tami sanders * paper crafter

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


{girlfriends} altered book class

hello!

just a reminder about my {girlfriends} altered book class this saturday. if you are looking for a unique gift for your bestie – or besties, then consider taking this class!

there is a place for pics of you and your pals on your adventures as well as spots for journaling and pockets to tuck away mementos.

here is the sample book…

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and here are some shots of the details…

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and here are the class deets…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

 

if you have been wanting to try one of my book classes, this is a GREAT one to start with! and if you have a teen daughter who likes to craft, this might be a fun class for you both to take.

the book contains lots of treasures and trinkets as usual; i was able to pull out all my best “girlie” embellies!

if you can’t make the class, but would still like to make the book, you can sign up for a kit. you can also sign up for additional kits if you would like to make more than one book.

HERE IS THE SUPPLY LIST FOR THE CLASS: Zip Dry and or 3-in-1 Glue, scissors, trimmer, tiny tim stapler, black fine point pen and black permanent pen, 3D pop dots, ColorBox Chalk Inks: Rouge, Popcorn, Ice Jade, Aquamarine, Warm Red and Rose Coral.

thanks for the continued interest in these books!

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{livre de l’amour} valentine book

hello all,

long time no post!

today marks the 8th anniversary of my blog! i can’t believe i’ve managed to keep it up and running for that long – although it has been neglected as of late.

BUT! it’s a new year, and i’ve got some events coming up that i’d like to make you aware of.

*** scrapbook garage sale ***

first, i’ll be taking LOADS of stuff to the scrapbook garage sale at Scrapbook n’ More. the sale will be held on saturday, january 16, so mark the date and plan to come shop for some bargains!

*** monthly scrapbook classes ***

then, my monthly photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes pick back up on tuesday, january 19. held at scrapbook n’ more – usually on the last tuesday of the month {early this month so i can make 1 trip to teach AND pick up my garage sale leftovers}. the classes are held from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More.

these are “come and go” classes, so you can come and take one or both during the 3 class hours. of course, the earlier you get there, the more help i can give you with your layouts. a $5 supply credit is provided for both classes. if you haven’t given these classes a try, make that a part of your resolution for the new year. both of these classes are designed to help you get your photos SCRAPPED! photoFULL layouts hold 18+ photos on a modified 2 page layout thanks to flaps, folds, pockets and more. money $aving $ketches class lets you take 1 set of supplies and turn it into 2 – 2 page layouts.

if you are coming for the first time, bring your basic scrapbook supplies – trimmer, scissors, adhesive, bone folder, scoring tool and a pencil. also bring a set of 18 or more photos for photoFULL and 1 or 2 sets of photos – same event, or photos with similar color of 8-10 photos each. photos should be a mix of vertical and horizontal if possible; layouts usually have more horizontal.

this class is also offered by fellow instructor Linda Norman at her house, you can reach her at scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

ii also offer both these classes via e-mail; you can contact me for more info.

*** livre de l’amour ***

and…

the project i am currently working on, {livre de l’amour} mini book. it has been a LONG, LONG time since i’ve taught an honest-to-gosh mini album class.

i LOVED the mon amour collection from Graphic 45 and wanted to do a project with the line. i considered an altered book, one of my de-constructed altered books, but decided against both styles. in the end, i chose to do a mini album “mixed media” style book – WITH all the elements and goodies of my altered book classes.

so if you have taken my altered book series of classes, i think this book will appeal, but if you haven’t taken one of my altered book classes, thinking they look too complicated, THIS is one class you should try!

lots of great tidbits and trinkets from my “junque” stash: lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, charms, paper doilies, paper flowers, vintage book pages and MORE.

the covers of the mini book are old book covers that i cut off and the “pages” of the book consist of different materials in different sizes to make things more interesting: paper bags, shaped chipboard, vintage envelopes, vintage kraft file folders and vintage bingo cards mixed with paper and cardstock pages as well. there will be room for photos, journaling and love notes!

great book to make for your “amour” for valentine’s day, or for gifting for a wedding or anniversary. the theme of the book is more about “love” – hence the name – the book of love – than it is Valentine’s Day.

here are some photos of what i’ve gotten done so far – i’m in the final “staging” phase – i’ve worked this project just like i would any of my altered books…

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this class will be limited to 10-12 due to supplies i have on hand; so a little smaller than my altered book classes.

SAVE THE DATE! this class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More on saturday, january 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 {end time tentative}.

final sample book and details will be coming soon – hopefully in the next few days.

that’s all i’ve got for now! thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!


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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}

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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…

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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…

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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.


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graphic 45 design team 2014 audition

those of you who know me, know i love all things vintage, and that includes Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 takes inspirations, influences and images from the past and gives them new life in their papers and embellishments.

i have thought about trying out for their design team for several years now. i use G45 products in many of my classes, particularly in my altered book class series. this year, i decided i was going to do more than just THINK about trying out for the team, i was going to actually DO it! i did make the mistake of checking out the other entrants audition blog posts – that almost scared me off! there are some FABULOUS artists out there doing some AMAZING things with G45. me, i’m a crafter, not an artist, but i’m proud to be crafty.

as part of the submission process, i need to show 6 projects that i have designed, preferably created with G45 products. finding projects i done featuring G45 lines was easy, deciding WHICH 6 projects to show was the hard part!

the following projects are the 6 i decided to present, but if you’d like to see a few more of my G45 projects, you can view them here. please click on any picture to enlarge it…

STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book featuring G45’s Steampunk Spells papers

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FRENCH COUNTRY” recipe binder featuring G45’s French County papers

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BOHO CHIC” acrylic mini album featuring G45’s Bohemian Bazaar papers

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IN THE GARDEN” altered book featuring G45’s Secret Garden papers

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STEAMPUNK TIME TRAVELER” halloween layout featuring G45’s Happy Haunting papers…

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BY THE SEA” altered book featuring G45’s Tropical Travelogue papers…

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all of these projects, with the exception of the “steampunk time traveler” layout, were designed for classes. Graphic 45’s mix of small and large prints in their papers as well as their great “cut-a-ble” sheets, make them a favorite of mine for classes.

thank you to Graphic 45 for their consideration…


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my vintage Christmas collection…

i hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are making your lists, shopping and indulging in some holiday treats!

i was adding a new project to the Clearsnap Blog and i mentioned my vintage Christmas collection. i thought i’d post some pictures of my treasures here.

i have SO many items in this collection that my house isn’t big enough to put it all out anymore, so i have to pick and choose the best and brightest.

i try to create separate little vignettes: angels, elves and santas and snowmen with a few of my handcrafted items mixed in…

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stay tuned for classes for the new year, starting with the Valentine’s Altered Book class! {i’m working on finalizing the details}

also, please visit me over on the Clearsnap Blog! i’d love to see your comments!

have a very blessed, CHRISTmas!

tami


first classes of 2013!

hello…

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!


it’s my 400th post!!!

and… it’s about my upcoming classes…

this tuesday, march 27, i’ll be at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels teaching PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches from 10:30 to 1:30. we tried something new last month, and it seemed to work, so we are doing it again. you can come and go anytime between the hours of 10:30 and 1:30 and you can sign up to take either class or BOTH! the crop room will be open after 1:30, so you are also welcome to stay and work on finishing up your layouts after that.

as far as photos go…

for PhotoFull:

bring 20+ photos with the majority being horizontal

*** this is ANOTHER REALLY BIG layout! so bring that BIG stack of photos that you have been avoiding! if you have a REALLY REALLY BIG stack, this layout can be easily extended to add even MORE photos!

and for Money $aving $ketches:

one sketch has room for 5 photos and the other holds 7.  the photo sizes are 4 X 6 and 4 X 4’s. most of the 4 X 6’s are horizontal, and the 4 X 4’s can be either verticals or horizontal photos – you can crop either to fit the 4 X 4’s.

remember that your supplies ARE included in these class fees for both these classes, so you’ll get to select your own papers to match your photos!

other class news

PhotoFull and Money $aving $ketches classes will be on thursday, april 5 and i’m working on getting the samples finished – so more on them later!

i also have a mother’s day class in the works at Stamp Antonio – it is scheduled for sunday, may 6 – time TBA and i’m still working on the sample for that as well.

i can tell you that i’m excited about the concept… we’ll be altering tim holtz confiquration boxes using LOTS of different Clearsnap products. i’m thinking of this class as a “play day”. my plan is to bring inks, glitters, Smooch, Smooch Spritz and Glitz along with some little goodies from my vintage stash, so that you can pick and chose what you like and really customize and personalize your finished project to YOUR mom.

a date for the beach altered book has not been set yet, i didn’t want to get too far ahead of myself, and i’m still waiting on some special little bits and pieces that i ordered to finish up the book.

i’ve also been hitting the internet, flea markets and estate sales to hunt for MORE trinkets and treasures and i’ve made quite a few good finds lately. maybe i’ll post some pics to let you see what goodies i’ve got to use for future altered project.

well, that’s it for now, i guess i’ll start working on getting to my 500th post!

thanks!


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not one but TWO new altered book classes!

for those of you who enjoy creating altered books, i have 2 upcoming classes that may be of interest to you…

i have designed not one but TWO new altered books to add to my series of classes on altered books.

i’ll be teaching this Disney themed altered book, created using papers and embellishments from Reminisce’s Real Magic Line, at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels on April 21…

i would consider this a “beginner” altered book, so if you haven’t taken a class like this before, but are interested in learning how to make altered books, this would be a great class to start with.

you get lots of fun embellies with the class too! a full 12 X 12 sticker sheet of the flower stickers, and 2 other sticker sheet sets, in addition to the other papers, ribbons and of course the book! you can sign up for the class, or get more info by calling {830} 214 1690.

i am working on making this a full “Disney Day“, including a Disney Layouts Class and FREE Disney Make & Take, so stay tuned for more details.

and then, i’ll be teaching this Beach Altered Book, which features papers from Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue line and embellies from my vintage stash!

i’ll be teaching this class at Stamp Antonio, but haven’t set a date yet. so stay tuned for more details! i haven’t quite finished it up either, i am waiting on some coordinating stamps and some beach-themed charms to be delivered. but i’ll give you a peek at what i have finished….

this book would be a fabulous way to display your photos from any tropical beach locale from hawaii to corpus christi! keep an eye on my blog for a time and date for this class!

i am also IN LOVE with the new Olde Curiosity Shoppe line by Graphic 45; which is a VERY whimsical vintage-inspired line. i have been debating doing an altered book using this line, but haven’t found just the right direction for it that would make everything “click”. do you like this line? any thoughts for a theme for a book using this line? would you be interested in an altered book class using this line? i’d love to hear from you if you have any comments you’d like to share!

i have an e-mail list just for gals who enjoy altered book classes and want to be sure they hear about any new altered book classes. if that description fits you, please click the “contact me” tab at the top, send me your e-mail addy and ask me to add you to that list.

thanks!


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UPDATED: valentine altered book class…

UPDATE: i was able to add a few more slots to this class over the weekend, and i think there are still 1 or 2 left. if you are interested, please call SCRAPBOOK 911 {210-492-1984} ASAP as i won’t be able to add any more spaces – my supplies have been exhausted!

also, i’ve decided to include a light lunch with this class – since it’s a WHOLE 5 hours and runs through lunch. i want you alert and HAPPY during the WHOLE class, so we’ll take a little break around lunch time. there won’t be time for you to leave, or order-in though, so hopefully you’ll like what we have! 

for those of you who were wondering – i have decided to teach another altered book class next month. the book will be valentine themed and the class will be held at SCRAPBOOK 911 on february 13th from 10:00 to 3:00, and the price of the class will be 45.00. 

here are some pics of the book; i’ll give you a peek at some of the details…

the book features papers by jenni bowlin, embellies by tim holtz and LOTS and LOTS of junque from my vintage stash of goodies!

space in this class is LIMITED and i won’t be able to add any more slots at a later date {like i did last time}, so please call the store to sign up if you are interested.

i have been kicking around the idea of offering a few altered book classes a year {maybe 3 or 4} – each one centered around a different holiday or season.  i think altered books are a really unique and fun thing to “decorate” with. and having done the Christmas book and now the Valentine’s book, i thought why not do some for the other major holidays? i think halloween would ESPECIALLY be fun! if you like this idea, please post a comment or drop me a note. these books take SO much time to design and even MORE time to prepare for {all the cutting and packing up the goodies} that i DON’T want to spend time designing more books if the interest is NOT there for them!

hope to hear from you! thanks… tami