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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{livre de l’amour} valentine book

hi all!

the sample for the {livre de l’amour} valentine book is done!

the book came together quickly, and i was really happy with how it turned out, and hope you will like it too.

the 12 page mini book is done in a mixed media style with pages of multiple sizes and types: old book covers, diecut chipboard, vintage envelopes, old kraft file folders, paper lunch bags, 30’s bingo cards as well as a few heavy-weight cardstock pieces all serve as a background to build on using the romantic MON AMOUR line from Graphic 45. there are pockets, tags, folders and more with lots of places to add photos, journaling and love notes. many little treasures and trinkets from my “junque” stash were used to embellish the book. a perfect gift for your valentine, or for gifting for a wedding or anniversary. the book focuses more on “love” and “romance” than on “valentine’s day” so think outside the holiday.

this book has many of the same elements that my altered books have – just without the book!

here are some collage pics of the finished book {click to enlarge}…

amour - cover collage

amour detail collage

here are the class details…

LIVRE DE L’AMOUR altered mini book

date: saturday, january 30th

time: 1:00 to 5:00 

price: $55.00 {kits available for $60.00}

class size limit is currently at 11. IF there is enough interest, i could potentially accept up to 18 – with the additional 7 spaces having a few minor supply substitutions.

so if you are interested in this class, please call Scrapbook n’ MoreScrapbook n’ More @ (830) 214-1690 and sign up soon.

i will be dropping off the sample book at Scrapbook n’ More either this week or early next week if you would like to see it in person.

please contact me if you have any questions about this class or any of my other class offerings.

thanks

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i {heart} texas frame kits…

hello!

right now there are only 3 of the i {heart} texas frame kits left unspoken for…

texas frame - wm

this project is available as a kit only and will be ready for pick up on or after 3/1. if you are signed up for the “don’t mess with texas” altered book class, your cost is only $12, otherwise it is $15.

i am ALL out of “x” scrabble tiles, so i can’t put together any more kits unless i find more – OR you want 7 other letters on your tile tray. if you do want different letters, use the “contact me” tab at the top of my blog and let me know what word you would like and i’ll see if i can put together a kit for you.

thanks for your quick responses to BOTH of my texas themed projects!


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“don’t mess with texas” DE-constructed altered book class…

hello!

i finished the sample book for the “don’t mess with texasDE-constructed altered book class late last night {well – early this morning} and dropped it off at Scrapbook n’ More this afternoon.

a BIG – thank you to those of you who signed up in advance – sight unseen – the class is already 2/3 full! i GREATLY appreciate this!

and i must say, those of you who take this class will be getting a BARGAIN! i had to ADD pages to this book in order to get in all the trinkets that i had picked up for it. i kept thinking i didn’t have enough goodies so i kept buying more – needless to say – this book is STUFFED! and since i’d already set the price, you’ll be getting a lot of BANG for your buck!

here a some collage pics of the book and some of the details – click on pics to enlarge…

texas alt book collage 1

texas alt book collage 2

some of the “junque” included in the book are: vintage rodeo ribbon, repros of vintage postcards, 60’s butter crust bakery receipt and borden’s dairy milk cap, galvanized metal texas cut out, old lone star beer bottlecap, vintage playing cards, 3 cent texas postage stamps, concho and bandana, blue jean pieces, vintage stamped leather piece, metal cookie cutter, texas themed charms and LOTS more!

special thanks to Carrie at Paper Wings Productions for providing the fabulous texas themed stamps used in the book. Scrapbook n’ more carries Paper Wings Production stamps and do have the stamp sets available for sale if you want your own set.

this book would be a great way to display your bluebonnet, texas wildflower, rodeo or texas trip pics. you will also be given supplies and techniques to add MORE pages for MORE photos to your book if you would like.

if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at an altered book, this would be a great class to start with. the techniques are a little easier than those in my “regular” altered book classes. but there is still a LOT going on for those of you who do enjoy my “regular” books!

here are the class details:

date: sunday, march 1

time: 1:30 to 5:30 *** NOTE TIME CHANGE

price: $48 if attending class or $55 for class kit

if you are unable to attend the class, you can sign up for a class kit. the kit will have anything that is done in class using “class supplies” – like stamping – already done for you. complete directions, including color photos, will be included.

i am also offering an add-on, go-along “i {heart} texas” frame kit…

texas frame - wm

this frame includes a scrabble tile tray and tiles spelling out “i {heart} texas”. the frame and tray will be pre-painted, so the kit will be ready for you to assemble. complete directions with color photo included.

if you are taking the “don’t mess with texas” book class, you can add-on this frame class kit for only $12. if you aren’t taking the class, but would like the frame kit, the cost is $15. kits will be available to be picked up on 3/1. i have a very limited number of these kits, so please call and reserve a kit if you would like one.

susan is opening the store JUST FOR US for this class, so if you’d like some “private” shopping time, plan on coming in a little early or staying a little later to shop. the store should be open by 1:00, so drop off your stuff in the back and hit the racks!

AND — mark your calendars – i’ll be offering a school themed altered book class tentatively scheduled for saturday, may 2. i’ll be using G45’s ABC Primer deluxe collector’s edition paper set. more details coming in the next few months. i’ll let you know when you can start signing up! i plan on this book being one where you can display your children’s school pics K thru 12th.

thanks for your continued interest in my altered book classes – i LOVE hunting for trinkets to fill them up with!


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SAVE THE DATE!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

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.

thanks!

 


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Happy New Year!!!

happy new year – a week and a half late! lol!

i realized today that this january marks the beginning of the 8th year of my blog; my first post was january 3, 2008.

i only began blogging because i was tired of answering “no” when asked if i had one. to me “blog” sounded like such a depressing, techie word – B—L—O—G – like a foghorn with a nasal twang – that’s what i heard in my head anyway!

i haven’t always been consistent with my posts, but some of you have hung in there with me anyway from the start. and i’ve picked up a few new readers along the way.

i reread my first blog posts, and if you are interested in seeing what was going on in january 2008, click HERE.

i’m not sure what all 2015 will bring, besides my oldest graduating high school – YIKES! i like to contemplate my teaching and design schedules about this time each year. so far, i haven’t decided to make many changes. i’m still planning on teaching my photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes and planning a few altered book classes. i may offer some seasonal mini book or altered projects, but will probably wait to see if i’m inspired by a paper collection or idea!

the next altered book i am planning is a texas themed one. i am leaning to doing it in the DE-constructed style as i think it will work better with the embellishments i have in mind. i am still collecting tiques and trinkets for it. i will be using stamps from Paper Wings Productions, which is owned and operated by carrie avery which some of you know. i think the class will probably be in march – either before or after spring break. hopefully timed right for your bluebonnet photos!

wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!