So, to start off with - no I did not get a HoF call, and I am pretty sure I know why. On Thursday the phone rang and the caller ID said CK media, I was shaking I was so excited! But it was not THE call, it was Joannie calling to verify who took one of the photos in the mini album I had submitted. Now on a side note - I screwed up, about a week ago it popped into my head (because of course I was dwelling on my entry yet again) that I had included a photo of myself with the boys in my mini album, I stood there with my jaw literally hanging open, trying to rack my brain as to if I had included that little blurb - "photo taken by other than entrant" . Now on a separate layout I had made sure to do this, because I had used a beautiful photo taken by the talented Greta - thank you sweetie!!! So I could not believe that I had missed it on this other one - I was pretty sure DH had taken the photo, but in my heart of hearts I knew I had forgotten to add that blurb, probably because it was on a little page in the mini album. So back to the phone call, Joannie asked who took the photo, I stammered I thought it was my DH, and reminded her that I had made sure to include the blurb on another/different layout in my entry. I asked her if this call meant anything and she said that what she was doing was separate from the judging. At first I was excited, I mean they would not have called if they had not been considering me, but then I just new I was going to be disqualified - which was fair-let's face it I screwed up!
I cannot believe after the amount of time I spent putting my entry together, the countless times I looked it all over and over before I mailed it out - that I missed that! But I did! I am proud of myself, I could have lied, but that's not me, and I do feel good that I was being considered.
I have to say I am sad today - I just feel like locking the scraproom door, (maybe it's the remains of the flu) but I feel like I put so much of myself into that entry. But God love him, my sweet husband, told me to call Amber, schedule an overnight scrap fest or "nerdapalooza" as he calls it and just have fun, and keep trying -he is THE BEST!!! So I think that is what I will do.
So that is the story everyone, and THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all the well wishes and hopes that I would win, you all have no idea how much it means me!