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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my STORY book mini album class

hello all!

i have just added a new class to the calendar at Scrapbook n’ More

my STORY book mini album…

collage picthe mini album features the new TOY BOX line by Bo Bunny

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, so if you are interested, please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

here are the deets:

date: saturday, may 21

time: 10:00 to 12:30

price: $36

click HERE for supply list.

i am also planning an art journaling class featuring monoprinting techniques for later that same day. i have not worked out all the details yet, so stay tuned for more on that later!

please let me know if you have any questions, thanks!


card sketch!



i have a NEW! card sketch up over on the Clearsnap Blog!

the sample card features the NEW! ColorBox Blends as well as two NEW! stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

you can see the post HERE.

if you like the sketch, please leave a comment! this is a monthly series that i would like to keep going if it is enjoyed.


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blog hop…

hi all!

we are having a blog hop with BO BUNNY over on the CLEARSNAP Blog!

come on over to see fabulous projects from both talented teams!

here is a snippet of the project i posted today…

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HOP over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG to see the entire project as well as get all the supplies and directions you need to create it yourself!

— and don’t forget to enter to win some goodies while you are there!


vintage calendar box class…

i have a new class to announce – i’ve finished the project that i posted a “teaser” about the other day…

i found some fabulously shabby little white boxes during my trip to canton, i thought they would be perfect for some type of calendar project, but didn’t have anything definite in mind.

BUT, graphic 45 MUST have read my mind as they released their “place in time” collection shortly afterward! perfect timing!

here’s a look at the finished “vintage calendar box”…

the box includes 12 sets of the following, one set for each month:

  • tag with monthly calendar
  • “day-by-day” booklet for jotting down the days events
  • birthday calendar – to list friends and family b-days
  • birthday gift list – to keep track of gift ideas and purchases
  • “offers” envelope for coupons and gift cards

in addition to papers and embellies from Graphic 45’s “place in time” line, there are lots of items from my vintage stash.  there are also custom made items i designed just for this project using vintage ephemera from my collection.

and although the box is labeled as 2013, you can use it year after year. the dates on the calendar tags are in pencil, so they can be refreshed each year. and i’ll provide the class a master copy of the vintage office papers for the “day-by-day” booklet.

this would make a fabulously thoughtful gift for the holidays – if you can part with it! and since the class is early in december, you’ll have plenty of time to finish it and get it wrapped or shipped of if you are gifting it.

the class will be held at Stamp Antonio on sunday, december 2 from 12:00 to 4:00; cost is $55.

if you are interested in this class, please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900. space for this class is VERY limited as i only have 12 boxes. there may be a possibility of getting more made, but that is NOT definite.

this class, along with the two classes i am teaching at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels will be the last 3 specialty classes i’ll be teaching til next year.

the two classes at Scrapbook N’ More will both be held on saturday, december 1…

countdown 2 christmas: a countdown calendar featuring papers by Bo Bunny, inks and more from Clearsnap, ephemera from Gecko Galz, vintage yardsticks and lots of goodies from my vintage stash…

and fabulous finds pendant and necklace class: you’ll create a one-of-a kind fashion piece that will be uniquely your own to gift or keep. you’ll have access to tons of jewelry bits vintage and new from “broken-but-beautiful” pieces, watch parts, charms and more…

if you are interested in either of these classes, please contact Scrapbook N’ More at {830} 214-1690 for more info or to sign up.


new class… countdown 2 christmas

i’ve been collecting vintage yardsticks for almost a year with this project in mind…

i just finished the sample today! it features ephemera from Gecko Galz, inks, glitters and more from Clearsnap and papers from Bo Bunny, it’s called Countdown 2 Christmas

the idea is that you use the clothespin and move it along the “dates” aka: numbers on the yardstick, day by day toward Christmas – the “25”.

i’ve also added some goodies from my special vintage stash… a tiny mercury glass feather tree ornament, some frosty garland, buttons, pom trim, anagram letters and a green little “plate” – have NO idea what it’s original purpose was – now it’s a frame for santa!

i hope to have all the deets on this class by 10/25 if not sooner.

i still have one or two more classes in the works before the end of the year. i need to USE up some of my stash! all that shopping has it filled to overflowing! LOL

thanks for your interest…

new paper lines in at Stamp Antonio…

hello scrappers!
i wanted to add a quick post to let you know that a little birdie {named AMY} let me know that a BUNCH of new papers had arrived at STAMP ANTONIO

first, is Graphic 45’s THE MAGIC OF OZ

The Magic of Oz

Then not 1, not 2, not even 3, try FOUR BRAND spanking new lines by BO BUNNY!

first, perfect for your summer beach or pool pics, BAREFOOT & BLISS

then a zoo line with a little sophistication – ZOOLOGY – the colors and patterns are GRRReat!

and a red, white and blue, spectacular for your independence day pics!


and FINALLY, the DOUBLE DOTS line; 18 colors in 3 different patterns!

so make plans to stop by and snag some of these new papers QUICK as they are sure to go fast!

p.s.: and if you are taking any of my classes in a few weeks, this would be a good time to get a jump start on paper selection!

retreat classes…

i will be teaching 2 classes at a retreat hosted by SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY on saturday, january 15th…

the retreat will be held at the Marriott at IH10 & 1604. the retreat is currently listed as full, but you do not have to attend the retreat in order to take either or both of these classes – although preference is given to attendees. kits for both classes – which will include photos and directions – are available as well.

the first class is an 8 page, 8 X 8 mini album featuring the LUSH line by My Minds Eye; the album is made of a heavy-weight chipboard and the covers are flocked {your choice of covers}. the album also includes handmade embellishments made from black shrink film, courtesy of GRAFIX

the second class will be a 2 FOR 1 deal! we’ll be making BOTH the “i love you truly” wall decor project AND the “i love u more” 2 page layout – both featuring papers and embellishments from Bo Bunny…

there will also be two layout kits offered, i’m still finishing up one kit, but here is the other one…

this layout – “10 things i love about you”, features papers and embellishments from Basic Grey’s Sugar Rush line.

if you are interested in attending any of these classes, or would like kits, please contact JANE at 210-857-8697 for more information or to sign up.

Scrapbooking Factory is also now accepting sign ups for 3 of their upcoming retreats: February 18-20 at the Marriott, March 25-27 at the Downtown Doubletree and a special retreat March 11-13 at the Rockin R in Temple, Texas. I’ll be listing class info for these retreats soon!




have you ever wished you could find paper and stickers for a special trip you took – to a city, an area, a state, how about a country?

well wish no more! REMINISCE has just introduced a new line called PASSPORTS. there are 72 – that is SEVENTY TWO different destinations included in this line! each destination has it’s own two-sided paper and matching sticker sheet.

here’s a layout i did using the CHICAGO paper and stickers…

to create the skyline at the bottom of the layout, i used a craft knife to carefully cut out the skyline on the blue side of the double sided CHICAGO paper. then i backed the space with white cardstock.  I mounted the cut out skyline on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out again, then outlined it using a white gel pen. It has been adhered to the layout using 3D Dots. I moved it down and to the right of where it had been on the paper to create a “shadow” effect.

and, if you don’t happen to travel much, don’t worry, you can still think of fun ways to use this line! we love lots of different ethnic foods, so i decided to create an INTERNATIONAL RECIPE BINDER for some of my favorite recipes. i used the CHINA, INDIA, MEXICO, ITALY, FRANCE and SPAIN papers and stickers…

want more ideas for this line? then head over to the REMINISCE GALLERY and see more projects from the reminisce design team!

want even MORE ideas? then check out the REMINISCE BLOG,  there are some more awesome ideas there too!


bo bunny halloween layout…

hi again!

scrapbook 911 had a retreat this past weekend, and i did 2 halloween sample pages. the first one features BO BUNNY’S new line BOO CREW:

bb layout

here are some closeup shots of the details:

closeup 1

closeup 2

closeup 3 

i”ll be posting the other halloween sample page later on! this line is already almost sold out at 911, so hurry on in if you want some!


cha recap & PHOTOS!!!

well, i’ve FINALLY finished editing all my photos and have them set up in not ONE but TWO albums! i had too many photos for just one! for the best viewing; click on the gallery link, then select “slideshow” and sit back and watch the show!

I’ve also included links for ALL of the companies – so if you want to view their full collections, just click on a company name!

here are the companies that are included in the galleries:

7 Gypsies
Basic Grey
Bo Bunny
Cosmo Cricket
Crafty Secrets
Creative Impressions
Daisy D’s
Fancy Pants
Graphic 45
Heidi Grace
Heidi Swapp
Ideology – Tim Holtz
Little Yellow Bicycle
Mollie & Mac – NEW!
My Mind’s Eye
Pebbles Inc.
Rusty Pickle
Scenic Route
Tada – NEW!
Tattered Angels
The Paper Element – NEW!


Crate Paper
Dream Street
Jenni Bowlin
Maya Road
Piggy Tales
Pink Paislee
October Afternoon
Webster’s Pages

and now for my recap:

new companies i liked…

The Paper Element, they had a nice variety of new collections,  and i really liked their Hot Chocolate line – it would be great for “coffee” projects or layouts. their new lines are not posted on the website yet, but some of the older ones are REALLY great so take a look!

Mollie and Mac, they only had ONE collection, but i REALLY liked it! it had a vintage feel in very mixable dark reds and blues.

TaDa, i liked the colors and designs of their collections, and i really liked their diecut papers – they had some really unique styles!

my show favorites…

Prima – they are NOT just a “flower” company any more! this booth had a FABULOUS WOW factor! they had it all – great papers, great embellies, trims, projects, and of course more flowers than you can shake a stick at! LOL! they also have a new hybrid line for those of you who digi! i found a LOT to look at and a LOT to love from Prima!

Graphic 45 – i just can’t say enough good things about this company! i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their lines! being a vintage fanatic, this company is right up my alley! their booth was decked out to the 9’s with ABSOLUTELY STUNNING vignettes filled with AMAZING projects! their new lines BOTANICABELLA and PLAYTIME PAST are just GORGEOUS! i can’t wait to get my hands on some!

Maya Road – another exciting booth, i asked jessica to show me the new products and she walked me around the ENTIRE booth! there was TONS of new stuff! i really liked their MAYA MISTS, DIECUT SHEER SHEETS and new CLEAR RIBBONS too! The MAYA MISTS come in gorgeous MATTE colors and look amazing on chipboard. there are also some shimmery shades – silver, gold and copper that you can use alone or on top of the other colors. the DIECUT SHEER SHEETS are perfect to use as masks on chipboard or paper when using the MAYA MISTS, or you could cut them apart and use them on a layout! i don’t see all the new things on their website yet, but i’m sure they will be updating soon!

Scenic Route – always one of my favorites – i just LOVE their colors and styles! i particularly like the new SONOMA line. i liked the mix of somewhat contemporary large print papers with small print vintage style papers.

October Afternoon – i didn’t see the new lines on their website yet, but i’m sure they will be updating soon! having 2 BOYS, i’m always on the outlook for BOY lines! i found lines i liked at OA, and a lot of the colors in their collections work for BOY layouts too!

Glitz – i LOVE the pop-graphic vibe going on at glitz! all those fabulous bright colors bouncing off your basic black and white! LOVE IT!

Piggy Tales – i liked a lot of their new lines, especially ITSY BITSY SPIDER, LOVE the color combo of yellow, black, white and lime green! (didn’t see the new lines up yet!)

Jenni Bowlin – i thought her new CREPE PAPER RIBBONS were fun and unique!

Ranger – who can ever have enough STICKLES! i like the new ones that Ranger has introduced in the Distress colors!

Luxe – LOVE the new SIMPLY LUXE line, as the name inplies it is a simple line – but it is SIMPLY FABULOUS! great basic colors in FAB designs to mix and match!

Crate Paper – another one of my must have lines!

Pink Paislee – LOVE the PIXEE STICKS! new glitters!

Webster’s Pages – LOVE their new CALENDAR PAGES, they are gorgeous! they come in 12 X 12 and 6 X 6.

Reminisce – their new ENCHANTED AUTUMN line used HOLOGRAPHIC paper that is TOTALLY unique! i didn’t see anything even close to it at the show. you HAVE to see this line in person, photos don’t do it justice. you can see a little bit of the HOLO effect if you look at my CHA projects, the pics of the party set capture it best. i also love their new school line MAKING THE GRADE, this one has it ALL, papers, embellies, 3D stickers, alpha stickers, 12 X 12 stickers and MORE!

trends i spotted…

MORE BLING! bling is BIG! most of the lines now have some type of specialty papers, glittered, shimmery, embossed, etc. GCD introduced new double sided shimmer papers, Chatterbox had all kinds of BLINGY papers, Reminisce had the new HOLO paper in their Enchanted Autumn line and their FROSTED line is literally dripping with glittery effects!

back to basics – at least color-wise, i spotted several companies who introduced lines with “solid” colors, that isn’t to say they didn’t have patterns to them, just that they were mainly one color with either black and white elements or some type of BLINGY element! look for them with Chatterbox, Doodlebug, Pebbles Inc and Luxe.

i’ve also included a few photos from our outings in Chicago, you can see them HERE!

well, i guess that’s about it, i hope you have enjoyed my views from CHA!!!

note: because i’ve seen it asked about and commented on in message boards…

i took a LOT of these photos before the show opened each day, so that is why there aren’t crowds or a lot of people in the background. i was also VERY patient; and for those photos taken when the show was open, i waited for “clear shots”!

thanks for the great response to this post!