Repeat a Shape - January Extra Pocket Page | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Repeat a Shape. In my first take on the challenge, I repeated hearts throughout a page. For this page, I decided to be a little more subtle with squares!

The way I have my pocket scrapbooking system set up for 2017, I have breaks between each month’s weekly spreads to include extra layouts and monthly project pages such as my reads pages and One Little Word project. This sometimes leaves me with an extra single pocket page. In January it was the page before the first February spread.

I decided to use this page for “extras”–little stories that didn’t quite fit into my weekly or event spreads.

I thought this page would be great for the challenge, because I already had a photo of albums printed and a photo collage with squares. I thought I could pull together the random stories with squares in my product choices too!

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First, I had a 4×4 photo of my top 10 albums from high school–a photo I took when I saw a fun challenge going around the Internet. I decided to use a 4×6 card from Kelly Purkey to back the photo and crop down the photo a bit more so that more of the card could be shown. The card had lines, which created squares, and I used them to journal about the photo.

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For the next section on the page, I included two photos of a bridge / ladder Jake built for our bird Hermes out of K’Nex. I chose a feather card with a square journaling block from a Studio Calico kit!

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I loved a book review project Eliza did at school for the book Wonder. I chose a Studio Calico card with lots of square doodles to go with the photo. I ran out of room on the journaling card, so I added a bit of journaling to the photo too.

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Last, I documented how Kansas City was celebrating our football team going to the playoffs. I grabbed photos from news articles for the collage and gave some context on a striped square card from an Ali Edwards Story Kit. I also added Kelly Purkey letter stickers (my favorite) and a label sticker.

I’ve had the photos for this page printed out since January and I’m happy that this challenge gave me the motivation to finish it up. You wouldn’t know that I was trying to repeat squares on this page unless I told you, probably, but the limitations helped me to narrow down my choices when I was looking through my stash of cards to decide what to use on this page.

Are you going to participate in the Repeat a Shape challenge?