The Ettes and Company

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Designs from Fayette...and a FREEBIE!

I was hoping to have my new blog up and running in time for this post today. But ya know, there just aren't enough hours in the day *sigh* Anyway, I'll post this release here, and then once my new blog is all dressed up & looking pretty, I'll post a link here so that you can "find me" and keep up with my latest releases.

I'm going to keep this blog open. If you got my newsletter today, you may have read that both Annette and I still have our designs available at My Memories & Memory Mixer. So, we'll just keep this blog open so that we have a place to post about those releases or any changes that may be made to those shops.

One little update about the shop at PBP - it is now listed under Fay•ETTE Designs (I'm adding the emphasis to the ETTE while I transition to help people find me there. sure to look a bit further up the list next time you're in the shop.

Anyway...back to TODAY'S NEWS . . . I have another beautiful set of designs to share with you! Time4Beginnings is the fifth release in my Time4Me Series, and this set will be EXCLUSIVE TO PBP. I thought the theme was appropriate, considering the changes that Annette and I are going through with our businesses. It's also the time of year when we send our kids back to school here in the US. If you're sending the kids back to class, then chances are that you have a bit more time to pursue those things that have been on the back burner, whether it's furthering your own education, pursuing a career goal or even just treating yourself better! Use this kit as inspiration to "just begin" - as the saying goes, "the only failure is the failure to try!" So, GO FOR IT and then SCRAP IT with Time4Beginnings! All Time4Beginnings Designs will be discounted 25% through Sept. 12.

As usual, The Bundle! is the best deal this weekend. It's normal price is 15% below retail, so with the additional 25% discount, you'll actually save 36%! Be sure to grab it while it's on sale...and remember, this one will only be in my PBP Shop!

My CT has done such a fantastic job with this kit. I'm just sharing one layout from each CT member, but believe me there is a LOT more to see. So, be sure to visit The Gallery at PBP to see the the rest of their gorgeous creations & leave them some lovin'. To save time, I'm not linking each image. Lol..yes, it's been a CRAZY Day!

Layout by Alannabanana 
(notice that this layout features a Short Stack!)

Layout by Dina Arruda

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by Brandi

Layout by Yogovonne

Layout by lbrtychic

Layout by Scrappychic

Layout by Paula

Layout by Blagovesta

Layout by JoannaE

Can you believe how incredibly talented this CT is? Honestly, they amaze me with each new collection! They're always coming up with new, creative ways to use my designs. I love working with this team!

Now, you deserve a little goodie for making it this far, and you know me. I don't want to disappoint you. So, here's your first official FayETTE Designs Freebie! ENJOY!

Here's your last reminder (for now) that this new collection is EXCLUSIVE TO PBP  (I won't be sending this set to Memory Mixer or My Memories) so get it while it's on sale! Of course, you can wait and pay full price...I won't complain *grin*

One last thing...if any of you are going to be at the Scrapbook USA Expo on Friday (tomorrow) in Salt Lake, please be sure to find Annette and I as we browse the expo to say, "Hi"!  And yes, you can still call us The Ettes....we'll always be The Ettes at heart!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Retiring Products . . . and much more!

It was almost one year ago when Annette and I opened our shop at Pickleberrypop...and what a year it's been! We LOVE working with PBP and with all of our wonderful customers! But, it's time to make some's time to CLEAN HOUSE!! So, we're going to retire many designs from our shop.

For a full list of our retiring designs, see our latest newsletter link on our blog here, or just visit the Retiring Category in the PBP Shop.

Now, for the next bit of news - designs aren't the only thing that will be retiring from our PBP shop. I'm sad to announce that Annette will be retiring from PBP. (I know this news will make many of you very sad....believe me, I know just how you feel!) Annette is one of my dearest friends and such a talented designer. But, you've probably noticed that she hasn't been adding new designs at PBP for quite some time. She's been busy pursuing another passion for the past few months - custom wedding and invitation design & printing. So, if you're ever in the market for some gorgeous invitations, be sure to check out her work!

I'm going to seriously miss working with Annette, but I wish her success with her new business! And's not like I don't know how to find or get hold of her. Don't worry...we'll still find plenty of excuses to get together!

So....what does that mean for the shop at PBP? Well....I'm not going anywhere! I'll continue to design and sell through the shop at PBP, but, I will begin to make a transition from "The Ettes" to

The transition will take time. You'll see a new banner go up in my shop in the next couple of weeks & will notice that the banner on my designs will be sporting my new logo. Keep up on the latest changes here on the blog (and if I move the blog, I'll be sure to redirect you...that's a change that will come later.) You can still keep track of us on our FB page or in our newsletter. Oh man, it's been so long since I've typed in first person, that I'm not sure I can refer to "I or me" instead of "we"! *grin* bear with me, coz I'll probably slip up once in a while!

We want to express our sincere thanks to you, our wonderful customers. So many of you have followed us from our years in the craft and paper scrapping industry, and have kept up with us in our latest pursuits designing and selling online. You have made being "The Ettes" more fun that we could have ever imagined! We hope you'll continue to follow and keep up with each of us as we make this change. We'll try to make it as easy and painless as possible for you (and for us).

Now, you'll have to excuse me. I need to go find another box of tissues *sniff*