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Texture Tuesday - Christmas Eve...eDition

mouse over to see the before image - textured with kk_1217music and stamped with one of my vine & line brushes


Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The ongoing theme - Free & Easy ...... 

I'm so grateful you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU. 


I'm sure TT will be a little quieter this week... but I wanted it to be here.... for those who had the time to join in.... 

Link away lovelies.....



I can't believe another year is almost over....It boggles my mind.

I love to share a year-end post ... hopefully that will happen soon.... So many things I want to say about this year....


But for today...... a little of this and that.....

eCourse Savings

The special eLearning year-end savings will remain open all week..... 

For more info on the big Beyond Layers eCourse savings, pop over here. To save $19 off Round Trip or Pic Pro classes use the code save19 in the discount box.

Oh and Be sure to check out the Test Kitchen. Beyond Layers is now a part of the site offerings......

Last but not least....Did you see my new brush set? You can order it here. 2B members be sure to pop into the classroom, to download the set... It's free for all 2B students.


Before I sign off.... one simple texture ..... 2312

 Texture Lovin' Listers...the download link will be coming your way.....later today. Watch your email.

An Update on John....

Sadly John is back in hospital... more troubles with his heart. We're praying he will be out for the holiday.....hard to say at this point.... It's disappointing... but we have been blessed in so many we will hold tight to that.


Until next time.... sending love and gratitude....and merriest Christmas wishes.....



Wise Words....From the archives....


Let's get this TT started.... 


Reader Comments (38)

I think you need/deserve a big hug {{{Kim}}} have been through so much during 2013...but you have remained strong in the face of challenges and have never failed to be faithful to your family & followers. I know that I'm late to the party but I can feel the love that abounds on this list...for you, for John and for the boys. You are in our thoughts and prayers, always in all ways. My family asks after you all as well since we feel you're almost a part of our family. I'm sending up a special prayer that your beloved will be with you for Christmas, but if he's still in hospital at least you're there with him. Big hugs and lots of love from the Jersey Shore xoxo ~Cat
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCat Sadowski

I am wishing you and John and your boys a very Merry Christmas. I know you've all had a rough year but can I just tell you how amazing you all are for enduring with such amazing grace? Can I tell you how amazing I see you all as being? You are all so brave and full of grace - and you are amazing.

You are.

You are.

You are.

Merry Christmas, sending much love you way,

December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Gorgeous images and quotes, Kim! So sorry to hear that John is back in hospital. Best wishes to him, to you, and to all your family.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie Jill
Have yourself a merry little christmas, let your heart be light, next year all our troubles will be out of sight...
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentera spirit of simplicity
Love your images, Kim !
Sorry to hear about John ... thinking of you all ...
Merry Christmas,
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Thinking of you big virtual {{{{hugs}}}
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell
So sorry John is back in hospital. Much love to you all and happy Christmas. x
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecs
Oh Kim, words just aren't enough bless you all. Keeping John in my prayers today and always. Merry Christmas
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarBbara Hurst
Dear Kim. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa RedWillow
The quote in the black and white shot is very sobering. I'm so sorry to hear your hubby is back in the hospital. Prayers to you and your family that the message of Christmas will sink deep into your heart and comfort you during this challenging and fearful time.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisa
Dear Kim, the quote is beautiful and in the same time both blue and encouraging ... Life's up and down we don't understand, but we somehow get the strength to carry on, one moment at a time. I hope John would get to come home in Christmas, praying for you all, Nina
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina
Dear Kim, so sorry to hear that John is back in hospital. Sending you huge hugs and much love x
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCaz
Thank you for sharing the pictures, textures, and your life with all of us.
You are an inspiration to me.... BIG HUG SENT YOUR WAY! CAN YOU FEEL IT??
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Dear Kim, I am so sorry to hear that John has returned to the hospital. I do hope he returns soon and that your Christmas will be bright.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeAnne
Kim, I do hope John is able to spend Christmas Day with you and pray that he hastens back to good health.
Beannachtaí na Nollag (Blessings of Christmas) From the Emerald Isle.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiginanLiz
Best to you, John and the boys this holiday season.
You are in my prayers.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElainem
Thank you for all your generosity and all the textures throughout the year. Wishing you and yours a special and wonderful Merry Christmas....and may the new year bring you all together at home
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Edan
So sorry to hear that John had to return to the hospital. My hopes are that he will be out in time to spend some of the holidays with you. It is such an up and down battle, all you can do is hold on, support him, and keep your hope, and his, for a better tomorrow in sight.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne D
My prayers and hugs and anything else I can send your you and your family..praying for peace and health to John...
Love to you,
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Skinner
Sorry to hear that John is back in the hospital - I pray that God provides you both with the endurance and strength that you need as you journey through these days. Thank you for all you do and blessing to you an your family!!!
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Turner
Wishing you and your family a wonderful blessed Christmas - May the days ahead bring healing to John and much joy and happiness to each of you. May the God of Love, Peace and Hope grant you the petitions of your/our prayers. - You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Merry Christmas, Rose
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFL-Rose
Merry Christmas dear sweet Kim. Hold tight to the memories of the next few days. Regardless what happens they will become precious to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Cook
Thank you for these textures
I have always loved getting them
Sending good energy and prayers for you and john
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdarlene
I'm really impressed with your blog. It's beautiful and serene from words to pictures. I really admire people who create it
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJuegos 2
Thank you again for your generosity. Your giving textures and all while going though John's struggles is so amazing. Whether or not it takes you away for a while, I find it very generous. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I keep both of you in my prayers. May 2014 bring good health and happiness to you and yours!
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
Oh, Kim! i'm so sorry to hear John is back in the hospital! But, knowing that is the safest place for him now must mitigate the disappointment somewhat... i will keep you both in my prayers. i am glad you do pop into my mailbox, not just with the freebies, but with glimpses into your life, as well. i feel as though you are a friend, and i read every word of your emails! Thank your for today's texture, and may 2014 bring you an abundance of joy, and a return to health for John!
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjayleigh
Hi Kim. Sorry to hear John is back in the hospital. You have all had such a tough year. Sending prayers and hugs.
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Flewellyn
Merry Christmas ~hugs~ to you and your family. Thanks for all the sharing you do and knowledge of your love of photography that you pass along to each of us. Prayers for recovery for John coming his way.
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeabea
Dear Kim, may Christmas bring unexpected miracles and small blessings to you and your family. You've weathered so much this year with transparent grace. Thank you for sharing your textures and your world with us. We are all praying for good news for John.
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
So sorry to hear John is back in hospital. I hope that you and your family have some peace over the holidays and that 2014 brings nothing but good news! Huge hugs are such an amazing woman!
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Kittmer
I really appreciate your lovely textures. My thanks to you as I wish you a blessed and changing New Year.

I am giving you a great big hug that is filled with blessings and love for you and your family. My prayers for John during this trying period in his life.
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergrambie
I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this past year has been for you and your family. I don't visit your blog often, but my thoughts often stray this way. I wish you only the best in the coming year (and yes, it is difficult to believe that a new year is already upon us).
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercarole
I pray that your time together over the holidays brings joy and light and renews hope for John's full recovery. So sorry he is back in the hospital. Christmas blessings to all of you.
December 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.
Sending love and prayers to you, John and your family, Kim. So sorry to hear John's in the hospital. I'm late~ perhaps he's out by now. I'll hope and pray fervently that's the case. Have a peaceful holiday with your family and those you hold dear.
Always thinking of you~xo
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas season and I want to thank you for all your generous gifts throughout the year. I treasure them all. May 2014 bring wonderful things and much happiness to you!
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn
This week there will be a little quieter, a new week after the Christmas period and prepare for the upcoming new year. Will be quite busy and you can share whatever you need.
December 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfriv 6
Hi Kim,
THANK YOU for the beautiful textures :) :) They really are such a blessing. I'll be keeping your husband, John, in my prayers!!!

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;) :) :)
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather :) :) :)
Dear Kim, thank you again for the wonderful texture and the inspiration. You and John continue to be in my prayers. You really are an amazing inspiration to us all. Sending you and your family so much love.
December 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen Sottovia

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