I can't believe it's August already! Thanks for joining me for this month's Style Challenge. This month we're using paper strips. You can make your own or use a template. These strips need to take up at least one third of your page & have at least 3 different patterns/colors. The strips should stay in the background, with your elements & other bits layered on top. Here are a few of my pages using this style. Again, this month's challenge is to make a page with at least 1/3 of your background as paper strips. Remember our monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the August Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).