Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanks for Giving kit

Don't you just love this time of year? I know I've said this in previous posts, but I just love the winter holidays! Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. My memories of Thanksgiving stem from when I was a little girl.

My dad had a turkey pit in the backyard which stayed covered all year long. But on Thanksgiving Eve he would take off the cover to light a huge fire and cook quite a few turkeys in the pit for our big feast the following day with our cousins and second cousins. My siblings and I used to love to be in the backyard with my dad late at night and visit with him around the "campfire" as he cooked the turkeys. We would generally stay up late watching movies, because cooking the turkeys was an all night event. I remember this being such an act of service that he would stay up all night to cook turkeys for everyone. And he still does it to this day! THANKS for GIVING of your precious time Dad!

On Thanksgiving Day we would go with all our extended family (we're talking in the hundreds here) to a place called South Mountain where there were many covered picnic tables reserved just for us! I remember a large concrete slab where the cousins would play volleyball. I remember another concrete slab and I would always bring my roller skates to skate on it. There was also a small mountain (more of a hill) for us to climb. The food was tremendous - a family full of people who LOVED to cook, meant LOTS of fantastic fattening food! THANKS for GIVING wonderful family of cooks!

Now that time has moved on, the memories are for my children. Thanksgiving Day is a busy one for us...and definitely a filling one! Both mine and my husband's families live 10 minutes from each other. So we go and feast at one house (at least we try to do 1/2 portions) and from there go to feast again! Even though sometimes it's tough fitting them both in, my kids are so lucky that they get to see both sets of grandparents, and all their uncles and aunts and cousins on the same day! I wouldn't have it any other way. THANKS for GIVING to my immediate family and my in-laws. You are making memories for my kids that will last a lifetime!

I just love Thanksgiving and the memories that I have and the memories that I am making. I love to think about how much people GIVE on Thanksgiving. So, THANKS for GIVING, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

107 comments:

Jessica said...

You make the best kits! Thanks for sharing!

6p00e5500e2b9c8834 said...

Wow! They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks a ton for creating these!!

NanaScraps said...

I just found you yesterday...I love your kits...you are awesome...will be downloading some more of your kits.....thanks for sharing your time and talent so generously

Jessica said...

I love the differently colored polka dot papers. And, as always, the meaning behind the names of your kits and your reasons for making them are so wonderful.

THANKS for GIVING your time and hard work into making all of these kits. You are so generous to share all of your hard work with us! You're wonderful!

Brittney said...

Thank you, another beautiful kit! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

helena said...

Love It! Thank you!

Crazymamaof6 said...

fabulous kit and fabulous memories! thanks Summer!

Jacki said...

You are so talented!! Thanks for sharing!

Brittany said...

Adorable!!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your talent grow, kit by kit.

Thank you for giving so freely of your talents and time. :)

Natalja said...

Thank you very much for kits! They are very beautiful!!!

ByTheSea said...

Thank you so much for sharing your memories and your kit.

Aunt Tea said...

{thank you!} always love your stuff. Ü

tifraouette said...

I love it !!! Thanks a lot !

SusieLou said...

Love the rich looking colours - can't wait to download and use! Already made lots of cards using your Winter Wonderland set, which is amazing! Thanks so much for creating & sharing all of these kits - they're fab! Susie x

Van said...

THANK YOU for sharing your time and talent and GIVING us such beautiful kits!!

belle said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful Thanks for Giving kit. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Em said...

Simply wonderful as always... thank you so much.

Ellie said...

Thanks for the wonderful kit!
Hugs, Ellie

Brooke said...

Thank You!!!

Alyson P. said...

It's so beautiful! Thanks for giving!

Leigh said...

THANKS for GIVING all these beautiful kits to all of us.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Its beautfiul

Norby Family said...

So cute! The best Thanksgiving kit by FAR!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Summer, for your time and your incredible talent.

Laura said...

Awesome! Another great kit. Thanks so much.

terrah said...

Thansk so much! You really do make the best kits! They are my favorite!

almaalum said...

Thanks for being so giving of your considerable talents!

Karen said...

THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful kit for free. I always love your work, it's so pretty and versatile.
Karen from Moscow

CBH-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 CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Nov. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

Whitney said...

Once again you are AMAZING!!! Thank you for being so generous!

I'm Thankful for YOU!

Kerilee Law said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely designs!

Mandi said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs!! I loved your post and I think that is amazing your dad woud cook all night. WE go see both families for Thanksgiving also. It's great! Happy Thanksgiving.

Tina said...

This is a lovely kit! You are generous to share! Thank you so much!

Tiffany said...

These are beautiful!! THanks so much!

JakenDebbie said...

Beautiful, as always! You are the best! Thank you!

Katheryn said...

Thank you so much! I love your kits!

Carissa said...

Wow! What a beautiful kit! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talents!

Leah said...

Thank YOU for giving your kits free to us. This is a beautiful kit!

I appreciate your sharing your talents with us.

Kristin said...

Summer these are amazing! :)

AJ said...

Gorgeous work!!! Thank you so much for sharing :).

Melanie said...

I have to say what others have already said: THANKSforGIVING of you time and talent. You do such beautiful work and you are very talented! Thanks for sharing this will all of us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much--I love the colors!

I really appreciate you sharing your talents with those of us who can't do what you do!!!

Nicoleigh said...

Thank YOU for giving and being so generous with all your great kits.

Missy / Crystal Dolphin said...

Thanks for such a great kit

Malinda S. said...

Thanks! Love the colors.

cherylzyx said...

Thank you!

Gulffire said...

Just beautiful as always! Thanks for your generosity. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Erin Rose said...

i always look forward to your new kits. i am such a big fan of your work! keep it up and thank you for always sharing your talent with us.

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful kit!

jmutchler said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much Summer! After Christmas, Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. It gives me a chance to tell my family how much I appreciate them!

Dawn Farias said...

Sounds wonderful. What precious memories! Thank you for this kit. I made some Blogger stuff with it at Almost Ready Blogs.

Jamie said...

Thank You! I really enjoy your kits.

Anonymous said...

You amaze me! We are all so lucky to have another kit from you!!! THANKS once again! You're so great to share your awesome talent with all of us. SO CUTE!!!!!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 18 Nov [LA 04:56pm, NY 07:56pm] - 19 Nov [UK 12:56am, OZ 11:56am] ).

TerriM said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving kit. Thanks much for sharing it with us. Hugs! (terri - hawaii)

Sue said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you this kit is just gorgeous

Anonymous said...

i have downloaded a few of your kits now and i have to say they are all so beautiful thank you so much for taking the time to make them and then sharing them as well brilliant thank you again :-)

The Deming Four said...

thank you so much!

Kweta said...

Hi Summer, I really enjoyed reading your Thanksgiving Blog and I want to thank you for your generosity in giving this wonderful kit!! And I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Kweta from NC

Susan said...

Thanks so much! I just love your kits!

Brenda said...

Wanted to say thank you here too! This kit is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou! This kit looks amazing! Im so excited to use it!

Butterflygirlms Blog Designs (Heather) said...

WOW!! This was such a beautiful kit. Thought I would show you want I created ;)
Thanks For Giving *Stretch* (free blogger template)

Anonymous said...

Great kit! Thanks for sharing!

Mitchell 5 Family said...

thank you for being such a joy to others...your kits always show your love!!

Steph said...

What a wonderful kit. Thank you so much!

Kurtis and Iva said...

Yet again, another BEAUTIFUL kit!! Thanks for giving your talent and your creativity!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Stacy H said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful kit!

Adrienne said...

You always share the most amazing and beautiful kits! Thank you so much!

Cheryl said...

I love it. You are GREAT at this!

Jengerer said...

Beautiful kit Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and have a nice Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing another one of your beautiful kits.

Brittany said...

Thank you for your awesome freebies! You rock!

Tracy said...

Thank you for this fabulous kit. It's awesome!

Sky Buffat said...

Just found your blog and I am beyond impressed! I can hardly wait to create with your beautiful kits! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

kizgold said...

Lovey thank you, I cannot wait to create with it!

Anonymous said...

As always, your kits are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talent and being so generous with us all.

Stephen and Emily Stacey said...

Thank you so much. I look forward to using this kit! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Jen said...

Beautiful kit! Thanks!

Mary Applebaum said...

Thank you for such a gorgeous kit! THANKS for GIVING us so much of your talent :)

Ashley Welling said...

Thanks! I love your kits. They are all I use now. So cute. I love the colors of this one.

Anonymous said...

Awesome kit. The colours are divine.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy said...

THANK YOU so much for once again sharing--for FREE---your lovely kit! Your kits are the ones I come back to again and again!

Jamie said...

Thank you for the beautiful kit and for sharing it with us! Thank you!!!

Kim Allen said...

Thanks for the great kit! Just used it for a Visiting Teaching handout. Check it out on my blog.
allenocity.blogspot.com

MELISSA said...

Your latest kids are all gorgeous as usual. Thank you!

tidal.designs@yahoo.com said...

can anyone walk me thru how to upload the blog pages into our blogs??? I have them unzipped. Do I just go to my blog, go to the HTML portion and then drag and drop the unzipped files? Do I drag and drop all 3 or 4 different sets that are combined to make the one package of goodies?

im confused.

can i have help? I can't find a tutorial on it either!

thanks everyone

Nicoleonehotmama said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Summer! I love all your kits, you are really talented. Thanks!


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vana said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and positive attitude! :)

marilyn said...

can't resist the cozy fall colors... thanks for sharing your time and talent!

Jessie said...

Somehow you always create just what I'm in the mood for! Thanks so much, Summer!

Arty'mrs said...

OH you are so kind to share these files as they are so brill,
Hugs Carole x

Trina said...

Thanks for another beautiful kit!! I always love your work! Thanks so much for sharing!

Brenden+Nikki said...

I love your kits! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing! I wish I would have found your blog sooner - my husband and I are ASU Alumni and we were at the game where the showed the newly chosen ASU Grand Puba. I totally would have voted for your hubby. ;( Maybe next time!

**Nicole** said...

Gorgeous as always, thanks so much!!!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

BEAUTIFUL designs as ALWAYS Summer! I ADORE reading YOUR memories that lead up to downloading your AMAZING designs!

I just KNOW that y'all had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving and your memories jogged some memories of some of my childhood gatherings with one of my aunts who has seven children. We'd make a day of it and I NEVER wished to leave. SOOOOO much FUN ... SOOOOO very special!

Happy December to you are your PRECIOUS family. May the "magic" of this MOST wonderful time of the year leave you with MANY more blessed memories for your family albums!

BIG hugs,
Linda <3

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Ooooopsie! I forgot to say, "THANKS for GIVING" Summer! You ROCK ... and then SOME!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Christa said...

Adorable kit. Thank you for sharing.

Tricia said...

I wanted to let you know that I made my family Christmas card from one of your designs - it turned out so cute and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I have it posted on my blog if you would like to see it.

Bryan, Jaime, and Boys said...

I just barely found your blog and WOW!!!! You are seriously my all time favorite designer. I can not believe how talented you are. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff. I used one of your Thanksgiving kits to make little boxes for place settings at our Thanksgiving dinner and now I'm creating my family Christmas card with your beautiful art. I love it! Thank you for sharing your precious talents with complete strangers like me! :)

Gabriele said...

Waiting for a new kit of you is a bit like waiting for Christmas... and I know each time that it is worth while waiting for it...
Thanks for giving ;)

Emily said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing.

pearita said...

Thank you for keeping create wonderful kit to share with us.
Thanks thousand times....I really love your kit.

Mamma Mia said...

Love the great colours of this kit. Thanks for sharing so freely! Helen x