(After being up way past my bedtime last night, I'm posting early and heading to bed... will be back first thing in the morning to field questions) DON’T PANIC! This challenge will take some brainstorming and some time to complete, but it is totally doable. We have chosen to do this challenge early so you do have plenty of time to complete it. Read the post carefully and check the first comment for questions and answers. Curious now? THEN & NOW Challenge: As scrapbookers, we have a special connection to photographs. We love capturing special moments, people and things on “film”. For this challenge, you will be combining a photo from the past with the present in a new photograph. The “then” photograph can be a printed copy or displayed on an electronic device. It can be your photo or an image found online. The main requirements are that a “then” photo be prominently displayed in a “now” scene and that there is some connection between the photo and the scene. Here are some of my examples: A few years ago I was given cameras by my dad and my grandmother, it was so fun to go through old slides and find photos of them both with their cameras: (Confession: I found it easier to go through my digital files and print at a one hour photo shop than dig through my boxes of old photos) Here are a couple examples from @Karen using photos displayed on electronic devices: And an example from Julie (@mrs2a50)... Here are some links to some ideas as well: https://dearphotograph.com (Beautiful caption ideas as well) https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-smiling-senior-couple-holding-old-613477145 There are so many options with this challenge. If you are truly stuck with personal photos, stock photos found online are allowed. If you want to use a printed photo and don't have access to any, don't forget that many places like Walgreens, CVS and Walmart still offer one-hour printing (super inexpensive, ranging from $.09 - .37 per print). Here is a graphic made by @KimJ to help illustrate what we're looking for in this challenge: Once you have your photo… scrap it! You just need to make sure you use product on your page and that at least 75% of that product is currently in the store here at TLP. The only other requirements are that the “then” photo is clearly visible in your photo and you include one sentence explaining the connection between the then and now. Here is my page: An example from Stefanie (@Eyeore): [ And an example from Amanda (@amandac)... The rules for this challenge: Take a new photo combining a “then” photo within a “now” scene (“then” photo must be clearly visible in the photo). Include a one sentence explanation of the connection between the “then” photo and the “now” scene (feel free to write more if you would like). Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). Have fun with this and I can't wait to see what you create!