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recently took a little trip to dallas, and well, we like the way they do things down there! from our awesome space, to the gorgeous decor and delicious food, not to mention a batch of students who were stoked to learn some , this session was all aces.

alicia and adam of created these unreal floral arrangements—again, not getting married just yet but they REALLY have me thinking

the girls at sent over these bright bubble that can really punch up any outfit. how great is this turquoise over stripes?

you know we’re all about fun office accessories over here, so when we sat these by we knew they’d be perfect for marking important stuff.

these delicately-scripted stamps by are perfect for making cards and little notes, and were hand-illustrated! the poloroid are an all-time favorite of ours and were a treat from the amazing who also gave these non-planner datebooks (for those of us who want to be more organized without being too stuffy!)

the students also got these little limited-edition  from our friends over at perfect for hanging at the office or on an inspiration wall.

many were taken on our custom notepads, which are unique to every city. kind of like a little collectible trading card, but full of ideas!

how can we not have something gold in here, right? these sweet gold-foiled thank you cards by will be available soon on her online shop, and are a great way to give a (beautiful) shout-out to someone who helped you out. and just check out her too!

clearly we couldn’t wait to take a bite of these adorable sugar cookies from . they are so good at making bright fun and can even make your s into custom treats!

we also included these . these little washi-taped mini-bars are handmade from .

can’t get enough of these floral arrangements!

want to be a part of the fun? we’d love to see you at one of our upcoming classes! we have a bunch of recently announced destinations, so snag your spot

were you in our dallas class? we’d love to hear from you, and encourage you to keep in touch and in the photos via our page. thank you for making this last blogshop so special! and make sure to enter the big blogshop giveaway (including a free spot to class, adobe photoshop, a wacom tablet and so much more!)

OH! and thank you for partnering up with us this time and throwing us a after class!



don’t we look like the cast of SNL here? i love it! this was our awesome chicago gang taking a photoshop learning break.

we taught at THIS awesome loft space owned by photographers . they were the most generous & spunky couple — we adore them. they were also the ones that sent me their portfolio in a view master! ()

now a little about our chicago sponsors…

1. : we have been working with the rad folks over at pinhole press for a while now. it’s always fun to get the with the new design I made for the students!

2. : these aqua + magenta were really interesting. sort of like a little beautiful sponge. (and how great are those pink legs on the stools!)

3. cutting edge stencils: those are . i would use metallic paint for a cool effect!

4. i’m a big fan. (remember this post?) the students each recieved one of these pretty porcelain

that’s me peeking over student’s shoulders like a proud teacher as they get creative and work on their own blog posts with their new skills.

5. penelope’s press: hand drawn so simple and cute.

6. : patterned . because we all like ice cream in the summer time.

7. : a dreamy that would be perfect hanging in your dressing room!

and thanks always to our friends at for your amazing giveaways!

stay tuned for more about our chicago video class up next! angela and i left chicago feeling really happy at how well it went! we weren’t sure what it would be like to teach a whole after being so used to our normal routine (and to be honest we were sort of winging it on this first one) but the students learned a ton and a lot of them even told me that video didn’t intimidate them anymore. (score!) i’m hoping to take this class all over the country as well!

to sign up for dallas or toronto blogshop



it’s a pretty awesome feeling to see this lifesize photo from in the gap STORE!

see the other photos from the campaign here!

OH! and you know that sweet $500 beso giveaway that’s running on the blog this week? well, did ya enter yet? i went through last night and looked at every single one of your collections and added some of your items to mine! see which ones



alt summit was sure a whirlwind. i was sick with nerves about speaking in front of hundreds of people, but it actually was a really easy crowd to talk to! i spoke about collaborations, and i have a zillion things to say about those, so it came pretty naturally. I met rooms FULL of awesome creative women.

i can’t say enough how important it is to connect with other bloggers that have common interests. it’s so refreshing and uplifting.


i learned a few things too…

• tells us to get your blog on . i must admit, i use a lot more for my blog but she says a significant number of traffic comes from . i’m on it!
• hugely inspired by speech of starting a creative project. something that will create discipline, make you step outside your comfort zone and challenge you! (now i just gotta find the time for that)
• if you are interested in advertising on your site, it’s definitely important to invest in the design of your site. you want your ads to live in a beautiful place that’s not going to take away from your content.
• speaking of a nice design. i know it’s expensive. but i am telling you it’s worth it. template designs are well…just too templatey.
• when you are collaborating, get a contract. even if it’s your bestest friend. up front. right away. DO IT!
• when you want to start advertising on your blog, and don’t know how to get started. put up your friend’s ads first! it’s a way to get the word out that you are accepting ads & you are supporting your friends. win win.
• says…giveaways are cool, but don’t do them too often. you don’t want your blog turning into a game show!
• ben from tells us, MAKE ONE THING PERFECT. we all juggle so many things, but i think it’s so important to choose that one thing to really truly focus on and give it your all. his speech gave me goosebumps.
• i think just about everyone spoke about how important original content is! start a new column, create something only your blog can provide!

with my girls and in the

with that said. i will put this out there…

i’m been going through a really hard time this past few weeks. i took on a little more, ok a lot more, than I can handle (which is sure hard to admit) and i am not the best at accepting help. but i am determined to make designlovefest the best it can be this year, so I want to bring one a few people that have super awesome skills!

i’m currently on the lookout for contributors that can bring a fresh new outlook to designlovefest! someone that can provide original content and aligns well with the brand. you can leave a comment below and we can chat a little about it. i have just started thinking about it, so hopefully your comments will spark some fun ideas!



have a wonderful thanksgiving week. we are headed to san diego with my boyfriend’s family. and we usually end up eating 10x what a normal human should eat. i can’t wait. i will miss visiting my family in chicago, but i will make it there for christmas at least! enjoy this time with your family + friends! see you back here…um…when i’m feeling inspired! xx bri

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and don’t forget to enter this super awesome giveaway if you haven’t already…

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