December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Moderator: ACOT Employee

User avatar
rachel0017
Cherry Picker
Posts: 527
Layouts: 278

December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by rachel0017 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:41 pm

THIS MONTH'S WINNER, AS CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG, IS LUCKY #13: LISSAHOPE26, AKA MELISSA! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED A LAYOUT!

Our featured book this month is the often imitated, but never duplicated, classic tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the curmudgeonly Grinch lives his life atop a mountain overlooking the village of Whoville, despising the Whos, and the joy they radiate every Christmas season. He decides to take Christmas from them, stealing everything, from their gifts, to their trees, to their decorations, to their food. When his trick doesn’t dampen the Whos’ spirits at all, but actually seems to bring them closer together, the Grinch realizes that “Christmas...doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” As a result, his heart grows “three sizes”, and he returns everything he’d taken, even earning the place of honor at the Christmas feast.

Image


OPTION 1: Random Acts of Kindness
After his epiphany, the Grinch returns to Whoville, replacing all the presents and decorations, and is rewarded by getting to carve the roast beast at the Christmas feast. However, all throughout the year, people do amazing things for each other, without the expectation of being rewarded. So, for this option, make a page about just such an action. It can be something you did for someone else, or something someone did for you, but the idea is for it to be a selfless act – interpret that how you will!

OPTION 2: Ode to My Pet
Throughout all of his deeds, both the good and bad, the Grinch’s trusty dog, Max, is by his side. For Option 2, make a page about the special pet in your life. It could be your pet, or someone else’s, but the idea for this option is to show the connection between animal and person, and do at least a couple of sentences of journaling to explain what is so special about the pet.

This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if the predominant colors on your page (ie: more than 50%) are red and green. 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 December 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.

Participating Cherries
1. shoorn
2. shoorn (BONUS)
3. joannie
4. Deanna13
5. Deanna13 (BONUS)
6. Tammey
7. Tammey (BONUS)
8. Yankeegirl
9. Yankeegirl (BONUS)
10. keatonsgtgram
11. keatonsgtgram (BONUS)
12. ScrappyDistractions
13. lissahope26
14. lissahope26 (BONUS)
15. joannie
16. CarrieG
Last edited by rachel0017 on Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:14 pm, edited 4 times in total.

User avatar
Yankeegirl
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3814
Layouts: 1257
Location: Lititz PA

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm

One of my fave authors for sure!  This will be a fun challenge to complete!
Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful.

Kathy
Image                Image

User avatar
joannie
Wild Cherry
Posts: 15050
Layouts: 1659
Location: Indiana

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm

Rachel do you realize that you double posted this challenge? 

I love these options...#2 will be easy but I'm going to think hard on option #1.  ;)

User avatar
rachel0017
Cherry Picker
Posts: 527
Layouts: 278

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by rachel0017 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:35 pm

joannie wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Rachel do you realize that you double posted this challenge? 

I love these options...#2 will be easy but I'm going to think hard on option #1.  ;)
Thanks for catching that double post! I've deleted it now. Thankfully, no one had commented on it.  ;)
 

User avatar
emmapaige
Wild Cherry
Posts: 15950
Layouts: 1428
Location: Eagleville PA

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by emmapaige » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:09 am

Great book and great options!
** Chris **

My blog: http://mommomandpoppop.blogspot.com/

 ImageImageImageImage
 

User avatar
blbabe1234
Cherry Bark
Posts: 66665
Layouts: 3025
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm

One of the best books out of there! LOVE BOTH options
~ Brandy Williams ~


Image 
Image Image

User avatar
lissahope26
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3072
Layouts: 1221
Location: South Louisiana

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:16 pm

btt
Melissa H.ImageImage
 

User avatar
shoorn
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3244
Layouts: 1699
Location: Livingston,Texas but we are often on the Road

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by shoorn » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:50 pm

Great book! Combined with Graphic Design

Option 2 - with Bonus 
Image
Link to LO
Hi everyone!    Image   My name is Susan and I love to scrapbook!

 

User avatar
joannie
Wild Cherry
Posts: 15050
Layouts: 1659
Location: Indiana

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:00 am

Here is option #2 and I  combined with the Make the Cut challenge! I love the quote on this cut-a-part. It says exactly what I wanted to say about my love for dogs!  
Image
Last edited by joannie on Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Deanna13
Cherry Crush
Posts: 36914
Layouts: 3480
Location: Southeastern Ohio

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:18 pm

Here's mine! I chose Option #1 - Random Act of Kindness. For the Bonus I used Red and Green. :)

I combined with the Double Page Challenge, Right Side.

So, on the first day to the Salvation Army I never even thought of taking photos and this is everything else on Day 2.

My journaling... In the midst of shopping for Christmas, wrapping presents, and packing for a trip to Mexico I just decided to clean out the basement. We hadn't done it for a few years and I was tired of looking at things we no longer used. First thing, a car load of various things went to the Salvation Army. Books went to 2 different libraries, Puzzles went to a nearby assisted living center. All the rest went to Good will. It fills my heart with joy to know that someone may be in need of these discarded things. December 2019. :greeninlove:
'Tis the Season
Image
 ImageImageImage

Visit my Scrap Blog - Moments to Cherish Image

User avatar
Tammey
Cherry Garcia
Posts: 4311
Layouts: 1150
Location: Burton, MI

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Tammey » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:47 pm

I did option 2...and I used 50% red and green for the bonus.

Image
Image

User avatar
Yankeegirl
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3814
Layouts: 1257
Location: Lititz PA

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:16 pm

Here's my page.  I chose option 1: Random Acts of Kindness.
For the past four years, since moving into our retirement community, I have worked with others here to provide gifts to physically and/or emotionally disabled children and adults in our area. Some of them do not even have family and get no gifts or visitors, so we have adopted them for Christmas. Their social workers give us specific wish lists, which we distribute to neighbors who volunteer to provide the gifts. We get what they ask for, and often more, wrap them up, and then fill our cars with them to deliver to the center. Makes us feel good, and they center tells us it means a lot to those who receive the gifts.

Image

Motivational #32:  Plaids
Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful.

Kathy
Image                Image

User avatar
keatonsgtgram
Sweet Cherry Pie
Posts: 1323
Layouts: 822
Location: Port Huron, Michigan

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by keatonsgtgram » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:34 pm

I used option 2 Ode to my pet
She was one of 5 kittens.
Image

User avatar
ScrappyDistractions
Sweet Cherry Pie
Posts: 1318
Layouts: 482
Location: Princeton, TX

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by ScrappyDistractions » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:18 pm

Option 2 - Pet

My husband has so many pets now that he has his dream farm!  This is one of the two donkeys we rescued - this is the female named Brighty (from a childhood book I had called Brighty of the Grand Canyon).  The two rescue donkeys were the first pets we got when we moved to the farm - even before the chickens.


Image
 
Last edited by ScrappyDistractions on Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

Image

www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com

User avatar
CarrieG
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Posts: 9119
Layouts: 1244
Location: Texas

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:24 pm

Yankeegirl wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Here's my page.  I chose option 1: Random Acts of Kindness.
For the past four years, since moving into our retirement community, I have worked with others here to provide gifts to physically and/or emotionally disabled children and adults in our area. Some of them do not even have family and get no gifts or visitors, so we have adopted them for Christmas. Their social workers give us specific wish lists, which we distribute to neighbors who volunteer to provide the gifts. We get what they ask for, and often more, wrap them up, and then fill our cars with them to deliver to the center. Makes us feel good, and they center tells us it means a lot to those who receive the gifts.

Image

Motivational #32:  Plaids
what a wonderful act of love from your community!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

User avatar
CarrieG
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Posts: 9119
Layouts: 1244
Location: Texas

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:40 pm

fingers crossed im gonna get this one done!!!  forgot it was on my list

User avatar
lissahope26
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3072
Layouts: 1221
Location: South Louisiana

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:47 pm

Option one-My daughter participating in a food drive for Girl  Scouts.
Image
Melissa H.ImageImage
 

User avatar
joannie
Wild Cherry
Posts: 15050
Layouts: 1659
Location: Indiana

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Here is my 2nd entry! Journaling reads: 12/19 Normally Dixie doesn't like the snow but she was going wild in our last big snowfall! (heart) my dog!
Image

User avatar
CarrieG
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Posts: 9119
Layouts: 1244
Location: Texas

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:48 pm

still needs the journaling but DD isnt home at the moment....

so 3 yrs ago one of my youngest dd's friends passed away from a seizure....this lil red library was put in our downtown city park as a memorial to her friend...and my DD uses her allowance to buy books from the thrift store to keep it stocked

Image

User avatar
Deanna13
Cherry Crush
Posts: 36914
Layouts: 3480
Location: Southeastern Ohio

Re: December 2019 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:33 am

Congrats Melissa!
 ImageImageImage

Visit my Scrap Blog - Moments to Cherish Image

Post Reply

Return to “Contests & Challenges”