Where do you begin??

I was just like you until I began to take floral classes....creative, artistic...my 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 today....it 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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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Field to vase dinner tour American grown flowers

2015 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour
Watch the Film 
Just released: "Field to Vase," a documentary that shares the story of local American Grown flowers
"The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a series of meals set on flower farms across the country. Each dinner is curated by a local chef and floral designer, highlighting the region's produce and flowers. This is the story of Santa Cruz, California."

Watch "Field to Vase," the new documentary film by Haejung Kim & Moon

The opening lines introduce "Field to Vase: Santa Cruz," a new documentary filmed, edited and produced by the Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife team, Hyunsoo Moon and Haejung Kim.
This past June, Haejung and "Moon" traveled to Santa Cruz in pursuit of a visual narrative that had captured their creative imaginations. They were enamored with the storytelling potential of the Field to Vase Dinner Tour and wanted to document their observations on film.
The result of their efforts is "Field to Vase: Santa Cruz," a documentary about the American grown flower movement and the people involved in the floral renaissance that is taking place on farms and in flower shops across the country.
The 7:39-minute documentary portrays the field-to-vase story, through the voices of the flower farmer, the floral designer, the chef, and the people who advocate for and enjoy American grown flowers.
Haejung Kim has been a motion graphics designer at ABC Entertainment for the past 12 years. Her husband and partner Hyunsoo Moon is a film editor who has worked in reality television, documentaries, short films and music videos. The "Field to Vase" documentary is their first collaboration.

Field to Vase Dinner Tour
Save Your Seat!
There are only 3 Field to Vase Dinners Remaining

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Save Your Seat!
You will enjoy a locally sourced meal, local wine and beer, American grown flowers to take home, and a flower lover's swag bag. 

Hear more personal stories from flower farmers and our chef, and enjoy lively conversation with your dining companions at an American flower farm.

Guests leave with their arms full of American Grown love.

Field to Vase Dinner Tour
National Sponsors:
American Grown 
 Phone: 916.441.1701
Email: kathleen@americangrownflowers.org


California Cut Flower Commission | PO Box 90225 | Santa Barbara | CA | 93190-0225

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bring the Autumn colors indoors

Smithers-Oasis North America Design Director Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, is a speaker and author known for her "edutaining" floral design tips and Southern charm. She has four decades of design experience, is past president of AIFD and lives in Carrollton, Georgia. 

Feeling chilly? Bring autumn indoors!
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When I feel a chill in the air, it reminds me that it's time to bring the beauty of autumn indoors! We can add visual warmth to any room with the welcoming flair of fresh fall flowers.

Flowers are an element of 
living well
When your family gathers around a table decorated with a centerpiece of fresh flowers, they feel like special guests. As our seasonal activities move indoors, we want to take the beauty of natural materials inside with us. 

"Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room," says Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones according to Rutgers University research. "They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere." 

10 tips for adding seasonal savvy to your autumn centerpiece.
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  • Use flowers of the seasonsuch as mums, lilies, sunflowers, celosia or bittersweet.
  • Choose containers in autumnal colors such as bamboo, metal, glass, or pottery.
  • Incorporate pods, cones and berries gathered outdoors into your fresh flower centerpiece. 
  • Add birds and feathers in with the branches, twigs, or vines of their natural habitat.
  • Gather fall leaves and pinecones to accent autumnal colored pottery or collectibles.
  • Accessorize with decorative wire to include trendy metallic accents in your fresh flower designs. 
  • Group small blooming plants of varying heights and autumnal colors as a massed centerpiece.
  • Cluster pumpkins and gourds in a colorful collection of seasonal shapes and colors.
  • Fill tall, mismatched and clear vases with acorns, nuts, pods, cones, and clusters of berries to create columns of color.
  • Bind cornstalks, leaves and branches or band vases with Bind or Rustic Wire.

Step forward and share your Valentine's designs
Clearly it's fall. But this week in this week's Inspire Design Showcase on the OASIS Floral Products Facebook page, you can share your design ideas for Valentine's Day.  

The first 50 people to share their floral arrangement ideas for each theme receive a free foam or decorative gift. The designer of the most inspirational design for each weekly theme will receive $50 in OASIS Floral products. 

You can share your design and read the details here!

Every Wednesday there will be a new design theme with fifty more chances to receive a gift from us. Shared designs must include an OASIS Floral Product to qualify. 
Sharon McGukin
Enjoy autumn!
Enjoy arranging fall flowers for your home, family celebrations, or as gifts for friends. Using the warm and welcoming textures, colors, and forms of the season, you can bring the beauty of autumn indoors.

'Celebrate the changing seasons with flowers!' 

Sharon McGukin
Every product, completely described
Oasisfloralproducts.com has complete information, including sizes and colors, on every OASIS Floral product available. You can create a list and order where you prefer, including from the site. Just shop as you normally would, adding items to your cart. When you're ready to check out, transfer your cart to the participating distributor you select.  The distributor will process your order, ship and bill you directly. It's that easy!  


If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Inspire Oasis floral products

Announcing INSPIRE by OASIS Floral Products 
Share your designs with Inspire!
We know you're out there every day, creating gorgeous floral designs and improving your eye and your skills. We want to recognize your work!
We invite you to share your inspirational designs beginning next week through the Inspire Design Showcase on the OASIS Floral Products Facebook page. Be among the first fifty designers sharing a floral arrangement idea each week who will receive an OASIS Floral Products decorative or foam product.
There's more! 
If your design is selected as the most inspirational for that week's topic, your design and business may be featured on our popular Facebook page(nearly 40,000 likes), mentioned in our Idea Weekly email and on oasisfloralproducts.com.
In addition, many designs will serve as the inspiration for arrangements to be featured in our 2016 advertising campaign.
How to share your arrangement ideas
  • Visit facebook.com/OASISFloralProducts each Wednesday to discover each week's topic.
  • Create your design based on the topic or choose a design you've already created. 
  • Using OASIS Floral Products in your design is required. Please share with us the products that you used in your design. 
  • Share your photo and a design description using the Inspire form on the Facebook page.
To receive your OASIS Floral Product gift, please include your contact information. 

Just so you know...
  • We will feature one design from each week's selected topic and showcase all designs at oasisfloralproducts.com 
  • By sharing through Inspire, you agree to allow your arrangement to be used as the basis for an arrangement shown in OASIS Floral Products promotions if your design is selected.
  • Your design photo or name may be used on our ads, Facebook page or email. 
  • Your email address will be added to the Idea Weekly email if you are not already subscribed. You can easily unsubscribe and we never share our Idea Weekly email list.
We look forward to seeing your inspirational ideas!

Kelly Mace
Smithers-Oasis North America
Every product, completely described
Oasisfloralproducts.com has complete information, including sizes and colors, on every OASIS Floral product available. You can create a list and order where you prefer, including from the site. Just shop as you normally would, adding items to your cart. When you're ready to check out, transfer your cart to the participating distributor you select.  The distributor will process your order, ship and bill you directly. It's that easy!  

If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please contact Stacey at       1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us.  

Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

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