Pocket Talk



In the pocket talk podcast, Jess Forster interviews pocket page scrapbookers from around the world about their creative process. Design to be inspire and educate, this podcast will answer specific questions you may have about pocket page scrapbooking.


  • Episode 39 : Sabrina Poole (Mrs. Scrap & Plan)

    29/10/2018 Duración: 33min

    On today’s show, Jess is speaks with Sabrina Poole aka Mrs. Scrap and Plan. Living near Scaramento, California with her husband and two kids, Sabrina is one of the most prolific memory keepers I follow on IG. Starting as a digital scrapbooker, then moving into traditional, pocket page, memory planning and TN pages, Sabrina IG handle “Mrs. Scrap and Plan” clearly communicates her love all all crafty things. Currently Sabrina creates for Kellie Stamps, Colorcast Designs, as well as Traci Reed Designs. In conversation, Sabrina discusses how she actively chooses to be happy every single day, how she juggles multiple projects on the go and her scrapbooking evolution. This is a great conversation for anyone who is interested in balancing creative life, family life and mental health. Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 38 - Sarah Zayas

    23/10/2018 Duración: 20min

    On today’s show, I am speaking with the lovely, Sarah Zayas. Living in Southern California, with her husband Omar and new daughter, Felicity, Sarah is a stay a home mom. Currently Sarah creates clean, modern graphic traveller’s notebook layouts and pocket page spreads for Studio Calico and Citrus Twist kits. She has previously been on design teams for Ali Edwards and Feed Your Craft. In part two, we discuss balancing life as a caregiver and creative playtime.  Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 37 - Sarah Zayas Part 1

    21/09/2018 Duración: 33min

    On today’s show, I am speaking with the lovely, Sarah Zayas. Living in Southern California, with her husband Omar and new daughter, Felicity, Sarah is a stay a home mom. Currently Sarah creates clean, modern graphic traveller’s notebook layouts and pocket page spreads for Studio Calico and Citrus Twist kits. She has previously been on design teams for Ali Edwards and Feed Your Craft. In part one of our conversation, we discuss Sarah evolution into paper crafting and how she balancing her creative time with being a new mother. Next week we will focus on how she creates her gorgeous TN spreads.   Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 36 - Andrea Williams

    12/09/2018 Duración: 33min

    Today Jess' speaks with Andrea Williams, one of her scrapbooking friends in real life! Jess first met Andrea at Crop and Create Markhamin 2015. Andrea has been completing a December Daily project since 2013 and also completes traditional layouts, Project Life, and Week In The Life. In this conversation we discuss the products she is excited for this year, how she completes layouts during the month of the December and how she incorporates memorabilia into her pages. This is a special "memory keepers in cars getting coffee"! Andrea was a great sport to record our conversation in a car and we hope you enjoy Andrea's awesome positive energy and outlook on scrapbooking as much as we do. Enjoy the show! Show Notes:  Crop and Create Ali Edwards December Daily Ali Edwards 2018 6x8 December Daily Red Album Paislee Press 2018 Decemeber Daily Mini Kit Elle's Studio Candy Cane alphabet Elle's Studio Document December kit

  • Episode 35 - December Daily Prep Party

    05/09/2018 Duración: 26min

    Welcome back to season 3 of Pocket Talk! On today's show, I speak with Ali Edwards and Katie Jaeger about documenting the holidays. Specifically, we chat about their upcoming in-person crop, the December Daily Prep Party. In our conversation, we discuss the motivation for organizing this type of event, how it differs from Story Camp and what to pack, if you are attending. If the December Daily Prep Party isn't is the budget this year, don't fret! Ali and I discuss some of our initial plans for our 2018 December Daily projects. Notably, the 2018 December Daily order period starts Thursday September 6th & the last day to register for the December Daily Prep Party is Monday September 20th. Enjoy the show!  Show Notes:  Ali Edwards Katie Jaeger December Daily Concept December Daily Prep Party Ali's New York Entry from her 2012 December Daily

  • Episode 34: Welcome 2018!

    15/01/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    On today’s show, Jess reconnects with Jessica Upton, scrapbooker and business owner of ColorCast Designs. In our conversation, we reflect on the projects and layouts we created in 2017 as well as our crafty intentions as we move forward in 2018. Jessica and I both reveal our One Little Word as well as discuss our thoughts on the Patone Colour of the Year and what trends we hope to see in the scrapbooking industry in 2018. This is a great show for memorykeepers who are curious how others deal with their Project Life albums at the start of a new year if they are, air quotes, not caught up from the previous year. Enjoy the show!  Jessica Upton Instagram Colorcast Designs Becky Higgins Project Life Elle’s Studio Ali Edwards One Little Word Ali Edwards December Daily Ali Edwards Story Camp Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create Jennifer S Wilson / Simple Scrapper : Core Habits for a Happy Creative New Year Kelly Purkey Traveller’s Notebook Kits Patone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet Creativation Jennifer

  • Episode 33 - The Scrap Gals

    19/09/2017 Duración: 01h10min

    On today's show, Jess speaks with the fun and fabulous Tracie Claiborne and Tiffany Lowder aka The Scrap Gals. Living in Nashville TN and Bowling Green KY, these close friends have been creating scrapbooking podcasts for the past three years. In addition to inspiring conversations in their online creative group, they also host in person retreats with Crafty Jen Schow. This a fun cross over conversation where we chat about the logistics of taping an audio show, the secret to Tracie and Tiffany's friendship, what co host is the most organized and what is making them creatively happy right now. Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 32 : Cathy Zielske

    10/07/2017 Duración: 45min

    On today’s show, Jess speaks with scrapbook design guru, Cathy Zielske. Living in St Paul Minnoesta, with her husband Dan, daughter Aiden and son Cole, Cathy has been creating clean and simple layouts for more than a decade and has two books to prove it! Cathy has also been working behind the scenes in the scrapbook industry: first as Creative Director for Simple Scrapbooks magazine and currently as Art Director for Scrapbook and Cards Today. In our conversation, Cathy shares her motivation for updating her newest class, Design Your Life 2.0, shares how Stacy Julian impacted her teaching style and why card making is currently making her happy. Enjoy the show!   Cathy's Digital Projects Cathy's Simon Says Stamp Products

  • Episode 31: Vicki Boutin

    07/07/2017 Duración: 43min

    On today’s show I am speaking with the fun, fantastic, technique focused, Vicki Boutin. Living with her husband and two kids in St Catherines Ontario Canada, Vicki has been scrapbooking for more than 15 years. In 2006, Vicki won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. Currently is a contributing writer at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, and travels the world teaching scrapbooking classes. Recently, Vicki became a product designer releasing her own mixed media line with American Crafts. Full disclosure, I could listen to Vicki talk for hours about her creative process; and in this interview, I let her take the stage to do just that. Vicki’s passion for memory keeping and fondness for this creative community is infectious. I am so priviledge to know Vicki and to call her my friend. I hope you get as inspired to try something new, as I did by our conversation. Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 30: Story Camp

    30/06/2017 Duración: 42min

    On today's special "on the road" episode, Jess talks with attendees and organizers of the June 2017 Ali Edwards' Story Camp. Held on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3, 30 attendees and 9 creative team members traveled across the US and Canada to Eugene OR. This once in a lifetime opportunity / small memory keeping event was organize by Ali’s right hand woman, Katie Jaeger. Over the of the weekend, Ali taught three classes which include sessions on design and storytelling. Enjoy the reflections on the weekend that was!

  • Episode 29 - Moncton Crop & Create

    11/05/2017 Duración: 24min

    On today's show, Jess' shares an audio diary from a recent weekend crop, Crop and Create Moncton. Join Jess as she reflects on her own teaching process, events of the weekend and interviews with attendees; teachers, and organizers like Catherine Tachdijan, Vicky Boutin, and Nicole Nowosad. Jess hopes this episode inspires you to scrapbook with friends, attend a crop at your local scrapbook store or sign up for Crop and Create event.   Scrapbook and Cards Today Tracey Bank's Moncton 2017 Crop and Create Video  My Stamping Studio   

  • Episode 28: WITL Roundtable

    13/04/2017 Duración: 01h11s

    On today's roundtable, Jess' speaks with Ali Edwards, Brandi Kincaid and Pam Baldwin about all things Week In The Life! In this conversation we chat about streamlining our process, how a project like this can help you reflect on the life you want to live and how to be "successful". This is a great conversation for anyone interested in completing an intensive project like this. Enjoy the show! Show notes: Ali's 2017 Prep Post Jess' 2010 Week In the Life Album Jess ' 2012 Week In the Life Album Jess' 2016 WITL Photos & Words

  • Epidsode 27 - Catching Up Roundtable

    31/03/2017 Duración: 59min

    On today's show, Jess' speaks with Diana Sanchez, Krista Wells and Crafty Jen Schow about being behind, "catching up" and some things we feel guilty about in our scrapbooking. The panel discusses strategies for dealing with these and tips and trick for moving forward. This is a thought provoking show for both traditional and pocket page scrapbookers! Enjoy the show!

  • Episode 26 - Process Videos Roundtable

    10/02/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    On today's roundtable show, Jess speaks with Jen Chapin, Crafty Jen Schow & Tracy Banks about their experience creating process videos. Whether you are new to process videos or are looking to enhance your skills / equipment, this conversation has something for everyone. Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Jen Chapin's Youtube Video Jen Chapin's Favourite Video Crafty Jen Schow's Youtube Channel Crafty Jen Schow's Favourite Video Tracy Bank's Youtube Channel Tracy Bank's Scraproom Video Tour      

  • Episode 25: Pam Baldwin

    03/02/2017 Duración: 55min

    On today’s show, Jess speaks with the articulate and artistic, Pam Baldwin. Working as a nurse in Hamilton ON, Canada, Pam lives with her husband Brett, and two kids, Liam and Emily. Currently Pam creates for Ali Edwards Design and teaches the online workshop, Text Tricks at BPC. I love Pam’s breath taking work and how she balances her heart felt stories with clean design. In our conversation Pam discuss how interest influences her scrapbooking process and her love of typography. Pam also opens up on she documents motherhood and the messy stories that don’t often get told. I loved chatting with a fellow Canadian!

  • Episode 24 - Documenting 2017 Roundtable

    27/01/2017 Duración: 01h10min

    On today's show, Jess speaks with fabulous roundtable guests: Jennifer S Wilson, Krista Wells & Barbara Picinch. In our conversation we chat about how we documented 2016 and the plans we have for the new year. We also discuss what is making us happy with our memory keeping right now.

  • Episode 23 - Kelli Rich

    17/12/2016 Duración: 41min

    On today's show, Jess speaks with the wonderful and whimsical Kelli Rich. Known online as Forever and a Day Create, Kelly lives in Utah with her husband Quincey, and three sons: Radley, Greyson and Crew. A hairstylist by day, Kelli designs beautiful layouts for Coco Daisy and makes and sells adorable bow ties for kids. I love Kelli's use of white space and bright & bold pops of color on her pages. In this conversation, we discuss living with our memories, color choices and how she chooses between documenting in her planner vs. a mini book vs. a scrapbook page.

  • Episode 22: December Daily #2

    09/12/2016 Duración: 01h51s

    On today's show, Jess has another special roundtable episode; Jessica Upton of Colorcast Designs, Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Tracy Banks from her Mercy Tiara youtube channel, discuss how their are tackling their December Daily projects. Guests discuss a variety of approaches to documenting the holidays including incorporating their photos into an existing Project Life album and how to balance self care with being an intentional documenter during the month of December. This is fun / motivating conversation for those in the middle of completing their 2016 December Daily projects.

  • Episode 21 - Barbara P

    02/12/2016 Duración: 01h10min

    On today's show, Jess chats with the energetic and creatively enthusiastic, Barbara P. Living in Sacramento, California with her husband Larry and her daughter Simone, Barbara has scrapbooked since 1999. Formerly a Studio Calico Design Team member, Barbara currently creates for ColorCast Designs, Kelly Purkey Shop and is a teacher at Big Picture Classes. In our conversation, Barbara discusses her evolution from traditional to digital to pocket page scrapbooker and her favorite colour and font to create with. Barbara also reflects on what kind of crafter she is. This is a really fun chat that will make you want to scrapbook!

  • Episode 20: December Daily Roundtable

    18/11/2016 Duración: 16min

    On today’s special roundtable episode, I am speaking with three great former Pocket Talk guests about December Daily. Jennifer S Wilson of Simple Scrapper, Krista Wells from the Kelly Purkey Design Team and Petra Corcoran from Jot Magazine share their tips and tricks for completing your favourite holiday project. Enjoy the show!

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