The Ettes and Company

Sunday, October 31, 2010

How about another FrEeBiE?!?!?!

I know I'm cutting it kind of close with this freebie, but hey, it's not quite November where I'm at. I have 33 minutes left! Anyway, here's a cute desktop calendar for you. It's available in two sizes; 1280 x 1024 and 1024 x 768 px - both sizes are included in the download.

This calendar was created with my "Thankful Heart" Collection - another of my favorites that I've refreshed, and will reload at Pickleberrypop this weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Facelift & New Designs!

Sooooooo...whadya think of our new blog outfit? We decided to dress it up a bit...and well, we had lots of great help from Carolyn Rose Kite (CRK Designs) and the fabulously talented Flerg from Studio Flergs! Don't we look great in our new digi duds? You may be wondering where we got these gorgeous designs. Well, read on...we're willing to share!

Carolyn Rose Kite (the new owner of Pickleberrypop) & I have been working on a collab kit that we've called, "Must Love Blogs", and can I just say that I LOOOOVE this kit! We're both very happy with how it turned out. We figured that since most of us spend a good portion of our lives "online", that we should do a kit for here you go. Check out MUST LOVE BLOGS!

Of course, this kit is so versatile that you can use it for almost any theme...but throw in our WordArt, and you're ready to make a project about "staying connected" and how you spend your time online. Let's face it, our blogs, Twitter and Facebook have become a huge part of our's like a living journal, so why not create a digi page about it?

Carolyn created FOUR beautifully colorful alphas that coordinate perfectly with this kit!

...and, of course, we just had to do some quick pages. I'm a scrapper at heart ( I'm really a designer at heart who likes to play with the designs and create quick pages.) This set was so easy to use....lots of fun, and really versatile (woops...I just used that word for the second time!) know how generous we are. We've bundled the papers, elements, alphas, wordart & quick pages together and discounted them 15% over buying them separately. BUT...the really good news is that all of our new designs are on sale for a limited time for 25% that makes the bundle discounted 36%! Who wouldn't want all of this digi goodness for such a great price!

We didn't want to be completely greedy, so Carolyn created some beautiful blog wear for you to dress up your own blogs. Now you can look as great (or at least "almost" as great) as we do :P

And don't worry...the other Ette has been busy, too! Annette is "reloading" her Splash n' Summer Kit at PBP this week. Why summer???? Hey...the southern hemisphere is just going into their spring/summer season. The timing couldn't be better! Check out her summery kit & fantastic quick pages!

Annette also has a set of coordinating WordArt, THREE Alphabets and a Splash n' Summer Bundle....but I was too lazy to add the images :P *snicker* I think she wants to smack me :P

The WordArt is sensational for summer themes, The Alphas are fresh & funky, and the BUNDLE is just a STEAL - it's discounted 15% over buying everything separately......throw in the extra 25% discount and you're saving 36% on the bundle - what a deal!

All Splash n' Summer products are discounted 25% through November 3!

Here's some inspiration from our CT using Splash n' Summer. Dang...I think I might need some ice cream now :P

Pheeeeewwww...that's a long post! If you made it this far...know that we love ya and hope you'll head right over to Pickleberrypop to check out our latest goodies! Man...I think I might need some physical therapy on my neck & shoulders after that post!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sneak Peek!!!

I all thought that we were sitting around a pool somewhere, enjoying some time off. NOT! tsk. tsk. tsk. You know us better than that...we've been working round the clock like we always do!

I'm so excited about this collab kit that I've been working on. I'm working with it right now making some quick pages....and let me just say that I LOOOOOOOOOOVE it! So much fun. Stay tuned, and you'll see all of the digi goodness on Friday ( I might post it on Thursday since PBP operates on AUS time :P )

Friday, October 15, 2010

Reloading another favorite at PBP!

I know that many of our blog & FB followers may have this collection...but I thought I'd post it for our newer friends who may not have picked it up yet. You may notice that I've reloaded it under a new name - "Friends4ever" is a lot easier to type than "That's What Friends are For!" *pheeeeew* :P So....take a look at the refreshed, cleaned up and reloaded "Friends4ever" designs - check them out at - they're discounted 25% through Wednesday, October 20!

If you love all of the Friends4ever designs...then buy the bundle and save. It's normally priced 15% less than purchasing everything separately. BUT....since all of the new digi goodies are on sale, this set will actually save you 36% over buying them separately (at full price). So...check it out!

I've also reloaded one of my favorite quick page albums. "My ABC Book" is an adorable set of 30 quick pages that will help you creatively spell out your love for some of your favorite people!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Last Day to SaVe!

Head over to our shop at Pickleberrypop before midnight tonight to save 40% on all of our digi goodies! We've had a great response to our spotlight sale - thanks for that! For those of you that were loyal customers on our site but haven't visited PBP yet, we've added several new digi kits there - check them out!

It's time to get started on your Christmas gift list (where the heck did the summer go?) We have some great options for gift calendars this year...a 4" x 6" Pocket Calendar and an 8 1/2" x 11" Calendar - and they're all 40% off!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We're in the SpOTLiGHt at PBP!

Pickleberrypop is spotlighting us this week, so to celebrate, we're having a sale!

Be sure to head on over to our shop at PBP and SAVE while you can....this sale only goes through Oct. 14! If you missed out on getting any of our newest, or older favorite is the time to buy!

And....of course, we have a couple of new goodies there to share with you that are on sale, too!

We created another 4" x 6" Pocket Calendar this year - this set of mini quick pages is geared toward our US customers. Each page is complete with month titles, grids & embellishments....all you have to do is add your photos, important dates and print as 4" x 6" photos. You can insert the pages in a magnetic frame to display on your fridge, or put them in a pocket photo album to always keep your favorite photos & important dates handy!

If you LOVE the idea of the Pocket Calendar, but want a bit more creative freedom, then our Pocket Calendar Kit is for you! This kit comes with the same 14 backgrounds as our quick pages, but they're stripped down so that you can select which months go with each background. This is perfect for our friends in the southern hemisphere - and hey, if you're in the northern hemisphere, you'll still love it because you can "make it yours" without too much work!

The kit includes both standard US format calendar grids (Sunday as the first day of the week) and AUS format (Monday as the first day of the week). We hope we've covered all of the bases with this one!

Here's a closer look at the stripped down backgrounds without the months/grids.

...and a closer look at the elements that come with the kit!

This makes a FANTASTIC Christmas get a jump on your holiday gift list and get some of these created for your favorite people!
We still have a great October Desktop Calendar Freebie be sure to download it to dress up your monitor(s)!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MMS Sale - Still Time to SaVe BiG!

You still have a few hours left to save 35% on everything at MMS. If you want the software, just go here and use the code SAVE35OCT10.

If you're already an MMS user, now would be a great time to stock up on our designs (and no, we won't be too upset if you buy stuff from other designers :P ) Just head to the MMS Shop and use the same code at checkout SAVE35OCT10 and you'll save 35% on everything.

What a great sale...don't miss out. I believe it ends tonight. What a great way to plan ahead for Christmas!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reloading a Favorite at PBP!

I've added my Fresh Linen Collection & Quick Pages to our shop at PBP today. If you don't have these designs yet, you NEED to GET THEM! ...and hey, if you buy them by Oct. 11, you'll save 25%!

You'll love the crisp, clean feel of the Fresh Linen designs. I loooove using this kit - the colors are so versatile - they can be used for springy themes for our friends down under, but there's enough gold & orange that we can use it for fall themes here in the northern hemisphere. This one will really work for basically any theme you can think of ( it would be kind of weird for Christmas designs, but hey, someone could make it work!)

Check out the gorgeous Quick Pages we created with this collection!

. . . and last, but certainly not least, some iNSpIRaTiON from our CrEAtiVe TeAM!

Be sure to check back with us in the next few days...we have something fun planned, and well, that usually involves saving you some $$$ :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

The time has come . . .

It's kind of a happy/sad day for the "Ettes" today. We're going to permanently take our website offline late tonight (Friday night, Utah time). It's time to take a new creative path - we're excited about that! So, yes, we're closing our site today . . . BUT, we're definitely NOT going away! Make sure you put our blog, FB, PBP, MM & MMS in your favorites so that you can keep up with our latest releases.

...and speaking of new releases, we have a fantastic set for you today! Reality "Bytes" is just what it says...little "snippets" of the realities we all face in life. Admit it...our lives aren't always as perfect as our scrapbooks portray. It's important to include the challenges we face in our memory albums. Reality Bytes will help you do that in a beautiful way! The kit includes all elements and papers. WordArt & alphabets are sold separately ( can buy the bundle, but it's not included in the sale this week). Buy any (or all) of the Reality Bytes designs by Oct. 7, and you'll save 25%!

I think this is my favorite set of wordart of all time - I love how it can represent a difficult time...but put a little twist on it, and it can be sarcastic, humorous, or really sweet. I love versatile designs!

All three colors of the alpha are sold together in one Alphabet pack!

And....of course, we've created some beautiful quick pages for you....the download includes four titles for you to add to the pages!

Here's some digi inspiration from our CT, as well as some members of the PBP CT.

We know that some of you have been waiting anxiously to see if we're going to continue designing the free desktop calendars. Well...we are, at least for the remainder of this year. The jury's still out on what we want to do for next year (Mostly...we just want to sleep :P ) Anyway, click the image below, and it will take you to the download for the FREEBIE desktop calendar! It was created with our Halloween Magic Mini Kit and will add some "spooktacular" style to your monitor. (btw, both calendar sizes are included in the same file this time!) Enjooooooooy! *insert wicked witch cackle here*

We want to thank all of you again for supporting us on our website....and we hope you visit us often here, or in our other shops!