tami sanders * paper crafter

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


your vote counts! UPDATE: LAST DAY!

COUNTDOWN: today is the LAST day for voting! you can vote until 11:59 tonight and then it’s OVER! a BIG gigantic thank you to all of you who have been voting EVERY day!

nope, it’s not anything political!

a photo of my son Chris has been selected as a finalist in the Oct “Kid on the Cover” contest by Scrapbooks Etc!

voting is NOW OPEN, and the winner will be determined by the number of votes! SO — i’d GREATLY appreciate it if you would VOTE, and VOTE OFTEN! you can vote once a day PER e-mail address, until the contest closes on 12-15. so PLEASE, bookmark the site and vote when you can!

here’s the link: KID ON COVER CONTEST – click on “voting is now open” in the yellow block titled “featured contest”. Chris’ photo is titled “handsome harvest” and he is the only one surrounded by pumpkins!

note: you do have to register with the site, if you haven’t already, to vote!




halloween post #1

i LOVE halloween! only Christmas tops it on my list of favorite HOWL-i-days! as a kid, i loved to dress up for halloween. mom made me an awesomely SCARY witch costume in elementary school. i won first place in the costume contest that year. i also remember a tiger costume (or at least i remember seeing pics of myself in it). now, i enjoy making costumes for my kiddos. i’ve made all sorts of costumes: a monkey, a skunk, a dragon, harry potter, a clown, a magician, a knight – most of them are still hanging in the back of my closet. what do you do with those things? i’d give them away, but i keep remembering how darn long they took me to make! LOL!

i haven’t taken the boys to the fabric store to check out the costume patterns yet. but time is CREEPING up on me so i better take them soon or i won’t have a GHOST of a chance of finishing them on time! i don’t know what they want to be this year, but i DO know that the costumes WILL match the SEI halloween paper i bought! LOL! i already have the layout done (keep an eye out for it later this month).

i also collect vintage holiday decorations – but i haven’t gotten around to getting them out either. if i don’t put them up soon, it will be time to take them down. LOL! i guess i should at least pull the “spring” wreath off the door and hang up the halloween sign – maybe tomorrow. i don’t know what i’ll wear for halloween either, probably the same black shirt and SPOOKY KOOKY halloween socks i’ve worn the past 2 years – BORING! well, i did pair the socks with lime green sneakers, does that count?

so with halloween LOOMING near, i’ve been getting into the SPIRIT by playing with some of the fa-BOO-lous halloween papers that i saw at CHA. scrapbook911 got in a HOARD of the lines and i just HAD to try out my favorites! i just couldn’t choose – they were all fun! i didn’t have pics for all the lines i wanted to play with though, so i decided to do some store samples. i’ll be sharing them with you this month. 

here’s the first layout i did; it features SPOOKTACULAR by TERESA COLLINS:

I’m also reposting the Halloween projects i did for REMINISCE.  they introduced 2 new halloween lines at CHA, ENCHANTED AUTUMN and SCARE TACTICS.

here are the projects i did using ENCHANTED AUTUMN: 







 and here are my projects using SCARE TACTICS: 

do you have any BOO-dacious projects to share? or maybe some BAT-tastic costume pics? if you do, please send them my way!

BOO ya’ll!