tami sanders * paper crafter

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

october photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class


tomorrow is october photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class at Scrapbook n’ More, class runs from 10:30 to 1:30. cost is $15 per class and includes a $5 product allowance.

photoFULL: IT’S A BIG – BIG – BIG layout this month and holds 20+ photos. large mats so you can crop and fit a mix of horizontal and vertical photos. this is also a super secret super spooky layout with lots of HIDDEN goodies! great layout for your halloween photos…

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money $aving $ketches: each layout holds 5-7 photos, a mix of horizontals and verticals. this month we’ll focus on using cardstock or small design printed papers as a “background” to crop and group your photos on. there aren’t any “defined” photo mats…

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, oct 21, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for october at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in november. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.


steampunk time traveler…

a steampunk time traveler…

that’s what my oldest, drew wanted to be for halloween last year. his costume was probably one of the more complicated ones i’ve sewn for either kid over the years! we didn’t get it as “finished” as we wanted to though, so we’ll be adding to it again this year.

i had a few leftover papers and a bunch of scraps of the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting line after my halloween tryptic class, so i was inspired to put them to use for a “fussy” layout – worthy of the victorian influenced steampunk style – to document drew’s 2011 hallloween costume.

here’s what i came up with…

the background papers are from My Mind’s Eye, but all the other papers are from G45’s Happy Haunting. the layout is embellished with leaves diecut from vintage book pages that were “smooched” with Smooch Spritz and distressed using ColorBox Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks. the edges of most papers were distressed with chalk inks as well.

other embellies include goodies from my vintage and not-so-vintage stash.

the layout will be on display at Stamp Antonio if you want to take a closer look.


new Reminisce…

now that the new Reminisce line HALLOWE’EN has been announced on the blog, i can share my layout using it with you…

this is one of my favorite photos of my youngest chris, some of you may remember it from the Scrapbooks Etc. cover contest…

here are a few closeups of the details…


i love this new vintage halloween line! so fun and funky with the great “fussy” patterned papers to coordinate! i think this would be a great line to use for party decor!

more lines coming soon!



too late for a little halloween-ey layout?

i know halloween is over, but i had taken a photo a few weeks ago that i was anxious to scrap!

chris, poor little thing, has quite the crooked smile right now. his mouth is too small for all the new teeth he has coming it. he has several empty spaces in front where he’s lost teeth and a few half filled spaces where they are trying to come in. while on a field trip to DEVINE ACRES, i noticed that one of his classmates, rebecca, had a similar smile! so i asked her if she’d pose with chris for a pic of their “jack o’ lantern” smiles.

the photo came out great! and i knew EXACTLY what the title should be!

 jackolantern smiles

the chipboard tag says it all “so cute it’s SCARY!” LOL!

i used last years halloween line by scenic route – salem, and some older lil’ davis chipboard letters to add the smile title. i thought i’d do a little goodbye tribute to scenic route as they were one of my FAVORITE lines! i’m sad to see them go.

i’m working on some halloween layouts and hope to have them up soon!

halloween book…

last christmas, mom asked me to make her an album of the kids in all their halloween costumes. i thought that would be a fun album to put together.

so i gathered up pics of the boys in their spooky finery as well as papers and embellishments in halloween themes or colors {leftover scraps too!}. i decided to do 8 X 8 pages since mom mainly wanted photos of the costumes. i think 8 X 8 is an easy size to work with, and it allows room for embellishment and titles when using a 4 X 6 photo.

I still owe her some pages; i’ll have to dig up some of my earlier halloween photos, but here are the pages that i did for her last christmas…

 i bought a black 8 X 8 album and embellished the cover to put them all in. mom was happy with her gift, and i started thinking about making my OWN halloween book!

halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and there are BUNCHES of halloween paper lines and embellishments out there. and it’s a FUN event to scrap too! you can use crazy colors or mix and match paper lines, or distress things to your hearts content! it’s a great time to turn your imagination loose on your pages!