Saturday, November 1, 2014

Solemnity of All Saints


Solemnity of All Saints (All Saints' Day)

'After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: 
“Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.”

All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God, and exclaimed: 
“Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” '

Revelation 7:9-12



Artwork from 'All Happy Saints ePoster', available here:


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Enquiries on Happy Saints Cupcakes Toppers


Hi Friends!!

I have recently received quite a few enquiries on Happy Saints cupcake toppers, probably because many people have seen them on the highly recommended Catholic Icing website, and a few other places.

I do not provide templates for cupcakes toppers. I do have downloadable ebooks available that feature 2.5inch badges of saints that you may print out and make your own toppers, or any other paper crafts. View the entire ebook catalog.

If you are planning to make your own paper crafts e.g. cupcake toppers, bingo game etc., you can check out my instructional on how to extract images from the ebooks.

Some have also asked where they can download free Happy Saints images. I do post previews of saints on my website and you may use these preview images for your personal and non-commercial use. However, the images are watermarked and are low resolution… and I do not archive what I post. A complete collection of high-quality, watermark-free Happy Saints badges is only available in the ebook collection.

Hope this helps to clarify!

Thank you and God bless!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Repost: Extracting Images from Happy Saints eBooks

I have posted this before but it is worth reposting since it is close to All Saints' Day and many people want to know how to use the Happy Saints eBooks to create their own crafts.





Extracting Images from Happy Saints eBooks

The Happy Saints collection of printable ebooks has been hugely popular among parents, schools, parishes and ministries for their religious activities. The high-quality artworks can printed for personal, private and non-commercial projects.

The high-quality artworks are formatted as posters, cards, coloring pages and badges; but sometimes users want to customize them for their own games and activities. Many people have asked me how to extract the images from the ebooks for their own projects.

All Happy Saints ebooks are locked and password-protected for copyright reasons. You will not be able to directly open them in professional softwares such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

To copy images from the ebooks, you can use the Snapshot tool in Adobe Reader:
  1. Open the ebook in Adobe Reader
  2. Click on Edit > Take a Snapshot
  3. Click and drag to select the area of the image desired.
  4. Paste the copied image into your editing software e.g. MS Word, Photoshop etc.

Copied Images Too Blurry Or Pixelated
If you find that the pasted image is too low quality and pixelated, you may need to tweak the settings in your Adobe Reader.
  1. Click on Edit > Preferences.
  2. Go to the 'General' section.
  3. Check 'Use fixed resolution for Snapshot tool images' and set the number of pixels/inches  to 300.
  4. Try extracting the image again.

I hope this helps for those of you who are making your own custom Happy Saints activities! Please do share them with me by emailing some photos, if you can. 

New titles are being constantly added to the ebook collection. Visit the catalog here: http://www.happysaints.com/p/ebooks.html


St. Jude and St. Simon the Apostles


Feast of Sts Jude and Simon, Apostles

St. Jude the Apostle
St. Jude was Jesus’ cousin who wrote the Letter of St. Jude in the Bible. Together with St. Bartholomew, he brought the Gospel to Armenia. He is often shown with a pendant of the Face of Christ, a symbol originated from a legend about a sick king who asked to be cured using a drawing of Jesus. The Lord pressed His Face into a cloth which St. Jude delivered to cure the king. The flame above St. Jude’s head is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. He is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. St. Jude’s feast day is on 28 October.


St. Simon the Apostle
St. Simon was the apostle known as the Zealot. The Zealots were a group of people who fought against the Romans. Little is mentioned of St. Simon in the Bible. It is not known whether he was really a Zealot, or that it simply meant that he was a zealous servant of God. St. Simon travelled to the Middle East and Africa to spread the Gospel, and was martyred with a saw. This is why he is often shown holding a saw. St. Simon’s feast day is on 28 October.


Art from 'Happy Saints Apostles and Evangelists eBook ', available here:


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pope St. John Paul II


St. John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II (1920 - 2005) was the head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was an inspiring leader with great faith and love for the people of God. He travelled to many countries to bring the message of Jesus to the world. He even forgave the person who tried to kill him! He loved children and young people, and they loved him too! His feast day is on 22 October.

Art from 'Happy Saints eBook 1', available here:


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Happy Saints A to Z Cards


Check out this review of Happy Saints A to Z Cards by the Lieber Family!

‘… and the kids love them. They are the cutest pictures with a different Saint for each letter. Henry has asked repeatedly to play with them, although I think it's more accurate to say he likes looking through them and reading about the Saints. It warms my heart to see him studying them.’

Full review here:
http://www.thelieberfamily.com/2014/10/happy-saints-to-z-review.html

Ideas for All Saints Day!

Cupcakes, buckets, water bottles, candy boxes, card games, tokens ... ALL SAINTS' DAY is coming! And there is plenty of fun stuff you can do with Happy Saints artworks! Here is a collection of great ideas for your home, school or parish event for All Saints Day this year. Thank you to everyone who has shared your ideas!

'Put the Halo on the Saint' Game
(http://www.amigosdejesusymariapanama.com)

Various Games
(http://www.amigosdejesusymariapanama.com)

Coins and Tokens

Candy Boxes

Candy Tags

Banners

Water Bottles


Badges

Cupcakes

Table Decorations

Tokens

Bingo Game

Prayer Cards

Door Hangers

Coloring Pages

Exhibition Posters

Guess Who Game

Matching Game

More Matching Game!


You can get printable Happy Saints artworks and ebooks here: