tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…

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bag check!

hello all!

one of my students has realized that she is missing her crop-o-dile and believes that she left it or lent it out at the halloween altered book class.

i didn’t see it at the store when i cleaned up, so i am thinking someone may have accidentally taken it home. NO ACCUSATIONS of theft here! REALLY!

in a chaotic class like my altered book classes, it’s easy for supplies to get mixed up. so PLEASE check your bags and see if you have an extra crop-o-dile if you attended this class.

if you do find it, just contact me using the “contact me” tab at the top of the page and let me know.

thanks in advance!


Clearsnap & Smoothfoam Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Smoothfoam Blog Hop!

Hop along to each blog in the hop list to see inspiring ways to use Smoothfoam with Clearsnap’s ink, created by our teams of designers.

Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop, then use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to enter to win a prize pack of Smoothfoam and Clearsnap goodies!

hi ya! you have arrived at my blog: tami sanders * paper crafter, you should have just come from the Flores Tanis Studio Blog – welcome!

my project is a memo board made using the 12 X 12 Scrapbook Page Mount from Smoothfoam and inks and more from Clearsnap

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i needed a lightweight memo board that would easily attach to a cabinet in my studio without damaging it. i didn’t want to use a nail or something similar, i was thinking more along the lines of poster tac or one of those non-damaging hooks. most traditional memo boards are too heavy to attach that way.

i started with a plain piece of unbleached canvas, then spritzed it using several different colors of ColorBox® Spritzers: Pumpkin Pie, Pinkolicious, Lemon Drop, Mermaid and Grasshopper, the added a stenciled pattern using Black ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink applied using the ColorBox® Stylus & Tips.

i think this board would well in dorm rooms also; where you have to be careful not to damage the walls.

i put together a Snapguide that shows how to make this project step-by-step, you can view it here…

Here is the HOP LIST…

if you jumped in at the middle, or just happened to stumple upon the hop, please begin at the Smoothfoam Blog.

Hop List: Smoothfoam Blog

Clearsnap Blog

Suzanne Austin – What’s in a Lousyananut

Julie McGuffee – Life in the Craft Lane

Jennifer Priest – Hydrangea Hippo

Lisa Fulmer –  Lisa Liza Lou

Meihsia Liu – Simply Paper Crafts

Anita Scroggins – The Flamingo Chronicals

Steph Ackerman – Live Laugh Scrap

Carmen Flores Tanis –  Flores Tanis Studio

Tami Sanders – tami sanders * paper crafter  <<<<< YOU ARE HERE>>>>>

Beth Watson – Beth Watson <<<<< GO HERE NEXT>>>>>

Sabrina Alery – The Honor Roll

Marilyn Gossett – Marilyn Gossett Designs

Denise Hahn – In My Blue Room

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card sketch up on Clearsnap Blog!

hi all!

my card sketch for august is up on the Clearsnap Blog. i post a new sketch on the 13th of each month.

here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

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you can get the sketch as well as the supplies and directions to make this card here: CARD SKETCH #14.

i hope you’ll drop by the Clearsnap Blog and post a comment; it’s nice to know who is visiting!



new TCW project!

i have a new project up on the TCW BLOG today!

i turned a burlap pillow cover from Canvas Corp into a retro style satchel purse…

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check out the FULL post on the TCW BLOG . i put together a Snapguide that shows how to use templates from The Crafter’s Workshop to make designs to embroider on pretty much anything you can use a needle and thread on.  the guide also includes step-by-step photos and directions of how to create this project yourself. the link to the guide is included in the post on the TCW BLOG.you can view the project here:

Burlap Purse with Embroidered Patterns

TCW just released a TON of fabulous new stencils too – you can view them on their website.

i’d love it if you would post a comment on the TCW BLOG if you liked this project!

— and P.S.: for those of you who subscribe, the “page not found” post a few days ago was me trying out the Snapguide link, so i labeled it “test”. i deleted the post after i tried it out. sorry, i know you get auto e-mails about any new posts.


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still a few spaces left!

I just spoke with susan at Scrapbook n’ More and there are still a few spots left for the EERILY ENCHANTED Halloween altered book class.

if you can’t make the class, you can get a kit. all the painting and stamping will be done for you. also included are step-by-step written directions with photos, as well as access to full size photos posted online.

the binding process for the book itself as well as the specialty pockets and more are also shown in step-by-step how-to form both in written directions and photos of the steps.

if you are one of my out of town readers, you can get this kit by mail if you like. just contact me.

I have also just set the date for the Christmas altered book class – Saturday, October 4 from 12-5. SAVE THE DATE!!!



{EERILY ENCHANTED} halloween altered book

hi all!

only a few days til the EERILY ENCHANTED halloween altered book class! there are only 1 or 2 spots left, but there may also be 1 or 2 kits available if you can’t attend. if you are interested, please call scrapbook n’ more to sign up and or get on the waitlist.

we are going to try something new! i am loading the pics for this class on my website – NOW. so you will be able to access them DURING CLASS! so please bring your phone or ipad fully charged and ready to go if you would like to try this out! there won’t be access to plugs, so you do need to be all charged up! also, i don’t think you will have room for a laptop, so phones or pads only. i am still doing written directions, but i think being able to view and enlarge portions of the photos will help you.

please let me know if you have any questions. i am finishing up prep now!


supplies for {EERILY ENCHANTED}

well, i added the supply list as promised the other day, but failed to direct you to find it in my sidebar.

you can get the complete supply list here: {EE} altered book supply list

for future reference, you can get info on my classes as well as the supply lists for them by looking for the class at the top of my right sidebar under the heading:





it’s done! it’s done! i feel like i’ve given birth to another child! LOL!

i don’t remember working so hard on an altered book. i really wanted this halloween book to be different and to reflect the personality of G45’s Eerie Tales collection.

it is JAM packed with goodies; i used everything i could in this one! i hope you will like what i’ve done, here it is…

eerily enchanted collage 1

eerily enchanted collage 2

you can click on the collages to enlarge them.

i’ll be adding all the supply deets and such tomorrow, so you’ll be able to start prepping for class.

i’d like to say “thank you” again to all of you who signed up early for this book. it allowed me to be able to take my time creating it, and it also allowed me to pull and bag supplies as i went. which is a HUGE time saver when prepping for a MASSIVE class like this.

i hope the book lives up to your expectations and LONG anticipation during the design process.

there are still a few spots left in the class, so if you haven’t signed up yet and would like to, please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up.

i also appreciate all the nice, encouraging comments about all the little peeks and snippets – they helped keep me going during SEVERAL LONG NIGHTS of putting this book together.



i’m trying to finish up the Halloween altered book…EERILY ENCHANTED as quickly as i can – but i want it to be as FABulous as possible!

here are some peeks; i’ve designed the pages, decided what goes where as far as the “first” layer goes. now i’m working in the 2nd and 3rd layers, trying to add as many treats as i can!

these pages aren’t finished yet, but i’ll share the progress…

this next pic is a good reflection of the feel i want for the book – a little spooky and a little kooky with a touch of whimsy and a sprinkling of the dark side – hey – Grimm’s Fairy Tales are pretty, well… GRIM!







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