yep. i did it. i stopped at my local scrapbook store yesterday and dropped off my design team entries and application. carly (manager) looked through my stuff. she is SO EXCITED to play "the game" and to hopefully win a "prize" (aka: candy bar). she loved my cards as well and my layouts. she also told me that i was the first person to turn in anything…. that’s gotta count for something, right?! whew. at least it’s over. now the waiting and finger-tapping commence!