The Ettes and Company

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If My Heart Could Speak - New in the PBP Shop!

Scrapping is more than just putting photos on a's about the STORY that goes with the photos. My newest collection, "If My Heart could Speak" will help you tell your story in a beautiful way. This kit is packed with gorgeous papers and elements that will help encourage you to journal on your pages, and create meaningful projects for your favorite people!

Purchase the "If My Heart Could Speak" Bundle by March 23, and save 36%! All other "If My Heart Could Speak" designs are discounted 25% through the 23rd!

Here's some GORGEOUS inspiration from The Ettes & PBP Creative Teams. And well...I threw one of my quick page sample layouts in too.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Save at PBP & Enter the Weekend Give-Away at My Memories!

All sorts of fun stuff going on this weekend.....check out our sale at PBP - you can save on EVERYTHING in our shop now through St. Patrick's Day!

And...for those of you who like to WIN, be sure to enter the My Memories Weekend Give-Away - they're giving away THREE $25 store credits (one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11-13). Do you know how much digi goodness you can buy with $25??? A LOT!!!

Don't worry if you're not a My Memories Suite Software user...they sell jpg and png files now you can use them in the program of your choice (of course, we think you should give MMS a try - click the link above or the one in our sidebar to save some $$ on the software!) Click the image below to enter the contest. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you!

Last, but not least, and in case you can't find your magnifying glass to read my graphics ('s 2 a.m. here again...I'm too tired to redo the images at this point!) Anyway, the generous people at My Memories are giving EVERYONE a $10 gift to use in their shop. So...head over, enter the weekend give-away, and spend some money in their shop. When you check out, use the code DR10MM.

Now, how's that for helping you save some green stuff this weekend? (Lol...and I apologize if your currency isn't green...but you know what I mean!)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meet The Ettes...Award Winning Bloggers :)

I was pleasantly surprised today by Carly when she honored us with the Stylish Blogger Award for our humble little blog. Thanks sure to check out her blog Carly's Digi Scraps! Would it be egotistical of us to refer to ourselves as "award winning" designers now? Lol...don't worry, I won't, but we're honored, nonetheless!

Now, on with the harder part of receiving this award. I've already filled the first requirement...linking back to Carly's blog. Now, I need to share 7 little facts about myself (some sites that I looked at said I should share 8...but hey, I'm going with the lower number just coz I'm just not that interesting at 2 in the morning.) This could take some time. Lol...i guess you'll never know because you'll have no idea when I started this post, and when I finally finished it.

Here are seven random facts about me (ummmm...I'm not gonna include info about Annette here, coz you can guess who's going to be one of the 15 bloggers that I pass this award along to.) Anyway, here goes - and this is NOT info about designing...just some quirky facts about me:

1. I hate to be cold. Lol...many of you may know this because of my whining about the snow posts on facebook and in the forums lately! To make matters worse...the little space heater that sits next to me at my comp, and keeps me toasty warm quit working last Friday...seriously annoying.

2. Speaking of really bugs me to death when people are too lazy to return shopping carts to the shopping cart corralls...or whatever they're called. Honestly people...just take a few steps and a few seconds and do us all a favor (ok...I'm done ranting now!)

3. I used to sew dresses for weddings (not the bridal gowns...just bridesmaids dresses). I'll bet none of you knew that! I can't say that I miss those days...darn people would bring patterns for that were 4 sizes too small! I had a lot of fun sewing for my girls when they were little too *snicker* They have lots of pics in matching dresses thanks to my love of sewing!

4. I LOVE to play table tennis/ping pong and finally got my own table for Christmas this past year! I'm no professional...but Annette and I have been known to get into a good game when there's a table around (btw...she lives about two hours from me, so I haven't dazzled her with my skills lately!). Lol..we found a table in a house that we were doing a photo shoot at for work one time, and played a game or two. Hehe..I wonder if the owners of the house knew we did that? We also played in a ping pong tournament on a cruise we were on for work...lots of fun (although I didn't surprise there!)

5. I love to experiment with new latest favorite is Thai food. Who would have known that Rama Thai Chicken was so easy to make...and sooooo yummy! Two words...coconut milk!

6. I have two unique talents that I shock and amaze people with. I can wiggle my ears...seriously, like I can cause a breeze with the movement. I'm still trying to see if I've passed this amazing skill on to any of my luck yet. And...I can squirt a stream of water through a little tiny space between my two front accurately that I could hit you right in the eye if you were within 5 feet of me. Lol....and don't worry, it's just water that I squirt, although I know it comes in contact with the saliva in my mouth. Just don't think about's amazing if you don't think about the spit factor!

7. And my final fact will come as no surprise to those of you who know me. For some reason, my body just doesn't think it needs 8 hours of sleep a night. I function great if I get 5-5 1/2 hours. I'm trying to do better in that department, so that I don't look like I'm 80 when I turn 50 soon...but man, when I wake up, I'm wide awake! I used to be able to function on 4 hours of sleep for like three months when I was getting ready for a craft fair (back in my tole painting days)...but, the older I get, I notice that it doesn't work quite as well as it used to.

Ok...there are the seven random facts about me. Maybe one of my "facts" should have been that I like to write, and tend to get a little wordy *grin* I'll bet you're sitting there thinking that there went five minutes of your life that you'll never get back *snicker* Sorry about that!

Now, for the hardest part. I need to pass this award along to FIFTEEN other bloggers.

Here ya go....happy surfing!

Annette Ward Studio (grin...she's gonna strangle me for this!)
Fabulous Fun Finds
Make it and Love It
Lori Allred - Allred Design
Brown Paper Packages
Dear Lizzie
Homegrown Hospitality
Kevin & Amanda
Little Birdie Secrets
Simply Tiffany Studio
The Crafting Chicks
Designs by CRK
A Day in the Life (Joanna Ellis)
Stuff (MaryRuth Francks)

Pheeeewwww...getting an award is a lot of work....but I'm done. Have fun checking out these blogs...fantastic stuff!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blue Skies is BACK & Better than Ever!

I took one of my old favorites and gave it a facelift - added new papers, wordart and Easter elements and ended up with TWO kits and lots of extra digi goodies for your spring & Easter projects. Two of my little stick kids, complete with bunny ears, even found their way into the Blue Skies-Easter Mini Kit (which is really anything but mini!)

If you just love the Blue Skies designs (and who wouldn't), and need them all...then buy The Bundle, and you'll get ALL of the designs shown and SAVE 36%! It doesn't get better than that!

All Citrus Splash designs are on sale for 25% off through March 10, too! Lots of ways to save this week!

Here's some inspiration for you...some from our CT, and one from me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Winter Outside, but Summer on my Screen!

I'm seriously tired of all of this white stuff in my yard (for those of you unfamiliar with's SNOW!) So, I've been working with some spring & summer designs to try & forget that it's still winter here! I really meant to re-release this one when our friends down under were in the middle of summer...ummmm...I missed *snicker* They're heading into autumn in AUS now, but oh well, I'm adding this one to the shop anyway. Since I'm a little slow or really early - depending where you live, I'm giving an extra generous discount on these designs for TWO DAYS ONLY - March 2-3!

Here's some fantastic inspiration from our Creative Team. These ladies are unbelieveably talented, and we LOVE working with them!

I mentioned up above that I've been working with spring and summer designs...well, I'm releasing things kind of backwards! Summer first...and then spring! I've been refreshing, revamping and falling in love all over again with my favorite spring kit of all time...I'll be releasing that on Thursday, so check back to see the new goodies!