tami sanders * paper crafter

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


snapguide

have you checked out SNAPGUIDE yet?

i love the step-by-step, photos with written directions format. it makes it so easy to follow the instructions for any given project. they have lots of categories of guides too. in addition to arts and crafts how to’s, you’ll find projects for fashion, home decor, beauty as well as lots of great recipes for main dishes, side dishes, desserts and much more.

i presently have 32 snapguides up…

snapguide collage

you can view all my snapguides here: tami sanders * paper crafter snapguides

i also have a link on my sidebar at the right to all my published guides. i add new ones frequently. you can also follow me on snapguide if you’d like.

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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


shrink plastic mosaic tile frame with TCW stencils

hello!

i have a new post up on THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP BLOG

i used Stencils from TCW, Matte Shrink Film from Grafix and Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap to create this framed quote…

tcw - mosaic frame - WM

you can view the project as well as a link to a Snapguide i made to show you how to make this frame step-by-step in both photos and written directions on the TCW Blog.

please leave me a comment on the TCW Blog if you stop by so i’ll know you visited!

thanks!


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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

merry canvas wm - tcw,the crafter's workshop,izink,mix'd media inx,tami sanders

you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…


christmas ornaments on the TCW Blog

hi all!

i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, these embossed metal ornaments…

tcw emb tin orn - wm

these ornaments are easy to make and are great for embellishing packages, bags, cards and tags.

metal pieces were embossed using a diecut machine and stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. the tinting was done using Izink Inks from Clearsnap.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how to make these step-by-step in both written and photo directions. you can view the project and get the link to the Snapguide by visiting the post here: EMBOSSED METAL ORNAMENTS – TCW BLOG

please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog, it would be nice to know you visited!

thanks,


altered canvas class & crop…

the altered canvas class featuring TCW stencils and inks from Clearsnap is THIS saturday, november 8 at scrapbook n’ more from 12-4:30, space is still available…

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cost is $35, and you can make an additional canvas if you like for $20.

YOUR canvas does not have to look like MY canvas unless you want it to. we’ll go over basic techniques for adding layers and texture to your canvas, then you will be able to select from DOZENS of TCW stencils and lots of Clearsnap Inks to create your own custom canvas. i’ll also have a selection of embellishments for you to use – from keys for “manly” canvases to flowers for “girlie” canvases.

these custom canvases would make GREAT christmas gifts!

then, from 5-11, i’ll be hosting at crop at Scrapbook N’ More. bring unfinished “tami” projects or anything you’d like me to help with. cost is only $10, but it you sign up by TODAY, november 5, you will get a $5 credit to use during the crop {not applicable to the $10 crop fee}.

please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up for the class or crop or for more info.

thanks,


dia de los muertos

hi all!

today is dia de los muertos or day of the dead – a day to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed on.

although dancing skeletons and grinning skulls could be considered macabre, they are usually decked out in colorful costumes and bright colors.

favorite foods and personal items are gathered and placed around photos of departed loved ones in remembrance. picnics are held on grave sites lavished with flowers.

in honor of the day, i made an embossed metal “sugar skull” using a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and Izink Inks from Clearsnap…

sugar skull wm (1251x1280)

you can find more info as well as a link to the Snapguide showing how to make this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog: Sugar Skull

take to time reflect on the lives of those you miss today…

 


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

ccc collage

YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.


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world card making day 2014!

World Card Making Day 2014 with the Clearsnap Creative Team

I’m so excited to be celebrating World Card Making Day 2014 with you and my friends at Clearsnap!! We kicked off the celebration yesterday with a set of cards from our team (see that blog post here) and today, we’re bringing you even more inspiration. Make sure you check out the Official World Card Making Day site to submit your work and enter to win an amazing prize pack from the WCMD 2014 sponsors (like us!).

Here is the card I’d like to share, I was going to make a fall card, but the spring ink colors were calling out to me! The card features ColorBox Pigment Inks and products by: The Crafter’s Workshop, Spellbinders, The {Stamps} Of Life, Doodle Bug Designs, Want2Scrap, Recollections, Bazzill and Beacon Adhesives…

happy thoughts - clearsnap_colorbox_pigment inks_stamped card_stenciled card_the crafters workshop_world card making day 2014_tami sanders -card wm

For a complete supply list and step by step directions with photos, please view my Snapguide for this card…

Check out this guide on Snapguide

Continue on the hop by visiting these team members’ blogs! Leave a comment on each and use the widget below to enter to win a prize pack just for Clearsnap followers!!

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Tami Sanders  <<<<< you are here

Sabrina Alery  <<<<< go here next

Suzanne Austin

Jennifer Priest

Enter our giveaway for this FABULOUS prize pack…

WCMD prizes

here…

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Happy Hopping! I hope you find LOTS of inspiration for your card making!


fall project on TCW blog…

hi all!

i had a great time at CKC and cropping friday and saturday at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels!

if you didn’t get a chance to go by scrapbook n’ more and shop this weekend, please plan to go by SOON; susan still has a LOT of cool new stuff just waiting for you!

i got of layouts done this weekend; mostly one pagers of school photos. i’ll be posting pics later after i get them all photographed and ready.

i also wanted to let you know that i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog today…

fall frame WM

i turned a $store frame into a fall decor piece using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, inks and more from Clearsnap and just a few other supplies.

you can view the project AND get all the info and directions on how to make this piece yourself, including a link to a step-by-step Snapguide here: FALL DECOR FRAME

i’ll be teaching a class using TCW stencils at Scrapbook N’ More in november – keep an eye out for more details!

thanks,