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Breezy Bulletin Board idea

Looks like Punxsutawney Phil may have been wrong! The winds are blowing but the temperature is a lot milder than it normally is at the beginning of March. Anyway, it made me think of hanging my own laundry out in the breezy sunshine. So here is a fun bulletin board idea for March.

I used  recycled paper grocery bags for the wooden wash tub, opening up one and drawing the tub on the plain side. I added the wood grain with black marker and brown dye-based ink which I swiped right on the paper from the ink pad.. Then I drew the black bands around the tub with marker. You can’t see it here, but I added some black brads for texture. The “water” is red pigment ink blotted on the  paper and filled in with  red marker. I added a little clear embossing powder to give it a wet look.

The bubbles were fun to make with vellum paper and a bit of clear embossing powder to give them a wet look too. On the  right, the washboard is actually folded with alternating mountain and valley folds – again for texture with silver crayon marking each valley fold to make it more visible. I put the words, “tough love” on the top of the washboard.The grass and clothes are made from construction paper.

The verse is printed on the clouds using letters printed from my Cricut Jubilee cartridge, but you could print them or stencil them in by hand.On the front of the detergent box it says, “Blood of Jesus – extra strength,”. and on the side of the box, the fine print reads, “Cleans all kinds of sin. For all stubborn sins, apply as often as needed.”

Happy March!


February conversation heart bulletin board

I just couldn’t resist using these cute Conversation Hearts from About.com for my February Bulletin Board. They have them in color or black and white – with words or plain.  I used the plain, colored hears and wrote one word of the verse per heart, sprinkling in a few extra as needed.

The verse is paraphrased from 1 John 4:7 “Dear Ones, let’s love each other for love is from God and all who love are born of God and know God.”

February Bulletin Board–Heart Choices

Last week I had a contest for my young people’s class to help me design the 100_0205February Board. This is the result.. It is a modification of the original design.

On the dark side of the heart is  the verse from Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.”

Surrounding the large heart are smaller black hearts with words like death, self, things, idols and Satan, which are things we love when we aren’t Christians.

On the red side is Deuteronomy 30 :19 “I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. “

Surrounding the red  side are words like Jesus, life, others, God’s world and giving.

Thanks young teen class for all your help!

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