Document Now, Make Later | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

This year, I’m making weekly pocket scrapbooking spreads in addition to other forms of memory keeping, like monthly spreads for Day in the Life and thematic pages. I include monthly breaks in my album for all of the extra documenting I like to include over and above weekly documenting.

*Blurs are due our foster baby.

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Mixing events and everyday | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

I spent a lot of time last week mass ordering photos for the summer gaps in my pocket scrapbooking album and busting out spreads, motivated by a challenge we had in my workshop Pocket Your Year. I thought I’d share one of my favorites today! This spread is really representative of my summer and I love the rich colors in the Kelly Purkey Out in the Sunshine kit I’d saved for July spreads.

Using a GoPro for swimming pictures  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

Going on here: We tried to go swimming once a week over the summer, and this week we took our GoPro and waterproof case to capture the fun. The photo of Eliza underwater is my favorite and also represents some major progress–she was still afraid to put her face in the water at the beginning of the year.

Cut down a Design A page protector and seal the side with washi tape to make your own 9x12 insert  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

I cut down a Design A page protector and sealed the side with washi tape to create a 9×12 insert for this spread.

Going on here: Everyday stuff like the kids playing in the baby’s room and Eliza and Jonas playing Minecraft and learning games on the computer.

Photo focused Project Life  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

Project Life with Summertime Kelly Purkey kit  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

Going on here: Jake and Jonas playing video games, visiting my Great-Grandpa Ray, and our niece Avery playing with the baby.

Mix two cards to cover up part that doesn't apply to you  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

I liked the color and polka dots on a Studio Calico card, but not the photo-realistic cliff of buildings. So I cut a card from the Kelly Purkey kit in half on the diagonal to cover up the photo part of the first card! It still looked a little unfinished, but a strip of thin washi tape and a chipboard arrow from Freckled Fawn brought it all togehter.

Use Design P for Square Photos  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

Going on here: My #thursday3 selfie, lots of everyday photos of the baby and her messes, going out for pizza with my brother, and re-arranging furniture to minimize possible tiny human injury.

Add visiual interest to a card with washi tape and doodles  | Pocket Scrapbooking by Megan Anderson of the Nerd Nest

To tie this card in with the rest of the spread, I added washi tape to pull in the yellow color from cards on other pages and doodled lines around the sentiment at the top to make the card feel less bottom-heavy.

There you have it! I made this spread and about 18 more over a week and a half. Now I just have to print out special event photos for summer months. Document now, make later!

How are you doing on your pocket album this year?

Selected Supplies: Kelly Purkey Out in the Sunshine kit // Freckled Fawn rose gold foil washi tape, yellow / orange chevron airmail washi tape, thin washi, chipboard arrow sticker and rubber banners // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A and Design P page protectors, and journaling pens / Studio Calico card and letter stickers.