tami sanders * paper crafter

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


NEW! monoprinting workshop

hi all!

i have added a new class to my calendar – a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

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monoprint 3 - wm

learn how to get different looks using some of the same products…

monoprint 2 - wm

find out how to create watercolors without needing to know how to draw OR watercolor!

class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

the class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

i will also be teaching a mini album class earlier that same day – if you want to plan a day out to craft, you can sign up for BOTH classes!

collage pic

the mini album features the new TOY BOX line by Bo Bunny

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

please let me know if you have any questions about either class, thanks!

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new project and NEWS from TCW…

hello!

i posted a NEW project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

it is a moroccan inspired canvas purse…

moroccan bag canvas purse - use WM

you can view the project and it’s accompanying Snapguide on the TCW Blog by clicking here: MOROCCAN INSPIRED PURSE

TCW released LOTS of great new stencils at CHA and i used several to embellish this bag. inks and more from Clearsnap helped with the transformation.

that covers the “new”, now onto the NEWS!

The Crafter’s Workshop is looking for NEW design team members!

* do you like to play with stencils?

* do you like to use inks, paints, pencils on your projects?

* do you work with paper, fabric, ceramics, glass, wood – should i go on?

basically – if you like ANY kind of craft, you can use stencils to create it!

TCW is a great company to design for and you’ll get their latest and greatest stencils to play with!

if you are interested, check out the blog to get an idea of what types of projects the designers have created, then get busy creating some of your OWN projects to submit! or, if you’ve already done projects using TCW stencils, dig them up and start snapping pics of them!

you can get all the details here: TCW DT CALL. but HURRY! deadline is: MARCH 25, 2015


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Clearsnap & Ann Butler Blog Hop!

Ann Butler Clearsnap Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to a LOVEly blog hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler Designs! Last month at the CHA trade show, we released a new collection of foam and rubber stamps with Ann Butler Designs, called Background Basics, to compliment her line of ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and her existing faux quilting stamp lines. Today, our teams are sharing Valentine craft ideas you can make tonight for your special someone for Valentine’s Day.

hello! you have arrived at my blog – tami sanders * paper crafter, on your hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler!

if you just stumbled upon the hop, please check out the list below so you can start at the beginning.

i’d like to share my “gifty” Valentine project with you. this {LOVE} banner can be used for decor, gifting or BOTH…

love banner - ann butler,colorbox,clearsnap,crafter's ink,blog hop,valentine,love,tami sanders - WM

the banner was made by stamping denim and canvas with the…

 NEW! Ann Butler ColorBox Background Basics Stamps, ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and Art Screens.

the stamped pieces were cut apart and adhered to chipboard to mimic little quilted bits. the white denim jeans i was cutting apart for fabric had adorable little pink stitched hearts on the pockets, so i decided to use one of the pockets in the banner. you could make 4 hearts if you don’t have a pocket handy. 

to make this banner a gift, write a love note or coupon for dinner, movie, etc on the tag in the pocket. if you are’t using the pocket, just make one or ALL of the chipboard hearts into a pocket by adding another chipboard heart to the back of each and leave the top open.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that lists all the supplies and step-by-step directions – with photos that you need to make this banner yourself…

Check out this guide on Snapguide

Now click-along to each blog in the hop and leave a comment on each post. Then, use the Rafflectoper widget at the end of this post to win an assortment of Ann Butler Designs’ new Background Basics stamps with Clearsnap!

Hop List:

Steph Ackerman

Zoey E. Scarpelli

Tami Sanders <<<<< YOU ARE HERE

Roberta Birnbaum <<<<<GO HERE NEXT

Sabrina Alery

Larissa Pittman

Suzanne Austin

Irit Shalom

Vishu Reberholt

Jennifer Priest

Gracie Chavez

Vivian Keh

Kristi Parker

Clearsnap

Ann Butler Designs

What would you create with the new Background Basics stamps? Tell us in the comments!

And before you go, don’t forget to enter to win a set of Background Basics stamps here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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news to share…

hi all!

i’ve been waiting for a few days to share this news – had to wait until it was OFFICIALLY announced…

i have been selected as a member of the first ever design team for The Crafter’s Workshop!

i love TCW stencils as they can make an artist out of anyone – including me! stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop are easy and fun to use and i look forward to playing with them as part of the team.

if you’d like to see some projects i’ve created using TCW stencils, you can view my gallery here: TCW projects by tami sanders * paper crafter

please come on over to the TCW BLOG to see what all the new dt members have to show you. there are some AMAZINGLY talented gals on the team and you are sure to be inspired by their work!


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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}

2013 - crafters class - collage (1024x791)

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!