Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I hope this finds you in good health, happy/content and have had a nice Christmas. If you are one who does not celebrate it, but celebrates another holiday, I hope it was wonderful as well. Here is our tree this year. Of course, after I got it all done, I found another box of things for Christmas... need to get it all together so next year I find it all at the same time.

For those of you who are on FB, we also have a page for Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap on facebook.  That is a place I spend time at, but I get really tired of them making changes constantly.  Hubby plays cafeworld..and complains constantly about it. I tell him if you are going to complain, stop playing. LOL!!

Lauri and Shaina are heading to Lansing today, mom is spending the day between church and different friends and Michel and I are just vegging here at home, chatting with friends and munching, watching tv. Nothing special really and nothing elaborate. We enjoy our days of just doing what we want.

I tried to get cards out to most of our friends (via net). I will have to actually break down and do some by hand, but they will be the New Year cards in the french tradition. Too late for Christmas now.  Again, a very Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Sun is shining. Good start. No snow here... and almost decent temps. :) Off work for a week.  Smile gets bigger.

I know I must get back into designing, back into Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.  Instead I sit and stare at the computer screen when not working.

Christmas is such a wonderful day for family and friends to get together and share special moments. Lauri and Shaina have made it home from North Carolina and will pick mom up and take her with them for the night, and she will spend Christmas with them there. That will be wonderful for her as it will be the first Christmas with my brother gone. It was his favorite holiday. Of course since it seemed like he was always a little boy at heart, it meant presents. But he liked giving as well as receiving.

At least this year I did get the tree up. Michel and I got kindles for each other as our presents. I really love books... real books. I always have one going and a pile waiting to read. But, I don't always have glasses handy. One great feature is that you can make the font larger!! No, I won't give up my 'real' books, but I will use the kindle. Even if I read the book on the kindle, there are some that will be bought to add to my series that is started.

I am also hoping to get all my cards sent out from Jacquie Lawson.  I love those cards and I know when the people get them and open them. I do need to get a few out in normal mail, but, those will be Happy New Year cards as with the French tradition, and I have until January 27??th I think... might manage that.

I know, odd post this morning, bit disjointed. A bit like my thinking I guess.  But, I did want to wish everyone out there a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  If you don't do Christmas, may what ever you do celebrate be a wonderful and memorable also!!  Happy/Merry all to all of my internet friends!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Update on life in general

Here I am. Looking at the fact that 5 months have gone by without word from me. It feels like part of a life time in some ways. Biggest reason was in October I ended up going back to the US for most of the month. My brother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. That seems to change how you look at life, at least until it feels like life gets back to normal. Still waiting for that. I will try and get on more often at any rate and get back into the old groove a little bit. 




Monday, July 25, 2011

A word about a great Irish band....

I was able to go and see Switchback again last Thursday evening. We missed them last year in Charlevoix, and again when they were here in Alden this year. But, went to the "Barn" and heard them. A totally different repertoire of songs from the first time I had heard the. Had a great time. The crowd was smaller than normal due to Venetian Week in Charlevoix, but those of us there thoroughly enjoyed it. And, being the crowd was a bit smaller I had a chance to speak with Marty as well.  

I am adding their blog WayGoodMusic to my blog list. http://waygoodmusic.blogspot.com/  Check it out. They do a large variety of music, all with lots of heart and soul touching. I personally tend to lean toward their Irish songs, some of the folk-like music but they have lots else to listen to. They would love to come to Paris, so we need to work with that and see what we can do. 

Also, if you want to follow their concert schedule to see if it comes to your area get added to their mailing list "Switchback/WayGood Productions, LLC" (email them and ask to be put on their list) or you can check out facebook as well.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Switchback/8861474301

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The June 2011 for Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com is available!


The latest newsletter is up.  Unfortunately it is not in PDF format, but a zip. Our editor may have fried her computer! Those things happen when you change countries. :(  Keep your fingers crossed for her!


Summer is upon us. Vacations, weather too nice to be setting in front of  your computer, family time... as well as many other reasons why you are out having fun and not scrapping. We are all feeling that same way. We head to the states in 2 weeks from today so the next newsletter may be a July/August issue and come out later. We are still working on that with our editor. Keep your eyes open for updates. They can be found on FB, here, on the FOFDS blog or at the store. 
We hope you enjoy this issue!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Memorial Day Freebie by Paris Designs

Click on preview to go to freebie on Mediafire!
We hope you enjoy! 

Here is your freebie that coordinates with our Memorial Day kit. The kit itself can only be found at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique   

We hope you go and register at the store. We are sending out newsletters monthly with new items from our designers as well as genealogy tips from our newsletter editor. We hope to see you on our list! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Peace And Love By Paris Designs - - New Freebie!!

Just when I think I am getting caught up, I do another kit.  Just a little freebie to coordinate with the kit Peace and Love by Paris Designs found only at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique. 
This kit was a special request and our customer was very happy!! We are hoping to have some pages to show later from her vacation. We do special requests at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com. All you have to do is request something. We never 'promise' but we do try and so far have succeeded. It would all depend on how quickly something was needed, how busy our designers are and who says 'Yes, I will try'. 

But for today, we have your freebie! Click on the preview to be taken to Mediafire!  See posts further down (Friday April 25 post) for info regarding the kit at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Memorial Day by Paris Designs

Memorial Day by Paris Designs -- $3.50

Scrap your memorial layouts with Paris Designs new Memorial Day kit. This kit is filled with flowers, crosses and embellishment clusters to make your special page even more special. This kit can be used for military or friends, family.

With half of the backgrounds being more general in nature as well as  many of the elements, this kit is not limited to just Memorial Day pages. Any general spring/summer page will work as well! Very versatile!!

12 backgrounds
34 embellishments

There is a slight shadowing on the stitched cross for realism of the stitching.
This kit was originally released in 2009. It has undergone more than half of the backgrounds changed and several elements added.

All special thank yous are posted on the TOU.



CAN ONLY BE FOUND AT FLIGHTS OF FANCY DIGI-SCRAP.COM/BOUTIQUE

Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Flowers by Paris Designs


 Happiness In Spring

May Flowers are a tradition here in France in May to give to wives, girlfriends, mothers and grandmothers. A light joyful feeling kit with colors of spring. Butterflies, flowers, ladybugs and other items to help you make a joyful page for your memory books!

Included in this kit are:
10 backgrounds
27 misc elements
There is a drop shadow on the ribbon frame element for realism.
2 zips for downloading

Now selling at 
Click on the preview at the top of this post to go to the store!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Old Soft Scented by Paris Designs Freebie!!

Running a bit late on the freebies, still have another to get caught up with. :) Just click on the preview to go to Mediafire for the freebie.


The kit itself can only be found at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique!

Peace and Love by Paris Designs




Peace and Love by Paris Designs.


We always hear about the Good Old Days... Woodstock, when I was young, back when I was a child and it continues. I did a little bit of combining some of today with the 60's, some young with some old, but kept some of the traditional as well when thinking about those old peace and love days. I kept most of the colors softer to make it easier to blend with those special photos.
14+1 backgrounds
42 elements
4 word art
All of this combine to make a kit you can use for todays pages or, take a trip back to another time. Make some 'groovy pages man'!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Old, Soft, Scented by Paris Designs

Crushed velvets, satins, ribbons, sachets, hearts and stick pins create the old fashioned feeling of lushness. A kit which will work for any type of kit, from heritage to an every day event. If you like soft lush items, Old, Soft, Scented by Paris Designs is the kit for you!

This kit contains 3 zips for downloading.
14 backgrounds
29 elements

All special thank yous are in the TOU.



Friday, April 22, 2011

Annies Easter Freebie by Paris Designs

I put together a small freebie for you, 1 BG and 4 elements. All coordinate with Annie's Easter.  You can download them at Mediafire by clicking on the preview below. Enjoy!  Happy Easter!
 The full kit can only be gotten at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com. See further down for details of the kit. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Newsletter for April 2011, Vol 1, No 3 now available!

After much struggle this month, the newsletter is up and ready to download. Please register at the store and sign up for the NL so you can get it each month. It has some great tips and info for people who are interested in genealogy. 
 The preview is linked to the store. Free to download but you do have to register to get it.  


Click here if you want to just go to Mediafire this month.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Annie's Easter by Paris Designs






Annie's Easter by Paris Designs Exclusively at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com $3.50


Hip-pity hop-pity, don't you just love Easter and spring? When the first shoots of new life springs out of Mother Earth. This kit has all those soft pastel shades just waiting for a photos from you. Something soft, something gentle, let our kit help you create it. Beautiful soft flowers, petals brimming with gentle colors of pink, green, yellow/gold and lavender/blue. Wisp of butterflies, clusters, whimsical items for Easter... they're all here and much much more just waiting for your love to put some magic with them and create you're newest page.
Kit includes:
10 Backgrounds
  5 Tags
  1 Kite Butterfly Cluster
  4 Tag Ribbons
  4 Cloth Flowers
  7 butterflies
  1 Caterpillar Slide Frame Cluster
  1 Bunny Frame Clusters
  2 Bows with Pearl Buttons
  2 Separate Bunnies
  7 Annie Clusters
  1 string frame cluster
  2 Easter clusters
  2 trim borders, lace and egg
  6 arrows
  2 broken eggs
  Basket front and back
  Caterpillar in egg


Please note there is a slight glow on bug and bug2, and on the bugs in the clusters.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring In Paris QP Freebie by Paris Designs

Here is a QP I put together, using just a small amount of what is in the kit. It is a dreary day outside today so I went with more muted colors...sort of what I am seeing outside my window today!


Click on the preview to get the freebie from Mediafire!!

Spring in Paris by Paris Designs "Re-Release"


Spring in Paris by Paris Designs. PU Only.   $3.00 Only a small portion shown in above preview. 



Flowers and color everywhere. Lovers hands entwined, glasses raised in toast, petal soft shades to scrap your tender moments.
Available within this kit, flowers to accent, butterflies to dance, Paris nights to remember. It needn't be Paris, our kit will let you scrap those fond memories that flutter within your heart. Take our kit and put your memories to color, scrapping with the passion we've created for you within Spring in Paris. The kit was made using 12x12 and 300 dpi, jpg and png for ease of use and resizing.  Please see special thank yous in the TOU.
NOTE:  

Shadows are on the bent photo frames with ribbons for realism. Shadows are on the small strings for the buttons to give the correct depth.
Shadows are on the stitches of the oval stitched frame for realism.
Shadows are on the small zig-zag stitch elements for realism.

The kit is 3 zips to download and includes:
27 BG's, 12x12
3 tags
1 12" lacing
4 smaller, long lacing w/fleur de lis
3 stitched oval frames
4 misc stitchings
14 different flowers/groupings with flowers
2 ribbons
13 misc embellishments (i.e. 2 statues, 2 clear paperweights with different items encased within, waiter, table/chairs, champaign/glasses, 3 different Eiffels, 2 different PARIS, a decorative bird, beveled and one not)
5 buttons
6 threads
4 doodles
10 butterfly's
8 bent frames w/ribbons

This is a re-release and has been QC'checked and updated.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rainy Day Fun Freebie Brag Book Pages by Paris Designs

I think I am getting back on track here with the freebies and kits.  I can't guarantee each week but at least a couple a month. :) For this kit I made 2 brag book pages. The kit gave me the brag book page feeling for those kids and grand kids who love to play in the rain! The kit can be found only at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com and is called Rainy Day Fun by Paris Designs. If you get a chance, go to the store and register and sign up for the newsletter so we can keep you up to date on all of the new items going in the store. 

Your freebie can be found by clicking on the preview below!  I hope you like them. 


Rainy Day Fun by Paris Designs

A new kit to share with you!!  


Rainy Day Fun by Paris Designs is a kit which can be used for not just photos taken on rainy days having fun, but for any day having fun! The main colors of this kit are yellows, with some blues, pinks and greens thrown in. There are flowers, bees and butterflies, umbrellas and boots, clouds and rain drops, puddles, a little figure, clip, bows, tags, stones-wet and dry, 10 backgrounds, a frog, snail, ladybugs, cat-tails, frames and little ones in rain coats having lots of fun playing in the rain and more! There is also an alpha done with little squares of wood which also spell out rainy day fun, rainy days, rain and raining as well as 2 strings to create your own words with the alpha. We hope you enjoy the kit!

3 zips to download. Special thank yous and crediting are on the TOU

$4.00 
All of our kits are exclusive to Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique and have been quality checked and cleared!!



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Freebie for our new kit!

Here is a quick page freebie for you made with some of the pieces of our new kit, Fables and Folklore by Paris Designs, selling at Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique. 


Just click on the preview above! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fables and Folklore by Paris Designs

Fables and Folklore by Paris Designs

Fables and Folklore is a kit about fairies and folklore. 5 little fairy babies, 2 small elf fairies, 2 female adult fairies, 1 elf/hobbit. Little house, mushrooms, plants, 4 leaf clovers, king silhouette, Celtic knot frames, divider, flowers, button, a clip, butterfies, dragonflies and a ladybug. 12 backgrounds in greens and brownish/beige. This kit is perfect for memory pages for children, St. Patrick's Day, nature and general whimsical. If you have a belief in Fairies and Irish folklore, Fables and Folklore by Paris Designs is the kit for you!

All special thank yous are noted on the TOU. 3 zips to download. $4.00  



 

 Fables and Folklore by Paris Designs can be found under "F" as the products are listed by alpha order, not date uploaded.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com March 2011 Newsletter is available


We have the new newsletter available in the store for downloading. 
http://flightsoffancydigi-scrap.com/boutique/. We hope you register so you get it automatically once a month. Click here to go to the store.
 
I have also put it this month again in Mediafire, just click on the preview.   The genealogy section has some great information for you as well as showing you the new items that have been added to the store!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Freebies for Parts 1-5 of Spring Breeze by Paris Designs

I have created 3 quick pages using different parts of the 5 kits.
One is a 12x12 which can be put in either direction, with the photos being horizontal or vertical.  The 8 1/2 x 11 can go in either direction as well.  There there is a brag book page. We hope you enjoy the pages! Click on the preview to take you to the freebie.

Spring Breeze Part 1


Click on the above preview to go to the store!

Breeze Part 1 by Paris Designs
$3.50

This part was made with the darker tone pink/burgundy, golds and creams... hints of buds, blue sky, the soft breeze of spring gently blowing through the trees that have yet to form leaves. There are 5 parts in all, all coordinating in design and colors with each other. Mix or match. You pick the one you like!! It was made thinking happy thoughts, soft colors for spring, warm breezes, thundershowers, birds chirping and butterflies flitting around. We hope you think happy thoughts when making your beautiful pages using our kit!
3 zips to download.
This kit includes:

16 backgrounds
33 misc. elements


Here are some pages made using this kit!

 

Spring Breeze Part 2 (Part 3 is posted below part 5)


Click on the preview above to go to the store!

Spring Breeze Part 2 by Paris Designs
$3.50

This part was made with the pale greens, golds and creams, with accents in darker burgundies... hints of buds, blue sky, the soft breeze of spring gently blowing through the trees that have yet to form leaves. There are 5 parts in all, all coordinating in design and colors with each other. Mix or match. You pick the one you like!! It was made thinking happy thoughts, soft colors for spring, warm breezes, thundershowers, birds chirping and butterflies flitting around. We hope you think happy thoughts when making your beautiful pages using our kit!
3 zips to download.
This kit includes:

16 backgrounds
28 misc. elements



Here are some pages made using this kit!



Spring Breeze Part 4

 Click on the preview above to go to the store!

Spring Breeze Part 4 by Paris Designs
$2.75

This part was made with the darker tone pink/burgundy with touches of creams... hints of buds, blue sky, the soft breeze of spring gently blowing through the trees that have yet to form leaves. There are 5 parts in all, all coordinating in design and colors with each other. Mix or match. You pick the one you like!! It was made thinking happy thoughts, soft colors for spring, warm breezes, thundershowers, birds chirping and butterflies flitting around. We hope you think happy thoughts when making your beautiful pages using our kit!
2 zips to download.
This kit includes:

12 backgrounds
19 misc. elements
 

Spring Breeze Part 5

Click on the preview to go to the store!!
Spring Breeze Part 5 by Paris Designs
$2.75

This part was made with the darker turquoise, pale greens and creams... hints of buds, blue sky, the soft breeze of spring gently blowing through the trees that have yet to form leaves. There are 5 parts in all, all coordinating in design and colors with each other. Mix or match. You pick the one you like!! It was made thinking happy thoughts, soft colors for spring, warm breezes, thundershowers, birds chirping and butterflies flitting around. We hope you think happy thoughts when making your beautiful pages using our kit!
2 zips to download.
This kit includes:

12 backgrounds
22 misc. elements