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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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

merry canvas wm - tcw,the crafter's workshop,izink,mix'd media inx,tami sanders

you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…

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classes this week…

it’s a busy, busy week this week as far as classes go!

carolyn at Stamp Antonio will be teaching my PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches classes for me tomorrow morning. i dropped off all the sample layouts and directions and went over everything with her tonight, so things should go smoothly tomorrow.

i’ll be doing the layouts and sketches for the Money $aving $ketches class, so the instructions will look like they used to – for those of you who have been taking this class awhile.

this saturday, october 12, i’ll be teaching 2 classes at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels – both are projects have the holidays in mind.

first up, from 10:00 to 12:30 is a “watercolor” poinsettia decor piece

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in this class you will learn how to use ColorBox Archival Dye Inks as watercolors. but don’t feel that you need any “artistic” or “watercolor” experience to join in. this technique is easy-peasy and will have you FEELING like you are an artist in no time. vintage mercury glass beads and goodies from my stash bling up the plain black frame. cost is $20.

then from 1:30 to 5:30, we’ll be having a “get crafty” workshop

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{photos show samples of the types of designs you can make, your project will be uniquely your own!}

 

we’ll be using ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop to embellish a tote bag. you’ll learn tips and techniques on how to use and combine the stencils to customize your own unique design and create a personalized tote for yourself or for a gift. you can stay for as long as you like and embellish additional items {aprons, child aprons and totes will be offered for $8 or less}. this class is a REAL bargain a $18 – which includes all the supplies and 1 tote. BUT, for an even better value, plan to come and make several items. you will want to arrive at 1:30 to see demos and to learn several techniques. and like with the “watercolor” poinsettia class, you do NOT have to BE an artist to FEEL like one! the stencils and inks are easy to use and you’ll be amazed at the wonderful designs YOU can create! this is a great opportunity to “play” with these products, i have DOZENS of stencils in a BIG variety of styles and themes. you can also put what you learn to work on your scrapbook pages, cardmaking and mix’d media projects. plan to come and have FUN getting INKY!

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

and then on sunday, october 13, i’ll be teaching my “Steampunk Spells” altered book class at Stamp Antonio. i was able to squeeze in a few more slots, but the class is completely full at this point. we’ll have “snack” time about halfway through class, but i want to really power through this class so you can get as MUCH of your book DONE IN CLASS as possible! i look forward to seeing you sunday! be ready to get BUSY and get MESSY!

thanks!

tami


upcoming classes…

i’d gotten a few questions about the 2 classes that i’m teaching at the retreat on december 4th, so i thought i’d provide a little more info…

no — you don’t have to attend the retreat in order to attend one or both of the classes, although preference is given to those who are attending the retreat in the event that the classes fill up.

the retreat and classes will be held at the downtown Doubletree Hotel at 502 W. Durango. you can contact jane, by email: jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com or phone: 210-857-8697, to sign up for the classes, retreat or both.

the “dates to remember” class will be taught from 2:00 to 3:00 and the “santa Christmas banner” will run from 3:30 to 6:00 and the cost for either class is $20.00.

if you can’t make the class {or classes} but want to get a kit, just contact jane and let her know that.

i only have 12 kits available for each of the classes, so please contact her soon if you are interested.

there is also still space available in the class that i’m teaching at Scrapbook Cottage as well.

AND — if you don’t know what classes i’m talking about, just jump down to THIS POST to see pics of all 3 projects i’ll be teaching saturday.

thanks for your interest!


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upcoming classes…

as some of you know; i’ll be taking MOST of december off…

i WILL be teaching 3 classes, all on the same day – DECEMBER 4, but at 2 separate locations! busy day! LOL!

first, in the morning from 10:30 to 12:30, i’ll be at SCRAPBOOK COTTAGE teaching a 2 page “flip” layout – part of my PHOTOFULL series using the new Gingerbread Lane papers by Reminisce…

this layout may LOOK like a typical 2 page layout – but it’s NOT! there is actually room for about 25 LARGE size photos on this layout thanks to some special flips i’ve added. and the pages will slip right into your regular page protectors, but will still allow you to view ALL your photos! it’s like getting a 6 page layout! everything is precut and the ribbons and trims {except for the title} are included. and you’ll not only get a layout all ready and done for your Christmas photos, but you’ll also learn some techniques that you can use on pages YOU design. and ALL for only $15!

please call SCRAPBOOK COTTAGE at 210-494-4441 for more info or if you are interested in signing up for this class.

then, i’ll be teaching 2 classes in the afternoon at a scrapbooking retreat put on by Jane at the SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY.

the first project is “dates to remember” planner

this project is perfect for yourself OR to give as a gift! {or make 2 and give one AND keep one!}

then, the next project is “santa Christmas banner”; a vintage-inspired decor piece to display a few of your photos from Christmas’ past…

the cost of the 3 day retreat – during which you can come and go ANYTIME from 3 o’clock on friday, december 3 to until 5 o’clock december 5 is only $35.00! this retreat is being held at the Double Tree hotel in downtown San Antonio {the locations of Jane’s retreats vary from month to month}. and there is also a special room package available if you wish to make a getaway out of the retreat and stay a night or the weekend at the hotel. you can see the details and sign up for the retreat HERE.

the $35.00 for the retreat does not include the cost of the classes, so please contact Jane for more details about class cost or to sign up.

and if you are not in or around the san antonio area, but are interested in any of these classes, please contact ME! i might be able to get you a kit.

and I don’t know what is going on with the Scrapbook 911 web calendar, although i’ve given them this correction twice, and the class has been removed from the calendar twice — their web calendar is once again showing that I have a class scheduled on november 29. i DO not, repeat, DO NOT have a class scheduled that day! so please spread the word! i don’t want anyone to show up and be disappointed!

thanks!


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santa’s workshop line…by REMINISCE

last week, REMINISCE featured projects from the design team using the SANTA’S WORKSHOP line. if you are still in need of some holiday decor to “deck your halls”, then you may want to check out the REMINISCE BLOG.

my project was a little decor piece:

the other designers have done a mini album, a luminere, and a holiday wreath. all the projects include the directions!

so break out those supplies and get crafty!


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Reminisce * day 4 of CHA Sneak Peek!

Santa’s Workshop is up today!

this new Christmas line is SO adorable! love the santa! love the reindeer! love the colors! it’s just CUTE – CUTE – CUTE!

traditional bright crisp Christmas green and red paired with sky blue and white! there are LOTS of matching embellies too including 3D and chipboard stickers too!

here’s the project i made using the line:

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paper mache ornaments have been covered in paper and embellished with some Reminisce goodies… they spell out NOEL, and hang from a painted wood key holder. i cut a background from chipboard and attached it the back of the key holder, then decorated it with MORE Reminisce embellishments! a wire hanger and a bit of ribbon finish it off.

MAKE SURE that you sled on over to the REMINISCE BLOG and post a comment about the line so you’ll have a chance to win this collection!