Inspiration Showcase with Jennifer McGuire!

By September 2, 2011General

I don't know about you, but inspiration is definitely one of the keystones of my paper crafting and I am always in search of knew ways to seek it, explore it and bottle it up for future projects that are in need of a little jumpstart.  

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Jennifer McGuire has a new online class that will begin September 12th that focuses on inspiration and showing you innovative techniques along with re-inventing some of the basics you might have learned long ago.  This class was previously only taught in stores and it is certainly a special treat to have it now brought directly to your craft room through Online Card Classes.  Join Jennifer in creating a canvas featuring techniques and fabulous pieces that be sure to kick-start your creativity the next time you need it.

In this class, you will follow the creation of a 12×12 canvas utilizing over

40 fabulous techniques

including tried-and-true favorites as well as new tips and techniques.  This technique-heavy class will explore the many forms of resist, creative uses of distress inks, die cut and embossing techniques along with other fabulous finishing touches and using your stamps with more than just the usual suspects of ink & paper.

Through daily videos, you will learn creative ways to make your supplies go farther, such as creating your own embellishments and making the most of your inks, stamps and papers.  There will also be 15+ additional card ideas using techniques shown.

This class runs from September 12 – 23 and costs only $19 (I've paid more than that for just a little idea book!).

 It will include:

  • 12+ videos and pdfs  (Yes, TWELVE!!!!!)
  • Over 40 techniques & tips
  • 15+ additional card ideas
  • 6 special guests, including Jill Foster, Kristina Werner, Nichol Magouirk, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz and yours truly.
  • Prizes (including goodies from Papertry Ink!), discounts, sketches, digital downloads and more.
  • Lifetime access to the class site and materials so you can work at your own pace.

CLICK HERE to go register NOW!  

You will definitely not want to miss out on this amazing experience!  An entire new world of creative possibilities will open up to you!  And we can always use a little push outside of our normal stamping habits to try new things and breathe a new sense of happiness & joy into our craft!

As an extra special treat today, I am giving away

THREE FREE SPOTS

for this incredible, not to be missed class!  

Just leave a comment here letting me know one of your favorite ways to gain inspiration.  You have until 7am EST, Sunday, September 4th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  THREE randomly selected winners will be announced here, on this post, no later than 8pm EST the same day.  If you have already registered for the class and you are one of the lucky winners, you will be given a refund.  I hope to see you in class and best of luck with the contest!

EDITED TO ADD WINNERS:

Here are the three randomly selected winners!

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I have passed along the winners names & email addresses and Jennifer will be in contact you regarding your win!  Congratulations and enjoy the class!

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Join the discussion 593 Comments

  • 1
    Antoaneta says:

    I really love Pinterest!

  • 2
    Kelly B says:

    What a great class!! I could definitely use a dose of fresh inspiration. My favorite place to go is your blog, Nichole along with the rest of the PTI design team.

  • 3
    Cele Schaffer says:

    Blogs! Blogs! and more Blogs!

  • 4
    laurazitzer says:

    Your blog! I like seeing the cards you showcase. It acts as a jumpstart to my creativity.

  • 5
    Trish says:

    Being “present” helps me be inspired. There are so many things I notice when I stop and pay attention. Of course, there’s always the internet for inspiration as well. Looking forward to this class!
    Trish

  • 6
    Laura Fitzgerald says:

    I love home design magazines, catalogs or home decor websites… I get the best color combinations from home decor room set-ups. My favorites are Crate & Barrel, West Elm, House Beautiful Magazine, and the Design Sponge website!

  • 7
    Trinh says:

    I love browsing home decor magazines for inspiration.

  • 8
    Ellie A. says:

    There is just so much inspiration here w/the design team. I have learned so much from them. I would love the opportunity to be part of this class thanks for the chance.

  • 9

    From a long list of blogs that I look at once, twice, three times a day! Plus I have a crafty friend who makes many fabulous items a day and is an inspiration to me! (www.cubbyholecreationsbyjen.blogspot.com)

  • 10
    Kay says:

    My inspiration comes from seeing talented people share their ideas that have similar tastes as I do. That is a big reason I follow this blog and buy PTI products. When I see how to use something it makes all the difference!

  • 11
    Dee says:

    I get my inspiration from all of the amazing bloggers that share their creativity for all of us to enjoy! I have my favorites tagged and the DT for PTI is on the top of the list!!!

  • 12
    Donna Hoppe says:

    I get a lot of inspiration from design teams and youtube videos. I love Make it Monday and Jennifer’s thinking inking series is a great classic.

  • 13
    Ann Lind says:

    I learn visually so I find viewing others talent through blogging is really inspirational for me. I have been missing my mojo now for a while so participating in a structured class would be the kick start I really need. Thanks for the chance to win. Ann Lind

  • 14
    *Alison* says:

    OH my heavens.. I totally want to do this class.. πŸ™‚ I find tons of inspiration from FASHION..I love looking at colors, clothing, etc.. πŸ™‚ thanks so much for the chance to win..hugs

  • 15
    Beverly BL says:

    Since I have a lot of your stamps, I check your and your design team’s blogs for my inspiration because I’m more of an out and out copier than an inspired person. I do love my Papertrey. Thanks for the chance to win this class.

  • 16
    Cindy says:

    My first place for inspiration is the internet with all the wonderful blogs. I am also a magazine addict, so I have plenty of those to search through. After looking at all the great ideas, I have trouble deciding what to do first!

  • 17
    melanie says:

    My inspiration comes from many places…lots of blogs, (yours and PTI DT included)magazines and catalogs…but it seems if I’m in a stamping “funk”, the best thing to do is to clean/organize my desk, paper and stamps. I always run across something that inspires me and gets me stamping again!

  • 18
    Lillian Souers says:

    What a great time of year for learning something new – everyone’s back to school – and I can be too! Class sounds great! thanks for the chance to win a a brain booster!

  • 19
    Mary from OH says:

    Inspiration is everywhere, as long as I stop and take the time to notice. Yesterday I was folding laundry and as I was putting the washclothes away, I thought aren’t those colors striking together. So what is a girl supposed to do but make a card!!

  • 20
    Jannette E. says:

    I find mostly my inspiration online on blogs like yours! I also like to get some magazines, but what I’ve found out is that the more I create, the more easily the inspiration comes!

  • 21
    Val P says:

    Blogs and videos. I’d love to win this class, thanks for the chance!

  • 22
    Lois says:

    I love looking at blogs. I can spend hours jumping from one to another.

  • 23
    Kate says:

    I really like to visit the papertreyink idea gallery as it gives me various ideas on how the use a specific stamp set… Most of the time I end up changing things but that’s what inspiration is all about, isn’t it? Triggering your own ideas…

  • 24
    Caroline says:

    I learned about Pinterest through your blog. Just so many ideas, colors and designs that are so inspirational. The ideas are endless. And of course all of PTI’s designers who share their ideas. Thanks

  • 25
    Bonnie Peters says:

    I love your blog and the 5 days prior to stamp release day… alot of inspiration and new fresh ideas from not only you but your fabulous PTI team of designers.

  • 26
    Marissa says:

    This looks like a wonderful class! Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  • 27
    Jen R says:

    I always get inspiration from blogs!

  • 28
    joyce says:

    what a fun class!
    Thanks for the chance to win a seat!

  • 29
    Linda w says:

    What a brilliant idea here. I find most of my inspiration from visiting blogs and my past experience of teaching stamping classes at unfortunately 2 wonderful stamping stores that are now closed. Oh how I miss seeing things up close and touching all of those goodies before I purchased them. But to be fair, online things have made it so easy to learn new things also. That is why I am liking this idea so much.

    stamping on…

  • 30
    Marissa says:

    I forgot to list my inspiration! I really like looking at magazines and Pinterest has been a lot of fun too.

  • 31

    I get my inspiration from Crate & Barrel add magazines as well as the Company Store. Or just go through older issues of stamping magazines and blogs like Splitcoast

  • 32
    Amelia says:

    Blogs, magazines, etc. But I also take pictures of all my cards and keep them on my computer and love to go through and get inspired with my own things. Amazing how many pics I have and go through and usually find something that I can tweek for what I need at the present time.

  • 33
    Dee Rose says:

    I would love to take this class! It sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to get inspired. Honestly, most of my inspiration comes from you and the PTI design team. I love your blogs and also follow the blogs of several very talented PTI forum members. I also love looking at all the monthly PTI blog hop entries for inspiration.

  • 34
    Linda Monroe says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is to look outside in nature. I love doing nature themed cards (flowers, trees, scenery) and I find that I am most inspired when I see a pretty garden or landscape. I was inspired to ink up gracious vases after visiting an orchid garden and now I can’t wait to be inspired by the New England fall colors in a few short weeks!

  • 35
    Verna says:

    I find inspiration by searching out new techniques mostly on blogs. This class sounds ideal for me!

  • 36
    Shay says:

    This looks like a great class! My favorite means of inspiration are blogs (like yours and the Papertrey Ink design team) and also magazines. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 37

    Inspiration is everywhere….we just have to be receptive to it………this looks like a fun class!

  • 38
    Erin L says:

    This would be so much fun! I get inspiration from blogs and pintrest.

  • 39
    Chunyuan says:

    I got my inspiration from blogs of my favorite designers. Yours is one of them. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous class.

  • 40
    Dawn Schumacher says:

    I love to look over the inspirational ideas provided by many artists- including yours and Jennifer’s! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 41
    Vicki says:

    I get my inspiration from papertrey ink blog, Nicole Heady’s blog, split coast stamper blog along with a few other favorite card makers. I also get inspired from certain shows on HGTV, such as Design Star, Color Splash, Design on a Dime etc.

  • 42
    Christine says:

    I love your blog and the blogs of all of the DT members. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in what looks to be a fabulous class!

  • 43
    Carolyn says:

    I follow several favorite blogs for my inspiration, and especially the Papertrey Ink design team blogs. They give me a wealth of inspiration.

  • 44
    Luanne Ford says:

    Sounds intriguing! I’m always up for learning more!

  • 45
    Paula says:

    I get lots of inspiration from Pinterest. I just love that site.

  • 46
    Martha S. says:

    I get inspiration from your blog and from Pinterest!

    I think I’m going to go sign up for this class right now…

  • 47
    pam says:

    Hi !
    Looks fabulous ! My problem isn’t getting inspiration … it’s narrowing it down and focusing on one idea before another barges into my head !! lol.

  • 48
    JoAnn in Ontario CANADA! says:

    Definitely, DT and bloggers , magazines and sketches! This is an amazing idea!

  • 49
    Detra Parks says:

    Blogs, blogs, blogs. I love all of them especially yours and the PTI design team. For a long time I just scraplifted what I saw others make but occasionally would be inspired by those creations and come up with my own originals. Love your blog, your style appeals to me most. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 50

    Jennifer is such a happy talented designer so I had to sign up for this class. Plus the fact you will be teaching some really makes it special! I have taken classes from both of you and learned so much. This is my first on line class so am anxious to see how that goes. Can’t wait to get started.

  • 51
    Marybeth L. says:

    I would say my most favorite way to get inspiration is most definitely Papertrey Ink. I head over to Nichole’s blog and bingo I’m inspired! All the PTI designers are right there too.

  • 52
    margie says:

    I would love to win!!

  • 53
    Patricia Swagler says:

    I love getting inspiration from blogs, such as yours. I also love looking through magazines or catalogs. This class sounds like it would give me a lot of inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in this class.

  • 54
    Laura says:

    Blogs and Pinterest are my favorite way to gather inspiration!

  • 55
    Sheila M Jones says:

    Much of my inspiration comes from visiting the very many crafting blogs available!

  • 56
    Ruby says:

    My inspiration comes from various blogs including yours, that is a big reason I buy PTI products. When I see how to use something it makes all the difference!

  • 57
    Cathy says:

    I enjoy reading blogs to get new ideas for crafting.

  • 58
    Donna K says:

    probably my #1 source of inspiration and your blog and the design team. you guys are so talented and creative. I love to find new color combinations around me – when I’m out shopping or reading a magazine. so often I see something and wonder why I never thought of combining those colors before. thanks

  • 59
    Cate says:

    Hi there
    Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚
    I love the internet so many ideas lots of inspiration
    Cheers
    Catie

  • 60
    Cindy Vinson says:

    I enjoy getting inspiration from your blog, Jennifer Maguire’s, and so many others! I also get inspiration from just life in general! πŸ™‚ THanks for the chance to win this class!

  • 61
    Shirley L. says:

    My inspiration comes from blogs I read each morning with my first cup of coffee. Your blog is one of those. I love all the things you and your designers share with us in Blogland. The ideas are great, the products wonderful, and the designers awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a place in Jennifer’s class. I would love to be on of the winners.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  • 62
    young c-m says:

    Pick me! My go to for inspiration is the color combos at anthropologie – their clothes are so colorful!

  • 63
    Paige says:

    I get daily doses of inspiration from blogs which I’ve signed up for e-mail delivery. I look forward to a wide variety of different companies products and styles every day and sketch challenges. I also enjoy getting magazines and books for hard copy inspiration I can refer back to whenever I need a shot of creativity.

    Paige

  • 64
    Terri (blindstamper) says:

    I’m finding that a good inspiration for me is for a card to have a purpose (like someone’s birthday in the fall, or for someone who likes fairies,…).

  • 65
    Jodi says:

    How fun. For sure blogs…especially PTI and then also home decor magazine including even the Pottery Barn Catalogs!

  • 66
    Penny says:

    One of the best ways I gain inspiration is by coming to your blog and the blogs of your design team!

  • 67
    Cyndie says:

    What an AWESOME class!!! Would love to attend. My favorite way of gaining inspiration is by checking out projects done by you and design team members, and also by browsing my favorite blogs. Plus the projects submitted by other crafters for various challenges (Make It Mondays, especially!).

  • 68
    Janet S says:

    Like everyone else I get lots of ideas by cruising different blogs. I also like to look at Martha Stewart’s magazine, Living. I always come away from that with ideas. But almost anywhere you look you can get inspired if you just keep your mind open. Thanks for the chance to win this class.

  • 69
    Sheri Elmont says:

    I gain inspiration from the many blogs I follow, magazines and lately pictures and designs I see other places. I also am inspired by the person I’m making the card for, their interests and colors.

  • 70
    Elaine Allen says:

    Hi Nichole –

    Your design team is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. They are so talented and have such varied styles that there is always something for everyone. I am really looking forward to taking this class with Jennifer and all her guest instructors!

    Elaine Allen

  • 71
    Ann T says:

    I love to browse magazines and flickr.

  • 72

    Blogs are the way I get most of my inspiration nowadays.. that and Pinterest. I would love to join this class though!

  • 73
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    I totally get most of my inspiration from the PTI blog and it’s amazing DT ladies!!! I would LOVE to take part in this sure fire amazing online class, THANKS for the chance πŸ™‚

  • 74
    Barbara A. says:

    Love the blogs and the videos! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 75
    Diane Anthony says:

    My favorite place to find inspiration is your blog and those of the design team. I also like splitcoaststampers and Close to My Heart. Would love to be the recipient of a free class space! Thanks for the chance.

  • 76
    Betty says:

    i get my inspirations from blogs – i keep a notebook of favorites and when i need a little boost i go thru my book. challenges also inspire me to do something a little different.

  • 77
    Sharon J says:

    The countdown post every month has given me many inspirations!! It’s a pity that I did not discover this blog much earlier, but it’s never been too late!!

    Btw I thought youtube is also a treasure of ideas and I love watching videos of worldwide crafters there, really learnt many techiques!

  • 78
    Robin Walston says:

    I love looking at blogs to gain a little inspiration when I need to get some scrappy work done. Your design team is a big help there!

  • 79
    Heather H says:

    Lately my inspiration has been coming from Pinterest. Through it I’ve found some amazing blogs that are inspiring me in so many ways. I love to see what other people are doing and how they’ve used the fabulous products that are out there on the market. So much inspiration is available online — I love it!!!

  • 80

    holy cow! all that for only $19 and possibly FREE? wow! thanks for the chance to win and get some creative expertise right in the comfort of my home!

  • 81
    scrapthat/dolly says:

    CAN’T wait for class to begin!! πŸ™‚

  • 82
    Rhonda says:

    I always seems to need a lot of inspiration. So I visit lots of blogs – like yours! – and always find so much inspiration. Thanks to everyone who hosts these blogs to help keep us inspired!

  • 83
    arlene says:

    inspriation…everywhere. if i have to pick one particular place it would be blogs.

    this class sounds fun. thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • 84
    CamillaBK says:

    I get so much inspiration from looking through wallpaper magazines – color combinations and nice prints!
    Love it!

  • 85
    Villy says:

    When I need inspiration I visit a lot of Blogs and scrapbook gallery sites. I also often visit other design sites just to get inspiration for color combos etc. I can spend hours bloghoppin.

  • 86
    Andrea Reynolds says:

    I love looking at online galleries. Never ending inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 87
    Nancy says:

    WOW! What an incredible line up of talent and inspiration! My life is a bit hectic right now, but this wonderful class may be just what need!

  • 88
    Nancy Jensen says:

    What a great class! I’d love to take it! Such an exciting opportunity! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 89
    Stephenie says:

    Would love to win a place in this class. My favorite thing is to surf blogs and check magazines to find inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 90
    Yvonne Schoen says:

    I am a visual person so the videos are great!! Can’t wait. All the PTI blogs are so inspirational. thanks

  • 91
    Mimi says:

    When I need some creative mojo, I start reading blogs especially your blog! So much inspiration.

  • 92
    Eileen says:

    Much inspiration comes from you and your team. I always think, “wow, I would never come up with that idea of my own!”

  • 93
    Rhonda says:

    I love getting inspiration from PTI. All the girls from Capture the Moment, it is such a blessing to see what all they accomplish. They are such a talented group. Thank you.

  • 94
    MARY H says:

    I learn by seeing “how” it is done. Love when you run us through “how” you make the beautiful cards you show on your blog.

  • 95
    Allison says:

    I find the best inspirations on blogs! I’m addicted to them and could easily spend more time reading and searching them than creating! (oops!).
    I would love to win a spot in this class! Thanks for the chance!

  • 96
    AnneH says:

    I am definitely a blog hopper but my new found source of inspiration is Pinterest. I could spend hours looking through what they have to offer. Needless to say PTI and its designers is my favorite place for inspiration. Would love to win this class.

  • 97
    Maureen Chandler says:

    I really enjoy your blog – and thanks so much for the opportunity to win a spot in Jennifer’s class! That should be a lot of fun!!!

  • 98
    Cassi says:

    I always find my best inspiration online! Thanks to blogs like this one and classes like this, I always find an hour here and there to create. Thanks for the chance to win – sounds like fun!!

  • 99
    Dana B says:

    Hands-down it’s the various blogs I read. So much inspiration and creativity out there!

  • 100
    angelina orta says:

    Your blog and all your members are great inspiration, I visit your blogs several times a week, thanks for the chance! Have a great weekend!

  • 101
    Marilyn Bronson says:

    I find a lot of inspiration on your website and from your designers, especially Mish. I am a blog stalker and love Nichol Magouirk. She is probably my hands down favorite. Thanks for the chance to win a class with Jennifer — she rocks.

  • 102
    Mindy says:

    When I need inspiration, I look at past PTI releases and then the blogs of my favorite PTI designers/team members and some of the fabulous talent of PTI customers.

  • 103
    Beth says:

    Sounds like a great class. Your designers are a great inspiration for my card making. Their projects are wonderful!

  • 104

    I got to know Pinterest while browsing your blog- so inspiring. Getting new ideas and trying to get them done with PTI stuff – that is my “Relax-time” :). Thank you πŸ™‚

  • 105
    Karen B. says:

    My inspiration comes mostly from your blog (and your design team blogs) as well as card magazines. I also just get some products out to ‘play’ with and see what I come up with.

  • 106
    Robin W. says:

    This class looks wonderful! My main source of inspiration right now is looking at blogs and videos from sights such as yours. They give me suggestions on how to use the materials I have.

  • 107
    Deb F. says:

    Did the summer card camp. It was lots of fun. Looking forward to this class.

  • 108
    Penny says:

    I spend hours on blogs gaining inspiration from so many people. Sometimes I spend all my time getting inspired that I have no time left to create πŸ™‚

  • 109

    Bloggers are definitely an unending source of inspiration for me these days. The talent that exists in this world from everyday crafters is just incredible. I love checking out Etsy as well, along with any type of magazine that will give me colour inspiration. Inspiration can also come from direct sources – clients, or their intended givee (not sure that’s a word?).

  • 110

    I love looking at magazines and blogs to see what other people have done and learning about new techniques and trying them out. I enjoy talking classes and crafting with others. Love to win a spot in this class sounds amazing.

  • 111
    Jo Ann Glenn says:

    I like to lay out my supplies and mull them over to get inspiration. And, I am a fanatic for craft magazines!

  • 112
    mab says:

    This class sounds great! For inspiration I go to blogs and magazines. Also,I am fortunate enough to have two inspiring stamp groups, everyone is so very creative. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • 113
    Iris says:

    I get my inspiration from blogs, youtube videos and paper craft magazines! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in your amazing class!

  • 114

    Would love to participate, but $’s are tight right now and I just don’t have the extra to spread this direction. πŸ™

    I hope she does this again in the future. I am sure it will be great fun, with loads of inspiration!

  • 115
    Sharon P says:

    The entire PTI design team blogs and a variety of other blogs — the world is full of so many amazing talented people and the internet has given us a way to “meet” them.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 116
    SueB says:

    One of my favorites is coming to this blog of yours, Nichole! Besides loving your products, I love your inspiration.

  • 117
    Sara P says:

    One of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is by looking at blogs and tutorials. I often find myself thinking tools and supplies can only be used one way and then I see another designer use it in an unexpected way.

  • 118
    Nicole Sison says:

    I would so love to win a spot in the class. LOVE Jennifer McGuire. For inspiration, I first subscribe to some blogs of people who craft as I would like to (such as yours! πŸ™‚ Then, I browse online galleries. And lastly, I flip through the latest magazines.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 119
    Joyce M. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class. I spend time online looking at DT samples and forum members blogs. Then, when I am in Spinning class, my body is completely occupied, and my mind wanders to all the cards I want to make after class. I visualize different ways to combine colors, stamps, die cuts, etc., and have usually come up with a plan for a card by the end of class.

  • 120
    Linda says:

    I like to look at magazines with home decor and fabric
    and I take inspiration from those as well as the ideas
    that you and your design team give us each month!

  • 121
    Linda Edwards says:

    My fave place to find inspiration is online!

  • 122
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    THis looks like a great class. One of my favorite ways to get inspiration is from decorating magazines. I like to get ideas for color combinations.

  • 123
    Audrey T. says:

    Lately, one of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is through Pinterest! πŸ™‚

  • 124
    nancy wolff says:

    My favorite way to get inspired is browsing the internet and see all the wonderful projects all the talented women create.

  • 125
    Susan G. says:

    It always amazes me to see how I can “take off” from a photo and come up with something all my own.

  • 126
    Gina H. says:

    My inspiration comes through many different blogs as well, (including yours of course!) but also magazines and books, and sometimes, even my own little head! πŸ™‚ This class sounds like so much fun.

  • 127
    Rhonda H says:

    Pininterest is my new go to spot for inspiration!!! This sounds like a wonderful class.

  • 128
    Jean says:

    My primary inspirations are the Papertrey design team, the blogs featured on the blog hop, and the Papertrey site on Splitcoast stampers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 129
    Carol H says:

    I love blogs. If you can’t get inspirtation from all these creative people–there is something wrong.

  • 130
    Jane says:

    i love getting inspired by walking around in my local main street and seeing how the mom and pop store owners have decorated their window displays, seeing what the latest trends are. oh, and of course, browsing the sites of all the papertrey ink designers!

  • 131
    KarthikaSen says:

    I get inspired from going through many blogs and pictures…. Thanks for giving the opportunity.

  • 132
    Amy says:

    This class looks awesome!!! πŸ™‚ I definitely browse blogs and LOVE videos for inspiration. I come to your blog everyday! :o) Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 133
    Stephanie says:

    I have to say it’s your blog and others that give me insperation and video’s. I would just love a chance to win this and be able to have referance to it. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 134
    Monique F says:

    Let me see … I love your blog, the PTI design team, the PTI gallery, crafting magazines and believe it or not, Etsy! These are the places that I frequent most and give me the jump start that I need. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • 135
    Shannon T says:

    My absolute favorite place to go for inspiration is the PTI design teams’ blogs. So many great ideas and new techniques are a catalyst to my creativity!

  • 136
    Connie P. says:

    My favorite way of gaining inspiration is from magazines. I also get great ideas from several of the blogs that I frequent.

  • 137
    Jennifer K says:

    What a great class! In addition to checking out others’ blogs, I like to find inspiration in my world around me – especially billboards.

  • 138
    KarthikaSen says:

    my inspiration is internet…. Thanks…

  • 139
    Tina A. says:

    It might not be one of my favorite ways to get inspired. but it is certainly most effective: a deadline! If I have a craft show coming up, or a birthday, it really gets my gears turning. πŸ™‚

  • 140
    Alicia says:

    Catalogs & Magazines are my inspiration of choice, so much good stuff!

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    Denise E says:

    This technique class looks like just what I need. I have lots of tools, stamps, and supplies…all I need is the inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win. =o)

  • 142
    Elle says:

    Blogs, Blogs, and did I mention BLOGS….LOL Yours and the PTI Design Team mainly. I also get alot from PTI Forum Friend blogs.

  • 143

    I’m excited about this class! One way I get inspiration is actually watching the Make it Monday videos here!!

  • 144
    susan todd says:

    YOUR blog, Pinterest, but especially you πŸ™‚

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    Lori Winters says:

    Of course, the PTI design team always has great ideas to inspire and to use products in different ways. I think taking color ques from the latest fashion magazines is so much fun and makes you look at stamps in a new way as well a watching the colors and patterns of the seasons.

  • 146
    Terry B. says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class. My favorite place for inspiration is Splitcoast Stampers; I spend way too much time on that site!

  • 147
    Pat A. says:

    My inspiration comes from the Design Team’s creative projects during the countdown. Nichole and Betsy inspire me the most, but I always discover something new from the other gals!

  • 148
    Janice says:

    Blogs are utterly and unselfishly fantastic!

  • 149

    Hay Nicole! My favorite way to gain inspiration is to surf or search the PTI Design Team blogs! From unique to quirky to classic, whatever kind of card I want to make, I know I can start there and finish with the perfect card on my table. No kidding! Thanks, PTI!

  • 150
    Lisa J says:

    I love to visit different blogs to continually get inspiration for different projects. I have also become an avid fan of Pinterest.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • 151
    Amy Nemeth says:

    Oooooo… that looks like fun! What an amazing collection of teachers, too.

  • 152
    Sara Spencer says:

    Definitely blogs. I gain so much inspiration from other crafters.

  • 153
    cathy Roembke says:

    I would LOVE to join your class. My favorite inspiration is blogs and paper craft magazines!!
    Cathy R

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    Gail Larsen says:

    Papertreyink,
    My favorite way of gaining inspiration is to check out ideas on websites like Papertreyink or blogs found on the internet. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of bloggers to share their ideas with photos and even videos.

    Gail Larsen

  • 155
    bunni says:

    I am inspired by the DT at PTI, and have been more aware of my surroundings everywhere I go.

  • 156
    Karen H. says:

    Nichole – you are awesome – thanks for the opportunity!

    My favorite way to get inspiration is surfing the internet. I usually gravitate to dishware, but I also like company logos/ads.

  • 157
    conniemelancon says:

    I visit alot of blogs for inspiration. Would love a spot in this class. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 158
    Judy S says:

    I have a list of blogs that I visit on a regular basis to gain inspiration! I also have a great group of stamping/scrapbooking friends that offer a lot of ideas!

  • 159
    Connie Gregoire says:

    The PTI design team and all their blogs! They are all on my google reader and I just LOVE their work!!! THanks for the chance to win! I would love to!!

  • 160

    One of my favorite sources for inspiration is Pinterest! I love that I can type in any word or phrase and conjure up hundreds of diverse, amazing images and links that get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this fabulous class!

  • 161
    Kathy says:

    Wow, what a great opportunity to win! Jennifer rocks!!!!

  • 162
    Tami M. says:

    I am always inspired by the blogs I visit each day! I took the Summer Card Camp class which was fabulous, and I would love to win a spot in this class!

  • 163
    Nona says:

    Would love to win a spot! Thank you for the chance!

  • 164
    Carol S says:

    I get lots of inspiration from looking at other people’s work either in magazines or online. All the PTI design team are great and also help to get my mojo going!

  • 165
    Patricia Huber says:

    oooh. I’d love to join the class. Love your blog and videos. Always SOOO helpful and inspiring.

  • 166
    Sandi says:

    I like checking out blogs and magazines for inspiration. πŸ™‚

  • 167
    saral says:

    My inspiration comes mostly from blogs, including yours and the PTI design team. I am constantly marking posts that have cards or scrapbook pages that I love.

  • 168
    Steph says:

    I almost always use your blog and card examples as inspiration! Love all of the clean and simple things you do.

  • 169
    Sandra ltb says:

    inspiration comes from searching different blogs …. like your!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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    Emma Bourke says:

    I am always looking at blogs for ideas πŸ™‚

  • 171
    kara says:

    I would love a spot in this amazing class! The video itself has me inspired!! I truly get inspiration everywhere…advertisements, fabrics, magazines, bloggers, pinterest, photography, cake decorating…….:)

  • 172
    Susan says:

    I get tons of ideas from this blog! I also follow quite a few blogs and find a wealth of inspiration on the ‘net. I also use Pinterest and pin all kinds of inspiring projects to my boards so I can go back later! Now if I would just start using those wonderful ideas!!!
    Jennifer McGuire is awesome!…love her classes!

  • 173
    Charmaine says:

    I go blog hopping…or I will look through photos on my computer of things I have found while perusing blogs in the past.

    Charmaine

  • 174
    Smriti says:

    I love the sneak peeks of the class and would love get a spot in it!

    My go-to inspiration is photos – I would go to either a home decor/clothing store website or pinterest.

  • 175
    Jackie says:

    I look forward to sitting down at my computer with my cup of joe and checking out all of the new ideas from the PTI team. It’s how I start my day!

  • 176
    Connie Moser says:

    Blogs are very helpful to me and sometimes just seeing a picture in a magazine or craft magazine will start the ideas flowing. Would love to take Jennifer’s class as I have taken some classes from her before.

  • 177
    Tammy B says:

    I get a lot of my inspiration from idea books and blogs, especially this one! Love all the great cards you come up with every month! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 178
    Sandi says:

    Pinterest! I’ve got enough inspiration to last me for years. Thanks!

  • 179
    MelissaS says:

    My #1 source of inspiration is the blogs! I love that they are updated daily and just OOZING with creativity. Also, that there is a blog out there for whatever style I feel like looking at on any given day πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the fabulous class!

  • 180
    AnitaRex says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is through Blog Hoppin! :> Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • 181
    Joy Hadden says:

    A lot of my inspiration comes from books, — and pinterest! I also like browsing some of my favorite designer’s blogs.

  • 182
    Diana Yockey says:

    My main inspiration is from your blog! I feel like the ideas are always “fresh”, in-style and appeal to my taste. The design team’s blogs are my next source of inspiration for the same reason.

  • 183
    Angela Lemmons says:

    I am a BIG blog-stalker and I also love getting together with other stamping friends who inspire me. Even the cooler weather will inspire me (if it ever gets here!!). There are so many ways to be inspired every day!!

  • 184
    Meghan says:

    This looks like such a great class…thanks for the chance to win!

  • 185
    Marianne Blauvelt says:

    My insiration comes from browsing magazines and the papertrey designer’s blog’s. I’m always looking for inspiration.

  • 186

    There are so many ways for inspiration. I luv looking at blogs, pinterest and I also use Youtube for some wonderful ideas.

  • 187

    I love looking at blogs for inspiration, I also jot down ideas in a note book when they come to me.

  • 188
    Leslie says:

    I don’t mean to comment twice, I can’t find my previous post because my computer goofed… Anyway, I’d love to take this inspirational course! I’ve been doing more crochet projects lately, so paper crafting has fallen by the wayside (I hate when that happens!) Thanks!

  • 189
    LR says:

    I love looking at blogs for ideas. Your blog and the blogs of your creative team are my favorites!! Thanks for the chance of winning this class full of inspiration!

  • 190
    Geri Greening says:

    Oh, this is easy…definitely the blogs I have bookmarked and honestly, your blog is in the number 1 spot….not that all the rest aren’t amazing, it is just that I really like your style and am truly inspired every single time I visit.

  • 191
    Cammie says:

    I find much inspiration from blogs and Pinterest. But I am often inspired by clothing, household items like china, and of course, nature. Inspiration is all around us if we are open to it.

  • 192
    Connie F. says:

    I get most inspiration from the blogs I visit and PTI release countdown has tons of inspiration for me every month. This sounds like an awesome class – I love learning new techniques. Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in the class. Keeping my fingers, toes and anything else I can get crossed for luck =)

  • 193

    Pinterest and PTI DT blogs seem to be my go-to inspiration as of late.

  • 194
    Barbara Ward says:

    Like most others I get ideas from the internet. But sometimes designs just seem to pop into my head and I work it out.

  • 195
    Verona says:

    I get inspiration from classes and blogs and I just found the Somerset magazines this year and have enjoyed their ideas. My favorite blog ideas and stamps are PTI. Thank you for giving away 3 of the classes. It sounds like so much fun.

  • 196
    Carole says:

    For inspiration I love to check out the blogs of many talented designers. But often ideas come from looking at the scraps left on my table and trying to figure out a way to use them.

  • 197
    Amy Papale says:

    My inspiration comes from various things. It could come from clothing, decorative pillows, paper crafting magazines or blogs. Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot, it looks like a lot of fun!

  • 198
    Flirtini83 says:

    Wow, what a talented group of people. I’m a huge fan of Kristina Werner and of course the guru of grunge, Tim Holtz. It will be a wonderful class. I hope I am one of the winners. TFS and caring.

  • 199
    Kristin says:

    This would be wonderful! I am new to blogging, having discovered the amazing network of artists I decided I wanted to be a part of it. I find my inspiration in other peoples blogs, I have discovered new techniques and ideas I had no idea about and I can’t wait to try.

  • 200
    Krystal says:

    I think I might be addicted to Pinterest. There is so much inspiration there! It’s easy to lose time exploring that site!

  • 201
    Meredith says:

    I love spending hours browsing my favourite blogs with my sketchbook nearby so I can draw inspiration from a project, and draw up a sketch to try and remember to use it next time I sit at the craft table. My computer and my sketchbook are 2 essential tools in my papercrafting!

  • 202
    Kathy McDonald says:

    YOUR blog, and that of all the members of the PTI Design Team! And beautiful magazines. And nature. This sounds like a fabulous class!

  • 203
    Leslie E says:

    Blogs like this really inspire me! Thanks for the chance to win a seat in the class!

  • 204

    I have many blogs that I check out for inspiration. PTI and the design team are one of my very favorites to check every day. I also try to watch color trends in interior design and clothing. Nature and flowers. Thanks for the chance to win the inspiration class!
    Corrine Ann

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    Karen R says:

    I get my ideas from the many blogs I subscribe to.

  • 206

    I SO want to take this class! Inspiration – of course, your blog and the PTI DT plus Pinterest and crafty magazines – love them all!

  • 207
    cookie says:

    reading blogs…

  • 208
    Tracy J says:

    Blogs are my most favorite way to gain inspiration.

  • 209
    Kathy V. says:

    My best and most favorite inspiration comes from the entire PTI team. What a group of talented ladies you are.I’d love to meet each one of you in person. I’ve met Betsy, and what a sweet person she is.

  • 210
    Kay says:

    I love your blog and check it every day. I also use the links to the other design team blogs. I also like Papercraft magazines.

  • 211
    Janine says:

    I have already signed up and can hardly wait!!

  • 212
    Jeannine says:

    my most favorite is your blog & those of your design team. second would be magazines & also the blog “tiny white daisies.”

  • 213
    Holly saveur says:

    LOVE to win this class…my inspiration I get from You
    Nichole and the other team members from PTI and the gallery and forum members..and reading blogs…
    looking what nature came up with!

  • 214
    janet mack says:

    I could always use some inspiration.

  • 215
    Jen Seth says:

    Blogs of course but lately any fabric I see has been an inspiration. Whether it’s on a couch, a bolt, a person or my bed. I look at fabric so differently now. Thanks for the chance to win, that would be spectacular!!!!

  • 216
    DeAnna L says:

    I have always loved photographs, billboards, advertisements and whatnot to get inspiration…be it a layout, color scheme, theme, graphic, etc. Photographs being my fav…but billboards and business signs kinda do it for me too!! HA!!

  • 217
    Laurie W says:

    I am a blog hopper and a pinner on Pinterest! πŸ™‚ I love seeing everyone’s creations in my google reader! So many amazingly crafty people out there and I love that we can all share through our computers! πŸ™‚

  • 218
    Holly Field says:

    I think all your PTI customers will agree that you and your DT are a HUGE inspiration. I love seeing all of your ideas and tweaking them to make them my own. I know I am more apt to purchase Papercrafts when your sets are featured too for additional inspiration.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 219
    Sandy says:

    Who couldn’t use a little more inspiration? You guys are the best at what you do. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • 220

    This is fantastic! I would be so thrilled to win a spot in this class!

  • 221
    Laura M says:

    My inspiration comes from the Papertrey Crew. I love the design team members websites and the blog hops! Thanks for the wonderfully generous chance to win. I would love to not leave behind all my paper crafting fun behind as I dig into teaching in a new school year. This class would help me out in that way!

  • 222
    patty thomas says:

    What a great class! Thanks for a chance…

  • 223
    Paula says:

    I love looking at blogs, however, I have limited computer time, so I also keep magazines handy that I can peruse and mark when I have a few minutes while waiting in lines or in offices.

  • 224
    Karen W says:

    Lots of my inspiration comes from the PTI DT (and you, of course), but I have a pretty long list of blogs I follow and I get more than enough inspiration from them. I’m also on the lookout for great color combinations everywhere—on the street, in magazines, where ever!

  • 225
    Anna says:

    I’ve been following blogs for about a year to find inspirations and I then found your blog which I just absolutely love above all others. I love to follow all the designers as well through your blog and shopping at Papertrey Ink.

  • 226
    Karen U says:

    During PTI release time I enjoy reading your blog and those of your DT. At other times I may check the PTI gallery or I also enjoy Paper Crafts mag for inspiration.

  • 227

    I use the Ikea catalog for color combos all the time! Thanks for a chance at such a great prize!

  • 228
    mlaehn says:

    The countdown every month, visiting all the PTI designers blogs, and the challenges. They all make paper crafting fun. Thank you all for that you share with the rest of us.

  • 229
    Pat says:

    I love looking at other peoples work and just getting ideas from what they do……..like I never thought of that !

  • 230

    WOW!! I LOVE to find inspiration on blogs/magazines and everyday life!! THANKS for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  • 231
    DarC says:

    For inspiration I check out my favorite blogs and also spend time in my studio working with self-made challenges (e.g., limited color palette and/or patterned papers, or using specific techniques).

  • 232
    Heather R says:

    I surround myself with things I love. Whether it’s visiting Pintrest, blogs, catalogs or pretty patterned paper and fabrics, the more beautiful things I see the better. My trouble is getting overwhelmed with inspiration though! Maybe a class like this could help me pair down and organize my thoughts!

  • 233
    Lesley says:

    I love your blog and Pinterest! And I love finding color combinations in everyday products.

  • 234

    WOW! What a greate class! Love Your blog! Always something sxciting and new to read and learn! :0)

  • 235

    Right now, Pinterest is my favorite source of inspiration. I love that I can take my iPhone right into my scrap room and it doesn’t take up a lot of room on my desk.

  • 236
    Super Jen says:

    This class looks so inviting. I’d love to treat myself to some time learning new techniques. There are so many things I want to try but never can seem to find the time to experiment. I’m a full-time working mom with a young family so I craft only a fraction as often as I would like.

    As far as where I find inspiration: I have so much I can’t keep up! I read a few blogs, look at store galleries, buy an occasional magazine. But it seems like a trend has come and gone before I’ve had to work it in to my schedule.

  • 237
    Laura Isham says:

    Ohhhh…..what a great idea. I spend lots of time on the internet looking for inspiration for my products. A one-stop resource would be fantastic!

  • 238
    Linda says:

    For me, inspiration comes from taking the time to look around me and notice all the colors I see everyday…..and your blog of course. When ever I am looking for a jump start I can count on any one of the PTI designers to get me going. I also love the fact that participants in this class will have continuous access to the material since many of us don’t have the luxury of “playing and creating” every day.

  • 239
    Pam Alexander says:

    Wow, this looks like a great class! I am definately an idea book junkie. We just moved and my husband couldnm’t believe my library of books. They are such a great resource, I can’t live without them!

  • 240
    Susan B says:

    Wow – this sounds like a lot of fun!!! I get most of my inspiration from websites/blogs of sensational artists including Nichole Heady, Debbie Olson, Mary Fish, Julee Tilman, and many, many more! I’d love to win this one!

  • 241
    Roni says:

    This offer comes at a perfect time-I was just noticing that my ideas seem to be at a standstill! I too go to blogs for inspiration-although I do not like to CASE-I am a teacher and that feels like cheating to me! I have never been involved with any kind of class like this-thanks for offering it! I’ll gladly fill a “spot”!

  • 242
    Lisa P says:

    This class looks so fun!

  • 243
    see mary stamp says:

    This sounds phenomenal and to have a go to sample board to go to at the end of the class – wonderful. Aside from the monthly dose of inspiration I get from PTI – I’ve been meeting with friends once a month to make cards from our PTI goodies. It’s always exciting to share in inspiring one another.

  • 244

    Lately my favorite way to find inspiration is through Pinterest and blog browsing of course. πŸ™‚

  • 245
    Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is to look at my favorite stamper’s blogs or thumb through magazines for design or color inspiration.

  • 246
    Ang says:

    I love looking at blogs for inspiration. Coming in as a close second would be scrapbooking magazines. I tear a lot of pages out to save for ideas later.
    Ang

  • 247
    Suzi Foster says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to see the classes! I get my inspiration from PTI, MoxieFab, Pinterest and Blogs!

  • 248
    Jeannie says:

    I look at blogs and from packaging and print advertisements. I also get inspiration from leafing through my supplies. Thanks for a chance to win this class – would always love to learn new ways to see things.

  • 249
    Priscilla from California says:

    They say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I get ideas from looking at the work of others.

  • 250
    zehra says:

    thank you for a chance to win, that’s sweet. I learn visually so I am constantly learning through- you tube videos, my main inspiration comes from sketches, when I see a card layout that gives me ideas, I also love hopping to different blogs and learning form there or seeing new release blog hops. they are full of creativity and fun.

  • 251
    Rebecca D says:

    I look at great store displays, ads in favorite magazines and pinterest!

  • 252
    Sue McRae says:

    I’m usually inspired by others projects and designs.

  • 253
    Linda says:

    Inspiration usually comes from various blogs and websites like Papertrey Ink. Already signed up for this class…..can’t wait! Jennifer always does such great classes!

  • 254
    MartBeth says:

    I would love to win a spot in this class. There are so many awesome instructors and so much inspiration to inspire me and help me create some new masterpieces!
    Thanks for chance to win this great giveaway!

  • 255
    Linda says:

    I’ve never done a on line class and the whole thing seems difficult-I guess I need to get with it lol

  • 256
    bookboxer says:

    This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for all of us! Thanks so much!

  • 257
    Margie says:

    I usually resort to splitcoast for ideas. I’ve been trying to get more creative by using the weekly sketch challenge from splitcoast plus the MOJO Monday sketches.

  • 258
    Beth says:

    Looking at the work of other people really inspires me to look at what I have in a new way, or try a new technique.

  • 259
    Janice Marcham says:

    I get so many ideas and inspiration from the Papertry blog and all of the wonderful artists that contribute. I also love to get inspiration from magazines, but the blog is my favorite place to get inspired!

  • 260
    Tess says:

    I would so love to win this class. I get most of my inspiration from Mish Mash and Betsy Veldman. Even though I haven’t had time to papercraft much here lately, I still visit these ladies blogs on a daily basis. Now that my son is in school, I am hoping to get back into my crafting. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

  • 261
    michele in la says:

    Oh I would love to win a spot :). I have signed up for the class and purchased some of the the supplies. I’ve been piddling w/ some of them – so much fun!!!

  • 262
    Laura Bassen says:

    Awesome giveaway! I usually gain inspiration from seeing other blogs and all the creative ideas on them.

  • 263
    Glenda J says:

    I love looking at other people’s blogs for inspiration. I also gain inspiration from clothes, photos and just life in general. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 264
    Rema Timm says:

    Even though I dont participate in many of the blog hops on the internet, I still like to to admire and gain inspiration from all the lovely creations I see. I also love Pinterest!

  • 265
    Kristen C says:

    I browse the PTI DT blogs daily looking for inspiration – and I am NEVER disappointed! Thank you for always being on the edge of what’s hip!!

  • 266
    Rebekah says:

    My favorite means for inspiration are magazines/idea books, and blogs (especially yours & the other PTI design team members!). There is so much amazing talent on the internet – enough inspiration for a lifetime! πŸ™‚

  • 267
    Gail E says:

    I get so inspired by those that share their ideas on blogs, along with being inspired by what I encounter in everyday life.

  • 268
    tricia says:

    This class will be amazing, I’m sure! I often get inspiration from other crafters – just seeing someone else’s perspective opens my eyes to new possibilities!

  • 269
    Kris says:

    Pretty much here is where I find inspiration! I’ve also gotten into Pinterest lately. Love that for all things, not just crafting.

  • 270
    Betty Sue says:

    I would love to win a spot in this class. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 271
    Jane S says:

    I get inspired from blogs, pinterest, magazines, my lss, so many creative people and inspirations is everywhere.

  • 272
    Gill says:

    I find inspiration at Dyan Reaveley’s classes at Art From The Heart – in the UK. Also on blogs. Thank you for the opportunity to win a place on this class.

  • 273
    Helen Lebrett says:

    My best source of inspiration comes from Papercrafts magazine (that’s where I found several cards that used Papertrey stamps, and through that I found all the Papertrey goodness!) and catalogs. I mark with sticky notes all the cards I want to make and then go through them later when I need an idea. thanks for the chance to win a spot! Looks like a fantastic set of classes!! I’m going to have to sign up for this anyway if I don’t win because it looks too good to pass up!!!

  • 274
    Gabby says:

    What I read and what I hear. Impressions from such inspire me to express myself through paper crafting, writing or both. Second to that is situations … for example, who I am creating the card for and why. πŸ™‚

  • 275
    Kathy E. says:

    I read blogs every chance I get (which isn’t nearly often enough). I am just in awe of the talent out there and the generosity they show by sharing their talent with the rest of us.

  • 276
    Terri E. says:

    Loved it last time and I would love to have fun again.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 277
    lori says:

    I love your blog and all the papertrey ladies – I’m a regular subscriber to them. Jennifer McGuire is also a wealth of inspiration – I’m a regular blog reader of hers, also! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class!

  • 278
    Vannessa says:

    I seem to find inspiration everywhere at the moment – on the internet, on blogs, colours in clothing that people are wearing, but my weirdest latest one was a scene from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, in which 2 boys are eating the hugest ice creams ever. I just had to make an ice cream card for that one with my new Sweet As Can Be set – you can read all about it here: http://saffiresstamping.blogspot.com/2011/08/ive-just-found-new-challenge-blog-well.html

  • 279
    Sarah Allcock says:

    Oooh, please I would love to win! I will be housebound for 8 weeks after surgery and new ideas would be awesome.

  • 280
    Ange Kelly says:

    This would be a fabulous prize to win!

  • 281
    Amy says:

    I love PTI’s designs!

  • 282
    Barbara Dundas says:

    This looks like a great class. I get inspiration from
    blogs because you get fresh and new ideas.
    dundas645@aol.com

  • 283
    Vicki B. says:

    My favorite way to get inspiration is to just sit down and start looking through various catalogs for inspiration, and then visiting all my favorite bloggers (you and PTI design team especially). After I’ve done all that, I then pull out my papers and other crafting supplies. A class on inspiration would be great!

  • 284
    Julie Carlisle says:

    I love to watch the clothing in stores as seasons change!

  • 285
    nancy faith says:

    A great inspiration is the ‘paint’ store. Whether it be Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, they always have colors displayed and the paint chip sample cards which can really put some colors together in different ways
    Thanks for the opportunity…

  • 286
    Carol J. says:

    I get inspiration from a variety of places. The majority comes from blogs. However, I am becoming more aware of my environment and have begun to look for inspiration around my everyday life.

  • 287
    Jill says:

    I am addicted to scrappy blogs, I love blog hops, so much inspiration with fellow crafty gals (and guys). But I am always drawn to advertisements… they layout, color choices, even fonts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 288
    BarbaraB says:

    There are a few blogs that feature a photograph to use for inspiration. I always like to see all the different ideas people come up with using the same photograph.

  • 289
    Michelle says:

    Omgoodness! Sounds like so much fun! Count me in!

  • 290
    Cathy E. says:

    Inspiration starts here, looking at all your goodies that you share with us, then I check out other blogs and just see the world in a different light than before I started reading blogs. Thanks for the chance to win so that I can use the extra cash to purchase more PTI products!

  • 291
    Joni Kix says:

    I love browsing online galleries!

  • 292
    Terry says:

    Great class-Thank you for this awesome opportunity.
    I get my inspiratyion from blogs. Some of my favx are yours and Dawn McVey’s.
    Thanks again

  • 293
    Susan C. says:

    Blogs and magazines! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  • 294
    LisaSoares says:

    Lots of inspiration from blogs and now lately I would have to say it is Pinterest and all of the wonderful links it brings me to.

  • 295
    Celia Lord says:

    I am new to the blog sites. I find inspiration in seeing other people’s masterpieces. I love seeing the different styles that people have. I struggle in matching patterned paper. I like seeing the beautiful combinations that some of my fellow scrap ladies put together. I hope I am lucky enough to be one of your winners πŸ™‚

  • 296
    LorraineN says:

    Wow, the class sounds awesome! I usually get inspired by seeing new techniques, other blogland creations, colors or beautiful papers (love paper, lol).

  • 297
    anastasia says:

    how great!!! i find inspiration from all around – life and living, the seasons, colour, blogs, creative people and being creative myself..it just flows on!!!

  • 298
    paula e. says:

    what a wonderful opportunity! thanks for a chance to win a spot in this class. i love to go to jennifer maguire’s blog after i check out nichol’s and the other pti design team members.

  • 299
    Lin says:

    Blogs & Pinterest mostly! I’m looking forward to these classes! Thanks!

  • 300
    Sandy W, says:

    I would LOVE to win a spot on the Inspiration Showcase!
    My favorite way to get inspiration is through blogs that have challenges. From there I look at all the entries and blog hop. It’s an addiction, I love looking at what everyone else is making!
    Thank-you!

  • 301
    Becca says:

    Most everything I make is for someone, so I try to match the card or gift to the recipient’s personality. This is a fantastic class idea.

  • 302
    Kelly says:

    Blogs and magazines. I am in awe of the many talented artists out there. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class! Have a nice weekend.

  • 303
    Chris K says:

    Most of my inspiration comes from checking blogs. It is so much fun to see what other people do with a stamp and then take it and make it my own.

  • 304
    Alice Lukasik says:

    I usually go to your blog and the rest of the design team for most of my inspiration. I do a lot of blog hopping but you are at the top of my list.

  • 305
    shar walker says:

    I love your blog, check it and others everyday. My inspiration comes from neat videos like Tim Holtz and Nicoles at PTI and so many more…I am also inspired by the outdoors and all the beautiful colors…Thanks for the chance ….

  • 306
    Cherrie says:

    Blogs,scraps, whatevers on my desk, or previous embellishments and techniques I’ve created and put aside. Love to revisit those.

  • 307
    Shelly K says:

    Inspiration…pick up a magazine and thumb through…my favorite is just visiting your blog and then your designers – always see something fun! Then if you start blog hopping…I could get lost in inspiration all night long! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to another PTI countdown!

  • 308
    Sharri says:

    All the PTI designers blogs, of course! But, other than that I am a magazine junkie, looking for unique color combos in home dec mags and layout inspiration from magazine ads are some of my favorite ways to get inspired.

  • 309
    Kristy says:

    Pinterest has become my new source of inspiration. It’s just incredible! Also, you have been my inspiration since I found your blog. Thank you for all that you do and for always coming up with fantastic new products and being such a wonderful down-to-earth person.

  • 310
    Heather says:

    I always go to PTI design team blogs! I also love to look in papercrafting magazines. I find I can look at them once and then come back to them later and see a whole new set of ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 311
    Brenda B says:

    I like to visit blogs, sometimes I just go to Bing images and type in a couple of words. See what comes up. Thanks for a chance to win, as a newbie this would be great.

  • 312
    Kimberly O. says:

    I get the most inspiration from blogs! I like that most people have many photos and detailed directions. πŸ™‚ Magazines are nice, but I need DETAILS!!

  • 313
    Lori Oglesby says:

    I love to search Pinterest for inspiration from others. It is so fun to share!

  • 314
    Trish H says:

    I find inspiration all around me. Just look at the palette of wonderful colors that you see each day.

  • 315
    Renee Carpenter says:

    I love going to splitcoaststampers and then clicking on everyones blog!

  • 316
    doramiyi says:

    I’ve recently discovered pinterest and I just love it. I highly recommend it. Keeping my fingers crossed to win. Thanks for the chance.

    Doramiyi
    Doramiyi at gmail dot com

  • 317
    iemke says:

    I love browsing on pintrest and your blog is awesome for inspiration

  • 318
    Karen says:

    This class sounds great. I can’t wait for the 12th πŸ™‚

  • 319
    Felicia says:

    The best time for me to think is when I’m vacuuming. That is when I come up with some of my best ideas! Now just to find the time to put all of my ideas to use. I love finding inspiration with color by just looking at flowers outside. I have to say I LOVE papertrey ink blogs, too.

  • 320
    Tanya Boser says:

    I would love to give this class a try!! I always love what you all create and finding new ways to use my stuff πŸ™‚

  • 321
    Susie W. says:

    I tried to comment, but it disappeared. I hope it won’t appear twice.
    I get SO much inspiration from blogs! Especially the PTI team. Also, from paper crafting mags AND Pinterest.

  • 322
    arlyn mason says:

    never been to a class before. usually am quite intimidated to be in a class full of talented people. so i usually get my inspiration thru people’s blog. esp this one. am a great fan and your product is way excellente!!!

  • 323
    Robin in Washington says:

    Capture the Moment blog!!!!

  • 324
    Luanne says:

    I love to roam from blog to blog. There are some talented individuals “out there”!

  • 325
    Ivette Melzer says:

    For me, the best place for inpiration is reading my favorite blogs and seeing what other people are coming up with. There are so many talented people and I am amazed at the things they come up with. This really helps me get my own ideas going.

  • 326
    Charlene says:

    I highly recommend these classes…looks like I’m at the bottom of the list so will just sign up.

  • 327
    Nellie Schuurman says:

    I love to go on-line to look for inspiration.Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Nellie.

  • 328
    Charlene says:

    Oops…forgot to add what inspires me…beautiful photos, songs, and other creative people.

  • 329
    Euna says:

    My inspiration sources are largely from PTI Design Team members’ blogs (especially yours, Nichole!). Also other PTI forum users’ blogs and Gallery have lots of good ideas in there too. And Pinterest is starting to become another great source for ideas for not just stamping but for everything else in life too!

  • 330
    Sheri says:

    I get lots of my inspiration from the PTI sites and other blogs which I frequent. This class sounds amazing!

  • 331
    pegg says:

    I love this idea for a class!! I definitely get inspiration from your release days – your projects and your incredible design team always come up with such creative and unique ways to use your products!

  • 332
    Glenna says:

    I was so excited the day I discovered your blog. You are my most treasured source of wonderful ideas and fun. Thank you so much!

  • 333
    Mary says:

    I check out your blog every night. I love the ideas I get from you and your designers. It gets the creative juices flowing.

  • 334
    Kelly B says:

    I’d love to win a spot in Jennifer McGuire’s class. Both you and she are so inspirational.

  • 335
    L. Lee says:

    This sounds like a great class. I get my inspiration from you and your Pti Design team

  • 336
    Lea Ann H. says:

    I find a lot of inspiration in nature. When I’m stymied on which direction to take – whether in crafting or in life’s bigger questions – I head outside. Watching the clouds, looking at gardens or birds at play always rejuvenates me and brings loads of inspiration!

  • 337
    misse336 says:

    I usually blog hop to get some inspiration or wander through the gallery on scs.

  • 338
    Barb Ghigliotty says:

    I don’t think my post went through…so, just in case:
    Thanks so much for a chance to win a spot in the class!

  • 339

    I gan so much inspiration from my favorite blogs. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  • 340
    Brenda W. says:

    I seem to get most of my inspiration from searching favorite card-making blogs and websites… PTI at the top of the list!

  • 341
    Jill A. says:

    Thanks for a great chance to win. I love all the blog hops you have—they are a great way to get my mojo going and get inspiration from a wonderful design team

  • 342
    Pamela says:

    Nicole: My favourite inspiration by far is all of the wonderful blogs and the talented people who take the time and effort to share their creations and help others to learn as passionately about their craft as you (and many others) do each and every day!

    Thank you for that, from the bottom of my heart!

    P.

  • 343
    Sandy Kay says:

    I get most of my inspiration right here on your blog! Since I use mostly PTI, it makes sense. THanks for the chance to win!

  • 344
    Lanecca says:

    I get inspiration from reading your blog. I can’t wait for the class to get more inspiration.

  • 345
    K. Craig says:

    I focus on small details in pictures to take inspiration from the colors, the patterns etc. Some of the pics are ones I’ve taken myself and others come from any and all magazines I can get my hands on. I love fashion mags!

  • 346
    Leigh Penner says:

    One of my favourite ways to gain inspiration? Um, that would be your blog. And Betsy’s and Maile’s and Danielle’s and Dawn’s….
    I am mainly a scrapbooker but got into cardmaking big time after discovering PTI and your blog, Nichole, and then of course, your DT’s blogs…. so much inspiration, so little time… πŸ˜‰

  • 347
    Diane Hover says:

    Normally my inspiration comes from other blogs…..but nowdays it seems I am getting it from Pinterest…not jsut the cards, but the colors I see…wow…it sure keeps me going!

  • 348
    Laura K says:

    BLOGS.
    And PTI release projects. Thanks for this chance. I would love to win.

  • 349
    Sharon W. says:

    Blogs and my favorite scrapbook site give me lots of inpiration. Now if I could just find some time to act on all the ideas in my head. LoL

  • 350
    Kelly MacDonell says:

    I would love to take this class!!!

  • 351
    Alyssa P says:

    This class looks like it’ll have some great techniques- I hope I get a spot πŸ™‚

  • 352
    Cassie K says:

    this looks like a GREAT class to take and it would be great to win a spot

  • 353
    marilyn says:

    blogs….yours included!

  • 354

    I know this may sound silly, but I get inspiration from the clothes that people in my office wear. A lot of them wear shirts with ties so I’m always look at how well the colors go together and try to think of ways to create patterns on my cards with the designs on the ties. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class!

  • 355
    Bette manning says:

    I love this idea. I did the online card class and thought it was wonderful…can’t wait for this.

  • 356
    Kristi Ferrand says:

    i get inspired by seeing other peoples’ creations. i love how you post a picture and challenge us to be inspired by that photo and everyone’s take on the photo.

  • 357
    Anette Eakins says:

    I just discovered Pinterest.com and it quickly is becoming addictive. SOOOOOO……. much inspiration there.
    For my card making inspiration though all the PTI designer’s blogs still top my list. I am always in awe of what all of you come up with. Do any of you ever get into a slump?

  • 358
    Melissa S. says:

    Favorite way to gain inspiration for me is to read many wonderful blogs (including yours and Jennifer’s!) and to watch videos on youtube. Would love to win a spot in this amazing class!

  • 359
    colleen says:

    Blogs are the first place I turn for inspiration. The challenges stretch my comfort zone and stimulate my creative juices.

  • 360
    Lynn Darda says:

    blog hopping, always starting right here and then moving to my fav PTI designers.

  • 361
    Sam Simpson says:

    Funnily enough, lately I have been finding inspiration in things like my kids clothes. The style trends are similar to the papercrafting industry and it is easy to swap them over. Mind you, I source a lot of my construction inspiration on other people’s blogs.

  • 362
    Julie says:

    I have “my favorite” sites I look at daily,including yours, and Paper Crafts magazine

  • 363
    colleen says:

    Blogs and challenges provide inspiration and stimulate my creative juices.

  • 364
    Theresa Grdina says:

    One of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is through blogs and other websites! YAY! I would love to win!!!!

  • 365
    BONNIE MILLER says:

    I get a lot of inspiration from fabric and different textures.. I love looking at blogs
    also.. I see little things and say that would look great on a card or tag.

  • 366
    Rosie Lilya says:

    I’m inspired by all the PTI team! You all are amazing

  • 367
    Heather says:

    I find inspiration in the design team’s blogs and on pinterest. This class sounds fun – thanks for the opportunity to possibly attend.

  • 368
    Maureen says:

    my favourite place to get inspiration is HERE!! And pinterest and fabric and other blogs…I can literally find inspiration anywhere!!

  • 369
    Lizzie Jones says:

    The class sounds amazing! I like to thumb through a handful of tried and true catalogs for ideas. One of my absolute favorites is the Crate & Barrel catalog. Sometimes I need a boost finding color combos, sometimes I’m stumped on a layout, but no matter what that catalog can almost always help me find something that gives me the kick I need to get out of my rut.

  • 370
    coco says:

    Watching people work with their hands is deeply inspiring to me… which is why I love the Make-It Monday videos, among others. Thanks so much for your lovely work and for the chance to participate in Jennifer’s class.

  • 371
    Melinda says:

    Thank goodness for Google Search and Google Reader. With Google Reader I’m able to subscribe to 25 + blogs and Google Search is always handy for images searches. I don’t know how I’d craft without technology – such as online classes!

  • 372
    debbi george says:

    Winning a spot in Jennifer M class would be the highlight of the year for me. Great teacher!
    debbi g

  • 373
    Sarah Jay says:

    I love browsing Pinterest to find something unexpected.

  • 374
    Cara Booher says:

    I love looking at people’s blogs and craft magazines. Sometimes I also find inspiration in the colors of clothing that I see people wear. Thanks for a chance to attend this class!

  • 375
    pamela says:

    Yay inspiration showcase!! I get inspiration from a lot of magazines that are lying around at home!

  • 376
    Bunnyfreak says:

    I gain inspiration from blogs I follow in google reader.

  • 377
    Betty Cash says:

    I am inspired by other stampers, blogs, designers and sometimes from cards I receive from other people.

  • 378
    Mary Myers says:

    I really am not just saying this, but I love to visit your blog for amazing ideas!! I know I will always find something that inspires me and gives me a creative jump-start. I have also found some wonderful ideas at various blogs, splitcoaststampers and magazines. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 379
    Donelle u says:

    I think that although I get inspiration from a lot of different places, many times it is clothing that inspires me or maybe textiles in general. Color, textures, embellishments – I look at clothing and see card inspiration!

  • 380
    Angela Smith says:

    The seasons give me tons of inspiration. Where I live, we actually get four seasons a year. I know, it sounds silly, but where I used to live we didn’t haha. I love it. Fall is coming, which is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of year. The colors, smells, leaves on the ground….LOVE!

  • 381
    Alison says:

    So excited for this. Would love to win!

  • 382
    lkdeli says:

    I am inspired to make others happy. A cute card or a work of art. That motivates me to work hard to achieve my vision. The teachers in Inspiration Showcase inspire me everyday – I try to learn as much as I can!!!!

  • 383
    Nancy says:

    love the idea of online classes – really great for all of us who don’t live near a store with great classes.

  • 384
    Paulette S says:

    I get inspiration from all kinds of graphics, advertisements, nature, home decor,etc. So much so that I’ve started keeping a notebook. This will be an amazing class, thanks for a chance for a spot.

  • 385
    Lindsey says:

    In all honesty my absolute favorite place for inspiration is right here. I learn so much from you and the other designers. Although I occasionally venture out to blogs outside of the PTI team, I find more inspiration than I have time to utilize within the PTI team.

  • 386
    Ramona West says:

    The first way I gain inspiration is through my friends as we share our art with each other. I also love the ideas I reap from stamp and scrapbook stores, magazines, blogs. Since I love paper, almost everything I see takes me to the “drawing board”! Thank you for your blog. One of my favorites.

  • 387
    Carolyn R. says:

    I love surfing the web! I’m a Pinterest junkie as well as checking out blogs for inspiration. Sometimes inspiration comes from clothing when I’m out shopping and I’ll bring home an occasional magazine. But a majority of my time I spend looking on the net.

    Thanks for the information about this class! Looks like a home run to me. πŸ™‚

  • 388
    Kathy Mc aka bdlakebum says:

    Blogs, magazines and catalogs are great inspiration. Would love to win a spot in Inspiration Showcase ~ thanks!

  • 389
    Diana F says:

    I would love to win a spot in this class. I heard about this class and there are so many wonderfully talented designers teaching. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 390
    Katrina H says:

    Idea books and magazines. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 391
    Kathy V. says:

    Oh so much inspiration–blogs, videos, ads, shopping, nature, people in my life–just about everything/anything can be inspiring. Unless, of course, my Mojo is on vacation! LOL

  • 392
    Susan Berkhout says:

    My “go to inspiration spots” are your blog & the Papertrey DT girls as well; Moxie Fab World, and Splitcoast Stampers. I have never tried an on line class, but this one is very tempting! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • 393
    Bev Karolak says:

    I like PTI Gallery, blogs & of course, pulling out my PTI stamps & browsing through them! Thanks for the chance to win a chance for this wonderful inspiration experience. πŸ™‚

  • 394
    Holly says:

    The internet and my craft magazines!

  • 395
    JeanMarie says:

    My inspiration comes from others blogs and splitcoast. I see something that catches my eye, but I think I would have used this color or this embellishment. That’s how it starts. Thank you to everyone who shares their ideas online.

  • 396
    Kay says:

    My inspiration mostly comes from viewing blogs and videos. Can never get enough of them. Thanks

  • 397
    Lynne Phelps says:

    When I need to kick-start my mojo, I clean up or re-organize my supplies. Before I know it I find things that I purchased for some technique or project that never got done at the time. Pretty soon I am energized and bubbling over with ideas again. It helps the pocketbook too – I call it “Shopping at home!”

  • 398

    My Google reader is one of my favorite places to head with a cup of coffee in hand. I also love home decorating magazines…I love the way they integrate space, texture,colour and line. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 399

    sounds like such a wonderful class! I go blurfing when I am in need of inspiration or else head to my new fave place – Pinterest. all of those beautiful photos never fail to bring my mojo joy and get my creativity going!

  • 400
    Leslie Kiley says:

    My favorite place to get inspiration is from other designers and artists as well as beautiful places and magazines! I scour over Pintrest the most!

  • 401

    It will be wonderful to see the guest designers working on these techniques. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 402
    Lindsey says:

    This sounds so cool! One of my favorite ways to gain inspiration is to check out the blogs I follow and see what amazing things everyone creates!

  • 403
    Linda Richmond says:

    I get most of my inspiration from blogs. My all time favorite is Capture the Moment. Then I follow the links to the design team. I still love browsing through my Paper Crafts magazine.

  • 404
    Aussie Emma says:

    Gain inspiration through various ways. Blogs, card magazines , through my card group who I meet with, all inspiring avenues. Would love to be part of Jennifer’s showcase. Cheers

  • 405
    Sandra K says:

    My favourite crafting blogs and pinterest are great for inspiration.

  • 406
    McStamper says:

    Love to surf the blogs for inspiration. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  • 407
    Robin Funge says:

    Sounds brilliant!! Love to be in that classroom with all the talented teachers!
    Robin

  • 408
    Pam L. says:

    I have a few way to gain inspiration. I pick the stamp set I want to use first…then I pick a color scheme. I am all about color!!! I fiddle through my colored pencils and copics. Once I decide on my colors then I hit the decorative papers! With all of the beautiful papers out there how could you not be inspired. I have never taken an actual design off line but I love reading blogs. Just watching someone else create something motivates me. It makes me want to head right for my craft room!

  • 409
    Roxanne J says:

    I love to surf blogs for my inspiration. Jennifer,Shari and you are always the first I visit. THANKS for all you do

  • 410
    f lynn rush says:

    i find inspiration in the works of others. i get emails and use my blog lists to find a clever way to use a simple item. i also save pictures of cards or other things so i have them all in one place.

  • 411
    Tejal says:

    Inspiration is everywhere, I love Flickr, Pinterest, PTI 5 days of reveal..its just fantastic…
    With Such wonderful teachers, its something not to be missed..Thank you for offering up a spot!!
    Tejal

  • 412
    Sally says:

    Checking out my fav blogs every morning over brekkie and a cuppa.

  • 413
    Ruth says:

    my favourite way is by reading crafty blogs. (a bit obvious i guess)

  • 414
    Kerry Fitzpatrick says:

    I love watching videos and tutorials. I like seeing it done and then it’s much easier for me to create my own.

  • 415
    Anette H says:

    I am SOOOO looking forward to this, thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • 416
    Necola says:

    I get inspiration from online blogs and I love looking at design magazines.

  • 417

    I get inspiration from nature, videos, magazines and blogs. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

  • 418
    Elena says:

    I gain inspiration from amazing teachers like you and Jennifer!

  • 419
    gladys says:

    i love inspirations! hope to win one spot! thanks Nichole!

  • 420
    denise@claussen.com says:

    I’m inspired by my children every day!

  • 421
    Bex says:

    The little things in life are my inspiration. Those unexpected moments when something just catches your interest and you’re off!

  • 422
    Vicki Stys says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is definitely through other stamper’s blogs. This class is right up my alley… I need it to jumpstart my mojo when the kids go back to school next week. Great idea, Papertrey!

  • 423
    Karen M. says:

    How very generous of you Nichole. I love looking through magazines and catalogs for inspiration. I can usually find something that will get me excited.

  • 424
    Meg C says:

    I seek inspiration by surrounding myself with creative people. Typically that means I go to an art museum or my local stamp store. I find that creativity is contageous in these settings.

  • 425
    Maureen says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is hopping around my favorite blogs & galleries!!

  • 426
    Donna M. says:

    Blog/ internet browsing mostly. I love taking a card idea & adapting it to use what I have on hand. I just love making cards & scrapping. Thanks for the chances!

  • 427
    ValerieC says:

    I definantly blog hop. Not only have I found the most creative people out there but, people who share recipes, home tips, a new perspective. I enjoy blogs so much and the people who take their time to do them!!!

  • 428
    Marilyn says:

    Inspiration is all around you… you just have to look.
    I love blogs, Pinterest and nature… those inspire and allow the eyes to feast on God’s worldly beauty. Hope I win!

  • 429

    I love to go to color challenge blogs, sketch challenge blogs, or just look at all the beautiful things the design team has created for inspiration πŸ™‚

  • 430
    Sue says:

    Can’t wait to start your class. I find inspiration watching videos like you are offering, magazines, blogs…anywhere crafters gather.

  • 431
    Amy Dann says:

    Most of my inspiration comes from the PTI Design Team! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 432
    Dee in N.H. says:

    I get most of my inspiration from blogs but also get lots from just looking around me.

  • 433
    Sue K says:

    Always something interesting on your blog, leading to more ideas…now just need more TIME! Would love to win this class… Thanks for the chance!

  • 434
    Lisa says:

    Wow Inspiration comes from so many places and sometimes those places are completely unexpected! The main place for inspiration is definitely the internet and various blogs! I love to blog hop and the majority of links on my iphone are to my favorite blogs! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this amazing class!

  • 435
    Ragnhild says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is reading blogs, Jennifer’s is one of my favorites!

  • 436
    Krista W says:

    I think blogs are the biggest inspiration for me. You always have great ideas, and I enjoy seeing all the different ways you and the DT work with the products.

  • 437
    Jacqueline says:

    This class is just what I need to keep the inspiration flowing. I try to check my google reader for my favorite blogs daily…that’s how I found out about this exciting news. Thanks!

  • 438
    Chris Cross says:

    I like to tell people that I “study” creativity. I gather inspiration everywhere that I can, but love magazines and websites.

  • 439
    Peg says:

    I get most of my inspiration from your blog and also from your DT. You never disappoint.

  • 440
    CherylQuilts says:

    I’m most inspired by blogs, for sure! And of course, the PTI gallery is great too, especially when I have a stamp and can’t quite get started. And the fabulous Design Teams really are the best! Thanks!

  • 441
    Yvette E says:

    I would love to participate in this class. I get inspirations from most of the design teams blog and pinterest

  • 442
    Peggy Sue says:

    My inspiration usually comes from the gals at Papertrey Ink. Each and everyone of which has their own flair and style.What a great class offer and a very special give away.

  • 443
    Jane Parker says:

    without a doubt, Pinterest! AND the Capture the Moment blog….

  • 444
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    I am most inspired by viewing my favorite blogs online. There is so much talent and creativity on the internet, love it!

  • 445
    Susan T says:

    I love to get inspiration off fabric.

  • 446
    Wendy says:

    For inspiration I visit many blogs including yours as well as papercrafting magazines. I also find inspiration in everyday items like labels and print ads.

  • 447
    Sue D says:

    I like to blog hop for inspiration and look at magazine ads.

  • 448
    Sue Plote says:

    Books, magazines, blogs, galleries…they’re all inspiring to me! Thanks for the opporunity to win a spot to this wonderful class!

  • 449
    margaret says:

    I get most of my insipiration through the internet, but love looking at magazines too.

  • 450
    ER says:

    I get my inspiration from blogs, checking here first.

  • 451
    Chris says:

    I can’t wait for this class to begin. I even treated myself to some new goodies!

  • 452
    FP says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to get into this class. I would say for me inspiration mostly comes from the world around me and everyday encounters, but also from visting blogs. I’m in awe of the creativity of some people. Simply awesome!

  • 453
    Kris says:

    I love looking at blogs and paging through magazines.

  • 454
    CarrieP says:

    Inspiration can come from so many places just by keeping ones eyes open. Sometimes it’s one of my kids toys, sometimes it’s the cereal box sitting on the table. But when these forms of inspiration elude me, I like to visit my favorite galleries & blogs, or even check out an online challenge. I’m sure I’d find your class very inspiring – thanks so much for the opportunity to participate!

  • 455
    Chris Lauth says:

    I get my inspiration from all over, there are so many different places both on line and off line!

  • 456
    Mia says:

    I get my inspiration in youtube videos. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

  • 457
    Sherry says:

    I definitely gain most of my inspiration from blogs, with yours and the design team being at the top of my list! I am going to take this class whether I win or not. Cannot wait!

  • 458
    Elizabeth V. says:

    Inspiration comes from so many places! I do love the blogs, especially you and the PTI designers. I have two sketch magazines that I use a lot. I also love catalogs like PB Teen for color inspiration. I am just getting started with pinterest and it is fun too! I think inspiration possibilities are all around us, it is just a matter of seeing it and then putting it to work. Thanks for offering the great prize!

  • 459
    Claudine G says:

    I look at blogs all the time. Magazine also helps but blogs are much more practical πŸ™‚

  • 460
    Linda says:

    I get my inspiration from others. There are many talented designers and stampers and fortunately, they share their ideas. I also learned about Pinterest on this blog and love to look there. Keep creating great designs, I love this blog!

  • 461
    Chrissie r says:

    Oh Nichole, please pick me!!!

  • 462
    kathleena says:

    I get most of my inspiration from blogs and pinterest, and from the people I am inspired to make things for! Thanks for the chance to win this great class.

  • 463
    Lisa Sargent says:

    I like to go shopping (!) and look at the different color combinations that are out there. I also look at storefront display windows, because they are a great flat space that usually has creative color combinations, designs and techniques that translate well onto a card.

  • 464
    Ruth Allmart says:

    I love to look through my really long list of favourite blogs and with a bit of luck I stumble upon another fabulous blog toadd to my ever growing list :)This sounds like a phenominal class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • 465
    Margaret says:

    I am looking forward to registering for this class.

  • 466
    Judy says:

    I find inspiration everywhere– in nature, home decor and
    of course on blogs and with fellow paper crafters. I also find inspiration in papers, stamps and other products. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 467
    Margaret C says:

    Blogs (esp yours and many of the creative folks involved in this class ! )

    Thanks for the opportunity !

  • 468
    Marla H. says:

    What a great class. My favorite ways to get inspiration are through blogs and watching technqiue videos!!!

  • 469
    Debbie W says:

    I love looking at card sketch websites for layout ideas, paper crafting magazines for color combinations, and believe it or not Project Runway…I love that they have to be creative very quikly to make things work…they are inspirational.

  • 470

    My favorite way to find inspiration is through blog hopping. I have yours and Dawn McVeys on my sidebar and get so excited when I see you have a new post. I also like to go to YouTube for videos and some more inspiration.

  • 471
    Heidi says:

    Would love to win a spot.

  • 472
    Karen SA says:

    Definitely blogs (PTI is a great favourite,thanks!!) and videos!! Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • 473

    Looks like a wonderful class – thanks for the chance to play : )

  • 474
    glorie says:

    Blogs and print ads are great sources of inspiration for me.

  • 475
    Jayne says:

    Jennifer is one of my favorites. I’d love to win a spot. Thanks for the chance.

  • 476
    Mary B says:

    Looks like a great class! I get inspired from looking at blogs, esp the PTI design team’s, the PTI forum/gallery, and various Papercraft magazines. The submissions in those magazines use so much PTI product! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 477
    Barb W says:

    My inspiration comes from all the wonderful people that share their talents. I have such a problem seeing outside the box, but just checking my favorite blogs everyday give me just what I need to help inspire me. (I keep adding more and more blogs to my morning cup(S) of coffee) The PTI DT are my saviors when I need some quick help – they always come through for me! I have never done an online class and this looks like so much fun and I’m sure would make me think “OUTSIDE MY BOX” for sure!!

  • 478
    Maureen Ferguson says:

    My favorite place for inspiration is definitely stamping blogs. There are SO many talented people out there – I can ALWAYS find something great every day!

    also, Splitcoast galleries are always good when I am searching for inspiration using a particular stamp set.

  • 479
    Dana D. says:

    Thanks Nichole for a chance to win a spot in this great technique class. I get inspiration from all you crafty girls on your blogs. It’s my morning ritual with a cup of coffee to check out the blogs each day.

  • 480
    Deanna says:

    I love blogs for inspiration and Jennifer’s is at the top of my list!

  • 481
    Tracy says:

    I love to visit blogs for ideas!

  • 482
    Chris Simon says:

    Sounds like a great class! I love learning what others use for their inspiration.

  • 483
    Juel says:

    I gain inspiration from finding wonderful blogs!

  • 484
    Julie in Edmonds says:

    I like cruising around the internet to find inspiration – blogs, pinterest, online stores, Etsy… Thanks for the chance, Nichole!

  • 485
    Connie M says:

    I get a lot of inspiration from assorted blogs, especially this one. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and a chance to win a spot!

  • 486
    Christy Beans says:

    I follow a lot of blogs so there’s almost always something that makes my crafy self sit up and take notice. But my guilty I-should-have-done-housework-or-something-useful pleasure is my tendency to get sucked into YouTube craftyland. I follow a link to one of Jennifer’s videos, for example, for “just a quick look” and then I see something else intriguing in the suggestion list and an hour (or so!) later, my head is spinning with possibilities. =)

  • 487
    Sue riviello says:

    I get most of mt inspiration from the Internet/blogs especially Papertrey…

  • 488
    lainey says:

    My biggest inspiration comes from the PTI Design Team blogs, but I also have a few other favorites I follow. Thank goodness we’re able to look at other people’s creativity so easily!

  • 489
    Suzanne says:

    The blogs, especially the PTI design teams, get my creative wheels turning. But I have to make sure not to get overwhelmed as they are so amazing.

  • 490
    Lois Noyes - MN says:

    I love looking thru blogs for inspiration. Also magazines for different color combinations.

  • 491
    Angela NJ says:

    SO happy to see that you’re part of this showcase. With a PTI release and my birthday during those same dates, I would feel so lucky to win a spot in this class. Thanks for offering a chance to win.

  • 492

    I am definately signing up for this class! LOTS of my favorite designers!
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Ssuan

  • 493
    Charmayne says:

    Would love to join this class, thanks for the chance!

  • 494
    Roberta says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this class. It sounds awesome.

  • 495
    Sarah says:

    Definitely blogs – more than anything else. I also love looking through SCS galleries, but mainly it’s blogs.

  • 496
    Lynda says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Jennifer & friends I’m sure will be a great “inspiration”.

  • 497
    IsabelleM says:

    Wow what an awesome class!
    Thk you for chance to win!

  • 498

    When I need inspiration I just look around me. The other day I saw a chair in a furniture store with gorgeously patterned upholstery. Looking at catalogs that come in the mail works sometimes, too. But I’d still love to take this class!

  • 499
    Marla says:

    I’ve been falling behind on my card making lately, and this is just what I need to get back in the groove. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 500
    sara m says:

    This sounds awesome. I am a faithful reader of your blog & love your products, this would just be the icing on the cake to win a spot in the class!! Thanks for the chance!

  • 501
    teresa says:

    I love looking at blogs and magazine. They are both great ways to get inspired.

  • 502
    Sue H says:

    My inspiration comes from blogs and magazines.

  • 503
    Stacy W. says:

    I get inspiration from walking through my local Target, flipping through magazines and ads, and from blogs and websites…especially the PTI design teams πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance to view this class for free.

  • 504
    Greta H says:

    Usually I pull out my stamping magazines to get a dose of inspiration, as well as checking out my favorite crafter’s blogs/photostreams. I’ve never taken a class like this, but I’d love to if I’m lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • 505
    jen shears says:

    I find a lot of inspiration in the blogworld- particularly HERE!!! πŸ˜€

  • 506
    Julie says:

    I am a PTI junkie! I look to the Papertrey Gals for inspiration–I love how each member of the PTI team shares their creativity and Inspires!

  • 507
    Ann says:

    Well I used to spend time every day on my blog list – and I still do but now when I see something that inspires it goes straight on my Pinterest boards. No more searching and searching for that elusive project I saw SOMEWHERE a couple of weeks ago!

  • 508
    Efrat S. says:

    Sounds like a great class!! I could definitely use that. I usually get my inspiration from reading blogs and seeing what other people are doing. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • 509
    Jenny McGee says:

    This class looks totally awesome. I would love to win. Thanks for a chance.

  • 510
    Debbie McKelvey says:

    I get my inspiration from different blogs. I love your stamp release each month for Papertrey Ink. I also love to visit the gallery for each stamp set just in case I see something I can’t do without from the other sets.

  • 511
    Marty says:

    I am inspired by watching my daughter creating beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. I think she is tiring of me looking over her shoulder…inspire me Papertey Ink!!!

  • 512
    marune says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a spot !

  • 513
    Lisa says:

    My fav way to get inspiration at the moment is Pinterest. I love searching through all of the crafty pics to find something that interests me and then being able to be linked straight to a blog post or tutorial about the project. Thanks for the chance to win, this class looks amazing!

  • 514
    Deb. B says:

    Mostly from the internet. Would love to be part of the class! Thanks for the chance.

  • 515
    Linda Carson says:

    I get my inspiration from blogs and keeping up w/designers like you.

  • 516
    Sabine says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for all the inspiration. I get inspired not only by all the great blogs out there in cyberspace but also by my daily hikes with my dogs – I am really into nature!

  • 517
    Cathy Green says:

    The internet seems to be my best source of inspiration. Magazines are great, but the internet just keeps changing and adding new info.

  • 518
    Dally says:

    My sources of inspiration:
    1. Get together with my crafty friends
    2. Magazines (all kind)
    3. Papertrey – everything (DT blogs, challenges, Make-it Mondays …)

  • 519
    Sharon B says:

    Mostly I head for blogs now for inspiration – and dare I say it, mostly pti design team blogs. Because mostly I reach for pti stamps time and time again.
    The class sounds fab.

  • 520
    Trudy Oliver says:

    I get a lot of inspiration from blogs and Splitcoaststampers.

  • 521
    Cathie R. says:

    I get my best inspiration from the various blogs I “visit” on a daily basis.

  • 522
    Becky P. says:

    I have so many ways to seek inspiration. Your blog, pinterest, link parties all over the web. There are so many talented people out there.

  • 523
    Sara Mac says:

    What a great class! I’m so excited that you are part of this. I gain a lot of inspiration from fellow bloggers.

  • 524
    Glenda J says:

    Seeing all the great ideas on your blog and products that are used in creating them helps me to create cards. Thanks to you and your team for all you share!!

  • 525

    Your blog and Monday videos are my weekly source of inspiration, along with Kristina Werner’s… I learned about your products from her! Would love a chance to win this clas!!!

  • 526
    Carol Mc says:

    Pick me! Pick me please!

  • 527
    Luci says:

    I find inspiration in many places. Sometimes a picture in a magazine, or the colors in a billboard. Sometimes a coworkers shirt or outfit can provide a color combination.

    The class sounds awesome and I’m sure there will be much inspiration there as well.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 528
    Jean says:

    Tons of inspiration on line through blogs and classes.

  • 529
    laura j says:

    blog surfing is my ‘go to’ source for paper crafting inspiration!

  • 530

    I’ve been loving Pinterest for inspiration lately!

  • 531
    Susie Moore says:

    I love to read blogs and home decorating magazines for sure.

  • 532
    Paula I says:

    There are lots of great places for inspiration, but the ultimate is the internet! I love all the eye candy and inspiration you can find, so many great blogs. I can, and have, wasted a day away hopping from one to the next.

  • 533
    cathy says:

    I find my children very inspiring. Looking at the world through their eyes gives me lots of ideas for cardmaking, scrapbooking and a variety of other crafts. I’m definitely looking forward to these classes.

  • 534
    ElizabethB says:

    I took her card class and loved it. This is a great way to remind myself of some techniques I am sure I know, but may have forgotten about and stretch my creativity by learning some new techniques.

  • 535
    Amy Zwierz says:

    Magazines for me. I see something and try to find my way of doing it.

  • 536
    Sheila says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration has become the internet. When I’m not feeling inspired to create it helps me so much to look around at new products or blogs to see things. I usually come away with a new technique, idea or color inspiration to lead me on my way to make my own thing from that inspiration.

  • 537
    Bonnie says:

    I find inspiration by looking at blogs daily, including yours. My other inspiration is my s-i-l Ann. She is uber talented.

  • 538
    Maria says:

    I find inspiration in quilt patterns. They are beautiful.

  • 539
    Valerie W says:

    Blogs are my #1 go to for inspiration. Jennifer’s class looks amazing.

  • 540
    CJ says:

    Inspiration is everywhere…so much available now on the internet it is awesome. Would love to be part of this class that could offer so much “how to” to go along with the inspiration!

  • 541
    Aimee says:

    usually I surf the internet looking for something to inspire me..

  • 542
    Tanya Patterson says:

    I check the PTI team blogs every day. They all do such wonderful and beautiful work.

  • 543
    KateT says:

    Sounds awesome!! Sign me up!!

  • 544
    nkmac says:

    ok…I need to win…vacation time is coming and am pinching pennies

  • 545
    KateT says:

    Sorry, I forgot to say that I get my inspiration from lots of blogs, idea books, craft magazines, and just plain old everyday life!

  • 546
    Sandy Vincent says:

    My favorite way to get inspiration is when making a card/project for a certain person, and I can incorporate colors and embellishments I know they’d like to make it really custom made for them.

  • 547
    KathyFL57 says:

    All the design team blogs and now…PINTEREST…that place is addicting and has great inspiration photos!

  • 548
    Elsie says:

    Oh that I would be so lucky as to win. Both you and Jennifer are such an inspiration to me, sharing your creative talent all the time. Thanks so much for this opportunity

  • 549
    natalie says:

    what a fantastic opportunity and what an amazing line up of teachers!

  • 550
    DebbieD says:

    I find inspiration everywhere, but I especially enjoy browsing blogs and magazines.

  • 551
    Colleen James says:

    I love using pinterest and blogs the best

  • 552
    Tammy Davis says:

    My current favorite inspiration is Shimelle Laine. She has some of the best page inspirations that I have found! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  • 553
    Earleen M. says:

    Besides your blog, Nicole, I love to flip thru the pages of PaperCraft Magazine and their “special” issues.

  • 554

    I love to blog surf. I pick up so much inspiration looking at what other people are doing!

  • 555
    Nora G says:

    I get my inspiration from nature. Looking at the color combinations of flowers, looking at cloud formations, sunsets, etcetera. I also love to mimic fabric designs in my cardmaking. Color combinations and layouts often are inspired by a dress, tablecloth or bedpread. Designers do all the work, so why not CASE them!

  • 556
    Dianne Johnson says:

    My inspiration often comes from reading blogs, especially this one! I would love to win a spot in the class.

  • 557
    Jennifer L. says:

    My favorite way to gain inspiration is from blogs. Mostly from the PTI design team. Love to stop in and see what they have every day. I also get lots of inspiration from my daughter’s Carter’s jammies. They have the cutest colors and designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 558
    pmm says:

    Blogs are my biggest inspiration… the PTI team has some of the very best! I especially love release week and the day after posts. I should maybe spend less time reading them and more time stamping though. ;P

  • 559
    Stephanie says:

    I find inspiration from other craft blogs and pinterest mostly. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • 560
    Leah says:

    blogs and magazines are my go-to’s. πŸ™‚

  • 561
    Liz H says:

    I gain heaps of inspiration from blogs – what other people can do is amazing, and can really spark my ideas flowing.

  • 562
    Shannon says:

    I get lots of inspiration from both crafting and home decorating blogs as well as crafting and home decorating magazines or catalogs! Your blog is a big bonus for inspiration! This upcoming class sure sparks A LOT of inspiring ideas!

  • 563
    Kendall B says:

    I find inspiration from blog, websites and nature. Thanks for the opportunity to win an inspiration boost.

  • 564
    Carolyn S. says:

    No doubt this class will be very exciting!

  • 565
    Chris Arthars says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this class Ive just registered can’t wait to start and it’s such good value

  • 566
    AngΓ©lique says:

    Inspiration is just all around. It’s the color of a leave, the design of a magazine, etc. etc.
    Thanks for this giveaway! One of those days is my birtday, so defenately a great present to follow this class πŸ™‚

  • 567
    Cibele says:

    One of my favorite ways to gat inspired is to take a walk outside. The fresh air helpsbto clear my head leaving room for something wonderful to pop in.

  • 568
    Karen B. says:

    Pictures! From anywhere I can find them – books, magazines, websites, etc. When I find unique & creative ways to use layers of materials and a variety of textures the “make it” fire starts up! I also find that as I start creating something, the ideas start flowing and that is inspiring. Nothing like some success to keep you going!

  • 569
    Jean D says:

    I would love to do this class

  • 570
    Margaret Peltier says:

    I use it all for inspiration……..your blog, other blogs, magazines, nature etc……….

  • 571
    Isabel Z says:

    My inspiration comes from mostly your PTI blog and all the PTI design team blogs. I also enjoy looking at Pinterest.

  • 572
    karen Stephenson says:

    Blog, paper crafting magazines, photos in magazines which give color combo ideas and my imagination are all ways I get inspirations. I love PTI too.

  • 573
    Diane says:

    From blogs like yours. It gives me so much inspiration. Thanks

  • 574
    joy says:

    I love to see what everyone else is doing on their blogs. And, I am addicted to stamping magazines, too! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class.

  • 575
    Pam P says:

    I find for me there is inspiration everywhere. Blogs, magazines, even when I go to a store I get inspiration from their displays. I do love all of the PTI’s designers and want to thank them for sharing their creative ideas with all of us.

  • 576
    small t says:

    I usually draw my inspiration from my stamps and thinking abiut the person i’m making the card for. I also get very inspired by the work of fellow stampers. πŸ™‚

  • 577
    Heather DG says:

    One of my faves is looking around outside – from flowers to houses there are so many great color combos and textures to try to capture.

    Looks like anamazing class!! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • 578
    stampyblock says:

    Would love to be a part of this class!

  • 579
    Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    I get most of my inspiration from reading–blogs, magazines, books, even newspaper ads!

  • 580
    Diana says:

    Good luck all! I had a blast with the online Summer Card Camp and I am looking forward to this one.

    I am sorry I missed this post in my reader…

  • 581
    Jeannette Jones says:

    Seeing what others have made is very inspiring to me. Even shopping can inspire! Jennifer’s u-tubes and classes have been one of my favorite ways to learn. She has such a calming way of teaching.

  • 582
    Karen Stein says:

    WOW!! This is great!

  • 583
    Anna Sigga says:

    Pinterest is like my own private inspiration shelf! πŸ˜€

  • 584

    If I’m totally lost for inspiration I usually find some when I’m browsing through magazines. Some of the ads are really little wonders of design. Also setting yourself a challenge for using a particular colour of ink or just the one stamp can get the creative juices going. And whe all else fails there’s always the internet!
    Would love to win a free class!

  • 585
    Sue Symens says:

    I spend alot of time on the internet so that should be my anwser but….if I just sit down and look through what I have good things happen when I play!

  • 586
    Vanessa Bell says:

    I am always online looking at my favorite blogs. There are so many creative people. It always help get my creative juices flowing.

  • 587
    tabby says:

    I follow a few blogsm but here recently Pinterest! That site is amazing!!!

  • 588
    Irene says:

    Can’t wait for this class to get started! All of you provide me with so much inspiration!

  • 589
    Deborah B. says:

    I love to get inspiration from the world around me. I was once inspired by the shirt of a man sitting next to me in my Sunday school class. I also began creating a card in my head after looking at the designs and colors on a menu in a restaurant. Inspiration is all around. Now, different techniques to use all of this inspiration….this class is for me!

  • 590
    Donna says:

    The only thing better than learning from Jennifer would be learning from YOU!
    d

  • 591
    Cathy P says:

    I know this will be a great class. I’m already signed up.

  • 592
    Maresa says:

    I get on the internet and start clicking. I always try to find new blogs, even though I have a list of favorites that I visit to get the mojo-goin’

  • 593

    Right now I am loving Pinterest and blogs!!!

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