tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…


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wrap up {by the sea}

 

well the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival is all over. it was a small show vendor-wise, but shoppers seemed abundant and lots stayed for crops and classes. my make & take table was BUZZING saturday; i was busy the whole time.

we made a tag using stamps from Paper Wings Productions and ColorBox Archival Dye Inks from Clearsnap…

make & take

it would be nice to have a show in the area since CKC san marcos is no more :(

we had a great time satuday in the class, spritzing, stamping and getting inky!

here’s what we made…

by the sea class collage

and here’s some pics of the gals hard at work on their projects…

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i forgot to take pics of the class today, but we got just as messy!

special thanks to Paper Wings Productions, Clearsnap and Beacon Adhesives for sponsoring the class.

tami


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reminder…

just a quick reminder about my class this saturday, july 9th at the Heirloom Productions Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in new braunfels

i will be teaching a class during the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in New Braunfels.

the show runs the weekend of july 9th and 10th, and my class will be from 1-3* on saturday. *(updated time)

carrie avery, owner of Paper Wings Productions, is sponsoring the class and we will be using her fabulous stamps and clip art embellishments during the class.

we will be using LOTS of other great products and inks in the class too…

ColorBox Pigment Ink, Dye Ink and Chalk Ink, ColorBox Spritzers, ColorBox Embossing PowderColorBox Stylus & Tips as well as the NEW! ColorBox Pearl Rain Spray, all provided by Clearsnap, will add color, texture and some BLiNg to your stamping. while Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, provided by Beacon Adhesives, will be used to assemble your projects.

here’s what we will be making…

by the sea class collage

we will be learning a variety of stamping techniques in this class including: using stamps, inks and sprays to create background designs, how to add layering and texture to your projects, an easy stamped ombre effect, what to do with ink left on stamps or surfaces, distressing and heat embossing.

although this is a 2 hour class, the first half will be devoted to stamping and inking all pieces, while the second half will be assembly. so if you prefer to finish your piece at home, you can leave after the first half and get back to the show!

tickets for the show are available online in advance at Heirloom Productions,  you can also purchase advance tickets at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels. tickets can also be purchased at the door for a slightly higher rate.

stop by the PAPER WING PRODUCTIONS booth between 10 and 12 on saturday before the class to join us for a make & take, where we will be creating this tag…

make & take

hope to see you there!


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new class!

hello!

i have just added a new class to my calendar!

i will be teaching a class during the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in New Braunfels.

the show runs the weekend of july 9th and 10th, and my class will be from 1-3* on saturday. *(updated time)

carrie avery, owner of Paper Wings Productions, is sponsoring the class and we will be using her fabulous stamps and clip art embellishments during the class.

we will be using LOTS of other great products and inks in the class too…

ColorBox Pigment Ink, Dye Ink and Chalk Ink, ColorBox Spritzers, ColorBox Embossing PowderColorBox Stylus & Tips as well as the NEW! ColorBox Pearl Rain Spray, all provided by Clearsnap, will add color, texture and some BLiNg to your stamping. while Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, provided by Beacon Adhesives, will be used to assemble your projects.

here’s what we will be making…

by the sea class collage

we will be learning a variety of stamping techniques in this class including: using stamps, inks and sprays to create background designs, how to add layering and texture to your projects, an easy stamped ombre effect, what to do with ink left on stamps or surfaces, distressing and heat embossing.

although this is a 2 hour class, the first half will be devoted to stamping and inking all pieces, while the second half will be assembly. so if you prefer to finish your piece at home, you can leave after the first half and get back to the show!

tickets for the show are available online in advance at Heirloom Productions,  you can also purchase advance tickets at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels. tickets can also be purchased at the door for a slightly higher rate.

tickets for classes can also be purchased in advance both online or by phone, or you can sign up at the show if there is still space available. class size is limited, so if you know you want to attend, please sign up early! NOTE: this class has JUST been added and is NOT yet showing up online, you can call to get tickets, or check back for when it is added to the Heirloom Productions site.

i will also be doing a demo and or make in take at the Paper Wings Productions booth – more details about that to follow.


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{shares}

i have some great projects and pics i’d like to share with you…

first, it’s always nice to see what you “creatives” make using things learned in my classes. delia recently sent me a FABULOUS sports themed altered book that she made for her nephew. she just recently gifted him with it and she said he first question was “how long did it take you to make this?”. how NICE that her nephew truly understood and appreciated what an amazing labor of love the book was.

delia, amazingly, has only taken my altered book classes by “kit”, she hasn’t been able to actually come to class. FAB to know that it CAN be done through directions alone – guess MY time spent on the directions is worthwhile and appreciated as well!

delia generously agreed to let me share her awesome project with you, so take a look…

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on may 21, i held a monoprinting workshop using the new MONOPRINT PLATES by Grafix

monoprint plates

monoprinting is fun to do and there are a VARIETY of great techniques to create unique designs and papers and embellishments to use on all your papercrafting.

Clearsnap

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and DecoArt

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along with Grafix supplied some of our products to play with in the class.

here are some pics from the class, everyone had their own “clothesline” to hang the prints they made up to dry – and let me tell you – everyone made LOTS of prints! good, messy fun was had by all. click on pics to enlarge and enable “scroll through”view…

susan at Scrapbook n’ More still had a few of the Monoprint Plates in stock if you would like to check them out or pick a set up!

i have some other personal projects i’d like to share, but i’ll save them for another post!


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UPDATE:{all in the family} altered book

unfortunately…

i am having to reschedule this class. one of the integral papers needed for the project, the cut apart TRINKETS paper by kaiser, has sold out and is not available for at least a month.

susan at scrapbook n’ more checked with several sources, including KaiserCraft directly and confirmed that this paper is out of stock and unavailable currently. KaiserCraft has ordered more printed, but it will be awhile before it is ready to ship.

susan even went so far as to reach out to fellow retailers to see if they had some in stock, but so far, no luck.

so at this point, i feel it is better to just reschedule the class. i had been rushed on this project from the get-go, and sign ups had suffered as well.

SO —

NEW DATE! saturday, august 20 * 12:00 to 5:00 * $68

album collage

if you had signed up for this class already you will be contacted about the reschedule to ensure that you would like to still attend the class on the new date.

if you had NOT signed up, but are interested, PLEASE sign up ASAP. since it appears that this paper will be hard to come by, i will probably NOT be able to add seats to the class or accomodate last minute sign ups. PLEASE help us out by signing up as early as possible.

thanks to all who attend and support these altered book classes, and my apologies for having to change the date.

thanks,


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{all in the family} altered book class

i know… i know… i’m a day (or so) late with this – but i TRIED!

but i am FINALLY done with the sample! if i could have stopped myself from going back and rethinking and adding MORE goodies and little touches MAYBE i could have finished on time :)

here are pics of the book…

album collage

detail Collage

i added some NEW! elements to this book including file cabinet “drawers” on the side of the book that REALLY open and a mini “journal” that is part of the book and can be opened.

also, in addition to all the little treasures and trinkets i add, we’ll be using some REAL vintage office products in the class as well, like this old, huge, 30 pound dymo label maker…

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you’ll use it to create your own custom label to use in the book…

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you can also select a custom date and use this vintage “received” stamp to add an accent to a folder in your. the “confidential” stamp on the front of the folder is also from a vintage stamp…

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i’ve also created some custom printables using vintage ephemera like the vintage photo folder on the front cover, old dictionary pages, a family tree and a family records page.

here are the details:

date: saturday, june 11

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost:$68

supply list: CLICK HERE

if you are interested in this class, please call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up or to request more information {830} 214-1690. and PLEASE call as soon as you can.

this class MAY have to be rescheduled if we do not get enough sign ups. my altered book classes are too labor intensive to teach to a small class. i HOPE this will not happen! please help spread the word!

i usually plan the altered book classes around holidays or special occasions so am on the lookout for paper lines to use WELL in advance. i had wanted to do a family altered book, but had not found a paper line i liked. i happened to see this FAB line by Kaiser during one of my classes at SBNM last month and thought it would be perfect for the book and it would be GREAT if i could schedule it before father’s day. i knew it would be pushing it, but hadn’t realized how crowded my schedule would be with personal items in the following weeks. i’m really excited about how the book turned out though, and hope you will be to!

thanks!


family altered book class…

HiYa!

well i’m behind – AS USUAL – and am furiously working to complete the family altered book sample.

the class is scheduled for 6/11 – i hope you saved the date!

i have had a family book on the “back burner” for quite awhile so i have some great junque stashed away for this project. combine that with the fabulous “vintage office” vibe of the paper collection – a style i LOVE – and avidly collect -and the pile of goodies i pulled to play with is pretty outta control!

i literally had to STOP pulling pretties!

here are some shots of what i pulled, followed by some close up pics. what will make the cut?


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i’m predicting this book will be pretty JAM packed with JUNQUE!

the masculine flavor of the paper and vintage office theme will make this a perfect gift for dad, granddad, hubby or son – and class is timed perfectly to create this book for father’s day!

i am hoping to finalize all the details and have the sample completed and dropped off by this weekend. i DID say hoping – figured if i told you my plans i’d have more motivation to stick to it!

thanks for your continued interest in these classes…

tami


classes this saturday!

i am teaching 2 classes this satuday…

first up is a mini album class featuring the TOY BOX line from Bo Bunny..

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this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

then i will be having a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

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class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

both classes will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

make a date to come play, create and learn this saturday!

thanks…

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NSD finale…

all packed up and on the way home with a bundle of FINISHED layouts!

here are a few others i finished tonight…

having 2 boys i don’t usually get to do feminine, flowery or frilly layouts. but this last group includes ALL those elements!

first up are the sample layouts for my monthly money $aving $ketches class. susan got some gorgeous papers in at Scrapbook n’ More that i thought would be perfect for Mother’s Day…


in this class you select one group of papers, cut once and assemble 2 – 2 page layouts using my sketch. it’s a great way to get a lot of scrapping done quickly! especially good for photos with coordinating colors, photos that require multiple layouts or scrapping for multiple children or albums. and if you use double sided papers, you can end up with 2 totally different layouts! you can take this class at scrapbook n’ more or contact me about getting the class through email.

this last layout is fun and funky! mom and i went to the barry manilow concert – you know what they say – manilow fans are the “barry” best!


the colors in the photos were so wacky and the photos themselves weren’t all that great, so i figured I may as well have fun with the layout!

hope you all had a fun, fabulous and productive NSD!

—tami


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altered book classes…

SAVE THE DATE!

please mark saturday, june 11 on your calendar as the date of my next altered book class.

i will be using the STORY BOOK collection by KaiserCraft…


the theme of the book will be FAMILY and i think the paper choice and overall feel of the book would make it a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day.

i am also working on a project, possibly a mini album or DE-constructed altered book using FAIRY DUST collection by KaiserCraft…


and finally… a question for YOU the studio audience!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

is there ANY interest on an altered book using the ENCHANTED FOREST line from G45?

i loved the look of the line when I saw it in person, but dismissed it as a possible altered book subject as i 

 sure what theme or direction a book using this line would take.

BUT- after i used the Enchanted Forest line to design my layout for this month’s PhotoFULL layout i REALLY fell in love with it! it is just a BEAUTIFUL line with fabulous colors and illustrations. (for pic of layout – see previous post).

SO? any interest? it would be great for pics of the renfests you and your family may have attended, engagement photo, princess photos of your little royal or whatever other themed photos you could come up with.

post your YAY or NAY comments here!

—tami

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