Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Bulletin Board

So today at lunch - I got the random idea to go to Hobby Lobby and get the stuff to make a bulletin board to go in my office (at home). I got this board (half off - yeah for the Christian craft store that plays hymns over the speakers and always has something on sale). And I got some fabric (1/3 off!)

And I made this board!
And it was the perfect timing because I got home and I thought maybe it was my birthday because I had THREE of the sweetest, most encouraging cards in the mail. They meant so much to me and I'm putting these along with several other cards of encouragement that I've received recently on my board - along with invites or important things to remember.

When I was single - God put Laurie in my life so I wouldn't have to go it alone and that helped so much. That's how good our God is. Even though He knew He had a plan for me - He still wanted to give me help along the way to make it easier for me. And now that we are struggling with infertility - He has given me SO many friends that have been such a sweet comfort to me and all of you who leave me the most precious comments that you probably don't even realize mean SO much to me. And the road is made a lot easier along the way.

Now I just need to get Scott to help me hang this up!

21 comments:

Meredith said...

LOVE it! Great job.

Isn't it nice to have such sweet friends. We can all use encouragement.

ashleydiggs said...

I absolutely LOVE the bulletin board!!! Anytime I go to Hobby Lobby, I get myself in trouble! Whether you know it or not, YOU are an encouragement to ME just through your faith in God! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

How cute!! I made one for my nephew and put criss cross ribbon across the board both ways.......it's hard to explain. But then you can just slide pics, cards, whatever and no need for push pins. :o) So so cute!

And thank you for your great blogs! It is very comforting!

Thanks for sharing your find!

Leigh Ann said...

I love the bulletin board. The fabric is adorable. You are such an encouragement to me through your faith. I am so glad we reconnected through your blog. I just love you to pieces and pray for you often! :)

Jessica said...

So cute! I have eyed that fabric before so many times. The dragon flies are very whimsical and uplifting. Your cards are cute, too! Friends who send cards are God's treasures! Did you love American Idol? David and I died laughing at Princess Lea. Ha! She was too funny!

Jessica said...

I love your bulletin board. So creative! If I went to Hobby Lobby on my lunch break, maybe my house would be a little bit cuter. I need to take a page from your book!

The Garners said...

VERY cute!!!!

Fran said...

Ok...American Idol made us laugh so hard sometimes. The kids watched it....they laughed out loud. You feel bad. Am I teaching them to make fun of people?? Thats deep huh?! Anyway, I love the show. I was glad it ended with a good one.

And, the bulletin board is adorable. I'm gonna find me one like that too. You inspire me!

I hope ou are having a good week so far.
Hugs~
Fran

Lindsey said...

Bulletin board is precious.

Isn't great how the good Lord just provides just what we need?!!!

mer said...

I'm gonna start calling you Crafty Kelly! I love your bulletin board. Very inspiring!

Jen said...

I share your love of Hobby Lobby! Snail mail is such a fun surprise nowadays!!

Sandra said...

Why does this fabric remind me so much of Jamie? Hummm...does she have a pillow with those dragonflies on it? Anyway, great job. Those cards are all so cheery!

Hillary said...

Love the bulletin board!!
P.S. you made me sooo popular yesterday! I love it! :)

Guy & Julie said...

I've looked at that fabric so many times in Hobby Lobby and loved it! It's perfect for your house. You're becoming very crafty lately :)

pinkmommy said...

I love the bulletin board...couldn't you just spend days in Hobby Lobby?

Still praying for you girl. And hang in there, I have 2 close friends that struggled with infertility. Today, one of them has a gorgeous 2 year old little girl, and the other has a 4 year old little boy and a 2 year old little girl.

Lena Warnock said...

Sweet Kelly, your board is SO cute! I need to make something like that to brighten up my drab office at work! Snail mail cards just make my day as well, and since I work at a stationery store, I'm officially obsessed with them! Praying for you :)

The Boyer's said...

Super cute..I want to make one for our laundry room. Hobby Lobby is the greatest, I loved the arrangement you made several posts ago!!

Tiffani said...

Kelly, your new blog look is so cute. I'm sure it has been like this for awhile, but I have been avoiding blogs since I have been off task about mine! Love the bulletin board...super cute. Maybe I should be crafty while I am still at home. I have to go back to work on the 28th...so I better get started on my crafts! I just want you to know that I am still praying for you guys...I know God has a perfect plan!

Linda said...

This is great. I am about to do one myself and was wondering if you glue gunned it or stapled it? God is always so good to provide just the right persons in our lives for just the right times. I am glad He has provided them for you.
Blessings,
Linda

Sarah said...

And YOU, sweet Kelly, are a huge blessing to ME! Who would have thought blogs could be such amazing support groups?!

Kelly said...

So creative!