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Organizing a New Work Space with Mel | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on September 18, 2017 at 10:49 am, by

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Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Mel is here to share her take on this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge Tackle a Mess.

This month’s challenge, to “Tackle a Mess” came at the perfect time for me. Over the summer, my family and I moved to our new home in … Continue

Organizing Embellishments with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on September 11, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Organizing Embellishments with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenges 1

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Emily is here to share her take on this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge Tackle a Mess.

For my take on the challenge, I chose to focus on my embellishments and ephemera. I have so many of these items in various places like little … Continue

Tackle a Mess | September Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on September 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm, by

Tackle a Mess | September Nerd Nest Challenge

The September Nerd Nest Challenge is to Tackle a Mess. Work on an area of your memory keeping that needs a bit of organization–photo storage, a box of kits, piles around your desk, haphazardly strewn embellishments–and see how that organization aids you in your memory keeping!

How can tackling a … Continue

Using Ephemera to Mimic a Photo with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on August 21, 2017 at 8:00 am, by

Mimic a Photo | Nerd Nest Challenge | Emily F

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Emily is here to share her take on this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge Mimic Your Photo.

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Mimic your Photo. For my take on the challenge, I chose to make a journal entry in my Moleskine sketchbook. … Continue

Use a Shape to Tie in a Pocket Scrapbooking Insert | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on July 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm, by

Repeat a Shape Challenge - Circles | June 12-17 | The Nerd Nest

July’s Nerd Nest Challenge is Repeat a Shape and I have one more take to share with you!

This time I decided to repeat circles in a pocket layout and a traditional page 8.5 x 11 insert to bring the whole spread together.

Repeat a Shape Challenge - Circles | June 12-17 | The Nerd Nest

For this page, I started with an … Continue

Repeating Embellishment Shapes in a Pocket Page with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on July 24, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Emily is here to share her take on March’s Nerd Nest Challenge Repeat a Shape.

This month’s challenge was so much fun. I love patterns so I was so excited to find out that this month’s challenge was to repeat a shape. I … Continue

July Freckled Fawn Sketch

Written on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Freckled Fawn July Sketch | The Nerd Nest 1

When I was deciding what else I’d like to make for this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Repeat a Shape, I saw the July Freckled Fawn Sketch Challenge and it is perfect!

With a cascading splatter of embellishments, it’s a fun way to repeat multiple shapes on the page. This … Continue

January Extras Pocket Page | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on July 10, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Repeat a Shape - January Extra Pocket Page | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Repeat a Shape. In my first take on the challenge, I repeated hearts throughout a page. For this page, I decided to be a little more subtle with squares!

The way I have my pocket scrapbooking system set up for 2017, I … Continue

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on July 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm, by

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Repeat a Shape.

Find a way to repeat a shape in your design, whether it’s by cutting your photos into circles and cascading them across the page with patterned paper circles, adding a row or cluster of star embellishments, using a repeating shape … Continue

Expand Your Story | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on April 3, 2017 at 10:13 am, by

City Museum Pocket Pages | The Nerd Nest

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Expand Your Story.

Go beyond your usual process for memory keeping–a single layout, a weekly pocket spread, a few sentences of journaling, etc.–and expand how you tell a story that is special to you by doing more! You can make multiple layouts about … Continue