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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Framing a Marian Mural

I would have loved to undertake painting a Marian mural on my children's wall, but lets face it...they would be old and grown before I finished! I wanted my girls to have someone other than a fairytale princess to look up to. I want them to look to the saints for inspiration and guidance on how to live life, I want them to emulate Mary most holy the mother of our Lord, the one who said YES to God!

So I bought a beautiful mural all ready to put up on the wall and I penciled out a nice old world style frame around the mural and added a some roses and lilies for my girls to the bottom of the frame as an accent. I bought the mural online from Magic Murals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sharing your Faith through Facebook Banners

So I was thinking that often we don't need to use words to share our faith most of the time it is our actions that speak the loudest. Living a Christ like example is how we witness to the world our love for Jesus and faith in Him. Sometimes a little conversation starter here and there is helpful too or constant silent show of what we believe or stand for is a great example. Wear a t-shirt, put a bumper sticker on your car, stick a sign in your yard, these are all ways we can express where we stand and what we believe in. Why not constantly share it on the most visible social platform not just in status updates or wall posts, but on your cover photo!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIY Mass Kit for Play

I have been perusing Etsy and have seen many little child's play Mass kits out there. They are all so very cute but sometimes expensive. A dear friend inspired me and jumpstarted my creative juices. Just a note...I will not be making these to sell in my store! I just want to show you that with a  little creative thinking you can possibly make a set too...without even buying one single thing!

Everything in this little set I found in junk drawers, hardware boxes, and craft bins that were just lying around in my house, I put a little epoxy to some things and gold spray paint.  This is the result:

Bells were made out of my old kitchen cabinet hardware and some craft bells I had in one of my bins.

I have supplies to make crucifixes, but if you had a kids plastic wall crucifix you could spray paint it gold.

The monstrance I made out of various light wood pieces hanging out in my craft room.

The chalice I just spray painted some vintage cordial glasses gold.

I had the little easel in one of my craft drawers, perfect for hold up a little Mass book

Friday, November 14, 2014

Totally FREE Advent Activity Collection

So finally this year I have something together a couple weeks in advance of Advent! Praise God. I am so excited to have this free Advent Activity Collection put together for all of you. I feel Advent is such a special time of preparation and can be a treasured time to have with your children. This little activity collection has an Advent candle coloring page, an Advent craft, Advent Calendar, a revised set of my O Antiphon ornaments, and a couple Marian coloring pages for Our Blessed Mother's days in Dec.

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A Little Advent History

The candles in the picture are not in order and I don't have the rose Gaudete candle finished yet but want to share a sneak peak of the advent and Christmas candle set with you. Every Sunday Mass has a specific name taken from the introit. So I have taken those names in Latin and painted them on each advent candle then for the Christmas candle have painted it rich with symbolism starting with the main Chi Rho symbol for Christ and adding in a symbol for the Blessed Trinity then tying it all together with a definition of our good God being Almighty without beginning or end.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hand Painted Crucifixes

Well here are a few crucifixes just a little different from the ones where I have sculpted the corpus. While I love those, they are just too time consuming to mold and finish. The end result ends up being costly and then I can't offer beautiful pieces that are affordable. So I found a supplier for the corpus for my crucifixes! This way I can keep costs down and still add a little finishing artistic touch. I like the finish they come in but also if I want, can prime and paint a beautiful life like finish to the corpus. I really love the vintage ivory finish that they come in and have chosen to go with this look for some. The crosses are painted with intricate designs lending to an ornate majestic presence of the crucifixes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Taupe Wall Crucifix

Celtic Crucifix

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bright, Coloroful Kids Rosary & Coloring Page

So here is a new set of rosaries we have been working on. Bright and colorful large kids rosaries. The idea here is for an engaging spiritual tool to help the little ones stay focused and become intrigued about prayer. To capture little ones attention, they are made in bright neon colors or kids camo for the little fellas :) I have sent a few out to friends with kids and one response after they were given to the children was " Mom can we pray the rosary". Sometimes a little creativity can go a long way and I think finding ways to  engage children in prayer is a worthy endeavor.

Here is a look at some of the different designs.
Bright and colorful neon rainbow rosary where each decade is a different color or an alternating color for each bead to help with keeping track of where in the prayer one is.
Neon Rainbow Rosary
Neon Rainbow Rosary
Camo rosary set in three different colors. A little some
thing just for the little fellas.
Camo Rosary

Camo Rosary

Pink & Purple Rosary
And a something special for all those girly little ones out there
Pink & Purple Rosary

I have made other solid color rosaries like these in blue, green, yellow, & orange....not every little girl's favorite color is pink or purple!

To go along with every kids rosary purchase I decided to include for free a download of our new how to pray the rosary coloring page.