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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Somebody pinch me please!!! Words can not express how excited I am to share with you that I'm now part of Unity Stamp Company's Scrapbook Design Team. I am so honored to be designing with all of these super talented women and very thankful to Angela for this amazing opportunity. Congrats also to the other Unity newbies Leslie Langdon and Pamela Young!!!

So as you can guess I wasted no time at all getting my scrap on with Unity's Scrapbook sets! Since this is my first week I decided to scrap up a layout about myself.



Supplies: Paper and embellishments My Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline, Prima Rose, stamped images from the Brave Girl set by Melody Ross for Unity Stamp Co and One Precious Life set. Adhesive: Love My Tapes


I love, love, love the Brave Girl set from Melody Ross! We are all brave girls. In life we go through things that make us stronger, life experiences that make us Brave. I didn't know how Brave I was until I had to be in 2005 when I was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric bone cancer in my left arm. I'll never forget the feeling of my head spinning when my Dr. was preparing me for what I might have to endure. Upper arm amputation, chemotherapy, radiation...my only thought was my son. I had to be Brave for him. Now I'm cancer free and have a beautiful daughter and wonderful husband who was Brave as well. I'm still learning to be Brave in other areas on my life even now.
Scrapbooking these emotions helps the healing of one's soul and teaches us all to be Brave. Brave enough to talk about the things that shape who we are. It's this reason that I scrapbook.

I look forward to creating many more projects with Unity's amazing Scrapbook sets and I hope I've inspired you to get out your fabulous Unity rubber and scrap a layout today!

So wanna hear the best part of my day besides sharing this happy news with you??? I get to give this away:


Quiet Essence

Isn't it beautiful! I love this set because I am so crazy for flower images! So if you'd like to win leave a comment on this post telling me if you've ever used stamped images on your scrapbook layouts.

Don't forget to come by and chat with us today all day starting at 10:00 am Central time in the Unity Splitcoast forum. As always there is lots of chatting, prizes and fun! See you there!

Now hop on over to the beautiful and oh so sweet Brooke's blog to see what she has for you today!


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81 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Stunning layout Shemaine! I could CRY, I'm so happy for you! I've always thought you were such a shinning star! Congrats my friend!

Karen said...

Congratulations!! Love your style Shemaine...

Carolina said...

What an adorable LO Shemaine and huge congrats on joining the scrappin' team! Looking forward to all your Unity creations!!!

creative patti said...

Thank you so much for your inspiring LO and story. I love to use stamp sentiments in my layout, they are perfect for when you are at a lost for words. Congrats on your new adventure and I look forward to seeing more amazing LO and Projec from you.

liannallama said...

super LO and I love how you used the stamps! I don't SB much but I always try to use stamps when I do! I am working on a vacation album right now and I am using some of the Unity journaling block stamps on it and some flowers!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Big congrats to you!!!I cannot wait to see more unity projects.Amazing post!!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Great layout and thanks for sharing yur story - I stamp on all my layouts - they are just not complete with stamping:-)

Candace H said...

What a beautiful layout and thanks for sharing your "brave" story. Congratulations! Can't wait to be inspired by your layouts and projects!

Kelly Landers said...

Welcome to the family Shemaine! I am so happy that we now have your talents gracing us each week!! Your layout is fabulous and yes you are so Brave. I was teared up and had chills reading about your cancer. I am so thankful that you have a clean bill of health now and can rejoice in the strength you got from that experience. It was great seeing you in Chicago!! Big hugs to you!! ♥

Cindy said...

GREAT Layout and congrats to you! I use stamps quite a bit on my LO's. Usually it is just what I need to "finish" it. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Z said...

Huge congrats!
Yes I have used stamping on my layouts.

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats!!! Yay for you!
I stamp on my pages a lot!
I love your LO--i like the words you used!

Jingle said...

Your layout is beautiful! How VERY exciting to be a part of that team! Congratulations! I am officially jealous! LOL!

Laurel said...

CONGRATS to you!!! I love stamping on my layouts!

Jen E. said...

i like your layout design. very cool.

StampinCathy said...

Congrats Shemaine on being on the DT! Your layout is awesome and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this awesome giveaway.

Debby/Darthy said...

absolutely amazing and beautiful layout, you are indeed a brave girl, congratulations to you!

Jennine Chambers said...

What a beautiful and inspirational layout! That screams frame me!!!

Bogner's said...

Congrats on being a Unity Lady! Your LO is so beautiful! I have used stamped image on my LO's. In a new challenge to myself, I have been using a stamp on EVERYTHING to get some of my unloved unity to feel Loved! So a LO is a great way to use more than one stamp!

foursenuff said...

Yes, I have used stamps on my scrapbooking pages. I usually use letters, but have gotten more into stamps, so I hope to use images as well.

JC said...

Great layout! I almost always use stamps on my layouts. It's a great way to add a little extra! Thanks for sharing!

JPScraps said...

Congrats! I love the layout! I have used stamps on layouts before.

craftymom205 said...

Love your layout. Congrats on becoming a part of Unity. I have used stamps on layouts.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Welcome, new friend! I am now following your blog and am thrilled for you that you'll be joining us! You're very talented and reading your story here was very touching. You ARE a brave girl, indeed! Looking fwd to getting to know you better! WELCOME!!!!

Lacey said...

First of all a HUGE congrats!!! That is so awesome. 2nd - LOVE your layout. Definitely inspiring! TFS :)

jpmayo said...

You are so amazing and talented Shemaine and I'm so happy to call you my friend!
love ya girl!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Love the page and congrats on joining the Unity team!!!

lisa a.

The Paper Princess said...

Congrats on becoming one of the newest members of the Unity Design Team! What an awesome layout- and such an inspiration not only to use stamps on a layout (which I never have but can't wait to try now) but also on being so brave through such a tough situation. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Donna said...

Congrats! Love your layout, so inspiring! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous work.

annemk said...

very happy for you and how brave you have been :)
don't you just love melody's stamps!
♥anne

Sharon Rittler said...

Awesome layout! Congrats on becoming part of the Unity family!

Jen said...

SHEMAINE!!! Oh my gosh, I am so excited for you, CONGRATS on the DT position...you have the most amazing talent ever! You are not only brave dearie, you are beautiful and have such a beautiful spirit! Always have been a fan of yours and this LO is so special and spectacular. Way to go and CONGRATS!

NoraAnne said...

Congratulations on your new DT position~so exciting and I can't wait to see what else you create!
This layout of you is just beautiful~thanks for sharing :)
I scrapbook and make cards but I really need to start using my stamps more on my layouts! So many great Unity Scrapbook stamps I have waiting to be inked!

HeatherC said...

Congratulations my friend!! Very well deserved. And your picture on your layout if beautiful!! And the layout of course is stunning.

Lesley Langdon said...

I can't imagine having to be prepared for something like an arm amputation and chemo. SO happy that you are Cancer free and endured the worse, and have seen the strength that you have. I look forward to getting to know you and being inspired by you! Beautiful first layout!

CharityHand said...

Hello!! Great layout there!

dclouser said...

LOVE to use stamping on my LOs! Congrats on joining the team at Unity. Your style is fabulous!

awendybird said...

Congrats Shemaine! I love your layout and the beautiful sentiment!

Natalie said...

whoop whoop!! so excited that you are part of the Unity DT now!! we are really lucky to have you!!!!

danajedwards said...

Welcome. Love your page.

shuggy said...

congrats!! great layout!!

My Angel said...

Stunning Layout Shemaine!! I too am a lover of flower stamps & flowers of all kinds in person!! Congrats on your new DT, Looking forward to your future Unity Projects!

Karen said...

Hi Shemaine!! Welcome and congrats on the Unity DT gig!!! What an awesome layout and beautiful and sweet photo of you!!

Hugs,

NANCY DARE said...

Loved your lo & a big CONGRATS on making the Unity DT

Scrapycandy said...

I have made an effort to stamp on my scrap pages..but I just don't have the right type of stamps. These for the giveaway would be very useful I think. I would love inspiration in this area!

marilyn said...

LOVE this layout!! Yes, you are brave--I only hope I could be as brave!! Thanks for sharing! I have used stamps on my layouts and am trying to do so more and more!!!

Martha said...

ahh this is so pretty

Eva said...

Shemaine, I am sooo happy for you that you are on the Unity DT....Love this layout and I know you will make amazing layouts and projects with their stamps! Hugs...

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Congratulations! Great layout!

Erika M. said...

Your layout is awesome! I like to use stamps on layouts especially to make background images.

Gwen said...

Congrats! How exciting and thanks for sharing your story...you and yours are truly brave!
I never made a scrapbook page before finding Unity so all my pages have stamping on them!

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you....congrats! I love Brave Girls, and love that Unity is doing more scrapping....

Fabulous layout!!!!

Cherie said...

Love your layout and congrats on being the newest DT member. I try and stamp on every page I do!!

Lisa H. said...

congrats girlie! you're a great addtion to the team! you rock and so does your layout. love it.

Jules! said...

perfect LO for your first post as a Unity Stamo Co. design team member! i use my stamps mostly for scrapbooking too! CoNGrAtS!!

Nicole W. said...

Cool! Congrats and thanks for sharing with us.

Julie Bonner said...

Fabulous layout & a HUGE congrats!! Their stamps are awesome :)

Cindi said...

congrats!!! great layout and pics
:)

Dani said...

Your layout is beautiful! Congrats on the DT!

louann said...

So glad to hear you are joining Unity. I do stamp on my scrapbook pages, but now maybe I will do more. welcome and thanks.

Angie Blom said...

OH I love this Shemaine.. I am so happy for you girl!! Congrats.. I just love everything you do!! hugs.

Angela Fehr said...

Congratulations! Love the layout and the giveaway - look forward to seeing more of your work!

Rona said...

Congrats Shemaine!! You will do AWESOME. Your layout is beautiful. And oh my gosh I did not even know Best Buy did that - I wonder if I could get in on that gig? I need to check that out. Not that I have time for one more job but hey extra money means more stamps right!!

stampjourney said...

Fabulous layout! Congrats on your new DT position! Love that Unity set--I use stamps in all of my layouts. It seems like I always forget to take a lot of photos, so I tend to journal a lot and use the stamps as the focal images.

Lynn said...

Congrats, can't wait to see more. I stamp on layouts all the time! I started out stamping on cards and then using stamps on scrapbook pages.

Vicki Davis said...

I mostly do cards and always do a lot of stamping. Love your layout. I think more people should describe themselves and their personal style in their papercrafting.

Michelle said...

welcome!! beautiful layout!

I too use my stamps on layouts!

Toni K said...

Congrats! So happy for you! Love the layout!
I have never stamped on a layout because I do my scrapbooking digitally now, but all of the talent is making me wonder!

Toni K said...

Congrats! So happy for you! Love the layout!
I have never stamped on a layout because I do my scrapbooking digitally now, but all of the talent is making me wonder!

Maria Gurnsey said...

A great big HUGE congrats...so happy the news is spilled and you are "officially" part of the team. LOVE today's layout :)

Kimber McGray said...

beautiful shermaine!!!

Karen said...

welcome to the Unity team. Love your layout. I'm sure I try it.

Amy said...

Yeah, congrats :) Cute LO! I love to stamp on my pages :) Unity stamps are great for thAt!

Maria Levine said...

Big congrats to you what a fabulous addition to the Unity team!! LOVE LOVE your layout it's amazing!

Ola said...

Congrats Shemaine.... Welcome to the Unity Family!!! I love your scrapbook page, gorgeous!! I'm so happy to hear that your cancer is in remission.... I will always keep you in my prayers!

I've always used stamps on my layouts.... I thought everyone did that, lol!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

{jennie} said...

Welcome to the Unity family! Great layout and can't wait to see more!

FibreJunky said...

Pediatric cancer??? OMWord! You really are brave!! And I am SOOOO happy for you! Congratulations on kicking cancer's hind end and on joining the Unity team!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOOO excited for you! I would be super excited if they asked me to join the team--what a DREAM! Beautiful LO!! LOVE it:) Congrats!!!

Pamela said...

Yeah!!!! So happy we are on this team together! :) Beautiful layout!

Lori Allred said...

Congrats girl...I honestly don't know how you do it all!! But if anyone knows what a great team player you are, it's ME. You rock and I can't wait to see what you create for Unity!!

AJ said...

YEA!!!!!! SO glad to have you here!! FABULOUS layout and did I mention we are so happy to have you on board?!!!?

 
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