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Meet Ben & an eCourse Announcement


Happy Friday Friends. 

I know it’s freebie texture day!  But I have so much more than just free textures to share with you.  Sooo excited.

But first.. meet our sweet new baby…  Ben.  Is he not truly B E A U T I F U L?


Ben is a Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever & Poodle) … He’s pretty much all Retriever, but smaller.  He’s so sweet and gentle, truly loving and super smart.  He will be 1 in October!  Ben has fallen in love with our beautiful walking trail to the lake….and has made a wonderful friend in Sophie.  At first, he was a little overwhelmed by her exuberant personality. But by the second play date they totally GROOVED.  I will do a big post with lots of pics next week, hopefully.  But for today, here’s one more cute pic of the new baby.


I must get on with the rest of the news. 

Let’s talk today’s textures.  I seem to be making 2 or 3 textures for Freebie Friday lately.  I hope you don’t mind the extras?  :)  wink, wink….

Here’s today’s pack.  I am calling this The Scratch Pack.  It’s all about making cool scratches on your images…  I used both the textures on the images below.


Course I had to experiment with Ben’s pic….Here's a mouse over before & after.

and one more before & after


So my sweet Texture Lovin’ List members.  The download link is on it’s way to your inbox. 

If you would like to get on the list and start receiving my Friday Freebies, you can sign up super quick and easy.. right HERE. Once you sign up, you will receive the link to download today’s ‘Scratch Pack.’


And finally….. saving some exciting news for last!

I am going to be offering a new eCourse, called the Photoshop Skinny-Mini

it’s FREE!

You can find all the details HERE.

Please, please spread the word… tell your blog friends and readers.  It’s going to be FAB.

I can’t wait to get started!  ‘sigh’!


And finally a little housekeeping….

The Test Kitchen will open next week!  I decided to leave the $25.00/One Year Membership offer up until Sunday. 

After that the prices will increase to $25.00 for 4 months or $10/month.  You can find the Test Kitchen details HERE

The Photoshop Recipe Book live launch is on Wednesday, October 6th.  I’m super pumped to put it out live into the world.  If you haven’t heard about the Recipe Book, you can find the details HERE.

My beloved List members… thank you for preordering your copy!  I hope you are enjoying it so far.  :)

I do have more to say…  But I will save the rest for MONDAY.  :)



p.s. Don’t forget to register for the Skinny-Mini.  You can get the scoop HERE.

Reader Comments (29)

Congrats! He is so... cute! Enjoy!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

He is beeee-you-tee-ful!! Have a blast!!! :)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy B

OMG Ben IS sooooooo beautiful, or should we say handsome? I can't believe how much he looks like my Andy at that age. I must find a young photo of him to show you. I don't see any poodle in him at all Kim, are you sure? LOL

I am loving this weeks textures, thank you so much, and I have just less than 10 mins ago blogged about your textures, so I went back in and added the info on your free ecourse and your Test Kitchen. I can't wait for you to open the doors :)

I don't know how you do all you do, I could use some of your energy :)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

OMG.....he is so beautiful !!!
wow....i can see how you feel in love so immediately !!!

i know this sounds stupid, but is there anyway that the clear/white scratch you could send to me in the size that a photo would be if you sent it to me ?

i'm trying just to use aperture for editing and struggling, but i think if it's in that form i might be able to figure it out....arrghhhh

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

OMGosh Kim he is gorgeous!!! I'm glad you have a new walking buddy!! Just don't lose him in the snow! hehe Thanks for the cool textures! TC!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue Allemand

Hi Kim,
Oh...Ben is just beautiful....reminds me so much of my doggy!! I'm sooo happy for you...hope you'll walk by Ben's side for many many years!! Take care!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanne

What a pretty boy!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergilding lilies

he is a cutie :)
thank you for the free scratch pack!! happy weekend to you.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbella

Awww - he looks so gentle, and he's such a cutie - congrats!
and thanks again for the wonderful textures! :)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Beautiful Ben...he looks like the most adorable dog! Congrats on your new canine companion:) And thank you for the Friday freebies!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah C

Thank you so much for the texture - I cannot wait to use it. Also, I am super pumped about the skinny mini Photoshop class. I am brand new to PS Elements 8 and this is just what I needed. Thanks very much!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim V

You know how much I LOVE dogs!! Lucky Ben to have founds such a wonderful new home. And lucky you..for having found him!! He's a true beauty!!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

oh your new puppy is so beautiful......his white coat is so pretty.......

Thanks so much again for the free textures!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

So much goodness coming out of the cafe this week! I'm so excited!!

Ben is adorable.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie S

he is SO adorable!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristina

Oh, kim, he is sooo beautiful. I'm so happy he found a home with you, how wonderful for all of you.
love, love, love the textures, can't wait to use them.
thanks so much for all the beauty you share
♥ maureen

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

oh what a little his pics, and so happy for you. love the new textures, lovin the cookbook. you totally rock!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

What a gorgeous animal! Fabulous images Kim!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

ohh Kim.. please give the B E A U T I F U L Ben a big pat from me... he is a handsome the pics..

and thanks so much for the fabulous textures

happy, happy, happy for you!!!

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Wynn

Kim - Ben is just gorgeous!! How happy you ALL must be! I'm so happy for you.
I am also so excited by everything that's going on. I got my recipe cards printed and am printing the cookbook. I ran out of ink so it's off to buy more this a.m. I wish i could retire so i could sit at my computer all day taking advantage of everything you are offering me!! Thanks so much. i am just so thankful I found your blog, which has led me to all of this. I gave your blog address to our photo teacher and he was thrilled. Have a great weekend.

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo in New Prague, MN

Ben is wonderful! :)

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Ben is adorable ~ Congratulations!

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Ben is adorable Kim! I'm in love, indeed.

Hope to have some time to play with my cookbook. I would volunteer but have lots of school homework,
but I will test it out and give you any news on hiccups.

So happy about your delightful news.

I will spread the cookbook news too.

Warmly, Karla

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarla Laura

Thank you for the freebies! Your pictures are gorgeous!!

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenN

so happy for your new puppy. congrats! looking forward to the new class! thanks for all you do Kim

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Happy birthday Ben, and happy new class to you!

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Shander

Kim you are the most generous person around and Ben oh my what a gorgeous pup enjoy him

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Box of Chocolates

Awwwww, hello there Ben! How adorable you are! :)
We just discovered your blog and cannot wait to try your gorgeous textures! :D
What a fab idea your eCourse! Alas, when our laptop broke a few weeks ago, we had to "go back" to Photoshop 5.5 and we don't think we'll be able to follow it :( too bad!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us all, have a lovely October!

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