The Ettes and Company

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* 


Annette Ward said...

I think I need a box of tissues too! *sniffle* Fayette and I have had some GREAT times together and I'll miss working so closely with her. She's a FANTASTIC designer and a very dear friend! But like she said, we will certainly find time to get together and definitely find time to chat . . . just like we always do! Love ya Faye!!!!

I'm also going to miss working with the talented Creative Team members. Keep up your beautiful work! Love you guys too!

Thanks to all of you for your support over the many years Fayette and I have been designing together. We've met the greatest people ever and will always treasure those friendships.

Hugs to you all!!!

Fayette said...

*sniffile* Oh great...just when I'm finally getting the waterworks under control, you go and post that...and we go again...waaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! *searching frantically for a new box of tissues*

Love you too, Annette. but hey...this isn't goodbye! It's just, end of an era? NOOOOOOO...that's even worse. *sniffle* Man...we're getting mushy here. Kinda reminds me of that time in Texas..."I'd like to bear my . . ." hehe, oh wait, I won't go there :P

G.T. said...

Aw c'mon you too - PASS THE TISSUES!!!!

All the best AnnETTE for your new venture -
and all the best FayETTE for going solo!!

Now c'mon PLEASE pass the tissues