tami sanders * paper crafter

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

photoFULl & money $avings $ketches classes


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!



upcoming classes and dates…

hello all!

this month’s photoFULL and money $aving $ketches class will be held on tuesday, september 29 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels.

another date to add to your calendar is for a Christmas themed altered book class tentatively scheduled for november 7. details to be announced soon.

i am trying to decide on a collection to use for the Christmas book, right now the collections i am thinking about are (please click on link to view the whole collection):

G45’s Christmas Carol

g45 christmas carol use

Authentique’s Christmastime

authentique christmastime

Authentique’s Tidings

authentique tidings

i was also very taken with a new collection from Graphic 45 titled Mon Amour….

g45 mon amour

we’ve only done 2 “love” or “valentine” themed altered books and i’m wondering how much interest there would be in doing one using the Mon Amour collection sometime after the new year.

i’ve set up some polls below, please feel free to play along. i would ask that you ARE somewhat interested in taking part in the class or classes that you are voting for.


voting will close a week from now on 9/29. i appreciate your input!


classes, classes and MORE classes!!!

after a L—O—N—G period of down time – anniversary trip to vegas and the battle of the staph infection that would not die, a B—I—G period of productivity!

i have been a busy little bee working on blog projects as well as finishing up a slew of class projects. i’ve also been updating and editing my blog – i still have a LOT to do, i realized i haven’t updated any of my links for favorite sites, blogs, designers, etc in AGES, and who knows when i updated my resume last! i don’t even know if i’ll remember what all i need to add to it! LOL and don’t even get me started on when i updated my galleries last – OMGoodness! well, hopefully sometime soon i’ll get to all that, but for now… CLASSES! here’s the scoop…

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

“French Country” recipe binder class: this class went over VERY well at ScrapBook N’ More last month, and i know there were several of you who couldn’t make the class. GOOD NEWS! This class is being offered again at Stamp Antonio! class size is VERY limited, so sign up early if you are interested please.

Stamp Antonio

Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 to 5:30


complete description and supply list: FRENCH COUNTRY RECIPE BINDER 

2013 miscellany album collage (1280x640)

i’ll also be teaching another class earlier that day: “Miscellany” mini album: this class features lots of pages with unique folds, pockets and more! LOTS of places to tuck papers and make notes. This mini album makes a wonderful gift too!

Stamp Antonio

Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 to 12:30


complete description and supply list: MISCELLANY MINI ALBUM 

I’m also teaching two classes at Scrapbook N’ More in July…

summer fun pf layout-wm

“Summer Fun” 2 page layout: i’m doing this fun photoFULL layout for Susan at a VERY special price! only $10 gets you a 2 page layout that will hold 15+ photos! you’ll get a complete set of cardstock alpha stickers too, making this even a BETTER deal. if you’ve wanted to try one of my photoFULL classes, this is a great way to do it. and if you are a fan of the class, take advantage of this special price!

Scrapbook N’ More

Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 to 2:00


complete description and supply list: SUMMER FUN LAYOUT

live out loud mini album collage (1280x640) 

i’m also doing an acrylic mini album using the same papers – “Unwritten” by Reminice. i’m on their design team so i get to see all the paper lines and i have to say, Unwritten is among my all time FAVES! the mini album is titled “Live Out Loud”, and is great to use for family photos. i am offering this class at a great value too! in addition to the tabbed acrylic mini album, all papers and trims, you’ll also get a set of cardstock stickers to accent the album.

Scrapbook N’ More

Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 to 5:00


complete description and supply list: LIVE OUT LOUD MINI ALBUM 

space for both classes is limited, so please sign up early if you are interested!

***samples for all the above classes are already at the stores, so you can see them in person if you visit Stamp Antonio or Scrapbook N’ More

***you can also click on the links in the sidebar under “class photo, descriptions and supplies” to get the class info.

that’s it for scheduled classes, but i do have a few more “in the works”!

i’ll be teaching projects using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and inks from ClearSnap at both stores in the next few months. i recently did some projects for the TCW Blog; you can check out the posts here to get an idea of what you can do with the stencils. i will be teaching a tote bag class at Stamp Antonio, and an assortment of gifty bags and such for the holidays at Scrapbook N’ More. The Crafter’s Workshop will be loaning me LOTS of stencils so there will be PLENTY of terrific designs to choose from!

i am also working on a project using the NEW! Bohemian Bazaar from G45 AND… a Halloween themed altered book using G45’s NEW! Steampunk Spells! i’ve already started these, and am hoping to offer both classes at Stamp Antonio in August.

and, i KNOW i have inundated you with a LOT of info, but one last thing, i have started a facebook page JUST for my business side of things – TAMI SANDERS PAPER CRAFTER

that’s it for now! i hope you are all having a great summer!


when God closes a door…

it’s said he opens a window…

i probably should have been listening closer, i think God felt He needed to SLAM the door to get my attention!

the past few months have brought a lot of changes into my life, some good, some bad and a few that were very bad; there have been a WHOLE lot of highs and lows. and today has brought with it another drop in elevation…

i’m sure most of you “locals” have already heard the news — scrapbook 911 will be closing it’s doors next month. i began teaching there in February 6 years ago, so perhaps it is fitting that i will teach my final class there tomorrow, the last day of February.

i will miss the camaraderie that i found at scrapbook 911 as i was priviledged to make many new friendships and aquaintances over the years.

it’s always hard to say goodbye to things you know and love, but you can’t move onto new adventures until you bid the old ones adieu.

i am hopeful that there are bigger and brighter things on my horizon. i have a lot of ideas that i would love to see come to fruition, but up til now i have not had the time to dedicate to them. during the next few weeks, i’ll be trying to formulate a plan of action so to speak. some of the plans are already in motion as i had been preparing for the possibility of scrapbook 911 closing for awhile.

i have been working with Jane at The Scrapbooking Factory for a few months now, teaching classes at her monthly retreats. For those of you who enjoyed scrapbook 911’s retreats and will now be wondering where to go instead, i would encourage you to give one of Jane’s retreats a try. she puts them on monthly and does a FABULOUS job of taking care of everyone’s needs and providing a great place to spend a carefree weekend cropping. i fully expect her retreats to begin filling up VERY quickly, so please be sure to call her and sign up soon or contact her for more information if you are interested. she can be reached by e-mail by filling out this FORM or you can call her at 210-857-8697. her retreats are only $35.00 for the weekend! she is also hosting a special retreat at the rockin’ r in a few weeks. i am currently scheduled to teach classes at the rockin’r retreat in march, and at her april and may retreats.

The Scrapbooking Factory also has a very nice selection of printed papers, cardstock, embellies, ribbons, flowers and basic scrapbooking supplies. they are located at 6151 NW loop 410, inside Alamo Craft Co. They are open 10-6 everyday except Sunday. stop in and meet Jane, take a look around, and ask about classes or retreats, she’ll be glad to help you out!

i have also been teaching classes on a semi-quarterly basis at Stamp Antonio — mainly my altered book classes. i met with Amy and Carol last week, and they were gracious enough to agree to let me move my PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches there. we have set the date for both classes on thursday, april 7th. Money $aving $ketches will be held from 10:30 to 12:30 and PhotoFULL will be 6:00 to 8:00. Stamp Antonio normally closes at 6:00, so they are REALLY bending over backwards to accomodate this move by agreeing to stay open a little longer for us! i am hoping that the interest in these classes will be enough to sustain them at Stamp Antonio, at least for awhile. i would be VERY grateful to my faithful “regulars” if you would make this move WITH ME!

Stamp Antonio does not currently have a large enough selection of printed paper or cardstock to accomodate a “pick your own paper” class, so both classes will be “BYOP” – bring your own PAPER! since i have a month to prepare, all my march classes at scrapbook 911 will be cancelled, i will take the time to get samples for both classes ready in advance. that way, you will know EXACTLY how many printed papers and how many cardstocks you will need to bring. i’ll also be posting a snippet of the layouts on my blog. the cost of the classes will both be $8.00. Money $aving $ketches has been $8, so there is no change there, but since supplies will now NOT be included in the PhotoFULL class, it’s price will drop from $15 to $8 as well. so both will basically be “sketch” classes; i’ll provide you with the template, inspiration and ideas, and you’ll provide your own paper.

Stamp Antonio HAS expressed an interest in trying to cater to some of us “displaced” scrapbookers, so they may be able to expand their product selection over the next few months to help us out. if you haven’t been to Stamp Antonio, or haven’t been in for awhile, you might want to drop in and say “HI”. they have a wonderful NEW store at 1604 and Lockhill Selma {5139 north loop 1604 west}. in addition to a FABULOUS selection of stamps and inks, they have a lot of basics that we scrappers are going to need — like glue, adhesive, punches AND for you tim holtz junque-ies — LOTS of timmy products! if you don’t see what you need when you are there, PLEASE let them know – they DO want to be able to provide you with the goodies you need. 

Stamp Antonio also has not one, but TWO great classrooms – one of which they just outfitted with a FABULOUS demo table with drop camera and big screen TV! no more trying to get a peek at what the instuctor is doing – you can see it on the BIG SCREEN! what a WONDERFULLY innovative idea!

Stamp Antonio is currently closed mondays, but drop by and see them any other day {call for hours}, or just dial them up if you’d like to see if they carry a product you need or for more info on classes, their number is 210-764-7900.

i have not yet made a decision about my mom & me classes, i will be sending out an e-mail to those on my class list to see what interest there is in continuing them. Stamp Antonio has expressed a desire in having kids classes taught there, so that may be a possibility.

please watch my blog for any new info on classes, retreats and with any luck – CROPS! i have many of your e-mail addresses, but i’m sure not all, so if you are interested in keeping up with any news via e-mail, please drop me a note with your e-mail addy so i can add you to my list.

i VERY MUCH appreciate all of you who have taken classes from me over the years. i am a bit melancholy to be closing the book on this particular chapter, but as you can see, i’ve been busy scripting some new ones!

thank you!