Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meet the Doodlebug Design Team - Day 1

We are so excited to introduce you to our new Doodlebug Design Team. We'll be featuring 3 designers each day here on the blog through the end of the week and wrap it up on next Monday. We hope you take the time to read about each of these lovely ladies, visit their blogs and even take a minute to follow them...we will be reading your comments and may even select some winners at random!! So it is now my pleasure to start off with our first three team members....

Aphra Bolyer  http://www.aphradeedesigns.blogspot.com
I LOVE Doodlebug’s bright, colorful, and whimsical papers and the variety of coordinating embellishments, especially the brads and buttons.  Oh, and new twine!   My name is Aphra, and I live down South in Louisiana with my Alaskan oil man Jeff and our two boys, ages 11 and 4. While my husband is tromping around in the Alaskan tundra for weeks at a time, I'm home working part-time at a doctor's office, chasing around our two rowdy boys and miniature dachshund Max, and staying up into the wee hours of the night scrapbooking. 

Fun Facts about Aphra: 
  • What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?  Right now, I’m loving “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry.  I like a good ‘ole sing along.
  • If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?  From about age 6 until about age 10, I wanted to BE Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie.  Now, however, I’d rather be
  • If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be? It would be putting my layouts in albums.  In fact, it would probably take me about a year to get it done.  Shame, shame . . . I know!

Elizabeth Carney  http://www.elizabethmcarney.com
My very favorite thing about Doodlebug is that each product is fun and makes me smile! I love Doodlebug and have since I started scrapbooking.  I love my family, they mean the world to me! I’ve got a great husband Dayv. We’ve been married 15 years. We have a beautiful daughter Alyssa who is 14 and a freshman in high school and 3 dogs too! We’re a military family and for the past 5 years home has been in Washington.  We love hanging out with one another and you can always bet there is laughter going on!  I recently quit working to go back to school full time to study dental hygiene and am excited about that journey! Aside from scrapping, I love to read, garden, and have loads of fun too!

Fun Facts about Elizabeth: 
  • If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?  I would absolutely love being Hermione in the Harry Potter series. Who doesn’t want to go to Hogwarts school?
  • What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? The best gift I ever received were the two sets of diamond earrings from Dayv. The first ones were when we were first married and they were hanging on the tree in an ornament and I couldn’t find them. They were special because I ended up giving them to my mom right before she passed away {with Dayv’s blessing} because she always wanted diamond earrings. The second pair was this last year for Christmas again and they were on a teddy bear’s ears {I didn’t see them right away} and he wanted to replace them because I had lovingly given her the first pair.
  • What is one of your favorite quotes?  When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
  • What is one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you? My great-great grandfather Jean Tijou was a master Huguenot Ironworker who was commissioned by Sir Christopher Wren building the staircases, balustrades, and gates in Hampton Court Palace. He is most noted for his iron work in St. Paul’s cathedral which are called Tijou Gates and they are on either side of the High Altar. Both of these are in London England.
Jessy Christopher  http://www.teacherjessy.blogspot.com
I love the Doodlebug's furnishing collection and think it is awesome. I am  fan of the papers & embellishments too.  I am a mixed parentage of Indonesian, Dutch and Chinese. I have a younger brother and sister. An assistant principal and also a K2 preschool teacher. Married to a Chinese husband who is an Actuary & who knows how to converse Japanese for 6 years now. We have 2 feline fur-kids. Live in a town called Kajang in Malaysia.

Fun Facts about Jessy: 
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? God Be Praised by Newlife Worship
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Julie Winks 
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? Life As A House
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? A wedding ring from my husband.
What is one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you? I can play the guitar. Still amateurish but I can strum 


  1. Nice to meet you gals!

    Aphra -- I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have a piling system of layouts, too. Sadly, I haven't put anything in an album in a year or so.

    Oh, Elizabeth, I bet those diamond earrings are so very special. So sweet. I hope some day you'll share photos someday of your great-grandfather's ironwork. So cool.

    Jessy, what awesome culture! I am of mixed parentage, too --- Hawaiian, Japanese and a bit Chinese. Adding Life As A House to my movie list.

  2. Welcome and congrats on making the design team. So nice to meet each of you.

  3. Hello girls!! So cool to be featured with you today!!! I am honored to be on this team and working with you too!!!!

    Thanks for sharing yourselves with us!

  4. congrats ladies, I can't wait to see your work

  5. Nice to meet you ladies! I'm sure you'll all do a fabulous job on the DT. :)
    - April W

  6. awesome! congratulations! i'm excited to see a malaysian scrapbook member! Saya berbahasa Indonesia, tetapi itu hampir sama dengan Bahasa Melayu. :)

  7. Nice to meet you ladies!!! Can't wait to work with you and get to know you better. Checked out each of your blogs and am amazded at such talent. Congrats!

  8. WHAT fun this is!! love reading about you gals :)

  9. Such fun getting to know you! (It's also nice to know that I'm not the only one with PILES of scrapbook pages that are not in albums :)

  10. It's so fun to learn about all of you - can't wait to see your fun creations! :o)

  11. Well this is fun... our first look at the new team and getting to know everyone a little better. Love learning little tidbits about each other, and how fun when we have similar traits. Can't wait to get this party started. :)

  12. Great to get to know you better!! Jessy, I didn't know you're part Dutch as well! how fun! Thanks ladies for sharing all this with us! Can't wait to get started either!!!

  13. Hi Aphra, Elizabeth and Jessy! I loved reading about you all! I feel like I know you a little more! :) What a great bunch of ladies I get to work with! :)

  14. Congrats, again, ladies! 'So happy for all of you!!

  15. HUGE congrats Aphra, Elizabeth and my sweet, sweet friend Jessy! could not be happier for all of you and can't wait to be inspired♥

  16. LOVED reading more about your girls, I am a huge fan of all of you!! Can't wait to see what you do with Doodlebug!

  17. So fun! LOVED reading about all 3 of you since I'm big fans of all three! :D Congrats to all of you for making the team! I know you won't disappoint!

  18. Congrats ladies! A special shout out to my Nook friends. Looking forward to see your Doodlebug creations!:)

  19. How fun to get to know everyone!! Thanks!!

  20. Congratulations ladies!

    Aphra, we have something in common, I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder and all her books too!

    Elizabeth, it's so fun to see your smiling face here! Love your quote too!

    Jessy, you play the guitar too? Is there anything you can't do? : ) You rock!!!

  21. congrats ladies.. I look forward to all your inspiration..

  22. Congrats to the design team! I can't wait to see what you create!

  23. Welcome! Aphra, I've seen some of your stuff before & loved it so I'm very excited!


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