tami sanders * paper crafter

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

new class!

i have just added a brand new class to the calendar at SCRAPBOOK 911…

here are some photos of my “countdown to Christmas shadowbox”…

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who doesn’t get excited about Christmas? who doesn’t count the days til it’s time to open all the gifts? this calendar will make it easy to keep track of the days; just move the little mini Christmas tree from window to window to count down the days.

inks, stamps, paint, vintage goodies and papers & embellies by Teresa Collins have all been used to create this project.

start a new tradition at your house, or continue to celebrate the “countdown” tradition with a new calendar this year. you’ll be proud to show off this Christmas project year after year.

the class is scheduled for saturday, october 23 from 1:00 to 5:30. space is very limited due to limited supplies, so please call SCRAPBOOK 911 to sign up or for more info.


in the pink!

i shared the birthday mini book i made using the new Celebration line by Teresa Collins last week, and today, i wanted to share the other mini album i made!

this one uses mainly papers from the FREESTYLE line with a few black and white papers from Noel and Giving Thanks thrown in for good measure.

having 2 boys, i don’t usually get to work with anything PINK or BLINGY! so getting to make this girlie-girl album for a friend was a LOT of fun!

here’s a slideshow of the mini book…

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blog contest on my monster creations!

i just received this e-mail about this blog contest…

Hello everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that I am doing a giveaway on my blog. All you have to do is follow me on the blog and comment on the pumpkin album kit and you will automatically be entered to win the album and the kit as shown on the site. Good Luck! And you only have until Monday to enter!!

Amy Dahl


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…


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i have been asked to join the COOKBOOKIN’ design team, and have excitedly accepted!

for those of you unfamiliar with the company, they design papers, stamps and embellishments relating to cooking. there are lots of designs and themes from holiday to everyday. in short, the perfect company to turn to for any cookbook or cooking related paper projects you might have.

to “kick off” my joining the Cookbookin’ team, i will be teaching a class using several of their lines at SCRAPBOOK COTTAGE on august 28

 — a 2011 recipe calendar

each month is embellished differently, but each month has:

— a LARGE calendar with room to write info on the days as well as a note section 

— a LARGE pocket at the bottom with room to tuck recipes, coupons or other notes you might need for the month

— a feature recipe card to write your favorite seasonal recipe on

— stamped embellishments that coordinate with the theme for the month

my idea for the calendar was that as you run across recipes in magazines or newspapers, you could tuck them in the pocket for the month they would most likely be used in. picnic ideas? tuck them in july to use for those 4th of july picnics, grilling recipes? pop them in june, Christmas cookies or snacks? slip them in the december pocket and come Christmas 2011 – you won’t be wondering what you did with them! we all cut and tear out recipes, but when we finally get around to wanting to try them, most of us can’t remember where we put them! now they’ll be at hand, in one easy to find location. you can also tuck in coupons for any special items along with the recipe so you’ll know where to find them as well.

this calendar would make an EXCELLENT holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for-has-everything-they-need person on your Christmas list! and, by making it now, you’ll be ahead already and able to cross one {or more} names off your list!

space for this class is VERY limited, so PLEASE call SCRAPBOOK COTTAGE at {210} 494-4441 to sign up. the cost is just $30.00 for this 12 page LARGE size calendar, and the class will run from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, August 28. {kits are available if you are unable to make the class, but you must call in advance to sign up and request your kit}




happy birthday mom!

my mom’s birthday was this week…

i had no idea what to get her though. when i was younger, birthdays were SO exciting, the list of things i wanted was HUGE! now, most b-days i can’t think of too many things i actually need. and UGGH – when did birthdays start being about things i NEED instead of about things i WANT! but, i guess as you get older {DOUBLE UUUGGH} you realize that you actually have to find a home in your home for stuff, so you better make sure you NEED it! LOL! mom’s been at that point for awhile, there isn’t much she needs, and i can only come up with so many ideas for “practical” and “useful” gifts. SO, this year, i decided to just give a gift from the heart.

i was INSPIRED by the new Teresa Collins lines that Scrapbook 911 got in. i was at the store over the weekend for a retreat, so i thought about making mom a mini album for her b-day. i wanted it to be more of a “card”, not something with pics, just journaling. Things you think about but don’t always put into words. i wanted her to READ and KNOW how wonderful her family thinks she is.

So i started with papers from the Celebrate line, then added some black and white patterned papers from Noel and Giving Thanks. i like mixing bright, vivid printed papers with black and white patterns. it grounds them and gives the bold shades something to “bounce” off of.

here’s a slideshow of the album, complete with closeups of the embellies…

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i had so much fun putting this album together for my mom that i decided to make another one for a friend. i’ll be sharing it in a few days, so check back {hint – think pink and girlie-girl!}


— tami

long overdue…

my poor neglected blog…

nothing new added in almost a month! i just can’t seem to get ahead lately! i’d like to say that things will be changing soon, but i can’t. there are a lot of projects on my plate still ahead, both personally and professionally. so i’m not quite sure i see daylight yet!

but, i will try to at least do better at keeping my class calendar current and providing info about them. i do have some NEW announcements on that front.

FIRST – my mom & me classes.  i have one last MOM & ME “OUR DAY OUT” class coming up. it was a special class offered over the summer where BOTH the moms and kids EACH get to make a project. this month, the theme is “back to school”! the kiddos are going to make an altered clipboard to hold their class photo. they can keep it for themselves, or add their teacher’s name for a PERFECT back to school gift for their teacher! the mom’s will get to make a 2 page “back to school” layout…

also coming up are 2 “regular” mom and me classes…

on august 21st, we’ll be making a shadowbox for grandparents – which will make a wonderful gift for them on Grandparent’s Day, which is coming up on sept. 12. 

then, on sept 11, we’ll be making a set of 6 all occasion cards that the kids will be proud to send! 5 of the cards will already be designed for them – everything cut and ready to put together – but for the last card, they’ll be able to design it themselves with the help of a free Basic Grey stamp included with the class!

AND, i also have 2 other announcements about some long standing classes, SKETCH & CROP and PHOTOFULL…

starting in september SKETCH & CROP is getting a facelift, it will now be called SIMPLE SKETCHES! we’ll still be focused on getting MORE large size photos on a 2 page layout, but the sketches will be more streamlined and simple. just great basic sketches that you will want to use again and again.

and also beginning in september, PHOTFULL will be offered as an afternoon class as well! the nitetime class is BURSTING at the seams, so i’m hoping that a few of you nightime “photofuller’s” will make the switch to the afternoon. if you are currently taking the class and find that afternoons are more convenient, please come join us then. or, if you haven’t been able to make the class at nite, but afternoons work better for you, please come give it a try! and no need to come to BOTH classes as the afternoon class will be the EXACT same class!

and, until i get a little caught up with everything, i invite you to check out my blog for CLEARSNAP, it’s called STAMP OUT LOUD, and i post 2 brand new stamping projects each and every week!