tami sanders * paper crafter

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


let’s Reminisce all day…

i’ll be holding a FULL day of classes featuring products by REMINISCE on saturday, april 21 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels…

first, you can come and go anytime between 9:30 and 12:00 and make one or both of these layouts for only $10 each! you can’t buy the supplies to make them for that!

here’s a peak at the Disney Layout…

you have your choice of title — either disney or mickey…

and here’s a look at the Easter Layout…

please note that stickers on either layout may vary…

if you’d like to take a look at these layouts in person, you can view them at Scrapbook N’ More.

then, from 1:00 to 4:00, we’ll be making a Disney aLteReD book

the cost of this class is only $35, and includes everything you need to make it except the glue! also included in the class fee is a 12 X 12 flower sticker sheet and 2 – cardstock embellie sticker sheets! if you haven’t taken an altered book class before, don’t worry. i’ve developed some techniques to make it quick and easy. if you HAVE taken some of my altered book classes, then you’ll be able to put this together in NO time as it’s an easier version of my books. great way to display the BEST photos from your Disney trip or trips!

space in BOTH classes is limited, so please be sure to sign up soon if you’d like to attend. you can contact Susan at {830}214-1690 to sign up or to get more info.  you can sign up for a kit for either of the layouts; which will include a color photo and directions. but written directions will not be available for the Disney aLteReD book.

thanks!

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clearsnap blog…

hello…

my monthly design team project just posted on the CLEARSNAP BLOG

it’s an everyday card that you could send to a friend just because. i used Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Premium Dye Inks like watercolors to fill in the sassy lady design – stamp by Hampton Art.  if you’d like the supply list or directions, just head on over to the blog and check them out!

tfl!


it’s my 400th post!!!

and… it’s about my upcoming classes…

this tuesday, march 27, i’ll be at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels teaching PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches from 10:30 to 1:30. we tried something new last month, and it seemed to work, so we are doing it again. you can come and go anytime between the hours of 10:30 and 1:30 and you can sign up to take either class or BOTH! the crop room will be open after 1:30, so you are also welcome to stay and work on finishing up your layouts after that.

as far as photos go…

for PhotoFull:

bring 20+ photos with the majority being horizontal

*** this is ANOTHER REALLY BIG layout! so bring that BIG stack of photos that you have been avoiding! if you have a REALLY REALLY BIG stack, this layout can be easily extended to add even MORE photos!

and for Money $aving $ketches:

one sketch has room for 5 photos and the other holds 7.  the photo sizes are 4 X 6 and 4 X 4’s. most of the 4 X 6’s are horizontal, and the 4 X 4’s can be either verticals or horizontal photos – you can crop either to fit the 4 X 4’s.

remember that your supplies ARE included in these class fees for both these classes, so you’ll get to select your own papers to match your photos!

other class news

PhotoFull and Money $aving $ketches classes will be on thursday, april 5 and i’m working on getting the samples finished – so more on them later!

i also have a mother’s day class in the works at Stamp Antonio – it is scheduled for sunday, may 6 – time TBA and i’m still working on the sample for that as well.

i can tell you that i’m excited about the concept… we’ll be altering tim holtz confiquration boxes using LOTS of different Clearsnap products. i’m thinking of this class as a “play day”. my plan is to bring inks, glitters, Smooch, Smooch Spritz and Glitz along with some little goodies from my vintage stash, so that you can pick and chose what you like and really customize and personalize your finished project to YOUR mom.

a date for the beach altered book has not been set yet, i didn’t want to get too far ahead of myself, and i’m still waiting on some special little bits and pieces that i ordered to finish up the book.

i’ve also been hitting the internet, flea markets and estate sales to hunt for MORE trinkets and treasures and i’ve made quite a few good finds lately. maybe i’ll post some pics to let you see what goodies i’ve got to use for future altered project.

well, that’s it for now, i guess i’ll start working on getting to my 500th post!

thanks!


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carrie avery is spreading her wings!

those of you from SB911 probably remember carrie avery; a very artistic gal!

she is launching her OWN line of stamps! i’m sure she is VERY excited and would love to see a lot of familiar faces at her launch party at Stamp Antonio tomorrow. here’s all the deets if you’d like to go and support her and see what she’s been up to!

Paper Wings Productions

Launch Party!

10 – 6

Stamp Antonio

“Our own Carrie Avery has launched a new rubber stamp company called Paper Wings Productions.  Join us for a full day of stamping festivities with brand new cling and clear stamps by Paper Wings Productions.  There will be Make & Takes, Demos and Giveaways! Oh, my! Meet the designers, create little pieces of art, enjoy good food, chat with friends and perhaps adopt a stamp set or two or three!  Come one, come all to the party to launch Paper Wing Productions” — stamp antonio e-mail


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have you heard??? washi tape?

have you heard about washi tape? it’s new and it’s fun!

i posted a tutorial on the CLEARSNAP BLOG today showing how to make your own. i also used the tape i made to alter this journal…

…and the instructs for that are in the video as well.  if you are interested, hop on over to the blog and take a peek.

CLEARSNAP is also currently holding a design team call, so if any of you inky crafters want to take a crack at that – you can get all the info for the call on the blog as well. Clearsnap is GREAT to work with and you get LOTS, and LOTS of goodies!

if you visit, it would be nice if you’d leave a comment and mention i sent you! it’s always great to see where the visitors to the blog come from!

tfl!


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not one but TWO new altered book classes!

for those of you who enjoy creating altered books, i have 2 upcoming classes that may be of interest to you…

i have designed not one but TWO new altered books to add to my series of classes on altered books.

i’ll be teaching this Disney themed altered book, created using papers and embellishments from Reminisce’s Real Magic Line, at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels on April 21…

i would consider this a “beginner” altered book, so if you haven’t taken a class like this before, but are interested in learning how to make altered books, this would be a great class to start with.

you get lots of fun embellies with the class too! a full 12 X 12 sticker sheet of the flower stickers, and 2 other sticker sheet sets, in addition to the other papers, ribbons and of course the book! you can sign up for the class, or get more info by calling {830} 214 1690.

i am working on making this a full “Disney Day“, including a Disney Layouts Class and FREE Disney Make & Take, so stay tuned for more details.

and then, i’ll be teaching this Beach Altered Book, which features papers from Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue line and embellies from my vintage stash!

i’ll be teaching this class at Stamp Antonio, but haven’t set a date yet. so stay tuned for more details! i haven’t quite finished it up either, i am waiting on some coordinating stamps and some beach-themed charms to be delivered. but i’ll give you a peek at what i have finished….

this book would be a fabulous way to display your photos from any tropical beach locale from hawaii to corpus christi! keep an eye on my blog for a time and date for this class!

i am also IN LOVE with the new Olde Curiosity Shoppe line by Graphic 45; which is a VERY whimsical vintage-inspired line. i have been debating doing an altered book using this line, but haven’t found just the right direction for it that would make everything “click”. do you like this line? any thoughts for a theme for a book using this line? would you be interested in an altered book class using this line? i’d love to hear from you if you have any comments you’d like to share!

i have an e-mail list just for gals who enjoy altered book classes and want to be sure they hear about any new altered book classes. if that description fits you, please click the “contact me” tab at the top, send me your e-mail addy and ask me to add you to that list.

thanks!


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shottle bop!

or bottle shop!

a few weeks ago i took a class from joni russel at stamp antonio

joni showed us how to add soldered trim onto bottles and turn them from plain to FABULOUS!

here is a slideshow of my finished bottles and all their details…

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this project was a great way for me to put some of my vintage junque to good use. i used broken jewelry and watch parts, old auto bulbs, rusty keys as well as lots of other little pieces and parts from my stash! my idea for embellishing the bottles was to create a “his” and “hers” set; so one is frilly and feminine, while the other is timely and handsome.

the great porcelain doorknobs, large watch face, ribbons, screen, doily and filler are from joni’s stash!

if you are looking for a unique way to show off treasures from your stash, embellishing bottles is a great way to do it.

tfl!


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Clearsnap’s Altered Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Clearsnap is introducing a new line on their blog today…

it’s called ALTERED BASICS and it is FABULOUS! you need to head on over and check it out! you will recognize several of the containers – empty fairy dust shaker bottles, empty smooch spritz sprayers, and more! use them to create your own custom mixes of glitters and sprays or use embellish them and give them a whole new purpose.

i used the un-inked stamp pad to make this colorful stamp pad that is uniquely my own…

today and tomorrow the Clearsnap Design Team will be sharing their projects on the hop. and you’ll want to be sure you post comments telling what your favorite Altered Basics product is — because Clearsnap is also giving away a PRIZE PACK of the new goodies!

head on over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG to get started on the hop and for all the info!

thanks,