tami sanders * paper crafter

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


{girlfriends} altered book class

hello!

just a reminder about my {girlfriends} altered book class this saturday. if you are looking for a unique gift for your bestie – or besties, then consider taking this class!

there is a place for pics of you and your pals on your adventures as well as spots for journaling and pockets to tuck away mementos.

here is the sample book…

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and here are some shots of the details…

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and here are the class deets…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

 

if you have been wanting to try one of my book classes, this is a GREAT one to start with! and if you have a teen daughter who likes to craft, this might be a fun class for you both to take.

the book contains lots of treasures and trinkets as usual; i was able to pull out all my best “girlie” embellies!

if you can’t make the class, but would still like to make the book, you can sign up for a kit. you can also sign up for additional kits if you would like to make more than one book.

HERE IS THE SUPPLY LIST FOR THE CLASS: Zip Dry and or 3-in-1 Glue, scissors, trimmer, tiny tim stapler, black fine point pen and black permanent pen, 3D pop dots, ColorBox Chalk Inks: Rouge, Popcorn, Ice Jade, Aquamarine, Warm Red and Rose Coral.

thanks for the continued interest in these books!

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{girlfriends} altered book class

hello!

at LONG LAST the sample book for my {girlfriends} altered book class is DONE!

i apologize for the delay in getting this book DONE! i usually allow at least a month for sign ups, for this class there are just TWO WEEKS!

so IF you are interested in this class PLEASE call scrapbook n’ more and sign up! susan and i will be evaluating how many student to prep for, therefore how much paper to purchase, so EARLY sign ups will REALLY help me. and once the supplies are ordered, we are locked into a set number of spots for the class.

so without further ado… here is the sample book…

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and here are some shots of the details…

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and here are the class deets…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

i am hoping that the theme will appeal… it is a departure from my usual themed books.

i think this book would make a fabulous gift for your bestie{s} – christmas is coming soon – hint hint! it would also be a great way to display pics and memorabilia from some of your BFF adventures.

if you have been wanting to try one of my book classes, this is a GREAT one to start with! and if you have a teen daughter who likes to craft, this might be a fun class for you both to take.

the book contains lots of treasures and trinkets as usual; i was able to pull out all my best “girlie” embellies!

if you can’t make the class, but would still like to make the book, you can sign up for a kit. you can also sign up for additional kits if you would like to make more than one book.

i’ll be posting the class supply list in the next day or so, so please check back.

thanks for the continued interest in these books!


upcoming classes…

hello!

i will be teaching the photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes for october and november. we’ll have to see after that! we have had some new students join, which is great. i’d like to keep this series going IF there is enough CONSISTENT interest.

i’ll be teaching both classes at Scrapbook n’ More tomorrow, tuesday, 10/25 from 10:30 to 1:30.

another upcoming class is the {girlfriends} altered book class, scheduled for saturday, november 12 from 1:00 to 6:00. this will be a departure from my usual “holiday themed” altered books. i could not resist doing something with the new FABULOUS line by Authentique…

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this book will be a great way to celebrate the friendships in your life. keep it to stash and display pics and treasures from time spent with your “besties”. or make one as a gift for a very special friend {think ahead to christmas! hint hint!} i can’t wait to pull out of the frilly, blingy junque in my stash to use to embellish this book! i hope to have the sample book done soon – but it’s not quite ready yet. i got derailed by a nasty “bug” and got a bit more behind than usual :(

Scrapbook n’ More is already taking sign ups for the class, so if you want to go ahead and reserve your space, please DO SO! here are the deets as i know them right now, i’ll be adding info and the supply list as i have it…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

that’s what i’ve got for you as of right now! please feel free to use the contact form at the top of the page to ask any questions you may have.

thanks!


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{livre de l’amour} valentine book

hi all!

the sample for the {livre de l’amour} valentine book is done!

the book came together quickly, and i was really happy with how it turned out, and hope you will like it too.

the 12 page mini book is done in a mixed media style with pages of multiple sizes and types: old book covers, diecut chipboard, vintage envelopes, old kraft file folders, paper lunch bags, 30’s bingo cards as well as a few heavy-weight cardstock pieces all serve as a background to build on using the romantic MON AMOUR line from Graphic 45. there are pockets, tags, folders and more with lots of places to add photos, journaling and love notes. many little treasures and trinkets from my “junque” stash were used to embellish the book. a perfect gift for your valentine, or for gifting for a wedding or anniversary. the book focuses more on “love” and “romance” than on “valentine’s day” so think outside the holiday.

this book has many of the same elements that my altered books have – just without the book!

here are some collage pics of the finished book {click to enlarge}…

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here are the class details…

LIVRE DE L’AMOUR altered mini book

date: saturday, january 30th

time: 1:00 to 5:00 

price: $55.00 {kits available for $60.00}

class size limit is currently at 11. IF there is enough interest, i could potentially accept up to 18 – with the additional 7 spaces having a few minor supply substitutions.

so if you are interested in this class, please call Scrapbook n’ MoreScrapbook n’ More @ (830) 214-1690 and sign up soon.

i will be dropping off the sample book at Scrapbook n’ More either this week or early next week if you would like to see it in person.

please contact me if you have any questions about this class or any of my other class offerings.

thanks


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{livre de l’amour} valentine book

hello all,

long time no post!

today marks the 8th anniversary of my blog! i can’t believe i’ve managed to keep it up and running for that long – although it has been neglected as of late.

BUT! it’s a new year, and i’ve got some events coming up that i’d like to make you aware of.

*** scrapbook garage sale ***

first, i’ll be taking LOADS of stuff to the scrapbook garage sale at Scrapbook n’ More. the sale will be held on saturday, january 16, so mark the date and plan to come shop for some bargains!

*** monthly scrapbook classes ***

then, my monthly photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes pick back up on tuesday, january 19. held at scrapbook n’ more – usually on the last tuesday of the month {early this month so i can make 1 trip to teach AND pick up my garage sale leftovers}. the classes are held from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More.

these are “come and go” classes, so you can come and take one or both during the 3 class hours. of course, the earlier you get there, the more help i can give you with your layouts. a $5 supply credit is provided for both classes. if you haven’t given these classes a try, make that a part of your resolution for the new year. both of these classes are designed to help you get your photos SCRAPPED! photoFULL layouts hold 18+ photos on a modified 2 page layout thanks to flaps, folds, pockets and more. money $aving $ketches class lets you take 1 set of supplies and turn it into 2 – 2 page layouts.

if you are coming for the first time, bring your basic scrapbook supplies – trimmer, scissors, adhesive, bone folder, scoring tool and a pencil. also bring a set of 18 or more photos for photoFULL and 1 or 2 sets of photos – same event, or photos with similar color of 8-10 photos each. photos should be a mix of vertical and horizontal if possible; layouts usually have more horizontal.

this class is also offered by fellow instructor Linda Norman at her house, you can reach her at scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

ii also offer both these classes via e-mail; you can contact me for more info.

*** livre de l’amour ***

and…

the project i am currently working on, {livre de l’amour} mini book. it has been a LONG, LONG time since i’ve taught an honest-to-gosh mini album class.

i LOVED the mon amour collection from Graphic 45 and wanted to do a project with the line. i considered an altered book, one of my de-constructed altered books, but decided against both styles. in the end, i chose to do a mini album “mixed media” style book – WITH all the elements and goodies of my altered book classes.

so if you have taken my altered book series of classes, i think this book will appeal, but if you haven’t taken one of my altered book classes, thinking they look too complicated, THIS is one class you should try!

lots of great tidbits and trinkets from my “junque” stash: lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, charms, paper doilies, paper flowers, vintage book pages and MORE.

the covers of the mini book are old book covers that i cut off and the “pages” of the book consist of different materials in different sizes to make things more interesting: paper bags, shaped chipboard, vintage envelopes, vintage kraft file folders and vintage bingo cards mixed with paper and cardstock pages as well. there will be room for photos, journaling and love notes!

great book to make for your “amour” for valentine’s day, or for gifting for a wedding or anniversary. the theme of the book is more about “love” – hence the name – the book of love – than it is Valentine’s Day.

here are some photos of what i’ve gotten done so far – i’m in the final “staging” phase – i’ve worked this project just like i would any of my altered books…

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this class will be limited to 10-12 due to supplies i have on hand; so a little smaller than my altered book classes.

SAVE THE DATE! this class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More on saturday, january 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 {end time tentative}.

final sample book and details will be coming soon – hopefully in the next few days.

that’s all i’ve got for now! thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!


{school years} altered book class info…

the sample book for the {school years} altered book class is FINISHED and has been dropped off at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels. YAY!!!

this book is FULL of fabulous vintage finds: cool 40’s skinny pencils, 60’s plastic apple charms, HUGE 6 X 8 phonics cards from the 30’s, flash cards from the 30’s – 50’s, vintage game pieces and MORE! there are also some custom chipboard pieces featuring some fabulous vintage school related ephemera.

the book will be a wonderful way to display not only your child’s school photo through the years, but also their school work and art pieces. each year has a pocket for placing these treasures – you can scan and shrink to fit more in. there are also places for notes and a mini folder at the end that can hold more special momentos.

a great graduation gift idea for not only the graduate, but maybe mom or grandmom.

if you haven’t taken any of my altered book classes before, this is a good one to start with. once you learn the process, most of the book is repetition. if you are an “altered book veteran”, you’ll enjoy learning some new techniques featured in this book.

here are some pics of the finished book…

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here are the details:

date: sunday, may 3

time: 12:30 to 5:30

cost: $65 – no kit fee for this class

food for snacktime about half way through class will be provided. NO naptime! LOL!

there are a few NEW RULES for my altered book classes:

1) no cancellations within 3 days of the class. so for this class, if you need to cancel for any reason, please do so by 4/29.

2) payment must be made 7 days in advance of class date. so please pay by 4/26 to hold your spot for the class.

a few more notes about this class:

1) front cover designs WILL vary, please view this post here for examples: IN SESSION

2) please select “boy” or “girl” so i can customize your kit and cover as best as possible.

i’ll be posting the supply list shortly.

thanks!


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{school years} altered book class

hello!

i have started work on my {school years} altered book class!

the papers for the book will be from Graphic 45’s ABC PRIMER collection.

i began pulling pieces and parts from my “junque” stash to use for this book; below is a collage pic of what i’ve selected so far…

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i have more goodies to add and i don’t know if all of the above items WILL be included, but i’ll do my best to get as much as i can in!

i think the front cover will have a chalkboard on it, but not sure of the size as yet. i’m playing with a few different sizes and styles.

i am hoping to get the sample book done in the next week or so and will be posting pictures when it is finished.

now, some of the details:

i had scheduled this class with Scrapbook N’ More for may 2 a few months back. unfortunately, neither of us realized that was National Scrapbook Day. susan is planning crops for that weekend, so the class needed to be moved. so it has been rescheduled for may 3. the good news is that if you would like to make a nice long weekend of cropping and crafting, you can plan on attending the crops and staying for the class. you may leave your supplies there for the duration if you attend all events.

i have not set a time or cost yet, but will do so soon. there will also be some info coming on payment and cancellation periods for the altered book classes. you can begin signing up for this class on april 1; i should have all the details set by then. 

if you are interested in this class, please sign up as soon as possible on or after april 1. going forward, i will not be adding spaces to my altered book classes. it is very difficult, time consuming and usually costly, to try and locate and purchase more of the unique items i use for these books. it also creates extra work and confusion for the store. whatever quantities i have on hand will determine class size. 

thanks for the continued interest in this class series…


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“don’t mess with texas” DE-constructed altered book class…

hello!

i finished the sample book for the “don’t mess with texasDE-constructed altered book class late last night {well – early this morning} and dropped it off at Scrapbook n’ More this afternoon.

a BIG – thank you to those of you who signed up in advance – sight unseen – the class is already 2/3 full! i GREATLY appreciate this!

and i must say, those of you who take this class will be getting a BARGAIN! i had to ADD pages to this book in order to get in all the trinkets that i had picked up for it. i kept thinking i didn’t have enough goodies so i kept buying more – needless to say – this book is STUFFED! and since i’d already set the price, you’ll be getting a lot of BANG for your buck!

here a some collage pics of the book and some of the details – click on pics to enlarge…

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some of the “junque” included in the book are: vintage rodeo ribbon, repros of vintage postcards, 60’s butter crust bakery receipt and borden’s dairy milk cap, galvanized metal texas cut out, old lone star beer bottlecap, vintage playing cards, 3 cent texas postage stamps, concho and bandana, blue jean pieces, vintage stamped leather piece, metal cookie cutter, texas themed charms and LOTS more!

special thanks to Carrie at Paper Wings Productions for providing the fabulous texas themed stamps used in the book. Scrapbook n’ more carries Paper Wings Production stamps and do have the stamp sets available for sale if you want your own set.

this book would be a great way to display your bluebonnet, texas wildflower, rodeo or texas trip pics. you will also be given supplies and techniques to add MORE pages for MORE photos to your book if you would like.

if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at an altered book, this would be a great class to start with. the techniques are a little easier than those in my “regular” altered book classes. but there is still a LOT going on for those of you who do enjoy my “regular” books!

here are the class details:

date: sunday, march 1

time: 1:30 to 5:30 *** NOTE TIME CHANGE

price: $48 if attending class or $55 for class kit

if you are unable to attend the class, you can sign up for a class kit. the kit will have anything that is done in class using “class supplies” – like stamping – already done for you. complete directions, including color photos, will be included.

i am also offering an add-on, go-along “i {heart} texas” frame kit…

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this frame includes a scrabble tile tray and tiles spelling out “i {heart} texas”. the frame and tray will be pre-painted, so the kit will be ready for you to assemble. complete directions with color photo included.

if you are taking the “don’t mess with texas” book class, you can add-on this frame class kit for only $12. if you aren’t taking the class, but would like the frame kit, the cost is $15. kits will be available to be picked up on 3/1. i have a very limited number of these kits, so please call and reserve a kit if you would like one.

susan is opening the store JUST FOR US for this class, so if you’d like some “private” shopping time, plan on coming in a little early or staying a little later to shop. the store should be open by 1:00, so drop off your stuff in the back and hit the racks!

AND — mark your calendars – i’ll be offering a school themed altered book class tentatively scheduled for saturday, may 2. i’ll be using G45’s ABC Primer deluxe collector’s edition paper set. more details coming in the next few months. i’ll let you know when you can start signing up! i plan on this book being one where you can display your children’s school pics K thru 12th.

thanks for your continued interest in my altered book classes – i LOVE hunting for trinkets to fill them up with!


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!


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next altered book? travel themed?

hi!

i’ve had a few ideas brewing for the theme of the next altered book in my altered book class series, one of which was “travel”.

i recently saw the ABROAD line from AUTHENTIQUE and thought it would work well for what i had in mind…

 

 

  

 

 

 

i was looking for a travel themed line that be “neutral” enough to work with most types of travel photos. trips by car, plane, train or boat. in colors that would work well for a variety of photos too. i think the Abroad line fits the bill on both counts.

i’ve been slowly collecting travel themed “junque” too, here are some of my finds…

vintage train tickets from the 40’s…

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vintage maps…

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vintage toy model plane wooden propellers…

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vintage airline “wing” pins that stewardesses used to hand out to children in the 60’s…

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and vintage travel stereo cards…

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i’ve also got some vintage postcards and maybe some other goodies buried in my stash!

i’d like to get a general idea of the interest for this class, which would be held at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels. if you’d be interested in taking a class to make a travel themed altered book using these supplies and papers, please post a comment or use the contact me form at the top of the page.

comments about this proposed class or ideas for other altered book themes would be welcome.

i’ve also been contemplating a “create your own” altered book class – maybe in late spring or early summer. we’d cover my basic binding technique – for anyone new who hasn’t taken one of my classes before. then move onto different page configurations. i’d have lots of my “junque” stash on hand that could be used on your book. cost -wise, i would probably include a “purchase allowance” in the price of the class, so you could shop for what items you wanted. if you would be interested in attending a class like that, please let me know that also.

thanks for your continued interest in this series…