Friday, January 23, 2009

Courage kit

As you know from the post below, the color scheme #1 was the winner. With this kit there were many requests for a boy kit. And many people suggested that these colors would be good for camouflage. So here is the equation that I got out of it:

Color scheme 1 + boy kit + camo papers = Courage kit

This was a challenge for me because 1) I am a girl, and 2) 3 out of my 4 kids are girls, so naturally it's easier for me to create more girl kits. But still, I had a great time creating a more boy-themed kit.

And I learned a new way to make camouflage paper! Here is a link to the tutorial.

I decided to name the kit "Courage" because that is the main word that comes to mind when I think about those people serving in the military. It takes courage to train. It takes courage to serve. It takes courage to leave your family behind. And for those families left behind, it takes courage to let your son or daughter, your husband or wife, your brother or sister, your father or mother, go. Entering the world of the unknown takes courage.

I am thankful for those serving in the military for your bravery, your courage and your love for our country and for our freedom. I hope you enjoy this kit.

Click here to download the free "Courage" kit:
Courage kit: part 1
Courage kit: part 2
Courage kit: part 3

105 comments:

Melissa said...

I love your designs & recommend you to all of my friends!!! What a great kit! I am always so excited to see the new kits you design. You're awesome!

cyndi said...

I was so excited when I saw your new post pop off. Yeah I am off to create-- hmm maybe even a new ds cover for my son who is a green lover. I can't wait for #6 Thanks again

Danielle said...

I am really liking the kit thank you!!!

Julie H. said...

As always...great work. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kourtney Paige said...

Great job! I love the camo, and I can already think of how I'm going to use it!

Jan said...

This is awesome!! God bless our military. ;) Thank you, Summer.

CutieFruity said...

Summer,
Thank you SO MUCH for listening and doing an awesome kit for my new son and his daddy who will leave next year on deployment. I wish I had some pictures of him in his CCU's right now so I could whip up a page! (or two, or three!) Your kits are amazing. I'm scooping this up RIGHT NOW!
--Paula
Proud Army Veteran and wife of a Handsome Navy Seabee

Kylee said...

Thank you very much for the best digi scrapbook freebies! My son is going to love seeing his pictures with this kit.

The Hulsey Family said...

I'm been not so patiently waiting, checking your blog daily! LOVE this. You did a great job. You can't crank out kits fast enough in my opinion. You have some of the best stuff out there! THANKS!

Aunt Tea said...

fabulous job. great concept. love your thoughts on courage.

Sommer said...

I cannot wait to have fun with this kit! I am surrounded by boys (husband, son, dogs even) and camo. This kit will be put to good use!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Jan [LA 10:01pm] - 24 Jan [NY 01:01am, UK 06:01am, OZ 05:01pm] ).

Jilly said...

This kit is wonderful thank you I am very short of masculine papers so this will get used a lot

Van said...

Great kit - thank you so much!

Antinozzi said...

What an AMAZING kit. You are sooooo incredibly talented. I have to say this is one of my favourite all time kits. Thank you for sharing your God-given talents with the rest of us. You are a blessing! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

cjamsmom said...

Fabulous!!! You are the best! Thank you so much!

chira said...

It's so awesome!!! Thank you! :D

RedShoes said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Thanks!

stephm said...

Great kit! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.

The Keel Gang said...

Your kits are my favorites!!! When I see 'summertime designs' in my digital scrappin' folder they are the first I go to for my creations. I just am flabergasted you give them away for free too! You are incredible! THANK YOU!

demingglobal said...

so cool - thanks!

icedlatteprincess:) said...

Thank you so much Summer, for this wonderful kit! I love love love the camo paper!!! Have a blessed day:)

michiganhills said...

THis is such a great Kit! You are a very talented person. Thanks for sharing.

Kamee said...

You are a genius. I have to be honest, when you decided on the boy kit I was slightly disappointed as I have two little girls myself, but when I finished reading your post and what you based your kit on and then saw the results I was astonished. We live in a very military community and my husband is a civilian that works on the air base near our home so the military theme was perfect. Again you never cease to amaze. Thank you.

Jessica said...

Summer, I really did NOT expect this! But, IT'S GREAT! I love, love, love what you have done with those colors - it doesn't look like ANY other kit! Thank you so much!!

Kyle and Alli said...

Wow. Great work. Thanks again for sharing all of your work!

Bev said...

It's amazing!! Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Colleen said:

Thanks for sharing your talent really ove the kit.

joyinhim said...

It is beautiful, as always. Thanks Summer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Lydia said...

Thanks!

Tiffany Webber said...

What a great kit! Thank you so much!!

Jared and Marilou said...

LOVE IT!

Emily said...

Thank you Summer. I recently started digital scrapbooking and I've loved your kits - they're the best ones! My husband is serving in the military and I'm excited to use this kit for his pictures!

Jacki said...

Wow! Thanks! I am amazed!!

Tami said...

Summer, you always make the cutest kits. In fact, I really prefer your designs to anyone else's. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and for your inspiration. I love the design of this new kit. Definitely using it! Thanks again.

Angie said...

You are awesome. Another beautiful kit! Thank you!

Lisa said...

I LOVE it! We just went shooting shotguns and the camo paper is perfect!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

Patti said...

I just started exploring with digital kits this week. I happened upon your site and must say ~ YOU RAWK!!! Love your designs.

I was real happy to see the new kit - masculine. Living with three males - I love when I come across kits that are 'made' for my scrappin' needs!!

Thanks again!! Love it!!

p.s. ~ do you take requests?
Living in Canada - it is -35 here today would love to explore with some of last years summer pictures of the boys - can you 'hook a girl up'??? :)

*amber * cody * chandler* said...

Thank you for this! I have a little boy and have a hard time finding kits that aren't girly, so this is great! :)

.:Bree:. said...

This is a great kit! Thank you so much Summer! :) I cannot wait to see what else you come up with! :)

Anonymous said...

This is camo with class! Way to go!

kanabanana said...

I love the kit! What an awesome idea to make the camo paper! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

cherylzyx said...

Very nice, thank you!

TAS said...

This kit is awesome! I have a son in the military and he brought back lots of photos from is deployment in Afghanistan. Hard to find elements that aren't too frilly for his scrapbook. Thank you!!!!!

Donna said...

Aweson kit Summer, thank you so much for sharing this with us :) Donna x

smodi said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

I always look so forward to a new kit from you and when I saw those colors that won, I thought there are so many kits out there with those colors. WWWOOOOWWWW there are no kits out there lke this one. The colors go so good together and the kit blows me away. One should never doubt you!!!Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Stacy said...

Amazing kit Summer! You always outdo yourself with each kit you do! Thank you so much!

Matthew-Jessica-Chase-Taleah said...

You are awesome! This kit is great for little boys! Thank you so much...I always love your work!

Brian and Danielle said...

Summer,

I have recently become a viewer and user of your kits! They are incredible and I love your work. I have read your blog and have been inspired by the things that you do and the person that you are. I noticed were taking different color schemes for your upcoming kits which I was so excited and anxious for. I have been looking all over for a Lemon Kit so when you get done with all your previous ideas, that would be my request!

Again Thanks for being so willing to share your designs!

MNMOM said...

Thanks for the kit. Here's a layout I created with it.

http://notsofancy-nancy.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Love this kit! With four boys, I will use it over and over. Thanks so much!

Erica said...

Love it- thanks!!!

shay said...

Love the kit. I have 3 daughters and a husband. I mostly have girly kits so when I try to scrapbook his "outdoor adventures" he will appreciate the boy colors!

Jamie said...

You have an amazing talent, thank you for sharing it. I love using your kits they are always perfect for my projects! Thank You!

Stacey said...

Your Digital kits are amazing! Thanks for letting strangers (like me) come and steal them! I love it!and...I'm addicted to your site! Thanks so much!

Emily M said...

As ALWAYS an amazing kit! Thank you so much for sharing Summer! I agree with everyone that has said your kits are my favorite!

crazymommachine said...

You do such a wonderful job with your kits. I love them Thank you so much for sharing.

Bret Bushman Family said...

I really love it...Thank you so much.

Pat said...

Thanks so much for the kit! There are just not enough guy kits out there!

Ang & Greg said...

You never cease to amaze me- your kits are always what I am looking for:) Thanks for all your hard work & effort!

admin said...

Thank you for another beautiful kit! I love all of your creations :)

Fire -n- Ice said...

By the number of comments. I would say that you kit is a hit! :o) I love it... thank you for sharing!

geezee said...

Thank you. As wife of a Coastie that spends a lot of time away from home and the raising of his children(including 2 boys). I feel honored to have you mention the families left at home wondering where our loved ones are and when we will see them again. Not to mention we encounter quite a bit of what every other family has of the things that go wrong always wait until the most convenient time possible. I appreciate your recognition and your lovely kit.

Pam said...

Super kit!! Love the manly feel of it and the whole theme of it is wonderful for those in the service (male or female!). Thank you so much for sharing this!! Blessings!

Nancy said...

Summer- I just started digital scrapbooking. I found your site and fell in love with it. It is so generous of you to do this for free. Thanks

Susan said...

Thank you so much. Your designs are awesome!

Fawn said...

Thank you for this wonderful kit!

Deanna said...

What a neat kit! Thanks so much Summer!

Jami said...

Thank You so Much! This kit will be perfect for my brother's graduation from boot camp!

Cindi said...

Thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful kit!

Elaine said...

Love what you did with the color scheme! Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

Thank you so much for all your wonderful work! You are truly a daughter of God! I just found your blog and I love your digi kits and all the love you do for those around you. It is great to find other LDS scrappers online. I was wondering where I can get a quilt like the one Sarah did? Does she sell them? Thanks again.

Nicoleigh said...

This kit is great! I shared it with my sister who is in Germany with her husband, who is in the Army. And courage is a great way to describe all the men and women serving our country.

Jaime said...

So cute! You did great!

joyce said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous kit!

Marci said...

I just found your blog today. Thanks, I love it!

leslie mae said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE your stuff!!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent!! I can't wait to go back & download past kits!!

I love this army one! Any chance you could switch the colors up for Air Force?!!

Clark said...

THANK YOU!! As a moms of 2 boys It has been hard to find awesome "boy" kits. THANK YOU!!

fani said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

LOVE it!! Thanks!

Crazymamaof6 said...

thanks summer! totally cute!

Angel said...

This is a great looking kit! TFS!!

~*~Bratz~*~ said...

Hello Summer,
I was wondering how Baby Breezy was doing? I haven't seen you post anything after November on her and how she was doing. I will continue to keep her and her family in my prayers. Thanks.

Rachelle said...

You may only have one boy, but I have 3 so this kit is PERFECT! Thank you so much :o)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Tink said...

This is such a wonderful kit with so many uses. Especially if I can get my boys to send me pictures of their military days. Thank you very much.

MrsStuartD said...

Great job! Love this kit!

Stacey said...

Thanks for the great kit! Love the boy theme, you did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing your talent so freely!

SHURTER'S :) said...

Too stinkin' cute! Thanks so much! :)

MELISSA said...

Love the theme! Can't wait to see the other new ones you have planned! Thanks!

Tim and Jennifer said...

Oh fun! Thanks so much!

Deedra said...

THANK YOU!!! I am so happy to see a CUTE boy kit! Please do more - its adorable!

♥ Paul & Jewels ♥ said...

This kit is EXACTLY what I was looking for to make my DS's birth announcements!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

TerriM said...

Thanks for sharing this great kit. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

Elvira said...

Muchisimas gracias por compartir este precioso kit.

Un abrazo.

Stephanie said...

This is great for me for 2 reasons. 1) I only have boys! lol.. and 2) I am a Military Spouse! Thank you for your kind words about those who serve. It does take a lot of courage and a lot of tears, I'll tell you that much! Thank you so much!!!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Thank you for the papers....I have used it on a card here http://sarahs-scrap-book.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-birthday-5-already.html

Shirley said...

Summer, I can't tell you how excited I am to find your blog. These Courage papers are wonderful. I have a grandson that is either cowboy or camoflage or both on any given day. Thank you for your generosity.

lauralquinton said...

This kit is PERFECT for my son! Thanks so much for making it, although I'm finding that it wont download. Is the problem something on my end?

Thanks for helping

Laura

lauralquinton said...

This kit is PERFECT for my son! Thanks so much for making it, although I'm finding that it wont download. Is the problem something on my end?

Thanks for helping

Laura

Karen Howard said...

I just discovered your blog and want to say a HUGE thank you for sharing. I make cards for Operation Write Home and this kit is really appreciated. Hugs, Karen

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Thank you what a wonderful set! I love the camo papers :) I read that you are from Arizona, I'm in Parker I'm curious where you are!

Nancy said...

Love the color combo! Thank you for your sharing your talent and time.

Ali said...

Thank you!!