Hello and welcome to month four of our new monthly challenge series, Finding Me In 2023. The goal of this series is to help you create an album of layouts specifically about you. Each month, a new theme will be presented along with one or more example layouts. By the end of the year, you will have a cover layout, at least 12 layouts, and an ending layout. The series is facilitated by me (gonewiththewind or Cheryl of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs). Each month, one or more TLP designers will sponsor. You may find a new product from the designer sponsor(s) to help you specifically create your layout in keeping with the month’s theme, an exclusive coupon to purchase product from the designer sponsor, or a random giveaway. THIS MONTH’S SPONSORS are Becca Bonneville and ninigoesdigi APRIL’S THEME: HOME If you've been around The Lilypad this year, you know that our month long scrapping event, Month of Challenges, was about Coming Home. The focus was on the roots and art of our story. For Finding Me In 2023, April's theme is also about HOME. I found this description of home from vocabulary.com and thought it was perfect: Home is where you live: your house, apartment, or condo. It's also the place we feel most comfortable, loved, and protected — where we most feel at home. Home is many things to many people. It's the place you live, and the places you love: people might feel at home in a bookstore, a park, or certain cities. For this month, as you ruminate about home and how you want to create your layout for this month, you might think quite literally of your home. It could be the home you are in now, a childhood home, or a house where you would like to live. You might also want to think of home in less literal fashion. It could be that coffee shop around the corner where you have a familiar table and waitress, and going there is part of your daily life. It's not your actual abode, but it definitely makes you feel at home. As in previous months, I'm giving you a broad theme and asking you to create a layout that you want to include in this album that would give your loved ones a peek into who you are. Maybe you've already scrapped about your current home multiple times. Instead, you might like to scrap about a childhood residence, a best friend's home that became yours for a time, or a coffee shop where you feel at home. Or perhaps you'd rather share a more intimate portrait of yourself and how you've come to feel at home in your skin. All of these are fantastic ways to document home in your Finding Me In 2023 Album. If you'd like more inspiration, please check out some of the challenges for MOC 11 Coming Home. In particular, I'm thinking about Karen's challenge to scrap everyday moments or Laura's challenge about coming home to yourself. There is no requirement for a specific number of words you must use on your page. You may be able to convey your thoughts and feelings with word art or photographs. To help you create your themed layout, Becca and Nini have these coordinating freebies just for you! For Becca's freebie, click on the preview image that will direct you to the product in the TLP store, where you can add it to your cart and check out. For Nini's freebie, be sure to check your in box for her newsletter. If you aren't a subscriber yet, please click on the freebie preview image to subscribe to her newsletter. Here are some additional products by Becca that may help you complete your layout. Please check out all Becca's home related products that will be on sale April 1-30, 2023! Here are some additional products by Nini that coordinate with her freebie that may help you complete your layout. These products are marked 50% off from April 1-30, 2023! Need inspiration for creating your layout about home? Check out this amazing layout by Amie @amien1 using Becca's freebie template: FINAL DETAILS: You may create your album in whatever size and format you choose. You can scrap single or double page layouts. Post your layout in this thread so we can learn more about you while you’re learning more about yourself! Please follow our main gallery guidelines: Layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products. (Templates count as 15%). Uploads must be less than 250k. List all credits; no off-site linking allowed. Finding Me in 2023 Challenge layouts must contain 50% TLP product. Eligible product can be current or retired product from resident designers, or guest designer product that is currently in the TLP store. Please enjoy this coupon from Becca for 30% off when you spend $10 in her store. Coupon does not include collabs, Memory Pockets Monthly (MPM), or CCM (Create Crate Monthly). Please enjoy this coupon from Nini for an extra 10% off on SOSN Home related goodies every Wednesday in April. Coupon is for newsletter readers only. Check your in box for Nini's newsletters or click on the image below to subscribe!