tami sanders * paper crafter

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

let’s Reminisce all day…

i’ll be holding a FULL day of classes featuring products by REMINISCE on saturday, april 21 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels…

first, you can come and go anytime between 9:30 and 12:00 and make one or both of these layouts for only $10 each! you can’t buy the supplies to make them for that!

here’s a peak at the Disney Layout…

you have your choice of title — either disney or mickey…

and here’s a look at the Easter Layout…

please note that stickers on either layout may vary…

if you’d like to take a look at these layouts in person, you can view them at Scrapbook N’ More.

then, from 1:00 to 4:00, we’ll be making a Disney aLteReD book

the cost of this class is only $35, and includes everything you need to make it except the glue! also included in the class fee is a 12 X 12 flower sticker sheet and 2 – cardstock embellie sticker sheets! if you haven’t taken an altered book class before, don’t worry. i’ve developed some techniques to make it quick and easy. if you HAVE taken some of my altered book classes, then you’ll be able to put this together in NO time as it’s an easier version of my books. great way to display the BEST photos from your Disney trip or trips!

space in BOTH classes is limited, so please be sure to sign up soon if you’d like to attend. you can contact Susan at {830}214-1690 to sign up or to get more info.  you can sign up for a kit for either of the layouts; which will include a color photo and directions. but written directions will not be available for the Disney aLteReD book.



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not one but TWO new altered book classes!

for those of you who enjoy creating altered books, i have 2 upcoming classes that may be of interest to you…

i have designed not one but TWO new altered books to add to my series of classes on altered books.

i’ll be teaching this Disney themed altered book, created using papers and embellishments from Reminisce’s Real Magic Line, at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels on April 21…

i would consider this a “beginner” altered book, so if you haven’t taken a class like this before, but are interested in learning how to make altered books, this would be a great class to start with.

you get lots of fun embellies with the class too! a full 12 X 12 sticker sheet of the flower stickers, and 2 other sticker sheet sets, in addition to the other papers, ribbons and of course the book! you can sign up for the class, or get more info by calling {830} 214 1690.

i am working on making this a full “Disney Day“, including a Disney Layouts Class and FREE Disney Make & Take, so stay tuned for more details.

and then, i’ll be teaching this Beach Altered Book, which features papers from Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue line and embellies from my vintage stash!

i’ll be teaching this class at Stamp Antonio, but haven’t set a date yet. so stay tuned for more details! i haven’t quite finished it up either, i am waiting on some coordinating stamps and some beach-themed charms to be delivered. but i’ll give you a peek at what i have finished….

this book would be a fabulous way to display your photos from any tropical beach locale from hawaii to corpus christi! keep an eye on my blog for a time and date for this class!

i am also IN LOVE with the new Olde Curiosity Shoppe line by Graphic 45; which is a VERY whimsical vintage-inspired line. i have been debating doing an altered book using this line, but haven’t found just the right direction for it that would make everything “click”. do you like this line? any thoughts for a theme for a book using this line? would you be interested in an altered book class using this line? i’d love to hear from you if you have any comments you’d like to share!

i have an e-mail list just for gals who enjoy altered book classes and want to be sure they hear about any new altered book classes. if that description fits you, please click the “contact me” tab at the top, send me your e-mail addy and ask me to add you to that list.



next altered book…

i worked on the next altered book in my altered book class series while i was at the Reminisce DT Retreat last month…

i wanted to do a more basic book that i thought would be more “approachable”. those of you who have taken any of  my altered book classes know that although they may LOOK complicated, they are DO-ABLE, it just takes time and patience. i’ve already taken a LOT of the “traditional” techniques to task and changed them up to make them easier and faster. but i think there are still a lot of crafters out there who think they would not be able to make a project like that – even in a class setting.

SO — if YOU are someone who is intriqued by the idea of altered books, but thinks that the process is just TOO hard or TOO complicated, i HAVE the perfect project for you! but you do have to like Disney! LOL! i used papers from Reminisce’s REAL MAGIC lines.

here are some snippets of the book…

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unlike my previous altered book classes – that have been 5 hours long, this one will be just 3 to 3 1/2 hours long. i haven’t scheduled it yet, but i just wanted to give you a peek since it was all done.

so, please keep an eye on my class schedule, or drop me an e-mail to be added to my e-mail list if you are interested in taking this class.

and PLEASE – don’t be afraid to try it! i promise that this is a beginner altered book class!

REMINISCE real magic 2008 line…

i posted a project a few days ago using the new di*ney line by Reminsice, and here is a layout i did using it…

chris and snow white
chris and snow white

chris was ENTHRALLED by snow white; she was the only character that i didn’t have to talk him into posing with. she was so sweet to him too! she talked with him for a bit and then looked at all his pins while he explained them to her. he was IN love! LOL!



REMINISCE has just released 2 new lines: CHRISTMAS BASICS and REAL MAGIC 2008!!!

The Christmas Basics is just what the name suggests – a basic line to use for your Christmas cards, layouts or projects. in “traditional” red, green and white colors with “traditional” holiday icons – snowflakes, holly, ornaments, etc. done in VERY un-traditional glitters, shimmers and diecut shapes with fresh and fun designs! it’s time to get started on your holiday crafting, so get a jump start with this fabulous new line!

Here are 2 projects i made using CHRISTMAS BASICS:

holly and poinsettia Christmas wreath

holly and poinsettia Christmas wreath


"joy" layout

the other new line, REAL MAGIC 2008 is a Dis*ey themed line (we’d need a copyright to add the missing “n” -snicker!) if you have pics of a Dis*ey trip to scrap or want to create a Dis*ey themed project, then THIS is the line for you! it’s all covered, the rides, the parades, the characters, the fireworks and even specific items like tomorrowland and animal kingdom – there are papers and embellies for them ALL! and yes, these papers are all blinged up with sparkle too! shimmers, and glitters and such.

i made a pin box to hold Chris’ treasured lanyard and pin collection:

 "my pins" - Disney collectible pin box

the other gals on the Reminisce dt will be posting their projects in the gallery in the next few days, so be sure to check them out. Reminsice also just welcomed a BRAND NEW member to the design team; Angela Ploegman. She has some great ideas – her winning projects are posted on the blog, they are REALLY awesome so you’ll want to take a peek!

p.s.: scrapbook 911 just got the Christmas Basics line in a few days ago. hurry on over if you want some, you KNOW how quick the new lines sell out!