Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"One Year Older" kit

As promised I have created a birthday kit using the first runner up from the Color Combination Contest (great colors Moe!)I loved to make this kit because everything about it screamed fun! And that's how birthdays should be! (However, for some reason my birthdays seemed so much more fun as a little girl then they do now...now I do not WANT to get older! Does anyone feel the same?)

I have to give credit to an awesome designer that I just discovered and she calls herself Scrappin Cop. She has created some FREE actions that you are free to use for digital kits, and I used them to create the sequins, gift bows and curled ribbons in this kit. Here is her link: http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com

This kit is also to pay tribute to my sweet Claire. She is turning 1 in only 2 weeks and I cannot believe how fast the time has flown and how much this sweetie has been through. Since her brain tumor removal on August 11th, she has been seizure-free! That is over 6 months of perfection! No new tumors have shown up from her Tuberous Sclerosis disease, and at the moment, she is perfectly healthy and progressing right along with the milestones of where she should be. She will have an EEG next week to determine if we can take her off one of her medications. Thank you all for your prayers and support. We have been truly blessed! I love you sweet Claire Bear! (Here are some pictures I just took of her to use for her birthday announcement).

I hope you all enjoy this kit, and whenever it's time for you to celebrate your birthday then imagine me singing this song to you that my kids sing in their Primary Class at Church:

You've had a birthday, shout hooray!
We want to sing to you today,
One year older and wiser too,
Happy Birthday, to you!



100 comments:

smodi said...

Gorgeous! thank you so much! I wasn't so sure about the colors when you picked them, but I love them. I will never doubt again. Your amazing, and your daughter is beautiful. You take wonderful pictures. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.

{the hatch family} said...

YAY!

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for another wonderful kit! I love the colors, they really work well together. And early happy birthday to Claire. Her pictures are adorable and I'm so glad she is doing so much better.

.:Bree:. said...

Wow! Thank you!

twoboyz00 said...

Thank you so much!

Kamee said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Genius!!
Especially because my little "Peanut" just turned one last week, this is perfect.

amber said...

This is beautiful, thank you so much! I, too, love ScrappinCop! She's AWESOME! But anyway, congrats on such a sweet and wonderful second half of Claire's first year.. My DS just turned 1 two weeks ago, so this kit will go to good use. :)

raising4boys said...

Thank you!! We love that primary song :)

Jessica said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

Thank you for what you do Summer!

cherylzyx said...

Wonderful, thank you!

Robin said...

Thank you Summer! I have been checking blogger every day hoping for more kits (I know I'm nuts!), this is so exciting! You're the best!

The Pangans said...

I just recently found your blog, and you have amazing kits. They are all so beautiful! I am also very impressed with you as a person. You must be an amazing mother and friend. Lately, when I think of how frustrating my life is, I think of you and your friend, and how lucky I am. I hope your sweet little girl stays healthy, and your friend's little girl gets better! Thank you so much for more than just your kits!!!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 18 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Allison said...

First, your baby is precious!

Second, the kit is adorable! Thank you for sharing it :)

Monica said...

ohhhh is fantastic!
thanks for sharing :)

cjamsmom said...

This is gorgeous...as usual! Hugs to Claire!

Danyale said...

She looks beautiful, I am so happy things are going well now! The photos are fabulous! and your kit is great, very vibrant, thanks so much!

Julie E. said...

Beautiful kit! Thanks so much for sharing. So glad to hear Claire is doing well. She is adorable!!! Deb (The ScrappinCop) is awesome. She has some wonderful items.

Mercedes said...

I have been following your family's experiences for some time, now--and enjoying your digital creations! I am so happy for your daughter and her continued health. My little girl's birthday is today, so I am so excited about your new kit!

Brenda said...

What a sweet girl she is - and big congrats on the milestone! I hope things continue to go well.

And as always, thanks so much for such a gorgeous kit. I love your work :-D

(and if you'd like to see one of your kits in use, here's a link:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3115520241_3e95396e20_b.jpg)

Laura said...

Beautiful! I love your work. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Brenda said...

I love this new kit! Thanks so much! Your little girl is absolutely beautiful! I hope and pray that baby Bree has the same amazing recovery! thanks for your generosity!

Susan said...

Thanks again for such a wonderful kit. I love your kits- they are my favorite! Claire's pictures are so adorable- Happy Birthday Claire!

Leigh said...

Super fun, my daughter just turned 2 this week! This will be so fun to scrapbook with...thanks :)

Amanda said...

I am so glad to hear and see that baby Claire is doing great!

Your kit is beautiful!

Conniee4 said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful beautiful kit. I found your site by accident and have shared it with all my Shutterfly friends! I'm working on a book right now where I'm using one of your older kits...(LOVE IT!!! its tooooo cute) When i'm done i'll send you the link. Thanks again. Happy Birthday to Claire!! She will love the kit you have created someday!!

famr_4evr said...

Thanks so much. I have so many birthdays to scrap, and this helps me out so much. I appreciate it.
Suzanne

Fire -n- Ice said...

Thank you so much for another great kit. Claire is a beautiful little girl and I am so glad that she is doing well!

Watts Family said...

Thank you thank you!! So cute! My little Eliza had her 1st birthday last week so this will be perfect for her pages I do for her birthday! Claire is beautiful and looks so healthy! Happy Birthday Claire!!

Success Coach - Kristi said...

WOW! This is soooo beautiful! Thank you very much and happy birthday to your DARLING daughter!!!!

Ang & Greg said...

Thanks! I am glad all is going well with your baby:) I was wondering what camara you use to take such beautiful pictures?

Megan said...

Another beautiful kit! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
The pictures of Claire are adorable.
Take care!

WheelyGig said...

Thank you for the lovely kit, you are so talented! Love baby claire's hair.....

shay said...

So cute, can't wait to use it! Thanks!

Erin said...

Once again you made a beautiful kit Summer. Thank you so much for sharing and keep up the good work. I always look forward to your kits. Happy early birthday to your sweet baby girl Claire Ü

Brittany said...

Love, love, love this kit! Thank you for so generously sharing your talents.

Claire is precious!!!

Amie said...

I'm so happy to hear your daughter is doing so well lately. What a blessing! Please do keep us updated on the results of the EEG. Thanks! ~Amie

agravette said...

Thank you for sharing this kit and for sharing your life so openly with us. I am so glad little Claire is continuing to do well, and I pray that every day will find her stronger and better than ever before!

Karen said...

Thank you for this beautiful kit. You are so generous to offer it as a freebie!
Karen from Moscow

*amber * cody * chandler* said...

Your little Claire is so cute! Glad she is doing so much better, I can't imagine what you must be going through as her mom! The kit is beautiful too, thank you so much!

Kylee said...

Thanks for the beautiful kit. My little ClaireBear turned 1 Nov. 28th so I can't wait to use this kit for her birthday layouts.

Lisa said...

I thought with the color choices it wouldnt be great for my boys but I was SO wrong! I love it!
Thank you!

reynoldsrap said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your talents, even when you have a darling family to keep you busy.

Bret Bushman Family said...

Thank you for this cute kit...you are so talented, thank you for sharing.

ARob said...

I ended up on your blog after hearing about the freebie. But, I was blown away by your pictures. What processes did you use to edit those??? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with me!!!!

Thanks for the freebie too!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on Feb. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

Canadianmommy said...

awesome kit, and beautiful pics of your daughter!! So happy to hear she is doing so well, a BIG happy birthday to Claire!!

Jaylene said...

Your daughter is so cute...love the pics. Thanks for the kit...I love all of your kits! thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

I always get so excited when you have a new kit out! Thank you so much, I love this one!

Emily M said...

This is a great kit- I love the colors! Another awesome kit by Summer! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful kits you share so generously. I discovered your blog right after your sweet baby Claire started having problems. I've cried reading about all she went through and celebrated her recovery. It is so fantastic to hear how wonderful she is doing now!

andria said...

WOW this is beautiful hon thank you so much for sharing not only your wonderful gifts with us but your time n talents, Lil Claire certainly is growing love the pics you took for her invitations they are gorgeous as she is ...my thoughts n prayers are always with you and your wonderful family hon...a huge hug n appreciation from ausralia

andria said...

thank you for such a beautiful gift hon love the colours, and so pleased that lil Claire is going great love those adorable pics you have taken of her for the invitations they are adorable as she is your sweet lil precious one is certainly growing my thoughts n prayers are with you and your wonderful family always a huge hug n appreciation from australia

Emily said...

Thank you! I love using your kits. You have made so many beautiful ones. I appreciate that you share your talents with others.

helena said...

You have a gorgeous baby and a great talent for designing, thank you so much, i look so forward to your kits coming out....
thanks

scphotographer said...

Thanks so much, your kit is beautiful, but it doesn't hold a candle to your daughter! She is gorgeous!

DustysSweety03 said...

Thank you for creating another wonderful free kit

Anonymous said...

Love love love the kit! thank you!

Jaime said...

THANK you Summer! You seriously spoil us!! Happy Birthday Claire!

Juli and Brett said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Your little girl is absolutely adorable!! Love the pictures of her.

oolgas said...

Thank you so much!

Mattsbrt said...

Thank you tons!

icedlatteprincess:) said...

Thanks Summer! This kit looks so fun and I can't wait to use it!

Tami said...

Oh my gosh, seriously another amazing kit! Thanks again for sharing your talents with us! I'm so glad to hear that Claire is doing well. I wondered how she was doing, so thanks for an update. She sure is a cutie!
Thanks again and Happy Birthday Claire!

Sunny Archibald said...

What a great kit. The colors are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia said...

I gave you an Award! Check my blog out to get it! www.mydigitalthings.blogspot.com

Stacy said...

I LOVE your new kit! Always amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm glad Claire is doing so much better. Enjoy her 1st birthday!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a cute kit!!!

MaryEllen said...

Thnkyou so much. I am so glad your daughter is doing so great. Mine just trned 1. It sure is a great age. Thanks again!!

Robyn said...

Beautiful kit!! Keep up the great work! Thanks :)

Ginny said...

Summer, can Claire really be a year old already? I always love checking your blogs for photos of her as she is so adorable. And what a blessing from God that she is now seizure free! Oh, thanks for the kit, too, but mostly for sharing your life with us!

Ginny

Lucinda said...

Thank you so much for all of the kits you do. They have been a blessing in my life!

Jen said...

You are awesome!!! Your kits are always the best. Thank you Summer!!!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

I sit here with tears of JOY in my eyes Summer darlin' as my eyes feast upon the GORGEOUS photos of your PRECIOUS Claire. I, too, continue to keep your family in my thoughts and my prayers. It is such a blessing to see Clair looking SO vibrant and playful! What a DOLL!

A little side note, we just had the FIRST granddaughter born on the Posten (my fiance') side of the family and would you believe her name is Claire? LOL! Claire Marie was born January 7th and every time I think of one, I think of the other!

Thank you SO much for your GENEROSITY in sharing *One Year Older* with ALL of us in SCRAPLAND. It will be PERFECT for my first grandson's upcoming FIRST birthday in April.

Love to you and your PRECIOUS family Summer,
Linda :)

Anonymous said...

What an absolute cutie! thanks for sharing. Mary in Hong Kong

Vera said...

Your baby's super cute :) Thank you for sharing a lovely kit with us, and the photos are such a treat :)

Michelle said...

So adorable both the kit and the darling little girl!!!
Thank you for sharing.

Jaime said...

Thanks Summer, as usual beautiful!

elizabeth said...

Little Claire is so beautiful. I can't believe she's already a year old. I've been praying for her. I'm glad everything is going so well.

Stevenson's said...

My friend who follows your blog said "you have to see this blog, her daughter has TS too" I was like it could be the same, or it could be something similar b/c I had never met anyone (besides at the TS walks and clinics) with TS. So, yeah my daughter 2 years old has Tuberous sclerosis too. She has brain tubers, but no surgery so far. Glad your daughter is seizure free!!! How amazing for your family to see that happening! Maybe we can come into better contact with this rare similarity! -Sarah

Stevenson's said...

Sorry another quick crazy thing... My husband's cousin is Justin, I think he's in your ward. Small world

Susie2shoes said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful kit. The French have a good approach to birthdays because age is never mentioned, which I for one appreciate. Just remember that you are as old as you feel inside.

Big Hugs to you and your beautiful family and happy birthday for the week after next.

Micki said...

The kit is beautiful! Just in time for my family's streak of birthdays, thanks so much.

Happy birthday to beautiful Claire! I'm so glad her future is looking so healthy.

stephschmidt said...

Summer, I have just recently begun digital scrapbooking, and someone recommended your site to me for your kits. WOW! I have looked and looked all over the internet, and I've found some stuff that I've liked, but nothing compares to your site! You are amazing! I love ALL of your kits! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Pam said...

Beautiful and fun!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents and amazing kits!!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent. I love all your designs.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the kit and Happy birthday to your baby!

Tippetts Family said...

thank you so much for sharing! you very talented!!!!!!

do you take your own photos? what kind of camera do you use?

Anonymous said...

That is so great! I have looked everywhere for birthday stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Clochette said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful kit ! I made one little album with your paper you can see it on my blog.

And your photos are very very very beautiful ! I love !!!!!!!!!!!

dzamy said...

Thanks so much, it is absolutely beautiful!

Grace said...

I've never done any digital scrapbooking before, but I took a class, and the teacher recommended I check out your site... so I just downloaded my first kit (this one) and I'm excited to try it out! All of your kits are SOOOO cute! I couldn't hardly decide which one to try first, but since I have a daughter that's almost the same age as your Claire, I figured I'd do my daughter's 1st b-day pictures with your kit. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs-- it's truely appreciated! :) Wish me luck!

TerriM said...

Such a lovely kit to share and remember your little girl by. It was so touching reading about her and what inspired you to share this kit with us. Thanks bunches. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

Anonymous said...

JHawk,

I love your work. Clean lines and great color combo's. Thanks for sharing!!! Do you think you could do a differant color scheme kit for courage. My nephews served in Bagdad and wore the desert color gear. I'm new to this digi scrapping and am not yet up to speed to create on my own.

Jeanelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks!

Maritza said...

You are very talented, both making kits & in photography. I love the one of your daughter at that fountain. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the kit

TonetteB said...

Summer,
This is so pretty! You are so talented! You have a heart of gold giving your hard work away for free or to try to raise money for families going through hardships! I love all your kits! You are amazing! THANKS SO MUCH! HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)
TONI

Emily said...

Thanks so much! These will be great!

pearita said...

Your sweet baby look very pretty and healthy!! Thank so much for sharing.
This kit so cute!

Mamma Mia said...

Wonderful colours in this kit. Thank you Summer for sharing your talents so freely! Helen x