April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

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April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:28 pm

This month's winner, as chosen by random.org is #1 - Karen! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!

APRIL FOOLS!!
 
The joke here is that I’m actually doing my regular challenge this month! Enjoy!
 
One of my favorite genres to read is true crime, and a lot of times I’ll just go into the bookstore and browse the shelves until I find something that piques my interest. That’s how I found this month’s inspiration: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett. It spoke to my librarian’s heart, and is an interesting true story about rare book thief, Charles Gilkey, whose obsession with books came from a place of wanting to have an impressive collection as a sign of wealth, a la Sherlock Holmes. It is also a tale of the rare book dealer who took it upon himself to investigate and catch Gilkey.

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OPTION 1: Impressive Collections
Charles Gilkey wanted to collect books, but we all collect something. For Option 1, scrap about one (or more) of your collections. Why do you collect it/them? For how long have you been collecting? How did you begin collecting it/them? You don’t necessarily have to answer all these questions on your layout – they’re just here as jumping off points for telling your story.

OPTION 2: Those Who Love Books Too Much
Since the book itself is about books, it seems natural to have Option 2 be to scrap about books. It can be the stack of books that are on your nightstand, a book that changed your life, a favorite bookstore, or the library you love. Anything that has to do with books is game for this option.

Sample for Option 2, about my Elementary Battle of the Books team and how we did at competition this year.
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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 April 30th, 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. karen c.
2. StacyLee
3. keatonsgtgram
4. keatonsgtgram
5. Retiree3
6. Sandi0805
7. Sandi0805
8. Sandi0805
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Re: April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by StacyLee » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:31 pm

Awesome challenge, I have just the pictures for this! Love your layout!
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Post by Deanna13 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:18 pm

Wonderful challenge options and love your example, Rachel! Image
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Post by blbabe1234 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:14 am

Fun challenge Rachel. Love your example
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Post by beachlover » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:19 am

oh wow!  what a great challenge!!!   I used to actually hoard books, lol!!  I spent all my money on books but soon found that I was never going to read them again and why spend the $.  So I joined the book club at the library.  Every month they used to mail me 4 books, when I was done I sent them back.  That was fun but they soon stopped doing it.  Anyway, I have a few great ideas about how/where to go with this challenge and am really looking forward to it!
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Post by Monroe1218 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Love it!  I'm a collector of books - and LOVE true crime, so not only do I think I can do this challenge..... but I'm putting that book at the top of my list to read!
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Post by karen c. » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:30 am

I chose option 1,my collection of shells. I combined with the Sketch With a Twist Challenge.
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Post by StacyLee » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:45 pm

Awesome challenge, Rachel, thanks!  Here's my submission, I chose option #2.  This layout has pics of me and my son when he was 5, and we were laying on my bed reading books.  Also combined with the Gone Girl challenge for April. 
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Re: April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by keatonsgtgram » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:17 pm

 Opt one is about collecting something. In this case it's CANDY.
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I did opt 2 about books.

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Re: April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by sherelm » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:15 pm

I think I collect scrapScra stuff,and don't use it enough.

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Post by Retiree3 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:59 pm

I chose option 1. 

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Post by Sandi0805 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:36 pm

I chose option #2 for my layout.  My grandkids in bed with a book when they were 4 and 1/2 years old.

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Post by Sandi0805 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:57 pm

Layout of my grandson and a friend's daughter reading (looking through books).

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:01 pm

seastar wrote:I chose option 1,my collection of shells. I combined with the Sketch With a Twist Challenge.
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I absolutely love this. Aside from the beachy feel of the page, the story is great. I love how you label all the shells from where they came from, so you can always have a piece of that beach with you. Thanks for doing my challenge this month!

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:02 pm

StacyLeeD wrote:Awesome challenge, Rachel, thanks!  Here's my submission, I chose option #2.  This layout has pics of me and my son when he was 5, and we were laying on my bed reading books.  Also combined with the Gone Girl challenge for April. 
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I love this so much. What a great moment to take photos of. We read to our girls every night, but it's a part of the daily routine, and I never thought to take pictures of it. I think i will have to now! Thanks for doing my challenge!

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:08 pm

keatonsgtgram wrote: Opt one is about collecting something. In this case it's CANDY.
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I did opt 2 about books.

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I like your clever take on the idea of a collection! Our girls seem to collect candy as well, though surprisingly, it doesn't always get eaten in a timely manner! I like the heritage type of Halloween accents you used on your page as well!

I also like your reading layout! I am unfamiliar with that book; I might have to look it up! Thanks for submitting two layouts for this month's challenge!

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:10 pm

Retiree3 wrote:I chose option 1. 

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I really like the grid design of this page, and how your landscape photo takes up an entire row! It's so sweet that your husband started you on this collection and all these years later you're still continuing it.Thanks for doing my challenge!

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:13 pm

Sandi0805 wrote:I chose option #2 for my layout.  My grandkids in bed with a book when they were 4 and 1/2 years old.

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Oh, man, is that cute. We always read with my girls, but I never think to take pictures of it. I think I will have to start! I love the layering and all the different colors and patterns you chose as well! Thanks for doing my challenge!

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Post by rachel0017 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:17 pm

Sandi0805 wrote:Layout of my grandson and a friend's daughter reading (looking through books).

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Oh, I love it! is that really a bench they used just for reading? It's so perfectly kid-sized! I love all the strips behind your focal photo and how well they complement the background paper. Thanks for completing another layout for this challenge!

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Re: April 2018 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Sandi0805 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:02 pm

My 3rd and final entry.  Pics of my granddaughter with her great grandmother reading to her.

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