Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Patio Picnic kit


Hello there! I hope you all are doing well. I am going to ask a quick favor of anyone who would be willing to do something for me. I have entered a small local photo contest through our realtor's website. There were 122 submissions in the sunrise/sunset category, and the photo I took has been chosen to be one of the top 10 in that category!!! I am so giddy! If you would be willing, I would love if you would vote for my photo. The contest goes until March 29th, so I would love it even more if you would vote lots and lots for it! I took this picture one morning before I took the kids to school. This is the view we have from our new home and I just LOVE it here. We have such amazing sunrises and sunsets and I am just in awe whenever I see them. Below the picture is a link that will take you directly to my picture called "Sunrise at our New House":



Alright, onto my latest kit. Don't you just love spring? I am sure those who live where it snows REALLY love the spring. My sister lives in Utah, and I have to remember that when I am complaining that it is already in the 80's here in Tucson, she is still bundling her kiddos up for school each day. We did have one day where it actually snowed here last week and it was so amazing. My kids got to build a snowman for one day! My husband Cory had been out of town for work and missed it, and was still going to be gone 4 more days. The day after it snowed, our snowman fell over into a big pile. My 7-year-old son Brock covered it with a towel in hopes that he could save some of it for his dad to see. Each day went by and each day that mound got smaller and smaller. But when Cory had come back home, there was still just a little bit of grassy snow saved for him (about the size of a loaf of bread). Brock was so excited to still have some left!

Now that it is turning into spring, the desert just smells so beautiful. I love the distinct smell of desert blossoms. It reminds me of my childhood and going on hikes with my family. Now that we live out on some land in the desert, we get to see rabbits, hawks, coyotes, javelina (very unattractive wild pigs), ground squirrels, and wait for it....wait for it...SNAKES! I am NOT too thrilled to see snakes. I saw one a few days ago (luckily not a rattlesnake), but I have seen some smooshed ones on the road, which I admit brings a smile to my face. Regardless of the snakes, spring is such a beautiful time and a time to spend outdoors.

Each night our family has been eating our dinner outside on the patio and I LOVE it. I love to spend these times outdoors to listen to nature. And where we live we hardly hear any cars. We have a beautiful view of the Pusch Ridge Mountains, and saguaro cactii all around. So beautiful! We are experiencing spring in an entirely new way this year and we are loving it!

This new kit called Patio Picnic just makes me think about the beautiful time spent outdoors enjoying spring. I hope that the weather where you live will allow you to get to be outside soon enough and take advantage of the beautiful creations on this earth, and to enjoy nature with those you love!

Patio Picnic kit:


Click here to download the FREE Patio Picnic kit:

49 comments:

Allison said...

Voted! Thank you so much for the wonderful kits! I love them all and will continue to vote. Good luck!

tirane93 said...

thanks for this adorable kit. your photo is beautiful too. i hope you win!

Stacy said...

Voted for you...I am so jealous of the amazing view right out your door! It's absolutely breathtaking!

Thank you so much for the new kit! I love the springy colors.

May you and your family have a blessed Easter!

Robyn said...

GORGEOUS photo!! I definitely voted for you! And thank you so much for the kit, too. You are my go to designer!

Van said...

Voted - fabulous photo! Thank you so much for the lovely new kit!

Positively Patty said...

I have a hard time voting in these kinds of contests because I want to be honest. Usually I don't even look at the links. But you've done so much for me and I loved your picture so I decided to at least look. At your was my favorite (though there were a couple that came real close)! So I voted for you. :)

Thanks so much for your beautiful kits.

Anonymous said...

Voted for your gorgeous photo. Thanks for another cute scrapbooking kit.

Anonymous said...

Voted for your gorgeous photo. Thanks for another cute scrapbooking kit.

fl_connie said...

Thanks for the freebie - it is lovely as always.

What an awesome photo! I went and looked at them all - and voted for yours because it is truly the best! I love the light in it. I'll go back and vote some more, too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.Great work !
Thanks for sharing

Sue said...

Wow what a wonderful place to live - but you can keep the snakes, yep you can definetely keep the snakes! I have voted for your photo and I have left a note on my desk to remind me to go visit again. I had a real good look through all of the photos and there are some pretty stunning pics.
Thank you so much for the new kit, I just love the colours and the bicycle paper has to be my favourite

Brenda Benzien said...

Spectacular photo! It looks so surreal. We moved to the Bay Area from the High Desert in California. I miss those beautiful sunrises!

Summer said...

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate you taking the time. Yes, there are a lot of amazing photos in the contest. I can't say mine is the best because I know it's not. I had tried a new technique with my photo where there WASN'T a silhouette. All of my sunset pictures have the cactus as a silhouette and I wanted to try something new. So even if I don't think mine's the best one on there, it was fun for me to challenge myself!

agravette said...

beautiful picture and beautiful kit! thanks so much! p.s. i voted for you!

linda from arizona said...

We live in NE Arizona on 40 acres. Our nearest neighbor is 3 miles away and we just love it out here. Nature at it's finest. We have lots of wild life including wolves and coyotes. Your picture is stunning! I voted a couple of times and will vote again. If you don't win, someone needs their heads examined! Thanks for the Patio Picnic kit. Awesome as usual.

Dawn said...

Loved hearing the story behind the kit. Send some sunshine here please - our frogs are waiting to mate - their pond is still frozen most mornings!! I love your kits and this is no exception. Such beautiful and original papers! As for the photo, it is lovely and it will be a pleasure to vote for it - both to help you out and for its own merit.(I'll try and get my husband to do it too). Thank you!

sandersclan said...

love the beautiful photo and the new kit! Voted for you and thank you for the great kit!

Kimberly T. said...

Your photo is amazing! Good luck in the contest! Thanks for the new kit. I'm hoping spring is coming soon so we can start enjoying our deck again. :)

sue said...

awesome photo, I have voted. What a great place to live. Love the new kit, thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Merci infiniment pour votre kit très sympathique.
Affectueusement.
BouBou

Anonymous said...

another beautiful kit, love the bicycles and birdcages. thank you very much

MenanBerretts said...

Thanks so very much for all of the wonderful kits that you do. You are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

jobee said...

Thanks!

Cami said...

Thanks for sharing this great kit! I voted for your photo. It is beautiful.

Cruz's said...

Done... I vote and i love your picture! Thanks for everting!

Nannieflash said...

We could do with a bit of your sunshine and it looks as if its a wonderful place to life not sure about the hot summers though. Thanks for joing new kit. hugs Shirleyxxx

Kami Willis said...

What a gorgeous photo. I voted, and sure hope you win. Thank you for the darling new kit. And for sharing all your talents. It's good to see you back on your blog. You are my absolute favorite designer.

Rachelle Metzger said...

voted! Thank you for all the wonderful kits!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great kit! I just created a layout with it, which you can find at http://www.pixelscrapper.com/carrie-barron/gallery/felicity-layout-template-challenge-wedding-yellow-pink-magenta-turquoise

Blessings,
Carrie

Faith A said...

WOW what a stunning photo, I have voted, it deserves it.

Glad you are settled and enjoying life.

Thanks for the new kit.

Dawn said...

I've voted most days - hope it has worked!! Let us all know!

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Mamma Mia said...

Hi Summer - thank you so much for this gorgeous kit. I love the colours and they'll bring some warmth to my card making, even though Spring isn't here yet!
I'm sorry but I found your post too late to vote for your photo. Hope you got on OK in the competition, and it's a lovely photo. Sounds like you're loving your new home - the view is awesome!
Thanks again,
Hugs, Helen x

Lou Anne said...

Hi,
I recently discovered your blog and fabulous freebies. Thank you so much for all of your creativity and generosity. I posted your button on my blog as a "thank you" also.

Iliana said...

Hi. I was wondering how do you create a patterns? I want to create my own papers, but I don't know how.. Could you tell me, please? :)

Bethany said...

Love this kit! I love all of your kits, actually! I use them regularly to scrapbook my kids adventures. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your talents with us! You have such great ideas, I love what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

thank you very much!
beautiful sunrise photo and tried to vote but is saying is closed.
p@t

Willefam said...

Don't know how I missed this post! Congrats on winning the contest (I would have voted!) :) Thanks for another amazing kit- you are so sweet to share your amazing talent with all of us!!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Thanks so much for the gorgeous kit - love the colours!

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Sharon said...

This kit is so colourful, just beautiful. Thank upi so uch for sharing your artwork, love it. Hugs, Sharon xx

Lainey said...

Love all your kits! Thank you!!!

Marja Rolfes said...

I Always love your kits!! I use them for cards I make for family and friends. I only seem not to be able anymore to download kits. It does not work anymore. I try to download but " ilivid " tells me to install a program or something and when I do, it still does'nt work. I also tried to sign in and that doesn't work either. Could I be doing something wrong Summer? Could you help me out perhaps please?
Thanks for all the work you put in your kits......I really love it

Love
Marja Rolfes-Lemson
the Netherlands

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Paula Gale said...

Hi Summer

I can't believe I didn't see this post earlier than now because I often think of you - especially as I'm always seeing you name amongst my folders on my PC from the many wonderful kits you have kindly shared.

I don't use a blog reader - or at least I haven't been, then when Google Reader ceased to be, I wanted a reader again (typical huh?) so now I have feedly - hopefully I'll keep more up to date with many blogs again!

The view from your new home is absolutely mindblowing - something we would just see in movies over here in the UK! although yours is more likely to end up on a nature program on Nat Geo!!! Beautiful picture - just sorry I wasn't around to vote for you... I hope you were a winner - but I'll read your newer posts to see if you were successful.

Thank you so much for the lovely kit - some of my favourite elements in there, especially in the papers with the birdcages and bicycles. The colours are beautiful - have you picked them from the picture by any chance ;) ;)

I hope that the few posts I have to read on your site means that we will be hearing more from you with updates on your growing family. It would also be great to get updates on all the people you've brought to us in previous posts, such as the lady who had the biking accident (I donated to their appeal - but didn't keep in touch unfortunately), and all the others that touched our lives...

Well, I guess I will get on and read all of the other posts I need to catch up on.

Huge massive hugs

Paula x x x