tami sanders * paper crafter

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


antiquing around new braunfels…

i’m out junque-ing today in and around new braunfels.

tonight is the Stephanie Barnard card class at Scrapbook n’ More. and since rob’s at fantastic fest in austin and mom said she’d watch the kiddos so i am on my own til sunday!

i decided to come up to n.b. early and poke around. this morning I went to the gruene antique mall…

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and SCORE! i found this fab McCoy hand vase – I collect hand vases – for only $4!!!

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these usually can’t be found for under $20!

and i just couldn’t pass up this vintage cash register drawer. lots of alter-able possibilities…

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and a STEAL at only $6!

i’ll be heading into gruene after I finish lunch – a yummy pulled pork filled crepe topped with a raspberry chipotle sauce, at zoet crepe row..

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fingers crossed a have room for dessert – the desserts here look AWESOME!

tami

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more class info!!!

hi all!

i have a bunch of classes coming up in the next month or so and i wanted to let you know about them.

these 2 classes will be taught at STAMP ANTONIO

class: BOHO CHIC acrylic mini album – rescheduled

location: Stamp Antonio

date: saturday, november 2

time: 10:00 to 1:00

cost: $35

description:

a plain acrylic mini album gets quite a facelift using the NEW! Bohemian Bazaar from Graphic 45. Bohemian Bazaar is bright, fun and WHIMSICAL, and whimsical is the feeling i tried to capture in the design of this album! lots of unique touches from my vintage stash. and we’ll be stamping wispy scroll designs on the ends of all the pages using the NEW! Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap! this album would make a fab holiday gift! the color and style make it the perfect present for your favorite free spirited gal: sister, daughter, granddaughter or friend. fill it with photos or gift it empty, either way it’s sure to be appreciated.

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class: GET “CRAFTY”:

location: Stamp Antonio

date: saturday, november 2

time: 2:00 to 6:00

cost: $18

description:

this class is more of an artsy afternoon workshop than an actual class. after instructions on various techniques and ideas that you can incorporate in your tote bag project; you’ll be turned loose to play and create! there will be TONS of FAB stencils, in LOTS of different styles and designs from The Crafter’s Workshop to use along with a dozen ink colors from Clearsnap’s ColorBox Crafter’s Ink line. come and play for an hour, two, three or for the entire 4 hours. {but you don’t need to stay the whole 4 hours unless you want to; but please do come at the start of class so you don’t miss the technique info and demos.} tami will be there to help you with design ideas as you work. extra tote bags will be available for an additional fee if you’d like to make more than one tote during the class. think ahead to the holidays as a tote bag personally designed by you would make a terrific gift for almost anyone on your list. {please note that you will be creating your own designs, not necessarily the same designs as are shown in the sample}

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please call STAMP ANTONIO at 210-764-7900 for more info or to sign up!

and these 2 classes will be held at SCRAPBOOK n’ MORE

class: “Watercolor” Poinsettia Christmas Décor

location: Scrapbook n’ More

date: saturday, october 12

time: 10:00 to 12:30

cost: $20

description:

in this class, we’ll be using ColorBox Archival Dye Inks as watercolors! a beautiful poinsettia stamp from Stampendous is the focal design of this framed Christmas décor project. besides painting in the poinsettias, you’ll also be “watercoloring” the title pieces and using Smooch Glitz to create a frosty border around the glass. we’ll finish the piece off with some vintage mercury glass beaded garland and other seasonal trims. come learn a new technique AND make a pretty project to add to your holiday decorating.

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class: GET “CRAFTY

location: Scrapbook n’ More

date: saturday, october 12

time: 1:30 to 5:30

cost: $18

description:

this class is more of an artsy afternoon workshop than an actual class. after instructions on various techniques and ideas that you can incorporate in your tote bag project; you’ll be turned loose to play and create! there will be TONS of FAB stencils, in LOTS of different styles and designs from The Crafter’s Workshop to use along with a dozen ink colors from Clearsnap’s ColorBox Crafter’s Ink line. come and play for an hour, two, three or for the entire 4 hours. {but you don’t need to stay the whole 4 hours unless you want to; but please do come at the start of class so you don’t miss the technique info and demos.} tami will be there to help you with design ideas as you work. extra tote bags will be available for an additional fee if you’d like to make more than one tote during the class. think ahead to the holidays as a tote bag personally designed by you would make a terrific gift for almost anyone on your list. {please note that you will be creating your own designs, not necessarily the same designs as are shown in the sample}

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please call SCRAPBOOK n’ MORE at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up!

one more class on the horizon for you stamping fans… Jean Okimoto, a member of the Memory Box and Clearsnap Design Teams – and a VERY talented designer, will be in town and co-teaching a card class with me at Stamp Antonio on october 26. i do not have all the details yet, but if you would be interested in the class, please save the date!

thanks to all of you for your continued interest in my classes; i appreciate it!


pssst… are you are stephanie barnard fan?

if you are a fan of stephanie barnard, and who isn’t, then you need to know about a special class…

stephanie barnard will be at CKC san marcos next weekend marketing her fab line The {Stamps} Of Life and teaching classes at CKC — but those classes are LARGE! WONDERFUL – but large.

so if you are looking for a little more one on one time with stephanie, then you need to know about a class she is teaching thursday, september 19th.

stephanie will be teaching a card workshop using her FAB “Flip-Its” Dies by Sizzix at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels. class time is 6:00 to 8:30 and the cost is $36.

here is the description as listed on the Scrapbook N’ More website:

Join Sizzix Spokesperson and Licensed Designer, Stephanie Barnard for a fun-filled card class! You will Stand Up and FLIP over her Stand-Up and Flip-it Cards! We will be creating three cards learning stamping and die cutting tips and techniques along the way. You’ll leave class with three finished cards and lots of ideas for future cards.”

although not a totally secret class, it isn’t listed on stephanie’s calendar; so i thought i’d let you know about this great opportunity!

if you would like to get in on the fun, and take advantage of being able to get some more personalized instruction from stephanie, then you need to sign up SOON!

there are only a few spots left, and you must sign up by THIS sunday. please call Scrapbook N’ More at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

i’m signed up and hope to see YOU there!


“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book… the REST of the deets!!!

just back from stamp antonio with the FRESHLY confirmed deets for the “STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book class!

date: sunday, october 13 {most of you already knew this!}

time: 12: 00 to 5:00 {same-o, same-o for you regulars}

price: $68 { please scroll down to next post to see ALL the fab STUFF you get for your $$$}

location: stamp antonio {sorry, i won’t be teaching this class elsewhere – it is just TOO much work! the very idea makes me hyperventilate!}

class supplies: ColorBox Cats Eye Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan, Charcoal, Amber Clay, Prussian Blue and Pumpkin Spice, 3-in-1 glue and zip dry, 3 D foam squares or foam tape, tiny tim stapler & staples, crop-o-dile, trimmer, scissors – detail and regular, jewelry tools: pliers and cutter, fine tip black pen, file set, exacto and cutting mat, pencil and ruler 

NOTE: i HIGHLY recommend using Zip Dry and or 3-in-1; preferably both.  both of these adhesives perform extremely well for this type of project – and no – Beacon Adhesives does NOT pay me to say that!

SIGN UP NOTE: stamp antonio is NOW taking reservations for this class! please call to sign up soon if you are interested, i have a limited number of supplies and may not be able to add slots to the class. also, please note that 10/10 will be the cut off date for cancellations and possibly for sign ups as well. there is a MASSIVE amount of prep for this class, and i need a few days to get it all done.

thank all of you for your patience in awaiting the reveal AND all the details; i appreciate your interest!


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“steampunk spells” halloween altered book REVEALED!!!

thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting for the NEXT book in my series of altered books…

“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book!

i have been collecting “junque” for this book for MONTHS, experimenting with different folds for WEEKS,  trying to finish the sample for DAYS and working on designing the details of each page for HOURS! i feel as though there should be a trumpet or a drumroll  here, but no sound so here it is! there were so many details i wanted to show you that i actually created TWO collages, take a look {if you click on a photo, you should be able to see a larger pic}…

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there will also be alot of stamping, inking, glittering, spritzing and MORE fun and messy bits in this book. we’ll be using lots of fab products from Clearsnap such as ColorBox Chalk Ink, ColorBox Archival Dye Ink, Smooch Spritz, Fairy Dust Glitter AND the new Surfacez Inks! and just to give you an idea of the HUGE amount of “junque” you are getting with this class, i took photos of all the supplies i pulled to use on this project…

ribbons, trims, string and more…

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metal embellies and charms…

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vintage watch and clock parts…

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and misc embellies…

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and i forgot to take pics of the AWESOME vintage 40’s optometrist test lenses i bought! but that’s what the “monocle” piece on the cover is.

i think this book has MORE embellies than any other book i’ve done! as you can see by this MASSIVE amount of items from my stash that it will take quite awhile to prep for this class. and sorting and counting is only part of it. there is LOTS of ephemera to print, metals to rust, trims to ink and dye, embellies to make and i’ll also be stamping some of the items in advance to save you time in class.

so PLEASE, if you are interested, sign up early! i’ll have to start prep several days ahead of the class, which means i’ll have to have a final count for the class in advance which unfortunately means that i may not be able to accommodate late sign ups. i am still finalizing all the details, but the class will be held on sunday, october 13 at Stamp Antonio. i should have price and time info in the next day or so. i’ll post it as soon as i have it! thanks for all the interest in this class, i hope it will be SPOOK-tacular!


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save the date!!!

save the date!!!

i have booked a date for the Steampunk Halloween altered book class…

it will very appropriately be held on october 13th!!!

i have finished the sample; i just need to take pics of it.

this book, by FAR, has the MOST junque EVER!!!

gears, watch parts, vintage ephemera, parts, pieces and miscellany!

can’t wait to show it to you!

i also have several other classes and dates to share so PLEASE stay tuned!

please subscribe to my blog if you don’t already so you won’t miss anything!

thanks for your interest!
tami


TCW stencil projects…

hello!

i had a quick tidbit i wanted share with you… Ronda Palazzari included 3 of my projects in her recent blog post:

STENCIL ROUND UP

Ronda posted about some GORGEOUS projects that she’d spotted around the web and sm networks and i was very honored to have a few of mine included.

Ronda designs templates for The Crafter’s Workshop – among other things, and i am LOVING her new designs!

you can check out Ronda’s stencils, as well as all the new TCW stencils here: NEW TCW STENCILS

 


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washi tape organization

do you washi? i do…

i love all the fun, bright colors and designs that washi tape comes in and i keep buying them, and buying them, and BUYING them!

BUT — i keep forgetting to USE them; out of sight, out of mind. so i needed a way to both store and display my collection of washi tape.

i saw some vintage oil cans at a flea market and thought the long spouts would be useful in storing the tape, but i had WAY too much to put on just one can! lol!

i did want to be able to take a roll or few off easily to take with me for crops and such. so i poked through my crafty stash and came up with a dowel, it was long enough to hold all the rolls, but then what! so i poked some more and came up with some vintage clothes pins and some jute. with a little experimentation, i came up with this…

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this quick to assemble hanger holds ALL my tape, displays it so i see it to use it and allows me to easily remove rolls should i need to.

i tied the jute to the clothespins, so i can unclip the pins at either end to add or remove rolls…

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the clothepins and jute make the washi tape holder easy to hang up on the wall or a hook.

now all i need to do is find a place in my studio to hang it!

hope this gives you some ideas as to how to store YOUR tape!