The Ettes and Company

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Products in the Shop!

Visit our shop and take a look at all of the new products. There are more layouts in the slide shows with many of the new products that will inspire you!

We also have a new freebie to share with be sure to drop by and download it!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

MMS Review/Spring Fever

Scrapfriends just posted a great review of the MMS software if anyone is interested in reading about it. They created some layouts and a card using our designs. You can check it out at

I hope you're all getting excited for Spring! I know I am. Our "Blue Skies" Dig-Ette-al Collection should be up this weekend just in time to really give us Spring Fever! This kit is absolutely adorable! We'll also be offering a freebie for March so you'll want to stay tuned!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Catching up!

It seems like it's been a bit more "miss" lately than "hit" on our blog. We've both been really busy lately...Annette tending her grandson, and I've had tons of family details to see to.

I had grandkids for a couple of days this week, so that kept me occupied for part of the time. Many of you know that my dad has Parkinson's disease and lives with us. It's a real blessing for our family, and I'm happy to be able to share so much time with him. We've been busy doing some things that he's been anxious about that was nice. I took him to visit some old friends who were having health problems...what a nice day out for him. We attended a funeral for a cousin, a viewing for a wonderful family friend (she was 87, so it wasn't terribly sad, and it was great to see their family again.) Today we had a great time going to a town about an hour away to listen to his brother and sister-in-law speak in church before leaving for an LDS Mission to the Phillipines. It was a wonderful day again...lots of fun visiting and catching up with relatives that we hadn't seen for a long time *Hi Michelle & Karla!* (my cousins that happen to follow our blog).

Anyway, we haven't forgotten about our faithful blog followers. We've been living life, and squeezing in a bit of designing on the side. My new "Blue Skies" Collection will be available this Friday. We have lots of beautiful samples to share with you...and I've created TWO sets of "Click" pages this time...I just couldn't stop working with this kit...way too much fun!

The Member Gallery has gone kind of "quiet" since the contest ended. We want you to keep sharing your creations. Do you need some motivation? Hmmmmm...maybe you should leave a comment on this post and tell us what would motivate you to upload more projects to the gallery! We're open to your ideas...within reason :) Tell us what would help motivate you to do more scrapping with our designs. If you don't need motivation, just more time...I'm afraid we can't help with that. We're just designers...not miracle workers *snicker*

Anyway...happy scrappin' and know that we're always thinking about you!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New "DUDE" Dig-Ette-al Collection

Many of you asked and we delivered! We just added a new "DUDE" Collection Dig-Ette-al Kit! This kit includes monsters, dinosaurs, bugs, a frog and all sorts of "dude" designs. You'll notice some great layouts (above) that some of our Creative Team members designed with this collection. You can also see more of their layouts in the shop slide show and Gallery. If you purchase this kit by March 1st, you'll receive a FREE set of monograms! How cool is that! So make sure purchase the Dude! Collection soon so you don't miss this special offer.

Have fun scrappin' all the "dudes" in your life! We're excited to see the fantastic layouts/projects you create with this collection! Don't forget to share them in the Gallery.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Member Gallery Contest Winners

The winners of the free Dig-Ette-al Kits of their choice are:




Congrats ladies! Wendy uploaded TWELVE layouts to the gallery during the contest. You can see that it improved her chances of winning! Be sure to go to the Member Gallery and check out the beautiful layouts that all of our contest participants uploaded.

We want to give everyone that participated in the contest a little "thank you" gift. So, everyone that uploaded layouts during our contest will receive a free Monogram set of their choice from the "Bargain Boutique" section of our shop.

I will contact each of you through a private message in the gallery and let you know how you can get your free downloads. If you have questions, please email me at

Thanks again for participating...and keep on scrapping and sharing!

Happy Valentine's Day!

This beautiful card was created by Creative Team member, Dorene Weber with the "Loveable You Collection". What a fantastic job of stacking the elements!

We hope each of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, and that you spend it with the ones that you love.

Don't forget that you only have four hours left to post your layouts for our Member Gallery contest. We will be announcing the winners of the free Dig-Ette-al kits just after noon, Utah time!

Friday, February 13, 2009


One of our fabulously talented CT members (Kris Mazy) created a darling hybrid Valentine mailbox with the "Be My Guest" Collection. She's offering it for FREE on her be sure you get this one--it's too cute! Just click on the image above, and it will take you to her blog so that you can get the pattern & instructions.

Thanks Kris!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Only Two More Days . . .

Our Member Gallery Contest will soon come to a close. You have two more days to get your layouts uploaded. We have seven entries in the contest...and a couple of others that are REALLY CLOSE. So...get some more layouts done, share them with us, and earn a chance to win the Dig-Ette-al kit of your choice!

Annette and I are BUSY (nothing new there). If you got our last newsletter that was sent out, you got a "sneak peek" at what we're working on. If you didn't get the newsletter...make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss out on the next one!

For those of you who missed's a look at what you have to look forward to!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Member Gallery is RoCkiN'!!!!

We LOVE that you're filling up the Member Gallery with beautiful projects! We hope you'll keep sharing, even after the contest is over! Remember that you have until February 14 at noon (Utah time) to get your three projects uploaded for the contest. We already have scrappers that have TWO entries because they've uploaded so many projects. That's FANTASTIC! Keep them coming!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More Samples!

Like Fayette said, "We're on a Roll" with some fun products! I just couldn't help but share some samples that our CT members did using the "Be My Guest" Collection. Visit the gallery to see other layouts not only from the CT but many of YOU! Keep them coming! We love to see the beautiful creations you do.

Friday, February 6, 2009

We're on a ROLL! More new Products!

Be My Guest Collection, Dig-Ette-al Kit
Visit the Creative Team Gallery to see some GORGEOUS
layouts that the CT members have shared!

My Favorite Recipes, Click Page Album
Purchase this product and get the Embellishment Kit
shown below FREE! (display box not included in download)

My Favorite Recipes Embellishment Kit also sold separately

Templ-Ette Collection #8
(This will be added to the shop on Saturday...but I didn't want to make another post :) This will give you LOTS of fun new goodies to work on layouts for the contest with! We already have TWO people entered to win -- Way to go Britt & Wendy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's a Posting FrEnZy!!!

It's time to check out the shop again. We have NEW goodies for you. Check out our newest Dig-Ette-al Kit called "Mom's Life" in the shop now!

The Creative Team has made some gorgeous layouts using our "Mom's Life" Collection. Here's a little sample! Be sure to check out the CT Gallery and the slide show in our shop to see other layouts with this Collection.

We also have a new Click Page Album in the shop that was created with the Mom's Live Collection. Check out the "My Mom Is . . ." Album. It's just too cute! We did something a bit different this time in the download. You'll get all of our titled pages...but then to make the set a bit more versatile, we took the titles off and have included "untitled pages" in the downloadso that you can create your own titles and themes. Twice the fun! Here's a little sample of one of the Click pages. You can see more in the shop!

Watch for more new goodies in the shop in the next couple of days. We're keeping our IT guy busy! We have another Dig-Ette-al kit to ad, another Click Page Album and another set of Templ-Ettes....and probably more stuff that I forgot to mention *yawn*

Gallery Contest!

The Creative Team is busy filling up their gallery, but things have been kind of slow in the Member Gallery the last couple of days. I'm hoping that's because you're all holding onto your projects, waiting for us to announce the Member Gallery Contest. The wait is over!

Here are the details:

Member Gallery Contest begins today, February 5, 2009
Contest ends Saturday, February 14, 2009 at noon. Winners will be announced on the blog shortly after noon.

To enter the contest and be eligible to win, you need to upload three single layouts/projects to the Member Gallery. If you upload six, then you're entered twice, upload nine and you're entered three get the picture. The more you enter, the better your chances are of winning.

You may enter layouts that you create using My Memories Suite as long as you use Ettes & Company designs from the MMS design shop.

At least 75% of the products you use must be from our shop or from the MMS Design shop.

What's the prize? Well, we want you to continue to fill our gallery, so we're going to give the Dig-Ette-al kit or your choice to each winner. If the winner/winners are MMS scrappers, they will win a credit to the Design Shop on the MMS website. The number of winners will depend on the number of qualifying entries.

Who can participate? ANYONE can participate except CT Members, and employees of The Ettes & Company and MMS. You must be registered on our website in order to upload your projects to the gallery. So, if you haven't already, go register so that you can start uploading your images.

Annette and I are VERY generous and would love to give several kits away. So, get busy scrapping and upload those projects!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Ettes & Company CREATIVE TEAM!

It's time to end the suspense and introduce you our new Creative Team! We hope that you'll go to the Creative Team page on our website and get to know each of these incredibly talented ladies a bit more by reading their bios, visiting the Creative Team Gallery and popping over to their blogs (you'll find their blog addresses below their bios that pop up when you click on each CT Member's image.) We're sure you'll be as impressed as we have been!

It's been an interesting couple of weeks for Annette and I. We received so many wonderful applications for our Creative Team. It was a long, and difficult process to narrow the field to the ten people that we ended up selecting. We were so impressed with your talents, and the unbelievably beautiful things that you had posted in your galleries and blogs. We thank each of you who sent applications for the CT. Those of you who were not chosen this time made our job a very good way :) There is so much talent to choose from! We hope that you will continue to share your creativity with us in our Gallery. We can't thank you enough.

You'll probably notice in the Creative Team Gallery that they've been posting some GORGEOUS layouts with products that you haven't seen yet. Well...Annette posted a sneak peek of "Mom's Life" and "Be My Guest" earlier on the blog so you've seen a little bit of them. The Creative Team has been playing with these new designs for a couple of about FAST scrappers! These Collections should be in the shop later this week. Until we get them into the shop....feel free to check out their layouts and be inspired!

We will be posting details for our contest in the Member Gallery within the next 24 take advantage of this little "heads up" and get some digi projects completed and ready to upload!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coming up for Air!

Sorry we've been so quiet for a couple of days. We have lots of fun and exciting stuff going on that is keeping us BUUUUUUUUSY!

It's going to take us another day or two to get everything sorted out and ready to go. You know how we like to look like we know what we're doing :) That's hard work! *snicker*

Be sure to come back soon. You won't want to miss the news we have or a chance to win in our new contest!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

SnEaK PeEk!!!

We've been busy and have another "sneak peek" to share with you! Yippeee!

Fayette has created an adorable "Mom's Life" Dig-ette-al kit to highlight the special mother's in your life. It is filled with fun embellishments and gorgeous papers that you'll love! This will be perfect for Mother's Day. I've created a "Guest Album" which includes "guests" pages in cream and white and three different titles choices; Wedding, Anniversary and In Remembrance. The kit also comes with over a dozen different background colors so you're not limited to just black and cream. A beautiful way to remember those special occasions and people in your life!

These kits will be available in our shopping cart soon so be sure to visit to see the entire kits!