Equipping Catholic Families for DECEMBER and ADVENT!

See my index of I Spy…the Saints! for the months of July, August, September, October and November.  They are even offered as a special  Saints Page Printable for month by month binder dividers!

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I Spy…ALL SAINTS in NOVEMBER!

Which I Spy…November Saints do you like best?

I realize that my little wooden painted saints sometimes look like they are kissing…but it’s hard to keep them from moving around on the glass!

This technique of making photo-collages is really fun!

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Dream Team of Saints: October!

Awesome Saints in October!  I just painted a couple more Saints to add to the collection!   Rather than drive myself crazy trying to paint tiny detail with my mediocre brushes, I printed out some animals to hang out with St Francis and the Divine Mercy image for St Faustina. I lightly sprayed the color printouts with hair spray to ensure that the ink wouldn’t run.  I glued them in place on each painted figure, added the saint hands over top, along with some paint accents (because my printer isn’t the best!). I sealed it all in with clear, water-based varnish, adding that little shine and extra durability.   See more tips for making your own Dream Team of Wooden Painted Saints.  Here are a couple other posts about What To Do with Wooden Painted Saints  including Checkers, Snakes & Laddersand Trouble!  

I’m linking up to the OCTOBER CeleLINKY with the SAINTS link-up to add my Saint-centered crafts and activities…and maybe pick up a couple new ideas, how about you?! 

 
All Saints Day is coming soon!  I think I’ll be showcasing the November CeleLINKY with the SAINTS a little early to give people time to prepare for All Saints Parties and Crafts for November 1st!
 
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I Spy…October!

  Awesome Saints in October!  Which one is your favorite?          I Spy…July!    I Spy…August!    I Spy…September! We have been playing I Spy…the Saints for a couple months!  Check out these DIY Photo Collages of the Saints…using a scanner and our specialI Spy…Holy Coins!     Other

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I Spy…September!

Here’s my I Spy…September!

I’m just curious…which collage do you like the best so far?

 Check out I Spy…August!

  Check out I Spy…July!

 Check out I Spy…Holy Coins

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I Spy…August Saints!

At the beginning of July, I began a new feature….the monthly I Spy…the Saints!
series of photo collages made with a scanner!

Check out I Spy…July!
Check out DIY Photo Collage with a Scanner for tips on this technique
Check out I Spy…Holy Coins! made from sacramentals in Joseph’s room

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I Spy: JULY! (Saints Collage)

 INSTRUCTIONS for MAKING PHOTO COLLAGES WITH A SCANNER: DIY: I Spy with a Scanner!

OK, I know I have posted THREE DIY I Spy pictures and posts over the last few days.  This is my last one for a while, launching my  monthly Catholic I Spy, featuring the Saints for each month.  Happy July!

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Catholic I Spy: Holy Coins!

 

Our kids have been collecting various ‘holy treasures’, especially on our Catholic Bookstore tours.  We have been known to pack up the kids for a driving trip, solely planned around Catholic Bookstores we want to visit.  This may sound odd, but when we discerned that we would self-publish the book A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families, we were just very eager to get the word out and meeting Catholic Bookstore owners was a lot more fun than cold calling by phone.

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