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NYC: day 2

karen and i got up early in order to try to get as much done as possible.

we had muffins in the lobby – yum! then caught a bus to MOMA…

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there is something awe inspiring when standing in front of a Van Gogh or Picasso…

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i SO wanted to reach out and touch them – but didn’t want to spend any of my limited time in jail! lol!

while there was plenty of art that I loved…

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there were also some I just didn’t get…

don’t know how to comment on this…

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checkers anyone?

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metallic poop?

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there is paint on this canvas – really…

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yes – this last one is a distressed {aka dirty} pair of underwear! yuck!

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we had lunch at the cafe in the museum and it was delicious. the panninis had that perfect “crunch” and a summer crisp was the perfect dessert.

karen and i also viewed the Latin America architectural exhibit. the art on the plans and scale models was as interesting as the buildings themselves.

we had a little time before our play that evening, so we shopped at the MOMA store.

then a short walk through time’s square…

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to the Walter Kerr theater to see a Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder…

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i really wanted some NY cheesecake, so we went to Junior’s for dinner…

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i had a HUGE lobster roll – BIG chunks of lobster…

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we dug into the cheesecake before I thought to snap a pic; it was SO creamy and SO delicious!

took a taxi back to hotel to get a few winks before a busy last day!

—tami


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{school years} altered book class

hi all!

i am still recovering from my fabulous by fast nyc trip – more pics soon.

but really not much time for rest as i’m prepping for the {school years} altered book class THIS sunday!

i was working on the custom chipboard pieces last night, cutting them all out and giving them their last coat of matte sealer. i think the fumes gave me a little something extra last night! lol!

papers are all cut, ribbons and embellies on the schedule tonight.

there are still a few spots left in this class, you can call scrapbook n’ more for more info or to sign up…

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this would make a very special graduation gift!

see ya soon!

tami


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NYC day: 1

* wordpress or my iPhone are playing hide and seek with my photos :( 

I’m working on it! — tami

hi ya!

i got into New York City around noon on wednesday.

on the cab ride in, i was already texting karen (aka karenliz) to chat about and decide on a 2 o’clock matinee.

both karen and i were attending The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil U and had decided to come into the city a few days ahead for a mini vacation.

i wanted to try to CRAM in as much as possible into the short trip; especially theater and museum’s – hence the texting. 

I met karen at the hotel; which by the way was GOR-geous. the Wolcott just celebrated its 100th birthday. here’s a few photos of the lobby… 

        

i had asked for a room with an Empire State Building “view”. you did have to crane your neck up, but you could see it…

 
we agreed upon a play, Living in Love starring Jerry O’Connel {yum!}. the play was FAB-ulous, but maybe mr. o’connel’s bare chest a mere 50 feet away swayed me! lol!

 

we got caught in the rain, so had to head back to the hotel to clean up before dinner. rain was forecast for the day, but the weather was beautiful when i arrived; crisp, cool and clear. so i’d left the raincoat and umbrella i’d packed for the chance of rain when we went out to the matinee, at the hotel. couldn’t catch a cab and were almost 20 blocks from the hotel. bought a rain poncho from a street vendor and then  finally snagged a taxi.

dinner was at Sardi’s – i’ve always wanted to go…

  

Sean Cassidy 2nd from right on top 
 
and Joan Collins and Katherine Hepburn…

i had the french onion soup and crabcakes… 
i should have just got the appetizers size! HUGE cakes with lots of nice, large pieces of crab. and the smoked tomato aoli was great with the cakes.

after dinner it was time for Pn the 20th Century starting Kristin Chenowith. i really enjoyed it. i forgot how much smaller the NYC theatres were, you are so close to the stage!

   
then we walked through Times Square to catch a taxi back to the hotel.

end of day one…

tami
 


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Clearsnap & Tombow Blog Hop!

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Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Clearsnap Blog Hop!

For this hop we swapped products that were made for each other: Tombow Adhesives and Clearsnap Foils!

On this hop we will share easy, affordable and fun ways to use Clearsnap’s Designer Foils with Tombow adhesive as well as other fun ways Tombow and Clearsnap products work together. “Stick” with us for the next two days to be inspired!

You probably got here from Suzanne Austin’s blog but if you just stumbled across my blog 

go the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) or the Clearsnap Blog (On Saturday) to start!

NOW… here’s my project! 

hello hoppers! welcome to my blog!

i have a sweet and feminine Mother’s Day project to share with you; this framed quote for Mom…

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i used a foiling technique similar to one Jennifer Priest shared on her blog: CHIC FOIL PRINTING WITH CLEARSNAP to add a little bLiNg! to my frame. i wanted the project to be soft and “frilly” with a peaches and cream color scheme and a little touch of GOLD.

foil accents are HOT right now, not only crafting but in fashion as well. Clearsnap makes a product called Design Foils which come in several colors and makes it easy for you to add a fashionable-foil accent to your projects.

to add the zig zag foiled elements to my frame, i used Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue and ColorBox® Chevrons Art Screen. the stencil was taped over the painted frame and then the design was filled in with thin lines of glue. a paintbrush was used to spread the glue to fill in the designs completely. then the stencil was removed and the frame set aside to let the glue dry. you’ll know it’s dry when it turns from white to clear. then, the foil was placed over the glued designs and rubbed to transfer the foil. quick, easy and best of all NEAT! no loose gold flakes to deal with.

Izink Inks were used to paint the frame. Izink Inks are a hybrid of ink and acrylic paint so they cover well and are quick to dry. they also come in lots of VIVID colors.

the paper flowers were given a kiss of peach using Peach Pastel ColorBox® Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink. the flowers and button accents were adhered to the frame using Tombo Adhesive Dots. some of the buttons that had an uneven bottom or shank remnant were adhered using Tombo Foam Tape.

the background paper for the quote was made by inking white cardstock with Banana Custard® ColorBox Pigment Ink applied using the ColorBox® Stylus & Tips. the paper was then given a sprinkling of butterflies stamped in Dune Pigment Ink. the finished paper was adhered to the frame backing using Tombo Extreme Adhesive.

the overlay was done using Computer Grafix by Grafix.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how you can make this project step-by-step in both photo and written directions… Check out this guide on Snapguide

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To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 21 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 22 2015.

The prize includes: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Glitter – Gold Sparkle and Ruby Slippers, Designer Foils – Cherry

here’s the HOP list! 

Friday:

Tombow USA Blog

Sabrina Alery

Beth Watson

Jennifer Priest

Daniella Hayes

Guest Designer Jennifer Loftfield

Jennie Garcia

Guest Designer Holly King

Latrice Murphy

Clearsnap Blog

Saturday:

Clearsnap Blog

Meihsia Liu

Latrice Murphy

Dana Tatar

Jennifer Priest

Suzanne Austin

Tami Sanders                 <<<<< you are here

Tombow USA Blog        <<<<< go here next

thanks for hopping with us!


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new card sketch!

hi ya!

i wanted to let you know that i have a NEW! card sketch up on the Clearsnap Blog. once a month, usually on the 13th, i add a card sketch and sample card.

this month, the sample card features a quick and easy foil technique to add a touch of bLiNg!

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you can view the sketch and get all the details you need on how to make the sample card and the foil technique here: APRIL CARD SKETCH.

the card also has some book pages that were painted using Izink Inks incorporated into it. Izink Inks are a hybrid ink – a mixture of pigment inks and acrylic paint. they are SO bright and intense and dry QUICK! they are a great addition to your ink/paint arsenal.

if you visit me over on the Clearsnap Blog, please post a comment there to let me know you stopped by. and if you like the sketch, please share it with your friends on facebook, pinterest, etc.

thanks!


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{school years} altered book class…

hello, just a few updates on the {school years} altered book class. it is now about 3/4 full with only a few spots left.

there is NO “kit” charge for this class, so if you would like to make the project, but can’t attend, you can sign up for a kit.

please call Scrapbook N’ More for more info or to sign up.

here is the supply list for the class:

student supply list: trimmer, scissors – heavy and detail, stapler, ruler, pencil, bone folder, Zip Dry and 3–1 glues, white gel or chalk pen,  ColorBox Catseye Ink: Chestnut Roan and Alabaster or Popcorn, 3d foam tape or squares and fine tip brown pen

thanks!


brilliantly colored and foiled Easter eggs!

hi all!

i recently created some projects for GRAFIX and would like to share them with you over the next week or so.

one of the projects used the new Artist-tac, a dry adhesive, to add foil accents to paper mâché Easter eggs…

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the Artist-Tac was used to add the designs to the eggs: punched circles for dots and wide and narrow strips for stripes. the eggs get their GORGEOUS colors from Izink Inks and the foils are Designer Foils, both from Clearsnap.

i created a Snapguide that shows you step-by-step how you can make these eggs yourself…

Check out this guide on Snapguide


going FAST!!! NO fooling!!!

sign ups for the {school years} altered book class have been FAST and FURIOUS! the class is almost 2/3 FULL already and today was just the first day to sign up. 

if you are interested in this class please plan to call and sign up soon. I have no extra supplies so I can’t add any spots to this class.

THANKS so much for the interest in these classes!!!

tami


{school years} altered book class info…

the sample book for the {school years} altered book class is FINISHED and has been dropped off at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels. YAY!!!

this book is FULL of fabulous vintage finds: cool 40’s skinny pencils, 60’s plastic apple charms, HUGE 6 X 8 phonics cards from the 30’s, flash cards from the 30’s – 50’s, vintage game pieces and MORE! there are also some custom chipboard pieces featuring some fabulous vintage school related ephemera.

the book will be a wonderful way to display not only your child’s school photo through the years, but also their school work and art pieces. each year has a pocket for placing these treasures – you can scan and shrink to fit more in. there are also places for notes and a mini folder at the end that can hold more special momentos.

a great graduation gift idea for not only the graduate, but maybe mom or grandmom.

if you haven’t taken any of my altered book classes before, this is a good one to start with. once you learn the process, most of the book is repetition. if you are an “altered book veteran”, you’ll enjoy learning some new techniques featured in this book.

here are some pics of the finished book…

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here are the details:

date: sunday, may 3

time: 12:30 to 5:30

cost: $65 – no kit fee for this class

food for snacktime about half way through class will be provided. NO naptime! LOL!

there are a few NEW RULES for my altered book classes:

1) no cancellations within 3 days of the class. so for this class, if you need to cancel for any reason, please do so by 4/29.

2) payment must be made 7 days in advance of class date. so please pay by 4/26 to hold your spot for the class.

a few more notes about this class:

1) front cover designs WILL vary, please view this post here for examples: IN SESSION

2) please select “boy” or “girl” so i can customize your kit and cover as best as possible.

i’ll be posting the supply list shortly.

thanks!

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