Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sponsor Love :: Quarterly Update & Current Specials

I have a few new sponsors to introduce you to this quarter including the brand new release from De Montfort Music, a lovely Etsy shop specializing in lace and ribbon, and a sweet friend and Catholic blogger who also has a little Etsy shop.  Regina Martyrum Productions is back again this quarter, along with many additional returning advertisers. Be sure to check below for updates and specials!

Please welcome my new sponsors:

The Monks of Norcia
BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is the latest release from De Montfort Music!

"Inspiring, beautiful music of Chant at it's very best - from Italy by The Monks of Norcia. BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is the title for this new recording of 33 tracks of Gregorian chant, including favorite Marian antiphons such as "Regina Caeli" and "Ave Regina Caelorum" but also previously unrecorded chant versions of responsories and a piece originally composed by the monks ( Nos Qui Christi Iugum, ) Some pieces are sung by the entire group, some by smaller ensembles of monks and others by soloists, imbuing 'BENEDICTA' with a variety of sound. Recorded on location at the monastery in Norcia, Italy, the album was produced by 11-time Grammy Award-winning producer Christopher Alder and engineered by Grammy-Award winning engineer Jonathan Stokes."

Primrose Lace & Ribbon
Romantic Trims & Specialty Ribbons

"Primrose Lace & Ribbon is your one stop shop for romantic trims and specialty ribbons sold by the yard that will surely embellish any creative project. I strive to provide you with a well-chosen selection of lace and ribbon that will help you achieve a timeless and charming style. My focus is on trims that are delicate, soft, and elegant in design. I also carry exquisite appliques and sewing embellishments that are perfect to compliment your special projects.

Some common craft ideas in which you can use my trims include: doll clothes, costumes, masks, handkerchiefs, heirloom projects, Christening dresses, bridal gowns and veils, cake tops, wedding favors, floral arrangements, prom dresses, corsages, hair accessories, jewelry, scrapbooking projects, card making, home décor projects, crafted gifts, altered media, and fashion apparel.

Also, I offer free combined shipping for multiple items: Pay shipping charges for the first item, each additional item ships for free."

Please enter this coupon code at checkout: ROSES10
(to get 10% discount on your entire order)
Visit Primrose Lace & Ribbon on Etsy and Facebook!

Regina Martyrum Productions
"Regina Martyrum Productions produces the finest works of Catholic audio theatre. With emphasis on the lives of the Saints, these products are edifying, and entertaining.

Stories hold our attention, teach us morals, and can teach a moral lesson while entertaining. We all love stories. Here at Regina Martyrum Productions, we provide high-quality, fully-dramatized Catholic stories. From Old Testament scenes to New Testament saints, we provide the best, timeless stories for today’s Catholic audiences. Engaging the power of your imagination while listening, you and your children will walk through the pages of the Church's history. These are not your run of the mill "books on tape!" Every production is packed with full cast, great music, and realistic sound effects! They are great in the car, at story time, or at anytime!"

You can also follow Regina Martyrum Productions on Facebook and Instagram

Veils and Vocations
Jennifer Anne is one of the dear friends I've made here at Shower of Roses and I am happy to introduce you to her blog, Veils and Vocations, and her Etsy shop, Aurelius Cabrini

A special thank you to all my returning sponsors!


Prayer Pillowcases
Prayer Pillowcases are more than just a pretty place to lay your head! They're a unique way to bring Catholic art and prayer into your home. And a practical way to share the Faith with your family and friends. Our distinctive line combines original art and favorite Catholic prayers that appeal to all ages and transform pillows from the ordinary to the divine! Honor a special occasion or make any occasion special with the gift of a joyful, lasting (and personalizable) Prayer Pillowcase. We're always working on new designs and hope you'll visit again soon to see even more ways to help your
loved ones begin and each day with a prayerful heart.

Catholic Child
is the perfect place to find inspiring gifts for Catholic youth - from toddlers to teens. They offer many beautiful Marian gifts for the month of May, along with inspiring gifts for First Holy Communions and Confirmations! 

I've started using the new Life Is Precious Culture of Life Unit Study for Elementary Students from American Life League with my younger children and we are really enjoying the program so far. (I'm hoping to blog more about it soon, but right now we are focusing on the National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week contest that is happening RIGHT NOW!!)  The program, which will help parents and teachers instill a solid pro-life foundation in their students, uses picture books to explore age-appropraite culture of life themes such as life as a preborn child, being uniquely created by God, the need to protect the innocent, and defending firmly held beliefs in the face of adversity." Visit the Culture of Life Studies website and follow the Facebook page! 

Jesse Tree Treasures
creates beautiful handcrafted gifts for the liturgical seasons including Advent, Lent and Other Seasons.


Gail Giron Designs
has been restocking her shop with all sorts of beautiful creations that would make great Easter, First Communion, and Mother's Day gifts! Custom orders are accepted so be sure to look through her past sales for ideas!

"Behold Publications, LLC is more than just a publisher! Family owned and operated since its founding in 1999, we have developed great Catholic clubs like the Little Flowers Girls' Club and Blue Knights Catholic Boys' Clubs for Catholic girls and boys ages 5 and up. What makes these clubs unique is that they are at their core faithfully Catholic. We don't "tack on" Catholic identity as other clubs might, but begin and end with a Catholic world view. We also believe that local clubs best operate the way they see fit, so there is no national organization, policies, registration or dues. Groups can easily adjust the program to fit their local needs. Behold Publications also produce a line of historical fiction based on American history and American saints for ages 7-15."

Save 20% off all shirts for the month of May. 
Coupon code: SHOWER20

"My name is Andrea, I am a Catholic, I love art, and I love "drawing the line" (or the thread, as the case may be) somewhere. I am a self-taught writer, artist, and embroiderer. I am interested in creating products that are unique, beautiful, enriching to the heart and soul, and made of high-quality materials. Basically, I'm trying to do the best I can with all the interests and abilities that God has so graciously given me. I love accepting commissions, so if you have an idea for a scapular please feel free to contact me. We will work together to make something special just for you!" Visit Stella Marigold Art at Etsy or find her on Facebook.

Audrey Eclectic
"A unique collection of American folk art created in the heart of the Oklahoma prairie. My inspiration comes from literary classics, spooky tales from the past, the pioneering spirit, my home town, Scandinavia and other lands far away." You can also follow Audrey Eclectic on Facebook and Instagram!

Heather is currently offering a Mother's Day Sale! You can currently save 15% off your purchase with code MAMA15 at Audrey Eclectic


Catholic Folk Toys
Visit Catholic Folk Toys for beautiful hand painted wooden saint dolls and more! Custom orders are welcome!

Sacred Heart Books & Gifts offers Catholic books, gifts, homeschool curriculum at discount prices!

Linda at Sacred Heart Books & Gifts asked me to share that Memoria Press now has curriculum for special needs! She said that it looks so very nice and that many of the books are also used in other programs. You can order Memoria Press titles at a discount from Sacred Heart Books & Gifts


Be sure to keep Robin Nest Lane in mind if you are looking for a new veil. Robin creates such lovely veils for ladiesgirls, and even dolls! In addition to the website, you can also browse her veils over at Etsy.

Almond Rod Toys
AlmondRod Toys makes Saint Blocks that are just the right size for little hands and can be used for imaginative play, building, stacking or collecting. The front has a print of original watercolor artwork. The back has a quote or a prayer chosen to inspire little ones and the one that cleans up behind them. The saint's name, feast day and patronage are also listed; just enough to be a reminder and an inspiration for further learning. Visit Almond Roy Toys at Etsy and follow the Facebook page!

During the month of May, Lindsey is offering Shower of Roses visitors a FREE BLOCK with your order if you'll offer a Hail Mary for the conversion of souls. You just need to type in the extra saint you would like in the notes section of check out along with the words "Kyrie Eleison!"          
Keepsakes by Carrie
"JMJ - I am Carrie, a Catholic home educating mother of 7. I have always liked holy cards and have quite a collection. A friend of mine had some lovely cards personalized for her daughter's First Holy Communion many years ago and I remember thinking how lovely and unique they were. I wanted to have the same for my own children. All these years later and with the help of some friends, it became a hobby of mine to personalize these special Keepsakes and offer them to you. If there is an image you are looking for but don't see it here in my Etsy shop, please contact me. Oftentimes I have them in-stock but haven't listed them yet. I will happily do bulk orders. Please contact me for pricing. I look forward to creating a unique, lovely, long-lasting Keepsake for your special occasion." Visit Keepsakes by Carrie at Etsy and follow the Facebook page!

Have you seen the darling doll clothes from The Little Habit yet? My girls love them all. The newest release is the St. Brigid Outfit with Celtic Cross and various accessories. I'll have to add them to our ever growing wish list!  

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Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all of my sponsors and visitors for your support! May God bless you all! 

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