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Overlap | July Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on July 20, 2018 at 2:57 pm, by

July 2018 Nerd Nest Challenge

The July Nerd Nest Challenge is to Overlap.

Try these ideas: Change up a grid design by breaking a few elements over the lines. Fit more photos onto a page by slightly overlapping them in a collage. Offset one item in a grid to draw attention to it. Overlap an … Continue

Borrow a Photo | May Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on May 5, 2018 at 8:46 am, by

May Nerd Nest Challenge

The May Nerd Nest Challenge is Borrow a Photo.

This month’s challenge is to scrapbook with a photo you didn’t take! Maybe you remember a friend or family member taking photos at a get-together and you didn’t take many. You can ask them to text or email it to you! … Continue

This Time Last Year(s) | April Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on April 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm, by

April Nerd Nest Challenge 1

The April Nerd Nest Challenge is This Time Last Year(s).

Do you have any memory keeping you’d like to do about last April or Aprils past? What is your favorite thing about this month? Is there something you are looking forward to? You can also look backwards and use your … Continue

Frame It | March Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:44 pm, by

Frame It | March Nerd Nest Challenge 1

The March Nerd Nest Challenge is to Frame it.

Adding a frame to your project is a great way to make an impact and put the focus where you want it to be. You can frame your photos, your journaling, your title or your whole project!

It can also be … Continue

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