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kelly sill
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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I'm in the mood to purge my studio again. I did this right before we moved to Latvia. I went through every single piece of scrapbook paper and embellishment, sold or donated what I felt I could part and kept those items that I just knew I was going to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at September Blue
I love invitation design. I really do. So when a friend of mine called a few months ago and asked if I would design wedding invitations for her October wedding, I of course said "yes!" Brenda and her fiancé, Michael, are getting married at a winery in Virginia. She was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at September Blue
For those of you who have followed September Blue for the past few years, do you remember this?: Several years ago I created this piece of subway art as a gift for my husband. This canvas gallery wrap lists all of the addresses we lived at over the years as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at September Blue
AUDREY!!! Congratulations Audrey! You won a seat in my DPS 101: Digital Pocket-Style Scrapbooking for Beginners Workshop! Audrey said: "I would love to win this. I need to do something with all my travel photos and see pocket scrapping digitally as a great option. I can then have the pages... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at September Blue
Yes! You read that right: Learn how to digital scrapbook for FREE! How? In celebration of National Scrapbook Day, Tiffany Tillman-Emanuel, owner of, has created a Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners workshop and is making it available for free! This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn how to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at September Blue
Shayla! Congratulations! Shayla won a seat in my DPS 101: Digital Pocket-Style Scrapbooking Workshop at! Shayla said: I've tried to get in on the pocket style of scrapbooking every year and somehow never make it past a layout or two. I would love to take this class and finally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at September Blue
Happy Monday my friends!!! Guess what? Today registration opens for my new class, DPS 101: Digital Pocket-Style Scrapbooking for Beginners, at! If you or someone you know have been curious about pocket-style scrapbooking and are looking at how to start scrapbooking your photos and stories using pocket-style digital templates,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at September Blue
Every once in a while, things get a little quiet around here. Just know that whenever September Blue seems to have gone into "sleep mode," it's only because there are good things going on in the background! For example, this... latest class at!!! I know there are a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at September Blue
Hi Jennifer! I believe you are referencing the cream-colored frames around the square photos! Those I made myself. The little tab is actually from the Clementine Edition of PL. I altered it and clipped the kraft paper from the Midnight Edition to it.
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Just a quick post today! If you've been following September Blue since the beginning of the year, you know that I am documenting our stories and photos the Project Life way in a monthly format. I have two layouts completed for February and I thought I would share them with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at September Blue
Hello my friends! Sorry about that unscheduled sabbatical last week! I had several deadlines I needed to meet and had a complete multi-tasking malfunction! I think I've got it together now! There are two new Digital Project Life Value Kits at today, Notes & Things and Lucky Charm. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at September Blue
Yay! Let's hear it for hump day! Better yet, let's hear it for keeping up with Project Life! I am loving the monthly format! A few weeks ago I shared some of my January pages in this post. Today, I am sharing the rest of them! You may recall from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at September Blue
Happy Monday my friends! There is a lot of eye candy today in the Digital Project Life shop! Check out all the new releases below. I created a page using the Be Bright Kit and another using Becky's Quotes! I am LOVIN' all of these kits with a little bit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at September Blue
Hey Donna! I'm so glad you liked it! Like I said in the post, it's one of our faves!
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on COMFORT FOOD + FREEBIE at September Blue
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Hi Sherri! Thanks for your comment! I am loving the monthly format myself! Less pressure and I am able to keep up! I am enjoying limiting myself when it comes to digital products. It makes putting pages together a lot quicker, don't you think? I'm in a good rhythm now when completing pages for 2015 and hopefully it will continue!
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After sharing digital pages from my 2015 album I had a few people ask if I would create some square-cornered templates for my my shop. So of course, I obliged! I created templates in two different sized, 12x12 and 6x8. I included a special effects option of a stroke or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at September Blue
Hi Rita! Thanks for your comment. I apologize for getting back to you so late! The short answer is yes. If I was going to put this page in my 2014 album it would be in chronological order. I do not have many pages done for 2014, but the album is in a monthly format. I think the photos were taken in September or October, so it would be placed in the appropriate month. However, the long answer is I will not be using this particular layout in my family album. I love being part of the 2015 Project Life Creative Team. As a team member focusing on the digital product we get access to new product releases shortly before they are put in the Digital Project Life Shop. We make sample pages with the product so they can be shown as inspiration along with the product when you visit the shop. Since I choose to work with one or two specific kits in my personal albums, it is more than likely that the pages I create as at CT member will not be in our personal albums. I will create a separate "portfolio album" with these pages and keep them in there. Does that make sense? I do like the monthly format for PL. Although my monthly pages have a chronological flow to them, doing them monthly instead of weekly allows for more freedom. I mean some months will only have one spread and others will have several. When I was doing my albums in a weekly format, I would get bummed out that one week only had 3 or 4 photos and I would be scrambling to find stuff to fill pocket with, while the following week had 12 pics and I was trying to figure out how to fit it all in on a double-page spread. The monthly format allows me to blend the weeks together, not worrying if photos from week two are on the same page as week one. I'm totally over being so structured like that! Does that help?
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Who's hungry for some comfort food? Florida may not be as cold as other parts of the U.S., but we do get some chilly days and evenings down here in the Sunshine State! I thought I would share one of my favorite go-to cold-weather recipes today: Swiss Chard & Sausage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at September Blue
Pam, congratulations! You are the winner of the subscription to the first season of video cast, The Digital Coffee Break! Pam said: "Kelly you are making me want to take Amanda Taylor's class and subscribe to Coffee Break and Champions. I'm not sure about Champions because it seems that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at September Blue
Just over a year ago I did a post about Marquee Letters and how they were a source for some new digital product inspiration (you can read the post here). I had a feeling this was gonna be a design trend back then and here we are a year later–marquee... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at September Blue
With all these posts about Project Life and plight of the over-40-something-scrapbooker, you may have forgotten that I am a digital scrapbook educator at! It's okay if you did forgetas this post will remind you of that and all of the AWESOMENESS that goes on at Scrapaneers. Let's do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at September Blue
With the exception of my title page and monthly divider page, the layouts I've been sharing here on the blog have been those created for Becky's 2015 Project Life Creative Team. Today I'm happy to share some of the pages I have done for my personal album. Remember, I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at September Blue
So how many of you have changed from the physical version of Project Life over to the digital version for 2015? Me, me, me! My hand is UP! One thing I miss about creating layouts in the traditional way is working on an entire double-page spread at one time. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at September Blue
Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was productive! Things are going to be VERY busy here on the blog this week! I'll be sharing my personal PL pages, along with a new tutorial, new September Blue product and a Scrapaneers class update! So keep checking in each day so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at September Blue
Jen, thank you so much for your comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the posts! I did weekly for a few years, but the pressure I put on myself to get it done was too much, so I am switching to monthly this year. I hope to have a few spreads to share next week! I do love to manipulate the digital kits! Being able to do so makes things extremely economical, don't ya think? What is a Hobonichi journal? Never heard of it! "Brain dump"...I love that...since I got that out, there is now room in my head for other things!
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