tami sanders * paper crafter

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

happy halloween!

it’s halloween!!!

one of my FAVE-o-RITE holidays! what’s not to like? bright fun colors, fun, funky and spooky costumes and lots and LOTS of candy!

i’m sharing a special Dia de los Muertos project on the Clearsnap Blog in celebration of Halloween…

if you’d like to see some of the details of this project as well as the complete directions for it, check it out HERE — on the CLEARSNAP BLOG!!!

keep it SPOOKY!


stamp antonio classes

the 11/3 date listed in my sidebar IS the correct date for my Stamp Antonio classes.

they accidentally scheduled them for 11/10 on their web calendar.

it will be corrected soon; they DO have the correct date of 11/3 on the sign up sheets.


date for “Christmas Spirit” altered book class…

we’ve set the date! so mark your calendar’s! the Christmas Spirit altered book class will be held at Stamp Antonio on Sunday, December 4 from 12:00 to 5:00. you can call NOW to sign up; space is LIMITED!

i’ll be taking the sample by the store NO LATER than 11/3; but i’ll drop it off earlier if i can so you can see the book in person if you like. you can get a sneak peek HERE!

i’m debating on offering a “follow-up” class on a weeknight after the class – about 2 hours – where you could come and work on finishing up any details you didn’t get to in class. if you think this would be helpful, drop me an e-mail or just post a comment.


scrapbook studio EVENTS!!!


THIS saturday, 10/29, is Scrapbook Studio’s FIRST ever KIT R’ DONE CROP and BARGAIN BIN GARAGE SALE!!!

hours are 10:00 to 6:00 for both events — start time on sale may run a bit later depending on when we can get in.

the crop is FREE and is a chance for you to put together your Scrapbook Studio Kits, or to put together some you purchase saturday. call 210-541-9960 to sign up for the crop.

and Charlotte and I have been cleaning out our scrap rooms and have LOTS of stuff for the Garage Sale! papers, embellies, kit leftovers, decor’ items, some handmade gift items and MORE! and i’m clearing out LOTS of my tim holtz supplies – inks, embossing powders, as well as other stamping supplies including stamp sets. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS and CHIPBOARD to protect your purchases!!! everything will be priced to sell!

PLUS Craftiques is having a SPOOKTACULAR EVENT! refreshments, face painting, costumes, door prizes and more! read all about it HERE!

epiphany crafts blog hop…

Clearsnap has teamed up with Epiphany Crafts for a BLOG HOP!

there are lots of fun and exciting fall and halloween themed projects being shared by the Clearsnap Design Team members. and there is a nice, BIG, TREAT being offered up – a prize pack filled with goodies from Clearsnap and Epiphany Crafts! including some win them before you can buy them treats!

just stop by the CLEARSNAP BLOG this week and check out the projects – and while you are there, be SURE to leave a comment at EACH post for the most chances at the PRIZE PACK!



“christmas spirit” altered book sneak peek!

i’ve been busy finishing up the sample for the second christmas-themed book in my series of altered books…

i’d received numerous requests to do another christmas book by those who missed out on the first book or who wanted to do another christmas book – so i HOPE all of you who asked for this class, like the design and will SIGN UP! LOL!

a date has not yet been set, but i’ll be adding that info to my blog and sending out an e-mail as soon as its available.

here’s a quick look at some of the design elements…

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i added a lot of new and different elements to this book, so if you have taken one or more of my altered book classes, you’ll be able to build onto your  repertoire of tricks and techniques in creating your own altered books.

there are lots of little pockets and flaps to slip little notes and such in; wish lists, shopping lists, receipts – things that might be fun to look back on after a few years. and of course there are places for christmas photos – under the tree, christmas morning, visits with santa, christmas decorations – all would be great.

the papers used are all from Graphic 45’s new Christmas Emporium line. also used are lots of Clearsnap products: Smooch Spritz, Smooch Accent Ink, Chalk Inks and Fairy Dust Glitter. stamps and inks are from Hampton Art, the matching G45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps and the brand new ColorBox Decades Antiquing Inks.

and LOTS, and LOTS of vintage and not-so-vintage goodies from my stash! baker’s twine, velvet flowers and leaves, ribbons, pine brances, garland, mini ornaments, tiny bells and safety pins, holly and MORE!

classes at scrapbook n’ more…

i’ll be holding my 2 monthly layout classes at SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE in new braunfels on tuesday, october 25th…

MONEY $AVING $KETCHES is from 10-12 am…

you’ll get TWO sketches, and pick one set of supplies – then all you have to do it cut once and you get BOTH layouts! quick & easy! keep in mind that you select your own papers, so only the placement of the pieces will be the same as the sample.

then from 1-3 i’ll teach PHOTOFULL…

this is a BIG, BIG, BIG photofull! it’s another “three” page layout – a fun and unique little concept i’ve come up with – so it holds a TON of photos! with the holidays coming up, you are sure to need options for getting stacks of photos scrapped, so make plans to come check it out. and like with Money $aving $ketches, you get to select your own papers.

you can get all the details for both of these classes, by clicking on the links under the “class photos, descriptions and supplies” tab in the sidebar on the left – right under the blinkie of chris making a snow angel!



school days layout…

i’d like to share my montly design team project for the CLEARSNAP BLOG with you…

I love school supplies, well, now I call them “office” supplies, but it’s the same thing: notebook paper, pens, paper clips, staplers, hole punches, and all the other little doo-dads you can find at the office supply stores. I also collect vintage supplies, those are my favorites!

So, when Hampton Art released their new stamp sets for Graphic 45’s ABC Primer collection, I just had to have them. My son’s 4th grade school photos gave me the perfect chance to use them. But the photo was a little on the “bright” side to say the least, so it was a bit of a challenge to bring in the vintage touches I like but balance them with the crisp, primary colors in the photo.

The first thing I reached for was my ColorBox Premium Dye Inks by Stephanie Barnard; they are bright, vivid and clear and would work well with the colors in the photo. The next things I gathered up were some school themed stamps; including the ABC Primer stamps. Black and kraft cardstocks would serve as a base; black to set off the photo and kraft to lend a vintage feel. Then I found a few patterned papers that would fit in with the layout. For embellishments, I noticed that some felt flowers by Epiphany Crafts matched perfectly with the background color of the photo. Baker’s twine in red and brown worked with the theme and colors as well.

Here’s how all these supplies came together…

The colors coordinate with the photo, but their style along with the stamps used, embellishment choices and the distressing, make it a little vintage too.

here are a few closeups of all the little details…

If you’d like all the directions on how you can create this layout yourself, just hop on over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG!
thanks for letting me share this project with you!

classes at Stamp Antonio

hello all!

i’m behind — AS USUAL — and apparently, Stamp Antonio is too this month. neither of us has out october calendars up yet!

BUT — i am teaching my regular classes at Stamp Antonio THIS thursday, october 6, and they should have sign up sheets for all 3 classes:

10:30 to 12:30 * Money $aving $ketches

2:00 to 4:00 *  PhotoFull in the afternoon

6:00 to 8:00 * Photofull in the evening

both Photofull classes are the SAME class, just offered at different times. we are trying out the afternoon class to see if it will “grow”.

i had hoped to have samples up today – but found out that my brother was available to FINALLY finish the cabinet install MONDAY! so i am spending today clearing out my studio in preparation for that. so stay tuned. i’m doing my best!