Hello and welcome! If you are just finishing some or all (crazy you!!!) of the January MOC, then this month will hopefully be more relaxed and yet motivating for your scrapbooking and memory keeping. I certainly was inspired so many times last month even though I wasn't able to complete the MOC. But the ideas are continuing to swirl in my head and I'm hoping that my excitement for documenting continues. So when thinking about all of the past month's inspiration, I started to think about the past year and then the months ahead, which left me with a feeling of hope. Hope for so many things, in so many areas of my life. And with that, the theme for this month's journaling challenge is HOPE. I'd like you to journal about hope - the things you are hopeful for, things that bring you hope, what that word means to you, or however you interpret the word hope. As this is a journaling challenge, your layout needs to include the following: Use the word "hope" at least once in your journaling (other than a title - you can title your page "hope" but need to also use the word hope at least once within your journaling). You need to have at least 5 full sentences for your journaling. The rest of the layout and page design is up to you and your creativity. Here is my layout for this challenge, using The Lilypad Collab Centered: I hope you enjoy this challenge and look forward to seeing your layout! Remember: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the February 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).