tami sanders * paper crafter

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

2 classes this monday!

i’ll be teaching 2 classes at scrapbook911 on monday, june 2…

first up is a daytime class — SKETCH & CROP, you bring your photos and i’ll supply the sketch. we’ll make TWO – 2 page layouts and YOU get to choose your own papers and embellishments! After we finish the layouts, you can crop until the end of class. and if you need help or layout ideas i’ll be on hand to help!

and in the evening, i’ll be teaching my PHOTOFULL class. if you have LOTS of photos from an event and don’t want to have to do LOTS of pages to scrap them all, then this is the class for you! i’ll show you how to fit 12, 15, 20 or sometimes more FULL SIZE photos on a 2 page layout! sound impossible? we’ll i’ll show you how!

call SCRAPBOOK 911 for more info. 


you won’t believe what REMINISCE has done now!!!

Reminisce is such an AMAZING company, i am SO lucky i get to design for them and play with all their terrific new stuff!

they have just introduced – GET READY – HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS — 42 new lines! yep, you read that right – FORTY-TWO! can you believe it! What company has ever launched that many lines ALL AT ONCE? and they are in themes that scrapbookers are looking for! do you need some armed forces paper – they have ALL of them, how about travel paper for vegas, canada, england, australia, florida – check, how about sports – do you need football, basketball, baseball – of course – but how about the harder to find… wrestling, track, gymnastics, bowling, marching band – GOT EM! and let’s see… how about tail gating – ever seen tail gating paper before? All those and LOTS – LOTS more!

and the REALLY terrific thing is that there are 2 double sided papers PLUS 2 embellishments for each line. So, you get 4 designs of paper and 2 sets of embellies in each of the themes! plus a lot of the papers have stripes on the back and they mix and match with other lines! Gotta love that!

The new lines are called the SIGNATURE SERIES and you can click on that to see them!

All the designers are working on projects using the new lines, so they should be in the gallery soon!


father’s day mini album class THIS saturday!

i know what you are thinking – i don’t post for a month – then i make 3 new posts all in the same day! or maybe you hadn’t noticed that – forget i mentioned it! lol!

but… if you still need father’s day gift for that special guy on your list, i have a class for you… i’ll be teaching a mini album class at scrapbook 911 this saturday, may 31st. we’re using some new papers from prima, they have a “manly” look! the covers are made from the new prima embossed chipboard, we’ll be dressing it up to look like leather. there are also a few acrylic pages in the book, just for a little something different. so if you DO need a unique father’s day gift and have a few hours to spare, come join us! call the store for more details.


hope to see you there!

i “heart” elsie project…

well… i was roaming around scrapbook 911 the other day- i was SUPPOSED to be in there getting some projects done, but wasn’t really “inspired” to work on the christmas and valentine’s day projects that were on my to-do list SO…

i passed by the i “heart” elsie stuff and saw the fabric paper. i thought it might be fun to sew somthing up, so i picked up some of the papers as well as some matching ribbon and chipboard buttons. a small purse came to mind; something you could use on a page if you liked, to stash away souvenirs or mementos. so, i did a little cutting and came up with the basic design, then just had fun adding embellies!

i began by diecutting the front of the purse using a mini album cover die that had a folded and scalloped edge. then i measured and cut the back of the purse (same size, minus the folded part). I stitched the front and back together at the bottom and sides. (you can use a piece of double sided tape to hold the pieces together while you stitch – just put a piece at the center between the 2 pieces and remove after stitching). i cut & stitched 2 strips together to make a handle and attached it to the purse at the back – if you want to use this in a scrapbook, you may want to just use ribbon for the handle. next i punched small holes along the scalloped flap, and used a thin sheer ribbon to tie on the buttons. i used one of those basic grey magnetic closure things on the flap. next, i cut small pieces of ribbon and adhered them to the purse with a very thin piece of double sided tape. then i stitched over the ribbons to secure them to the bag and to finish, i glued on a flower with a tied chipboard button center and VOILA – a purse!

you could use it as a purse – what little girl wouldn’t love it? or use it on a page as i mentioned, or how about using it to stash a gift card!

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sneak peek at my christmas in july classes!

for those of you locals, or those of you that would like to make a trip to SA for a day of fun and paper crafting – i will be teaching 3 mini album classes in ONE DAY! yep – that’s right, it’s an ALL DAY EVENT!

this will be the third year for the “christmas in july” classes! i guess you gals are just gluttons for punishment! LOL!

so… if you would like to get a jump start on your holiday gifting, or just wanna come make some stuff, plan to sign up early! you will get a choice of papers for each of these 3 albums, so you can customize them as you wish. mini albums make great gifts! make one for all the special people on your list! they are also great to stash away for emergency gifts (you know… when the neighbor or long lost friend shows up on your doorstep with something for you, and you don’t have anything under the tree with their name on it! LOL)

you will also get complete directions for all 3 albums so you can make more on your own!

if you sign up for all 3 classes, you’ll get lunch for free! so mark the date on your calendar ——-Saturday, JULY 26! call scrapbook 911 for more details!

Class #1 – envelope mini album

class #2 – foldout mini album

class #3 – purse mini album

hope to see you there!