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Tuesday
Aug262014

Texture Tuesday.....Light and Linen

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

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

Let's continue with the Free & Easy theme....for a few more weeks.

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.

 

“Texture


 

 

Same Photo.....2 different presets

Happy TT.

Today's an exciting day...another Be Still Connect... I'm super excited about it.... I hope to see many of you there!!

Guys... I have so much to share...but not quite yet....I must wait just a little longer.....My head is ready to burst.... 

In the meantime.... a quick little diddy on today's photos.....

Before I talk processing.... I'm loving my Rough Linen tea towel ....and pinafore all over again these days... It's possibly the loveliest piece of textile... EVER.... Must place an order for more... soon.... I can't recommend Rough Linen enough.... I really, really need some rough linen curtains as well!! 

Back to my processing.....

Okay...so each image is textured with KK-Quiet...... The download went out last week, or was it the week before? Anyhow... it was the perfect light touch for today's photos.....all at soft light blend mode.....

The top diptych was made in LR...then into Photoshop for texture and type.. 31 Day-ers....  You may have seen the tutorial for this layout by now...So fun.

I love the Lightroom print module.... I whipped up my 4-square in the print module as well... Super quick....

Anyhow... I noted the presets in each square..... Depending on which classes you are in.... you might have most of these presets already.

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 One more hydrangea... Yes, they are still hanging on...... processed with my kk-quietdreams presets then into PS for a layer of quiet texture at soft light 62%.... I added a hue/sat adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture to reduce the overall texture saturation and masked some of it off the highlights of the rose.....

Today's freebie texture..... everyday...

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

 

 

Friday
Aug222014

Friday Finds - Be Still My Heart Hydrangeas

Continue......

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

 

 

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

 

mouse over to see the original 

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.

 

“Texture


 

 

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

 

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

 

 

Friday
Aug082014

{Friday Finds} Rediscoveries

  

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..... Rediscoveries......Around the House....

I was working on something different for my Friday Finds....but I just wasn't happy with the photographs.....

You know when you want to capture something...... so beautiful... but it's not quite working out? Well that's what happened......today.

Rather than getting frustrated.... I decided...for now...to let it go....and try again when I'm not so rushed....

and...So.....I gathered a few oldies....but goodies......and snapped some pics.....

My tulip plant ..... another fake from Lady of the Lake.... Yep.... fake can be great! I think I said that a few weeks back....when I posted my herb photos? : )

Next two old chairs..... I've missed them.....

And finally this scarf.... it's super scratchy.....never wear it....but I love it in photos. And that was that....

All photos were processed using my LR Preset Touchadrama.... (from my 31 Days Class)

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

  

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is always OPEN for registration... Click HERE for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug052014

Texture Tuesday - Evening Light eDition

 

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.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture


 

Happy TT.

A quick post.....

A Pear,  favourite bowl...my new linen tea towel.....summer light... and voila.... ♡
Today's TT photos.....

Today's Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied a new preset called Gentle.....
31 Days students..... it may just be landing in your inbox (possibly soon...hint, hint).....

Into Ph0toshop for a touch of texture.....

A layer of today's new freebie achieve at soft light 85 % masked 50% off the pear...... 

That was that......

Today's freebie: Achieve

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

 

p.s.

My complimentary Lightroom-Begin course starts next week.

There's still time to register. Click HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

Friday
Aug012014

{Friday Finds} Hello August

 

 

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' find..... The Evening Light

To be honest... I almost posted an archive for today's FF post..... 

I was quite simply running short on time..... and then I walked past the dining room window....The evening light caught my eye.... and Oh my..... 

I snipped a daisy....and took some photos out on the porch..... Goodness the summer light.... is just so right.

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

Oh.... gotta show you this shot of Ben.... can you see his furrowed brow? 

'why won't you just come outta your hole and play?'

 

p.s.

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

 

 

 

 

Friday
Jul182014

{Friday Finds} Calm amongst the Chaos

 

 

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  

Gosh I love Instagram. It's such an inspiring and supportive community ......always a joy to see the lovely images in my feed each day...... So darn good.

A few weeks back I found my way to radiant4 ... When I saw her beautiful linen tea towels... I just had to know more.

That lead me to her Etsy shop....I immediately placed an order...
2 lovely linen tea towels ....one a rusty-red/brown and the seond in grey.... So beautiful.... I wish you all could hold them in your hands.... linen... really truly is extraordinary

In need of a linen fix?

... pop over to Hyekyung's shop and check it out!! 

My other find... this sweet calm cup from Winners. I think it was waiting for me... I could sure use a little calm in my life.....

I love the shape of the mug.... my favourite thing.... the period at the end of CALM.

I believe they had another one that said dream? which I'm surprised I didn't bring home.... I'm trying hard to be more selective these days. :)

 

I look foward to visiting your finds.....

Here's to a peace-filled weekend.....one of my greatest wishes .....

calm and quiet... uneventful.... PEACE.

 

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

  

 p.s. 

Need a little Follow Friday IG inspiration.... Here's a few lovely streams that are sure to inspire. 

My Suburban Farm, Alabaster Rose Vintage, Katheringe Dorrington, Ellen Bendrups