This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to fill in memory keeping gaps. For an extra dose of inspiration on this challenge, I asked my friend Annette Haring to share her take with you!


Hey everyone! It’s Annette and I’m so excited to be here at the Nerd Nest to share with you one of my “fill in the gaps” projects.

I will be the first to tell you, I learn a ton from Megan!! One of the biggest things I learned after preparing our upcoming class, Catch Up with Project Life, is that I accomplish so much more when I focus on a smaller time frame.

For example, I thought I would be burned out after preparing all the class content, but now I’m more motivated than ever to fill in gaps! I have unfinished December Dailies and two Week in the Life projects that need finishing, plus a lot in my various years of Project Life. If you have watch my welcome video in class you will see that there.


The first thing I did was write down some of the projects I want to work on right now. My first instinct is to tackle it all! So you can see on the left is the list of things I want to finish and on the right I narrowed down my focus for just finishing up December 2013 Project Life.


The first spread I tackled was my monthly introduction page, where thankfully I did not have that much to fill in! I wrote up my month in review card and printed that out, then went looking for a few favorite photos for the bottom spaces.





I usually use photos from my big camera on these pages and it was fun looking through my December photos and editing a few of my favorites. I used the same techniques that I go over in the class to help me narrow down and choose these. While I was editing them I added some digital word art right on the photo before printing.







I’m really happy with how it turned out and now I have a start on finishing up my December 2013! With that done and the big two month gap filled in for one of the class challenges, I am on my way to actually finishing a Project Life album!! How exciting is that?!

I hope you will join us in class and we can have fun working on filling in gaps and learning techniques to help with catching up and keeping up! It’s going to be fun! See you there!


Annette Haring lives near Austin, Texas, with her recently graduated husband (yay!) and their sweet four year old daughter. She has been scrapbooking since childhood, when she loved adding memorabilia and photos to her journal.  Project Life® has been a way for her to continue her love of scrapbooking and memory keeping while working as a physical therapist for the past 10 years. She loves to learn and to teach others and has recently been a contributing teacher to Project Life Lessons at Big Picture Classes, a contributing author to the eBook Project Dig Deep by Ella Publishing/Big Picture Classes. She is currently on the digital creative team for Ali Edwards and is a co-teacher along with Megan for the upcoming class Catch Up with Project Life (read her post all about the class here)! She shares her work most actively on Instagram and on her blog when she can. You can find her on Twitter and Pinterest too!

Thanks Annette for sharing how you filled in your memory keeping gaps with us!

Remember that you can share your take on the October challenge too. Use the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge on social media or leave a comment so I can add your take to the Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard.