March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

Post by rachel0017 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:29 pm

Congratulations to this month's winner of the $5 ACOT gift card: #9, Deanna13
And, congratulations also to the winner of this month's RAK: #5, Shoorn


Our featured book this month is our first nonfiction novel of the year: Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still by Kristina Kuzmic. Kuzmic first gained recognition after winning “Your Own Show”, Oprah’s search for the next big reality star after launching OWN. However, after one season, Kuzmic’s show was cancelled and, having felt creatively stifled throughout the entire process, Kuzmic began recording and posting videos on social media, taking a humorous look at the trials of every day life and of being a parent. As she gathered a following, she began sharing more of her own story: having grown up in war-torn Croatia, she came to the United States as a teenager, and found it difficult to assimilate. She married at a young age, found herself divorced with two small children by her mid-20s, and in the throes of a deep depression as she began single motherhood. She is now happily re-married, and inspiring people daily with her story, humor, and honesty about things she’s done (and still does) wrong in her life, as much as what she does right. Her overall message is one of positivity and forgiveness – mainly encouraging people to forgive themselves for being the most natural thing in the world: human.


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OPTION 1: Yeah, But…
One of my favorite stories in the book is when Kuzmic describes a game she created after listening to her kids complain endlessly about one thing after another. She calls it “Yeah, but…” and the idea is that they have to take a negative situation, about which they would typically complain, and add a positive twist to it using the phrase “yeah, but…”. Some of the examples she shared were: “Man, it’s been such a long day and I REALLY don’t want to stop for gas…yeah, but we have a car to bring us from one place to another” and “I’m bummed we lost the soccer game…yeah, but I got to spent time with my friends playing a game I enjoy.” I love the idea of turning a situation around and finding something positive to celebrate, so for Option 1, I want you to make a “Yeah, but” page. Scrap something that seems negative on the surface (I am a HUGE believer in scrapping ALL the things, not just the happy shiny things), and add a positive spin to it. The “yeah, but” can be your title, or be in the journaling, but the words “yeah, but” need to be on the page somewhere.

OPTION 2: Social Media Maven
Kristina Kuzmic’s true rise to fame came when she utilized the freedom to be herself through her videos on social media. To celebrate this modern platform for communication, use either the Facebook or Instagram logo as inspiration for your page this month. It can be the colors, the layout, the rounded corners, anything that gives you inspiration. Just be sure to tell what your inspiration was when you post your layout. And, since the Instagram logo has changed, you can feel free to use either one for this challenge.

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**SAMPLE TO COME!!**


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. JAire
2. lissahope26
3. Tammey
4. Retiree3
5. shoorn
6. 1scrappymom
7. lissahope26
8. mrozwood
9. Deanna13
10. ajmaluck
11. Sandi0805
12. ajmaluck
13. 1scrappymom
14. Sandi0805
15. druffing
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Re: March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:43 pm

Very cool challenge
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Post by emmapaige » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:09 pm

Looks like a fun book.  Got my thinking cap on to decide how to do this challenge.
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Post by wimom » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 pm

You always have such creative ideas for these challenges!
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Post by JAire » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:55 pm

For Opt #1  (also for color challenge)
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Post by lissahope26 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm

I chose option 2.  I used rounded corner frames and frames within frames.
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Re: March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Tammey » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:10 am

I did option 1...we tried to show her how to ride the right way, yet she insists on riding backwards. She never got far...but hey. lol

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Post by Retiree3 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:34 pm

I used option 2 and the facebook logo. I was inspired by the colors blue and white.

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Post by shoorn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:20 am

Mine for Option 1 - combined with Manufacturer challenge

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Post by 1scrappymom » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am

My take on Option 1: Combined with Use It Up
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Post by lissahope26 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:22 pm

Option one in the journaling...my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013.  I miss him every day *Yeah but* I am thankful the for the time we had with him. 
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Post by mrozwood » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:06 pm

It's a simple page based on the old IG logo.
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Post by druffing » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:22 am

I would like to participate and do number 2.  Thank you!
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Re: March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Here's mine using Option #1 using the title, "Yeah But,".  😊

I combined with the Music Challenge. 

Photo of sweet grandson Kellan who was recently at the Dentist, February 2020. That's what he told the Dentist through all his giggling! LOL  💖
Yeah But, "I Can't Feel My Mouth"
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Post by ajmaluck » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Here is my LO for option 2. Inspired by the rounded corners. I rounded the corners on my Title block, journaling block and my large photo mat. 
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Post by Sandi0805 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:16 pm

I chose option 2 and rounded all my corners on the patterned papers.

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Re: March 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by ajmaluck » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:35 pm

I was not planning on doing another layout in this challenge, but this one just came together. I have rounded the corners on all of my patterned papers.
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Post by 1scrappymom » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:48 am

Here's option 2 for me. I was inspired by the new logo for Instagram with the frame-in-frame look
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Post by Sandi0805 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:51 pm

I was inspired with the colors of the Instagram logo.  

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Post by druffing » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:27 pm

I liked this challenge.  I did option 2.  I took inspiration from the Instagram logos and used a camera on this layout.  

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