tami sanders * paper crafter

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

class notes…

it’s been a few months now since SB911 closed, and i think things are going well and getting back on track! classes have been T-RIFFIC!

thanks to all of you who have been coming; i hope you all are starting to settle into the “new” routine! i would also like to thank carol and amy at STAMP ANTONIO and jane at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY for their help in getting some of my classes going again.

i am going to craftiques tomorrow to put some SCRAPBOOK STUDIO classes on the schedule, and i’m working on scheduling some guest spots around town and out of town in the next few months – so stay tuned for more details about that.

the altered book class – “my life is a circus” was this past saturday and BOY, those ladies were DEDICATED! taking an altered book class is a little like running a marathon – you have to TRAIN for it! FIVE hours of non-stop scrapping! we did stop for a snack break to “fuel” up on a little protein and sugar in order to be able to PUSH THROUGH to the end.  i REALLY appreciate the gals that sign up for these classes. i hope those of you who came enjoyed it, and get the finishing touches added soon. i have loaded the photos that were requested, so hopefully that will help you finish up all the little details – but please e-mail if you have any questions!

this weekend there is a retreat put on by jane at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY…

and i’ll be teaching a MIXED MEDIA MOTHER’S DAY ALBUM…

this book features a soft leather-ette album with a scalloped edge and a mixture of canvas and paper pages slipped into stitched trimmed page protectors. the pages are bound to the album with ribbon! PRETTY! we’ll be using a variety of spritzes,  screens and stamped images to alter the canvas pages. you’ll learn some fun techniques while making a book that will be a VERY special present for your mom, grandma, daughter, sister or friend..

there are still a few spots available for this class, and you don’t have to be attending the retreat in order to sign up, so please call jane at 210-857-8697  if you are interested.

and don’t forget, NSD – National Scrapbook Day is coming up on saturday, may 7th! if you are stumped as to what to ask for for mother’s day – how about suggesting your family buy you a slot at SIX PACK & A CROP?

Scrapbook Studio and The Scrapbooking Factory have teamed up to provide a day of FUN and CROPPING for NSD. you’ll start off with 3 mini classs where you will make a total of SIX – TWO page layouts! then, you’ll have the rest of the day to crop – til MIDNIGHT! and all for only $40.00! what a deal! want more info? click HERE

i hope to be able to share some projects soon; things have been really hectic and i’m not quite caught up yet! maybe i’ll get my studio done in the next few weeks – that would be a BIG help!


one year anniversary of the CLEARSNAP BLOG!!!

it’s been ONE WHOLE year since Clearsnap began their blog!

and to celebrate, they are having an Easter Egg Hunt! the prize is a BIG assortment of Clearsnap goodies like Smooch and inks!

please check out my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY/ Easter Basket Project Post for all the details! you have from now until april 18th – that’s when they announce the winner – to enter!


national scrapbook day event!!!

the scrapbooking factory
& scrapbook studio

have teamed up to present:

saturday, may 7th
10:00 to MIDNITE

the crop will be held at:
Staybridge Suites Hotel
6919 N Loop 1604 W

the day starts out with 3 “mini” classes, where you will make TWO-2 page layouts in EACH class…

for a total of SIX 2 page layouts!

then, you will have the rest of the day – til MIDNIGHT to crop!

and all for only $40.00!

please call Jane at 210-857-8697  or e-mail her at jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com to sign up or to get more details.

space is VERY limited, so PLEASE call soon to secure your spot!

hope to see you there! it will be a great way to celebrate National Scrapbook Day!



circus altered book class…

it’s done! it’s FINALLY done! the sample for the circus themed altered book  class at STAMP ANTONIO!

i added lots of fun little embellies and have even designed a hidden pocket to hold a secret book!

Graphic 45 papers from the Le Cirque line and ephemera from GECKO GALZ were used along with some vintage and not so vintage goodies…

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space for this class is VERY limited due to the number of supplies on hand; i have room for about HALF the number i can usually take for an altered book class, so please sign up soon if you are interested.

please call Stamp Antonio to sign up or for more details. please e-mail me if you have any questions about the class!


think ahead to mother’s day…

mother’s day will be here before you know it! i’m still trying to figure out what happened to march! LOL!

coming up may 1, i’ll be teaching a MOTHER’S DAY MIXED MEDIA class for jane at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY at one of her retreats…

 in this class, you’ll create a COMPLETE 8 X 8 album, and i do mean complete – you get the album too! 

the album itself is by Prima; the cover is buttery soft and “leather-like” and the pages inside – a mixture of canvas and stitched page protectors – are tied in the album with ribbons and have been embellished with Glimmer Mists, Smooch Screens, Prima papers and flowers and some vintage bits to lend a bit of “motherly” charm.

you’ll get your hands messy in this class, so come prepared to PLAY! in addition to some “traditional” paper pages, we’ll be spritzing and stamping up the canvas pages.

there is lots of room to add your photos and journaling to mak this a truly special gift for that special mom or grandma!

call jane at 210-857-8697  or e-mail her at jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com for more info or to sign up. and no, you don’t have to attend the retreat in order to come and take the class!


NEW aLteReD bOoK class!

i FINALLY have something so show you on the circus-themed altered book class that is scheduled for April 23rd at Stamp Antonio!

although i LOVED the papers, the subject of “circus” had me a bit stumped; i just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around it. i didn’t really think that crafters would want to create this book just to display photos of trips to the circus, although it could be used for that. my altered books usually have a definite use and purpose, practical whimsy i guess you could say. but “circus” was a topic that didn’t seem the least bit “practical”. 

but, after much thought and contemplation {which requires just a FEW more brain cells than “thought”}, i finally had that AHAH! moment… my life was particularly chaotic one day, and i said to myself… “ my life is a CIRCUS!”, and there was my idea and inspiration. create an altered book that documents the three ring circus that is life! 

 once i had the concept in tow, the design flowed a lot quicker. i am going to add “circus” quotes to the book that deal with real life. i think it will be a fun way to “express our STRESS”! LOL! 

photos can be added of REAL life events or scenes… i’m picturing kids making messes, laundry stacked up undone, maybe a to do list with dozens of things on it and nothing crossed off – i think you get the idea, all the things that make YOUR life a CIRCUS! i am hoping you will like the concept. 

i should have the sample COMPLETELY done this weekend and IN Stamp Antonio by Tuesday. i was HOPING to have to done in time to take it in today, as i have classes scheduled, but i still have some parts to complete and little goodies to add. 

in the meantime, since the class is only TWO weeks away, i thought i’d go ahead and give you a little teaser…


 i’ll send out another e-mail with more photos when the book is all done. 

please keep in mind that the photo just shows some snippets and nothing is complete yet – not even the cover. but i figured something was better thank nothing. i’ll post again once the sample is done with more photos.

the space for this class is VERY limited – about half the size of my other altered book classes – due to supplies on hand, so if you are interested, please sign up QUICKLY!

 thank you for your interest!


i wanted to remind everyone about SCRAPBOOK STUDIO’S GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE this sunday, april 10th from 2:00 to 5:00. there are a limited number of free make & takes, so plan to COME EARLY! meemo’s bakery, which amber palacios will be opening soon, is providing YUMMY cupcakes! 

AND— Scrapbook Studio has teamed up with the scrapbooking factory bring you a BIG event to celebrate National Scrapbook Day, which is coming up on saturday, may 7th… 

we will be having a SIX PACK and a CROP! first up are 3 “mini classes” taught by charlotte, jane and tami – you’ll make TWO – 2 page layouts in EACH mini class – that is SIX 2 page layouts! then, you’ll have the rest of the day – until midnight to crop! and all for the LOW price of $40! an entire day of cropping and layouts too! space is VERY limited, so first come, first served! reserve your space today! please call jane at 210-857-8697 or you can e-mail her at jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com for all the details and to sign up.


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i had my first “relocated” classes at stamp antonio yesterday and all i can say is WOW!

i didn’t know quite what to expect, or how many students to expect, but i was OVERWHELMED by the attendence! we had 20 in money $aving $ketches, which may be a new record, and 22 in photofull! and those numbers were minus a few regulars who were out of town or out of pocket!

i REALLY appreciate everyone who came and i hope everyone enjoyed the class time. it was great to see everyone and to all get together again.

Stamp Antonio has been VERY welcoming and accomodating; and i TRULY appreciate all Carol, Amy and their wonderful staff has done. Stamp Antonio has been busy ordering MORE papers and cardstock and have lots of new things in stock with still MORE on the way!

i also wanted to commend jen and carolyn {some of you may remember them from scrapbook cottage} for taking it upon themselved to rearrange the crop room between my AM and PM classes. it was a little crowded in the morning, thanks to the HUGE attendence, not that i am complaining! but i guess jen overheard a few customers’ comments about the small workspace so they decided to redo the room in order to give us more room in the evening class! what more could you ask for! actually, we didn’t even have to ASK! LOL!

due to input from these first classes, i’ve decided to pull 6-8 sets of supplies for both of these classes – the papers will be a general theme that is appropriate for the season. i’ll use the same papers to make the sample, so if you get busy and just don’t have time to pull your own supplies, or happen to like the sample, you’ll have a “plan B”! but keep in mind that i will ONLY be pulling SIX to EIGHT sets depending on the quantities of paper that are available. so they will be offered on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis! consider these “emergency” supplies!

Stamp Antonio also has a “prepay” policy for their classes, so it differs a little from 911’s policy which only had you prepay for classes over $15. you can pay with credit card over the phone, or go in and pay. i will be trying to make sure that the sign up sheets for the next month’s class are always ready the day of the current month’s classes so that you can sign up and prepay while you are there.

we have already set the date for next month’s classes; they will be held on may 12th, times are the same; 10:30 to 12:30 for money $aving $ketches and 6:00 to 8:00 for photofull.

i welcome any comments or critiques, it will take awhile to get things up and running!



you are invited…

SCRAPBOOK STUDIO, will be having it’s Grand Opening/Open House this Sunday, April 10th from 2:00 to 5:00.

Scrapbook Studio is located inside of Craftiques Mall at 2375 NW Military Drive near Lockhill Selma. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST — there will be TWO make & take stations and you’ll be able to make a complete 12 X 12 one page layout at EACH one! {companion pages will be available for purchase}. refreshments will be served, and drawings for hourly door prizes will be held {you need to be present to win}. sign up for our e-mail list at: www.scrapbookstudiokits.com and “like” us on facebook for EXTRA chances to win!

this is a “come and go” event, so you can stop by anytime between 2:00 and 5:00. BUT, you may want to plan on coming early so you can be sure to get in on the FREE make & takes!

we hope to see you there! please tell your friends!