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october photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class

hello!

tomorrow is october photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class at Scrapbook n’ More, class runs from 10:30 to 1:30. cost is $15 per class and includes a $5 product allowance.

photoFULL: IT’S A BIG – BIG – BIG layout this month and holds 20+ photos. large mats so you can crop and fit a mix of horizontal and vertical photos. this is also a super secret super spooky layout with lots of HIDDEN goodies! great layout for your halloween photos…

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money $aving $ketches: each layout holds 5-7 photos, a mix of horizontals and verticals. this month we’ll focus on using cardstock or small design printed papers as a “background” to crop and group your photos on. there aren’t any “defined” photo mats…

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

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, oct 21, 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. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

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 am teaching for october at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in november. 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.


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garage sale pics…

here are some pics of the scrapbook goodies that i’m taking to the garage sale at Scrapbook N’ More tomorrow for the garage sale on saturday…

4 packs of 12 X 12 cardstock letters – 4 different colors – only $1.50 for ALL 4 sets…

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DOZENS of thickers for $1…

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seaworld and disney papers and embellies…

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lots and lots of embellies and papers – ALL CHEAP! paper packs have pics of what papers are inside, so you know what you are getting!

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i’m still working on MORE, and this is only the stuff I’M bringing!

come shop!


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PURGE!!!

did you know that Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels is having a garage sale this saturday?

oct 18 starting at 9AM sharp!

there will be LOTS and LOTS of great scrapbooking supplies at great prices!

i myself will be taking TONS of goodies. i am on a MAJOR purge, and am clearing out until it HURTS! and it DOES HURT!

i’ve got..

  • new, unopened packs of THICKERS for $1
  • new, fancy pants glitter embellies – 2 for .25 and 3 for .50
  • new, 12 X 12 alpha sheets – 4 sets of 4 colors for only $1.50
  • stamp sets for $1-$2 – some brand new!
  • basic grey papers
  • reminisce papers
  • paper pads
  • paper packs
  • new in package embellies for .25 and .50
  • and LOTS, LOTS more!

susan will also have some special sales during the day, so you’ll want to shop the store as well!

make plans to be there when the store opens for the BESTEST deals! and bring CASH! garage sale purchases are CASH ONLY! store sales can be paid by cash, check or charge of course!

i will try to post pics of the goodies i am bringing – but i GUARANTEE it will be a CARLOAD!


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

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YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.


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{whoo} knew?!

hi ya!

my website is titled “tami sanders * paper crafter”, but i’m thinking of changing it to “tami sanders * ceramic crafter”! LOL!

a bunch of us gals get together every month or so for a fun night out: movies, dinner, scrapbooking, jewelry making, painting with wine, 8 course home cooked asian dinner, and so on. we’ve done a LOT of fun things, but i have to say, my favorite so far was one i didn’t initially think i would like – ceramics.

my last memory of ceramics – and it’s been a LOOOOOOOONG time – was of trying to make my mom a pumpkin for halloween. it was back when ceramics meant greenware – which is FRAGILE. i spent i don’t know how much on THREE pumpkins because i kept breaking them! and in the end – NO pumpkin.

so it was a haunting of memories past when i stepped in Clay Casa in august. the halloween pieces had already arrived and there were PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! of course these pieces are already fired – so they aren’t as fragile – but still!

i also don’t consider myself much of an artist – so the thought of freehanding something was a little daunting. i wandered around, and wandered around – AVOIDING the pumpkins of course – but trying to decide what piece to paint. something not too difficult – but that would be fun. i finally decided on an owl planter. it’s lines were pretty defined so i figured i could just color inside the lines.

after all of us had selected out pieces, we got down to painting, and it was fun. everyone had picked something different, so there were color and style hints being sent back and forth, as well as different techniques.

i found that it was more relaxing than i thought. for best results, we were told to add 3 coats of paint. i’d started with BIG sections on the front and back that i wanted to be lime and aqua – so those were easy enough to do, as was the inside. once a section had been painted, it needed 2 more coats, so that was pretty easy. then came the details – wings weren’t bad, beak and feet were ok. but the eyes were going to take awhile – and time was running out! another friend had selected a large piece, so we decided to come back and work on ours the next week.

the details weren’t really as bad as i thought, and in no time, i’d finished off my piece. of course, i had NO idea what it would look like until it was fired – the colors change and get BRIGHTER when the piece is fired.

here is my owl before firing…

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i was a little anxious to see how he turned out and had to wait a few weeks to find out. but when i went to pick him up, i ended up not even recognizing him!

here’s my owl planter after firing…

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he goes great in my lime green studio! i’m going to use him to hold brushes and tools.

so, now that i am over my ceramics-phobia – i’m all ready to go back! kathy, terri, charlotte, laura, lori, tinka – you ready?! i may even make a PUMPKIN! LOL!


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altered book, mixed media & crop notes…

WHEW!

both BIG altered book classes are behind me! they are SO much work and SO much fun!

this is the first year i have done 2 MAJOR books so close together and it was a REAL challenge to get everything done.

BIG thanks to all who took these classes and for those of you who sign up in advance!

i had a few kits halloween kits and 1 christmas kit that hadn’t been spoken for and i left them with susan at Scrapbook N’ More saturday. i also left the sample books for viewing.

if you are interested in either of these class kits – LAST CALL! just call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 and let them know.

i’ve been gathering things for a Texas altered book, been searching – without much luck yet – for items and papers for dog and cat books, and considering a mother’s day book. there were also a few requests during the christmas altered book class for another valentine’s day book – but not sure if there is enough interest in that or not – LET ME KNOW! it might be a good theme to do a DE-constructed book on.

coming up on november 8 will be 2 events…

first, i’m doing an altered canvas class at Scrapbook N’ More using stencils from the Crafter’s Workshop, lots of inky goodness and more from Clearsnap and teaching you techniques to transform a plain white canvas into a unique decor piece for yourself or for gifting {holidays are RIGHT around the corner!}

i am trying to get the sample canvas finished early this week – so keep an eye out for more info.

then – after the class from 5:00 to 11:00 – you’ve asked for it and you’ve got it! a crop hosted by me! you can bring your unfinished altered books, photoFULL and M$$ layouts or anything else you’d like me to help you with. cost is $10, but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, oct 5 – you’ll get $5 to spend saturday night! susan needs at least 6 people to sign up for the crop in order for it to make – so if you are interested, PLEASE plan to sign up early! and why wouldn’t you sign up at least by the 5th – you get a FREE $5 to shop with!


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world card making day 2014!

World Card Making Day 2014 with the Clearsnap Creative Team

I’m so excited to be celebrating World Card Making Day 2014 with you and my friends at Clearsnap!! We kicked off the celebration yesterday with a set of cards from our team (see that blog post here) and today, we’re bringing you even more inspiration. Make sure you check out the Official World Card Making Day site to submit your work and enter to win an amazing prize pack from the WCMD 2014 sponsors (like us!).

Here is the card I’d like to share, I was going to make a fall card, but the spring ink colors were calling out to me! The card features ColorBox Pigment Inks and products by: The Crafter’s Workshop, Spellbinders, The {Stamps} Of Life, Doodle Bug Designs, Want2Scrap, Recollections, Bazzill and Beacon Adhesives…

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For a complete supply list and step by step directions with photos, please view my Snapguide for this card…

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Continue on the hop by visiting these team members’ blogs! Leave a comment on each and use the widget below to enter to win a prize pack just for Clearsnap followers!!

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Tami Sanders  <<<<< you are here

Sabrina Alery  <<<<< go here next

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Enter our giveaway for this FABULOUS prize pack…

WCMD prizes

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Happy Hopping! I hope you find LOTS of inspiration for your card making!


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hello kitty crochet by mei li lee

guess who was born in 1974, just turned 40, is a global sensation and doesn’t look a day over 5?

i’ll give you a hint… it’s a she…

she is often quoted as saying “you can never have too many friends”…

she’s feline… and she’s white…

give up?

it’s HELLO KITTY!

she first appeared on a coin purse and now she and her friends are featured on thousands of products produced and marketed by Sanrio.

author MEI LI LEE shares her love of Hello Kitty and friends in her new book titled: HELLO KITTY CROCHET by Quirk Books

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Mei Li Lee describes the world of Hello Kitty as “kawaii”, which roughly translates to “cute”. and what better word to describe Hello Kitty and her friends?!

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the toys in this book are called AMIGURUMI, which in Japanese means dolls that are knitted or crocheted. the book includes patterns for over 2 dozen characters, which range in cuteness from super cute to adorably, awesomely CUTE!

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you’ll find Hello Kitty herself as well as Hello Kitty dressed in various costumes like Tuxedosam…

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Hello Kitty’s Family…

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Hello Kitty’s friends Monkichi…

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and tomboy Kuromi – which i plan to make for my niece who is a BIG Hello Kitty fan {and a tomboy!}…

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many of the characters come with cute little accessory items too! which adds to the fun!

the book is also laid out in a very nice, clean, organized fashion with clear headings and directions.

Mei Li starts with “A Basket of Supplies” which lists and describes everything that you will need to gather to make the dolls…

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she then describes in words and pictures a few special techniques and stitches you need to practice and learn…

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Mei Li also includes more hints and techniques that will help you learn how to make your dolls look as good as her sample dolls do…

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all patterns are marked with a skill level so if you are a beginner you can start off with an easier pattern. veteran crocheters can start off with more challenging projects. the material lists are clear and concise as are the directions and steps for making the pieces and putting together the dolls…

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the book also includes a link where you can view video tutorials by the author, Mei Li Lee, and download some bonus patterns.

the projects in this book would make ideal gifts or stocking stuffers, and you’ll have plenty of time to make BUNCHES for friends and family if you start NOW! and the book itself is a fabulous gift idea for a Hello Kitty fan and crafter.

you can shop for this book with options for internet as well as local sales by clicking on “SHOP FOR THIS BOOK” on the Quirk Book site: QUIRK BOOKS – HELLO KITTY CROCHET

ja, mata ne! {my son is taking japanese and assures me this is the “correct” goodbye! hope he’s right!}


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supply list for “holly jolly” altered book…

hello!

i have added the supply list for the “holly jolly” altered book class; you can find all the class info here: HOLLY JOLLY CLASS INFO

if you haven’t signed up yet, there are a few spots left. a light lunch is included in the cost of your class, so you will have the energy for this 5 hour class!

but you’ll have a project that you can fill with your holiday photos and be proud to display. or maybe you can gift it to that someone who has “everything”…

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here are the deets:

when: october 4

time: 12:00 to 5:00

where: scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels

cost: $72

if you signed up for this class during the halloween altered book class, please call scrapbook n’ more at (830) 214-1690 to confirm your space and to pay or schedule payment. there were 15 advance signups and i have room for 21 in the class – and 3 kits for a total of 24. if you are interested in the class and didn’t sign up already, please call to sign up.

i do also have a few of the “eerily enchanted” halloween kits left if anyone is interested, please contact me for more info…

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thanks!

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