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Friday
Aug222014

Friday Finds - Be Still My Heart Hydrangeas

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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

 

 

Today's find.....More on Creative Connection....

I shared last week about connection.... how valuable it can be on this journey..... How I reconnected with Xanthe..... How I felt renewed....inspired... even joy-filled....

It's so valuable to talk with someone who gets you! Don't you think?

The title of last Tuesday's TT post was..... 'something GOOD is about to happen.....' 

This is the feeling I want to take into each day.... just saying it...feels good. In fact, that's why Iposted it on my site. I thought you all might like the ideas as well....

I also have this the words on post-its around our house.... The bathroom mirror, the back door, the fridge.... and honestly it's been TRUE and POWERFUL inspiration.

That was just over a week ago......and Oh my goodness... so much has happened since then.... I can barely believe it.....Talk about falling into place......

So I just wanna ask......

how 'bout it?

Might 'something good is about to happen' be a good way to start your day as well?

Back to Connection

Since sharing my thoughts on connection......it seems I'm not alone.... people NEED connection...... I've had so many emails about this....

Trust me....if you are feeling disconnected...wishing you had someone who gets this.... You are not alone... 

A few nights ago I hosted a Be Still Web Connect.... It was so fun!! Seriously good to see all the lovely names from this community...and read your questions and comments...

Afterward.. more emails saying I feel better... less alone.....now I know I'm not the only one who feels..... fill in the blank....
and so on.....

 

And so.... there's some BIG stuff brewing.... centered around community...connection....and inspired conversation.....

More soon...... I'm so excited to spill the beans..... Seriously... ready to burst.... but not quite yet....

Always love to see you here...

Thank you for sharing your finds.....for being a part of this space...... So grateful.

Here's to a beautiful weekend....

I've gone a little hydrangea crazy.... I bought 4 bouquets....  all different colors.... to play with... one last photo....this one... tinted deep purple with a touch of green... quite lovely....

Oh and the florist tells me.... you can revive a hydrangea.... by putting them into as hot as hot can be tap water..... Who knew?

I tried it..and it worked!!


Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

 

  

p.s.

I've had to postpone the Start to Finish registration for a bit..... while I gather a few more thoughts....  More soon.

In the meantime...my class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is always OPEN for registration... Click HERE for details.

 

  

 

Tuesday
Aug192014

Texture Tuesday - Be Still My Heart Hydrangeas

 

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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.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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Same Photo.....2 different presets

Happy TT.

Oh my... I just got off the loveliest connect with the Be Still group!! So good to chat with such an amazing group....of genuine creatives..... 

Thank you all so much! My oh my.....I needed that.

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I'm afraid my post is going to be short and sweet.... and I will definitely be back here with more photos of these beautiful hydrangeas I found at Safeway!! Oh my gosh... sooo pretty......

They came in 3's....but because my day was cut short.... I only had time for a few quick photos....and for some reason...it seems a single flower is almost always right...

I thought I'd share a few different process versions... using presets that are part of my 31 Days class....Honestly... I love all 3 looks...... But you can't go too wrong with hydrangeas....  so much to love.

With that said... the thing I may love most about this photo ..... the way the letters on the linen peek through the glass bottle.....  

'happy sigh'.......

Today's Uptop Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied my new preset, Lightly 2. (part of the 31 days class content)

Next Photoshop for a touch of texture.....One layer of achieve at soft light, 100% opacity.... then a hue/sat adjustment layer, clipped to the texture to remove a little yellow.... and that was that....

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Today's freebie texture..... flow

 

List members, please watch your email for the download link.

Not on the list, feel free to sign up HERE and begin receiving freebies and updates immediately.

 

Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

 

 

Tuesday
Jul082014

{Texture Tuesday} Peonies - The Moody eDition

 

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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.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

“Texture

 

 

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Today's Peony Recipe

In Camera

Image captured with the Nikon d4 using the Sigma 50mm ART lens

ISO 200, Exposure 1/250 at f/6.3 Manual Mode with spot Metering.

Lightroom

Toned...then I applied my Dark Mood preset with a boost in saturation (Be Still students this preset is available for download in the Week 6 lesson). 

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of kk_0405 at multiply 73% opacity. I masked the texture off the linen. I added a hue/saturation adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture layer. I lowered the saturation to -47. (Clipping the adjustment to the texture applies the hue/sat settings to the texture layer only)

In case you missed the 0405 texture, it was part of the May set. click HERE to download it.

 

 

The first session of LR Begin is underway. 

I've opened registration for a repeat round to run in August.  Register here.

LR- Begin is all about Lightroom's catalog/library. The class is broken into easy to follow steps...

Click HERE for more details..... It's completely FREE.

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

 

 

Tuesday
Mar112014

Texture Tuesday - From Above

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk_grungedup at soft light 40% opacity

Dear friends,

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

This weeks theme - From Above

Next Tuesdays theme ....Tuesday, March 18th

Color....

  

How are you, my friends? I hope well......

A quick post today.....
I'm knee deep in S2F this week.... Very excited to see some of you in class later today..... 

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Quick Processing Recipe

Processed in LR using a new preset.... kk_LightDrama...then into PS.

I used an oldie, but goodie, kk_GrungedUp (part of the Ultimate Bundle) at soft light 40% opacity... partially masked from the subjects...
Last, but not least....I copied the background, moved it to the top of the stack and changed the blend mode to soft light blend 36%.

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New textures coming soon......in the meantime did you see the latest freebies HERE.

The download link went out on Saturday.....

Not on the list? Want lots more freebies? Click HERE to sign up.

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

with gratitude.....

xo,

 

Tuesday
Mar042014

Texture Tuesday - Free & Easy eDition

 

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Dear friends,

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

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

Next Tuesdays theme ....Tuesday, March 11th.

From Above.

 

How are you, my friend? I hope well......

A quick post today..... 

An Update on John

I've been quiet around here about John..... I've had several emails asking how he's doing.... Thank you for checking in.....

He's doing quite well..... Slow & Steady..... 

Today... he and Bryce ventured into Brandon without me.... they did some grocery shopping, a few errands.... went out for lunch...... Apparently, they had no idea how much work shopping is... : )

He is still dealing with the after-effects of chemo.... from nausea to numbness in his feet.....to overall exhaustion... But he's come a long way on this journey.... We are so thankful for his recovery..... 

Thank you again and again for all the love, prayers and endless support..... We will be....forever grateful.

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Another 'Simple' Still Image Recipe

Today's images processed in LR then into photoshop for a layer of  Simple....at soft light.... and varying opacities (65-85%)....Seriously.... I do believe this is a new fav for me......

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Texture Lovin' Listers the download link for the February trio went out via email 2 weeks ago..... If you missed it.... Click HERE to download the set.

New textures coming soon......

Not on the list? Want lots more freebies? Click HERE to sign up.

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

with gratitude.....and LOVE ..... always....and forever.....

xo,

p.s. 

last week I was eating chocolate cookies..... This week....I'm changing things up... I just started a 3 day juice fast.... Will I make it? Can I do it? I will fill you in on Friday..... 

Thoughts... tips... suggestions... always... always welcome.

Tuesday
Apr162013

Texture Tuesday - Let's Celebrate eDition

 

 textured with subtly yours. 

 

Hello friends,

Welcome to TT.... The Celebrate eDition

This week's TT challenge details are...

Your photo must center around the word celebrate....

Personally, I'm celebrating that I have photos like this in my archives...because it's still snowing, freezing cold and just down right wintery here.....  When winter is finally over... I will definitely celebrate spring and blossoms...and oh my.... will it ever be?

 To share, simply add your link below using the inlinkz gadget down at the bottom of today's post.   

It's time we had an official IG hashtag. If you are interested in sharing your TT photos via IG feel free to use the hashtag, #kktexturetuesday.

Before we start linking up, let's talk next weeks TT Theme.

Tuesday, April 25th theme is Free & Easy.... 

What does this mean?

Your photo must contain at least one layer of any of my textures...that's it..that's all.

 

Okie doke, let's get this week's TT started.

New to Texture Tuesday? 

To share your photo in the link up you must first post the image on your blog, flickr or a photo sharing site. Once you upload your image you can then add the direct url of the photo to the link up below.

To access the direct url, click on the photo in your flickr stream or the title of your blog post that you uploaded your photo to, then copy the url from the top of your browser address bar by highlighting it, then using the keyboard shortcut command c (mac) control c (pc). Pop back to the link up and click on the blue inlinkz icon at the bottom of the posting. Place your cursor in the image address box and add the copied url using the keyboard shortcut command v (mac) or control v (pc). Complete the rest of the form, then hit next step. Next choose the thumbnail photo you wish to appear in the link up, hit select. You will then have the option to tweet or facebook your link up. Feel free to skip this step if you like. And that's it. Scroll to the link up and your link should be there in just a few moments.

Please note, the link up will remain open until Saturday, April 20th...  plenty of time to link up.

Before I sign off... my new crash class... Texturize has begun.....If you are a TK member be sure to login and check it out.....

Not a TK member, sign up here... get instant access to the class and more video tutorials....and grab the 2012 collection before it's gone.


xo,

  

 

Friday
Mar152013

Just Because.....Happy Friday

 

Here's to the weekend....lovelies....

I'm just running out the door...will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Kinfolk Giveaway.... still time to enter... HERE.

Hoping it's warmer in your world....another storm has 'blown' in.... 'sigh'.....Winter just keeps.... keeping on...

with gratitude... always.....

xo, Kim

p.s. Ben says hi too....