I can speak for me and Allysattic to say we are so happy with the big response we've gotten from people eager to join! Yay! We can't wait to really get this going, and word on the street is that approval should be coming this week.
As soon as we're official, all the fun stuff can start! If you could please tell itsastitch (me) your email, that would be wonderful! I'm going to send out a newsletter once we've begun (and no worries, there won't be many of those).
Either leave it in the comment section here, convo me on etsy (http://itsastitch.etsy.com) or, if you use twitter, DM/@ the lab rats there: @LabRatsTeam
Lots of love!