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Monday, January 10, 2011

10 Things You Didn't Know about Liz Quaman

10 Things I bet you didn't know about me....

One - I am a Virgo.  On the bright side this means I am meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent, analytical and loyal to a fault.  But, on the dark side this means I am fussy, overly critical, consumed with perfection, and worry too much.  You can see the implications for crafting...and how much I can drive myself and my family nuts.

Two - There are two bands I never tire of listening to when driving in the car - Journey (thank you to Glee for bringing them back in a big and bad way) and Def Leppard.  What can I say, I am a product of the 80's and a sucker for big hair bands.  Hasn't everyone seen Def Leppard in concert twice???  Good times...

Three - Speaking of Glee, my favorite episode from Season 1 is Theatricality with the music of Lady Gaga.  I can't decide if Poker Face or Bad Romance is my favorite song, but it is definitely fun to listen to Gaga when scrapbooking.  I think my pages actually get better - LOL.

Four - I live around the corner from a world renowned ski resort and since going skiing for me entails throwing on my gear and scooting to the mountain for a couple of runs.  I'm not sure I've skied an entire day since I've lived here.  Spoiled, I know.... It's a hardship when people come visit and want to ski the whole day, cuts into my scrap time if you KWIM.

Five - Before I became an educator I worked for Kraft - that's right, the Macaroni and Cheese people.  It was a good job until I got a job offer to move to Vail, Colorado, which is where I remain.  Nothing like living in the Rocky Mountains.  However, I learned a lot about sales while working for Kraft and knowing how to sell has helped me get through to the kids I teach in class.

Six - While I was working for Kraft, I had an opportunity to meet Muhammed Ali with some colleagues (he happened to be opening up a Rotisserie Chicken Chain - anyone been there?) and even though he shook hands with everyone else, I got a big huge man-sized hug!  Note to self - I've most definitely had The Greatest hug.

Seven - I detest all things that need to dry on a project, which is why I am a huge fan of stickers.  Love it when those little suckers go right on the page and voila, you are done.  Waiting for things to dry kind of defeats my impatient Virgo personality.  I also have a theory on what responsible glitter is and would be happy to share my thoughts on that one....

Eight - I have an unreasonable fear of sharks.  I realize it dates back to my 7th year when visiting my grandparents in Florida and them letting me watch the movie Jaws just prior to a day at the beach.  At the time I thought they were cool for letting me watch the scary movie.  Now that I am an adult and have kids of my own, I think they may have been fairly demented or had a bit of a mean streak.  To this date you will not catch me swimming in the ocean, cause I know there is a shark out there with my name on it (you've all seen Jaws IV: The Revenge - right).  Swimming pools are hip!

Nine - I am currently a recovering sugar addict!  As of September of 2010, I have not had a Coke.  It's been really tough, but I am a lot happier without all of the extra calories and havoc on my body.  I've done a lot of research on healthier alternatives and since I am not a coffee drinker, but definitely feel smarter on caffeine, I like to drink Zevia Cola.  It actually has more caffeine than Coke or Pepsi, but it all come from natural sources instead of the dreaded "engineered" products from larger manufacturers.  Click HERE for info on this healthier drink option.

Ten - I have a small, but amazing family.  Just my husband and our two kids.  They are such a great source of inspiration and strength in my life and I am lucky to have them.  They think I spend a lot of time crafting, so I have to find balance to make sure everyone is happy, which is why I have learned to function on about 6 hours of sleep (note the need for caffeine above).  I do most of my scrapbooking late at night or while my kids and husband take naps on the weekends.  No siestas for this busy crafter - LOL.

It is such a treat for me to be joining the Imaginisce Design Team for another year in 2011.  This is such an innovative, kind and generous group to be a part of, not to mention all of the support and encouragement we get from our friends.

Please hop over to my blog My Little Sketch Blook for a few of my favorite Imaginisce projects from 2010 and an opportunity to peruse through my sketch gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by - Liz

Leave a comment on both Liz's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

107 comments:

April C said...

Just left some love on Liz's blog. :)

Lindy said...

I visited Liz....and I am a follower. I love her work!

Lesabe said...

Loved Liz's blog, evenbecame a follower =) I am loving the 10 things about people!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

hahaha...love your sense of humor Liz! and am loving your blog too....looks like I have another blog to follow! Thanks for the inspiration

{VICKI} said...

Headed over to comment now!

I'm a virgo too

María Castillo said...

I love (and already follow) Liz´s blog!! Love her work!!

Chelle said...

Love your 10 facts. I am not a fan of ocean swimming either.

Amy said...

I love (and am already a follower) of Liz's fabulous blog. It's been fun getting to know everyone better. I've hopped over and left her some love for today.

Carol said...

I have been following Liz of a while. I love her layouts, they have inspired a few of my own! TFS

Staci said...

Visited Liz's blog.

Kim said...

I adore her work and it was so nice to get to know her more. Hopping over to her blog now.

Melissa D. said...

Already one of Liz's followers! She is such an inspiration. Especially love her sketches!

Elisabeth said...

Liz is an amazing crafter. Love her blog and her work

JennyKozar said...

WOW - Amazing facts. Great getting to know all the designers this way.

Karen Pinsonat said...

Great layouts on Liz's blog!

KimR said...

Love to see another 80's girl loving Glee! I agree the GAGA episode was great!

Tina M said...

I am new to blogging, I am so thrilled to have found yours, it is beautiful and so full of inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win a product I have been dying to have....
st_mccall@yahoo.ocm

M.J. said...

Left a comment on Liz's blog. Love the layouts she shared!

CuteCuteWorld said...

following Liz, super cute layouts!

fong33 said...

Love those LOs. Can't wait to see more of your work.

Donna said...

Liz,
Love your Layouts! I am now a follower on your blog!

My Hideaway said...

Just left Liz's blog; I love learning about these crafty ladies!

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com

ScrappinSassy said...

I am so with you on waiting for things to dry - I can never wait for anything to dry long enough and usually end up smearing things :(

dlwidder said...

Loved hearing about your amazing hug. :-D I'm off soda altogether as of Dec 2009 (gestational diabetes) and I've stayed off. WOOHOO! You've got me wondering about your "theory on what responsible glitter"? Will be hear this on a later post? Come on! You can't just leave it like THAT, right?

mommyof5kidz said...

I have never heard of Zevia, but I will absolutely check it out! My hubby and I agreed to no longer buy sodas as one of our "resolutions". I have not wanted to let it go because I am in the same boat as you with the NEED for caffeine! LOLOL. Thanks for the tip, Liz!

Lesleyw28 said...

what a lovely blog liz has, thanks for sharing, it's always great to see others work.

sleeplesswonder said...

I just visited Liz's blog, and became a follower. What an interesting lady.
mkds312@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

this was such a nice way to get to know liz a little bit ore!
TFS!
(love her blog by the way)

Erika said...

Left some love on Liz's blog and became a follower :) Fabulous layouts. Thanks for sharing!!!

carrie said...

A fellow Journey fan!! I can NEVER get enough Journey...seen them 6 times.

Laura said...

I visited Liz...love her sketches!

Renée Storch said...

I love how you are showcasing your new design team!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so glad liz is back this year--love her stuff!

Noblekatt said...

I am also scraed of sharks!! I used to think they were under my bed,lol! still wont even swim in a POOL alone, I would be the one freak accident where someone left their pet shark in a pool and I got bit by it!
welcome!

deannaf said...

left a comment on Liz' blog! great stuff! thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki and Don said...

I'm loving reading about everyone! What great inspiration! Now I'm off to go make some mac and cheese! LOL

Trisha said...

Wow poker face from glee is so much better the lady gaga verison I. Think. Gleek fan too.

Crystal Joy said...

I would rather scrap than ski also!

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

oh, how I love Liz!!! She is SUPER talented and always inspires me with her creations!!!

Viji Siddharth said...

She is very cool!inspiring! I am a virgo too:)thanks for sharing a little about yourself!onto her blog now!

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a great personality, I loved her layouts! Thanks for sharing about yourself :)

Kathy said...

I have loved Liz's blog and work for a long time now! She is the best! And now I know more about her!

Brett said...

I also LOVE Def Leppard and own every album they have. I've gotten my husband hooked on them too :)
I also get most of my craft time in while the munchkin is sleeping.
Thanks for sharing!

KellyG said...

Great list! I have to try that soda! Love your work!

joni said...

Oh, I just love reading more about the DT! I can totally relate to you Liz! Totally LOVE journey with the original Steve Perry! With ya on the whole jaws theory and I'm in the process of giving up Diet Coke. Great blog!!! I'm now a follower! TFS!
hugs,
joni

Renata Moni said...

Great post,Liz! Thanks for sharing about yourself! You rock!
xoxo

scrappingmom73 said...

Thanks for the introduction to Liz! I'm not an ocean swimmer either. You never know what might be swimming with you!

Kelly Massman said...

I love Liz's work and sketches! TFS and for a chance to win!

Charisma3103 said...

How cool is that I'm a big Jopurney and Def leppard fan as well..

Janie

Jenny B in Indy said...

I love your work, Liz!!
I've never been to Colorado, I bet it's gorgeous!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very interesting facts about Liz. Thanks for telling us a little about her.

Amanda said...

Love Liz's layouts! Love her blog! :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

CheckerBeads said...

Yay Liz! Love your stuff!

Anne

Dawn said...

Can relate, i love love love 80's music! Great layouts and blog, I now follow Liz!

sherri_braun said...

Just left a comment on Liz's blog.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Sam said...

Just left some love on Liz's blog, I loved her layouts and look forward to many more throughout 2011. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn, RI said...

Visited Liz's blog. She does nice work and you are lucky shes part of your design team... Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

funny thing Liz about Jaws, I was real young when I saw it & I was affraid to swin in the deep end of the pool! LOL trama!!!! Nice getting to know you!

Staci

Kath said...

Nice to 'meet' you - not so sure your fear of sharks is all that unreasonable, LOL.

pdrnc said...

Just came back from Liz's blog. She's been one of my fave artists for a while now.

sillypea said...

Love your lecture on responsible glitter and would love to hear it again - please do share on your blog one of these days... it's a hoot!

Ann Edwards said...

Left a comment for Liz on her blog...have been a follower of hers for a while. Thanks for all the prize giveaways.

Summer said...

Love your work LIZ - Im also a mom of two and have a hard time finding time to scrap... maybe i just need more caffiene?? haha!

Kris said...

Really enjoyed reading the 10 things, Liz!

Mary said...

Spent some time at Liz's blog and became a follower. Can't wait to see what's in store for 2011

beadz said...

How fun getting to know your designers!
hugs,
Gini

Southlake Scrapbooking said...

Love the pages on Liz's blog!

Drayia said...

Love your LOs but for me I love all the things that take so long to dry. I am a stickles girl and love any sort of bling or sparkle. Welcome back to the team.

nadine said...

I am already a follower of Liz's blog. I love all of her work. I am also a big fan of 80's music, it is the music of my long lost youth.

deanerarby at aol dot com

aud1inok said...

I'm a follower of both blogs. Loving all the 10 things you didn't know about these talented ladies.

Thebug415 said...

This is really fun gettign to know all of you.

Janet Z said...

Great to get to know you better!

Theresa said...

I love seeing her LO's so much (am a follower of her blog, so I'm really excited she is part of your design team!

Jean said...

Liz's kids are adorable and I love her layouts! Left her some comments.

Love the 10 things!

Kim said...

LOVE all of Liz's GORGEOUS Layouts! I am already a follower of her BEAUTIFUL Blog! LOVING this way to get to know the new DT! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

paperpapier said...

Just went over her blog...great layout projects!

MaryAnn said...

I'm a follower and comments on her blog. love Liz's layouts. Vibrant colour choices make your layouts pop off the screen. Would love to see them in real life.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Thanks for sharing Liz and I loved your layouts on your blog!

Becky Dunham said...

I love this idea of "10 things" - it is so fun to get to know the people behind the projects! And I might add Liz's projects are fabulous! Another blog I will have to follow :)

Manders said...

I think its great we learn bout everyone how fun thios post is

Larissa Heskett said...

How fun!! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!! =)

CraftyGirl said...

Liz... I always love seeing your work! Welcome back for another year!
barb :)

Kelly Sas said...

Enjoy meeting the DT. They are all so talented. Great blog Liz!

Karen said...

Oh yippee, it's not just me that's afraid of sharks :)

Karen L said...

Having so much fun reading about your Design Team and seeing their blogs. Love seeing that Liz likes to use stickers...something that I have trouble using.

Reneeleeak said...

Just came from Liz's blog. She does such nice work.
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

creative patti said...

Amazing Lady. Great Crafter! Thanks for sharing who you are.

cindy said...

Liz I have seen your work in so many places and am always amazed. Congrats on this new DT.

Amy K said...

Great projects and blog! Congratulations!

Kim said...

I showed the love on Liz's Blog!
Congrats!
~Kim

sucor said...

I love Liz's layouts on her blog "My Little Sketch Blook" and left a comment. I also became a follower

Manhattan Mandie said...

So glad your back! Looking forward to another year of Liz's amazing projects :) Leaving some love on her blog too!

scrappin_in_AK said...

I am a HUGE fan of Liz's creations - thanks for sharing a little about yourself Liz

connie said...

Enjoying these posts! I already follower Liz's blog.

Suzanne said...

You know I am a FAN!!!!! Big Hugs!!!

Kim. said...

It is great to get to know you, love all your layouts especially Dyno Roar.
Kim xXx

Kimberli said...

So fun reading about you - love that I'm not the only late night scrapper! :)

Steff said...

Enjoyed reading your 10 things---I love Def Leppard, too, but have NEVER been to one of their concerts! Next time...call me! And on a side note, love your scrapbooking style! I look forward to seeing more!

XXOO AMY said...

80's hair band lover too! Great to learn more about you!

Carlene said...

Responsible glitter hahahahaha would love to hear about that!


http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com

VinDeeLoo said...

I think responsible glitter must come from being a teacher. I would never allow it in my room.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Ann said...

It was great getting to know Liz better - how lucky that you can just go skiing anytime withou having to make a day of it!

Glynis said...

Loved checking out everything over on Liz's blog and have become her latest follower. Can't wait to see more from her at Imaginisce :O)

Debc06 said...

Wtg Liz congrats on stayin on the DT this year.
Cant wait to see more from you.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Fifi said...

you've given me a craving for macaroni and cheese

Lisa W said...

Even though I love country music, I love Journey and all of the other 'Old School' bands. Thankyou Glee for bringing them back.

Sophia said...

Loved getting to know you better...

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