Hi Pad Scrappers! Today I'm hosting a nostalgic "getting to know you" thread about your past here at the Lilypad. Many people remember their first kiss but do you remember your first... kit? I do. It was "In My Own Backyard" by Allison Pennington. In 2012 when I first learned about digiscrapping I came here to the Lilypad because it was highly recommended (and for good reason). As I perused the store, my attention was captured by Pennington's rainbowy, doodly goodness and I was hooked from then on. When Allison decided to retire the kit earlier this year, I felt a weird sense of sadness. Don't get me wrong, I always get sad and nostalgic during the Retirement Sale but retiring this particular kit was like watching someone give away my childhood crib. That kit was the one that first propelled me into digiscrapping. It was the one that inspired me to make my first layout: I felt compelled to write to Allison to share how much that particular kit meant to me. She wrote back and shared memories of her first kit. We both thought this kind of sharing would be great way to find out more about your history here at the Pad during iNSD. So, please take a moment to stroll down Memory Lane with us and share the first kit you ever got from the Lilypad and what brought you here. We'd love to see your first Lilypad layout if you want to share it, too. The game closes at 11am EDT on Tuesday, May 9th. After that time, I will randomly select a participant in this thread to win a $3 Lilypad gift certificate. Thanks for playing! Can't wait to hear about your history here at the Lilypad! WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Thank you all for playing!! It was wonderful to read all the stories of the different ways you came to the Lilypad and what you did when you got here. According to the random # generator, 58 is the magic number! So, @merank Meredith, you're the lucky winner! Congratulations!! I will be contacting you shortly about your prize. Happy iNSD everyone!