tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


New Posts on Clearsnap & TCW Blogs…

hi! i wanted to let you know i have a two new blog projects up for this month…

a new card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog – my lucky #13th in fact – i can’t believe i’ve been doing the card sketch for over a year now!

you can see the new sketch and the card, and get directions and supplies for making the sample card here: CARD SKETCH #13

here’s the card i made using the sketch…

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i also have a post up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

i used the Blazonry Template from TCW and sharpie markers to alter a scrapbook tote with word art, here’s a snippet…

the crafters workshop_ tcw blog_sharpie_stencil_altered storage_stencil with sharpie_blazonary stencil_tami sanders - cu

you can see the whole project as well as get all the supply and direction info here: LOOKING SHARP-{ie}

i hope you will check them out and if you do, please leave a comment; i’d love to know you visited!

thanks!


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{fashionistas} layout

hi all!

i have a project featured on the Clearsnap website this month!

it is a scrapbook page entitled “fashionistas” and was designed around a great vintage photo of my aunt and two friends.

the layout uses ColorBox® Graphic45 Decades Dye Inks and G45 stamps from Hampton Art as well as some trinkets from my vintage stash. if you are a G45 paper lover, you are going to LOVE the Decades Dye Inks as they are made to match some of the major colors in G45 papers!

here is a snippet of the layout…

2013 decades - fahionistas take 2 - tsanders snippet

my very stylish aunt ruby is on the right.

you can see the whole layout and get the instructions and supply list for it here: FASHIONISTAS SCRAPBOOK PAGE

now back to work! i have to get ready for my “by the sea” classes this saturday!

oh’ please stop back by on monday,  july 7,  Clearsnap is having a hop with it’s CT to show off the NEW! summer releases! LOTS of projects with LOTS of new goodies!


card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog

hi!

i have the new card sketch for june up on the Clearsnap Blog!

you can see the sketch here: card sketch #12

here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

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please visit the Clearsnap Blog to get the sketch, directions for how to make this card AND a bonus card! a little something extra to start your summer card making!

stay tuned, there are several blog hops coming up – including one with CardMaker on monday!

thanks,

 


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new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

hi!

i just added a new project over on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

museum layout

i used TCW stencils and Izink from Clearsnap to create a background for a photo i took of my kiddos at a museum during spring break.

do you have special photos that you just can’t find paper to scrapbook them with? then consider making your OWN paper! it’s easier than you may think.

i put together a short video showing how i made this page step-by-step, you can see it in my post: MUSEUM SCRAPBOOK PAGE

the new TCW design team is made up of some very talented artists, please visit The Crafter’s Workshop Blog often for some great ideas!


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clearsnap & cardmaker blog hop

hello! welcome to the Clearsnap and CardMaker Blog Hop!

i hope you have enjoyed all the fab projects you have seen so far!

i have a card to share using Izink Ink made by Aladine and distributed by Clearsnap…

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Izink Inks are a hybrid of pigment ink and acrylic paint. they work well on a variety of different medias, dry quickly and have a pretty shimmer. they also come in LOTS of gorgeous colors.

Clearsnap will be giving away some Izink Inks, so be SURE to get all the details on the CLEARSNAP BLOG and play along to WIN!

i made all the inked and stamped pieces of the scene using the same 5 step process:

1} add a few drops of Izink in a few different colors from the same color family on a piece of waxed paper {like Bamboo, Avocado and Cactus for the green}

2} dab the colors with the ColorBox® Color Blender to load the sponge with ink, being careful not to overblend

3} press the Color Blender along a piece of white cardstock, making consecutive blocks of color, reloading as needed; set aside to dry or heat set

4} place the Say What? Rollagraph® Jumbo Design Wheel in the Jumbo Handle and load with ColorBox® Frost White Pigment Ink, roll across Izink inked paper ; heat set

5} stamp design using ColorBox® Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink

after all the pieces were inked and stamped, i cut them out. i also decided to make the door and windows of the house from different colors, so they were stamped and cut out, then adhered to the house.

to ” set the scene”, i punched out a 3″ scalloped circle to use as a mask, held it in place on the card front using a bit of blue tape, then inked around it using Mimosa, Citronella and a little Jasmine loaded on a damp Color Blender Sponge.

once that was dry, i used a 2 1/2″ circle punch to create the sky – trimming off the bottom of the circle, and to make the grass – cutting a curvy line across the top part to make a hill. these 2 pieces were arranged in the center of the masked off area of the card.

then all the pieces of the scene were arranged and glued. i stamped some clouds on remnants of the blue inked piece using the Frost White Pigment Ink, and cut them out to use to add some dimension to the sky…

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to finish off the card, i stamped a border and sentiment at the bottom using Wicked Black Dye Ink.

stamps: Hampton Art: Doodle Bug: Home Sweet Home and Borders

cardstock: Bazzill 

adhesive: Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue

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here is a list of all the stops for the hop; you can see where you are at and where you need to go next! if you jumped in somewhere in the middle, start over at the top of the list so you won’t miss anything!

have fun!

CardMaker http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/?p=9890

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/…/hi-miss-you-with…

Jeanne Streiff http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=20022

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/…/hello-friends-card-izink…

Kathy Martin http://card-blanc.blogspot.com/…/clearsnap-and…

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/?p=6288

Kristie Hartfeil http://krismybliss.wordpress.com/

Kristine Reynolds http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/…

Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/cardmaker-hop/

Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.com/2014/06/16/cardmaker-clearsnap/

Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/2014/06/02/cardmaker-blog-hop/   <<< you are here! >>>

Vera Yates http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/…/cardmaker…  <<<visit vera next! >>>

Clearsnap Blog http://blog.clearsnap.com/?p=10454


you tube channel!

hi all!

as part of my revamp of my website, i have added a button for my YouTube Channel!

you can find it under SOCIAL MEDIA along the sidebar on the right.

i have a few videos on the channel that feature lots of different types of paper crafting, mixed media, stamping and more.

i should be adding more videos soon!

thanks,


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teacher appreciation week…

this week is teacher appreciation week, what do you have planned for your kiddo’s teachers?

chris’ teacher LOVES hedgehogs, so when i ran across some hedgehog paper awhile back i snagged it!

we decided to make chris’ teacher a set for her desk – a composition book and a pencil cup. the composition book was easy to cover, just trace covers onto paper, cut out and glue. washi tape was used to embellish, and chris made a name plate from cardstock in word.

for the pencil cup, we cut the top off a plastic jar that had fruit in it. A strip of paper and washi tape trim were quick and easy to apply as well…

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chris cut out a hedgehog and matted it in coordination cardstock and then adhered it to a 5 x 5 white cardstock card…

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i embellished a gift bag to match using more cut out hedgehogs and washi tape. a mini tag was attached with ribbon…

hedgehog bag

it took us under an hour to make this gift set, and it was inexpensive as well! i hope chris’ teacher LOVES it!!!

 

and CHRIS!


card sketch!

 

hello!

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.

thanks!


guest blogger on TCW

hello!

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}

thanks!


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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

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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…

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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…

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