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Friday Finds - Holiday Archives & Freebie Photoshop Brushes


Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

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Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday find....... A Little Light from Home

Hello lovelies.....

How are you? Happy Friday. 

Not a moment for picture taking this week I'm afraid..... so frustrating...because I have several things just bursting to be photographed.....

So, for today....I went back into the archives.... which can be fun.....Thanks to my Lightroom catalog set up... 'smile'... 

Anyhow, as I was perusing through last years photos.... I was drooling over the beautiful light.... Gosh we are so blessed to have our old house.... So light and white.... so excited to be reunited...... someday soon.

Speaking of light & white.... check out my Pinterest Spaces board.... Oh my.... White LOVE.


A Small Gift - Holiday Photoshop Brushes

I've been working on a holiday brush set for the Test Kitchen.... Here's a sampling of the set.... Click HERE to see the complete Merry & Vine Brush set.

Click HERE to download this mini set. 

I'd love it if you spread the cheer....via facebook, twitter.... pinterest etc.

Pinterest users... simply hover over the image... you should see a little 'pin it' icon in the top right corner....simply... click to Pin..... 


Before I sign off..... Lately... 

Johns still in the hospital.... Poor guy... such a time.

I've been running back and forth all's cold here... - 30 to -40 with the wind.... CRAZY.

Today... my mom and dad came into the city ... It was so lovely to see them.... My brother also stopped in to see John (while in for work) ... It was a good day.... In spite of what's happening....

John seems to have the docs a little stumped.... but we are trusting things will get sorted........and he will be back here at the Port, soon. His spirits are good....we're soo thankful for that. 

Anyhow, It's been a bit of a blur.... 2B members.... the Calendar Part 2 lesson will go up this weekend.

Off to bed I go.....


Link away lovely Friday Find Friends.....

Love & Gratidue... 


Parting Inspiration.....

Reader Comments (34)

Thinking of you and John, Kim, that you can go home soon ...
Thanks for the lovely holiday brushes, love them !
Nice weekend,
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Lovely selfie! <3
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPieni Lintu
Thank you for the gorgeous brushes, Kim. :)
Sorry John is still in the hospital, hope he'll be much better soon.
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKia
Thank you for the beautiful holiday brushes, Kim. :)
So sorry to hear that John is still in the hospital, hope he'll be able to spend Christmas at home.
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKia
I LOVE all of your finds and glad to hear you had some precious family time!
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Lovely images... and thank you for the brushes! Pinning! :)
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Those brushes are beautiful...thank you, Kim! I love your selfie...sending you {{{hugs}}} and prayers, as always! <3
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
Super selfie...I love when YOU show up! I can't wait for the day you share with us that John can come home....I mean HOME your safe harbor and to Ben. Love and hugs through the Universe my friend.
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Such wonderful winter and light photos! So nice to have an "archive" to go into…it's like an old attic full of treasures. Those brushes are simply adorable - thank you very much!! Yes, I'm pinning, and sharing!! Having hope and anticipation that John will be home verry, verrrry, soon!! xo
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly
Keeping your family in my prayers
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRosanna
Thanks so much for the lovely brushes! :)

I'm sorry John is still in the hospital, but glad his spirits are good. Hang in there!
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeeWhatSueSaw
even when you are busy with other concerns more give us a gift of these brushes...thank you so much!
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy of four corners design
Lovely selfie and beautiful brush set. You are so gracious and generous. Thank you. Huge hug and much love to you and yours, sweet Kim. xo
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Thanks so much for the brushes Kim! Thinking of you this holiday season! And yesterday,out of the blue, my husband even asked about Benny boy. Wondering who was taking care of him and such...we hope you're all back together real soon!
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Huffaker
Thank you for the sweet brushes. Sending well wishes your way....
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Beautiful selfie! I love the brush pretty & delicate~ Glad John's spirits are up! Think of you so much...xo
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
Just love the selfie of you Kim.
Its been cold here also in Alberta and so we ever have snow.

Nice to hear the good news and John is doing well.
The brushes are just lovely. Thank you .

Much Love.. Happy Friday.. Almost Sat.
December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa RedWillow
Thank you so much Kim for the brushes. They're WONDERFUL! As YOU are too. Thinking of us when you're going through so much yourself. I'm sorry John isn't able to be back home yet and that he's gone through and still going through so much! Will keep you all in my prayers!
Big hugs to you my friend!
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
Hi Kim, thanks for your comment and it's nice to be here having seen so many people post to your friday finds I thought I would join in. I am in Sydney, long story, seems we are leading parallel lives too as my husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer in August, he is half way through chemotherapy. I hope things are a bit better with you. Doesn't life throw up some curveballs!!
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjustine
Thank you for the brushes.

I love the photos you posted today--especially the one of you in the mirror.

Both John and you are in my prayers.
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeAnne
Thank you so much for the beautiful brushes and sharing your amazing talents with us!
Merry Christmas! :)
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
Your warmth and generosity never ceases to amaze me. I wish you a Holiday Season full of hope and love and joy!
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonette Pangan
Dear Kim, I thank you for another years full of wonderful textures, brushes and a beautiful site to follow. Your generosity is appreciated so much! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and that the New year finds your husband back home safe and well!
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Odice
So sorry to hear about your husbands troubles this week. Sending prayers and good thoughts for both of you.
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSueze
Thanks so much for the brushes, you're such a kindhearted, sweet person :)) Thinking of you and John xx
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaz
Thank you for the brushes!
Confessions time... My mom passed away in June and my beloved Grisholm (Bernese Mountain dog) passed away 2 months ago. It has been a very tough time for me so I know how difficult these last 7 months has been for you and for poor John. Today, I was at the local Farmers Market selling my photography as canvas prints and photocards. A lady came in and was complimenting me on one of my canvas prints. I know that her family doesn't have much in the way of income being farmers trying to make a go of organics. So I told her that if she really liked the canvas I would sell it to her for cost. She inquired how much the base cost was and then said that she would talk it over with her husband. We wished each other a great day and she went on her rounds of the market. The other photographer with me had listened to the conversation and asked me if I was aware that the lady I was just speaking with was having a difficult time at home. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Well, her husband has stage 4 cancer. He's still receiving treatment and is holding his own, but the farm is also just hanging on because her husband hasn't been able to do as much. They are relying on their boys to do more and more." I sat back for a moment and thought about everything I had gone through this year. I needed a pick me up. So, I took the canvas off the wall, walked over to the lady who had been asking about it, I gave her a big hug, wished her a Merry Christmas and pressed the canvas into her hands. "A gift," I said. "From me to you. Merry Christmas" When I turned to walk away, I was the one wearing a big smile because I saw her eyes light up. Why am I telling you this? Because YOU are that giving every week. I hope that you know your generosity is an inspiration and that people the world over have you and your family in their thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs and Best Wishes. XOXO
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica de Moss
I am sitting here crying after reading the comment above. But it's tears of joy. I lost my husband in September and people have been so kind to me. It was 9 1/2 years since his diagnosis of brain cancer back in 2004. I'm sorry to hear that John isn't well but so glad that he's got a good spirit. I can surely sympathize with what you're going through. The holidays are tough enough!

I wanted to thank you for the lovely little brush collection I just downloaded. You have a generous soul, Kim. I wish nothing but the best for you. Take care.
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Thank you again for your generosity and continuing inspiration. Here's hoping the coming year brings you both home and in health!
Sending you love across the miles
in Australia
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
thankyou so much for the brushes and wishing you a wonderful holiday.
Especially love the circular with the 'warmest wishes" Can you tell me what font that is-i love it:)
December 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbernadette
Thank you, dear Kim! do not know how you keep chugging along.....endless supply of batteries, my dear! keep healthy and give good wishes to the family!

oh....did your gift ever make it to you!?? i wonder if it is still floating about in Canada somewhere!!?

Hope you are getting the rest and nutrition you need~

December 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersusan
Hope the stars in your hair will shine more and more and John will feel the light inside. Thinking of you too.
December 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCatalina
Hoping John is well soon. Thank you for textures and brushes! Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday.
December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Links between many people in the social networking site. Really want to link more easily with you
December 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPara jugar
Thanks for the holiday brushes. I pray your New Year will bring you and your family only good things.
January 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEleanor

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