Spotlight on Andrea Graves

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Today we have a very special person to spotlight — Andrea Graves. (She has a new online class starting this week here at Digital Scrapper called Digi Cards 101). She has so graciously agreed to share a bit about herself, and I know you will find it very interesting. It’s always special when we get to know a bit more about ‘one of our own!’

BB: Tell us about your family, Andrea.

AG: I’ve been married to the love of my life for 19 years. We have three boys ages 14, 9, and 6. Our oldest son is special needs and is very sweet and sociable (in fact he just ran for 9th Grade Officer at his Jr. High School and he WON!) Our other boys love to play sports, so we are at games all the time! We love our boys so much and enjoy spending time together in any way we can!

Brothers:

'Brothers' by Andrea Graves

I’m a PTA mom who loves to volunteer in her kid’s classes and volunteer in church. We keep very busy!

Christmas:

'Christmas' by Andrea Graves

BB: How long have you been Digital Scrapbooking?

AG: I found digital scrapbooking 6 years ago and learned on PSE3. I had a crash course from a friend and stumbled my way through learning it. (I wish I had found DS back then; it would have made learning so much easier and fun!)

Before I found digital scrapbooking, I did traditional scrapbooking for almost 10 years and have created over 800 paper scrapbook pages in 8.5 x 11 and have been published in several magazines.

BB: What teaching have you done?

AG: I have taught hundreds of people Digital Scrapbooking on a local level for the last five years through classes at my city’s recreation program. It has been something I have loved every minute of! My local TV station had me come as a guest on tv to promote my class! I used to also teach card making and have been flown to different states to teach. I have made cards for as long as I have been scrapping, so about 15 years or so!

BB: How long have you been at Digital Scrapper?

AG: I started as a Premier Tutorial Instructor with DS in February of 2009, so it’s been over 3 years now! Then I transitioned into my current roles as the Public Relations Director, Social Media, and now a Class Instructor for the Digi Cards 101 Class— I love working with the people at this company. Everyone is so knowledgeable and awesome to work with!

BB: Are you on Creative Teams?

AG: Yes! I love Creative Teams for digital scrapbook designers. I’m currently on Karah Fredricks & Jacque Larsen’s CT’s at The Lily Pad, Libby Pritchett’s CT at Sweet Shoppe Designs, and Michelle Coleman’s CT at Little Dreamer Designs. I’ve been on many others over the years, including Shabby Princess, Weeds & Wildflowers, Shabby Miss Jenn, etc. I have loved them all! There’s only so much time in the day, right?

BB: Here’s a page of Andrea’s that was featured on the GSO blog in March!

First Two Teeth:

'First Two Teeth' by Andrea Graves

BB: What are a few of your favorite things?

AG: Besides snuggling with my kids… the color pink, zebra print things (as in my phone case and my camera strap), beaches (warm or cold), my Cannon 50D camera, my iMac, chocolate & caramel dipped pretzels, and frozen hot cocoa from Serendipity in NYC!

BB: Other Hobbies?

AG: Photography, reading, scuba diving.

BB: Do you have any pets?

AG: Yes! Two miniature Dachshund dogs! Their names are Buster & Lucy, and they have claimed the hearts of the whole family! They are turning two this week!

Puppies:

'Puppies' by Andrea Graves

BB: Interesting tidbit about Andrea… the majority of her pages have been created while she listens to her favorite music playing on her computer and has a puppy on her lap snuggling!

Check out Andrea’s Digital Scrapper Gallery.

Andrea has her complete gallery at DigiShopTalk — you really should check it out for some more serious eye-candy!

Andrea also has a Facebook page for her Digi Cards 101 Class setup. We would love it if you would go and “like” her page so you can be sure to receive alerts when she has more Digi Card classes coming! I for one can’t wait to start — my days of running to the store for a last minute (expensive) card are so over!

If you sign up for Andrea’s new class called Digi Cards 101 by May 4th at midnight EST,  you will receive FOUR BONUS cards and ONE BONUS template! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Make sure that you’re signed up today!

Thank you, Andrea, for taking the time to share a little bit about yourself and your creative endeavors! It’s been so fun ‘chatting’ with you!

By: Barb Brookbank

7 Responses

  1. Shirley
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    So nice to learn all about you and your wonderful family. Your boys are adorable.

  2. Andrea Graves
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    Thank you so much, everyone! I’m thrilled to be here and so excited to be teaching this class! And, my birthday was great, thank you! <3

  3. marylc
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    Hi Andrea,
    I am happy to learn more about you, too. Have seen your smiling face around DS for several years now.

    I have signed up for up for the Digi Card class and am excited about learning from you.

    Blessings to you, and your beautiful family.
    Happy “belated” Birthday.

  4. Evie Hunter
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    Enjoyed getting to know all about you, wonderful interview! So looking forward to your class.

    Happy Birthday Andrea 🙂

  5. Nannette
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    I have had the pleasure of meeting Andrea in person. She is just as wonderful as she seems here. So easy to talk to and I consider her one of my friends. She is so talented and we are so lucky to have her here at Digital Scrapper. I have seen the card she makes and they are adorable! I know her class will be the best.

  6. Shirl
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    I so enjoyed learning more about you and your wonderful family, is specially your three hand some young men. I always have felt your warmness an affection for your fellow man through your designs. I have seen the numerous activities that your sons are involved with through your layouts I do plan to take your card class. Congratulations on your new endeavors and digitalscrapper its as well as prayer to you and your blessed family. 🙂

  7. Connieg
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    Great interview, I loved getting to know more about Andrea and am looking forward to her Digi card class too.

    Happy May Day to everyone and Happy Birthday to Andrea 🙂

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