tami sanders * paper crafter

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


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”.

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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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“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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texas alt book collage 2

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!


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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…


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update on {SO SWEET} altered tray class…

i’ve finalized the details for the {SO SWEET} altered tray class…

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deets collage

date: january 25

time: 1:30 to 5:00

location: scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels

cost: $28 – due to the fact that the sign up time for this class is short; it is being offered at a special low price.

description: in this class we’ll use a wooden child’s matching game as a base for this Valentine themed altered tray. the tiles are embellished using LOTS of goodies! in addition to your photos, you’ll use lace, vintage trims, metals, charms, flowers, stickers, chipboard as well as embellies from maya road, tim holtz and MY vintage to new stash! you’ll also learn a few techniques along the way. tray measures approximately 11 ½ X 8 ¼; easel not included.

more info and student supply list HERE

please call scrapbook n’ more at: (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

thanks!


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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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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.

thanks!


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“steampunk spells” halloween altered book REVEALED!!!

thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting for the NEXT book in my series of altered books…

“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book!

i have been collecting “junque” for this book for MONTHS, experimenting with different folds for WEEKS,  trying to finish the sample for DAYS and working on designing the details of each page for HOURS! i feel as though there should be a trumpet or a drumroll  here, but no sound so here it is! there were so many details i wanted to show you that i actually created TWO collages, take a look {if you click on a photo, you should be able to see a larger pic}…

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there will also be alot of stamping, inking, glittering, spritzing and MORE fun and messy bits in this book. we’ll be using lots of fab products from Clearsnap such as ColorBox Chalk Ink, ColorBox Archival Dye Ink, Smooch Spritz, Fairy Dust Glitter AND the new Surfacez Inks! and just to give you an idea of the HUGE amount of “junque” you are getting with this class, i took photos of all the supplies i pulled to use on this project…

ribbons, trims, string and more…

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metal embellies and charms…

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vintage watch and clock parts…

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and misc embellies…

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and i forgot to take pics of the AWESOME vintage 40’s optometrist test lenses i bought! but that’s what the “monocle” piece on the cover is.

i think this book has MORE embellies than any other book i’ve done! as you can see by this MASSIVE amount of items from my stash that it will take quite awhile to prep for this class. and sorting and counting is only part of it. there is LOTS of ephemera to print, metals to rust, trims to ink and dye, embellies to make and i’ll also be stamping some of the items in advance to save you time in class.

so PLEASE, if you are interested, sign up early! i’ll have to start prep several days ahead of the class, which means i’ll have to have a final count for the class in advance which unfortunately means that i may not be able to accommodate late sign ups. i am still finalizing all the details, but the class will be held on sunday, october 13 at Stamp Antonio. i should have price and time info in the next day or so. i’ll post it as soon as i have it! thanks for all the interest in this class, i hope it will be SPOOK-tacular!


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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…

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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…

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roly poly page…

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and crazy pocket…

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

—tami


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new class! “french country” recipe binder

hello!

i have a new class to introduce! “french country” recipe binder…

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in this class we will be deconstructing {a nice way of saying TEARING UP} a vintage book and transforming it into a recipe binder. and for those of you have taken my altered book classes before – this is NOTHING like my altered book classes! this is something totally NEW! 

so if you have a big stash of clipped recipes, or have been wanting to document some of your family’s favorite recipes, this class is for you! the binder can hold a TON of recipes, and you’ll have space to make comments or notes about the recipes too. there are 7 sections in the binder: appetizers, soups & salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts and beverages.

the “recipes” title piece on the cover, and the divider tabs were all designed and custom made for this project. they are made from a special, printable shrink film made by GRAFIX and have the feel of a matte clay when finished.

we’ll also be using some products from CLEARSNAP to embellish the binder. ColorBox Chalk Inks tint the shrink plastic pieces, the Jumbo Rollagraph and Jumbo Design Wheel, Watermark Ink and Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder will add a subtle pattern and dimension to the title pages that were also designed specially for this project. and Smooch Illuminate, that will add some glimmer and shine to the cover.

the class will be held at SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE in New Braunfels on saturday, june 8 from 1:30 to 5:00, cost is $35. space for this class is limited, so please sign up early if you are interested. you can sign up or get more information by calling Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690.

thanks!