tami sanders * paper crafter

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


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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!


{all in the family} altered book class

 

after a LONG wait, the date for the {all in the family} altered book class is RAPIDLY APPROACHING!

if you haven’t signed up yet, please take a look at the pics here, or stop by the scrapbook n’ more and check out the sample book up close and personal.

here are pics of the book…

album collage

detail Collage

i added some NEW! elements to this book including file cabinet “drawers” on the side of the book that REALLY open and a mini “journal” that is part of the book and can be opened.

also, in addition to all the little treasures and trinkets i add, we’ll be using some REAL vintage office products in the class as well, like this old, huge, 30 pound dymo label maker…

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you’ll use it to create your own custom label to use in the book…

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you can also select a custom date and use this vintage “received” stamp to add an accent to a folder in your. the “confidential” stamp on the front of the folder is also from a vintage stamp…

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round stamp (768x1024)

i’ve also created some custom printables using vintage ephemera like the vintage photo folder on the front cover, old dictionary pages, a family tree and a family records page.

here are the details:

date: saturday, august 20

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost:$68

supply list: CLICK HERE

if you are interested in this class, please call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up or to request more information {830} 214-1690.

thanks!


classes this saturday!

i am teaching 2 classes this satuday…

first up is a mini album class featuring the TOY BOX line from Bo Bunny..

collage pic

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

then i will be having a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

monoprint 1 - wm

monoprint 3  - wm

monoprint 2 - wm

class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

both classes will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

make a date to come play, create and learn this saturday!

thanks…

!


NSD finale…

all packed up and on the way home with a bundle of FINISHED layouts!

here are a few others i finished tonight…

having 2 boys i don’t usually get to do feminine, flowery or frilly layouts. but this last group includes ALL those elements!

first up are the sample layouts for my monthly money $aving $ketches class. susan got some gorgeous papers in at Scrapbook n’ More that i thought would be perfect for Mother’s Day…


in this class you select one group of papers, cut once and assemble 2 – 2 page layouts using my sketch. it’s a great way to get a lot of scrapping done quickly! especially good for photos with coordinating colors, photos that require multiple layouts or scrapping for multiple children or albums. and if you use double sided papers, you can end up with 2 totally different layouts! you can take this class at scrapbook n’ more or contact me about getting the class through email.

this last layout is fun and funky! mom and i went to the barry manilow concert – you know what they say – manilow fans are the “barry” best!


the colors in the photos were so wacky and the photos themselves weren’t all that great, so i figured I may as well have fun with the layout!

hope you all had a fun, fabulous and productive NSD!

—tami


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altered book classes…

SAVE THE DATE!

please mark saturday, june 11 on your calendar as the date of my next altered book class.

i will be using the STORY BOOK collection by KaiserCraft…


the theme of the book will be FAMILY and i think the paper choice and overall feel of the book would make it a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day.

i am also working on a project, possibly a mini album or DE-constructed altered book using FAIRY DUST collection by KaiserCraft…


and finally… a question for YOU the studio audience!

HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

is there ANY interest on an altered book using the ENCHANTED FOREST line from G45?

i loved the look of the line when I saw it in person, but dismissed it as a possible altered book subject as i 

 sure what theme or direction a book using this line would take.

BUT- after i used the Enchanted Forest line to design my layout for this month’s PhotoFULL layout i REALLY fell in love with it! it is just a BEAUTIFUL line with fabulous colors and illustrations. (for pic of layout – see previous post).

SO? any interest? it would be great for pics of the renfests you and your family may have attended, engagement photo, princess photos of your little royal or whatever other themed photos you could come up with.

post your YAY or NAY comments here!

—tami


NEW! monoprinting workshop

hi all!

i have added a new class to my calendar – a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

monoprint 1 - wm

monoprint 3 - wm

learn how to get different looks using some of the same products…

monoprint 2 - wm

find out how to create watercolors without needing to know how to draw OR watercolor!

class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

the class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

i will also be teaching a mini album class earlier that same day – if you want to plan a day out to craft, you can sign up for BOTH classes!

collage pic

the mini album features the new TOY BOX line by Bo Bunny

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

please let me know if you have any questions about either class, thanks!


photoFULl & money $avings $ketches classes

hello!

my monthly scrapbook layout classes – photoFULL & money $aving $ketches – will be held at Scrapbook n’ More tomorrow, february 23 from 10:30 to 1:30…

both classes are held during the same class time, so you can take one class or BOTH! you can also come and go as you like during the class time.

with photoFULL you’ll learn how to get MORE photos on your layouts using flaps, pockets and more! each month there is a different layout, sometimes with brand new ideas for adding photos and some that build on previous techniques.

in money $aving $ketches, i’ll show you how to take one set of supplies and turn them into 2 – 2 page layouts!

your $15 class fee for either class includes $5 in supplies to use to create your own unique layout.

sign ups in advance are appreciated as i’ll know how many sets of directions to bring, but you can join in if you decide to come last minute!

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…

bling 1   bling 4

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.