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