tami sanders * paper crafter

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

scrapbook studio news…

i have spent the better part of the day today working on the SCRAPBOOK STUDIO WEBSITE

for those of you who haven’t heard the news, charlotte and i have gotten a booth at CRAFTIQUES MALL and have begun selling layout kits. we just added our first kits last week, and are working hard to get the booth FULLY stocked with kits and put the finishing touches on the booth before our grand opening on april 10th.

if you get a chance, please check out the website and let me know what you think. you will be able to view all the kits we have in stock at any given time on the website, as well as stay informed about classes, events and special offers.

the website also has a blog, so you can check there for news too! both the website and the blog have ways to subscribe, so if you want to be sure you are the first to hear anything new, please sign up for one or both! we also have a facebook page if you spend time there.

thank you,


class updates…

it seems like march has just FLOWN by – must have been all the wind! LOL!

i thought i’d have SO much time on my hands with scrapbook 911 closing, but that has NOT been the case. i’ve been very busy trying to get all of my april classes lined up and scheduled, as well as getting ALL of the samples for the classes DONE!

i have the NEW CLASS INFO PAGES up on both my PHOTOFULL and MONEY $AVING $KETCHES classes. if you look to the left, just below my son chris’ snow angel bLiNkie, you’ll see a heading for: “class photos, descriptions and supplies“. if you click on the links there, you will find pages containing info about current classes, including photos, class supply lists, tools needed as well as class notes. this is the BEST place to check for ALL the info you need about my classes. i am hoping to be able to create a page for each class that i teach.

all of my class info has been updated and is current, but there are a few more classes that will be added for april in the next week or so.

i am hoping that there will be a GREAT turnout at STAMP ANTONIO for my april PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes, as Amy and Carol were nice enough to provide a “home” for these classes. since they don’t have a large selection of papers and cardstocks yet – they are in the process of GROWING that section of their store :) – you will need to bring your own supplies to these classes – which is why they are priced at only $8! you can find out exactly what you need to bring by clicking on my “class pages”. i did find the printed papers i used on all the april class layouts at Stamp Antonio though – so if you like what i used, you can find those there!

both classes will be held on thrusday, april 7 – Money $aving $ketches will be held from 10:30 to 12:30…

and PhotoFULL will run from 6:00 to 8:00…

i’ll also be teaching 2 other classes at STAMP ANTONIO this month…

if you like jewelry and would like to learn how to make your own unique pieces using SMOOCH ACCENT INKS and stamps, then plan to attend one or both of these classes…

dangle gal or guy“…

and “charmed i’m SURE” bracelet class…

both classes are being taught together with work time of 1:00 to 4:00 on saturday, april 9. you can make one or both of these projects during that time. a variety of stamps and LOTS of SMOOCH colors will be available to choose from so you can customize your design as you like.

and last but not least, i am working on the next book in my aLteReD book series… “join the circus“. this book will feature the new LE CIRQUE collection by GRAPHIC 45,  stamps from HAMPTON ART and ephemera from GECKO GALZ! i’ll post photos of the sample just as SOON as it’s ready – i hope to have it done by next week so stay tuned.

STAMP ANTONIO is accepting sign ups for all of these classes now, so please call them them at 210-764-7900  to sign up or for more information.


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new line from REMINISCE…

REMINISCE has just released a brand new line for spring called IN BLOOM

it’s just BURSTIN’ with spring colors and flowers; perfect for photos of your spring garden, spring school pics, easter, weddings, etc…

i was asked to create a wedding themed set, so i did a garden themed bridal shower set

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the set consists of an invitation, thank you note, a place card – in a cute little can with some flowers, a favor – a few spring bulbs in a pretty organza bag and a centerpiece – a garden hat embellished with flowers. i also thought the hat would look pretty hanging on the front door like a wreath.

i really loved the colors in this collection, they were muted, but not “light”, just soft and pretty. i really liked the way the papers and embellishments came together too!

look for this line in stores SOON!




welcome to the  next stop on the VERY FIRST REMINISCE BLOG HOP!!!

i hope you are having a good time visiting the Reminisce Design Team Member’s blogs; gina’s blog should have been your last stop before arriving here.  if you get lost at any time, you can always return to the REMINISCE BLOG, but hopefully that won’t happpen!

the BLOG HOP begins at 8AM CST on wednesday, march 9 and ends at midnight CST, sunday, march 13. so you have FIVE whole days to visit each of the blogs and enjoy all the projects that the design team is presenting. and as a BONUS for visiting ALL the blog stops on the hop, Reminisce is offering a FABULOUS GRAND PRIZE — a COMPLETE set of EACH of the FIVE newest lines! Reminisce will also be selecting three other winners that will each receive their choice of one of the five lines featured on the hop. all you have to do to be entered, is to post a comment to the BLOG HOP POST of each blog you visit, then leave a comment on the REMINISCE BLOG under their BLOG HOP POST as well {make sure you use the SAME name each time!}. Winners will be announced on the REMINISCE BLOG tuesday, march 15th – so make SURE you go by and visit to see if YOUR name is listed!

for my project, i used the HOLLYWOOD part of the new REMINISCE CELEBRATION SERIES. my hubbie is a HUGE film buff, so i thought a party set using this line for his birthday would be a great idea!

the set includes an invitation with a popcorn bucket pocket holding the party info on film strips, a marquee-style centerpiece, a movie journal as a favor, and a clapboard place card.

here’s a closer look at the place card, as well as directions for how to make it…

the base of the place card is grey cardstock with a piece of GOLD CHAIN glitter cardstock from the GLITTER FACTORY line matted on the front. the clapboard sticker from the HOLLYWOOD ICON 12 X 12 STICKER was cut apart between the 2 striped boards and around  the hinge {keep the hinge attached to the bottom piece}, then both pieces were mounted on cardstock and cut out {cut straight across the bottom of the top piece of the clapper, don’t cut out around where the hinge was removed}.  then, a hole was punched through the rivet in the hinge and through the top clapper piece. a brad was used to join them together again – but this time, as a working clapboard…

the swirl of filmstrip was made by adhering 2 of the film strip stickers from the HOLLYWOOD FOLDED QUOTE STICKER back to back, and then pulling the strip along the side of the table to make it curl. the strip was cut apart so that part of it could be adhered under the top portion of the glitter mat to extend up, and the longer part glued beneath the top strip and tacked to the front of the card to swirl down…

to add a little more bLinG, a few stars from the HOLLYWOOD 12 X 12 ICON STICKER were adhered back to back to pieces of wire with a pop dot in between…


and then to personalize the place card; letters from the REAL MAGIC 2010 line – RED FOIL ALPHABET STICKERS, were used to add the name. and stars from the HOLLYWOOD 12 X 12 ICON STICKER and a word from the HOLLYWOOD FOLDED QUOTE STICKER finish it off…

The REMINISCE CELEBRATION SERIES is a FANTASTIC line that is great for party sets and for layouts of those parties: be sure to check out the other parts of the line too: FIESTA, CASINO, WESTERN, BBQ and LUAU.

i hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog; I appreciate your dropping in. the next blog on your list is SHELLY MAXWELL’S BLOG: PAPER ART BY SHELLY. Shelly is a VERY talented designer, and i’m sure you will like that stop on your HOP! don’t forget to post a comment under this post before you leave so you can get your chance at that BO-DA-CIOUS prize pack! and remember, if you get lost {or sidetracked :)}  you can always go back to the REMINISCE BLOG and find the link to pick up where you left off {you might want to bookmark it or add it to your favorites, just so you have it handy!}

thanks again! and have fun BLOG HOPPING!

p.s.: don’t forget to watch for the secret “bonus” stop and make SURE you post a comment there too! the winner will be selected from those posts will get the new IN BLOOM collection that is not yet available in stores!



We’d like to start things off with a BANG at SCRAPBOOK STUDIO so Charlotte and I are offering up a free kit {or maybe TWO}! 

If you’d like to get YOUR name tossed into the hat to win, there are several ways to do so. First, “like” us on Facebook and then add a post to our wall — that will get you one chance. Then, to earn MORE chances —  recommend us to your friends. You’ll earn one chance for every two friends you send over that “like” us too. All your friends need to do is to add a post to our wall letting us know YOU sent them over. We’ll be drawing and announcing the winner{s} the day of our Grand Opening {please stand by for more info on that event}. The number of “likes” we get between now and then will determine whether we draw names for one kit or for two! So, help SPREAD the word!


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another break-in…

this time, it was not my car, it was jane’s at The Scrapbooking Factory!

i wish the police would figure out this type of crime needs to be a PRIORITY! i see so many patrol cards of the shooting radar, maybe they should be prowling parking lots instead! oh well, off my soapbox…

jane sent the following e-mail out to her newsletter list, i just wanted to post it here for anyone who might need the info and is not subscribed to her list:”

What a day!!!  

My car was broken into today and my lap top was stolen. I can confirm nones personal information was on my computer other then Names and or Email addresses no physical addresses, phone numbers or credit card info was stored on there so you will not be effected in that way….however along with my laptop my notebook that contains all the retreat info as far as who had signed up for what retreats and whom has paid was also taken. What I need from you is to please inform me as to what you have already signed up for and paid for as far as retreats. I have some records here at home and will process those as I can but in the meantime please send me an email and let me know what retreat you have already paid for.

Rockin R retreat ladies: My list of attendees were in my notebook and for several of you email is the only way I know how to reach you so please get in touch with me via email ASAP so I can send you the updated retreat info!  

I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you and please contact me to discuss this matter if you have any further questions.

Jane Pfeiffer

The Scrapbooking Factory 


the scrapbooking factory…

this is my THIRD post TODAY! i feel PRODUCTIVE! LOL! be sure you scroll down to see the other 2 posts…

Jane at The Scrapbooking Factory has added some additional retreat dates in order to accomodate some of you who had previously retreated at SB911:

here are her dates thru May…

april 8-9: fri-sat

april 29 – may 1: fri-sun

may 13-15: fri-sun

may 20-22: fri-sun

cost of the retreats is only $35.00! give her a call at  210-857-8697 to sign up or for more info. also, jane is offering $5.oo off the april 8-9 retreat for those of you who would like to give her retreat’s a try! offer is good til march 31. e-mail me and i can forward you her latest newsletter which contains the coupon. and be sure you sign up for The Scrapbooking Factory’s newsletter so you won’t miss out on any info or future offers!

AND — if you have this weekend free, Jane still has a FEW spaces for her retreat at the rockin’r, you can get all the details on her website.

here are pics of the 2 classes that i will be teaching at that retreat…

tres’ {shabby} chic frame

“family” altered canvas and memo board

i will also have kits for sale from my CKC PhotoFULL class

i hope to see some familiar faces at some of Jane’s retreats! and remember you do NOT have to be signed up for the retreat to sign up for the classes. so if you are interested in JUST a class or kit, please contact Jane for more info or to sign up.

thank you… 

and P.S.: something FUN will be happening here on wednesday, march 9th! so be SURE you stop by then!

say cheese!

i wanted to share a few pics from the demo/playtime at Stamp Antonio this past saturday…

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thanks to you that came out to say hi and sit and play with the new Clearsnap products. we were using the new ColorBox Archival Dye Inks and the FABULOUS Fairy Dust Glitters by Donna Salazar. Stamp Antonio has these products in stock NOW! They sold out of most of the NEW Smooch Accent Ink colors, so they were taking special orders for them as well as the new JUMBO Smooch Spritzes and the Archival Dye Inks in the Queue stacks {they have the full size Archival Dye Inks in stock}.

we had a good time and everyone seemed to enjoy learning how to “watercolor” using the Archival Dye Inks. the inks are waterproof and archival as soon as they hit paper, but can be mixed with water and used like paint too! great multi-task ink!

we got glitter everywhere too, we were all SpaRkling! the Fairy Dust is SO ultrafine and oh, so shimmery! i’m sure you will be able to see traces of it around where we were sitting for weeks! LOL!

if you missed playtime this go around, hopefully i’ll be doing another one soon, so stay posted!

just to clarify…

i’ve had a few e-mails and questions, so just to clarify a few points…

1) i apologize again to anyone who went to SB911 monday night expecting my money $aving $ketches class and found instead an empty class room. i checked the sign up sheet on sunday afternoon and there was only ONE name on the list – and that student had actually already taken the class and just wanted a “refresher”. i wrote “cancel” on the sheet and asked the store employee to please call the student on the list and let them know that the class had been cancelled. as far as i knew, i had taken care of the class at that point. i don’t know how or where a mixup occured with the sign up sheet; but it seems that a LOT of people who signed up did NOT end up on the list. a few who had arrived early for the class, caught me as i was leaving and i explained the situation, but i missed any who may have came later. i would NOT have cancelled the class if there had been more than just the “repeat student” on the list. the lack of sign ups was the ONLY reason the class was cancelled, and i didn’t just leave the store without notification.  i had cancelled on sunday, and let the employees know both sunday and monday morning that there would be NO evening class. i know monday was a BIG, HUGE mass of CHAOS – so it is easy to see where things may have not been taken care of properly that day. if you thought you had signed up for the class, please e-mail me and i will send you the class sheet at no charge. i am sorry for any inconvenience, but had no way of knowing that there was or would be a problem.

2) yes, starting in APRIL, i WILL be teaching TWO classes at Stamp Antonio: Money $aving $ketches in the morning and PhotoFULL in the evening. this was a quick addition to their store calendar that was on “standby” until last week when 911 formally announced their closing. so not all of the employees at Stamp Antonio were aware of the classes or the details until mid week last week. it will take awhile for things to settle into a routine, so your PATIENCE is APPRECIATED! Stamp Antonio is working to add a little more product, space and classes for scrapbookers to their store, but that takes time, so please stay tuned for details and announcements. they appreciate any feedback or suggestions though, so don’t be afraid to speak up!

i’ve got some exciting things in the works so stay tuned!

thank you…