tami sanders * paper crafter

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


{girlfriends} altered book class

hello!

just a reminder about my {girlfriends} altered book class this saturday. if you are looking for a unique gift for your bestie – or besties, then consider taking this class!

there is a place for pics of you and your pals on your adventures as well as spots for journaling and pockets to tuck away mementos.

here is the sample book…

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and here are some shots of the details…

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and here are the class deets…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

 

if you have been wanting to try one of my book classes, this is a GREAT one to start with! and if you have a teen daughter who likes to craft, this might be a fun class for you both to take.

the book contains lots of treasures and trinkets as usual; i was able to pull out all my best “girlie” embellies!

if you can’t make the class, but would still like to make the book, you can sign up for a kit. you can also sign up for additional kits if you would like to make more than one book.

HERE IS THE SUPPLY LIST FOR THE CLASS: Zip Dry and or 3-in-1 Glue, scissors, trimmer, tiny tim stapler, black fine point pen and black permanent pen, 3D pop dots, ColorBox Chalk Inks: Rouge, Popcorn, Ice Jade, Aquamarine, Warm Red and Rose Coral.

thanks for the continued interest in these books!


happy halloween!

hello!

i have a halloween project that i would like to share with you! i know, i know it’s been a LONG time since i just shared a project, and i didn’t have much time to whip something up today. BUT — this project literally took about 15 minutes from beginning to end!

i love all things vintage, and that includes old halloween and those fabulous monsters featured in the classic horror films from the 50’s and before. dracula, frankenstein, the werewolf, the mummy creature from the black lagoon… and MORE.

so while perusing the aisles of my local dollar store, i happened to spot halloween colored candles in plain glass holders. i thought it would be great to add some halloween graphics to the outside of the holders to dress them up.

so i searched on the web and found some images from those films that i wanted to use and copied them into a word document. i adjusted the size of the images to fit on the front of the candle holders…

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then i printed them out on a sheet of Computer Grafix Clear Adhesive Backed Ink Jet Film from GRAFIX. i LOVE this product! you can print on it, draw on it, stamp on it – as long as you are using a permanent ink you are good to go! you are basically creating a clear sticker to put on whatever it is that you want to embellish. the film also comes without the adhesive backing and in a matte white finish. but for this project the clear is perfect!

i cut out the designs, peeled off the backings and put them on the candles, take a look…

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quick and easy! and i think they look fun! a great way to add a bit of “retro” to your halloween decor.

and here is what they look like all lit up in the dark…

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frankenstien was a little hard to photograph! but i REALLY liked how dracula came out! take a look…

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you can experiment with the brightness and contrast of your images to get them just right. a lot depends on the color of your candle. the lighter colors worked best i think.

this would be a great way to embellish candles for other occasions as well: holidays, birthdays, weddings…

and it is SO QUICK and EASY to do! you could print full pages of multiple images if you need large quanties of candles.

but picture this technique on other items as well, like picture frames, mirrors, notebooks, really anything that needs a little dress up.

hope you enjoyed and have a sPOoKy Halloween!


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{girlfriends} altered book class

hello!

at LONG LAST the sample book for my {girlfriends} altered book class is DONE!

i apologize for the delay in getting this book DONE! i usually allow at least a month for sign ups, for this class there are just TWO WEEKS!

so IF you are interested in this class PLEASE call scrapbook n’ more and sign up! susan and i will be evaluating how many student to prep for, therefore how much paper to purchase, so EARLY sign ups will REALLY help me. and once the supplies are ordered, we are locked into a set number of spots for the class.

so without further ado… here is the sample book…

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and here are some shots of the details…

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and here are the class deets…

{girlfriends} altered book class

november 12

1:00 to 6:00

$65

i am hoping that the theme will appeal… it is a departure from my usual themed books.

i think this book would make a fabulous gift for your bestie{s} – christmas is coming soon – hint hint! it would also be a great way to display pics and memorabilia from some of your BFF adventures.

if you have been wanting to try one of my book classes, this is a GREAT one to start with! and if you have a teen daughter who likes to craft, this might be a fun class for you both to take.

the book contains lots of treasures and trinkets as usual; i was able to pull out all my best “girlie” embellies!

if you can’t make the class, but would still like to make the book, you can sign up for a kit. you can also sign up for additional kits if you would like to make more than one book.

i’ll be posting the class supply list in the next day or so, so please check back.

thanks for the continued interest in these books!


{all in the family} altered book class

 

after a LONG wait, the date for the {all in the family} altered book class is RAPIDLY APPROACHING!

if you haven’t signed up yet, please take a look at the pics here, or stop by the scrapbook n’ more and check out the sample book up close and personal.

here are pics of the book…

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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…

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

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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…

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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, august 20

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost:$68

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.

thanks!


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{shares}

i have some great projects and pics i’d like to share with you…

first, it’s always nice to see what you “creatives” make using things learned in my classes. delia recently sent me a FABULOUS sports themed altered book that she made for her nephew. she just recently gifted him with it and she said he first question was “how long did it take you to make this?”. how NICE that her nephew truly understood and appreciated what an amazing labor of love the book was.

delia, amazingly, has only taken my altered book classes by “kit”, she hasn’t been able to actually come to class. FAB to know that it CAN be done through directions alone – guess MY time spent on the directions is worthwhile and appreciated as well!

delia generously agreed to let me share her awesome project with you, so take a look…

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on may 21, i held a monoprinting workshop using the new MONOPRINT PLATES by Grafix

monoprint plates

monoprinting is fun to do and there are a VARIETY of great techniques to create unique designs and papers and embellishments to use on all your papercrafting.

Clearsnap

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and DecoArt

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along with Grafix supplied some of our products to play with in the class.

here are some pics from the class, everyone had their own “clothesline” to hang the prints they made up to dry – and let me tell you – everyone made LOTS of prints! good, messy fun was had by all. click on pics to enlarge and enable “scroll through”view…

susan at Scrapbook n’ More still had a few of the Monoprint Plates in stock if you would like to check them out or pick a set up!

i have some other personal projects i’d like to share, but i’ll save them for another post!


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{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

cost:$68

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!

thanks!


classes this saturday!

i am teaching 2 classes this satuday…

first up is a mini album class featuring the TOY BOX line from Bo Bunny..

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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.

then i will be having 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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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!

both classes 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.

make a date to come play, create and learn this saturday!

thanks…

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happy NSD!!!

happy national scrapbook day!!!

i’ve been cropping at scrapbook n’more in new braunfels since yesterday with scrappin’ pals tinka and charlotte.

i finished a bunch of layouts yesterday and wanted to share them with you.

most are finished, a few lack journaling – need the kiddos input…


i still have ALL afternoon and evening to crop so we’ll see how many MORE layouts i can get done!

—tami


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my STORY book mini album class

hello all!

i have just added a new class to the calendar at Scrapbook n’ More

my STORY book mini album…

collage picthe 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, so if you are interested, please call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

here are the deets:

date: saturday, may 21

time: 10:00 to 12:30

price: $36

click HERE for supply list.

i am also planning an art journaling class featuring monoprinting techniques for later that same day. i have not worked out all the details yet, so stay tuned for more on that later!

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


photoFULl & money $avings $ketches classes

hello!

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!

thanks!