tami sanders * paper crafter

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


{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.



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photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes…

as promised, i’m providing snippets of layouts for photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes.

i’m HOPING to be able to post this info at least 2-3 days in advance of the classes each month, let’s see how that goes! fingers crossed i’ll be able to stay on top of these classes better than i have in the past. NY resolutions and all that! LOL!

REMEMBER though… that you will be using YOUR OWN papers and embellishments, so your layouts won’t be exactly like mine. you’ll use a sketch to make your layouts uniquely YOUR OWN in both these classes!

here ya’ go…


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here are the supplies you will need:

background: 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – same

accent paper: 2 pieces of printed paper different

photo mats: 1 piece of cardstock or printed cardstock

photoFULL part: 1 piece of cardstock or printed cardstock {you will be using both sides}

optional: chalk inks, washi tape and embellishments

photos: will hold about 13-16, mix of vertical and horizontal

money $aving $ketches…

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here are the supplies you will need:

background: 2 sets of 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – different – 4 pieces TOTAL

accent paper: 2 pieces of printed paper different

photo mats: 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – different

optional: chalk inks and chipboard embellishments

photos: layouts will hold about 12 photos in a mix of vertical and horizontal, some photos will be cropped to 4 X 4

NOTE: in this class, i’ll be showing and discussing how you can use raw chipboard to embellish your layouts. have some chipboard pieces you don’t know what to do with? bring them! hopefully, you’ll be able to USE them in class! bring an assortment so you’ll have options.

questions? please contact me! hope to see you there!


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}…

2014 valentines altered book collage 1

2014 valentines altered book collage 2

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.


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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!



playing with paper…

sitting here at main event waiting on the kids to finish playing… been here since 10:30! that’s 5 hours now!!!

decided to use it as a brainstorm day, brought lots of magazines, a sketch book and a book…

the book isn’t for reading though – it’s to PLAY with!

trying out new folds and stuff for the g45 steam punk spells altered book. here’s a peak at some of my experiments…

crazy fold…


roly poly page…


and crazy pocket…


I’m really trying to come up with fun and unique folds and embellies for this book!!!



“IN THE GARDEN” altered book class…

the sample is finished and all the details are set!

here is a look at the newest book in my altered book series —- “in the garden”…

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and here are all the details:

date: sunday, april 14

time: 12 to 5

price: $65

extra info: no cancellations after april 11

description: next book in my series of altered books… whether you’ve taken one of my altered book classes before or not, you’ll enjoy learning new and unique techniques to transform a book from plain to fabulous! the book features inks and more from ClearSnap and beautiful papers from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden line. also included are TONS of embellishments: ribbons, trims, charms, findings, original vintage ephemera and embellishments custom created by ME just for YOU! this book, in it’s pretty pastels with feminine touches, can be used to display photos of your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, moms, grandmas, spring or easter photos, garden or nature photos or any other subject you like.

you can find the supply list for this class HERE.

please call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 for more info or to sign up.