Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Freedom Ain't Free kit

As 4th of July comes around, I usually get excited for BBQ's and fireworks and festive desserts. But when I have a moment to myself, I think about my freedom and how grateful I am to have it. And then as I think even more, I think of a line in the song "I'm Proud to be an American". The line that brings tears to my eyes is "...where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me."

Yes, we may have our freedom, but it wasn't free. A price had to be paid for our freedom, and that price was the lives of so many brave men and women. I am humbled as I think about it, and so grateful and feel in debt to those people. To all of you who have loved ones currently serving for our country, or if you have loved ones who have died serving our country, my heart goes out to you. Let us all remember how our freedom was attained. I am proud to be an American!

82 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [30 Jun 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Juli and Brett said...

You are so right! Freedom is not free. I am proud to be an American and know that I have my freedoms. Thanks so much for the kit!

tiggconn said...

Beautiful kit, Summer! And you're right. Being a military spouse, I'm especially proud of my veteran for his role of 22 yrs in the Army. :)

Jessica said...

You are SO very right, Summer! I get teary eyed every single time I hear that song, too. Definitely proud to be an American!

Thank you for sharing, as always!

marilyn said...

thanks Summer...I just love that song too...brings tears to my eyes thinking about it!

John and Kassy said...

My email is kassya7@yahoo.com
And thanks so much for the free kit, thoughts, and the new book that I totally want! Such cute designs. I have a feeling my sewing to do list will get a lot longer. :)

Amanda said...

Beautiful kit -- as a sister of a military member, the fourth of July always makes me a bit teary! I wish I was a quilter, I'd totally buy the book!

JLS said...

Wow! What a great kit. Thank you.

April said...

apriltclark@gmail.com

I am excited about the book...even if I don't win and I have to buy it!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Summer
thanks for the papers they are gorgeous.
Christine x

Anonymous said...

thank you so much

Rebecca said...

Thanks!

Me and The Boys said...

I love all your kits! Please enter me in your contest!
karistig@hotmail.com

Vanessa said...

Beautiful as always. This is a great kit and I'll have to take lots of pictures this weekend so I can use it.

Laura said...

This kit looks so wonderful, thank you so much

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for sharing this wonderful kit.

skcoe said...

Such cute papers....They're on my "wish list!"

Enter me for the drawing...it's going on my sidebar at readysetcoe.blogspot.com! Such a GREAT giveaway.

sikcoe@gmail.com

Bisel Family said...

You rock my world! Thanks so much for the kind words.....you are warming my heart!

Rhonda said...

Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous kit.

Robyn Fish said...

Thanks yet again for your stunning work!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for yet another wonderful kit! My father, brother, and 3 sons are all military, so we know well just how much freedom isn't free!

Christy said...

Your blog is beautiful! Thank you for the kit, and for remembering all of those who died in service to our country.

Sarah @ Pink Lime said...

I posted on FB
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001047063257&v=wall&story_fbid=140427305967693

My e-mail is pinklimecreations@gmail.com

If I don't win, it's going on my Christmas list!

Julie E. said...

Beautiful kit. Thanks for sharing!

MaggieM said...

Thank you so much for this gorgeous patriotic kit.

Van said...

Thank you for the great kit!

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing : )

I am having a bit of a problem getting the 1st set of papers to download but all the others worked fine.

Tami said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful kit with us. I also listed your friends book on my FB page. Putting it on FB is really easy if you first go to the Amazon page & click on the FB icon at the bottom of the post!

Emily said...

Thanks so much for the kit Summer - darling as usual!

Jeff Shires said...

Thanks for the kit! I posted the link on my Facebook account. my e-mail is jshires@pnc.edu

Jeff

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Jul. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

wishful scrapper said...

I love the kit (and its name) and I'm not even American!! but thank you. It's not too cheeky to ask us to "like" your picture, its a great picture, good luck with the competition!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the kit, I have a lot of military in my family and also lost a 35 year old cousin to this senseless war, we owe our troops so much.

Miss Auburn L. Jones said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS KIT!! I LOVE IT!! I check your blog for a new one everyime I get on the coumpter-I just can't get enough!!!
THANKS!!

Ashley Welling said...

I love it. Thank you so much!

Heidi said...

We have a friend in common! I love Sarah ~ it's just been ages since I have seen her! I just posted about the giveaway on my fb page. Hope I win! If I do, my email is:

wishfulthinkingphotography@gmail.com

cherylzyx said...

Thank you!

Courtney said...

Court.k.mattoon@gmail.com I put your post on my craft blog
watchmesew.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to make a quilt for years, but I just don't know how. I just recently bought a sewing machine and wanted to give it a go, but I wasn't sure if I had the right machine for it. Any help would be offered :)

Michelle (MDawn213@aol.com)

Positively Patty said...

I don't quilt, but I've spent some time with mom going to quilting stores and almost wishing I did quilt. I've even bought a couple of projects with that idea in mind.

I love the look of this book. I like the projects from the few I can see at Amazon. Who knows, maybe I'll like them enough when I see them that I finally start to quilt.

I've posted about the book on my facebook account.

Rhadonda said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The kit is great! THANK YOU! and I voted for your photo

Cindy N. (aka nadci) said...

I tried to post a comment or "like" your photo, but couldn't. I hope you win. Thank you for the lovely kit. Hugs.

Miss Auburn L. Jones said...

Thank you SO much...I love your kits and can't wait for a new one....Thanks!!!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Posted on facebook.
isellstamps at live dot com

Nannieflash said...

Thank you so much for these Digi papers they are going to be so useful for my male card. With love and hugs Shirelyxx

Anne said...

Fabulous Kit Summer Thanks for sharing
Anne xx

Jofir Tan said...

Thanks for the beautiful kit, Summer! I 'liked' your couple pictures. Hope you win!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much! This is fantastic.
By the way, now that 4shared has such long wait times, have you considered changing to box.net for downloads? Just wondering... ;)

Mercedes said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful kit! I love how unique your kits are, and this is no different :) Thanks!

Melissa said...

LOVE this kit! It's perfect.

Holly said...

Thank you for the new kit~you are amazing!

Stephanie said...

This kit is amazing. You are so right... I'm a Military Spouse too, so I see that first hand. Thank you so much for this great kit!

The Nielsen Family said...

I absolutely LOVE your work! Thank you for remembering our soldiers! I am an Army wife of 3 years now and it's so nice to see people that support us!! Keep doing what you do!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!! You are wonderful!

Sly Family said...

sarahbsly@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

What a COOL kit!! Thank you so much for sharing it with me.:)

marisa said...

I love the internet world...it is so so small. Sarah and I actually worked together at Academy for Girls in our college days. And when I saw her quilt she made your friend I realized I knew her. Her book would make a perfect gift for my sister and then may be I could convince her to make me something! I love your work too....thank you for sharing with us! I posted about her book on my blog, my email is mb93003@hotmail.com

amieggs said...

beautiful kit!!!
and just clicked on the thumbs up for you =)

Valerie C. said...

Such a fun kit! Thanks!

Andrea said...

I went and bought a book since I missed out on the give away. I'm so excited to try quilting...something I've wanted to learn for a long time. Thanks for the fun kit as well. You are amazing!!

SarahC said...

BEAUTIFUL kit! I am so excited to scrap my Independence Day pictures now! Thanks so much!

happylittlewonders said...

Thanks for the generous freebie! Love the colors!!

Awel Prince said...

Hi, Summer, I just wanted to ask you a quick question and I'd really appreciate it if you could find the time to answer me. :)

I was wondering what font you used on your header for the part "Summertime Designs". I've seen that font used in quite a few places but haven't been able to find it for download.

If you want you can email me back at unthink.it@gmail.com

thanks for the itme! And if you don't have time to answer, I understand. :)

~Awel P.

Julie Kieras said...

Hi there - I am new to blogging and I saw that a blog I liked used your designs as a background template... is that what your kits are for, or do you do blog design separately? I'm sorry, I'm just not sure how to go about using your kits. If you have time to contact me, my name is Julie and my email is jkrs01 @comcast.net
My blog is http://ayearwithmomanddad.blogspot.com
I have been looking for a different background and header for my blog - something boy themed and I liked your boy oh boy kit... okay well thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the generous kit!

Chelsie said...

Thanks for the great kit. My husband is in Afganistan and I have been looking for something to scrap his pics with. This is perfect!

mckinkle said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful kit, the sentiment is to true and often lost in this busy world we live in.

Ive made a card using one of your papers and it is <a href="http://mckinkle-poppydog.blogspot.com/2010/07/summertime-designs.html here</a>

Keryn x

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Ramie :-) said...

Hi Summer! Thanks so much for the kit! I love it! I totally understand how un-free our freedom is. I'm married to a sailor, and he's spent his fair share of time supporting the War. Thanks again!

Sara said...

I just love your kits. We have military men in our family, so of course we are PROUD to be an AMERICAN! God bless this country.

Shahny said...

Thank you for the kit! Unfortunately i was only able to download Papers1 & Elements1. The others would jus link back to the "Download Now" page

Anita said...

Thanks for the awesome kit!

Claire said...

I am just now discovering digital scrapbooking and I'm so thankful that I found your blog!

deb said...

Thank you for the beautiful kit!

Jen said...

Oh! Love patriotic kits!
THANK YOU so much

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us, this kit is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love this kit. Thank you for sharing; I will put these to good use!

Becky Dunham said...

Thanks so much for this fabulous kit! Have been wanting to make some cards for OWH but not much to work with and no budget :( This will help immensely - you are fabulous!

PRINCESSPMJ said...

wonderful thanks for sharing

pearita said...

Freedom!!Thank you for this.