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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my STORY book mini album class

hello all!

i have just added a new class to the calendar at Scrapbook n’ More

my STORY book mini album…

collage picthe 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, so if you are interested, please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

here are the deets:

date: saturday, may 21

time: 10:00 to 12:30

price: $36

click HERE for supply list.

i am also planning an art journaling class featuring monoprinting techniques for later that same day. i have not worked out all the details yet, so stay tuned for more on that later!

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

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{school years} altered book class info…

the sample book for the {school years} altered book class is FINISHED and has been dropped off at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels. YAY!!!

this book is FULL of fabulous vintage finds: cool 40’s skinny pencils, 60’s plastic apple charms, HUGE 6 X 8 phonics cards from the 30’s, flash cards from the 30’s – 50’s, vintage game pieces and MORE! there are also some custom chipboard pieces featuring some fabulous vintage school related ephemera.

the book will be a wonderful way to display not only your child’s school photo through the years, but also their school work and art pieces. each year has a pocket for placing these treasures – you can scan and shrink to fit more in. there are also places for notes and a mini folder at the end that can hold more special momentos.

a great graduation gift idea for not only the graduate, but maybe mom or grandmom.

if you haven’t taken any of my altered book classes before, this is a good one to start with. once you learn the process, most of the book is repetition. if you are an “altered book veteran”, you’ll enjoy learning some new techniques featured in this book.

here are some pics of the finished book…

blog collage 1

blog collage 2

here are the details:

date: sunday, may 3

time: 12:30 to 5:30

cost: $65 – no kit fee for this class

food for snacktime about half way through class will be provided. NO naptime! LOL!

there are a few NEW RULES for my altered book classes:

1) no cancellations within 3 days of the class. so for this class, if you need to cancel for any reason, please do so by 4/29.

2) payment must be made 7 days in advance of class date. so please pay by 4/26 to hold your spot for the class.

a few more notes about this class:

1) front cover designs WILL vary, please view this post here for examples: IN SESSION

2) please select “boy” or “girl” so i can customize your kit and cover as best as possible.

i’ll be posting the supply list shortly.

thanks!


“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..


{so sweet} altered tray class…

i’ve got one more valentine’s day class that i will be teaching…

{so sweet} altered tray…

2014 valentine altered tray - tray wm

this project starts off with a tray full of domino shaped wood pieces. the pieces are then covered with photos and LOTS and LOTS of embellishments: metal, ribbon, lace, flowers, buttons, chipboard, bakers twine, stickers, pages from romance novels, goodies from maya roads and trinkets and treasures from my stash.

here’s a collage with closeups of some of the details…

deets collage

while putting this project together, you’ll also learn a few techniques that you can use on your scrapbooking or other papercrafts. we’ll be playing with inks and more from Clearsnap: ColorBox Archival Dye Inks, Chalk and Pigment Inks, Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays, Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter and stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

the date and deets for this class haven’t been finalized yet, but it will probably be scheduled towards the end of january. the class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels.

this project is perfect for a gift or to keep, for friends, family or romances – you’ll be able to customize it to your purpose. i used photos of my son and his girlfriend taken before their homecoming dance.

stayed tuned or better yet – subscribe to my blog for updates on this class. i’ll be posting all the details as soon as i get them!

thanks,


more class info!!!

hi all!

i have a bunch of classes coming up in the next month or so and i wanted to let you know about them.

these 2 classes will be taught at STAMP ANTONIO

class: BOHO CHIC acrylic mini album – rescheduled

location: Stamp Antonio

date: saturday, november 2

time: 10:00 to 1:00

cost: $35

description:

a plain acrylic mini album gets quite a facelift using the NEW! Bohemian Bazaar from Graphic 45. Bohemian Bazaar is bright, fun and WHIMSICAL, and whimsical is the feeling i tried to capture in the design of this album! lots of unique touches from my vintage stash. and we’ll be stamping wispy scroll designs on the ends of all the pages using the NEW! Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap! this album would make a fab holiday gift! the color and style make it the perfect present for your favorite free spirited gal: sister, daughter, granddaughter or friend. fill it with photos or gift it empty, either way it’s sure to be appreciated.

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class: GET “CRAFTY”:

location: Stamp Antonio

date: saturday, november 2

time: 2:00 to 6:00

cost: $18

description:

this class is more of an artsy afternoon workshop than an actual class. after instructions on various techniques and ideas that you can incorporate in your tote bag project; you’ll be turned loose to play and create! there will be TONS of FAB stencils, in LOTS of different styles and designs from The Crafter’s Workshop to use along with a dozen ink colors from Clearsnap’s ColorBox Crafter’s Ink line. come and play for an hour, two, three or for the entire 4 hours. {but you don’t need to stay the whole 4 hours unless you want to; but please do come at the start of class so you don’t miss the technique info and demos.} tami will be there to help you with design ideas as you work. extra tote bags will be available for an additional fee if you’d like to make more than one tote during the class. think ahead to the holidays as a tote bag personally designed by you would make a terrific gift for almost anyone on your list. {please note that you will be creating your own designs, not necessarily the same designs as are shown in the sample}

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please call STAMP ANTONIO at 210-764-7900 for more info or to sign up!

and these 2 classes will be held at SCRAPBOOK n’ MORE

class: “Watercolor” Poinsettia Christmas Décor

location: Scrapbook n’ More

date: saturday, october 12

time: 10:00 to 12:30

cost: $20

description:

in this class, we’ll be using ColorBox Archival Dye Inks as watercolors! a beautiful poinsettia stamp from Stampendous is the focal design of this framed Christmas décor project. besides painting in the poinsettias, you’ll also be “watercoloring” the title pieces and using Smooch Glitz to create a frosty border around the glass. we’ll finish the piece off with some vintage mercury glass beaded garland and other seasonal trims. come learn a new technique AND make a pretty project to add to your holiday decorating.

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class: GET “CRAFTY

location: Scrapbook n’ More

date: saturday, october 12

time: 1:30 to 5:30

cost: $18

description:

this class is more of an artsy afternoon workshop than an actual class. after instructions on various techniques and ideas that you can incorporate in your tote bag project; you’ll be turned loose to play and create! there will be TONS of FAB stencils, in LOTS of different styles and designs from The Crafter’s Workshop to use along with a dozen ink colors from Clearsnap’s ColorBox Crafter’s Ink line. come and play for an hour, two, three or for the entire 4 hours. {but you don’t need to stay the whole 4 hours unless you want to; but please do come at the start of class so you don’t miss the technique info and demos.} tami will be there to help you with design ideas as you work. extra tote bags will be available for an additional fee if you’d like to make more than one tote during the class. think ahead to the holidays as a tote bag personally designed by you would make a terrific gift for almost anyone on your list. {please note that you will be creating your own designs, not necessarily the same designs as are shown in the sample}

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please call SCRAPBOOK n’ MORE at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up!

one more class on the horizon for you stamping fans… Jean Okimoto, a member of the Memory Box and Clearsnap Design Teams – and a VERY talented designer, will be in town and co-teaching a card class with me at Stamp Antonio on october 26. i do not have all the details yet, but if you would be interested in the class, please save the date!

thanks to all of you for your continued interest in my classes; i appreciate it!


new class… countdown 2 christmas

i’ve been collecting vintage yardsticks for almost a year with this project in mind…

i just finished the sample today! it features ephemera from Gecko Galz, inks, glitters and more from Clearsnap and papers from Bo Bunny, it’s called Countdown 2 Christmas

the idea is that you use the clothespin and move it along the “dates” aka: numbers on the yardstick, day by day toward Christmas – the “25”.

i’ve also added some goodies from my special vintage stash… a tiny mercury glass feather tree ornament, some frosty garland, buttons, pom trim, anagram letters and a green little “plate” – have NO idea what it’s original purpose was – now it’s a frame for santa!

i hope to have all the deets on this class by 10/25 if not sooner.

i still have one or two more classes in the works before the end of the year. i need to USE up some of my stash! all that shopping has it filled to overflowing! LOL

thanks for your interest…


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“stroke of midnight” halloween tryptic…

i was able to work out the deets for this class sooner than i thought, so for those of you who were curious to see the project that the “teasers” i posted yesterday came from, i’m ready to share!

stroke of midnighthalloween tryptic…

this hauntingly boo-tiful halloween decor piece will get your spook-tacular decorating off to a great start! fabulous vintage-style papers from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting Collection along with lots of inky goodies from Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz, Smooch Accent Ink, ColorBox Pigment and Chalk Inks, Top Boss Embossing Pads and Powders, the NEW! Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter and MORE! also included are treasures and trinkets from my junque stash!

and here is a larger pic of the project itself…

 i’ll be teaching this class at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels on september 8 from 1:30 to 5:30, cost is $35. Space is limited, so please sign up soon. you can call the store at (830) 214-1690 for more information or to sign up.

i’ve got a few more class announcements coming up, so check back soon!

 


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something wicked this way comes…

and now…

for a sneak peek of my own…

a project i’ve been working on for halloween…

is it too early for halloween? guess not since there is CHRISTMAS DECOR up already in the stores!!!

here’s a few little tidbits for you… i hope enough to “peek” your interest ;)

a lady with time on her hands…

an adorable pair…

a pumpkin patch…

a bewitching tag…

an element of danger…

a touch of glitter…

a little bling…

whooo wouldn’t have…

a banner good time in a class…

with all these spookingly wonderful vintage goodies…

*** more info coming soon ***

 


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1/12 classes at Stamp Antonio…

here’s a little snippet of the class samples for the Money $aving $ketch class, which will be tomorrow – thursday, jan 12 from 10:30 to 12:30 at STAMP ANTONIO…

the layouts have room for LOTS of photos, since i was thinking of ALL the Christmas photos you might need to scrap! it’s not too late to sign up, call now or early tomorrow, or just drop in if you aren’t busy!

you’ll need to bring the following supplies with you for Money $aving $ketches:

  • 4 cardstock for the background – same or mix and match
  • 1 each of 2 different colors of cardstock – so 2 total for matting
  • 2 different pieces of printed paper
  •  basic supplies: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pencil and inks

for PhotoFull, which will be offered at 2:00 to 4: 00 and 6:00 to 8:00, you need to bring:

  • 2 cardstock for the background – same or mix and match
  • 1 each of 2 different colors of cardstock – so 2 total for matting
  • 2 different pieces of printed paper
  • 4 brads
  • basic supplies: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pencil and inks

or plan to purchase what you need at Stamp Antonio!

thanks,

p.s.: friday, january 13 is the LAST day to be entered to win the prize pack i’m giving away in honor of the 4th anniversary of my blog!!! to enter all you need to do is post a comment to my HAPPY BIRTHDAY POST from 1/3 RIGHT BELOW this post!!! be sure you post your comment to the HAPPY BIRTHDAY post, NOT this one to get a chance at winning!!!


classes tomorrow at Stamp Antonio…

after taking august off {HAH!}, i’m ready to pick back up with classes again!

tomorrow, i’ll be at STAMP ANTONIO teaching my 2 monthly classes – Money $aving $ketches and PhotoFULL

if you click on the links under the “class photos, descriptions and supplies” heading in the left sidebar {right under the snow angel blinkie}, you’ll see photos of the projects as well as the supply lists.

i am trying out an afternoon PhotoFULL class this month. it will be the EXACT same project taught in the evening class, just earlier for those of you who prefer to come earlier or can’t make it in the evening.

also keep in mind, that these same classes, Money $aving $ketches and PhotoFULL will be repeated at Scrapbooks N’ More in New Braunfels on 9/27. the exact same projects will be taught, so no need to come to classes at both stores, but it’s an option if you can’t make it to Stamp Antonio tomorrow.

hope to see you soon!

thanks,