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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

10 Things You Didn't Know About Aphra

1. Even though I have a pretty thick Southern accent when I'm at home, I start to talk like the people I'm around when I travel.

2. After making a "C" in penmanship in 5th grade, I imitated my friends' handwriting until I finally discovered my own style during my freshman year in college when a professor commented on my lovely cursive.


3. My first job was at Chuck E. Cheese, where I had to dress up in the rat costume every Saturday for the kids' birthday parties. After a long, hot, sweaty day in the suit, I would growl at kids who pulled my tail.

4. I was born on John Lennon's birthday, an entire five days after my due date. My mother swears that even though she chased the Beatles all the way to England, she was completely unaware that my due date was so close to her favorite pop star's birthday.

5. Two things I cannot live without: Diet Coke and my I-Phone. Though I have discovered that is not always a good combination.

6. My best friend and I placed second in a lip synch contest our sophomore year in high school, her as Olivia Newton John and me as John Travolta.

7. I changed my major to Forestry my junior year of college so that I could go to school with my boyfriend. After we broke up, I switched right back to English.


8. I love to sing karaoke even though I cannot carry a tune and got asked to ring the bells in the chilren's choir at church.

9. My favorite outfit is a pair of blue jeans, my LSU hoodie, and my New Balance tennis shoes. Now if I could just convince my boss that it's appropriate attire for the office, I'll be all set.

10. I got my first gray hair in graduate school at the age of 21 and now I am about 90% gray. However, I refuse to quit coloring and high lighting my hair until my youngest is at least in grade school.

Visit My Blog: http://www.aphradeedesigns.blogspot.com

Leave a comment on Aphra's blog and then return to this blog post and leave another comment and you will be entered to win.

86 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

So much fun getting to know these designers! I figure Aphra and I must be close to the same age as we both loved Grease as teenagers! Still love that movie! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what she brings us next!

joybear said...

Aphra 's blog is very inspiring! So many beautiful projects!

Brett said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm well on my way to going grey really early too! (Darn those genetics!)

sleeplesswonder said...

I love Aphra's projects, the colors are just to die for. I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
mkds312@hotmail.com

Ann Edwards said...

Loved Aphra's projects and layouts! I also signed in to follow her blog and watch for all the new Imaginisce products.

joni said...

Love Aphra's design style!!! Love her blog!!! I've been a follower of hers for awhile!!! Great stuff! TFS!
hugs,
joni

Drayia said...

Super excited to see who is next on the "get to know the designers". It is a real treat to be able to follow them for the year. They all are very creative. Thanks for sharing. Drayia.blogspot.com

Karen Pinsonat said...

Great projects on Aphra's blog, really love those party favors!

Theresa said...

I so loved seeing Aphra's great wonderful projects! She is amazing!

Kelly Massman said...

TFS! I love her work!

My Hideaway said...

I have moved several times, and every time my accent ends up changing to those around me. I hate it, but can't help it. Great getting to know you. Geaux Tigers!

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Fun facts!! TFS!

April C said...

Thanks for sharing. Found a new blog to follow in Aphra's!

connie said...

My favorite is my blue jeans and LSU sweatshirt too! GEAUX TIGERS!!! 2011 Cotton Bowl Champions.

Chocolate Mousie said...

I'm a jeans, hoodie, NB sneaker wearer too! :-D

Kristal said...

Love that your LSU hoodie is in your top ten. You "geaux" girl!

Dawn said...

Very nice to get to know them!

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Aphra's blog has great projects and here printing is nice too.

Summer said...

Thanks for sharing!! Its so nice to get to know the design team. PS i cant live without my iphone either!!!

VinDeeLoo said...

I can't live without Diet Coke and my BB..

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Went to Aphra's blog and all I can say is wow! Beautiful projects and I love the shoes that she showcased!!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous work on Aphra's blog! Left her some love. Thanks for another great 10 things.

Sandra said...

love, love, love Aphra's style!
Sandra ltb

pdrnc said...

What beautiful projects on Aphra's blog!! Looking forward to this year's projects also.

PamS said...

I had book marked Aphra's blog several months ago because of her projects and style. She has donated loads of inspiration to me during that time.

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing! Love getting to know the Imaginisce Dt team!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I love Aphra's work and am already a follower. I did drop by to leave her some love =). It's nice to know that someone else out there suffers from pre-mature graying...thought I was the only one who has to keep up with my coloring!

Erika said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower. Love your work.

KellyG said...

Love your work! Enjoyed learning more about you!

Lesabe said...

I love all the designers ideas =) Thanks for hosting the "get to know"

Crystal Joy said...

I checked out her blog, great projects!

aud1inok said...

This has been great getting to know more about the designers!

Chelle said...

Jeans and hoodie sound like great office attire. I don't know how much of my hair is grey..only my hairdresser knows the truth.

mommyof5kidz said...

Love your projects! Oh...and I lol'd at the gray hair comment! LOL

CheckerBeads said...

This series is so fun! Thans for the great info and projects!

Anne

XXOO AMY said...

great to learn more about you!

fong33 said...

It was fun getting to know a little bit about you. Love all you projects and I am defintely looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Donna said...

I love Aphra's projects! I AM NOW A FOLLOWER ON HER BLOG!

alwayscharlie said...

I've really enjoyed meeting and learning about the designers this week! Thanks so much!

Ann said...

It was enjoyable getting to know Aphra better. I dye and highlight too and don't plan to stop any time soon - I had my dd later in life and don't want to be mistaken for her grandmother.

sandee said...

Thanks for the giggle anout being Chucky Cheese rat and growling at the kids who pull your tail...that was a hoot! ;O

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love Aprha's blog! My favorite project of hers is still the shoe :) Sooooo cute! I can relate to the Chucky Cheese thing.... I used to be a clown/elf and occasionally had to moonlight as Barney...

Julie Koets said...

Love the blogs and love learning about the designers!

greenmama said...

I too am a Diet Coke girl, love the stuff! I am excited to see what you and the other girls create this year!

Kim said...

Love, love, love her work!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm loving getting to know the designers.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love her little slippers and all her other stuff, so cute!

Kim said...

SO NICE to get to know Aphra! I have seen her name in a lot of different places! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Cynthia B. said...

Now I have to go look for a sample of your handwritten, Aphra! So great to learn more about you. Looking forward to seeing even more of your creations!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Loved going to Alphra's blog, she had so many creative projects.

Kimberli said...

I feel your pain on the grey hair, I think I'm going to have to give in and start coloring...its just so hard to admit I have so many so young! :( Thanks for sharing facts about yourself, it was fun to read!

Lesleyw28 said...

I just LOVE your work, beautiful!!

JennyKozar said...

I love Aphras work! Thanks again.

Janet Z said...

I love Aphrass blog! Great to get to know her better!

Vicki and Don said...

We have lots in common! Love her blog! Awesome creativity!

Chereazy said...

Love your blog!! I love singing too, but I can't carry a tune either! Thanks for sharing!! :)

MaryAnn said...

follower of Aphra and Lydia. Love your work
thanks for sharing.

beadz said...

I enjoyed checking out Aphra's blog and certainly enjoyed reading about her.
hugs,
Gini

Dawn said...

The 10 things idea has been great to read. Love to read what the designers are willing to share. All of Aphra's projects are beautiful, can't wait to see what she comes us with with the new collections...so that I can scraplift...hee hee.

Karen said...

I live for jeans and hoodies

sucor said...

I love her projects and already follow her. I left her some love.

Karen L said...

Okay, my favorite fact about you was that you worked in costume at CHuck E Cheese!! Too funny!
Love the projects on your blog....so creative and so much fun!

Sam said...
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Sam said...

Gorgeous projects, Thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work throughout 2011.

Amy K said...

Great blog, beautiful projects, and fun facts!

jime said...

I love Aphra's blog, super creative. I'm her new follower!

Melissa D. said...

A talented lady you have there in Aphra! Thanks for the fun insight!

Kathy said...

I have been following your blog for a while now, Aphra, and I must say, every day there is a treat! Can't wait to see more! And I thought I knew you, but now I know the GOOD stuff!!! LOL.

Carol said...

Such fun getting to know a little about Aphra! I have been a follower of hers and I love her projects. TFS

Carol
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Kelly Sas said...

Each DT member is so creative and fun! Aphra is no exception!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

love your work Aphra!! Fun getting to know those 10 things about you!
Staci

stephanie said...

Love your work.

Lindy said...

I love Aphra's work and I follow her blog. I left her some love. I love GREASE. Thanks for sharing!

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

Good to know ya!!!

Summer Braxton said...

you make me giggle. And girl.... wait to stop dying until you are at least a grandma. Don't give up the fight!! (P.S. I just discovered a grey eyebrow hair. Seriously? So not necessary.)

Larissa Heskett said...

You made me laugh at some of your facts!!
I really enjoyed your blog and the projects that you shared!! THANKS so much for all of the fun and I can't wait to see more!! Also glad we got to see the ribbon blog hop too!! =)
Have a Fabulous Day!!

Steff said...

Love the trivia about you---especially the Chuck E. Cheese one!

Ann Cicilie said...

I've visited her blog and left her a comment :) Happy weekend :)

Kim. said...

It is great getting to know these ladies each day. Love all your layouts but the shadow box is simply stunning, I loved it the first time round.
Kim xXx

Debc06 said...

Wtg Aphria!!! congrats on your acceptance on the designe team here. Love your work. Was following you before you were selected.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Laura Stewart said...

I left a comment

Pamk said...

love your work on your blog. I can't sing either but it doesn't stop me form torturing I mean singing to my boys in the car. lol

Fifi said...

some wonderful projects on your blog

Lisa W said...

I hope you didn't have to dress up as a rat for to long.

Sophia said...

Loved getting to know you better...

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