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31 Days of Challenges

Written on August 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm, by


I’m so excited to kick off our 31 Days of Challenges unit today in Pocket Your Year!

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing a challenge each day in the classroom.

Having a challenge every day is a fun way to motivate yourself to create more pocket scrapbooking … Continue

Avoid Creative Burnout | Make Just to Make Something

Written on July 20, 2015 at 9:14 am, by

Avoid Creative Burnout | The Nerd Nest

A version of this content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in January 2015.

If you have made creativity part of your life, then burnout is bound to happen now and again. In fact, some of the things that help keep you creating on a regular basis, … Continue

New Recipe Template Sets!

Written on April 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm, by

Put your recipes in a DIY book -- awesome heirloom + super organized!

Allie of Alexandra Rae Design and I designed new Recipe Template Sets together!

I absolutely love my homemade recipe book–I use it almost every day. I’m excited for this update to my book (the new cover pages are way fancier) and I’m excited that there’s more variety for you … Continue

Build on What You’ve Already Created

Written on April 20, 2015 at 10:29 am, by

Creative Jumpstart 2015 #1 | The Nerd Nest News 1

A version of this content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in January 2015.

Right now, think about something you’ve done in the past that you can build upon. Maybe it’s a scarf you started knitting and didn’t finish. Perhaps it’s the graphic design skills you learned … Continue

Announcing My Details 2015!

Written on April 15, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Document YOU with My Details 2015, a workshop from Megan of the Nerd Nest and Kristin of rukristin.

Kristin of rukristin and I are back with another edition of My Details!

As memory keepers, we are often telling the stories of others. It’s important to document yourself too! This workshop will help you to capture meaningful details about your life so that YOU shine through in your … Continue

Stay Creative Through Different Emotional States

Written on January 12, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

Stay Creative Through Different Emotional States

This content originally appeared in an issue of Nerd Nest News in July 2014.

Today I’m going to get a little personal with you.

I want to tell you that I (and you) can be creative no matter how you are feeling.

I’ve been working through some tough emotions lately. … Continue

Announcing Pocket Your Year

Written on December 15, 2014 at 9:49 am, by


I’m so excited to announce Pocket Your Year, a year long pocket scrapbooking course here at the Nerd Nest!

This class will run from January 2015 to December 2015 and will keep you motivated with your pocket scrapbooking / Project Life album all year long. I’ll be sharing multiple … Continue

Getting Ready for the Catch Up with Project Life Party!

Written on November 18, 2014 at 8:26 am, by

Catch Up with Project Life Party Sneak Peeks | The Nerd Nest

Over here I’m getting ready for the big Catch Up with Project Life party this weekend! The party is packed: the class has 12 challenges, so we’re having a 12 hour long party this Saturday, November 22, to celebrate the end of class and to motivate students to finish off … Continue

Build Your Creative Confidence

Written on October 16, 2014 at 9:57 am, by

Build Your Creative Confidence | The Nerd Nest

Putting your work out into the world is scary. Heck, just creating itself is scary. To get past the fear and onto creation, we need to BUILD CREATIVE CONFIDENCE.

But before you can have confidence in the creative work you’re doing and the ideas you have, you need to have … Continue

Mix the Old and the New

Written on October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

Mix Old and New | The Nerd Nest

Ideas don’t exist in a vacuum.

Let the past be your muse! You don’t have to reinvent the proverbial wheel- to get a creative jumpstart, start with an old idea and add a new one.

All of those original ideas and creative works you so admire? They were built on … Continue