tami sanders * paper crafter

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

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news tidbits!


sorry i haven’t posted anything fun or exciting in awhile! i’m still recovering from CHA, and i’m leaving again tomorrow for another trip! LOL!

i did want to let you know that charlotte posted TONS of photos from CHA on our Scrapbook Studio Facebook Page. so if you’d like to see what’s new and some gorgeous projects and layouts, be SURE to check the pics out!

also, we have just gotten our Scrapbook Studio t-shirts in! stay tuned if you are interested in owning one! they aren’t out yet, but will be when i get back. wish they’d come a LITTLE earlier :(

i will be taking august off from teaching, so classes at Stamp Antonio, The Scrapbooking Factory and Scrapbook N’ More will start back up in September. i’ll post dates and get my calendar all updated when i get back.

in the meantime, please check out my posts as well as the posts of the other hostess Jean and the talented DT members over at the Clearsnap Blog. and you can also see projects posted by me and the other DT members on the Reminisce Blog!

and speaking of Reminisce, congrats to DENESA CAMPOS! she won a prize pack in the Reminisce CHA sneak peek contest!

and, if you liked the pumpkins i posted using the new HARVEST line by Reminisce, i created a tutorial for them since there was a lot of interest in how they were made. you can find that on the Reminisce Blog as well.

well, wish i had more news, but that’s it!



Clearsnap Color Challenge!!!

the july Color Challenge at Clearsnap has just been posted! you can view it HERE!

if you would like to play along, the directions to do so are listed in the post. you can get entered to win a BIG prize pack to be given away each quarter! the more you play, the more chances you have to win!

my project was an altered bangle using the inspirations colors of Lime, Black and White. those of you who know me KNOW i LOVE this color combo!

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the bracelet, from Indus AKA DIY Bangle was first “painted” using Smooch Accent Ink in Moonlight. then, each panel of the pentagon bracelet, was stamped and embossed with Top Boss Black Embossing Powder. and then the designs were filled in using some of my favorite “LIME” inks and Smooch Inks: Smooch in Kiwi and Green Apple and ColorBox Archival Dye Inks in: Grasshopper, Tree Frog and Key Lime Pie. the dye inks were used like watercolors to fill in the designs. the colors are so bright and fresh!

if you aren’t up to a challenge {tee hee}, but would still like to win some Clearsnap goodies… then join in on the race to get to 1500 facebook fans BEFORE CHA starts! all you have to do is “like” Clearsnap on Facebook, then post to the wall with a quick comment and that “Tami Sanders sent you“. that’s it! you’ll be entered to win!

another REMINISCE snEaK PeEk…

today i want  to share the other project i did for REMINISCE using one of their BRAND NEW LINES…

are you ready for sPoOky, with a touch of KoOkY? are you ready to think pumpkins, and costumes and CANDY? you’ve got to get in the right frame of mind for it… i KNOW it’s the middle of summer, but think ahead to crisp fall days, a full moon, and HALLOWEEN!!!

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the project started with a tree branch that i “painted” black using Smooch Spritz in Black Velvet. then, i deconstructed a 7 gypsies accordion chipboard book and used the chipboard pieces to hang in rows. they were “smooched-up” too using colors that coordinated witht the line: Cherry Ice, Limolicious, Citrus Tickle, Wine Berry, Frost Grape, Carrot Cke, Gingersnap, Black Velvet and Silver Foil. i punched holes in the sides of some pieces so that i could tie ribbons to connect them so the whole thing would hang correctly. you could just cut up and use chipboard in any size you wish though.

then, i just started adding bits of the HALLOWEEN PARTY paper and embellishments along with some photos of past Halloweens.

i think this would make a cute decor piece to remind you of all the fun or SCARY costumes your kids have dressed up in over the years!

be SURE you go to the REMINISCE BLOG and post a comment about this collection if you would like a chance to WIN it before you can buy it! and remember to check out the REMINISCE BLOG everyday this week for MORE new collections and to ENTER to win!



CHA Sneak Peek… Reminisce introduces… HARVEST

REMINISCE has started their CHA Sneak Peeks!!!

they will be introducing a new line {or lines!} each day this week!

and… they are giving away packs of the NEW lines BEFORE you can even buy them! all you have to do is go to the REMINISCE BLOG and post a comment under the new release you’d like to win! which i think would be ALL OF THEM!

they are kicking off the peeks with the new HARVEST line; which is just gorgeous. think off all the colors you associate with fall and you’ll find them there in soft sophisticated designs. i think you’ll be surprised by this line as well as several of the other new lines coming out as they are all a new look from Reminisce!

the project featured today using the Harvest line, is a table setting that i did…

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the pumpkins are made like the old honeycomb decorations. i made a template for half the pumpkin first from chipboard. then cut and folded 5 different papers in half, traced the pumpkin on them – with the center aligned on the fold, then cut them out. i also cut one piece just to fit the template. then the folded pieces were glued back to back, one on top of each. the extra paper half was glued to the template, and then that piece was glued on top of the stack. then, when you bring the back piece around to meet the front piece it forms a pumpkin! i punched holes in the chipboard lined piece and the last piece and tied ribbons through the holes to hold the pumpkin open. the stems were cut from kraft cardstock that i stamped first, then i inked the edges. the vines were made from border stickers adhered back to back and twisted around a small dowel. a small slit, about 1″ – 1 1/2″ was cut up the center at the bottom of each stem so it could slide on the pumpkin. since the pieces fold up, you can easily store them without damage til next year!

the napkin rings/placecard holders were really easy to make. i just folded pieces of cardstock in half to make “tents”. then cut pieces of printed paper to adhere to each side. then a hole was punched at the sides of each placecard, punching one layer at a time. then, i just decorated with more printed paper, stickers and a bit of jute.

i used ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan to stamp and distress with.

i hope you enjoyed this project, and please, don’t forget to check out the REMINISCE BLOG each day this week and get signed up to WIN the new lines!!!

happy 4th!

err… happy 10th! LOL!

i had scheduled this post for july 4th, but obviously didn’t do something right as it did not, well, POST!

so, if you have gotten your 4th of july pics printed and are looking for a little inspiration, here is a layout i did of uncle sam’s lesser known nephew – my youngest son chris! the layout is done using the new 4th/DC line by Reminisce

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i hadn’t meant for him to wear BOTH the sunglasses and the hat, but he liked them, so there he is! all decked out in his red, white and blue independence day finery!

there is a tutorial on the REMINISCE BLOG as to how to make the pinwheels that i used on the page; you can see it here.

and please be sure to bookmark the Reminisce Blog; angela is doing a great time getting the team organized and we are all posting more projects!

AND, starting tomorrow, july 11th… Reminisce will be posting CHA sneak peeks! AND… they will be GIVING AWAY collections! that’s RIGHT! WIN it BEFORE you can buy it! so please be sure to check that out and get entered!