I’ve missed doing the Document Life Workshop challenges, so I decided to start them up again here! I’ll be hosting bi-weekly memory keeping challenges here on the Nerd Nest every other Monday. Join in the challenge in whatever way you choose: with scrapbooking, blogging, photography, journaling, project life, videos, artwork, or any other method you love. Wahoo!
For the first challenge, I’m documenting something that is no longer there. For your take, this can mean a building that has been demolished, a local business you love that went bust, a person now estranged or passed, or a physical or metaphorical thing you’ve lost. Because there isn’t necessary a visual reminder of places, things, or people that were once part of our lives but are no longer with us, we can forget to include them in our memory keeping. But loss is part of our story, and can change the trajectory of our lives.
For my take on this challenge, I documented the tattoo shop where I got my favorite tattoo done. I thought I’d go back there for any future tattoos, but the owner committed a horrifying crime and the shop has since shut down. It may re-open under new ownership, but the horrible news story made me want to document my feelings about the place, which will be different whether or not it re-opens.
Supplies*: Studio Calico kits.
Tip: There’s no rule that says you can’t reuse photos! I’ve already included these photos on a page about the tattoo but used them in a different way for this page.
Prize: Inspiration Vacation!
Decide where to put where you go with Inspiration Vacation, an idea ebook full of tips for documenting trips. Documenting vacations, with the oodles of photos and stories that come with them, can be tricky. It can be hard to decide how and where to document all of those memories that may not quite fit into your everyday memory keeping system. That’s why we’ve created a resource packed full of inspiration using four different formats: layouts, mini books, pocket scrapbooking, and photo books. We’re showing you examples of how we use each of these formats, and telling you when we think each format is the best fit. Learn about the pros of each format, and get awesome tips for making amazing vacation projects too!
Learn more or purchase Inspiration Vacation here. If you purchase now and win, Allie will reimburse you for the prize!
Memory keeping is in no way a contest, but I know that prizes can be a fun motivation! One person who shares a take from their challenge will be randomly selected to win the prize. If you have a memory keeping business and would like to donate a prize for a future challenge e-mail me!
Share your take with a link in the comments below! You can also use the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge on social media. I’ll be adding takes I find to the new Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard too!
See you in two weeks for the next challenge and the announcement of the winner of this challenge!
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