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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{livre de l’amour} valentine book

hello all,

long time no post!

today marks the 8th anniversary of my blog! i can’t believe i’ve managed to keep it up and running for that long – although it has been neglected as of late.

BUT! it’s a new year, and i’ve got some events coming up that i’d like to make you aware of.

*** scrapbook garage sale ***

first, i’ll be taking LOADS of stuff to the scrapbook garage sale at Scrapbook n’ More. the sale will be held on saturday, january 16, so mark the date and plan to come shop for some bargains!

*** monthly scrapbook classes ***

then, my monthly photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes pick back up on tuesday, january 19. held at scrapbook n’ more – usually on the last tuesday of the month {early this month so i can make 1 trip to teach AND pick up my garage sale leftovers}. the classes are held from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More.

these are “come and go” classes, so you can come and take one or both during the 3 class hours. of course, the earlier you get there, the more help i can give you with your layouts. a $5 supply credit is provided for both classes. if you haven’t given these classes a try, make that a part of your resolution for the new year. both of these classes are designed to help you get your photos SCRAPPED! photoFULL layouts hold 18+ photos on a modified 2 page layout thanks to flaps, folds, pockets and more. money $aving $ketches class lets you take 1 set of supplies and turn it into 2 – 2 page layouts.

if you are coming for the first time, bring your basic scrapbook supplies – trimmer, scissors, adhesive, bone folder, scoring tool and a pencil. also bring a set of 18 or more photos for photoFULL and 1 or 2 sets of photos – same event, or photos with similar color of 8-10 photos each. photos should be a mix of vertical and horizontal if possible; layouts usually have more horizontal.

this class is also offered by fellow instructor Linda Norman at her house, you can reach her at scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

ii also offer both these classes via e-mail; you can contact me for more info.

*** livre de l’amour ***

and…

the project i am currently working on, {livre de l’amour} mini book. it has been a LONG, LONG time since i’ve taught an honest-to-gosh mini album class.

i LOVED the mon amour collection from Graphic 45 and wanted to do a project with the line. i considered an altered book, one of my de-constructed altered books, but decided against both styles. in the end, i chose to do a mini album “mixed media” style book – WITH all the elements and goodies of my altered book classes.

so if you have taken my altered book series of classes, i think this book will appeal, but if you haven’t taken one of my altered book classes, thinking they look too complicated, THIS is one class you should try!

lots of great tidbits and trinkets from my “junque” stash: lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, charms, paper doilies, paper flowers, vintage book pages and MORE.

the covers of the mini book are old book covers that i cut off and the “pages” of the book consist of different materials in different sizes to make things more interesting: paper bags, shaped chipboard, vintage envelopes, vintage kraft file folders and vintage bingo cards mixed with paper and cardstock pages as well. there will be room for photos, journaling and love notes!

great book to make for your “amour” for valentine’s day, or for gifting for a wedding or anniversary. the theme of the book is more about “love” – hence the name – the book of love – than it is Valentine’s Day.

here are some photos of what i’ve gotten done so far – i’m in the final “staging” phase – i’ve worked this project just like i would any of my altered books…

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this class will be limited to 10-12 due to supplies i have on hand; so a little smaller than my altered book classes.

SAVE THE DATE! this class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More on saturday, january 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 {end time tentative}.

final sample book and details will be coming soon – hopefully in the next few days.

that’s all i’ve got for now! thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

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february’s photoFULL & Money $aving $ketches classes

hello!

this month’s photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes will be held on tuesday, february 24 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels…

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: another BIG ONE! we are continuing with PAGE PROTECTOR months! during january, february and march photoFULL classes, i’ll be showing you how to get MORE photos on your pages using some of the different page protectors that are out there. if you have christmas photos still to crop, this is a good layout for them! this one holds about 20+ photos a mix of verticals and horizontals – you’ll use 12 horizontals in the page protector portion, and not much cropping of photos unless you want to. ALSO – a BONUS layout you can do using a few extra cardstocks and the leftover printed paper from the layout!

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money $aving $ketches: layouts hold 6-7 photos each and use a mix of horizontal or vertical photos. some photos that can be cropped to 4 X 4 are good for these layouts.

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes on tuesday, february 24, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for february at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in march. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.


november photoFULL & M$$ classes…

hello!

this month’s photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes will be held on tuesday, november 18 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels…

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: another BIG ONE! with Christmas fast approaching, i thought you could use some LARGE photoFULL layout! this one holds about 25+ photos a mix of verticals and horizontals, and not much cropping of photos unless you want to.

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money $aving $ketches: both layouts hold about 8 photos, there are some large mats so you can crop your photos to fit as you wish. layouts can use horizontal or vertical photos or a mix of both. photos that can be cropped to 4 X 4 are especially good for these layouts.

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes on tuesday, november 18, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for november at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in december. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.

these will be the last classes i’ll be teaching for the year, no classes for december, we’ll pick back up in january.


altered canvas class & crop…

the altered canvas class featuring TCW stencils and inks from Clearsnap is THIS saturday, november 8 at scrapbook n’ more from 12-4:30, space is still available…

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cost is $35, and you can make an additional canvas if you like for $20.

YOUR canvas does not have to look like MY canvas unless you want it to. we’ll go over basic techniques for adding layers and texture to your canvas, then you will be able to select from DOZENS of TCW stencils and lots of Clearsnap Inks to create your own custom canvas. i’ll also have a selection of embellishments for you to use – from keys for “manly” canvases to flowers for “girlie” canvases.

these custom canvases would make GREAT christmas gifts!

then, from 5-11, i’ll be hosting at crop at Scrapbook N’ More. bring unfinished “tami” projects or anything you’d like me to help with. cost is only $10, but it you sign up by TODAY, november 5, you will get a $5 credit to use during the crop {not applicable to the $10 crop fee}.

please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up for the class or crop or for more info.

thanks,


sept photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes

hello!

this month’s photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes will be held on tuesday, september 30 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels…
hello!

 

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: holds about 18+ photos a mix of verticals and horizontals; bring ribbon and washi tape if you want to add some of the same embellies i did on the “moving” parts…

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money $aving $ketches: both layouts hold 6 photos, mostly horizontals with a few verticals…

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the “printed” papers may look a little different on the M$$ layouts – and it IS – i made all the papers myself. they started out as white cardstock. as requested, for this month’s class, we’ll be playing with stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and sprays from Clearsnap – ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Sprays!

if you want to try and make your own paper, all you’ll need to do is purchase a sheet of white cardstock – i’ll supply the stencils and the spray!

you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, sept 30, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda’s class will be saturday, june 7 at 10:00. Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for may at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in june. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.


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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…

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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!


may photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class

hello!

this month’s photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels on tuesday, may 27 at 10:30 to 1:30.

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: holds about 15 to 18+ photos, mostly horizontal, but a some verticals or a mix of both can be used too…

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money $aving $ketches: 1 layout holds 5 photos, the other 7, mostly horizontals with a few verticals…

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, may 27, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda’s class will be saturday, june 7 at 10:00. Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for may at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in june. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.


march photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes

here are snippets of the march photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class projects…

photoFULL: this layout holds 16-20+ photos, a mix of vertical and horizontal photos recommended….

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money $aving $ketches: each of these 2 layouts hold 5 to 6 photos each, a mix of vertical and horizontal photos recommended….

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

this is the first month with location changes, so here is the rundown…

you can attend one or both of these classes this coming tuesday, march 25, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. since this IS the first month with some students that used to attend these classes at Stamp Antonio making the switch to Scrapbook N’ More, it would be appreciated if you would call in advance to sign up. it will help the store decide how best to set up the room if they have an accurate count of attendees. that is NOT to say that last minute sign ups or walk ins will be turned away. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman will also be teaching this class at her home starting in april

Linda’s first class will be april 10 at 10:30. Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i teach in march at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in April. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.

thanks to all who have continued to take and support these 2 classes through the years and all the location changes.


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photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class…

the last photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class at stamp antonio will be held this thursday, february 6, from 10:30 to 12:30.

here are snippets of the layouts…

photofull:

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there is room for about 20 or so photos a few of which should be slightly croppable. mostly horizontal with a few vertical, or a mix of both is recommended.

here are the supplies you need:

background: 2 cardstocks or printed cardstocks

mats: 1 cardstock or printed cardstock

flips: 2 cardstocks or printed cardstocks –  different

accent: 2 printed papers – different

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money $aving $ketches…

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sketch #1 holds 5 photos and sketch #2 holds 7 photos a few of which should be slightly croppable. mostly horizontal with a few vertical, or a mix of both is recommended.

here are the supplies you need:

background: 4 cardstocks or printed cardstocks – 2 and 2 of different colors or 4 of the same color

mats: 2 cardstocks or printed cardstocks – differen

accent: 2 printed papers – different

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future photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels; usually on the last tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 1:30. the cost of each class is $15 and DOES include supply credit.

i have given the subject of whether to continue or discontinue these classes a LOT of thought. i have also considered the possibility of finding a space here in san antonio to transfer the stamp antonio classes. but ultimately, i think the best course is to combine the 2 classes.

i had just about made up my mind to end these class series, but walked into the classes at Scrapbook n’ More last week that was FULL of regulars, a few faces i hadn’t seen in awhile and several new gals, ALL of which braved the FREEZING weather and not so great road conditions to attend. it was enough to have me rethinking my decision.

thanks to all of you who support and enjoy these classes…


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class info…

tomorrow, 11/19, i’ll be teaching my last class for 2013 – PhotoFULL and M$$ at Scrapbook in More in New Braunfels. i am taking december off.

my first classes for 2014 will be PhotoFULL and M$$ at Stamp Antonio on thursday, january 9.

i will now be doing the layouts and sketches for Money $aving Sketches and am hoping to be able to work ahead {i already have 4 sets of M$$ classes done – just need to do the same for PhotoFULL :) } so that i can post blurbs and partial pics about actual product needed for both M$$ & for PhotoFULL.

in the works is…

a demo or make and take for Stamp Antonio on Small Business Saturday on november 30

and possibly – if i can find the right paper line – a valentine/love altered book in early to mid january

OH! almost forgot — i had 3 kits left from my Boho Chic class…

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…the kits are all stamped and ready for you to put together. full directions .with color photos are included, and the sample book is at Stamp Antonio for you to use there to help making your album easier. cost is $35

that’s it for now!

thanks,