January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 1

I’m here to share another weekly pocket spread with you! I’m loving this project and I’m taking my time to create spreads this year–usually printing my photos in batches for a few spreads at a time and then working on finishing up spreads over several quick sessions.

One of the most important things that keeps me from getting stuck on this project is being flexible with my timeline. Doing pocket scrapbooking weekly (with extra spreads for big events) helps me to narrow my everyday photos and stories down.

But I’ll also move my dates around slightly if it makes sense for my stories.

January 18-24 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 2

I already shared my January 24-31 spread, but I included some photos from January 24 on this spread too. It made more sense to me to group the dates-with-one-kid-instead-of-three photos from Saturday and Sunday together and to start the next week after the big kids got back from their grandma’s, even though I usually have my pockets spreads run from Sunday to Saturday.

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Going on here: The kids doing “science experiments” in the bathroom, Eliza creating fashion out of play clothes and fabric, my #Thursday3 photo in the snow, a walk in our neighborhood and lots of snuggling.

I felt a little stuck with the design of this one several times, but after I chose the cards to put in, I was motivated to finish up by the idea to print out the dates in a large font trailing off of a patterned card. Sometimes one bold design choice can bring everything together.

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The two Design A page protectors weren’t a perfect fit for my photos, but adding in 3×4 photos in a 4×6 space is no big deal–on the left side I adhered a photo to the center of a 4×6 card, and on the right I used washi tape to connect a 3×4 journaling card and a 3×4 photo. You can make your page protectors work for you!

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Going on here: Going out for a friend’s birthday, my mom took the big kids to a trampoline place and they spent the night with her, the rest of us went out to dinner, for doughnuts, and to IKEA.

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Even though it is the most trendy hipster cliche right now, I really love the sticker from the doughnut shop. I started my color scheme for this spread with this little piece of memorabilia. Also I have to talk myself out of going back daily. (But I’ve already gone three or four times since this first visit! The doughnuts are crazy good.)

What inspires your pocket spreads?

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Selected Supplies: Freckled Fawn grey puffy alpha stickers // Kelly Purkey kit // Seven Paper Goldie journaling cards // Ali Edwards pen and Spark Story Kit // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A page protectors.