tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


guest blogger on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog…

hello!

i was a guest blogger over on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog this week; a total of 4 projects have been posted:

Mix It Up Pillow

Circles Flower Card

Altered Corkboard

Heathered Feathered Purse

i’d love for you to visit me over there and maybe leave a comment or two if you like the projects!

directions and supplies are included in the posts.

thanks!


new card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog…

hello!

i added my new card sketch for the month to the CLEARSNAP BLOG. the sample card is a valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

the sample card uses stamps from The {Stamps} Of Life as well as Stephanie Barnard’s Premium Dye Inks and Dye Ink Sprays!

if you like the sketch and the card, please post a comment on the Clearsnap Blog!

here’s a link to the CARD SKETCH

thanks!


end of retreat…

well, the retreat is over (sigh) back to life… it was a nice break while it lasted.

i was very productive too, i finished 3 more layouts today, drew’s bday for chris’ book, and a layout of decorating the tree for both of them.

these two are completely done…

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the third payout was a version of the Christmas deck-o-rating layout for drew’s book. it’s almost finished just needs a few finishing touches.

not too bad for a weekend!

 

 


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my vintage Christmas collection…

i hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are making your lists, shopping and indulging in some holiday treats!

i was adding a new project to the Clearsnap Blog and i mentioned my vintage Christmas collection. i thought i’d post some pictures of my treasures here.

i have SO many items in this collection that my house isn’t big enough to put it all out anymore, so i have to pick and choose the best and brightest.

i try to create separate little vignettes: angels, elves and santas and snowmen with a few of my handcrafted items mixed in…

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stay tuned for classes for the new year, starting with the Valentine’s Altered Book class! {i’m working on finalizing the details}

also, please visit me over on the Clearsnap Blog! i’d love to see your comments!

have a very blessed, CHRISTmas!

tami


TCW stencil projects…

hello!

i had a quick tidbit i wanted share with you… Ronda Palazzari included 3 of my projects in her recent blog post:

STENCIL ROUND UP

Ronda posted about some GORGEOUS projects that she’d spotted around the web and sm networks and i was very honored to have a few of mine included.

Ronda designs templates for The Crafter’s Workshop – among other things, and i am LOVING her new designs!

you can check out Ronda’s stencils, as well as all the new TCW stencils here: NEW TCW STENCILS

 


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washi tape organization

do you washi? i do…

i love all the fun, bright colors and designs that washi tape comes in and i keep buying them, and buying them, and BUYING them!

BUT — i keep forgetting to USE them; out of sight, out of mind. so i needed a way to both store and display my collection of washi tape.

i saw some vintage oil cans at a flea market and thought the long spouts would be useful in storing the tape, but i had WAY too much to put on just one can! lol!

i did want to be able to take a roll or few off easily to take with me for crops and such. so i poked through my crafty stash and came up with a dowel, it was long enough to hold all the rolls, but then what! so i poked some more and came up with some vintage clothes pins and some jute. with a little experimentation, i came up with this…

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this quick to assemble hanger holds ALL my tape, displays it so i see it to use it and allows me to easily remove rolls should i need to.

i tied the jute to the clothespins, so i can unclip the pins at either end to add or remove rolls…

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the clothepins and jute make the washi tape holder easy to hang up on the wall or a hook.

now all i need to do is find a place in my studio to hang it!

hope this gives you some ideas as to how to store YOUR tape!


krafting with kids!

my neice talia is visiting us this week and she is a krafty kid who likes to scrapbook and play with paper, glue and bLiNg!

i had made a canvas collage for my sister-in-law, talia’s mom, for mother’s day and talia wanted to make something like it to decorate her locker at school….

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{this project was posted on the Clearsnap Blog on 5/8/2013: Home & Family Canvas Collage - you can find the complete supplies and general project directions there.}

talia started with a base coat of some light colors of ColorBox Pigment Ink as a backdrop for her canvas. using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips made inking the canvas easier and a lot less messy! the inks were then given a few swipes and smudges with a clean paper towel to blend the colors together at the edges.

talia then chose some templates from The Crafter’s Workshop to use to add MORE depth to her background. ColorBox Stylus & Tips were again used to apply the ink.

after the inks dried, talia then diecut some glitter paper using dies from Spellbinders and layered them with some 3D stickers.

Zip Dry from Beacon is a VERY forgiving glue as any excess “ooze” can be cleaned up quickly and easily so it’s a good choice for kids over age 8 or so {and those of us over 8 who are messy crafters!} and since talia is a little older, i let her use Beacon’s 3-in-1 glue as well as it is GREAT for trims, flowers and embellies. it is a quick grab glue, so it works fast!

flowers, rhinestones, glitter chipboard letters and some trims were added and a ribbon for hanging was the finishing touch.

here are some pics of the process and the finished project…

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there’s still time to crank out a few craft items with your kiddos before summer is O-FFICIALLY OVER :(

and decor for their lockers or embellishing bland and boring folders and notebooks for back to school are great project ideas!

— tami


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Clearsnap & The {Stamps} Of Life Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap & The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop!

All day today we’re stamping and inking, creating and sharing. Be sure to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stephanie Barnard’s line of ColorBox inkpads, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Stephanie’s new SCREENS!

***You can find the list of blogs on the hop below my project***

For the hop, I’m sharing a SUNSHINE-Y card with you. It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in sunny Texas. These hot summer days have me dreaming of a trip to the beach for a little cool H20 relief. But since the family can’t fit in a beach trip just yet, I thought I’d make a card featuring blue skies and waves, with white fluffy clouds and a big bright sun!

I used ColorBox® Premium Dye Inks and Sprays! by Stephanie Barnard along with some stamps and dies from The {Stamps} Of Life on glossy paper to create this fun little card…

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I love how Stephanie gives you lots of parts and pieces that you can stamp and arrange how you like! It makes it fun to mix and match designs and make something uniquely your own.

I wanted to use black ink to really POP the bright colors, but I wanted a “softer” look, so I used Charcoal ColorBox® Chalk Ink. Chalk Inks work great on glossy cardstock, just heat set to speed up dry time to reduce the risk of smearing.

The sun was stamped on glossy paper that had been spritzed with Banana ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Spray!, and the center was punched from paper inked using Tangerine ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink

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The clouds were actually stamped on the BACK of some leftover glossy paper that had been sprayed with the Blueberry ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays! Little dotted areas had soaked through to the backside of the paper and I thought they would make pretty clouds.

The waves were made by stamping them on glossy papers that had been sprayed with Blueberry and Sky ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays!.The waves were cut out and then the colors alternated with the waves offset…

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Using the Color Catcher® helps keep all the inky goodness contained! And don’t forget to use your ColorBox® Cleaning Pad to spiffy up your stamps!

ColorBox Cleaning Pad

The ColorBox® Cleaning Pad is a quick and easy way to clean off your stamps {even for those of us who don’t like to clean our stamps– -wink…wink!}

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

The {Stamps} Of Life:

Other Supplies:

***BLOG STOPS ON THE HOP***

If you were just here visiting my blog, or stumbled across the hop somewhere in the middle, just click on the Clearsnap Blog link and start at the beginning so you don’t miss anything!

Clearsnap Blog: http://blog.clearsnap.com

Jeanne Streiff  http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/ ***YOU ARE HERE***

Lorie Souther http://www.thinkinspot.com/ ***GO HERE NEXT***

Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com

Kim Howard http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/

Judy Rozema http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/

Becki Adams http://beckiadams.com

Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Anna Wight http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/

Kelli Hull http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com/

Adrienne Ford http://bry-and-i.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/

Lydia Fiedler http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Debbie Cole http://debbiecole.com/blog/

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playing with paper…

sitting here at main event waiting on the kids to finish playing… been here since 10:30! that’s 5 hours now!!!

decided to use it as a brainstorm day, brought lots of magazines, a sketch book and a book…

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the book isn’t for reading though – it’s to PLAY with!

trying out new folds and stuff for the g45 steam punk spells altered book. here’s a peak at some of my experiments…

crazy fold…

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roly poly page…

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and crazy pocket…

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I’m really trying to come up with fun and unique folds and embellies for this book!!!

—tami


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Made in the USA Blog Hop!!!

Clearsnap is Made in the USA so what better time to celebrate that fact than on the 4th of July!

Hop along with our team as they share patriotic projects to ring in this Independence Day here in the US.

Enter for your chance to win one of our EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition 3 Color Red, White, and Blue ColorBox Pigment Inkpads!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONTEST!

Now… onto my project for the hop!

Hopefully, you started the hop at the beginning — at the CLEARSNAP BLOG. if you didn’t, you might want to go back and start over at the ClearSnap Blog so you can see ALL the projects! Plus, the project for my blog begins with leftovers from the project I made and posted to the ClearSnap Blog, so you might feel a little confused if you don’t view that post first.

I LOVE being able to use leftover bits and things that might otherwise get tossed. This card is a great example of upcycling your paper craft “trash”. I thought it would make a nice “thank you for your service” card for your favorite military gal. Delete the gems for a great card for your favorite military guy ;)

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All the supplies for this project – with the exception of the gems, came from the leftovers from my frame project or papers from my scrap bag – including the card base.

The red piece and the thin blue border strip were both leftover from the kraft paper that I sprayed with the Stephanie Barnard Sprays! for the frame, and the stars were leftover from that project as well. The diecut frame was a “negative” of a piece I had cut for another card. No sense in tossing it out! Negatives from your diecuts can be very useful. The cream piece that the sentiment was stamped on came from my scrap bag. Twine? leftover from the frame project. AND, my favorite part of this card – the red, white and blue “camo”  print. This strip was made by placing a piece of kraft paper over the ink left on the paper I sprayed the papers from the frame over. {I usually use my Color Catcher, but I was spraying a lot of pieces so I put down a big piece of paper}. Whenever you spray or spritz, there is usually some ink left in the bottom of your Color Catcher or whatever surface you sprayed on, so why waste it. I liked how the piece came out, it looked like a camo print to me!

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SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

Other Products:

Tools:

  • Trimmer and Scissors

NOW! Please find the other stops on the hop listed below!

Hop List:

http://blog.clearsnap.com

http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

http://debbiecole.com/blog/

http://www.tamisanders.com *You are here!

http://meihsia.blogspot.com/ *Go here next!

http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/

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