tami sanders * paper crafter

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

class news…

beginning in february, Charlotte Bellm will be planning the Money Saving Sketch Classes…

this will mainly affect the monthly classes at STAMP ANTONIO for the time being…

in an effort to try to free up my schedule a bit, charlotte has agreed to design and plan for the Money Saving Sketch class. the format will remain the same, create one layout, then use the leftover supplies to create another. so you’ll still get 2 – 2 page layouts using 1 set of materials – cut once get TWO! the number of photos per layout will stay the same as the guideline i’d used, 6-10 photos per each 2 page layout.

another change we are making is that you can take EITHER or BOTH classes at either class time. meaning you can now take PhotoFull in the morning if you like, or Money $aving $ketches in the evening. and if you are very industrious, you can take BOTH classes in the morning, or BOTH classes in the evening.

i will be teaching the morning class – 10:30 to 12:30 and charlotte will be teaching the evening class from 6:00 to 8:00. the classroom will also be open between the 2 classes for cropping – AS LONG AS YOU ARE TAKING ONE OF THE CLASSES. so you can take the morning class, and stay and crop and work on your layouts until the evening class, or you can come early before the evening class and get some extra crop time in. and if you’d like to make a day of it, GREAT! sign up for both classes and you can stay and play ALL DAY!

i realize some of this information might be confusing, so if you have ANY questions, please just drop me an e-mail using the “contact me” tab at the top of the blog.

i am hoping this change will freshen up both classes and make them more enjoyable for you!



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birthday blog contest!

drumroll please….

i am ready to announce the winner of my “happy birthday” blog contest! 14 of you posted comments, so i put 14 numbers in a hat and pulled out LUCKY 13! i LOVE the number 13, i think it jumped in my hand! but post #13 was from an anonymous poster, but FORTUNATELY — also lucky the #14 poster included that they had accidentally posted first as anonymous — soo00—–

CONGRATULATIONS JERI! you are the winner of the contest! i’ve rounded up some nice goodies for you!

thanks for playing everyone, and thanks also for following me and my blog!

Classes at Scrapbook n’ More

i’ll be at Scrapbook n’ More for 2 classes tomorrow – hopefully a few of you signed up!

PhotoFull is up first at 10:00, and it will be a BIG one, so bring at least 20+ photos with you.

if you scroll down to the 1/11/12 post, you can get a peek at the Money Saving Sketches layouts which starts at 1:00. you’ll need about 10 photos for each of the 2 -2 page layouts we’ll do.

you get to select your own papers for BOTH of these classes – included in the $15 class fee – so your layouts will look different than mine.

call up a scrapping buddy and bring them along for a morning and or/ afternoon of scrapbooking! you’ll get a lot done in either of these classes!

hope to see ya’ there!

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1/12 classes at Stamp Antonio…

here’s a little snippet of the class samples for the Money $aving $ketch class, which will be tomorrow – thursday, jan 12 from 10:30 to 12:30 at STAMP ANTONIO…

the layouts have room for LOTS of photos, since i was thinking of ALL the Christmas photos you might need to scrap! it’s not too late to sign up, call now or early tomorrow, or just drop in if you aren’t busy!

you’ll need to bring the following supplies with you for Money $aving $ketches:

  • 4 cardstock for the background – same or mix and match
  • 1 each of 2 different colors of cardstock – so 2 total for matting
  • 2 different pieces of printed paper
  •  basic supplies: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pencil and inks

for PhotoFull, which will be offered at 2:00 to 4: 00 and 6:00 to 8:00, you need to bring:

  • 2 cardstock for the background – same or mix and match
  • 1 each of 2 different colors of cardstock – so 2 total for matting
  • 2 different pieces of printed paper
  • 4 brads
  • basic supplies: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pencil and inks

or plan to purchase what you need at Stamp Antonio!


p.s.: friday, january 13 is the LAST day to be entered to win the prize pack i’m giving away in honor of the 4th anniversary of my blog!!! to enter all you need to do is post a comment to my HAPPY BIRTHDAY POST from 1/3 RIGHT BELOW this post!!! be sure you post your comment to the HAPPY BIRTHDAY post, NOT this one to get a chance at winning!!!


happy birthday!

today is the 4th anniversary of my blog!!!

i can’t believe i’ve stuck with something “technical” for that long!

a big thank you to my subscribers and readers! i know the blog gets kinda bleak and dry when i get busy; so thanks for hanging in there!

as a reward, i’m offering up a goodie pack to one randomly selected commentor to this post! and i’m keeping it hush, hush — i want one of my faithful regulars to win! so all you need to do to get your name in the proverbial hat is to post a comment to this post!

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Happy New Year!!!

happy new year!!!

have you been thinking about what 2012 holds in store for you? made any resolutions?

i’ve been giving the upcoming 2012 a lot of thought… what are my priorities, what direction do i want the next 12 months to take, what changes do i want to make — out with the old, in with the new!

the rolling of the clock and calendar to a fresh new year always gets me in the “clean slate” frame of mind, at least for a week or two. i wish i knew how to make that feeling last long enough to really MAKE THOSE CHANGES that seemed so important on 01/01 of each new year!

i haven’t made any plans yet that i would apply a coat of sealer to, i thought i’d have things all mapped out this year, but alas – i’m a procrastinator at heart! why do today what you can easily put off until tomorrow? unfortunately, a few years of that mantra has put me way behind in some personal goals!

so, i better hurry up and FOCUS on the upcoming year, IT WON’T wait for me to figure it out; those days just fly by!

some of the “professional” changes i’ve been thinking about making – in order to get to some of those personal goals are:

— teach my “regular” monthly classes – photoFULL and money $aving $ketches bi-monthly instead.

— schedule a “specialty class” like an altered book, mini album or decor project, once every quarter.

— try teaching a “cluster” of classes – a day where 2 or 3 different classes are taught, twice a year.

another idea i’ve had for awhile, is to get several regional instructors together and plan a weekend of classes.

i’d love your input about these ideas because right now, that’s all they are! you can post a comment here, or click on my “contact me” link at the top of the page and drop me an e-mail.

i know i need to change things up in order to quit running from class to class and project to project. i keep thinking things will slow down “next week”, “next month”, “next year”, but the fact is they HAVEN’T!

i am happy with all the freelance design work i’ve been doing; it is something i enjoy very much. but it takes up a LARGE chunk of my time. i just need to admit i need to change up the pace. i can’t clone myself, and i have found that i DO occasionally need to eat, drink and sleep! LOL! so some changes will have to be made this year. i need to find a happy medium between the personal and professional me!

but enough of that! it’s time for the party! the ringing in of 2012!

we went over to my mom’s house to consume large quantities of things that are bad for you and you are supposed to stay away from under “normal” circumstances. we also whiled away the hours til midnite by playing games – something that we have done many a new year.

here are some photos of my “lovely” family…

they are all shown modeling the “party like it’s 1912” crown i made as a project for the Clearsnap Blog – aren’t they all good sports!

here’s a closeup of the crown…

if you’d like to see more photos, or the supplies and directions for this project, you can view it here: PARTY LIKE IT’S 1912.

i wish you the very best of everything for 2012! happy new year!