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

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

Post by rachel0017 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:31 pm

Congratulations to this month's winner, as chosen by random.org: #11, jrrah4903! Thanks to everyone who participated this month!

This summer, I have been reading only two kinds of books: memoirs, and books from my library at school. There has been very little in between. This month’s focus is going to be one of the memoirs I’ve read – The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of Ariel Levy before reading this book, but a combination of the bold cover and the intriguing summary on Goodreads made me want to get it, and I’m glad I did.

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Ariel Levy bucked the system, and enjoyed living her life on her own terms. She was a successful writer for The New Yorker and, when she left to go on a business trip in November of 2012, as the book jacket states, “she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.” Throughout the book, Levy writes with candor about her life, her relationships, her career, the choices she made, and how some of those choices may have led to the unraveling of the life she thought she knew.  

(Aside from the compelling story, Levy’s writing, in my opinion, was incredible. Her foreshadowing, her sentence structure, and her vocabulary, all had me in awe. Even if the story itself doesn’t sound gripping, you may want to read this book if you have a true and deep love for the English language!)  

OPTION 1: The Rules DO NOT Apply
Levy prided herself on breaking the mold, so for Option 1, make a page about a time you, or someone you know, did something according to your own rules. Did you begin a second career after twenty years in your first one? Did you go back to school to get your degree rather than getting it when you were “supposed to”? Have you done anything outside the stereotypical norm? If so, make a page about it!


OPTION 2: The Rules DO Apply
I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book. I think it is bold and striking in its simplicity, and I love the blocky and straight title font, with the hand-drawn border and author’s name, overlapping the title to really drive home the point that the rules do not apply. So for Option 2, we are going to turn the cover into a sketch, but there WILL be some rules for how to create your layout around it:

  1. The background page must be solid-colored.
  2. You must have a border (but it can be made out of anything: hand drawn, washi, stitching, etc.)
  3. There must be at least two photos.
  4. Placement of the photos and title must match the sketch.
  5. There MUST be some overlapping among the major elements – choose between title and photos / title and border / photos and border.
  6. Feel free to add your own embellishments, but no more than two additional papers (beyond the background page).
  7. The title does NOT have to take up the entire page top to bottom, but should try to take up at least half of it.

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This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if you do a layout featuring age or a birthday as the theme. August is my birthday month, so that will make me happy. J


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 August 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. Retiree3 
2. ScrappyDistractions
3. Deanna13
4. lissahope26
5. oceanbreezes423
6. LoreenC
7. 1scrappymom
8. Tammey
9. Tammey (bonus)
10. meterr70
11. jrrah4903
12. LoreenC
13. Sandi0805
14. Sandi0805 (bonus)
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:57 pm

Nothing comes to mind for Option 1, but I do like the sketch for Option 2.
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm

Great challenge, and I actually do have a subject for #1.  Now to get it done!!! 
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:01 pm

very cool challenge
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Post by Retiree3 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:12 pm

I chose option 2.

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Post by ScrappyDistractions » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:43 am

Option 1:  Doing something according to your own rules...  That totally describes my husband's decision 5 years ago to give up life in suburbia to start a farm...with ZERO experience but lots of determination, passion, and an endless supply of YouTube videos.  Five little chicks were the start.  We now have 15 goats, 40+ chickens, 60+ guineas hens (after an unexpectedly healthy hatching season).....

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Post by Deanna13 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Here's mine based on the sketch and all the requirements. :)

I combined with the 3 in a Row Challenge.

Photos of sweet granddaughter Lucy relaxing at the beach at Jamaica on our June 2019 Cruise. :greeninlove:
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:31 am

Option 2
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Post by oceanbreezes423 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:30 pm

I chose option #2

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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by LoreenC » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 pm

Here is my page. I followed the rules with Option #2 , Rules Apply.
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Post by 1scrappymom » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:45 am

I did option 1. As the kids are getting older, DH and I are able to get out and do more things solo. This day at Six Flags was just that. We were able to play like kids again...without kids! The story of these photos is definitely about playing by our own rules. They were announcing all the regular "don't switch horses, etc." and DH and I kept teasing we were rebels and would do it if we wanted to. (We really didn't though!LOL)
Combined with manufacturer's challenge
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Tammey » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:13 pm

I used option 2 following the rules and using a birthday theme for the bonus.

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Post by meterr70 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:40 pm

I used OPTION 1: The Rules DO NOT Apply
Have you done anything outside the stereotypical norm? Yes, we spent time in a jail cell!!

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Post by jrrah4903 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:14 pm

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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by LoreenC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:49 pm

Option # 1, the Rules do not apply. I think this IS out of the stereotypical Norm!! We tried out our tent in our Living Room before our trip ! Our Annie Loved it !
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Sandi0805 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:45 am

I did option 2.  I also have a birthday theme (not sure if it counts though).  My granddaughter celebrated her 11th birthday at Disney.  She got a Happy Birthday pin with her name on it.  You can see it on her right side.   She was so excited and felt so special because all the Disney employees kept wishing her Happy Birthday all day.

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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

Post by blbabe1234 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:42 pm

congrats Jillian
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Re: August 2019 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER!

Post by Deanna13 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:10 pm

Congrats Jillian! 
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