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July 9-15 | Pocket Scrapbooking 2017

Written on July 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm, by

July 9-15 Pocket Scrapbooking | The Nerd Nest 1

After a difficult start to the year and not a lot of extra time to spend pocket scrapbooking, I’m back to scrapping the month that I’m in after making 31 new pages / spreads for my upcoming course 31 Challenges.

It’s a great feeling and I’m reinvigorated–I’ll be working … 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

Introducing 31 Challenges!

Written on July 19, 2017 at 7:32 am, by

31 Challenges Pocket Your Year 2017

A Pocket Your Year favorite is back: introducing 31 Challenges!

Need motivation for your pocket scrapbooking? Looking to get caught up? Want a fun challenge (or a months worth!!)?

Starting August 1, receive a pocket scrapbooking challenge in your inbox every day for 31 days. Get inspired and motivated … 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

Awesome Ladies Live Trip Minibook | Part 1

Written on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Awesome Ladies Live Minibook - Part 1 | The Nerd Nest 1

Last month I went to Michigan to attend Awesome Ladies Live, an event put on by The Awesome Ladies Project. This was such an amazing experience full of wonderful instruction and projects from rukristin, plus quality time with old and new friends. It was so inspiring me to … 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

7 Tips for Documenting Day in the Life

Written on June 30, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

7 Tips for Documenting Day in the Life | Nerd Nest Daily Tip

On my Instagram I share a daily memory keeping tip with the hashtag #NNDailyTip, then collect them here so you can find them easily later!

These tips are all about documenting Day in the Life:

This week for #nndailytip, we're talking about Day in the Life. Inspired by @aliedwards,


52 Recipes 2017 Notebook

Written on June 28, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

52 Recipes 2017 Notebook | The Nerd Nest

For years now, I’ve had the goal of trying an average of one new recipe per week to add variety in my family’s meal rotation, improve my cooking skills, and bring fun and creativity into what is otherwise usually an everyday chore for me.

In 2015, I started keeping track … Continue

9 Favorite Maker Faire Memories | Freckled Fawn June 2017 Kit

Written on June 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm, by

9 Favorite Maker Faire Memories | Freckled Fawn June 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

I immediately fell in love with the acetate number die cuts in the June 2017 Freckled Fawn Kit. I thought they’d look great on a pocket page, so I decided to make a page documenting my favorite 9 things about last year’s Kansas City Maker Faire! I wanted to … Continue