August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER

Moderator: ACOT Employee

User avatar
rachel0017
Cherry Picker
Posts: 542
Layouts: 292

August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNER

Post by rachel0017 »

THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH'S $5 GIFT CARD, AS CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG, IS #43 - JOANNIE!
THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH'S RAK, AS CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG, IS #3 - AHEATFAN!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED THIS MONTH!


I read this month’s book off of a suggestion from one of my friends on Goodreads, and I could. not. put. it. down.
When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal is the story of two sisters, Kit and Josie, bound together by the secrets and lies that defined their childhood growing up on the California coast - a childhood marked by neglect, heartbreak, and unspeakable loss. When Kit turns on the TV one night, and sees Josie on a news story about a night club fire in Auckland, New Zealand, she is taken aback for many reasons, but mostly because Josie died in a train accident fifteen years prior. It could be a trick of the eye, but Kit knows, in the way sisters just KNOW, that it’s Josie, and the unmistakable scar on her forehead gives her away. Thus begins a global search for answers. Kit has to know if Josie is still alive and, if so, why did she allow her family to believe she had died fifteen years ago? What is she hiding, and who has she become? Told in alternating chapters, Kit and Josie’s story comes to life, including flashbacks and remembrances revealing just how tumultuous their upbringing was, woven together with details of the lives they live now. Lives they must be willing to tear apart in order to reconcile the past.


Image

OPTION 1: Water, Water Everywhere
The ocean plays a HUGE role in Kit and Josie’s lives, both as children and as adults. So, for Option 1, make a layout that features a naturally occurring body of water in at least one of the photos. We’re talking ocean, sea, lake, river; this would not be the time for swimming pool or bathtub pictures.
 

OPTION 2: What Do You Believe In?
Often, I will choose a book solely based on the title, if it is interesting and grabs me. Two of my favorite books of all time (The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) were chosen this way, and When We Believed in Mermaids is no exception. I love the nostalgia the title implies, though it has a bit of melancholy in it as well. So, for Option 2, we’re going to flip it on its head and make it a bit more positive. Instead of talking about what you used to believe in, make a page about what you currently believe in. You MUST include the word “believe” in your title, but “believe” CANNOT be the ONLY word in the title. Feel free to make it funny (ie: “I Believe in Donuts!”) or serious (ie: “Those Who Believe”), just be sure you’ve got more than just the word “believe”.


This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if you include a mermaid on your layout. It can be in the paper, embellishments, or even one of the photos.

Image
Sample for Option 1, with Bonus

Image
Sample for Option 2


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. lissahope26
2. Mathandlit
3. aheatfan
4. Deanna13
5. all4ty
6. all4ty (BONUS)
7. emmapaige
8. emmapaig (BONUS)
9. karen c.
10. karen c. (BONUS)
11. charleneanne
12. charleneanne (BONUS)
13. MrsFleck
14. MrsFleck (BONUS)
15. Aztam
16. Aztam (BONUS)
17. karen c.
18. karen c. (BONUS)
19. ScrappyDistractions
20. Donna_Coughlin

21. StacyLee
22. Retiree3
23. oceanbreezes423
24. Berta R.
25. aheatfan
26. aheatfan (BONUS)
27. Deanna13
28. Donna_Coughlin
29. blfonty
30. Rozebud
31. MerryScraps67
32. MerryScraps67 (BONUS)
33. joannie 
34. Deanna13
35. Deanna13 (BONUS)
36. Barb Van
37. 1scrappymom
38. StacyLee
39. Tammey
40. Tammey (BONUS)
41. sherriscraps
42. sherriscraps
43. joannie
44. CathyG89
45. Yankeegirl
46. Aztam
47. lissahope26
48. sherriscraps
Last edited by rachel0017 on Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:44 pm, edited 12 times in total.
User avatar
aheatfan
Sweet Cherry Pie
Posts: 1025
Layouts: 423

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan »

Oooh, I love this. I would not say I collect things but if I had to pick one thing it would be mermaids :) Great Challenge, looking forward to it. 
🌴Kristin  
"Be the Change You Wish to See in the World"
Image
User avatar
Deanna13
Cherry Crush
Posts: 37597
Layouts: 3637
Location: Southeastern Ohio

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 »

You know I am all over this with the 'ocean'!! I also love the 2nd option and I do have some mermaids. LOVE that sweet example, Rachel! 💖
 Image ImageImage

Visit my Scrap Blog - Moments to Cherish Image
User avatar
suewho372
Cherry Cropper
Posts: 10141
Layouts: 775
Location: Missouri

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by suewho372 »

Both options sound really fun! I think my daughter would like that book so I screenshot it to her 😊.
Your layout is so cute!!! I love it!!!
Susan
Image

                                 Check out my blog:  http://suewho372.wordpress.com
User avatar
karen c.
Sweet Cherry Pie
Posts: 1578
Layouts: 717
Location: South West Florida

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by karen c. »

The ocean and mermaids are right up my alley!! I also have an idea for option #2 as well. I am also going to put that book on my list to read.  Thank you!
Image          ImageImage
User avatar
Sara Scraps
Cherry Bing
Posts: 2713
Layouts: 1037
Location: Western Pennsylvania

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Sara Scraps »

I just finished this book! ...I should try the challenge....hmmmmm
User avatar
Sara Scraps
Cherry Bing
Posts: 2713
Layouts: 1037
Location: Western Pennsylvania

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Sara Scraps »

Can I make an ocean -inspired card??
User avatar
rachel0017
Cherry Picker
Posts: 542
Layouts: 292

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by rachel0017 »

Deanna13 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:31 am
You know I am all over this with the 'ocean'!! I also love the 2nd option and I do have some mermaids. LOVE that sweet example, Rachel! 💖

Ha! Yes, I actually thought of you being able to get more travel photos scrapped with this one!  :-D
User avatar
rachel0017
Cherry Picker
Posts: 542
Layouts: 292

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by rachel0017 »

SMMishler wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 am
Can I make an ocean -inspired card??

Yes! A card would be just fine. Did you enjoy the book? I truly couldn't put it down; I HAD to know what was going to happen!
User avatar
Yankeegirl
Cherry Garcia
Posts: 4007
Layouts: 1295
Location: Lititz PA

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl »

Two great options!  My mind is churning.......
Can we uninstall 2020?  It has a virus.

Kathy
Image                Image
User avatar
oceanbreezes423
Cherry Cropper
Posts: 11741
Layouts: 1788
Location: South Carolina

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by oceanbreezes423 »

This is perfect as I live at the he ocean. So the first choice will be the easiest. BUT, choice 2 has my wheels spinning as well! Great challenge! The book also sounds really good!
Susan  Image    Image
User avatar
Sara Scraps
Cherry Bing
Posts: 2713
Layouts: 1037
Location: Western Pennsylvania

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Sara Scraps »

rachel0017 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:43 am
SMMishler wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 am
Can I make an ocean -inspired card??

Yes! A card would be just fine. Did you enjoy the book? I truly couldn't put it down; I HAD to know what was going to happen! 

Yes, I did enjoy it! <3
User avatar
blbabe1234
Cherry Bark
Posts: 67519
Layouts: 3083
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 »

Super cute layout. LOVE the options!
Brandy Williams

Image  Image Image Image Image
User avatar
Aztam
Cherry Picker
Posts: 717
Layouts: 175
Location: Baja AZ

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Aztam »

Just last week I was looking at some lake pics! Now to find them again. And I #believe I can do option 2, also. My little grand was in the pool today so I will need to dig out some mermaid paper for the bonus.

These will be fun challenges.
👋

Tam
User avatar
lissahope26
Cherry Bomb
Posts: 3289
Layouts: 1308
Location: South Louisiana

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 »

Option one
Image
Melissa H.
ImageImageImage
Image

 
User avatar
Mathandlit
Cherry Blossom
Posts: 190
Layouts: 119
Location: Texas

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Mathandlit »

The word "believe" worked perfectly for this layout about my son losing his first tooth and getting a visit from the tooth fairy. 

Image
User avatar
emmapaige
Wild Cherry
Posts: 16519
Layouts: 1532
Location: Eagleville PA

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by emmapaige »

I’m just starting this book. For any of you that have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free.

Love your options this month!
** Chris **

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

 ImageImageImageImage
 
User avatar
aheatfan
Sweet Cherry Pie
Posts: 1025
Layouts: 423

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan »

I chose Option # 2 for this one...use believe in the title. Made this for my son who recently started his journey to become a bodybuilding professional. No bonus - did not t think that mermaids fit here, lol. 
Image
🌴Kristin  
"Be the Change You Wish to See in the World"
Image
User avatar
Deanna13
Cherry Crush
Posts: 37597
Layouts: 3637
Location: Southeastern Ohio

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 »

Here's one! I used Option #1 the ocean. 😊

Photos of youngest sweet grandson Travis at Siesta Key Beach, July 2020. He is just the sweetest, most laid back little boy. 💖
Mr. Cool
Image
 Image ImageImage

Visit my Scrap Blog - Moments to Cherish Image
User avatar
all4ty
Cherry Picker
Posts: 523
Layouts: 358

Re: August 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by all4ty »

option1 with the mermaid

Image
Pam
 
Post Reply

Return to “Contests & Challenges”