It's been a really fun couple of years

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking back over the past two years with Imaginisce I can't help but smile. Imaginisce was the first design team that said yes to me...and it wasn't just a yes...it was " Shemaine Smith...Take a Deep Breath "


....and jump up and down and scream because you’ve been selected as one of our new Design Team members for Imaginisce.

I almost jumped out of my chair when I read this in my email that day. And so it began... Awesome happy mail being delivered to my door frequently, fun collections to create with, a group of talented designers that quickly became like sisters to me. And best of all my introduction to one of the most amazing and talented lady I know, Lori Allred our Design Team Coordinator.

She was with me in this journey every step of the way. Supporting, encouraging and just being amazing. She even came to see me when I traveled to Utah to do a demo for Provo Craft at a Joann's store. I just knew from then on we'd be friends for a long long time.


We met up at CHA and hosted make and takes, went on the town in Chicago even tho our butts vibrated the entire ride into the city in that cab, oh my gosh what a funny memory...lol. Here's a few pics of the trade shows we went to together.



I also made a very special friend when I went to Chicago the the summer of 2010. I needed a roomie and this sweet girl was happy to hang out with me for a few days. As soon as she arrived I just knew we'd be friends for a very long long time. Robyn Schaub is one of the sweetest girls I know. She is so kind and has an amazing smile. Hanging out here at Anaheim CHA with another cool classy chick Liz Qualman



So as my farewell post I'm sharing some of my favorite projects I created during my two year term with Imaginisce. 




My first project as a DT member


 My apron for CHA that was so fun to create


My Magnet Daddie magnet and Notecard set that I created for a contest Lori had with the new Brad Daddies. She chose my project as the winner and I was thrilled! I remember that I wanted so badly to impress her.
 


A card I made using the Cricut and our Enchanted collection



A layout I made for publication that did not get picked up but I still enjoyed it!


A few projects with my favorite collection, Birthday Bash. I loved this line so much!




 A layout of my little girl last Christmas with Cottage Christmas


Fun Kauai memories with my sweet hubby with Scooters vacation.



 Some fun with Geek is Chic



 And my last layout as a design team member with our brand new Hippity Hop


A big thanks to Melinda Spinks for taking over as Design Team Coordinator and for taking such great care of us after Lori sadly left Imaginisce. It was a really tough time for us all and she worked so hard to make the blog look amazing! 

Good luck to Cari Locken, Imaginisce's new DT Coordinator. She's an awesome lady and the new team is so very lucky to have her! 

To all my team mates, I wish you all the best ladies! You are all such amazing talent, I can't wait to see what comes next for all of you! Please keep in touch, thank goodness for Facebook right?
And finally a big thank you to Don and the Imaginisce crew (special shouts and hugs to Bridget) This was an amazing journey and I enjoyed every minute!

6 comments:

Marielle said...

It was so nice getting to know you Shemaine ,love work work and I will keep checking on you from time to time !!! Have a great New Year !!! Hugs !!

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Kristine Berc said...

What a wonderful post!!!

Heather said...

Imaginisce was my first team too and I loved serving on the team with you and all the other talented creative minds. I'll be staying in touch through your blog and Facebook!!! You are on to more amazing things!

Robyn Schaub said...

Awww, i'm all teary now! I love ya so much, girl! Imaginisce brought us together, but I hope we'll have many more adventures in our future. You'll always be one of my scrsppy heroes!

Sophia said...

Was awesome working along with you...

 
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