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Adventure Layout with Freckled Fawn’s March 2017 Kit

Written on March 3, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

Adventure with Freckled Fawn's March 2017 Kit | The Nerd Nest

As soon as I saw the acrylic word “adventure” in this month’s March 2017 Embellishment Kit, I knew I wanted to make a page about my kids playing at a cool climbing park for the first time!

Freckled Fawn March 2017 Kit

The kit is great for travel, but you can use it for … 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

January 15-21 | Pocket Scrapbooking

Written on February 16, 2017 at 7:00 am, by

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This week was a big deal, because it’s the week we brought home our new bird Hermes! I made a few 8.5×11 pages about him first, so this spread started with inserts.

Jan 15-21 | The Nerd Nest 1

The insert pages were loaded with embellishments, so I made sure to keep it simple for the pocket … Continue

Freckled Fawn Birthday Bash – Sketch Challenge

Written on February 3, 2017 at 7:11 am, by

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Freckled Fawn has a new blog and is celebrating their birthday month with a weekly sketch challenge with prizes! I’m kicking off the first challenge–check it out here and share your take on the sketch to enter to win a $25 gift card from Freckled Fawn.… Continue

Hello Hermes! | Layout with Freckled Fawn’s February 2017 Embellishment Kit

Written on February 1, 2017 at 1:00 am, by

Hello Hermes with Freckled Fawn's February Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

I was so excited when I saw the feather and love motif in this month’s February 2017 Freckled Fawn embellishment kit kit! I knew immediately that I wanted to start documenting our new bird, Hermes.

Of course, the feathers are great even if you don’t have an avian friend, feathers … Continue

Capture a Feeling | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on December 7, 2016 at 11:29 am, by


This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Capture a Feeling.

With your photos, words, and / or art on your page, try to evoke a specific emotion. You may have an emotional story you want to share, you may want to capture the magic of the holiday season, or you … Continue

Projects with Freckled Fawn’s Hello Autumn Kit

Written on November 28, 2016 at 11:28 am, by


Today I’m sharing projects with Freckled Fawn’s Hello Autumn Embellishment Kit. I also used the Journal Cards that coordinate with the kit.


I knew that the adorable autumn icons in the kit would be perfect for documenting Thanksgiving, so I tackled a spread about my four 2015 Thanksgiving family … Continue

Trying Mixed Media Layouts with Emily | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on November 21, 2016 at 9:22 am, by

Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Emily is here to share her take on November’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Try on a Different Style.


This month’s challenge is to Try on a Different Style. I am always inspired by Adele Toomey of InkieQuill. Adele is a memory keeper … Continue

Try on a Different Style | Nerd Nest Challenge

Written on November 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm, by


The November challenge is to Try on a Different Style.

For this challenge you can scraplift or create a project inspired by another memory keeper you admire, use products that don’t typically go with your style, or try switching up your level of embellishment. If you’re a minimalist, maybe you … Continue

October Bonus Pages | Pocket Scrapbooking 2015

Written on October 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm, by


This month I challenged you to Document Your Favorite Season. I shared a bunch of extra takes on this month’s challenge with the goal of finishing October in my 2015 album. I had an overwhelming amount of photos and stories to go through! Today’ I’m wrapping it up with Continue