Find Me...

Vimeo Channel


Join the Mailing List

Sign-Up Below to receive free textures, special offerings and the latest updates.

Receive Blog via Email

Enter Your Email address. 

Delivered by FeedBurner

Join the Community




FREE LR Catalog Class

Search the Site

« PeAcE baby PeAcE.... 10 PeAcE Quotes & a PeAcE inspired TeXtuRe | Main | texture offering ~ 3 for $3 »

g o o d n e s s & g r a t i t u d e

happy day, my friends.

had to pop in and share some goodness & gratitude

lots to show you ....

look what i found in the mail....
the latest somerset life issue
what a GORGEOUS cover, yet again...
stampington ... you ROCK!

i was so excited to flip thru this new issue.
just the feel of the pages alone is enough for me.
honestly, so fabulous.

i found a ton of goodness....and wanted to share just a few highlights.

first my friend and blog crush....
tracey of french larkspur
is featured.
and it's a beautiful spread.
congrats to you tracey.  you are AMAZING.

then there was this sweet article....
'recipe cards: tied and treasured'
alice's blog thoughts from alice w
is so sooo beautiful.
i would flippity-fli- flip to get my hands on some lovely old recipe cards like these.
wouldn't you?

oh and then this idea... i ADORE this.
paula parkinson, creates little tags from patterned paper to hand out to servers
to thank them for a job well done.
i mean... seriously...  how fab is that?

and this article by christen oliverez, on how artist ludid ryu create a beautiful journal
completely from scratch.
i so admire people who work with fabric.

and finally as i was flipping thru the pages,
i came upon this...
my little blackberry image.... 
i didn't realize it was in when i saw it, i did a double take...
like, "hey, that looks familiar."
thank you so much stampington


and there's more

i shared with you last week about my lovely surprise in the mail.
a prayer shawl from my sweet friend gail....
i just had to take a few pics of it .... along with the lovely note gail sent.
and what better place to photograph it then the front porch swing.

thank you again and again....gail.
i will truly cherish this gift...forever.

check out the little beading along the's a little close up
sooo perfect!


and last but not least......

my sweet friend dana barbieri, is sharing an interview with me....
for her series 'art biz mama'

isn't that just the most perfect name?

please pop over and say hi...
and check out dana's lovely artwork
and perhaps read some of her other artist interviews
they are really so inspirational.

thank you dana for the interview.
i'm completely honored....


okey doke....i'm signing off for now...
i have oodles to do for next weeks stay-cation workshop.

are you in? :)


Reader Comments (25)

Hi Kim - just curious, you said you weren't aware that your photo was in the magazine - did they approach you for approval to publish the shot?


July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarni

hi marni

i had submitted this image for another feature. :) so yes, they had my approval...

and of course i'd be happy to have any of my images featured in the stampington magazines. 'sigh'

xxo, kim

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim Klassen

Hi Kim!! Thanks so much for the are too kind!!! It was a really great issue and I am beyond honored to be featured in there with all of you uber talented fun!!! Congrats on having your photo in there, I have no doubt they will continue to use many of your gorgeous, gorgeous photos!!!

Have a great weekend ~

:) T

p.s. thanks again for letting me feature you :) :)

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

congrats Kim. that is my fav magazing... well all of their mags are my fav. love looking and reading all that goodness. Congrats again!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

i'll have to run out and buy that magazine! congrats on your photo being in there!! i am intrigued by the "prayer shawl", never heard of that to check out the interview......

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin

Big congrats Kim!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulianna Collett

fabulous. they have the nicest magazines ever. congrats.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Lee Bradley

i LOVE your blackberry image! congrats on having it published :) i was waiting until Aug 1 since i thought that was the date it was coming i have to make a special trip TONIGHT! :) i'm thankful for your blog - thanks!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

Hi Kim,
I have to admit, when I saw your name in that edition, I was so excited! I showed it to my husband and told him that you had been in the Flying Lessons class. It is so fun to "know" some the artist that are being featured in the Somerset Studios mags. I love, love, love everything they put out, even stuff I have no intention of ever doing (like knitting!) because the photos are beautiful and the bios just encourage the heck out of me! I can't begin to imagine how excited (and proud) you must be. Revel in it....

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

S O A R ...
that is what my heart is doing for you
as you continue to
S O A R ...
i love everyone's comments ...
i could just burst for you!
gail's prayer shawl ~ it brings tears ...
her love in every stitch to bring you comfort and joy
when you may need it most ...
gosh golly gee ...

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie Girl Studio

big congrats to you!!!!! So happy for you!!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Oh what a giant scoop of sweetness in this post...I already read that issue but now I want to go back and look at it all again...
Can't wait for staycation!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly@thebluemuse

Kim, wanted tell you that I just read your articles (two!) in Artful Blogging and they were wonderful! Now Somerset Life! You are famous, girl!

xo Erin

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin Wallace

beauty i each image .. at each breath here.. I am so happy to stop by and stay awhile in this lovliness Kim..

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELK

I love these magazines too. Wish I could afford to purchase more often

Can't tell you how much it makes me smile to read about all these riches! Beautiful blessings and photos. Hugs to you, Kim!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon (30yrs later)

Kim congrats on your blackberry image although I'm not surprised another piece of your work is published - your work is stunning.I loved your interview as well, you are such an inspiration ♥

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIVYALLOVER

congratulations!!! :) can't wait to go to the bookstore and get the new issue.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

Wonderful links to beautiful blogs again Kim - thanks for introducing me to all these lovely ladies. And congrats for the feature in the magazine. Have a lovely weekend.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClare B

Once again Kim - congratulations! :) I can understand that you are thrilled to be in the magazine. Thank you for sharing more from it. Have a great weekend and I can't wait until next week! xo

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarin A

congrats to you and shoot...i have to drop everything now and run off to barnes and noble :)

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

Congrats to you, you are great!
Have a nice weekend.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPysiula

Speaking of goodness and gratitude, do you know how thrilled I am that you added my "love me, love me not" to your favorites? Thrilled, I say! Thrilled! I admire your work so much, so your nod of approval means so much to me, thanks.
And a huge congratulations to you, the article is absolutely lovely!

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGilding Lilies


July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentert does wool

oh so cool for you to be published again. i'm not surprised, your work is fabo.

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen @ Cottage 960

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.