tami sanders * paper crafter

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


{all in the family} altered book class

i know… i know… i’m a day (or so) late with this – but i TRIED!

but i am FINALLY done with the sample! if i could have stopped myself from going back and rethinking and adding MORE goodies and little touches MAYBE i could have finished on time :)

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…

dymo (1024x768)

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

dymo 2 (768x1024)

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…

round stamp 2 (1024x760)

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, june 11

time: 12:00 to 5:00


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. and PLEASE call as soon as you can.

this class MAY have to be rescheduled if we do not get enough sign ups. my altered book classes are too labor intensive to teach to a small class. i HOPE this will not happen! please help spread the word!

i usually plan the altered book classes around holidays or special occasions so am on the lookout for paper lines to use WELL in advance. i had wanted to do a family altered book, but had not found a paper line i liked. i happened to see this FAB line by Kaiser during one of my classes at SBNM last month and thought it would be perfect for the book and it would be GREAT if i could schedule it before father’s day. i knew it would be pushing it, but hadn’t realized how crowded my schedule would be with personal items in the following weeks. i’m really excited about how the book turned out though, and hope you will be to!



family altered book class…


well i’m behind – AS USUAL – and am furiously working to complete the family altered book sample.

the class is scheduled for 6/11 – i hope you saved the date!

i have had a family book on the “back burner” for quite awhile so i have some great junque stashed away for this project. combine that with the fabulous “vintage office” vibe of the paper collection – a style i LOVE – and avidly collect -and the pile of goodies i pulled to play with is pretty outta control!

i literally had to STOP pulling pretties!

here are some shots of what i pulled, followed by some close up pics. what will make the cut?


i’m predicting this book will be pretty JAM packed with JUNQUE!

the masculine flavor of the paper and vintage office theme will make this a perfect gift for dad, granddad, hubby or son – and class is timed perfectly to create this book for father’s day!

i am hoping to finalize all the details and have the sample completed and dropped off by this weekend. i DID say hoping – figured if i told you my plans i’d have more motivation to stick to it!

thanks for your continued interest in these classes…




i’ve had a box of kits at Scrapbook n’ More for quite awhile, but i haven’t added to it in quite awhile!

this sunday, while i’m toting all my stuff for my Texas book class, i’ll be also taking a bunch of kits!

most are priced $5 to $6, a few that have more goodies are priced a little higher. there are even kits that are finished and ready for photos.

you can find the kits in a black box on the sale table to the right of the entrance to the crop room.

charlotte has a nice display of kits as well at the back of the store.

so if you are in the market for some quick and easy scrapbook kits, be sure to check them out!

here’s some pics of what I am bringing. there are multiples of most kits, but a few are singles…


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don’t mess with TexasDE-constructed altered book class will be held from 1:30 to 5:00 on SUNDAY, march 1 at scrapbook n’ more.

YUP! susan is gonna open the store JUST FOR US! so PLEASE mark your calendars now. you can SIGN UP NOW if you like. cost of the class will be $48.

there should be LOTS of CHA goodies in the store by then, so you can come a little early (susan will open the store at 1:00) if you’d like to shop before the class!

i post shots of some of the supplies i’ll be using early next week and will try to get the sample done ASAP!

and don’t forget my first classes of the year will be coming up on tuesday, january 27 – photoFULL and money $aving $ketches. both at scrapbook n’ more from 10:30 to 1:30. take one or both! cost is $15 per class. please call scrapbook n’ more to sign up.

AND – one more thing… there will be a garage sale at scrapbook n’ more THIS saturday, january 17 beginning at 9amCASH ONLY! get there early for the BEST selection! jimmyesue from Texana Designs will be there offering a free make n take from 9am-11:30. there will be drawings offered as well as a free mini stamp with your purchase of $15 in Texana Designs stamps.



“away we go” travel altered book


the next altered book in my series of altered book classes… “away we go” travel themed altered book…

away we go collage 1

away we go - collage 2

this book is designed differently from the other books in this series; there is room for lots of photos, several places for travel notes and pockets to stash souvenirs from your trip. features include several pull outs and a tabbed photo section too.

as usual, lots of great trinkets and treasures from my stash: vintage wooden model airplane propellers, “wings” pins given to kids flying in days past, charms, tokens, old maps and pages from atlases, vintage postcards and stereo cards, travel tickets from the 40’s and lots of custom embellies created just for this project.

this class is almost full and no more seats can be added due to limited parts and pieces. if you are interested, please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 for information or to sign up.  we’ll keep a waitlist for the class in case slots open up due to cancellations.

a light lunch and snacks are included in the cost of the class and will be served about halfway through the class. alternately, if students prefer to purchase lunch, the store will take orders in advance for delivery during break.

you can view the supply list for the class HERE.

thanks to everyone for the continued interest in this class series.


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…

2013-06 boho chic acrylic mini album collage (1280x853)

…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!


2 christmas classes at scrapbook n’ more…

ok! the deets are set for my COUNTDOWN 2 CHRISTMAS class…

the class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels on saturday, december 1 from 2:00 to 5:00, cost is $35.

you’ll be able to make the countdown calendar AND start the countdown all on the day!

i am also offering FABULOUS FINDS, a make your own necklace class on the same day, december 1, also at Scrapbook N’ More. this class will run from 10:00 to 1:00…

i will have TONS of parts for you to select from, vintage to new: charms, watch parts, junque jewelry, beads, findings, chains and more. i been hard at work scouring antique stores, shows, estate sales and online sites for special trinkets just for you. you’ll get a few base pieces to build on, then you’ll have “class cash” so you can select your own parts. extra parts, pieces and bits will be available for purchase if you decide you want to add MORE goodies to your piece. you’ll leave with a complete necklace – pendant and chain.

this would make a great gift for that “hard to shop for” person on your Christmas list, or come and make something special to wear with your holiday outfit.

the cost of this class is $35 {included is enough “class cash” to “purchase” parts to equate to what’s in the sample} plus, any additional parts or pieces that you would like to purchase separately – but that’s optional!

you can sign up for either or both of these classes NOW! call Scrapbook N’ More at {830} 214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

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christmas classes…

if you’ve got some time for crafting this holiday season, i have 2 class offerings for you…

both feature Graphic 45’s Christmas Emporium line and Clearsnap products…

there are still a few spots left in my CHRISTMAS SPIRIT altered book class that i’ll be teaching at Stamp Antonio on sunday, december 4th… 

this book is part of my series of altered books and includes some new folds and ideas. a free follow up class will be offered on december 15 to give you an opportunity to finish up any details that we don’t get to complete in class.

call Stamp Antonio at 210-764-7900 to sign up or to get more information.

and on saturday, december 10th, i’ll be teaching MERRY OL’ CHRISTMAS altered ATC tray at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels…

in this class, we’ll be create a vintage-inspired Christmas Décor’ piece that you will enjoy displaying for years to come. papers from Graphic 45’s Christmas Emporium line, products from Clearsnap, and goodies from my vintage and not so vintage stash will be used to turn an ATC tray from plain to fabulous! lots of tiny details that will have you and your guests noticing something new each time you look at it.

you will need to chose black or winter white for the color of the tray when you sign up, so call early to ensure you get the color you want. please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 or e-mail susan at create@scrapbooknmore.net for more information or to sign up. Scrapbook N’ More had been having trouble with their phone lines, so please e-mail if you can’t reach them by phone.

and for both of these classes, please note that some pieces and images may vary from the sample.

space for each is also very limited due to supplies on hand, so be sure to sign up early if you would like to take either of them.

class supplies for both classes can be found in my left sidebar, right under the snow angel blinkie.

feel free to contact me with any questions you have!