Convention Album Contest Winner

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yippee! I won! I’m so honored to receive first place in the album contest at the Close to My Heart convention.

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The grand prize, in the basket above, is $1,250 in CTMH products. That should keep me busy for a while, you think?

Will I share the Pics? YOU BET! I didn’t have time to properly photograph my entry before I shipped it off to Close to My Heart for the contest. The deadline was June 5th, and I worked on my album right up to the last minute.

I’ll have the photos and a video a bit later in August. The album is best seen “in action” with the interactive elements and some of them were damaged in transit and in display. So after I’ve had time to give my artwork some beauty repair treatments, I’ll have a photo shoot so I can make it all look pretty.

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Check out the bouquet I received on stage. While I couldn’t bring home all the products and I’m patiently waiting for them to be shipped to my home, I did manage to get this amazing bouquet home on the airplane. I just couldn’t leave it behind in the airport, and it was too big to carry it on (plus it was amazingly fragrant and airplanes can be full of crabby people who might not enjoy the scent of my flowers).

So… I packed it in my suitcase! There were several plastic bags in my room for transporting my art, so I used them to wrap up the bouquet gently, then I nestled it into my big suitcase and packed all my other items around the flowers. And guess what? It worked! A few petals were slightly bruised, but the whole thing miraculously survived the TSA screens and the brutal baggage handling none for the worse. I enjoyed my flowers in a big vase in my kitchen for several more days. Thank you Close to My Heart!

21 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

Congrats
Ann

Jessica said...

Congratulations I have no doubt you were deserving of that 1st place spot!

Doreen said...

Congrats! I look forward to seeing your album! :-)

paula said...

Seriously Tresa, if I had one OUNCE of your creativity, I'd be a happy girl! You rock!

Diana Joy said...

Congratulations...how wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your album. Fabulous picture of you...

Karen Gerlach said...

It shocked me to see how the albums were displayed knowing how much hard work went into them. Congratulations on winning, it's fabulous and clever just like the gal who made it.

Michele said...

Congratulations Tresa, I loved your layout I knew it was yours the minute I saw it. I love all your art for the classes too. I was not in your class but I had to stop by your area on one of the breaks.
Thanks for all the hard work that you must have put into all you did.

Karen Pedersen said...

Congrats on your win! You deserved every accolade you got. It was amazing!

Lisa Stenz said...

Congratulations Tresa! You TOTALLY deserved to win! You are truly "fabulously artsy" my friend! xoxo

Crafty Texan said...

Congratulations Tres! Can't wait to see the pics after your album goes through rehab..LOL. Pretty clever getting the flowers home too. :)

Sheila Bennett said...

Congrats once again! Really looking forward to seeing your album 'in action.' :)

And the flowers are so lovely. That is great that they survived the suitcase ride home.

Michele R. said...

Congratulations Tresa!! I am excited to see your album. I cannot believe those flowers made it home in your suitcase...lol. That's great you got to enjoy them a bit longer, they were beautiful!!

Linda said...

Congratulations Tresa - you are most deserving!

Katie said...

Congratulations Tresa!!! Although I am most definitely not surprised :D Love your work! and at the risk of being borderline creepy - love you too! hahaha (I so don't mean that in a weird creepy way.. You are just so inspiring and full of awesome creative talent) :D Glad your flowers made the trip! :)

Melissa Shea said...

Yay for you! Congrats! You so deserve it!

Cindy said...

That's awesome news. I can't wait to see it. I heard from my rep that your demo was great and one of her favorites.
I'm sure all your upcoming projects (with the new products) will be great eye candy too.

cowboycentral said...

Congratulations, Tresa ! You have an amazing talent.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserve it. You are amazing!

Haley D. said...

So so proud of you! CONGRATS! (And I love how you got those gorgeous flowers home. Always creative!)

stampmom said...

Can't wait to see the album! Love that you packed the bouquet. You crack me up in a good way by thinking outside the box :)

Creatique Candy said...

Tresa You are such an inspiration! I had tears streaming down my face when you walked by to get this gorgeous flower bouquet & Award. I'm always touched, inspired, and feel the emotion and love that goes into everything that you do. I'm blessed to of shared in celebrating this extraordinary moment.

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