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Ava’s First Joke Layout

Written on December 7, 2017 at 9:46 am, by

Ava's First Joke | The Nerd Nest

I’m working on using up my whole Freckled Fawn November kit! One thing I do to decide how to use the kit is go through my “extras” photos folders–folders with photos for stories I want to tell that are in addition to weekly pocket scrapbooking. It usually takes me … Continue

Worlds of Fun Layout

Written on November 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm, by

Worlds of Fun | The Nerd Nest | Freckled Fawn November Kit 1

I’ve been busy making lots of projects with the Freckled Fawn November embellishment kit! The bright colors in this kit reminded me of photos from a day at the amusement park with Jake’s work team, so this was one of the first projects I made.

Worlds of Fun | The Nerd Nest | Freckled Fawn November Kit 2

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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

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

Halloween 2016 | Freckled Fawn October Kit

Written on October 17, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Halloween | The Nerd Nest 1

I’m getting excited for Halloween and one way I harness that excitement into productivity is going back and catching up Halloween moments I haven’t documented yet! Right now that’s last year and, lucky me, the Freckled Fawn October kit seemed made to match my family’s costumes last year.

Halloween | The Nerd Nest 2

I really … Continue

Cider Hill Apple Picking Layout | Nerd Nest Challenges

Written on October 9, 2017 at 8:31 am, by

Cider Hill Apple Picking | October Nerd Nest Challenge - 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Use Instagram Stories! I wanted to share a second take with you.

For my first project for this challenge, I saved photos from my Instagram Stories with text on them, but this page has a more subtle approach.

Using portrait orientation photos … Continue

Use Instagram Stories | October Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on October 2, 2017 at 12:01 pm, by

October Nerd Nest Challenge

The October Nerd Nest Challenge is to Use Instagram Stories.

Instagram Stories are a fun place to share what’s going on real-time, add captions, stickers, or locations, and share everyday things that you don’t necessarily want staying around forever on your Instagram feed. I’ve been seeing an increase in Insta … Continue

Eliza’s First Chess Tournament Layout | Freckled Fawn September Kit

Written on September 29, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Eliza's First Chess Tournament | Freckled Fawn September 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

The black and white September Freckled Fawn kit inspired me to make a layout about Eliza’s first chess tournament last Spring! Sometimes working with a kit can be so motivating–products can be a great jumpstart for ideas.

I found black and white paper in my stash for a background and … Continue

Great Match Layout | Freckled Fawn September Sketch

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

Great Match | Freckled Fawn September 2017 Sketch | The Nerd Nest 2

I love that Freckled Fawn is doing a monthly sketch now and I wanted to jump in and play with the September sketch!


The sketch featured a large photo with a smaller supporting photo, so I looked through my folder for a story I wanted to tell that would … Continue

Solar Eclipse Spread | Freckled Fawn September Kit

Written on September 22, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Solar Eclipse | Freckled Fawn September 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

My family of science nerds was so excited about the solar eclipse! We drove an hour and a half in an minitrip to Marshall, MO to a spot our friend Steve found so we would be in the path of totality for the eclipse a little longer–about two minutes and … Continue