October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS

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October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS

Post by rachel0017 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:41 am

The winner of this month's $5 gift card, as chosen by random.org, is #25: aztam!
The winner of this month's RAK, as chosen by random. org, is #10: karen c.!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated this month!


This month, I have taken a break from reading adult books as I’ve worked with my daughter to make our way through the books on the Elementary Battle of the Books list. If there’s anything I’ve learned as an elementary school librarian, however, it’s that every book has its reader, and middle grade books can be highly entertaining, even for adults. The one we’ve just finished was a sweet story called The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el.

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Beyond the Cold, Cold Ocean lies the Very, Very Far North where a polar bear named Duane lives with his friends. Through Duane's eyes we meet intellectual C.C., the snowy owl, vain Handsome, the musk ox, proud Major Puff, the puffin, sneaky Magic, the arctic fox, nervous Twitch, the arctic hare, shy Boo, the caribou, and a handful of humans as well. The book is more of a collection of stories than an entire story itself, which adds to its quaint and pleasant nature. However, there are laugh out loud moments as Duane tries to make sense of his friends and his surroundings, and as different as they are, we come to love all of his friends for their individual quirks and personalities so that, by the end of the book, they feel like friends of ours as well. If you’re looking for a simple yet entertaining book with little drama and likable characters that is reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh, this is the book for you.


OPTION 1: NOT YOUR TYPICAL PET
As the characters in this book are all animals of the wild, for Option 1, make a page that features animals that CANNOT be pets. Do you have photos of a trip to the zoo? Whale watching voyage? Safari? This is the time to scrap them!
 

OPTION 2: A VERY, VERY COLD PAGE
The author does an excellent job of setting the scene of the Very, Very Far North and describing how the landscape changes through the passing of the seasons. One thing that remains, however, is that it is snow-covered and COLD. Therefore, for Option 2, scrap a wintery page. There are no limitations except that at least one of the photos MUST include snow.

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Sample for Option 1 of our recent trip to the zoo.


This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if you scraplift yourself! Find a layout in your own gallery that you're particularly fond of, and recreate it for this month's challenge. To get credit for the bonus, please post the original layout along with your new layout.

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 October 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. Donna_Coughlin
2. Deanna13
3. Deanna13
4. LoreenC
5. Krystle
6. Donna_Coughlin
7. aheatfan
8. lissahope26
9. karen c.
10. karen c. (BONUS)
11. traveler
12. Mommyof5
13. Mommyof5 (BONUS)
14. all4ty
15. karen c.
16. karen c. (BONUS)
17. Tammey
18. Tammey (BONUS)

19. sherriscraps
20. blfonty
21. blfonty (BONUS)
22. sherriscraps
23. all4ty
24. oceanbreezes423
25. Aztam
26. LoreenC
27. joannie
28. wendycrowe
29. aheatfan
30. JAire
31. JAire (BONUS)
32. joannie
33. MTCanuk
34. CelesteB
35. sherelm
36. shoorn
37. aheatfan
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:21 am

Yay, love this challenge. I don't know why I struggled so much with last month's and ended up not really liking my submitted layout. I see a lot of possibilities this go round :)
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:41 am

Both terrific options!! I have Zoo, Aquarium, and Snowy Photos! 😊
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by traveler » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:21 am

I have a crocodile photo near the top of my stack. I think that’s my obvious choice. 😎

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:58 am

Awesome challenge!
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by JAire » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:04 pm

I like your challenge. Especially liked your book review and I have recommended it to my DGD for her littles (ages 9, 4, and 2). Where I live I have plenty of non pet animals but no snow. I look forward to coming up with something.
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:43 pm

Oh, it will be fun to make a page with snow in it, when the temps are still in the high 70s!  Now I just hope I have some snow pics.  Last winter was a dud here.  I think we had one minor snowstorm.
I can ALWAYS find animal photos in my stash!  I am a Zoo fanatic!  Great challenges.
Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful.

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blfonty » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:09 pm

I have ideas for both optons....thanks for the inspiration!
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Donna_Coughlin » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:44 pm

Here is one I did for the section option - snow
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:24 pm

Here's one! I took Option #1 - Aquarium Photos. 😊

I combined with the This or That Challenge.

Photos of some of the sealife at the Georgia Aquarium, January 2020. Some of my favorite is see were the seahorses. 💖
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:27 pm

Here's one more! I took Option #2 - Snowy Photo. 😊

Photo of our first snowfall, November 2019. 💖
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by LoreenC » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:39 pm

Here is my page for Option #1. I was surprised that they had mountain goats in Yellowstone  and that I got a photo!
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Krystle » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:50 pm

Fun challenge -- here is my dinosaur page!

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Donna_Coughlin » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:43 pm

I also did the wild animal challenge
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by aheatfan » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm

Went with Option # 1 - Animals that cannot be pets. Our day at the Airboat and Wildlife park. 

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:46 pm

Option one
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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by karen c. » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:33 am

Option #2 Very Cold!
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I scrapped lifted myself.

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by traveler » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:27 pm

Here's mine, a crocodile is not a typical pet. There are also turtles in one of the photos, but they wouldn't count because I had pet turtles as a kid.
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combined with the graphic design challenge. 

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Mommyof5 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:02 pm

Here is my layout for this challenge:  Flakelet

I chose option # 2, a VERY COLD PAGE.  my daughter is posing in the snow...which is RARE in our little area of Texas! 
Also, I did scraplift myself...
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Here is the layout that I lifted:  Love Noted

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Re: October 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by all4ty » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Here’s my page with snow pics

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