Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I’m keeping with my 2015 format for pocket scrapbooking in 2016–weekly spreads with breaks in-between months for extra thematic pocket and traditional spreads.

This format works really well for me with the amount of documenting I do!

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

Last week included Eliza’s birthday, so I included an extra insert to make room for more everyday photos so I could dedicate a whole page to the birthday girl.

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I won’t be sharing all of my spreads this year–I have a feeling they will be mostly blurred out because our foster baby is so very photogenic (and a big fan of getting her photo taken).

This page is mostly just photos of the kids playing together, with some journaling about getting back to normal after the two week winter vacation.

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

The photos were really busy, so I kept the cards simple, with white bases. They are mostly from the Ali Edwards New Year Journal Card Kit, which I love because of all of the journaling room.

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

The front of the insert includes me working to kick off the launch of Pocket Your Year, lots of laundry after Jake fixed our broken drier, and Charcoal, who is my shadow.

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

The back includes my grandpa visiting to watch the little kids so Jake and I could take out Eliza, a homemeade pizza, and Jonas and Eliza snuggling. I used the larger journaling space to write about random observations from the week, including some of the things not covered by the photos.

This is a great way to use diagonally striped paper, especially if the stripes are light!

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

The last page is photos from Eliza’s birthday–hot chocolate and muffins from a neighborhood coffeeshop before school, opening her presents from us, making her favorite dinner and having sundaes for dessert, and playing Harry Potter Clue after the little kids went to bed.

Pocket Scrapbooking January 3-9 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I really love this spread and I’m excited to make more to document the rest of the year!

Selected Supplies: Ali Edwards New Year Journal Card Kit and Precision pen // Freckled Fawn transparency hearts from the Capture kit and numbers wood chips // Kelly Purkey Today kit // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A and Design B page protectors, and Design H // We R Memory Keepers patterned paper // Prima ink.

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