Any ideas ?

I’m currently working on some downloadable papers that are specifically Catholic.  So far i have made papers depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Fatima (I am very excited about these!) and i’m currently working on Our Lady of Lourdes (though i think i have that the wrong way around – i’m certain it is Our Lady who is working on me!)…i almost gave up with these papers though because it seemed to me like i wasn’t meant to create them, there were enormous problems with my software, my laptop etc every time i tried to make them yet i had had no such problems creating the other papers ….i concluded that having spent 8 hours (not all in one go, my head pain wouldn’t allow it) with no success in even managing to create one paper, it was time to give up.

Then i happened upon a lovely book i have called Mary my Hope and where should it fall open to but on Our Lady of Guadalupe –  the very image i was trying to create and turn into a paper! So i said ‘Ok Mother of mine, if you want me to share this endeavour with people around the world, you are going to have to do something about all this nonsense!’…and a little while later i pushed my frustrations aside and decided i would give it one last try…just to see if Mother had been listening…andwouldn’t you just know it… finally things started to fall into place to enable me to start making them problem free! I am so pleased!

I think these kind of religious papers would be ideal to wrap small gifts in and of course, to make Birthday cards or Thinking of You cards or cards to give people to congratulate them on receiving the Sacraments of Initiation etc..i plan on making further collections of these types of papers but i am wondering what else might be of interest to Catholic gift givers and gift recipients. I have a particular devotion to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy so that might be what i work on after Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is also very dear to my own heart, so that will undoubtably follow, but are there any more you would like to have access to?

If you have any ideas of what else i could make religious papers of could you please leave them in the combox?  This is very, very exciting to me as i really want to use this  whole thing for the Glory of God…after all, that’s the whole motivation behind this endeavour.

Prayers for Wednesday in the 5th Week of Lent are HERE.

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6 Responses to Any ideas ?

  1. Cathy says:

    Wishing you good luck! Have a grand day!

  2. are you still making real cards too?

  3. Ooooo! I don’t even do “paper crafts” really, but the idea of this excites me! Even without being a paper crafter I can find much use for this type of thing.

    How about the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, the Divine Mercy Image, the Holy Eucharist (perhaps exposition in a monstrance) and symbols of the sacraments?

    Perhaps you could work on these in “order” of the liturgical year? Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday are coming up, then Pentecost (and confirmation), Corpus Christi, etc. Of course, with all of your other obligations and with struggling with your pain, you may not get everything done in time to have a “complete(ish)” look at the liturgical year within a year, but it might help you to focus on what to work on next.

    Take it for what it’s worth.. My creativity finds its release with a pair of sticks and some string. Beyond that, I’m useless and decidedly not creative.

  4. Mimi says:

    That’s so lovely, and I think you are right – you aren’t working on them, they are working on you.

  5. Sarah says:

    Yup, you are putty in Momma Mary’s hands!! A nice pair of hands to be in, too!

  6. ukok says:

    Lorna, yes i do 🙂 Not as often as i used to but i still have loads of craft stuff so i rarely buy any shop bought cards as i would feel guilty knowing i had all this stuff at home!

    Thanks everyone for your encouragement, your support and your ideas. You’re a fab bunch 🙂

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