tami sanders * paper crafter

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

classes this saturday!

i am teaching 2 classes this satuday…

first up is a mini album class featuring the TOY BOX line from Bo Bunny..

collage pic

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

then i will be having a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

monoprint 1 - wm

monoprint 3  - wm

monoprint 2 - wm

class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

both classes will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

make a date to come play, create and learn this saturday!




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my STORY book mini album class

hello all!

i have just added a new class to the calendar at Scrapbook n’ More

my STORY book mini album…

collage picthe mini album features the new TOY BOX line by Bo Bunny

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, so if you are interested, please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

here are the deets:

date: saturday, may 21

time: 10:00 to 12:30

price: $36

click HERE for supply list.

i am also planning an art journaling class featuring monoprinting techniques for later that same day. i have not worked out all the details yet, so stay tuned for more on that later!

please let me know if you have any questions, thanks!


class info…

tomorrow, 11/19, i’ll be teaching my last class for 2013 – PhotoFULL and M$$ at Scrapbook in More in New Braunfels. i am taking december off.

my first classes for 2014 will be PhotoFULL and M$$ at Stamp Antonio on thursday, january 9.

i will now be doing the layouts and sketches for Money $aving Sketches and am hoping to be able to work ahead {i already have 4 sets of M$$ classes done – just need to do the same for PhotoFULL :) } so that i can post blurbs and partial pics about actual product needed for both M$$ & for PhotoFULL.

in the works is…

a demo or make and take for Stamp Antonio on Small Business Saturday on november 30

and possibly – if i can find the right paper line – a valentine/love altered book in early to mid january

OH! almost forgot — i had 3 kits left from my Boho Chic class…

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…the kits are all stamped and ready for you to put together. full directions .with color photos are included, and the sample book is at Stamp Antonio for you to use there to help making your album easier. cost is $35

that’s it for now!


classes, classes and MORE classes!!!

after a L—O—N—G period of down time – anniversary trip to vegas and the battle of the staph infection that would not die, a B—I—G period of productivity!

i have been a busy little bee working on blog projects as well as finishing up a slew of class projects. i’ve also been updating and editing my blog – i still have a LOT to do, i realized i haven’t updated any of my links for favorite sites, blogs, designers, etc in AGES, and who knows when i updated my resume last! i don’t even know if i’ll remember what all i need to add to it! LOL and don’t even get me started on when i updated my galleries last – OMGoodness! well, hopefully sometime soon i’ll get to all that, but for now… CLASSES! here’s the scoop…

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“French Country” recipe binder class: this class went over VERY well at ScrapBook N’ More last month, and i know there were several of you who couldn’t make the class. GOOD NEWS! This class is being offered again at Stamp Antonio! class size is VERY limited, so sign up early if you are interested please.

Stamp Antonio

Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 to 5:30


complete description and supply list: FRENCH COUNTRY RECIPE BINDER 

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i’ll also be teaching another class earlier that day: “Miscellany” mini album: this class features lots of pages with unique folds, pockets and more! LOTS of places to tuck papers and make notes. This mini album makes a wonderful gift too!

Stamp Antonio

Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 to 12:30


complete description and supply list: MISCELLANY MINI ALBUM 

I’m also teaching two classes at Scrapbook N’ More in July…

summer fun pf layout-wm

“Summer Fun” 2 page layout: i’m doing this fun photoFULL layout for Susan at a VERY special price! only $10 gets you a 2 page layout that will hold 15+ photos! you’ll get a complete set of cardstock alpha stickers too, making this even a BETTER deal. if you’ve wanted to try one of my photoFULL classes, this is a great way to do it. and if you are a fan of the class, take advantage of this special price!

Scrapbook N’ More

Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 to 2:00


complete description and supply list: SUMMER FUN LAYOUT

live out loud mini album collage (1280x640) 

i’m also doing an acrylic mini album using the same papers – “Unwritten” by Reminice. i’m on their design team so i get to see all the paper lines and i have to say, Unwritten is among my all time FAVES! the mini album is titled “Live Out Loud”, and is great to use for family photos. i am offering this class at a great value too! in addition to the tabbed acrylic mini album, all papers and trims, you’ll also get a set of cardstock stickers to accent the album.

Scrapbook N’ More

Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 to 5:00


complete description and supply list: LIVE OUT LOUD MINI ALBUM 

space for both classes is limited, so please sign up early if you are interested!

***samples for all the above classes are already at the stores, so you can see them in person if you visit Stamp Antonio or Scrapbook N’ More

***you can also click on the links in the sidebar under “class photo, descriptions and supplies” to get the class info.

that’s it for scheduled classes, but i do have a few more “in the works”!

i’ll be teaching projects using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and inks from ClearSnap at both stores in the next few months. i recently did some projects for the TCW Blog; you can check out the posts here to get an idea of what you can do with the stencils. i will be teaching a tote bag class at Stamp Antonio, and an assortment of gifty bags and such for the holidays at Scrapbook N’ More. The Crafter’s Workshop will be loaning me LOTS of stencils so there will be PLENTY of terrific designs to choose from!

i am also working on a project using the NEW! Bohemian Bazaar from G45 AND… a Halloween themed altered book using G45’s NEW! Steampunk Spells! i’ve already started these, and am hoping to offer both classes at Stamp Antonio in August.

and, i KNOW i have inundated you with a LOT of info, but one last thing, i have started a facebook page JUST for my business side of things – TAMI SANDERS PAPER CRAFTER

that’s it for now! i hope you are all having a great summer!

TREND-mendous class deets!

i spoke with susan at Scrapbook n’ More today and we finalized the details for the TREND-mendous mini album class…

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date: saturday, march 2

time: 1:00 to 5:00 {we may finish sooner}

description: this frilly and feminine mini album has a graphic pop of black and white against bright, spring-y colors of the new ON TREND line by Crate Paper.  the album starts with wood covers; the front one has a window! the pages are mixed media and a mix of sizes and styles. they are made of: corrugated cardboard, manilla cardstock, shipping tags and kraft cardstock. there are pockets, fold outs and lots of little details. you’ll get bunches of embellies too: crystal bead stems, ribbons, trims, rhinestones and flowers to name a few. this album can be used for any number of subject matters – i think black and white photos would look great! a tag entitled “the best day” shows through the window, but if that doesn’t fit, you can add an “s” to get “the best days”, or simply turn the tag around (it has a pretty butter yellow print on the back) and make your own title!

cost: $35

please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info…

please note, i only have 10 spots for this class, i won’t be able to add more, so please plan to sign up early if you are interested.


TREND-mendous mini album class…

i just finished a mini album using Crate Paper’s new On Trend line

this pretty collection seemed perfect to use with spring just around the corner! i can’t believe that we are almost done with january! this year is flying by.

we are enjoying spring-like weather here in san antonio, but the rodeo always brings cold, rainy and nasty weather. and the rodeo starts in just a few weeks, so i am enjoying the sun while i can.

this album could be used for lots of different photos. “the best day” shows through in the window of the album, but add an “s” and you could change that to “the best days”! OR you could turn the tag around and put a photo or your own title there.

this album features unique pages and lots of little special touches, here’s a peek…

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i’ll be teaching this class at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels; stay tuned for date, time and cost. i’ll be finalizing the details tomorrow. if you are interested in this class, please plan to sign up EARLY as i only have 10 of these albums.

if you had wanted to take the amoure decor class that i taught last week but didn’t get to make it, i had 2 kits left and they are for sale at Scrapbook n’ More. susan also let me leave my scrapbook layout kits at her store on consignment. so if you missed the garage sale, you still have a chance to buy some CHEAP $5 kits!!!

and while we are on the subject of classes, i WILL be teaching an altered book class using the NEW! Graphic 45 Secret Garden line. the class will be held at Stamp Antonio. i’ll start designing the book as soon as the papers arrive. i’ve already started planning as i want to include LOTS of new techniques in the book.

carol at Stamp Antonio suggested that i might do a cookbook album using the other NEW! Graphic 45 line – French Country. it would make a pretty cookbook… any interest?

that’s it for now!

class updates…

i have been working on updating all my class info for june…

the class schedules in the sidebar have all been updated and as you can see, there are 2 new venues on it: SCRAPBOOK STUDIO and SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE.

i’ll be teaching my first classes for “myself” this month under Scrapbook Studio and i’m pretty excited about it!

here are the 2 classes that i’m offering…

the disney altered book is the next book in my “series” of altered books, but it is MUCH simpler than the other classes have been – so it is a great introduction if you haven’t taken an altered book class before. or just a quick and fun class {only 3 hours :) } if you have taken this type of class before. it’s a great way to show off your trip photos.

the summer fun mini album is a new mom & me project. so if you have kids that will soon be out of school and BORED, take them to a class! you and your child will work together on one project during the class time. and you’ll leave with a unique and fun little book that they can fill with photos of their summertime events. this class is geared to kids ages 6 and up.

Susan at Scrapbook N’ More, thanks to some persistant customers, has asked me to come teach a few classes at her store. so i’ve added some daytime classes to her june class schedule. i’ll have photos and more info up later this week.

i have also added the class supplies needed for money $aving $ketches and photoFULL at Stamp Antonio on june 2.

here are peaks at the layouts and links to the supply info…



and, later in the month, i’ll be teaching a fun and bright beach mini album at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY’s  retreat…

i think that’s about all the info i have to share right now! looks like june is going to be PRETTY busy!

i am also hoping that i will be able to share some DT projects with you from Reminisce, Clearsnap and Gecko Galz later this month. i don’t think i’ll be able to leave my studio for the next month unless it’s to teach a class! LOL

ckc class update

i received the presale report for my two CKC SAN MARCOS classes…

there are only 7 spots left in my PHOTOFULL class scheduled for friday, september 17 from 4:30 to 5:30. and, as i posted last week, my “life is good” mini album class is full.

pre-registration is now closed, but you can still sign up on fridayfor the PHOTOFULL class  in san marcos if you are interested. 

i signed up for one class – BEYOND THE SQUARE, it was the only class i thought i could fit in my schedule. And the timing is perfect too, it’s being taught RIGHT before my mini album class – in the SAME room! so i can take the class, then teach mine! so if any of you are taking that class on saturday, i’ll see you there!


happy birthday mom!

my mom’s birthday was this week…

i had no idea what to get her though. when i was younger, birthdays were SO exciting, the list of things i wanted was HUGE! now, most b-days i can’t think of too many things i actually need. and UGGH – when did birthdays start being about things i NEED instead of about things i WANT! but, i guess as you get older {DOUBLE UUUGGH} you realize that you actually have to find a home in your home for stuff, so you better make sure you NEED it! LOL! mom’s been at that point for awhile, there isn’t much she needs, and i can only come up with so many ideas for “practical” and “useful” gifts. SO, this year, i decided to just give a gift from the heart.

i was INSPIRED by the new Teresa Collins lines that Scrapbook 911 got in. i was at the store over the weekend for a retreat, so i thought about making mom a mini album for her b-day. i wanted it to be more of a “card”, not something with pics, just journaling. Things you think about but don’t always put into words. i wanted her to READ and KNOW how wonderful her family thinks she is.

So i started with papers from the Celebrate line, then added some black and white patterned papers from Noel and Giving Thanks. i like mixing bright, vivid printed papers with black and white patterns. it grounds them and gives the bold shades something to “bounce” off of.

here’s a slideshow of the album, complete with closeups of the embellies…

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i had so much fun putting this album together for my mom that i decided to make another one for a friend. i’ll be sharing it in a few days, so check back {hint – think pink and girlie-girl!}


— tami


ckc houston…

i am wrapping up all the prep for my 2 classes at CKC Houston

thanks to lori and tinka for their help in getting things ready! i’ve got all the class kits bagged up,  all the supplies are lined up {well almost}, and i’m trying to finish all the last minute little details.

i’ve had months to get ready – and it seems like it has TAKEN months to get ready, but it’s finally almost here! we leave thursday morning for houston; we’ll stop and shop along the way. then friday morning – bright and early – i’ll have my first class!

there were a lot of great classes offered and i couldn’t resist signing up for a few, and tinka, laura and i also signed up for the friday nite CKC crop so we could get a little scrapp’n in.

registration has closed, but you can still sign up for classes and crops once you get to CKC, so you might want to check out what’s offered. my friend charlotte always takes the QUICK QUOTES classes and says they are always great! she likes the SEI classes too, and i’ve enjoyed the one’s of theirs that i have taken.

the classes i’ll be teaching are:


in this class you’ll get to make 2 – 2 page layout. each has a different technique to get MORE photos on your pages. the techniques are easy to learn and to do, so you’ll be able to incorporate them into your own layouts as well.

the “LIFE IS GOOD” MINI ALBUM is my other class…

you’ll get 3 sets of stickers and 1 set of cardstock stickers, a $13.00 value, to use to complete your mini book. this book features papers and embellishments from Reminisce’s Unwritten line. the colors are vintage-bright, and will compliment the photos you use in your book.

i hope to see some of you in houston; i’m looking forward to it!