tami sanders * paper crafter

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


wanna piece of Tim Holtz???

well, maybe not an actual piece of Tim, but how about the next best thing, a project HANDMADE by Tim?

i neglected to post this earlier, but it is NOT too late to get in on the action – auction – err… both!

Tim Holtz has VERY generously donated a gorgeous mini album, PERSONALLY crafted by him, to benefit the Guide Dogs of Texas. He even sent a photo of himself WITH the book so you can SHOW all your friends ACTUAL PROOF, that the book was made by him!


the book is being auctioned off by silent auction at Scrapbook 911 here in san antonio. you can call in a bid with a credit card i believe. the deadline for bids is december 16 at 8:00 PM – SHARP! please call or e-mail them or me for more details if needed. they have info about the auction on their blog  too. they are also auctioning off LOTS of other terrific handmade projects too, so if you still have some holiday shopping to do, you might just consider bidding on one of the fabulous items they have. AND, the proceeds all go to benefit Guide Dogs of Texas!



another Christmas layout…

how are your Christmas preparations going? i was doing SO well on mine but hit stall mode sometime last week! i just can’t seem to kick it into high gear. i’ve got so much to do that i’m overwhelmed – but then it’s like that every year!

i DID have a productive time at Scrapbook 911’s retreat this past weekend. i was working on the pics from my last Disney trip and managed to get ALL the pics scrapped, over 120 of them! i did 13 -2 page layouts and 1 – 1 pager. I was pretty proud of myself! i used the Real Magic line from Reminisce. I have plans to scan & share them in a later post.

i haven’t done my Christmas cards yet either – i always tell myself i’ll do them in the summer when i have PLENTY of time, but do i ever actually do that? NO! LOL! i do think we’ll get the tree and decorations up this weekend though, that will make me feel a little better.

i DO have another Christmas layout to share as well. this one uses Happy Holidays by Fancy Pants…


well – gotta go! lot’s to do!


the cookie swap is ON!!!

thanks to everyone that signed up! the class
isn’t full though, so if you would like to come,
but haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time!

you get 2 pieces of cardstock with the class
to serve as the base of your recipe cards for
the swap. you should have received them when
you signed up, or – if you registered by phone
you’ll need to come in and pick them up. the
directions for the cards and the swap itself is
also available at the store. so get started on
those cards!

i am VERY glad that we will be able to have
the swap this year! and i REALLY appreciate
those of you who signed up!

i’ll start dreaming up the menu for the munchies,
as well as working on my own cards and cookies!

please call Scrapbook 911 or e-mail me if you
have any questions.

upcoming classes at SCRAPBOOK 911

since things are hectic this time of year, think about treating yourself to a little break WHILE you get something done! here are the 4 classes i have scheduled at Scrapbook 911 this month!

CLICK on the class to see the project!

For more info on any of the classes, call Scrapbook 911

or e-mail me:

december 8 – nite time sketch: you’ll bring your own photos, and i’ll give you the sketch – and you’ll leave with TWO – 2 page layouts DONE!

december 13 – altered 7 gypsies blank book: need a teacher gift? how about one for a neighbor or co-worker, or just a little something to tuck away for an emergency gift? then plan to come to this class! we’ll embellish a great little blank book that the recipient can use for just about anything; notes, quotes, ideas… whatever they like. while THEY get a great gift, you get a little break from the holiday rush AND you’ll learn some basic bookbinding techniques. Oh – and the book is refillable too!

december 13  – mom & me: chipboard keychain mini album: does your child (or children) need a gift for their grandparents, favorite uncle or aunt, or how about dad? Then plan to bring them to the mom & me class. you’ll work with your child to make the project. this month, we are making a cute little chipboard mini book. we’ll be using paints, markers, crayons and even some sprays (glimmer mist and maya mist) to embellish our book. BE sure to bring photos, so you can leave with a FINISHED gift! OLDER KIDS (aka adults) are welcome to attend – but we have to ask that you behave yourself! LOL!

and lastly – IF we get enough people signed up before 12-8…

december 15 – 4th annual cookie swap: you make 6 dozen of the SAME cookies, make 6 recipe cards, then bring them to the swap and leave with 6 DIFFERENT dozens of cookies and 6 DIFFERENT recipe cards! talk about getting things done! you’d be able to scratch some of the holiday baking off your list! and hopefully, you’ll have some fun doing it! in addition to the swap, we also make a project – this year, a rolling pin recipe holder to hold those new recipes! makes a great gift too! refreshments are served as well! if you’d like to attend please sign up by december 8, if we don’t have a minimum number by then, we’ll have to cancel!

KITS will be available if you just want to make the rolling pin recipe holder!

Hope to see you!

jingle bells… jingle bells…

it’s that time of year again… Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and there are a multitude of things to do and preparations to make BEFORE it arrives!

the days of the year always seem to C—R—E—E—P up to Halloween almost like they are on an uphill incline, then WHOOSH! after Halloween, the days just FLY by, like they are tied to a sled heading downhill! LOL!

i’ve already begun some of my shopping, but not much, and i’ve been working on trying to get my house in order so i can start decorating. and in between that, i’ve been teaching and selling on e-bay! (gotta get the xtra Christmas $$$ somewhere!) it’s been VERY busy already.

BUT – knowing that i WOULD be busy about this time, i scanned some of the sample Christmas layouts that i did for Scrapbook 911, and i’ll be sharing them with you!

here’s 2; the first one doesn’t really count, as i’ve shared it before, it’s one i did for Reminisce, but i’m posting it again in case you missed it the first time!

joy-layout-reminiscepapers are from Reminisce’s Christmas Basics line



This layout uses papers from Basic Gray’s Wassail line

I’ll have a few more for you before the holidays!