Welcome to the monthly Nerd Nest Memory Keeping Challenge!
This month, the challenge is to document with a series.
Sometimes the best advice is to narrow down to one thing: your favorite photo to represent an event, a single little story or anecdote, or one layout when you could easily make a hundred with the photos you’ve taken. Narrowing down keeps things simple and is certainly less overwhelming, but sometimes a story needs just a bit more.
I’m challenging you to try to create a series to tell your story. For a photo-centric take on this challenge, you can use several photos that, together, show movement. You can also use a series of photos that explain a step by step process. For a word-centric approach, list the steps in a process or describe a series of events. You can even take this challenge a step further and create multiple layouts that serve as a “series” in a longer story!
For my take on the challenge, I used a series of photos to show Kristin and I at the Shore. Jake took a ton of photos because it’s a good rule of thumb when people are moving around: if you take twenty, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get at least one keeper. While there is one photo that I love the most out of this series, on its own it didn’t really show the joy we felt standing at the edge of the ocean and getting hit with the cold waves.
I made my favorite photo stand out by making it larger than the others and popping it up with foam dots, but it takes all of the photos in this series to really tell the story.
I can’t wait to see how you create your own series in your memory keeping!
P.S. Watch out for my second take on this challenge (a journaling centric one) next week in a Confessions of a Class Junkie post.
Share your take with a link in the comments below! You can also use the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge on social media.
I’ll be adding takes I find to the Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard too!
- Cut a small slit in your paper to attach a decorative clip.
- Use wet scrapbooking glue to attach small resin shapes and other translucent or thin embellishments.
- Print photos at standard sizes and then trim them down to fit your page. For this page, I printed the large photo at 4×6 and the small photos at 2×3 (four to a 4×6 sheet) and then trimmed a bit off of each photo because, together, they were two inches too wide for the page.
- Thin acrylic stamps can often bend out of shape when you place them on a stamping block and can be difficult to maneuver. I use the packaging as a guide for the placement of the stamp by laying the clear block over the storage sheet, which has the shape of the stamp printed onto it.