tami sanders * paper crafter

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

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class supply list for “in the garden” altered book class…

i’ve been having some problems with my links to the class description/supply list for the “in the garden” altered book class…

i’ve checked the links twice and find them to be working, but am still getting reports that they AREN’T! i’m not sure if it is a browser issue or a wordpress issue.

i may have to move my blog soon as unfortunately, this type of problem as well as problems with posting videos seem to be reoccurring on wordpress :(

i have checked the links again on several browsers and they SEEM to be working, but i am going to post the info here so you don’t have to hunt any further!

my apologies for any frustration this has caused!

class supplies:

zip dry and 3-in-1 glue, detail scissors, regular scissors, cropodile, tiny Tim stapler, jewelry pliers, wire cutters, chalk ink: chestnut roan, creamy brown, rouge, blush rose, olive pastel, amber clay, yellow ochre and prussian blue, trimmer, double sided tape, foam tape or 3d squares, brown fine tip pen, pencil, bone folder and corner rounder



ClearSnap Giveaway!


how would you like to win a MYSTERY BOX full of terrific goodies from ClearSnap? if your answer is yes – and why would it be anything else – all you need to do is one {or more} of the following:

  • Follow Clearsnap on Facebook
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  • Follow Clearsnap on Twitter

just click on this link to enter…
a Rafflecopter giveaway

the contest ends on march 27, so be sure you enter before then!

who knows what inky goodness you could win! ColorBox Pigment Inks? ColorBox Archival Dye Inks? Stephanie Barnard Sprays! Sprinkles Chunky Glitter? Design Adhesives? ColorBox Queues? if you are the lucky winner you’ll just have to wait and see! because it is a MYSTERY BOX!

maybe you will receive some Smooch, Smooch Glitz or a Molding Mat, they are the trio of ClearSnap products that i used, along with some polymer clay, to create this bracelet…

ebra bracelet - clearsnap,colorbox,polymer clay,jewelry,molding mat,zebra bracelet,jewelry making,smooch spritz,smooch glitz,tami sanders - bracelet (683x1024)

if you’d like to create a bracelet like this yourself, head over to the ClearSnap Blog to get the supplies and directions for this project. {zebra print bracelet: march 8 post}

good luck! and feel free to pass this post on to your friends so THEY can enter to win too! just make sure they’ll share if they do win!



“IN THE GARDEN” altered book class…

the sample is finished and all the details are set!

here is a look at the newest book in my altered book series —- “in the garden”…

secret garden collage - use me

and here are all the details:

date: sunday, april 14

time: 12 to 5

price: $65

extra info: no cancellations after april 11

description: next book in my series of altered books… whether you’ve taken one of my altered book classes before or not, you’ll enjoy learning new and unique techniques to transform a book from plain to fabulous! the book features inks and more from ClearSnap and beautiful papers from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden line. also included are TONS of embellishments: ribbons, trims, charms, findings, original vintage ephemera and embellishments custom created by ME just for YOU! this book, in it’s pretty pastels with feminine touches, can be used to display photos of your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, moms, grandmas, spring or easter photos, garden or nature photos or any other subject you like.

you can find the supply list for this class HERE.

please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 for more info or to sign up.


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crop’n with tami class…

despite the info sent out by Stamp Antonio about the crop’n with tami class; there is no class scheduled for march :(

i had hoped, when i started this class at the first of the year, to be able to invest time and energy to “grow” this class. unfortunately, situations have changed and i find myself unable to do that.

i appreciate those of you who expressed interest in and who attended this class, and i apologize for having to pull the plug on it. i hope to maybe give it a try somewhere down the road.


p.s.: secret garden altered book — DONE! waiting on finalizing the deets with Stamp Antonio – hopefully SOON!!!

up late again…

i’m trying to finish up the altered book tonight, got the “base” almost done!

then the fun part — embellishing!

i made some more custom ephemera for the book using treasures from my stash…


AND… i also designed and created some special embellies using some very inventive product from Grafix…




here’s a few peeks…




back to work!!!



work in progress…

it’s almost 6:30 AM and i’m just now getting ready to go nighty-nite!

i’ve been up working on the Secret Garden altered book; trying to think up some new designs for it.

i’ve got the cover cut, layered and laid out – all planned, but not glued yet…


and i’m contemplating embellishing the back cover too…


i was delighted to find that the order form and envelope were still tucked inside a vintage seed catalog from 1937 that i found…


and i want to add more pieces that are visible from outside, like this charm…


playing with this piece… trying to figure out how to make the most of its shape…


and I created this piece using a vintage dictionary page and a page from the seed catalog, wonder where to put it…


forgive the not so great photos; snapping pics and posting from my iPhone!

that’s it for now,i’ll try to post some more peeks as i work on finishing the book this weekend!

off to beddie-bye — FINALLY!


save the date!

save the date!!!

if you are interested in taking my Secret Garden Altered Book class, please pencil in sunday, april 14 from 12:00 to 5:00. class will be held at stamp antonio.

i’ve got the papers and have gathered all the “gardening supplies” to fill it! i’ve started working on the book and will be doing my best to finish the sample and have pics up early next week!

thanks for all the interest! please wait to call and sign up, as i’m working out the rest of the deets with stamp antonio. i’ll be posting all the info along with pics soon!

thanks again,

“sueded” cardstock technique…

i added a post to the ClearSnap Blog showing how to transform watercolor paper into “sueded” cardstock using water, salt and sand – sandpaper that is!

here’s a peek at the altered papers…

flower tin - tami sanders,salted paper,paper technique,colorbox,clearsnap,dye ink spray,dye ink,altered tin,stamped,stamping - paper (683x1024)

if you’d like to learn how to do the technique as well as see the project i made using the altered papers, just click HERE!