tami sanders * paper crafter

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


mom and me december class — UPDATE!

i have good news for those of you who wanted to take my december MOM & ME CLASS but found it already FULL… i have added a second class!

the class will be held on the same day – saturday, december 12th, and will run from 11:00 to 1:00. i have already called everyone who was on the wait list and have either added them or reserved space for them in the new class.

the kids will have their choice of a christmas tree or a snowman for the cover instead of the santa shown. everything else will be exactly the same.

space is very limited in this second class, so if you want to sign up, please call the store ASAP! and if you were on the wait list and received a call concerning this class, there is a space being held for you, so please call as soon as possible to confirm that you still want it!

AND since the january class was ALREADY full, and a sample isn’t even up yet, i’ve gone ahead and added a morning session for that class as well. and from now on, unless interest begins to lag, i will schedule both a morning and afternoon session for each MOM & ME class!

thank you ALL for your interest in this class! it is getting bigger and better! 


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fall thank you card…

since it IS the season for thanks… i have a little “thank you” card to share!

i wanted the colors of the card to “seasonal”, but still soft and pretty, so i chose to use yellows and oranges with just a touch of brown to add some contrast…

I started with a muted orange cardstock for the card, then added a warm brown block as a backdrop for the rest of my elements.

Then i took a square of plain white cardstock and lightly sprayed it with SMOOCH SPRITZ in GOLD GLOW, then i used an ANTIQUE BROCADE STAMP inked with ANCIENT PAGE ink in SUNBURST to create the background block for the card.

Next, I sprayed another piece of white cardstock with the GOLD GLOW spritz, and stamped 2 “wood grain” flowers and 3 “thank you print” flowers from the PRINTED FLOWERS set using the SUNBURST ink.  Then i stamped 2 “solid thank you” flowers and 1 “large thank you” flower from the same set onto white cardstock using YELLOW OCHRE FLUID CHALK INK. when the ink dried, i spritzed them lightly with the GOLD GLOW spritz. when all the inks and spritz had dried, i cut out the background and the flowers.

I added the background piece first and topped it with a piece of ribbon near the bottom. i then arranged and adhered all the flowers, having the large “thank you” flower at the lower right.

buttons at the centers finished off the design.

inks and spritzes are all by CLEARSNAP, stamps are by HERO ARTS.

psst! wanna win some REMINISCE???

if you LOVE REMINISCE products, then you HAVE to check out THIS blog post! You REALLY do, trust me!

EXCITING things are happening at REMINISCE! things are REALLY hopping over there! and you DON’T want to miss out!

they had a surprise contest on the 20th to win the entire collection of the brand new PASSPORTS line! if you missed out on that, you REALLY don’t want to be left out of the loop! so head on over and see what’s up!




have you ever wished you could find paper and stickers for a special trip you took – to a city, an area, a state, how about a country?

well wish no more! REMINISCE has just introduced a new line called PASSPORTS. there are 72 – that is SEVENTY TWO different destinations included in this line! each destination has it’s own two-sided paper and matching sticker sheet.

here’s a layout i did using the CHICAGO paper and stickers…

to create the skyline at the bottom of the layout, i used a craft knife to carefully cut out the skyline on the blue side of the double sided CHICAGO paper. then i backed the space with white cardstock.  I mounted the cut out skyline on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out again, then outlined it using a white gel pen. It has been adhered to the layout using 3D Dots. I moved it down and to the right of where it had been on the paper to create a “shadow” effect.

and, if you don’t happen to travel much, don’t worry, you can still think of fun ways to use this line! we love lots of different ethnic foods, so i decided to create an INTERNATIONAL RECIPE BINDER for some of my favorite recipes. i used the CHINA, INDIA, MEXICO, ITALY, FRANCE and SPAIN papers and stickers…

want more ideas for this line? then head over to the REMINISCE GALLERY and see more projects from the reminisce design team!

want even MORE ideas? then check out the REMINISCE BLOG,  there are some more awesome ideas there too!


calendar kit update…

i put out the LAST of the calendar kits last week. when i was in SB911 yesterday, there were only FOUR left!

so – if you wanted to purchase one – for yourself or for a gift, this is the LAST CALL for them!

the kit is designed to be put together quickly and easily without a lot of cutting or special tools – pretty much everything has been done for you, all you have to do is put it together. the directions include photos too! you should be able to finish the calendar in about 4 hours.



good news…

…for those of you who were on the wait list for my altered christmas book class at scrapbook 911 —

altered christmas book

i was at the store yesterday and was VERY surprised to find not one or two names on the wait list – but NINE! michelle gave me the go ahead to order more product for the class. so i have added TWELVE spots to the class! those of you on the wait list should be getting a call to confirm that you still want to come {there were a few names without phone numbers, so if you don’t hear from them PLEASE CALL ASAP}.

but even if all 9 people on the wait list do sign up there will still be THREE SPOTS left! so if you want to come – you need to call the store QUICK and get on the list! i will have to prepare for this class several days in advance, so i WON’T be able to take last minute sign ups.

don’t want to send anyone into a panic! LOL! but i did want to keep you posted as to what the status of this class was.

all the supplies SHOULD arrive in time for the class {i checked with graphic 45 as to ship date and in stock status}, so i plan to only teach the one class on 11-21. if for some reason, the product doesn’t arrive, then i will schedule another day to teach the class for the 12 new sign-ups.

thanks for all of the interest in this class!

update on calendar kits…

the first batch of 12 calendar kits i made for scrapbook 911 sold out on saturday. i only have supplies to make 8 more,  2 of which are already spoken for. SO – IF YOU WANT A CALENDAR KIT, please call the store and reserve one.

these 8 will be the last that i will be able to put together this year; so get them while you can!

they make great gifts for those people that are hard to buy for, and they are VERY easy to put together; you can do it in under 3 hours. complete directions – including photos – are included.

the kits should be ready on {or before if  possible} nov. 15th.


too late for a little halloween-ey layout?

i know halloween is over, but i had taken a photo a few weeks ago that i was anxious to scrap!

chris, poor little thing, has quite the crooked smile right now. his mouth is too small for all the new teeth he has coming it. he has several empty spaces in front where he’s lost teeth and a few half filled spaces where they are trying to come in. while on a field trip to DEVINE ACRES, i noticed that one of his classmates, rebecca, had a similar smile! so i asked her if she’d pose with chris for a pic of their “jack o’ lantern” smiles.

the photo came out great! and i knew EXACTLY what the title should be!

 jackolantern smiles

the chipboard tag says it all “so cute it’s SCARY!” LOL!

i used last years halloween line by scenic route – salem, and some older lil’ davis chipboard letters to add the smile title. i thought i’d do a little goodbye tribute to scenic route as they were one of my FAVORITE lines! i’m sad to see them go.

i’m working on some halloween layouts and hope to have them up soon!

genuinely jane studios projects…

i have 2 mini albums to share with you…

both were done when i was a guest designer for GENUINELY JANE STUDIOS a few months back. GJS has lots of different shapes and designs of mini albums – all done in wood! which makes them very sturdy, and very easy to work with. you can paint them, ink them, cover them with paper, decopage on them and more.

i had 2 mini albums to work with a football book and a road sign/shield book.

i was a little stymied at first about the football book. we aren’t exactly “football” people. my kids don’t play and rob doesn’t really watch football. BUT – my dad is a HUGE dallas cowboys fan – AND – he wears a cowboys t-shirts almost every day. so i thought it might be fun to put together a book of photos i had of him in his “cowboys uniform”…

i knew JUST what to do with the road signs book as we had just gotten back from a trip to missouri. i also knew the PERFECT paper line to use – ROAD SIGNS by REMINISCE! they have tons of papers and embellies for this line. everything you could possibly need for anything “road” related project.

if you haven’t worked with wood mini albums, you NEED to try it! they are very easy to embellish and hold up to a LOT of handling!