February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

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February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby rachel0017 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:17 am

This month's winner of the $5 gift card, as chosen by random.org is #24 - BERTA R.! And, since we had so many entries, an RAK will go to #29 - LINDA S.! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and shared your love this month!

I'm posting early because this week is going to be CRAZY for me, and I'd rather post early than late. : )

I am an Elementary School librarian, and a book was recently released that has gotten a lot of attention in the world of children’s literature. Love by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long is about so much more than the simple title would suggest. It’s about love in all its forms and how love can be found in unexpected places. It’s about how love transcends race, religion, ethnicity, and belief, and is a universal tie that binds us all together. It’s about how love can be given, received, observed, and, sometimes, even lost. It’s the kind of book where the words and the pictures NEED each other; take one away, and the book would make no sense. I wish I could post every page of the book here for you all to see, but since I can’t, trust me when I say it is incredibly beautiful, on so many levels. Its impact is great, and its messages run deep. 



ONLY OPTION : )
There will be only one option for The Book Lover’s Challenge this month, instead of the usual two. The challenge is to simply make a page about love. It can be about an expected kind of love, like that of a family member or pet, but I'd love (no pun intended) for you to think about love revealing itself in an unexpected place or way, such as what I scrapped about for my sample. It can be about what love means to you or what you love about someone or something. It can be love shown through a gesture or a word or an action. It can really take any form, as that’s one of the clearest messages in the book. Have fun with it. I hope you create something you love.
 


BONUS - I don’t usually like to prescribe a particular title, but seeing as the book is about all the different things love can be, it seems appropriate here. For the bonus, title your page “Love is...” and then complete the sentiment elsewhere on the page. It can be a subtitle or in the journaling or even as a caption on a photo, however, the phrase MUST be completed somewhere on the page to get the bonus. In my sample, the "Love is..." is completed in the first line of the journaling when I write, "...donating your coveted hair to someone you don't know."

The Fine Print:
1. HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR PROJECT!
2. Entries open to new projects - paper, digital, & card making.
3. May be combined with one other challenge that allows it.
4. Due February 28th, at 11:59 PM.
5. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a $5 ACOT gift card from us!
6. Up to 3 entries permitted per month.
7. A RAK is awarded to a second winner if there are more than 15 unique entries (not including bonuses) during the month.

Participating Cherries:
1. mgehrke
2. Retiree3
3. Retiree3 (bonus)
4. Deanna13
5. blbabe1234
6. blbabe1234 (bonus)
7. shoorn
8. shoorn (bonus)
9. karen c.
10. emmapaige 
11. emmapaige (bonus)
12. Deanna13
13. Deanna13 (bonus)
14. Scrap Bug
15. Scrap Bug (bonus)
16. Retiree3
17. Retiree3 (bonus)
18. Tammey
19. Tammey (bonus)
20. sweetsour
21. sweetsour (bonus)
22. keatonsgtgram
23. keatonsgtgram (bonus)
24. Berta R.
25. Berta R. (bonus)
26. Deanna13
27. Retiree3
28. Retiree3 (bonus)
29. Linda S.
30. Linda S. (bonus)
31. scrappinmom99
32. Sandi0805
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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby Berta R. » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:12 am

Great challenge, Rachel!  Love your LO!  My granddaughter donated hair to Locks of Love a few years ago.  I  love your before and after photos! 
***Berta***

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby joannie » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:03 am

"love" your challenge for February!! Great layout too!

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby Deanna13 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:00 am

Sounds like a great challenge and love your wonderful layout, Rachel!


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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby Monroe1218 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:27 am

Wonderful challenge!  Looking forward to playing along with this one!
Rebecca
 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby beachlover » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:19 am

amazing challenge!!  And I really want to read that book, it sounds wonderful!!
Ann ~ Life is always better at the beach!
 
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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby 1scrappymom » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:35 pm

This is a really great idea!!!
~Shannon
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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby blbabe1234 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:46 pm

What a wonderful lyaout and challenge
~ Brandy Williams ~


 
 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby traveler » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:24 pm

I already saw your wonderful page in the gallery! great challenge
Louise
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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby StacyLee » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:32 pm

Beautiful page and terrific challenge!
Stacy
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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby karen c. » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 am

Such a beautiful description of the book! I just put in a request to my library for it.

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby pawprints » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:37 pm

Another great Book Lover's Challenge! I love your awesome layout!


    
 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby JillinIN » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:26 pm

This is a great challenge. I hope I will be able to find some time to scrapbook soon, so I can participate.
That sounds like a great book!
Jill
 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby mgehrke » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:32 pm

Here's my entry. My inspiration was the miracle of birth. When a baby is born, so much love is born as well. I also love being a grandparent and the fact my daughter can now experience motherhood. 

Mildred - Mom to 2 girls and a husband (I tell people that I am a single mom of 3. Ages 53, 31 and 25) lol. And now a Grandma to Orahn.




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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby Retiree3 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:53 pm

My friend Carol passed away unexpectedly 2 weeks ago. It has been very difficult for me, but scrapping her photos has helped. She was a wonderful, energetic, loving, and kind person. She will be missed by so many people.

[
Donna-Retiree3-Proud Grandmother of Three Boys!





 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby Deanna13 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:50 pm

Here's one about a relationship.

I combined with the Color/Shape Challenge.

Photo of Kaylee with a former boyfriend, May 2017.
I Like You a Latte


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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby blbabe1234 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:49 am

I just recently got a Texas-shaped cast iron skillet from our local Texas grocery store. I'm a very proud Texan and LOVE anything in the shape of Texas. Its just FUN! So I scrapped a picture of my new cast iron skilled (cornbread just pulled out of the oven!) and went with the bonus of using the title "Love is..." and the subtitle "TEXAS".

~ Brandy Williams ~


 
 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby shoorn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:44 pm

Here is mine - with the bonus - "Love is" title and finished in journaling. Combined with Supply List challenge

 
Hi everyone!       My name is Susan and I love to scrapbook!

 

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby karen c. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:39 pm

LOL I realized I have the title backwards for the bonus.No worries. I enjoyed the challenge and finally got to do this layout before the next family photo is taken.
I did take the book out from my library and it is as beautiful as you described. Thank you.
Oh I also combined with the manufacturer challenge for this month.

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Re: February 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Postby emmapaige » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:14 pm

I used the title Love Is......   My stepson Cameron (with his day - my DH) who I finally have a good relationship.  As a mother of two girls, it was quite difficult for me to inherit a son through my marriage.  We will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in June so it's about time!  :)  Sorry for the horribly crooked photo.

** Chris **

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