tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


class info for PhotoFULL & M$$ at Scrapbook n’ More

i’ll be having both my money $aving $ketches class and photoFull classes at Scrapbook n’ More, this tuesday, may 29. remember that you can take one or both classes during our scheduled class time. you are also welcome to stay and crop or finish up your class projects after class.

please bring the following with you in addition to your basic kit:

money $aving $ketches: 2 sets of 8-10 photos that coordinate, or 1 set of 16-20 photos of the same event. mix of vertical and horizontal photos and some should be croppable. you may not use all your photos, but bringing more than you need will allow you to pick and chose those that will work best. one sketch does utilize 4 X 4 photo mats.

photoFull: 1 set of 25+ photos –  mostly horizontal and about 5 or 6 vertical, and a few that are croppable.

all the papers and cardstocks you need are included in your class fee. please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

thanks!


it’s my 400th post!!!

and… it’s about my upcoming classes…

this tuesday, march 27, i’ll be at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels teaching PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches from 10:30 to 1:30. we tried something new last month, and it seemed to work, so we are doing it again. you can come and go anytime between the hours of 10:30 and 1:30 and you can sign up to take either class or BOTH! the crop room will be open after 1:30, so you are also welcome to stay and work on finishing up your layouts after that.

as far as photos go…

for PhotoFull:

bring 20+ photos with the majority being horizontal

*** this is ANOTHER REALLY BIG layout! so bring that BIG stack of photos that you have been avoiding! if you have a REALLY REALLY BIG stack, this layout can be easily extended to add even MORE photos!

and for Money $aving $ketches:

one sketch has room for 5 photos and the other holds 7.  the photo sizes are 4 X 6 and 4 X 4’s. most of the 4 X 6’s are horizontal, and the 4 X 4’s can be either verticals or horizontal photos – you can crop either to fit the 4 X 4’s.

remember that your supplies ARE included in these class fees for both these classes, so you’ll get to select your own papers to match your photos!

other class news

PhotoFull and Money $aving $ketches classes will be on thursday, april 5 and i’m working on getting the samples finished – so more on them later!

i also have a mother’s day class in the works at Stamp Antonio – it is scheduled for sunday, may 6 – time TBA and i’m still working on the sample for that as well.

i can tell you that i’m excited about the concept… we’ll be altering tim holtz confiquration boxes using LOTS of different Clearsnap products. i’m thinking of this class as a “play day”. my plan is to bring inks, glitters, Smooch, Smooch Spritz and Glitz along with some little goodies from my vintage stash, so that you can pick and chose what you like and really customize and personalize your finished project to YOUR mom.

a date for the beach altered book has not been set yet, i didn’t want to get too far ahead of myself, and i’m still waiting on some special little bits and pieces that i ordered to finish up the book.

i’ve also been hitting the internet, flea markets and estate sales to hunt for MORE trinkets and treasures and i’ve made quite a few good finds lately. maybe i’ll post some pics to let you see what goodies i’ve got to use for future altered project.

well, that’s it for now, i guess i’ll start working on getting to my 500th post!

thanks!


classes tomorrow at Stamp Antonio…

after taking august off {HAH!}, i’m ready to pick back up with classes again!

tomorrow, i’ll be at STAMP ANTONIO teaching my 2 monthly classes – Money $aving $ketches and PhotoFULL

if you click on the links under the “class photos, descriptions and supplies” heading in the left sidebar {right under the snow angel blinkie}, you’ll see photos of the projects as well as the supply lists.

i am trying out an afternoon PhotoFULL class this month. it will be the EXACT same project taught in the evening class, just earlier for those of you who prefer to come earlier or can’t make it in the evening.

also keep in mind, that these same classes, Money $aving $ketches and PhotoFULL will be repeated at Scrapbooks N’ More in New Braunfels on 9/27. the exact same projects will be taught, so no need to come to classes at both stores, but it’s an option if you can’t make it to Stamp Antonio tomorrow.

hope to see you soon!

thanks,


class and crop notes

i have updated my class info for september and you can find ALL the dates for the various locations i teach at on the sidebar on the left. i have also added a new bar for SCRAPBOOK STUDIO, and all classes and crops for that location, whether they are taught by me or not, will be posted there.

here are some highlights for september:

9/3: 6th Annual Shirley Young Memorial Crop:

To celebrate the life of the incomparable Shirley Young, Scrapbook Studio is joining forces with The Scrapbooking Factory to host a “Six-Pack & A Crop”. Even if you never met her, please join us to make 6 two-page layouts and crop for 15 hours, all for the low price of $40. This also includes a goody bag, friendship and fun!!! What a deal!!!

What: 6th annual Shirley Young Memorial Crop

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011… from 9AM to midnite

Where: Courtyard by Marriot at the Rim

Price: $40

Sign Up: Jane Pfeiffer at 210 857-8697 or e-mail her at jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com for more details  

Space is limited, so please call soon to sign up! For those of you who have attended one of Jane’s retreats, the crop will be held in the same spacious room that she has her retreat at. You get a VERY large table all to yourself and will have PLENTY of room to crop!

9/8: PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes at Stamp Antonio

i have added an afternoon PhotoFULL class since it has been VERY MUCH requested! i am hoping that all of you who have requested it will now make plans to attend! LOL! the afternoon and evening classes will feature the exact same project – so don’t think you need to attend both! but maybe having the afternoon option will be more convenient for some of you.

9/27: PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes at Scrapbook N’ More

also as requested, i have begun teaching my 2 monthly classes at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels. these classes will feature the SAME projects that are offered earlier in the month at Stamp Antonio. so if Scrapbook N’ More is a more convenient location for you, OR if you usually attend classes at Stamp Antonio and the dates in a given month don’t work for you, now you have an option! this works vice versa too!

9/30: Cards to “Dye” for class at Stamp Antonio

and for those of you who have asked about card classes, i am slated to do one at the end of the month at Stamp Antonio. you’ll make 3 cards, each one demonstrating a different technique using ColorBox’s new Archival Dye inks. i’ll have pics of samples up soon. this class will be a version of the class i taught for Clearsnap at CHA.

SCRAPBOOK STUDIO notes…

the schedule for crops for the remainder of the year is now up at the SCRAPBOOK STUDIO website under the “classes” tab. BUT, please be sure to double check dates as events get closer, since they are being announced so far in advance, they are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. we have added a new crop, the “kit r’ duncrop! this crop is designed specifically to give you time to assemble Scrapbook Studio kits that you have purchased! we don’t want you letting kits pile up, we want you to put them together, get photos on them and get them in your albums. with that in mind, this crop is ABSOLUTELY FREE! the only requirement is that you work on SCRAPBOOK STUDIO kits during the crop!

FUTURE CLASSES…

a few things that are in the works are kids classes, christmas, disney and school themed altered book classes. whens and wheres will be announced as the details are finalized.

thanks to all of you who support and encourage me!


scrapbook n’ more classes…

i’ve finished all the class samples for my first classes at scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels so here is a peek at them…

money $aving $ketches

photoFULL

the fee for either of these classes is $15.00 and includes all the papers and cardstocks needed to make the layouts. {embellishments are not included}

joyful jewelry

“jointed person pendant”

“pretty charm bracelet”

these classes are being taught simultaneously since the techniques used on both projects are similar. you can sign up to make one project or BOTH! techniques will be shown and demonstrated at the top of the class, then you’ll have the rest of the class time to work on your project.

the charm bracelet class is $20 and the pendant is $16; you have your choice of a boy or a girl on the pendant. color and designs are totally up to you! i’ll have ALL the colors of the GORGEOUS Smooch Accent Inks available as well as a wide selection of stamps.

please call SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE at (830) 214-1690 to sign up for any of these classes or to get more info about them.


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class notes…

i am finally posting the pics and supply lists for may’s MONEY $AVING $KETCHES and PHOTOFULL classes…

sorry for the delay but… i’ve been under the weather, had 2 BIG events to plan and teach at AND i’ve had to move my supplies out of my studio AGAIN – for the 3rd time – in an attempt to get my countertops FINISHED! so take your pick as to WHY i am just now getting around to posting these! but i DO apologize as i know it takes time to gather photos and papers for this class, so i don’t plan to make a habit of posting the pictures and supply lists late.

here are snippets from the MONEY $AVING $KETCHES class layouts – the photos on each look similar because i did one page for each of my kiddos – but the layouts themselves ARE different…

supplies needed for this class can be found HERE

and this month’s PHOTOFULL class is thanks to an idea from MARIKO who takes my class long distance. a BIG thank you to MARIKO for this terrific idea! what idea? you’ll have to come to class to find out! but it is one i hadn’t done before and after having taught some version of this class for 7-8 years, that is PRETTY hard to do!

supplies needed for this class can be found HERE

there is still time to sign up for one or both of these classes, just call STAMP ANTONIO at (210) 764-7900 for more info or to sign up.

thanks!


class updates…

it seems like march has just FLOWN by – must have been all the wind! LOL!

i thought i’d have SO much time on my hands with scrapbook 911 closing, but that has NOT been the case. i’ve been very busy trying to get all of my april classes lined up and scheduled, as well as getting ALL of the samples for the classes DONE!

i have the NEW CLASS INFO PAGES up on both my PHOTOFULL and MONEY $AVING $KETCHES classes. if you look to the left, just below my son chris’ snow angel bLiNkie, you’ll see a heading for: “class photos, descriptions and supplies“. if you click on the links there, you will find pages containing info about current classes, including photos, class supply lists, tools needed as well as class notes. this is the BEST place to check for ALL the info you need about my classes. i am hoping to be able to create a page for each class that i teach.

all of my class info has been updated and is current, but there are a few more classes that will be added for april in the next week or so.

i am hoping that there will be a GREAT turnout at STAMP ANTONIO for my april PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes, as Amy and Carol were nice enough to provide a “home” for these classes. since they don’t have a large selection of papers and cardstocks yet – they are in the process of GROWING that section of their store :) – you will need to bring your own supplies to these classes – which is why they are priced at only $8! you can find out exactly what you need to bring by clicking on my “class pages”. i did find the printed papers i used on all the april class layouts at Stamp Antonio though – so if you like what i used, you can find those there!

both classes will be held on thrusday, april 7 – Money $aving $ketches will be held from 10:30 to 12:30…

and PhotoFULL will run from 6:00 to 8:00…

i’ll also be teaching 2 other classes at STAMP ANTONIO this month…

if you like jewelry and would like to learn how to make your own unique pieces using SMOOCH ACCENT INKS and stamps, then plan to attend one or both of these classes…

dangle gal or guy“…

and “charmed i’m SURE” bracelet class…

both classes are being taught together with work time of 1:00 to 4:00 on saturday, april 9. you can make one or both of these projects during that time. a variety of stamps and LOTS of SMOOCH colors will be available to choose from so you can customize your design as you like.

and last but not least, i am working on the next book in my aLteReD book series… “join the circus“. this book will feature the new LE CIRQUE collection by GRAPHIC 45,  stamps from HAMPTON ART and ephemera from GECKO GALZ! i’ll post photos of the sample just as SOON as it’s ready – i hope to have it done by next week so stay tuned.

STAMP ANTONIO is accepting sign ups for all of these classes now, so please call them them at 210-764-7900  to sign up or for more information.

thanks!


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when God closes a door…

it’s said he opens a window…

i probably should have been listening closer, i think God felt He needed to SLAM the door to get my attention!

the past few months have brought a lot of changes into my life, some good, some bad and a few that were very bad; there have been a WHOLE lot of highs and lows. and today has brought with it another drop in elevation…

i’m sure most of you “locals” have already heard the news — scrapbook 911 will be closing it’s doors next month. i began teaching there in February 6 years ago, so perhaps it is fitting that i will teach my final class there tomorrow, the last day of February.

i will miss the camaraderie that i found at scrapbook 911 as i was priviledged to make many new friendships and aquaintances over the years.

it’s always hard to say goodbye to things you know and love, but you can’t move onto new adventures until you bid the old ones adieu.

i am hopeful that there are bigger and brighter things on my horizon. i have a lot of ideas that i would love to see come to fruition, but up til now i have not had the time to dedicate to them. during the next few weeks, i’ll be trying to formulate a plan of action so to speak. some of the plans are already in motion as i had been preparing for the possibility of scrapbook 911 closing for awhile.

i have been working with Jane at The Scrapbooking Factory for a few months now, teaching classes at her monthly retreats. For those of you who enjoyed scrapbook 911’s retreats and will now be wondering where to go instead, i would encourage you to give one of Jane’s retreats a try. she puts them on monthly and does a FABULOUS job of taking care of everyone’s needs and providing a great place to spend a carefree weekend cropping. i fully expect her retreats to begin filling up VERY quickly, so please be sure to call her and sign up soon or contact her for more information if you are interested. she can be reached by e-mail by filling out this FORM or you can call her at 210-857-8697. her retreats are only $35.00 for the weekend! she is also hosting a special retreat at the rockin’ r in a few weeks. i am currently scheduled to teach classes at the rockin’r retreat in march, and at her april and may retreats.

The Scrapbooking Factory also has a very nice selection of printed papers, cardstock, embellies, ribbons, flowers and basic scrapbooking supplies. they are located at 6151 NW loop 410, inside Alamo Craft Co. They are open 10-6 everyday except Sunday. stop in and meet Jane, take a look around, and ask about classes or retreats, she’ll be glad to help you out!

i have also been teaching classes on a semi-quarterly basis at Stamp Antonio — mainly my altered book classes. i met with Amy and Carol last week, and they were gracious enough to agree to let me move my PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches there. we have set the date for both classes on thursday, april 7th. Money $aving $ketches will be held from 10:30 to 12:30 and PhotoFULL will be 6:00 to 8:00. Stamp Antonio normally closes at 6:00, so they are REALLY bending over backwards to accomodate this move by agreeing to stay open a little longer for us! i am hoping that the interest in these classes will be enough to sustain them at Stamp Antonio, at least for awhile. i would be VERY grateful to my faithful “regulars” if you would make this move WITH ME!

Stamp Antonio does not currently have a large enough selection of printed paper or cardstock to accomodate a “pick your own paper” class, so both classes will be “BYOP” – bring your own PAPER! since i have a month to prepare, all my march classes at scrapbook 911 will be cancelled, i will take the time to get samples for both classes ready in advance. that way, you will know EXACTLY how many printed papers and how many cardstocks you will need to bring. i’ll also be posting a snippet of the layouts on my blog. the cost of the classes will both be $8.00. Money $aving $ketches has been $8, so there is no change there, but since supplies will now NOT be included in the PhotoFULL class, it’s price will drop from $15 to $8 as well. so both will basically be “sketch” classes; i’ll provide you with the template, inspiration and ideas, and you’ll provide your own paper.

Stamp Antonio HAS expressed an interest in trying to cater to some of us “displaced” scrapbookers, so they may be able to expand their product selection over the next few months to help us out. if you haven’t been to Stamp Antonio, or haven’t been in for awhile, you might want to drop in and say “HI”. they have a wonderful NEW store at 1604 and Lockhill Selma {5139 north loop 1604 west}. in addition to a FABULOUS selection of stamps and inks, they have a lot of basics that we scrappers are going to need — like glue, adhesive, punches AND for you tim holtz junque-ies — LOTS of timmy products! if you don’t see what you need when you are there, PLEASE let them know – they DO want to be able to provide you with the goodies you need. 

Stamp Antonio also has not one, but TWO great classrooms – one of which they just outfitted with a FABULOUS demo table with drop camera and big screen TV! no more trying to get a peek at what the instuctor is doing – you can see it on the BIG SCREEN! what a WONDERFULLY innovative idea!

Stamp Antonio is currently closed mondays, but drop by and see them any other day {call for hours}, or just dial them up if you’d like to see if they carry a product you need or for more info on classes, their number is 210-764-7900.

i have not yet made a decision about my mom & me classes, i will be sending out an e-mail to those on my class list to see what interest there is in continuing them. Stamp Antonio has expressed a desire in having kids classes taught there, so that may be a possibility.

please watch my blog for any new info on classes, retreats and with any luck – CROPS! i have many of your e-mail addresses, but i’m sure not all, so if you are interested in keeping up with any news via e-mail, please drop me a note with your e-mail addy so i can add you to my list.

i VERY MUCH appreciate all of you who have taken classes from me over the years. i am a bit melancholy to be closing the book on this particular chapter, but as you can see, i’ve been busy scripting some new ones!

thank you!


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class info and new kit!

i’ll be teaching my MONEY $AVING $KETCHES class at SCRAPBOOK 911 tomorrow morning from 10:00 to 1:00. for those unfamiliar with this class, it is geared to S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G your scrapbook supplies so you can get the most out of them! we’ll make a 2-page layout, then use the leftover supplies to make ANOTHER 2-page layout! the class includes BOTH sketches as well as all the directions you need to make them for only $8. you can bring supplies from home to create your layouts with, or you can purchase supplies at Scrapbook 911. this class is a GREAT way to get 2-2 page layouts done QUICKLY and inexpensively. this class is offered every month, so if you can’t make it this time, try again next month.

i’ve also put a new kit together, it will be available at Scrapbook 911 tomorrow morning…

thanks!


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upcoming classes…

tomorrow – friday the 30th – o’hallows eve, i’ll be hosting the crop at SCRAPBOOK 911 – come in costume it’ll be fun!

then on monday – nov 2, i have 2 classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon…

SKETCH & CROP is one of my daytime classes; i design a sketch for a 2 page layout, and you get to select the paper to make it TWICE! so you leave with 2 – 2 page layouts! after you finish your layouts, you can “crop” and i’ll be there to help you with ideas or paper choices.

PHOTO-FULL is in the evening; this class is geared towards getting more FULL SIZE photos on your pages! we’ll do a 2 page layout with some kind of flip, fold, pocket or other paper magic that will INCREASE the amount of space for photos on the 2 page layout we’ll be doing!

BE SURE to bring your photos if you come to either class, as you select your own paper for both!

UPDATE on November 21st classes:

MOM & ME: thanksgiving centerpiece and blessings book and the ALTERED CHRISTMAS BOOK, each have just ONE space left! so if you were interested in either of these classes you better call NOW! if the class does fill up, PLEASE go ahead and sign up for the wait list. slots do open up due to cancellations.

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