How and Why to Create Graphics for Social Media (without Spending Money)

Have you seen all those awesome graphics that people have been sharing on social media and thought to yourself, “I should totally have those too!”. But you don’t currently have the budget or the staff to make it happen on a daily basis. The good news is, you don’t need one! Of course branded images are great but if you’re just starting out there’s no need to wait until you have a designer on standby to start creating those images to share on social media and your blog. So where can you go to make those images? Two of my go to websites are Canva and PicMonkey. Although between the two I prefer Canva because of they have a lot of different templates to work with. RELATED: How to Improve Your Brand’s Visual Appearance To get started with Canva, you have to create an account. If you want to keep things simple and have less to remember

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DIY: Pearl Embellished Boyfriend Jeans

First, let’s take a moment to cheers to my first DIY on here! I’m so happy to be able to bring these projects to you guys, and I hope you enjoy trying them as much as I enjoy putting them together! Now onto the fun. If you don’t live under a rock – I’m sure you’ve noticed and have been loving the embellished denim trend seen basically everywhere on the runway and beyond; Burberry with shearling, Au Jour Le Jour with sequins (if you haven’t seen these yet – get ready to go bananas), Roberto Cavalli with distressed patches, and Adam Selman with precious pearls. As soon as I saw these caked-up jeans, the DIY gears started turning. But which icing to choose? Choices, choices, choices. With all the ballerina-love here at Allyn Lewis, I finally decided on pearls. I’m over the moon with how these turned out – simple,

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The Hidden Gems of Painting Pumpkins

The past few fall seasons have given an upgrade to the tradition of carving and decorating pumpkins.  This fall, the trend has been given a funky makeover, literally, with paint.  DIY bloggers, Pinterest, YouTube – any search on these sites or even Google will give you a enough ideas for the next 20 fall seasons.  So naturally, some of the girls at Relevé Public Relations got together to get in on the painting fun. I mean honestly, what fall-lover wouldn’t?! We took a few minutes to look at some of the tons of ideas the inter webs had to offer, and then decided to just wing it and dive right in. The next 4 hours were a mess of laughing at ourselves, glitter, and ahem, impatience. By the end, we had come to a few conclusions about what we’ll do next year… starting with smaller pumpkins. Read on to find out

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