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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blog hop…

hi all!

we are having a blog hop with BO BUNNY over on the CLEARSNAP Blog!

come on over to see fabulous projects from both talented teams!

here is a snippet of the project i posted today…

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HOP over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG to see the entire project as well as get all the supplies and directions you need to create it yourself!

— and don’t forget to enter to win some goodies while you are there!




BLOG HOP!!! The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap

The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap are having a blog hop featuring The Stamps of Life stamps and Clearsnap inks and other fun products.

Be sure you comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments! The Stamps of Life will be giving away a prize to 3 lucky people – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.

Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks. Enter to win using the widget on the Clearsnap blog and by leaving a comment on each blog in the hop {list below project}.

Now that you have the details, here’s my project…

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This quick and easy card coordinates with the mini garland project I posted on the Clearsnap Blog – you should have seen it if you began the Hop at the beginning. If you are jumping in at the middle, or just came to visit my blog, please check the list below this project to start the Hop at the start – the Clearsnap Blog.

So if you make the garland, you’ll already have most of what you need out to make this card, so why not make BOTH!

The yellow background was made using Stephanie Barnard Sprays! in Banana. The images were stamped using Stepahnie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Spearmint for the trees, Strawberry for Love, Guava for Peace and Blueberry for Joy. The outline stars were stamped in Chocolate. All of the glitter – Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter – was applied using Glue Gloss. A little bakers twine bow finishes it off. If you want to make and mail these, you might want to do them flat instead of using 3D Dots to adhere the tree and circles. That little added dimension can sometimes double the cost of postage!



  • Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink: Strawberry, Blueberry, Guava and Spearmint
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprays!: Banana
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter
  • Color Catcher
  • Glue Gloss

Stephanie Barnard The {Stamps} Of Life:

  • The {Stamps} Of Life: Trees4Christmas stamp set


  • Bazzill Basics: Kraft Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
  • 3D Dots
  • Bakers Twine

Thanks for hopping with us! Please be sure you visit all the stops in order to view all the fabulous projects the Clearsnap and The {Stamps} Of Life Design Teams have to show you!

Check the list below to see where you are and where to go next; you should be off to visit Emily Niehaus.

NOW! On to the rest of the HOP!!! 

Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com 

The Stamps of Life – http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/ 

Diana Gonzalez – http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Tami Sanders – https://tamisanders.com/  —– YOU ARE HERE

Emily Niehaus – http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/ —– GO HERE NEXT

Jennifer Priest – http://hydrangeahippo.com


Clearsnap & Momenta Blog Hop!!!

“Welcome to the Momenta – Clearsnap Blog Hop!!! We’re sharing some great projects using Momenta and Clearsnap products together to make paper crafty happiness! Grab a nice tall glass of lemonade and soak in the inspiration.

Plus, what’s a hop without goodies??? Leave a comment on each blog in the Hop to be entered to win a prize pack of Clearsnap and Momenta goodies valued at $75!! Use the rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap Blog for extra entries by liking our Facebook Page etc.  

Happy Hopping!”

hello! thanks for hopping with us today!

my project is an altered canvas; a gift for a friend who just had a baby girl. i started with Momenta’s Creative Canvas. the premade designs were adorable – but designed for a baby BOY! so I decided to alter the canvas using some pretty papers and cardstocks from Momenta jazzed up with inks and more from Clearsnap.

here’s the finished project…

i altered the script paper by using Schoolhouse and Vintage Mix’d Media Inx applied using the Stylus & Tip and CHL Cardmaking Template from Momenta…

and Chiffon Mix’d Media Inx and coordinating Embossing Powder to alter this printed paper…

Smooch Spritzes in Spun Sugar and Cashmere  and Sprays! in Strawberry were used to spritz printed papers, flowers, lace and ribbons. and Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter adds some pretty shimmer…

a few tiny touches, like a beautiful pearl head pin and hanging crystal and a safety pin with a tiny tag add  to the piece…

a frame, that was part of the embellishment pack for the canvas, was covered in kraft paper, then a design was added using Leather Mix’d Media Inx and the Momenta stencil…

a few pearl swirls and a name added with some vintage letter cards provided the finishing touches…

NOW… on to your next stop! scan down the list to the link marked “GO HERE NEXT”. all the links are listed just in case you are jumping in at the middle or get lost along the way. enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Clearsnap Blog: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/

Pinky Hobbs: http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/

Diana Gonzalez: http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Sarabeth Burke: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/

Tami Sanders: http://www.tamisanders.com/ * YOU ARE HERE

Kristine Berc: http://stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com/ * GO HERE NEXT

Megan Aaron: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/

Nicole Wise: http://fourwiseguys.blogspot.com/

Denise Hahn: http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

Christa Uttley: http://dowhatyoulove-maxadriane.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Austin: http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/

Kazan Clark: http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/

Momenta: http://mymomentablog.blogspot.com/


Clearsnap’s Altered Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Clearsnap is introducing a new line on their blog today…

it’s called ALTERED BASICS and it is FABULOUS! you need to head on over and check it out! you will recognize several of the containers – empty fairy dust shaker bottles, empty smooch spritz sprayers, and more! use them to create your own custom mixes of glitters and sprays or use embellish them and give them a whole new purpose.

i used the un-inked stamp pad to make this colorful stamp pad that is uniquely my own…

today and tomorrow the Clearsnap Design Team will be sharing their projects on the hop. and you’ll want to be sure you post comments telling what your favorite Altered Basics product is — because Clearsnap is also giving away a PRIZE PACK of the new goodies!

head on over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG to get started on the hop and for all the info!



school days layout…

i’d like to share my montly design team project for the CLEARSNAP BLOG with you…

I love school supplies, well, now I call them “office” supplies, but it’s the same thing: notebook paper, pens, paper clips, staplers, hole punches, and all the other little doo-dads you can find at the office supply stores. I also collect vintage supplies, those are my favorites!

So, when Hampton Art released their new stamp sets for Graphic 45’s ABC Primer collection, I just had to have them. My son’s 4th grade school photos gave me the perfect chance to use them. But the photo was a little on the “bright” side to say the least, so it was a bit of a challenge to bring in the vintage touches I like but balance them with the crisp, primary colors in the photo.

The first thing I reached for was my ColorBox Premium Dye Inks by Stephanie Barnard; they are bright, vivid and clear and would work well with the colors in the photo. The next things I gathered up were some school themed stamps; including the ABC Primer stamps. Black and kraft cardstocks would serve as a base; black to set off the photo and kraft to lend a vintage feel. Then I found a few patterned papers that would fit in with the layout. For embellishments, I noticed that some felt flowers by Epiphany Crafts matched perfectly with the background color of the photo. Baker’s twine in red and brown worked with the theme and colors as well.

Here’s how all these supplies came together…

The colors coordinate with the photo, but their style along with the stamps used, embellishment choices and the distressing, make it a little vintage too.

here are a few closeups of all the little details…

If you’d like all the directions on how you can create this layout yourself, just hop on over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG!
thanks for letting me share this project with you!


Proud to be MADE IN THE USA Blog Hop

Did you know that all Clearsnap Products are manufactured right here in the United States, at their headquarters in Burlington, WA? They are!

Every inkpad is made right here in the USA under their loving, careful guidance so that it will be the best quality possible when it reaches your craft table (and for years to come).

To celebrate Clearsnap’s commitment to manufacturing products in the USA they have released a Limited Edition 3 Color Pigment Inkpad, MADE IN USA.

The Clearsnap Design Team has created stunning projects with this inkpad to share with you today, Labor Day! This inkpad has only been available to retailers purchasing inkpads and distinctive accessories direct from Clearsnap, as a “thank you” for their support.

But we’re giving one of these inkpads away!!!

Please visit all of the blogs listed at the end of this post, as part of today’s blog hop, and leave a comment on each blog. Each comment counts as an entry into the drawing. Comments must be posted by midnight 9-5-11 PST to be eligible for the drawing. A winner will be posted to the Clearsnap Blog on 9-6-11.

If you jumped in at the middle or accidentally found this hop while visiting a blog, please make sure you circle on around to the rest of the blogs to see ALL the amazing Clearsnap DT projects. AND be sure to leave comments at each stop in order to get your name entered to win as many times as possible!

NOW! On to the project!

I decided to create a project that would show the versatility of a ColorBox 3 Color Pigment Inkpad…

ColorBox 3 Color Pigment Inkpads are great because the ink colors can be used individually, or you can use all three inks together to get a varigated look.

I used a Stylus and Blender Tip to apply red and blue inks individually to the edges of the papers to distress them, and to create a border around the center layer of the pennants which was fringed…

A Stylus and Blender Tip was also used to apply ink to the chipboard letters, which were then stamped with a star using only the white ink…

The background on the inner pennant was created by inking the stamp across all 3 colors of the inkpad…

And the stars on the outer pennant were stamped using 2 adjacent colors on the 3 Color Inkpad…

The pennants were all traced onto kraft cardstock using the Build a Banner Template from Hot Off The Press. After they were cut out, the larger pennants were spritzed using the new Gingersnap Smooch Spritz to give them a little gLitZ!

Here are a few hints for using a ColorBox 3 or 5 Color Pigment Inkpad:

  • To use the colors individually, just dip small stamps into the desired color directly. If you have a stamp that is larger than the section, then use a Stylus and Blender Tip transfer the ink onto your stamp to avoid contaminating the other colors on your pad.
  • To use 2 adjacent colors, place your stamp across where the 2 colors meet – you can place your stamp half and half on the colors, or move the stamp over to use more of one color. And if you stamp is larger than the 2 sections, then transfer ink to your stamp using a Stylus and Blender Tip.
  • To use all the colors, place your stamp as you like across the pad, press gently, and stamp. And if your stamp is larger than your pad, either make sure you line up the colors to apply ink to another portion of the stamp, or use a Stylus and Blender Tip to transfer the ink.
  • To restamp, when using 2 or more colors, make sure you either 1) place your stamp in the EXACT same position on the pad – lining up the color residue on the stamp with the corresponding color on the pad or 2) clean your stamp in between images. Otherwise, you will contaminate the colors and muddy them up.
  • To create a varigated pattern when stamping a multiple image design, use all the colors, but clean your stamp in between stampings and vary the way you place the stamp on the pad.

Here are the supplies used in this project:

Clearsnap: ColorBox “Made in USA” Multi Color Pigment Pad and Chestnut Cats Eye, Stylus and Blender Tips, Gingerale Smooch Spritz and Color Catcher

Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly: Background Circles and Hampton Art: Limited Edition: Holiday Accents

Template: Hot Off The Press: Build a Banner

Paper: Bazzill: Kraft Cardstock

Adhesive: Beacon: Zip Dry

Other: Jute and Chipboard Letters

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Hole Punch and a Pencil

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking a look at the project I designed using the ColorBox MADE IN USA 3 Color Pigment Inkpad!

Now HOP on over to the next blog on the list and see what wonderful project THEY have to share!


Clearsnap Blog ………………………….http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Robyn Weatherspoon ……………….http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com

Stephanie Ackerman ……………….. http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com


Tami Sanders ……………………………. http://tamisanders.com


Charlotte Jenkins ………………………. http://suepup.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson …………………………. http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Sabrina Alery …………………………….. http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Jean Okimoto ………………………. http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage

Mary Dawn Quirindongo …………… http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest ……………………………. http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

Thanks again!


CHA inspired…

hello! today i’d like to share my monthly design team project for Clearsnap…

it’s a MixEd MEdiA Altered Canvas that was inspired by Summer CHA. I showed a sneak peek of the project last month on the Clearsnap Facebook page, and now, it’s ALL done and ready to share!

For me, CHA is always an amazing source of inspiration. And with this year’s MixEd MEdiA theme tying in with the New Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX, all kinds of fresh ideas for new projects came to mind.

The CHA display that I found most fascinating this year was the Mixed Media Fashion Show where over a dozen EXTREMELY talented designers used various materials to sculpt fantasy dresses.

So I took what I saw and gathered up some souvenirs of my CHA trip; receipts, baggage claim checks, airline tickets, dinner receipts, notes I made and more. I also rounded up a few of the stamps I had used in the classes I taught at CHA. Then I raided my hoard of vintage “junque” and collected some more Clearsnap products to use. All were combined into one piece of MixEd MEdiA aRt

The background is a flat canvas that was first “painted” with layers of the Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX. The inks blend BEAUTIFULLY and they are so mayo-like super creamy, that the coverage is AWESOME! You can use the Stylus and Blender Tip to apply and blend the inks, but I must confess to cover and blend large areas, or to add a little touch of ink, I like to use my FINGERS! In my opinion art should be a little MESSY! 

Circles of script were stamped in Black ink while the canvas was still “wet”, then, the entire piece was sprinkled with and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder. Scrolls and words were added and embossed in Sterling Silver. Finally, flowers were stamped using the MixEd MEdiA iNX and embosed in Opalescent Clear and finished with vintage button centers…


The wood dress form was from KaiserCraft; they were using it for a make & take during CHA and were kind enough to give me one to use on the blog. The stand portion was inked using Jasmine MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped in Black with a script stamp and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, while the base was inked in Black…

The body was covered with a woven piece that was made by cutting pieces of my black and white “souvenirs” into thin strips and weaving them together. The piece was fitted to the mannequin, then trimmed to fit. MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey and Chiffon were rubbed on to add some color…

To further embellish the dress form, a vintage junque-jewelry rhinestone piece was adhered as a choker, and paper roses and leaves were made from more ticket and receipt pieces that had been tinted using Smooch Spritz. After they were formed, they were rubbed with MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey…

The two tiered skirt has a canvas fabric overskirt and vintage pattern piece underskirt. The canvas was first stamped and embossed with a Damask pattern using Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder. Then it was spritzed with multiple colors of Smooch Spritz. The tissue underskirt was stamped in the same pattern but with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink, then it too was sprayed with several Smooch Spritzes, but this time in brighter shades. The canvas was gathered and adhered using Beacon 3-in-1 glue – which is PERFECT for use with Mixed Media projects as it can be used to adhere a multitude of different surfaces. Scor-Tape was used to gather and adhere the underskirt…

The ribbon trim was made by dyeing vintage seam binding using Smooch Spritz, then crumpling the ribbon tightly in a napkin while it was still wet. After the ribbon dried, it was adhered using Scor-Tape…

Since I plan to display this piece in my studio, the words chosen were my favorite “3 I’s of Crafting” — Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation. The words were made by stamping the letters in Wicked Black Dye Ink, with several different alphabet stamp sets, on a piece of file folder that had been bLinGeD up with Smooch Spritz . The letters were cut apart and slightly “crumpled”. Then they were distressed using Leather MixEd MEdiA iNX applied with a Stylus and Blender Tip…

The wood disc was rubbed with several colors of MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped with a damask pattern in the Chiffon Ink. A button embellished with a vintage piece of junque-jewelry served to hyphenate the word… 


Clearsnap Products:

Other Products:

If you haven’t tried the new MixEd MEdiA iNX you need to find them and give them a try in order to fully appreciate their creamy goodness!

And please go by and visit the CLEARSNAP BLOG, new posts are added everyday by their talented hostesses and Design Team Members.

And don’t think you need to be an “artist” to give this art form a whirl, all you need is a pile of goodies and a little inspiration, imagination and innovation!

NEW aLteReD bOoK class!

i FINALLY have something so show you on the circus-themed altered book class that is scheduled for April 23rd at Stamp Antonio!

although i LOVED the papers, the subject of “circus” had me a bit stumped; i just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around it. i didn’t really think that crafters would want to create this book just to display photos of trips to the circus, although it could be used for that. my altered books usually have a definite use and purpose, practical whimsy i guess you could say. but “circus” was a topic that didn’t seem the least bit “practical”. 

but, after much thought and contemplation {which requires just a FEW more brain cells than “thought”}, i finally had that AHAH! moment… my life was particularly chaotic one day, and i said to myself… “ my life is a CIRCUS!”, and there was my idea and inspiration. create an altered book that documents the three ring circus that is life! 

 once i had the concept in tow, the design flowed a lot quicker. i am going to add “circus” quotes to the book that deal with real life. i think it will be a fun way to “express our STRESS”! LOL! 

photos can be added of REAL life events or scenes… i’m picturing kids making messes, laundry stacked up undone, maybe a to do list with dozens of things on it and nothing crossed off – i think you get the idea, all the things that make YOUR life a CIRCUS! i am hoping you will like the concept. 

i should have the sample COMPLETELY done this weekend and IN Stamp Antonio by Tuesday. i was HOPING to have to done in time to take it in today, as i have classes scheduled, but i still have some parts to complete and little goodies to add. 

in the meantime, since the class is only TWO weeks away, i thought i’d go ahead and give you a little teaser…


 i’ll send out another e-mail with more photos when the book is all done. 

please keep in mind that the photo just shows some snippets and nothing is complete yet – not even the cover. but i figured something was better thank nothing. i’ll post again once the sample is done with more photos.

the space for this class is VERY limited – about half the size of my other altered book classes – due to supplies on hand, so if you are interested, please sign up QUICKLY!

 thank you for your interest!

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here are some “announcements”…

Stamp Antonio now has my info on the april 7th classes, so you can call and sign up NOW if you like!

Stamp Antonio wants YOU! to become a customer that is! if you are looking for a place to meet and crop, you are welcome to use their room – as long as there isn’t a class scheduled; you may want to call first. they are also QUICKLY trying to expand their cardstock and tool sections for us scrapbookers! YIPPEE! please stop by in the coming weeks to see them, and PLEASE let them know if you did NOT find what you were looking for as they’d like input on what products they might could add. ALSO — they may be adding some Friday nite crops – stay tuned!

The Scrapbooking Factory wants you TOO! isn’t it nice to be needed? Jane is VERY busy trying to add new or enlarge some of her retreats to accomodate all of those who enjoyed retreats at sb911. so please keep an eye on her website for new dates. and don’t forget about her store too!

new feature on my blog! i’ve added new pages for a more complete, one stop “shop” of my classes! if you look on the in the sidebar down the left side of my blog, right at the top of the links ( and right under chris making a snow angel) – you’ll see it — “class photos, descriptions and supplies”.  now you will able to take a peek at upcoming classes quickly and easily, and you will also be able to read the descriptions AND check and see what supplies you need to bring with you to class! i am hoping that this will be a helpful resource for you – ESPECIALLY for the Money $aving $ketches and PhotoFULL classes. you’ll be able to prep for them well in advance to know what papers and cardstocks you’ll need to bring.

my apologies to any of you who thought you were signed up for Money $aving $ketches last night… when i checked on my classes sunday afternoon, there was only ONE name on the list for M$$, and that student had actually already taken the class and was just coming for a refresher! if there were others who had signed up, or called to sign up, your names were NOT on the list. i don’t know what happened, or how that mix up might have occurred. i am VERY sorry if you came for class only to find it cancelled. i had made the decision to cancel the class sunday based on having only ONE person on the list. if you paid for the class, or think you might have been charged, PLEASE double check with sb911 to get a refund. if you are still interested in getting the class sheet, please e-mail me and i will get it to you.

if you had ANY of my class kits or sheets waiting for you at sb911 that you had not picked up yet… PLEASE hurry in and pick them up! i will NOT have them! so please be sure you go by to get them before the store closes; i would STRONGLY advise you to do this BEFORE march 5th. otherwise, they may end up in the garage sale! i wish i could help you with this, but i won’t have access to them and won’t be able to! so please pick up anything you have paid for or resolve it with sb911 before they close.

— and all of my scrapbook 911 classes for March,including, my position as Friday nite crop hostess this friday, are cancelled. {don’t know if the crop itself is cancelled}


i will be doing an “interactive” demo at Stamp Antonio this saturday, march 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 using some of the BRAND NEW Clearsnap products! we’ll be playing with the ColorBox Archival Dye Inks AND the new FAIRY DUST by Donna Salazar! if you’d like to get a bit messy — and glittery LOL! – then PLEASE stop by and see me! i’d love to have some of you drop in and see me there! it’s a come and go thing, so you can stop by anytime between 12 and 2.

here’s a card i made using those the Archival Dye Ink and the Fairy Dust and i’ll be showing YOU how to do some of the techniques i used to make it at the demo…

 thank you!

mom & me pj crop…

i just noticed that the mom & me pj crop at SCRAPBOOK 911 was not on their web calendar, i’m not sure if it is on the paper calendar or not.  i apologize for not catching that sooner, but i DID want to let anyone who was interested know that we WILL be having the pj crop so PLEASE sign up if you’d like to come and crop with your child{ren}! it will be on thursday, july 8th from 5 to 9.  snacks are included {but dinner isn’t so please eat before you come or bring something with you!} the crop is priced at just $5 per person. moms must stay, and they can bring as many kids as they can supervise! so your kids can invite friends to crop with them if they like.

the wearing of your PJ’s is optional, but we sure had a lot of fun cropping in our jammies last month, here’s some photos…

there are also 2 other mom & me classes coming up in july:

first up is the “regular” mom & me class on saturday, july 10th from 10:00 to noon. you and your child will work together to make a set of card for various occasions.  they will be SO proud to give these cards because they made them themselves!  


then, on  tuesday, july 20th  from 10:30 to 12:30 will be mom & me “our day out”. “our day out” is a special class for summer; by special request from the KIDS! BOTH you and your child will EACH have your OWN project to work on for ONE low price! this month, the kids will be making an altered composition book…

while the moms will be making a summer themed 2 page layout…

please e-mail me if you have any questions about any of these special “kid” classes!