tami sanders * paper crafter

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


NSD finale…

all packed up and on the way home with a bundle of FINISHED layouts!

here are a few others i finished tonight…

having 2 boys i don’t usually get to do feminine, flowery or frilly layouts. but this last group includes ALL those elements!

first up are the sample layouts for my monthly money $aving $ketches class. susan got some gorgeous papers in at Scrapbook n’ More that i thought would be perfect for Mother’s Day…


in this class you select one group of papers, cut once and assemble 2 – 2 page layouts using my sketch. it’s a great way to get a lot of scrapping done quickly! especially good for photos with coordinating colors, photos that require multiple layouts or scrapping for multiple children or albums. and if you use double sided papers, you can end up with 2 totally different layouts! you can take this class at scrapbook n’ more or contact me about getting the class through email.

this last layout is fun and funky! mom and i went to the barry manilow concert – you know what they say – manilow fans are the “barry” best!


the colors in the photos were so wacky and the photos themselves weren’t all that great, so i figured I may as well have fun with the layout!

hope you all had a fun, fabulous and productive NSD!

—tami

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NSD continued…

still cropping! took awhile to crank out a couple of layouts – BUT…

i designed one layout for my upcoming photoFULL class, then copied it so both kids would each have their own layout.

i was scrappin’ photos from the Sherwood Forest Faire rennaissance festival and was EXCITED to find THE perfect paper for the layouts – G45’s Enchanted Forest Collection. (scrapbook n’ more always has the latest and greatest from Graphic 45).


there are 8 more photos plus journaling “hidden” on this layout! make plans to attend my next PhotoFULL class to find out where they are!

if you live out of the area, you can take my monthly photoFULL or money $aving $ketches classes via email directions that include a supply list, cutting directions, full written directions and full color photos. just use the “contact me” form and request all the details.

—tami


happy NSD!!!

happy national scrapbook day!!!

i’ve been cropping at scrapbook n’more in new braunfels since yesterday with scrappin’ pals tinka and charlotte.

i finished a bunch of layouts yesterday and wanted to share them with you.

most are finished, a few lack journaling – need the kiddos input…


i still have ALL afternoon and evening to crop so we’ll see how many MORE layouts i can get done!

—tami


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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!


NSD was GREAT!

a BIG thank you for everyone who participated in or came out to visit us at our NSD event! we all had a fun time cropping {and doing a little shopping} all day LONG! there were lots of positive comments about the class/crop format, so hopefully we can do it again soon.

i remembered to snap a few pics during the day, but didn’t remember to snap THROUGHOUT the day as i had planned. as a result, i missed getting photos of jeri, karen or jane, but i think i got everyone else who came! you might notice that the gals are all working on the same layout in some of the shots – those were taken during the “class” part of the day and they were busy putting together one of the six layouts that they got to make…

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the day went well and a good time was had by all! a GREAT BIG thank you to Jane with The Scrapbooking Factory for organizing this event!

 i hope you ALL had a fabulous NSD, and that you “moms” out there had a FANTASTIC mother’s day!


class notes…

it’s been a few months now since SB911 closed, and i think things are going well and getting back on track! classes have been T-RIFFIC!

thanks to all of you who have been coming; i hope you all are starting to settle into the “new” routine! i would also like to thank carol and amy at STAMP ANTONIO and jane at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY for their help in getting some of my classes going again.

i am going to craftiques tomorrow to put some SCRAPBOOK STUDIO classes on the schedule, and i’m working on scheduling some guest spots around town and out of town in the next few months – so stay tuned for more details about that.

the altered book class – “my life is a circus” was this past saturday and BOY, those ladies were DEDICATED! taking an altered book class is a little like running a marathon – you have to TRAIN for it! FIVE hours of non-stop scrapping! we did stop for a snack break to “fuel” up on a little protein and sugar in order to be able to PUSH THROUGH to the end.  i REALLY appreciate the gals that sign up for these classes. i hope those of you who came enjoyed it, and get the finishing touches added soon. i have loaded the photos that were requested, so hopefully that will help you finish up all the little details – but please e-mail if you have any questions!

this weekend there is a retreat put on by jane at THE SCRAPBOOKING FACTORY…

and i’ll be teaching a MIXED MEDIA MOTHER’S DAY ALBUM…

this book features a soft leather-ette album with a scalloped edge and a mixture of canvas and paper pages slipped into stitched trimmed page protectors. the pages are bound to the album with ribbon! PRETTY! we’ll be using a variety of spritzes,  screens and stamped images to alter the canvas pages. you’ll learn some fun techniques while making a book that will be a VERY special present for your mom, grandma, daughter, sister or friend..

there are still a few spots available for this class, and you don’t have to be attending the retreat in order to sign up, so please call jane at 210-857-8697  if you are interested.

and don’t forget, NSD – National Scrapbook Day is coming up on saturday, may 7th! if you are stumped as to what to ask for for mother’s day – how about suggesting your family buy you a slot at SIX PACK & A CROP?

Scrapbook Studio and The Scrapbooking Factory have teamed up to provide a day of FUN and CROPPING for NSD. you’ll start off with 3 mini classs where you will make a total of SIX – TWO page layouts! then, you’ll have the rest of the day to crop – til MIDNIGHT! and all for only $40.00! what a deal! want more info? click HERE

i hope to be able to share some projects soon; things have been really hectic and i’m not quite caught up yet! maybe i’ll get my studio done in the next few weeks – that would be a BIG help!