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Friday
Oct292010

Freebie Friday Texture

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Happiest Friday,

How are you?  How was your week?

I’m popping in quick…  in 28 minutes the tech guy will be here to rebuild my computer inners..  They have been coming for a week…but the part was back ordered…yadda, yadda…  But at 2:00 today… he’s taking over… So I had to work quickly to get my texture ready for you today. I’m super excited to share it with you all!

It’s called ‘coffee, tea or me?"’ :)

Check it out… pretty cool, right? 

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And I used it on the barn image above.

If you are on my list I will be sending out the link in just a moment…

If you aren’t on my list…and you wanna get in on today’s and upcoming friday’s texture lovin give aways…. you can sign up here.

I wanted to share a longer post with my new class announcements…but my time is up.  So I will pop back on Monday with all the news.

Happiest weekend, sweet, inspired friends….xxo, kim

Tuesday
Oct262010

The I Need an iMac Pack 2nd eDition

 

 

Happy Tuesday…

How is your week so far?  Mine is pretty good.  Other than the sun decided to disappear and the rain and cold decided to visit. :(  Sigh'…and I do believe snow is around the corner.  another ‘sigh’

Okay, so I am pretty close to getting that iMac…but not quite there.  So I decided to designate today to another round of I Need an iMac.  And I created 3 fab textures… I mean FAB.

And I am rerunning the first iMac pack at $10.00, as per several sweet requests from those who missed the deal. 

So here’s today’s pack. (top to bottom: drop cloth, burnt pumpkin & walnut ink)

Burnt Pumpkin Texture

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I used all 3 of them on the barn image above.  The Burnt Pumpkin made the barn, shrubs and grass go POP.  The Walnut Ink and Drop Cloth turned the scene into a painting… I so love what they did to the sky! ‘sigh’  Texture magic….

Here’s a few more images using today’s textures, creating a subtle effect… which I also love…

I used the Dropcloth texture here

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i used the Walnut Ink texture here

 

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Okay so here’s the dealio….

Special offer price: $5.00.  The price will increase to $11.00 after this offer ends.

Remember the original iMac Pack.  Actually a double pack…If you missed it..you can grab it up today for $10.00.  Click HERE to see the original post. 

Special Prices will be available until Thursday, October 28th 9:00 pm.

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And I haven’t forgotten… the winners of Friday’s give aways.  Thanks so much for the incredibly sweet comments.  I so appreciate each and every one…  ‘sigh’ ….such a blessing you all are.

So let’s get started…. 

Give Away #1 – The Photoshop Recipe Book Whole Kit & Caboodle 

Micki  who wrote

‘Kim, I got the texture link just a few moments ago and its awesome! I am a complete newbie to textures . . . a "pre-bie" really. I'm hoping to make some time this weekend to go through your skinny-mini course and play with the I-Need-an-iMAC textures as well as today's texture. Thanks so much for all you do!’

Give Away #2 – Texture Collection #1

Kimberly Wynn, who wrote

Congrats to all the lucky winners... and a Happy Weekend to everyone!!!!

and a big thanks to you, Kim.

Give Away #3 – Magic Texture Pack

Teri, who wrote

Lucky winners! Congratulations to them -- wish I were one of them. I hope they show us the great things they'll do with their prizes.

Give Away #4 – The I Need an iMac Pack

Anika, who wrote

Thanks for another chance to win some goodies. And I love that texture above, beautiful...and it's nice to know is was made with so much inspiration! Thank you!!

Winners: Please contact me using the contact form along the top of the page.

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I do believe that is that…my friends.  I have some big stuff in the works…  hoping to share it later this week… It involves a few new eCourse offerings and maybe a few other things as well…if I get it all organized as planned. 

Thank you for being a part of the give away week… I will definitely do it again soon…. 

Have a wonderful evening…

xxo,

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p.s.

if you missed the Skinny-Mini eCourse.. you can sign up for round 2 if you like.  Click HERE for further info.

Friday
Oct222010

Graditude – 5 Days of Give Aways… The Winners Announced

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Happiest Friday.

Okay bare with me my friends.  I have a lot to cover in this post…

First of all, it’s Friday… and I have a totally cool texture for you today!  I am so loving this one. I used it on my sweet daisy above. 

Texture Lovin’ List members, I will send you the download link in just a bit.  If you are not on my list, feel free to sign up HERE.  Once you sign up, I will send you the download link…

Here’s today’s sweet sweet texture…  Created from the sheet of cardboard I had lying over my painting workspace.  I took a look at it today and fell madly in love.  So that’s how I began creating this particular texture.  I had to add a little more paint and grunge…but the base was made from months of  spills and spatters… scratches and drips. :)

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Alright Time to announce the Give Away Winners.  If you find your name below, please email me to get the scoop on collecting your prize.  I do not have the email addresses of all the winners, so I am counting on you to get in touch with me.  You can use the contact link at the top of the page.

Monday’s Winners

Skinny-Mini eCourse Recipient

  • Pattie Aichler

 

Art of Texture Scholarship Recipient

  • Clare B

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Tuesday’s Winners

4 Month Test Kitchen Membership Recipients

  • Patricia – ‘I am grateful for LIFE. Since I am a 3 time cancer survivor----I celebrate everyone sunrise.’
  • 'Katja Maki'
  • Karen (Karen Case)

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Wednesday’s Winners – One Word

Art of Texture Scholarship Recipient

  • Anita - ‘hopeful’

Baker Dozen plus 3 Texture Collection Recipient

  • Sarah K  - ‘creative’
  • Jillruth – ‘faithful’

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Thursday’s Winners

Photoshop Recipe Book Whole kit & caboodle Recipient

  • Rachelmari 

‘i love joshua radin, so sundrenched world is my choice of favs from the list...hands down.’

Photoshop Recipe Book Recipient

  • Kia

‘Hello Kim and best of luck with your computer! :)
To be honest I cannot choose between Emiliana Torrini "Sunny Road" and Joshua Radin "Sundrenched World". I didn't know them and thanks to Jamie know I have two new fave artists :) Gorgeous voices and lovely songs.
Thanks for sharing and happy weekend ahead.’

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Please contact me if you were one of the selected winners.

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Day 5 Give Aways

Okay, now for Day 5 of the give away week.  I will announce the winners of today’s giveaway on Tuesday, October 26th.

Here’s today’s give aways...

To Enter Simply Leave a Comment Below

1 - Whole Kit & Caboodle Photoshop Cookbook

1 - Texture Collection #1

1 - Magic Texture Pack

1 –I Need an iMac Pack

That’s all for today, my friends… Thanks for playing along this week. 

See you next week with some new and fun stuff…

Enjoy your weekend…xxo,

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Thursday
Oct212010

Gratitude 5 Days of Give Aways – Day 4

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Happiest Thursday my friends…

I hope your week has been zipping right along. 

I have to share a few pics of Ben today.  I took these on the trail yesterday…and they are just so cute. He’s pretty much obsessed with sticks, and carries one around most of the time…tries really hard to get Sophie to chase him. :)

Check out his bandana…he has lost a bandana on the trail 3 times so far…and a day or 2 later he comes out from the long grass and trees with his lost bandana.  How cute is that?  :) We joke that he is 3 for 3…

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Okay before I share one last pic.. just a note that I will be announcing Monday-Thursday’s give away winners tomorrow.  And I will announce Friday’s winners on Monday.  I did note that in Monday’s post, but you may have missed it. :)

One more pic of Ben than I will share the scoop on today’s give away.

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Okay, now that I have my Ben love out of my system…

Here’s today’s give away scoop.

Today I am offering up a Recipe Book Give away plus a bonus Gift Certificate

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One lucky winner will win The Whole Kit & Caboodle Photoshop Recipe Book Package and one will win the Photoshop Recipe Book Package A. And a third winner will receive a $15.00 gift certificate toward textures, eCourses or eBooks.

You can check out the Photoshop Recipe Book details HERE.

To enter today’s contest there’s a twist…and it will take you a few moments…

Here’s what you need to do.

- pop over to the iStudio and listen (and watch) Jamie’s latest playlist.  I realize you may not have time to listen to the whole list…but at least listen to a few or portions of each song… the first one alone is mind blowing, beautiful! 

- Leave a sweet comment for Jamie

- and finally, head back here and share your favourite from the playlist in the comment section below this post. 

Click HERE to read Jamie’s post. Oh and while you are over there bookmark the site and pop back.  It’s truly bubbling with inspiration!

Okay, I am off!  I have to get the homework for the Skinny-Mini eCourse posted before they tear this little old computer apart… wish me luck…. :)

xxo,

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Gratitude Continues ~ Day 3 ~ 5 Days of Give Aways

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Happiest Wednesday, sweet friends.

How are you?  I just hung up the phone from tech support… they are basically replacing the entire system on my pc… hopefully before the whole things crashes.  That MAC can’t come into my life soon enough.  ‘sigh’ But on the up side…I had the nicest tech support guy ever!!  And apparently this baby will purr once they fix it up.  Lesson… don’t ignore issues when you first buy something…I should have sent this back right after…as it was acting a little strange from the get go.

Kay, perhaps too much info…But, if I fall off the internet earth tomorrow or the next day..you will know why.  However, if all goes as planned I should be zipping along in no time at all. 

Enough of that….. OH my goodness, if you have a moment to read the comments on yesterday’s post… you really should!  Such beautiful and truly moving stories of gratitude!  Wow. Thank you all so much!

I have to say, truly beautiful.

I had this really awesome idea for today’s give away comments… something super fun!  And gosh, darn… i forget what that fabulous idea was.  ugh.  It’s gone…poof… gone from my head. :(

So, I’ve been pondering away on a new twist for today’s give away…..But before i share the twist… I must tell you the give away scoop.

This is a 2 parter. 

The response to the Art of Texture Give Away really has been amazing. There are so many people that would like to win.  So I thought it’d be fun to double your odds.

I am giving away another spot in the Art of Texture Class

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2 - Baker’s Dozen plus 3 texture packs.

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Wanna play along?

To enter today’s giveaway, leave a comment below. Here’s the twist…I would like you to share a one word comment

ONE WORD that you would use to describe yourself. 

I know…this will probably make you think…  and maybe even feel a little uncomfortable…But lean into it… :)

Lately, my word may be obsessed… lol… (in a good way though)…

I ask only for kind-to-yourself comments please.  So I will start…and I have to say this is hard for me.  But I think it’s important to recognize our strengths and be proud of them. 

So my word is inspirational.  ‘sigh’

Did I just say that out loud?  yikes… 

Okay it’s your turn… GO… have fun….

Remember I will announce the winners on Friday…  xxo,

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Gratitude Day 2 ~ 5 Days of Give Aways

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Hello and Happiest Tuesday,

Oh my word, I am truly overwhelmed by the response to yesterday’s give away.  I wish you all could win!!  ‘sigh’

So today I have another give away to share!

Before I share the give away details…

Above is a pic from the trail.  One of the ponds that Ben has fallen in love with! He insist on double dipping everyday..and sometimes triple...  Sophie goes in too, but like a lady, she just stands there pretty… Ben on the other hand just has to lay down and get all good and wet…and sometimes a little slimy as well.  :)

Here they are, after a little dip. :) Playing with a stick.. :) Soggy and all…so cute!

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Okay, I’m babbling.  Time for the give away details!!

Today I am offering up 3 four-month spots in my new membership site- The Test Kitchen.  If you are not sure what the Test Kitchen is…. it’s actually The Photoshop Test Kitchen.  A membership site where I am sharing Photoshop recipes, tutorials, tips & tricks…along with textures and other good stuff.  I also have friends popping into share their good stuff as well.  I’m super excited about today’s guest…  ‘sigh’

So, here’s how you can play along.

Enter yourself or a friend (simple note about the friend part is fine).  But here’s what I’d like you to share.  Please name the one ‘thing’ you are most grateful for, today.  And by thing, I mean, someone, someones, or something… :) 

I can’t wait to read your comments.

Okey doke.  I must sign off. Ben & I have a morning date with Sophie and her Mama….

oh, p.s. a few people asked about what breed the pups were.  Sophie is a Labradoodle…and very much doodle as in poodle… She has the loveliest coat…barely sheds… She’s a big girl, as you can see by the pic.  She’s my brother’s dog.  Ben is a goldendoodle and vey much golden…as in golden retriever.  He sheds like mad…but we love him anyway…haha… He’s been with us for about 3 weeks. It was love at first site for all of us. Both pups were adopted from different families in the city… and both pups are in LOVE with the country life….  ‘sigh’  Before I sign of, I’m going to put Ben & Sophie at the top of my gratitude list today…..

xxo,

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Monday
Oct182010

Gratitude Week – 5 days of Give Aways

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Happy Monday. 

How was your weekend? 

I wanted to thank you all for the amazing support you have given me over this past few weeks!!  I know I have been offering up quite a few things…the recipe book, the iMac Pack, the Test Kitchen Membership.  And you all have been extremely supportive.  So this week is dedicated to giving back! No Special Offers or Product Promos this week.  (Although I am still a little short on funds for the iMac…as I now realize I underestimated the cost of the must have ‘dream’ machine.  But that’s okay. I know I will have one soon… and I owe that to all of you!!)

So this week is dedicated to sharing and give aways. 

I will start today off with a FAB GIVE AWAY. 

1 lucky commenter will win a Photoshop-Art of Texture eCourse Scholarship – a $99.00 value. And a second lucky commenter will win a Photoshop The Skinny eCourse Scholarship – a $29.00 value.

Here’s how you can play along.  Add a comment below to enter the give away.  Please note in your comment why you would like to win one of the scholarships.  Or if you would like to enter a friend to win, simply tell me a little about why you would like your friend to win. 

And for a second shot at winning, simply tweet about the 5 days of Give Aways. Here’s a simple line to copy and paste if you would like to tweet about it. 

@kimklassen 5 days of giveaways. http://kimklassencafe.com 

Once you tweet about this, come on back and let me know in the comments.

So if you comment once and then come back and let me know you tweeted about it in a second comment, you will double your chances to win.

I will be announcing the entire week’s give away winners on Friday.  I will be back tomorrow with another Give Away announcement.

What do Ben & Sophie have to do with the Give Aways?  Nothing really…. other than they are so cute I wanted to share a few pics throughout the week.  :)

Again, I am truly so very thankful for your support.  Have a fantastic week!

xxo,

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