Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Happy Mother's Day" kit

Happy Mother's Day out there! This kit is to pay tribute to my own mother. This is the 2nd Mother's Day after her unexpected death in December 2006. I miss her so much, especially on special days that make me think of her. My mother taught me to love and be kind. My mother taught me to be honest. My mother taught me to have faith. My mother taught me to pray to my Father in Heaven and turn to Him for guidance. My mother taught me to laugh and to enjoy life. My mother taught me how to have a wonderful marriage. My mother taught me the importance of giving time to those most important to me. She and my dad raised 5 children, and we all love each other so much because of her example to us. Since her passing our family is closer then ever (which I would have never thought possible since we were close to begin with). She is an inspiration to me, as well as anyone who knew her. I look forward to the day that I will see her again. I believe that families are eternal and she taught me that.

My mom loved flowers and she also loved bright colors. The colors in this kit were ones she wore often. She also LOVED to doodle. There was always a pad of paper and pen next to the phone, and pretty much after any conversation she had finished, you'd see a page full of doodles. Often she would doodle hearts with "RD + SD" written in the middle of them (those were my parents' initials). I decided to doodle some flowers to make this kit. I hope you enjoy using it. Happy Mother's Day!

88 comments:

kay said...

Thank you for the lovely kit- it's beautiful and your blog really touched me today. Your mother must have been just a wonderful person to have known... you're so lucky. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful tribute. You have been blessed. Thank you for, in turn, blessing us!

Denise said...

So awesome. Thank you.

Em said...

Just beautiful! I can't wait to use it. Thank you so much!

Jan said...

Summer, thank you so much for sharing
your tribute to your Mother. I lost
my Mom in 2002, but I will see her in
Heaven someday. Thank you for the
pretty kit. :)

Chad & Amy Plus 3 said...

Thank you for the beautiful kit and for sharing the wonderful memories of your mother.
Happy Mother's Day!

Graphic Jam Designs said...

Hi Summer, Thank you for your beautiful kit. You sound like a lovely person and I'm sure your mum would be so proud of you.
Happy Mothers Day to you too.

Melissa said...

thanks so much for the free kit!!!

joyinhim said...

Oh Summer - this is such a lovely kit and tribute to your Mom. Your artwork is so amazing...thank you so much for sharing it with me and so many others.

Still praying for you and Claire and the gang.

lissel said...

Beautiful tribute and a beautiful kit. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day!

Kurtis & Iva said...

Beautiful kit and tribute to your mom.

Cindy said...

Adorable!

No Reimer Reason said...

I really like the doodles. Thank you for this great kit. :-)

Anonymous said...

So pretty Summer! What a nice tribute to your mother! Thank you for being so generous.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Starr said...

Thankyou so much for sharing your tribute to your mom with everyone...This is a beautiful kit..Thanks for sharing it.

Lois Michael said...

Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful woman. I was blessed with a mom like her and still miss mine after 13 years too. She would have loved this tribute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Susan said...

Thank you so much! I just love all of your kits! I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.

Jen said...

Thanks for the kit. It looks great!

Jaye said...

Thank God you were blessed with such a wonderful mother, to pass on those wonderful traits to you!
A lovely tribute from a loving daughter.

Katie said...

These are beautiful, thanks so much for sharing with us.

Barb W said...

Your tribute to your mom is very special and very touching. How blessed you were to have had a wonderful mother like her. Isn't it comforting to know that one day you will two be together again? Thank you for sharing the photo of your lovely family and thank you for sharing the kit, as well. Be Blessed!

Melissa said...

You're mother sounds wonderful! Some day, when my kids are grown, I'd LOVE for them to say such wonderful things about me. That's all I'd want for mother's day...to know that all the hard work had paid ofd and I'd done a good job. I'm sure she's smiling down on you as you raise your family! Hope things with Claire are going well. We're praying for her. Thanks for the kit, as always, it's beautiful!

Hifam said...

Ok, now I'm crying. I love what you wrote about your mom and think the kit is beautiful.

Thanks a bunch!
Jody

aballen said...

Thank you so much, this is very pretty.

Crazymamaof6 said...

SUMMER! sweet post! love your mom! day like these must be so hard for you but so glad we have the knowledge we do.

thanks for the cute kit! and i hope you had a fabulous mothers day yourself.
Hugs, Julie

CJMsquared+2 said...

Thank you so much for sharing not only this beautiful kit but also the great things your Mom has taught you... Isn't it a great thing to know that Families are Eternal?!!

Mamounia said...

Its so nice, thanks a lot!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the great kit. It is a wonderful tribute to your mother. She must have been so proud of your talent.

ccynden said...

Thank you for the beautiful Mother's Day Kit. As her children, you have paid a beautiful tribute to her by your love one for another. She was truly blessed and so are her children.

The Red Head said...

A very lovely tribute to your Mother. Thank you for sharing this beautiful kit with us all.

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for another fabulous kit from you. I adore all your other ones so much. Yours are some of my very favorite! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. It is comforting to know about eternal families, isn't it? What a special blessing.
*~*thank you*~*
B from Arizona

Suz said...

Wow! Another beautiful kit and for no other better reason. Our Mom's always inspire us even when they are no longer with us. My Mom passed a few years back when I was 32, which is too young to lose your Mother. Us girls have a special bond ya know. I miss her every day. Looks like a wonderful family you have. Thanks again for the share!

The Scotts said...

Very cute kit Sum! I too love our Mom!!! Thanks for sharing your talent. Love ya!

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing another fantastic kit and also for sharing such touching memories of your mother. I'll be sure to send you a LO when I get one done! :)

Erika said...

Summer what a beautiful kit, and thank you for sharing the story of the person who inspired it. How lucky you are to have had her and how much you must miss her. I hope your little baby is doing well.
Best wishes,
Erika

rachelle said...

hi summer.
i'm laurie ray's sister.
she forgot to mention that you designed kits!
i was so excited when i found your blog!
i love all of your stuff.
now we need to teach laurie how to digi-scrap!
thanks for the kit.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely kit! TY so much. Hope you had a great Mother's Day. Cynthia

tempus fugit said...

Hi Summer,
thank you so much for this stunning kit! I love all of yours and I have added you to my favourite designers. Love and hugs from Austria
Doris

P.S. I've got a lot of freebies on my blog http://tempusfug.blogspot.com - maybe you would like to take revenge - grab you some ;)

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for this BEAUTIFUL kit!!!!!!

Malinda, Travis & Kylie said...

So beautiful! Thank you. You are so talented. Good luck with your baby. She is in our prayers.

Gen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother! This is lovely, thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Summer, This is so Very Very Pretty--thank U so much for sharing this! ~K
Happy Belated Mother's Day

lindsey said...

what a beautiful tribute to your sweet mother.

thank you for this wonderful kit

txbubbles said...

Summer,
Love the very moving tribute to your Mom and the kit that it inspired! Thanks so much for the wonderful gift. I am so glad to hear that Claire is doing better.
Hugs,
Vicki

Josh and Kandice said...

Summer,
Such a pretty kit! Thanks so much for all your work! What a great tribute to your mom!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Your kit is beautiful, thank you for sharing.
The blogpost about your mother .... touching and wonderful. It's so sad she left you so suddenly, but you are blessed with your memories of her, treasure those memories and you will be oke !
hugs
Brigitte

Susan Catmull said...

Thank you. I have almost all your designs. You are very talented.

Mandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story and this beautiful kit with us. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

The Boatright's said...

I am the #50 comment. Just wanted to say thank you for the cute kit. I used it on my blog. Check us out at boatrightfamilysmiles.blogspot.com
Happy Mother's Day!

Ami Bethea said...

Thanks Summer! I love this kit. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I feel like I know her from you and Shanon and all your nice stories about her. Hope you had a happy mothers' day! Thanks again for the kit.

The Hollands said...

thank you SO much for sharing our amazing talents with all of us!

Stefani said...

I really enjoyed reading your comments about your mom! I can't wait to meet her in heaven! Thank you for sharing your heart. Clair is still in my prayers!

grannymike said...

What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful mom. Thanks so much for sharing about her and for so generously sharing this pretty, pretty kit.

@}-- ruby --{@ said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely kit and a very precious theme.

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genedes said...

Thank you, your kit was added to the list of the blog Scrap freebies

Neta said...

Summer, thanks for sharing this great kit with us. I think that your mom is smiling down on you. I was grateful that I got to meet her . . . she truly was a classy lady and very affectionate.

LouAnn said...

Thank you for this beautiful kit! And a beautiful tribute to your mother. God bless you!

Cheryl said...

I love this. It's so nice. I used it on my personal blog for the background and header. Please visit http://mamalowe.blogspot.com if you'd like to see.

SLKozul said...

the kits are beautiful - where do you get your brushes? Your talent is just amazing, and I would like to emulate it just a little bit.

Ginger said...

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Ginger

Alicia W. said...

What great talent you have! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful kits. I am looking forward to playing with them...

Jillian Rose said...

What great kits! Just love love love them!

Oh yea and I see that ginger beat me to it, but You've been tagged!! Again!

Keep on workin that magic!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely Mother's Day kit! Thank you very much

Lisa said...

Just downloaded all 3 kits and LOVE everything about it. Thanks for such a great job!!!

MissDaisy said...

I cried reading your words. And looking your mom without shoes. I don't have a good relationship with my mother and this is very sad.
Hugs.

Sue said...

Such a beautiful kit for such a special mother thank you so much for sharing it with us

MemoryKeeper said...

This is a special tribute to a special lady. Thanks for allowing us to honor her memory as well!

Here's to more happy memories,
and hugs from the heart,
Jeanette

Scrappy Angel said...

Thanks for the beautiful kit and wonderful tribute to your mom.

Peggie said...

I love this beautiful kit. Thank you.

Andrea said...

Summer LOVE this sweet post about your Mom! I just realized that I know your sister, Jamie! We went to school together! What a small small world!

Stacey said...

Thanks for a beautiful kit! I just love it!

Amanduh Huggenkiss said...

My mother also died in Dec 06. I love love this kit! Thank you for sharing!

cherylzyx said...

love the flowers, thank you!

Allison said...

what a beautiful tribute to your mom! I think this is my favorite kit :)

Cindy in TN said...

I can relate to your feelings about being without your mom. I lost mine when I was 24. You never quit missing them!! Thanks for sharing this lovely kit!

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Anonymous said...

thank you.

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Juls~ said...

Hi Summer,

Sweet words about the wonderful things in life your Mom taught you about! My heart goes out to you ...

Juls~

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful kit. I'll make a personalized card for my mom and happened to see you're blog and yours are free. WOW! thanks again!

Lauraine said...

Thanks Summer - I too lost my wonderful mother, over 28 years ago now, but she lives on in my heart.

Shirley said...

This post in memory of your mom is so touching. I think her daughter has inherited some of her mother's spirit. Thank you.

Netty said...

These papers are my alltime favourite. I've used it a few times and have had loads of comments about it whenever I do. I'm pointing people to your blog. Thanks so much.

pearita said...

You're pretty good person. :)
Thank you for your sharing.I really love your kit.

I'm your thai fanclub.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Summer, your digi kits are amazing! This is one of my favs. I thought you might enjoy seeing a make using your pretty paper from this lovely kit. Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent. I sending you a little love (for your pocket) as a thank you. Hugs, Wends xxx

http://craftykiwimama.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/the-waiting-days.html

Penny Rachalla said...

Thank you for this beautiful kit