It's October!!!! I'm so excited to get to host a monthly challenge here!!! When I found out about my Guest Polly spot, this is just one thing I was really looking forward to so I started putting my thinking cap on early. 7 years ago, this month, I found The Lilypad. This means October is a fun month for me to be hosting a challenge here! I didn't do too much forum interacting then, since I nearly always hold myself back from new groups, but the store was incredible for me. It was unique & allowed me to try designers whose style was outside of my normal "clean & simple" of the time. Later it was the community & challenges offered that really pushed me to interact, Hello MOC! It's just an encouraging & welcoming place & always adds just the right amount of inspiration to bring me out of any scrap funk. Because it's an anniversary of sorts for me I wanted to celebrate it with a 7 or 7 Challenge! (Also DSD this year falls on October 7th, so 7s for the win this month!!) It's a bit of a Recipe Challenge for you to create with! - 7 words or 7 sentences - 7 different papers or 7 paper shapes - 7 photos or 1 photo repeated 7 times - 7 elements (minimalist) or 7 distinct groups of elements (cluster fun) - 7 different designers (store collabs are ok!) or 7 kits by 1 designer - the number 7 or 7 numbers somewhere on the page (dates count!) - Add a title! (this can count with your 7 words or for an element if needed, & doesn't count against those) Credits: "Treasured: The Things" Lilypad Store Collaboration focusing on 7 different designers' portions https://the-lilypad.com/forum/forum/idsd-party-pad.361/ -Scrapping With Liz template - 7 papers by: Sabrina's Creations, Dawn Inskip, Allison Pennington, Lynne-Marie x2, & Sara Gleason x2 - 7 elements: flower & wood bit by Allison Pennington, stitches & 2x word strips by Sara Gleason, camera by Pink Reptile Designs, & bow by Sabrina's Creations As always: your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the 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).