tami sanders * paper crafter

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


introducing… “so smitten” valentine altered book

i’d like to introduce you to “so smitten“, the next book in my series of altered books, this one celebrating all things love {click on photos to enlarge}…

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the book features papers and embellishments from Authentique’s Smitten line, inks and more from Clearsnap and of course, trinkets and treasures from my vintage {and new} stash! lots of loVelY touches: charms, lace, ribbons, bows, vintage bits and MORE!

this book was SO much fun to put together and i had SO many ideas that i couldn’t even use them all! you will find new techniques if you have taken any of my altered book classes before. and if you haven’t ever taken one, this is a great one to start with! lots of little details that make it fun and unique, but not overly complicated.

this valentine’s themed book is great as a gift for someone special or to keep yourself. friends, family, weddings, romances; adaptable to many different “types” of love.

here are the details:

what: “so smitten” valentine altered book class

where: stamp antonio

when: sunday, january 19

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost: $65

i am finishing up the directions, and then i’ll be dropping the sample book off at stamp antonio {hopefully by the weekend}.

please call stamp antonio at 210-764-7900 for more information or to sign up.




info for VALENTINE/LOVE altered book class…


i just finalized the details concerning the Valentine/Love altered book class! here’s what i know…

date: sunday, january 19

time: 12:00 to 5:00

location: Stamp Antonio

cost: $65

the book will be using papers and embellishments from the SMITTEN line by Authentique in addition to treasures from my vintage and not-so-vintage stash…

i have the papers in hand and have started on the book and will post pics and drop off the sample at Stamp Antonio as soon as possible!

Stamp Antonio employees should have the details tomorrow, so you can begin signing up if you wish.

thank you!


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my vintage Christmas collection…

i hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are making your lists, shopping and indulging in some holiday treats!

i was adding a new project to the Clearsnap Blog and i mentioned my vintage Christmas collection. i thought i’d post some pictures of my treasures here.

i have SO many items in this collection that my house isn’t big enough to put it all out anymore, so i have to pick and choose the best and brightest.

i try to create separate little vignettes: angels, elves and santas and snowmen with a few of my handcrafted items mixed in…

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stay tuned for classes for the new year, starting with the Valentine’s Altered Book class! {i’m working on finalizing the details}

also, please visit me over on the Clearsnap Blog! i’d love to see your comments!

have a very blessed, CHRISTmas!


“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book… the REST of the deets!!!

just back from stamp antonio with the FRESHLY confirmed deets for the “STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book class!

date: sunday, october 13 {most of you already knew this!}

time: 12: 00 to 5:00 {same-o, same-o for you regulars}

price: $68 { please scroll down to next post to see ALL the fab STUFF you get for your $$$}

location: stamp antonio {sorry, i won’t be teaching this class elsewhere – it is just TOO much work! the very idea makes me hyperventilate!}

class supplies: ColorBox Cats Eye Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan, Charcoal, Amber Clay, Prussian Blue and Pumpkin Spice, 3-in-1 glue and zip dry, 3 D foam squares or foam tape, tiny tim stapler & staples, crop-o-dile, trimmer, scissors – detail and regular, jewelry tools: pliers and cutter, fine tip black pen, file set, exacto and cutting mat, pencil and ruler 

NOTE: i HIGHLY recommend using Zip Dry and or 3-in-1; preferably both.  both of these adhesives perform extremely well for this type of project – and no – Beacon Adhesives does NOT pay me to say that!

SIGN UP NOTE: stamp antonio is NOW taking reservations for this class! please call to sign up soon if you are interested, i have a limited number of supplies and may not be able to add slots to the class. also, please note that 10/10 will be the cut off date for cancellations and possibly for sign ups as well. there is a MASSIVE amount of prep for this class, and i need a few days to get it all done.

thank all of you for your patience in awaiting the reveal AND all the details; i appreciate your interest!


upcoming classes


first, i wanted to post that my TREND-mendous mini album class…

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is FULL, but still a week away. so if you are interested in this class, please call and get on the wait list in case someone needs to cancel. the class will be held from 1-5 on saturday, march 2 at scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels. cost is $35.

and… news on the Secret Garden mini album, i’ve been busy “digging” up some fun garden themed bits and pieces for the book. here’s some pics of a few things i’ve gotten recently…

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i’ve started planning out the book while awaiting G45’s shipment of the Secret Garden line. i’m hoping to set a date with Stamp Antonio so those of you who are interested in the book can “hold the date”. i’ll post more info as it is available.




junque… junque and MORE junque!

i’ve been playing with some junque jewelry that i bought a few days ago – a HUGE stash of vintage rhinestone jewelry…

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i LOVE pawing through junque jewelry, you’ll never know what treasures you might find! and i found PLENTY of great bits and pieces! here are some of the jewelry pieces i made this weekend…

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i used a vintage sterling silver charm bracelet as a base, then made “charms” using broken bits off of earrings, pins and more.

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this piece started with a bracelet that my mom bought me in canton. i decided to bling it up by adding some charms to it. this bracelet is SO me — i hate to wear a watch and this one has FIVE of them — but NONE keep time! LOL!

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for this necklace, i used a rhinestone button as the centerpiece, then hung a broken link from a bracelet from it. the chain features some crystal beads from a necklace and two links from an old bracelet with pearls wired in. links taken from several necklaces create the chain.

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this one started with an old skirt pin; i strung together different bits and pieces along with a few onsie earrings.

i figured i better stop playing before i used up all the junque i bought! i had thought to incorporate them into some class projects!

i’ve also been on a buying spree to find some great bits and pieces for the Secret Garden altered book! here’s a few of my purchases, i don’t know yet if they will all end up in the book or not…

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seed packs

i’m not done shopping or planning yet! i can’t wait to get my hands on the G45 Secret Garden papers so i can start working on the book!