tami sanders * paper crafter

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


fair warning…

you GALS are CRAZY!

the sign ups for EERILY ENCHANTED, my halloween altered book have been coming in fast and furious – even before i’ve completed the sample book!

i spoke to susan today, and there are 18 people already signed up! AMAZING!

so… if you want to take this class, PLEASE sign up SOON!

there are 21 seats, and i can do 3 kits, so 24 books total!

thanks for the TREMENDOUS support of my altered book classes. i appreciate it, and it is SO helpful to have you sign up quick so i can start prep early.

i am hoping to finish the book up this weekend. i’ll try to post more progress photos and of course, the collage of the book when it is done.

thanks again,

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“by the sea” frame and book classes this saturday…

thank you EVERYONE who signed up for either or both of my “by the sea” classes at scrapbook n’ more this saturday!!!

i was REALLY, REALLY overwhelmed by the interest in these classes. they have already “filled” several times – i added spots as i could when i was able to round up more supplies.

i am sorting, cutting, bagging and frantically putting together the kits this week and i think i will be able to squeeze just a FEW more spots in each of these classes.

SO if you wanted to take either one of these classes PLEASE call scrapbook n’ more and get on the waitlist.

i am also prepping to start working on the halloween altered book using G45’s EERIE TALES collection. i am hoping to have the sample done by saturday, but i’m not sure if i can get it done by then or not – fingers crossed!

life has been a little more hectic than usual lately, including having to deal with our a/c on the fritz and the hvac guys not being able to figure out what is wrong. it was 90 degrees in the house the other day while i was trying to put together class kits. i had to pack up and move in with mom for a few days. and i also discovered $200+ in fraudulent charges to my Old Navy card! ladies, if you have one, go check your account. ON had a security breach awhile back and i guess someone got my info.

i’ll keep you posted as to the status of the halloween book. susan is accepting sign ups at the store for the class. it is scheduled for 8/2 and the cost will be $65.

thanks! i appreciate the continued interest in these book classes..


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“by the sea” frame and book class info

i dropped off the samples of these two projects at Scrapbook n’ More today…

by the sea projects - blog - wm

i also finalized the details for the class…

DATE: saturday, july 12

TIME: frame – 12:00 to 1:30 and book – 1:30 to 5:00

COST: frame – $20 and book – $45

receive a $5 discount if you take both classes – only $60

i’ve also added all the class info and supply lists also {see right sidebar}.

please drop by Scrapbook n’ More if you would like to see these samples in person – and plan to SHOP while you are there! susan has been getting BOXES and BOXES of new stuff in! lots of great, fun summer papers, tons of stamping supplies and more! she has also extended her cardstock selection. she is literally having trouble trying to put all the NEW! stuff out – so help her out by buying some of it!

Scrapbook n’ More is easy to get to from San Antonio, just take IH35 north, exit at 189, take the turn around and stay in the left hand lane. the road actually runs into the shopping center {the one with the new alamo drafthouse} head towards the right, the store sign is hidden until you go up aways.

thanks to all of you who took the time to respond about these 2 classes, it really helped me gauge the interest level and be able to order supplies accordingly! please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

i have also set the date for the HALLOWEEN ALTERED BOOK CLASSplease save the datesaturday, august 2 from 12:00 to 5:00. i’ll be using G45’s EERIE TALES line, based on grimm’s fairy tales. papers should be in soon, and i’m expecting to have the sample done by the end of june at the latest.

thanks!


“by the sea” d-constructed altered book & frame”

hi!

some of you have been asking what i am up to…

i’ve been busy with projects for the Clearsnap catalog and blog, the TCW design team, projects using a new product from Grafix, my monthly classes, gifts for friends and a new “secret” venture i can’t talk about yet — and THIS…

by the sea projects - blog - wm

my hubbie and i recently went to port aransas for our anniversary. we had a great time – despite the PILES of seaweed on the beach with more and more coming in with the tide! while battling the seaweed, we started picking up a few shells and some pretty broken bits. i thought the shells would be great to use for a summer beach class, so we picked up a LOT. i hadn’t seen any new beach paper lines, but knew just what i wanted – something with white, aqua and tan – and Susan at Scrapbook n’ More had just ordered JUST the thing i had in mind – Prima’s Seashore line.

the frame base is nice and heavy and we’ll be embellishing it with papers, rope, glitter/glass bead gel and pretty shells…

by the sea frame - blog - we

the book is a D-Constructed altered book – we’ll be tearing up a book and putting it back together in a different way! the hard part of the DIS-assembly will already be done for you so you can concentrate on the fun part! the book contains 8 actual pages – so you’ll have 16 pages {front and back} to add your photos and journaling. and just like with my altered books, there are a few flaps and pockets to create. this project is a little easier than my other altered book classes, so if you were wanting to try one, this one would be great to start with! but don’t worry if you are a “regular” in my altered book classes, i think you will still enjoy this one and find new challenges and techniques.

the book is done in neutrals with pops of aqua, think sand, sea and sky! added textures from rope, burlap, shimmery “smooched” tags and hand dyed vintage rayon ribbons.  lots of fun small embellies to add just the right touch. the book is not over embellished though – to let your great beach photos SHINE! this would be great for black and white or sepia photos too. the cover is embellished with shells, chipboard letters and some shimmer from glitter/glass bead gel…

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i’ll have more info for you tomorrow – i’m dropping the samples off at Scrapbook n’ More and setting the deets tomorrow afternoon.

if you are interested in these classes, drop me an e-mail or please plan to sign up fast. i am not sure how soon we need to order supplies – Prima has a “while supplies last” notation. so we may not be able to add spots if the classes fill.

and as for other upcoming classes, it sounds like there is enough interest to do both a halloween and a christmas altered book this year – thanks for all the input. so i am awaiting the arrival of G45’s AN EERIE TALE in order to get started on the halloween book! as soon as i can set a date for it, i’ll let you know!

thanks!


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travel themed altered book is a GO!

thanks BUNCHES for all the comments and e-mails concerning my suggestion of a travel themed altered book class! due to the GREAT response, it looks like there is more than enough interest in this class – so i’ll get to work on the designing!

i will be at Scrapbook n’ More this tuesday, february 25, for my PhotoFULL and Money $aving Sketches classes, so i will try to set the date for this class then.

the “create-your-own” altered book class looks like it might be a possibility too. so i’ll keep spinning the idea around and see what happens!

i’ll post more info as soon as i have it. thanks again for your interest in this series.


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altered book classes

hello!

well, Graphic 45 has outdone itself on it’s last 2 releases… i want to create altered book classes with ALL OF THEM!

i have already planned another halloween altered book using STEAMPUNK SPELLS, as it has been awhile since i offered a halloween themed book. and i had NO intention on even thinking about another christmas altered book, that is until i saw 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

now, i’m head over heels in love with TYPOGRAPHY! i  think it would make a great altered book that would lend itself to quite a few different themes and photos.

AND MOTHER GOOSE is adorable, and i’ve never done a baby or toddler book.

{click on any of the lines listed above and the link will take you to that line over on the G45 website so you can look it over}

i can also see using the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and MOTHER GOOSE for altered projects too – not necessarily altered books. and TYPOGRAPHY might work well in the new “deconstructed” style of altered book i’ve created like the French Country Recipe Binder.

in a “perfect” world, either i could afford to offer classes for free, or all of you would have unlimited resources and could take OODLES of classes! but alas… unfortunately, neither is true.

SO… i am requesting your input. IF you are interested in taking classes using ANY of these new G45 lines, please fill out the contact form below. please let me know:

1) which lines you are interested in seeing a class on

2) what type of class are you interested in for that line – book or altered project

and of course, you are NOT in any way committing yourself to attend any class, but if you aren’t REALLY interested in taking a class using one of these lines, please don’t play along. the stores i teach at have to order product for classes based on the interest level, so it helps to have YOUR input!

i love to create new and interesting projects for classes, but i couldn’t do that without those of you who attend my classes! BIG thanks to you all for allowing me to do what i love to do!

thanks!

tami

 

 


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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.

thanks!


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“christmas spirit” altered book sneak peek!

i’ve been busy finishing up the sample for the second christmas-themed book in my series of altered books…

i’d received numerous requests to do another christmas book by those who missed out on the first book or who wanted to do another christmas book – so i HOPE all of you who asked for this class, like the design and will SIGN UP! LOL!

a date has not yet been set, but i’ll be adding that info to my blog and sending out an e-mail as soon as its available.

here’s a quick look at some of the design elements…

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i added a lot of new and different elements to this book, so if you have taken one or more of my altered book classes, you’ll be able to build onto your  repertoire of tricks and techniques in creating your own altered books.

there are lots of little pockets and flaps to slip little notes and such in; wish lists, shopping lists, receipts – things that might be fun to look back on after a few years. and of course there are places for christmas photos – under the tree, christmas morning, visits with santa, christmas decorations – all would be great.

the papers used are all from Graphic 45’s new Christmas Emporium line. also used are lots of Clearsnap products: Smooch Spritz, Smooch Accent Ink, Chalk Inks and Fairy Dust Glitter. stamps and inks are from Hampton Art, the matching G45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps and the brand new ColorBox Decades Antiquing Inks.

and LOTS, and LOTS of vintage and not-so-vintage goodies from my stash! baker’s twine, velvet flowers and leaves, ribbons, pine brances, garland, mini ornaments, tiny bells and safety pins, holly and MORE!