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Where do you begin??

I was just like you until I began to take floral classes....creative, passion was set on fire with floral design!

I am here today to tell you that floral design is for everyone!!

This changed my life & career path. My passion is stronger wasn't always easy....but with practice everyday it became easier and prettier as well.

Compliments and sales for my floral designs also increased. I became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1992. What is AIFD?? A non profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of floral design as a professional career.

Then I found the best reward was sharing.... everything that was shared by my mentors and teachers!! How lucky I was to learn so many things about floral design.

Until today did you feel there is more to floral design & not finding the right information??? Join a class at the flower classroom...answers to all the questions in EVERY class.

No worries....all you have to do is begin. Classes for everyone, every month, convient times...

I provide: quality content
quality FLOWERS
quality design skills= a floral artist

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD CFD
floral artist & teacher

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

10820 W. 64th st. suite 102B
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66203


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top 5 Florist must do's.... by Floranext

Top 5 Florist Must Do’s – Pinterest


With over 150 million users and over 50 billion pins, getting your flower shop brand discovered is so easily done on this image social media site.  Pinterest helps give its users creative ideas with visual impact.

Click To See Why Pinterest Is A Must Do For Florists!

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Field to Vase dinner tickets on sale now!

Kick Off Spring With Dinner in a California Orchid Greenhouse  

Tickets Are On Sale NOW!

The words "magical" and "enchanting" come to mind when we talk about what a dinner in an orchid greenhouse is like. A select few had the chance to experience such an evening two years ago when the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour was last in Carpinteria. Now, we're back and this year's Field to Vase (F2V) dinner promises to provide the same intoxicating experience for guests. 
A beautiful image from our last Carpinteria dinner. We are excited to be back for an orchid lover's dream!

Join us for an unforgettable spring evening at Gallup & Stribling Orchidsin Carpinteria, California, on Thursday, March 30. Just a few miles south of Santa Barbara, Gallup & Stribling Orchids holds a special distinction as one of a handful more

Setting a record high at Len Busch Roses
The Field to Vase Dinner Tour kicks off the 2017 season and brings a little spring to chilly Plymouth, Minnesota this past weekend

Towering centerpieces galore! The tablescape at Len Busch Roses was nothing short of FABULOUS!
The cold temperatures outside were quickly forgotten when the 2017 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour launched last weekend inside the greenhouses at Len Busch Roses in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The dynamic duo of flower farmer Patrick Busch of Len Busch Roses and featured floral designer Sandy Schroeck of Trend On Design challenged themselves by striving to host the "Best 
Dinner in F2V History."

Busch welcomed F2V guests into the greenhouses at Len Busch Roses to experience the peak more

Up Next... We're heading to The Flower Fields
We're heading south to Carlsbad, California, as we revisit one of our most popular F2V destinations, the iconic Flower Fields on April 20, learn more here.

Let's Get Social!
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest F2V news, special behind the scene moments and live stories! #AmericanGrown #F2V#OriginMatters

(Did you attend last year's tour? Share your stories and pictures by tagging us and help us spread the good news of this year's tour! We'll be watching for your posts!)


Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Design Master Spray tips

Millennial brides are seeking more romantic touches to their wedding festivities than ever before.  Along with seemingly casual clutches of just-picked blossoms and foliage in a textural explosion, ribbon... miles and miles of ribbon... are the fashion of today's bridal bouquets!  Mind you, not just an accent to bind the bouquet but an abundance of ribbon streamers flowing to the ground, posed to waft in a gentle breeze or accentuate her every move.  Visualizing the romance?

                                                                                                                                                photo by Erich McVey Workshop

Ranking tops on the ribbon lists are hand dyed silks with rich colors blended in a watercolor effect.  GORGEOUS!  Simply gorgeous. 

                                                                                                                                                 photo by Naomi Kenton

I know you creative types.  You're starting to ponder, 'how can I hand dye ribbons?'.
Am I right?

A friend of ours demonstrates (in the video below) how she transforms stock ribbon into artisan watercolor ribbons for her clients using Design Master color sprays... and our special design tool.  The easy technique works on various fabrics including silk, wool, acetate, polyester or cotton and on fabric items besides ribbons!  Experiment in monochromatic or get your analogous on for a little livelier color combination.     Let your color artist shine!  Personalize the needed color yourself then charge for premium ribbon... a creative color solution for your design business.

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Students Floral Jewelry designs

the sample necklace, ring & pocket square inspiration
 The day we explore floral jewelry is always a favorite of the students!  They love the creative aspect of learning to work with all the fun products in the classroom.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Students review the Explore Floral design class

As the students finish the Explore Floral design class I ask a few questions to help me learn what are the students thinking???
This helps me to learn to focus on certain design days content.  For each student there is always a favorite day...and a most challenging day.  But in the end a wonderful experience learning what it takes to become a floral artist!

Danielle, Chrissy & Melodi  Review the Explore Floral Design Class

~ What was the best day of class for you?
There were a few, the day we did jewelry was so much fun.  I also really enjoyed the one, two three flower arrangements.

Prom Boutonieers'

Horizontal arrangements, modern Pintrest bouquets, corsage work

~What was the most challenging day of class?

There were many...

The day we did linear designs.  I felt extremely rushed and didn't get a chance to understand everything until the following class when I asked.


~Overall Review

I learned so much from Christina.  I took the Explore Floral Design class with 10 sessions.  Over the course of our class we learned everything from everyday designs to wedding and so much more.  I feel confident in starting a new career in the floral design industry.

Great Class and wonderful learning experience, I enjoyed working with all the beautiful flowers!

This program is well put together with good instruction.  Just wish could learn more without being rushed.

Thank you to these Ladies for the great feedback from the class.  I truly enjoyed sharing my floral information with you. Learning to become a floral artist is challenging....but we love this challenge and embrace learning new things about our industry everyday.
Enjoy this new skill you have hard...and don't forget to smell the beautiful FLOWERS!

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

What have the students been learning to design??

What have we been learning in the classroom???

 The design inspiration for the students as we learn to create sympathy tributes

The sample casket piece design...working with mixed flowers is always more challenging.  The students did a great job for their first sympathy tributes.

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor