tami sanders * paper crafter

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



he did it! he REALLY DID IT!

my oldest graduated from International School of the Americas today…

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today was 13 years in the making. lots of emotions, but overwhelming RELIEF! it’s done, over, fini!

despite a missing honor society collar, drew did graduate summa cum laude. proud, proud parents!

the graduation ceremony was held at laurie auditorium and it was very nice, and surprisingly short. i guess it helps when the class size is 125 instead of 925.

2 of drew’s friends, sydney and madison, who he went to school kinder through 8th grade with attended the graduation, and a third friend, catherine, was among his graduating class.

here’s a pic that i ran across recently of drew’s fifth grade class…

5th grade

madison is top row left, catherine is at the center of the top row, sydney is at the center of the bottom row and drew is sitting next to her on the right.

and here is a pic of drew, sydney and madison after tonight’s ceremony…

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the years DO fly by!



Reminisce released another new line on their blog today…

check out the REMINISCE BLOG for all the details as well as samples using this line! leave a comment to be eligible to win a PRIZE PACK!!!


new GRADUATION 2009 line from REMINISCE!

THIS IS MY 100th POST! i feel there should be ballons and confetti! LOL!

Reminisce will soon be releasing a brand new graduation line – GRADUATION 2009. The products aren’t up on the website yet, but there is a sneak peak on their BLOG.

the papers are GORGEOUS! there are shimmery silvers, black glittered accents, embossed papers AND foiled papers with FLOCKED accents! VERY rich, VERY, VERY nice! there are also cardstock stickers and some chipboard embellishments as well. one of my faves from the new line though – would have to be the clear stickers. they aren’t like the “old” clear stickers with big clunky clear plastic around them, these stickers lift off clean and look like a rub on when applied! they look FABULOUS!

i have 2 projects to share using this line, and i used the clear stickers on both; you can see the “graduation” sticker applied down the side of the photo on the layout, and “commencement” used on the silver swirl paper accent on the box.

a SPECIAL BIG, HUGE thank you goes out to SANDEE! that is her beautiful daughter BONNIE in the graduation pic on the layout. sandee was nice enough to help me out with a photo – i don’t have any grad photos – yet!

look for the line in stores soon – just in time for graduation – and PROM too!

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{REMINISCE} CHA Sneak Peek!!!

any REMINISCE fans out there???

wanna see what they’ve been up to? how about a little peek at their BRAND NEW LINES!!!

here is a project and layout using the new HAPPY EASTER line…

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and a project and layout with the new MONKEY BUSINESS line…

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and here is another project and layout using the new GREEN DAY line…

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and although the line has some papers and embellies that can be used for St. Patty’s day,  it is also great for any “green” projects or layouts too!

another new line – which has some AWESOME embellies – you HAVE to check them out – is ROAD SIGNS! there are stickers, new 3-D stickers, chipboard elements, rub ons, LOTS of different 12 X 12 embellies, including a sheet where you can make your own billboards! if you have any travel/transportation type photos or projects, THIS is the line for you! if you like all the new embellies, let Reminisce know (click here to post your comment on the blog), maybe if the response is good, they’ll release MORE embellies like these with newer lines! here is a layout and 2 projects using the line…

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there are also 2 new lines launching:  GRADUATION CELEBRATION, which will be available in April and their Valentine line, BE MINE, which is already in stores now! i don’t have any projects for these 2 lines yet, but will have some soon!

you can see a few other projects on the REMINISCE BLOG; while there, take time to vote for YOUR favorite new line!