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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altered book classes…

SAVE THE DATE!

please mark saturday, june 11 on your calendar as the date of my next altered book class.

i will be using the STORY BOOK collection by KaiserCraft…


the theme of the book will be FAMILY and i think the paper choice and overall feel of the book would make it a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day.

i am also working on a project, possibly a mini album or DE-constructed altered book using FAIRY DUST collection by KaiserCraft…


and finally… a question for YOU the studio audience!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

is there ANY interest on an altered book using the ENCHANTED FOREST line from G45?

i loved the look of the line when I saw it in person, but dismissed it as a possible altered book subject as i 

 sure what theme or direction a book using this line would take.

BUT- after i used the Enchanted Forest line to design my layout for this month’s PhotoFULL layout i REALLY fell in love with it! it is just a BEAUTIFUL line with fabulous colors and illustrations. (for pic of layout – see previous post).

SO? any interest? it would be great for pics of the renfests you and your family may have attended, engagement photo, princess photos of your little royal or whatever other themed photos you could come up with.

post your YAY or NAY comments here!

—tami

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{dicken’s christmas} altered book class

hello all!

i am BUSY getting ready for the {dicken’s christmas} altered book class THIS saturday, november 7!

dickens altered book wm  dickens christmas - collage 2 

there are still a few spots left for the class!

if you have been wanting to try out on of my altered book classes, this one would be a GOOD one to start with.

the structure is a little simpler – we are concentrating more on embellishing and fun elements like the “12 days to christmas” countdown CENTERFOLD!

we are also doing some stamping and spritzing elements during the class.

it also looks like the actual number of the people in class will be smaller than usual as there are a lot of students electing to purchase class kits instead. so i’ll be able to give students in the class more individual attention and there will be a little more “room to groove”.

you can call scrapbook n’ more to sign up for the class: 830-214-1690 to sign up or get more information. and if you can’t make the class, kits ARE available for $5 more. kits will have any stamping or spritzing done for you and include full written directions as well as color photos.

you can find the complete supply list for the class here: CLASS SUPPLY LIST

we will have a snack about halfway through the class and anyone who can arrive by 11:30, please do so. i’ll get you started on some of the stamping and spritzing elements. but you WON’T miss anything if you can’t come early!

please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


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UPDATE: dicken’s christmas altered book class

the book is all finished! YAY!

signups for the class have been going well and the class is almost half full already – thanks to those who signed up early!

so without further ado, here are pics of the next book in my altered book series… dicken’s christmas {click to enlarge}

dickens christmas collage 1 - use me

dickens christmas - collage 2

if you have been wanting to try one of my altered book classes, this would be a good one to start with. i’ve kept the structure of the book simple, but we are doing more embellishment and more stamping and inking. I’m hoping the balance will still make the project challenging for my “regulars”.

the “centerfold”, always a main attraction in my books, is something special in this book. the center opens up to reveal a “countdown to christmas”, which consists of 12 mini postcard pockets which hold tags. you can jot down treats or activities that your kids or family can reveal one day at a time.

the book is full of goodies from my “junque” stash: ribbons, charms, flowers, tags, a vintage postcard, christmas trims and custom printed ephemera.

you can view the complete supply list HERE.

in addition to the general supplies, i am recommending a few extra supplies. these are not NEEDED to complete the project, just suggested if you would like to amp up the bLiNg factor! all of these items, as well as most of the general supplies, are available at Scrapbook n’ More. if you would like any of the recommended supplies (or even any general ones), you can call ahead to reserve them to make sure they are available for you to pick up the day of the class. limited quantites MAY be available the day of the class if they are not all sold in preorders.

NEW! ColorBox Teresa Collins Pigment Inks

Gold Shine and Platinum Silver – great new metallic colors that will add a pretty glimmer and shimmer to any of your holiday projects…

   

i used these inks to distress the edges of the photo mats, tags and some of the printed papers pieces…

bling 3   bling 5 bling 2

ColorBox Stylus & Tips, great to use to apply inks to paper and embellishments – especially when using full size inkpads…

  

the styluses & tips are available in packs or individually – just ask.

and lastly, Smooch Glitz in Frost, Smooch Glitz is an easy way to add glitter accents to your projects. you can use on porous or non-porous surfaces. quick drying, you can add multiple layers to add even MORE shimmer!

i used the Smooch Glitz throughout the book to add some frosty glitter to snow, berries, snowflakes, flowers and more…

bling 1   bling 4

here are the details for the class:

Dicken’s Christmas Altered Book Class

saturday, november 7

12:00 to 5:00

$65

you can call Scrapbook n’ More to sign up and to reserve your “extra” class supplies at 830-214-1690.

if anyone can come a little early to class – 11:30 or so – i will get you started on stamping and inking, that will hopefully make the process quicker for the other attendees. i have a previous engagement for later in the evening, so i will need to leave by about 5:30-6:00. i am trying – more so that usual – to make sure that everything runs smoothly in class and that we get as much of the book finished as we can during class time. PLEASE DON’T think you are going to miss anything if you don’t come early! but PLEASE DO be on time!

for those of you who have not taken an altered book class from me before, we always finish the basic structure of the book and anything that needs to be done DURING class. but usually a lot of the finishing – adding ribbons, bits, tags, etc. is done on your own. i do provide complete written directions with full color photos to make finishing the project simple. i also leave the sample book at the store for those that want to come in and work on their book there.

if you can’t make the class, kits are available for $70. the extra $5 fee covers extra prep to finish stamping and such for you that is usually done in class.


{school years} altered book class info…

the sample book for the {school years} altered book class is FINISHED and has been dropped off at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels. YAY!!!

this book is FULL of fabulous vintage finds: cool 40’s skinny pencils, 60’s plastic apple charms, HUGE 6 X 8 phonics cards from the 30’s, flash cards from the 30’s – 50’s, vintage game pieces and MORE! there are also some custom chipboard pieces featuring some fabulous vintage school related ephemera.

the book will be a wonderful way to display not only your child’s school photo through the years, but also their school work and art pieces. each year has a pocket for placing these treasures – you can scan and shrink to fit more in. there are also places for notes and a mini folder at the end that can hold more special momentos.

a great graduation gift idea for not only the graduate, but maybe mom or grandmom.

if you haven’t taken any of my altered book classes before, this is a good one to start with. once you learn the process, most of the book is repetition. if you are an “altered book veteran”, you’ll enjoy learning some new techniques featured in this book.

here are some pics of the finished book…

blog collage 1

blog collage 2

here are the details:

date: sunday, may 3

time: 12:30 to 5:30

cost: $65 – no kit fee for this class

food for snacktime about half way through class will be provided. NO naptime! LOL!

there are a few NEW RULES for my altered book classes:

1) no cancellations within 3 days of the class. so for this class, if you need to cancel for any reason, please do so by 4/29.

2) payment must be made 7 days in advance of class date. so please pay by 4/26 to hold your spot for the class.

a few more notes about this class:

1) front cover designs WILL vary, please view this post here for examples: IN SESSION

2) please select “boy” or “girl” so i can customize your kit and cover as best as possible.

i’ll be posting the supply list shortly.

thanks!


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Happy New Year!!!

happy new year – a week and a half late! lol!

i realized today that this january marks the beginning of the 8th year of my blog; my first post was january 3, 2008.

i only began blogging because i was tired of answering “no” when asked if i had one. to me “blog” sounded like such a depressing, techie word – B—L—O—G – like a foghorn with a nasal twang – that’s what i heard in my head anyway!

i haven’t always been consistent with my posts, but some of you have hung in there with me anyway from the start. and i’ve picked up a few new readers along the way.

i reread my first blog posts, and if you are interested in seeing what was going on in january 2008, click HERE.

i’m not sure what all 2015 will bring, besides my oldest graduating high school – YIKES! i like to contemplate my teaching and design schedules about this time each year. so far, i haven’t decided to make many changes. i’m still planning on teaching my photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes and planning a few altered book classes. i may offer some seasonal mini book or altered projects, but will probably wait to see if i’m inspired by a paper collection or idea!

the next altered book i am planning is a texas themed one. i am leaning to doing it in the DE-constructed style as i think it will work better with the embellishments i have in mind. i am still collecting tiques and trinkets for it. i will be using stamps from Paper Wings Productions, which is owned and operated by carrie avery which some of you know. i think the class will probably be in march – either before or after spring break. hopefully timed right for your bluebonnet photos!

wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!


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“by the sea” frame and book class info

i dropped off the samples of these two projects at Scrapbook n’ More today…

by the sea projects - blog - wm

i also finalized the details for the class…

DATE: saturday, july 12

TIME: frame – 12:00 to 1:30 and book – 1:30 to 5:00

COST: frame – $20 and book – $45

receive a $5 discount if you take both classes – only $60

i’ve also added all the class info and supply lists also {see right sidebar}.

please drop by Scrapbook n’ More if you would like to see these samples in person – and plan to SHOP while you are there! susan has been getting BOXES and BOXES of new stuff in! lots of great, fun summer papers, tons of stamping supplies and more! she has also extended her cardstock selection. she is literally having trouble trying to put all the NEW! stuff out – so help her out by buying some of it!

Scrapbook n’ More is easy to get to from San Antonio, just take IH35 north, exit at 189, take the turn around and stay in the left hand lane. the road actually runs into the shopping center {the one with the new alamo drafthouse} head towards the right, the store sign is hidden until you go up aways.

thanks to all of you who took the time to respond about these 2 classes, it really helped me gauge the interest level and be able to order supplies accordingly! please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

i have also set the date for the HALLOWEEN ALTERED BOOK CLASSplease save the datesaturday, august 2 from 12:00 to 5:00. i’ll be using G45’s EERIE TALES line, based on grimm’s fairy tales. papers should be in soon, and i’m expecting to have the sample done by the end of june at the latest.

thanks!


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travel themed altered book is a GO!

thanks BUNCHES for all the comments and e-mails concerning my suggestion of a travel themed altered book class! due to the GREAT response, it looks like there is more than enough interest in this class – so i’ll get to work on the designing!

i will be at Scrapbook n’ More this tuesday, february 25, for my PhotoFULL and Money $aving Sketches classes, so i will try to set the date for this class then.

the “create-your-own” altered book class looks like it might be a possibility too. so i’ll keep spinning the idea around and see what happens!

i’ll post more info as soon as i have it. thanks again for your interest in this series.


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altered book classes

hello!

well, Graphic 45 has outdone itself on it’s last 2 releases… i want to create altered book classes with ALL OF THEM!

i have already planned another halloween altered book using STEAMPUNK SPELLS, as it has been awhile since i offered a halloween themed book. and i had NO intention on even thinking about another christmas altered book, that is until i saw 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

now, i’m head over heels in love with TYPOGRAPHY! i  think it would make a great altered book that would lend itself to quite a few different themes and photos.

AND MOTHER GOOSE is adorable, and i’ve never done a baby or toddler book.

{click on any of the lines listed above and the link will take you to that line over on the G45 website so you can look it over}

i can also see using the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and MOTHER GOOSE for altered projects too – not necessarily altered books. and TYPOGRAPHY might work well in the new “deconstructed” style of altered book i’ve created like the French Country Recipe Binder.

in a “perfect” world, either i could afford to offer classes for free, or all of you would have unlimited resources and could take OODLES of classes! but alas… unfortunately, neither is true.

SO… i am requesting your input. IF you are interested in taking classes using ANY of these new G45 lines, please fill out the contact form below. please let me know:

1) which lines you are interested in seeing a class on

2) what type of class are you interested in for that line – book or altered project

and of course, you are NOT in any way committing yourself to attend any class, but if you aren’t REALLY interested in taking a class using one of these lines, please don’t play along. the stores i teach at have to order product for classes based on the interest level, so it helps to have YOUR input!

i love to create new and interesting projects for classes, but i couldn’t do that without those of you who attend my classes! BIG thanks to you all for allowing me to do what i love to do!

thanks!

tami

 

 


upcoming classes…

hello!

i just wanted to remind you of the classes i have coming up in the next few weeks!

i have 2 this saturday, the 20th at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels…

Summer Fun 2 page PhotoFULL layout, which is being offered at a SPECIAL low price of only $10…

summer fun pf layout-wm

and LIVE OUT LOUD ACRYLIC MINI ALBUM which is being also being offered at a great low price – only $25…

live out loud mini album collage (1280x640)

if you can’t make it to class, both of these projects are available as kits.

please call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up or for more information.

THEN… next week, on saturday the 27th

i have 2 classes at Stamp Antonio…

the G45 French Country Recipe Binder…

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

and the Miscellany Mini Album…

2013 miscellany album collage (1280x640)

please call Stamp Antonio for more info or to sign up!

you can get more info, ie: class supplies and class description, by clicking on the CLASS INFO links in the sidebar at the left.

i also have several more classes in the works – a halloween altered book using G45’s Steampunk Spells and projects using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and inks and more from ClearSnap. in fact, i just received the stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, take a peek…

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you’ll have plenty to select from to custom make YOUR creation! the stencils above include some of the BRAND NEW soon to be released designs for CHA too! so if you’ve ever wanted to play with TCW stencils, stay tuned for class deets!

thanks,

tami


“sweet dreams of Christmas” altered book class

at long last! all the deets for my “Sweet Dreams of Christmas” altered book class!

Sweet Dreams of Christmas” is next in my series of altered book classes and the third Christmas themed book. the book features papers from Graphic 45’s latest Christmas collection… Nutcracker Sweet and inks and more from Clearsnap.

also featured are lots of one of a kind, dare you to try to find them, vintage treasures that i’ve spent hours scouring flea markets, estate sales and online sites to find just for you, to make this project special.

i’ll show you techniques that i’ve created to take the “complicated” out of making altered books. techniques that you can use to make altered books of your own design.

refreshments will be served about halfway through the class.

the class will be held at Stamp Antonio on sunday, november 11 from 12:30 to 5:30, cost will be $48. please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 to sign up or for more info. if you called and left your number to get on the list, you should have received a call today to officially sign you up. if you did not get a call, please call back to double check!

i promise we will not have these same problems for the next altered book class. and i DO – REALLY DO – appreciate all of you hanging in there!

thanks again,