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.
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.