tami sanders * paper crafter

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


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

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YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.

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altered book, mixed media & crop notes…

WHEW!

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!


guest designer spot…

i have a project up on the Crafter’s Home Blog; i was their guest designer today…

here’s a peek at the project…

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i used a MULTITUDE of ClearSnap inks and more along with polymer clay and vintage jewelry bits to create this necklace.

if you’d like to see the whole project, as well as get the supply list and directions, please click HERE.

thanks!


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mother’s day…

i’ve added several posts with projects for mother’s day on the ClearSnap Blog…

here are some snippets…

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scroll through the may posts on the blog for photos of the WHOLE project as well as supply list and directions for these projects and other great stuff from the Creative Team!

CLEARSNAP BLOG

tfl!


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NSD Blog Hop with the ClearSnap Creative Team!

join the ClearSnap creative team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more!

our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun and lots of inky techniques for your scrapbook pages!

just hop through and leave a comment on each post. each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop!

entries close on monday may 6, 2013 at 12:00am…

hi! welcome to my blog!

i have a layout to share with you that features LOTS, and LOTS of inks and more from ClearSnap as well as several techniques. my layout started with 1 sheet of white cardstock, scrap kraft cardstock, manila tags, raw chipboard pieces, and some ribbon, twine and bits from my stash.

my challenge to myself was to turn plain unadorned pieces and papers into a colorful, collaged, nature-themed layout.

here’s the finished layout…

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the white cardstock background was transformed into a bright, blue “sky”, by lightly spritzing it with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz at the upper left and lower right hand corners, then filling in with ColorBox Sprays! in Sky. the combo of the aqua toned spritz and blue spray makes a very pretty sky, plus you get just a touch of shimmer from the spritz…

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next, i wanted to add some tone on tone images to make the background more interesting, so i used the Rollagraph and Jumbo Say What? Stamping Wheel along with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in Sky to add a very subtle script pattern

and Mermaid ColorBox Archival Dye Ink was used to stamp some aqua dragonflies …

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then the leaf pattern was added using Mint ColorBox Pigment Ink, which was heat set…

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and a distressed design was added at the right side of the page to balance the leaves using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. a handy tip here to avoid having sharp edges when stamping a design like this is to only partially ink the stamp. this is easy to do using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips tool…

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the edges of the background page were inked using both Chestnut Roan and French Blue Chalk Inks.

with the background done, it was time to move onto embellishing! i started with the photos, they were matted in kraft cardstock and the edges were inked using French Blue Chalk Ink. next, they needed a background to “rest” on, so i took a piece of kraft cardstock, added a pattern using the Rollagraph and Jumbo Mixed Dot Design Wheel with Watermark Ink. the design was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder, then when cooled, was sprayed lightly with ColorBox Sprays! in Artichoke

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the manila tags were spritzed using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, then when dry, were stamped using Chalk and Pigment Inks. using several types of inks in layers produces an interesting contrast. for this tag, the clock was stamped with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, the watch in Mint Pigment Ink and the sentiment using Iris Pigment Ink which was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. a good hint when layering inks like this is to heat set as you go – especially if you plan on embossing a layer, otherwise, the embossing powder will stick to any ink that is still wet…

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the border under the photos was made using the Rollagraph and Standard Design Wheel in the Chinese Noodles Pattern. one of my favorite things to do with the Rollagraph is to roll multiple images with it, sometimes in different colors as was done here. the design was rolled once using ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Sky, then again using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Moody Blue

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the raw chipboard leaves were first inked using Mint Pigment Ink, then after heat setting, the script design was added and embossed using the Jumbo Say What? Design Wheel, Patina Mix’d Media Inx and Top Boss Embossing Powder. a little distressing around the edges using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink finishes them off…

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some baker’s twine and a charm finish off the layout…

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i used a LOT of different products and a LOT of different techniques on this layout, but don’t feel you have to do the same! pick and choose what you like best and what works for YOUR layout! but the next time you can’t find “that perfect paper” for your project, think about making it YOURSELF!

SUPPLIES:

ClearSnap:

  • Smooch Spritz: Sea Kiss
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!: Sky and Artichoke
  • Color Catcher
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and French Blue
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink: Turtle, Iris and Mint
  • Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx: Patina
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Sky and Blueberry
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mermaid and Moody Blue
  • Watermark Ink
  • Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
  • Rollagraph: Standard Handle, Jumbo Handle, Chinese Noodles Standard Design Wheel and Say What? and Mixed Dots Jumbo Design Wheels
  • ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Other:

  • Hampton Art: Time Pieces Clear Stamp Set and Weathered Background Wood Mount Stamp
  • Artemio: #10001140 Postcard Clear Stamp Set
  • Woodware: English Leaves
  • My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Collage and Schoolhouse Lower/Number Clear Stamp Sets
  • Bazzill: White and Kraft Cardstocks
  • Beacon: Zip Dry
  • The Twinery: Baker’s Twine
  • 2 Small Manila Tags
  • Vintage Blue Seam Binding
  • Chipboard Leaves
  • Dragonfly Charm
  • Jump Ring
  • Small Safety Pin

Tools:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Heat Gun
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Double Sided Tape

i was the last stop on this HOP; but just in case you were visiting my blog by way other than the hop, you will want to start at the top of the list and work your way down so you can see ALL the terrific projects and ideas!

Clearsnap Blog http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/  – start here
Megan Aaron http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Tami Sanders https://tamisanders.com/ – you are here now

don’t forget to leave a comment at each an every stop as EACH CT member will be selecting their own winner!

and also please “likeClearSnap on Facebook, and follow ClearSnap on: Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for MORE great project ideas and contest info!

and of course, please visit us on the ClearSnap Blog!

thanks!


projects to share!

hello!

i know i don’t always post a lot of projects on my website, but that doesn’t mean i’m not busy MAKING THINGS! LOL!

right now i have a few projects scattered around the web and i’d like to share them with you…

first, a pendant that i created for GRAFIX was selected as the project of the day – 4/3/2013 – by Crafts n’ Things Magazine. they sent out links to the project in their april newsletter as well as listed the project on their facebook page.

you can view the BUTTERFLY PENDANT here: CRAFTS N’ THINGS FACEBOOK PAGE {https://www.facebook.com/craftsnthingsmag} just scroll down to 4/3’s posts and you’ll see a BIG pic of a butterfly pendant! i’d appreciate it if you’d give it a “like” or leave a comment!

you can also see it here: CRAFTS N’ THINGS NEWSLETTER {http://blog.craftsnthings.com/?p=5202}

there is also a YouTube Video that shows how to make the pendant step-by-step on the Grafix YouTube Channel: BUTTERFLY PENDANT {http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chs7sjS2ckI}

Grafix also included two projects i designed for them on a header on their website: GRAFIX IDEA HEADER {http://www.grafixarts.com/Ideas/}, the mosaic pendant at the lower left and ther CREATE decor piece that runs across the header. i made a video showing how to make the CREATE piece too; it’ll be out soon!

i also have a little notebook project that is included in Grafix’s Project Gallery: COLORED SHRINK FILM ALTERED NOTEBOOK {http://www.grafixarts.com/images/company_assets/512F1C7F-0D64-4A5E-9D91-785DC064755F/ColoredShrinkFilmNotebook_9868.PDF}

i also have a YouTube Channel that includes all the videos i’ve made for the ClearSnap Blog: TAMI SANDERS YOUTUBE {http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U}

i also share 8 projects a month on the CLEARSNAP BLOG, here is one i shared the other day…

spring dictionary collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

you can get all the info on how to make this yourself by viewing this post: CHEAP {cheep} CHEAP {cheap} It’s Spring! {http://www.clearsnap.blogspot.com/2013/03/cheap-cheep-cheap-cheep-its-spring.html}

i also added a post about how to turn a jeans pocket into a cute change putse! you can see that here: POCKET CHANGE {http://www.clearsnap.blogspot.com/2013/04/pocket-change.html}

a card i made using Stephanie Barnard Sprays! and stamps is the featured project on the CLEARSNAP WEBSITE {http://www.clearsnap.com}: FLOWER BRIGHT {http://www.clearsnap.com/project-view.cfm?id=71}

Flower-Bright

and lastly, the new 2013 CLEARSNAP CATALOG {http://www.clearsnap.com/catalog.cfm} is out and they have REALLY outdone themselves artistically! the catalog is GORGEOUS and is filled with wonderful projects from some very talented designers. i am very excited to have my work shown along with theirs:

pg.4 … chalk tins

pg.16 … watermark shadowbox

pg. 30 … word frame and imagine decor piece

pg. 41 … color catcher card

pg. 47 … sprinkles card

pg. 48 … colorbox scentz card

well that’s it for now! if you visit the ClearSnap Blog — and i hope you will as it’s a great source of info and inspiration — please leave a comment or two! i’ll know you visited and ClearSnap will know i have VIEWERS! LOL!

thanks!