't ourchased it yet, but the drag and drop feature alone is what is really making me want it!! I need something that easy!!

Kelly S