Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some photo shares of my MIA...

So, as you can see from the photos below, I was extremely busy with baking birthday cakes and made these 4 cakes(actually there was 5) in less then one months time. 
The first one (well 2) were Tangled themed for Lillie's 5th birthday party!  I love how it came out and was thrilled with my skills considering I've never done one this detailed. :) Look the tower is pecan rolls and ice cream cone with vines and flowers attached made from buttercream icing.

This was Lillie's party table, we had cake(s), ice cream, punch and iced tea. She was so thrilled with this party! She still talks about how much she loved it. :)  That just makes everything worth it! 
A friend invited us over for her (NON) Birthday party and BBQ on the 4th of July and asked if I could make her a birthday cake.  So of course I said sure will... I already knew that I was going to be making a purse cake, although I had no idea how to do it. LOL.  But I managed to plan it all out and made her both of these COACH purse cakes.  They both turned out so cute!!  I loved doing this as it was so much fun to do something new from the typical circle cakes that I've always made...
This one is a square one, a little more detail although you can't really see the zipper work. :)
Then when we got back from our week long trip to Florida, I made this one for our step-sisters grandson, Alex. He loves the Army and wanted a similar cake for his.  You can't tell how big this cake really is, it's a full sheet cake, which is half white cake and half chocolate with buttercream icing.  And yes, Alex really LOVED this cake! LOL.
Then I made this homemade German Chocolate Cake for my FIL (father-in-law's) 75th Birthday on July 30th. 

I really love baking this cake, but I hate that it takes so long to do it and then it's all gone in a flash! LOL.  I guess that just means it yummy, huh?
So as you can see from the end of June and through July I was quite the cake baker here in Azle! LOL. 

I'll be sharing some more photos next time, maybe some from our family vacation to Santa Rosa Beach, FL!!! :)

Now I need to get busy and start scrapping these photos. :)

Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FOFDS Newsletter Page

Hello Everyone,
I have some exciting news to share with you this evening.  I'm writing a new page called, Jenn's Journey in the Flights Of Fancy Digi-Scrap Newsletter. This new page, Jenn's Journey is going to be bring you some hot new techniques, learn how's, and shortcuts just to name a few.  Patti and I have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some great info to the Newsletter monthly.  About 2 weeks ago, she asked me if I would be interested in writing up my own page in the newsletter, and of course I said yes!

I know that I can find a million things to write about each month, but I'd like to give you the opportunity to choose what you'd like to read about on my page!  So what are you interested in learning or reading about?  Be sure to leave a comment on my blog (or facebook) and let me know what you want.  I want to hear from you!!
Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Wow, was I ever MIA....

Hello Everyone,I was MIA and I had no idea that it's been 4 months since I last posted!  All I can say is that I've been really busy with lots of different things going on this summer!  Can you believe that it's almost Back to School time?!  Lillie is starting Kindergarden in 18 days!!!  So let's see if I can bring you all up to date on what I've been doing this summer...

In April, we started out kinda tyipcal, although warmer weather was much appreciated after the deep freeze of a winter we had.  So by middle of April there was all kinds of things going on.  We took Lillie back to the Ft Worth Zoo and had a blast taking pics of the animials and talking about them with her.  She really loved the Zoo. The weather become quite stormy, and had lots of severe weather days coming at us.  On Easter we went to the family Easter Gathering and Lillie got to ride a pony and hunt eggs.  She didn't want to do anything but ride the pony, LOL.  My 37th birthday was on the 26th, Bobby & Lillie had bought me a new windchime and some beautiful fresh flowers...

In May, the weather has really started to heat up compared to last year.  We had more severe weather, and hearing about a lot of severe weather through out the USA and the whole world.  Tornados ripping through towns and killing lots of people in it's path.  Flooding and more rain coming to areas that don't need anymore.  While many others would pray that they could get some rain soon. Lillie got to roast Marshmellows for the first time in our "new" fire pit that was given to us.  I can see us getting a lot of use from this in the cooler weather months.  We've been working a lot on our yard trying to play catch up before the weather gets too hot and we can't do it.  Lillie had her 1st dance class recital this month and did an awesome job with it!  We're so proud of her!! And I've been doing research on my camera settings and wedding photography for taking David & Rhonda's wedding photos for them. They're getting married in June!  I've transplanted some of my daylily volunteers up closer to the house and hopes that they'll bloom this year.  I have been babying my lone bell pepper seedlings that were sole survivors of the spring heat and storms.  I also tried to plant some Johnny Jump-ups from seed in my hanging baskets, but think it's just too hot for them to make it.  I guess we'll see...

WOW, holy cow is it hot!!!!  We've had some 100+ days already and an outdoor wedding which was 99 that day.  I love how things went for our friend's wedding and lots of fun too.  Although it's really hot, we managed to take our friends from Scotland, Canada and Minnesota downtown to the Ft Worth Stockyards.  We walked around in 100 degree heat but still had fun and went out to lunch with our friends before they had to go back home.  It's been great to meet and make new friends!!  All of my flowers in the yard are starting to bloom and even the daylilies that I transplanted managed to bloom too!!  Woo Hoo!!!  My mom's daylilies that she gave me also bloomed by the house, but the others down by the pool area got ate up by the deer! Ughhhhh... Lillie graduated from Pre-K and will be going into Kindergarden in the Fall!  I can't believe how fast this school year has gone!  On the 22nd, Lillie celebrated her 5th b-day and had some friends over at our house for party.  I made my first major themed cake, Tangled. The heat is really getting bad and no rain this year.  I think we're going to have a really rough summer this year. 

On the 4th, we celebrated the holiday at a friends' pool party and had a cookout!  We had a good time and was so happy to be with friends.  I had our friend a "NON" birthday cake, made 2 couch purse cakes for her, which everyone loved!!  Then we took off and went to Florida for 6 days and had a wonderful time with my Aunt Pearl and Uncle Rich on the beaches! I've never been to florida before so this was a major treat for all 3 of us.  And we took Bobby's Aunt Nellie and Uncle Bill down to Pensacola and dropped them off and picked them back up on our way home. They are getting old to drive that far and we had room in our car to take them.  It was really nice to take them along with us and had a great time in Florida too! When we got back home from Florida I had another cake to make, I made a sheet cake 1/2 Chocolate & 1/2 White cake, with vanilla pudding filling and Buttercream Icing, for Alex's 8th birthday it was Army themed! :)  Everyone has been telling me that I need to just open a cake shop.  LOL.   It's been really really hot this summer and no rain is making everything die. I wonder how bad it's going to get before we get some much needed rain!  We're breaking all kinds of record heat records and they say that August will be worse...

So now you can see what I've been up to this summer and in between all of that I've been trying to design and no time to do much at all.  LOL.  But I am working on a bunch of hand drawn elements for a new kit and have an idea for another one, so you will have to be sure to come back soon and see what I've made!  :)  What have you been up this summer?  Did you go on vacation to a new place?  Maybe for a change you decided to stay home and do something close to home!  I'd love to hear what you've been doing...
Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brand New CU4CU Product in my FOFDS Store!!

Hello Everyone,
Are you looking for realistic flowers you can use to make CU elements and/or kits?  These are Quality Control Checked and passed, created and saved at 300 dpi and png files.  Check them out!!!
CU4CU Paper Flowers Pack1$3.99

These great paper flowers are made by me from cardstock and tissue paper. They have been through Quality Control checking and passed! Use them to make realistic flowers for your layouts or CU4CU for making great elements for your CU digital scrapbooking kits. There's 4 different flowers all are saved as png files at 300 dpi and gray-scale. The colored samples are included ! No credit required but always appreciated. Enjoy!

You can grab these great flowers at Flights Of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com!
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy these, I will have more coming soon.
Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Products Are Flying In...

Good Morning Everyone,
We have some great new products to share with you today...

Paris Designs has been busy over the last couple weeks, and is bring you a collection of kits. This collection is called Spring Breeze.






P4DSDesignz has hatched these great overlays and a St Patty's Mini Kit too:



 Angels Digi Scraps has sprouted some creative feathers and is bringing in some cute doodles:



Thanks for stopping by and stretching those wings with us at Flights Of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique. Be sure to check out our store for more great products and remember...

Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap (FOFDS) is committed to
product quality, reliability and customer service.
We hope to help our customers make preserving and sharing
their memories as unique and special as they are by providing
them with the best quality items possible.

All kits are being checked by the Quality Control Team
before going into the store.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Boo Boos and Bandaids at FOFDS!!

Good Morning Everyone,
I decided that since my daughter, Lillie had surgery to remove her adenoids and have tubes put in her ears, this has given me a chance to use my own kit, Boo boos and Bandaids!  Here's my layout I made using my kit:
I had every intention of taking lots of photos, but we had some issues with her breathing when she came out of surgery, so there's only pre-op photos.  It was a very long and emotional morning, with a 1hr and 15 min drive each way to boot.  Lillie is doing so much better now and fully recovered from her surgery, so no worries. :) 

You can imagine the stress/worry we felt this day. But to know that all of this was just going to make her hear better and feel amazing again, it was worth it. That afternoon, you couldn't even tell she was recovering from surgery!  She refused to sit still and rest, she was trying so hard to act like nothing happened to her.  Bless her heart!  The first thing she told me later that afternoon was Mommy I can hear you so much better now.  Awwwww!  

Boo Boos and Bandaids is one of me exclusive kits, which is only available at Flight Of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique!

You can purchase this kit for your own layouts here:  http://bit.ly/dIEbRS

There's 12 - 12x12 papers and 19 elements in this digital scrapbooking kit. Many elements are hand drawn by myself.  All are created at 300 dpi and saved as png or jeg files. 

You can find more products like this one in my store here: http://bit.ly/gTjaeM

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

First Set of Doodles now available...

Birdie Doodles  $2.49

This hand drawn doodle package contains 5 birdie doodles. They can be used for Personal or Commercial Use.


Find this product and more at FOFDS:

Thanks for Looking,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Do you use doodles?

Hello Everyone,

We were wondering, do you use doodles in your scrapbook page? How do you use them? What's your favorite technique to use doodles?

Although, I'm not an Art Student, I recently bought a wacom bamboo craft and have been doodling up a storm, learning to control the pen and controling the strokes. It's been a fun experience and would like to create some doodles that you'd like to use...

Leave me a comment in this post of some ideas for doodles, and you might recieve a gift from me for making the suggestion.  (wink)  Be sure to leave me contact info like your blog, or email address.  :)  I can't give you a gift if I can't contact you, right? :)

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have an AWESOME weekend!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flights Of Fancy Digi-Scrap Store Newsletter

Our first newsletter is available! As our customer base is small, we sent it to everyone there but want you to be able to read it also. It tells you a bit about the site, designers and other tidbits. It also shows you the new kits in the store recently. We hope you enjoy it!

To start receiving your newsletter, please register in the store and sign up for it.

Flights of Fancy Digi-Scrap.com/boutique

We would ask if you to please pass this info on to your friends. Thank you!!

One time offer, you can download the Newsletter from 4shared here:

Next month it will be up to you to sign up for the NL in the store. : )  Thanks for looking and be sure to pass it along to your friends.
Happy Scrapping,