Bet you’ll never guess which t-ball cutie got the game ball a few weeks back…
I’m a little bit obsessed with the kid.
It has now been two and a half years since I first released Clean Color for Photoshop and Elements. What a ride! After much thought and internal struggle I’ve decided to retire both of those original versions effective June 14, 2013. As of right now I don’t have plans to update either version so if you’ve been sitting on the fence, the time to buy is now.
A few things you might be wondering:
The Adobe program versions these tutorials were created with are no longer current (although they are still the versions I work with on my own machine everyday) and rather than pour countless hours into creating new tutorials for updated versions of Photoshop and Elements I’ve decided to focus more time on my family and my own photography business.
If the programs aren’t current is the information in the tutorials still valid and useful?
Very much so. The techniques taught in my Clean Color tutorials use the tools that are at the very heart and soul of Photoshop and Elements, regardless of which version you’re using. I just recognize that the further away we get from those versions the more pressure there will be to update the tutorials, and I just don’t have it in me right now. =) I still whole-heartedly recommend the tutorials for anyone looking to learn about my editing process – it’s the same now as it was when I created the tutorial two and a half years ago!
Will there be a retirement sale?
YES! Use the code “final” now through June 14, 2013 to get either version for $50. That’s a $79 discount off Clean Color for Photoshop and a $49 discount off Clean Color for Elements. Get it now before it’s GONE FOREVER!
What about Clean Color for Lightroom and Clean Skin?
Those tutorials are staying. But use the code “final” to grab Clean Color for Lightroom for $100 now through June 14.
Can I tell people about this sale?
PLEASE DO! If you have used Clean Color over the last two and a half years, and have loved it, I really wish you would tell your friends that now is the last chance to grab it. I hate saying no to people and dread the emails that will surely come once it’s officially retired. So PLEASE pass this info along so all who would like to learn from Clean Color can do so now. For just FIFTY BUCKS! =) Click the icons below to share via social media, email your friends, call your grandparents, post on your favorite forum, shout it on the rooftops…whatever you want to do!
Oh, and thank you. Creating these tutorials was truly one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.
Mother’s Day weekend seems so far away but these images are priceless to me and must be shared.
Added bonus: This is what I look like in the morning. You have my permission to use these images to feel better about yourself. =)
Growing up my sister and I always prepared breakfast in bed for my Mom on Mother’s Day. So happy my kiddos have kept that tradition alive although our 8:30 start time at Sunday worship puts a little bit of a wrench in the lazy relaxation of it all.
For the last couple of years Brent has scooped Sarah out of bed and taken her to Panera to pick out breakfast for me. This year on Mother’s Day Eve she sweetly asked, “Mama, if you could have any bagel what kind of bagel would you want?”. Her Daddy teased her a bit about giving up the “surprise” which sent her into a terribly sad, heaving, sobbing meltdown. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
She recovered from the debacle when I told her that she had actually saved me from a hazelnut crunch bagel since I was sure that’s what Daddy would have chosen. (I was right.) Instead, I told her, I wanted an asiago cheese bagel so it was a good thing she “spoiled” the (non)surprise. Crisis averted.
Of course we ended up with a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed that included bagels and hot drinks for everyone, extra special snuggles for me and a Mother’s Day video produced by the Daddy and the kiddos that was filled with questions and answers about their mama. LOVE.
Making these sweet moments 100% worth the week of crumbs in our bed.
Thanks for humoring my awkward walk down memory lane in my last post. These jump roping images promise to be much cuter.
Last week our school participated in a “Jump for St. Jude” day to help our kiddos raise money to support the work of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In the last two years our little elementary school has had two children diagnosed with rare pediatric cancers and both are under the care of St. Jude. Most recently our sweet friend John Randall (who also happens to be a soccer and t-ball team mate of B-Ro) was diagnosed with pediatric melanoma. Given the personal connection to cancer our kids have they were super pumped to get involved in fundraising.
To encourage participation the school allowed the kiddos to wear hats, crazy socks, and sunglasses to the event. Sarah and Ephraim took that very, very seriously. Here’s our littlest jumper in action…
After the jump the students were treated to shaved ice…yum!
Sarah was equally as excited about the jumping and the shaved ice.
And since first graders all have PE together, I got to grab some shots of another one of my first grade favorites…
The minute I took this next picture I turned to Dawn and vowed that it would one day grace a dedication page of their senior yearbook…
Then, more ridiculousness.She makes jump roping look almost as cool as I did all those years ago…