Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Meet the Doodlebug Design Team - Day 2

Jing-Jing Nickel

My absolutely most favorite thing about Doodlebug products would have to be the cardstock stickers.  I think I have also just fallen in love with the 12x12 albums!

I am Jing-Jing Nickel. Pronounce it like there are nickels in your pocket making that jingling noise!  I was born in Shanghai, China. My teenage years were spent in Dakar, Senegal, a West African nation. I hold a graduate degree in mathematics and work full time in the Twin Cities, MN, as an I.T. engineer. When I started scrapbooking in 1999, it was the most perfect extension of my love for traveling and travel photography. Then with the birth of my first daughter, a new dimension of scrapbooking as well as a new realm of creative possibilities was born with her. Today and every day, I scrap my family, my trips, and my family on trips.

Fun Facts about Jing-Jing: 
  • What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Disrupting the teacher with excessive and incessant talking! 
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dishes!
  • If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Condoleezza Rice
  • What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? Tangled
Kandis Smith

Oh, how do I narrow it down? I'd have to say I have a huge fetish for buttons--I used them on everything!

I live in Idaho Falls, ID with my sweet hubby of 9 years and three little monster boys! Logan is 6, Landen is 3 , and Cooper is 5 mo. They keep me on my toes!  I'm originally from Seattle, which I miss very much. However there is a lot to love about Idaho too!

Fun Facts about Kandis:

  • What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?  Right now I'm loving Selean Gomez Love you like a love song.
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing? the dishes!! hate. it.
  • What is one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you? My mom was on Wheel of Fortune when I was 7 and I got to meet Vanna White--very cool!

Kathy Martin

I’m head over heels with Doodlebug embellishments! Bradies, Boutique Buttons, Twine, oh my… I love it all!

My family and I live in North Carolina. My hubs (Dan) and I have been married for 19 years and we have a son (Christopher) who is 10.

Fun Facts about Kathy: 
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I hate cleaning porcelain, if you know what I mean!
  • What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? Reading ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ was a tear jerker!
  • What is one of your favorite quotes? Enjoy the little things, for one day you may you may look back and realize they were the big things.  By Robert Brault
  • What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? This is easy! A ceramic frame that had a larger opening than the piece of glass and a sticker on it that read, “Microwave and Dishwasher Safe!”
  • What is one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you? People wouldn’t guess that we don’t watch TV in our house. It’s kind of unusual.


  1. Welcome Jing-Jing, Kandis and Kathy! So good to get to know each of you girls a little bit more!

    Jing-Jing I wished you lived near me so you could help me with math!!!!

    Kandis I wonder how far we actually live from one another!!!! I didn't know that's where you lived, totally cool!

    Kathy, We don't watch TV in our home either. We haven't had TV in almost 11 years!!!

    Can't wait to get to know you guys better!

  2. Look at me...getting an introduction with a couple of my favorite designers! Wow! You have the best sense of hummor Jing Jing! And your work inspires me so! have more talent in your little finger! I'm in awe! I'm so excited to get to work with you ladies! :)

  3. Welcome ladies, nice to meet you!

    Jing-Jing, I can't believe you hate dishes. I love doing them and find the time there at the sink very therapeutic. I don't even use the dishwasher. :)

    The kiddos and I looooooooove "Love you like a love song," Kandis. They'd play it non-stop if I let them.

    Kathy, I have to agree with you -- I love all of Doodlebug products, too. They are so coloful and fun and hard to choose just one to love. We are heading in the no-TV direction. We just had more channels cut from our satellite and will soon go tubeless. I can't wait for that day!

  4. It's so fun to get to know you gals a little better!!! :o)

  5. Welcome to these wonderful designers! What a FABULOUS team!! What FABULOUS products, too! A perfect mix!

  6. Congrats, again, ladies! 'So thrilled for all of you!!

  7. Welcome ladies! So glad to meet you and get to be on this amazing team with you! :)

  8. Welcome ladies!! I'm sure you'll all do amazing things on the DT. :)
    - April W

  9. Another three wonderful designers! It's wonderful to be part of this amazing team with you and to learn a little bit more about each of you. :)

  10. Fun to get to know you. Does anyone like doing dishes or cleaning the toilet? If so- come on over :)....and I cried in Tangled too. My husband laughed at me.

  11. It's definitely fun to know y'all a lil better!

  12. Congratulations to all of you! I am a huge fan of each and every one of you, and am SO looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations you make for Doodlebug! :)

  13. Congratulations ladies!!! Of course, a special shout out to Jing-Jing a Minnesota gal!

    It was fun to "meet" you all and can't wait to see your creations!!!

  14. Congrats Ladies!!

    Kandis, I love that song too! It gets stuck in my head all the time.

    Jing,Glad to see a MN girl on the team.

    Kathy, I love the embellishments too

  15. Welcome! Jing-Jing, I'm a MN girl so it's cool you're in the twin cities, too! Congrats!


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