Hello everyone and welcome to the July photography challenge! I completely love this time of year in the northeast US! After a *really* long, cold spring, the days are finally warming up and the landscape is looking oh so pretty! I love being outside, enjoying nature & getting dirt on my hands and I especially love seeing the fruits of my hard work as the plants and flowers start doing their thing. And I really love capturing the flower blooms, and the outside world in general, on my camera. So this month's photography challenge is to take some pictures of nature & scrap them. Here are some of my photos of the flowers blooming in my yard this month. All of these were taken with my iPhone and I used them on my layout that I created with Paislee Press' Dwell kit, Paislee Press' Travelouge No. 1 templates, and an element from Paislee Press' Backyard BBQ kit (the cork summer element). I hope you have some time this month get outside and enjoy photographing the nature around you. Maybe it will be your nature therapy too. I can't wait to see your layouts! 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 July 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).