tami sanders * paper crafter

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

new Reminisce lines!

this post is a little late – sorry!

Reminisce released 6 brand new lines at CHA: THE GREAT OUTDOORS 2010, LUCKY ME, HAPPY EASTER 2010, GRADUATION CELEBRATION 2010, UNWRITTEN and REAL SPORTS. they also released a line of glitter papers called GLITTER FACTORY!

the GREAT OUTDOORS line will be perfect for all your park, picnic, BBQ, camping, etc. photos. there are a LOT of great embellishments too!

i made a smores gift basket set using the line…

HAPPY EASTER 2010, is done is great “vintage” pastels; i just LOVE the colors in this line, and like all the new releases, there are TONS of new embellishments to complete your project with!

i did a set of candy canisters using this line…

GRADUATION CELEBRATION 2010 is done in black, white and silver with lots of cool paper finishes. i LOVE the peace sign designs that are incorporated in some of the papers and embellies!

 i made a time capsule for a 10 year reunion using this line…

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new UNWRITTEN line! it is just FABULOUS! i love the colors, the designs and most of all – all the COOL embellies for this line!

i used a photos of laura’s girls in this layout {thanks laura}…

if you have any kind of sports photos to scrap, or a sports nut in the house, you HAVE to check out the REAL SPORTS line! this line is ENORMOUS and includes lots of different sports, and each one has LOTS of its own embellies!

i made a magnet board and desk set using soccer papers and embellies…

the design team will be loading their projects in the gallery this week, so you’ll be able to check out their projects REAL soon at REMINISCE! you’ll also want to keep an eye on the REMINISCE BLOG for info on what’s new, what’s up, contests, giveaways and MORE!


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my son took pictures with santa at his school a few weeks ago…

i KNEW they were coming up, but for some reason, i was a week off with the dates. i had to RACE to the store to find him a christmas outfit so he wouldn’t have to sit on santa’s knee in his school uniform!

the photos came out nice though, and i was anxious to use it on a layout. i worked on it during the retreat at SB911 last weekend. i must have pulled 25 papers, i tried this, and that, and this and that, and that and this – but nothing was working. i think i was trying to hard. i wanted to do something REALLY special, and i think THAT was the problem. my scrapp’n gals tinka and charlotte gave me some suggestions and i ended up abandoning my “artsy” approach for something simpler, and i amd happy with how it turned out – see what you think…

i didn’t note all the supplies and names, since i was working on my PERSONAL scrapbooking! lol! but the printed kraft cardstock background is from jillibean soup, the red paper is from fibermark,  the “dear santa” paper is from webster’s pages, the reindeer felt is from queen and company and the numbers are thickers.

i am going to have chris write his letter to santa on the layout. i think it will be a cute momento.

well, i don’t know how much more i’ll be posting this year, a few more at least! things are getting REALLY busy, as i’m sure they are for everyone – so i’m SURE you guys won’t have as much time to read blogs either – so it’ll work out! LOL!


your shot at 1000.00 from REMINISCE!!! {and an RAK from me!}


REMINISCE is having their BIGGEST contest ever to celebrate their brand new HUGE, GIGANTIC, GLOBE-TROTTING new travel line PASSPORTS!

i told you about the PASSPORTS line in a previous post, where i included my projects using the line {click HERE to review that post}. now let me tell you all about the CONTEST!  you can get all the details on the REMINISCE BLOG, but here is an overview of the REMINISCE 1000.00 DREAM TRAVEL CONTEST: use the Passports line to create an album of YOUR dream vacation. it can be places you’ve been OR places you DREAM of visiting.  you must use at least 10 PASSPORT destinations in your book – it MUST be in album format, but can be any size you choose! The deadline is JANUARY 8th, so get over to the blog and get the FULL DETAILS so you can get started on your project!

RAK time!!!

to give the contest an added little “kickoff”, i’m going to give away a sampler pack of the PASSPORTS line! you’ll get 15 papers and 15 stickers from the line! destinations include: NYC, Italy, Barcelona, France, England, Ireland, Spain, America, Brazil, Hawaii, Switzerland, Venice, Jamaica, Paris and Australia. so you have a chance to win the supplies needed to make your entry! to enter MY RAK, all you have to do is POST A COMMENT below {you must comment on THIS post} listing a project or page that you think this line would be perfect for. it could be a layout using vacation photos and one of the destinations, or a project or layout that uses several destinations like my international recipe binder. BE SURE to add your name in the post! i’ll post the name of the winner on DECEMBER 18th! — u.s. only please!

REMINISCE is also looking for another design team member – and it could be YOU! check out the details HERE! and be sure to check out AND bookmark the REMINISCE BLOG  as they will be featuring several Christmas and Holiday themed projects by the design team this week.

and one small favor… the Scrapbooks Etc Cover Contest is coming to a close, it’s down to the last 12 days… it ends on december 15th. i would APPRECIATE it greatly if you would vote for my son, Chris! you can review all the details HERE!

good luck everyone!


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!

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upcoming classes…

tomorrow – friday the 30th – o’hallows eve, i’ll be hosting the crop at SCRAPBOOK 911 – come in costume it’ll be fun!

then on monday – nov 2, i have 2 classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon…

SKETCH & CROP is one of my daytime classes; i design a sketch for a 2 page layout, and you get to select the paper to make it TWICE! so you leave with 2 – 2 page layouts! after you finish your layouts, you can “crop” and i’ll be there to help you with ideas or paper choices.

PHOTO-FULL is in the evening; this class is geared towards getting more FULL SIZE photos on your pages! we’ll do a 2 page layout with some kind of flip, fold, pocket or other paper magic that will INCREASE the amount of space for photos on the 2 page layout we’ll be doing!

BE SURE to bring your photos if you come to either class, as you select your own paper for both!

UPDATE on November 21st classes:

MOM & ME: thanksgiving centerpiece and blessings book and the ALTERED CHRISTMAS BOOK, each have just ONE space left! so if you were interested in either of these classes you better call NOW! if the class does fill up, PLEASE go ahead and sign up for the wait list. slots do open up due to cancellations.

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!

Prism Papers…

here in san antonio, we are finally getting a TOUCH of fall weather; it’s been rainy and chilly for almost a week! but, there aren’t any pretty fall leaves yet, just wet green ones! LOL!

i think fall is one of my favorite seasons, even though it IS so short here in texas. so i was excited to hear that the theme for this month’s blog at Prism Papers was “Falling for Prism” and that all the projects should center around a “fall” theme!

i am one of the guest designers at Prism this month, and today MY first project for them is up! i can only give you a peek at the project on my blog, so here’s a little “teaser”…

prism project 1

but you can see the whole layout, as well get the supply list and basic directions HERE!

the photos are compliments of dee, so thanks DEE! if you like the layout, please feel free to leave a comment on the Prism blog! and DO make sure you check of the other wonderful projects on the PRISM BLOG while you are there!

if YOU have created any special fall layouts or projects, and you’d like to share them, please send them my way! I’d love to see what YOU are doing!



i just started designing for a brand new company and wanted to introduce them to you…

Harlee Quinnz Designs is a new scrapbook company based right here in Texas; it is owned by Cindy and Leanne. their company features an eclectic mix of products and styles. right now, they have just released 2 lines: BUTTERFLY GARDEN and SCENTS I REMEMBER. BUTTERFLY GARDEN features bold, bright papers with subtle images; butterflies, swirls and flowers. and SCENTS I REMEMBER would be a perfect line for those of you who have fond memories of a father, grandfather or uncle who loved his pipe or cigar.

HARLEE QUINNZ was at the CKC in San Marcos, so those of you who went probably had a chance to see their products in person. in addition to papers, Harlee Quinnz also has some BEAUTIFULLY designed stamps! they also carry fibers, embossing powders and glitters.

i took pics of the booth so you could get an idea of what all they had:

and here are two projects i made using both lines:

first up is a layout featuring a photo by laura e. {thanks laura}; i thought the butterly was absolutely GORGEOUS, so i wanted the layout to be fairly simple to really set it off, the layout is titled “flutterby” and has a few lines from the poem “all things bright and beautiful written around the edge of the photo…

flutterby layout - 600

i used SUNLIGHT BOWER printed paper for a base, then added a torn piece of GARDEN LIGHT to the right side. i then stamped a border with a design from the FAIRY BORDER stamp set using ColorBox Crafter’s Ink in Sunflower. i added tiny black pearls by Queen & Co to the centers.

i cut down the printed papers 1/4″ on all 4 sides and adhered them to a base of white cardstock from PRISM, then i matted my photo on another piece of white cardstock and added it to the layout. then i cut the butterflies from BUTTERFLY GARDEN, mounted them on cardstock and added them around the photo. the butterflies at the bottom right were adhered with 3D dots, and for the one at the upper left, i bent the wings up and adhered it by the body only. the “flutterby” letters are by AMERICAN CRAFTS. as a finishing touch, i added the first few lines of the poem around the edges of the photo with a black pen.

here’s my other project, it’s titled Fashion {west} a; my play on the word fashionista! i thought my blinged up cowgal was pretty glam! LOL!

i used a wood plaque i found at the dollar store as a base, then inked the edges using Dark Brown and Warm Red Chalk ink from ColorBox. then i cut a piece of PAPER INDIAN as a base, it’s about 1/8″ smaller on all sides than the plague. i inked the edges with dark brown chalk ink, then adhered it to the plaque. next, i cut a piece of LUCKY STRIPE and adhered it to the right side at an angle. i cut the cowgal out of a piece of COWGIRL EPHEMERA, and blinged her up a bit with some Prima flowers on her hat and a rhinestone one as a brooch, as well as some Queen & Co. pearls around her neck.  i inked the edges with dark brown chalk ink and added her to the left side also at a slight angle. for the fence, i used a row of cigars stamp from the SMOKIN’ SENTIMENTS stamp set. i just stamped it in dark brown ink on a piece of the CIGAR BOX paper and cut it out. i added a piece of vintage lace trim to the bottom and a piece of jute close to the top edge, then adhered it to the piece using 3D dots. i added a trio of Prima flowers to the lower left and placed vintage buttons at the centers. the “fashion {west} a” canvas letters are from American Crafts, and i just inked them with Warm Red and Ochre Chalk Inks. a piece of jute threaded through the holes at the top of the plaque finished it off.

i hope to have more projects up from this company soon. if you liked what you saw, PLEASE be sure to ask YOUR LSS if they will be carrying this line!


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farmer’s market line * shabby green door *

i posted awhile back that DAISY BUCKET had a new division called SHABBY GREEN DOOR and that the first line they introduced was FARMER’S MARKET

well, i just received a shipment – “fresh from the farm” so to speak – of this new line! i really like the papers; reds, blues, greens and yellows done in tones and designs that remind me of 50’s calico fabrics — fresh, fun and soft from a few washings!

i needed to do a layout, but didn’t have just the right photos for it; fortunately for me, laura e. did! she had photos of her family out picking blueberries, and the colors went just PERFECT with the FARMER’S MARKET line. {THANKS LAURA!}

here’s the layout featuring: maddie, katie, adam and nathan…

fresh - 600


here are the basic instructions to scraplift this layout if you would like:

1) pieces of BLUEBERRY COBBLER, SWEET PEAS and STRAWBERRY JAM printed papers were collaged on the PRISM Kraft cardstock background…

2) “u-pick blueberries” from FRESH PICKED rub on was applied to stamped label. small rub-on blueberries were adhered with 3D dots. BLUEBERRY TWIST was tied around tag…

3) JOURNAL BLOCK stamp was stamped on BLUE RIBBON  RECIPE printed paper and cut out…

4) stickers from SPREAD JOY were layered – the strawberry and blueberry sticker was adhered to the center of the month sticker. then a small red rub on star from COUNTRY FAIR set was used to mark the month…

5) MARKET TYPESET chipboard alpha letters were inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Bisque, then outlined with a white pen for the title…

6) “SWEET” strip is from SWEET PEAS printed paper…

7) flowers were made from ribbon, leaves were cut from AT THE MARKET printed paper, button centers complete them…

thanks again to laura for sharing her pictures with me!


american crafts halloween layout…

here’s the other halloween sample page that i did for scrapbook 911…

it uses the new halloween line by AMERICAN CRAFTS:



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 i used the tim holtz tiny stapler to attach the ribbon loops — i just took some ribbon and loosely formed and stapled the loops – one at a time.

if you like this layout and or the papers – AND you are a local {SA}, then head over to SB911 QUICK because this line is going fast!