Sunday, December 30, 2012

Eucharistic Miracle of Seefeld (Austria) eBook


Eucharistic Miracle of Seefeld (Austria) eBook

“The Proud Knight”, nnow available as PDF eBook, is a humorous retelling of the Eucharistic Miracle of Seefeld, Austria. Oswald Milser was a victorious but arrogant knight. During Holy Mass, he decided that he deserved the best and forced the priest to give him the largest Eucharistic Host. God decided to show him that Jesus was greater!  Includes coloring pages!


Buy this eBook and other Eucharist Tales here

Eucharistic Miracle of St. Clare of Assisi eBook


Eucharistic Miracle of St. Clare of Assisi eBook

"The Invaders!", now available as PDF eBook, is an exciting retelling of the Eucharistic Miracle of St. Clare, which happened in Assisi, Italy. When invaders came to attack Assisi and St. Clare’s monastery in the year 1240AD, all seemed lost. Yet St. Clare and her nuns had faith in Jesus in the Eucharist, and then an amazing miracle happened! Includes coloring pages!


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano eBook


"Bread Turned Flesh!", now available as PDF eBook, is a delightful retelling of the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy. In the year 730AD, a priest had doubts about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He questioned how bread and wine could turn into the Flesh and Blood of Jesus during Mass. God decided to give him a surprise! Includes coloring pages!

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Note from Me

Dear Friends, 

It may appear that I have been doing a lot of advertising and sales pitching of Happy Saints products here, especially for my ebooks. The fact is that the Happy Saints project is funded and kept alive by the sales of these ebooks.

So I thank all of you who have supported Happy Saints through your purchases and recommendations!

I will continue to publish Catholic artworks as long as it is financially sustainable. Future plans include Happy Saints eBook 3, the Rosary eBook and the Way of the Cross eBook. I believe that if all these are part of God's plan for evangelization, this project will go on. 

Thank you, friends and please continue to pray for the Happy Saints project to be alive! 

Let us continue our Advent preparation for the Lord's Coming :)

God bless+
Victor


The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano


The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
8th century A.D... a priest doubted that bread and wine would turn into the Flesh and Blood of Jesus during Mass. Before his eyes, the bread changed into live Flesh and the wine changed into live Blood. The priest repented of his doubts and invited the faithful to witness the miracle. The Body and Blood can still be seen today in Lanciano, Italy. Scientific tests have been done to confirm the authenticity of the miracle. 

‘Bread Turned Flesh!’ e-Book is available at:




Christmas Party Ideas from Christmas Story eBook!



Christmas Party Ideas for Home, Church or School!
1. Set up an Exhibition
2. Play a Slideshow
3. Make Jigsaws & Placemats
4. Hold Coloring Contests



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Follow this blog by Email

You can now follow Happy Saints by Email! Just submit your email on the right menu and you will get updates through email whenever there are new posts!



Thanks to Prudence Zavala for suggesting this feature!







Ebook Review from Koala Bear Writer

Check out this review of my ebook from Koala Bear Writer!

http://www.thekoalabearwriter.com/2012/12/book-review-happy-saints.html

"When my husband found the Happy Saints blog, he sent me the link, saying, "You gotta check this out."  Like him, I fell in love with the super cute pictures of various saints and the brief descriptions of the saints' works.  We'd been discussing how to teach our daughters more about the saints of the Church and this was a perfect resource.  Then my husband saw the ebook.  "You need to review that," he said.  So I am..."  Read more...




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sample Print-outs from the Christmas Ebook

Here are some sample print-outs from the Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook! An assortment of printable artworks for Advent and Christmas activities...




The Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook is available here:


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Saints Card Stands

Fancy Happy Saints on your breakfast table? This is such a great and fun idea from http://sometimesmarthaalwaysmary.com!

'I printed out these Happy Saints prayer cards on label paper, cut them out with a paper cutter and mounted the picture on one side of some colored card stock, and the prayer on the back.  I used little place card holders to stand them up down the center of our table.  They’ve been up on the fireplace mantle ever since...' read on


The cards are available from the Happy Saints ebooks here:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Artworks in Gift Store!



The following artworks are now available in t-shirts, mugs, badges, magnets, stickers, caps, bags etc. in the storeSt. Kateri, St. Luke, St. Gerard Majella, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Anthony Claret, St. John Capistran etc. etc. Plenty more saints there!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook!




I am happy to announce the launch of the Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook! In the style of the Happy Saints series, this special edition ebook features printable artworks of scenes from the Nativity Story. As always, the artworks are available as printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions during the season of Christmas. The Christmas Story is even formatted in landscape position so it can be projected on a screen!

The following scenes are featured:

  • Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary
  • An Angel Appears in Joseph’s Dream
  • The Journey to Bethlehem
  • No Room at the Inn
  • Jesus is Born in the Manger
  • Angels Appear to Shepherds
  • The Wise Men from the East
  • Gifts from the Wise Men
  • The First Christmas
  • The Flight to Egypt

The Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook is available at:
http://www.happysaints.com/p/ebooks.html

Some page previews:



The Happy Saints Christmas Story eBook is available at:


Custom Wine Label Artwork



This is a custom artwork I did for a wine label belonging to a wonderful Hungarian Catholic family in California... hence the Hungarian flower motives.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Recommendation for Jesse Tree Symbols


I have requests to do Jesse Tree symbols but after checking out what's available online, I have found that there are already many good free resources available. I particularly recommend this one which has very good quality artwork:

http://www.eriercd.org/jessetree.htm

The images below are linked from the website above.
(Illustrations by Carolyn Pikoulas and text by Anne-Marie Welsh for Faith magazine, published by the Diocese of Erie)






Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Saints in Singapore

I posted earlier about preparing for a Happy Saints Exhibition. It took place at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Singapore during the last two weeks leading to All Saints Day. Here is a collage of some of the panels, taken by my friend Jean Elizabeth Seah!  The posters are all taken from the Happy Saints ebooks.







Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Saints eBooks Reviews

I sent out review copies of Happy Saints ebooks to bloggers recently. Here are two reviews that I am happy to share with you:

After clicking on that link, I did indeed fall in love. At first, I expected to simply see cute renderings of awesome saints. Then I saw there were two ebooks full of them! Each ebook is filled with 15 different saints. In the book are a plethora of resources: posters, prayer cards, notecards, badges and coloring pages. Yes, if you homeschool, teach religious education or are just looking for a fun way to introduce the saints to your children, I HAVE YOUR ANSWER! ...  ... (read on)



Yeah! Writing a review of a lovely book about the saints for kids!
I discovered the Happy Saints website a while ago and have really loved what they have to offer for kids to learn about the saints. I've had the opportunity to download and review the first e-book and I really like it! ... (read on)




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coloring Pages of St. Pedro and St. Kateri!


St. Pedro Calungsod and St. Kateri Tekakwitha will be canonized today by Pope Benedict XVI! Here are two free coloring pages of our new saints!

Five other new saints will also be canonized by the Holy Father today. They are St. Jacques Berthieu, St. Giovanni Battista Piamarta, St. Maria del Carmen, St. Marianne Cope and St. Anna Schaffer!





Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Saints in National Catholic Register


Happy Saints was featured in the October 15, 2012 print edition of the National Catholic Register! I have no access to the hardcopy as I am out of USA. So I can't post snapshots of the article yet. Here is the link to the full article:
http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/happy-saints

Excerpt:
As All Saints’ Day approaches on Nov. 1, parents and teachers searching for resources to introduce children to the lives of the saints have only to search the Internet for new crafts and ideas to celebrate this special holy day, a solemnity in the Church.

Among the ideas they’ll find is a unique presentation of the saints: Happy Saints.

Victor Teh, the creator of Happy Saints, took note of the media competing for children’s hearts and developed a new way of seeing the saints that would appeal to children of all ages...

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/happy-saints#ixzz29osuTBVQ

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Preparing for Happy Saints Exhibition




Preparing a Happy Saints exhibition for All Saints Day in a local parish! There is a total of 30 saints posters printed in A3 sizes and they will be displayed at the Church lobby. 

You can also have your own Happy Saints exhibition! The posters are all available as PDF printables from my ebooks :)

Get the eBooks here!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mother Mary Coloring Page



This was posted sometime ago, but well, here it is again - a coloring page of Mama Mary!


Mother Mary, pray for us! 
Coloring page

Click image above for high resolution image

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Saints Prayer Card Collection

Happy Saints Prayer Card Collection

Printable prayer cards in trading card dimensions from ‘Happy Saints eBooks 1 & 2’. Each prayer card includes a description of the saint and a short prayer to Jesus. The ebooks are available at http://www.happysaints.com/p/ebooks.html



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ebooks for Review

If any Catholic bloggers or websites would like to review the Happy Saints ebooks, especially homeschoolers and catechists, please email me at victorteh(a)yahoo.com with your blog's url and contact details! 

Thank you!

http://www.happysaints.com/p/ebooks.html


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ideas for ALL SAINTS DAY!


ALL SAINTS DAY is just a month ahead! How are you planning to celebrate with the children (and grown-ups)? How about sharing fun HAPPY SAINTS cards, badges, posters and coloring pages with them?

Print them out from the Happy Saints eBooks!




Get them now! Happy Saints eBooks

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Saints eBook 2 now available!


I am happy to announce that Happy Saints eBook 2 is now available for purchase and downloading! 

Happy Saints eBooks feature fun artworks of beloved Saints of God in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions!

This 2nd book features the following saints: 
  1. St. Anthony of Padua
  2. St. Catherine of Siena
  3. St. Dominic of Guzman
  4. St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  5. St. Joan of Arc
  6. St. John Bosco,
  7. St. Josemaría Escrivá
  8. St. Maria Goretti
  9. St. Maximilian Kolbe
  10. St. Nicholas
  11. St. Patrick
  12. St. Philomena
  13. St. Rose of Lima
  14. St. Thomas Aquinas
  15. St. Vincent De Paul





Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2nd Happy Saints Ebook on its way!

I am currently working on the 2nd Happy Saints eBook, which will feature another 15 saints in printable posters, cards, badges and coloring sheets for many occasions! It should be released in the coming weeks, before All Saints Day!

Meanwhile, you can still purchase Happy Saints eBook 1 here.


All Saints Cupcakes from Catholic Icing

The wonderful, ever-creative Catholic Icing website has just shared these fun and colorful, easy-to-make cupcake idea for All Saints Day!

Thanks, Lacy!


http://catholicicing.com/2012/09/easy-cupcakes-for-all-saints-day-party/

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Catholic Beat August Art of the Month!

Happy Saints is featured as August Art of the Month in the Catholic Beat!



Extract: August’s contemporary Sacred Heart piece, perhaps the happiest looking Sacred Heart image ever created, is by Singaporean artist Victor Teh whose “Happy Saint” pieces feature a happy image of the saint with a quote by him or her. “I was inspired to create the Happy Saints after noticing that many pictures of saints seem out-dated and may not appeal to the current generation of children.” he says. “I spent some time exploring contemporary cartoon styles and was most inspired by the simplicity of Japanese ‘kawaii’ (‘cute’) manga art.”


Friday, May 4, 2012

Bl Junipero Serra Button Badges

Bl. Junipero Serra button badges that went to the Serra Asian Convention in Macau 2 weeks ago!