Are you always at a loss for what to bring to a holiday event? Need a quick gift for someone but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Join Brandy on Idaho Living as she shows you how to make a quick and inexpensive cookie tray.
A few months ago our own Heidi shared her adventures in scrapbooking while camping. We had a couple of our followers send us their own adventure in scrapbooking. We wanted to share the first one with you this month and will share the next one in December.
I am not one to sit with nothing to do even when flying. And when you are going to have to be in a seat for 5 hours, it's time to scrapbook. I took a tote of things and you can fly with scissors as long as the blades are no longer than 4 inches. Now mind you, first class has a lot more room but who can afford that! The tray table is a little tight but it can be done. It also helps if you are related to the person sitting next to you so you can use their table, lap, etc. Barf bags make the best little bags for trash. You can even stick them on the side of the plane to get them up and out of your way!! I also scrapped during our cruise when my husband was napping but that wasn't near as adventurous than the plane. Also, he didn't snore on the plane!! And I am not a kleptomaniac, but I do tend to remove all of the barf bags within reaching distance on any flight I am on. They are the greatest trash bags for scrapping anywhere. Oh and when you go thru security in Portland, you might have to demonstrate how to use a punch as they wanted to know what that metal thing in my bag was for. So I had to show him. Then he was demonstrating it to the rest of the security people which I am sure the 200 people in line behind me so appreciated.
Are you going to try to scrapbook on your next long flight? Do you have an adventure in scrapbooking you'd like to share with us? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Adventures in Scrapbooking Part 1
Fall is in the air. Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? Are you wanting to add something new to your current Halloween decorations? Today Brandy was on Idaho Living demonstrating how to make a ghoulish cheesecloth ghost.
Coming soon….Vendor reveal for the 2019 show.
We are so excited to announce that we will be adding Sparkle Berry Ink to our February show! Mandy Graham and company creates printed heat transfer vinyl. Their items are truly one of a kind.
You may have seen Mandy in PARADE.com as she is a top seller on Talk Shop Live. Be sure you get over to her channel, so you don’t miss a sale!
Mandy and her team have graciously offered 1 (one) August monthly subscription as a giveaway to one of the Idaho Scrapbook Show followers! THANKS MANDY!
If you’d like to see what types of items are in Sparkle Berry’s monthly subscription box you can check out our unboxing in our Monthly Craft Subscriptions YouTube Series here:
Here’s how to enter to win the Sparkle Berry Ink August Monthly Subscription Box Giveaway:
1. Follow Idaho Scrapbook Show on Facebook
2. Follow Sparkle Berry Ink on Facebook
3. Tag your favorite craft friend ON THIS POST ONLY.
Winner will be chosen Saturday, September 1st.
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If you already have your VIP ticket to the show you automatically receive and extra entry to increase your chances!
Much of the success and failures in scrapbooking, cardmaking and paper crafting depends on the reliability of the paste or adhesive you choose to stick your precious projects together.
If you have been to a craft store and perused the adhesive aisle, it’s apparent the choices are abundant. How do you know which adhesive to use? Spray, tape runner, or which of the vast assortment of glues? Let’s chat it out so when you are in a sticky situation, you know which adhesive to reach for!
Here are the Big Do’s:
•Choose acid-free, PH neutral, labeled safe for scrapbooking.
Non acid free adhesives can cause yellowing of paper/pictures.
**Beware of the innocent act of using a sticky note on a photo or layout.
They can leave traces of acid and adhesive that may lead to deterioration down the line.
•Use the smallest amount of adhesive necessary to make your elements stick.
•Try out different brands of tape runners to find what you like.
Tape runners come in refillable, disposable, strips, dots, repositionable, and permanent
•Avoid Glue Sticks:
Even if they are acid free. Glue sticks have a tendency to become brittle causing
elements to fall off layouts later.
•Avoid Rubber Cement:
Although they dry highly pliable, the acid content is high.
**Beware—some rubber cements are now labeled as acid free but just don’t risk it!
•Avoid Permanent Adhesives:
If you think you may want to remove the photo later, permanent adhesives aren’t a good idea.
In this instance, photo corners may be your best bet.
Two Main Types of Adhesives:
Wet vs Dry
Here at Idaho Scrapbook Show, we all have our favorite adhesive. Lisa’s fave is her Tombow Adhesive Runner, Brandy loves her ATG gun, and Heather is stuck on Tombow Mono Glue! Tell us what your favorite is and why!
We always strive to bring you the latest products and ideas as they hit the craft industry. We couldn’t be more excited to share a new platform with you!
Have you ever been frustrated when you have a fun new item to sell, but your audience is only your friends and family? So when those sales dry up you’re either done or you have to invest in advertising of some kind. Or when you see an item online that you want to purchase but you have questions first? Talk Shop Live can help you break out of the friend zone and speak directly with the owners to receive the best customer service possible.
Talk Shop Live is the only 24/7 direct social-selling network for buying and selling online. “It’s a modern-day peer-to-peer network on a full-service, streamlined platform that puts an international storefront in your hand.”
You can host a show or watch live product demonstrations while chatting in real time with the seller and other shoppers! It allows you to sell your products at home, on the go, or in a professional broadcast setting on your own live stream channel!
It has an integrated ‘BUY’ button so your viewers never have to leave you to shop! Your customers can also ask questions live so you can immediately satisfy their need and increase your sales!
If you have questions and would like to see Talk Shop Live in action, Brandy from the Idaho Scrapbook Show Team will be co-hosting a live event with Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho to show you just how easy it is to take your craft business to the next level.
We hope you’ll join us Friday, July 25, 2018 at 6 PM MST as we will be selling a Back to School set with tutorials included. We’ll walk you through each piece and answer your questions as we help you get creative for the new school year!
The kits are limited quantity. Head over and subscribe to Becky’s Talk Shop Live channel so you won’t miss out before she sells out!
Heidi here, aka Idahoscrapper and co-owner of Idaho Scrapbook Show. Welcome to the first installment of our blog series Adventures In Scrapbooking.
As I prepared for my week long annual family pilgrimage to the Powderhorn Valley in Colorado, I pondered what it would be like to scrapbook in the great outdoors. I’ve been a scrapper for just over 10 years. In that time I have been to crops and various scrapbooking events, but I have never just packed my tote to take camping.
What does one take to scrap while camping? We were already going to be loaded for bear in our camper so I had to keep my supplies succinct. I made a list of the essentials and then considered how much time I would have against how much I usually finished in a few hours.
My essentials list:
Pattern paper—we’ll revisit this one
Adhesives: tape runner & refills, foam dots, liquid glass to double as an adhesive and also add shine to Cricut cutouts, and Zigg pens
Ink pads—we’ll revisit this one also
Large plastic bag to protect finished layouts
Camera so I could potentially have pictures printed to scrap as a I was living the vacation.
The items that took the most thought were the pattern paper, inks and stamps sets, and embellishments because that meant I had to have some clue as to what kinds of layouts I was going to make. Recently I printed a set of pictures to scrap to “catch up” my son’s books because he will be graduating from high school next year. After glancing through those pictures I began to select my pattern papers many of which were double sided and came in coordinating packs making them versatile, a few coordinating ink colors and stamp sets.
There was a distinct possibility that I would be embellishing the layouts when I returned home, and it is not practical to drag my tackle box of brads, gems and the like 800 miles with limited space and not a clue as what I may use. I decided to stick with some basic ribbon and twine that would need to go on the layouts in the early stages and then I could add gems and such later
Now, I will concede that a Cricut may be a little over the top for camping; however, there were other motives for that. There was a sign project I was asked to complete for the bath house at the ranch, and my mother in law had voiced an interest in T shirt making. (She did not have to twist my arm too hard to convince me we would have fun making shirts.) So, yes, I did have a few extra items in my tote such as vinyl and transfer tape I would not have otherwise taken. Also, I rarely scrap without my Cricut because the cutouts lend character to layouts, and it’s a snap to create a page title.
Last, I envisioned where I would be while I created. We have a table in our camper, there was one in the cook cabin and we have a small fold up camp table. I would have to keep my supplies tidy as I worked but any of these spaces would suffice. After all, this was about the experience of scrapping in an outdoorsy setting and less about the fruits of my labor.
What are some of the most unusual places you have insisted on hauling your crafting items to create? We would love to hear your stories and experiences. Please submit them to email@example.com for an opportunity to be featured in our series Adventures In Scrapbooking
We love supporting local business and when we were planning the Idaho Scrapbook Show, we knew we had to give lots of love and support to Handy Hands Reflections!
What is Handy Hands? They are an organization dedicated to providing memory books for those who have lost loved ones. This local non-profit is doing some amazing work, not just in the Treasure Valley, but all over the United States!
The founder of this organization, Jacki Kelsch, started the organization 10 years ago with the goal to create and donate personalized memory albums for loved ones experiencing the end of life. Since then, Handy Hands has grown with the supplies and volunteers needed to make it a success.
Since its inception, Jacki and her volunteers have completed over 1100 memory books!
So many generous donations have been given to Handy Hands over the years which allows volunteers to come into the shop and make pages for the memory books.
Jacki was at the Idaho Scrapbook Show in February and many of our attendees made and donated pages– over 150 were made to use in memory books!
This summer, Handy Hands will host its 10th Anniversary Craft Crop July 20-21. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! For more information, you can go to the website at http://www.handyhandsreflections.org/, or contact Jacki direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handy Hands is currently looking for a new space to lease so they can continue this amazing service. Once they find a new location, they will provide everyone with their new hours of operation and volunteer dates and times. In preparation for their move, they are going to have a Craft Sale at their store on June 2, from 8-4. There will be lots of craft supplies for sale – head on down and say hi to Jacki while you are there!
For more information on Handy Hands, go to their Facebook page and their website. Subscribe to their blog to get the most up to date information:
For those of you that follow us on Facebook, one of our team members, Heather Carter, decided to overhaul her craft room. We promised to keep you posted on the progress! Here are the “before photos” of the craft room – you can also see them on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/idahoscrapbookshow
After taking Jennifer Maker’s 30 Day Craft Room Organization Challenge, here is the finished result:
What a difference! We wanted to give you a quick tour of the changes – if this gets you excited, and you want to take the challenge, go to https://jennifermaker.com/organized-craft-room-challenge-email/. You can also join her Facebook Group, Craft Room Organization with Jennifer Maker.
Work space was an issue, so Heather made changes by getting rid of the plastic Costco table and replacing it with a counter-type workspace made from 2 Walmart bookcases and a Melamine shelf, and purchasing a Linnmon/Alex desk from IKEA. After that, it was all about RE-ORGANIZATION! The key is to know where your stuff is – we all know we have it, we just can’t find it! Now, everything is organized by type – in this photo, all the inks, stamps and paper are in the same area – here she used her existing Recollections cubes from Michael’s and an old mail sorter that was going to the dumpster:
In this area, all the paints, glitter and embossing powders are stored in embellishment centers:
Can’t find a paint brush? These storage containers are perfect to keeping them all together:
Wanting to utilize all the space in the room, Heather was able to use the closet to store Mixed Media supplies and albums:
As you can see, there is a lot less clutter and the space is used more efficiently. Are you ready to take the challenge? If you do, we would love to see the before and after photos!
IKEA work table https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09932177/
IKEA Alex Drawer unit https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40196241/?query=ALEX+Drawer+unit+on+casters
IKEA Linnmon Table https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29047257/#/S59932698
IKEA containers https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50303735/
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