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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

Port Aransas Page with June 2017 Freckled Fawn Kit

Written on June 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm, by

Port Aransas Spread with June 2017 Freckled Fawn Kit | The Nerd Nest 1

It’s reveal day for the June 2017 Freckled Fawn kit! I wanted to share one of the projects I’ve made so far with the kit.

June 2017 Freckled Fawn Kit

This kit has a color palette perfect for sunny days and beach / pool time.

After reading all of the beach phrases on the … Continue

May Freckled Fawn Sketch

Written on May 10, 2017 at 7:39 am, by

James is Here! | Freckled Fawn May 2017 kit | Megan Anderson 1

Today I’m sharing a take on the May Freckled Fawn sketch.

I usually like to use sketches as a challenge to myself, trying out different page sizes or translating them as a pocket page design, but I decided to follow the sketch closely this month as a way to … Continue

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

Jan 15-21 | The Nerd Nest 2

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

Use Embellishments as Journaling Bullets | The Nerd Nest 3

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