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Did you hear the news? I won Cricut Design Space Star…which means I’m taking home $10,000 in prize money! How awesome is that?

First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you to all the people who voted for my Playroom in the Sky project and put up with all my campaigning! I truly appreciate the support and I’m still riding a huge wave of excitement!

Second, let me give you guys a few tips and truths about what happens when you win $10,000:

  • When you find out that you’ve won $10,000, all people at the airport should beware. I guess I should give you the backstory on this one. On February 9th, I flew into Salt Lake City to work with Cricut on a separate project. When I met the Cricut team members outside of the airport, they said “How would you feel if we told you that you just won $10,000″…I’m sure you can imagine what happened next. There was screaming, jumping hugs…and a teensy bit of potty mouth. I also ran up to random strangers telling them, “I just won $10,000.” There is video evidence of this. I’m still embarrassed for myself.
  • When you win $10,000 you will have no clue what to spend it on, but you will come up with lots of ideas. You will probably spend $500,000 in your imagination as you think of all the possibilities.
  • One of the possibilities for your $10,000 is buying the Chanel handbag that has been on your wish list for years. But then the following happens: While in Salt Lake City, I had the chance to hang out with the one and only Anna Griffin. We were talking, shooting the sh** and the following conversation went down:

Anna: Congratulations on your win!

Amber: Thank you! I still have no clue what I’m gonna do with the money but I keep thinking about getting a Chanel handbag

Anna: No. Chanel will always be there. It’s not going anywhere. Chanel will come…

Amber: That is great advice. You are totally right. I’ll feel much better about investing the money in myself and my goals for Damask Love. 

Anna: …and as a matter of fact, how would you feel about a gently loved Chanel tote? I have one that I haven’t used and would love to send to you. 

Amber: ummm..uhhh..

Anna: Just write down your address and I’ll get it out to you when I get home.

Yes friends. Anna Griffin sent me her beautiful Chanel tote. How kind and generous and awesome is that?!

  • So, as promised to Anna, I’ve already started investing the prize money into some really great improvements to the blog. Stay tuned over the next few months to see what I’ve got up my sleeve!

Thanks again, friends for your love, support and kind words. You are awesome. But I already knew that.


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67 thoughts on “Cricut Design Space: Thank YOU!

    You deserved it! I voted almost every day so I am taking part credit for your amazing win!!!!
    I LOVE your blog and your amazing creativity!
    I mostly love your sense of humor!

  2. Super, Duper, HUGE CONGRATS on your win, Amber!!! I’m not at all surprised…your Playroom in the Sky is absolutely, positively AMAZING!!! You are so deserving, and I know you’re going to spend the money wisely! And, how lovely of Anna Griffen to send you her Chanel tote…OMG!
    I am so, very happy for you…my apologies for the late post ~ Hugs to you!!!

  3. Congratulations Amber! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see what’s in store for you, and us! I’m looking forward to the enhancements you’ll be making to an already awesome blog. Enjoy spending the money, you deserve it.

  4. Whaaaaaattt!!!! Whoot Whoot…Doing the “Happy Dance” over here for your Gurl! You CIRCUT ROCKED that Challenge! I’m totally Ecstatic for you. I’m trying to contain myself as I read this at work. I KNEW YOU WOULD WIN. That’s how we do in the MIA…(no offense to any other geographical locations)…tee hee hee. You Go Girl. What; and a Channel Bag too…God is Blessing you Girl for sure and I couldn’t think of a Craftier & more Genuine deserving person than YOU! I’ve learned so much through your shared posts and projects. Thanks for letting us in on your life through this blog. I’m sure each of us in some way feel like you’re the friend, teacher and funny bone story teller we need to get us through the day…I know I do. Your winning is God’s way of Blessing You on how You Are and Continue to Bless Us! Congrats to YOU and I can’t wait to see what Damask Love has in store. Shout out to my Home Girl…Amber! [Knuckle Bumps…explosion] …In my imaginary mind we are the best of crafts sisters. Smooches…lol <3

  5. Oh my, Amber, how exciting is that? You certainly deserve it as your project was awesome…and so is everything else you do. And a Chanel bag besides? You are one talented, well-loved gal. I feel like I can tell my friends I know someone who won $10,000…through blog land. Eager to see what else you have up your sleeve. Congrats!

  6. Congratulations Amber!!! You are such an inspiration and so many times when I read your blog I bust out laughing!!! I am so happy for you! So cool that you won and that Anna gave you a bag!!! I don’t know what is more exciting that you actually got the thing or how and who you got it from!!! A funny bag story – I never had a Coach purse – too expensive so I convinced myself they were ugly anyway. One year for my birthday my sister gave me a cute smaller grey one. I hung it on a hook for a year before I felt worthy enough to use it. Yea I beat the heck out of it but for a brief moment I experienced that feeling that only a handbag can give a girl!!!

  7. I came to the blog today because I had the thought: wonder what happened with Amber and the Cricut contest? I could not imagine anything more creative than that amazing space. You nailed it! Congrats, you amazingly creative person you!

  8. That is so awesome!! Congrats on the win, the great advice, getting to hang out with her, and receiving her bag in the mail! Win Win!

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