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« Life is Good - The I'm Lovin' .... eDition | Main | 30 in 30 Texture Play Continued »

Life is Good 

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Happiest friday.

How was your week?  I hope wonderful.

I found this sweet, happy cup at Winners yesterday. Isn't it just perfect?.... Winners is a Canadian store, very similar to TJ Max. You just never know what you may find. :)

I used today's freebie texture set to soft light blend mode 75% opacity on the image above. That's it.

Today's texture is called 'life's good'. 

Texture Lovin' Listers your download link is coming shortly.

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Here's the same image, but I added a black and white adjustment layer, then lowered the opacity to bring back some of the color. 


and one more image with this sweet cup ...  all on it's own...textured with one of the 30 in 30 textures that I think you all are going to LOVE.

Oh speaking of the 30 in 30 collection. I have had lots of email about it.  Yes, the new textures will be released as a set. They should be ready for purchase, early March. 

'sigh' excited.

I have also had several emails about my 'white' images....  have you noticed i'm on a bit of white kick? 

Anyhow, we painted our guest room white. it has 2 huge know the kind of windows you find in antique houses...big and long... The old wood floor, the ceiling, the walls and the bedding are white.  All the white allows colors to POP beautifully. I also use foam core as a backdrop and drape a soft thin sheet over the window if it's really sunny. I have the coolest tin wash tub with a fab lid that I use as a table. Basically that's my set up.  It does the trick. It's amazing what good light and lots of white can do both for photos and a person's mood.  Especially this time of year. :)

Okie doke.  I'm off to send out the texture link.

I'm over at Shutter Sisters today...if you have a moment, pop over and say HI.

See you soon....xxo, Kim



Reader Comments (34)

Today's free texture is gorgeous and the image you've used it with is just beautiful. Thank you so much.
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
Love it! Thanks so much:)
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah C
Kimmie, I just want to say THANK YOU for your generous spirit that allows newbies like me a taste of what's possible. May you be blessed a hundred fold.
BTW -I always enjoy your Tuesday Teas (haven't participated yet) and love your posts on Shutter Sisters and just adore you in the mini skinny class. I know you will have me wanting MORE when its over. (I found you thru my good friend 'jean')
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSher
Winners is my favorite store. I could almost live there.

Love this texture today - thank you - can't wait to use it. It's divine with your tulips.
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWanda (At Last...)
Love it! I have a cup just like that, only mine says, um, "Crazy cat lady." But, Life is Good, especially since i have had sunshine for two days and yesterday, I saw robins!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Thank you! I have some magenta(?) mini carnations and I'm going to play around some! I have NO light in my house, but I put a big white poster on my recycling trunk under the south window and put up a tri-fold foam core presentatin board. It doesn't always work, but it's better than nothing.

Beautiful images....special cup!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Life is good- my favorite quote of all time and you are GOOD too Kim. You are full of goodness! I love your sweet and sharing spirit.

Have a beautiful weekend.
The texture looks wonderful!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine Lewis
oh my is good..and the image and texture are so very, very good.. surrounded by goodness.. thanks for sharing

Happy Weekend to you!!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Wynn
Very excited to try this guy out. Thank you, Kim. If anyone ever feels like it, I've been blogging and would love to have you all stop by to give some input. I've tweaked and tweaked...see what you think.
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess
I love the new texture! You are so generous, your Karma will be good always :-) Have a great weekend. Can't wait to play with the new texture!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill
You are an angel. Thank you ~

I love your tulips, Kim!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Beautiful, Kim!
and those tulips just whisper Spring in my ear. Tease ;)
Thanks so much :)
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan
This is just gorgeous - thank-you so very much for your generous sharing... :)
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralexa
yes ... yes, it is ... life is good ...
especially with you in it!
love ALL these images ...
cool cup, baby!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
I love your textures and have been playing with them like crazy. I check out Shutter Sisters every morning and I knew it was your photo even before I got to the bottom, beautiful as always. I live in Canada as well so I am very familiar with the Winner's experience, lots of great finds.

I am so curious to hear the details of Camp Shutter Sisters, any idea when they will be released?
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
such a beautiful texture kim! thanks a lot, lovin it! so much! have a wonderful weekend!
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterblue elephant photography
Oh, I love the new texture, Kim~~I can't wait to try it! As others have said, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!!!

Sigh~~I wish I had painted my walls white or off white when I bought my condo a few years ago. Instead, it's painted in what I call Easter Egg colors. Pretty, but not neutral :~( And I don't paint and can't afford to have it redone, so I live in Spring year round, which isn't really that bad, is it? :~)

I anxiously await the debut of your 30 in 30 and I will probably have to buy them :~)
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Beautiful captures! I love the simplicity of design and color in these. Refreshing.
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Kim! This is so perfect! Love your work!

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuls~
This is so beautiful, love the texture !!

Have a nice day :)

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarisa
Thank you so much Kim, love to play with your textures. Have a wonderful weekend :)
February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiginan
Thanks for sharing love the grungy texture
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlin
Just beautiful! You're so awesome! I want to be you. :)
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHummie
Thanks for sharing your "set up" ideas. I've been wondering about that, too. Looking around my house to figure out how I could put "a spot" together. You just shortened up my thinking time! You Rock!
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
How gorgeous, Kim! This looks really gorgeous and I can't to wait to try it! Thanks so much for it! I'm already saving for the pack ;-)
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie Grey
Love the soft light blend mode on this! Thank you!
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfrancey
Lovely as always. I find your "white kick" to be absolutely refreshing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing so generously.
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Barber
Kim! I have signed up for the class... hope I know how to "unzip". I have a plethora of photos and the "how to" books I purchased for my CS5 are for the birds. I tried implementing a texture with a rose photo of mine and after 30 minutes I was a basket case...

I am REALLY looking forward to this class. I will work really hard at it!


Margaret Bednar ( Art Happens 365
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Bednar
Kim, I never thought I would be interested in textures. Your gorgeous images and textures have opened up a whole new world to my photography. Your generosity is inspiring. Thank you so very much.
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I love the pink against the white. Life is good and you are so sweet to share your wonderful textures. Thanks :)
February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
i love this texture kim....
and now we want to see photos of your white sounds so perfectly dreamy !!!
happy sunday !!
February 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
A great texture...I love a good cup :)
February 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda MPH
Kim, I never got the download link for this one, and I love it!!
February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJust Jen
Beautiful , I used it on some tulips too Kim lookie here I added your Robins Egg blue to it.
February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

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