As I posted a few days ago, I entered the 'Use the Muse' contest again this round. I did have a small issue with receiving my email submission, as well as being overlooked for the preorder discount and freebies. I didn't even mention those things to her, because they weren't that important to me in the grand scheme of participating. After an email or two to Scarlett herself (with polite responses received immediately) - I did finally receive my submission form, and made my submission before the Early Bird deadline. I didn't realize until today, upon reading the Beading Daily forums and subsequently her blog forum, that there were so many unhappy people. It's too bad that so many mistakes have been made with this contest - because it's been fun, and rewarding, for me and I'm sure others as well.
To any of you unhappy people that may be reading my little insignificant blog - be patient with Scarlett. I think she has been greatly overwhelmed with response and probably a little underwhelmed with sponsors for this contest. She is probably doing the best she can. I hope that everyone that participates - or receives a refund because of unfortunate circumstances, will take a deep breath, remember we're all in this bead thing together, and plan to enter the next one - because I really, really hope that she will offer us a Use the Muse V.