tami sanders * paper crafter

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


Clearsnap & Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

 Our Design Teams have “teamed up” to share layouts, projects and more featuring Trinity Paper Arts’ paper collections and Clearsnap’s distinctive inks and accessories. From sports to summer and everything in between, kick your sandals off, grab a cold lemonade and enjoy the inspiration.

Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment…

https://tamisanders.com/   — YOU ARE HERE!
http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ — GO HERE NEXT!
http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/   http://www.twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com/

Each comment is an entry into a drawing to win the entire Trinity Paper Arts’ “Surf N Swim” Collection!

PLUS, a second winner will receive Smooch Spritz in Gingersnap, Designer Foils in Blue, and Design Adhesives!

For extra entries, post about this blog hop to Facebook, Twitter or your blog! Just leave a comment on either company blog telling us what you did and each comment will count as your extra entry. And now, let’s heat up the summer!!!

Now that you have all the “deets”, onto the project!

Since a lot of my “viewers” are scrapbookers, I decided to do a 2 page layout…

I started with the idea of a scattering of different sized squares in a mix of patterns. The Surf N Swim collection has so many great papers, I wanted to use as many of them as I could. I also wanted to add in a few coordinating papers that I made using white cardstock and ColorBox Pigment Ink. Some of the designs were stamped straight on the white cardstock squares while others  were stamped on backgrounds tinted using ColorBox Pigment Inks applied with Stylus & Tip.

The background kraft cardstocks looked a little plain, so I used a template from Crafter’s Workshop and ColorBox Pigment Ink, again applied using the Stylus & Tip, to add some random designs.

The photos are framed with printed paper and cardstock sticker strips from Trinity Paper Arts.

The title was stamped on some white denim that was cut from an old pair of jeans. It was spritzed using several Colors of Smooch Spritz, then the title was stamped with ColorBox Pigment Ink.



ColorBox Queties Pigment Ink: Seaside

ColorBox Pigment Ink: Frost White, French Blue, Cyan, Harbor, Canary, Marigold, Orange and Scarlet

ColorBox Stylus & Tip

Smooch Spritz: Sun Kissed, Carrot Cake and Sea Kiss

Color Catcher

Trinity Paper Arts:

Surf N Swim Collection


Crafter’s Workshop: Chicken Wire Template

My Sentiments Exactly: Old World Lower & Numbers and Romantic Caps

The {Stamps} Of Life: Flower2Doodle

Hero Art: Lattice, Zig Zag and Lotus & Leaves

Stampendous: Geo Bubbles

Bazzill: Kraft and White Cardstocks

1 1/2″ Circle Punch

White Denim

Thanks for stopping by! Please head on over to: http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ and see what Erika has to show you! And remember — LEAVE COMMENTS at all stops for MORE chances to win a prize pack!



sad news…

I have some sad news concerning two of our scrapbooking friends…

terrie alexander lost her husband on saturday; services will be held at Fort Sam Houston on monday at 9:30 am.

and jeri smith is having some serious health challenges. she is in the hospital right now.

if you would like to send either lady a card, would like to visit jeri, or need more information about terrie’s husband’s service, please e-mail me using the contact tab above.

i know that terrie and jeri would appreciate the support and friendship of our “community of scrappers” during this time.

thank you,

important update about monthly classes…

hi all,

i appreciate all of you who come to my monthly classes: PhotoFull and Money $aving $ketches, each month at Stamp Antonio and Scrapbook N’ More.

in an effort to try to make sure that everyone is prepared for class and knows ahead of time what they will need, supply-wise and photo-wise, i have tried to streamline this info. i have added “CLASS INFO” headers for each class at each store on the left sidebar under the “class photos, supplies and descriptions” header.

here are the links to the info if you’d like to bookmark them, or you may just want to print the info out and keep it with your class supplies:

PhotoFULL: Stamp Antonio

PhotoFULL: Scrapbook N’ More

Money $aving $ketches: Stamp Antonio

Money $aving $ketches: Scrapbook N’ More

this info will list the basic supplies and photos you will need for class each month. if the layout design dictates items that vary for a given month, i’ll add that info in a special blog post. but i will try to create the layouts around the supplies listed to try to keep them consistant. hopefully this will make it easier for all of you to prep for class each month.

i will not be adding photos of the layouts to the blog each month as i had in the past. also, charlotte who has taken over planning M$$ for me, is doing the directions along the same line as she had done when she was teaching her sketch class at scrapbook 911. the sketches will be on one side of the sheet, and the supplies and cutting directions will be on the other. charlotte doesn’t include a photo of her actual sample layouts, but you are more than welcome to take a pic using your phone or camera.

it’s been a year now that i’ve been teaching these classes at our new “homes”; stamp antonio and scrapbook n’ more. i appreciate both of these stores accomidating and welcoming our group in order to keep the fun going!

i am hoping that my efforts to create a comprehensive supply list for each class, and to try to stick to it, will make it easier on all of you, and you’ll know what to expect each month.

my schedule has definitely changed this past year. i’ve taken on more and more freelance design work to balance out the smaller class sizes. unfortunately whether i teach a class to 2 or 200, the time and effort i put into designing, prepping and direction-writing for my classes does not change a whole lot. so i need to find ways to make everything run smoother. i don’t want a heavy work schedule on my end to cause problems to my students due to lack of info about a class.

in the past, i haven’t always been able to post class info enough in advance, and i’ve felt the guilt and pressure of that! LOL! so hopefully having the same info month to month will help everyone.

i enjoy hearing comments from students about how much they are able to accomplish in these classes, and how they are able to incorporate what they learn in their own pages. that’s what keeps me wanting to keep these classes going. when they become uneffective or uninspiring then it will be time to bring them to an end.

as always, please feel free to send me any comments you might have!