September 1-3 2016 | The Nerd Nest 1

After finishing up the October weekly spreads in my 2016 pocket scrapbooking album, I decided to keep going filling in the gaps and started on September!

Because I put breaks in-between weekly spreads for each month in order to include thematic pages, I end up with some “partial” weeks at the beginning and end of the month.

If I only have a few photos, I’ll work extra days into a full weekly spread, but if I have enough to make a spread, then I do. This is fun for me because I usually pack photos into spreads, so doing partial weeks sometimes gives me room to include more cards than my typical spread.

Here’s the spread, covering September 1-3:

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For this spread, I used mainly the September 2017 Kit from Kelly Purkey.

Selected Supplies:

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Going on here: Ava loves silly selfies (and yogurt), deep cleaning / getting ready for our adoption home study (super stressful), Jonas’s “about me” bag assignment.

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I cut off a bit of the pink 4×6 card to use on this page, so I mounted it on a green card.

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Jonas’s teacher asked the class to put three items in a bag to describe themselves and he chose a Batman Lego video game, a knight Lego minifigure, and a photo collage of family members. This would be a fun thing to have the kids do periodically!

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I’m trying to use stamp sets I’ve never touched more. The “True Life” and “Life is Tough, But So Am I” are from a 2016 Kelly Purkey kit. I like stamping on labels or cardstock and then cutting the stamps out to add onto cards, that way I have a chance to try a few times if I make a stamping mistake.

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Going on here: The finished owl stepping stone I made with the kids, me in my office (productive work week!), Eliza doing homework, latte for me and a donut for Jonas, dinner with our friend Virgil.

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I had fun working in as many of the September kit stamps as possible. “Home Made” was great for this craft project photo!

I used a Design F page protector for this page, but wanted to use two 3×4 cards in the 4×6 spot. I attached them together on the back with washi tape.

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I used a “Home” stamp here and added “work” with labels and letter stickers. This reminds me that I need to take some photos of Eliza doing her homework now. She usually does it in a quiet area now instead of at the dinner table. One of the benefits to scrapbooking the past is it can give you ideas on what to document in the present.

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Another one for the books! I’m going to finish up a few 2016 projects (in the middle of my 2016 December Daily!), then switch back to documenting this year.

What are you working on right now?