4.27.2013

Summer Hopes

 
 
 
 
 
 
journal, c/o Ashlee...Find the giveaway here!

I feel more alive and excited and renewed in the middle of spring~ when I know summer is just around the corner~ than on the first day of the year, even with my resolutions/goals in hand.  Something about warm days and long evenings makes me feel at home.  And happy. My new beginning always feels more authentic around this time of year...when the sun shines a little warmer on my cheeks.

I love that God made us with heaven in our hearts~ we desire beauty, wholeness, excitement, adventure.  Eternity is just programmed into us.  That is why something like summer feels so darn heavenly to me:).  It is a little glimpse for my heart into what God has in store for me in his coming kingdom.  I know I am going to live on the beach.  And run everyday on the sand.  I even believe Jesus is gonna take a daily jog with me now and then.  That is what I'm looking forward to in eternity,  my jog with Jesus on the beach.

Today I took a short break and wrote down my hopes for this summer. 
Small things that I am looking forward to and hoping for. 
That is a good thing to do.
And reviewing them from time to time is even better...
So I can keep my hopes and dreams aligned with my Father.
Because I know he has good things planned for this family:).

Then I took a couple hours to draw my bikini girl.
She has on her boy-short bottoms. 
And has thick legs...because she is real.
She eats burgers in her bikini. (which makes her awesome in my book)
And is okay with being flawed.
Because a hot summer day is way too beautiful to waste 
on being picky about how she looks.

I'd like to share her with you (if you'd like:). 
Every order until Sunday 1159pm EST will receive her for free.
Orders must be a minimum of $4.
She will be emailed out on Monday~ *she will not come with your download link email.

And if you are in the mood for extra summer coloring, 
my Summer Digi Collection is on sale for 35% off. 
Please use coupon code SUMMERHOPES offer has expired.

**The coupon is good for any summer digi(s) featured here
Please enter the code AFTER the Paypal screens, when you are brought back to 
my shop for confirmation of your purchase.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend filled with sunshine and thoughts of summer!

53 comments:

  1. Oh she is so fabulous!! You rock!

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    1. She's just fantastic and thanks so much! Can't wait to get her and color her up!

      Hugs,

      Susan

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  2. Krista, i placed an over approx 1 hr ago, was i an hour too early, so missed this fab opportunity ? xx

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    1. I'll honor that order~it took me an hour to get the blog post fully written...i get distracted a lot:).
      xx
      Krista

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    2. It was under my hubbys name R J Barrett - i had 3 gorgeous digis xxx

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  3. She's is adorable!!! I just place an order and cannot wait to get her. Thank you for your awesome generosity Krista!! xo

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  4. Hi sweetie, thanks for this fab freebie, I have just placed my order, cant wait to get her, she is way cool!
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  5. She's awesome! Off to order a few images from my wish list! Thanks :)

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  6. She could not look any better with her 'thick' legs.. Thank you for sharing her... She looks FAB!!!

    Hugs

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  7. Hi Krista!! Luv her and she's making me hungry!! Is she going to be available for purchase for those of us who already own all your digis? (Otherwise I'll just hafta re-purchase a $4 digi to get her!!). LOL!! Hope you're having a fabby weekend!!

    XOXO girlie!!

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  8. Love a "REAL" gurl for us!!! Thanks so much!! I was needing the baseball player for my granddaughter's birthday!! Perfect timing!!!!
    God Bless!
    sherry107

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  9. She's awesome.

    I love your idea for a list for summer. I have so many things I'd like to accomplish and should be writing them down so they don't get lost. :)

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  10. Krista, I am trying to place an order and it won;t except this code. Is it to soon to use it?

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  11. She's adorable. I love how you talk about her being real - very inspirational. You make me feel good!!! xoxo

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  12. She makes me excited and look forward to summer even more! Will be purchasing a couple digis I've had my eyes on. Thanks for sharing her with us!

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  13. is she going to be for sale after sunday?? can't place order until Wednesday payday :-( but i would love to paid for her

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  14. Wow, thank you so much for your great freebie, she is stunning & I've made my purchase. Can't wait to get her.

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  15. Your work is beautiful! Would you be willing to share the colors you used on her hair. Also, would love to see some videos on YouTube! Just placed my order.

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  16. Your work is beautiful! I just placed an order. I love this new girl and look forward to getting her. Would love to know the colors you used for her hair. Would also love to see a YouTube video! Thank you!

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  17. Beautiful...and getting excited about 4th of July cards! TU!

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  18. oooh she is awesome hunny and I love your pages too!! might have to get me some smash time today now!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  19. Fab page!! & I love your summer girl, hugs Juls xx

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  20. Looks fabulous! Just what I needed some smashing inspiration ♥ Thank u♥

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  21. Oh so gorgeous! She is so so cute and I love your page. hugs! Mojca

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  22. LOVE this digi!! I placed my order & can't wait to start playing!! I LOVE all of my "big eyed girls", as I like to call them!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  23. I placed my order - perfect timing as I was needing some more 'summer' images. Can't wait to play with those and the new girlie, thanks!

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  24. Placed my order. I don't need a reason to buy digis from you but ta heaps for the freebie. hugs x

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  25. I love her...she is great...now to add a little pudge around the middle with still rocking the bikini would be great.

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  26. I've just made an order. It's 1:00 am in the morning (Monday 29th) here in Australia so I don't know if I made it in time for your gorgeous bikini girl freebie. Hope I did. Fingers crossed.

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  27. WOW Hun, I love your smash pages, and I am liking the sun coming through my windows, its truly Spring! at long last......hugs, Vick xxx
    the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
    YTChannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

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  28. Love her and can't wait to get her! Thank you so much for the coupon, you're awesome. Picked up a couple summer digis!!

    Susie
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  29. Love your "enjoy summer" list. Sometimes we forget to do things for us. HUGS. Arlene

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  30. i love your little bikini girl - so cute! :)

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  31. Hi Krista, she is awesome and I love that she is a Real girl. Thanks for all your wonderful post and digis.

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  32. What a great journal entry. I love your drawing of a real girl too!

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  33. Thank you, Krista!! This "real girl" - and her awesome attitude - are much appreciated! And what a fantastic sale. I needed that hula girl for a gift for my mom!

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  34. Thank you for the coupon code and freebie, Krista! Love your project too! I added a couple of Summer cuties to my collection! My son and I spent 4 hours outside in the backyard today. He played with his sand and water table. I sat on the deck, sipping my mocha iced coffee and reading. A perfect day in my books! :-) Thanks again and have a fabulous week!

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  35. I love your outlook on life and I love your project here too. Thank you so much for the coupon and freebie :) I just placed an order and can't wait to play with my new images. I love that you've made the freebie a 'real girl', thank you for that!!!

    Have a great night!

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  36. She is gorgeous!!! Here in Thunder Bay, ON we are still sort of waiting for spring to arrive - can't even think of summer! We went on our first park visit of the year and there is still lots of SNOW - it is melting but we need several more warm, sunny days before it is gone. We are so looking forward to more sunny days!
    Off to check out some digis!
    Hugs,
    Shanna :)

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  37. wow, what a great journal page. That image is so cute!
    I love to see your journal/SMASH pages as i find them realy inspiring.

    Natalie

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  38. Love this post, I showed this digi to my co-worker who is always complaining about how thick her legs are. Lol… I am pretty sure I will use this digi to do her Happy Birthday card next month.  Thank you for the freebie and your coloring is to die for.

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  39. Thank you so much!! I LOVE HER!!! I wish I could rock a bikini again that good! Hugs to you!

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  40. Wow, your blogs are all amazing - a real find! Thanks for leaving me a comment on mine and just to let you know, I stamped the woodgrain on my card. I look forward to seeing your creations from the class. Thanks again. C x

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  41. I really love how you're doing your journal. SO cute.

    Josi
    www.sweetlifeblog.net

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  42. I've just received my Bikini Girl and can't wait to play with her and my other new digis, thanks so much. It's Autumn here but the daytime temps are still in the mid 20's (Celcius, that is! Mid 70'sF) so we're still doing the things we like the most about Summer, like BBQs and walks by the river. The evenings are longer though, so there's more guilt-free crafting time :-) Thanks again for the freebie, Donna x

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  43. Does the coupon code still work or I missed everythingggg.... :((((

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  44. Krista-she is ADORABLE! I ordered on Sunday and never got her in my e-mail! :( I ordered before the deadline, too. I love ALL of your digis - thank you for always being so generous!

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    1. Cathy, can you please email me. I had at least two other girls not receive the emails I sent. I sent a ton that day, so wondering if maybe some were picked up as spam? My email is krista7smith@yahoo.com.

      Thanks!
      x

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    2. I just sent you an e-mail. Thanks so much - you are such a sweetie! :)

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