19 layouts and one project later, my portfolio of 20 items was sent to Creating Keepsakes on May 28th. My friend Debbie told me about it and encouraged me to go for it. Then Dave and many other friends encouraged me to go for it So with the due date being my 46th birthday and the reveal date being Dave's 48th birthday, it may appear this contest was for me. The reveal date is in Provo during CKU so who knows. I really enjoyed the process and have great layouts to show for it.
Anyhow, keep your fingers crossed and say lots of prayers. After having to give up my job when I got sick, this has been something that meant the world to me and I am proud of what I did.
I guess the biggest blessing is, that I saw how much faith my friends had in me and for that alone I am a winner