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{Texture Tuesday} Free & Easy eDition & A Give Away

 Handcrafted Jewelry by The Noisy Cricket


It's time for another Texture Tuesday! 

This week is extra special.... because you have a chance to win a $30.00 gift credit from the amazing etsy shop, Noisy Cricket!! Thank you Christy for sharing this generous give away! 

I'm in love with Christy's beautiful jewelry. I actually have 3 of her pieces....and I love each and every one. I photographed them, so I could share them with you today.

Of course I had to add a little 'texture lovin' to several of the photos..... I used 'music lovin' and 'phoebe' for my edits..... 

You gotta pop over to Christy's shop and check out her beautiful collection of inspirational work. I just love it all! And she customizes it as well!! So awesome!


I choose 'Soar' because it was my very first 'one word' ....and it really did change my life. 'Be Still' is a reminder I need often.....time just to 'be still and trust in God.' And finally, 'inspire'...well because, that's my BIG inspire others to live a dreamy, creative life.

I usually wear all three, because i just LOVE them all.

Give Away Details

To enter, please leave a comment stating one word (or maybe 2) that has deep meaning to you. Feel free to share why or just simply share the word. To double your chances to win, join the TT Linky Party below.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 27th.


Here are this week's TT challenge details.

  • your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures. That's it. :)

Before we get to linking....

Let's talk the next TT theme.

Tuesday, November 29ths TT Theme is:

Gratitude...In honor of the upcoming American thankgiving....

Your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures and be centered around the word gratitude.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Here's the short and sweet TT rules.

  • please link directly to your post, not just to your blog or flickr stream.
  • please link back to the Café. You can grab the TT button HERE, if you wish.
  • please visit the other TT participants and leave them some comment love. Remember it's a party.... and what's a linky party without lots of comment love? Right! 

Want more details? Click HERE for the full scoop!

Let's get this party started!!

Shall we? 



I am so completely moved by your comments and emails after 'my story' posting. Honestly, I have no words. I feel so blessed to share my story and to hear yours. Thank you from the bottom of my heart... truly... thank you..... I wish I could write back to each and every one of you. 'sigh'....deep, deep... 'sigh'.... 

I feel so much love for you all. My heart is overflowing with gratitude.

Truly.....Thank you.


Reader Comments (122)

The first word that popped into my mind for me at this point in my life was "adventure" as we are in the process of relocating from Brussels Belgium to Singapore! I am completely open-minded about this move and view it as an adventure of a life time. Who knows what the next two years will hold for me....
The jewelry is beautiful and unique!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouve
This year I chose the word CREATE as my theme for the year. I am calling it my own personal art school. I have been trying to let go of my need to control an outcome, and just trust the creative process to lead me where I need to go. And it has been frustrating and scary at times, but as the year comes to a close I am seeing a vision emerge for myself as an artist, and it is very exciting. Learning from your site, and now taking the Art of Texture class has been a huge part of this process for me, and I want to thank you for all the information and inspiration that you provide every week.
Much love,
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoyelle @ An Artful Endeavor
Ciao Kim, happy Tuesday! You are always so generous and caring! :)
Christy has a fab Etsy Shop, wow!
It's just 6 AM here, and we need coffee! LOL! But we will be back later in the day to read your story :) and see some beautiful TT entry.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKIa and Zeno
Loving her shop!
I chose the word "focus" this year, but it's turned into more of a "strength" kind of year since a nasty medical diagnosis.
All good! Focus, Strength, Fight ... seems I need more than one piece of jewelry too! :)
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan
My word would be COURAGE. I am losing mine and I sure need to find it again.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia
The word GRACE is a favorite of mine, because of the favor God extends me when I least deserve it.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie Smiley
That's the word that I love best.
Sometimes a challenge to go there but always glad when I have.

Peace to you!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaineM
That's the word that I love best.
Sometimes a challenge to go there but always glad when I have.

Peace to you!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaineM
My one-word "syncronicity" It just pops up every now and then; you'll be thinking of something and someone actually makes mention of it, or you hear it said on the tv. Sometimes something that you hadn't thought about in years! I love syncronicity happening. It's like you're in tune with that other person somehow.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole M.
my one word would have to be 'calm' is what I find myself identifying most with it this year. The other word would be 'sea'...the sea is my calm. My home's name is Sea Cottage and my Dad's initials are S.E.A. I have a deep connection with both words.

I still need to read your story...soon.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkerrie sanderson
thank you, kim, for your generosity and a chance to win a beautiful piece of jewelry. today i have chosen the words "forgive" and "release" because of several issues past and present that need resolution; mainly it is to "forgive myself" for all that I may have held onto (i.e., abandonment of spouse, life threatening illness a child, aging) in order to "release" anger and stress to become healthier. this is a commitment I must make for myself since my mother's death a few months ago - i am ever thankful for all my blessings; and, you are one of them. your concern and caring for others light up this ever growing circle of friends.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. (Canadians have celebrated already, I think!) Have a beautiful day. Karen
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkareninkenai
my two words: harmony and peace.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna Eugenio ~ wonderland
I've entered this TT edition :) love playing with your textures. xxo
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna Eugenio ~ wonderland
Peace - Just because I feel that without peace, everything else is meaningless!

My Third Eye -
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMy Third Eye
FREEDOM is mine :)
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamelia Danielescu
TRUST & FOLLOW MY HEART so that I may release the fear and uncertainties, because life is so much better without it.
Thank you, Kim, for all the inspiration..
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeringa
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Artful Diva
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremma, sweden
your new texture musiclovin is amazing! love it! thanks for sharing!!!!

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November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLight Trigger
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess
I have just one word that seems to have stuck with me the last little while...grow.

What beautiful work!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~Andrea~
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRH West
'Serenity' has been my word to focus on for many, many years now.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Deal
My word for this year was 'Soar'. At first I felt bad because I've been so ill this year that I didn't feel as though I'd been able to 'Soar' in any way but when I look back at some of my accomplishments (like attending an art show and having my work be well received and also having my paintings on consignment at a local store) I feel as though there have definitely been moments where I've been in flight.

'Believe' has also come to be a powerful word for me too. So many people believe in me but I have to remind myself to do the same.

Beautiful giveaway.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
What a lovely give away !

My word is 'TRUST'
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
a wonderful giveaway kim, thanks for the chance. my word this year is "space" and i've been trying to apply it both in the physical sense--getting rid of some of the clutter in my life--and also i've been trying to give myself space--to be creative, to be myself, etc. it's been a pretty good word for me so far!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterurban muser
health and wellbeing
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki I.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary
My word is FAITH!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShari
Great giveaway! My word is (be) ORGANIZED.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
okay, this will sound really weird, but lately, it is CHAOS. as in, learning to embrace it! what a lovely giveaway!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
ease n grace and peace n abundance, Love those words as that is how I live my life with my honey
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheyAnne
Wonderful giveaway!!
One word? Balance.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershirley lemay
CREATE...and TRUST. The jewelry is gorgeous!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
I've changed mine based on what is going on with my life. It's now, Authentic.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Sue
One word....BELIEVE because it embodies what I feel I need to do more of!
Kim...these are beautiful pieces of jewelry....and photos of them.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
I keep coming back to FAMILY as my inspirational word... We are but 3 and would do anything for one another, as hard as it sometimes gets. Love keeps us strong.

Thank YOU for all the inspiration, Kim xoxoxo
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
Do . . .
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily
My word is
Ive got so many and i wish one day that i could fulfill all my dreams, my dreams keep me going at times.
Kim you blog is amazing, i look forward to you TT every Tuesday your blog is an inspiration to so many.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
There are such wonderful links this week!
My word . . . JOY.
Something to actively choose every day, every hour, every minute.
Choose joy.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebC
"Authentic" might be my personal word but probably "Create" for my general current state of mind! Thanks for the great give away and for hosting this amazing group of talented folks!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie: Creative Explorer
Discover - it was my One Little Word this year.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika (gashuttergirl)
My word last year was CELEBRATE. I was still working on my dissertation and wanted to give myself motivation to keep going so I looked forward in time to when I would celebrate finishing it and receiving my PhD. It was a tough word, though, because I also knew it was probably my mother's last year because she was battling pancreatic cancer. We had a glorious year celebrating every moment she was still with us. She died in January of this year.

I could barely pick a work this year as I struggled to reconcile myself to a world without my mother. The word TRANSFORMATION kept popping up in my thoughts. I didn't want to transform--I wanted my mother back. But the word kept appearing: on paper, in my mind, in conversations. Finally I accepted it. So this is my year for transformation. Only time will tell how it has manifested.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula
I actually have two words.....As a mother of four unique and diverse children I often feel like there is just not enough time in the day for me to get everything done. After my eldest was diagnosed with Aspergers' Syndrome and my next eldest child was also diagnosed with special needs, this feeling only intensified. My days were filled with worry, tears, tantrums, and an endless to do list that never got any shorter. I lost faith in my abilities as a mother ,wife, sister, friend and as artist. I felt like all the walls of my once sturdy foundation were crumbling around me. Little did I know that the plans I had for my life were not what my Heavenly Father had in store for me. My "false" foundations had to be torn down to make way for the "true" path he would send me only after I had learned to "BE STILL" And while it is a struggle, I find time every day to remember the truth of those words......"BE STILL"
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa Garrett-martin
Breathe, Smile

I have those two words hanging on the wall in work.. They help me to remember to be in the moment, and not get carried away with drama. They are quick reminders to me to try to be centered.

Love the jewelry, love your textures!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
HOPE is my theme word. I'd love to win!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
I was really tempted to read the comments before posting, but instead I took a page and started writing words that encourage and inspire me, so that was fun!

My word is: explore

It encompasses the mood of many of my other words, including climb, strength, embrace, journey, delight.

And now, off to enjoy the words of the other creative spirits here!
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicki
My word is "Mom!"
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Zen

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