Works of Mercy…like the Saints!

Works of Mercy ~ Kelly SaintsTM Style

30 pages of templates featuring Kelly SaintsTM images with explanations of each saint’s association with the Works of Mercy! Make a Tabletop Carousel, Double-Feature Accordion Book, Board Book, Buttons, Badges, Cake Toppers, Votive Candles, Stamps, Prayer Cards, a Coloring Book or Matching Game…with the 4 varied format templates and instructions within this kit!

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Seder Supper 2015

This is our Seder Supper 2015!

Prepare enough place settings for each member of the family…plus the Prophet Elijah.

Light candles and say a prayer thanking God for loving us. Ask for the Holy Spirit to give us special understanding of the Passover Feast and of the Passion of Jesus.

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How to STAGE and STORE your Printable/Painted Saints!

The Little Wooden Painted Saints are so cute and we’re building quite the collection, outgrowing a couple storage boxes I’ve found for them.

In case you have been building your collection, but don’t know quite how to stage and store your Printable/Painted Saints…here are some ideas!

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Make your Holy Week HOLY!

Holy Week is here!

We’ve collected all our special Holy Week crafts and activities to focus our efforts and make our Holy Week holy!

This year we released a new craft kit: Stations of the Cross with the Kelly Saints. We can suggest many ways of using this kit and you might find just what you’re looking for …for a little extra focus this week!

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Little Printable Peg Dolls: Easter Set

We’ve got a new set of little Wooden Painted Saints! Lacy released her Printable Resurrection Set this week and once again, I converted them to the smaller 1.75″ peg doll size and made 2 sets.

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Making Crosses: Review

Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God

by Ellen Morris Prewitt

This is a book I’ve had for a couple years…and it’s actually PERFECT timing for a thoughtful, reflective craft for Holy Week!

“Ellen Prewitt takes found and abandoned objects and turns them into crosses. In this loving, step-by-step invitation to join her, she turns her words of explanation into an experience of worship.  The making of crosses with their ‘discarded bits of brokenness’ becomes a physical way to offer our broken selves to the God who loves, redeems, and repairs us.” (Sybil MacBeth quote on back cover)

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Sacred Silence: Review

Sacred Silence: Daily Meditations for Lent

by Phyllis Zagano

This is a neat little book of reflections for each day of Lent. I began reading this book on Ash Wednesday. The first reflection describes the need for silence in prayer, because how else will we be questioned with questions we may not be able to answer, if we never stop talking!?

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40 Days, 40 Ways Review

OK, so I realize HOW late I am posting this review I wrote weeks ago! So sorry!

40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent 

by Marcellino D’Ambrosio

This really is a great book and has helped us take a new look at Lent this year.

“Fasting breaks undue attachments…humble service breaks the stranglehold of pride. The reverent worship of authentic Faith releases us from superstition, magic, and all arrogant pride. And the Word of God…slashes through the lies of the enemy.”

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Miniature Printable Peg Dolls: Passion Play

A couple weeks ago, we converted Lacy’s Printable Peg Dolls from the 3.5″ size to our 1.75″ size wooden dolls and we posted a tutorial with the conversion details and some tips here: Decoupage Saints.

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Egg Carton Saints Passion Play

Last year, I made a couple figures out of Egg Cartons…including a couple knights as our company mascot Arma Dei  (Armor of God)

 I made Mother Mary…and a Pope Francis as well!

It occurred to me that the little knights could stand in as Roman soldiers…and the beginning plans of a new Egg Carton Character Passion Play begins to take hold…

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