tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


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

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…


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…

washi 1 wm

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…

washi tape 2 wm

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….

family collage (470x800)

{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…

talia 1  (683x1024)  talia 2 (683x1024)  talia 4 (683x1024)  talia 7 (1024x683)  talia 8 (1024x683)talia 5 (1024x683)  talia 6 (1024x683) 

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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