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31 Scary Days 2017 | Part 2

Written on November 16, 2017 at 11:32 am, by

31 Scary Days 2017 | The Nerd Nest 1

In October, I recorded 31 Scary Days for the third year! I kept track of one thing a day I was doing with scary media (though a lot of these things were ongoing over multiple days).

This year I decided to do a visual version, including images from the Internet … Continue

October 15-21 2017 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on November 15, 2017 at 10:03 am, by

October 15-21 Pocket Spread | Freckled Fawn November 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

I just got my new Freckled Fawn kit and I jumped in using it right away! It has a lot of cute house icons, so I automatically jumped to documenting one of the home improvement projects we’ve been working on. I wrote out a list of different ideas I had … Continue

31 Scary Days 2016

Written on November 14, 2017 at 9:54 am, by

31 Scary Days 2016 | The Nerd Nest

I had fun working on my 31 Scary Days project for this year and it inspired me to make something for the one I recorded last year too! I kept track of scary media (books, TV and movies, events, etc.) in a note on my phone last year, but never … Continue

Our Last Thanksgiving | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on November 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm, by

Last Thanksgiving | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is Memorialize. I wanted to share a second take with you.

Last week, I shared a page I made about missing my grandmother and talked about using memorial pages as a way to give lost loved ones a presence in current memory keeping.

But … Continue

How I’m Listing this December

Written on November 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm, by

30 Days of Lists Base December 2017 | The Nerd Nest 1

Registration for December’s 30 Days of Lists is now open! I’m celebrating my anticipation of my favorite challenge by prepping the book I’m using for my listing.

30 Days of Lists Base December 2017 | The Nerd Nest 2

I’m using the same I Love It All 30 Days of Lists Traveler’s Notebook insert I used for my September 2017 30 Days Continue

100 Days Project in Review

Written on November 9, 2017 at 9:42 am, by

100 Days Project - 100 Days of Memory Keeping | The Nerd Nest

Yesterday marked the end of my 100 Days Project, inspired by a community 100 Days Project with The Scrap Gals.

If you haven’t heard of the 100 Days Project, check out their 100 Days Project podcast episode. These projects have been floating around the creativity community for a while … Continue

September 1-3 2016 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on November 8, 2017 at 11:14 am, by

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 … Continue

Memorialize | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on November 6, 2017 at 11:07 am, by

Memorialize November Nerd Nest Challenge

The November Nerd Nest Challenge is to Memorialize.

It can be emotionally difficult to document loved ones we’ve lost, but it’s important to preserve those memories while they are still clear. Personally, I need time to start this type of documentation, but it’s also helpful for me as part of … Continue

October 16-22 2016 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on November 2, 2017 at 9:32 am, by

October 16-22 2016 | The Nerd Nest 1

At the beginning of this month, the only spread I had in my albums for October 2016 was for my October Day in the Life. Now, all of my weekly spreads are complete! (I still have a few thematic pages to finish off).

Here’s the last weekly spread I have … Continue

September 17-23 2017 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on November 1, 2017 at 10:47 am, by

September 17-23 2017 | The Nerd Nest 1

I was inspired to make tons of pages with the Freckled Fawn October embellishment kit! This spread was inspired by my last journaling card standing from the cards that coordinate with the kit–a mug that says “finally fall.” I decided to use it to make a spread about the … Continue