Free class GIVEAWAY!…because I finally learned Illustrator!

by Dana on August 6, 2013

Let me rephrase…
I’m finally LEARNING Illustrator.  But even after picking up the basics, I feel like I’ve grown leaps and bounds in the program.  It doesn’t feel scary or overwhelming to navigate around.  And if you remember that I’ve been using—(cough)—Microsoft Word to create all my graphics, well you know how excited I am to make a simple graphic like this for an upcoming girls trip with my sisters and cousins, and have it come together in just a few minutes:

Yay!
I’m definitely still a beginner.  But I’ll tell you how I got to this point…AND how you can learn Illustrator too.  We’ve got an awesome giveaway at the end of my ramblings.  Read on….

A couple months ago I was contacted by the ladies at Nicole’s Classes, asking if I wanted to take their Illustrator course.  Yes please!

I took the Illustrator 101 course, which lasts for 4 weeks, with instructor Alma Loveland.  It was awesome!  And she was awesome—she has the most soothing voice (that alone is worth taking the course, right?)
If you’ve never heard of Nicole’s classes, definitely click over because they offer tons of creative courses aside from Illustrator, like Photoshop, InDesign, Photography, creating a Brand, typography, and other cool classes.

In four weeks, Alma takes you from the very basics to more detailed tools and applications.  And  I loved her basics because it helped me understand the concept behind Illustrator before jumping into the tools.  I had that ah-ha moment when she explained why vector graphics (on the left below) are different from raster graphics (such as photos/jpgs, on the right)

I’m a big believer that understanding concepts first, leads to better application.

Here’s a turtle that Alma breaks down in the first lesson to explain the many layers and shapes that create one Illustrator object.

Throughout the 4 week course, she explains all the various tools, options, color palettes, brushes, how to make a custom brush, symbols, the pen tool. Oh the pen tool!  She goes over Live Trace and Live Paint which are really cool.  She’s using it below for this seagull:

She really wowed me by using invisible lines in Live Paint to create this cool seascape effect on the words:

Never would have thought to do that.
I guess that’s why she’s awesome and teaching the course, and assigning homework, and providing feedback each week to each student.

So here’s some of the stuff I tried.
The first week we made a typographic poster. And since it was near Father’s Day I did a nod to one of Casey’s favorite movies, Anchor Man:

I originally planned to print and frame these for his office, but haven’t made it that far yet.

This next graphic was inspired by 5 year-old Owen.  He loves the Coldplay song Paradise and when we chose Clara’s name a year and half ago, we thought Paradise could be turned into Claradise.  So now we sing the chorus that way.  I think she’s singing along.

I never mailed an official baby announcement when she was born, but I can see how easy it is to make announcements and Christmas cards on your own in Illustrator.  Too late to welcome friends and family to Claradise?

On Saturday I used Illustrator in a funny way….to help me make a new-home decision!  I’ve been going back and forth on the bathroom tile colors and design.  So I thought duh, I should do a mock up of the colors so Casey and I can visualize it better.   Just another reason to love Illustrator.  Subway tiles.

Then I got real fancy and made a mockup of an actual bathroom, practicing all the shapes I’d learned.

And when I couldn’t remember how to do a cut-out circle inside of another circle, I was able to reference it in the Illustrator book too.  I should note that the book is not included in the course, but it’s super reasonably priced and worth it.

Even after going through all the coursework and re-watching some of the videos again, it’s hard to remember everything.  So the book is nice to fall back on.


Of course the best way to learn Illustrator is to practice—which is why the homework is so valuable each week (especially because you get feedback from the instructor)—-and to practice on projects that motivate you.  The REAL reason I wanted to learn Illustrator was to improve the look of my PDF patterns.  I wanted the lines to be professional.  So I couldn’t wait to try out my new skills on the KID Shorts pattern.  It turned out better than I had hoped.

Okay.
If you’ve made it to the end of this long post, I owe you a coke.
But maybe you’ll settle on a giveaway instead?
Yes!
Want to try out one of Nicole’s Classes?

• For all MADE readers, we’re offering a 20% discount on any course from now till August 19th.
Enter coupon code: NCANDDANA20
This month’s courses just started today but it’s not too late to join for August.  Or you can look ahead and sign up for September as well.

• For one lucky reader, we’re offering a FREE Illustrator 101 Course!

GIVEAWAY RULES:
• Leave a comment, that’s it.
• Only one entry per person.
• Open to anyone!
• ONE winner will be picked via random.org
Giveaway ends, Saturday 8/10/13 at 10pm (Central Time).
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Winners will be announced next week.
Good luck!
And thank you to Nicole’s Classes for all the creative help and direction.  I hope you guys enjoy their courses as much as I have!

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1 Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

I would love to learn how to do those things in Illustrator!

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2 Jenny August 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

so awesome!

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3 Steph August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

Oh my goodness! I’ve been wanting to learn illustrator for so long. I’d LOVE to win this (and then possibly take the Photoshop and Photography courses as well!) Thanks for telling us about Nicole’s classes, I’d never heard of them before.

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4 Allison August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

That looks like a fun creative outlet-I’d love to try it!

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5 Liesel August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

I would love to win this!! I’ve heard about Nicole’s Classes, and would love to try them all!!

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6 Miranda August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

Wow! I would love to learn Illustrator! Can’t wait to see more of what you create!

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7 millie August 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

Cool…I would love to learn how to do graphics on the computer

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8 Marie-Christine August 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

Clara was born on February 9th 2012, no? ;)

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9 Anne August 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

Love it! I need to brush up on my Illustrator and I think I’ll pick up the Photoshop as well!

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10 Jen Chase August 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

What a great way to learn new skills! I would love to try out one of the classes.

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11 Ana August 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

This looks so awesome! I would love the opportunity to learn from one of Nicole’s classes!

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12 Isabel A. August 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

I would love to learn how to use. I looks wonderful!

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13 Dru August 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

Would love a class with Nicole’s Classes! Fantastic!

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14 Micaela August 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

I would love to learn illustrator!

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15 Rachel August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

I’m learning the basic levels now, I would love to be able to master the things you’re demonstrating!

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16 Lesley August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

Ooooh, how exciting! I would be all over this program!

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17 Melissa McCoy August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator. What a valuable tool for both myself and to help my husband in his ministry. (He’s a Children’s Pastor.) What a great giveaway!

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18 Kristy Lou August 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Wow, this is what I havebeen looking for! Thanks.

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19 JRose48 August 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Oh, I would love to learn Illustrator!

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20 Nicole August 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Aaack, a course on Illustrator is just what I have been looking for! Would love to figure it out so I can make my own fabric on Spoonflower.

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21 Heather August 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

I’d love to learn! I clicked over there and realized I might get myself in trouble if I stayed too long!

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22 janet August 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

This is exactly what i have been looking for! There are countless ways I would use this!

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23 April D. August 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

I would LOVE to take one of her courses!

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24 Barbarah August 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

No way! I’ve been looking in to evening classes for working with illustrator, but I don’t know if I’ll have the time. This seems like a perfect solution to my problem! :) Thank you!

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25 Mestes August 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

You make it look easy to do, but you make everything look easy like your tutorials. :)
This is definitely a must to learn as I hand draw my patterns, and would want to someday put them into pdf’s,. thanks for sharing the link to the courses. :)

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26 Lisa August 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

YES PLEASE!! I know InDesign and some of Photoshop, but Illustrator still baffles me. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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27 Rebekah Stockton August 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

This would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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28 Robin Sharpe August 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

I just started a blog this year and I would love to learn how to make it look as good as yours. Illustrator would be a great step forward for me for sure!

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29 emily August 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

this looks like such a great course and so helpful!

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30 Heather August 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

pick me!

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31 Andrea August 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

I would love to learn how to use illustrator! Thank you!

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32 Lara August 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

I´d love to learn Illustrator in order to draw my own sewing patterns there!

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33 Fernanda Motta August 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

I have to learn Illustrator!!!! I’ll never more put an white square to cut drawings on its sides ! :)

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34 Michelle August 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

This is wonderful! Thank you for all your hard work blogging and creating. It’s a treat for your readers :).

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35 Adirondack Inspired--Monica August 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

Woot! I’ll take a cookie and a free class, please.

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36 Beth August 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

Oh wow, this sounds amazing!! I’m a big believer in the “teach a man to fish” adage, so in this case, I’m a super big fan of “teach a girl to design”! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and for offering such a rad giveaway.

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37 Marsha August 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

I would love to learn Illustrator! I would also love to see another new home update :)

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38 emily August 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

I would love to actually learn Illustrator vs. fumble my way through!

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39 Tommie @ Ilene Books August 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

I really could learn Illustrator better. I really only know how to use the Live trace function, which can only get you so far.

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40 Deana August 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’m amazed by what you could do after taking that class! Great work.

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41 Danelle August 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

Wow, I would love to learn Illustrator, thank you for even the things i learned reading your post today.

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42 terri August 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

this would be awesome!

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43 Anita August 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

I love Illustrator…..I’m glad to see you are enjoying it too. Now the world of Vector Magic opens to you :) Enjoy!!!!!

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44 LeAnn August 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

Time for me to learn some new skills!

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45 LeeAnn August 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

Learning Illustrator has been on my to-do list for years. I’m glad to hear about your positive experience. This is a online class I can handle!

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46 Victoria August 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

What a cool opportunity. Thanks!

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47 Erika August 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

Thanks for the great post Dana! I was just saying I need to learn Illustrator but was overwhelmed at how to go about it. Super inspired now!!!

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48 Kristin August 6, 2013 at 9:51 am

How cool! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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49 Heather @ What Does She Do All Day? August 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

Oh, wow! I would love to be able to learn how to make graphics in Illustrator!!

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50 Nichole August 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

Way to go for taking the plunge. Thanks for making it seem do-able! Would love to learn myself.

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51 Mary August 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

Ooo! Thanks for the chance!

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52 MJ August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

Can’t wait to see what you come up with now Dana! Illustrator is super fun, but I’ve forgotten to do almost everything.

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53 LeAnne B August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

I’ve just begun to scratch the surface of Illusrator and would love to learn more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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54 Lindsay August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

If I did my life over, I would have studied graphic design. I would love to learn Illustrator.

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55 Julie August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

I would love to learn this!!

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56 Steffi August 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

Awesomo giveaway! … if I ever learn it, I’ll let you know.

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57 Ashlie August 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love making invitations, cards, announcements, etc. but make them all in Word/Publisher. Have really been wanting to learn Illustrator.

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58 Gina August 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

My husband does Photoshop, but I a,ways feel so lost when he tries to explain stuff. I’d love to try a class and actually learn one of these programs.

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59 Annick August 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

I was looking last week for a course or a good book to learn me illustrator… This is exactly what I need!

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60 Erin August 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Oh! I own my own business and create a lot of things in Photoshop, but it’s come to my attention Illustrator would be far more beneficial! I would love to win the 101 course. :) Love your blog!

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61 Stephanie Ann August 6, 2013 at 10:01 am

Would love love love to win this course!

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62 Ashley August 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

I would love to learn how to use Illustrator!

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63 Stephanie August 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

Illustrator has long baffled me. I’d love to actually learn it!

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64 nan August 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

I’m not sure if my brain can learn anything more, it seems to misfire a lot lately, but I’d love to try! Thanks for posting about this, never would have known anything like Illustrator classes existed!

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65 Amanda August 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

Wow, would love to learn how to do this!

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66 Sandrea Hines August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

How neat!! =)

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67 Lucia Arias August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

Yeah! I definetely have to do a Ilustrator course! Thanks a lot!

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68 Sara August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

Good job! I always wanted to learn Illustrator!

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69 Janina Davila August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

I would love to win!!!!

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70 Veronica August 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

This looks great! I’m gonna give it a go, definitely.

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71 Ruby August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

This sounds great! I’d love to do the illustrator course, I think it would be so useful!

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72 Melissa August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

I would love to learn Illustrator. I’m used to muddling my way through with Paint.NET, but Illustrator looks like a much more versatile tool!

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73 Jess August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

This is great! I’ve been wanting to learn how to use Illustrator. Thanks!

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74 palak August 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

Crossing my fingers!!! This is awesome!

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75 Carrie August 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

I have Illustrator and don’t know where to begin. This would be great! Thanks!

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76 amy c August 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

Ooooo!!! I’ve been putting off learning Illustrator too but you’ve got me convinced! Thank you!!

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77 Cara Barbieri August 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

I would love to learn illustrator! I’m off to fiddle around on the computer!

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78 Kelley August 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

I would love to learn illustrator.

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79 Jackie August 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

Ooh, pick me, pick me! I would so love to win this class! Thank you for the giveaway!

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80 Urvi August 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

OMG, would love to learn this!!

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81 Sharee August 6, 2013 at 10:23 am

awesome!

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82 beth marie August 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

i use a mac program called pages (similar to microsoft word) to make all of my graphics. illustrator would be a godsend!

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83 Carin August 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

I would love to learn illustrator. Love what you,ve created.

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84 Lanalulu August 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

I would LOVE to learn this too!!!

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85 eef August 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

I still use Paint… so maybe it is time for an upgrade :-)

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86 Jo Chastant August 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

Wow……I would jump at the opportunity to learn Illustrator, and this is a great time in my life to learn it…..switching careers!

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87 Katie August 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

Sweet-oh what I could create!

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88 Amanda August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

I’ve had Illustrator for almost 3 yrs and have been wanting to learn it!! It can help me digitize designs for my embroidery an I really want to create my own logo for my business instead of using my photoshop watermark on my vistaprint business card background! LOL Thanks for this giveaway!!

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89 Melanie August 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

I love the things you created. I have a Illustrator on my computer, but I find it kind of overwhelming so I haven’t really used it. A course would be just the thing to get me going!

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90 Lindsay August 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

What a great opportunity to learn something new!

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91 Angela August 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

you’re website is always so lovely and inspiring! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

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92 Mary Claire August 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

What a great giveaway. I can’t wait to go look at the classes they offer!

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93 Felecia Cofield August 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

Hi Dana! Thanks to you and Nicole for the chance to win! I’d love to learn how to use Illustrator! Blessings from Bama!

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94 Cammie August 6, 2013 at 10:37 am

Ooooh! I would love Illustrator and to take this course! It sounds amazingly helpful.

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95 laura August 6, 2013 at 10:37 am

This sounds like a really neat thing to win!!

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96 Charity August 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

I would love to win this! I only know the basics and end up doing things in Photoshop that I should be doing in Illustrator!

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97 Sarah August 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

I love the courses offered! Thank you so much for posting about this! Hope I win ;)

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98 Jackie August 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

I don’t have Illustrator or Photoshop…need to get on that. It looks awesome.

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99 Deb Cameron August 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

How awesome! Have wanted to learn illustrator for an age :-). Thanks for the opportunity :-). Oh, have posted my result of the Kid Shorts pattern on my blog. Love the pattern and I love seeing how you used illustrator to assist in the pattern development, it really is a very smart way to print this pattern.

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100 McKelle August 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

I took some graphic design courses years and years ago before I had kids. So much has changes since then. I would love to take this class!!

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101 Lindsey R August 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

Wow, you are doing amazing! I am crazy impressed with your bathroom mockup, sheesh!

I’ve learned some of Illustrator but my teacher wasn’t as helpful or into the style of design I wanted to learn. Love Alma’s design work and would love to take her class. thanks for the chance!

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102 Franziska August 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

Wow! I would love to learn how to do that!

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103 Laura Susan August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wow! I’d love to take this class. Thanks!

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104 dani August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

i love nicole’s classes! I have the photoshop book and i love it!

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105 Bridget August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

WOW that sounds like an awesome course. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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106 zsofi August 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

fantastic giveaway! pick me ;)

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107 Megan V August 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

Would love to take the class! Looks like lots to learn and fun!

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108 Renee August 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Cool! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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109 Marijke August 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

I love to lezarn new things and this would be perfect to change my picture. So i would like to give it a go, so i’m in.

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110 Adela August 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

This is brilliant. I downloaded a trial version of Illustrator and never opened it because I was too intimidated. These courses sound very manageable and beneficial!

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111 Dianne Wilson August 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you Dana and Nicole!

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112 Michelle b August 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

Ooh this would be amazing to learn :)

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113 Jess August 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’m definitely interested!

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114 Renata August 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

Wouldn’t the year on the “Claradise” graphic be 2012, when she was born? ;) Or maybe when she turned one, so 2013 would be right…
Very cute either way!

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115 Brittney Crabtree August 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

I have been wanting to take one of her classes!

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116 Melissa August 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

I’ve been struggling with Illustrator for 3 years! Trying to teach myself is just not working. I’d love to take a class

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117 Leila August 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

I could totally use this!

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118 carolina August 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

great!!! Thank you so much.

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119 crystal August 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

So fun!

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120 DLG in Mich August 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

I would love to learn to use Illustrator. Thanks for the chance to win!

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121 zette August 6, 2013 at 11:01 am

thanks for the inspiration and chance to learn something new.

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122 unikuu August 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

pick me :)

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123 Kristi Andres August 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

Wow this would be fun… my brother’s the multi-media guy in the family, but I would love to do a little myself too! :)
Thanks Dana!

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124 EveryChapter August 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

Oooo, I would love to brush up on my Photoshop skills… pick me! Thanks for hosting this- so fun!

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125 Erica M. August 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

I would love to learn to use Illustrator!

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126 Miquela August 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

This is such a cool giveaway! I have always wanted to learn Illustrator, but found it so intimidating. Nicole’s course seems to make very approachable!

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127 mariana August 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

what a great give away!

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128 Chantalle August 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

How exciting! I’d love some step by step instructions- so many possibilities!

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129 Mindy August 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

I hope I win. I love Nicole’s classes. :D

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130 Cori August 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

I really want to learn illustrator and this sounds like the perfect way to do it. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

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131 heather p. August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

I love the Anchorman posters! This would be a great opportunity!

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132 Angie M. August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

Looks so cool! Would love to win.

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133 Shelby at Fresh Eggs Farm August 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

My husband just got a job teaching second grade. I’d love to help design stuff for his class :-)

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134 SarahB August 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

What a great giveaway!

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135 TaraleeC August 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

awesome!

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136 Nienke August 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

Wow, I’d love to learn Illustrator!

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137 Melanie August 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

I hope I win, I’ve always wanted to learn illustrator…
Thanks for the chance …

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138 Mollie August 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to learn illustrator!

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139 katie August 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

I just said to a friend yesterday that I want to take this class! I would love to win!

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140 Alyse August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

I have illustrator but haven’t learned how to use it yet, this would be a great course!

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141 Amber August 6, 2013 at 11:46 am

I have been scared to try to learn Illustrator, but you’ve inspired me!

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142 Tina C. August 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

YAY! What an awesome and useful giveaway! Thank you.

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143 Dayna August 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

Just beginning with all this craftiness and would love to learn illustrator to help me along!

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144 Karah August 6, 2013 at 11:53 am

Oh my. Just checked it out and SO many great classes to choose from! Pick me random number generator. Pick me!!

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145 Kelly Koster August 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

I have been a fan of Nicole’s Classes for a LONG time…but life is busy with a new baby, so I’ve been waiting until the newest is a little older before I took the Illustrator class. Well…the little one will be ONE in less than two weeks, so I think now would be a great time to dive in. Thanks for the chance to win!

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146 Jenny August 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

AWESOME! I know PS CS6 but Illustrator is totally foreign to me. Would LOVE to learn it!!!

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147 dawn August 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

wow this would be so super awesome to win!

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148 Toni August 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm

So cool! I learned Illustrator in college, but I don’t feel like we learned any of that. (or maybe I just forgot it all!) A refresher course would be awesome!

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149 clara August 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I don’t know if I could learn something of Illustrator in english, but I’d like it!
Surely I must sing Claradise! ;-)
Thanks for this giveaway!

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150 April B. August 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win, I would love to learn this stuff too!

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151 Emily August 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

This would be fun to win!

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152 Lisa August 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Wow! Sounds like a great course!

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153 Lindsay August 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Oh, this is just what I need for work! I’ve been putting off learning Illustrator for a couple of years now, and this is the push I’ve been waiting for…

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154 Ainsley August 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I have a 27in iMac and don’t have illustrator….is that wrong? ;)

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155 Tami Brown August 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I hope to be the lucky winner!!!

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156 Sarah S. August 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I would love the opportunity to create anything and everything. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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157 amy August 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I love learning new programs and would love to learn more about vector images.

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158 emilia August 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Count me in!! I’ve been playing around, but instruction would be ever so helpful!!

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159 Nathalie @ Angelina's Dream Parties August 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Oh! I so need to learn Illustrator! Reaaaally hope I can win this.

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160 Amie August 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I have always wanted to learn illustrator

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161 emilia August 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Wait…. was Clara born in 2012 or 2013?

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162 Shauna August 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I’ve been wanting to learn Illustrator so I can make my drawings/embroidery patterns look nice! Oh, I hope I win! :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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163 Jen Schumann August 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

NEED this class! Thanks for the giveaway!

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164 Shayne August 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I like Photoshop but I want to learn Illustrator to make paper piecing patterns!

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165 Aline August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

oOooh, this would be fun! I could use some new awesome skills. Thanks!

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166 Florence August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

So funny I’m just working on Illustrator at the moment to create personalized vacation postcards for the kids….. but it looks like I have still a lot to learn…..
Thanks for the post and the giveaway !
PS: love the colors of the bathroom ;-)

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167 Anya August 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Nice work! I love how you used what you learned to do the mock up of your bathroom. Such a great idea!

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168 Isabel August 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Awesome giveaway :-) Thanks for the chance to win.

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169 Cindy August 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Awesome giveaway! Learning how to use Illustrator has been on my to-do list for a loooong time.;)

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170 Kelly August 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Yes please!! Would love to learn Illustrator!!

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171 fern August 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

WOW! I can’t wait to check out their classes! I had never heard of them before. Thanks!

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172 Tracey August 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Please x Please x Please!!!!

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173 Darla August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Oh my! I have always wanted to learn Illustrator. I am totally excited!

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174 Erin August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I would love to learn!

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175 Katy August 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Looks amazing! Definitely need to expand my illustrator skills!

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176 Kaesey August 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Did you read my mind?? I would love to take an Illustrator class!

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177 Jennifer Mathis August 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Love this! I’ve been wanting to learn more about those programs but was clueless on where to start. Nicole’s classes look like the perfect fit! Thanks for introducing me to this.

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178 sarah August 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I would love to learn photoshop!

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179 Katharine August 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I love this site!! Thank you for all your awesome ideas and tutorials!

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180 Elisa August 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I would LOVE to take this class!

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181 Mara August 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Hi from Argentina! Did you finally try the Milanesas? kisses!

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182 Anna GL (Ekte heimelaga) August 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I’d love to learn more in Illustrator! If I don’t win I will check it out anyway! :)

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183 Kirsten August 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I’d love to take the Illustrator class! I took an intro class once, but once class was over, it was so difficult for me to remember every important detail. I love the idea of downloading the lessons and having the option of looking back- would make it so much easier to really master the material!

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184 Marianne Stenlund August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Oh, it would be so helpful to take the beginner illustrator 101 class. I hope I’m the winner!

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185 Bethany August 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Oh this would be great. My graphics are for rot when I try to crack some things out.

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186 anne August 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Would be so great to get some more concrete skills. I often feel like I’m feeling around a dark, dark room in illustrator.

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187 Jennifer McCaffrey August 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Oh my gosh I need this!! I have illustrator but have no idea how to properly use it. Help! -Jen

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188 Priscilla August 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Hi Dana, thanks for all of your tuttoriols and your beautiful website!
I would love to win so i can make everything nicer and better.
Grtz Priscilla from the Netherlands

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189 KellyS August 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

What a great looking class! I would love to win a chance to learn! Thanks!!

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190 Kristen August 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Yes, please!

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191 tukimu August 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

cong. to u !

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192 Teresa August 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Yahoo!!! I would love this! Thanks Dana :)

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193 Kim G. August 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

This would be amazing to win this Illustrator 101 Class! I have tried to learn photoshop and it clearly is challenging to go to a class and then come home and try to replicate what we did in class… even though I took copious amounts of notes, it just doesn’t make sense! Having the ability to download and work at home on my own computer with access to purchasing a book to refer to is brilliant! Fingers crossed for this one!! Thanks so much!!

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194 Lisa August 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Please pick me. I would love this so much!

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195 Kristin August 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Wow! That would be so much fun to learn!

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196 Anitha August 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

OMG, I very much wanted to learn something like this. Just from this post I learnt that there’s a class available. Wish I could win this!

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197 Elizabeth de sousa August 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

OMG! Would love to win!

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198 Stéphanie August 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Would love to learn illustrator!! I could make some cool tattoos for my little blondie. :)

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199 Sheila August 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

thank you!

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200 Helen August 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I’ve taken the tabletop photography class, but would LOVE to take the Illustrator one.

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201 katiep August 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I love it all…I think your family would LOVE a Claradise card in the mail! Who wouldn’t! I would love this as I’ve put most things creative on the back burner with three kiddos at home. But I see how much you accomplish and it motivates me to try! Thanks again Dana

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202 Robyn C. August 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

It would be fun learn Illustrator!

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203 Madeleine August 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Awesome!

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204 Laura August 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This might be the most exciting giveaway you’ve ever had! I would be over the moon if I won!!!!

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205 Kristin August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Pick me! Pick me! :)

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206 Erwin Ong August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

This is a great write-up. I have been meaning to look into illustrator to help me with my designs.

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207 Virginia August 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I’m delighted to learn about Nicole’s Classes and the chance to win a class. Thank you!

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208 Chrissy August 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Looks like an extremely useful tool!! Have to try regardless of the giveaway.

BTW – What’s with the cascarones? (confetti filled eggs)

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209 AmyL August 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I would love this opportunity to learn Illustrator! Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

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210 Jenn August 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I would love to take the Illustrator course!!

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211 Chelsi August 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I would love to learn this! My husband would also love to learn illustrator. He is much more creative than I am when it comes to these things! I hope I win!
clbiehl @ gmail.com

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212 Ag August 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I would love this Illustrator course! I am a Corel girl, but I know Illustrator is just superior. I’d love to learn to use it!

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213 Lacey August 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

What a great giveaway! I would love to learn Illustrator.Thank you!!

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214 Kelly August 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Would love to learn Illustrator! Great giveaway!

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215 Betsy August 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I’d love to win! My husband has a small ministry and somehow I fell into the role of graphic designer–a job that I really have no background in. By slugging through the help menu and googling questions I’ve learned to work some with photoshop, but an entire class on illustrator would be a wonderful help. I’d take the whole series I think!

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216 jennifer August 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Would love to learn Illustrator.

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217 Melissa August 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Fantastic! I have been wanting learn Illustrator for so long and had not heard of Nicole’s classes. Thanks for the chance!

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218 Ashley August 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I need this! I’ve been teaching myself by way of tutorials, but I’m sure there’s a lot left to learn that I didn’t even know I needed to know!

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219 Andreea August 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I do need to learn Illustrator…

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220 Debbie G. August 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

These look fantastic! Thanks for a chance to win a class! I’ve been wanting to learn Photoshop for quite a while.

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221 WiSeon August 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Great information. I definately need to check out the class schedule. Thank you for sharing.

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222 Penny August 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

WOW – talk about another fun obsession to learn in this lifetime!!!!
Thanks for the chance.

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223 Lauren August 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

This is awesome!

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224 marcela August 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I’ve been wanting to learn Illustrator to impress my husband!

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225 Jen August 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I’ve wanted to take one of her classes! A free class would be superb!

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226 Aubrey August 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Ooh!! I would LOVE to learn how to use Illustrator!!

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227 Megan August 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I would LOVE to take any of her classes! They look like a lot of fun! It would get me away from trying to teach myself with tutorials.

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228 Paula August 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Oh! How I’d love to take a class with Nicole! awesome !

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229 Jenny August 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I’d love to win — thanks!

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230 sofia August 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I would love to have this book!!! :)

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231 Jessie August 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I would love to learn how to use Illustrator! For my own projects and to use in my art classroom at school! :)

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232 Holly August 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I love Nicole’s Classes, and Alma is a fantastic teacher. I would love to win a chance to take another class (I’ve already taken Illustrator101, InDesign101, and Pattern Making)! Thanks for this giveaway!

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233 Julie August 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm

What a great give-away! I’d sure love to learn Illustrator. Thank you, Dana ;)

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234 Abbie August 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I am so glad to learn about this class!! I am a designer wanna-be, so this could help a lot!

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235 Jamie August 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I have tried to learn Illustrator on my own, and it just isn’t working. I would LOVE to take a class!!

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236 Liesvlas August 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

It would be really nice to learn illustrator.

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237 Celestial August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I’ve been wanting to learn Illustrator for ages! How awesome and thanks for letting us know about Nicole’s Classes!

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238 Vanessa August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I feel Illustrator and I would be happy friends! I’d love to get more acquainted with the program and this class sounds like just the thing!

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239 Michelle August 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I’d love to learn all about illustrator!!! It’d be so nifty! :D

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240 Merel August 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

This is so cool! I would love to learn

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241 Lizzie August 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I have been looking for a class like this, but didn’t even know where to start. Thank you, Dana, for the post, and thank to Nicole’s classes for the giveaway.

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242 Sami August 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Amazing!!! You have done a great job and I want to learn too!!!

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243 Sarah Erez August 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I would love to win this course!

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244 Elizabeth August 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Illustrator 101 sounds fabulous!! I would love to learn!!

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245 Christine August 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I use illustrator everyday for my small business and I would love to see what I’m missing!

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246 amy brooks August 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I have wanted to learn Illustrator for a long time!! Pick me!! :)

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247 ivonne August 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Yessss!!! Thank you! I can’t wait to read my “new Illustrator 101 Book” (hint, hint) ;-) hehe

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248 Anna August 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I’ve spend hours messing around with Illustrator. I would LOVE to actually know what I am doing so that I can be more efficient with my time!

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249 Anke August 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

You have the best giveaways Dana! I don’t know anything about Illustrator and have been meaning to give it a go for ages now. This would be a great opportunity!

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250 Emily August 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I think I could get lost in Illustrator! Looks so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

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251 Phillip Johnson August 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I would love the opportunity to take the course you’ve described! It sounds like the kind of training I need to better my graphic design skills! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’m chosen!

Thank you!!

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252 Amber August 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Fun!!!! I would love to learn more about it!

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253 Ruth August 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Amazing! I would just love to take a class like this.

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254 Jessica Thomas August 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I received Illustrator as a gift over a year ago and haven’t been able to get started – this would be such a treat!

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255 Alisha Ryan August 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

There is so many things Illistrator can do. I would love to learn!

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256 Erin August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

So great, I would love to learn Illustrator! Great giveaway!!

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257 Eva maria August 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

This sounds perfect, count me in for this super give-away!

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258 Amy August 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

What a great give-away! And I love your practical use of illistrator for tile planning – great idea.

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259 Holly Reid August 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I was JUST telling my husband that I want to learn illustrator!

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260 Lindsey August 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I have always wanted to learn how to use illustrator. This is great inspiration!

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261 Amanda August 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Would LOVE to make my own Xmas cards etc with my own photos & cute graphics!!

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262 subha August 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I would love to take this class! thanks for the chance!

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263 mare August 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Wow how cool is that!

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264 sandra August 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I’ve got a head full of ideas on how to use illustrator, but no idea how to do it

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265 Shannon August 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm

This would turn my world upside down! I’ve had illustrator for years and I am still trying to teach myself it… It’s not really working…

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266 Clare August 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Ooo yay! That class looks great! Thank you for the chance to win.

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267 Sarah August 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I’d love to take this course! Thanks for the giveaway, Dana.

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268 Tara August 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

This would be the perfect motivation to finally learn!

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269 Lacey August 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Woo! I’m good with photoshop, but I would love to learn Illustrator as well. I own it but I haven’t been able to get a good start on it.

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270 Karen August 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Oh wow, I would love to win this! The course looks awesome.

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271 Jordan August 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I learned how to use Photoshop like 11 years ago and haven’t used it since, but I’ve recently wanted to learn to Illustrator! Thanks for the opportunity!

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272 Cate August 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

H I would so love to take the class!

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273 chantelle August 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

OK (big breath) I’m ready for this course too!
I don’t know a vector image from a riff or a tiff or a taff.
Sounds perfect, thanks for the great review!

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274 Sarah August 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

So many fun classes! Wow!

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275 Christy W August 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Yes please!

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276 Jane August 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Yes please, count me in!

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277 Evi August 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m in! :)

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278 Isabella August 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Great post, thank you very much. I hope that my English is good enough to participate in a course :-)

Isabella

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279 HW August 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I would love to win!

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280 Paige August 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

How cool! I have such a hard time learning these types of things from a book. These classes look great!

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281 bleu August 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Love to learn!

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282 Leslie R. August 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

oooh! Pick me! I have been wanting to learn Illustrator. This sounds so awesome…

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283 *em August 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

WOOOHOOO for giveaways!!!

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284 Antonette August 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I would love to learn Illustrator!

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285 Jessica August 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Great Giveaway! Would love to learn!

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286 Ben August 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I’ve just started looking into Illustrator. A class would be great!

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287 Shana August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

looks like fun!

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288 Elena August 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I’d love to learn Illustrator! Thanks for the chance!

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289 Jessica August 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I love the Anchorman posters!

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290 Marlena August 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I would love to learn. Thanks for the giveaway.

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291 Becci Manies August 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

So cool! I would love to win and learn from this class- amazing!! :)

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292 Evie August 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I love it:):):) look stunning:)

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293 Toni-Maree August 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Oh I would love to take the class! Awesome thanks Dana x

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294 Kay August 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Possibilities, endless!!!! Awesome giveaway….

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295 Emilie August 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I love the Claradise announcement! Great use of Illustrator!

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296 Jen Northcraft August 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I’ve been dying to take one of Nicole’s classes – especially the Lightroom 101 class to give my photos the love they deserve!
Thanks!

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297 Chelsea Bauer August 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I’d LOVE to learn Illustrator!!

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298 Heather August 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I’ve never heard of these classes but they sound great. My husband just started screen printing at home and this would help us greatly. I can’t wait to tell him.

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299 Mary Ann in Vermont August 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I would be over-the-moon-and-back-again honored to be so~thrilled to win this class! love and xox, Mary Ann

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300 Kim August 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm

This is just what I need! I am always coming up with poster, invitation or other ideas and then asking my husband to create it for me in Illustrator…I would love to be able to do it myself!

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301 Corrine August 6, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I would LOVE to learn. I’m always putting something together and using word as well. Thanks!

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302 Tim August 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I am looking to create enticing art to grab the audiences’ attention. Illustrator looks like a great tool to do this.

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303 Kristin August 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm

That looks great! I love a class that is visually pleasing as well as informative.

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304 Matteson August 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I dabble in a little Gimp that my sister down load fr me for free, but I would love!! to learn illustrator!!

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305 Arianne August 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Would love to learn!

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306 Leigh August 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

What an awesome giveaway! So many practical applications too as I look towards starting my own business. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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307 Kristen August 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

some of these classes look amazing! would love to have the chance to try one :)

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308 Carolyn August 6, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I’ve been wanting to learn!

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309 Tiphaine August 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Just waaaaaooooou !!! Thanks for the link !!! and if I win, I will be so happy !!!

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310 Liz August 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

I’ve always tried to use Illustrator, but get stuck, and so straight back to photoshop!

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311 Pat Champagne August 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I am thrilled to read about your new skills. And would love to win your giveaway. Nice looking pattern. Pat.

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312 Talia August 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Oh yes please, the wonderful things I could create for the children’s rooms!

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313 MelissaG August 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I would LOVE to learn more about illustrator. I have to use it at work occasionally, and I am horrible at it!

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314 Emily August 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

This looks like so much fun–the possibilities are endless!

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315 Emilie August 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I would LOVE to win! I have long wanted to attack Illustrator.

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316 Heather August 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Fingers crossed!

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317 Grace August 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

I’d love the chance to learn how to do something arty on the computer! Thanks for the winning chance.

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318 Andrea August 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I’d love to learn!

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319 Erin August 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Such a great idea to use illustrator for pattern making. I bought a pattern-making program but illustrator would have been useful for sooooo many more things! Wish I’d thought of that… Great mockups and i will definitely check out the classes – I’ve done everything that interests me on craftsy so this recommendation is coming at a great time.

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320 Devon August 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I would love this! I’m self taught and don’t understand a lot of what is there.

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321 Amanda August 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator! Looks awesome :)

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322 Brenda August 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I have always wanted to learn Illustrator, thanks for the chance!

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323 Xanthe Grundy August 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Oh how I could use this help!!!! If you have managed to do what you do in Word, Dana, then you are A-MA-ZING!!! (With EXTRA ZING!!!) :) I’d love to win!

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324 Gina C. August 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Illustrator has always daunted me! I would LOVE to learn it!

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325 Holly J August 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

This is looks like fun!

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326 Marnie Peck August 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

OMG, I would LOVEEEEEEE to win this. I have been looking and searching for something, someone to teach me. I have tried over and over to learn and find it so intimidating. Thank you for the CHANCE!

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327 Jennifer Seace August 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Would love to learn Illustrator!

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328 Annet M August 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Definitely would be happy to win. If not, hoping my boss will spring for this training! Thanks for the comprehensive feedback, I always like to know what I’m getting into!

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329 Meghan August 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

So cool! I would love to learn Illustrator! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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330 Christa August 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

This would be such a great class to take.

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331 Ledys August 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the coupon codes, and may I just say that the Claradise card is absolutely adorable :-)
Ledys

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332 Jess August 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I’ve learned how to use Illustrator for my graphic design course and I LOVE it. If you want another resource to add to what you have from your class the Adobe Classroom in a Book series are great for learning how to use the Adobe design suite as well. You will only love it more as you use it more. :)

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333 handmadebyjaia August 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Illustrator is something I have long wanted to learn! I’d love the chance to take the course. Good on you for trying something new!

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334 Erika Falcon August 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

would love to win/take this class so I can understand my Graphic Designer husband :)

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335 Erin August 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Awesome designs! Would love to learn as well.

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336 Beth Fontana August 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

What an amazing program. Would love to try it out.

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337 Ruth Malwitz August 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Would love to learn Illustrator! Thanks for the chance to win!

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338 Gwendolyn August 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This would be so lovely! I just started blogging about a month ago and I definitely have a lot to learn. Thanks so much for the chance!

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339 Alexis August 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Pick me please!

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340 puja sabnani August 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This would be so fantastic to take advantage of! Hopefully my number is picked :)

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341 Maureen August 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I’d love to learn more!

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342 Jennifer August 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for another chance to win a great giveaway! I could definitely use that illustrator course for work and for play!

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343 Kathleen August 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Me! I would love one! Thanks for offering it up!

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344 Allison August 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Illustrator scares me to pieces. I tried the free 30-day trial and got no where fast. I could tell lessons were necessary. These lessons look so awesome! I would love to make graphics for printing or learn how to make professional sewing patterns. That would be so fun. I could see myself Loving Illustrator!

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345 tiffany August 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Eek! I’m a self-taught Illustrator newbie and have been dying for a class, but it just isn’t quite in the budget these days. Thanks so much for the chance!

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346 Steph August 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Great site- I would LOVE to learn another application! So much that can be created..awesome!

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347 Rebecca August 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Oh how fun it would be to “know” what I was doing in Illustrator. I currently use the hunt and peck method. Thank you Dana for sharing all of your fun adventures in learning!

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348 Whitney August 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I desperately need this class! Thanks for the opportunity and that coupon!

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349 EA James August 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Ooh, that would be completely awesome. I open Illustrator up on my computer, gawp at it for a bit and then shut it down again. Ridiculous, I know.

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350 Laura Walker August 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Amazing! Would love to win!

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351 Carrie August 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I would put my spectacles on and be a good little student for this class!!

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352 Julie August 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I would love to learn Illustrator. My husband got it gor me but I have no idea how to use it yet.

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353 adina August 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm

You are one brave woman! I break in hives when I think about Photoshop or Illustrator. I’d love, love, love to know it!

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354 Meghan August 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

can’t wait to see your house finished. I like the mock bathroom you did!

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355 Michelle Price August 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Oh my gosh I need this class so bad! Hoping I win!

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356 Dori Troutman August 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Okay Dana – this is for me! Exactly what I’ve been needing! I’m gonna hop over to Nicole’s site and see what else she offers. Thanks for this post and for the giveaway! ~ Dori ~

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357 Lauren August 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I would love to learn illustrator! Thanks for the giveaway.

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358 Laurie Bennett August 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I’ve been eyeing this course for a while, I’d love to win it!!!

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359 Kirbie August 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Holy cow…total AWESOMENESS! Thank you!

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360 Jackie August 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Great deal! Been meaning to learn this for a while.

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361 April August 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm

This looks fabulous!

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362 Nicole McDonald August 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Yes a course would definately motivate me to learn illustrator!

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363 Mel August 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I’d love to win!

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364 Heather August 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

So cool, would live to learn this. As a stay at home mom I miss going to work and school and all I the classes and in services where I get to learn lots.

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365 Renee W August 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Would love to win – thanks for this great giveaway!

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366 Angel W. August 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

This is an awesome gift to one very lucky person and I hope that’s me! I’ve wanted to learn this for so long!

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367 Kathi B August 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm

What an amazing opportunity! Thank you.

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368 Tracy August 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Yay this would be so awesome!

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369 Jackie August 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Thank you for the class info! It’s so great to be directed to these awesome resources!

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370 Marit August 6, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I want this SO BAD! :)

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371 leslie August 6, 2013 at 11:57 pm

thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

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372 Sarah B. August 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I would love to learn Illustrator, or even take the Lightroom class. What a great opportunity! Thanks so much!

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373 Dianna F August 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

I’d love to learn Illustrator! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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374 Shannon August 7, 2013 at 12:23 am

Yay! So glad you got to play in Illustrator! I love it and have been learning it this year as well! I’d love to take a whole course though so I’m crossing my fingers for a win!

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375 Ashley P August 7, 2013 at 12:33 am

I really want to learn how to use the program so I can start drafting my own patterns…fingers crossed!

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376 Lauren Grace August 7, 2013 at 12:33 am

Congrats on your new home and this course looks like it ROCKS!

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377 Caila August 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

Great post, Dana! I’ve always wanted to learn Illustrator. Fingers crossed! :)

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378 fabiola August 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

Oh! I really need this! thanks for the chance.

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379 Izabella August 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

Very nice :)

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380 Bailee August 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

I love illustrator! I have drawn a few patterns with it, but I need to learn more. Thanks!

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381 Ruth T August 7, 2013 at 12:51 am

This sounds like just what I need as I too make all my graphic stuff in Word…shhh! Thx for telling us so much about the course. Will definitely check it out even if I don’t win.

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382 Bree August 7, 2013 at 12:55 am

I’m good with indesign and have been wanting to learn Illustrator for EVER…

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383 Robyn August 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

Very cool! This would be super-awesome to win because I would give it to my super-awesome sister, who is working on her graphic design certificate. She’s pretty familiar with photoshop, but I don’t think she does illustrator…

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384 Amanda Taylor August 7, 2013 at 1:13 am

You had me at “Microsoft word” I feel better now :)

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385 Kinsey Dixon August 7, 2013 at 1:13 am

Anytime you learn something new…it’s a good thing! You go!

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386 Hilary August 7, 2013 at 1:15 am

Fancy! I’d love to learn.

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387 Meg August 7, 2013 at 1:31 am

I’ve always wanted to learn illustrator. Thanks for the opportunity.

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388 Alexandra August 7, 2013 at 1:31 am

I wish I can win!!!! New sewing projects, new house decoration projects.

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389 Simple Simon and Co August 7, 2013 at 1:36 am

Dude, I totally want to win this!
-liZ

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390 Allison August 7, 2013 at 1:42 am

I already know how to do a few things on illustrator but I’d love to take a an actual course and get an overview of all the main features. Crossing my fingers!

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391 Kimberly August 7, 2013 at 1:55 am

I got Illustrator several months ago and still haven’t finished my tutorial for it. I squeak by. I’d love to win this!

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392 Sarah McEwen August 7, 2013 at 1:58 am

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator!

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393 Laurel August 7, 2013 at 2:14 am

This sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win!

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394 Candace August 7, 2013 at 2:16 am

Wow, so neat. I would love to learn how to do this.

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395 sorahart August 7, 2013 at 2:18 am

Wow, I don’t know anything about Illustrator. Definitely 101 for me!

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396 Taradee Thornton August 7, 2013 at 2:27 am

Would be life changing to win for sure!

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397 Darla August 7, 2013 at 2:28 am

Comment! Illustrator! Learnin! eeps!

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398 Kerry August 7, 2013 at 2:32 am

I would love to learn Illustrator. I’ve been too intimated to even try it.

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399 Kirsty@Bonjour August 7, 2013 at 2:33 am

I’d love to do this course. Thanks for the chance to win!

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400 Kylie August 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

I already use and love Illustrator, but I think a class like this would be a perfect way to learn what I don’t even know to ask. :)

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401 Slavica Vucinic August 7, 2013 at 2:50 am

Ja volim Vas blog i prijavljena sam na newsletter.Odusevljava me lepota vasih fotografija i postova.ja sam nov blogger,zena od 53 godine ali volim da ucim od boljih.Odusevio me Vas pokon u vidu kursa.Meni bi mnogo znacio jer sam potpuno samouka i napredujem po malo svakog dana.Ipak sam zadovoljna svojim blogom i interesovanjem za njega.Nemam cak ni foto aparat ni dobar telefon ali imam zelju i volju i nadam se da cu dostici Vas nivo znanja.Imam cerku koja studira Arhitekturu i sva sredstva su ka njoj usmerena.Za mene ce biti vremena kada ona zavrsi fakultet.Ukoliko bi mene izabrali za kurs bila bih neizmerno srecna.Hvala Vam ,Ja imam unike pa sam se zato i prijavila na Vas blog.Zelim Vam mnogo uspeha i zdravlja Vama i vasoj porodici.Pozdrav:)))

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402 Cornelia Cone August 7, 2013 at 2:51 am

I’ve always wanted to learn how to properly use Illustrator. Pick me! ;)

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403 Aafke Sijen-Jongsma August 7, 2013 at 2:56 am

I’m self-taught on Illustrator, but I could really use some proffesionel help. I would definitely buy the book, it looks like a great help.
Love from the Netherlands.

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404 Sam August 7, 2013 at 2:59 am

A class sounds like a great place for me to start!

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405 Annika Ferk August 7, 2013 at 4:28 am

oh my! i would love to do this course! i need to work with corel draw and illustrator to create graphics for my science publications, but I’m all self-learned and am sure that there is so much I’m missing… wishing myself luck ;)

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406 Christine M August 7, 2013 at 5:04 am

Yes please!

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407 Dendy August 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

I’ve never never won anything but you never know maybe this will be my lucky time.

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408 Letícia Diethelm August 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

I would LOVE to win this course!

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409 Valerie August 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

I have this software and have never used it. The course looks great! Thanks!

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410 einat e August 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

wow! this course sounds awsome!

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411 Annette August 7, 2013 at 7:03 am

This is on my bucket list :).

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412 Kelli August 7, 2013 at 7:25 am

This would be great for making christmas and birthday cards and invitations! I think this class would be great! I’d also love to have my kids learn too.

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413 Orsoka (Hungary) August 7, 2013 at 7:26 am

this sounds great! Thank you for the chance!

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414 Carolina August 7, 2013 at 7:28 am

Oooh! Illustrator scares me but I would LOVE to learn how to use it. Oh the possibilities….

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415 Crystal August 7, 2013 at 7:39 am

I would love to learn Illustrator! Thank you for the opportunity!

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416 Emily Wielinga August 7, 2013 at 7:50 am

This is just what I have been looking for!!!! :)

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417 Rachel Osborne August 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

So great, Dana! I have been wanting to get/learn Illustrator to make things for my new classroom and for new lessons. I’m seeing them every where in teacher blog world and am amazed. Would love the free class…but will definitely buy the book, look into the classes in the future if I don’t win. You guys have a great last few weeks of summer, will miss seeing you at Ford!

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418 Shannon C. August 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

(Love that bathroom mock up.) I use Illustrator to create patterns. It’s amazing how versatile the software is. I’d love to learn how to make pretty graphics.

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419 Olivia Walker August 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

What an awesome opportunity!! The class sounds fantastic!! :) Thanks for the great information!!

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420 Michelle S August 7, 2013 at 8:07 am

Impressive sounding course. It would help me because I really have no artistic talent to speak of – but I DO do software!

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421 Lyndelle N August 7, 2013 at 8:19 am

What a great giveaway! This course looks like it has some awesome information!

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422 Ashley August 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

Would love this!

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423 Annette August 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

Love, love, love Alma Loveland!!! Would (also) love a chance to take a class and learn from her!

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424 kathryn August 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

this is wonderful. thank you!
Kathryn

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425 Vicki August 7, 2013 at 8:38 am

Wow it looks so AWESOME and so much more superior to word which I still use too. Cool giveaway.

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426 Crisanne D. August 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

I would love to learn to use Illustrator!

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427 mEGHAN PREWETT August 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

what fun to be had with illustrator

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428 Maggie Baker August 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

Would love love LOVE to learn how to use Illustrator!! :)

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429 Connie August 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

Wow! Nicole’s classes look awesome….thanks for the opportunity to win this Dana.

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430 Amanda August 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

Sandwiches!

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431 darcy August 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

I would LOVE to learn illustrator!!!

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432 Shannon S August 7, 2013 at 9:56 am

I would love to win this! I took the worst Illustrator class in college and still cannot use the program.

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433 Jennifer August 7, 2013 at 10:06 am

Wow…what a fantastic giveaway!

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434 Alida August 7, 2013 at 10:10 am

I would love to win this! I have been trying to design fabrics for Spoonflower and it’s so hard if you don’t know what you’re doing!

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435 Ursula Ramos August 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

I feel like I could really use some new skills. I have been out of the loop taking care of babies for the last several years. Time to learn something new and get back out there.

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436 neucarol August 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

Just when I was wondering how I would show the Grand how various fabric colors would look in a specific pattern, along comes this post to solve my problem, and, will be a great skill for the blog.
Thanx for the info!

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437 Kimberly B. August 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

This is awesome! I am a self-taught Illustrator user and could definitely use some tips.

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438 Kaylin August 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

Wow, I’ve been wanting to learn Illustrator and some other programs she offers forever and never knew how I was going to make it happen until now!! Thanks for introducing us to Nicole’s Classes and thanks for the giveaway!

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439 Mae August 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

So cool! Need to add Illustrator to my list of things to learn!

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440 Jenny K August 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

Sweet! I love Illustrator!

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441 Molly August 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

This is great!

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442 Ashley August 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

Fingers crossed!!

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443 Rebecca August 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator!

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444 Andrea August 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

me, me, me!!!

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445 Mary Ann in Vermont August 7, 2013 at 11:29 am

I would be so, so honored to win this course!

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446 Heidi August 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

I hope I win!!!

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447 Althea August 7, 2013 at 11:56 am

I would love to learn this!!! I have zero graphic design experience and it would be amazing to start here.

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448 Kris August 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

i have illustrator and am in desperate need of some help!!!! thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!

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449 Lynet Witty August 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I would love to get back to Illustrator basics (have been using it for years) but it’s been a while since I learned something new on it! Hoping to win so I can have something ‘graphic-ey’ to look forward to!
PS. I love that Claradise!

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450 Kelli August 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Ooh, this looks great!

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451 bec August 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I would love to learn illustrator! how awesome

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452 Jennifer Trujillo August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

You are awesome, this is what I was looking for. Thanks so much Dana. You rock!!!

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453 andrea schulle August 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Would love to brush up on my Illustrator skills!

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454 Thaie F August 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Will I dare try ?!

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455 amy August 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

ahhh, how fabulous! Thanks, Dana!

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456 Angela H. August 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I would love this! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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457 Jamie August 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Oh, what a great giveaway! I’d love to win this. I haven’t used Illustrator in years and it would be great to have a refresher on it!

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458 Jenny August 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I would love this!

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459 Mary Jo August 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Cool! I’d love to learn too!

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460 Kristina August 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Illustrator has been on my list of things to learn for SO long. Would love to win and have/get a reason to do so!

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461 Hayley P August 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Ohhh! This looks amazing, would definitely love to win!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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462 erica August 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

i just got illustrator and have NO IDEA how to use it, but would love to get started and learn. thanks for the great giveaway, my fingers are crossed!!!

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463 Lisa August 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I would love to lean how to use Illustrator. Thanks

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464 April August 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

pick me!!!

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465 jennifer August 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I really really need this! I have been wanting to learn illustrator for sooo long!!

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466 stacey August 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

This book looks awesome. I would love it!

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467 Hannah August 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Love the book and would love to win!!!!!

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468 Tina August 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

oh my,
I would LOVE to win!
My hubby works as a software engineer for that totally unknown company ADOBE, but every time he tries (correct: I force him) to show me how to use this program, or photoshop, we are about to schedule an appointment with a marriage counselor after like 2.5 minutes….

Save my marriage!

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469 Alona August 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I would love to take the Illustrator 101 class!

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470 Karry August 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

How exciting, I would love to learn a new program. Thanks for the giveaway!

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471 Carla August 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Would be amazing to win – thanks for the chance!

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472 PB August 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I’ve always wanted to learn Illustrator! I got Adobe Suite a while back on sale, and haven’t had the time to learn it yet. Here’s my chance!

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473 Amy August 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I’ve been wanting to lean Illustrator for ages! This would be ideal!

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474 Amy August 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

*learn*

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475 Fany August 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity

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476 PendleStitches August 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I’m itching to get to grips with illustrator. As a complete beginner this would be the perfect place to start.

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477 Joanna Ansari August 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Fingers crossed I win.

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478 Cassidi August 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I’ve been trying to learn illustrator on my own, but haven’t made much progress… Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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479 Heather August 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I could never learn on my own!

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480 Stephanie August 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I’ve always wanted to learn Illustrator- so keeping my fingers crossed on this one! :)

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481 Emma August 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

AWESOME post, you’ve totally inspired me to take the course. Just need to add it to the long list of projects :)

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482 Julia August 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Oh this is awesome! I’m in!

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483 Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios August 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Wonderful giveaway! I’ve been threatening to learn Illustrator. . .but it’s one of those things I feel I should already know but don’t. I have to check out this class. Thank you, Dana!

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484 Lynn Crymes August 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Would love to learn! Thanks for the chance.

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485 Cheryl August 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I would love to learn illustrator!

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486 Elle August 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I would LOVE to learn illustrator!!

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487 Naomi August 8, 2013 at 1:03 am

I taught myself photoshop CS5 and having someone teach me illustrator would make life so much easier! Awesome giveaway!

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488 Katie Wyckoff August 8, 2013 at 1:12 am

I would love to win this!! I would LOVE to learn Illustrator and Photoshop! Thank you!!

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489 Lucy August 8, 2013 at 1:19 am

To be able to translate what’s inside my head onto a computer screen via Illustrator would be a dream come true!!!

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490 Jennifer August 8, 2013 at 1:50 am

This is so cool! I would love to learn illustrator! Or photoshop! Great giveaway!

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491 Carrie August 8, 2013 at 1:51 am

I love the announcements even if there late!

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492 Sarah August 8, 2013 at 2:21 am

What a great giveaway! I’ve never heard of these classes before but I would love to try them!

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493 Victoria August 8, 2013 at 4:15 am

Oh I would love to learn Illustrator!

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494 LaShunda August 8, 2013 at 5:34 am

I love the shower mock up. It seems like illustrator is making interior home design choices easier.

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495 Emily August 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

My illustrator could really use some brushing up!

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496 Fi August 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

Great giveaway! I’ve been nervously circling Illustrator for a few months now…

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497 Sindi August 8, 2013 at 8:46 am

WOW, what a cool program! I would love to learn this and share my creations!

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498 Heather August 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

That course sounds wonderful! I have been playing around in Word for far too long!! Thanks, Dana!

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499 maria August 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

i would really like to learn Illustrator, it would help me make Christmas cards and so much more!!!!

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500 Taylor August 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

I need this :)

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501 Kristi W. August 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

Ha! I’m pretty sure you and I were taking Illustrator 101 at the same time. I made my typography poster as a Father’s Day present too. Alma is a great teacher and Nicole’s classes are pretty amazing.

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502 Nicole P. (UnHipNic) August 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

This would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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503 Christen August 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

I could use some skills…. seriously. skills needed.

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504 Autumn Jones August 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love Illustrator and would love to take one of their amazing classes.

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505 Molly August 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

I took the basic DSLR class and it was great! I would looooove to take the baby & kids class now.

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506 Erica August 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I haven’t heard of Illustrator but the crafting bug has bitten me…HARD and I’m excited to know more about it. I’d like to learn more about digital photography as now I’m a little more than rusty….another expensive hobby as my husband would say.

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507 Connie K August 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I want to take this course@!

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508 Michelle August 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I would love to win this. I used Illustrator years ago and enjoyed the creative options it gave me. But I have not had anything like it for years and have wished I did.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Michelle

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509 skippee August 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Thank you sooo much for this awesome giveaway! I would love to take a class!!

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510 LindsayW August 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thank you Dana for all your amazing information! Every time I read your blog I learn so much!

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511 Cristi August 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Yes, I need help!!!

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512 Martha J. August 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I’d love to take this course!!

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513 Jana Stewart August 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

This looks like so much fun!!

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514 Jamie Z. August 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator! And will probably check out some of her other courses as well, they all look great.

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515 Suzanne August 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I would love to win! I have only Microsoft word as well!

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516 Kelsey August 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Tomorrow is my birthday so… PICK ME!!

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517 Erika August 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I would love to take a class!

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518 Kim M August 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I’m totally amateur, but I design all of our church’s postcards, posters, flyers, etc. This would be so helpful!

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519 Michelle Erfurt August 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I would love the chance to take this class :)

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520 Audrey Kelly August 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Oh my I am so intimidated by Illustrator but want to learn so bad! crossing fingers!

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521 Kasia August 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

This program is really awesome…

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522 stormyyskyy August 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I have never heard of Illustrator, but I now want to. I love making things and I’m really good at it, so making my own icons and images is right up my alley.

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523 Heather August 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

This would be a wonderful birthday gift – oh pick me!!!

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524 Mariam August 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Oh, I need sooo much help with Illustrator. Thanks for the tip :)

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525 Lia August 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Oh your post makes me want to go take her class right now! I’d love to win.

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526 Mony August 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I need this!

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527 Becca August 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Neato!

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528 David August 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I want!!

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529 Annie August 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

Even if I don’t win, I am going to do this course. Been meaning to brush up on my terrible computer skills for a whie now. Looks like a great course.

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530 Heidi August 9, 2013 at 12:28 am

No way! Alma is awesome! I took a mini class from her a couple of years ago and learned just enough to learn that I don’t know anything about illustrator. Thanks for the chance to improve me skills.

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531 Stacy Wilson August 9, 2013 at 12:57 am

I would love to learn how to use the pen tool more! This course looks great.

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532 Tara August 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

I painfully muddles my way through Photoshop, how I wish I had done something like this! I guess it’s not too late! Thanks for the giveaway!

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533 Jennifer Stella August 9, 2013 at 2:50 am

Wow i really intrested in how to learning illustrator, and your blog post about this classes is actually such an interesting program to join in. Thank you for ur give away events i hope i will be the lucky one to win it :)

Much love from Indonesia,
Jennifer

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534 Becky Thompson August 9, 2013 at 6:50 am

I have ALWAYS wanted to learn Illustrator and have toyed with buying it but never made the leap. I have a home website design business and use PS Elements to modify my images for the web and create logos. But using Illustrator would really be a nice tool in my arsenal.

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535 Hsueh fang August 9, 2013 at 7:44 am

I am ver interested.

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536 Michelle August 9, 2013 at 7:50 am

I would LOVE to learn Illustrator! Thanks for the chance to win!

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537 Megan August 9, 2013 at 7:54 am

This would be FAB!

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538 Kelly A August 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

Awesome!

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539 Amanda August 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

What a lovely giveaway! I’ve been intrigued by photoshop and illustrator, both, for the past couple of years…

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540 Ginger and Scotch August 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

Great giveaway and thanks for the patterns and tutorials – they are great and perfect for my 3yo!

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541 Simmons August 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I’d love to learn! Thanks for the detailed description of the course!

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542 Kasia August 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Oh yes, please!!! I have PSI and no idea how to use it! Pick me! Pick me! LOL:)

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543 carrie August 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

oh man. this definitely looks like a class i need to take.

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544 Tania August 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I’d love to take Illustrator 101 because it would be great to get feedback when doing the homework, especially from someone like Alma whom I’ve read so many wonderful things about.

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545 Melissa S. August 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I would love love LOVE the opportunity to win this! How cool! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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546 Vanessa August 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I definitely need this class! Illustrator and I are frenemies, at best.

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547 Ashley August 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Looks fun!

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548 Marya Woldridge August 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Would love to learn Illustrator.

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549 Marya Woldridge August 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Would love to learn this program!

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550 Chancy August 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I would love to learn this program too!

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551 Susan Rogers August 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

The classes sound great! I’d love to take one of her classes and the Illustrator course would be a great refresher! Thanks!!!

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552 Evita August 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Cool!!Thanks for the giveaway!!

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553 Kim August 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I’ve always wanted to learn illustrator! :)

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554 Tracy Hubert August 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

That would be so fantastic – is this comp open to o/s subscribers? I definitely could benefit from this course!

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555 Julie August 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

i felt really crazy reading this post, because I don’t remember how to do any of that stuff! i think i learned it in college … but my mind has been emptied by becoming a mommy three times over!

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556 Christina August 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I NEED this so please please pick ME!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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557 Catriona August 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm

This is such a great prize! It would be so useful :-)

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558 Sonia Garcia August 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

You make everything sound so easy…!! I’m dying to do this course…

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559 Katherine August 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

This is a fabulous giveaway, fun, practical, and a bit of a throw back to when I actually had time to take classes. :) I’d love the chance to learn some new technical skills. Thanks for inspiring us with all you do.

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560 Sarah August 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

This would be so amazing! I’ve been looking for a class on illustrator for a while!

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561 Jodi August 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Wow, that sounds amazing!

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562 PJ August 10, 2013 at 12:33 am

This would be such a wonderful tool to have in my bag of tricks! How fun!!!

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563 Danielle August 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

Wow 562 comments ahead of mine! Fingers crossed!

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564 Malori August 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

Oooooo GREAT giveaway! Fingers crossed :)!

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565 LaTonya Riley August 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

I would love to learn. Looks like fun.

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566 Audrey August 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

I’ve been longing to take one of these classes for ages!

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567 Shannon August 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

I’ve been dying to learn PSE for years. And I never enter giveaways! *fingers crossed!*

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568 Kelly August 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

So I have illustrator…….& I have NO CLUE how to use it!!! Ha! Would love some direction! Thanks for the offer :-)

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569 Dannika August 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Yes please! This looks so cool and I know I would use it a bunch. :-)

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570 Gina August 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Ack! JUST what I need!! :) Thank you for the lead on a class Dana.

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571 Ally&Aidan August 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I have been wanting to take this class from Nicole’s Classes for the longest time! Maybe now I’ll finally get to do it!

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572 Ally&Aidan August 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Good luck to everyone!

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573 Nerissa August 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Makes me feel like a slacker for not doing it earlier. I’m in.

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574 cucicucicoo August 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I’ve wanted to learn Illustrator for years!! And I did notice how professional-looking your shorts pattern looked. I think I definitely need to learn!! :) Lisa

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575 Marijke August 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Oh yes please – I would love to learn Illustrator

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576 Meg B August 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I love chances to win, thanks!

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577 Beth K August 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

It would be great to take a class on Illustrator! Thanks for the giveaway!

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578 Kala Y August 10, 2013 at 11:52 pm

i would love to take an illustrator course!

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579 Lisabeth August 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

Sounds like it could be fun ! (Even the homework part !)

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580 Margie K. August 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I would love to be able to improve my patternmaking skills in addition to all the other benefits offered by learning Illustrator. My daughter is really tall for her age so I’m constantly reinventing the wheel with each growth spurt. If I could learn how to properly resize patterns, it would save me so much time! Looking forward to the class.

Margie

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