well, it’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT time! we have taught photoshop to bloggers and small businesses for over 2 and a half years now, in person. it has become a bigger part of my life than i would have ever expected, and i feel so grateful for the opportunity to meet and teach so many eager students. i still can’t believe we have taught over 90 sold out classes, i still look forward to teaching every time. however, there are only two of us and we can’t travel everywhere.
0ver the last few months we have been working very hard on creating an ONLINE version of the class! so many of you have requested the ability to watch our class online, and we’re so excited to finally make that a reality. you can now watch us from the comfort of your own home (in your pajamas) and save on the cost of travel & hotels. you’ll be able to stream the blogshop course over a 2 day period, rewinding as much as you’d like and have access to online tech support. we will still be teaching in person classes at least once a month (because we still think there are definitely advantages to the individual help and creative environment.) we can’t wait to see how this next venture unfolds and hope to teach so many more of you the photoshop skills to make your web presence shine.
TO SIGN UP FOR THE VERY FIRST, DISCOUNTED PRICE ONLINE BLOGSHOP GO HERE! the first one will be streaming from january 11-12th and will be $199. there will be a very limited number of students in this session while we test the process. click here to read more & sign up. (our first session will be available to U.S. only and tech support will be for mac computers. international viewing coming very soon.)
*** UPDATE: the first session sold out very quickly, but don’t worry there will be more shortly! join our mailing list to get the updates on our next release before anyone else.
here’s a quick breakdown of the differences between the in person blogshop VS. the online version…
so what do you say, want to join us ONLINE this time?
i’ve been obsessed with browsing through the square market for my holiday gifts this year. (have you heard of the company that makes it easy for you to swipe credit cards with your phone using this little gadget?) their market offers an awesome array of items from neighborhood businesses. i love how they have curated groups like “the green thumb” and “travel bug” to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. i picked out a bunch of unique gifts for you to check out, like this pom pom garland that would be perfect for your little sister…or that sleek french press for your cool cousin. and how about that gold cage for your best friend’s bookshelf? take a look at my picks below and my full list right here.
**giveaway: you can visit square market and create your own curated list for the holiday season. plus, they are running a contest for 10 people to win their $1000 wish list!
(this post was sponsored by square market, all opinions are my own.)
alright ladies (and gents!) today we are giving away diamonds! catbird is an amazing jewelry company in new york. i wear their rings everyday. (remember this post?) enter below to win a pair of their gorgeous ballerina earrings (you can choose gold or rose gold) best of luck! and remember, we have giveaways happening 12 days in a row, so check back for more awesome prizes.
CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY & REDEEM DISCOUNT CODE…
okay everyone! this is going to be VERY EXCITING! we have lined up 12 stellar giveaways, one each day for the next 12 weekdays. i wanted to let everyone know how much i truly truly appreciate you spending time on this blog, it means so much to me. i spend 7 days a week thinking about how i can make designlovefest a better place for my readers, and it makes me feel so so good to read your comments and see your engagement on the site. seriously, thank you so much! there are going to be 12 very lucky winners over the next few days…(and the last giveaway is pretty freaking special, so don’t miss it.)
first up, we have schoolhouse electric & supply co. they are giving a $250 gift certificate to their cool shop. they have unique office supplies, (um, just check out those wire trash cans) stylish holiday decorations, and stunning light fixtures. here’s a few of my favorites from their shop, just to give you an idea of what you can spend your winnings on…(i would totally get the lights)
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The Holidays are my most beloved time of year. As a florist, we are advocates for bringing the outdoors in. During the Holiday’s we are decking the halls with garlands, mistletoe, and wreaths. -kristen from moon canyon design
Here is a very simple and fun wreath to make.
what you’ll need:
• grapevine wreath base
• balsam fir
• really any evergreen will do!
Start by creating your outer edges and working in towards your center. All you have to do is cut the pieces of green and tuck the into the grapevine base. The base is twisted up enough that it will hold the branches really well. No need for messing around with wire.
I really like asymmetry and so really there is no wrong way here! I like to keep the greens long and let them reach out and be wild.
It’s nice mix a bunch evergreens with different textures and shades of green. This creates such a wonderful winter forest palette. You can accent with ribbon or pine cones for an extra holiday burst.
With the extra bits and clippings from the wreaths I made these holiday corsages. Any chance I get to adorn myself with florals, I take it!
These corsages are basically petite posies tied with wire and accented with ribbon. If you have flowers that you want to add to the evergreens feel free to tie those in there as well. Pin them on and you have a beautiful fresh accent to your holiday look. Plus the scent is seriously amazing!
florals by: moon canyon design co. - see more floral posts here!
photos by: kimberly genevieve