Monday, February 15, 2010

"So This Is Love" kit

I apologize for being late on this kit. Life has been more than busy, and I got food poisoning for Valentine's Day. Not my favorite!!!

My daughter Annika is a hopeless romantic. Her favorite color is pink. She loves to wear dresses. She loves to sing. She loves all the romance from the princess movies. I picture her playing the part of Giselle in the movie Enchanted.

I remember once when she was in preschool a boy had given her a kiss. She knows she's not allowed to kiss boys until she's WAY older, and when she came home she told me about it. With a "sour look" on her face, she said, "Mom, Zach kissed me." But then as she walked away her face turned into a dreamy smile, and I knew the sour face was all a facade. Later that day I heard her playing in her room and she was singing to herself the song from Cinderella:

So this is love, hmmmm, so this is love So this is what makes life divine....etc.

That little story right there sums up romance for me in a nutshell. Being in love brings a smile to my face. Being in love makes me sing silly love songs. Being in love brings purpose to my life. I love my husband Cory and am so lucky to have him. I also love my children and they make me who I am.

I know a lot of people don't celebrate Valentine's because it's marketed as being a "couple's holiday." But I think Valentine's is much more than that. It is about loving people. Sometimes it means loving a spouse. Sometimes it means your children or parents. Sometimes it's the neighbor next door. We all can give our love to others. So this is love!


99 comments:

Jessica said...

As always...I LOVE those stories behind your kits! And, would you know that I *just* had someone ask me for "kisses" next to their signature in their blog design! Now, THAT'S good timing!

Thanks for all you do!

Jacki said...

Cute story. Thanks for your kit- they're my favorites!!

Krystyn said...

Love, love, love this!

Homesick Cajun said...

This is so cute! Thanks for making great kits!

Andrea said...

LOVE IT!! Thanks for another great kit. You are amazing!

Michels said...

I absolutely love your kits! Thanks so much!

Gulffire said...

Thanks for such a lovely kit. And the stories of your family are always an added bonus!

Leslie said...

Thank you so much!! Such a cute kit!

Nicole Jensen said...

Such a cute story and such a cute kit. Thank you for sharing!

Christy said...

Beautiful kit, thank you!

Hannah said...

Cute kit! :)

KajunKJ said...

Beautiful kit...thanks so much!

Jami Balmet said...

This is A-dor-able!!!!

I can't believe you give these away for FREE!!

Thank you :)
I can't wait to start playing with it!!

Lori said...

Love it!

Jaensue said...

Thank you! i Love it!

xoxo

~JulieH~ said...

Love this kit thank you so much! Hope you're feeling better now after food poisoning and love your little girl's story!
Juliex

American Mom said...

So glad - every day I am hoping you have a new kit and it's been too long. Can't wait to use this!

Brooke said...

Love it! Thanks!

Shayla said...

Love your designs, thanks for sharing! You are so talented.

The Clarks said...

Wow! You always make the most amazing kits! Absolutly love this one, Thank you!!

Madigan Family said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful kits! I love them all! I got food poisoning for valentines too! So I totally feel for you- it just plain sucks!

Wendy said...

I am always amazed by your adorable kits, I only wish I knew how to use them!! Any chance you will post something like basic principles of digital scrapbooking?????!! This month really has me wishing I knew how to utilize your awesome kit.

Melissa said...

Yea! I love it. I've been searching all week to see if you posted anything. I found your blog through my sister-in-law. I love your kits. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Evad said...

Thank you so much for making this kit and letting us download it and use it for our loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Summer! I really appreciate your generosity and creativity!

Sharon said...

thanks so much. i check your blog almost every day and I was starting to worry about you! Thanks for the post, the wonderful story and the beautiful kit.

Ana @ Get Craftin said...

I heart this! Thank you so much! You are amazingly talented!

Steph ♥ said...

Love this! Thank you so much :)

Kelly said...

Wow!!! So cute. Thanks for your hard work on our behalf. I posted a link AGAIN. Dig'n Designs

Katie and Co. said...

Fabulous as always! I've been haunting your website all week in anticipation of this beauty. Much thanks!

Brittany said...

Precious story about Annika!
Adorable kit!

Thank you for both. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Robyn Fish said...

Gorgeous, just like every one of your kits!!

Szilvi said...

Thank you for this beautiful kit, I just love your designs, collected them all :-).

The Tucker Family said...

LOVE your blog! I am now a "follower"

I own a blog/design/WAHM forum I'd love you to join called My Great Retreat (link is below). Can't wait to keep in touch!

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Tatanky said...

Such a romantic and beautiful kit. Thanks so much for sharing

terrah said...

Your kits are my favorite! Thanks so much!

The Chrissyiest Chrissy said...

Too adorable!!! Your daughter sounds sooo cute!! Thanks for the kit!!!

The Churches said...

I love, love, LOVE your digikits! Thanks so much!!

Monica said...

Damn good kit...as usual. Love hearing those stories about your family too. Keep sharing!

CBH 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 5 post on Feb. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

Janice said...

Thanks so much for this beautiful kit. Love your work!!

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce nouveau kit ! Je l'adore ! J'adore tout ce que vous faites !!!
Bambie

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Alexis said...

You truely are my favorite designer. Thank you thank you for all your hard work and for helping make my digital scrapbooking more affordiable. I am so grateful for your talent... thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Fabulous - as always! Thank you for your generosity!

Carole Holt said...

wow what a lovely kit this is the first time i have found your site but now i will visit regularly

Lynna said...

What a sweet kit! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Melody said...

I have just recently found your blog. I have to say Im hooked. I love your kits. The stories behind them are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent. Melody

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful work. I enjoy reading your stories also thanks again.

katie said...

I loved that story! Too cute! Thanks again for the awesome kit!

agravette said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful kit and for sharing the sweet story!

Sue said...

Lovely, lovely kit, I just love the colours, thank you so much

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Thank you so much sweet heart for your lovely set! I can wait to use it...♥
{{{HUGS & BLESSINGS}}}

Erin said...

summer your work is the best ive seen around! well done :)

i dont know if you know or are ok with it, but i stumbled over someone who is charging people to download your designs... just thought i would let you know incase you didnt already.

this is the site:
http://www.krizzydesigns.com/2008/02/kits-by-summertime-designs.html

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the lovely kit

Katie said...

Thank you so much for this GREAT kit! I love love love it, and it was exactly what i was looking for.
Keep up the great work :)
Katie

Rachel said...

Great Kit - thanks

Kelly said...

So beautiful, and you are amazingly talented. Thank you for continuing to share it with all of us!

diane said...

Summer: Thank you again for a beau

benziengirl said...

Thanks Summer! Another fabulous kit! Tons and tons of paper!

bird said...

thank you so much for such beautiful papers! they're simply gorgeous!!

Ashley Welling said...

I love it! Not only it is Valentines...but very bright and cheerful for Spring! Thanks.

Leah said...

I also got very sick on Valentine's and we're wondering if it was food poisoning or 24-hour stomach bug. yuck.

The kit is very cute and pink!

Thanks again for always sharing your talents with us in the digi world.

michelle said...

Thanks Summer! I love this kit. Thanks for sharing!!

Micki said...

Thanks so much! This is beautiful!

Juli and Brett said...

Love it!! Thanks so much!

Natalie said...

This is beautiful. Thanks so much!!

Alyson P. said...

You are SO talented! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

You're so creative and talented, thanks for all your hard work!!

Jenny said...

You're so creative and talented, thanks for all your hard work!!

Katie said...

I love that you have such precious blogs. I love the kit- we had such an enjoyable day. I am excited to scrap it

Heidi said...

lurved the story of your little girl singing from Cinderella...I think your little girl and my little girl are cut from the same mold. I just *happened* to be eavesdropping outside my daughter's room (she's 3) and heard her singing to herself at naptime.
So thanks for the memory! :)

Scrappy Moon said...

Thank You Thank You Thank You.
Realy Beautyfull

Nikki O said...

Beautiful kit! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Cindy N. (aka nadci) said...

So sorry to read you were sick. Hope health finds its way back in your life. I love reading the beautiful stories you offer when you post. Thank you for this lovely kit. Hugs.

vanilaple said...

Thank you!

Wendy F said...

I agree with you that Valentines Day is about loving others, not just your spouse! Sometimes I end up bring a couple of extra kids home from school so I decided to present them all with Giant Pixie Sticks - they were surprised and very happy. Maybe it was just the sugar rush, I don't know :)

Thank you for the wonderful story and the beautiful kit.

Trimgym said...

Thank you for sharing another gorgeous kit. Your kits are fabulous.

Jo.

Elise said...

Thanks! I love the love birds!

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

Thanks so much. This is a delightful kit.

Adrienne said...

I love your kits, you are so talented and generous. THANK YOU!

Cindy McVey said...

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Shahny said...

Totally cute! I love the story behind it. Your daughter will definitely be a heartbreaker ;)

Hannah said...

Aw, cute story. :)

Paula said...

Fabulous kit as always!!!

I use your papers all the time for my cards!

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

Paula. x

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for sharing :)

The Hobby Barrel said...

I love all your kits! Thank you for sharing them and making them available to everyone. I have made some blog backgrounds with them and I plan on making more. They are free at my blogspot, check it out and let me know what you think.
The-Hobby-Barrel-Blog

TerriM said...

Great Vday kit, thank you - hugs! Terri, Hawaii

**Nicole** said...

Ack! Sorry to hear your got food poisioning! Loved the story and, as always, LOVE your kits :)

kanishk said...

Cute story.
Work From Home

* { Shannon } * said...

I love all the pink & black and the cute kissing birds! :) Thank-you Summer for another fantastic kit!

Hazel said...

Wow! Just found your site and your kits are awesome. Will be spending a while reading previous posts. Thanks

Gabriele said...

oh my goodness: 93 comments... that shows hoooow great your works are!

Just one more comment: mine!

I`ve just finalized to write "... the colour pink is "out" for me for the next weeks" onto my blog (as I just made 50 birth announcement cards) and now... I come to your blog and see: PINK! *gg*

But your kit as sooo beautiful, like always, that I will definitely use pink within the next days!

Thanks so much for sharing it :)

Key Lime said...

Thanks for your kits!! I love them!! I have used them for free backgrounds at www.keylimedesigns.blogspot.com

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Lynna said...

This is a sweet kit! Thanks so much! :-)

femke said...

thank you for this lovely kit. I just love the colours pink and black.

greetings femke

pearita said...

Sweet kit!I love this kit .Thank you thousand times,Summer :)