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Friday
May302014

Friday Finds - Wished Then Found...

 

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

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 lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....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 Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

Here we are... Friday again... my goodness.....

Here's my latest find story.....

I've been wanting a red coffee pot for awhile.... Imagine my JOY when I found this little lovely at Winners.... on clearance!! Had to have her..... Here's one I found online.

The linen tea towel is from the Hudson Bay... a runner up from last week's Hudson Bay scarf.... Love these towels.... summery.... porchy... LOVE.


Finally it's warm out!! I've been moving a lot of my picture taking outdoors...... the front porch is almost always right for light.

I took these photos on another 'find'...a new to me table..... the story of this table will come next week... It needs it's own special posting!! Sooo grateful. 

Today's lovelies...Linen tea towel from The Bay..... creamer from Stokes.... coffe pot from winners....mug from Chapters.... ceramic spoon from The Little Shop......Table... TBA. 

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

  

 

Tuesday
May272014

Texture Tuesday - Free & Easy eDition

 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. This is #161..... Can you believe that?

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

Simply share a favourite  image processed with any of my textures....that's it...that's all.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, June 3rd.

Nature.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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textured with waterfront 28 soft light 81% opacity

Today's Uptop Image Recipe 

In Camera

I focused on the lovely porcelain spoon. My f/stop was set to f/4. Shot with my nikkor 24-70 lens. (one of my favs for still life)

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... changed the camera calibration to camera neutral, a slight desaturation and finally a matte finish using the tone curve.

In Photoshop...

I added a layer of waterfront 27 at soft light 38% opacity, masked off the cup and the spoon. 

Finished it off with the type.... and that was that.

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Happy TT.... Sweet friends.....Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

p.s. Today's images may be a sneak peak into an upcoming S2F lesson....

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. 

 

 

Friday
May232014

Friday Finds - Hudson Bay Colors

and a lovely gift in the mail..... (xo Amy)

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

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 lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....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......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

 


 

My Friday Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

I received the sweetest gift in the mail this week from Amy. Thank you for sending me this beautiful book, Style & Simplicity A-Z.... It's so flippity-FULL of inspiration....One of those books you can turn to...when you need a little creative direction... not sure what to do next? open it up...and BAM... endless ideas.

THANK YOU so much Amy.....


I had to show you my lovely Hudson Bay Co. scarf..... The Hudson Bay colors originated on the Hudson Bay blanket. Now you can find these lovely colors on scarves, hats, towels, linens.... and more. We stopped at the Bay while in Winnipeg and I just knew this scarf would be amazing in photos....

 

Today's lovelies.... scarf and creamer from The Bay..... teapot from Stokes.... my mug from Anthro.....chair from Lady of the Lake.....beautiful book from Amy......

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

p.s. I've updated my portfolio...always a work in progress.... pop over HERE to take a peek.

p.s.s.  Be Still - Fifty-Two is still open for registration... I'd love to have you join us... It's going to be a beautiful still-filled YEAR.

 

Tuesday
May202014

Texture Tuesday - Black & White eDition

 

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Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. This is #161..... Can you believe that?

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Black & White and textured.

Simply share a favourite b&w image processed with any of my textures....that's it...that's all.

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 27th

free & easy....

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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from my kitchen sink.....rainy day - black & white with touch of sepia split-toning

Today's Uptop Image Recipe 

In Camera

I experimented a bit with blurred focus in camera.... trying to create the feel of a gentle breeze.

In Lightroom....

Cropped then Auto-toned .... converted to b&w. I boosted the contrast and clarity... as well as a boost in the blacks..... 

In Photoshop...

I added a layer of kk_simple at color burn blend mode 78%...masking the texture off the scarf.

Note: Color Burn blend mode can work quite nicely with desaturated textures on b&w images...it tends to bring out just the right amount of texture in the shadowy areas of the image. It often works better than multiply...which tends to create an overall muddy look.

Just one free texture today - kk-rainyday

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Before I sign off... A little quotable inspiration.....

 

Happy TT.... Sweet friends.....Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

p.s.

I know many of us are on Instagram... are you? Gosh, it's an uplifting community.... You can find me here.

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. 


 

 

Friday
May162014

Friday Finds - Pretty Pastels

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 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 lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....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......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

 


 

My Friday Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

I had to show you my lovely oh so old.... chair....(circa 1950's)....found at Lady of the Lake. Oh my gosh.... be still my heart. She's a beauty..... I've been dreaming of a vintage folding chair for some time.... I just could not pass this little lovely up. I debated about the color, but John was with me at the time....and said... we can always paint it white..'

So if I tire of the green... white she will become. 

I took several photos... the chair...the tulips....just right...on the verge of spent.... the petals beginning to curl... the sway of the stems.... so good.

Start to Finish Students, details on this shoot coming to the classroom. 

 

I have another book to tell you about. Pretty Pastel Style by stylist, Selina Lake... Oh my... it's full of beauty... so many pretty pastel ideas..... I have my eye on her latest book, Outdoor Living...as well. Take a peek at Selina's blog here. So inspired.

 

Before I go....today is the last day to download the Entire Studio Collection (a $60 value) in the Test Kitchen. Members, be sure to pop in and grab your set.

Before I sign off....

John is home.... Phew...what a couple of weeks it has been... Thank you for all your lovely thoughts and prayers.

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

p.s. Be Still - Fifty-Two is still open for registration... I'd love to have you join us... It's going to be a beautiful YEAR.

 

  

 

 

Tuesday
May132014

Texture Tuesday - Yellow eDition

 

mouse over to see the original image

Dear friends,

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

This weeks theme - Yellow

Simply share a favourite image processed with any of my textures....

Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, May 20th

black & white..... 

  

 

Today's Image Recipe - same recipe on both photos, just different natural light.

Processed in LR.

First a 4 x 5 crop, then a quick auto tone. Next I applied my preset kk_melancholy. Click HERE to download the preset.

After I applied the preset I turned off the split toning.

Then into photoshop....

In photoshop I added kk_simple at soft light 66%...and another layer at hard light 27% opacity. I masked the texture off the callalillies.

and that was that.....

 

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Happy TT.... Sweet friends.....Link away....

with gratitude.....forever...always....

xo,

 

Test Kitchen members the Studio Collection is FREE for all members, this week only.

This is a $60 value.

Pop in to grab it.

 

Be Still - fifty-two registration is still open. Pop over here for details. Class begins this Wednesday!!!  Already....  :) 


 

 

 

Friday
May092014

Friday Finds & a Be Still - 52 Give Away

 

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 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 lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....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......

Share the Friday Finds Button

 

Kim Klassen dot Com

 


 

My Friday Finds  

Hello lovelies... How are you?

I'm just off an awesome Start to Finish Live-Connect. I'm in love with this class!! The group is amazing.... 'sigh'.... happy, happy... sigh.... 

I'm gonna dive right into my uptop find.... My new/old chair!! Oh my gosh.... be still my heart... I found it at Lady of the Lake today!! There it was.... just waiting for me!! gasp.....

Funny story... Bryce was bringing it in.... he says... I feel like I should be hauling this to the trash ... not the house!! Oh boys.... Ugh...

I ran it right up to the north room... Oh my gosh....it did not disappoint. I only had time for a few quick photos... before the connect... But there will be plenty moree with this beauty!! I can't wait to wake up and capture a few shots in the morning light!

My second ff.... the sweet cream and sugar.... found at the hospital gift shop... I've been looking for a white simple-shaped set... This was it!! The cup and saucer is a re-discovery.... one of my Anthro goodies from California...So pretty!!

Give Aways

 
Test Kitchen members, can download the Entire Studio collection for one week only. a $60 value.

I'm giving away a 4-month TK membership...to one lucky commentor.

I'm also giving away one more spot in Be Still - Fifty-Two. Class begins next week!


To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below..... 

 I will announce the winners in the next few day.
 

  

An Update on John

John is still in the hospital. What they thought was an infection seems to be Graft vs Host. It's a risk after transplant. They started treating him with steroids and the pain has subsided. He's still having nausea and stomach issues. He's scheduled for a scope tomorrow.... and hoping like heck to be home by Sunday.

Please continue to pray for him.......He NEEDS to come home soon!

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Okay friends..... before I go... I shared this quote tonight on the connect....We were talking turning your hobby into your 'job'...

it's one of my favs... They suggested I share it here as well.... Good Stuff!



Happy Friday...... thank you for sharing your fab Finds...... 

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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