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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello friends! Today we are reminding you all that these stamps are retiring on April 29th! Make sure your first stop today is the Unity blog here to get all the deets.
Yes it's been real and it's been fun creating with these early Unity gems. Oh looking thru my gallery brought back sweet memories! I found a fun layout I created with one of the retirees, Owl Be Mine


It all started with a simple act of kindness....


 My favorite day of the week is Hip Hop

OK get out your hankies cause here's where it gets real. I found Unity surfing the net for challenge sites because I had newborn baby girl and was seriously fighting the baby blues. I had worked full time since the age of 16 and here I was home with a baby and no one to talk to so I turned to the internet to try to connect to people. Well in my search I came across the Hip Hop and Oh did it make me happy! So many sweet ladies to chat with, cute and fun stamps to win every week! I swear my early Unity was all freebies (thanks for that too!) and boy was I thankful! Giving up my management salary left us clippin coupons and having date night with the Tivo so expendable income for crafty stamps was not in the budget. 
Ok...so flash forward to a random Hip Hop where Ang and the gang are chattin up CHA and I'm like "what's CHA?" and I swear I heard  gasp come thru cyber space because as soon as Ang found out I had never been...well she offered up a ticket into the show. That ticket is the very one I refer to as my "golden ticket" so I went, I saw, I hugged new friends and here I am years later a designer for this amazing company! Dreams really do come true! Thanks for believing in me Ang. 

I gotta tell ya, this is still only the beginning for me...OK...if you made it thru all that, you ROCK!


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11 comments:

My Angel said...

Fabulous Layout!! Unity is the best!!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Angela said...

i just really am in constant awe and appreciation of your spirit and integrity, Shemaine. It is your pure determination and kindness that continues to bless your life. You are an amazing person that I will forever feel blessed to have in my life. THANK YOU for your sweet and kind words. - and thanks for the phone call!

Angie Blom said...

Now that is one amazing story to share.. I think she is she dream catcher. She has made so many dreams come true for us.. love that layout!!

Jingle said...

This is a great page!!! And what a FABULOUS story! People are always shocked that I've never been to CHA, too! LOL! Now it is a bit easier than back in the day, but still would involve travel...someday, though! Someday!

Lacey said...

fantastic layout!

Victoria said...

Oh so inspiring!! Can't believe I didn't cry.... But I found it more inspirational!! Just goes to show no matter your situation there is always a way to something wonderful out of it!!! Myself I got crafting after I was disabled from my nursing job, like u had worked full time since 15. So always busy or at school.... Then disabled from injury... No friends lost...... Made amazing friends at scrapbook store close by and have a phenomenal colkection of crafting goodies!!!
Good for you!!! You make me proud to be female!!!
Hugs!!!!

Maria Levine said...

Oh Shermaine that is a wonderful picture with a fabulous story!! LOVE your LO!

NoraAnne said...

Oh, what a sweet layout and I just love the story behind it :) :) :)

Rona said...

Beautiful - thanks for sharing your Unity story!!

sharon g said...

Love your little story. AND your cute page. Blogs, etc have gotten me through some stuff, too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER LO!! You always amaze me with your LOs!! Beautiful layers and stamping!

 
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