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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.

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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
Jun132014

Friday Finds - The Many Shades of Lilac

Oh ...and my new to me wabi-sabi table.....

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 lovelies... How are you?

I'm still snipping lilacs.... They are just so beautiful..... And their scent.... Oh my... I love all the various shades...creamy white .... soft lilac ..... deep purple....

I'm waiting on the 'new' lilacs to open.... We planted 3 shrubs in 2012....and Yippee.... they will bloom this year... 

Today's photos were taken on the porch (again)....

Check out my new table from Carols.... LOVE at first sight... It's not very big... but perfect for pretty picture taking.... the texture and weathered detailed ..... amazing.... So Wabi-Sabi.....

Here's a close up.... 

I will use it as a potting bench as well... If I ever find time to plant some flowers..... 'sigh'....

Pre-Cancer...John did most of the gardening... He's not able to 'play in the dirt'..... this year... but..... If all goes well... next summer he will be back at it....and he can NOT wait.

He LOVES gardening...... 

 

It's been quite a week....

I finally delievered my 'numbers' to the accountant....Woo hoo.... We are off to Winnipeg tomorrow for a doctor's appt....

Things are pretty good.... John is slowly gaining strength...and eating more....  enjoying the warm weather .... So good to see and feel the sun.....

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I hope this post finds YOU and yours well..... I want to thank you all for stopping in and sharing your world..... truly grateful.....

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

  

  

 

 

Friday
May302014

Friday Finds - Wished Then Found...

 

  

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 lovelies... How are you?

Here we are... Friday again... my goodness.....

Here's my latest find story.....

I've been wanting a red coffee pot for awhile.... Imagine my JOY when I found this little lovely at Winners.... on clearance!! Had to have her..... Here's one I found online.

The linen tea towel is from the Hudson Bay... a runner up from last week's Hudson Bay scarf.... Love these towels.... summery.... porchy... LOVE.


Finally it's warm out!! I've been moving a lot of my picture taking outdoors...... the front porch is almost always right for light.

I took these photos on another 'find'...a new to me table..... the story of this table will come next week... It needs it's own special posting!! Sooo grateful. 

Today's lovelies...Linen tea towel from The Bay..... creamer from Stokes.... coffe pot from winners....mug from Chapters.... ceramic spoon from The Little Shop......Table... TBA. 

Happy Friday...... Link away lovelies....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

  

 

Friday
Apr252014

Friday Finds - Be Still

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 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 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 

Oh my...... there are no words to sum up this week.... Deep breaths..... It's been a doozie......

Be Still - Fifty-Two felt right from the moment I dreamt it.... After this week...I'm needing it more than ever!! and...I've had so many emails ..... saying 'be still is exactly what I need right now.....' All I can say is.... 'me too'....

 

Mixed amongst this week's crazy were some lovely finds..... Thank goodness!! 
Like the scarf in photos.... Perfect for pretty pictures....A fabulous vintage feel, don't you think?.... $5.00....and it's HUGE....Love it. I scored 3 different ones at the drugstore the other day.

I found something else ..I've been planning on sharing it all week....but it will have to wait it for another day. Something I've been dreaming of....and there it was.... at Carol's.... a little vintage shop..... right across from our drugstore. It was all I could do to contain myself..... 

Holding onto the blessings...... and breathing deep.... taking time to pause and find little snippets of quiet..... One day at a time.....

Gosh....I can't forget my latest book find..... by Sweet Paul!! It's fantastic... 'charming recipes and kitchen crafts you'll love'..... It's a beautiful book.... very inspired....and the recipes.... YUM......Packed full of goodness!!!

I just had to snap a photo of this week's tulips.... pink ones... again....

Last but not least...my latest IG upload....this lovely egg carton.... a re-discovery.... found before John's illness...I totally forgot about it.... So sweet and simple....Oh and the eggs.... also a rediscovery.... they're not real.... but they are great fakes..... Wishin' I found them before easter... 'smile'....

Update on John

I've had several emails asking about John.... It's been awhile since I've posted anything here.

John's been having such a rough time. Side effects, most likely from the chemo, have caused issues with his kidneys.... His B/P has been scary low this past few weeks. He was close to be admitted into the hospital, but a new med seems to be helping....Things aren't 100% better, and they really aren't sure exactly what's behind the trouble..... but he's slowly improved this past few days..... and best of all he's home. He's sick and tired of feeling sick and tired..... But he marches on....

Prayers and wishes are always appreciated......

 

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Okay friends..... I best sign off..... Until next time...

Happy Friday...... thank you for sharing your lovely Finds...... 

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

 

p.s.

Start to Finish is just getting started.... Registration will remain open through the weekend.

The special early bird pricing for Be Still - Fifty Two was scheduled to end this Friday. I've had several requests to keep it open....til the end of the month.... Check it out... here.

 

 

Sunday
Apr202014

Story Time

Wabi-Sabi Print Give Away Winners Announced


I shared this book for Friday Finds. A gift in the mail from my friend Cheryl. The story of a young girl and her box of magical yarn transforms a community....Truly inspired.

This got me to thinking of storytime with our boys.....

I loved laying on our bed.... one on each side.... they were so content to snuggle up and listen.....no matter how many times we read the same story.....they were right there...in the moment...soaking it up.

One of their favourtie stories was Bruce Moose and the What-Ifs....

I remembered the premise of the story, but I couldn't remember the details....the title... just the concept of worry and what-ifs....

John and Bryce were in the kitchen so I asked John do you remember that What-If storybook we used to read the boys?..... and Bryce chimes in Bruce the Moose...I loved that book...... such a good story.

Oh my gosh...he's 22 and he still remembers that! Isn't that fantastic.....Now that speaks to the power of a good story.

This lead me to thinking .... how different things are today. There are so many distractions in our lives.... technology is everywhere....Heck, I'm never without my iPhone. I'm rarely shut-off. It must be difficult for parents to 'shut-off' and simply read storybooks...

But what a gift it is.... quiet, conectedness, peace.... Transformative....

Thank you for this trip down memory lane Cheryl..... Here's to snuggles and stories and quiet moments....

I'd love to hear about a favourite storybook in your family..... 

xo,

p.s. The winners of my Friday Finds....little print give away are:
Jill Ruskamp, Marilyn Gallas and Sharon Baker. Please email me your address. I will have the prints ready to mail in a few days.... xo

Thursday
Apr172014

Friday Finds ... in the Mail

Start to Finish Winner Announced
 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 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 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

Friday finds ~ Button Code HTML

Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds 

Gosh I love receiving gifts in the mail..... and my oh my...... it's been a fabulous mail week...

First, a BIG thank you to Cheryl for the most beautiful story book  .... check out the illustrator's name...... 'fraid it's not my hubby.... 'smile'....but so cool. The book is a work of art...extraordinary....The story.... so sweet and hope-filled.... Also in the package....two lovely bars of soap from Anthro.....picture perfect!! Can't wait to try your favourite soap Cheryl. But, I'm not going to open them just yet... I believe a few more photos are in order..... Thank you lovely.

Before I move on....
So many friends, from near and far.... sent cards and gifts.... during our cancer journey. Please know... we appreciate each and every gesture..... I hope to share photos of all the lovelies.... over the next few months.....I wish I kept up.... with the thank you posts and notes during our journey.....But honestly... when you are in-cancer.... you do what you can do....and some days... that's simply surviving.

I'm so thankful for everything.... There are days.... all the kindness.... encouragement.... generosity.....completely overwhelms me... and tears begin to flow..... I will be...forever grateful.

I also received a copy of Decorate with Flowers by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewing...It's a beauty.....I've only had time to flip through.....but from what I've seen so far.....it's full to the rim with lovely inspiration. I'm saving it...for a little 'me' time..... When all is quiet....and I can really soak it up.

More on it soon....  LOVE it.

Okay... this didn't come in the mail.... It's simply a shot of the 4 x 6 prints I made this week.... I'm so pleased with how they came out.... simple, sweet reminders of perfectly...imperfect....wabi-sabi.....goodness....

A Little Give Away

I'd love to send a set of 6 to THREE lovely commenters....If you'd like a set... please leave a comment below. I will announce the 'picks' in a few days.

One more photo....cause you know I love the blur.... 'smile'....

The winner of a spot in Start to Finish is Karen. Karen wrote:

Drop me a note Karen....so I can get you hooked up for class.

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Happy Friday, friends...... thank you for sharing your lovely Finds...... 

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

 

p.s.s. Start to Finish Registration is still open. Class starts on Tuesday.... click HERE to sign up.

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Friday
Apr112014

Friday Finds - I Couldn't Resist

Start to Finish Winner Announced & a FREE Lightroom Class Coming Soon.

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

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

If you are new to this space.... 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 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

Friday finds ~ Button Code HTML

Kim Klassen dot Com

 


 

My Friday Finds 

I was strolling through the mall with Bryce, the other night.... and there she was..... I could not pass her by. The loveliest little teapot.....so cheery and bright. I rarely get to the mall...Stokes isn't one of my go-to stops for props...... but this teapot caught my eye.... which lead me to the sweetest tea bowls....2 for $3.00..... Really?? The perfect match to the teapot.... Destiny....
At least that's what I told John..... as I unpacked my latest finds.....

And...I gotta say....I'm loving my Rough Linen ..... (as seen again...in today's photos) ... seriously....it's difficult to put into words.... True love!!

Last week's, Friday Find post has been featured on the Rough Linen community site. Thank you Tricia & Co...such a treat.... I was also thrilled to see our lovely Donna featured there!! Sooo fun.

I've had a lot of emails about Tuesday 'perfectly imperfect' image..... Lots of interest in the Lightroom recipe and magic texture..... I will definitely have some fresh magic texture downloads soon.....

Some News

I'm excited to tell you..... I have a FREE Lightroom workshop coming SOON....

Lightroom has been a game changer. I could not live without it. But, it seems the catalog/library portion can stop people in their Lightroom tracks. This new class will be a quick start guide to Lightroom.... Enough to get you up & running.....and on your way to pretty picture making.

Stay tuned for more info.....very soon.

And Oh my gosh.... so much more to share.... I'm bursting.....soon...... very soon.

Before I sign off.....The winner of a FREE spot in the Start to Finish class is....... Lorena.

Lorena wrote:

Lorena, please email me so I can get you 'hooked up'...... 

Happy Friday friends...... thank you for sharing your lovely Finds......

Love & Gratitude.... ♡

xo,

 

 p.s. Susan B please email me.....I don't think my emails are getting to you. I need to verify your address so I can send your copy of Kinfolk out.... xo 

p.s.s. Start to Finish Registration is still open.... click HERE to sign up.

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Ooops....One last photo... my rough linen pinafore....hanging quietly in the north room.....

 

click HERE to view the Start to Finish Video.