Congrats, you made it to the very last day... the end of MOC 8! I am about to get a bit philosophical on you so bear with me. As scrappers, I think much of our orientation is around firsts - first birthday, first day of school, first time driving, and so on. When my oldest daughter was a senior in high school, that idea was really flipped on its head for me. The entire school year was about the LASTS... the last time we would take her picture in front of the house on the first day of school, the last dance, the last time for so many things, big and small. It was THE END of an era of her living at home for our family as well. Believe it or not, she is now a senior in college! She is graduating in May and this final semester has triggered many of the same feelings I had four years ago. As a mother and a memory keeper, I always find these transition times very bittersweet. So often, though, when THE END is happening, we may not be aware. Sometimes, we do not always realize that THE LAST TIME is happening. For example, my youngest daughter always loved to cuddle up in my lap for her bedtime stories. At some point, she became too big to fit but I truly cannot remember the last time it happened, despite being such an important ritual in our lives. So, I want to challenge you to think about THE END or THE LAST TIME, whether it is big event like college graduation or something entirely different, like reflection on a last time that has passed. I encourage you to dig deep and make a meaningful page for this THE LAST challenge of MOC8! (Of course, one of the best things about TLP is that there's always more to come. We will be kicking off our February Love Our Designers event soon, followed by the big March retiring products sales and before you know it, we will be getting ready for MOC9! Stick with us for all of the fun!) Guidelines - Must use either "End" or "Last Time" in your page title - Must have at least 5 sentences of journaling Remember: 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. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). For the journaling: Your journaling should be in complete sentences to qualify as complete. Word art will not qualify toward your word count. You cannot use the same word over and over. You cannot use the same sentence over and over again. Journaling challenges are meant for telling stories; if your journaling is sensitive or personal, please message me or Julie (mrs2a50) directly to discuss. Your journaling should be legible and readable. If your page is not in English, we ask that you translate your journaling to English and post the translation in your gallery credits. If your journaling has been distressed or your font is too small to read, you should post your journaling in your gallery credits. Again, if your journaling is sensitive and/or personal, please message me or Julie directly to discuss. Take a look at the inspiration for this challenge from the team... Wow - so much goodness!