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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NSD Blog Hop with the ClearSnap Creative Team!

join the ClearSnap creative team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more!

our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun and lots of inky techniques for your scrapbook pages!

just hop through and leave a comment on each post. each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop!

entries close on monday may 6, 2013 at 12:00am…

hi! welcome to my blog!

i have a layout to share with you that features LOTS, and LOTS of inks and more from ClearSnap as well as several techniques. my layout started with 1 sheet of white cardstock, scrap kraft cardstock, manila tags, raw chipboard pieces, and some ribbon, twine and bits from my stash.

my challenge to myself was to turn plain unadorned pieces and papers into a colorful, collaged, nature-themed layout.

here’s the finished layout…

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the white cardstock background was transformed into a bright, blue “sky”, by lightly spritzing it with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz at the upper left and lower right hand corners, then filling in with ColorBox Sprays! in Sky. the combo of the aqua toned spritz and blue spray makes a very pretty sky, plus you get just a touch of shimmer from the spritz…

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next, i wanted to add some tone on tone images to make the background more interesting, so i used the Rollagraph and Jumbo Say What? Stamping Wheel along with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in Sky to add a very subtle script pattern

and Mermaid ColorBox Archival Dye Ink was used to stamp some aqua dragonflies …

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then the leaf pattern was added using Mint ColorBox Pigment Ink, which was heat set…

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and a distressed design was added at the right side of the page to balance the leaves using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. a handy tip here to avoid having sharp edges when stamping a design like this is to only partially ink the stamp. this is easy to do using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips tool…

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the edges of the background page were inked using both Chestnut Roan and French Blue Chalk Inks.

with the background done, it was time to move onto embellishing! i started with the photos, they were matted in kraft cardstock and the edges were inked using French Blue Chalk Ink. next, they needed a background to “rest” on, so i took a piece of kraft cardstock, added a pattern using the Rollagraph and Jumbo Mixed Dot Design Wheel with Watermark Ink. the design was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder, then when cooled, was sprayed lightly with ColorBox Sprays! in Artichoke

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the manila tags were spritzed using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, then when dry, were stamped using Chalk and Pigment Inks. using several types of inks in layers produces an interesting contrast. for this tag, the clock was stamped with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, the watch in Mint Pigment Ink and the sentiment using Iris Pigment Ink which was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. a good hint when layering inks like this is to heat set as you go – especially if you plan on embossing a layer, otherwise, the embossing powder will stick to any ink that is still wet…

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the border under the photos was made using the Rollagraph and Standard Design Wheel in the Chinese Noodles Pattern. one of my favorite things to do with the Rollagraph is to roll multiple images with it, sometimes in different colors as was done here. the design was rolled once using ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Sky, then again using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Moody Blue

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the raw chipboard leaves were first inked using Mint Pigment Ink, then after heat setting, the script design was added and embossed using the Jumbo Say What? Design Wheel, Patina Mix’d Media Inx and Top Boss Embossing Powder. a little distressing around the edges using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink finishes them off…

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some baker’s twine and a charm finish off the layout…

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i used a LOT of different products and a LOT of different techniques on this layout, but don’t feel you have to do the same! pick and choose what you like best and what works for YOUR layout! but the next time you can’t find “that perfect paper” for your project, think about making it YOURSELF!

SUPPLIES:

ClearSnap:

  • Smooch Spritz: Sea Kiss
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!: Sky and Artichoke
  • Color Catcher
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and French Blue
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink: Turtle, Iris and Mint
  • Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx: Patina
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Sky and Blueberry
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mermaid and Moody Blue
  • Watermark Ink
  • Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
  • Rollagraph: Standard Handle, Jumbo Handle, Chinese Noodles Standard Design Wheel and Say What? and Mixed Dots Jumbo Design Wheels
  • ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Other:

  • Hampton Art: Time Pieces Clear Stamp Set and Weathered Background Wood Mount Stamp
  • Artemio: #10001140 Postcard Clear Stamp Set
  • Woodware: English Leaves
  • My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Collage and Schoolhouse Lower/Number Clear Stamp Sets
  • Bazzill: White and Kraft Cardstocks
  • Beacon: Zip Dry
  • The Twinery: Baker’s Twine
  • 2 Small Manila Tags
  • Vintage Blue Seam Binding
  • Chipboard Leaves
  • Dragonfly Charm
  • Jump Ring
  • Small Safety Pin

Tools:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Heat Gun
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Double Sided Tape

i was the last stop on this HOP; but just in case you were visiting my blog by way other than the hop, you will want to start at the top of the list and work your way down so you can see ALL the terrific projects and ideas!

Clearsnap Blog http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/  – start here
Megan Aaron http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Tami Sanders https://tamisanders.com/ – you are here now

don’t forget to leave a comment at each an every stop as EACH CT member will be selecting their own winner!

and also please “likeClearSnap on Facebook, and follow ClearSnap on: Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for MORE great project ideas and contest info!

and of course, please visit us on the ClearSnap Blog!

thanks!

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BLOG HOP!!! The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap

The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap are having a blog hop featuring The Stamps of Life stamps and Clearsnap inks and other fun products.

Be sure you comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments! The Stamps of Life will be giving away a prize to 3 lucky people – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.

Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks. Enter to win using the widget on the Clearsnap blog and by leaving a comment on each blog in the hop {list below project}.

Now that you have the details, here’s my project…

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This quick and easy card coordinates with the mini garland project I posted on the Clearsnap Blog – you should have seen it if you began the Hop at the beginning. If you are jumping in at the middle, or just came to visit my blog, please check the list below this project to start the Hop at the start – the Clearsnap Blog.

So if you make the garland, you’ll already have most of what you need out to make this card, so why not make BOTH!

The yellow background was made using Stephanie Barnard Sprays! in Banana. The images were stamped using Stepahnie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Spearmint for the trees, Strawberry for Love, Guava for Peace and Blueberry for Joy. The outline stars were stamped in Chocolate. All of the glitter – Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter – was applied using Glue Gloss. A little bakers twine bow finishes it off. If you want to make and mail these, you might want to do them flat instead of using 3D Dots to adhere the tree and circles. That little added dimension can sometimes double the cost of postage!

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap:

  • Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink: Strawberry, Blueberry, Guava and Spearmint
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprays!: Banana
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter
  • Color Catcher
  • Glue Gloss

Stephanie Barnard The {Stamps} Of Life:

  • The {Stamps} Of Life: Trees4Christmas stamp set

Other:

  • Bazzill Basics: Kraft Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
  • 3D Dots
  • Bakers Twine

Thanks for hopping with us! Please be sure you visit all the stops in order to view all the fabulous projects the Clearsnap and The {Stamps} Of Life Design Teams have to show you!

Check the list below to see where you are and where to go next; you should be off to visit Emily Niehaus.

NOW! On to the rest of the HOP!!! 

Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com 

The Stamps of Life – http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/ 

Diana Gonzalez – http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Tami Sanders – https://tamisanders.com/  —– YOU ARE HERE

Emily Niehaus – http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/ —– GO HERE NEXT

Jennifer Priest – http://hydrangeahippo.com


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Clearsnap & Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

 Our Design Teams have “teamed up” to share layouts, projects and more featuring Trinity Paper Arts’ paper collections and Clearsnap’s distinctive inks and accessories. From sports to summer and everything in between, kick your sandals off, grab a cold lemonade and enjoy the inspiration.

Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment…

http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
http://trinitypaper.blogspot.com
https://tamisanders.com/   — YOU ARE HERE!
http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ — GO HERE NEXT!
http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
http://www.arteypoemas.com/
http://www.kitsnbits.blogspot.com/
http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
http://www.rukristin.blogspot.com/
http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
http://www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com/
http://www.hydrangeahippo.com/
http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/   http://www.twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com/
http://faerieenchantment.blogspot.com/

Each comment is an entry into a drawing to win the entire Trinity Paper Arts’ “Surf N Swim” Collection!

PLUS, a second winner will receive Smooch Spritz in Gingersnap, Designer Foils in Blue, and Design Adhesives!

For extra entries, post about this blog hop to Facebook, Twitter or your blog! Just leave a comment on either company blog telling us what you did and each comment will count as your extra entry. And now, let’s heat up the summer!!!

Now that you have all the “deets”, onto the project!

Since a lot of my “viewers” are scrapbookers, I decided to do a 2 page layout…

I started with the idea of a scattering of different sized squares in a mix of patterns. The Surf N Swim collection has so many great papers, I wanted to use as many of them as I could. I also wanted to add in a few coordinating papers that I made using white cardstock and ColorBox Pigment Ink. Some of the designs were stamped straight on the white cardstock squares while others  were stamped on backgrounds tinted using ColorBox Pigment Inks applied with Stylus & Tip.

The background kraft cardstocks looked a little plain, so I used a template from Crafter’s Workshop and ColorBox Pigment Ink, again applied using the Stylus & Tip, to add some random designs.

The photos are framed with printed paper and cardstock sticker strips from Trinity Paper Arts.

The title was stamped on some white denim that was cut from an old pair of jeans. It was spritzed using several Colors of Smooch Spritz, then the title was stamped with ColorBox Pigment Ink.

Supplies:

Clearsnap:

ColorBox Queties Pigment Ink: Seaside

ColorBox Pigment Ink: Frost White, French Blue, Cyan, Harbor, Canary, Marigold, Orange and Scarlet

ColorBox Stylus & Tip

Smooch Spritz: Sun Kissed, Carrot Cake and Sea Kiss

Color Catcher

Trinity Paper Arts:

Surf N Swim Collection

Other:

Crafter’s Workshop: Chicken Wire Template

My Sentiments Exactly: Old World Lower & Numbers and Romantic Caps

The {Stamps} Of Life: Flower2Doodle

Hero Art: Lattice, Zig Zag and Lotus & Leaves

Stampendous: Geo Bubbles

Bazzill: Kraft and White Cardstocks

1 1/2″ Circle Punch

White Denim

Thanks for stopping by! Please head on over to: http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ and see what Erika has to show you! And remember — LEAVE COMMENTS at all stops for MORE chances to win a prize pack!


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Grande Dame

I’d like to share a project with you today…

This project is very special to me because it celebrates the life of my Grandmother, Merle Virginia focusing on my favorite picture of her, which was taken in the early 1920’s.

My Gram lived to be 101 years old and held on to her wish to be able to stay in her own home til the end, she was one tough lady.

She used to tell me stories about her mother playing the organ and piano to accompany the silent movies in the theatre, so that was the inspiration for the piece.

This altered frame incorporates papers from Graphic 45, stamps and Spritz Screens from Hampton Arts featuring G45 designs and LOTS of Clearsnap products. Also included are bits and pieces of vintage “junque” that I have accumulated through trips to flea markets and estate sales.

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The base of the project is an MDF frame which was flat on the front and resembled a shadowbox on the back. I thought the back was much more interesting than the front, so I used the backside of the frame to build this piece.

If you have someone who is close to your heart that you would like to honor with a similar project, here are s few tips:

  • start by listing things that were unique to them
  • gather memorabilia, cards or letters, and vintage bits that relate to them
  • decide on a color scheme and gather papers, inks and embellishments in those colors
  • select stamps to use as backgrounds and accents that will compliment your project
  • CREATE!

The “create” part should be the enjoyable part, give yourself permission to play and experiment. Relax and let the memories of your special someone inspire you.

Here is a list of Clearsnap products that were used to create my project:

Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Gold Glow, Caramel Latte, Tea Party and Vanilla Shimmer

Smooch: Shabby Pink, Mocha, Lettuce, Banana Custard, Snickerdoodle, Moonlight, Silver Fox, Olive Twist, Gold Lame’ and Taffy

ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mudslide, Cookie Dough, Putty and Mermaid

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan

ColorBox Pigment Ink: Dragonfly Black

Fairy Dust Glitter: Pralines & Cream

Top Boss Embossing Powder: Opalescent Clear

Glue Gloss

Color Catcher