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!


upcoming classes…

the first photoFULL & money $aving $ketches class of the year was PACKED!

thanks so much for all who attended and the continued interest in these classes!

i have tentatively set the dates for the PF & M$$ classes for the rest of the year, they are subject to change, so please confirm dates with store or check back here for any updates.

here are the 2016 dates: feb 23, mar 29, apr 26, may 24, jun 28, jul 26, aug 23, sept 27, oct 25 and nov 29.

this saturday, is my livre de l’amour book class. similar in style to my altered books – but without the book! all the same treasures and trinkets from my stash.

a perfect Valentine’s gift for the one you love or for gifting for an engagement or wedding. although it is “timed” for Valentine’s Day, the theme is more about love and romance than it is “Valentines”.

amour - cover collage

amour detail collage

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}

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

you can find the supply list for the class HERE.


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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}…

amour - cover collage

amour detail collage

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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UPDATE: dicken’s christmas altered book class

the book is all finished! YAY!

signups for the class have been going well and the class is almost half full already – thanks to those who signed up early!

so without further ado, here are pics of the next book in my altered book series… dicken’s christmas {click to enlarge}

dickens christmas collage 1 - use me

dickens christmas - collage 2

if you have been wanting to try one of my altered book classes, this would be a good one to start with. i’ve kept the structure of the book simple, but we are doing more embellishment and more stamping and inking. I’m hoping the balance will still make the project challenging for my “regulars”.

the “centerfold”, always a main attraction in my books, is something special in this book. the center opens up to reveal a “countdown to christmas”, which consists of 12 mini postcard pockets which hold tags. you can jot down treats or activities that your kids or family can reveal one day at a time.

the book is full of goodies from my “junque” stash: ribbons, charms, flowers, tags, a vintage postcard, christmas trims and custom printed ephemera.

you can view the complete supply list HERE.

in addition to the general supplies, i am recommending a few extra supplies. these are not NEEDED to complete the project, just suggested if you would like to amp up the bLiNg factor! all of these items, as well as most of the general supplies, are available at Scrapbook n’ More. if you would like any of the recommended supplies (or even any general ones), you can call ahead to reserve them to make sure they are available for you to pick up the day of the class. limited quantites MAY be available the day of the class if they are not all sold in preorders.

NEW! ColorBox Teresa Collins Pigment Inks

Gold Shine and Platinum Silver – great new metallic colors that will add a pretty glimmer and shimmer to any of your holiday projects…

   

i used these inks to distress the edges of the photo mats, tags and some of the printed papers pieces…

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ColorBox Stylus & Tips, great to use to apply inks to paper and embellishments – especially when using full size inkpads…

  

the styluses & tips are available in packs or individually – just ask.

and lastly, Smooch Glitz in Frost, Smooch Glitz is an easy way to add glitter accents to your projects. you can use on porous or non-porous surfaces. quick drying, you can add multiple layers to add even MORE shimmer!

i used the Smooch Glitz throughout the book to add some frosty glitter to snow, berries, snowflakes, flowers and more…

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here are the details for the class:

Dicken’s Christmas Altered Book Class

saturday, november 7

12:00 to 5:00

$65

you can call Scrapbook n’ More to sign up and to reserve your “extra” class supplies at 830-214-1690.

if anyone can come a little early to class – 11:30 or so – i will get you started on stamping and inking, that will hopefully make the process quicker for the other attendees. i have a previous engagement for later in the evening, so i will need to leave by about 5:30-6:00. i am trying – more so that usual – to make sure that everything runs smoothly in class and that we get as much of the book finished as we can during class time. PLEASE DON’T think you are going to miss anything if you don’t come early! but PLEASE DO be on time!

for those of you who have not taken an altered book class from me before, we always finish the basic structure of the book and anything that needs to be done DURING class. but usually a lot of the finishing – adding ribbons, bits, tags, etc. is done on your own. i do provide complete written directions with full color photos to make finishing the project simple. i also leave the sample book at the store for those that want to come in and work on their book there.

if you can’t make the class, kits are available for $70. the extra $5 fee covers extra prep to finish stamping and such for you that is usually done in class.


dicken’s christmas altered book class

hello!

i’m happy to report that the sample book for the christmas altered book class is just about DONE!!! i need to add tags and a few little bits here and there, but it’s about 95% complete.

here are some pics…


  
  
  

i’ve got the cover planned out, but haven’t adhered it yet as i wanted to wait until i finished the inside…


i appreciate all the voting! it was close between G45’s Christmas Carol and Authentique’s Christmastime – the deciding factor was Christmas Carol had shipped and was available and Christmastime had not. since time was getting short, i had to get started!

so here are the details:

Dicken’s Christmas altered book

saturday, november 7

12:00 to 5:00

$65

at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels

you can sign up now! i appreciate those of you who sign up early as it helps me with prep knowing about how many class kits to make.

if you can’t make the class, you can order a kit. anything we do in class like stamping, spritzing, etc will be done for you. you’ll also receive complete written directions with color photos. cost of kits is $70 – the extra $5 covers the additional prep work.

class supply list, along with pics of finished book will be coming soon!

— tami


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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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{EERILY ENCHANTED} altered book – FINALLY DONE!!!

it’s done! it’s done! i feel like i’ve given birth to another child! LOL!

i don’t remember working so hard on an altered book. i really wanted this halloween book to be different and to reflect the personality of G45’s Eerie Tales collection.

it is JAM packed with goodies; i used everything i could in this one! i hope you will like what i’ve done, here it is…

eerily enchanted collage 1

eerily enchanted collage 2

you can click on the collages to enlarge them.

i’ll be adding all the supply deets and such tomorrow, so you’ll be able to start prepping for class.

i’d like to say “thank you” again to all of you who signed up early for this book. it allowed me to be able to take my time creating it, and it also allowed me to pull and bag supplies as i went. which is a HUGE time saver when prepping for a MASSIVE class like this.

i hope the book lives up to your expectations and LONG anticipation during the design process.

there are still a few spots left in the class, so if you haven’t signed up yet and would like to, please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up.

i also appreciate all the nice, encouraging comments about all the little peeks and snippets – they helped keep me going during SEVERAL LONG NIGHTS of putting this book together.


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thoughts on upcoming altered books…

i’ve been checking out new paper lines and considering them for upcoming altered book classes.

one subject that keeps being requested is pet, so i was excited to hear about g45’s new Raining Cats and Dogs collection – and i love it – and the colors are great for most pets – BUT…

and there is a but, i think this collection would work well for people with both cats and dogs. i don’t think it would work for those who are strictly dog or strictly cat people. the papers feature both dogs and cats together, there isn’t “cat” paper and “dog” paper. so unfortunately, i will still be hunting for a pet collection to use. if you see one you like, drop me a note and i’ll check it out.

as for christmas, since there seemed to be enough interest for both a halloween AND christmas book this year. again, i was both excited by and a little disappointed by g45’s twas the night before christmas collection. there are only 8 papers instead of the usual 12 in the collection, and although i love the colors, and the more 50’s style santa {that is my FAVORITE decade for the vintage christmas goodies i collect), i’m just not sure there is enough paper choices. but i DO have tons and TONS of vintage christmas, so i may be able to supplement with ephemera that i have. i am going to print of swatches and sit down and play with it. i would like to use it as it would have a very different look from the other christmas books we’ve done so far. if you have an opinion on this collection – i’d love to hear it. i don’t believe authentique has released a new christmas collection yet – they are another company i like to work with.

other suggested subjects are: family, recipe and texas – at least those are the requests i get most often. if you have some suggestions for themes, please let me hear them!

off to bed, it’s been a LONG WEEK and i have a LOT of work to do this weekend – including an altered book to finish :)