Friday, September 30, 2011

SAVE on 2012 Pocket Calendars in my PBP Shop!

It was a marathon at my comp yesterday, but it paid off! I released my 2012 Pocket Calendar Kit & Quick Pages in my PBP Shop last night. I LOVE making these little calendars. They're the perfect size, and you can put as much or as little work into them as you want (It helps that I've given you a darling set of designs to start with!)

If you want to create a custom calendar, and select which backgrounds to use for each month, then check out my 2012 Pocket Calendar Kit. The kit gives you more freedom, and is perfect for my non-US scrapping friends (as well as my US scrapping friends that like custom projects!) Simply choose which month title & grid goes with each background and drop them in place. Add your photo, important dates and print. It really is THAT easy! I love giving these as gifts! Just print them as 4" x 6" photos and then put them in a small photobook to keep in your purse (or the purse of the recipient.) They're also fun to display in a magnet frame on your fridge! Not only do they make a darling gift...they're REALLY affordable, especially if you make several of them (hey, you only have to buy the kit one time, so you may as well get the most from your purchase, eh?)

If you're more like me, and always in a hurry, then give my 2012 Pocket Calendar Quick Pages a try! These mini calendar pages come complete with month title, grid and embellishments. The only thing you have to do is add YOUR photos and YOUR important dates and print. Choosing your photos will take longer than completing these pages!  They're really fast, fun and a FANTASTIC Christmas Gift!

I've included front and back cover designs this year, just coz I had to create one for my calendars last year. I figured I'd make it as easy on you as possible. I've also included alternate designs for July, October and November, so if you're not in the US, you don't have to try to use the 4th of July page *grin*

Here are a couple of pages that I did with the 2012 Pocket Calendar Quick much fun!

Don't forget that my Monster Mash Kit is still "new" in my shop - I LOVED designing that kit. I have a thing for Horace the Hunchback...but don't tell my hubby :P If you are a newsletter subscriber, be sure to check this week's newsletter for a code to save 10% on any Monster Mash purchase! If you haven't subscribed yet, what are you thinking? SUBSCRIBE NOW for exclusive savings, freebies and just to keep up with my latest designs!

....and finally, I'm working my way toward 500 Fans on my FayETTE Designs FB Page. Be sure to head over and "like" me to get entered in a drawing. As soon as I hit the magic "500" number, I'll be giving some digi goodies away!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Designs - Monster•Mash, A Freebie & Contest Winners!

Get a jump on  your Halloween projects with my newest release, MonsterMash. If you're familiar with my "old" tole painting designs from my Provo Craft Days, then some of the creatures in this collection will look familiar to you! These loveable monsters are far from scary, and make the perfect accents for your Halloween or spooky projects. MonsterMash is filled with fun and funky elements and papers that will help you create fabulous - not frightening - projects!

As always with my new releases, all designs in this collection are discounted 25% through Sept. 27. The Bundle is your best deal, at an actual savings of 36%, so grab these designs while they're on sale.

I know that I always say this, but my Creative Team really ROCKS! Some of these ladies don't even celebrate Halloween where they live, and they still came up with fantastic layouts for me! Prepare to be inspired, and this is only a fraction of the layouts that they created with MonsterMash.

Layout by Scrappychic (using a Short Stack)

  Layout by lbrtychic (using a Short Stack)

Layout by Mother Bear

Layout by Scrapshabby

Layout by Brandi

Layout by JoannaE

Layout by Dina Arruda

Layout by Paula

Layout by MaryRuth

Layout by Yogovonne

Now...on to the important stuff! I told you that I'd be giving some of my MonsterMash designs away to some of you who followed my blog, left comments on my post, or followed me on facebook. So...without further ado, here are the winners from that contest. (Click image to see a larger graphic.)

As the graphic says, I've also been giving lots of goodies away on FB, for those who helped me pass 400 fans. So, be sure to check my FayETTE Designs FB Page to see if you're one of the lucky winners there!

...and last, but never least, I have a little freebie for you that coordinates with my MonsterMash Designs. I'm a bit of a paper addict, and well, you can never have too many digi papers, can you? are FIVE FREE PAPERS for you to use with my MonsterMash Collection (and yeah, you can only use it with my designs, nothing else *snicker*)


Friday, September 16, 2011

I've been CHALLENGED . . .

My dear friend, Sheri Sessions of Jumpstart Designs challenged me to see who can get to 400 FB Fans first. C'mon people...I know you're out there. click this link to go to my FayETTE Designs FB Page and click "Like".... I wanna WINNNNNNNNNNN....and hey, if I win, YOU WIN coz you know I like to give away goodies!

And hey, while you're there, like Sheri's  Jumpstart Designs FB Page too...coz well, I'm just that good of a sport (but like my page first, will ya?) *grin*

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Digi-Anniversary to Meeeeeeeee!!!

Hey...don't die of a heart attack. This HAS to be my shortest post EVER!  Just sayin' *grin*

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Blog, New Designs.....and more!

I've been dressing up my new FayETTE Designs Blog over the's not finished, but it's getting close. So, I thought I'd make it "public" and see if I can get a few followers to sign up (although you may have to be patient...the followers gadgets seem to be acting up on Blogger, and they haven't found a solution yet!)  Lol, it's lonely in here right now....I'm a people person, so I need people to Follow Me, Like me on FB...and well, just be my friend :P That just sounds so pathetic, doesn't it?

But hey....once I get a few people following me here on my new blog and liking my new FayETTE Designs page on FB....I just might feel generous and give some goodies away....and what would I be giving away? Here's a hint...I'm working on a fantastic Halloween Kit right now.....soooooo much fun. If any of you are familiar with my "old" tole painting designs, some of these fun new digi characters will look familiar. But...there are loads of new spooky friends in the kit too! Here's a little sneak peek at a couple of my favs from this collection!

I think I should give some of these new designs to a few of you who are kind enough to "like" or "follow" me...don't you? And hey...if you leave a comment here on my new blog, I'll give some goodies away here too. The fun & generosity never ends!

Now...just to fill in some gaps for some of you who may be surprised by my new blog! For those of you who may not know what's going on with my design business - here's a quick recap: Annette recently retired from Pickleberrypop - she hasn't retired from digi designing completely, but just couldn't squeeze another shop into her schedule. We've known this was coming for several months, and decided now was a good time to make this change. So, you can still find my designs at Pickleberrypop, but the shop is now under Fay•ETTE Designs. I'm designing like a mad woman, trying to get lots of beautiful new goodies ready for you to do your digi scrapping with!

Annette and I will also both still be offering our designs at Memory Mixer and My Memories. We haven't made the name changes there yet....we'll keep you posted on any future changes! Annette is also pursuing a new business of designing and offering print services for custom wedding invitations. She does a gorgeous job, so check her blog out if you're in the market for some beautiful invitations!

Ok....better get back to designing....never a dull moment!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Designs from Fayette . . . and a FreEbiE!

Well, here it is, my first official post as FayETTE Designs. I have to be honest, it feels kind of weird to try to talk in first person. I've been typing "we" and "us" for so long, that it's gonna be a hard habit to break. But, I'll manage ;)

One little update about the shop at PBP - You won't find it listed as The Ettes anymore -  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!