Tuesday, February 9, 2010

shelter of the most high

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's another snowy day here in Pittsburgh.

It started snowing this afternoon and is supposed to continue until tomorrow. The forecast is for another 4"-8" of snow. And, that is on top of the 24 " we had over the weekend.

We don't usually get this much snow at one time here. The schools have been closed for 2 days and I think they are off tomorrow as well.

I don't have to go out since I am retired. But, I remember the days of having to drive through the white stuff to get to the office. So I pray for protection for my friends and any of you who have to travel in this weather to get to work.

Our remodeling is also continuing. the contractor was here today and put the 2nd coat of polyurethane on the hard wood floor. I tell you the fumes from this stuff are powerful.

We had to open our door and a window to get some ventilation. Even as I am typing this post I opened the door and window again.

Well onto my card for today. I made this one for a brand new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. It's called shining the light challenge. This is a new weekly challenge on Saturdays. There are prizes so go and check it out.

For this particular challenge you were to use hearts anywhere on your creation.

I had this designer paper in my stash. Bought it from the local stamp store and it was on sale for .25. I liked the birds and the bird cage design.

Also, in the stash was this dimensional bird cage sticker. I found this at Michael's and it was on sale as well.

I looked through my stamps from ODBD. When I saw this scripture stamp from the scripture 2 collection, I knew I had my card idea.

I liked the symbolism of the Lord's protection over us just like the bird being protected by the bird cage. I hope I am explaining this well or that my card comes across with the symbolism I am talking about.

Well that's enough jib-jab for today, my friends. God Bless!!

card recipe:
stamps: scripture 2 collection odbd
paper: su pretty in pink, chocolate chip, american crafts dsp
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: su satin ribbon, reflections dimesnional stickers, heart punch, pearls


  1. What a beautiful design, Mary....the bird cage paper and sticker look fabulous together and the scripture is wonderful!!!! I'm glad you don't have to get out in all that snow....sounds like we may get some of that white stuff in the next couple of days. It melts before it hits the ground but it sure looks pretty coming down!!!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love your design and how your background, verse and image coordinate. Stunning take on ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!

  3. Terrific combo. Looks like the designer paper and the dimensional sticker were just made for each other. Stay warm!

  4. Wow, Mary! So pretty! I love your reasons for choosing the verse and the bird cages!!

  5. Oh this is so sweet! I love the birdhouse imaage and love the bg! Thanks for playing along on the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hope to see you next week again!!!

  6. Wonderful card. Great use of the DP and sticker. Love your thoughts behind it as well.



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