tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…

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scrapbook n’ more


here’s a pic that susan at scrapbook n’ more took at my altered book class last saturday … we had a great group of ladies!

Photo: What a wonderful group of ladies in today's class!

as you can see, Scrapbook n’ More has a NICE, LARGE workroom! check out their classes and crops on their website – SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE

you can also see when new stuff comes in by checking out Scrapbook n’ More’s facebook page.

susan just got in a TON of new product! all kinds of papers, embellies and supplies INCLUDING NEW! Basic Grey! for those of you who have been looking for Basic Grey, you need to head to new braunfels. there are papers, pads and embellies OH MY!

Scrapbook n’ More is the last full fledged scrapbook store for quite a stretch, so we need to support it to keep it open! it’s not too far from san antonio either, just about 15-20 minutes from 1604 and i35n. take i35n to exit 189 and take the turnaround. the road runs right into the shopping center; it’s where the new alamo drafthouse and mamcita’s are.

grab a friend and make it a mini road trip. the fork and spoon restaurant there in the shopping center is an EXCELLENT place for breakfast, lunch or brunch!

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card sketch!



i have a NEW! card sketch up over on the Clearsnap Blog!

the sample card features the NEW! ColorBox Blends as well as two NEW! stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

you can see the post HERE.

if you like the sketch, please leave a comment! this is a monthly series that i would like to keep going if it is enjoyed.



luggage packed… ready for my trip!

what is this HUGE stack of assorted boxes and bags stacked behind my couch???!!!

altered book class (1024x683)

if you guessed the supplies for my altered book class – “away we go” – tomorrow you would have guessed RIGHT! {and i still have an ice chest of food to add}

it is AMAZING the amount of STUFF i have to haul to these altered book classes – i’m getting too old for this :)

usually, my hubbie gets me up, fixes my breakfast, makes a sonic run and brings me a ENORMOUS tea for the day, and he and the boys load me up. but SADLY, tomorrow, i am all on my own :(

i actually have to get myself up, fix my own breakfast and tea AND load all this stuff in the car! someone better call and make sure i’m up tomorrow – LOL!

i’ve been over all the details – three times – double checked all the supplies, triple counted all the kits, and bought all the food. all that’s left is to make the salad and sammies and get to bed EARLY for once.

thanks again to ALL OF YOU who signed up SO quickly! i can’t tell you how much i appreciate it, as it allows me to start my prep earlier and finish earlier.

see ya tomorrow!

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guest blogger on TCW


i was a guest blogger this week on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

i made a necklace using a TCW template, colored pencils and a NEW! shrink plastic from Grafix: Super Sanded. Super Sanded shrink plastic is specially made to work well with colored pencils.

TCW has HUNDREDS of templates in different styles and themes to use for projects in lots of different medias.

if you’d like to see my post, click FLUTTER-BYE. {or cut and paste: http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/blog/?p=3407 in your browser}


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the makeover continues…

i hope you like the new look of my blog; i’ve been working on giving it a facelift.

it has been quite sometime since i took the time to update both the look and the content here.

take a look around and check out the changes.

  • new look
  • new format
  • links have all been updated and checked
  • all of my galleries have been updated and moved onto pinterest and i’m still adding new projects!
  • my resume’ and about me has been updated
  • i think i FINALLY have the “contact me” working for everyone

if you find something NOT working, please let me know so i can fix it.

i’m almost done with the revamp, i have a stack of layouts to add to the galleries as well as a few other projects. and i have some more info to add to my resume’.


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march photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes

here are snippets of the march photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class projects…

photoFULL: this layout holds 16-20+ photos, a mix of vertical and horizontal photos recommended….

2014 - 03 photofull march blog

money $aving $ketches: each of these 2 layouts hold 5 to 6 photos each, a mix of vertical and horizontal photos recommended….

2013 - M$$ - onies bday 1 (1024x510) -blog

2013 - M$$ - onies bday 2 (1024x521) - blog

you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

this is the first month with location changes, so here is the rundown…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, march 25, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. since this IS the first month with some students that used to attend these classes at Stamp Antonio making the switch to Scrapbook N’ More, it would be appreciated if you would call in advance to sign up. it will help the store decide how best to set up the room if they have an accurate count of attendees. that is NOT to say that last minute sign ups or walk ins will be turned away. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman will also be teaching this class at her home starting in april

Linda’s first class will be april 10 at 10:30. Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i teach in march at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in April. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.

thanks to all who have continued to take and support these 2 classes through the years and all the location changes.

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“away we go” travel altered book


the next altered book in my series of altered book classes… “away we go” travel themed altered book…

away we go collage 1

away we go - collage 2

this book is designed differently from the other books in this series; there is room for lots of photos, several places for travel notes and pockets to stash souvenirs from your trip. features include several pull outs and a tabbed photo section too.

as usual, lots of great trinkets and treasures from my stash: vintage wooden model airplane propellers, “wings” pins given to kids flying in days past, charms, tokens, old maps and pages from atlases, vintage postcards and stereo cards, travel tickets from the 40′s and lots of custom embellies created just for this project.

this class is almost full and no more seats can be added due to limited parts and pieces. if you are interested, please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 for information or to sign up.  we’ll keep a waitlist for the class in case slots open up due to cancellations.

a light lunch and snacks are included in the cost of the class and will be served about halfway through the class. alternately, if students prefer to purchase lunch, the store will take orders in advance for delivery during break.

you can view the supply list for the class HERE.

thanks to everyone for the continued interest in this class series.


graphic 45 design team 2014 audition

those of you who know me, know i love all things vintage, and that includes Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 takes inspirations, influences and images from the past and gives them new life in their papers and embellishments.

i have thought about trying out for their design team for several years now. i use G45 products in many of my classes, particularly in my altered book class series. this year, i decided i was going to do more than just THINK about trying out for the team, i was going to actually DO it! i did make the mistake of checking out the other entrants audition blog posts – that almost scared me off! there are some FABULOUS artists out there doing some AMAZING things with G45. me, i’m a crafter, not an artist, but i’m proud to be crafty.

as part of the submission process, i need to show 6 projects that i have designed, preferably created with G45 products. finding projects i done featuring G45 lines was easy, deciding WHICH 6 projects to show was the hard part!

the following projects are the 6 i decided to present, but if you’d like to see a few more of my G45 projects, you can view them here. please click on any picture to enlarge it…

STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book featuring G45′s Steampunk Spells papers

steampunk collage - main collage (1024x683)

steampunk collage - cu pics collage (1024x512)

FRENCH COUNTRY” recipe binder featuring G45′s French County papers

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

BOHO CHIC” acrylic mini album featuring G45′s Bohemian Bazaar papers

2013-06 boho chic acrylic mini album collage (1280x853)

IN THE GARDEN” altered book featuring G45′s Secret Garden papers

secret garden collage - use me

STEAMPUNK TIME TRAVELER” halloween layout featuring G45′s Happy Haunting papers…

drew halloween 2011 g45 layout (1280x640)

BY THE SEA” altered book featuring G45′s Tropical Travelogue papers…

beach altered book - by the sea promo - watermarked (1024x640)

all of these projects, with the exception of the “steampunk time traveler” layout, were designed for classes. Graphic 45′s mix of small and large prints in their papers as well as their great “cut-a-ble” sheets, make them a favorite of mine for classes.

thank you to Graphic 45 for their consideration…


psst… it’s all done…

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

i FINALLY finished the travel altered book after days of being locked away in my studio!

i had NO idea that i had collected so much travel “junque”. it took quite awhile to try to work as much of it in as i could.

this book is a lot different than the other altered books i’ve done; there are two or three times more places for fabulous vacation pics and plenty of pockets to tuck little paper treasures.

there are also many custom created embellishments designed JUST for this book.


wanna peek? it will be a day or two before i get a chance to take pics and get a FULL announcement ready, but i’ve snapped a few pics to give you a little taste {and yes, the propeller spins!}…

cover (830x1024)  open (1024x802)

spine (496x1024) pic section (683x1024) 

 pull out 1 (817x1024)  stereo card (729x1024)

tags (746x1024) ticket envie (777x1024)

travel journal (743x1024) pullout 2 (1024x656)

thanks to all of you who have already signed up for this class site unseen – i hope the finished book does not disappoint!

if you haven’t signed up and are interested, please plan to sign up soon. there are a few less seats due to the size of the crop room at Scrapbook N’ More. if you haven’t been by the store – the crop room IS nice and roomy, but layout and table sizes differ from Stamp Antonio. Everyone should be able to have their own table though.

thanks for the continued interest in this class series!

traveled themed altered book class…

ok! it’s on!

i have set the deets for the travel themed altered book class:

when: saturday, april 12

where: Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels – (830) 214-1690

time: 10:30 to 3:30

cost: $65

i will be working on the book this weekend and hope to have it finished soon; i’ll post pics as soon as i’ve finished.

as usual, munchies will be served about halfway through the class – especially needed since we’ll be working through lunchtime. susan, the store owner, has also offered to take orders for lunch before class, and have it delivered should anyone want to do that instead or in addition to what i’ll be bringing {please bring cash if you think you’ll want to order something}. so you won’t STARVE! LOL!



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