Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Guest Designer: Keely Livings

Hi!  My name is Keely Livings. I’m a mom of 2 teenaged boys from Georgetown, Kentucky. I’ve been papercrafting as long as I can remember. I’m such a fan of Authentique products.  As a designer for Want2Scrap, I love incorporating Authentique collections in my monthly projects. I love the fabulous weight and texture of Authentique papers. My favorite piece is always the 12x12 detail stickers. When I’m not designing, I work as an advanced practice nurse for a local hospital.  

I loved creating with the “Joyous” collection.  I’m such a collector of anything Santa, so the sweet vintage Santa images were just perfect.  I loved layering the beautiful patterned papers with die cuts and stickers. 

 I created a Christmas card, a large gift tag, and an 8”x8” altered canvas.  I combined the “Joyous” collection with lots of Want2Scrap bling and chipboard.

Products Used:

Authentique “Joyous” paper collection
Want2Scrap Fancy Chipboard Words, Chipboard Tag, Rhinestone Swirls, Pearl Swirls
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush
Maya Road Stick Pins
My Minds Eye Metal Flower
Michael’s ribbon
paper doilies, small bells, twine


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How would you like to win this beautiful Christmas collection that Keely used to create these amazing projects? We have a couple "Joyous" Paper Crafting kits along with some puzzle pieces & advent blocks to give away!

For a chance to win, simply leave a unique comment below.

For an extra chance to win, if you have a Facebook account, change your profile picture to one the "badges" above. 

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Be sure to visit Keely's personal blog and say hello, and please let her know we sent you! 

Also, check out our "We Spy..." board on Pinterest; and don't forget to share your projects with us on Facebook!  If we spy fabulous projects using Authentique products, we might just feature you in a future blog post!

92 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects Keely! Love all the layering and the fabulous bling.

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  2. Love your card with the vintage image, bling and santa...this paper is divine!

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  3. Fabulous inspiration ready for all our holiday crafting! LOVE!

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  4. Absolutely Love your style! Great Designs! And another fabulous collection! Never met an Authentique collection I did not fall in love with!!

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  5. GORGEOUS projects! Love all the layering and the vintage Santas are perfect in my opinion! Your altered canvas is STUNNING! I am in love with the picture on it! So ethereal!
    Love the puzzle pieces in this collection!! TFS!

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  6. So pretty, love all the details and dimension you added!

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  7. Her projects are beautiful
    and I love the altered
    canvas piece!
    Carla from Utah

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  8. WOW! Love all of the beautiful layers on her projects!!

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  9. Wowee, absolutely amazing Christmas projects! Fab layering on all of them!

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  10. K is amazing-projects are gorgeous! Love that you chose an eclectic shade of green for this collection-it rocks!

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  11. Thank you for sharing those gorgeous projects! The composition and layering is really beautiful!

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  12. Fabulous creations--I like all the special embellishments.

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  13. Wonderfully clever use of the materials - but I especially love the Santa card - hope somebody makes one like it and send it to ME. LOL

    The prize package is amazing...definitely throw my name in the proverbial hat! Thanks!

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  14. love your beautiful project Keely !

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  15. LOVE this color combination! It is really awesome. I'm in so much trouble with Christmas collections this year. Love them all!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

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  16. Stunning projects!!!!! I love the gift tag!!!

    I agree with Keely: the texture and weight of Aunthentique papers are fabulous!!!

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  17. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Especially with Authentique new Joyous paper collection. Keely, what an awesome design you did.

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  18. Totally groovy projects! Love the colors and embellishments!!! TFS CallyAnn

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  19. Beautiful projects by Keely! Love the colours for this collection, especially with a bit of black contrast! Also love the puzzle pieces. Thank you a chance to win!!

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  20. I love your creations with this collection. I purchased some of it to decorate some small nesting boxes so I'm delighted to have the chance to win some for other projects.

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  21. Simply gorgeous. Love this collection for Christmas projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Fabulous and creative projects. I love the words and the being along with the Santa. I would love to make a Christmas canvas for myself and my daughter-in-law. I think it would be fun to replace a picture on the wall with a Christmas canvas.

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  23. These inspirational projects are sure to have me "decking the halls with boughs of holly" and sure to make my Christmas a "joyous" one!!!! Thanks for the chance!!! These are absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!

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  24. Super cute projects, Keely... I especially love that tag! Congratulations on being a Guest Designer this month!

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  25. Keely, your Authentique designs are so creative. Authentique brings out the creative side in all of us!

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  26. Red and Lime! I love it, love it, love it!

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  27. beautiful - I love the vintage santas also in this grouping - and yes the weight of the paper is part of its beauty

    Barb Houssner

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  28. Keely's creations are delightful.I feel some Christmas spirit starting to bubble up. Your collection certainly helps-love the vintage combined with the fresh, trendy elements. Yup time to get my craft on.

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  30. GREAT getting to know you Keely!!!
    LOVE your style - your JOYOUS card, tag and canvas really are full of beautiful JOY and will be a DELIGHT to the recipients!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration :)

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  31. I absolutely love this collection! Authentique “Joyous” paper collection is by far my favorite collection for 2013. Would love to use all the wonderful bits in my Christmas decor.

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  32. Authentique has the BEST Christmas papers out there. Truly. These are great projects - love them.

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  33. Wow! Love this collection and these projects are fantastic. Have to say that tag is my favorite. It looks so vintage with the doily,the bling and all the other elements.

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  34. I can't decide which is prettier your work or your photo. I love both and I also love Authentique!

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  35. I love this Joyous line! Would love to win. I have the kit in my basket at an store I shop online. I just have to wait to buy it. Would be great if I won! Thanks for the chance! t.igo

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  36. Authentique is a great line. Love all your products!! Keely, I love you project. Thank you for sharing with us. I would love to win!! Thank you for the chance.

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  37. Fabulous cards! The layers are fantastic!!
    This is a gorgeous line. I would love to create with it.

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  38. What beautiful projects... So inspiring!! I love this line!

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  39. Great projects. I can't get enough Authentique paper!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Love the green in this collection ! thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Super cute art pieces. Aurhentique paper is the perfect weight for all the bend, twisting and general abuse needed to make fabulous projects. Thanks so much.

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  42. Gorgeous line! Great projects. It would be so much fun to play with this! Thanks! :)

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  43. Authentique is truly one of a kind-your designs make me "joyous"!

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  44. This paper collection has something for the novice and the advanced crafter. The only limitation is that which you place on your self. So dare to be limitless!

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  45. Really great work Keenly, however I don't know when you have the time btw being a nurse (which being a cancer survivor -love my nurses) and Mom to boys. I too love the 12 x12 stickers.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects!! Fabulous kit--I've been a good girl this year...LOL :-)

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  47. Fabulous projects! Love the vintage look with a side of bling!

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  48. Would love to win a set - these papers are gorgeous! Love the colors, the green is perfect with the black and red.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration and fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  49. Your projects are so pretty and so detailed. They remind me of something you might have seen in an antique store!

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  50. Beautiful paper collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. These fabulous projects create a Joyous noise that makes me want to create beautiful projects with the best paper ever!!!! Loved the Traditions canvas with the wonderful layers of quotes, bling and ribbon and the vintage tag and card are so fun. Beautifully created. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Oh what I could create with all that yummy stuff... I love the vintage colors... Love what you all did!! this line is Stunning!! :)

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  53. Keely Loved your projects reminds me of the cards we received when I was small.Thanks for the inspiration for me to do more.

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  54. What beautiful projects. I just love the vintage look. This reminds me of when I was younger. I grabbed one of you're tags to use it on my facebook.

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  55. On the first day of Christmas, I heard a JOYOUS sound....
    from crafters the entire world around.

    More giveaway opportunities will result in more verses.......... :D
    <3 J

    PS....thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  56. Oh my gosh, your projects are so pretty!! Love these papers, and how you incorporated your santa collection, the gems, love the wood and doily details...well, just everything. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  57. love your projects! and "Joyous" collection too :)
    thanks for the chance!

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  58. I am addicted to puzzles (not as much as I ma to scrapbooking) and there is nothing my kids like more than to hide a piece and drive me up the wall! I love everything Authentique and this would be just perfect for me to scrap the layouts of the family around the dining room table, working on yet another puzzle I received on Christmas morning! And this time the kids can't hide the pieces! (If the table is not covered in puzzle pieces it is covered with scrapbooking goodies which have overflowed from my craft table! My husband got home one night and I had done a major clean and tidy up and he had the cheek to ask when we bought a dining room table. I think it had been years since he had seen it free of puzzle pieces or craft goodies! :)

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  59. So many ideas for layering...and goodness knows, I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. Thanks for sharing you beautiful christmas projects with us
    and thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. You have such a delightful creative style, Keely! Thanks so much for sharing these projects with us!

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  62. Very beautiiful collection. Thanks for the chance. Johanne Lacombe

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  63. 'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la ... It's good that you can't hear me singing through computer. lol Your creations got me in the festive (and singing) mood. They are just so Christmassy ... and perfect! Hugs! xx

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  64. love the puzzle block for stands for all the pieces of the puzzle live alone but come together at christmas time to become one with eachother. thanks love this

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  65. great projects!! They make me want to deck the halls with Authentique goodies and falalalala til everyone around me is either jolly or plugging their ears!! Thanks for the chance :)

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  66. Wow, absolutely gorgeous projects! Love the traditional colors and vintage images!

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  67. I posted your badge on my FB page too!

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  68. I absolutely adore these colors for Christmas! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  69. beautiful presentation of the Authentique collection. Give this lady a raise!!! Well showcased... Designs are wonderful

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  70. Love the paper. Know several people (me included) who do jigsaw puzzles so that paper would be great to have for my cards.

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  71. Oh my goodness! I am sooooooooooo Loving these Authentique lines...& the weight of the paper is my absolute FAV!!! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome selection of goodies!

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  72. What a pretty Christmas collection! I love the colors.

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  73. The colors in this Christmas collection are so much fun :)

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  74. Great projects Keely, love them you rocked this collection. Love the Christmas collection it is fresh and beautiful one of my favorites this season.

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  75. I absolutely adore all these projects, the colors are perfect for the season! Beautiful!

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  76. Very vintage. Love it. It's as you say, the paper from Authentique is fab.

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  77. I am so totally loving Authentique's winter collections this year! This one AND the Glistening collection are both just stunning! Just love them!

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  78. Love your projects! So pretty! I just came over after reading Core'dinations Blog.

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  79. Love the puzzle look. Such a fun time to be made with this selection.

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  80. Seriously, Keely, you have an awesome talent for papercrafting. Amazing projects!

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  81. These projects are all beautiful! Vintage is my most favorite thing. I can't wait to try making the tag Keely made (I love tags), even though I don't have the same papers. I would love to win this giveaway,so I could make the same tag!

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  82. It's Terrible! I don't know how you can create such horrendous paper projects. JUST KIDDING you said you wanted a "unique" comment and this was about as unique as I could create based on the previous comments. It really is stunning. Keep creating!

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  83. love the project, it is simply beautiful, thanks for the inspiration Keely!
    thanks for the chance to win

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  84. Santa is my kind of guy. I'd love to win the paper pack so I could make some projects like these featured here.

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  85. Really outstanding projects. Love them all Thanks.

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  86. I'm always in love with Keely's projects, the way she layers her embellishments and the magic she works with color. More outstanding pieces to love. Great job Keely.

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  87. This collection is my favorite this year. The artwork is fantastic! I love how the vintage images contrast with the modern green.

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