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How I’m Listing | 30 Days of Lists September 2018

Written on August 9, 2018 at 9:04 am, by

30 Days of Lists Journal | The Nerd Nest 1

Registration for the September 2018 round of 30 Days of Lists is now open! I’m excited for another round of my favorite journaling challenge. I prepared, as usual, by getting a base all ready to go.

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I looked through my craft room for never used / abandoned notebooks and journals … Continue

Overlap | July Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on July 20, 2018 at 2:57 pm, by

July 2018 Nerd Nest Challenge

The July Nerd Nest Challenge is to Overlap.

Try these ideas: Change up a grid design by breaking a few elements over the lines. Fit more photos onto a page by slightly overlapping them in a collage. Offset one item in a grid to draw attention to it. Overlap an … Continue

Currently List Extended

Written on May 14, 2018 at 3:49 pm, by

Curently Extended | The Nerd Nest 3

This year with my office a mid-home-improvement-project mess and most of my spare time spent on home improvement projects, I’m really embracing my Document Now, Make Later memory keeping philosophy. I’m not able to spend a lot of time actually scrapbooking right now, but I’m still recording memories, taking photos, … Continue

Crafty Ass Female Podcast Guest

Written on May 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm, by

Crafty Ass Female | Episode 25 | Crafting + Kids w: Megan Anderson

The amazing Amanda and my soul-lady BFF Kristin asked me to be a guest on their podcast, Crafty Ass Female. The episode Crafting + Kids is live today, and we’re talking all about crafting WITH kids, crafting for myself when there are tiny humans who need constant supervision present, … Continue

Borrow a Photo | May Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on May 5, 2018 at 8:46 am, by

May Nerd Nest Challenge

The May Nerd Nest Challenge is Borrow a Photo.

This month’s challenge is to scrapbook with a photo you didn’t take! Maybe you remember a friend or family member taking photos at a get-together and you didn’t take many. You can ask them to text or email it to you! … Continue

Last Chance for 31 Challenges!

Written on May 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm, by

31 Challenges Sneak Peek

New workshops are coming and it’s your last chance to get 31 Challenges in its current self-paced email format!

Are you ready for a daily dose of pocket scrapbooking inspiration?

You’ll start with a few emails to help you get ready, then you’ll get a pocket scrapbooking challenge every day … Continue

Week in the Life 2017

Written on May 3, 2018 at 1:25 pm, by

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I’m so excited to participate in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life next week! I’ve been looking through my past projects in preparation. I haven’t shared my Week in the Life projects for the past few years, since it was so difficult and time consuming to make sure Ava was … Continue

Awesome Ladies Live Registration is Open!

Written on May 2, 2018 at 9:42 am, by

Awesome Ladies Live

Registration for the Awesome Ladies Live Retreat 2018 is now live!

It was so amazing to hangout with so many awesome ladies IRL last year to tell our stories. It was absolutely wonderful to spend time crafting, eating, and talking with my best friends and building new lasting friendships.

This … Continue

January 21-27 | Pocket Scrapbooking 2018

Written on April 5, 2018 at 8:46 am, by

January 21-27 | Pocket Scrapbooking 2018 | The Nerd Nest 1

After making a few Start in the Middle spreads to get going on my 2018 pocket scrapbooking, I started batching pages by month.

I spent a few sessions gathering and choosing photos for January, then I arranged them how I’d like them to be in page protectors, then I started … Continue

30 Days of Lists March 2018 | Lists 21-30

Written on April 3, 2018 at 7:00 am, by

Today I’m sharing my final batch of lists for the March 2018 round of 30 Days of Lists! I’m planning on printing the lists in a book, so I’ll be sure to share that once it is complete.

30 Days of Lists March 2018 | The Nerd Nest | List 21

Back in my day…

*Smoking or non?
*Dial-up Internet
*Lead superheros … Continue