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DIY Ombré Pocket Cards with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily F. is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Go Ombré.

This month’s challenge is definitely a fun one. Ombre is very popular right now and I love how you can incorporate ombre in various ways. So many people now have ombre hairstyles, clothing and even artwork! Today, I want to share how I made a few a ombre project life cards.

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To make these cards, I grabbed a couple of supplies. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, some brushes, watercolor paper, and my new (currently favorite) stamp set by Kristin from rukristin. I also had two cups of water so I could clean my brushes. Once I had my supplies set up, I began to add water to my watercolor paper and then added the colors. I added more color towards the bottom in order to make it darker. When the paints dried, I used my Versafine stamp pad to ink up the stamps and then stamped the card. Below are some close ups for the cards that I made.

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The pink card above is my favorite. I really like how it turned out. I plan to add some journaling on the white space and then add them to my Project Life album.

For the most part, the ombre technique was not too difficult, but I know I could definitely use some more practice. Do you use ombre in your projects and artwork? I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Emily is a blogger and memory keeper who loves spending time with her family. She is obsessed with planners, books, and making new things. You can find Emily over at The Emi Times, on Instagram, and Pinterest. Buy her handmade cards in her Etsy shop The Emi Times.

Easy Ombré Watercolor Techniques with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Lisa is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Go Ombré.

What a fun challenge! I thought that I´d share a little easy watercolor techniques with you today. That was the first thing I thought of when handed the challenge. Now, the fun part about me doing a watercolor DIY is that I am no expert. Nope, I am just your average paint-with-the-kids-and-in-my-art-journal kind of gal! And by art journal I don´t mean I sit and paint the sunset or portraits. No, I´m more of a “background in one color” kind of art journaler. But I do like it and enjoy some painting time and the watercolor trend is just getting bigger and bigger I think.

So, let´s see how you easily can add a little watercolor to your projects!

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At first just paint with your flat brush. Take a good amount of water and color on it and just paint flat lines. It´s always good to feel the brush out a little, I do this with pens too! When you feel comfortable you can make a cute journaling card. Just take a piece of cardstock or heavier weight white paper, trim it to the size you need and paint a few lines with perhaps a light color so that you can easily read the journaling you´ll write on it. See, that wasn´t that hard was it?!

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Ok, now take your round tip brush and try make and fill a circle. Start with the outline and work in circles in the center of your paper/card. It is totally fine if the circle become more of a blob, because hey, who says blobs can´t be a cool pattern! If you want to make a card or a pocket card just add an embellishment or a word stick and voila you have made your on watercolor card!

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The last thing I wanted to show you is how you can make an ombré card. Cut your paper before if you´d like and add a lot of water and paint to your brush. Then starting either at the top, like I did, or at the bottom of the card start to paint from one side to the other going downward.

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You´ll see that this is easy since the paint and water will do the work! If you aren´t at the bottom of the card when the paint is done, just add more water and paint to your brush. If the gradient is to dark, just add more water to even it out.

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I hope you have fun trying these projects out!

Lisa is a passionate memory keeper who loves to document her little family´s life in scrapbooks. On top of running an Etsy shop she likes to throw in a few diy`s here and there.

You can find Lisa here: blog, Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy.

Learning to Embrace Ombré with Jen | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Jen is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Go Ombré.

Ombre is one of those trends that I’ve been slow to adopt. I probably still have unused ombre digital papers from when I first started scrapping in 2010. I think ombre supplies are beautiful, but I had a hard time knowing how to use them.

Carefree kit and artsy papers by JB Studio

Dani, one of the designers I CT for, makes ombre papers with almost every new release, so I figured I’d better learn how to use them! I started out small, adding in an ombre journal card here and there.

Drip Drip Drop kit by JB Studio

After doing that a few times, I made a page using an ombre paper as a background. I LOVED how they turned out.

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I branched out, trying to make my own ombre effect by arranging different colored supplies to make an ombre effect that mimicked the sunrise. It’s a neat effect, and something I definitely want to do again.

I’m glad I finally gave ombre a try. When you’re starting out with a new technique or supply, I think working with it in small doses can really help build confidence. Who knows, it could become your new favorite thing!

Thanks for joining me in my journey towards embracing ombre. I’d love to see examples of how you’ve used ombre in your pages!

Jen Johnson is originally from Nashville, but ran away to South Florida to marry a boy she met on the Internet. She has always been a memory keeper, but never realized it until she discovered digital scrapbooking in 2009. Now she loves to document her life in SoFlo with her husband, stepson, and cat, cleverly named Miss Kitty. Her biggest scrapbook is the “All About Jen” book. She worries that might sound narcissistic, but who else is more qualified to tell her story? She loves to travel, read, eat good food, and watch bad TV. She has a blog, hclappy scraps, where she writes about digiscrapping, minimalist Project Life, (step)motherhood, and her search for that ever-elusive “healthy lifestyle” everyone talks about. She says Y’all and Yonder a lot, loves run-on sentences, and finds it a bit awkward talking about herself in third person.

New Pocket Your Year Unit – Process Check-In

Process Check-In Unit | Pocket Your Year

We’re more than halfway through the year, and that means it’s a good time to go back to our Plan of Action from the beginning of the year and reflect on what’s been working and what hasn’t.

This month, we’re checking in with your process now will help you determine if you need to switch things up going forward to be more successful in reaching your pocket scrapbooking goals!

Creative Team Sneak Peek

Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the projects made by the amazing Pocket Your Year Creative Team for this unit! As always, I was blown away by the things they created this month!

Pocket Your Year 2016 - A Year Long Pocket Scrapbooking Course from The Nerd Nest

Current students, go to the classroom and get started now! Not taking the year-long pocket scrapbooking course yet? You can join any time this year.

Go Ombré | Nerd Nest Challenge

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This month, I challenge you to go ombré!

Ombré is the gradual blending of one hue to another, often moving from light to dark.

I’m going to tell you how I add the ombré effect to my wood chips, but you can add ombré to your project in other ways if this technique is not for you!

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You’ll need a wood chip (or several!) and three to five colors of ink close in hue. Pigment or chalk ink will work better for this project, because dye based inks will bleed and spread across your wood chip–you’ll have a harder time blending the colors too.

Arrange your colors from darkest to lightest. I decided to move from yellow to red to mimic a sunset!

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Starting with your lightest color, begin to apply the ink to the wood chip. Eyeball the area you’ll cover. If you want the ombre to be even across your chip, you’ll want to apply the ink proportionally–about 1/5 of the chip per color in my case.

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I’m using small ink pads (I love these guys–they’re a great way to stock up a lot of colors inexpensively!), so I can apply the ink with the tip of the pad easily by rubbing the pad directly on the wood chip. You can also load your ink onto a sponge, a cotton swab, or your finger to apply it to the wood chip. The last option can get messy, but it works in a pinch!

Apply the next lightest color, slightly overlapping the first color. Repeat until your wood chip is covered with all of the colors you’ve chosen.

This is a fun and easy way to bring color to your wood chips. I’d love to see you try! But remember that you can do a project with ombré in any way–I used ombré papers on this February Day in the Life pocket spread in addition to using the wood chip technique.

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I’d love to see your take on the challenge! Share a link in the comments or use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

Remember that you can do anything you’d like for this challenge–it doesn’t just have to be scrapbooking!

Check back on Mondays to see takes from Nerd Nest Creative Team members!

Projects with Freckled Fawn’s Sweet Treats Kits

Freckled Fawn Sweet Treats Embellishment Kit

Today I’m sharing my projects with Freckled Fawn’s July Sweet Treats Embellishment Kit (above) and Planner Kit (below)!

Freckled Fawn Sweet Treats Planner Kit

Here’s how I went about using the kit:

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The smaller planner kit is perfect for light embellishing on pocket pages. I was stuck on a pocket page from April, which has colorful photos and memorabilia, and the colors in this kit turned out to be just perfect!

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This side includes a few highlights from the Passport to India cultural festival.

I used the kit to add a bit more interest to the cards, framing the date and journaling on the title card with a small strip of washi tape and an arrow clip.

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For the other card, I added a vellum sticker from the planner kit and a star clip from this month’s subscriber add-on embellishment, Stars and Clouds paper clips.

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I had two bits of memorabilia I wanted to include–the program from the festival and strips of papers the kids practiced writing their names in Hindi on. I adhered the paper strips to the back of my patterned paper, but I wanted to be able to pull out the program to look at it later. The paper clip helps to keep the program from falling out and the brads (K & Company) will keep it from sliding around.

To get more yellow on this side of the page, I stamped the “love” word from the stamp set on another card from the Citrus Twist journaling cards.

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The right page has all of the everyday stuff from the rest of the week.

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For the 4×6 journaling card, I cut a journaling spot circle to use from the Citrus Twist journaling cards, and used the diamond strip shape from the mini stamp set in the planner kit to create a line. I added a vellum strip with the same shape (so glad that there is purple in this kit!).

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I used the embellishment kit to make a page about going to see the musical Matilda! The blue and yellow in the playbill and the photo went great with the kit, and the star embellishments inspired me to add orange into the color scheme as well!

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I used the Stars and Clouds paper clips subscriber add-on to hold the playbill in place–I just cut small slits in the paper so I could secure the clips on the slits.

Another tip–I cut out the pages from the playbill that are just ads to reduce the bulk they’ll add to my album.

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I used the wood chip frames for my journaling and to add the date. I colored them, inspired by the colors on the puffy stars, by rubbing ink pads directly onto the frames. I centered a phrase chipboard piece in one of the frames and bordered the frames in puffy stars.

I liked this look so much that I went into the subscriber shop and bought two extras of the stars so I can border the other elements on the page as well!

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I used two strips of vellum tape across the bottom then made my own pattern using the Lili Alphabet Stamp. Letters played a huge part in the set design of the show, so I thought it would be fun to play off that and use the letters from the title in the pattern!

I’m so excited to dive into these kits deeper! I haven’t even broke out my favorite elements–the popsicle and doughnut epoxy stickers–yet!

Like the kit too?

Embellishment Kit: Start a subscription or buy your Sweet Treats kit here!

Planner Kit: Start a subscription or buy your Sweet Treats kit here!

I’d love to see how you use yours! Leave a link in the comments!

I’m on the Freckled Fawn Creative Team and thus receive free and discounted products.

rukristin Awesome Ladies Scrapbook Sleepover Challenge Projects

rukristin Awesome Ladies Scrapbook Line

My soul lady Kristin of rukristin just released her first product line in collaboration with Kara Haupt. To celebrate the launch, Kristin hosted a Scrapbook Sleepover complete with challenges (and a movie–Kristin and I did a lot of tweeting about The Princess Bride). Excited to dig into these awesome products, I did all of the challenges! I’m sharing them here so you can see this amazing line in use, and you also have some time to join in on the challenges yourself to enter to win the whole line!

(You can shop the individual items in the line or get the full line like I did–stamps not pictured.)

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The first challenge is to use a Big Title, so I used a big title on a pocket spread! I’d been wanting to use this big chipboard alpha from Ali Edwards, but it’s hard to actually spell out anything in a full title when you only have one of each letter.

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I looked through my not-yet-scrapbooked weekly pocket scrapbook folders and realized that spelling out the abbreviation for Saint Louis would be a perfect title for this weekend trip highlight page!

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I’ll write way more about the trip in a minibook, so most of the pockets were filled with photos. The black and white complemented this busy / photo heavy style well.

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For a tiny bit of information about the trip, I used a 3×4 card with a plus background and a journaling spot sticker to turn it into a journaling card.

Tombow’s monotwin pens are excellent for writing journaling on slick stickers like these.

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I used a black ampersand card to list out the main things we did on the trip. I love Uni-ball Signo white pens for writing on dark surfaces.

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The second challenge was to create a Double Page layout, so I decided to scrapbook the previous week in a pocket spread, even though I usually wait longer to make spreads, the The Game card gave me an idea for documenting a Game of Thrones episode so I rolled with it (minor spoilers on that card).

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Going on here: Jonas leaping on my brother to say goodbye after we had dinner with him and his fiancé, Father’s Day doughnut breakfast, seeing Finding Dory, lots of puttering around the house with our foster daughter, and Eliza with the first ripe blackberry this year!

The GOT card is my favorite, but I didn’t do a close-up in case anyone not caught up is trying really hard not to read it.

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For my title card, I cut down 6×8 plus paper to 4×6 and added two label stickers as a background for my title.

I also cut down 6×8 paper for the other cards on this page and added stickers to jazz them up!

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The words stickers are so fun.

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My public library is displaying a first edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio and hosting lots of Shakespeare related events this year in celebration of the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death (it’s a world-wide celebration, so look into events near you!) I included a program as an insert.

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Going on here: Shakespeare’s First Folio (opened to Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be” soliloquy) and a photo with Shakespeare quotes with my friends Paul and Anne after we saw a “Shakespeare and Hip Hop” presentation. A selfie, Eliza playing with friends after school, lots of pictures of our foster daughter, and welcoming the two newest members of the Nerd Nest menagerie: two African dwarf frogs.

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The My Review card was a great way to document the presentation!

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More cut down 6×8 paper + a journaling spot from a past Ali Edwards Story Kit.

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The third challenge was to create a page using Selfies. I include #Thursday3 selfies in almost all of my pocket pages, so at first I thought I’d do another one of those, but then I decided to switch it up with a layout.

I picked this photo, which I took using the reflection in my computer while I was working on editing my book.

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I layered various cards and stickers from the line around the photo to frame it. This was also a great way for me to meaningfully use some of the quote cards–I tend to pack my pocket spreads full of journaling and photos, so I don’t usually have a lot of room for “filler” cards. This is a wonderful alternative for me.

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The fourth challenge was B&W + Color. Because a lot of my other projects use just the black and white with the yellow in the line, I wanted to add in a pop of another color–bright pink–into this reads page too.

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The title card is 6×8 paper trimmed to 4×6 with a strip of 6×8 trimmed to 2×6 as a place for the pink alpha.

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The The Story of Tonight card is a Hamilton (musical) reference, so it was perfect to use to explain why I read The Federalist Papers.

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I layered a Studio Calico card with the colors I was using on a black card cut down from 6×8 paper for a bit more journaling.

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The fifth and final challenge was to go Off the Page, so I used a card from a kit to make a gift tag! The Made This card is especially perfect for this. Just punch a hole, add some ribbon, and fill out. Done. I left the date blank, however, because I haven’t finished the project I’ll use this tag on.

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I hope you liked seeing how I use the collection! I’ll be sharing some more projects once my stamps get here. Head over to check out the challenges and challenge rules to join in the fun yourself!

Portraits with Things I’m Wearing with Jen | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Jen is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Portrait with Items.

I Love this month’s prompt! I think the things we surround ourselves with can say so much about our personalities, seasons of our lives, pop culture, and so much more. You can take this prompt in many different directions, but I wanted to document some of the things I wear.

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A couple of years ago, by best friend in Nashville made the comment “You sure do wear a lot of hats now!” and that has stuck in my head ever since. I took this prompt as an opportunity to show my love of hats through the years.

Journaling reads- I like big hats and I cannot lie. Ever since I moved to FL, hats have been an integral part of my wardrobe.

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I also wanted to document an extra special piece of jewelry my husband bought me for Mother’s Day.

Journaling reads- Jason surprised me with an early Mother’s Day gift, a charm necklace. It came with a bunch of tiny charms that I can switch out easily. It was a bit like putting clowns in a car, seeing how many we could fit in. I’m not a big jewlry person anymore, but this is so special and it’s so “me”. (Not too delicate and no dangly bits for me to break. I swear I’ve broken every piece of jewlry he’s ever given me, except my wedding ring) Mother’s Day is always a hard day for me and I love that he always does something to make it special. April 30, 2016

Thanks for checking out my pages about Things! The other CT’s have rocked the prompt this month, as usual. I’d love to see more examples if you’ve made a Things project, so be sure to share in the comments.

Jen Johnson is originally from Nashville, but ran away to South Florida to marry a boy she met on the Internet. She has always been a memory keeper, but never realized it until she discovered digital scrapbooking in 2009. Now she loves to document her life in SoFlo with her husband, stepson, and cat, cleverly named Miss Kitty. Her biggest scrapbook is the “All About Jen” book. She worries that might sound narcissistic, but who else is more qualified to tell her story? She loves to travel, read, eat good food, and watch bad TV. She has a blog, hclappy scraps, where she writes about digiscrapping, minimalist Project Life, (step)motherhood, and her search for that ever-elusive “healthy lifestyle” everyone talks about. She says Y’all and Yonder a lot, loves run-on sentences, and finds it a bit awkward talking about herself in third person.

Citrus Twist Freckled Fawn Kits Projects

Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Embellishment Kit

I’m here today to share my projects with Freckled Fawn‘s June Citrus Twist kits! The embellishment kit (above) and planner kit (below). They’re basically delicious.

Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Planner Kit

Here’s how I went about using the kits:

Market with Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Kits | by Megan Anderson

Usually, I like to stretch my Freckled Fawn kits over lots of projects (usually at least seven!), but I was inspired when making this page to use a bit of everything from both the embellishment and planner Citrus Twist kits, plus the add-on flair (one of the many subscriber perks). What started as a minimalist idea turned into a fun embellishment sneeze and I love it.

This kit provided a fantastic way to document a farmer’s market!

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I was inspired by the wood tiles in the kit, so I thought I’d make a page with lots of small photos with the corners touching and have the photos and tiles fan out diagonally across the page. When I got everything all printed, however, I realized that a sort of a funky checkerboard pattern would work better, with photos in some spaces and tiles in others. The in-between spaces were great for little embellishments like transparencies and enamel dots and for my journaling.

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I had fun tucking embellishments into the white spaces. I started with the bigger embellishments, trying to make them feel balanced across the page, and the title, then stepped back and started filling in the smaller embellishments where gaps looked large or awkward. I filled in with the resin grapefruit, puffy stickers, and enamel dots from the planner kit (I also used some dots from the March “Shine” kit).

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I love that the tiles in this kit had recessed patterns, so when I colored them by rubbing ink pads on top of them, the recessed design still showed through. I made sure the ink was completely dry before adding the flair embellishments to them!

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This layout really lives up to the kit name “Citrus Twist”! The fruit transparencies would also be great to use to document recipes, picnics, or adorable fruit clothing. (I know my kids have some shirts that would match this kit well!)

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I got outside of my usual style and comfort zone for this page, which is a great thing to do to stretch your creativity. If you give yourself room to play, you may or may not love the result, but you will certainly learn something and might add a few more techniques to your go-to bag of tricks!

July Reads with Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Kits | by Megan Anderson

Every month, I make a pocket page including photos of me with the books I’ve finished reading over the course of the month and whatever Currently cards from rukristin that I filled out. I love making repetitive pages like this, so I can see how I change over time–this can work for any hobby or interest your or a family member have!

For this page, I used embellishments from the embellishment and planner kits to jazz up this simple page!

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I started by making a title card. I made a border with Citrus Twist washi tape, then added a title with alpha stickers and a label (cut in half to frame the first word of the title). I made my title a little bit to high, so I added a strip of orange thin washi from March’s kit Shine to balance it out.

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I added a flat paperclip to add a bit of fun to my journaling. I love that these word clips work well vertically and horizontally.

July Reads with Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Kits | by Megan Anderson

I also added a circle label sticker with a puffy sticker inside on each of the photos to tie the page together and add in a bit more color and fun to the page.

July Reads with Freckled Fawn Citrus Twist Kits | by Megan Anderson

I love how the fun summer colors in this kit added to my hobby page!

What hobbies are you documenting for the summer? How are you planning on documenting them?

Like the kit too?

Embellishment Kit: Start a subscription or buy your Citrus Twist kit here!

Planner Kit: Start a subscription or buy your Citrus Twist kit here!

I’d love to see how you use yours! Leave a link in the comments!

I’m on the Freckled Fawn Creative Team and thus receive free and discounted products.

P.S. Here’s another page I made with these kits.

Document Your Obsession with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily F. is here to share her take on May’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Portrait with Items.

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This month’s challenge is to use photos to tell a story and it is awesome! I always take photos of things that my family and I are into. Some of these things include books, video games, trucks, etc. I am currently loving my Dylusions Paints and have been using them nonstop. I have been using them in my paintings, art journal pages, and other projects. It was only right to choose these paints as my take on the challenge.

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These paints are my newest obsession. I had originally purchased just 12 of the paints and thought that I had the complete set. When I found out that there are actually 18 paints, I immediately purchased the rest and now I have the entire collection. The photo shows all 18 colors.

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The journaling says “I am LOVING my new Dylusions Paints! I have the complete set and the paints are just amazing! I love how fluid the paints are and how the colors look. It has been so much fun working on my paintings and art journal.”

As you can see, I am loving the paints and I just can’t wait to create even more projects.

Do you document the things that you and your family are currently loving?

Thank you for sharing your layout about your current obsession, Emily! That reminds me that I should probably be documenting with lots of Hamilton pages. What’s your current obsession, everyone?

Emily is a blogger and memory keeper who loves spending time with her family. She is obsessed with planners, books, and making new things. You can find Emily over at The Emi Times, on Instagram, and Pinterest.