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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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Thanks Carla! The National Parks are just beautiful! We visited several out in California when we lived there when the kids were little. Now we want to go back and see them all over again! Kelly
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Hybrid Album : National Parks at Pixels to Pages
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Hi Jill! Yes, I use a combination of 3x8 page protectors and just punching holes in the photos myself for those pics not in page protectors. I don't punch the holes into the photos until I adhere whatever photo will be going on the other side to it. Does that make sense? I got a little confused when you said "So there is nothing but whit on the other side." Kelly
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Hybrid Album : National Parks at Pixels to Pages
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Thank you Janet! I wrote down the name of the book and will have to look into it! I know it will end up in our stash of books! And I'll look into Renee's IG account! Kelly
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Hybrid Album : National Parks at Pixels to Pages
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Hey Donna! You are too sweet! Thank you for your comment! Glad you found the shop! I love clean pages as well! Sometimes when there are too many embellishments it's hard to find the photos!!! Thank you for all your support! Kelly
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Earlier in the spring Chris and I watched The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Ken Burns on PBS. This was around the time he planned a weekend road trip to Everglades National Park. As we were watching this documentary, I realized that this will be the second National Park... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pixels to Pages
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So I did a thing. I opened a shop. Although it is small, I hope it will be mighty one day. I've had several inquiries lately about the 6x12 Monthly Journal Blocks I use in my 2020 Family Yearbook. Friends are wondering if I created them and if so, will... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
Hi Rita! Thanks for reaching out! Can you tell me what you are trying to do with the journal cards? I would love to help you you but need a bit more info! Kelly
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Oh. My. Goodness. I had NO IDEA they offered a variety of mobile presets! The one I have is the Light & Airy Pack here is the link:http://lightandairyphotog.com/the-l-and-a-lifestyle-mobile-presets. And I have another one from them, but I honestly have no idea what it is called. I think the other packs that are mentioned in the link you provided are ones Light and Airy Photography on collaborated with Find Your Editing Style. It was driving me crazy because I couldn't find these presets on the L & A blog/store. I went back through some old emails and found one on the collaboration. They are all so gorgeous! But check the link I just posted. That pack may have what you need!
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It's about time these pages are done, right? I think I mentioned in a social media post recently that I got my documenting mojo back. It disappeared back in April and I just didn't feel like doing anything but record tutorials for my tribe! I worked on these March pages... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
Thank you! I’m so glad you found the tutorials helpful! Did you set the custom size to the specifications above? If you found a border width that works for you, great! I’m curious to figure out why there was such a difference!🧐
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Oops! I forgot to answer your question about the Light an Airy Presets. Be careful of what you are purchasing because they have sets for Lightroom on your Desktop and Lightroom Mobile. I think there is only one set for mobile, however, somehow I have two different sets, I believe they released a second set for a short period of time. Kelly
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You are so welcome Rosana! Affinity is a more economical way to go if you don’t want to pay for a subscription with Adobe. But make sure and check to see that you don’t have Photoshop Elements. You do not need a subscription for Elements. With any of these programs–Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Affinity Photo, there is going to be a learning curve. One really isn’t “easier” than the other. You will be able to resize photos print in any of those options.
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Hey Marina! Oh how I wish A Color Story And Lightroom Mobile were integrated into the Photos App like Pic Tap Go! But unfortunately they are not and you need to access it on its own😭There is no way to change this in the settings.
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Hey Krissy! Thank you for this info! I had no idea since I stick with iCloud Drive. Hopefully they will fix this soon! In the mean time, can you save to iCloud Drive and then just move them over to Dropbox? It’s pretty easy to do. Let me know if I can help you!
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Today’s tutorial is going to cover an Affinity Photo Persona and a tool that I haven’t touched on in the past. It is the Export Persona and Slice Tool. Fans of physical and digital products by Ali Edwards are familiar with her Phrase Sticker Sheets that are included in many... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
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I had a few friends direct message (DM) me on Facebook and Instagram, wondering if I still have my Bon APPetit Digital Recipe Kit available for purchase. For a VERY short period of time I had a link to purchase it here on this blog. However, I found the monthly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
THANK YOU!!! I am so happy to hear you are a fan of using the native Apple Apps! I don't see any reason to bring outside apps for organization into the mix when Apple has what I need! I totally hear you about Lightroom. That software/application scares me! I've never been able to wrap my head around it–and I'm a graphic designer! When it comes to editing pictures, if I can get it done with the editing tools in Photos, then that is what I stick with. The editing tools in the Photos App have come a LONG way! But if I can't get it just right in Photos, I use A Color Story. A Color Story has AMAZING filters and editing tools. Really good stuff in this app. I've been using it for so long, the edits go quick, and I save the edited photo to my camera roll. Sometimes, if I am feeling lazy, I will use PicTapGo to edit. If I still can't get what I am looking for, I will go to Lightroom Mobile. Now I know I just said this software/app scares me, BUT I'm not using it to organize anything. I don't even use their individual editing tools as much as I am using presets I have purchased and loaded into the app. I love the presets by Light and Airy Photography. They are easy to install and it's really just one click to get the lighting in the photo just right. So basically my workflow looks something like this (and I am documenting monthly BTW): 1) I take photos throughout the month. 2) Once the month is over I will go back through and select the ones I want to scrapbook and place them in their own album in Photos and name it, "PL 2020 April," for example. 3) I will go through those photos and edit those that need editing. If I have to edit any of them outside of Photos and save a the edited version to my camera roll, I will remove the original from that album and replace it with the newly edited one. 4) Then I drop the pictures in to their placeholders in the Project Life app. Again, I DO NOT use Lightroom for organizing. I know it's hard not to get caught up in how others organize their photos or digital elements. But stick to what works best for you! I am really happy with my system! I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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My apologies for not seeing this sooner! Not sure how I missed it! Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comment! I’m glad these videos provide some sort of distinct these crazy times. Please reach out if you have any questions!
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My pleasure! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
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Hey Heather! That’s awesome you are using Affinity on your desktop. I don’t have it, as I still need to use Adobe products for my graphic design work (industry standard). I’d love to hear how you like it and if any of the tutorials I create from the app version are applicable to the desktop version. Thanks for your comment!
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Back in October of 2018 I was a guest blogger for one of my favorite memory keepers in the world, Ali Edwards! I recorded a few tutorials of how to use her digital products in the Project Life and LetterGlow apps. It was such an honor to provide her customers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
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Super quick post, friends! You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for such a positive response to digital kit organization video I posted last week. I had several requests through Facebook and Instagram asking for a handout with the folder names of the various categories I use iCloud Drive.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Stayed tuned! I’ve got something special coming up with Affinity! I’ll keep you posted here on the blog!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2020 on 2020 Family Yearbook at Pixels to Pages
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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just don’t feel like scrapping. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it’s the turbulent times we are living in at the moment, who knows. But I have the whole month of March that needs documenting and I just don’t want to.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Pixels to Pages
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Back in 2013 I taught my very first class at Scrapaneers–Empty Nest Scrapbooking. Just as the name suggests, it was geared towards those who were, or were about to become empty nesters. And before I go any further, if you still have littles at home, just keep reading as this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Pixels to Pages