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Eliza’s Birthday (Observed) | Pocket Scrapbooking 2017

Written on February 22, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Eliza's Birthday (Observed) | The Nerd Nest 1

On Jonas’s last birthday, we let him pick what we did for the whole day. We wanted to do the same for Eliza’s birthday, but as we knew most of the day would be spend getting ready for and having a birthday party for both kids, we decided to … Continue

Mixed Media Journaling Cards with Melody | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on February 20, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Melody is here to share her take on February’s Nerd Nest Challenge Use Non-Scrapbooking Products.

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I chose to use an unusual method (as least for me) to make my very own journaling cards. This spread is about the annual Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, … Continue

January 15-21 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on February 16, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

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This week was a big deal, because it’s the week we brought home our new bird Hermes! I made a few 8.5×11 pages about him first, so this spread started with inserts.

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The insert pages were loaded with embellishments, so I made sure to keep it simple for the pocket … Continue

January 9-14 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on February 8, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

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Last week I shared my take on the current Freckled Fawn sketch challenge (there’s still time to enter to win a $25 gift certificate–the challenge closes tonight!).

In addition to the 8.5×11 alteration on the sketch I did, I also worked on more sketch inspiration with two 6×12 insert pages! … Continue

Use Non-Scrapbooking Products | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Nerd Nest Challenge - Use Non-Scrapbooking Products | February 2017 Day in the Life

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Use Non-Scrapbooking Products.

Thinking outside of the box for scrapbooking supplies can be a fun adventure, can add great texture to your pages, and can be a cost effective alternative to pre-made products. Keep in mind that some of the things you might … Continue

Birthday Party with Freckled Fawn’s February 2017 Planner Kit

Written on February 3, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Birthday Party Pocket Scrapbooking with Freckled Fawn's February 2017 Planner Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

This year I’m adding in extra event spreads between my weekly spreads in my pocket scrapbook. Today I’m sharing a spread about a family birthday party for Eliza and Jonas.

Freckled Fawn February 2017 Planner Kit

I love using Freckled Fawn’s planner kits on pocket spreads–they have just enough embellishments in them to jazz up a … Continue

REFLECT One Little Word 2017 | January

Written on January 30, 2017 at 8:59 am, by

January One Little Word | The Nerd Nest 1

For the fifth year, I’m participating in Ali Edwards’s One Little Word. My words so far have been finish, savor, weave, expand, and this year my word is reflect.

Today I’m sharing the January prompt for the workshop. I love the January prompts–they do … Continue

January 3-6 2017 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on January 27, 2017 at 8:06 am, by

Jan 3-6 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 1

This is my first “normal” weekly pocket scrapbooking spread for 2017. Between Day in the Life, a weekend trip, and Eliza’s birthday, this is a short one (which is lucky, because I still had a lot going on in those three days!).

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I didn’t know where I would start with … Continue

Day in the Life with Freckled Fawn’s January 2017 Planner Kit

Written on January 20, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Day in the Life with Freckled Fawn January 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

One of my favorite documentation tools is Ali Edwards’s Day in the Life™ project. This project is simply a challenge to record a single day in detail to capture your routine, the rhythm of your days, and things you may overlook when you are memory keeping.

Since 2013, I’ve … Continue

Projects with Freckled Fawn’s Hello Autumn Kit

Written on November 28, 2016 at 11:28 am, by

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Today I’m sharing projects with Freckled Fawn’s Hello Autumn Embellishment Kit. I also used the Journal Cards that coordinate with the kit.

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I knew that the adorable autumn icons in the kit would be perfect for documenting Thanksgiving, so I tackled a spread about my four 2015 Thanksgiving family … Continue