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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

Comparing with a Venn Diagram with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on March 20, 2017 at 7:27 am, by

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Emily is here to share her take on March’s Nerd Nest Challenge Compare / Contrast.

This month’s challenge was fun. There are so many things that I could have chosen to compare and contrast so it was a bit hard to choose. I … Continue

Comparing Disney Trips with Michelle | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on March 13, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Compare and Contrast with Michelle O | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Michelle is here to share her take on March’s Nerd Nest Challenge Compare / Contrast.

Compare and Contrast with Michelle O | Nerd Nest Challenges 2

My family travels to Disney World for vacation every other year or so. It’s our favorite place to go. I have vacation albums from every trip. We went … Continue

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on February 27, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

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

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

I love to use stuff and techniques that are not intended for scrapbooking! One of them is to stitch on my layouts. I am not an embroiderer and … 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.

Mixed Media Journaling Cards with Melody | Nerd Nest Challenges 1

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

Embroidered Patch Card with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on February 13, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

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

Embroidered Patch Card with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

This month’s challenge is to use a not-expressly-used for scrapbooking product. As soon as I found out what the challenge was, I immediately knew that I wanted to … Continue

January 9-14 | Pocket Scrapbooking

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

Pocket Scrapbooking Jan 9-4 | The Nerd Nest 1

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