tami sanders * paper crafter

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

altered book, mixed media & crop notes…


both BIG altered book classes are behind me! they are SO much work and SO much fun!

this is the first year i have done 2 MAJOR books so close together and it was a REAL challenge to get everything done.

BIG thanks to all who took these classes and for those of you who sign up in advance!

i had a few kits halloween kits and 1 christmas kit that hadn’t been spoken for and i left them with susan at Scrapbook N’ More saturday. i also left the sample books for viewing.

if you are interested in either of these class kits – LAST CALL! just call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 and let them know.

i’ve been gathering things for a Texas altered book, been searching – without much luck yet – for items and papers for dog and cat books, and considering a mother’s day book. there were also a few requests during the christmas altered book class for another valentine’s day book – but not sure if there is enough interest in that or not – LET ME KNOW! it might be a good theme to do a DE-constructed book on.

coming up on november 8 will be 2 events…

first, i’m doing an altered canvas class at Scrapbook N’ More using stencils from the Crafter’s Workshop, lots of inky goodness and more from Clearsnap and teaching you techniques to transform a plain white canvas into a unique decor piece for yourself or for gifting {holidays are RIGHT around the corner!}

i am trying to get the sample canvas finished early this week – so keep an eye out for more info.

then – after the class from 5:00 to 11:00 – you’ve asked for it and you’ve got it! a crop hosted by me! you can bring your unfinished altered books, photoFULL and M$$ layouts or anything else you’d like me to help you with. cost is $10, but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, oct 5 – you’ll get $5 to spend saturday night! susan needs at least 6 people to sign up for the crop in order for it to make – so if you are interested, PLEASE plan to sign up early! and why wouldn’t you sign up at least by the 5th – you get a FREE $5 to shop with!




it’s done! it’s done! i feel like i’ve given birth to another child! LOL!

i don’t remember working so hard on an altered book. i really wanted this halloween book to be different and to reflect the personality of G45’s Eerie Tales collection.

it is JAM packed with goodies; i used everything i could in this one! i hope you will like what i’ve done, here it is…

eerily enchanted collage 1

eerily enchanted collage 2

you can click on the collages to enlarge them.

i’ll be adding all the supply deets and such tomorrow, so you’ll be able to start prepping for class.

i’d like to say “thank you” again to all of you who signed up early for this book. it allowed me to be able to take my time creating it, and it also allowed me to pull and bag supplies as i went. which is a HUGE time saver when prepping for a MASSIVE class like this.

i hope the book lives up to your expectations and LONG anticipation during the design process.

there are still a few spots left in the class, so if you haven’t signed up yet and would like to, please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up.

i also appreciate all the nice, encouraging comments about all the little peeks and snippets – they helped keep me going during SEVERAL LONG NIGHTS of putting this book together.

fair warning…

you GALS are CRAZY!

the sign ups for EERILY ENCHANTED, my halloween altered book have been coming in fast and furious – even before i’ve completed the sample book!

i spoke to susan today, and there are 18 people already signed up! AMAZING!

so… if you want to take this class, PLEASE sign up SOON!

there are 21 seats, and i can do 3 kits, so 24 books total!

thanks for the TREMENDOUS support of my altered book classes. i appreciate it, and it is SO helpful to have you sign up quick so i can start prep early.

i am hoping to finish the book up this weekend. i’ll try to post more progress photos and of course, the collage of the book when it is done.

thanks again,

“by the sea” frame and book classes this saturday…

thank you EVERYONE who signed up for either or both of my “by the sea” classes at scrapbook n’ more this saturday!!!

i was REALLY, REALLY overwhelmed by the interest in these classes. they have already “filled” several times – i added spots as i could when i was able to round up more supplies.

i am sorting, cutting, bagging and frantically putting together the kits this week and i think i will be able to squeeze just a FEW more spots in each of these classes.

SO if you wanted to take either one of these classes PLEASE call scrapbook n’ more and get on the waitlist.

i am also prepping to start working on the halloween altered book using G45’s EERIE TALES collection. i am hoping to have the sample done by saturday, but i’m not sure if i can get it done by then or not – fingers crossed!

life has been a little more hectic than usual lately, including having to deal with our a/c on the fritz and the hvac guys not being able to figure out what is wrong. it was 90 degrees in the house the other day while i was trying to put together class kits. i had to pack up and move in with mom for a few days. and i also discovered $200+ in fraudulent charges to my Old Navy card! ladies, if you have one, go check your account. ON had a security breach awhile back and i guess someone got my info.

i’ll keep you posted as to the status of the halloween book. susan is accepting sign ups at the store for the class. it is scheduled for 8/2 and the cost will be $65.

thanks! i appreciate the continued interest in these book classes..

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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!



“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book… the REST of the deets!!!

just back from stamp antonio with the FRESHLY confirmed deets for the “STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book class!

date: sunday, october 13 {most of you already knew this!}

time: 12: 00 to 5:00 {same-o, same-o for you regulars}

price: $68 { please scroll down to next post to see ALL the fab STUFF you get for your $$$}

location: stamp antonio {sorry, i won’t be teaching this class elsewhere – it is just TOO much work! the very idea makes me hyperventilate!}

class supplies: ColorBox Cats Eye Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan, Charcoal, Amber Clay, Prussian Blue and Pumpkin Spice, 3-in-1 glue and zip dry, 3 D foam squares or foam tape, tiny tim stapler & staples, crop-o-dile, trimmer, scissors – detail and regular, jewelry tools: pliers and cutter, fine tip black pen, file set, exacto and cutting mat, pencil and ruler 

NOTE: i HIGHLY recommend using Zip Dry and or 3-in-1; preferably both.  both of these adhesives perform extremely well for this type of project – and no – Beacon Adhesives does NOT pay me to say that!

SIGN UP NOTE: stamp antonio is NOW taking reservations for this class! please call to sign up soon if you are interested, i have a limited number of supplies and may not be able to add slots to the class. also, please note that 10/10 will be the cut off date for cancellations and possibly for sign ups as well. there is a MASSIVE amount of prep for this class, and i need a few days to get it all done.

thank all of you for your patience in awaiting the reveal AND all the details; i appreciate your interest!


sneak peek…

now that my ckc classes are over, it’s time to concentrate on getting ready for some upcoming local classes…

i’ve been hard at work on the sample book for the BEWITCHED halloween altered book class for Stamp Antonio.  i’ve been collecting bits and pieces from estate sales, flea markets and specialty stores for MONTHS to use on this book, and i’m determined to get them ALL in there!

i am not done — yet — but hope to be able to finish the sample sometime this week. i’ve made good progress on the book though, and i wanted to give you a little peek at some of the elements.

i had a somewhat “campy” look in mind, something that would feel a little retro and a little kitchy. so far, i’m happy with how it is coming along and i hope you will be too!

here’s some little treats to tie you over til the book is finished…

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the class is scheduled for saturday, oct.2 from 1:30 to 6:30. space for this class is very limited, and once it’s full it’s FULL! since lots of the goodies used in the book were picked up here and there, i can’t get more! so if you are at all interested, please call Stamp Antonio to sign up.

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“BEWITCHED” altered book class

at long last, i have FINALLY been able to schedule the Halloween Altered Book class! it will be held at STAMP ANTONIO on saturday, october 2 from 1:30 to 6:30 i will have a sample ready as SOON as i can get my hands on the paper! it’s on order and should be here early next week. i had my heart set on the Toil & Trouble line by The Girls’ Paperie and nothing else would do. but it proved a bit elusive!

so until i get the sample done, here’s the class description…

Something wicked this way comes…

a SPOOKtacular project that will lend a HAUNTED air to your ALL HALLOW’S EVE décor…

In this class you’ll TRANSFORM an ordinary book into a MAGICAL work of art! BOO-tiful papers from The Girls’ Paperie “Toil & Trouble” Line, ephemera APPARATIONS of Halloween Past by Gecko Galz, GHOSTLY images to be stamped in INKY DARKNESS, glimmery spritzes in CELESTIAL colors, and vintage GOODIES will be among the TREATS used to CONJURE up this MYSTICAL book.

please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 to sign up if you are interested.

i’ll post photos of the project here as SOON as i can!