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I have a 10/10/20 Special Occasions Class coming up, I have 44 people coming over a couple days of classes, and we will be making 10 cards using a variety of stamp sets. I am designing the cards so I can get my order placed tomorrow so that I have my supplies in time.  With Sale-a-Bration winding down it takes a little bit longer to get our orders, so I need to get my butt in gear.

I have them half done and will finish them off tomorrow.  I get my inspiration from swaps, Splitcoast Stampers, as well as Stampers Showcase.  Once in a while an original idea comes into my head but not often. Usually I will combine ideas from different cards to come up with one card.  The baby card is a combination of two cards I received in my last swap, Marlene's and Jacque's, and then I tweaked it a bit.blog feb 101020 002  I stamped with white craft the flannel plaid background on the bashful blue paper. It is hard to see that in the picture.  I went back and forth on adding ribbon and I decided it really did not need it after I added the real red card stock and the faux stitching behind the center dots. This is such a cute stamp set, and even though I am way beyond having kids, and most of my friends are too, I could not resist ordering it once I saw so many cute cards made with the onesie. I love paper piecing!

The next card was inspired by a card I got in my last swap, made by Jeri. As soon as I saw this set I loved it, the detail in the artwork, and especially the apples, usually I am using the Give Thanks set with the apples in a bucket, but I love them in an old wood box just as much. blog feb 101020 006 This card was just colored with a blender pen and Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils.  I did use River Rock, Ruby Red & Blue Bayou Ink pads too. 

I am using a lot of background paper in class, it makes the cards look so nice, and it makes figuring out your color combinations so much easier.  A lot of the layouts are similar too, but you know the old saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it"... right?

Enjoy a couple cards from class, and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di

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