tami sanders * paper crafter

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

scrapbook GARAGE SALE!!!


first, i wanted to share a layout with you today…

basketball layout - reminisce - wm

team photos can sometimes be hard to crop, the photos are usually a larger size, making them hard to fit on one page, but they aren’t big enough to go on a 2 page layout unless you really dress up the layout and fill in the empty spaces.

i do mainly 2 page layouts, so squeezing the photos on a one pager wasn’t really an option. fortunately, i didn’t have to do too much in the way of “fill” as the papers i used supplied that.

i used the NEW! The Basketball Collection from REMINISCE.

there is a great selection of both papers and embellishments that make it easy to customize your layout.

and NEXT! i’d like to remind you about the SCRAPBOOK GARAGE SALE at Scrapbook n’ More this saturday, january 16th. you can get more details on the Scrapbook n’ More facebook page. the important things to remember are come early to get the best deals – doors open at 9AM sharp – and bring CA$H! garage sale items are CA$H ONLY!

i will be taking LOTS of stuff: papers, embellies, stamps, some new kits and MORE!!! i believe my stuff will be in a corner on a card table and maybe nearby table too! seller ID is TS13.


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…

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

“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 

2013 miscellany album collage (1280x640)

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!

first classes of 2013!


i’d like to give you some info on some upcoming classes for the new year…

a new monthly class has been added to my calendar; we’ll give it a try and see how it goes!

it’s called crop’n with tami and will be held on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month at Stamp Antonio. the first class is scheduled for thursday, january 24 from 10:30 to 1:30.

i’ve been asked about doing a class where i help you work on your own layouts, along the lines of an assisted crop, giving you layout and embellishment ideas. enough of you have asked enough times that i’ve decided to try out the idea for a new class for 2013.

i will bring my sketches for past photo-full and money $aving classes, as well as other sketch books and layout ideas for you to use. i will also bring supplies that will be free for use that may vary each month, like stamps and inks, spritzes, alphabets, etc.

although the class is “officially” 3 hours, you can remain and crop until Stamp Antonio closes at 6:00 as long as there is no other class scheduled on that particular day. the cost of the crop is $12. the longevity of this class will depend on attendance.

if you are interested in signing up, please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900.

i have also scheduled a valentine’s day décor project – amoure décor – at Scrapbook N’ More on sunday, january 20 from 2:00 to 4:00. the project features Reminisce’s new line My Sweet Valentine

amoure decor collage

the project also features inks and more from Clearsnap and trinkets from my vintage and not so vintage stash! you can also check out the sample at Scrapbook N’ More. cost for this class is $25.

please call Scrapbook N’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info; space for this class is very limited; so please call early!

i am poking around for “inspiration” for the next altered book class – i had my heart set on Valentine’s, but that may not pan out. i’m awaiting the sneak peek of graphic 45’s Secret Garden line; i haven’t done a spring/garden book yet!

i am also looking into hosting a fall retreat: classes by day, cropping by night with lodging and food included.

any input about these or future classes or the fall retreat, would be GREATLY appreciated! i am especially interested in hearing whether or not YOU would be interested in the retreat!

thanks for your interest!

super mega grab bag sale at REMINISCE…

if you missed out on the awesome Fall/ Halloween mega super sale at Reminisce a week or so ago…

you have a chance to get in on the Winter/ Christmas super cheap, super great, MEGA grab bags!

you’ll get TONS of product, $200 worth of papers and embellishments, for only $24.95!

the Reminisce Christmas/Winter Grab Bags go on sale tomorrow at 9AM CST. the deal will be posted on the REMINISCE BLOG and on their FACEBOOK PAGE about 9:00AM CST.

the last deal sold out in under 5 hours and when they are gonel they are gone – so set an alarm and get ready to BUY!!!

and ANOTHER Reminisce Sneak Peek!!!

a sneak peek of HERE COMES SANTA is now up on the REMINISCE BLOG!!!

a fabulously vintage-inspired line; it’s just gorgeous! go take a look!

and don’t forget to post a comment to get in on a chance to win the collection before you can buy it!!!

new Reminisce…

now that the new Reminisce line HALLOWE’EN has been announced on the blog, i can share my layout using it with you…

this is one of my favorite photos of my youngest chris, some of you may remember it from the Scrapbooks Etc. cover contest…

here are a few closeups of the details…


i love this new vintage halloween line! so fun and funky with the great “fussy” patterned papers to coordinate! i think this would be a great line to use for party decor!

more lines coming soon!


another Reminisce Sneak Peek!

Reminisce has another CHA Sneak Peek up on their BLOG!

they showed projects from the DT yesterday featuring: Labels Classique and today they have projects and layouts using Hallowe’en!

here is the notecard set i made using the LABELS CLASSIQUE line…

 be sure to post comments on the blog to be entered for a chance to win one of these collections!!!



Reminisce has started sharing sneak peeks of their new lines!

if you’d like to see these gorgeous new collections all you have to do is hop on over to the REMINISCE BLOG!

here’s a link to the first collection announced: LABELS CLASSIQUE

i made some notecards featuring this line – but you have to go over to the Reminisce Blog to see them! there are also some fabulous layouts by several design team members on the blog!

BE SURE to leave a comment on the Reminisce Blog for a chance to “win it before you can buy it” collection of Labels Classique!