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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!

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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

Extracurricular Schedule Layout | Freckled Fawn September Kit

Written on September 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm, by

Extracurricular Schedule | Freckled Fawn September 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

When I opened up the Freckled Fawn September 2017 Kit and saw the days of the week wood veneer, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for my first project with the kit: a page about my family’s heavy extracurricular schedule right now! My kids have something going … Continue

Giant Nebula Kit Blanket Layout | August Freckled Fawn Sketch

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

Giant Nebula Knit Blanket Layout with August Freckled Fawn Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

I had a great time playing along with the August Freckled Fawn Sketch using the August Freckled Fawn Kit!

The colors in the kit and the epoxy star stickers reminded me of a blanket I made for Jonas last year, so I decided to make a page about that!… 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

Mimic your Photo | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on August 7, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Mimic a Photo | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

The August Nerd Nest Challenge is to Mimic your Photo. Take something from your photo and mimic it in your design!

Here are some ideas for how to interpret this challenge:

  • Create a pattern inspired by the background of your photo
  • Use a font for your title that mimics a
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