The Ettes and Company

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Designs, A Sale....and a FREEBIE!

I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer - Hey, it's only August, it's been HOT here in Utah lately (like pushing 100F), the gardens are at their's STILL SUMMER! Why are we rushing things? I love fall, but I'm not ready for it yet!

I was working in my gardens the other day, feeling like I was in a bit of a creative slump...and then it happened. I was inspired by all of the flowers that were growing (among the weeds), and decided to do a kit that was all about flowers! “Bloom” is the result. My flowers don’t look exactly like the designs in this kit, but hey, I tried!  I know that many designers are working on school & fall designs now, but I'm gonna enjoy the rest of summer and enjoy every last petal on my flowers (HOWEVER....I have an over abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, green beans and WEEDS, so if you'd like some, and you're in northern Utah...come on over!) If you're like me, and you're not ready for summer to be over, then take some time to enjoy this new kit!  “Bloom” can be used for any theme you can think of, from gardening to goals, babies to birthdays and more!

As usual, I've bundled everything for this theme and have discounted it....and to top it off, I've also put all of my new "Bloom" Designs on sale for 25% until Aug. you actually save 36% on Bloom - The Bundle!

It will probably come as NO SURPRISE to you that I couldn't stop designing once I got started. So, I took some of the extra goodies and created a fab little Add-On Kit that's filled with great papers, elements & wordart designs!

Check out this set of alphas...I didn't do just one multi-colored alpha. I did this slightly wrinkled and tattered block alpha in SEVEN colors - yes, I have this thing about wanting the right letter in the right color. And, it never fails, if I just do a mixed colored alpha, I never have the right combo. That won't be an issue with this set *snicker* I think I may need a support group for alphas or something....just sayin'. Who's with me? Anyway, this set coordinates perfectly with the "Bloom" designs and so much will become your "go to" alpha before you know it.

We want our kids to “bloom” as the new school year starts, we want to “bloom” in our homes & careers.  I watch as my grandkids grow, and bloom into beautiful little people....“Blooming” can mean so many I tried to do some titles that could be used in several ways. Use your imagination and see what “Blooms” on your digi projects, and then share your projects in The Ettes Gallery at PBP!

I decided to try the Short Stacks again for this much fun to use. If I didn't convince you with the last set, believe me with this one...they're EASY to use - just ask lbrtychic from my CT...she used one, created a darling layout, and it took her about five minutes. If you like speedy, creative layouts, that allow you to kinda do your own thing, then try these out!

So...just a reminder - all "Bloom" Designs are discounted 25% through Aug. 30...don't delay!

I can't even put into words how much I love the ladies on my CT - they're amazingly talented, sooooo much fun to work with, and so willing to work with my totally unreasonable deadlines. I love it even more that they're spread all over the world! I gave them 24 hours to work with this kit (I know, someone should schmack me!) are just a few of the GORGEOUS projects they created with my "Bloom" Designs:

Layout by Yogovonne

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by JoannaE

Layout by lbrtychic

Layout by Brandi

Layout by Scrappychic

Layout by Scrapshabby

Layout by Alannabanana

Layout by MaryRuth

Be sure to visit The Ettes Gallery at PBP to see the rest of my CT's gorgeous projects...and be sure to leave them some lovin' while you're there!

If you've made it this far, you deserve a reward...and here it is. Enjoy this free Frame Cluster that I designed using my "Bloom" Designs. Simply put it on a background paper, add your photo, title, additional embellishments if you'd like...and you'll have a completed layout in minutes!



Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [26 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

ann hunting said...

Love it! Thanks!

ann hunting said...

this is really darling but can't get it to download. Help please!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 26, 2011. Thanks again.

Fayette said...

Ann, is it the freebie that you're having trouble with? I just checked it and the link works fine & it's downloading for me on this end. I had over 100 ppl download it overnight, so I'm not quite sure what to tell you. Maybe try accessing it through a different browser. Sorry, I don't have any other suggestions. Let me know if you're not able to get it, and I'll get it to you another way :)

Suzan said...

Very cute,thank you.

scrapbookjulie said...

Hi, Ettes! Hubby is out buying a wide format printer right now, so I'm ready to get back to using some of your cute designs now that I can try the quick pages! I'm not at all digital scrapbook savvy, so I've been searching for very specific directions on what to do to download and create the quick pages. Could you point me in the right direction?

Fayette said...

Julie, what program will you be using for the quick pages? I'll be happy to point you to some tuts. There are a lot of great ones out there. If you drop me an email at, I'll send you a tutorial I did a while ago on how to create your first Quick Page using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If you're using another program, just let me know, and I'll send you some links.

Michelle said...

This is really cute! Thanks so much for sharing! :)