Welcome to August!!! Wow, can you believe we are in the 8th month of the year already?! I want to know where the time has gone, as it feels like it was just Christmas! With a new month beginning, it also welcomes a new month of challenges here at the Lily Pad!!! I am so excited to be hosting the August Template Challenge! This month, we have an amazing template from our very own and very talented Liz of Scrapping with Liz! You can download the template HERE. Then using the free template, create your own layout. You can scrap it exactly as it is, or you can flip it, rotate it, add or replace, as long as we can tell you used the template as your starting point. Here is my page using a lot of the elements and papers from Pink Reptile Designs' Farm Fresh Papers & Elements; Alpha is from Garden Party: As always, please remember the 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). I am excited to see your pages! Have fun!