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Friday, January 21, 2011

10 things you didn't know about Shemaine Smith

I'm really honored to have been asked back for another year along with my fellow designers from the 2010 team. Designing for Imaginisce has been one of my best life experiences yet!


1. I'm a crime drama junkie. My favorite show is Criminal Minds and I never miss an episode thanks to my husband introducing me to Tivo when we were dating.I really miss JJ this season...just putting that out there. I can't channel surf without stopping at Ch 285 ID. I am truly facinated by forensics and it's amazing what you can learn from these shows about the importance of DNA and solving crimes.


2. I'm a bargain shopper. I love a good deal so when it comes to shopping I am the bargain hunter in the family. As far as scrapbooking is concerned, if it's over $10 I won't buy it without using a coupon. I save all my receipts in case I end up not using something I've purchased and will return it to avoid hording supplies I will never use.

3. My husband and I were married in Kauai in the spot this photo was taken at sunset. It was the first place he ever took me away to and I fell in love with the island. On our first trip they were filming Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr's Tropic Thunder and there was am article in the local paper looking for extras. It was pretty funny because on our third trip together we were parking at Ke'e beach and Robert Downey Jr pulled up in an Escalade and asked us if we were leaving because parking can be tough at the popular snorkel cove. He and his wife ended up sitting near us on the beach that day and were very nice. We plan on renewing our vows on our 10 year anniversary with our children and family.


4. I love to go to the movies. I love getting to the theatre early so I can pick out my seat. The previews are my favorite part of the experience. Often I go all by myself because I'm a good wife and would never make my hubby sit thru a chick flick. I really don't mind going alone because time to myself is pretty rare.

5. In addition to my love of movies, I love John Wayne films. I grew up watching them with my mom and she was always watching them on TV. I can't tell you why but there is just something about his acting that draws me in. I am looking forward to checking out the remake. While no one can upstage the Duke, it has gotten great reviews.

6. I have a secret crush on Jimmy Fallon. Maybe it's because he's totally goofy or maybe it's his beautiful dark hair I dunno...but I just swoon every time I see him. My most favorite thing he's ever done is his SNL Barry Gibb Talk show skit with Justin Timeberlake.




7. I converted our dining room into my studio. The black border and wall decor I did myself with my Cricut Expression and vinyl.


8. I am a cancer survivor. In 2004 I was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma except in my case it was found in the soft tissue of my upper left arm. I was very fortunate that I did not have to have chemo or radiation. But still it was really scary to be told that I may lose my arm to which I replied "well at least I am right handed" I think my attitude had a lot to do with my recovery. I'll explain that more in #9. I am recovered and have a nice big scar so when people ask me about it I tell them I was surfing in Hawaii and was attacked by a shark and lived...you should see the look on their face.

#9. I have always known I was going to have a daughter. I can't tell you how I just knew. That's why when I was diagnosed with cancer I told my Dr. that we had to figure out how we were going to get thru it with me still being able to have the daughter I was meant to have. She was born 3 years later.  I also have a 13 year old son who also enjoys me scrapping his photos just don't tell his friends he admitted that.

#10 I looooove Diet Dr. Pepper! It's the one thing we must have in the house at all times. I'm really good about limiting myself to one a day although on a deadline I've been known to drink 3 in one evening.

I'm looking forward to 2011 and getting to know the new team better. Imaginisce has some amazing products in store for this year and we can't wait to bring you lots of inspiration for our collections.

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Leave a comment on both Shemaine's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

79 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

awesome craft room!

Julie said...

What a posititve attitude and outlook on life!

Julie

Ann Edwards said...

I also love Criminal Minds and am a cancer (breast) survivor. Look forward to seeing your projects for this year!

isay said...

i love your craft room and i admire your positive attitude. Congratulations in making it again in the Imaginisce DT.

Patchi said...

I love your studio! I'm in the process of organizing my nook and I'm looking around for inspiration!

Auntie Ang said...

Love Criminal Minds glad you are in remission.
My Dad's side of family have all passed from this horrid cancer. I'm hoping it skips a generation

Erika said...

Thanks for sharing. I <3 Jimmy Fallon too :)

McVic said...

Its nice to meet you- your craft room is adorable!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

LisaM said...

Love what you did with your craft room, so elegant!

I am Criminal Mind fan too!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love her layouts and am now her follower. Thanks for sharing your ten things!

www.dilsaverdesigns.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

So fun to find out more about Shemaine. I have been a follower of hers for a while. Love that studio - insanely jealous!

Brett said...

Thank you for sharing

Kelly said...

Love the scrap room convert! So beautiful!

JennyKozar said...

So nice getting to know you. I am glad I am not the only one using the dining room as their studio.

Donna said...

Aloha Shemaine!
I LOVE Kauai also! So Beautiful & peaceful. Wish I was there now, instead of in Buffalo.
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

Kristal said...

2 years in a row, that is totally awesome!! Love your scrap room!

Kim said...

LOVE your Craft Room, it's AWESOME!! I am now following your blog and I also LOVE John Wayne movies!! There is only one DUKE!! LOL! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

EileenMV said...

Nice learning about you - I'm off to check out your blog!

Kimberli said...

Love your studio!! Thanks for sharing so much about yourself, I enjoyed getting to know you!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Fun facts and lots of inspiration!!!

TFS!

Karen L said...

Oh my goodness, love the facts about you and your sense of humor! The projects on your blog are so fun...bookmarked it to peruse later!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a beautiful vacation spot and I loved your layout on your blog.

April C said...

You and I are so much alike. I too think the previews are the best part of the movie and the whole movie gets ruined if I miss them. I also go by myself a lot because I find it relaxing and that way my husband and I don't need a babysitter for our son. I LOVE those Jimmy Fallon skits.."talking it up..on the Barry Gibb talk show" Makes me laugh everytime I see them!! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself!

doverdi said...

Thanks for sharing a bit about you. I just came from visiting your blog. There must be a clean up bug going on right now as I'm also in the middle of reorganizing my craft room.

María Castillo said...

I totally love your scrapplace!! I also work on my dinning room, but I´m afraid I can´t transform it!!

María http://mirinconcitodescrap.blogspot.com

Karen Pinsonat said...

Love that scraproom! Great projects on your blog too.

Chereazy said...

Love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of these fun things! You are very creative, and I LOVE it!!

Janet Z said...

Thanks so much for sharing your 10 facts!

Jean said...

Awesome room! I visited Shemaine's blog and left her some love! Love reading the 10 things.

Michelle M said...

What a great way to introduce your new DT members. Thanks for sharing so openly, and I visited your blog also.

Sophia said...

Great getting to know you more, and I love your studio.

jime said...

I love your transformed dining-room table. It was great to read some of your listed things and think: "yeah, me too!" Like no spending more than 10 dollars without a coupon... I'm a follower of your blog as well. Looking forward to see more of your work! (Congratulations for being a cancer survivor!!)

Sandra said...

welcome to a new year!
Sandra ltb

Lisa said...

I really love the black and white in your scrap room. Pretty cool!

KellyG said...

Great learning more about you! Love how you used your Cricut to decorate your room, it looks so cool!!

Melissa D. said...

It was fun to read through and visit Shemaine's blog! Thanks for sharing!

Pamk said...

love your telling every one you were bit by a shark shows you have a great sense of humour. lol on the having a girl. I called my firstborn by his name before I was every pregnanat with him. Dr.'s and family thought I was nuts. I showed them.

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on being on the DT! I just love Shemaine's creative and super inspiring MOJO! Your room is fabulous and just love your handmade decor too!

Thebug415 said...

Ahhh a fellow Diet DP fan! I do love my Diet DP...I even got my bestie hooked.

joni said...

So great to read your 10 things! Love your blog and looking forward to seeing what you create over the next year!! Congrats!
hugs,
joni

deannaf said...

lots of interesting info! love the craft studio!

Lena said...

Love your blog. Can't wait to see what you are going to do next. Love the imaginisce line.I am a new blogger so, I am giving away custom made apron this month. My blogspot is at lenascraftsblogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

TFS more info about Shemaine! I've followed her blog for a while! fun!

mommyof5kidz said...

Ok..I gotta say...I got sidetracked at "Jimmy Fallon"!!!! I clicked on the link..watched, then went to Youtube and watched more clips for the last hour and a half!!! LOLOLOL. SOOOO FLIPPIN FUNNY!
I finally remembered..OH YEAH! I forgot to leave my comment for Shemaine!!! LOL..So I am back..to say..thank you for my laugh today! I can't wait to see what all you have in store for us this year!

CheckerBeads said...

Love the craft room! Thanks for sharing!

Anne

Liz said...

I'm glad you are a survivor and Love that your are back on the team looking forward to 2011

Liz said...

I went over to your blog but left message on Unity and the animals crackers...
Awesome blog and cute post

Joleen said...

I love how you converted your dining room! I can only hope one day I get that type of space LOL. I left a message on your blog as well :) Have a great weekend. Happy Scrapping

scrappygal said...

Me too crime dramas and bargains is there anything better?! Off to your blog now!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Gorgeous craft room :) I {heart} Jimmy Fallon too. He is so FUNNY!!!! I love a man who can make me laugh... good thing my hubby is pretty funny! I also love the crime dramas but was really sad when Mandy Patinkin left Criminal Minds :( So I haven't really watched it in a while.

pdrnc said...

Loved reading about you. Loved the SNL skit.

PamS said...

It was great meeting Shemaine and learning 10 things about her. I loved the projects she showed on her blog.

Sam said...

Love your positive outlook and your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)

Tina M said...

Tina M
Thanks for the great projects, you are such an upbeat person, your attitude and positivity should be an inspiration to us all!!! Would love to win, thank you for the chances.
st_mccall@yahoo.com

Steff said...

Gorgeous room! Love the black and white!

Lesleyw28 said...

love criminal minds! you do amazing layouts, love them!

Tracey Taylor said...

Criminal Minds is a favourite of mine, too next to Lie to Me. It's fun reading these posts and seeing how much we all have in common.

marilyn said...

I'm a crime drama junkie as well. LOVE Criminal Minds, and so many others! Love your wedding story.

connie said...

I am a crime junky too! Criminal Minds (I miss JJ too! Hopefully she will be back), NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, CSI Miami and Forensic Files. My kids think I am crazy.

shanna13 said...

You seem like a very positive person which is very inspiring! I love what you did to your dining room to turn it into your studio. TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Kim said...

Love getting to kno wyou better, love Criminal Minds, stopped by your blog, love all your creations.

Summer Braxton said...

Congrats on making the team!!

Reneeleeak said...

Very fun getting to know you!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Candy said...

Thanks for sharing your info. I love your craft room with the black and white!

Carol said...

Congrats on the DT spot. Thank you for letting us get to know a little about yourself! LMAO...Love Jimmy and Justin (hadn't seen that video, TFS). Love the dining room and John Wayne too my favs are McClintock and Rio Bravo!

Drayia said...

I too love crime shows and my fav at the moment is Criminal Minds I have the first couple of seasons on blu ray.

MaryAnn said...

I miss JJ too! Congrat's on the Design team spot. You have a great story, thansk for letting us know a little about you. John Wayne is my hubbie's favourite so we watch a lot of his movies. Great projects on your site.

Cynthia B. said...

Great to learn more about you!
I'm with 'ya on JT and Jimmy Fallon -they're a riot together!

Lesabe said...

I visited and left some love =)

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself. TFS.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

love your scrap area, nice to meet you & can't wait to see your stuff in 2011.

staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

fong33 said...

Thanks for sharing your projects and some facts about yourself with us. Looking forward to seeing more in the upcoming months.

{VICKI} said...

I love Dr. Pepper too---just not diet

Debc06 said...

Diet Dr. Pepper is my standy by. Diet Mountain Dew is my go to drink.
Love your sense of humor and will be looking forward to seeing more of your work .
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Fifi said...

love your craft room :D

ScrapDees said...

i am always searching for bargains, specially for scrapbooking and i am never buying expensive stuff.

Viji Siddharth said...

My favorite show is Criminal minds too! have dvr'd most of them!!

Lindy said...

I love your craft room!!!!! Criminal Minds is my fav!!!! Congrats on making the DT.

Amy said...

How fun is Shemaine!! Love her work and that studio is great. I work in my dining room also, but it dosen't look like that! I've hopped on over to her wonderful blog and left her some love. Thanks Imaginisce for these fun introductions!

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