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This month, I challenge you to document your favorite season!

You might want to go with a literal interpretation and document your favorite things about winter, spring, summer, or fall, or you might want to document something more specific like football season, monsoon season, or tourist season.

You can write about how you make things feel “seasonal” if you don’t live in a place where the weather changes much. Or you can use the prompt as an encouragement to do a group of projects for a specific season!

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Autumn is my favorite season by far, but it’s also the time of year I’m most likely to leave unfinished in my scrapbooks. Because I do so much in fall (it seems there’s a festival to go to almost every weekend!), I usually take an overwhelming amount of photos. I’m using this challenge to immerse myself in fall and get through some of that autumn pages backlog!

I decided to start with the pocket scrapbooking weeks I skipped in my 2015 album. I’ll be sharing more on Wednesdays throughout the month!

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I had so many photos I wanted to fit on this spread. I decided to stick with all of my everyday photos on one page and a trip to an apple orchard on the facing page. I took out photos from an event at my daughter’s school and photos from a haunted house to use on event specific pocket pages or traditional pages. To make weekly spreads work for last October, I’ll need to make a lot of end pages! (I shared two of them on Monday).

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Documenting last year also gives me a chance to dip into my current autumn kits (I mainly used the September 2016 Studio Calico documenter kit for this spread.) I won’t start on my 2016 October spreads until later, so this gets me to use products I’m excited about now!

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I used lots of collages with 2×2 photos to fit in all of the things I wanted represented in the spread. Using a title card with a lot of white space helped balance out the busy bottom on this page.

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I love autumn colors, photos, and events, so I’m glad I chose to feature the apple orchard visit with a full page!

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Its silly that I end up documenting my favorite season less because I feel overwhelmed by all of the photos and stories I have to work with! Setting a goal to make one or two pages a week will certainly help me to get motivated.

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I’d love to see your take on the challenge! Share a link in the comments or use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

Remember that you can do anything you’d like for this challenge–it doesn’t just have to be scrapbooking!

Check back on Mondays to see takes from Nerd Nest Creative Team members and Wednesday to see additional takes from me this month!