The Ettes and Company

Monday, March 30, 2009

NEW Products in the SHOP!

It's been a while since we posted about new product. We've been busy and have added several new items today! Stop by our shop and take a look at all of our new goodies.

Be sure to check out our Galleries, too! Our Creative Team adds inspiration using our designs regularly. Remember that YOU can share inspiration with us in the Member Gallery, too!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It was good while it lasted . . .

If you were roasting in the sun two hours ago, and now you're out shoveling snow, you might be in Utah :P So much for our beautiful spring *sigh* My lawn is white again. The main photo is taken looking out my front door toward my dad's house (yes, I really do live in a little, tiny town!) You really can't see how HUGE the flakes were...just take my word for it. My lawn was covered in just a few minutes. (Can you hear me sobbing?)

They expect up to 18" in the mountains....and I'm driving to SLC tomorrow. Yuck...double Yuck. What's the weather like where you are? Maybe I can enjoy some more good weather vicariously through someone else :P
Fayette <------ hates the white stuff after February

Saturday, March 21, 2009

AAaaaahhhhhh....SPRING !

The first day of spring here in Utah was BEAUTIFUL. Such a gorgeous, sunny day! Annette and I actually took a day OFF from working and spent it at the Scrapbook USA Expo in Salt Lake. It was a lot of fun walking around, but mostly because we saw LOTS of friends there and enjoyed visiting with them. The product that most companies had in their booths was mainly clearance stuff. We managed to find a couple of good deals--as if we need any more scrapping stuff :)

The best part was that after we finished walking through the expo...we just sat and visited for a long time. We moved outside where the weather was GORGEOUS, and just sat and talked for at least another hour while sitting in the sun. For those of you who know us well, you know that we're work-a-holics and don't do things like this too much. So, it was a really nice day. Annette and I hadn't actually seen each other since January, although we talk almost every day. It was nice to spend the day together, catch up with what's going on in life, and just have some fun :)

We did manage to talk a bit about work...we have some fun things planned for the next few months. You'll see some of the new designs by the end of this month, so keep coming back. We'll post here when we add new items to the shop.

We hope you're enjoying some beautiful spring weather (or whatever season it is in your part of the world :) Take the day and do something outside if your weather is as gorgeous as ours is here. I'm going to spend a good part of the day in my flower gardens. WOOOOO HOOOO...the tulips are about 5" high now...they'll be budding out before I know it. My creeping phlox is about to crocus are already up and throwing cute little splashes of color around my yard.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mini Album Templ-Ette Give-Away!

HaPpY St. PatRiCK's Day!

I've decided to be EXTRA giving today (must be the effect of the "green" on me or something). I'm going to give everyone who commented on my previous post, and those who responded by email a free mini album Templ-Ette to play with. So, if you commented on the post about the mini album, email me at with your email address, and I'll send the Templ-Ette to you! (I already have your email address if you responded by email, so you don't need to contact me again. I'll just send the Templ-Ette to you!)

That's not the end of the give-aways yet! We know we have blog followers who love our designs but haven't tried digital scrapping yet. If you're one of those people...then email me at the same address listed above, and tell me that you'd like to try DIGI SCRAPPING with our hybrid mini album, and I'll send you a free Templ-Ette too! (This is the perfect project to start with because it's formatted on letter sized paper and can be printed from a standard printer--and, I'm including some simple instructions with the Templ-Ette!) We think that once you try digi scrapping, you'll see how much fun it is, and you'll want to do more! (Btw...if you have any questions about how to get started with the Templ-Ette, go to our Tutorials on the website, and read through the "Using Layered Templates" tutorial. It will walk you right through it.)

So...there's no excuse. Email me, and you'll get a freebie! Remember to share what you create in the Gallery!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Need a Facelift?

And no...I'm not talking about plastic surgery :P We've added a bit of style to our blog...we hope you noticed :) I designed a pretty simple background so that we can keep the focus on the designs and beautiful projects we share here.'s a hint of what we'll be unveiling in the next week or two. We'd love to see lots of blogs receive a facelift designed by The "Ettes"!

We hope you've checked out the gallery to see all of the great hybrid projects that have been added recently. Here's another project that I shared. I'm keeping this mini album in my purse (I got caught without pics of my kids and grandkids when I went to lunch with a friend -- this will prevent that from happening again!)

Would anyone be interested in being able to buy a templ-ette to complete one of these little Mint Tin Mini Albums? I am considering adding a "generic" layered Templ-Ette to the shop so that you could complete it with any of the collections that we sell. I could also add the completed Templ-Ette for my "Rainbow of Love" mini album to the shop. I'd love to hear your opinion.

You know that we never ask for your opinion without offering a prize or two. So, if you add a comment to this post, telling me which version you'd be more likely to use...I'll enter you in a drawing to win the completed Templ-Ette for my "Rainbow of Love" mini album. Your comments must be made by Tuesday, March 17 at noon (Utah Time) to be entered in the drawing. That will be our little "St. Patrick's Day" gift to our winners!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not a Digi Scrapper?

Then you should see what our CT members are doing with our designs! We have some beautiful hybrid projects in the CT gallery. Check out these projects:

Hybrid Dude! Collection Onesies by MaryRuth

Hybrid Family Book by Dorene Weber

Be sure to visit the galleries to see these projects and other hybrid projects that have been posted. These ladies have added simple instructions in their descriptions. If you have questions...just post a comment under their project and they'll be happy to give you an answer!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


We want to Announc-Ette NOW! We've just added some new Dig-Ette-al Cards to our shop.

If you ever need to make an invitation, any occasion card or an announcement, then these will be perfect for you! There are six different invitation styles to choose from with 30 sentiments included. And whenever I make an invitation, I like to add a bit of sparkle or bling as shown in the sample picture. (You probably can't tell but I've added a gem in the flower centers and some Diamond Glaze on the daisy flower center and leaves). However, if you're doing an invitation for the guys in your life you may want to leave the sparkle off. Ha! We've also added some new tags that make giving a gift so much easier. Included with the tags are some separate flowers and sentiments. Once your tags are completed, you can spray them with spray glitter giving it a little sparkle too. And you can add a gem in the center of the flowers if you want. Of course, they all still look cute without the sparkle added! Just making the suggestions for those who like to "step it up" a bit. Btw, you can even use the tags as journaling blocks on your scrapbooking layouts.

We've also added some Card Templ-Ettes that you'll love when you need to make an announcement or holiday card etc. There are 8 different styles to choose from and they come as layered psd files. Simply add your photo, paper designs, embellishments and your text and you have a darling card in no time! The possibilities are endless with what you can create with the Dig-Ette-al Cards!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Tutorials and FAQ's!

We have had many emails over the past three months asking for more information on how to use our designs. After answering dozens of emails, we decided to consolidate the information and post it on our website so that it was available to everyone.

On our FAQ's page, we added a new "Getting Started" category, that explains the basics of what you do after you download some of our designs. To get more information than what is offered in our FAQ's, visit our tutorials page. We just added three great new tutorials to our website:

Creating your first Click Page (or Desktop Calendar)

Creating a layout in Photoshop

Using digital designs in MS Word

For those of you who have been hesitant to jump into the "digital scrapping" world, this will give you some direction and information.

For those of you who are leaning toward buying the MMS software, we have added a section to the Polaroid MMS area of the FAQ's page that explains how to import our designs into the software. We know that you all have LOTS of digi stuff, and we want you to be able to use it, regardless of what program you use.

So, please feel free to visit the FAQ's and our Tutorials and let us know how we can improve (lol..I'm sure I could improve in the area of typos...I hope you don't find many, but there are probably a couple in there somewhere!) Keep the feedback coming. That's how we help our website grow!