With each new Idea Book that Close To My Heart releases, consultants get a chance to submit artwork showcasing new products. There are several categories. Winner's are selected by Close To My Heart and each piece of art is showcased on Close To My Heart's main website under the category - Ideas & Inspiration > Make It From Your Heart Art Gallery. I'm always in awe of the artwork that is selected. We have some VERY TALENTED consultants out there and I have never considered myself as talented as most. I debated on submitting my project and 3 days before the deadline, I decided "What the heck I'll submit it." So I did.
August 31st was long past and here we are half way through September. I decided that I didn't get selected. I came home from work to an empty house - no one home but me. My husband is out of town and my daughter off doing her Friday night teen thing. It's just me and my dog Remi. I checked my email and I see the subject line.... "MIFYH Contest". Oh probably the "Thank you for your submission but you weren't selected" email. But no! Am I reading this right? It's saying Congratulations!!!! I read it and re-read it. I start crying and squealing happiness at the same time. Remi wasn't sure what was going on but felt the need to comfort me so began licking me trying to calm me down. I had only one 'person' (he really thinks he is a person) to share the news with and he just didn't get it.
I'm soooo honored to be in the category of winners. I was the winner in the Cricut Sonoma category. I altered the My Creations Card Box (Z1647) with the Sonoma (X7143B) paper to make a card box for a gift. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the flowers and leaves, the dimensional element shape and the frame on the dimensional element. I also used the AP cartridge for the stamped image on the front and the mat behind the image. The dangle jewel on the front is from the Heirloom Collection (Z1635). The stamp and sentiment is from Sweet Moments (C1467). The flowers are adorned the Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems (Z1336)
And yes, this really is a gift. I had already decided long before I thought about the contest that I would make this box and fill it with handmade cards of the same paper as a special gift for my grandma. She loves to send hand written notes and cards to friends and family. Now it is extra special.
Be sure to visit Close to My Heart's Make It From Your Heart Art Gallery to see all the other talented winners!