Monday, March 18, 2019

Boards and Banners

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, here I am again and as I was putting my pictures away in our new home I ran across some snaps I thought I'd share with you. So this is a little different kind of post with lots of pictures. Here goes.

I have always been pretty involved in my church and when it was announced someone was needed to help with the bulletin boards at Harris Creek Baptist Church outside of Waco, Texas, I knew that was me! I have always love paper crafts and loved to draw  and learned to do calligraphy many years ago so I became the Bulletin Board Lady starting in 1993. We had two large bulletin boards - one at the front of the church and one at the back. This was a long time ago and I went to town. I was always popping in to the teachers supply shop to buy background papers, letters, stencils and most importantly - construction paper. Most of the boards I made were layered pieces of construction paper.
So gaze your little peepers on some of the bulletin boards I made. Most of the snaps are not very focused so I will apologize right now! ;)

 The picture you see here is all layered construction paper and was stapled down in layers. I was so very creative and added a real faux garland of flowers!

 This was one of my favorites and it's really blurry. I used markers to draw on the construction paper.
 The angel was 3D! I was so clever and used a little Styrofoam ball covered in fabric and real feathery wings for the angel. Her gown was gold lame' fabric with stiffening gook! Remember this was the early 1990s!

Here I used my markers and made an ornate sheet music.

 I still remember drawing this one. I drew a little silly for everyone in our choir. That's supposed to be me, second one from the left. I can't remember why I drew that little lamb!

I'm sorry if you were bored and if you've stayed with me...thank you.

 Now on to the banners. We had moved to Galveston at this time and during the early 2000s the pastor of our small church asked me if I would considered making banners for our church. Well, here we go again!! I'm pretty creative and love to sew so "Yes"!
 I knew you could order premade banners, silk printed and very nice but our little church couldn't afford to do that so I went to town! I did order their catalogs to get some ideas.
 I kept the road pretty hot from Galveston to Southern Imports in Houston buying satins and silks, sequins and colored fabrics for the banners. The dove had a red sparkly for his eye.
On this banner the symbols were hand painted and Jesus and the cross were fabrics ironed down with interfacing.
This one was really pretty and very sparkly. The crown had batting behind it and I sewed on sparklies!
 This one was all hand painted.
 Fabric cut out and ironed down. As I look at this, the grapes are pretty funky looking! Oh well.
 I remember getting this idea from a Christmas card I had received.
Oops, very blurry, but this was very pretty. Lots of shiny fabrics and sequins and bordered with fringe. 

Well, there you have a very different post and it was fun for me to reminisce about some of the things I used to love to do for Jesus and I hope you enjoyed it.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

The Heart of Worship

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless your heart
I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking into my heart
I'm coming back to the heart of worship
And it's all about you,
It's all about you, Jesus
I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it
When it's all about you,
It's all about you, Jesus
King of endless worth
No one could express
How much you deserve
Though I'm weak and poor
All I have is yours
Every single breath
I'll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You're looking… 
~ by Michael W. Smith


  1. These are wonderful, Shelia! You have given me so many ideas for the bulletin board in the church I attend. Unless you would like to come do it for me? :) I so love the song too. I had to sing it as I read it.

  2. These are all fabulous. you are so talented.

  3. Muy hermosos Sheila, eres muy talentosa y que gran ayuda das a tu iglesia.

  4. They are beautiful Sheila, both the notices and banners. You obviously loved your work and have a rare talent.

  5. You put alot of heart and faith in your banners and boards:).
    Have a Blessed day, Kathleen in Az

  6. They really put a lot of work into it. I am especially charmed by the Thanksgiving board.

  7. Shelia,
    Oh, my goodness. . .these are just lovely!
    I am thrilled to see all your lovely board & banner work!
    I, too, did our UMW Bulletin Board for three years.
    I know that you put a lot of thought and work into each board and banner, it shows!
    I have not done a banner. . .yours are beautiful!
    Each one brings such Glory to God!
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. You Are So Creative. You Put Your Heart Into These. Thanks For Sharing.

  9. WOW! What great banners. You are so talented and when you take something on you do it well. It is so nice to see you in blogland and blogging. I hope you have a great night- xo Diana

  10. Look at your talented self girl! Love it all. God will surely use our gifts and talents. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. I knew you had many talents and this is just another terrific example! Is there any way you could do some form of this for your church now? It seems such a waste of talent not to be using it.
    Oh and by the way, I am never bored with what you post about :-)
    Take care and thanks for sharing

  12. OH Wow.. ... I knew you were a very talented lady,,,,,,,, but my goodness I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful posters and banners..... the Lord has blessed you with such talent. I can't wait to see all your new ones you'll be creating, thank you for sharing I never get tired of seeing your lovely creations...


  13. Oh your bulletin boards are just beautiful, Sheila!--love them and my favorite is the very first one! The banners are so lovely too. How is your spring coming along? I love spring and Easter is my favorite holiday of all. So glad you are getting nicely settled into your new home and it sure is pretty!

  14. Oh my heavens, they are all beautiful! You are one talented and clever lady!!

  15. Wow! You are one talented lady. I really enjoyed seeing your work in these boards and banners for your church.

  16. So good to hear from you on my blog. I used to sing at church too...and loved it. I've sung since I was in 1st grade! But some of the churches I've been going to have bands and performers/singers and not too many people make it into the group, so I gave up church singing. Karaoke singing I quit when I moved to Michigan to marry Tom...and never went again in all 13+ years I lived there. When I returned to Milwaukee, I found a place I was familiar with and decided to go. I'll go every week for a while and then not go for several weeks and repeat - I go when I feel like it.

    Yes...moving at the end of my year lease in June. A nice 1 BR...first floor, with private entrance with a good landlord/employer I have rented from 4 other times. I'll be the manager of the 16 unit 1 bedroom apartment building....for a reduction in rent and no utilites!!! PTL!!

  17. Hello there! I enjoyed this post. You have such good ideas here. Praise the Lord that you are very talented and use this gift to bless so many. Hope you are enjoying your new location. Enjoy seeing what you do to your home each time.
    d in Kansas

  18. I wanted to wish you a very Happy Easter Shelia. Hope it will be a nice and relaxing one.
    Take care

  19. What beautiful memories. I really enjoyed scrolling through your posters and banners, so beautiful. I especially like the banner with the candles, so pretty. You're a very talented lady.
    Happy Mother's day.

  20. Beautiful. Have a happy week.

  21. Hola Sheila...cuĆ”ndo vuelves por acĆ”...ya estoy esperando ver como va la decoraciĆ³n de tu casa...Saludos


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