tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


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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!

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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/

Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed the projects along this hop, please subscribe to the Clearsnap Blog and follow us on the following social networks for even more inky inspiration:

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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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wait! don’t trash it!

wait! before you send that e-mail from Northridge Publishing that was in your inbox today (if you subscribe) to the recycle bin…

check out the project! it’s one i did for ClearSnap featuring their brand new ink… SURFACEZ!

SURFACEZ is a multi surface ink that you can use on non-porous surfaces like acrylic, glass, plastic, etc.

the project is a memo board made from an aluminum sheet from the hardware store that was folded in half. the magnets are made from washers.

if you aren’t signed up for emails from Northridge, you can see the project here

thanks!
tami


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project at crafts n’ things…

i just found out that a project i did for GRAFIX, was featured online and in their e-mail blast as a craft of the day at Crafts n’ Things…

if you’d like to check it out, you can click HERE

there are written directions and photos if you click on “make this craft“, or there is a button for a video tutorial that i did on YouTube for the project.

i also was excited to notice that Grafix included several of my projects in their collage of “50″ in celebration for their fiftieth year. there is a birdhouse, an altered book and 2 banners in the “5″. you can see bigger pics of the projects HERE.

those of you who have took the “in the garden” altered book class or “french country” recipe binder might remember those wonderful custom embellies for the projects made from Grafix’s White Inkjet Shrink Film.  i have been playing with it quite a bit as it looks like a bisque clay after it is baked!

i’m SURE i’ll be able to work some Shrink Film in to that Steampunk Spells Altered Book! :)

tfl!


day #2 on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

for my second project as a guest designer on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, i’ve posted another home decor project i made; a throw pillow for my oldest’s newly redecorated bedroom.

the project was made quick and easy thanks to stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and ColorBox Crafter’s Inks.

here’s a preview pic of one of the pieces for the pillow; my custom “printed” fabric…

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you can see the finished project as well as get the supply list and complete step-by-step directions here: make it your own

i’d love it if you’d leave a comment if you visit The Crafter’s Workshop Blog!

thanks!


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home decor projects…

hello!

i was invited to be a guest blogger The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, so today and tomorrow i’ll be sharing 2 different home decor projects. The Crafter’s Workshop has hundreds of fabulous stencils so you are sure to find the perfect one for your project.

both day’s projects feature stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and inks from Clearsnap! you can see today’s post here: to a “t” dollar craft

here’s a little snippet of the project…

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tfl!


guest designer spot…

i have a project up on the Crafter’s Home Blog; i was their guest designer today…

here’s a peek at the project…

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i used a MULTITUDE of ClearSnap inks and more along with polymer clay and vintage jewelry bits to create this necklace.

if you’d like to see the whole project, as well as get the supply list and directions, please click HERE.

thanks!


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blog hop…

hi all!

we are having a blog hop with BO BUNNY over on the CLEARSNAP Blog!

come on over to see fabulous projects from both talented teams!

here is a snippet of the project i posted today…

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HOP over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG to see the entire project as well as get all the supplies and directions you need to create it yourself!

— and don’t forget to enter to win some goodies while you are there!

tfl!


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crop’n part 2

well, the fun is over, all that is left is putting away all the gear i lugged to the crop!

the good news is that i was pretty productive, getting bunches of layouts, several cards and a project for the ClearSnap Blog AND my layout for my may photoFULL class DONE!

here’s some pics of the other layouts i did. since i keep albums for both boys, most of the layouts that have both kids were duplicated!

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the mothers’s day layouts are for the photoFULL class, come to class and find out where 14 photos are hidden!

tami

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