Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs {Challenge 31}

Oh, today's challenge is one of my favorites--"Wing It"--Create a project that includes something with wings (it can be an embellishment and does not need to be the image). Butterflies and birds have always been my favorite "winged things." Butterflies because they show I am a new creation in Christ, and birds because I LOVE them. I guess that's why I have two parrots. LOL!

So, what did I do with the "winged challenge"? Well, I altered a notebook of course! :) I needed a notebook to keep track of the books I read and am going to read. Since I have gotten my new Kindle, I get SO many free books, that I can't keep track of them all. So, this will help with that little issue! For my notebook, I chose to use butteflies as my "winged items." I also used three ODBD stamp sets--Fleur de Lis Borders, Happy Birthday (for the verse & small butterfly), and Don't Worry (for the large butterfly).

Papers: We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Fleur de Lis Borders, Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Birthday (verse & sm. butterfly), Our Daily Bread Designs Don't Worry (lrg. butterfly)
Stamp Ink: SU close to cocoa, VersaMark, Ranger clear ep
Embellishments: KaiserCraft rhinestones, misc. ric rac, Stickles cinnamon, Pop Dots, Bo Bunny Double-dot ribbon, Quickutz tab die

If you would like to see more challenge creations, please be sure to check out the other ODBD Challenge Team creations here:

Chris Olsen
Chris Dickinson
Francie Gumprecht
Sabrina Jackson

To see all of the challenge and prize details, please see the ODBD blog post here. Yes, there are prizes, so you don't want to miss the details! Also please don't forget to upload your creations to Mister Linky in the same post by Thursday, September 30, at 8 p.m. EST to be eligible! Remember to use Keyword ODBDSLC31 when posting to online galleries. Thanks for stopping by, and blessings to each of you!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun journal Patter!! I love the pink and green color combo and all the stamping you added to your cover. The green butterfly is beautiful! Great job on this week's challenge my friend. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Patter, What a wonderful idea for this book. It's beautiful. But I have a question. How do you find all those free books for your Kindle. I've found a few but not many christian books for free.

Teresa, Chowbaby said...

Patter, love the colors. You crack me up girl - I thought I was an organizational nut - you must have a notebook to keep track of your notebooks, lol love ya TLynn

Patter Cross said...

To find free Kindle books, I subscribe to Books on the Knob blog. They list them daily; however, the Christian publishers go through spells where they have a lot and where there is a dry spell. I have found I grab them all now when I see them even if it's not the type of Christian book I like to read because sometimes I find a new author I love such as Candace Calvert! I would have never read her books but now I am on her second one!

I know right now there is a free Bible available (at least it was yesterday). Just be forewarned that the Books on the Knob lists ALL free books so sometimes there are horrible book covers (inappropriate, etc.). I hope that helps. :)

Patter Cross said...

Okay, Teresa, that has given me the biggest laugh this morning! Thank you!! Hmmm, wonder if I should tell hubby I now need a storage unit for all of my notebooks. LOL!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Patter, girl, you did it have managed to blow me away!!! What a beautiful notebook to have and goodness are you organized!!! I love the sun colors...would even make me want to read, so I could write in it ;D. Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Lori said...

This is a great idea! I'm looking at the Kindle because I love to read. My whole family loves to read. Even though I pass the books on to friends, we are drowning in them. Thanks for a great idea, and Teresa too. I don't feel so OCD now and just need to pretty up my notebooks and 'lists'.

Darlene said...

I love this! It is so pretty and girly. Beautiful! I love organization too and I appreciate you sharing your ideas with us.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful notebook Patter!!! I really like this design!!! Hugs ~S~

peacefulgardens said...

Thank you Patter for the help with the Kindle. I appreciate your time with all the crafts and for answering our questions.

Chrissy D said...

Patter - this is INSPIRING. I really need to journal more and have TONS of journals - what a BEAUTIFUL book - great way to log your books and keep organized! Have a VERY blessed week. Praying for you! (((HUGS)))

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