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!
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 email@example.com.
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’ve been planning this event for so long it’s hard to believe that it’s less than 15 days away. We’d like to give you a sneak peek into the show by spotlighting our sponsors.
Kiwi Lane has a unique way to simplify scrapbooking. Their Play-to-Create system uses designer templates that gives you different options.
Cre8tive Artzs by Tall Mouse is all about helping you dabble in your creative playground by offering fun and unique products. They carry a wide variety of products; embellishments, stencils, ribbon, rhinestones, stickers, tools, glitter, stamps, texture, mixed media, and adhesives
Close to My Heart offers many paper craft supplies from paper, ink, stamps, albums, dies, embellishments, pocket scrapbooking, exclusive Cricut Connections, and Workshops on the Go.
http://judye.closetomyheart.com Facebook page/blog close to my heart- Judy Eccard also @jeccard
http://shellliwest.ctmh.com facebook page/blog close to my heart scrapbooking creating memories with shelli west also @createwith shellliwe
Krazy Kreations sells a variety of vinyl outline stickers, card kits, silk microfine glitter paper, steel dies, wood veneer elements, and chipboard elements. They also have a selection of markers, pens, and a variety of card making
Pinecone Press offers amazing kits for scrapbooking, albums, cards, and mixed media projects. Their kits feature products from Graphic 45, Disney, Echo Park, Authentique, Simple Stories and Pinecone Press.
BEE Creative offers a wide selection of top quality brands they love and trust including Spectrum Noir, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots, Tombow, Ranger, Tonic, Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, We R Memory Keepers, Darice, Crafter's Companion, and many others, plus their own line of bags and accessories.
Sparkle and Sprinkle offers over 250 specialty formulating embossing powders and glitters in many different sizes and combinations. They are a retailer for Tonic Studios, carrying a full line of their products, including Nuvo drops and Embellishment mousse.
Art Anthology is a mixed media company that feature color sprays, dimensional mediums, shimmering inks & sprays, texture pages, stencils, and tools
Becky Higgins is the creator of Project Life. Project Life takes the complications out of scrapbooking and gives
you a simple system to document your story while still living your life
Happy Planner is an awesome planning system for those who love to be creative & organized.
Tombow is more than just markers. They have adhesives, brush pens, drawing & coloring pencils, and fine pens.
Tonic Studios carry products for die cutting, mixed media, stamping and art with brands from Tim Holz, Nuvo, Tonic Studios and Craft Perfect.
Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is full of ideas for card making, creative ideas for different holidays, free online downloads, mini album ideas, and new trends in crafting
Whitebird Summit Lodge & Ranch is in Northern Idaho and offers family vacations and retreat venues. They also offer adventure activities from whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, jet boats, and ATV & motorcycle trails.
Idaho Craft Association