July 9-15 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 1

After a difficult start to the year and not a lot of extra time to spend pocket scrapbooking, I’m back to scrapping the month that I’m in after making 31 new pages / spreads for my upcoming course 31 Challenges.

It’s a great feeling and I’m reinvigorated–I’ll be working on getting my 2016 albums finished up next.

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This spread covers July 9-15. I added an insert–using a Design F page protector and trimming off a row–because I really liked a lot of the pictures from this week and wanted them to be larger as opposed to my usual too-many-photos solution of making photo collages.

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Going on here: Cats everywhere, I love my new hammock, Jonas and his Great Lego Organizing, my friend Harvey’s birthday party, Tiny always steals Paul’s hat, Jake and the big kids go to a cool climbing / activity place.

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One fun thing about using large inserts is that you can use some elements to bring the spread as a whole together and others to make just the part currently showing work together. I used similar colors throughout the spread as a whole, but used arrow stickers, triangle cards, and stapled translucent words as design motifs on only the left page and front of the insert.

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Going on here: Carousel Museum + lunch with my sister-in-law, her nephew, my niece, my step-mom, and Tiny. The museum features a restored 1913 carousel! Looking at the mechanics of the carousel and the band organ (which is like a giant music box) was fascinating.

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I didn’t have a 4×6 card that would have worked with my triangle motif, so I just used washi tape to attach two 3×4 cards together. I always use washi tape that I don’t love when it doesn’t show, that way it’s still useful!

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I liked the way this circle die cut looked on the intersection of the pockets, so I adhered it on the outside of the pocket. A strong dry adhesive will work!

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I really love this part of the spread. I need to remember to use more bold colors + white space.

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Going on here: A recap of our new budgie Icarus’s first week with us + a bit about our bird sitting for friends.

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Outlining letter stickers in marker is a go-to for me, especially on a patterned background.

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Going on here: Sprained ankle (which the cats enjoyed), Jake’s new drone, at the spray park with the kids, Tiny pretending to be Coraline, new plant “babies” that Tiny talked me into.

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