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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{all in the family} altered book class

i know… i know… i’m a day (or so) late with this – but i TRIED!

but i am FINALLY done with the sample! if i could have stopped myself from going back and rethinking and adding MORE goodies and little touches MAYBE i could have finished on time :)

here are pics of the book…

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detail Collage

i added some NEW! elements to this book including file cabinet “drawers” on the side of the book that REALLY open and a mini “journal” that is part of the book and can be opened.

also, in addition to all the little treasures and trinkets i add, we’ll be using some REAL vintage office products in the class as well, like this old, huge, 30 pound dymo label maker…

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you’ll use it to create your own custom label to use in the book…

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you can also select a custom date and use this vintage “received” stamp to add an accent to a folder in your. the “confidential” stamp on the front of the folder is also from a vintage stamp…

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i’ve also created some custom printables using vintage ephemera like the vintage photo folder on the front cover, old dictionary pages, a family tree and a family records page.

here are the details:

date: saturday, june 11

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost:$68

supply list: CLICK HERE

if you are interested in this class, please call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up or to request more information {830} 214-1690. and PLEASE call as soon as you can.

this class MAY have to be rescheduled if we do not get enough sign ups. my altered book classes are too labor intensive to teach to a small class. i HOPE this will not happen! please help spread the word!

i usually plan the altered book classes around holidays or special occasions so am on the lookout for paper lines to use WELL in advance. i had wanted to do a family altered book, but had not found a paper line i liked. i happened to see this FAB line by Kaiser during one of my classes at SBNM last month and thought it would be perfect for the book and it would be GREAT if i could schedule it before father’s day. i knew it would be pushing it, but hadn’t realized how crowded my schedule would be with personal items in the following weeks. i’m really excited about how the book turned out though, and hope you will be to!

thanks!

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{don’t mess with texas} altered book class THIS sunday!!!

hello!

my {don’t mess with texas} DE-constructed altered book class THIS sunday!!!

i was at Scrapbook n’ More yesterday, and i think the book class is full but there were a few frame kits unspoken for. if you were interested in either class, please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up or for more info. although the book class is “wait list” only, it doesn’t hurt to get on it – there may be a last minute cancellation.

you can find the supply list for the class here: SUPPLY LIST, it is also posted on the Scrapbook n’ More’s facebook page.

you can find the supply lists for my classes, usually at least a week before the class, on the right sidebar of my blog, right under my photo. the list is headed as “class photos, descriptions and supplies”. just click on the class you are interested in and scroll through the page there to find all the class info.

if you are attending the class, remember that the store will be opening at 1:00, so if you’d like to come a little early and shop, please do! Scrapbook n’ More has LOTS of new CHA release goodies. and they also carry the Paper Wings Production stamps from Carrie Avery that we will be using in the class.

looking forward to the class!

thanks,


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supply list for “holly jolly” altered book…

hello!

i have added the supply list for the “holly jolly” altered book class; you can find all the class info here: HOLLY JOLLY CLASS INFO

if you haven’t signed up yet, there are a few spots left. a light lunch is included in the cost of your class, so you will have the energy for this 5 hour class!

but you’ll have a project that you can fill with your holiday photos and be proud to display. or maybe you can gift it to that someone who has “everything”…

book cover and side views

collage pic - closeups

here are the deets:

when: october 4

time: 12:00 to 5:00

where: scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels

cost: $72

if you signed up for this class during the halloween altered book class, please call scrapbook n’ more at (830) 214-1690 to confirm your space and to pay or schedule payment. there were 15 advance signups and i have room for 21 in the class – and 3 kits for a total of 24. if you are interested in the class and didn’t sign up already, please call to sign up.

i do also have a few of the “eerily enchanted” halloween kits left if anyone is interested, please contact me for more info…

eerily enchanted collage 1

thanks!


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it’s here! {HOLLY JOLLY} Christmas Altered Book!

it’s FINALLY done! and just like Santa, this one is FAT!

i’ve just finished putting the finishing touches on the Christmas Altered Book – {Holly Jolly}. i pulled a LOT of goodies for this book and BELIEVE me, i tried my best to cram as many of them in as i could! papers by Graphic 45twas the night before christmas.

if you are wanting a “skinny” santa book, then skip this class. but if you like your book like “fat” santa, then you DEFINITELY want to sign up! i raided my VAST vintage Christmas stash and have included lots of little treasures and trinkets. some of the original items you get include: a 20’s feather tree mercury glass miniature ornament, a vintage christmas postcard – most date from 1900 to 1910, a cute plastic glitter bell from the 5o’s, christmas seals from the 30’s-50’s, silver foil bell seals from the 30’s and vintage ornament hooks from the 30’s-40’s. this book is like an overstuffed stocking!

here’s pics of the book…

book cover and side views

and here is a collage of closeups pics of some of the details…

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the fan fold tree at the center of the collage is the books centerfold! i also made some custom charms using images from vintage christmas items from my stash.

here are the deets:

when: october 4

time: 12:00 to 5:00

where: scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels

cost: $72

if you signed up for this class during the halloween altered book class, please call scrapbook n’ more at (830) 214-1690 to confirm your space and to pay or schedule payment. there were 15 advance signups and i have room for 21 in the class – and 3 kits for a total of 24. if you are interested in the class and didn’t sign up already, please call to sign up.

i will be posting the supply list in the next few days.

i do have a few of the halloween kits left if anyone is interested, please contact me for more info.

thanks!


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playing with paper…

sitting here at main event waiting on the kids to finish playing… been here since 10:30! that’s 5 hours now!!!

decided to use it as a brainstorm day, brought lots of magazines, a sketch book and a book…

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the book isn’t for reading though – it’s to PLAY with!

trying out new folds and stuff for the g45 steam punk spells altered book. here’s a peak at some of my experiments…

crazy fold…

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roly poly page…

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and crazy pocket…

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I’m really trying to come up with fun and unique folds and embellies for this book!!!

—tami


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circus altered book class…

it’s done! it’s FINALLY done! the sample for the circus themed altered book  class at STAMP ANTONIO!

i added lots of fun little embellies and have even designed a hidden pocket to hold a secret book!

Graphic 45 papers from the Le Cirque line and ephemera from GECKO GALZ were used along with some vintage and not so vintage goodies…

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space for this class is VERY limited due to the number of supplies on hand; i have room for about HALF the number i can usually take for an altered book class, so please sign up soon if you are interested.

please call Stamp Antonio to sign up or for more details. please e-mail me if you have any questions about the class!

thanks,


NEW aLteReD bOoK class!

i FINALLY have something so show you on the circus-themed altered book class that is scheduled for April 23rd at Stamp Antonio!

although i LOVED the papers, the subject of “circus” had me a bit stumped; i just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around it. i didn’t really think that crafters would want to create this book just to display photos of trips to the circus, although it could be used for that. my altered books usually have a definite use and purpose, practical whimsy i guess you could say. but “circus” was a topic that didn’t seem the least bit “practical”. 

but, after much thought and contemplation {which requires just a FEW more brain cells than “thought”}, i finally had that AHAH! moment… my life was particularly chaotic one day, and i said to myself… “ my life is a CIRCUS!”, and there was my idea and inspiration. create an altered book that documents the three ring circus that is life! 

 once i had the concept in tow, the design flowed a lot quicker. i am going to add “circus” quotes to the book that deal with real life. i think it will be a fun way to “express our STRESS”! LOL! 

photos can be added of REAL life events or scenes… i’m picturing kids making messes, laundry stacked up undone, maybe a to do list with dozens of things on it and nothing crossed off – i think you get the idea, all the things that make YOUR life a CIRCUS! i am hoping you will like the concept. 

i should have the sample COMPLETELY done this weekend and IN Stamp Antonio by Tuesday. i was HOPING to have to done in time to take it in today, as i have classes scheduled, but i still have some parts to complete and little goodies to add. 

in the meantime, since the class is only TWO weeks away, i thought i’d go ahead and give you a little teaser…

 

 i’ll send out another e-mail with more photos when the book is all done. 

please keep in mind that the photo just shows some snippets and nothing is complete yet – not even the cover. but i figured something was better thank nothing. i’ll post again once the sample is done with more photos.

the space for this class is VERY limited – about half the size of my other altered book classes – due to supplies on hand, so if you are interested, please sign up QUICKLY!

 thank you for your interest!