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kelly sill
Virginia
I am a wife, a mother and have a passion for the paper arts!
Interests: Paper arts, scrapbooking, photography, cooking, spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling
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Yesterday we talked cards, today let's talk cookies. I love baking Christmas cookies. I love making a huge mess in the kitchen when doing so. I love that powdered sugar and sprinkles get everywhere. I love thesugar cookie smell that fills the house. I love that my dogs stay beneath... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at September Blue
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Who's sending out Christmas cards this year? I have to confess. I have been a bad "Keeper of the Christmas Correspondence" for 4 years. But being in a new home this year, figured I best send them out! It kills two turtle doves at once: friends and family receive a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at September Blue
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I've got a double-dose of December Daily goodness for you today! So let's just dive in: December 15 The prompt for my December Daily class at Scrapaneers for the 15th was "reflection." And it wasn't the kind of reflection in a mirror or reflection of the glow of a candle.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at September Blue
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When we were first married our first duty station out of flight school was Tustin Marine Corps Air Station in Southern California. I loved it out there–sun, surf, sand, palm trees and Mickey. Yes, I said Mickey. As in the Mouse. We were a very short drive to Disneyland and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at September Blue
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I know I promised a double-dose of December Daily for today, but because we did some super-fun holiday stuff this past weekend, I thought it would be best to dedicate a separate post to each day instead! If you've been reading September Blue for the past year or so, you'll... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at September Blue
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For today's story, I used the daily prompt from by Discover December class at Scrapaneers, "My Favorite Decoration." We have so many Christmas decorations that we've collected from various places when we lived overseas, making it hard to choose just one. But I decided to focus on my painted wooden... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at September Blue
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So who's family out there has a house guest that shows up during the holidays? This guest may not eat much or require a place to sleep, but he or she can show up at the most inappropriate times. I'm talking about the Elf. I think I mentioned in my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at September Blue
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Well, here we are 15 days before Christmas and I just finished putting ornaments on the tree. Yeah, yeah, I know that the lights went up on the tree several days ago. Chris and I did decorate it that evening (well, he did some but fell asleep during the process).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at September Blue
Thanks Pam! The font is called "abstra." There is a direct link to it in the post! Just look above the font photo!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY NINE at September Blue
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While out and about yesterday I stopped by Starbucks and had my first Peppermint Mocha of the season (yeah, I'm a little behind) and to pick up some of their Christmas Blend coffee. While paying for my order, I thought back to Ali's Day Six blog post a few days... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at September Blue
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So I've been perusing various online galleries and message boards salivating at the gorgeous December Daily albums fellow memory keepers are creating this Christmas season. Everybody looks so perfect and happy...their shopping is done, their cookies are baked and their Christmas cards are in the mail. They are enjoying hot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at September Blue
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Everybody have a good weekend? Ours was great! It was the first full weekend that we had to ourselves in our new place. It was also a weekend without having to move anything over from the house we were renting. We are officially moved in! Yay! I purposely chose not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at September Blue
You're so welcome, Christine! I keep reminding myself, too!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY THREE at September Blue
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Yes Pam, I am grazing on them all day long! It's not fair that putting them out was my husband's idea and he is not home during the day to eat them! This is one decoration that is not going to last very long!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY THREE at September Blue
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Thanks Tori! Limiting myself to one story has been liberating!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY THREE at September Blue
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Thank you Pam!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY TWO at September Blue
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Thanks Melanie!!! YOU created a gorgeous kit! I'm working on getting you a class code so you can have access to the workshop! I'll be in touch soon!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY ONE at September Blue
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Thanks Christine! I have most of Ali's digital stuff, too. I recently became acquainted with my Silhouette and am in the process of converting many of her png files into cut files! It's so addicting!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2014 on DECEMBER DAILY | DAY ONE at September Blue
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What brings your JOY during the holiday season? Is it decorating the tree? Being with friends and family? Picking out that perfect gift for someone special? The smell of Christmas cookies baking in the oven? No matter what time of year one thing that brings me joy is teaching someone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at September Blue
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I was reading Ali Edwards' blog posts from the past few days and feeling totally inspired by the fact she is only focusing on one story each day. I know it's been only a few days into December, but looking at my first few pages, I realized that I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at September Blue
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I want to thank everyone who took a peek at my layout from yesterday! My stats went through the roof! You guys are so good for my ego. :) Here is what I did for December 2: I played around a bit with my Silhouette and cut the number 2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at September Blue
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I cannot even express how excited I am to be creating a December Daily album this year! I had every intention of completing one last year, I even bought Ali Edwards' 2013 DD Kit from Studio Calico. But because we were in the middle of a big move and surrounded... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at September Blue
Not a fan of braving the mall with thousands of your closest friends on Black Friday? No worries! Do some online shopping from the comfort of you home during Scrapaneers Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! This is the ONLY time Scrapaneers hosts a savings of 30% on selected self-paced classes! Sale... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at September Blue
...Em! Blog reader Em won a spot in my Discover December class at Scrapaneers.com! Congratulations! Em said: "Your class sounds awesome. :) Thanks for the chance to win! Cheers. Em" Em-please send an email to septemberbluedesigns@gmail.com so I can get your class code to you! Thanks to all who entered!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at September Blue
My "Discover December" workshop begins in a few weeks and I am giving away a seat in this awesome workshop! If you have been wanting to create an album just for the month of December but the thought of the task is too overwhelming, then this class is for you!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at September Blue