The Ettes and Company

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HaPpY NeW YeaR!

We hope you all have a WONDERFUL New Year's Eve Celebration! (And for those of you on the other side of the world, we hope you're recovering well from your celebration :)

When you’re finished with the actual New Year’s Countdown, keep those memories alive with our latest PAGEkit,“The Countdown”. It’s filled with beautiful elements to help you remember the parties, the “midnight kiss” and even those dreaded resolutions! It’s perfect for New Year’s or any other party that you want to remember! This PAGEkit includes a simple Templ-Ette to get your New Year's scrapping off to a quick start!

Purchase "The Countdown" PAGEkit by January 7, and save 20%! These kits are such a great deal that they're "almost free" :)

Here's the sample layout that I created using the simple Templ-Ette that's included in the kit:

Have a safe night...and let's hope that 2010 is the best year yeat!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Did Someone Mention Freebies?!?!?

Many of you have enjoyed the Birthday Freebies and the Merry Christmas Freebie that we offered. Here's your final warning -- get them before they're gone :) Those freebies will all be gone on New Year's don't miss out. And hey...while you're in the shop, check out our other goodies too :)

...and while we're talking about freebies, be sure to pick up our latest FREEBIE....our January Desktop Calendar.

This was created with our Celebrate Collection--be sure to check this kit's a FUN one! (You have one more day to get this kit for free with any $10 purchase...just use the code CEL4FREE when you check out!)

We hope you all enjoy a safe New Year's Eve celebration. May 2010 be a FANTASTIC YEAR, and bring peace and prosperity to each of you!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

MeRrY ChRiStMaS FrEeBiE!

‘Twas the day before Christmas
When all over the web,
Not a designer was designing.
Not even the “Ettes”!

We’re now off enjoying
Some real Christmas Cheer.
Spending time with our loved ones;
Those we hold dear.

To help you remember
The Joy of this season,
Here’s one more freebie.
Nope, we’re not teasin’ :)

May your holiday be joyful,
And bring peace from above.
Enjoy this free “Click” Page.
It is given with love!

May all of your Christmas dreams come true, and may the New Year bring you peace and prosperity!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

mErRy ChRiStMaS!!!

We want to wish all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year! We hope your holidays are merry and bright and that 2010 will bring a lot of joy and happiness your way!

Monday, December 21, 2009

BiG DiSCoUnT Winners!

I know, I know, you thought that with all of the Christmas activities going on that I forgot about announcing our Big Discount winners. I didn't's still Dec. 21 :)

I used to select all of the here they are by category:

Winners chosen from our Blog Followers:

Brooke Free

Winners chosen from our Facebook Fans:

Adriana Dominguez
Sandra Martin Vance
Jennifer Ross Lamb
Jalena M. Morien
Dan-Betsy Alvey

Winners chosen from our new Newsletter Subscribers: (sorry, I didn't have a name on this subscription conf)
Lynette Wong
Amanda Samulski
Stacy Buss

And finally....the winners chosen from our Gallery:


CONGRATS to each of you. You will each receive a special coupon code that will give you 50% off of your entire purchase (one trip to the shop) from December 26 - January 31.

**Edited 12/22/09 to add: I have contacted each winner this morning either through email, Facebook, or Google msg'ing (for blog follower winners). If you didn't receive my message, please contact me at and I'll get your "winner info" to you :)**

Thanks so much for participating with us in our Birthday Celebration. And hey.... we still love to see new followers, facebook fans, newsletter subscribers and layouts in the help us spread the word. I'm pretty sure we can find another excuse to be generous in the future :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Easy Caramel Recipes!

I'm taking a few "days off" to get the last of the Christmas preparations done. I mentioned on my facebook status that I was making caramels and dipped pretzels today...and some of you requested the recipes. So.... here they are (click image for a larger view):

Btw...when you make the caramels in the microwave, make sure you put them in a nice, heavy glass dish. They are SO EASY to make, and are really yummy...but the pretzels are by far my favorites! They look darling in a cello bag with some ribbon and a cute tag--quick, easy & YUMMY neighbor gifts!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


We just wanted to thank each of you who participated (and will still participate) in our Birthday Celebration. We appreciate you visiting our website, shopping in our shop, and hope you will enjoy the Freebies that our FANTASTIC Creative Team designed for you.

Remember, you can still get the Birthday Celebration Freebies for a few more days, so be sure to visit our shop and download them. Our sale continues until Christmas, and our FREE Celebrate Kit with a $10 purchase offer is good through December 31 (Use coupon code CEL4FREE) there are still lots of goodies for you to get!

If any of you have tried to upload projects to the gallery, and haven't been successful, please email me at Ummmmm...I kinda forgot that I have to activate the accounts, and well, I have quite a list to go through which will take some time. So, if you want yours activated in time to enter the contest, just email me with your username and email address, and I'll get it taken care of....I promise :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Final Two Birthday Celebration Freebies!

I'm on my way out the door to a family Christmas Party, and well...there's a blizzard outside. So, I'm not sure when I'm going to be back. Rather than make you wait until then for the rest of the freebies, I thought I'd post them now. Thanks to MaryRuth and Dorene (CT Members) for these fantastic projects!

Birthday Celebration #4 in the Shop!

Be sure to check out our Birthday Freebie #4! This darling Christmas "Click" Page was created by CT Member, MaryRuth Francks with our Christmas Joy Collection. Thanks, MaryRuth!

Birthday Celebration Freebie #3 in the Shop!

Get ready to PARTY with our Birthday Celebration Freebie #3. This beautiful set of PARTY FAVORS was designed by CT Member Dorene Weber using our new "Celebrate" Collection. Included in the download is an invitation, place marker, favor box and a party hat! Thanks, Dorene!

Another Freebie in the Shop!

I just added our second Birthday Celebration Freebie to the shop! Check out this beautiful "Click" Page created by CT Member Meredith Cardall with the Sweet n' Sassy Collection. Be sure to head to the shop and download this'll love it!

For those of you who had problems downloading the first "Click" Page freebie, I'm still working on that. I went in to the shop and made a couple of changes, and it seems to be working for me on this end now. However, you may not be able to download it with your original links. You can either put it in your cart again (coz you know you're going to be back to get the rest of the freebies we're putting up), or you can give me a few more minutes to figure out what the problem was :) I'm really not an IT geek...I just play one when my hubby is busy :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

FINAL Birthday Countdown Freebie!

**Warning** This post is LONG...but it's well worth it if you hang in there and make it through to the end! Now...on with the Birthday info:

By the last day of our countdown,
The "Ettes" had heard from many of you.
You missed out on some of our freebies,
and cried "boo hoo", it's true!

So we're taking pity upon you.
Download the whole calendar for FREE today.
But, you'd better do it quickly,
'Coz to get it tomorrow, you'll have to pay!

Yes, you read it right. We've activated all twelve Calendar pages so that those of you who missed a page or two can try again. It's also in our shop, so if any of you can't get to it today, it's on sale for 50% off until Christmas!

So, it's time to kick off our Birthday's hard to believe that our little website is one year old already! It's been quite a year--we want to thank each of you for your support and especially for your friendship! To celebrate our Birthday, we're having a sale!
Save 50% on all Christmas and Calendar Designs.
Save 30% on everything else in the shop!

Do you like free stuff? (lol...dumb question, we KNOW you do!)

You can get our newest Dig-Ette-al Kit for FREE with any $10 purchase in the shop.

Just add the Celebrate kit to your cart, use the coupon code CEL4FREE at checkout, and it will discount your order by the value of the kit. (Cart total must be at least $15.25 (includes Celebrate at sale price) for the coupon to work. Hey, I know you can probably figure that out, but thought it would be better to over-explain than to leave you scratching your head!) This is a FUN kit. Check out the CT layouts in the CT Gallery! (Sorry, I'd post them here, but we have a TON of stuff to tell you in this post!)

We're introducing a new product line with our Birthday Celebration. Check out our new PAGEkits...they're smaller than our Mini Kits, and A LOT smaller than our Dig-Ette-al Collections; perfect for scrappers who still want to be creative, but don't have time to sift through dozens of designs. Best of all, these kits are really inexpensive...and you can save 30% on them through Christmas!

We also have a couple of new products in the Bargain Boutique in our shop. The first one is a cute set of 10 tags created with our Christmas Carols Collection...and since it's a Christmas design, it's on sale for 50% off through Christmas...ummm...that makes it ONE BUCK. I think you should buy several :P

I'm sure you recognize the darling Pocket Calendar designed by Creative Team Member Joanna Ellis. We know that LOTS of you downloaded this design, so we're hoping you'll tell your friends about it so that they can come and buy it from us :) Since this is a calendar design, it's on sale for 50% off until Christmas!

And....last but not least. We have MORE FREEBIES to give to you throughout the day today. So, be sure to check back here and in our shop regularly to see what we've won't want to miss any of them. Our Creative Team outdid'll LOVE these FREEBIES!

Here's the first BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FREEBIE that I'll be posting. This is a darling BIRTHDAY "Click" Page designed by CT Member MaryRuth Francks using the new Celebrate Collection! Get it while you can!

Ok...I think that's it for now! I hope I haven't forgotten anything!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #11

On the eleventh day of our countdown,
Your gift from the "Ettes" is almost complete.
The "November page of our calendar
has a Thanksgiving turkey that's really sweet!

Joanna used our "Good Life" Collection to create this calendar you get to save 50% on this kit--today only. Grab it while it's on sale!

Tomorrow's post will include the final Pocket Calendar freebie...and will be the kick-off for our Birthday Celebration! We'll have all of the info about our Birthday here tomorrow, so be sure to come back for the last download, and to get in on the other fab goodies we have in store for you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #10

On the tenth day of our countdown,
The "Ettes" still have something to share;
The "October" page of our calender . . .
We don't think it will give you a scare!

This "Bootiful" calendar page was made with our "SPOOKtacular" Mini Dig-Ette-al Kit, so you get to save 50% on this kit today only. And hey...who says you can't pick up some Halloween designs in December? It's a bargain...and I like bargains any time of the year :) Maybe you could do some "Nightmare Before Christmas" type layouts :)

Oh man...I can't believe we're into the double digits of our countdown. Our birthday is almost here! Keep visiting us each day...and make sure you come back Saturday throughout the day. We're going to be giving goodies away all day long to celebrate our first birthday!

Anyway, you know the routine...enter the contest for chances to win big discounts to our shop. See below for contest details ( can find them on our homepage).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #9

On the ninth day of our countdown,
the "Ettes" are giving something cool!
The "September" page of our calendar
to help remember your kids' time in school!

I know you know by now that you can save 50% on the Back2School Mini Dig-Ette-al kit today only! Thanks for such a great calendar page, Joanna!

Oh man...we're getting close to the end of our countdown. Don't give up...keep coming back each day and downloading the freebies and buying the discounted kits! We'll stock you up again on Saturday with loads of goodies and some new products! Remember to enter the contest too...yeah, yeah...*nag*nag*nag*

Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #8!

On the eighth day of our countdown,
The gift from the "Ettes" is hot!
The August page of or calendar
is something you'll like a LOT!

Joanna used the Splash n' Summer Collection to create the August calendar page, so you get to save 50% on it in the shop today only! Thanks again, Joanna! Everyone LOVES your freebies!

The end of our countdown is only a few days away....which means that our Birthday Celebration starts soon. Be sure to enter the contest for the Big Discount drawings...and keep checking back here and on our website for the daily freebies, and details on the goodies we have in store for you on Saturday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #7

On the seventh day of our countdown,
The "Ettes are giving things away;
The "July page of our calendar --
is your free download for today!

You know the drill...Joanna used the DUDE! Collection for the July Calendar page (Thanks, Joanna!) you get to save 50% on it for today only :)

I know you're out there scrapping with the designs you're buying in the shop. Don't be shy...share them with us in the gallery! could win some great discount coupons to our shop to get even more goodies to scrap with :) Remember there are three other ways to enter to win the discounts...see me lazy (but the truth is, I'm just's getting late!)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #6!

On the sixth day of our countdown,
the "Ettes" have a gift made just for you.
The "June" page of our calendar --
We'll sure you'll love this, too!

By now, I'm sure you know the routine :) Since Joanna used the "Some Beach . . . Somewhere" Collection, you get to save 50% on it today only! don't miss out....this is one of my favorites. And hey, if you're in the southern's summer for Christmas, isn't it? Lol..yes, I'm trying to help you see how you really NEED this kit :P

You can still enter the contest for the drawings for discounts to our shop. See previous posts for details....hehe, I'm too lazy to c & p it again. And well, you probably have it memorized anyway :P

Friday, December 4, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #5

On the fifth day of our countdown,
The "Ettes" have a gift for you;
The "May" page of our calendar -
for this you won't need glue :)

...and yes, I ran out of ideas for "rhymes" on this one *snicker*

Remember that since Joanna used the "Wonderful World" Collection for the May calendar (Thanks, Joanna!) you get to save 50% on this great kit! Pick it up while it's on sale...the freebie and this discount will only be available for 24 hours!

I'm not going to "nag" about the drawings we'll be holding later this below if you'd like to enter :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #4

On the fourth day of our countdown,
The "Ettes" have a gift to bring;
The "April" page of our calendar
will make you "think spring"!

...and don't forget that you get to save 50% on the kit used to make the April Calendar page. So, go grab the Blue Skies Collection while it's on sale!

I know you'll get sick of hearing me remind you about our contest...but hey, we like giving stuff away. So, if you want to enter for the drawings for the BIG DISCOUNTS to our shop...then do one of these four things (or if you want to increase your all of them if you haven't already!)

1 - Become a follower on our blog-look over on the right sidebar, scroll down a bit and you'll find the "Follow The Ettes & CO." link. (All followers will be entered in drawing)
2 - Become a fan of The Ettes & Company on Facebook (All fans will be entered!)
3 - Upload layouts/projects to our Member Gallery using Ettes & Company designs (you'll get an entry for every qualifying project uploaded since I "dropped the hint" about the gallery contest last month - meaning that you have to use at least 75% Ettes & Company designs on each project.)
4 - Become a NEW Subscriber to our newsletter using the mailing list link on our blog or website. You must confirm your new subscription by replying to the confirmation email for this entry to count. If you're already subscribed to our newsletter...thank you for supporting us for this past year....but please don't enter multiple email addresses just to up your chances of winning :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birthday Countdown Freebie #3

On the third day of our countdown,
The "Ettes" have another gift to share;
The "March" page of our calendar -
this one is cute beyond compare!

I dunno what it is about this combinate, but I LOVE that lime and aqua together! Thanks for such a cute design, Joanna! And, of course, she had adorable designs to work with...and you get to save 50% on those designs TODAY ONLY! Be sure to head to the shop and pick up Sweet n' Sassy while it's on sale!

Keep uploading layouts to our gallery...we love what we've seen so far! Remember that there are four ways to enter the drawings for the discount coupons to our shop....see the Freebie #1 post below for details!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthday Countdown FREEBIE #2!

On the second day of our countdown,
The "Ettes have another gift in store;
The "February page of our calendar -
We couldn't love it more!

Remember that each freebie is only available for 24 hours. You'll want them all so that you have a complete set when you're finished. This set makes a FANTASTIC Christmas gift! Be sure to tell your friends about our freebies - we LOVE giving these goodies away! Again, thanks to CT Member Joanna Ellis for sharing her time and talents with us!

...and since Joanna used the "Child of My Child" Collection to create the February Calendar page, you get to save 50% on this Dig-Ette-al Kit for today grab it quick! This is a HUGE collection, which means you're getting a great deal!

Last, but not least...don't forget about our BIG DISCOUNT drawing that we'll be having later this month. You can see the details on how to enter in my previous post.