Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Magic blog hop

Hello and welcome to my blog, wasn't Karen's project amazing, I love how elegant and sparkly her desk calendar is. If for some reason you get lost along the way you can always start over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and go on from there.

As you know we are having our annual Christmas Magic Blog Hop with 2 chances to win a $20.00 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious, the rules will be at the end of my blog post.  I sure hope one of my friends win this one!!

My younger son is learning about the Nativity of Christ and to help him along I decided to make a family book about the Nativity with the help of Tilda and Edwin along with the Nativity scene images which are available at the Magnolia-licious store.  If they are not there at the moment, just email Diana and she will order them for you.


I made this book using 2  5x7 inch canvases and file folders from Tim Holtz.  My papers and embellishments are all from Prima's Victorian Christmas and I was inspired by their creator Frank Garcia to make this book.  

Here are the inside pages of the files with pockets and accessories from the Victorian Collection. 

The story of Christ's birth is told in a simple kids style so that it easy for my little guy to understand what happened.  In one of the folders I have a paper in a pocket "Our Gifts" so we can reflect on the scripture.
I colored the Magnolia images in distressed inks and printed out each scripture on the designer paper to match.  The first one of the Angel folds out to read.

Here are the side views of the book, the back shows the spine and 2 canvases put together with scor-tape and glossy accents glue, it was heavy and wanted to pull away.  I decorated the front and back but made sure that either side can be laid down or handle by childrens hands. 

OK Here Is How You Can Win!

1.  Each member of our design team has hidden Santa's and you need to visit each design team member and count the Santa's.  After you have a total, email  CathyLee at cathylee.co@gmail.com and you will be entered into a random drawing of the correct responses.

2.  Enter a project (anything but a card)  in the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Challenge and you will have a chance to win the random draw of all the Challenge Entries.  You will have the entire month of November to enter the Blog Hop Challenge.
remember to also

*Leave a comment on each of the design Team's blog hop posts.

*At the end of your hop go back to Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Challenge Post and leave a comment.

All the comments will also be considered for the weekly comment prize drawn on "W"Wednesday

Your next stop is to the very talented 

Thank you for following along our Christmas Magic Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious!

Good Luck to you my friends 
Hugs Kelly


  1. Oh my
    GORGEOUS presentation
    love your special album
    hugs Tamara

  2. Oh my goodness Kelly!! WOW! I am speechless at how gorgeous this is and how much work has gone into it! Incredible! Hugs, Jane x

  3. OMG.....this is amazing! All the details and all the pages....just perfect!!!

  4. Oh WOW ! Fabulous album, so wonderful work !!!

  5. OMG!!!! what a fabulous creation this is Kelly, I love that you've used canvases as the front and back covers and those pages are delicious. Stunning work sweetie. Hugs Suzi x

  6. Oh Wow! what an awesome book you have made for your son Kelly…. this is really magical… every page is so beautifully decorated and a joy to behold…. I'm sure this will be something he will treasure forever! :-)
    Hope you have a good day!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  7. Kelly this is so gorgeous! What a perfectly magical way to tell the Nativity story!

  8. WOW! Beautiful work. Love all your images and embellishments. What a nice heirloom.


  9. Gorgeous album, Kelly. Wow, what a lot of work you've put into this. Love the vintage look. The different textures on the cover is fabulous. It's a keeper for sure.

  10. Such a gorgeous book. I especially love Mary, Joseph and Jesus. This is an amazing group of artists. Thanks for sharing. Germaine

  11. It's amazing! So many beautiful details!

  12. Beautiful book! So many pretty details!

  13. This is just beautiful Kelly, love all the pretty details, nicely done xo julie P

  14. This is fabulous, Kelly. I can’t even imagine how much time it took to put this together. This is incredible with all of the attention to detail. Truly a treasure.

  15. Wha?????? Canvas as book backings...that's more than genius and WOW oh WOW, did that ever turn out scrumptious! Incredible all the details that you added, but I can't stop smiling at the simplest decorated tabs. You are just amazing. This is jaw dropping gorgeous. That's it, it's decided, I'm moving in! I'll sleep under the desk. I don't need much room. I want to watch you create!!
    Huge hugs to you and thank you so much for the eye popping inspiration. I think it goes without saying too that your son knows what a special and talented mom he has. :)
    Lisa x

  16. Oh, wow, another wonderful creation! Really fantastic designs, Kelly! Very thoughtful project--love all your papers, embellies, and images! Must have taken you hours to do! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  17. Wow, K!!! What an incredible project! It's an incredibly creative and beautiful way to share the true Christmas story! I LOVE it! :o)
    (I hope one of your friends win too! lol)

  18. WOW Kelly what an amazing creation and a real labour of love I'm sure! I love all the pages, your colouring and beautiful embellishing, it's sheer perfection. Hope you're settling back into normal life and enjoying creating etc. Big hug, Chris xx

  19. I love your creation! Very nice project.
    The blog hop is so much fun.

  20. Oh My! I LOVE THIS! I love the shabby style and the colors. Using canvases for covers is so clever and I love how you made the pages with file folders. Spectacular Project!

  21. Fabulous work Kelly!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  22. Wow, what a fabulous and gorgeous album you have created! There's so much to see and a ton of detail... I have to go back and look again and this super nice creation.


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