Decoupage Saints

Decoupage Saints So I've been creating my own collection of Wooden Painted Saints...and inventing ways to play with them for a couple years now:  Wooden Painted Saints Tutorial What To Do With Painted Saints Passion Play with Wooden Painted Saints Snakes & Ladders with Wooden Painted Saints Checkers with Wooden Painted Saints Trouble with Wooden Painted Saints Kelly Saints Cathedral for the Wooden Painted Saints (NEW! This Week with Printable!) ...and then I saw Lacy's Printable Peg Dolls Read more [...]

Kelly Saints Cathedral for the Wooden Painted Saints!

full painted saints cathedral Have you participated in a Wooden Painted Saint Exchange? These seem to be popping up all over the place...and maybe you need a place for all your little Painted Saints to hang out! What better place than your own little Cathedral? I was inspired by the Painted Saints Cathedral Lisa made over at Catholic Missionary Family.  She actually used the ArtMinds Wood Castle from Michaels. I noticed the ArtMinds Wood Barn at Michaels and I think it converts perfectly to a Gothic Cathedral! The Read more [...]

Stations of the Cross Carousel with new Kelly Saints Craft Kit!

Stations of the Cross Carousel with Kelly Saints We have just released our NEW Stations of the Cross Craft Kit featuring the Kelly Saints! See ordering below! The Stations of the Cross Craft Kit includes templates for all 14 Stations plus the Resurrection and the Divine Mercy in full color and in black and white.   We chose to have the black and white templates printed at Staples on cover stock and used our new favorite travel watercolor set Sakura XNCW-24N 24-Piece Koi Assorted Water Colors Field Sketch Set with Brush to Read more [...]

Day of Prayer for the Unborn: January 22

St Unborn 3January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Unborn! Pro-Life Crafts Pro-Life Handprint and Footprint Painted Posters at Catholic Icing Pro-Life Living Rosary with Printable at Catholic Inspired Umbert the Unborn Comics Look Who's Growing Board Game Printable at The Catholic Toolbox Pro-Life Novena Activity Sheet from Paper Dali Pro-Life Posters: Designs by Birgit on Facebook     Our Pro-Life Post: We choose life!   O Jesus, Turn the hearts of those Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Agnes

St Agnes January 21 is the Feast Day of St Agnes St Agnes refused marriage at the age of 13, dedicating herself to Jesus and she was martyred for her Faith.  She is known for the virtue of Purity and her symbol is the lamb. She is the patron of young girls. Feast Day Crafts and Activities Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO) St Agnes' symbol as mentioned above Read more [...]

Stations of the Cross Craft Kit!

Stations We have just released our NEW Stations of the Cross Craft Kit featuring the Kelly Saints! This craft kit features the 14 Stations of the Cross plus the Resurrection (for the Way of the Cross) and the Divine Mercy formatted as cards with kid-friendly Kelly Saints illustrations. The kit includes full templates in color (ready-to-use) AND in black and white (ready to color). A summary page is included with thumbnail images and descriptions for reflection. The Stations of the Cross templates Read more [...]

7 Things I’ve Tried to Boost Prayer

originalPresenceofGod 1. I actually had these Prayer Journal Stamps made after my post here: My Latest Prayer Gimmick. It was pretty easy, once I found the Rubber Stamp company that would ship to Canada! If you are motivated by To Do Lists and Checklists...this is a quick and easy way to transform a blank notebook from the dollar store into a personalized Prayer Journal!   2. The DoTella Prayer Jar was an idea lent to me by my friend Teresa. She assures me it's a great way to get kids praying, talking Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Brother Andre

St AndreJanuary 6th is the Feast Day of St Brother André. Chronic stomach pain had made it difficult for St André to hold a job. At 25, he could not read or write.  He was deeply devoted to God and to St Joseph and insisted on building a shrine.  He quietly greeted visitors as a lay brother of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and people began to seek prayer from him. St André gave the credit for all of the resulting physical healings to the intercession of St Joseph.  In 1924, construction Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: Epiphany and Felt Kings Tutorial

3 Kings PRG For a number of reasons including a significant blog breakdown and a one-day window to get our Christmas tree to the curb, the Feast of the Epiphany  was a little quiet at our house this year! Many families celebrate this last day of the Christmas season with a party, celebrating the Kings arrival at Jesus' Crib. This celebration no doubt includes King Cake...and finding a coin or ring (or Baby Jesus) inside it! Some families even let the coin- or ring-finder be King (or Queen!) for Read more [...]

Back from the Brink: Blog in a Blink

2014OK, so after my blog was shut down for THREE whole days, I'm so grateful to have a new host and an awesome techie friend Michael! He doesn't know it yet, but he's got a Catholic praying something fierce for him. While a few things were getting shifted around, deleted or updated...I only lost ONE post: the second half of Blog in a Blink 2014! So here it is, recreated on my newly hosted blog! For a recap of Blog in a Blink...click here: Blog in a Blink Part ONE   So July brought Read more [...]