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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scrapp’n today…

i’m at scrapbook n’ more scrapp’n today as an early start to NSD!

while here i realized just how many stamping supplies scrapbook n’ more carries.

so if you are missing stamp antonio – and who isn’t – maybe you need to check out scrapbook n’ more.

some of the stamp brands they carry are: texana designs, heartfelt creations
wow, stampendous, dare2b artsy, hero arts, deadbeat designs, deep red
graphic 45 and paper wings – by our own resident artist Carrie avery!
they also carry tons of inking supplies: stamp pads, embossing powders, glitters, paints, chalks, pens, stencils
and more! they also have a great selection of sizzix dies.

here are some pics for you to peruse…

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scrapbook n’ more also carries a variety of cardstocks, papers and embellishments to complement your stamping projects!

tell ’em i sent you…

tami

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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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stamp antonio closing… sad news…

i just received the following e-mail from amy and carol, owners of stamp antonio…

Adios Amigos

Our retail adventure has been a thrilling roller coaster ride — awesome customers, new friends, a terrific staff, wonderul instructors, amazing art experiences and plenty of long hours with a hearty dose of blood, sweat and tears.

Now we’re ready to move into a new phase of our lives — one with more time for family, travel and personal artistic adventures, so we are closing Stamp Antonio Arts effective March 1, 2014.

This is an incredibly bittersweet decision for us, but we believe that when one door closes another one opens and we’re excited to move to a slower-paced, less stressful, family focused lifestyle.

Please do not forget that we care so much for all of you. You have added to our lives and we will continue to hold you close in our hearts. We also hope that you will continue to foster a creative atmosphere for yourselves and each other.

We’ll miss you,
Carol and Amy

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Here’s what you’ll want to know

Effective Tuesday, January 28:

All in-store merchandise will be 40% off.

All current merchandise orders will be cancelled and no new special orders will be taken or placed.

All classes are cancelled except the weekly and monthly classes for January and February: Tempting Project Tuesday, Tantalizing Techniques, All About Series, Bookbinding, Money$aving$ketches/PhotoFULL and Pergamano.

25% discount coupons will no longer be honored.

New stamp bucks will not be issued, but previously issued stamp bucks can still be used with purchases.

i can’t begin to tell you how saddened i am; carol, amy and the staff at stamp antonio have become friends over the years, and i’ve greatly enjoyed being able to teach classes for them.

this marks the closing of the last independent brick and mortar stamp/scrapbook store here in san antonio. it is hard for small stores to compete with the lure of big box stores and their 40% off coupons. but you will never get the personal touch at mike’s, hl or j’s. you’ll be lucky if they can even direct you to the papercraft product you are looking for. and they probably won’t be able to tell you about the product, and they certainly won’t help you with design advice. these are all things that you can only get at small, independent stores. you can’t touch or feel papers and tools that you buy online before you purchase them, you can’t hold up papers or embellishments from different lines to see what matches and what doesn’t. and if you like taking classes in person with hands of instructors, they will be harder to find as well.

even the “bigger” independent guys are failing; archiver’s are closing around the country.

when you weigh the quality of all you get at independent stores versus big box stores, somehow those coupons don’t hold as much appeal. stores can’t make it if all they are able to sell is $1 papers, while a large majority of customers go elsewhere to purchase tools, inks and accessories at a discount.

i’m not sure what this will mean to me as an instructor at this moment, it’s too much to contemplate right now.

but i would suggest that we all try to support the only 2 remaining scrapbook related businesses in the area:

Scrapbook N’ More:

651 N Business IH 35 Ste 410, New Braunfels, TX 78130, (830) 214-1690, http://www.scrapbooknmore.net

susan has a nice large store and workroom. the stock is kept fresh by timed arrivals of new product. the staff in friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. susan also keeps an assortment of interesting classes on her schedule. watch her facebook page to view new product arrivals.

The Scrapbooking Factory:
 
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jane holds monthly retreats where a limited amount of merchandise is sold. but jane has an eye for putting together collections and embellishments that coordinate, so you’ll find enough product to keep you happy. she also has a booth at Craftiques Mall on NW Military.

another resource you might consider is joining is the Meetup Group: San Antonio Scrapbooking headed up by Victoria Tovar. they keep a full calender of free crops as well as class offerings. dues are only $6 a year.

http://www.meetup.com/SAscrapbooking

the february PhotoFull and Money $aving classes at stamp antonio will be held as scheduled.


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photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes…

as promised, i’m providing snippets of layouts for photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes.

i’m HOPING to be able to post this info at least 2-3 days in advance of the classes each month, let’s see how that goes! fingers crossed i’ll be able to stay on top of these classes better than i have in the past. NY resolutions and all that! LOL!

REMEMBER though… that you will be using YOUR OWN papers and embellishments, so your layouts won’t be exactly like mine. you’ll use a sketch to make your layouts uniquely YOUR OWN in both these classes!

here ya’ go…

photoFULL…

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here are the supplies you will need:

background: 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – same

accent paper: 2 pieces of printed paper different

photo mats: 1 piece of cardstock or printed cardstock

photoFULL part: 1 piece of cardstock or printed cardstock {you will be using both sides}

optional: chalk inks, washi tape and embellishments

photos: will hold about 13-16, mix of vertical and horizontal

money $aving $ketches…

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here are the supplies you will need:

background: 2 sets of 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – different – 4 pieces TOTAL

accent paper: 2 pieces of printed paper different

photo mats: 2 pieces of cardstock or printed cardstock – different

optional: chalk inks and chipboard embellishments

photos: layouts will hold about 12 photos in a mix of vertical and horizontal, some photos will be cropped to 4 X 4

NOTE: in this class, i’ll be showing and discussing how you can use raw chipboard to embellish your layouts. have some chipboard pieces you don’t know what to do with? bring them! hopefully, you’ll be able to USE them in class! bring an assortment so you’ll have options.

questions? please contact me! hope to see you there!


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introducing… “so smitten” valentine altered book

i’d like to introduce you to “so smitten“, the next book in my series of altered books, this one celebrating all things love {click on photos to enlarge}…

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the book features papers and embellishments from Authentique’s Smitten line, inks and more from Clearsnap and of course, trinkets and treasures from my vintage {and new} stash! lots of loVelY touches: charms, lace, ribbons, bows, vintage bits and MORE!

this book was SO much fun to put together and i had SO many ideas that i couldn’t even use them all! you will find new techniques if you have taken any of my altered book classes before. and if you haven’t ever taken one, this is a great one to start with! lots of little details that make it fun and unique, but not overly complicated.

this valentine’s themed book is great as a gift for someone special or to keep yourself. friends, family, weddings, romances; adaptable to many different “types” of love.

here are the details:

what: “so smitten” valentine altered book class

where: stamp antonio

when: sunday, january 19

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost: $65

i am finishing up the directions, and then i’ll be dropping the sample book off at stamp antonio {hopefully by the weekend}.

please call stamp antonio at 210-764-7900 for more information or to sign up.

thanks!


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info for VALENTINE/LOVE altered book class…

hi!

i just finalized the details concerning the Valentine/Love altered book class! here’s what i know…

date: sunday, january 19

time: 12:00 to 5:00

location: Stamp Antonio

cost: $65

the book will be using papers and embellishments from the SMITTEN line by Authentique in addition to treasures from my vintage and not-so-vintage stash…

i have the papers in hand and have started on the book and will post pics and drop off the sample at Stamp Antonio as soon as possible!

Stamp Antonio employees should have the details tomorrow, so you can begin signing up if you wish.

thank you!

tami


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child’s stenciled apron on Clearsnap Blog

hi!

i added a project to Clearsnap Blog last week using some of the same products and techniques we will use in the “GET CRAFTY” class on november 2 at Stamp Antonio

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the class fee of $18 includes a canvas tote, but there will be other things available for additional purchase like this child’s apron, adult aprons and more totes. all priced at under $8 each. so you can come and make as many items as you like during the 4 hour workshop. this really takes the cost of each item you make WAY down! and these items make FAB-U-LOUS, personalized gifts for the holidays.

you can view the details of this apron here: Clearsnap and Ann Butler


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classes this week…

it’s a busy, busy week this week as far as classes go!

carolyn at Stamp Antonio will be teaching my PhotoFull and Money $aving Sketches classes for me tomorrow morning. i dropped off all the sample layouts and directions and went over everything with her tonight, so things should go smoothly tomorrow.

i’ll be doing the layouts and sketches for the Money $aving $ketches class, so the instructions will look like they used to – for those of you who have been taking this class awhile.

this saturday, october 12, i’ll be teaching 2 classes at Scrapbook n’ More in New Braunfels – both are projects have the holidays in mind.

first up, from 10:00 to 12:30 is a “watercolor” poinsettia decor piece

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in this class you will learn how to use ColorBox Archival Dye Inks as watercolors. but don’t feel that you need any “artistic” or “watercolor” experience to join in. this technique is easy-peasy and will have you FEELING like you are an artist in no time. vintage mercury glass beads and goodies from my stash bling up the plain black frame. cost is $20.

then from 1:30 to 5:30, we’ll be having a “get crafty” workshop

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{photos show samples of the types of designs you can make, your project will be uniquely your own!}

 

we’ll be using ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop to embellish a tote bag. you’ll learn tips and techniques on how to use and combine the stencils to customize your own unique design and create a personalized tote for yourself or for a gift. you can stay for as long as you like and embellish additional items {aprons, child aprons and totes will be offered for $8 or less}. this class is a REAL bargain a $18 – which includes all the supplies and 1 tote. BUT, for an even better value, plan to come and make several items. you will want to arrive at 1:30 to see demos and to learn several techniques. and like with the “watercolor” poinsettia class, you do NOT have to BE an artist to FEEL like one! the stencils and inks are easy to use and you’ll be amazed at the wonderful designs YOU can create! this is a great opportunity to “play” with these products, i have DOZENS of stencils in a BIG variety of styles and themes. you can also put what you learn to work on your scrapbook pages, cardmaking and mix’d media projects. plan to come and have FUN getting INKY!

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

and then on sunday, october 13, i’ll be teaching my “Steampunk Spells” altered book class at Stamp Antonio. i was able to squeeze in a few more slots, but the class is completely full at this point. we’ll have “snack” time about halfway through class, but i want to really power through this class so you can get as MUCH of your book DONE IN CLASS as possible! i look forward to seeing you sunday! be ready to get BUSY and get MESSY!

thanks!

tami


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!


“STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book… the REST of the deets!!!

just back from stamp antonio with the FRESHLY confirmed deets for the “STEAMPUNK SPELLS” halloween altered book class!

date: sunday, october 13 {most of you already knew this!}

time: 12: 00 to 5:00 {same-o, same-o for you regulars}

price: $68 { please scroll down to next post to see ALL the fab STUFF you get for your $$$}

location: stamp antonio {sorry, i won’t be teaching this class elsewhere – it is just TOO much work! the very idea makes me hyperventilate!}

class supplies: ColorBox Cats Eye Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan, Charcoal, Amber Clay, Prussian Blue and Pumpkin Spice, 3-in-1 glue and zip dry, 3 D foam squares or foam tape, tiny tim stapler & staples, crop-o-dile, trimmer, scissors – detail and regular, jewelry tools: pliers and cutter, fine tip black pen, file set, exacto and cutting mat, pencil and ruler 

NOTE: i HIGHLY recommend using Zip Dry and or 3-in-1; preferably both.  both of these adhesives perform extremely well for this type of project – and no – Beacon Adhesives does NOT pay me to say that!

SIGN UP NOTE: stamp antonio is NOW taking reservations for this class! please call to sign up soon if you are interested, i have a limited number of supplies and may not be able to add slots to the class. also, please note that 10/10 will be the cut off date for cancellations and possibly for sign ups as well. there is a MASSIVE amount of prep for this class, and i need a few days to get it all done.

thank all of you for your patience in awaiting the reveal AND all the details; i appreciate your interest!