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

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

Post by rachel0017 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:20 pm

WOO!! I am so thrilled with all the participation this month! Thank you so much for your support of the Book Lover's Challenge!

This month's winner of the $5 gift card, as chosen by random.org, is #40: CathyG89
This month's winner of the RAK, as chosen by random.org, is #1: Mathandlit

Thank you again to everyone who submitted layouts this month!


This month, I’ve gone back to my favorite genre – murder mystery – and read a true crime classic: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. One of the original “nonfiction novels”, In Cold Blood explores the events of the early hours of Sunday, November 15, 1959, when two men broke into the home of the prominent Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas and, seemingly without motive, brutally murdered the four members of the Clutter family they encountered there. The crime baffled police and would have been considered the “perfect crime” save for one bloody footprint left behind.

Capote alternates the narrative between the killers and the citizens of Holcomb, allowing the reader to see how the crime affected both the suspects and the small-town community before, during, and after the murders. It is, at times, hard to remember you’re reading nonfiction, because there is a lot of dialogue, and Capote manages to humanize all the characters, almost placing the reader inside the story with his detailed descriptions. However, the novel is the result of hundreds of hours of interviews Capote conducted with the murderers, as well as the people of Holcomb, and all dialogue is authentic. Knowing how the story of this crime ended did not at all detract from the fascination of learning the minute details and enjoying Capote’s thorough research and storytelling style.
 

(Many movies have been made about this book, but the best might be Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote. The movie follows Capote as he researches and writes In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance. I’d recommend reading the book first, then watching the movie because you’ll will have such a greater understanding of the characters and their motivations.)

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OPTION 1: A Long, Long Time Ago
The crime detailed in this book took place 60 years ago. I’m not going to ask you to go back that far, but for Option 1, I’d like you to make a page with photos that are ten or more years old. The theme can be anything you like, but ALL the photos on the page have to be from 2010 or before.

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Option 1: all photos are from a beach trip we took in 2010
 

OPTION 2: The Unplain Plains
Much of Kansas is covered in plains and farmland, and indeed, the Clutter family made their living as farmers, owning their own ranch. For Option 2, you are going to make a “plain” page, in that it will be monochromatic, though it should be “unplain” in that you should add your own flair and embellishments. Slight variations in hue are allowed, but ALL page elements, including embellishments and letters, should be in the monochromatic palate. Black and white ARE allowed, but should be used sparingly, ie: not more than about 10%-15% of your page.

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Option 2: monochromatic


This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if you include at least one black and white photo on your page.

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 July 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. Mathandlit
2. Mathandlit (BONUS)
3. Berta R.
4. Aztam
5. Aztam (BONUS)
6. karen c.
7. karen c. (BONUS)
8. Krystle
9. mrozwood
10. lissahope26
11. lissahope26
12. Art_Teacher
13. aheatfan
14. aheatfan (BONUS)
15. aheatfan
16. aheatfan (BONUS)
17. Donna_Coughlin
18. Donna_Coughlin (BONUS)
19. Tammey
20. Donna_Coughlin
21. Donna_Coughlin (BONUS)
22. Retiree3
23. Retiree3 (BONUS)
24. Charleneanne
25. CarrieG
26. LoreenC
27. LoreenC
28. LoreenC (BONUS)
29. Deanna13
30. Deanna13 (BONUS)
31. MTCanuk
32. shoorn
33. Laura K
34. sherriscraps
35. CelesteB
36. JAire
37. CathyG89
38. emmapaige
39. emmapaige (BONUS)
40. CathyG89 
41. scrappinmom99
42. jcsmaestra
43. MrsFleck
44. MrsFleck (BONUS)
45. ScrappyDistractions
46. Sandi0805
47. Sandi0805
48. sherriscraps
49. sherriscraps
50. Sandi0805
51. Deanna13
52. MerryScraps67
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Very cool!
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by CarrieG » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:42 pm

fun options!

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Art_Teacher » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:13 pm

This is right up my alley...I'm still working on my 2009 and 2010 albums! lol
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:21 pm

I am 20 years behind, so Option 1 is definitely doable. Love the Option 2 choice as well. 
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by suewho372 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:27 pm

I could go either option, they are both great!
I never read that book- but I’ve seen many shows documenting it.
I love crime novels- fiction and non
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Mathandlit » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:45 pm

This layout contains a black and white photo of my father from many years ago when he served in the Air Force.

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Berta R. » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:28 pm

I chose option 2...monochromatic

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by emmapaige » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:36 pm

Oh my gosh - I remember reading that book when I was about 19 or 20.  I had just moved into an apartment with another girl.  She was out and I was along reading the book (almost at the end) when there was a knock on the door.  Two guys I didn't know said they were looking for Liz (my roommate) and I yelled at them to go away.  I ran into the bedroom and locked the door.  I was never so afraid!!

I love both options and will hopefully do both.
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Aztam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:02 am

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This is my dad’s school pic. Maybe his junior year, I will have to check with mom. I used some hints of blue, the ticket, words on the tab, and some muted blue brads. B/W pic for the BONUS
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by karen c. » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:55 am

Rachel I chose Option #1. Black & white photos of my husband and I from 1983. I also combined with the decade movie challenge.
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Krystle » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Here is my monochromatic page:

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by mrozwood » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:57 pm

I chose option 2- monochromatic

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:16 pm

Option one-photos from 2005
I didn't have room for journaling so added separate page for journaling.
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:17 pm

Options 2 combined with Make the Cut Challnege
Pink was suppose to be my only pop of color
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Art_Teacher » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 am

I did this using the Becky Fleck 179 sketch and combined with this challenge, using Option 1. My photos are from 2009. :)
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:17 pm

ere are two for Option One - more than 10 years old - these are 18 years old (both pages) adn both have black and white photos.   Thanks for another great challenge :)

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Donna_Coughlin » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:53 am

Here is Option 2 -
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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Tammey » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:54 am

I used a photo of my nephew from over 20 years ago...

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Re: July 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Donna_Coughlin » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:59 pm

I also did the old photo, option 1. My dad in Navy in the mid 1950's
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