This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Take Two. I’m using my extra ideas to create even more projects for My Details prompts, but you can use the challenge to go back through any class for a second take on assignments.
As I sat down to document a recent visit from my friend Kristin, I was inspired by one of the recent My Details prompts to start by documenting our relationship rather than just dive in to telling the story about what we did while she was here.
I’m not very comfortable sharing my feelings in most instances, so writing my journaling as if it were a letter to Kristin was a huge help. I am totally fine sharing feelings if they are in a love note to a person I care about. I focused on how lucky I feel to have found her in the whole wide world of people. (Jake calls us soul ladies, and that’s how I feel.) I wrote about what we rock at doing together and the ways in which our friendship manifests. And also our plans for world domination, because obviously.
I used the Freckled Fawn Wanderlust kit for this layout, and I had fun translating the products, which at first glance are meant for travel, into support for a relationship page. It will be years until I’m traveling the world, so those cork stickers would be gathering dust if I were to use them for that purpose. Instead, I used them to support the themes “what a wonderful world” and “I found you in the vast world of people.”
I have other plans for the rest of those stickers: I’m documenting how amazing it is that My Details students are living all over the world / how the Internet connects friends by interest instead of geographical proximity. I’ll use the third sticker for a page about Eliza learning about the world. Remember that even themed products have a whole list of uses beyond the most obvious.
I used 6×6 paper pads (Basic Grey Highline and Capture pads) to layer the background on this layout. You can do a lot without 12×12 sized patterned paper–try mixing full sheets of paper from a 6×6 pads with paper split (4 inches and 2 inches or 3.5 inches and 2.5 inches). The paper placement I used it totally scrapliftable if you are trying using 6×6 pads for the first time!
Make sure to check back next Monday for June’s Nerd Nest Challenge! (Remember that YOU can pitch a guest post if you’d like to join in on a challenge!). Share yours with the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge
I’ll be adding takes I find to the Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard! Share your links to past challenges too so I can add them.