tami sanders * paper crafter

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

TREND-mendous class deets!

i spoke with susan at Scrapbook n’ More today and we finalized the details for the TREND-mendous mini album class…

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date: saturday, march 2

time: 1:00 to 5:00 {we may finish sooner}

description: this frilly and feminine mini album has a graphic pop of black and white against bright, spring-y colors of the new ON TREND line by Crate Paper.  the album starts with wood covers; the front one has a window! the pages are mixed media and a mix of sizes and styles. they are made of: corrugated cardboard, manilla cardstock, shipping tags and kraft cardstock. there are pockets, fold outs and lots of little details. you’ll get bunches of embellies too: crystal bead stems, ribbons, trims, rhinestones and flowers to name a few. this album can be used for any number of subject matters – i think black and white photos would look great! a tag entitled “the best day” shows through the window, but if that doesn’t fit, you can add an “s” to get “the best days”, or simply turn the tag around (it has a pretty butter yellow print on the back) and make your own title!

cost: $35

please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info…

please note, i only have 10 spots for this class, i won’t be able to add more, so please plan to sign up early if you are interested.




class pics from altered jewelry class…

i was playing with some of my vintage jewelry junque this weekend and realized that i had neglected to post pics from my altered jewelry class in new braunfels last month.

5 ladies came and played and created their own unique necklaces and pendants from my stash of jewelry bits. all the designs turned out fabulous and had their own style and flair!

here are the ladies and the beau-ti-fied, junque-i-fied pendants that they designed…

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if you look close, you can see the gorgeous necklace that judy made on her own, under the one she made in class…

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cindy didn’t have much experience making jewelry, but that did not keep her from creating a fabulous pendant for herself!

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susan layered and mixed a variety of bits in her design…

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dinah added whites and blues to her pendant…

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and linda chose to use all gold pieces in her pendant…

i hope they will all enjoy wearing and showing off their creations!

i’ll take pics of the pieces i made this weekend and put them up soon!

TREND-mendous mini album class…

i just finished a mini album using Crate Paper’s new On Trend line

this pretty collection seemed perfect to use with spring just around the corner! i can’t believe that we are almost done with january! this year is flying by.

we are enjoying spring-like weather here in san antonio, but the rodeo always brings cold, rainy and nasty weather. and the rodeo starts in just a few weeks, so i am enjoying the sun while i can.

this album could be used for lots of different photos. “the best day” shows through in the window of the album, but add an “s” and you could change that to “the best days”! OR you could turn the tag around and put a photo or your own title there.

this album features unique pages and lots of little special touches, here’s a peek…

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i’ll be teaching this class at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels; stay tuned for date, time and cost. i’ll be finalizing the details tomorrow. if you are interested in this class, please plan to sign up EARLY as i only have 10 of these albums.

if you had wanted to take the amoure decor class that i taught last week but didn’t get to make it, i had 2 kits left and they are for sale at Scrapbook n’ More. susan also let me leave my scrapbook layout kits at her store on consignment. so if you missed the garage sale, you still have a chance to buy some CHEAP $5 kits!!!

and while we are on the subject of classes, i WILL be teaching an altered book class using the NEW! Graphic 45 Secret Garden line. the class will be held at Stamp Antonio. i’ll start designing the book as soon as the papers arrive. i’ve already started planning as i want to include LOTS of new techniques in the book.

carol at Stamp Antonio suggested that i might do a cookbook album using the other NEW! Graphic 45 line – French Country. it would make a pretty cookbook… any interest?

that’s it for now!

scrapbook n’ more garage sale

went by scrapbook n’ more to drop off my kits today and HOLY COW!

only a few people have dropped off their stuff but already there are LOTS of good deals!

tons of stamps, and I do mean TONS! and all at great prices! (aka CHEAP)!

there were also lots of BIG paper packs, again CHEAP!

and some great g45 sets, papers and embellies for only $4 to $5!

also saw a quik cutz for only $3 and the dies for $10! and a sizzix for only $10!

make plans to go by, I mean go BUY if you can this saturday. bring plenty of CA$H, no cards or checks accepted for the sale.


kit SALE!!!

i will be selling about 150 kits, including about 3 dozen that are already assembled for $5 each! YES! that is only 5 bucks each!

the kits will be sold at the scrapbook garage sale at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels THIS saturday, january 19 from 9am to 5pm – CA$H only!

here’s pics of some of the assembled kits…

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and here is the box loaded to the brim with kits…

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there are all kinds of kits… christmas, halloween, boys, girls, sports, baby, beach, birthday and MORE!

and every single kit, assembled or otherwise, is only $5!

please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 for more info about the sale if needed. their address is: Market Place Shopping Center (West side of IH 35) 651 n. business IH 35, suite 410, new braunfels, tx.



retreat anyone?

i’ve had some great feedback on the new class as well as the proposed retreat; thanks to everyone who took the time to reply!

i’ve also had a chance to gather some more info about retreat spaces and pricing. i’ve found 2 retreat locations that are not too-too far away {click on the links for more photos and info}…

Texas Scrapbook Cabin in Sequin…

and Lone Star Retreat Center in Georgetown…

pricing would be about the same for either location, but meals would be provided for us at the Lone Star Retreat Center, while i’d have to cook for you at the Texas Scrapbook Cabin.

here’s what i’m thinking, and this is just a VERY rough idea… i would like for there to be cropping friday night, then 2 classes on saturday; morning and early afternoon, then cropping saturday night and more cropping until you leave on sunday. there are early arrivals and late departure options to explore, but both places offer roughly the same time frame – friday evening until sunday early afternoon.

the retreat would be all inclusive: 2 nights stay, meals, 2 classes and cropping, plus some bonus goodies. the cost would be around $275-$325, and that is just a rough estimate as well. i think i can get the best price if i have a group of 10 -12.

now that i’ve got the deets about the locations… i’d like to post some polls to get info from YOU!


if you have friends you think might be interested in attending a retreat, please forward them THIS LINK to this post so they can vote as well.



first classes of 2013!


i’d like to give you some info on some upcoming classes for the new year…

a new monthly class has been added to my calendar; we’ll give it a try and see how it goes!

it’s called crop’n with tami and will be held on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month at Stamp Antonio. the first class is scheduled for thursday, january 24 from 10:30 to 1:30.

i’ve been asked about doing a class where i help you work on your own layouts, along the lines of an assisted crop, giving you layout and embellishment ideas. enough of you have asked enough times that i’ve decided to try out the idea for a new class for 2013.

i will bring my sketches for past photo-full and money $aving classes, as well as other sketch books and layout ideas for you to use. i will also bring supplies that will be free for use that may vary each month, like stamps and inks, spritzes, alphabets, etc.

although the class is “officially” 3 hours, you can remain and crop until Stamp Antonio closes at 6:00 as long as there is no other class scheduled on that particular day. the cost of the crop is $12. the longevity of this class will depend on attendance.

if you are interested in signing up, please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900.

i have also scheduled a valentine’s day décor project – amoure décor – at Scrapbook N’ More on sunday, january 20 from 2:00 to 4:00. the project features Reminisce’s new line My Sweet Valentine

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the project also features inks and more from Clearsnap and trinkets from my vintage and not so vintage stash! you can also check out the sample at Scrapbook N’ More. cost for this class is $25.

please call Scrapbook N’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info; space for this class is very limited; so please call early!

i am poking around for “inspiration” for the next altered book class – i had my heart set on Valentine’s, but that may not pan out. i’m awaiting the sneak peek of graphic 45’s Secret Garden line; i haven’t done a spring/garden book yet!

i am also looking into hosting a fall retreat: classes by day, cropping by night with lodging and food included.

any input about these or future classes or the fall retreat, would be GREATLY appreciated! i am especially interested in hearing whether or not YOU would be interested in the retreat!

thanks for your interest!