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/
We had an amazing time at Inking Idaho on the Road this weekend! Thanks to Becky Roberts and her team for putting on a wonderful event!
All of these projects were made with products from Fun Stampers Journey. If you want to learn more, check out their website at www.funstampersjourney.com.
In addition to getting our creative juices flowing, we were blown away by the presenters at the event. And, of course the event wouldn’t be complete without the samples! Some of the coaches displayed their talent, showcasing the products and using different techniques to create some beautiful displays:
We gave away 2 VIP tickets to the show – congratulations to Kris Watkins and Ronna Gentry! Can't wait to see you at the show!
If you don’t have your tickets yet or want more information about the show, you can go to our website at www.idahoscrapbooksho
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