March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

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March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

Post by rachel0017 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:35 pm

This month's gift card winner, as chosen by random.org, is #9: EmtAimee734!
The winner of the RAK is #16: MTCanuk!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered this month!


Our featured book this month is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. Curious Incident follows Christopher Boone, who wakes up one morning and discovers his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, lying in her front yard, dead from having been speared with a garden pitchfork. Against his father’s wishes, he sets off on a quest to find out who has killed Wellington, despite the fact that he has difficulty talking to new people. He records all his findings in a notebook, which he calls his “murder mystery novel”. During his investigation, he uncovers some truths about himself, his neighbors, his father, and his mother, who has been dead for two years.
 

(This is one of those books I picked up in the store because I liked the interesting title, but it ended up being exactly what I needed at that moment in my life. Though it is never expressly stated in the book, Christopher exhibits many tendencies indicating he might have autism, and I had an autistic student in my class that year. I saw so much of him in Christopher, and no matter how many times I reread this book, it still remains as amazing and important to me as it did when I read it the first time.)

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OPTION 1: Whodunit
For this option, frame the theme of your page as a mystery. Mess on the floor when you came home from work? Who could have done it? Water all over the floor, but the cat’s water dish is empty? How did that happen? Or, as in the case of the sample, where did all the ornaments from the middle of the tree go? Push your creativity and solve the mystery!

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OPTION 2: Very sketchy
There have been several covers for different editions of this book, but I think the one I included above lends itself very well to being used as a sketch. For this option you must:

 - have three different bands of background paper to mimic the three different background colors on the cover.
 - put your photos (however many you like) in the top and bottom bands. If you want to include one or two in the middle, that’s ok, but there MUST be photos in the top and bottom.
 - include a title AND journaling in the middle band.

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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 March 31st, 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.


Participants:
1. love2stamp
2. hsblair
3. joannie
4. Retiree3
5. lissahope26
6. Deanna13
7. Becky Bitting .
8. blfonty
9. EmtAimee734
10. keatonsgtgram
11. keatonsgtgram
12. blbabe1234
13. shoorn
14. mgehrke
15. joannie
16. MTCanuk
17. joannie
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blfonty » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:22 pm

Sounds like an interesting "Who done it" book. Love your take on the challenge options. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by pawprints » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:50 pm

Awesome challenge and I love both of your layouts!!!
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:04 pm

This was an AMAZING book! And I love your page examples for your challenge choices!
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by keatonsgtgram » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:03 am

Just getting around to the Booklovers challenge. Awesome book and challenges, Rachel. I'm loving these so much that I'm going to try both options this month. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by hsblair » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Here's my layout for Option 2 using red, white, and blue background bands. 
I combined with the What's on TV challenge.

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(I am dying to do Option 1 too, but I've been combing through my pictures with no real inspiration yet... Gonna keep trying!)
 

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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:34 am

I went for option #1. My in-laws had a peacock show up in their backyard one day! Luckily they had a camera handy!!
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Post by Retiree3 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:17 pm

I chose option 2.

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Post by lissahope26 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:06 pm

I did option 2
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm

Here's mine! I took Option 2: Very Sketchy. :)

Photos of DH and I along with DD Marla and her kids Kaylee and Brady boarding the Carnival Sunshine Ship, July 2018. :greeninlove:
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Becky Bitting . » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:25 am

I chose option 2 for these photos documenting my granddaughter at six months.
Six Months
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Post by blfonty » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Option 2: Very Sketchy - Follow Your Dreams
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Also submitted to March Patterned Paper Challenge.
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by EmtAimee734 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:53 pm

I chose option 2
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by DN in MN » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:45 am

Great challenge options here and I may have to get this book!
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by keatonsgtgram » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:56 pm

Option two
I used a strawberry pp, purple & pink band and my title and journaling is in the center band. Fun challenge!
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by keatonsgtgram » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:05 pm

Option one
THIS WAS FUN!!!!!
Mine was a 2 pager to show the crime and result.
In this unsolved crime, the missing dog was thought to be in the house. After investigating the detective searches the neighborhood. The dog is found and the family suspects are questioned about how the Dog got out.
On the 2nd page, you find out how the dog got out.
What a fun challenge this opt waa too.

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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:08 pm

I chose Option #2. 3 different pattern papers. Photos only on top and bottom sections. Title and Journaling in middle section.

Journaling: Us girls have been getting together since July 2009 3 to 4 times a year to scrap, talk and visit. We are the best of friends.

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Combined with Pattern Paper Challenge
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by average_kim » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm

This reminds me of a staff trip we recently took to an escape room. Who-dunit theme, and my team had the quickest time!
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Re: March 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Art_Teacher » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:34 am

Sounds very interesting! Going to try Option 2. :)
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