Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dance with Me kit

When I was a little girl, I have a very fond memory. It was the excitement of my dad coming home from work. How did I know he was on his way home? Well, my mom would go re-touch her lipstick and squirt on some yummy perfume. She was always so excited for him to come home. And when he walked in the door, as all 5 of us kids were hugging his leg excitedly, his eyes were on my mom. They would kiss each other as we embraced them. My dad would give my mom's buns a little squeeze and we would all say, "Ew Dad!" And then they would dance. It was the sweetest thing.


I am so lucky to be married to the man that I am. He brings so much laughter into our home. Cory always knows JUST the way to turn my day around. Sometimes I am in a "wo is me" state of mind, and he knows how to bring me out of my foolishness and laugh at myself. He always makes me feel beautiful and loved, even if I'm just in my pajamas.

I have been blessed with so much love in my life. I truly believe that the more love we give to others, the more we get back in return. Sometimes it might not be right away, and sometimes it might not be in the ways we'd expect. To me, Valentine's Day is not all about romancing, but it is about loving. We don't always have romance in our lives, but there can always be love. Love for our neighbors and friends, love for family members, love for strangers. Seriously, just think what this world would be like if all people ever did was gave love to each other. That would be the ultimate utopia!

So, for this Valentine's Day, I challenge all of you (and myself included) to make the simple things more meaningful. Just as my dad and my mom would dance a little each day. Or just like my husband makes me laugh each day. What is something you can do for someone else? The more you focus on doing things for others, the less you'll think about what ISN'T happening for you. I promise it will bring so much happiness! (I am not trying to tell you what to do...I am mainly reminding me of what I need to do better at.)

I hope you enjoy this kit: "Dance With Me"

Click here to download the "Dance With Me" kit for free:

P.S. There is an element in here that has the 2 birds kissing in a tree. When I created that, I envisioned that you could type the name of a couple at the top, for instance, I would type "Cory & Summer" just like the image below...Oh, and the frame used in this layout is my baroque frame brush.

89 comments:

Sondrart Designs said...

Looks like an awesome kit! Thank you!

American Mom said...

YEAH!!!!! We've missed you!

Jilli said...

Another gorgeous kit, thank you so much!x

Judi said...

A FANTASTIC kit, thank you SO much!

Judi x

Chris and Dani said...

Thanks so much, Summer. It's beautiful!

Cherie said...

Everything is so beautiful. Thank you so much!

Amelie said...

Thank you !

The Julanders said...

Thank you for a new kit...wonderful work as always....love it.

~JulieH~ said...

Thank you so much its beautifulxx

Melanie said...

Thank you for another awesome kit. I love the meaning behind it! It's a great time to remember all the little things that mean so much!

Paula said...

Wonderful kit as ever - I have downloaded it already and have made a note on my blog with a link back to your blog!

Paula. x

Alison said...

Love the colours so much and the hearts are beautiful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

great thank you

Heather said...

Thanks for the cute kit!! You do such awesome work.

Gulffire said...

Thank you for the lovely kit and the positive sentiments!

Michelle said...

I love the meanings behind this kit and will remember it when I use it. This is a beautiful kit. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful. And thanks for the little reminder...it is important to slow down and enjoy and love life and those around us.

LoraLea said...

You make the CUTEST kits, thanks for sharing!!

Christy said...

Beautiful! Thank you. :)

Bonnie B. said...

wow. love it. and the colors are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

vanessadeanne said...

Thanks so much for another wonderful kit. I love seeing a notification that you've posted something!

Spark*Amy said...

Thanks so much! I was so excited to see your post!

Amanda said...

So beautiful, as always! Thanks so much Summer!

LifeAsDINKers (Ava-J) said...

Hi Summer, another awesome kit! Thank you for sharing it, bless you!
It wonderful that you have such lovely memories of your parents, you've just given me an idea for a page: the little stuff that the DH does that makes me swoon e.v.e.r.y.day!

Jennifer Moore said...

That is such a sweet story about your parents. Love the wordart in the kit. Thank you!

Mandi said...

Your the best Summer!!! Loved this post, Your mom and dad and you and Cory are such great examples. I'm glad we are friends and Thanks SO much for the reminder to Love and do things for others. Loves!!! Cute Kit by the way.

Robyn said...

THank you so much! SO cute!!!

chelle. said...

this is adorable, summer.
thanks so much.

Van said...

Beautiful kit as always - many thanks for sharing!

Mette said...

What a lovely memory for you of your mum and dad - made me smile.
Thank you for this beautiful kit and sending you bleesings.

Hugs, Mette

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I love the story about your parents. Its easy to appreciate now as adults and married ones! Thanks for the kit - you rock!

projectqueen said...

My favorite colors!! Thanks so much! And wonderful message too!

Lisa W. said...

Lovely! Thank you!

Drea´s World said...

k for share this great Kit it´s very sweet nice Picture from yours!!!
Hugs your drea

Kyla said...

What an awesome example of intimacy your parents set for their children! The kit is gorgeous!!

Kisha said...

Wonderful kit and a wonderful story!
Both are gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing your memories and your talent!
BTW, you have your mother's smile!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Thanks so much...LOVE IT!!:)

Anna said...

What a beautiful kit and post! Thank you!!!

Scattered Brain said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous kit. I love the story of your parents.

Katie J. Layton said...

I loved looking at all your creativity. Thank you for sharing your talents. I am sooo not creative when it comes to scrapbooking. It is so nice to use your ideas. Thank you Summer!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kit and for the beautiful story of your parents. I try every day to have that kind of fun and love with my husband. Your parents were great examples.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Your kits are AMAZING!!! I love them!! Thank you so much!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, wise advice and a fabulous kit - thank you so much!! The bird heart is a wonderful idea - your generosity is much appreciated!

Susan said...

Thank you so much- I love your work!

Zosiya said...

I almost did not know English, I write with the help of google translator, but I really enjoy your blog and your kits !!!!! I pray for you and your family! happiness and blessings!Thank you!

agravette said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful kit! You are such a sweetheart to create and share!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful kit. You are an awesome artist.

Donna P. said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

So Appreciate the story and message with this kit. Thanks so much

kathy said...

thank you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Summer-
You are such an inspiration! I LOVE that you have a story behind each kit that you design. As I use your kits, it takes me back to why you made each of them. THANKS again for "loving" all of us scrapbookers and sharing your awesome kits with us!!!!

Jenn said...

This is so perfect. Thank you so much.

Cori said...

What a beautiful kit!! Thanks for sharing!

belle007 said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely kit!

Kiana said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much. LOve is awesome! Thank you for YOUR love of this free kit!

Kari said...

You are one of the most loving people I know. Always giving always wanting to do so much for others. Thanks for your example Summ. Love the kit too! Thanks girly!

faitha said...

Happy New Year Summer, a bit late, but good to have you back.
Another lovely story and another beautiful kit, I thank you for your generosity with your talents.
xx

Stacie said...

Thank you for the nice reminder to always "share the love" and for the cute story about your parents. That was so sweet! And thank you for the fabulous kit. You are so generous with your talents! XOXOX

Carrian said...

so glad to have found your blog! thanks for everything!!!

Bree said...

Thank you again SO very much! LOVE it!
I'm having a few problems as I'm trying to open the file that I haven't had before, or with other kits even today. It's telling me it's not encrypted or something and there's an extra folder - a _MACOSX folder... should I be concerned or just open it without encryption? THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you do!
Bree
bree.heaton@gmail.com

callclan said...

Thank you!!! So super cute...

Leah said...

Wonderful kit. and I love that you said this:
"We don't always have romance in our lives, but there can always be love. "

So true and a great way to look at things. I'm also blessed with a great husband and great example of a loving marriage in my own parents. We are blessed, no? :)

Thanks for sharing the stories that inspire your kits!

Paula said...

Thank you so much for this kit! It's exactly what I was looking for today!!

Shannon said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!!! My little girl LOVES dancing with the stars more than anything and is turning 2. I've been trying to think of how to make a cute "Dancing with the Stars" party. I think you saved the day!!!

Alexis said...

That is a cute story, and a great memory. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. You truely make my scrapbooking possible. Thank you!

lalkygirl said...

thanks for sharing bthat lovely memory of your parents,the layout and kit is delightful as always and its so nice to see the lady who shares so many stunning kits,thanks so so much summer
happy dancing
tracey x

Shirley said...

Summer, what lovely memories to have and thank you for sharing them. I love this kit and thank you so much for your generosity.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your designs and want to say thank you again for sharing with us. I wanted to share a couple of links of cards I have made using your Dance w/ Me kit.

http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/2011/02/wool-ewe-be-my-valentine.html

http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/2011/01/baby-bud-blog-hop.html

Shahny said...

How cute!!

manicstamper said...

I love to read the stories behind your kits Summer.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Sheila

Anonymous said...

You and your hubby are so adorable! Thanks for the lovely Valentine kit, too!
Meg

ribenaruby said...

Thankyou so much! It's so lovely to know how this kit all started out. Wishing you many, many happy days! Ruby x

marilyn said...

thanks for an adorable kit, Summer!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. Your stuff is awesome!

Micki said...

It's perfect! Thank you!

Celeste said...

You are so talented! Thank yo so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful kit! Love the photo of you and your husband.

Gayle @ Life on the Lane said...

I just discovered your blog, what a beautiful kit! Thank you so much!!

Zsófi said...

Thank you Summer!

Vera said...

What a sweet sweet story. THanks for sharing. :)

Thanks for the kit as well, it looks stunning, I'll come back to download when my connection is better.

kbrandy4 said...

What an amazing kit, thank you so much for sharing.

Hugs Hazel xx

Heather "Hev" said...

stunning!
thank you for your kindness :)

Haruto said...

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Beth said...

I just found your beautiful blog. Better late than never, I always say! What a beautiful memory of your dad's welcome home. It sounds like you came from a loving family - how blessed you are. I've snagged a number of your freebies - I just love your designs! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

pearita said...

What a sweet kit!!I really love this color tone,very match!!

Thank you thousand times for share another beautiful kit!!

Mamma Mia said...

What a beautiful kit Summer and a true love story behind it. Thanks for sharing both of them! Helen x

Lakshita Lumierre said...

When I be a mom, I wanna be a mom like you :) Your family is so blessed and full of love :)) <3333

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