FAQ

Who is the team behind Ide Ratherbee?
Ide’s crew:  Angie is truly a people person. She has her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Art, and is a top notch teacher as a Certified Copic Designer. Jennifer’s design style has tremendous appeal and designs fast, easy, simply scrapbook layouts and is a marvel at greeting card folding. Jennifer’s beautiful beading is absolutely first rate.  Karalee rounds out the group with her card making, rubber stamping and techniques. She is also a designer for Sparkle ‘N Sprinkle, an online store & manufacturer of rubber stamps, hand blended embossing powders and glitters.

What is Ide Ratherbee?
A fun way to share our knowledge and creativity with the treasure valley and beyond. Ide Ratherbee, LLC is nothing like any other crafting business currently in the Treasure Valley. Instead of a brick and mortar store, we are planning to travel to designated places around the Valley. Yes, you read that correctly. We will, literally, travel. We cannot begin to tell you how many times we’ve heard customers say they’ve purchased all the paper and supplies to do scrapbook pages and cards, yet have no clue what to do with them. That’s where Ide Ratherbee comes in. Here is an idea of what our plans are: Just like a crop, you bring your own supplies and tools. We supply the work space (we are working at finding several locations around the Treasure Valley), layout designs, and our expertise. Various classes will be offered by each partner. We are also planning to do private parties and group activities. Of course, nothing’s ever free, so there will be a nominal fee. Also in the future, we are planning to have limited supplies and equipment on hand for you to use. Should you need them, there would be a small fee for their usage and/or purchase. When we are crafting at a location that is community based, a portion of the fees you pay will be donated toward their cause. Down the road we intend to sell Copic markers and re-inkers, as well as place supply orders for customers with various wholesalers. We want to give you the best service and prices on craft supplies in the Valley. Some of these things are ideas we are planning for immediately, and some are in our long-term business plan.

Where can I find the info for your events?
Please see our event page for all scheduled events.

When are you coming to my area?
We are willing to teach most anywhere. If you have a group that would like us to host a class or crop, please contact us and we will see what we can work out.

Why don't you have a store front?
Store fronts carry a lot of overhead, and we want to keep our events as affordable as possible. We will be working with different business in the treasure valley, many of them non-profit, to bring you our events and help raise money for good causes as well.

What types of things should I have in my tool box?
The bare necessities: paper cutter, ruler, pencil, piercing tool, scissors, double sided tape, removable tape, bone folder, glues, inks
May want to add: X-acto knife/cutting mat/heat gun/anti-static pouch/centering ruler/stamp cleaner/a variety of scissors-including scissors for cutting fine detail and decorative edge scissors/acrylic stamp blocks for non wood mounted stamps/a variety of punches/embossing & die cutting machine, a variety of die templates, a variety of embossing folders/if you don't care for loose glitter, you may want to consider using a glitter glue such as Stickles/embellishments such as brads and ribbons, etc. If you like to use buttons and floss, it may be a good idea to keep a sewing needle in your tool box/markers - there are a variety of artist markers on the market, some of the more popular are Copic and Tombow/color pencils/watercolors and watercolor paper, brushes/glitters/embossing powders/inks: pigment, dye and solvent/scratch paper, perhaps for cutting a mask for a stamp/glue gun and additional glue sticks/