Wednesday, March 31

Glamorista Project Kit - April Kit Release

Hello Crafty Pals!

It’s finally here! Kit Debut Day!!

This month we’re offering something a little different.

A complete project kit for only $19.99 + SH

We are very happy to bring to you

Everything you need to complete this glamorous 8x8 scrapbook is included!

We’ve loaded this kit with fun papers, unique letter stickers, glamorous rub-ons, and much much more!

We've also created lot's of exclusive handmade embellies in this kit.

You can't get these anywhere else but Thingamabobs & Doodads!

Check out the gallery to see examples

And don't forget about the BONUS!!

But we're not spillin all the'll just have to wait to see what ya get!

Gotta have this kit right now? Go SHOPPING in our store

Happy Scrappin!

Kelli & Crystal

Tuesday, March 30

Animal Humane Society:

Have we ever told you how much we love our puppies?

Thingamabobs and Doodads gals, Kelli and Crystal, are participating in the Walk for Animals on May 1st. We'll be raising moolah for the critters during the months of April and May. $1 from each sale from our store will go to donations for the Animal Humane Society.

Here's a little bit about our pups:

Meet Frankie (Kelli's little girl)

Frankie is 2+ years old.  She is a pure Cocker Spaniel, full of spunk. 
She is the center of Kelli and Jeff's life!! (until Baby arrives mid May).

Meet Sage (Crystal's little girl)

Sage is 2+ years old. She is a pure Vizsla, with TONS of energy. She is the center of Crystal and Andy's world!!

If you have a passion for animals like we do and want to help out, visit our team page and make a donation today!

Live in the Twin Cities? Consider walking! It'll be loads of FUN!


Kelli and Crystal

April Kit Sneak Peak

Coming April 1st...

Glamorista 8x8 Book Project Kit

More to come....

Kelli and Crystal

Monday, March 29

Qwick and EZ!

Here's a quick project anyone can whip up!

Crystal needed a cute little vase for her desk. 
What she had to work with was craft paint, patterned paper, bling, and a used yogurt cup.

 Little paint here, tape and paper there, and a little sparkle and POOF....
instant vase!

Look around your recycles....what can you beautify today?

Check back with us tomorrow...we're giving you a sneak peak at a special project we worked on over the weekend!

Until then,

Happy Craftin!

Kelli and Crystal

Friday, March 26

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway!

And our winner is...

Casa Mia * My House *

Casa Mia * My House *  posted a comment and became a follower. 

Here is what Casa Mia * My House * said...

"Wow, I just found your blog and love it. Going back to look around some more. I am a follower too...cheers"

Here is what Casa Mia WON!

Thanks Casa Mia! You'll receive a message from us shortly!

Enjoy the weekend everyone! We're away at a scrapbooking retreat working on more fun projects to share and our April Kit.

(Coming in April: Glamorista - a divine 8x8 scrapbook project kit!)

Kelli and Crystal

Par-tay at Thingamabobs and Doodads

Thursday, March 25

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle Part 2

Guess what we used to make this adorable mini book! 

Give up? 

TP rolls!  

We have received a lot of feedback in the last couple days about what in the world we planned to create with those toliet paper rolls.  So what do you do with all those left over  rolls?! You make a mini-books out of them!  We had a lot of fun creating this mini-book.

It's the perfect size to give as a gift and your friends will never guess how you made it! (you will want to tell them though, since it is so cool!) Crystal made this book to show off some of her favorite sailing memories of 2009. 

3 toliet paper rolls
3 - 5 x 7 inch sheets of paper
 hole punch and/or eyelet setter
 ring to bind your book together
a strong adhesive (yep, we used Terrifically Tacky Tape, again!)
eyelets (optional)

Step 1: fold the toliet paper rolls flat.
We used a bone folder to make a good fold that will keep the rolls flat.

Step 2: wrap a 5 x 7 inch sheet of paper around each roll and use a strong adhesive to hold it in place. You will need to center

Wednesday, March 24

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle Challenge Part 1

We're doing are part at Thingamabobs and Doodads to make the earth a little more GREEN!

We welcome you to part 1 of our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Challenge

Ah the craft should inspire us to be more...crafty!

For our first project for the Reduce - Reuse - Recycle Challenge, we turned a small used coffee cup into a cute Spring marker holder for our desk.  If you are anything like us your craft room can quickly turn into a chaotic mess while working on a project! Anything to help stay organized is a good thing - especially when it's pretty and recycled! 

Small disposable coffee cup
Strong adhessive - we used Terrifically Tacky Tape
Patterned Paper, Ribbon, and coordinating embellies.
Ink (optional)


Tuesday, March 23

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

It seems that here at Thingamabobs & Doodads we have been on a crafty kick of recycling everyday household items into all of our latest projects. We have used paperbags, playing cards, zippers and more - so why not keep with the trend?!

Join us this week for the Reduce - Reuse - Recycle Challenge! We will be showing off our recycled creations all week. We plan to take these items and turn them into something useful and pretty!

We challenge you to do the same! On Friday, we will have a Linky party for you to show off YOUR recycled creations!

Who knew that recycling could be so fun?!

Kelli & Crystal

Sunday, March 21

It’s in the Bag! Giveaway

Corny? Yes, we know. We’re in a goofy mood because we  are celebrating! Our blog has reached over 2,000 views in 5 short weeks!
So, what better way to celebrate than with a gift…just for you!
To show our thanks for our new followers and friends, we’ve made a special “It’s in the Bag!” kit. 
Monthly Kit
Everything you need to create your own paper bag mini book is included, just add memories!
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Here’s how it works:
Leave us a comment on this post. That’s it. The giveaway will be open until Friday, March 26th at 1:00PM (Central).
Really want to increase your chances of winning? We’ll add all “followers”, even if you’ve also left a comment. So, if you follow us and leave a comment, you have TWO chances to win!

Kelli and Crystal

Check out the original post for this project! click here

Wednesday, March 17

It’s in the bag!

There is no such thing as a one task item at
Thingamabobs and Doodads!
Pack those kiddies lunches or….
Make a fabulous minibook!
Monthly Kit
Monthly Kit 
We used four plain brown lunch bags to make this album.

Brown paper lunch bags – 3-6 work best
Ribbons and threads for binding cut to at least 15 inches. Truthfully, we usually eyeball it.
Coordinating papers and embellishments
Monthly Kit
Fold each bag in half.  Measure your “page” surface. 
Our album measured 5 x 5 1/2

Thursday, March 11

Deal em up!

Monthly Kit
A scrapbook makes a great gift and…a daunting task. 

The answer? Mini Books!
There’s no need to spend tons of cha-ching to get a neat mini book.  Use things you have around the house!
Today we are happy to share a super easy and fun mini book made from playing cards.
Playing cards are so inexpensive.  They can easily be found at dollar stores, thrift stores, or the bottom of your game bin.
Deck of playing cards
coordinating papers and embellishments
Monthly Kit 
How To:
Embellish your pages first.  This will make it easier to put together at the end after you punch through your eyelets. Keep in mind you will have some hole punching along the one edge when

Tuesday, March 9

Chit Chat!

Hi Fellow Crafters!

Today we have a simple special message. 

We LOVE the comments you leave on our posts.  Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

We also would like to welcome all the new comers!

The traffic on our blog has increased very rapidly, and we are so THRILLED! It has brought us to many talented and gifted crafters in our community.  Some of which we would have not met if not for the comments, we welcome comments! It's an added way for us to find YOU! After all, beyond being in the scrapbook kit business, we are just two crafty gals and we love to meet other crafty folks!

Our heart felt thanks,

Kelli and Crystal

Sunday, March 7

A, B, C, Dog

Color, Fun, and Creativitiy! That is what every kids room needs!

Our Alphabet Canvas is a great addition to any child's room.  But don't stop with alphabets.  You can use any art you like!

  • Your child's artwork copied and reduced to fit into the squares

  • Fun and bright paper

  • Silly photos of the childs family or friends

Canvas - size of your choice
Craft paint
Assortment of coordinating papers
(i.e. ribbon, buttons, brads, rhinestones, chipboard letters, etc)

Our March kit, Hello Sunshine would make a great canvas art project! Lot's of coordinating papers and embellishments.  Plus you'll still have plenty of materials for all your scrapbooking needs!

How To:

Paint the canvas and let dry
Cut the paper squares to your desired size.  For both projects shown the

Tuesday, March 2

A fun and unique embellishment!

Zipper flowers seem to be all the rage these days. We have seen them on t-shirts, headbands, and of course in scrapbook layouts. So we thought we would try making our very own zipper flowers.

They turned out to be pretty easy to make.

Monday, March 1

B is for...


Today we bring you a sweet little project for the home!