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Tuesday
Aug122014

Texture Tuesday - Something Good is About to Happen

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-achieve

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

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

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

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“Texture


 

Happy TT.

Hello lovelies... How are you? I hope this post finds you well. I have a message for you.... today. It's short and sweet......

Something good is about to happen......

Sit with this thought... imagine it... believe it..... take it with you today......

Today's Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied my new preset, Quiet Dream.....
It may possibly be a new preset for a certain class I'm running.... just sayin..... 

Into Photoshop for a touch of texture.....both at multiply 40% opacity. I also added a hue/sat adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture to reduce the yellow.

The top image is textured with last week's achieve and the second is textured with today's freebie, quiet.....using the same recipe for both.....

Today's freebie: Quiet

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Happy TT....


with gratitude.....

xo,

  

A recent IG post... a photo of my Great-Grandma's linen table cloth..... with 2 layers of quiet, one at soft light 100& and another at multiply 20%...

 


 

 

Friday
Jul252014

{Friday Finds} If Truth Be Told......

 

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 sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday.....

Todays' finds..... 3 things.... 

1. This beautiful clay pot from Winners.... Oh my gosh... the texture, the shape... the white-wash..... LOVE it..... love Winners (TJ Max in the U.S.)

2. The greens..... above....from Lady of the Lake... totally fake... totally fab!! .... Amazing how fake can be great these days.... Don't you find?

3. Last....You've seen it in many photos... my anthropologie linen tea towel.... It's a keeper for sure.... always picture perfect..... 

 

I was happy with the fake greens.... but decided to play a little more...so I snipped some herbs from my garden.... (pretty much the only thing I'm growing this year.... sigh)..... mixed them with the fakes....and

Voila..... 

A lovely week of finds..... 

happy 'sigh'......

 

If Truth be Told

Last week as I was zipping about checking out your beautiful Friday Finds....I discovered this quote...... 

people need loving the most when they deserve it the least.

- Louise Hay

only moments before I hung up on a certain loved one..complete exasperation..... (I can't share the details)..... but lets just say.... talk about a message.. I needed.... right then and there....

Thank you Beth... so much.

Fast forward.... a week of ups & downs.... frustration... sadness... worry....

yet another message....crossed my path....more than once....

the gist....

Humans want/need...long-for......desire....unconditional love.....

This is...
LOVE without conditions....
the .....no-matter-what..... kind of love.....

I hear you God... I'm listening... I'm trying..... Please..... LOVE..... through me.....

Lessons....so vital on this journey of life....

Perhaps this message may help you .....in some way..... too.

As always.... I gotta be true.....

All of this....is a part of ME.
I prop shop, take pretty pictures, teach classes, love my family, walk Ben, practice stillness.... make green smoothies.....collect cups, love linens, buy too many books..... crave chocolate... drink diet coke....love my iPhone....and so on...
sprinkled amongst it all.... 
struggles... sad times... challenges..... fears....
ups, downs...and in betweens...

Life.

That's my .....big picture.....

How 'bout you?

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Before I sign off.... I haven't updated on John for some time..... and so.... today... a quick note.

He's  a trooper....he's been through so much....and still....a long road ahead.........
He's had some setbacks from the Graft vs Host.... trying yet another drug.... so many drugs...... but he continues to stay strong.... facing each day head on..... His faith never waivers.... He amazes me..

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Always love to hear from you dear friends.... thank you for being there...on the other side of my truth.... so grateful for this space.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is open for registration.
Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

Friday
Mar072014

Friday Finds - Rediscovering YES

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new here.... 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's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

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

Remember the anthro gift card..... from my sweet blogging friends? A few items I choose have been on back-order..... Today this lovely mug arrived (in the biggest box... one lone....little mug... made me smile)..... It's a beauty.

Below the mug is the most fab flour sack.... found by accident at Lady of the Lake this morning.... Seriously the mug, the sack .... a match made in heaven...... Destiny....

'smile'.....

Time for a Story?

My goodness.... I've had a good week.....Personal growth is such a process... don't you find?

I started the week with a 3 day juice cleanse....and.... It's been much more than I thought...body and mind cleansing? A letting go..... 

On May 22nd, 2013 .... John was diagnosed with Leukemia.... We were sent immediately to Winnipeg for treatment..... 8 + months later....we came home...... 

Cancer..... Ugh.... It's tough stuff....

Somewhere along the way... I lost my footing.... I lost my trust.... I began to think more NO than YES.... Doubt.... worry.... stress..... FEAR.... became such a part of my life.....the NO's found their way into my head and heart.

When we finally made our way home.... these feelings were amplified. I was angry...... 8 months gone!! Yet life just carried on.....

'sigh'.....

I've been working hard to find my way back..... deliver the classes I have yet to complete.... Start to Finish... has been patiently waiting for my return..... but my heart just hasn't been in it....

This week.... a shift.... I let go.... We are ok! I'm not going to get snatched from my life again..... or maybe I am..... but I certainly can't sit around waiting for it to happen?

I love my 'work'..... It's my TRUE passion.... teaching, sharing..... creating.... A dream gig..... It's time to get back on track.....

And so.... as scary as it is...to say this out loud.... Start to Finish will begin again next week!! Thank you for your patience.... understanding...  kindness.... It's time to finish what I started. Watch for an email soon..... my sweet and oh so patient creatives.....

(for those who have asked... registration for the next session of S2F will open toward the end of March.)

Life is good... we are truly blessed.... and I am... forever grateful.....

How 'bout you?

Where are you at..... inspired, uninspired? YES, NO's....

Please share in the comments below..... I'd love to hear from you....

Need some encouragement..... Just ask...and I will personally send you an email note of encouragement.....

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Okie doke my friends.... what have you discovered this week? Link away below.

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

Sweet Ben story....

as I write this... I can feel him watching me...

I turn my head... there he is... beside me....on his cozy bed....head up....sleepy eyed...simply staring at me ... he does this.... a lot these days (as if he can't quite believe I'm home).....

I say... Hi Benny... I love you.... he sighs a big sigh........ tucks his head in tight and goes fast to sleep.....

Perhaps a new FF tradition...... Benny as the bumper...... 

We call him....Zenny Benny..... 

Friday
Feb212014

Friday Finds - Anthropologie in the Mail

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new here.... 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's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

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

Remember my lost.... then found Anthro gift card.....from the sweetest online friends EVER. I still can't believe I received such an amazing gift..... Thank you again dear friends....

Part 1 of my order has arrived.....Today I have a sneak peek......the big reveal coming soon.

2 Things

The most extraordinary mug.... photos do not do it justice....you need to hold it in your hands to truly appreciate it..... the shape ..... perfectly imperfect...the design....the colors........ Oh my..... True Love. 

And.... I adore this linen tea towel....a perfect shade of red....beautifully textured....Highly recommend.....

 

Today's photos also include the September issue of the Anthro catalog.... Always a treat to receive in the mail.....It's FREE...... request it here......

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Oh and .... have you seen these?? .....  vintage book iPhone docks.... so fab, don't you think? Check 'em out here.

above photo credit:  Anthro site.

Side note: Today's photos were processed in LR with my new preset.....warm light drama.....

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Okie doke my friends.... what have you discovered this week? Link away below.

Until next time.....Love.... gratitude....always.......

xo,

One last photo.... sleepy Ben basking in the sun.... after our freezing cold walk..... this afternoon.....

he tucks his legs in the silliest of ways.....

 

 

Friday
Jan172014

Friday Finds - A Lost Gift Found.... 

One more eCourse Give Away


 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new here.... 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's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

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

Hello.... friends...

How are you? Happy Friday.....

I hope this post finds you well. Today we head back to Cancer Care... hoping to get the for really-real green light.....to go home in the next week or 2? Fingers and toes crossed .... and double crossed...... praying, praying....... But trusting the process.....

Today.... I have a lovely Friday Find story to share.....

First ..... My Confession

When I'm in a slump.... sitting in a waiting room.....can't sleep......or I'm too tired to be productive.....
I go 'virtual shopping'..... I pick a favourite online shop and fill my basket..... a wish list of lovelies..... 

Oh my.... Yes please.... Click Add to Cart..... 
Oh my.... Yes please.... Click Add to Cart.....
and so it goes.....
Pretty props.... cozy sweaters.... inspiring books.....good stuff like that.....

One of my favorite places to shop....is anthropologie online..... Now and then.... and I actually click the order button...

Remember this little video? 'smile'....

Anyhow...... I've been filling my anthro basket for the past several months....  pretty cups, perfect plates, lovely linens and more...... just sitting in my 'virtual basket'.

Now the Lost Gift ....Found Part of my Story

The other day I was sorting through a pile of this and that........when I found an unopened package..... Guess what was inside???? Some of you already know...because YOU sent it to me.... a group of kindred spirits......

A gift card from Anthropologie.... as seen in my photos.....
Gasp....What if I never found it!!!! Can you imagine....

Oh my goodness... are you kidding me? Seriously? THANK YOU... so much my sweet cyber friends..... I am so very blessed. There are no words.... If only you were here to witness my reaction.... 

Thank you a million times over...... truly...thank you....

I'm going to wait til we get home to hit ORDER.... maybe, just maybe Ben and I can make another little Anthro-Love video..... what a dream that would be..... 

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Another eCourse Give Away Opportunity

Just for fun.....

So.... I shared my virtual shopping confession..... a favourite pastime....and stress reducer....

I'd love to hear a secret or not-so-secret pastime of yours.....

Share in the comments section...for a second chance to win a spot in one of my classes......

the class of your choice.... Round Trip, Pic Pro, The Essentials, Art of Texture, Beyond Combined or a 6 month membership to the Test Kitchen... You pick.

I will announce the winner next week.

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Words & Such Brushes are in the Shoppe.

Here's a few ideas.... word art....you could create when mixing the brushes with the type tool.

Test Kitchen members... pop over and download them today.

or Purchase the set in the shoppe....

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Must sign off....Until next time.....so much gratitude....

xo, 

Link Away...... lovelies.....

 

Tuesday
Sep102013

{Texture Tuesday} Anthro Archives......

textured with waterfront 6.... from the soon to release waterfront collection

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured images!

I've decided to continue the Free & Easy TT theme for awhile longer...... Keeping it simple ....is about the best I can do these days...... 

I'm so grateful you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU.

Today I dug into the archives..... I have a collection in Lightroom called Anthropologie....Yep, I do.... 'smile'.... I just LOVE anything Anthro..... and I miss all my lovely Anthro treasures of home....... Someday soon we will be reuinited...... 'smile'.....

Anyhow, as I was taking a little trip down memory lane........ I remembered my little Anthro film..... and thought I'd repost it today.....

Here's to a beautiful week....

Let's get this TT started..... 

::

xo,

 

 

Thursday
Mar142013

Inspiration from Anthropologie

 

This just in....

'smile'

Need a little photographic inspiration....a little dose of 'oh my'? 

Visit the Anthropologie site and request a copy of their lovely catalog. It's FREE.
Seriously.... they even sent a copy to me in Canada.

Full of loveliness....and a TON of picture-perfect inspiration.

 Request a catalog HERE.

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That's all.... for today..... 

happy 'sigh'.

xo,

in love with the nottingham teacups..... 'just sayin'