Meet the Gals

Kelli and Crystal

Welcome to our blog! We are two crafty chicks who enjoy scrapbooking and recently began our own monthly scrapbooking kit club, Thingamabobs & Doodads.

In addition to supplying you with unique materials each month, we hope you will check our blog frequently for new ideas and creative inspiration to document the treasured memories in your life.

We thought we would start by telling you a little about ourselves and how Thingamabobs & Doodads came to be. Rather than boring you with the usual introductory details we thought we would jump right to the important stuff...our craftiness!

Meet Kelli:

Style: Eclectic. I like traditional items, but I also like to mix it up with random bits. I try to keep my projects fresh and not box myself into one particular style. I tend to gravitate towards earth tones or bright colors.

Favorite Music to Scrapbook to: Pretty much anything - I just let the shuffle on my iPod decide

Favorite Snack: NOTHING - I’m way to klutzy to involve drink or food around my work. Ok, maybe a glass of wine here and there, but it has to be nearly in a different room!

Favorite Technique: Right now I’m addicted to embossing

Go To Tool: punches and decorative scissors! I love paper punches, not only for my scrapbooking, but for other crafts as well.

Favorite material: PAPER! You can do anything with paper! We are given so many wonderful textures, patterns and designs. You can create an awesome scrapbook, card, or even decorate an entire party with paper! (examples in our gallery)

Wish List Tool: Unfortunately for my pocket book, I tend to run out and get whatever cool new tool I see. Things don’t stay on my “wish list” for too long.

Technique to Try: Crystal is trying to get me into glimmer mist…I’m on the fence!

Meet Crystal:

Style: I'm an earth-tone girl. I sometimes try to jump out of my comfort zone, but always feel myself pulled back into those warm earthy colors. Whether it's my clothes, home decor, or scrapbook - I just can't help it. I'm also quite fond of vintage accessories.

Favorite Music to Scrapbook to: I enjoy listening to fun and silly music. I usually turn on some old music from high school. I love to stir up those old memories!

Favorite Snack: Depending on the time of day, I enjoy drinking coffee or wine while scrapbooking. Chocolate is a must!

Favorite Technique: My pages rarely have crisp edges because my favorite techniques involve distressing with ink or sandpaper.

Go To Tool: I'm sure most scrapbookers couldn't survive without their papercutter, but I take it to another level. I use the same cutter for everything and go through blades constantly. It doesn't matter if it's paper, cardboard, or ribbon. I can do it all with my papercutter!

Favorite material: I'm currently stuck on buttons. There are so many different colors, sizes, and shapes. The possibilities are endless.

Wish List Tool: I would really like a Cuddle-Bug, but I'm afraid I'd use it as much as my Cricut. (which is not often enough.)

Technique to Try: I would really like to incorporate fabric into more of my pages.

 To hear the story of how Thingamabobs & Doodads was born click here.